Mailbox Inserts

Hello, all. It’s been a busy month!   Here’s a few of the things going on in our community:

New Board Member

We’d like to all welcome Sue D. as our newest member of the Board of Directors.  She will be serving as Member At Large.      Thanks for joining, Sue!

Tree Trimming

  • Tree trimming has begun for some of the most egregious trees,  and will continue through the month of February.
  • We hope to have it done by the end of February.
  • Peppers,  Pines, and Palm trees are on the list of trees this round.


We have not yet received bids for mailboxes, so the Board does not have a decision on which direction we will be going.    Our options are:

  • Replace all mailboxes with individual locking mailboxes
  • Switch from individual mailboxes to centralized one-per-street type of locking mailboxes
  • Install locking inserts for our existing mailboxes.

With the mail theft that has been happening,  many homeowners have expressed interest in an immediate solution.     Some of us have opted to install our own locking insert.    These can be found here (the smallest size available will fit our boxes)  at The Mailbox Shoppe.   If you choose to get one of these,  save your receipt!   It will come in handy if the Board decides to use locking inserts as the solution.

I went ahead and installed one,  as have other Board members.    They’re quite simple to install.  I’ve assembled a short video here showing how I did it.

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  1. Irwin wirstlin
    4:55 pm on February 13th, 2013

    Thank you for the information. Would you mind distributing the tree trimming plan and instructions that you have given the tree service? I am just curious about which trees are trimmed, what cutting is done to preserve views and what cutting is done to prevent trees from becoming too heavy. Thanks.


  2. Victor
    12:58 am on February 16th, 2013

    Hi Irwin. We do cutting based on trees becoming heavy, not based on any view. We have about 700 trees, and do our best to keep them on a 2-3 year rotation. That results in trimming about 225-250 trees a year. Last year it was the pines and the sycamores. This year it will be a few (about 20) pines, and the rest will be the ficus, pepper, and palm trees.

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