December 2016 Neighborhood Watch Update
Dear Harbor Isle Neighbors,
As we are well into the holiday season, this is a reminder to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. Harbor Isle is a safe neighborhood and The St. Pete Police Department reminds us to maintain safety by taking the following precautions:
1) Lock all vehicle doors, remove any valuables and make sure there are no spare or valet keys inside. TELL YOUR VISITING FAMILY AND GUESTS TO DO THE SAME.
2) During holidays there may be in increase in door-to-door solicitation. Please exercise caution opening your door to a stranger and do not let them into your home. While some solicitors may be legitimate, too many are not. NEVER HESITATE TO CALL THE POLICE IF YOU SUSPECT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY.
3) If you are leaving for the holidays, let a trusted neighbor know so they may look out for any suspicious activity or vehicles while you are away. Stop paper delivery and always lock all windows and doors.
4) Please keep garage doors closed at all times unless you are there to visually monitor. In the past, we have had several instances of stolen cars, bikes or equipment taken from open garages.
Finally, there has been in increase in large dogs getting loose in Harbor Isle. Please make sure all your pets are secured and never let them out without a leash as we share this beautiful area with the occasional coyote or alligator. If you are walking, it is always a good idea to take your cell phone with you. If you see a loose dog call Pinellas County Animal Services. However, if you feel threatened CALL 911. Call the police non-emergency number and animal services to report an animal noise nuisance.
Some telephone numbers to keep handy:
St. Petersburg Police Non-Emergency: 727-893-7780
Pinellas County Animal Services: 727-582-2600
CALL 911 in ANY EMERGENCY
Neighborhood Watch is all about getting to know your neighbors and looking out for one another. If you are not already a member, I encourage you to join the HIHOA and enjoy the many fun activities sponsored by our neighborhood Home Owners Association as well as all crime alerts via email.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Harbor Isle Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION
Renewal invoices have been emailed. You should have already reviewed your payment method from 2016. IMPORTANT--if you paid by check, your invoice will either be $35 or $40 (which includes the paper copy). DO NOT PAY YOUR INVOICE WITH PAYPAL. THE PAYPAL AMOUNTS ARE $38 AND $43.
If you did not change your payment method (or upgrade to gold membership to receive a paper copy) you may contact us at email@example.com and a new invoice will be issued. AGAIN, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU RECEIVED AN INVOICE FOR EITHER $35 OR $40 - YOU SHOULD PAY BY CHECK---PLEASE DO NOT PAY BY PAYPAL. IF YOU WISH TO CHANGE TO A PAYPAL METHOD, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST TO MAKE THE CHANGE.
Dues renewal payments are due by January 1, 2017 (unless you met the criteria of a new member joining late in the year- you will not receive a renewal invoice until membership drive for 2018).
If your payment is not received by February 15th, your account will lapse. You will not receive any emails or crime watch notifications until such time as your account becomes current. You will receive a reminder notice at the end of January.
Important Contact Information
Florida Wildlife Alligator Nuisance or call 1-866-392-4286
Community Service Police Officers District 2 727-551-3182
Non-Emergency Number for Police Department 727-893-7780