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Holiday & Winter Tips Offered to Highland Heights Residents

With the calendar flipping to December, the City of Highland Heights didn’t wait to offer safety advice to its citizens at the regularly scheduled city council meeting on Tuesday night.

Police Chief Bill Birkenhauer was attending training for the Kentucky Chiefs of Police so Lt. Dave Fornash filled in and gave some advice for staying safe during the winter.

Fornash warned against what to do when you leave your home for vacation.

“Do not put on Facebook that you are leaving your house or going on vacation,” Fornash said. “Call the department. Fornash says that if you publicize that you are leaving your home, you are vulnerable to break-ins. Also, for packages that are dropped off at your house, Fornash says that is not a good idea.

“Know what time your package comes and be home,” Fornash added.

Public Works Supervisor Steve Lehman offered insight to how to aid the city when snow needs to be plowed off the streets.

“If it snows, please don’t park your cars on the street,” Lehman said. “If you don’t park your cars on the streets, things will be easier.”

Other notes:        

  • Attorney Dennis Elrod was in attendance to announce that the Commonwealth of Kentucky executed the block grants for the Highland Village Senior Housing Development, pending the city amending its budget to show the $500,000 grant. The city had a first reading of an ordinance to amend the budget.
  • Lunch with Santa is scheduled for Dec. 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the city building on John’s Hill Road.
  • The second city council meeting of the month scheduled for Dec. 15 is canceled due to the holiday season.

Written Clayton Castle, RCN contributor