As home inspectors from the Massachusetts-based Vision Government Solutions make their way around the Rye Neck section of Mamaroneck this week as part of the Town of Rye's multiyear property inspection program, many residents may be hesitant to open their doors after last week's incidents in which several people impersonated water company employees to gain entry to homes.
In light of this, Village of Mamaroneck (VOM) Mayor Norm Rosenblum has sent out identification information for each inspector which includes their names, pictures, ID#s and vehicle information. This can be accessed by clicking to the right of this article.
"It is advisable to make sure you are aware and request proof of identity of anyone who requests to enter your home. Most important is to impress upon any children that they should not open the door for anyone when they are alone or they should call their parent/guardian to answer the door," said Rosenblum in an email to the press.
According to a notice posted on the VOM website:
Data collectors will collect specific information about a property, such as the type of building construction materials, the number of stories, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc... They will also measure the outside perimeter of the residence/building and any other structures on your property.
They will NOT be collecting any information on personal property, such as furniture, or appliances, will not be taking interior photographs and do not concern themselves with the tidiness of your home. The inspection will typically take 15 to 20 minutes and you are encouraged to accompany the data collector during the inspection.
Inspectors will come by during the day and early evening hours; if you are not home when inspectors come, you can contact Vision Government Solutions to make an appointment at another time.
According to Rosenblum, the following areas will be covered by the inspectors:
North Barry Avenue and Phillips Park Road bordered by East Boston Post Road and Jefferson Avenue within this boundary: Halstead Avenue, Anita Lane, Hinman Place, Ward Avenue, Spruce Street, Dubois, Tompkins Avenue, Pine Street, Walnut Street, Brook Street, Linden Place, Orchard Street, Union Avenue, Melbourne Avenue, Beach Avenue, Barry Avenue, Grade Street and Jefferson Street.
For additional information on the property inspection, please visit the Town of Rye website here.