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Next monthly FFHA Board Meeting: Monday, October 23rd
Major Changeover At Mailboxes;
Residents Urged to Pickup Mail
On September 21, the Post Office implemented the changeover in the arrangement of our mailboxes. Mail was not delivered on that day as workers replaced the locks and reordered the addresses.
In order to get your mail and the proper keys to your new mailbox, you must retrieve your mail from the Post Office in Fairview. The Post Master requests that you pickup your mail within 10 days. After that keys to mailboxes that were not picked up will be turned over to FFHA for distribution as necessary.
If you have any questions or concerns about how this, please feel free to contact James MacLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special note:
For those of you whose homes are either recently sold or in a pending sale, and you no longer plan to receive mail in Fairview Forest, do not pick up the keys. Allow them to be returned to FFHA and, at your closing, direct the new owners to contact James MacLeod about getting their mailbox keys. If you do need to continue receiving mail until your closing, please be sure to either pass the mailbox keys on to the new owners at your closing, or turn them in to James MacLeod. This is of logistical importance as, over the years, many keys have been lost which caused additional unnecessary aggravation to the system. So please be conscientious of the new mailbox keys. Thank you.
In the Aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma
It has been a week since Fairview Forest and surrounding communities endured near gale force winds and heavy rain that took a toll on the lives of many of our neighbors. Widespread destruction of our power grid had been a challenging repair project for Duke Energy and their sub-contractors. Ultimately they restored power to all of our residents. Granted, this was not Florida or Houston, but it stood as a test. Remarkably, by Sunday afternoon Fairview Forest was beginning to look like its former self. Phone companies restrung their wires, and debris cleanup continued through the weekend.
During this past week, so many residents of Fairview Forest stepped into the breach and took matters upon themselves to help get through this challenging event. It is a true testimony to the power, strength, and will of people in a crisis situation. Notably, Rob Greene's efforts have been exemplary. While life in Fairview Forest slowed down, it did not cease. Working in concert with the Roads Committee Chair, Rob trucked up and down the mountain at all hours. He responded to every community concern brought to his attention. He set his full-time job aside so that he could render assistance where needed in Fairview Forest. He ran interference for Fairview Forest when Duke Energy railed against all of the proactive work embarked upon by neighbors who cared about getting on with life. As it was a liability issue, we steered clear of their work zones and will get back to the business of cleaning up our roads once Duke and the phone companies complete their repairs and clean up their mess. This is still a work in progress.
To the community at large, you have shown your true colors. The Board applauds you, and thanks you for your continued support. Thanks to those of you who wielded chainsaws, axes, rakes, and leaf blowers. Thanks to those who checked on vulnerable friends and neighbors. Thanks to all of the road reports that streamed in. Thanks for your patience and calm understanding.
Trash Left At Mailbox Shelter
This trash was left on a recent Saturday morning at the mailbox shelter. The trash consisted of coffee grounds, Sonic fast food, water bottles, and some other to-go food. Based on this I am assuming someone's guests got confused and thought the mail boxes were a dumpster. Please advise all guests and or family and friends visiting your house that this is not cool.
Rob Greene, FFHA President