Are you a good neighbor?
How many of these suggestions do you follow?
§ Keep parties fairly small; 3-4 guests per tenant
§ Pick up trash outside promptly after the party
§ Make sure your guests follow parking regulations
§ Use respectable language while outside
§ Keep the noise level low, especially at night when neighbors are sleeping
§ Let your neighbors know a day or two in advance of your party.
§ Give them your phone number so they can call YOU if there is a problem instead of the police.
§ Encourage your guests to use the restrooms indoors.
§ Don’t use beer ads, bottles or cans as decorations on your porch or in windows
§ Keep your party inside and quiet after 11:00 p.m.—Toledo has a noise law.
§ Keep our property, the sidewalks and streets free of litter.
§ When there is a holiday during the week, trash is delayed one weekday and continues on this
schedule until the next holiday. The pick-up is again delayed on weekday and continues on
this schedule until the next holiday.
§ To have large items picked up, call 419-936-2515.
§ Trash collectors will not take tires, batteries, or motor oil
§ Say “Hello” to the neighbors
§ Offer to help elderly neighbors with jobs like shoveling sidewalks or raking leaves.
§ Make sure you and your guests respect the property or others.
§ Trade phone numbers with neighbors
§ When your dog is outside, keep him/her in a fenced-in area or on a leash.
§ Clean up after your dog in your yard and when you’re taking him/her for a walk.
§ Keep cats in the house.
§ Keep your dog from barking continuously.
§ Take your pets to the vet for checkups and shots as needed.
§ Make sure your dogs have a license
§ When parking on the street, don’t block a neighbor’s driveway.
§ Don’t block sidewalks or park in yards—it is illegal
§ Don’t park to close to stop signs or fire hydrants.
§ Turn on your porch light at night and have your landlord install motion lights in the back and
on the side of the house.
§ Always keep your house and vehicle locked.
§ Ask your neighbors to watch your house while you’re away.
§ Stop your mail and newspapers when you’re away for more than a day.
§ Put indoor lights on timers so it will appear as though someone’s always home at night.
§ Attend Block Watch meetings.
Thanks to the Bancroft Hills Neighborhood Association! New members always welcome. For info, call 419-530-8521