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Request for Security Check

  1. Please note that house checks are not done for houses listed "For Sale"

  2. Type of Property

  3. Security System

  4. Automatic Lights

  5. Have Keys Been Left With Anyone?

  6. Will Anyone be Working About, or Have Access to the Premises During Your Absence?

  7. Did You Leave Any Doors or Windows Open or Unsecured Intentionally?

  8. In Case of an Emergency, Do You Wish to be Notified by a Collect Call?

  9. This security check service is in no way a guarantee that your property will be safe from vandalism or rely provides the Police Division with information of your whereabouts and other pertinent facts if a crime should occur.

    This security check will be performed as time permits. Houses will be checked no longer than 12 consecutive months.

    I request a security check be made of my premises and agree to notify you of my return.

  10. Have a Safe Journey
    Please Call Us When You Return

    Important Reminders for "Request for Security”
    This security check service is in no way a guarantee that your property will be safe from vandalism or burglary, but merely provides the Police Division with information of your whereabouts and other pertinent facts if a crime should occur.

    This security check will be performed as time permits. Houses will be checked no longer than twelve consecutive months. House checks are not performed for houses that are listed “For Sale” by owner, realtor, or any other means. Once a “For Sale” is posted, houses will be removed from the security check list.

    If you should have someone who plans to stay at your home for a short time, please indicate dates on the form.

    Please note that if a house on the security check list has unsafe conditions, the department may skip the security check until conditions improve.

    City Ordinances for Snow Removal and Lawn Care are below:
    8-1-7: SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL:
    A. Responsibility For Removal: The occupant or owner of any premises in the city adjacent to any sidewalk shall, within 15 hours after the fall of snow or the formation of ice on the sidewalk, remove the snow and ice from so much of the sidewalk as adjoins the premises. (1984 Code § 34-15)
    B. Removal By City Upon Property Owner's Refusal: If the owner or occupant of any premises shall fail, neglect or refuse to remove snow or ice from the adjacent sidewalks, within the time specified in subsection A of this section, it shall be the duty of the director of public works to remove or cause the removal of such snow or ice. The city may contract with private persons or concerns to accomplish the removal of snow or ice as is required by this subsection. (1984 Code § 34-16)
    C. Costs Assessed:
    1. Account of Cost: Upon removal of snow or ice by the city, the director of public works shall cause an account of the cost of such snow removal for each lot or parcel of land adjacent to the sidewalks cleared by the city during each winter season and the same shall be certified to the finance officer.
    2. Estimate and Notice of Assessment: The finance officer shall prepare an estimate of the assessment against each lot for the removal of snow and ice including therein the expense of levying such special assessment against each lot. The finance officer shall cause to be published in the official newspaper the assessment roll, together with a notice of the time and place when the city council will meet for the purpose of considering such assessment roll. Such notice shall be published once a week for 2 successive weeks prior to the date of the hearing.
    3. Approval by City Council; Filing Of Assessment: Upon the day so named, the city council shall meet, and if it finds the estimate correct, it shall approve the same by resolution, or if not correct, it shall correct or modify the same and approve the same as modified or corrected and file such assessment roll with the finance officer.
    4. Lien Against Property: From the date of the approval and filing of such assessment roll with the finance officer, the same shall be and become a special lien against the various pieces of property described in the assessment roll and shall be collected in like manner as special assessments for public improvements are now collected. (1984 Code § 34-17)

    5-3-3-6: Grass and Vegetation:
    No owner or occupant shall allow or permit grass, weeds, shrubs, bushes, trees or vegetation to grow, or to grow and die, into a state such that it constitutes a fire hazard, a harborage for insects, vermin or pests, or to otherwise be a hazard to public health, safety or welfare. (Ord. 2211, 7-3-2006)

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