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Winter 2018

Published December 3rd, 2018 in Facility Management

Facilities Management

John Hunter

The close of 2018 marks the first full year for the Facilities Management Committee (FMC) and what a remarkable year it has been filled with learning experiences, challenges, setbacks, and accomplishments. We achieved much through cooperation and commitment. As we reported in previous newsletters, we accomplished a number of immediate projects and have a few ongoing projects such as removing the old radiators and assessing the electrical status. More recently, in October, we contracted to install additional flashing on our roof. This was a follow up to his major project in the spring and marked the completion of our biggest project for 2018. We are confident of a leak free winter.

We are also proud that the remodel of our kitchen is nearly finished. It includes cork flooring, oak baseboards, a donated refrigerator, shelves and countertop. It is now available as a place to relax, converse and eat. It will be the showcase of our December 15 Umpqua Watersheds Christmas Open House. Come and see our remodeled kitchen enjoy refreshments and maybe win a prize!!

We are happy to report that all of our rental units are occupied and generating income for facilities maintenance. 2019 will be another busy year for the FMC. Now that the roof is repaired, we plan to begin patching and repainting our damaged ceilings. The ceiling ducts and registers for our heating and ventilation system need replacing to increase energy efficiency. An energy assessment has been completed and we have identified areas where we can reduce energy costs. We hope to acquire grants and/or donations to help with this expense.

Without dedicated volunteers FMC could not have completed so many projects this year. Special thanks to; Kasey Hovik Janice Reid, Diana Pace, Andy Johnston, Doug Hockett, Phil Schad and Rick Kreofsky. We cannot have too many volunteers. Join us the second Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm, for our monthly work sessions and on the first Tuesday of the month, 6 pm at the UW office for our planning meetings. And don’t forget our 12/15 Open House from 3 pm to 5 pm!!


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