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HOW TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

Getting acquainted with your neighbors is one of the best ways to become a contributing member of the community. Start early by introducing yourself once you have moved in, and let your neighbors know you are open to discussing any issues that may arise. Knowing your neighbors will be beneficial for community safety, support and unification.

BE INVOLVED WITH CITY COUNCIL

West Lafayette City Council meetings occur on the first Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are currently held in the Morton Community Center, located at 222 N. Chauncey Ave. in West Lafayette.

LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS

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SNOW REMOVAL

We can get a lot of snow here, and that can mean a lot of slipping and sliding. That’s why snow or ice must be removed from the sidewalk within six hours after daylight and after the snow has stopped falling. Some landlords may take on this responsibility, while others may require you to break out your own shovel. Check with your landlord to be sure.

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PETS

Sure, your pet is cute, but it still has to stay on a leash or within a secure fence while outside. And you are responsible for the removal of pet waste.

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LAWN CARE

If you are responsible for maintaining your yard, remember: Lawns must be kept at a height below 10 inches. And keep shrubs and trees trimmed and free of dead or dangerous branches.

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PATIO FURNITURE

Sometimes, there is nothing that says “college” more than that velvet couch on the porch. But be aware that any furniture on your porch or in your yard must be designed for outdoor use. Contrary to popular belief, upholstered furniture is not permitted for outdoor use.