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Frontier Heights is one of those communities that city officials, police, fire, and citizens are looking to improve.
Improvement can start with something as simple as getting to know your neighbor.
“People should get out and meet their neighbors -- get to know your neighbors,” said Mike Jones, former homeowners association president of Frontier Heights.
Jones and about a dozen or so homeowners attended an open house meeting to celebrate the opening of Frontier Heights newly remodeled community center to learn and talk about upcoming events in their neighborhood.
Code enforcement is something City Administrator Jan Berg hopes to see improve.
“Cindy (with the Lake Stevens Police and Code Enforcement) has done a great job with tagging and getting junk cars hauled out of here,” said Jones.
Frontier Heights is no different than many other homeowners’ associations when it comes to issues within its community.
Some of the issues or problems that were mentioned were general lawn care and maintenance of homes, speeding, delinquent homeowner dues, public area maintenance including hiring a landscape company, and police drive-bys.
“I would like to see more of a police presence. When we were being annexed we saw more of a police presence here, but since the annexation it’s slowed down a bit,” Jones commented.
With the 260 plus homes in the association and the many shops, churches, fitness clubs and restaurants nearby, Frontier Heights has the potential of being much greater than it is.
“People need to take more pride, they need to have pride of ownership,” Jones said.
Though he has stepped down from the homeowners association board, Jones says that this is where he lives, and he plans on being a pro-active homeowner and wishes others would follow and do what it takes to clean-up the neighborhood and make it a better place to live.
“People just need to get out and meet their neighbors,” Jones said again. “That’s what I do.”