- Message from the Business Director
- April is Month of the Military Child
- Spring Into Fun
- Resident Reminders
- Holiday Lights
- Prepared for winter break-up: Resident reminders
- Scholarships for Spouses
- Submit Work Orders Online
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
For those of you that are new to Alaska, welcome to the beginning of “Breakup” season. While this is the messiest and ugliest time of year, it is the most exciting. Spring, sunshine, warm weather, and long days are on the way.
April also is the month that you will receive your first live bill from March. You may or may not have noticed there was a rate change as of January 2017, so if not please make sure to note that when you see your bill. Rate changes occur yearly in January.
Please keep in mind that this is also the time of year when preparations for any work that needs to be completed outside during the summer months will start. As you are out and about with your families please keep in mind that there are areas that due to construction and equipment would be best avoided. If you see anything that raises a concern please let us know.
In 1986, the Department of Defense designated April as Military Child month. This special celebration was established to recognize the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. During this month, we recognize the sacrifices of our military children and celebrate their strength, courage, and resilience. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions.
In honor of all the Military Children, we share the poem the Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child.
The Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child
"The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it's almost impossible to destroy. It's an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It's a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They're ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.
Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world and that education doesn't only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences." ~ Author Unknown
On May 5th, 2017 join us in the parking lot of the Yukon Club from 5pm – 9pm for a backyard BBQ! We will have food, entertainment, games and prizes! Local band Arly-Jylz will be this year’s entertainment! Stay tuned for more information!
Windows – With the weather warming up it is important to remember that all windows should stay closed when the weather is below 50 degrees.
Snow Removal – Please remember that you are responsible for removing the snow from your driveway/walkway when we get significant snow. While hard pack can be present, it’s important to keep it flat, not slippery and even for you and your neighbor’s safety. Make sure your car can get in the driveway without sliding to the side and damaging the doorway (and your car). To help reduce safety hazards you can check out snow shovels and ice scrapers at our Self Help Building on the corner of Artic and Broadway. They are open Monday through Friday 7:30AM-11:30AM and 12:30PM-4:30PM.
Parking on the Street – Parking is prohibited in any of the following places:
- On a sidewalk
- In front of a driveway (other than your own)
- In a garage or driveway other than your own
- In front of mailboxes
- Within an intersection
- Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
- On a crosswalk or within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection
- On lawns or grassy areas unless hard pack snow has been established and then only in the space next to your own garage
- At any place where official signs prohibit parking
Any violations of the above policies may result in the vehicle being towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.
It is imperative that all vehicles be removed from the streets to allow for efficient snow management efforts. Any vehicle parked in the street during a snow event is subject to towing at vehicle owner’s expense.
These rules can be found in our Resident Responsibility Guide (RRG).
In accordance with the Resident Responsibility Guide (RRG), all outdoor Holiday lights and décor need to be removed no later than April 30th.
The Alaskan break-up season is here. For our newer residents, break-up is when all the ice and snow built up after the long winter begins to melt. The abundant water usually transforms the landscape into a sloppy soup of mud, slush and standing water.
Although break-up signals the beginning of spring, it can be a dirty and sometimes dangerous time of the year.
Eielson Air Force Base is prepared for break-up, but slush, mud and puddles can still cause problems. The following is a series of suggestions to keep you and your family safe, dry and comfortable during the Alaskan melt.
Driving – The melting ice and snow could create large puddles along roadways, damage road surfaces or make roads dangerous. Drive according to road conditions and avoid large bodies of water. A puddle may look shallow, but it could be deep enough to stall a car! Even though daytime temperatures are warmer, icy surfaces could still exist in shaded areas or on road surfaces at night.
Thin ice – Ice over rivers, ponds and lakes can melt quickly and sporadically during break-up, creating soft spots and openings. Avoid travel over or near surface ice during break-up. It is not the time to get in some last minute ice fishing or take a shortcut across a body of water.
Hidden treasures – Many things will be hiding under the ice and snow after a long winter. Trash, tools, winter gear and other hidden surprises could have accumulated over the winter. Please clean up yards and areas around your home. Corvias will start lawn care services in the warmer months and the yards need to be tidy for the landscape team.
Proper Clothing – Staying dry and warm through break-up can be a challenge. Dress in layers with a water-proof exterior; wear rain boots and moisture wicking material. Staying dry and warm can make the break-up season less stressful.
Maintenance – Contact Corvias for maintenance issues related to the break-up, such as, water entering the home, drainage issues or large puddles that pose a hazard in your neighborhood. We ask residents not to disturb pumps or equipment used to drain structures or roadways of water. Please keep children and animals away from work sites. Corvias will make every effort to clean up the neighborhoods, assess damage and make repairs from this year’s winter.
Luckily break-up season, like fall, is one of Alaska’s shorter seasons.
Apply now! Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for $5,000 Scholarships for college. Applications are due May 4 and are available at corviasfoundation.org.
Did you know you can submit work requests online? Corvias offers an online work order submission for routine work orders. Always call the 24/7 Service Request Line at 907-372-2302 for any emergency work orders.
80 to 90 percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.
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May 5th – Spring into Fun! Details to come