NCTONA Volunteers Needed for Chestnut Bend Project

By Larry Lamborn

Fall Garage Sale

The Fall Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, from 9 am to 5 pm. NCTONA takes care of advertising in the Express News and putting signs at some entrances to the neighborhood. A map is compiled of the neighborhood with each street marked that is having at least one sale. Addresses of participants are also included on the map.  You must be a paid NCTONA member to be included on the map.

National Night Out

National Night Out will be held on the evening of Tuesday, October 3rd.

National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is a neighborhood crime and drug prevention event that occurs annually and is celebrated in every city, town and village in the US. In addition to increasing awareness of crime and drug prevention programs, NNO also strengthens neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that "neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime!"

For the schedule of events and registration form, visit the SAPD's official National Night Out website: http://www.sanantonio.gov/SAPD/NationalNightOut.aspx

Are You Ready For Any Emergency?

Many of our neighborhood residents heard Autumn Lotze, a disaster resilience and recovery specialist, speak on emergency preparedness at the November 2016 General Meeting. The resources she talked about, which include a checklist for home owners and business owners as well as a link to San Antonio area resources, can be found at:

SBP - Disaster and Resilience Training Lab

Request Patrol of Your House While Away

Did you know you can request the Bexar County police to do additional patrols by your house while you are away?  Go to their website and click on "Patrol Request" to fill out a form and submit to them with the appropriate information.  They will even email you when a patrol has been completed while you are on vacation!

SAFFE Officer for NCTONA Neighborhood

 

Our SAFFE officer is now Officer Huerta - he can be reached by calling 311 or 207-SAPD.

Please read eleven tips for protecting your property.

 

Did You Know?

On April 30, 2015, the San Antonio City Council unanimously approved the elimination of the City's pet licensing program. An ordinance amendment was approved making a registered microchip the primary means of licensing for pets living within the San Antonio city limits. Residents do not have to formally register their pet's microchip with the City or ACS - microchips only need to be registered with the microchip manufacturer.

Oak Wilt

Interested in reading how to prevent Oak Wilt?  Then read this article previously published in NCTONA Notes.

Recycle Plastic Bags!

Beginning August 1, 2014, San Antonio residents who receive recycling and garbage service from the Solid Waste Management Department will be able to recycle plastic bags in their blue recycling cart. Simply bundle the bags, make sure the bags are free of paper and receipts and that they are completely dry before placing the bags inside your main bag. Then tie the handles securely (See photo).

What is Nextdoor?

Nextdoor is a private social networking site designed to help neighbors and neighborhoods connect. Best of all it's free without the concern of spamming or your information being sold to advertisers. The website is also password protected and HTTPS encrypted. You control who sees your posts and you don't have to worry about your posts being searchable via Google, Yahoo, etc. Nextdoor is a great way to share information about suspicious vehicles in the neighborhood, get a recommendation on a repairman, or organize a walking club.

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