"Lock It. Hide It. Keep It."
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has launched the "Lock It. Hide It. Keep It." campaign aimed at informing our residents this holiday shopping season of the precautions they can take to prevent becoming victims of auto related property crimes.
The message is simple:
- Lock It: Lock your vehicle every time you leave it unattended and always lock your valuables in the trunk.
- Hide It: If you don't have a trunk, hide valuables under the seats, in the glove box, or other compartments within the vehicle.
- Keep It: Personal responsibility is the best prevention to safeguard personal property and to prevent becoming a victim.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office will be reaching out to local neighborhood associations and apartment complexes to spread the word. This campaign was originally launched by the Los Angeles Police Department in 2010, and has proven successful within law enforcement jurisdictions across the country.
In response to the initiative, Sheriff Curry said, "Our greatest resource in keeping our communities safe is the partnership we have with our citizens. It is my hope that this effort will remind our residents to be watchful and safeguard their valuables, which I suspect will have a negative impact on property crimes involving vehicles."
The Sheriff's Office would like to encourage all residents to report suspicious behavior to their local law enforcement agency. You may contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at phone number (205) 669-4181 or use the Sheriff's Office website to report crime tips www.shelbyso.com. In the event of emergencies dial 911.
Beautification Award Winner
John Stewart and Dorothy Lee, 3629 Cumberland Trace. Congratulations!
Meadow Brook's New Trash & Recycle Provider - Waste Pro
Meadow Brook, like the rest of unincorporated Shelby County, has a new trash & recycled provider. 'Waste Pro' will now provide these services which Waste Management has been doing over the past years.
You will receive a notice in the mail from 'Waste Pro' which should be filled out and returned immediately to insure a smooth transition. The transition is scheduled for the late September. The quarterly fee for trash removal is slightly less and curbside recycling is FREE. Help make Meadow Brook a more green community, please check the box at the bottom of the form for the free recycling can/service.
For additional information, please contact Shelby County Services or Waste Pro.
There have been several reports in the local media recently regarding
Inverness neighborhoods that are experiencing significant issues with
coyotes infiltrating their area and killing small pets. Reports have stated
that there may be as many 40 or 50 animals in the Inverness area. A program
to trap these animals is underway.
An email was circulated by the Meadowbrook HOA on August 2 to pass this
information to Meadowbrook residents. In response to this email, we have
had several reports from residents about coyote sightings in the our area.
These appear to be isolated sightings of single animals.
The HOA will continue to monitor this situation. Please report any coyote
sightings to the Meadowbrook HOA through the "Make a Suggestion" link in the
"Request and Report Forms" section below.
We urge all residents to be cautious about leaving your pets outside and
unattended after dark.
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Meadow Brook Details
Burning Leaves and Yard Debris
NO Burning of leaves, limbs or debris is allowed per the MBHO Covenants at anytime during the year.
Notice to Homeowners and Area Realtors
The Meadowbrook Homeowners Association asks for your cooperation when holding an Open House. In an effort to keep Meadowbrook beautiful, please observe the following guidelines:
- Directional real estate signs can only be posted for Open Houses. Directional signs that advertise a home for sale are not allowed.
- Directional signs for Open Houses may be placed in the neighborhood beginning at noon the Friday before the Open House and must be removed as soon as the Open House is over on Sunday.
- Please do not put balloons or any other "eye catching" items on the street signs. You may place such items on your directional signs.
- As a courtesy, please get the permission of the homeowner to place a directional sign in their yard.
**The MBHO reserves the right to take up any real estate and/or directional signs once the Open House is over on Sunday and signs that are not in compliance with covenants.
Our ZIP Code Determines Sales Taxes:
The following is from the U.S. Postal Service official ZIP code directory: If your ZIP code is 352xx, the postal service preferred city is Birmingham. It is not mandatory. As an example, our ZIP code is 35242, and Meadow Brook is our acceptable community name.
Many in the metro Birmingham area, while not residents of the city of Birmingham, mistakenly use Birmingham as their city name. This has resulted in loss of tax dollars for our county and puts your money in the pockets of the city of Birmingham.
If we order an item via the Internet on which sales tax is collected, and it is shipped to my address in Meadow Brook, the 5% sales tax goes to Shelby County, not Birmingham with its higher tax rate.
All residents in the metro area with 35242 in their ZIP code who do not live in the city of Birmingham should ensure their community name is correct in their address.