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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

from The Woodlawn Park Police Department:



*If you must shop at night, park in a well-lighted area. Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device

*Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows.

*Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.

*Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside.

*Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. Lock them in the trunk or put them out of sight. Keep vehicle doors locked, even when in the driveway.

*Locate your keys prior to going to your car.

*Keep a secure hold on your purse, and bags. Do not put them down, or on top of the car in order to open the door and don’t leave your purse in a shopping cart as you shop.

*Be aware of your surroundings.

*Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. Dress casually and comfortably.

*Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible. Avoid carrying large sums of cash.

*Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.

*Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.

*Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts.

*It is not uncommon for criminals to take advantage of the generosity of people during the holiday season by soliciting donations door-to-door for charitable causes although no charity is involved.

*Large displays of holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home. Also, break down and conceal boxes that contained expensive items before setting them out on the curb for trash.

History of Woodlawn Park

HISTORY OF WOODLAWN PARK

Once our area thundered with the sounds of horses' hooves. Crowds of people called their favorite horses on to victory. Our city of Woodlawn Park was the site of the world famous Woodlawn Race Course!

The earliest history of the area is rather vague. A Jefferson County land grants map shows the Woodlawn Park included in a grant to Col. William Christian, I.W. Blagg and William Bradley dated June 7, 1774; also, however, it has been said to have been given to a Col. Grey by the king of England. Col. Grey is said to have lost it by gambling.

The property later was purchased by several gentlemen, who started Woodlawn Race Course and the Woodlawn Association in 1858. They subscribed for a total of 50,000 in stock. The first Woodlawn races were held in the fall of 1859.

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City Hall

If you would like to schedule a meeting at City Hall. Please contact Greg Claypool. Greg's can be reached by phone at 553-0519 or by email at; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . City Hall is located at 4327 Wingate Road and can hold about 20 people comfortably. There is a kitchen and restroom availability. Use restricted to City of Woodlawn Park Residents only.

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Fence & Building Permits

        CONTACT: Doug Watson
       
City of Woodlawn Park
       
(Fence and Building Permits)
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        Phone: 502-648-3848

Fencing FAQ's

Do I need a fence permit if I am replacing an existing fence?

Yes, per Section 2 Paragraph A, any person desiring to construct a fence, boundary or privacy area screen shall submit their request to the person responsible for issuing fence permits.

How do I know who that I submit a fence permit request to?

The WP newsletter, which is emailed monthly to the distribution list for the city and mailed once a year, (fall) lists the person identified for this process. The city website www.woodlawnpark.com also provides the contact person. You can also contact the city at 895-6620 or the city clerk at 899-9749.

What happens if I neglect to get a permit and I have completed the fence project?

Per Section 4, you are in violation of the Ordinance and can be fined. Fines for uncontested violations are $25 for the 1st offense, $50 for the 2nd offense and all others are $100. Fines for contested violations are $75 for the 1st offense, $150 for the 2nd and all others are $300. Continuing violations shall be considered a separate offense for each day the violation continues following a Code Enforcement Board Order.

Steps for correcting the infraction:  

- Send a $10.00 check to the City of Woodlawn Park with a permit request and fence design drawing immediately to avoid being turned over to the Code Enforcement Board. Provided that the fence design is in compliance, the permit may be provided without further action.

- If the fence is not in compliance, a variance can be requested of the council at a regularly scheduled council meeting. It should be noted that the council has 30 days to review the request. If the variance is not granted, the matter is turned over to the Code Enforcement Board and the property owner is directed as to the modifications and allotted timeframe required to get the fence into compliance. If this timeframe passes without corrective action, fines are imposed.  

How long does it take to get a fence permit issued?

- Per Section 2, paragraph A, a fence permit will be issued within 30 days after receipt of the $10.00 fee, permit request, and concise fence drawing, and if it is determined that the request is in compliance with the provisions of the fence ordinance. The construction permit will be issued to the applicant and signed by both parties. A copy is kept for WP records.

- If the request is not in compliance with the provisions of the fence ordinance, the applicant will not be granted a permit.

What if the permit request is not granted because the design is not in compliance with the fence ordinance?

Per Section 2, Paragraph E, the applicant has the opportunity to submit their request in front of the council for a possible variance. The council will make a decision no later than the following council meeting.

What happens if I built a fence on an existing easement?

Per Section 2, Paragraph C, the fence will need to be removed immediately upon request of the city or owner of the easement.

What happens if I built a privacy fence with the posts, supports and braces on the outside of the fence ?

Per Section 2, Paragraph B, the fence is not in compliance with the provisions of the ordinance and the fence must be modified to be in compliance in order to avoid fines.

How long is a fence permit valid?

Per Section 2, Paragraph F, the permit is valid for 60 days and may be renewed for an additional 60 days.

Does the permit cover disputes over property boundaries?

No, the ordinance governs fence design only; boundary disputes must be resolved between the property owners.

When was the fence ordinance first adopted?

The first fence ordinance was adopted in 1976. A fee was established in 1981.The ordinance was subsequently amended to permit enforcement by the Code Enforcement Board.

A message from the Chief

A message from the Chief...

Police say using the following hints should help you keep your packages safe:


  • Have packages delivered to your work. 
  • Schedule deliveries for times you will be home. 
  • Buddy up with a neighbor!
  • Require a signature. 
  • Consider investing in a Smart Locker
  • Have the packages delivered to a local delivery store (UPS store, FedEx store etc)
  • Only mail money or financial documents at a Post Office instead of dropping them into your home mailbox. 
  • Promptly pick up your mail or have a locking mailbox.

Michael R. Koenig
Chief
WoodlawnPark Police Department


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