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Updated list of Contact Info

Here’s a handy list for you, compliments of your friendly neighborhood association.

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January 25, 2016 at 10:55 pm Leave a comment

Reporting Power Outages is Easier than Ever

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To enhance customer service, particularly during inclement weather, the City of Tallahassee’s Your Own Utilities has made it even easier for citizens to report electric outages and stay informed about outages in their area.

Customers can report power outages using or the City’s app, DigiTally. On, customers can now simply select the “Report an Electric Outage” link featured on the bottom right of the website’s homepage. By clicking the link, customers will be taken to the outage reporting page where they can now view a map that shows reported outages. Customers can also enter their address and phone number to report an outage.

Another option is the City’s mobile app, DigiTally. Using the app’s new “Electric Outage” feature, customers can report the address impacted and receive updates as the issue is resolved. The app also allows users to view the new outage map. Existing DigiTally users are encouraged to refresh the app to ensure that they have the latest updates and this new feature.

“We understand that convenience is important, especially during a power outage,” said Reese Goad, General Manager of Utility Services “Customers can use their smartphone or tablet to report an outage. Additionally, we believe residents will appreciate the digital map showing outages and be reassured utility crews are working to restore them.”

Customers can still contact Your Own Utilities by phone at 891.4YOU (4968). All outage reports received by phone or online are automatically routed to the electric outage management system, which helps quickly assign and dispatch work crews at all hours.

With DigiTally, residents can also quickly and easily pay their utility bill, report issues such as graffiti or a broken street light and much more. The convenient mobile app is free and available for download at theApp Store and Google Play.

For more information about Your Own Utilities, visit or call 891.4YOU (4968). During storms, information is also available at

September 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

Neighborhood Watch Notice

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Several incidents of late involving thefts, a robbery and an attempted robbery are unfortunate reminders of the need to be mindful and vigilant regarding suspicious activity in the neighborhood.

Send an email or call TPD to report suspicious activity.  Also, send an email to seminolemanorNA ^at^ gmail *dot* com if you have any information on the recent crimes.  Please inform your neighbors as well.

November 12, 2014 at 7:05 pm 1 comment

Neighborhood Association mtg notes

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Oct 25, 2014

Seminole Manor Neighborhood Association, Inc. is a a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to improve the quality of life for residents of Seminole Manor.  Major activities include Neighborhood Watch, neighborhood clean-ups, block parties, the community garden, and The Front Porch Library.  Participation is voluntary.  Funding comes solely from grants and donations.  Donations are accepted at any time by cash or check.  Credit card donations can be made online using the “donate” button on our website.  You do not have to be a PayPal user to use the secure donation portal.


To Alex Z for median weeding, garden maintenance, installation of the entryway fence, and installation of the new landscaped bed in the Community Garden

To Robin S for design assistance with the new landscaped bed in the Community Garden

To Chip for help with garden irrigation

To Adrian for watering and planting in the common areas and for daily roadway trash pickup

To Holley for daily roadway trash pickup

To Sally for donuts for the Garden workday and Neighborhood Clean-up


Neighborhood Watch – always call the Police or Sheriff’s Office if you notice something suspicious, ask to have contact with the officer

Dogs – have to be on a leash and under owner control when off your property, have to be current with rabies vaccination

Code enforcement – makes regular sweeps through the neighborhood, keep front yards and porches tidy, maintain fences, take care of broken vehicles and downed trees


Provide your email address and get on our listserv

Visit our websites             http://seminolemanor.wordpress *dot* {com}
http://SMNACommunityGarden.wordpress ^dot^ |com|
http://thefrontporchlibrary “dot” -com-

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October 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

School’s out for summer

photo credit Rob Buenaventura (Creative Commons license, some rights reserved)

photo credit Rob Buenaventura (Creative Commons license, some rights reserved)

Each year, we send out the following reminder.  So, this year, we’ll keep it short and simple.
School’s Out + Teenage and Pre-Teen Boredom + Lack of Supervision = Potential Increase in Crime
A couple of reports have already come in of children going through mailboxes (which is a federal offense) and a lot of on-street gathering by young people who seem to have little intention of getting out of the way of passing motorists.  
If you see something fishy, call TPD and/or the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
PLEASE NOTE that there is a new non-emergency phone number.  It is 606-5800.  If it is an emergency, continue to call 911.
You will also probably witness young people staying up and out well beyond normal bed times.  If this becomes a nuisance, call the numbers above.  If you are the parent or guardian of these children, please remind then that (unfortunately) most of us don’t get a summer break.  So, we still have to get up and go to work the next day and sleep is pretty important.  
Here are some additional helpful hints to protect your property:
  • Be sure to lock and deadbolt all doors 
  • Secure windows that might be easily  pried open
  • Set door and window alarms
  • Remove all valuables from your car and lock its doors and windows
  • Do not leave items you want to keep unsecured on your lawn, porch, etc.

Take care.

June 3, 2014 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Spring Break Safety Tips from TPD

  • Make sure your home or apartment is left secure. Check all doors and windows to make sure they are closed and locked. Put interior lights and radios on timers.
  • If you leave your car in your driveway or parking lot, park in a well-lit area. Remove all valuables and lock your car!
  • If you have small valuables in the apartment take them with you (laptops, Ipads, etc.)
  • Tell a friend or relative where you’re going and when you’ll be back.
  • Have your cell phone and extra cash on hand in case of an emergency. Don’t forget your cell phone charger.
  • Allow yourself plenty of travel time. Don’t drive when you’re tired or have been drinking.
  • Keep a record of serial numbers on your electronics in the event they are stolen. You can register with LeadsOnline for free to keep track of your property at

March 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm Leave a comment

Burglary Updates

As you know, there have been a string of burglaries in Seminole Manor over the last several months, and although this mirrors a bigger trend across Tallahassee, it may not make you feel any better. However . . . .

We are happy to report that the Tallahassee Police Department has made an arrest in connection with some of the burglaries in Seminole Manor. It’s possible these individuals may be linked to other burglaries, but there is no way to make that connection. Regardless, this is definitely good news.

Of course, there is always a BUT . . . . . Just because this arrest has been made, it does not mean that you should be less alert about your surroundings and your home security. The individuals arrested were responsible for some of the burglaries but not all. As it was pointed out, criminals can be like roaches. For everyone you see, there may be several more you don’t.

Continue to monitor your surroundings and report suspicious activity immediately. Some of you have asked how to recognize suspicious activity. TPD has provided a document which will help.   We’ve posted it here.

Lastly, TPD has put in a request to have two new “Neighborhood Watch” signs installed in the neighborhood. This is one of the topics that was raised during our last meeting. We will certainly want to install more, but this is progress.

February 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

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