May 24, 2007

Maintenance Update - Following Up

I wish I had more news to report.  Unfortunately, as of today, a list of items has not been followed-up by CPDC or Victor Gardens’ Architectural Review Committee.  A few points have been addressed, but not enough to publish an update.  It’s possible that more have been addressed, I just have not received follow-up comments regarding my CPDC follow-up list for May 23,2007.

I am also working to  schedule a meeting with City of Hugo officials to address issues related to the parks, signs, and other City property.  

Since it’s so close to a holiday weekend.  I don’t expect a response on these items until next week.  I’ll update the site when I hear back from CPDC about their follow-up lists.

On to better news...  Working hard for our neighborhood as usual, Gina Higgins of Community Development, Inc. is coordinating a number of repair items, and other community-specific items.  Her list is posted below:  Thanks Gina!

Community Development follow-up list (May 23,207)  - notes from Gina Higgins are in red.

  1. 1.Prepare work orders to re-install paver stones near the main entrance fountain.[Gina Higgins]  A work order has been submitted 

  2. 2.Prepare work orders to repair & restart the main entrance fountain.[Gina Higgins]  Early Bird is working on this. 

  3. 3.Prepare work orders to install new plantings near the main entrance fountain.[Gina Higgins]  Work order submitted to Early Bird. 

  4. 4.Price message board to be installed at the Community Center.  Another suggestion was made that we consider re-using the decorative wooden monuments no longer used - and sitting at the main entrance to Victor Gardens.  They may be a future solution for message boards in the Parks.

  5. 5.Pool:  Make sure everything is ready for pool opening  [Gina Higgins]  Pool will be open this afternoon! :o) 

  6. 6.Fountain at Jardin Circle:  Clean-out and fill and start [Gina Higgins]  Cleaned out - needs water source to be turned on - will be done next week. 

  7. 7.Tree splint:  Tree should be checked by landscaper to ensure tree is not growing into its temporary splint – across 4354 Victor Hugo Blvd. in Poet’s Green Park.[Gina Higgins]  Early Bird is aware of this and will take care of it. 

  8. 8.Volleyball net:  Re-hang volleyball net in Arbre Park [Gina Higgins]  This will be completed next week. 

  9. 9.Prepare work order to repair broken drinking fountain in Val Jean Park [Gina Higgins]  The City needs to come out and turn the water source on as it is 6 feet underground per the vendor that was out to repair.  I will contact the City to confirm this. 

  10. 10.Follow-up with contractor regarding snowplowing damage.  [Gina Higgins]  Work order submitted to Horticulture Services. 

  11. 11.Garden irrigation:  Ask landscaper to reconnect irrigation in the garden. [Gina Higgins]  Early Bird & Dave [Hempel of CPDC] are working on this. 

  12. 12.Dead Trees: Request bids to replace dead trees near Community Center. [Gina Higgins]   

  13. 13.Sunken concrete at Gazebo:  Are we still awaiting bids for the repair of the Victor Square gazebo concrete? [Gina Higgins]  Yes, I have contacted two contractors that do mud-jacking and am awaiting their bids.   

  14. 14.Leaning fountain controls and fence screening at Victor Square’s pond:  When will this be finished?[Gina Higgins]  I have another call into the pond & lighting company that was out to repair to check the status.  Will update you as soon as they get back to me. 

  15. 15.Pool Heater:  Have we received bids for new venting in the heater room of the Activity Center? [Gina Higgins]  The HVAC person was out and checked the CO levels in the room with the window shut and they are just fine.  The window can be closed and the fan can actually be removed and then put in an additional vent.  I spoke to the pool company again that had HVAC person out to get a price for this.  

  16. 16.Follow-up with landscape contractor about replacing mulch in common areas (not parks). [Gina Higgins]  This is not something that is included in the contract - for 100 yards of mulch it will be $5,500.