Summer has been a busy one for the Facilities Management Committee (FMC) that was filled with progress, challenges and setbacks. On June 5th a water pipe broke in one of the downstairs rented businesses flooding two of our rental units. Thankfully we had insurance and with the help of Dry Pro we were able to dry out the building and mitigate any mold issue. We would like to thank our cooperative and understanding tenants and the dedicated FMC in getting us past this episode.
Kasey Hovik and Janice Reid power washed and painted the wall behind our parking area in preparation for the Lance Canales concert. Our stage is now being stored there.
The highlight of June was the installation our Umpqua Watershed sign on the front exterior of our building. This sign proudly displays our ownership of our building and announces our presence to the world.
Our monthly work sessions have been very productive. Thanks to Doug Hockett, who repaired and patched the damage ceiling and wall in our kitchen and enabled us to paint our kitchen. We are now ready to replace the carpet with cork flooring. UCC donated a counter top which will be a valuable addition to our kitchen. Our newest Board member, Eric Stauder has facilitated a donation for a 5 ft. refrigerator for our kitchen. We could still use cabinets and chairs. Upon completion, our kitchen will be a gathering place for all Umpqua Watersheds members and staff to eat and socialize.
A special thanks to Phil Schad who has donated his time to help with the plumbing in our bathrooms and storage shed. In September we hope to remove the unnecessary plumbing in our storage shed to create additional storage area.
Thanks to Diana Pace’s leadership, our middle office space has now been rearranged to accommodate our two AmeriCorps members.
Early fall we plan to have Matt Leaton of Big X Fabrication return and install additional flashing on the roof. We are anticipating a leak free winter for our UW office.
Our vacant unit that suffered some minor structural damage has been quickly repaired and ready for our new tenant. We welcome “Everything Under the Rainbow” as our newest tenant with a projected opening date of October 1.
Ownership is challenging but fun! Join us for our second Saturday of every month work session, from 9 am to 1 pm. We always need help, even if it is for only an hour. We meet the first Tuesday of every month, 6 pm, at the Watersheds office. Join us, we need your help.