4. Control your dog. If you have animals, do not allow them to soil or otherwise disturb the neighbors property. If your dog is a barker, take him inside so you alone can enjoy his special voice.
You are required to keep your dog on a leash when it is not in your yard. You are also required to clean up after it, keep it out of gardens and assure that it never attacks another animal or child.
Cats, and other animals, must also be contained on or in your property.
1. Introduce yourself. Whether you're new in the neighborhood or new residents have just moved in on your street, introduce yourself.
Say hello, offer a welcoming gift (the classic homemade pie never fails) and shareinformation about the local area: "Where's the nearest good restaurant?" or "The trash truck comes by on Mondays, usually beginning at 8 a.m., so put your trash out on Sunday night - but, not too early." Make sure your neighbors understand that they live in an incorporated Village and are subject to strict building codes should they decide to remodel.
3. Be aware of shared boundaries.
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5. Practice autoetiquette Observe the speed limit and remember there are many walkers in the Village. Children are allowed to ride their bicycles on Village streets and play in parkways. Remember they are children and may not always execute excellent judgement.
Don't over-rev the engine of your car or motorcycle early in the morning or late at night. Avoid slamming your doors, honking your horn or shining your headlights into your neighbor's windows late at night.
6 Alert your neighbor to parties. If you're planning a party, be sure to give your neighbors plenty of warning, letting them know when it's going to start and how long you expect it to go on. Leave them a telephone number to contact if they need to ask you to turn it down. If you get on well with your neighbors, why not invite them too? When it comes to the party itself, stick to your agreed arrangements and ask your guests to be considerate when leaving.
7. Keep your yard and garden tidy. Weed your garden regularly, because the presence of weeds in your yard is not only unsightly, but can also spread to your neighbor's yard. Mow your lawn regularly and keep your flowers, trees and bushes trimmed appropriately. Put equipment away as soon as you're finished with it. Before applying pesticides sk if your neighbor has chemical sensitivities, small children or pets who need consideration. Never apply sprays when the wind is blowing.
10. Communicate with your neighbor.
Communicate with your neighbor.
Communicate with your neighbor.
Watch out for each other and each other's property.
Make sure your neighbor is safe during inclement weather, power outages and heat waves; report unusual events or circumstances to the police and share information with each other.
Remember, strong friendships build strong neighborhoods.