Community Watch

danby drive safe

SLOW DOWN!

NEIGHBORHOOD SPEED LIMIT IS 25, please pay close
attention to your speed

It is unlawful to ride dirt bikes/ATV’s under the age of 16
on the streets and without tags. If you see this happening
please report it to the local authorities 704.336.3237-
Officer Ryan Carlton is the new community coordinator
for our area.

LFA-Safety Flyer

DO NOT BE A VICTIM
Due to resent larceny from autos in your neighborhood and surrounding
shopping centers, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department would like
to provide you with some Safety Tips to help decrease the possibility of you
becoming a victim of a larceny from auto.
Safety at home and shopping centers
 Do not leave valuable items visible in your car.
 Close all windows and lock all doors before leaving your vehicle.
 Park in well-lit, heavily populated areas.
 Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, find another place to park.
 Avoid parking next to occupied vehicles.
 Be aware of your surroundings.
 Do not leave garage door openers in parked vehicles.
 If you see any suspicious activity or individuals, please call 9-1-1
 Don’t think your dark tinted windows will hide your valuables. Thieves often use
flashlights to see through tint.
 If you are parking your vehicle for several days check on it periodically.

Break – Ins

There have been a lot of break-ins recently and ALMOST every report we take involves an unlocked car.

Two daily action items can save a lot of frustration in the long run:

  1. Take items of value out of your vehicle. (from loose change to sunglasses to phones to purses and even laptops)
  2. Lock your vehicles.

If you see suspicious activity, please call 911 and report it. All too often we get messages via email or NextDoor telling us about a person seen trying door handles or looking into cars, but 911 is almost never called. This short call can go a long way with getting officers into our neighborhood and keeping problems out.

  • It is never a bad idea to review the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry on a regular basis. If you have children, or are a woman who lives alone, you may want to check this registry in order to be aware of who your neighbors are. Many sex offenders have restrictions and probation requirements which states where they can and cannot live, so if someone on this registry lives in an area that violates their registration, then the proper authorities should be notified.
  • The website is http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov/search.aspx

 

Property Maintenance

In order to maintain a clean and safe neighborhood Danby is regulated under Mecklenburg county code enforcement. We will be notifying select homes that break county codes. They will have 7 days to remove object(s), after that 7 days they will be reported to Mecklenburg code enforcement. The first violation will receive a door hanger notice asking to remove/correct the issue. If the problem is not resolved within the 7 day time-frame then we will be forced to contact the Mecklenburg County Codes Enforcement Dept. After your 3rd notice per calendar year, we will no longer be giving you the complementary notice and report you straight to the Mecklenburg County Codes Enforcement Dept.

You can view a copy of the by-laws here.

8 Tips to Avoid Code Enforcement Violations
Code Enforcement fines typically range from
$25 – $100

 Keep grass and/or weeds below a height of 12 inches
 Place your rollout garbage and recycling containers at the curb the day prior to collection and remove them by midnight of your collection day
 Do not store your rollout containers in front of your residence
 Call your trash/waste carrier to schedule pickup for eligible bulky items. Bulky items can be placed curbside the day before the given collection date and must be properly prepared.
 Do not let trash/junk accumulate in your yard
 Do not park any vehicles on your front lawn
 Parking-please park vehicles in driveways. When it is necessary to park in the street, please do not hinder the flow of traffic or block mailboxes. Streets should not be used for permanent parking.
 Real estate signs-In the event that your home is for sale you may have one “for sale” sign in your front yard at any time. One additional sign may be placed at the entrance of the neighborhood. It can be posted between the hours of 5pm Friday and 5pm Sunday.  It may not remain posted during the week. Signs posted in violation will be removed.

Danby has partnered with a junk removal service for an exclusive discount on
removal of junk, www.theJunkernauts.com

For Danby exclusive discount use JUNK2KO

Do not park on the streets or sidewalks

We are seeing that many cars are being parked on the streets, which is a violation of the community bylaws. Our streets are narrow in many areas and this has caused a safety issue in the past for fire trucks coming into the community to help people who need emergency services. We will send out a notice and give a time frame for which the vehicle must be moved. If the vehicle has not been relocated in the time frame allotted then we will have no choice but to tow that vehicle. We have hired another tow company that will tow cars on a daily basis. Please utilize your driveways/garages to park your cars in.

Street parking is a nuisance for families who have difficulty getting into or out of their driveways because a car is parked on the street and is blocking their path. Please also refrain from parking on the lawn or sidewalks of the community.

Leash Laws

We remind ALL residents, whether homeowners or renters, that they must abide by the county LEASH LAWS.  Be sure your dog is SECURELY fenced or on a leash and ALWAYS pickup after your dog.