The Stone Meadows Neighborhood Association (SMNA) is on Madison's far southwest side. It covers an area south of County Highway PD and east of Maple Grove Road. There is a mix of residential housing (including single family, condos, duplexes, and apartments), businesses (Pick 'n Save, Walgreens, and several others), two city parks, a conservancy area, St. Mary's Nursing Care Center, and Capitoland Christian Center.
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A note from our neighborhood designated patrol officer
Please make sure car doors are locked. Some people will say they have lived in that area for 10,15, 20 years and have never had to do that. Regardless, it is important to do that, so make sure people make a point to check each night that their car doors are locked.Make sure nothing of value is in plain sight. If someone sees an iphone, ipad, laptop in the vehicle, car doors locked or unlocked, that could be a situation where someone WOULD go to the trouble of smashing a car window to get that item. Actually, nothing of value should be left in a vehicle regardless if it is visible or not from the outside. Even loose change might be enough for someone to force entry into a vehicle, so that should not be in the vehicle as well.
With no exaggeration at all, 99% of thefts from autos would not happen if the above two things are done all the time. I just hate to see it when good, honest, hard working people go to their cars in the morning to start their day and find items (most of the time expensive items), stolen from their cars. The other night, two items taken from unlocked vehicles were a $400 camera, and some pretty expensive earrings. The owners of the earrings and camera got their items back.
Please do not think that your neighborhood has become “bad” or anything like that. These theft from autos happen in all of our neighborhoods, because it is usually done by juveniles or young adults that live in the area where the thefts are happening. I will say I have another neighborhood in the area I patrol that would be the last place most people would think theft from autos occur, but they do. Again, you live in a very nice area, where quite a few of our officers live as well. I just want it to be that if someone were to try 100 cars in that general area, that all were locked and no items of value can be seen in the vehicle. All of the other officers I work with are very aware of that issue and we are constantly patrolling that area.
Police Officer Ryan Gibson
KNOW YOUR COVENANTS!
Before starting a new project in your yard (ex: - installing a fence, building a shed, etc.) please make sure you consult your home covenants. It is important to understand the covenant and other deeds restrictions that are in place for your home and zone you are located. The covenant should also specify what types of materials are allowed for a fence, how tall the fence should be, if you are allowed to install a Satellite dishes or solar panels, etc. By doing so, you will avoid costly mistakes, upsetting your neighbors and/or paying expensive fees to the city.
Every home owner should have a copy of the covenants. If you do not have one, do not assume there are no restrictive covenants. The local courthouse will have one copy of your covenants available for you.
After checking your covenants to make sure you are allowed to proceed with your project, you must submit the project to the SMNA Architectural Committee, and also as a courtesy, talk to your immediate neighbors about your plans.
Homeowners must submit a review to the Architectural Committee for:
Bi-Monthly meetings are held at 7:00pm on the second Monday of odd months at the Fitchburg Super Target cafe. Our annual meeting is typically held the second Monday in May. A posting will be made to indicate when and where the meeting will be held.
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