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Welcome to the official web site for the Ponds West Community.  We are an architecturally controlled community of 163 homesites located in Carmel, Indiana.  Our community offers many amenities including a community swimming complex, tennis and basketball facilities, and several scenic common areas.  Additionally, we have several community wide social events held throughout the course of the year.  We look forward to your visit to our community and our web site.
 
 
Ponds West Swim Team Information can be found under the “Pool” tab in the members section.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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~ News ~
State Police Scam Alert
Posted on Apr 20th, 2015
 
Sunday April 19, 2015, 10:47 PM
Indiana State Police-Headquarters - Statewide
 
Community: Scam Alert about Fraudulent Caller Alleging to be IRS Agent Threatening Legal Action

Dear Nixle User,
Indianapolis – The IRS calling scam is making the rounds through Indiana again.  As with past warnings on alleged government representatives calling to threaten immediate jailing for not cooperating with the person calling, please remember to NEVER give personal information to the caller.  Such personal information to never give over the phone to an unverified caller would include:
·         Bank Account Numbers
·         Social Security Number
·         Birth Date
·         Credit Card Numbers
The most recent scam involves this phone number: 347-389-0029
Citizens should keep in mind that the phone numbers will change frequently.  Whenever you receive a call claiming legal action is pending, or any of the hundreds of various scams that have the common thread of trying to get people to part with large sums of money, you can be certain the call is fraudulent.
A quick check citizens can make to confirm if a phone number is associated with a scam it to type the phone number into your favorite search engine.  You’ll typically see the number has been reported as being associated to scam activity.
Regrettably, these scams nearly always trace back to a foreign country and it is virtually impossible to successfully prosecute the persons responsible for these criminal acts.  Unfortunately these scams will continue as long as a percentage of the population responds by sending money to the scammers.
When an unsolicited call comes to your home, business of cell phone and has the common factors of being threatening and demanding money, be assured that 99.9% of the time it is a scam.  Just hang-up.  They won’t call back.  They will just move on to the next number looking for someone to victimize.
For more details on IRS scams, visit this website: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Warns-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam
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BURSTEN
Contact Information:
Capt. David Bursten
Public Information
317-232-0064
DBursten@isp.in.gov
 
Note from the DNR on Coyotes
Posted on Dec 16th, 2013

NOTE FROM DNR:
 
Coyotes near homes are becoming a regular occurrence in many locations.  Although DNR staff is unable to provide assistance to actually help remove animals, we can offer advice on prevention and control of existing problems.    Because coyote populations are doing so well, and because they are quite resilient, removing problem coyotes only temporarily solves the problem as different coyotes usually come in to fill the vacant territory.  As a way to prevent negative conflicts between property owners and coyotes, we have the following information and suggestions (green type) on our website - www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/.  Here is the direct link - http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/5688.htm.  It would be good to share this info with your neighbors.
 
Coyotes are opportunistic foragers that will consume anything of nutritional value. Coyotes primarily feed on small mammals, even in urban environments, but they will not tu  rn down an easy meal, nor will they pass up a free meal of artificial food sources. They will scavenge exposed garbage or other refuse, and may even kill and consume house cats and small dogs.
 
Prevention and Control
Feed pets indoors whenever possible; pick up leftovers if feeding outdoors and store pet and livestock feed where it's inaccessible to wildlife Eliminate water bowls and other artificial water sources (if possible).
Position bird feeders in a location that is less likely to attract small animals or bring the feeders in at night (to keep coyotes from feeding on the bird food or the other animals).
Do not discard edible garbage where coyotes can get to it. Secure garbage containers Trim and clean shrubbery near ground level to reduce hiding cover for coyotes or their prey Do not allow pets to run free and provide secure nighttime housing for them If you start seeing coyotes around your home, discourage them by shouting, making loud noises or throwing rocks but N  EVER corner a coyote- always give the coyote a free escape route.
If, after reading the above material, you would like to discuss coyote behaviors in more detail you can call or e-mail your local DFW District Wildlife Biologist or the Furbearer Biologist.  Hamilton County is a part of the District 7 wildlife biologists' area; his name is Rick Peercy (info below).
 
Rick Peercy
Prophetstown State Park
4112 E. SR 225
West Lafayette, IN 47906 (765) 567-2152
Email: rpeercy@dnr.IN.gov
 
Furbearer Biologist (Bloomington field office) Shawn Rossler
(812) 334-1137
srossler@dnr.in.gov
 
Also, the DNR also licenses individuals to provide nuisance wild animal control services to the public. Find one near you at:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw-Licensed_Nuisance_Wild_Animal_Control_Ops_byCounty.pdf.
 
Patti
DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife
 
Help with Solicitors
Posted on Jun 21st, 2012

Any solicitors must have a permit issued by the City of Carmel in order to sell.  Ask to see a copy of the permit.  If you feel threatened or see suspicious activity, please contact the Carmel Police Department at: 317-571-2500.


 
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