Residents are no doubt aware that California is in its fourth year of a severe drought. Water supplies are limited and water waste is heavily scrutinized. Water districts are enacting heavy surcharges and even fines on excess use, and the state has mandated use reductions of 25%.
The Village is doing its part by reducing irrigation of lawn and other planted areas. We are also changing out toilets to extremely low-flow units, and changing aerators at lavatory sinks to a 0.5gpm flow rate and shower heads to a 1.5gpm flow rate. In the fall, when we resume our semi-annual inspection routines, we are considering changing the aerators in currently-occupied units. Please assist us by not removing these devices, not purchasing or installing non-standard showerheads with a higher flow rate, and reporting any plumbing fixture that is leaking or continuing to run.
The other major action apartment residents can take is to shorten shower times (aim for about 5 minutes or less) and reduce the fill level when drawing a bath (1/4 to 1/3 full, rather than ˝.) Reducing shower and bath times also reduces the amount of ambient moisture in the apartment, which can reduce the chance of fostering mold growth.
Other suggestions on water conservation can be found at http://www.gracelinks.org/437/water-saving-tips-in-the-bathroom and through our local http://www.naturevillage.org
Painters were actually delayed in finishing up the jobs at these buildings and will now continue through the month of July. Building 120 is closest to completion, though work will only begin soon at 118 & 119. Thanks to residents for their cooperation in moving items off of decks and patios, moving cars.
Work is continuing at edges of West Village buildings, to tie in building downspouts to storm drain catch basins. This assists with moving rain water--when we get it--away from building edges & foundation concrete pads, so water does not 'pool' close to the building. Notices for this work have been posted near the pathways where it is occuring.
Parking spaces near Building 165 may be posted 'No Parking' or blocked due to work on the nearby transformer, in preparation for the PV solar installation coming later in the season. Please observe any barricades and signage regarding any temporary No Parking designation.
Please be advised that serving as an Airbnb host in your University Village apartment results in several violations of your rental agreement. As a consequence, you will be served with a 3-day notice under California law. These violations include:
• Use of apartment only to family members and approved occupants
• Sublease only to eligible UC families during the summer and by prior approval
• Business practices are prohibited in leased premises like University Village
Additionally, there may be rental violations like noise, damages, and nuisance for neighbors. To protect your tenancy and safeguard the Village community, we strongly advise you to comply with your rental agreement.
With BBQ grills being fired up across the Village to celebrate the end of the semester and the beginning of summer, we'd like to remind you of the following policies to ensure that you can enjoy grilling without violating any policies or distressing your neighbors:
-No open-flame grills are permitted on patios, balconies, or within 25 feet of our buildings. Charcoal grills are considered open-flame grills.
-Propane grill use is not allowed in the Village. Unused propane grills may be stored without the propane tank. Propane cannot be stored in Village apartments.
-Electric grilling surfaces (including hot plates) are allowed on the patio and balconies, but please be mindful of fumes and smoke that may distress neighbors with respiratory sensitivity and violate our health and safety policy. In the event of a complaint, you may be asked by Village staff to move the grill 25 feet away. We recommend using electric grills indoors with the oven vent.
-Grills must be attended by an adult at all times due to the presence of small children.
-Please dispose of hot coal responsibly by waiting until it cools and using the coal disposal boxes near public grilling areas.
-Please clean up responsibly if you use a public grilling area. Excessive trash requiring clean-up work by staff will result in a service charge.
In April, families were notified that University Health Services would no longer be offering voluntary plans, including dependent plans, for SHIP 2015-16. Learn more about the decision to end the voluntary plans in our Daily Cal Op-Ed.
UHS is now offering two new resources to help ease the transition: see web page here for full details. Free Student Insurance Helpline: free service helps families explore their options in on the federal and state exchanges, as well as private insurance options.
- 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)
Simply by completing this quick, six-question survey, you will be entered in a drawing on July 17th.
Prizes - five Target Gift cards for $40 each, and five for $75!
University Village Academic Programs will be using this information to design better, more customized support for you in your studies.
Plus, every respondent will automatically receive a coupon good for a free slice of pizza at our Family Friday events!
Session II (Ages 8-12)
August 3 - 7, 2015
1 - 4 pm (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Community Center, Gym
Session III (Ages 5-7)
August 17 - 21, 2015
1 - 4 pm (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Community Center, Gym
Priority Registration given to University Village Residents and UCB Staff/Affiliates
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.
Sign-Up: To request a registration packet, email radKIDS.UVA@gmail.com OR go to the Village Front Office to pick up a registration packet.