Compiled by Lucy Fried
Manager Sherri Giles’ updated the Board of Directors on topics including: washing machine maintenance, landscaping, the Sycamore Ave. Regeneration Project, and progress on building and garage projects.
WASHING MACHINE MAINTENANCE
Requests for service calls regarding the laundry machines have been increasing for over the past year, Ms. Giles told the Board. The VG staff has compiled a list of problematic machines, including eleven with “notable maintenance service histories.” WASH committed to removing and replacing those machines before the end of the year. Management also asked WASH to look into high-capacity machines for our laundry rooms. HIGHLIGHTS will provide an update on this issue next month.
Sycamore Rejuvenation Project
The planned fence extensions and wind screening have been installed in all the areas selected for the Sycamore Rejuvenation Project. Our horticulturalist is developing a planting scheme for the area. No date has been given for planting to begin.
Greencrew reminded residents that, with the lower winter temperatures, much of the grass is dormant or will be going into dormancy, losing its color and requiring less mowing. This will give the crew more time for mulching, planting, and other tasks. They are also mandated to keep safety lights and court walkways clear of debris. The crew will be detailing West Circle to Court 17 this month.
- Management typically schedules 10 residential buildings per year for painting and insulation, but due to COVID, this work began late in the year. Ms. Giles projected that six buildings - 90, 3, 15, 33, 34, and 58 - would be completed or nearly complete by year’s end.
- The garage restoration and painting project for courts 6,8, and 14 began on September 7 and was on track to conclude in early December. Each garage received a power wash, carpentry repairs, termite treatment, fumigation, and finish painting.
- Annual garage inspections also took place this autumn.