RHENA has a Listserv (email list) for residents, home owners & business owners in Richland Heights East. If you would like to be added to the list, or be removed, or have your email address changed, you can email the list manager. See Listserv User Guidelines for rules governing participation in the RHENA Listserv.
The Listserv was created to allow the residents of RHE to communicate with each other without having to know everybody's email addresses. The list was set up so that only people who are members of the list can send email to it (this helps prevent spam), and only the list manager can view the email addresses (this protects your privacy).
The list can be used for RHE residents to keep each other informed of criminal and suspicious activity in the neighborhood.
If you see suspicious vehicles in the neighborhood or suspicious people wandering the streets, report them to the list. If you have suspicious people come to your door, report them to the list. Please report general location, date & time, and as detailed a description as possible. And don't forget to report all suspicious activity to 9-1-1. When suspicious activity is reported to 911, the information gathered may help the police identify people involved in criminal activity (burglary, vandalism, etc) by matching information about suspicious activity to a crime.
If someone comes to your door soliciting money, asking for work, etc, and you're not sure they are legitimate, you can ask the list and maybe somebody will know. Don't give money or information to someone who comes to your door unless you initiated the contact. Ask them to leave their contact information with you and call to check them out.
If you are a victim of a break-in or attempted break-in, please report to the Listserv (AFTER calling 9-1-1).
The list can be used to report lost and/or found pets and attempt to reunite them with their owners.
The list can also be used to share ideas, discuss issues, ask questions, request & make recommendations, etc.
You can discuss the presence of a bobcat or other wildlife (and send pictures if you have them).
You can ask if there are any teenagers in the neighborhood who would like to babysit, pet sit or house sit.
You can ask for, or make, a recommendation for a good, honest, dependable handyman, house cleaner, yard worker, car repair shop, etc.
You can offer your services to the neighborhood (but please, no commercial advertising).
To email this group, use firstname.lastname@example.org. We suggest adding the email address to your Address Book so you don't have to remember it. You must send the mail from the account that is on the list.
In certain instances a member can be removed from the list, or their account can be set to moderated. Examples include, but are not limited to:
A person's email is hacked and spam is being sent from their email account to the list.
A topic has gone on so long that people ask that it come to an end, and the list moderator asks that the topic be dropped, but the a person continues to post on the topic.
A topic being discussed on the list becomes contentious.
A member posts inappropriate information, or libels or threatens a someone.
When a member's account is set to moderated, all email from them must be approved by the list moderator before it is forwarded to the list.
All issues of the RHENA newsletter are sent to the listserv. The City pays for printing and mailing one issue per year to all addresses in the neighborhood. We use that to mail the fall issue, which contains the announcement of the RHENA Annual Meeting, so it will reach ALL residents, even those who are not on the listserv.