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Common Flood Insurance Myths
Posted on Feb 5th, 2020 Comments (0)
 
You may know how important it is to insure your home, vehicle and health — but flood insurance often isn’t a priority for many residents, especially if they don’t live near a body of water.  

In fact, there are many misconceptions around who needs or is eligible for flood insurance. Here are four top myths about flood insurance, provided by the National Flood Insurance Program.
 
MYTH: My homeowner’s insurance covers flooding.
In fact, almost no homeowner’s insurance policies cover flood damage. That’s why the federal government created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Flood insurance is sold as a separate policy, so even if your regular agent doesn’t handle flood insurance, it can be obtained from another agent. To find one, contact the NFIP call center at 800.427.4661 or visit 
FloodSmart.gov.
 
MYTH: I don’t need flood insurance because I’m not in a high-risk zone.
The reality is, it can flood almost anywhere, and it doesn’t take much water to cause expensive damage. In fact, about one-third of all flood disaster assistance and one-third of all flood insurance claims payments go to people who have been flooded even though they were outside of the mapped high-risk zone (Special Flood Hazard Area). 

With a changing climate, scientists say that extreme weather events will be more likely in the future. So living in a location that so far has been thought to be at low risk does not mean that is safe now.
 
MYTH: I can’t get flood insurance, because I’m not in a high-risk zone.
Virtually anyone who lives in or owns property in an NFIP-participating community like Lenexa can buy flood insurance for a residential building, business, condo or apartment, and the contents can be insured as well (or instead). For people outside the high-risk zone, flood insurance is an even better deal, because premiums are lower.
 
MYTH: Even if my house did flood, it wouldn’t be by much.
There may not be very much water, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be much damage. Only one inch of water in an average home can cause more than $25,000 in damage. 
 
 
Nominate a Lenexa Volunteer
Posted on Feb 5th, 2020 Comments (0)
 
The City of Lenexa would like to recognize individual citizens who have made significant contributions to the community through their outstanding volunteer efforts. We are looking for people who stand head and shoulders above the rest — people who have used their time and energy to make a difference in our community.
 
 
Tree Pruning
Posted on Feb 4th, 2020 Comments (0)
 
Did you know that late winter is the best time to prune trees? Pruning live tree branches during the dormant winter months encourages vigorous new growth in the spring. Don't forget that trees on your property located in the public right of way (approximately 12–15 feet from the back of the curb) are your responsibility to maintain. But the city does have the right to trim or remove these trees for safety reasons.
 
 
Super Bowl Champions!
Posted on Feb 3rd, 2020 Comments (0)
 
Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on their recent Super Bowl Championship Win!
 
Radon Kits Available
Posted on Feb 1st, 2020 Comments (0)
Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can have serious health consequences, including lung cancer, when excess levels are present in your home. 
 
Radon is prevalent in Johnson County. You can find out your home's radon level. Test kits are available through K-State Research and Extension, for $10, at 11811 S. Sunset Dr., OlatheLearn more about radon in Johnson County. You can also listen to a JoCo on the Go Podcast episode about this topic.
 
Watch For Your Appraisal In The Mail
Posted on Feb 1st, 2020 Comments (0)
 
On or before March 1, your residential and/or commercial Notice of Appraised Value will hit the mail. The statement provides your property's current and previous value, as well as the data that was used in the valuation process.
 
You can also access your NOAV online approximately one week after they are mailed. Appeals can be filed on the back of the NOAV sent to your home or online. Visit the Appraiser's Office website for more information.
 
Updated HOA Fees Past Due Policy
Posted on Jan 29th, 2020 Comments (0)
A copy of our updated Bristol Ridge and Bristol Valley HOA Fees Past Due Policy has been posted.
 
Please click here to review this update
 
Please click here for the 2020 Fee Schedule
 
Vacation Home Checks
Posted on Jan 16th, 2020 Comments (0)
If you're planning on a getaway sometime this year, remember that the Shawnee and Lenexa Police Departments offer free outside perimeter checks of your home during your absence. This checks are provided free of charge. Links to the appropriate form are below:
 
Lenexa:
 
It's always a good idea to keep several lights in your home on timers so that the home appears occupied at night. Here are some tips to keep your home and property safe during your absence:

https://www.smartertravel.com/keep-home-safe-vacation-9-essential-tips/
 
Safe Travels!
 
Snow Removal Plan
Posted on Dec 26th, 2019 Comments (0)
Both the Cities of Lenexa and Shawnee have snow removal plans in place to ensure that major arteries and secondary streets remain clear.
 
Please click below for their specific plan and the latest updates:

City of Lenexa
 
 
Snow Season Self Help Tips
Posted on Dec 18th, 2019 Comments (0)
 
Home Security and Dealing with Porch Pirates
Posted on Dec 16th, 2019 Comments (0)
Many people have a natural inclination to protect their valuables, their homes and their household. Because of this, home security is a rather popular topic of discussion for homeowners everywhere. It can be helpful to know how to make a home seem less attractive to burglars and how to take a more active role in protecting your belongings. There's no shortage of home security advice, products, and services available to homeowners at the push of a button. However, while it is prudent to assess a home's security from time to time, there's no reason to live in fear.
 
Making a home more secure is often much easier than many people think. In this guide, we address these issues as well as the habits that can be developed to make a home more secure. We'll also take a look at the growing problem of porch pirates and residential cyber crime. And finally, we'll take a closer look at the various components to consider that may be offered with a home security system.

Link to full article
 
City of Shawnee Events Calendar
Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 Comments (0)
Link to the City of Shawnee, Kansas Government calendar.
 
 
The I Like Lenexa App!
Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 Comments (0)
Here's the link and a refresher on how to obtain the "I Like Lenexa" app.
 
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Upcoming Lenexa Events
Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 Comments (0)
Here are the upcoming events scheduled in the City of Lenexa.