C6 February 12, 2009 www.FortHoodSentinel.com
Actus, Fort Hood answer Family housing questions
their Primary Care Facility to have is at their lowest population levels of Refer to Fort Hood Regulation that a situation may be warranted;
their doctor order the test. Your the year. Coyotes are not a threat to 210-48, Installation Housing Com- leaders, along with appropriate agen-
PCF routes the request through the humans. Appropriate precautions munity Standards, for guidelines cies or law enforcement, will visit
My house has been vandalized Allergy Clinic at DAMC who then include keeping all garbage secured regarding control and supervision of quarters on or off the Installation to
twice in the last few months. alerts us of the request and provides in a container with a tight-fitting lid, children. The regulation states that ensure the health, welfare and safety
When we called the military us with a date their personnel will be bringing in pet food at night, and children must be supervised, either of those involved is being considered
police they did nothing to out to test the house. This may seem keeping small pets indoors at night. at all times, or not to exceed various and maintained. Such visits are war-
resolve this issue even though like it will take a length of time, but it timeframes, depending on the age ranted due to reports of neglect or
the girl admitted to it. is for the benefit of the resident. Due Why is it that on Fort Hood only of the child. Report unsupervised criminal activity, or of other situa-
to the various types of mold spores Senior Officer housing (Patton children to your Community Life tions that do not bring good credit or
The Provost Marshall Office is in the air, the hospital would like to Village) do not have to pay NCO, or contact the Military Police, reflect favorably upon the unit or the
unable to find any records of this ensure they identify exactly what type for fencing, when E-1 through at 287-2176. If neglect is suspected, United States Military.
incident with the limited information of mold spore may be in the house residents should contact the Child
Captain has to pay for fencing in
provided. PMO asks that the caller that will affect the Family. The Point Protective Services at 287-1763. Clearing a house, why do we
contact them at 415-5767, so they of Contact for information related to their respective villages?
have to hire some contract and
can perform a complete investiga- this is the Department of Preventive Currently, many neighborhoods When can we get better housing why can’t I clean my house.
tion of the complaint. If you or any Medicine at 288-1056. other than officer housing have fenc- for CSMs/SGMs? Was charged a fee and that is
resident sees a crime or unresolved ing provided. In fact, Actus has spent
issue, we want you to know about It has become an increasing over $1.8 million on new fencing The newly expanded Wainwright
“Operation Shift Fire.” This allows problem that I think the for enlisted neighborhoods. There is development currently under con- Residents have the option to clean
you to report in an anonymous man- command needs to look into. a strategic plan already in place to struction near the East Gate will con- their home, contract with a private
ner to the police, issues such as, child Soldiers are not paying on the address the fence issue. Installation sist of limited housing for Command vendor or have Actus clean their
neglect, spouse abuse, uncontrolled/ is nearing completion in Comanche Sergeants Major. All other Sergeants house upon clearing. However, there
last two months of their rent
barking animals and any other viola- III. The current plan has permanent Major will be housed in Comanche II are cleaning standards that must
tions of FH Regulations. You can downtown. fences for every home on Fort Hood depending on availability of housing be met. Cleaning charges may be
report at 254-618-8477. Landlords and property manage- to be provided by Actus. at the time they arrive. assessed if those standards are not
ment companies may contact the met if you clean your own house. If
Could we have speed bumps Housing Services Office when a Sol- Why replace all the fences in I have an issue with you contract or have Actus clean your
placed throughout the dier is delinquent in payments. A Comanche III when all that maintenance and the electric house, they are responsible for meet-
neighborhood in order to Housing Manager will in turn contact money could have been put to a bills when we live in inefficient ing these standards, not you.
control speeding? the Soldier’s unit, or Rear Detach- better use; like fixing problems housing with drafts in the
ment unit, for assistance in contact- Are we building new day cares
in the houses. windows. I can’t afford to heat
Speed bumps are not permitted ing the Soldier or spouse. The unit in the housing areas?
to be installed, because they inter- will then contact the Soldier’s 1st Fencing was a quality of life issue or cool my house.
fere with emergency vehicles response Sgt./Commander where he or she is that is raised at many meetings and Baselines are determined using the Construction is expected to begin
time, jeopardize the safety and well deployed, and encourage him or her Army Family Action Planning over Department of Energy II model crite- on three new child developments
being of residents, and causes damage to make payment arrangements with the years. That said, if there are prob- ria that includes, but is not limited to, centers in 2009. The first facility is
to the vehicles the equipment. the landlord/property management lems in a specific home these should the following: Age of home, type of anticipated to open by Spring 2010.
company. be taken care of by our Maintenance material used in construction, square
The new fences and paint jobs team. Call Maintenance at 532- footage, number of bedrooms, sea- Residents living in housing are
are nice and costly as well, but Is there a way to even the bar 3133. sonal weather conditions, appliance not on housing list. Frequent
what about the plumbing leaks, as far as the “rent” we pay in energy efficiency and capacity, light unauthorized people staying in
black mold, lack of insulation, housing? Ticketing for turning porch fixtures, windows, insulation, and housing.
lights on prior to dusk hours over 170 specific structural, mechani-
and foundation problems. We
In order to maintain homes, pro- when personal schedule cal, and environmental factors. If you Residents are strongly encouraged
are told to conserve energy but vide amenities and new homes, Actus continue to have concerns regarding to contact their Community Life
that is hard to do with little to requires returning home after
is provided the residents’ Basic Allow- your electric bill, please contact your NCO if they suspect unauthorized
no insulation in our houses. dark. This is a security issue.
