WASHING MACHINE MAINTENANCE
WASH agreed to replace the two poorly functioning machines in late December or early January, depending upon inventory availability; the remaining troublesome machines would be replaced as inventory became available in the first quarter of 2023. The contract states that the machines will be replaced only with those of comparable age, or factory-reconditioned machines.
Note: For residents hoping for a large laundromat-style washer, a VG/WASH walkaround confirmed it would not be feasible, due to space limitations, and likely complications with drain lines and dryer venting.
The crew reported hand-pruning large shrubs, weeding planter beds, cleaning out berms, and mulching newly planted trees as 2022 came to a close. They detailed courts 14-17 and hoped to be in courts 1-3 in January.
Village Green horticulturalist Carol Bornstein paid her semi-annual visit in November and emphasized the continuing importance of adequately watering new plantings. During her walk, she noted several badly pruned plants - including jagged cuts, unsightly stubs, and unnecessary removal of lower branches – with conspicuous dead branches overlooked.
Carlberg Associates inspected the property last November. They found no emergency action needed but recommended 11 trees for removal and replacement. Reasons included branch failures, severe infections, wood-rotting fungi, and the invasive shot hole borer mentioned in last month’s report.