Wednesday, January 09, 2013


Hi Spanish Oaks Social Scene Members!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

I was just notified by Charlotte that her neighbors cars left outside (2 of them) on Musket Rim, were burglarized last night and thought this would be a great way to get the word out quickly. Cash and an expensive camera were taken. Others in the area also mentioned that their belongings were "moved" as if they went rummaging through the open cars to find loot. It's true that we all get comfortable living behind these gates and we either leave our car doors or home/garage doors unlocked/open which unfortunately now, needs to change.

I'm going to suggest something that I hope we can all take seriously. I don't know about you all but a couple of reasons we bought in here was the sense of small community and the safety of the 24hr guard gates. Assuming (and praying) they aren't kids/teens from our hood that are violating our residents, it's important that you update your list at the guard gates ( teens that are non-residents, babysitters, housekeepers, lawn, pest, pool maintenance etc) and reiterate to the guards that you are notified if you have a guest coming you were not expecting. It's also important to let the guard gate know if know you are expecting someone that wouldn't ordinarily be on your list, ensuring them that you are willing to work together. I know it's a hassle, but if we all work together it can be beneficial to us all when we least expect it. With our community growing, it's important we implement the rules and standards the neighborhood has put in place for us and that the guards are getting paid to do. The East gate has been the most problematic and I have been told by Raymond at the West gate that unless they hear from residents, they can't fix a problem of "relaxed" guards at the gates!

It's certainly disappointing that we have to tighten the reigns here in the hood but we are paying for them to protect our streets and now is a better time than ever to make sure they are utilized as a "road block" for those unexpected guests!

I know we can't control everything..but this is a great start and healthy habit to practice for the safety of our neighborhood!

Please send out to your neighbors and lets get the word out to protect Spanish Oaks!

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