Manager Sherri Giles’ updated the Board of Directors on topics including the electrical upgrade project, building maintenance, garage inspections, laundry machine maintenance, landscaping work, an increase in the cost of Wynstan security screen doors, metal window frame replacements, and LADWP lamp replacements.
Village Green and our contractor, Triple C, have confirmed that the electrical panels in four of Building 92’s eight units are in non-code-compliant locations. Meanwhile, Architectural Resources Group (ARG) has drafted an initial solution for modernizing essential electrical infrastructure for various building types.
Residential Building Painting, Insulation, and Carpentry
This project is tentatively scheduled to start in June for buildings 2, 17, 21, 23, 51, 53, 55. 65, 92, and 96. Residents of these buildings will receive a detailed schedule.
Residents who did not allow inspections or did not correct violations by April 21st will receive Notices of Hearing.
Laundry Machine Maintenance
WASH arrived a day earlier than scheduled to perform deep cleaning and installation of machines and finished a day later than planned. Coordination of both projects required intensive effort from VG Management to ensure residents had minimal inconvenience and that the machines were fully functional. Ms. Giles said Management will continue monitoring the machines’ performance and the company’s service responses.
With the rains over and the earth no longer saturated, the company returned to its mowing schedule and attempts to remove the weeds from beds, sidewalks, and service roads. Three irrigation mainlines had been broken, two due to tree removals.
Trees Carlberg Associates’ inspections of trees in courts 7, 8, and 9 and rapid visual assessment walk-through of the property did not disclose any trees needing immediate action. They recommended two trees for removal and replacement – a declining Brazilian pepper and a young black locust that has succumbed to a beetle infestation.
Wynstan Security Screen Door Price Increase
The company informed Management that it has raised its price for the pre-approved screen door from $1,375 to $1,607, including taxes and installation.
A contractor inspected the windows in one unit and informed Management that they do not meet Title 24 energy requirements because of their metal frames, which allow too much energy transfer. Double-glazing may help in meeting a portion of the requirements. The Office will meet with the LA Office of Historic Resources to determine whether, as an historic property, Village Green is subject to Title 24.
Management is considering an itemized proposal from the DWP to replace lamps which could result in substantial energy savings of up to 65% for some structures, including maintenance buildings, the Clubhouse, and inside and outside the laundry rooms. Warranty expiration and replacement of the lamps must be clarified.