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Twice a year, I am required to drive around our subdivision and inspect for working yard lights.  If the light is out, we send a preprinted post card notification.  If the light remains out after 30-days, we start a monthly fine violation which requires mailing, tracking, and follow up.

Keeping a updated lot owner address list is always a challenge.  Several subdivision addresses are rentals with different owners address.  Correspondence requires sending to the owner address with reference to the subdivision address violation.  Follow up inspections on the non-working yard lights and maintaining those records is work.  The whole process of printing address labels, keeping track of everything requires a lot of effort.  The subdivision has 400 homes and we typically have 50 to 70 non-working yard light violations to contend with.

I would like to find an off the shelf solution that would manage inspection record keeping and mailings.  Seems like it might be a Microsoft Access application however that would have to be developed.  Looking for suggestions.
Lance McGrewRETIREDAsked:
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
This expert suggested creating a Gigs project.
I seem to remember a similar question a while back.

 In any case, your talking about a fair amount of work.   I am not aware of anything off-hand that would fill your needs that is already written.

I would suggest farming the project out with gigs.  If your going to do it yourself, then ask more specific/focused questions to get it done.

Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
If you decide to forge ahead, you might be able to use something like a Property Management template. This would at least give you the base tables (assuming they're properly normalized, of course).

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Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
Property Management software idea was the area (now obvious) I was looking for.  Thank you.
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