Welcome to the Steeplechase community!

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Steeplechase residents enjoy a country setting with easy access to major highways in all directions. The Community operates as a Home Owner Association that maintains the entrances and common areas and monitors the established Covenants.

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Administrative Bulletin Board

Parking Car in the Garage

Parking a car in the garage seems to be a thing of the past. Garages are used for a lot of other things like storing junk or home workshops, but parking in the garage is one of the best things for a vehicle. It increases the security of your significant investment and takes the vehicle off the streets and driveways. Here are 10 reasons an owner should clear out space and park in the garage:

1. Safe from the elements – rain, snow, wind

This is probably one of the most obvious, but rain, snow, wind and other weather elements are enemies of a car’s exterior. They can leave dirt and acid on a vehicle that can cause significant damages to the exterior, like rust and a weakened top clear coat.

2. Protects from dings and scratches from elements or other vehicles

Hail and falling tree branches are just a couple examples of ways a car can get damaged from simply being outside. Dents, scratches, and broken windows are all possible exterior problems that can occur when a vehicle is left outdoors.

3. Keeps vehicle from the sun and temperature extremes

UV rays from the sun can damage a vehicle in ways most car owners don’t consider. Extreme hot and extreme cold can both lead to deterioration of the inside and outside.

4. Keeps those riding in the vehicle safe from elements

When a vehicle is parked in a garage those riding in the car do not have to be exposed to any elements. It keeps everyone safe from hail, temperature extremes, and other outdoor conditions when getting in or out of the vehicle.

5. Less likely to have theft or vandalism which has occurred in our area a number of times.

Cars are a huge investment, and for most they are one of the most valuable things they own. Parking outside leaves a vehicle exposed to vandalism and theft. A garage helps eliminate the temptation for those that want to harm a vehicle in any way.

6. Lower insurance costs

That’s right, some insurance companies offer lower policies for people who store their vehicle in a garage. Saving money is always an advantage.

7. Keeps vehicles exterior looking great

Believe it or not, mechanics can tell if a car is stored in a garage or outside. Vehicle exteriors are kept in much better condition when stored in a garage which can lead to greater resale values.

8. Engine stays lubricated

Because a garage keeps a vehicle warm, the fluid and oil are kept in a stable condition which leads to an engine that runs better than one that is kept outside.

9. Coolant stays warmer, heat/AC comes on faster

Also, with a warmer car comes faster AC and heat. On cold days, the heat will warm up faster than being out in the elements. Same is true for extremely hot days.

10. Visibility is ready to go

Forget the ice scraper or dewy windshield. Parking in a garage helps keep windows clear of weather and condensation so there is no need to ride with one head out the window.

City-Wide Spring Cleanup

This Saturday, June 11th, Kennedale residents can drop off brush and bulky items at the Progressive Landfill (4144 Dick Price Road) from 8:00 a.m. to noon. You’ll need to show proof of residency with a current water bill and your license. If you’d like more information, please visit: www.cityofkennedale.com/spring

Recent Police Incidents

The following incidents were recently reported to the Kennedale Police Department.

01/20 – Theft $2,500 top $30,000 – 400 block of Glenbrook Drive: At 4:39 a.m. officers responded to a reported stolen vehicle. The owner stated that the vehicle had been stolen from his driveway at 4:15 a.m. and that the key had been left in the unsecured vehicle. The 2015 Honda was valued at $24,000.00.

01/20 – Burglary – 1400 block of Derby Drive: At 7:57 a.m. a victim reported that his vehicle and garage had been burglarized during the overnight hours. Security video showed a male walking into the driveway at 1:28 a.m. The male was followed by a trailing vehicle in the street. The suspect opened the two unlocked vehicles in the driveway and removed a wallet with credit cards and three pair of earphones. The suspect then used the garage door opener in one of the vehicles to open the door and enter the garage. A computer and tools valued at $2,410.00 were removed.

To circumvent burglaries such as these, please consider the following options:

1. If at all possible, park your vehicles within your garage.
2. Never leave a vehicle unlocked no matter where it is parked or what is going on.
3. Never leave your keys in the ignition.
4. If your vehicles cannot be placed in the garage, then park them on your driveway.
5. Consider installing motion detector lights and security cameras on your front perimeter.

Christmas Lights Removal

On Saturday, January 9th, the HOA Board will be removing the Christmas Lights at the Steeplechase Estates Entrances on Coker Valley and Steeplechase Trail. We plan on starting at 2:00 p.m. The work takes about 2 hours. Any help from our HOA members would be appreciated.

Thanks

UPDATE

Due to the cold weather and wind chill factor, the board has decided to rescheduled the removal of the Christmas lights at the HOA entrances. We will meet this Friday afternoon, January 15th around 3:00 p.m. to begin the removal of the Christmas lights and if needed complete the work on Saturday, January 16th at 2:00 p.m. Any help from our HOA members would be appreciated.

Vehicle vandalism

Last night 1/3/2016 on Steeplechase Trail, someone shot at least two vehicles with an air rifle or something. Both vehicles were hit two or three times which took off the paint and left some nice divots. One vehicle also suffered a shattered rear window. Both were parked on the street. A report was made with the Kennedale Police Department. Everyone please watch your vehicles and try to park them in your driveway for better security.