The long-awaited electrical project was launched in July with pilot Building 91. Existing electrical subpanels, outlets, switches, and wiring to all appliances and light fixtures are being replaced. The intention of the pilot project is to uncover the challenges in each building, and to develop best practices; this has already proven to be the case with Building 91. Work is projected to last eight weeks, with kitchens taking the most time.
The Board is considering the best course of action regarding Fannie Mae's recent decision to place Village Green on its ineligible list. In researching this item, the Board and Management learned that safety has become a heightened concern in light of the apartment building collapse in Surfside, FL, in 2021. The Association’s legal counsel provided information for the Board to review during executive session. Additionally, Ross Morgan reported that three conventional loans—not funded through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac—recently closed escrow.
Staples Business Credit Card Cancelled
The office supply store informed Management that Staples Business Account Credit Card program is ending as of July 31, 2023. Management is working with Staples to establish a new purchasing process.
Residential Building Painting and Insulation
The majority of the work at Building 92 has been completed. Power washing has begun at Building 2 in court 1. The insulation portion of the project and carpentry repairs was completed July 28th. Work is slated for painting and insulation for buildings 17, 21, 23, 51, 53, 55, 65, and 96.
Garage Restoration and Painting
Courts 3, 7, and 11 have been selected and are scheduled to start in Fall 2023. The project will include termite treatment of the garage buildings, carpentry repairs and new paint. This year, the work may include rooftop repairs, and repairs to concrete foundations of selected garage structures.
Troxler and Sons, the vendor working on the walls, reports that they are still engaged in discussions with Lambert Geissinger at the LA Office of Historic Resources to obtain approval for the new brick materials.
Metal Window Frames
LAOHR indicated to Management that it is not inclined to approve window replacement and would like to see the Village Green prioritize window rehabilitation. Management will test the feasibility of rehabilitating existing windows by working on a Clubhouse window not visible from the exterior.
To address the limited space in Village Green’s existing rooftop venting structures, Management submitted a proposal to LAOHR to replace existing cupolas with larger ones which was approved. Management is also working with LAOHR on a plan to create additional venting space for furnaces that currently vent through brick chimneys.
Volt Electric completed installation of new energy-efficient LED lamps in all seventeen Laundry Rooms, the Maintenance Buildings (interior and exterior), and in the Clubhouse. These will be replaced free of charge for 5 years.
The Green’s security contract is being put out to bid. Management has asked a number of reputable security companies, including our current vendor, Public Security, to conduct a comprehensive site assessment and offer a suitable security plan for the Association. The next step involves sending out a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) to all invited companies. The Board will review the submitted proposals at the August meeting, with the goal of making a final selection by the September board meeting.