Weekly E-mail Update, September 26th
• Police Department Information
• Additional Police Department Information
• Fire Department Recall Information
• Scarecrow Festival
• Upcoming City Meetings
• No weekly email on Friday, October 3rd
Police Department Info
DEA Drug TakeBack Event - Tomorrow, Sat., Sept. 27th
Your Police Department is once again hosting a local Drug TakeBack event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The DEA encourages you to collect any unused medications, including veterinary meds for your pets that are no longer needed, and bring them to the Frontenac Police Department lobby at 10555 Clayton Road on Saturday, Sept. 27th from 10am to 2pm.
An Officer will be there to ensure that the meds are properly contained, and the DEA will pick them up and dispose of them by incinerating them. All meds will be accepted, with the exception of aerosol containers. A reminder flyer is attached to this email.
Additional Police Information:
Beware of fake water company employees trying to access your home. We have alerted residents in the past about a scam occurring in other jurisdictions where a fake water company employee comes to the home of a female and states they are from the water company and they have to check out the water fixtures inside the home. The scam surfaces from time to time, and it goes something like this. The female allows the fake worker inside and they go to a water faucet in the bathroom. While running the water, the scammer sprays a supposed “test solution” into the sink, but “accidentally” gets it onto the female’s hand. The fake worker immediately advises her to remove her rings and go to another faucet and wash her hands. The crook tells her that “the test solution is a kind of acid and must be washed off quickly.”
Once the woman removes her rings and sets them down, the thief takes them and leaves the house. Never allow workers into your home unless you have called them - and you have verified their identities. True utility workers will have uniforms, identification badges, and some kind of officially marked truck or car. Most will also have some type of written work order with them. If you have any doubt as to who has come to your door purporting to be a repairman, please tell the worker that you are calling police to help confirm their identity, then close the door on them and wait for us to arrive. Legitimate utility workers will have no problem with this. The Police Department’s 24/7 phone number is 314-737-4600, or 9-1-1 if urgent.
If it is possible for you to safely get the vehicle description ( including license plate ) of the alleged worker, that information would be valuable to provide to the radio dispatcher.
Additional Police information:
On September 19th Lt. Picha graduated from the ten-week FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. The National Academy is an executive development course for law enforcement officials from around the globe, and Lt. Picha was in the 257th Session. You can read more about this prestigious academy at http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/training/national-academy Capt. Mark Guttmann and Chief Tom Becker of our Department are also FBI National Academy graduates.
Fire Department Recall Info:
Recall Date: September 23, 2014
Recall Number: 14-279
Hearth & Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts and Log Sets Due to Risk of Gas Leak and Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Gas fireplaces, gas stoves, gas inserts and log sets
Hazard: The gas valve in the unit can leak, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Hearth & Home Technologies at (800) 883-6690 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.hearthnhome.com and click on Notices for more information.
Units: About 20,000
Description: This recall involves Hearth & Home Technologies®, Heat-N-Glo®, Heatilator®, Outdoor Lifestyle® and Quadra Fire® natural or propane gas indoor and outdoor fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets. Click here to view a list of brand names and serial numbers that are printed on the unit rating plate, located near the controls, and in the instruction manual: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hearth-and-Home-Technologies-Recalls-Gas-Fireplaces-Stoves-Inserts-and-Log-Sets/
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets, turn off the gas to the units and contact the fireplace store where the unit was purchased to arrange for a free inspection and, if necessary, valve replacement. The firm’s dealers are contacting known purchasers.
Sold at: Fireplace stores from May 2014 through July 2014 for between $1,200 and $8,000.
Fireplace Manufacturer: Hearth & Home Technologies, of Lakeville, Minn.
Valve manufactured: Taiwan, United States
Frontenac Scarecrow Festival
It’s time to get into the autumn mood and join in the annual Frontenac Fall Scarecrow Festival. Last year’s display was hard to miss, with over 75 scarecrows placed along our main roadways and subdivision entrances. This year we are looking forward to an even larger and more competitive showing of community spirit!
The City will make the scarecrow forms and stuffing materials available for assembly at the Public Works Department behind City Hall at 10555 Clayton Road on two afternoons – Wednesday, October 15th and Thursday, October 16th from 3:00 pm until 6:30 pm on both days. All you need to provide is clothing and creativity. Masks, painted faces, hats and accessories all add character and charm to the scarecrows. A half dozen scarecrows can easily be assembled by a team in just an hour.
The scarecrows will then be installed for you (unless you’d prefer to install them yourselves) by the Public Works Department. Collaboration on a display for your street or neighborhood is great fun for all ages, and a wonderful way for neighbors to enjoy the fall season together.
So that we can manage the supplies, please let Leesa Ross know if your street or subdivision will be participating this year.
Upcoming City Meetings
There are no upcoming City of Frontenac meetings the week of September 29th – October 3rd, 2014.
No Email Distribution Next Week
There will be no email notice sent on Friday, October 3rd.
If you have any questions regarding any items listed above, please call city hall at 314-994-3200 or visit the city’s website, www.cityoffrontenac.org.