|Dear Hallbrook Neighbors,|
Good news! Hallbrook hasn’t had a property crime in over three and a half months. Well done everyone! Locking cars, removing valuables and looking out for our neighbors works.
Warmer temperatures, however, bring more opportunities for thieves. Memorial Day Weekend is the kick oﬀ to summer, but it can also be the kick oﬀ for more criminal activity. Please be on the lookout for suspicious behavior and keep up the good work protecting your property. If you see something, say something. Many burglaries happen during the day.Keep garage doors closed.Lock cars and remove valuables. Cars are easy targets.Ensure your home is well lit at night. Keep shrubs trimmed to reduce places for thieves to hide.If traveling out of town, utilize the Leawood PD House Watch service. Thank you and let’s keep working together for a safe neighborhood!
The Hallbrook HOA Board of Directors
Hello Neighbors at Hallbrook Farms,
With nice warmer spring days/ evenings coming, it is a good time to take a moment and remind ourselves of some helpful tips for safety!
Watch our own and our neighbors’ garage doors. Make sure you close your garage doors when they are not in used or being monitored. Watch for bicycles and other equipment left on property. It is not encouraged to leave your keys in your vehicle or store them in your garage.
Keep all vehicles locked up and free from valuables.
Check your home’s perimeter and outer lighting. Check timers. A well-lit home is less of a target than an unlit home.
If traveling, let a trusted neighbor know who might be able to help check in on your property periodically, pick up mail, newspapers and unanticipated deliveries etc…. A week’s worth of newspapers sitting in the driveway is a welcome sign for people wishing to take our property.
Be aware of any suspicious activity. Circling cars, cars driving by slowly with no headlights after dark.
Be proactive and check in on neighbors. Especially those who are elderly, infirmed or whom you haven’t seen in some time.
If planning on being away for a period of time, consider signing up for Leawood Police Department’s free house watch program. It’s always good to have Leawood Police patrolling Hallbrook.
Residents taking care of each other is the Hallbrook way!
We have heard your voices through the recent survey and we thank all who participated. Your HOA Board and Sentry Management work diligently on your behalf. Here is what has been accomplished thus far in 2021.
- Significant upgrades to our security cameras incorporating the latest in analytical software and remote video monitoring
- Increased coordination with the Leawood Police Department
- Continued communication and emphasis to our neighbors to be vigilant in protecting their property and reporting suspicious activity
Landscape and Maintenance:
- Repair of our iconic fountain
- Finished renovation of our 50 stone mailbox kiosks
- Currently addressing concerns about the size of the landscape budget while trying to maintain the high standards our community expects. The magnitude of this task involves 23 acres of irrigated turf, 3 acres of irrigated planting beds, and 1,438 street trees. In addition to our landscape maintenance, Raintree also constantly monitors the condition of the fountain, mailboxes, guard house, cameras, light poles, monuments and street signs.
Budget and Policy:
- Secured a reduction in HOA insurance premium while increasing coverage limits
- Constant examination of the budget for reallocation of funds in response to recent survey results and avoidance of any dues increases
- Instituted bi-weekly glass recycling
- Updated the home rental policy limiting rentals to a minimum of 12 months
- Worked closely with Sentry Management on best practices for the neighborhood and ensuring the financials are maintained with the approved budget
- Implementation of a text message system
- Re-establishment of the HOA printed directory
- Distribution/review of multiple surveys to increase neighborhood input
- Increased frequency of neighborhood updates through the neighborhood’s official channels of communication: email, texting, the Hallbrook website and mail. The Hallbrook Facebook page is a privately administered account and not an official means of communication.
- Exploring new roofing materials and continued improvement in Board communication
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Thank you for your time and interest in the Hallbrook Homeowners Association. We share a common goal in ensuring that Hallbrook is a neighborhood which is safe and well maintained. We look forward to the Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 11th at 5:00 pm on Zoom. An agenda has been mailed to all residents.
The Hallbrook Homeowners Association Board