- Corvias Town Hall
- Corvin’s Word of the Month
- Hidden Hazards: The Window Blind Cord
- Pool Party at Dogwood
- Pool Rules
- BBQ GRILLS, FIRE PITS, AND BONFIRES
- Green corner
- Bulk Trash
- Hurricane Season begins-are you ready?
- Prohibited Pet Breed List on Fort Polk
- Lawn Care
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
Corvias will be hosting a Town Hall for residents on July 21st from 5:00-6:00pm at the Dogwood Terrace Community Center. This will be an opportunity to meet the Corvias leadership and ask questions of them. During this time we will also be sharing some information from the recent Army Survey, as well background on how Corvias’ partnership with the Army works. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Boudin – pronounced “boo – dan “or to be most authentic – the N is silent -
Spicy pork sausage made with onions cooked rice and herbs.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidental strangling, is window cords. Since these blind and curtain cords are a serious risk for our children, Corvias Military Living wants to remind you and your family on the proper steps to staying safe. Be sure to keep all window cords out of the reach of children. This includes ensuring that all furniture and toys are away from windows and if possible, moved to another wall. Examine all shades and blinds in the home. If your home does not have the cordless blind style, make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Following these tips will help keep you and your family safe from this hidden hazard. More information can be found by visiting the Window Safety Cord Council’s website, windowcoverings.org.
July 22, 2016 from 11-4PM
Waterslides, hotdogs, chips, pool and more. The whole family is invited.
IT IS SUMMER TIME
Per your Resident Responsibility Guide
2-5 SWIMMING POOLS/HOT-TUBS
Only small, well-maintained wading pools are authorized. Resident assumes all liability for the installation, operation and supervision of such equipment. An adult must supervise wading pools at all times. Wading pools 12” or less in height and no more than 10 feet wide may be positioned in the back yard on grass areas but must be emptied daily and removed when not in use. Resident will repair any damages to property, including grass areas, at their own expense.
Hot-Tubs pose a very serious safety and liability issue to residents and guests. Installation and use of hot-tubs is prohibited without prior written permission. Residents who obtain written permission and install or use such equipment do so at their own risk and assume all liability for personal and property damage that may occur.
Section 2-13 (in your Resident Responsibility Guide)
Residents will not use Barbecue grills or fire pits within the confines of a garage, carport, covered patio, upstairs balconies or covered porch/walk ways. Barbecue grills, both gas and charcoal and fire pits, will be used in an open, uncovered space 10 feet from any combustible surface such as vinyl or wood fences/siding to prevent damage or the accidental ignition of these surfaces. Storage of these items will be in the fenced in area of the backyard. Revised 4/2016 Fort Polk 15| P a g e
a. Operate charcoal grills only outdoors, never inside an enclosed area, even if you've finished grilling, and you assume all the coals are extinguished, they're still producing carbon monoxide, so keep your charcoal grills outside at all times.
b. Any damage caused by the heat or open flame from a barbecue grill will be the responsibility and expense to repair.
c. Charcoal briquettes will be thoroughly doused with water to ensure that they are not burning to avoid an accidental fire if a barbecue grill is left unattended or before storing.
d. The ash from briquettes will be properly disposed of once they are completely checked to ensure that they are no longer combusting (burning).
e. Do not bring your propane tank indoors, and do not store spare gas containers under or near your grill. Don't store other flammable liquids, such as gasoline, near propane tanks. Keep your barbecue covered when it's not in use to prevent hazardous situations.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. For more water conservation tips: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/
Any Bulk trash (washers, dryers, furniture, etc.) can be taken to the warehouse or placed on the curb for trash pickup.
Hurricane season is here! Be sure to review this list of Emergency Preparedness Kit Essentials recommended by the National Hurricane Center. These items will be helpful in the event of a hurricane, but they are also valuable resources to have in the event of any emergency:
- Flashlight with backup batteries
- Bottled water
- First-aid kit, medicines, prescription drugs
- Toiletries, hygiene items, and wet wipes
- Telephones – fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional non-cordless telephone set
- Food – non-perishable packaged or canned foods
- Non-electric can opener
- Cooking tools, fuel for an outdoor grill
- Paper plates
- Toys, books and games
- Important documents – in a re-sealable plastic bag
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items and food
- Emergency contact numbers
- Contact information for insurance providers
Spring has sprung and the grass is growing! That means our lawn care providers will be starting their mowing schedules.
The lawn care provided is a basic cut and trim to keep the neighborhoods looking well-kept and make the lives of our residents a little easier.
We request that you please complete the following tasks to make certain that your yard is ready to receive the lawn mowing service.
- Pets - secure your pets in your home or in a kennel. Remove all chains and/or ground anchors from the premises.
- Pet waste - please remove all pet waste prior to the morning of the scheduled mowing service on your street.
- Children's toys - please remove all toys on the lawn prior to the morning of the scheduled mowing service on your street.
- Hoses - wrap up and remove any hoses from your yard.
- Lawn furniture or decorations - store all non-fixed furniture and decor prior to the morning of the scheduled mowing service on your street.
- Decorative solar lights - please remove if possible. Most solar lights are very fragile and can be easily damaged by weed eaters. If your solar lights are easily removable from their bases, please do so prior to the morning of the scheduled mowing service on your street. The lawn care technician may not trim around these items if they feel that to do so may damage them.
- Gates - please open gates prior to the start of the scheduled mowing service on your street.
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July 4th – All Offices Closed
July 2nd-Freedom Fest on Fort Polk http://fortpolkmwr.com/
July 1-CYSS Facilities CLOSED for Training Holiday
July 22nd-Pool Party at Dogwood Community Center 11-4PM