ance for Housing (different amounts community manager to perform an guest are residing in housing. If
Actus is dedicated to providing depending on pay grade and area). This policy is to conserve our natu- audit on your home. the CLNCO does not respond, con-
exceptional service; however, we do ral resources for us and our future tact the Installation Community Life
have challenges in some of the older On the last redeployment for generation. What are temp housing options Officer, 553-3348, or the Housing
housing areas. Specific concerns are the 4th Inf. Div. the single other than KLW hall? Operations NCO, 553-3347.
better answered on an individual Soldiers were allowed to rent What are the policies on 4
basis. Anytime a resident does not an apartment or house and live bedroom homes? Some bigger On-Post temporary housing is pro- What is defined as an
feel they received the service they homes seem vacant or have vided at Keith Ware Hall, the Poxon emergency maintenance?
off base. Will they have this as
should have received, please contact smaller families in them. House, and at Buildings 5786, 5788,
your Community Manager immedi- an option again? 5790, and 5792. There are many EMERGENCIES (30-Minute
ately to inform him/her of the issue; The 4th Infantry Division is Our policy is one bedroom per good motels/hotels which provide off Response Time)
or you can kindly contact us at www. returning and then relocating to Fort child based on availability. Excep- post temporary housing. In addition, 1. Water leak that is flooding
forthoodfh.com where we are always Carson; the Soldiers who elect and tions to this policy are based on the there are several agencies who rent the house, i.e., busted pipe (damage
happy to hear from you and will are approved to remain at Fort Hood needs of the Family. If you suspect furnished apartment- like housing off to unit), Small leaks get a 24 hour
respond promptly. will be assigned to another unit at a home is abandoned, please contact post on a temporary basis. A list of response.
Fort Hood. The Barracks Utilization your Community Manager and/or all on and off post available lodg- 2. A broken faucet where it
I am just curious as to the for the Brigade that the Soldier will be Community Life NCO as soon as ing, to include temporary lodging, will not turn off and running faster
reasoning behind not allowing reassigned to will determine whether possible. is available at the Housing Services than the drain can handle and may
housing residents to store a they can go off post or remain in the Office, and listings are also available overflow. (damage to unit)
boat in their driveways. barracks. We will make every effort Is the housing near East Gate on the Fort Hood DPW Web site. 3. Loss of power to the entire
to accommodate Soldiers in barracks being built for more troops? unit and /or to refrigerator and there
The homes and neighborhoods are who have a short time until PCS. What is the regulation for off- is no way to run an extension cord to
not designed to accommodate boats No, these new units will replace post privately owned housing the refrigerator.
and RV’s and they often create safety We live in Chaffee Village, existing units scheduled for demoli- and where can you get a copy 4. Failed refrigerator or freezer.
hazards on our roads. The other and were told last year that tion in the near future. of the reg? 5. Gas leak inside/outside
reason is for the preservation of neat we would not be here very quarters.
and orderly villages as directed by the long because we would be Can we increase MP patrols There is not a regulation that gov- 6. Sparks and/or smoke from
Commanding General. There are to catch speeders in the erns or states that off-post housing an electrical fixture or outlet.
moving into new housing that
facilities on post operated by MWR village? When are we building will be inspected. However, Com- 7. Sewage spill.
that can accommodate these items. was being built. When will we mand Policy 600-200 governs leaders 8. No Air Conditioning to the
in command positions and specifi- unit when the resident is on the
I would like to know why when Improvements and the rebuilding Patrols can be temporarily cally refers to good order and disci- Medical List.
asked to have my home tested of Chaffee Village is one of Lt. Gen. increased in specific areas to reduce pline within their assigned personnel 9. Carbon monoxide detectors
for mold I am being denied to Rick Lynch’s top priorities. The speeding. Residents are encouraged which does not end at the gate or end going off or not operating.
do so? decision on Chaffee renovation versus to take advantage of DES’s new pro- of the duty day. The Total Army 10. Smoke detector inoperable
reconstruction is under review at the gram, “Operation Shift Fire”, by call- Family Program is also found in this or going off.
There are established procedures in Department of the Army level. Once ing 618-8477 to report speeding in policy and talks about leaders being 11. Loss of heat to home when
place to get a home tested. Indus- the decision is final, all residents will your area. At the present time, side- engaged to make sure the quality the temperature outside is 40 degrees
trial Hygiene, the Fort Hood agency be notified. This is, in reality, a long walks are only installed during new of life for Soldiers and their Family or less.
responsible for conducting testing for term project that may take a number construction or during renovation of members is maintained at all levels. 12. Clogged commodes, if the
mold inside the home, is part of Dar- of years. the village. Leaders periodically check the resi- only commode and/or all commodes
nall Army Medical Center. There is dence of their Soldiers to ensure they are clogged (possible yard line) or
a Memorandum of Agreement with I live in Comanche III and am When will we get post are living in substantial dwellings and only commode does not work.
the hospital to conduct the test for concerned with the pack of transportation? not in harm’s way or in less than 13. Clogged sinks, only if all
Actus. Part of the test is evaluat- coyotes that live in the wooded desirable locations or substandard liv- sinks are clogged at the same time.
ing the Family to see what type of area behind our house. Fort Hood has a new service offer- ing conditions. Unit leaders do not 14. Vertebrate pest or snakes
antigens they are allergic to in order ing free shuttle service. See complete inspect anyone’s quarters, but pay and/or swarming bees/hornets or
for the test to be validated. Once a Coyotes are highly adaptable pred- story on Page B6. courtesy visits to validate locations wasps are inside of unit, contact Pest
resident has requested a mold test be ators and scavengers. During winter, (strip maps), phone rosters, meet the Control Immediately.
done on their house, they are given a the coyote’s natural prey (rats, mice, Small children are running all Family members, etc. However, on
copy of the memorandum to take to snakes, rabbits, raccoons, opossums) over the place. notification of creditable information See Town Hall, C7
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