It's exciting to know that things are starting to open back up as we continue to slog through this endemic. However, it is of utmost important to continue to exercise responsibility by continuing to mask up and practice social distancing, especially with the advent of warmer weather. Again, it's great to see all those who are strolling through the neighborhood and the friendliness of those in their cars and yards who wave. We are in this together. Be well. https://www.KYCOVID19.KY.GOV
The Silver Creek HOA conducted an electronic survey for homeowners earlier this year to assess the viability of coordinating with residents to purchase and install a door camera for the owners' protection and security of the neighborhood. Nine questions were surveyed and the results are posted below beneath the FAQ section.
Can you explain what the surveillance project is?
In order to better protect ourselves and our community, the Silver Creek HOA would like to encourage all homes within Silver Creek to purchase and install a doorbell camera. The intent is to have 24/7 surveillance watching the sidewalks and streets within Silver Creek at all times. If a crime is committed in our neighborhood and that crime has been communicated to the community, maybe one neighbor has a better vantage point of the crime that they could share with their neighbor.
Are we being forced to participate in the surveillance project?
No. This initiative is strictly voluntary.
Who will have access to my surveillance footage?
You own and manage your footage. No one has access to your footage. Our intent is that if a crime is committed in our neighborhood and that crime has been communicated to the community, a neighbor that has a better vantage point of the crime will share that footage with their neighbor.
Are there any incentives for participating in the surveillance project?
Using the results of the survey as a guide, we are currently working on incentive/s that make sense and will have the most appeal. Each incentive will have an impact on our annual budget so we are reviewing what will work best for the entire community.
How would this project affect our annual maintenance fees?
Short answer, we are not sure yet. Long answer… There are a few variables involved that will determine overall cost of executing and supporting this project. Using the results of the survey as a guide gives us a better perspective of how many households are interested and what options and will have the most appeal. Any cost absorbed by the HOA will have an impact on our annual budget but we are reviewing strategies that could support this proposal and not raise fees. Ultimately the end result is what will work best for the entire community. This is a proposal that supports the security of our neighborhood so it is being examined from every angle. We understand that we would all enjoy some relief in our maintenance fees whenever possible but we are obligated to make decisions that pursue the betterment of the neighborhood as a whole. That’s the sole purpose of belonging to an HOA.
What does the LMPD has to do with the project?
Nothing. The Louisville Metro Police Department is using voluntarily submitted surveillance footage of events to help build cases against perpetrators. They are requesting video from residents with cameras. Submission of footage is strictly voluntary. This is nothing new. This has been misinterpreted to believe that the police have access to your footage without your consent. That’s not true.
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If I want to participate what do I need to do?
You will need access to wireless internet and a doorbell camera or some other surveillance camera facing the street. You will also need some sort of cloud based service / hard drive to hold your surveillance footage so previous events can be recalled and shared if necessary. We recognize that some homes in Silver Creek already have security systems. The purpose of this project is to encourage every household to install at least a doorbell camera system.
I have a doorbell / street surveillance camera already. Am I eligible for any incentives?
Short answer, Yes. We are looking into incentives that benefit the entire Silver Creek community. We would like to encourage existing security camera owners to keep their current systems and subscriptions.
Do I get to select which brand of security system I want?
Yes. You make the decision of which brand works better for your home or budget.
I’d like to participate and purchase a doorbell camera system but I can’t install it. Is there someone who can help me?
Short answer is, Yes. Long answer…We have considered this question and are actively researching the best approach in cases like this. Installing the doorbell is one thing but setting up the device creates a bigger problem. Every home is unique and has different internet source locations. Depending on how far your internet source is from the doorbell camera will affect your video resolution and accessibility to the footage. So all these matters need to go into consideration. The additional purchase of an internet “range extender” device may be required in these cases.
I’d like to participate and purchase multiple security cameras for my home but I can’t install it. Is there someone who can help me?
This project is focused primarily on supporting the integration of doorbell cameras only. You are responsible for any other security systems.
If you noticed something a little different in the neighborhood, the subdivision lighting project of changing from the mercury halide to LED bulbs was completed by LGE at no additional cost to our residents. In addition to the increased safety and security the LED bulbs provide, the change enhances the appearance of our development. Thank you for your patience during the changeover.
Don't let your guard down. Be sure your car in your driveway is locked with no valuables such as briefcases, backpacks and laptops inside. In addition, take in your garage door opener if possible and leave your porch and garage lights on.
Police have been aware of the increase in auto break-ins and theft and are coordinating their resources to combat this.
For your security, make this 9 P.M. routine a part of your daily homeowner habit.
For those who use curbside recycling services, your bin should only contain the following:
Be sure all items are empty, clean and dry.
Do not bag recyclables. Please pack the container loosely.
If you do not have residential curbside recycling service or if you have too much for your bin/cart, Metro Government has several free recycling drop-off locations for your convenience. Some are staffed by Public Works employees while others are self-serve. Here's an interactive map of the different locations.
Self-service locations are appropriate for the following:
Full-service locations accept the above items as well as:
If the dumpster is full, please contact Metro311. Crews empty the bins on a regular schedule, but sometimes they get full sooner than expected.
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Consider calling the US Post Company. For more information, call US Post at (502)245-0087.
Republic Services will pick up one item of "junk" each week for free. However, you will have to call Republic to arrange for the pickup in advance. Call (502)638-9000 or use the Republic Services app on your phone or tablet.
Keep your property in good condition and free of trash, litter, weeds and leaves, and dismantled or inoperative vehicles. Curb appeal is important and can add to your home's value, as well as those of your neighbors.
Consider using Herman Jenkins for your power washing needs. References. Reasonable and reliable.
Call 502-724-1326 or visit his facebook page for more information at https://www.facebook.com/herman.jenkins.39/timeline?lst=100009183943326%3A100002035968591%3A1583721608
Remember, it is prohibited to park a vehicle on the grass, the sidewalk, or on the opposite side of the street facing traffic. Also remember to come to a complete stop at intersections. An incomplete rolling stop is the same as running a stop sign and you could be cited.
Be a responsible pet owner and neighbor. Many residents use the sidewalks for walking and exercising. By taking a few minutes to clean up after your pet, you can make the subdivision a better place to stroll without having to avoid land mines. If your pet defecates on a lawn while you're out walking, please be considerate and bring along items to remove the waste.