Buildings Committee Meeting Minutes
October 8, 2019
Attendance Thomas, Taften, Alyssa, Drew, Cody, Jamil
Water drainage issue with unit in 1811 and caused heat detector to malfunction
Jamil has contractor coming at Thursday 10/9 10 AM to come and correct
Approved Active Projects - Link to All Active Buildings Projects
Two laundry machines in 1807
Inspection notes - you can comment on this document, I can then approve the suggested change
Expected to schedule structural engineer within next 2-3 weeks
Alyssa Thompson leaky windows issue
Julia Ryan also has reported leaking above-window
Seeking bids from (1) Midwest, (2) Empire, (3) ARS and (4) Atlas to repair/correct these issues
Per Email from Julia regarding Atlas:
Coming out tomorrow Wed 10/9/19 to finish the job. Plan is:
Fill gap between new PVC downspout behind 1807 and drain into the ground.
Will bundle cables dangling from back of 1811 tight and attached to downspout to prevent icicles.
Will put lip on gutters on roof to prevent water from coming over the top (1811 and 1801 only because 1807 gutters are different and probably won't need the lip added)
Drew Gardner’s company gave us a bid to scratch our current system, and go above ground only
Royal Gutters were out again to set up the downspout outside Val’s unit and to put a cap on that basin pvc opening.
Cutting edge sewer and drains: They took video and showed us to confirm that we had blockages and then jetted all 7 lines with high pressure to remove the debris. Needs to be a biannual maintenance, minimum. We can do the main drain and then the gutter drainage system on alternate years.
I recommend that we don’t do the drain jetting again, reasons:
The debris has no place to go, it just gets washed and pushed around underground
It adds to our water already in the basin, especially problematic during wet seasons
Doesn’t seem to solve the problem, adds to our maintenance activities
We need a solution to clean the basins or scratch that system and go with a new one next year
1811 south-side tuckpointing repair and window sealants on 1811 south wall
Project Bids Pending Approval
Projects Needing Bids
One-Off Maintenance Activities
Create video for how to maintain existing TransAlarm security controls and features
Install the 1811 laundry room riser
Install plastic corners in all hallways
Regular Maintenance Activities
All Doors and common windows cleaned
Hallway mats dusted and deep-cleaned (Time for new ones unless we can get new carpets soon)
Broken/busted light bulbs fixed (Write the date on the light bulb so we know how fast they are burning out)
Scuffs/marks on hallways walls wiped/cleaned away (If you are a bike owner, the tires mark up the walls quick)
Dusting/removal of cobwebs
Winter mostly: Silicon lubricant on external gate locks to prevent freezing/water accumulation. Silicon lock lubricant is the recommended product from TransAlarm.
Fall: Boiler cleaning and activation - Doug K usually does, possibly moving to Sharper Mgmt
Spring: Boiler cleaning and shutdown - Doug K usually does, possibly moving to Sharper Mgmt