Keep the entire community informed of important community events, as well as city, state, and county items of interest to homeowners.
What is a Creekside Block Captain?
Block Captains are our eyes and ears for Creek side Estates. We relyon or Block Captains to circulate the Creekside Chronicle Newsletter to their block
(5 per year) which is published every 2 months starting in March of each year. We also have our Block Captains circulate to their block the Yard of the Month flyers which are May through October (6 per month). This not only helps our Block Captains meet their neighbors and exchange information but helps our budget my saving the postage we would normal spend my mailing the Creekside Chronicle Newsletter and Yard of the Month Flyers. Our Block Captains inform the Communications Committee about news worthy items that can be placed in our Creekside Chronicle, i.e. new families moving in on their block, births, graduations, children making good grades, involved in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc. and children doing good deeds, weddings and even remembering someone in our prayers that might be having illness in the family or maybe a loss of a job.
Block captains are a great resource for reporting concerns in the neighborhood i.e. speeders, theft, break-ins etc., because what might be happening on one block could come to happen on other blocks if we are no t aware. And, being aware is what being a Block Captain is all about.
- Select a chair or 2 co-chairs
- Work with the local police department to establish a crime watch or similar program
- Establish block captains
- Communicate other safety needs / precautions / recommendations to the neighborhood via the newsletter, website, or other board approved medium
- As needed-work with the city to implement traffic improvements such as stop sign, speed-limit enforcement, reduction, and/or signs; cross walks, school zones, etc.
- Coordinate National Night Out
- Coordinate attendance of Police Department representative for annual meeting to discuss and educate homeowners about Crime Watch.
- Coordinate with Social Committee to have safety related activities at Social Events, such as having a fire truck or fingerprinting at a block party.
- Submit a newsletter article each quarter to the Communication Committee, or to FirstService Residential if no Communications Committee exists.
- Report activities to and work at the direction of the Board of Directors.
- Suggested membership of 3 persons minimum, and no maximum number of members.