Fall Greetings – Be Prepared for Winter

Apollo 1/2 - 1 in. PEX Crimp Ring Removal ToolContributed by Ray Hedlund – Member, Advisory Committee

This is the time of year where folks begin to think about closing up for the winter. The in-ground shut-off valves sometimes become leaky and cantankerous when shut down. Sometimes they refuse to close properly and then after you have gone home you will receive a call to come back and fix it.

Plumbers charge bucks to dig it up and replace it. They even charge more when it’s cold. Often times, they do not have the shut-off tool so they charge even more. My advice; if you suspect you have a leaker or hard to operate valve is to replace your valve while it is good weather and rates can be shopped.

Two years ago, your HOA purchased a specialized water shut-off clamping tool. It can be checked out and used. Then replaced by you so the next person can use it. The tool is located on site in a double locked case. You can access it by key holders. Any one your Advisory Committee has a key and we now have a hide a key on premises.

Your Advisory Committee members currently are:

Donna Holick – Chair woman

Ray Hedlund

Mike Palma

Frankie Coulter

Wally Simons

Bob McFadden

Above contact info is on the Village People website – wmvv.org.

Clubhouse Internet

Image result for internet cartoon imagesContributed by Holly Jacobs

You may experience some temporary, short interruptions of the internet over the next few weeks as the service is being upgraded to Frontier’s commercial DSL. The new service is expected to be more reliable and increase the speed from 1 Mbps to 20 Mbps. We will let you know once the installation is complete. In the meantime, if you find you are unable to connect, give it some time and try again later. Thank you for your patience with this process.

IMPORTANT! Please do not break into the cabinet in the library/computer room where the computer equipment is to try and resolve internet connection issues at any time. Both the cabinet and lock have been damaged by forced entry on several occasions. Your dues pay for repairing that damage and replacing broken locks. The cabinet is locked to prevent people from tampering with the equipment. When cables get moved or disconnected by people who don’t know what they’re doing, it can turn into a real mess that can result in extended time to resolve a problem. Please refer to the recently mounted instructions in the library/computer room explaining how to reset the modem using the power strip on the counter. There should be no need to access the locked cabinet.

Also, remember that there are times when the internet is not working because of a problem with Frontier that we must depend entirely on them to resolve. A good rule of thumb is to notify HOAMCO if the internet is out for more than a day so that it can be investigated.

The Village Toilet

The accompanying photo was taken a few days ago. Seriously? Is this really the image you want to portray to other residents and to potential buyers?

Furniture, appliances, big/bulky items and contractor scraps are to be removed from the community. This applies to all residents. The toilet falls under this category.

Residents who want to offer discarded items to other residents should be using the information board. Prepare a flyer with a photo and get it to an Advisory Committee member for posting.

Please do your part to keep the Village from looking like the city dump.

Trash Overfloweth

The Village is growing and many people are currently here enjoying the beautiful weather. This has presented some issues with the trash containers. HOAMCO is working to alleviate the problem.

On Tuesday an additional roll-off will be delivered. We anticipate that this will solve the problem. The roll-offs have been filling fast so there has been no place to dump the household trash.

Please remember that the roll-offs are for lot debris only. Lot debris is defined as tree branches, leaves, pine needles and weeds. Furniture, appliances, big/bulky items and contractor scrap is to be removed from the community. The Village has no way to deal with this type of litter. As you can see in the picture above, some of those items have been left in front of the household trash containers.

For your reference, a sign is in the area of the trash containers as a reminder. Your cooperation will make life in the Village better for everyone.

Parking Lot Maintenance

Image result for laundry room closed signThe lower half of the clubhouse parking lot (from the entrance at the laundry room to the northwest corner of the building) will be closed June 18th & 19th. This is being done in order to prepare for the slurry seal. The rest of the parking lot and the clubhouse will be available via the far west entrance.

The laundry room will be closed on June 18th and 19th. If you use the laundry room on a regular basis, please plan ahead as no one will have access to the laundry room on June 18th and 19th.

While we would like to do street and parking lot maintenance when there are fewer people enjoying the Village, the slurry seal can only be done in certain weather conditions. Summer presents the time for such conditions. In addition, the companies who do this type of work are in our area now.

Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.