AT&T FIber Optic is in the Neighborhood!
Below is an email received from AT&T notifying Lancaster Homes Association of work that will be done in the subdivision...
My name is Benjamin Heisler, and I am with Star Construction, LLC. and we are the contractor for ATT that will be installing a new fiber optic network in your neighborhood. I just received all HOA's numbers and was wanting to make contact with you to let you know we will begin work soon.
We have called in Locates for a small portion of the neighborhood and you will be seeing locate companies painting lines this week and also a survey company coming and staking the the right of way.
Portions of this job will require us to have access to the back easements of several home owners. We want everyone to know who we are and that we will be in their backyards as well as the surveyor and the locate companies as early as this week for preliminary work. Our digging crews will show up next week
We will be hanging door knockers that have our information on it as well as a number they can call if any problem exists. We will not begin digging until Tuesday of next week at the earliest. We will have 6-8 crews in the neighborhood eventually and hope to finish all digging by January 31st. We will have supervision on site at all times our crews are working. If you would like to meet with me before we begin I would be glad to come and meet with you.
As work progresses, please feel free to call me anytime for any reason. We truly want to minimize the damage to your neighborhood and leave a good impression with all home owners. Our method of placement will be directional boring, and we will place conduit for now and within 35-40 days, we will pull in the fiber thru the already placed conduit. Our toll free number is: 1-877-451-3312
Thanks in advance,
Star Construction, LLC
Homeowner Tree Information
Here is some information you may find helpful regarding neighborhood trees. Winter being the best time to prune trees & shrubs. As you walk down our sidewalks there are trees with low hanging branches. Please be courteous to neighbors and keep trees trimmed to an appropriate height. The City of Overland Park requirements are 8 feet over the sidewalk and 12.6 feet over the street.
Please note that our contracted trash & recycling company Town & Country does NOT pick up yard waste in December or January.
Please be aware that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been identified in the Johnson County, KS area this year. If you have Ash Trees you may want to contact an Arborist to see if preventative measures or treatment is needed.
Here are some basic pruning tips from ArborDay.com:
When Not To Prune: Fall
Because decay fungi spread their spores profusely in the fall and healing of wounds seems to be slower on fall on cuts, this is a good time to leave your pruning tools in storage.
Pruning during dormancy is the most common practice. It results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring and should be used if that is the desired effect. It is usually best to wait until the coldest part of winter has passed. Some species, such as maple, walnuts and birches, may bleed when the sap begins to flow. This is not harmful and will cease when the tree leafs out.
To direct the growth by slowing the branches you don't want; or to slow dwarf the development of a tree or branch, pruning should be done soon after seasonal growth is complete. The reason for the slowing effect is that you reduce the total leaf surface, thereby reducing the amount of food manufactured and sent to the roots. Another reason to prune in the summer is for corrective purposes. Defective limbs can be seen more easily, or limbs that hang down too far under the weight of the leaves.
Pruning Flowering Trees to Enhance Flowering
If your purpose for pruning is to enhance flowering: For trees that bloom in spring, prune when their flowers fade. Trees and shrubs that flower in mid- to late summer should be pruned in winter or early spring.
Monthly Board Meeting Information
The Lancaster Board of Directors meet on the 4th Monday of the month, except July & December. There is no Board Meeting in July or December. Meetings take place at Argentine Federal Savings Bank on the corner of 125th and Antioch Road in Overland Park, unless otherwise noted. All homeowners are welcome to attend. Please send your contact information if you would like to be added to the agenda.
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