~Newsletter Volume 2~
October 15, 2020
Volume 2 - October 15, 2020
Welcome to our neighborhood newsletter! We have all sorts of goodies and information this month! Decorating for Halloween - election information and more...! Check out the details below!
1ST ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DECORATING CONTEST
Halloween is soon approaching, and there’s nowhere better to experience Tricks & Treats than in the Stoneridge Neighborhood! This year will be somewhat different in light of COVID-19 guidelines, however we’re here to help make this year the most memorable for you and your family.
If you feel your home is frightfully scary, screaming with creativity, and/or oozing with Halloween spirit you can post it on our Facebook page OR simply send your picture/information to email@example.com or just post it on our Facebook page.
Pictures with neighbors in costume get special consideration! You can submit entries before midnight on October 31, and three winning photos will be selected to win monstrously fun prizes. For more information on how to enjoy a safe and fun Halloween in 2020, check out these great ideas from the https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html
As a reminder, you may have seen signs around the neighborhood for city council candidates. One change on the November ballot is that the city council was recently divided into districts. The Stoneridge Neighborhood Association is in District 3. Since candidates for city council are now elected by district, our neighborhood will vote on candidates from District 3.
Deadline for voter registration changes – If you have recently moved to Stoneridge and need to update your voter registration address or political party before the election, the last day to make changes by mail or online is October 19, 2020. Otherwise, you can make those changes in person at the Placer County Elections Office or at one of the voter service centers through Election Day.
For locations of polling places and more please check out https://www.placerelections.com/drop-box-locations/
Questions? If you have questions, the Placer County Elections Office is here to help! They are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on holidays before Election Day, and from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the last two weekends before Election Day (October 24/25 and October 31/November 1). They can be reached by telephone at 530-886-5650 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the upcoming election, visit placerelections.com.
OCTOBER 2020 – CRIME PREVENTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY
Daylight savings ends November 1. This means falling leaves, cooler days, and fewer hours of daylight. With every change in the season comes different challenges to keep our properties safe from criminals. We may be tempted to open our windows at night, let our shrubs grow, or leave lights off to conserve energy.
In an effort to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime, we’d like to encourage you to utilize the concepts of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) at our homes and workplaces. By following some simple tips, this can greatly help reduce the ability of a criminal to succeed. The four main areas to focus on are:
Access Control – install and utilize deadbolt locks, alarms, window locks or dowels. Landscape design can also help control the ease with which individuals gain access to windows and doors. The strategic placement of a thorny rose bush can discourage preying eyes into your home.
Natural surveillance – designing the area in a way that leaves criminals exposed. Examples include illuminated stairwells, visible view of a door from the street, and security lighting.
Territorial reinforcement – posted signs or indications that the property is not vacant and is private property. Decorative fencing and personalized landscaping help reinforce that someone is living there.
Maintenance – continue basic upkeep, repair, and maintenance. Neglected or disheveled properties can create mistreatment by other residents and impact the level of commitment by fellow neighbors to help watch your house.
These tips can be utilized throughout the year. Some important areas to focus on are lighting and landscape maintenance. As the days start to grow shorter, lighting will be very beneficial to minimizing a criminal’s potential opportunity to hide in the dark shadows. Landscape maintenance includes raking up fallen leaves, trimming hedges, and sweeping driveways of fallen tree debris. A well maintained yard is a strong indication that homeowners have a pride of ownership for their home and their neighborhood.
It’s always important to be a great witness. Remember to report suspicious activity and investigate those things that might seem out of place. If you’re ever unsure or are concerned about something at your home or in your neighborhood, don’t hesitate to contact the Police Department at 916-774-5000.
FALL FUN HOUSEHOLD ART CHALLENGE
The Arts Council of Placer County invites All Placer County residents to get creative and join the fun by entering the Fall Fun Household Art Challenge.
Add some paint and any items you have around the house to a pumpkin, wood, or other items to create a fall sculpture. Then simply send a picture of your creation to: email@example.com. It's that easy to enter and show off your fall creativity.
Prizes will be awarded! Keep those creative juices flowing and have some healthy fun. You can show off your work in your neighborhood too!
Stoneridge also has a new website! We would love for you to check it out at SNA.RCONA.ORG and subscribe to get updates. We promise, we won't share your info and will communicate only when there is news!
SNA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
If you want to be part of a fun, cohesive group, we would love to have you! We plan various neighborhood events such as National Night Out, Stoneridge Stroll, deocrating contests and have 3 general meetings to bring neighbors together throughout the year. Obviously, this year is a bit different but we are surviving with Zoom and a few small board meetings.
So..mark your calendars for December 2nd 7:00 p.m. where we will have a Stoneridge wide Zoom meeting. If you want to be on the board we have positions available!! Please consider joining us. Any questions, reach out to our Secretary@sna.rcona.org and for more information, please see our website's about us page - https://sna.rcona.org/about
We also have a Facebook page, if you so desire, please "like" that page! Its Stoneridge Neighborhood Association. :). https://www.facebook.com/stoneridgeneighborhoodassociation
HARRY CRABB PARK UPDATE
For the latest update on Harry Crabb Park, please see our article here - https://sna.rcona.org/news/harry-crabb-park-update-september-2020
COVID 19 has required that law enforcement make many adjustments. One of the significant areas of change is how we work with our unsheltered or homeless population in the City of Roseville. The Roseville Police Department currently has two problem oriented policing (POP) officers assigned to patrol the City’s parks, trails, and open space. Additionally we partner with Placer County Health and Human Services to employ two homeless outreach workers. This team works collaboratively with our homeless population to support those in need who seek resources to get off the street as well as those who decline resources.
Currently, under COVID19 Center for Disease Control guidance and State direction, law enforcement cannot actively remove individuals who camp in our open space because of fears regarding disease transmission. In addition there are significant recent legal rulings in both California State and Federal Courts which govern and restrict any enforcement regarding illegal camping. Our regional partners in the California Highway patrol and Cal Trans are under similar conditions for illegal camps on state lands and right of way in our city.
Given the current restrictions, our POP officers and homeless outreach workers continue to stay engaged with the homeless community. We seek to clean-up abandoned camps, encourage the use of the State program Operation Room Key, encourage the use of the Gathering Inn(a local community partner), enforce major violations, and actively dissuade the use of open flames to reduce the risk of fire.
If anyone has questions, comments, or concerns about our current strategy or restrictions, we encourage you to reach out to our Social Services Sergeant Dave Buelow at DBuelow@roseville.ca.us