Work will begin on painting exteriors of Buildings 118, 119, & 120 the week of May 18th. All residents in
these affected buildings will be notified of the work and we will need your cooperation in moving vehicles
and removing items from balconies and patios when power-washing and paint-spraying takes place.
Contractors will be masking off windows with plastic, and are advised to leave a slit in the plastic to allow
for ventilation (although during the work day, it is generally advisable to close the windows to avoid mists
& spray from getting inside.)
Most individual buildings take about ten working days to complete, though this could be extended due to
weather or other conditions. Please observe any posted NO PARKING warnings in spaces being used for
contractor staging. Please help us to keep children safe by staying away from work areas and keeping
outdoor toys secure. Also please advise children not to write on the sides of buildings with “sidewalk
chalk”; this can stain the paint and is difficult to fully remove.
Possible changes to taste & smell of local tap water
Over a month ago, our local water company, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) made a
change to the source of drinking water—drawing surface water from one reservoir to preserve sensitive
habitat & water temperature in another. The result was a change to the taste & smell of the water coming
out the tap and you, as well as other members of the public noticed. That change was short term, but it
was a change beyond our control, even though a number of residents reported it to us as a service issue.
Now EBMUD needs to make a similar change and expects the same effect, but this time they are getting
ahead of the public concerns. Please see their news release on their website (link included below); the
site also includes other useful information about water conservation, which you’ll be hearing more about
in the coming months, since ALL California residential customers are being asked to conserve an
additional ~20% from their 2013 usage levels !! Your assistance is appreciated.
On April 16th major electrical transformer repair work was completed at UVA, which required a lengthy
structured shutdown of electrical service to the entire complex. During that work it was discovered that
additional components need further attention to avoid a catastrophic failure. That discovery would not
have been seen without the original shutdown and opening of all components in the transformer.
Unfortunately, what that means we will have to schedule another long shutdown to complete this round of
work. We are meeting soon with our high-voltage electrical group to discuss this, but have tentatively set
a date of July 29, 2015 for that work to take place. We will confirm that date soon and notify in advance
to allow you to plan, since this has a big impact on residents and families, as well as our busy summer
University Village Apartments
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- Lock your doors at all times. Use the dead bolt lock on your entrance door.
- Shut and secure windows when you're not home or sleeping
- Do not leave valuables in your car
- Lock and roll up your car windows
Residents have reported items being stolen from just outside of their apartment doors. These items include shoes, mail packages, bikes, etc. Please protect your belongings by not leaving items outside of your apartments. If needed, contact your mail carriers and give instructions not to leave packages outside.
If you witness any suspicious activities, call UCPD immedately. (911 from your land line, and 642-3333 from your cell phone)
radKIDS, Personal Empowerment & Safety Education program
radKIDS®, Inc. is the national leader in children's safety; strengthens family, encourages physical fitness, teaches realistic physical skills and core safety values to live by through its program. The radKIDS curriculum is a fun, activity-based program including lectures, safety drills, physical skills to resist or stop violence or harm, and dynamic simulation. Visit www.radkids.org for more information.
Session I (Ages 5-7)
June 22--26, 2015 (1-4pm)
Session II (Ages 8-12)
August 3--7, 2015 (1-4pm)
Session III (Ages 5-7)
August 17--21, 2015 (1-4pm)
"Holding" Fee of $20 is required with registration: Upon Session V completion, participants who attended all 5 classes will receive a full refund on their $20 "Holding" Fee... Checks ONLY, made payable to: radKIDS Inc.
Priority Registration given to University Village Residents and UCB Staff/Affiliates