By July 4th, 2014 exterior painting was completed at buildings 100 and 117; completing a last-minute job before the end of the fiscal year. Painting will resume again by August or September at the latest at buildings 115 & 116, followed sometime later by the buildings around the Laundry Room #3 courtyard, buildings 101, 102, and 103.
Residents of affected buildings will be notified in advance when work will take place, and signage regarding parking space changes will be placed on barricades a few days in advance. Staging spaces for work crews will also be blocked off by barricades. Please do not move these signs, as it can impede the progress of work and potentially subject you to parking fines or towing fees, even though towing is a last resort.
Residents’ cooperation with painting work is appreciated; please move items from balconies or patios to allow the work to proceed as scheduled. Keeping this work moving is critical, since it does have an impact on quality of life. We know the results are worth it, as the finished job not only looks good, but also helps protect and seal the building ‘envelope’.
We also ask that parents please help preserve that ‘just painted’ good look on the building exteriors by stopping any children using chalk or marker on the exterior walls. So-called ‘sidewalk chalk’ can leave a stain on painted surfaces, which is visible even when cleaned off.
Milgard window manufacturing will have service teams on-site this coming Wednesday & Thursday, July 23rd & 24th to address a backlog of warranty-related replacement calls. Some forty residents will be notified of our need to enter to address these windows. We identified most of these areas during our spring semi-annual inspections in order to maximize our warranty period which begins to run out early in 2015 for phase one of West Village. For those receiving notices, please be sure the area identified is accessible and that anyone at home during the day knows that we are coming—especially if they are not English speakers.
Also, next week we will resume replacement of East Village water heaters, the majority of which are over 14 years old. We begin again at building 103 and will continue through August to building 101. Residents in the affected buildings will receive a notice soon for a preliminary inspection to verify that replacement is needed, and then a notice delivered at least a day before the installation takes place. The replacement typically takes only a couple hours (though we notify for a longer window of time), but does require planning ahead for any water needs. For example, storing some drinking water in bottles or a large pan, since the tap will not work when service is shutoff.
Dear UC Villagian friends,
Bahais of Universiy village are having a devotional concert in remembrance of the imprisoned BIHE (The Bahai Institute for Higher Education) instructors and administrators this Saturday, July 19th, in University Village Albany at 7:30 pm. It would be great to see you and your friends. Please spread the word especially among your friends in academia.
For more details please click here to see the flier.
The green kitchen compost containers along with the detailed description on how to compost have been distributed to the whole village. The green compost carts are already in each trash enclosure. You can also find the digital compost brochure here for your convenience.
Visiting Scholars Ministry (VSM) offers these 2 free programs for any visiting scholars, post-docs and their family members who are interested in learning or improving English:
- English Conversation Class is offered every Sunday @ 11:30am on the UC Berkeley campus. It is taught by a certified ESL instructor, with an emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills. Come join us as we listen and talk about interesting stories and current events.
- English Conversation Partner Program is a great way to practice conversation with a conversation partner. You meet for one hour a week, for four weeks, and you arrange the time and location of the meeting.
Effective January 1, 2014, smoking is prohibited everywhere in University Village Apartments, including inside all East and West Village apartments. Residents will be responsible for ensuring that their family, other occupants, and guests comply with the smoke-free policy. Failure to comply with this smoking prohibition will result in forfeiture of right to occupancy of these premises.
The University Health Services offers smoking cessation resources for students, faculty, staff and family members including:
?FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) two-week starter pack. Call the NRT message line at 642-8410.
?One-on-one cessation assistance to develop a quit plan; free quit kits.
?Resources to evidence-based quit resources, including free apps, text messaging, online programs, and the California Smokers' Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS).
Are you moving out soon and have questions about how to dispose your items? Nature Village has organized Moving Out Guide to help you!
A couple of other important reminders:
Mail and Forwarding Address
Before you move, please provide the Village Office (and Bear Facts) with a forwarding address (your new address, even if it is in another country), to ensure proper receipt of your security deposit.
Also, submit a change of address form to the US Postal Service (Post Office or www.usps.com) to let them know the date they should discontinue your mail delivery. Note that once you move out we are not allowed to let you back into your old mailbox to check mail.
After-Hours Key Return
The Village Office must receive your keys on your move-out date or no later than 6:00am the following day, or you will be charged an additional day of rent.
If you cannot return your keys before closing at 5:00pm on weekdays, or by 1:00pm on Saturdays, you may drop them through the front door slot of the Village Office in order for us to receive them by the next morning. Please put them in a sealed envelope marked with your building and apartment number, the student's name and phone number, and the number of keys your are returning.
A $50 lock change fee will be charged, if we do not receive all keys in your possession (including spare keys you have purchased) by 6:00am on the day after your move-out date.
If you are counting on a friend to return your keys for you, please inform them of the above policies to avoid these additional charges against your security deposit.