Things happening in the near future:
Now it's time to
seriously think about:
Many people are walking their pets. If you can touch the asphalt with your hand and keep it there for 20 seconds, it is OK to walk your dog on the street. Otherwise, let you pet walk on the grass, if neighbors don't object, or wait until the street cools. As always, pick up after your pet.
Parking: As mentioned above about children walking/biking to the pool, we don't have sidewalks in Running Man. That leads to another issue regarding parking of vehicles. There are no reserved parking spaces and no restrictions on parking with the exception of during the annual yard sale. We have normally let common sense prevail.
And with common sense, 95% of the time it works. But we have had summer cookouts, family get togethers, high school and college graduation gatherings, and going away to college or other places farewells. Owners have parked their cars and allowed enough space for another car to pass. This does not allow an emergency vehicle like an ambulance or a fire truck to pass.
Running Man has not marked the pavement like one community did with hashed lines indicating where parking was/was not permitted. Nor have we prohibited parking around fire hydrants. Again, 95% of the time, people don't park by fire hydrants IF THEY SEE THEM.
Please, neighbors, continue to have your gatherings but ask guests not to park by fire hydrants and allow sufficient space on roads for oversized vehicles (ambulance, fire, Fed Ex/UPS) to pass. No one wants to call the York County Sheriff to issue a parking ticket or tow a vehicle.
No one wants to have one of the fire trucks push a vehicle out of the way either!
School will start soon. Bus drivers will be through the neighborhood verifying routes and familiarizing themselves with the neighborhood.
Is it too soon to have a Christmas countdown?
Vacation: let the
York County Sheriff check your home while you are away
through the vacation house check program; stopping your
mail delivery; letting your neighbors know you will be
out of town for a while. The 'vacation' could be taking your child to college, attending Parent's Day, getting away to look at Fall Leaves, going on a ski weekend, going on a shopping weekend out of town. Be safe, not sorry!
IF YOU NOTICE SOMETHING OR SOMEONE OUT OF PLACE, CALL THE YORK COUNTY SHERIFF. IF YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT, GO AHEAD AND CALL. IF YOU HESITATE, YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLED ALREADY.