- Message from the Business Director
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Preventative maintenance
- Trash reminder
- What to expect for your next work order
- $550,000 in scholarships awarded to military children by Corvias Foundation
- What exactly does surface clean mean?
- 7 summer safety tips
- Green Corner
As anticipated, we began our fence project on May 4th. This project consists of 452 homes in Berkeley Village East and Berkeley Village West receiving new 4’ tall galvanized chain link backyard fencing. Each home’s fence will include a single pedestrian gate and will extend 30 feet from the rear of the home. Corvias Military Living is installing these fences as part of our agreement with the Air Force to improve the on-base housing for the service members and their families at Seymour Johnson AFB. If your home is included in this project, we will be communicating additional details and a tentative schedule in advance of your fence installation. Currently, we anticipate completing this project in November 2015.
Our family neighborhoods are filled with more Airmen, family members, and pets taking advantage of the warmer weather. Corvias Military Living is asking our residents to please pay attention to posted speed limits and traffic rules as they drive through family housing. The speed limit through our residential neighborhoods on the base is 20 mph. The speed limit and traffic rules in base housing are designed to give the average driver the time and space needed to stop and avoid a tragedy.
Father's Day is being celebrated on Sunday, June 21st. Please take the time to honor fathers and celebrate the influence of fathers in our society.
All of us at Corvias Military Living appreciate and thank you!
Business Director, Seymour Johnson
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.
Upcoming events and important dates
- May 29th - Spring Into Fun will be held in the field across from the Corvias Military Living Community Office from 5 to 7 p.m.
- June 7- Army Survey deadline! Ensure you take your survey for a chance to win $ 1,500!
- June 13 – Spouse Appreciation Night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Base Olympic Pool. Events sponsored by 4FSS, OCSC, and ESC
- June 14 - Flag Day
- June 15 – Aug 24 – School Age Care Summer Camp. Contact Youth Center at 919-722-0502 for more information. Open Enrollment is May 11-29
- June 20 – Base yard sale at Heritage Hall from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. To sign up for a space or table contact Outdoor Recreation at 919-722-1104.
- June 21 - Father’s Day
We are continuing to complete our annual preventative home maintenance visits on each of the Seymour Johnson AFB homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications, etc. are in tip-top shape. This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next group of homes to be visited will be 309-431 Etchberger, 401- 427 Geiger and 501-508 Gilbert during the week of June 22nd.
A few friendly reminders to ensure that trash day goes as smoothly as possible:
- At curbside the night before collection day
- At curbside with the wheels towards the house/handle towards street
- No more than TWO feet back from the street/curb
- On the opposite side of your drive from the mailbox
- At least FOUR feet from any object
- With all trash INSIDE the container
- Returned to designated trash container storage area by the end of the day on the day of pick up
You may submit maintenance work orders any time by calling our service request line at (919) 988-6951. If your work order is an emergency, please call the service request line immediately.
As a reminder, each work order is classified according to its urgency:
- Emergency – Response time in one hour or less; completion time in 24 hours or less. The response time for each work order emergency may differ depending on the type of emergency. Some examples of maintenance emergencies include burst or frozen pipes, sewer back-up, electrical short or fire.
- Urgent – Response time in 24 hours or less; completion time in five days or less. Urgent work is required to correct a condition that could become an emergency. Some examples include a broken garage door or a broken garbage disposal.
- Routine – Response time in five days or less; completion time in 15 days or less. Routine work is needed for an inconvenience that does not pose a hazard or a potential hazard. This may include a broken drawer or loose towel bar.
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded 11 college scholarships of up to $50,000 to outstanding high school students, marking the 10th class of scholarship recipients. Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded nearly $6 million in scholarships to the families of active-duty service members.
Surface clean condition implies that a home is left clean throughout. When a home is cleaned regularly, it should only require a wipe down and sweep or vacuum at move-out to deliver the appropriate condition. Your Resident Responsibility Guide provides detailed guidelines for surface clean condition. Here are a few to get you started:
- All personal items must be completely removed from the home, storage areas and garage.
- Any items requiring disposal must be disposed of in an appropriate, proper and approved manner.
- Any equipment or feature delivered as part of the home (including appliances, appliance parts, fixtures, hardware, etc.) is returned intact and in proper working order.
- Wall color is not altered or changed, unless previously approved by the Neighborhood Office.
- Carpeted surfaces are vacuumed and free of excess spots or stains.
- All windows are closed and locked with window covering left in the closed position.
- Garbage cans cleaned and placed in garage or storage area.
- All kitchen work surfaces are wiped down and free of excessive grease build-up.
- Refrigerator is wiped down inside and out, empty and free of mold/mildew.
- Range hood, stovetop, oven, drip pans and under burners are wiped down and free of burned-on food and excessive grease.
- Dishwasher exterior is clean.
- Floor is swept and clean.
- All bathroom surfaces are wiped down. All surfaces are free of soap scum, mold, mildew, and dirt build-up.
- Tub/shower is free of mold/mildew and soap scum buildup with the shower curtain removed.
- Toilet cleaned inside and out.
- Vanity, sink and tiled surfaces are wiped down and free of mold/mildew.
BEDROOM/LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM
- Flooring surfaces are swept or vacuumed as appropriate to the surface.
- Floors should be free of debris.
Contact your community office if there are any questions.
Corvias Military Living takes the safety of our residents seriously. In conjunction with National Safety Month, we would like to offer seven helpful tips to keep you and your family safe.
- Sun Safety - Beginning the summer season with sunburn is no fun. To minimize your opportunity of becoming the sun’s next victory, come prepared with your SPF armor. You can also protect yourself by wearing protective clothing and a brimmed hat. Loading up on H20 is another way to stay cool and safe in the summer sun.
- Water Safety- Never leave children unattended near any water to include: filled-buckets, bathtubs, toilets, wading or swimming pools. Wading pools should be empty and properly stored when not in use. A child can drown in 1 inch of water. Parents should stay within an arm’s length of young swimmers. Consider CPR certification to better prepare yourself in the event of an emergency.
- Bike Safety- Always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards. Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on the bike so that you can be seen. Be sure to check bikes tires to ensure proper inflation. Young children should stick to sidewalks and paths when bike riding.
- Playground Safety- Encourage your child to use the playground equipment properly. To prevent injuries don’t allow pushing or rough playing when at the playground. Always check the playground equipment in the summertime-it can get very hot. If you notice any issues with neighborhood playground equipment, please contact your community office.
- Fire Prevention - All propane and charcoal grills are only permitted to be used outdoors and the Fire Department recommends grills be placed 25 feet from your home and are not to be used underneath an overhang. Allow coals to cool before properly disposing. Never store propane gas cylinders in buildings or garages.
- Window Safety- Window safety- While enjoying fresh air in the warmer weather, remember that open windows pose a great fall risk to children. Window screens are designed to keep insects out, not to stop a child from falling. Moving furniture away from windows and properly supervising children greatly reduces risk.
- Speed limits - Please be mindful of speed limits as children may be playing outdoors or neighbors on walks, riding bikes, etc.
Keep curtains and shades closed to help keep sunlight out. The sun can increase the temperature in a room by several degrees. Utilize ceiling or portable fans which can reduce energy use by about 25%. Fans can make the temperature seem 10 degrees cooler.