- This year, resolve to do something different
- Leaf collection continues
- Pursue your dreams of a higher education
- A few Corvias reminders to start your year off right
- Christmas tree disposal, and holiday decorations
- How to submit a service order
- Keeping resolutions on track
- Stay in-the-know with your community's calendar!
- One quick but important winter tip
- Green corner
- Don’t be a victim of holiday crime
- January special office hours
Dear Seymour Johnson Resident,
It’s nearly 2014. This month’s newsletter focuses on content that will be helpful to you as the new year quickly approaches and winter gets into full swing.
Speaking of the new year, have you made your 2014 resolutions yet? Forget the routine promises. Try to be more creative with these resolutions:
• Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes every day or so writing down your thoughts—not your daily schedule or your upcoming appointments. Let your mind wander.
• Read more. Vary your reading habits and explore different topics.
• Learn something new. Take a class in something unrelated to your job or your usual hobbies. Mastering new skills can refresh your outlook on life.
• Meet new people. Make a positive effort to make new friends this year (or professional contacts). Look for gatherings of people whose interests match yours.
• Create something. Paint a picture, or write a poem. You’ll find satisfaction in achieving personal goals and motivation to keep trying new things.
• Volunteer. Find a cause you support, and offer your time and service. You’ll meet new people and enjoy the feeling of helping out with an important cause.
Regardless of your resolution choices, I would be remiss not to say that the Corvias community team and I have all greatly enjoyed serving you this year. We look forward to doing so for many years to come.
Corvias Military Living
Munie Greencare Professionals will soon complete the final leaf collection service for this season. For your home’s leaf collection schedule, be sure to check your community calendar.
Please unlock any fenced areas, store toys and lawn furniture, and keep pets inside on your scheduled collection dates. Pet waste should be removed or leaf removal crews will not enter your yard. Your leaves will then be collected on your home’s scheduled leaf pick-up date. It’s that easy!
If you have opted to maintain your own yard, you may bag leaves in clear bags and place them curbside on your home’s scheduled leaf pick-up date. Bagged leaves will be picked up by Munie on that date.
Are you the parent of a high school senior and/or the spouse of an active-duty service member? Are you considering college for you and/or your child next year, but worried how you will pay for it? Look no further - Corvias Foundation may be able to help! Each year, the Foundation awards $50,000 scholarships and $5,000 grants. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more and to access the Foundation’s online applications.
We want 2014 to be a great year for you and your on-base housing experience. Below are a few Corvias policy reminders. If your home is not in accordance with these guidelines, please ensure that the necessary adjustments are made as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation!
- Once your trash and recycling is collected, we ask that you please bring your carts back to your home's designated storage area, in the back yard, or in the garage at the end of pick-up day.
- Don’t forget to clean up after your pet. Not only do we appreciate it, but so does the rest of the community!
- In an effort to keep up the community’s curb appeal, please ensure that the exterior of your home is free of clutter, including but not limited to underneath your carport, if you have one.
- If you have a trampoline in your back yard, Corvias requires that you install the trampoline’s accompanying net enclosure.
- As a reminder, parking is prohibited on the same side of the street as a fire hydrant. You will receive a formal parking ticket and points on your driver’s license if you illegally park. Please note the one exception to this parking policy is Keesler Lane, where you are permitted to park on both sides of the street.
- As a reminder, the Corvias Community Office must approve all fence installations prior to the fence’s installation. For more information, please contact the Community Office.
Thank you for discarding your Christmas tree on the corner. You may do so on weekdays until January 15. Don’t forget to remove all tinsel, lights, and other decorations before discarding your tree.
Finally, we understand that the military lifestyle can be busy, but we appreciate your taking down your holiday decorations in a timely manner.
Living on base offers value and convenience in several ways, such as Corvias’s fantastic maintenance team. As a reminder, you may submit maintenance service requests to the Corvias Community Office in one of the following ways:
• Maintenance line: (919) 988-6951
• Office: 268 Squier Avenue
The Community Office is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
All maintenance requests are handled by the Corvias maintenance team. Service requests fall into one of three categories – emergency, urgent or routine – that will determine its priority.
For a complete description of work order procedures and explanation of priorities, please refer to the Resident Responsibility Guide.
Setting a New Year’s resolution on January 1 is easy, but sticking with it for the next 364 days can be tough. Service members and their families have a resource to help keep those resolutions going in 2014.
Military One Source, a one-stop-shop of information, resources, and tools provides assistance to help the military and family members in any aspect of life. The most popular areas include work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle, and relationship improvement.
Military One Source also offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in-person, online, or by phone. Counselors address everyday stressors, relationship concerns, deployment and reintegration, financial management, and many other issues.
To learn more about the services offered by Military One Source, visit www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
Want to know what is happening in your community? Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Winter is officially here!
Changing your air filter once each month is important no matter the season. A clean air filter will ensure that your heating system is operating in the most energy-efficient way. Complimentary air filters are available at the Corvias Community Office.
How can you stay warm and save energy this winter? Dress for the season! If your home feels chilly, try putting on another layer of clothing, such as a sweater or jacket, before turning up the thermostat.
The holidays, including Christmas and New Year’s Day, are the peak season for crime nationwide. Using good judgment can help keep your family safe.
• Lock your car doors, roll up windows, and secure your valuables each time you exit your car. Do not store your keys in your car.
• Store valuable items out of view in your car and remove any suction cup marks from your windshield. Store holiday packages in your trunk and keep receipts with you.
• If you have a garage, close your garage door, and secure all exterior doors and windows before leaving home.
• When traveling out of town, ask a friend or neighbor to check your mail and pick up newspapers from your yard. Install timers to turn lights on and off during evening hours.
- January 1 – New Year’s Day – Corvias Community Office Closed
- January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Corvias Community Office Closed