- Message from the Business Director
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Hurry for your chance to win a $500 gift card
- Preventative maintenance
- Lawn care
- Cold weather tips – let the faucet drip
- Fire safety tips for the holidays
- Trash reminders
- Need money for college?
- Green Corner
I hope this holiday season finds you and your family in a festive spirit. The holidays are the perfect time to spend with family and friends, catching up on lost time throughout the year, while preparing the way for the New Year.
In the New Year ahead, residents will begin to see construction progress on the long-awaited Community Center. We hope to break ground and begin construction on the Community Center in the Spring of 2016. When completed in 2017, the Community Center will include a swimming pool and many other amenities for all ages to enjoy.
All of us at Corvias Military Living want to wish you and your family a warm and joyous holiday season. It’s our sincere pleasure to be able to care for and serve our military families. We appreciate the daily sacrifices you make to serve and care for our nation and the freedoms we cherish so much.
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- Dec 2 – Designer Bag Bingo.
- Dec 7 – Cocktails and Crafts.
- Dec 12 – Indoor Rock Climbing Trip .
- Dec 17 – Holiday Parade through Housing at 5:30pm.
- Dec 25 – All Corvias Military Living Offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.
- Dec 31 – All Corvias Military Living Offices will close at 3PM.
Could you use extra cash for the holidays? Complete your SatisFacts survey by Dec 2 for your chance to win a $500 gift card! Your opinion matters and we appreciate your feedback.
Our goal at Corvias Military Living is to provide you with the best homes, community, service and value. To let us know how we are performing, Corvias Military Living has contracted with ResidentSurveys.com, a division of SatisFacts Research, to conduct a brief online survey.
You should have received a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com” (please verify your current email address with the office team). You have the option to include your name with your ratings and comments, or your feedback can be anonymous. As a thank you
Please reach out to your community center if you have any questions or for information on how to request another survey be sent to you if you deleted and/or cannot find the original survey email.
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 are: 114-158 Westover and 501-532 Whisner during the week of December 14th.
Fall cleanup is underway! Check the resident calendar for an estimated date of leaf removal in your yard. Please keep in mind that all animal waste needs to be cleaned up for the landscapers. Yards will continue to receive weed treatment around tree rims and in cracks and crevices. A second round of bush and shrub trimming will continue as well.
Please check the calendar for your scheduled cleanup days.
Keeping your pipes from freezing in the winter is easy and can save you from having a soggy season. If the temperatures are expected to fall below freezing let your faucets drip and open the cabinets beneath kitchen and bathroom sinks.
Pipes under sinks may not be insulated. Opening the cabinets circulates warm air from your home and helps prevent pipe bursts. Be sure to relocate any hazardous cleaning materials out of reach from small children.
Turn off and drain your outside hose faucets. Leaving a hose connected to a spigot can result in water freezing the pipes inside your walls. When the exterior hose faucets are turned on, they will attempt to push water through and past any frozen sections, leading to an inevitable breaking of the pipes or hose and flooding inside your walls.
If you are traveling for the holidays remember to keep the heat on. The weather may be nice when you leave, but can quickly change while you are gone. Please leave your thermostat set between 60 and 65 degrees to prevent pipes from freezing while you are away.
Also, we encourage you to consider registering your home for House Watch with your Community Office if you are going out of town. When you register your home, the Community team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- If you do no cook often, check your oven and stove before cooking a large holiday meal.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
- And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
As we are all aware, fires can start any time of year. There is an increased risk during the holiday season. Please be safe and have a wonderful holiday season.
Here are a few reminders from Waste Industries to help with trash pick-up:
- Please remember to use your recycling bin – do not place recycling on the ground to include boxes as the Waste Industries will not pick it up
- Remember to place your bins curbside the night before collection day.
- Place your cart at curbside with the wheels towards the house.
- Place your cart no more than two feet back from the street / curb.
- Place your cart on the opposite side of your drive from the mailbox.
- Place your cart at least four feet from any object.
- Place all the trash inside of your trash container.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2016 Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.