Manager Sherri Giles’ updated the Board of Directors on topics including garage inspection enforcement hearings, residential and garage building maintenance, the electrical upgrade project, the CA Energy Commission's Title 24 energy requirements related to our metal window frames, and cost savings on concrete work.
The Board’s enforcement committee held a hearing on May 13 for residents who did not allow access pursuant to the Notice of Hearing letters distributed in April. Management will distribute a final round of Notice of Hearing letters to residents whose garages contained electrical, storage, or flammable violations not cured by May 31.
Residential Building Painting, Insulation & Carpentry
This maintenance is expected to begin in June with Building 92. Residents will be invited to a Zoom-based informational meeting. Buildings 2, 17, 21, 23, 51, 53, 55, 65, and 96 are also slated for this year.
Garage Restoration, Termite Treatment & Painting
Courts 3, 7, and 11 have been selected for this year, tentatively starting in the fall. Repairs to some roofs and concrete foundations will also be addressed.
The massive project continues its slow but steady forward motion. This month’s upbeat report announced that Hariton Engineering, the electrical contractor Triple C, and Village Green have agreed to sign a joint contract for the Building 91 pilot electrical upgrade project. Happily, also, only two of the four non-code compliant electrical panel locations in Building 91 will actually require relocation.
Metal Window Frame Repair/Replacement
Los Angeles’ Office of Historic Resources confirmed that Village Green is exempt from Title 24 energy requirements due to its historic status. Management will move forward with a contractor to source double-paned steel window frames that match the existing windows in all aspects except depth. These replacements will be deeper, will hold two panes of glass and an airspace, and are less expensive than rehabilitating existing single-paned windows.
Savings on Concrete Work
The Green will save almost $39,000 this year by bringing certain concrete repair projects in-house instead of hiring a vendor. The decision was made after discussion between Maintenance Supervisor Darwin Harry Ruiz and Facilities Engineer Linda Pollari, with the approval of Manager Sherri Giles.