As the seasons change, we get a lot of similar calls from campus home owners. Here are a few of our favorites for this season.
- Who are those guys in my driveway? What are they doing on my street?
- Coyotes! What should I know?
- What do all those markings on my street mean?
- Are those street lights new?
- Was that a rat? Or a raccoon?
- Can I get mulch delivered to my home?
- My pet is missing. What shall I do?
- Who decides about SH parking?
- How does neighborhood lighting work?
- How do I get on AlertSU? I don’t have a SUNet ID!
Who are those guys in my driveway? What are they doing on my street?
There have been people in the neighborhood offering to seal driveways with materials leftover from other jobs. These paving/sealing opportunists are likely scammers. The Department of Public Safety asks that if you ever have misgivings, or suspicions, concerning an offer/people coming to your door or in your yard, please call Public Safety (non-emergency) at 650-329-2413. They prefer you call as close to the time of the incident as possible so that they may be able to get to your neighborhood while the opportunists are still around. They'd like the opportunity to question any suspicious characters while they're on campus.
Coyotes! What should I know?
Visit Vector Control's site for information on living with coyotes.
What do all those markings on my street mean?
PG&E has provided this key to colors used in street markings. In most cases, markings are used to show workers where not to dig as they repair lines in our neighborhoods.
Are those street lights new?
Yes and no. Through a cooperative project between SCRL and the University, we have beautiful, high-efficiency, low-energy street lights. You may remember walking along Alvarado Row in 2012, looking up at selections A-E and voting for your favorite. The winner (E) is has been installed in our residential neighborhoods. It’s a project that involved lighting designers and engineers, installers and you. The project’s cost was funded jointly by Stanford and SCRL.
Can I get mulch delivered to my home?
Yes! PeninsulaSanitary Services, Inc.(PSSI) can bring you compost or woodchips. Call 650-321-4236 to discuss or place an order. The fee will be added to your residential PSSI bill.
Who decides about SH parking?
Neighborhood parking can be open to all or reserved for resident/SH permit holders. It’s almost always decided by individual neighborhoods. Here’s how it works. University Parking and Transportation Safety survey the neighborhood. If 60% of a neighborhood votes for SH parking, it will be enacted with signs and permits. Less than that, it remains unrestricted.
How does neighborhood lighting work?
Lights on the residential campus have been updated (in the last couple of years) to reflect changes in technology that require less energy. Typically, a street has lights, if they were installed at the time homes were built. The protocol in our neighborhood was that intersections were illuminated. Some lucky streets had a few more sprinkled along the sidewalks when the streets were originally developed.