Condo II -October 2019
That old September feeling… of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books, and football in the air…. Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning as if last year’s mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer.
Happy Halloween to all of our trick or treater’s out there. Please be extra careful to observe children crossing the street. Also please take caution to drive a little slower, observe the speed limits and stop signs. Keeping our residents safe is our number one priority.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Staying at a healthy weight, being physically active, and limiting how much alcohol you drink can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. It is also very important to have an early detection plan which enables you to be proactive about your health. An early detection plan includes performing monthly breast self-exams, regularly visiting your doctor for scheduled clinical breast exams and following your healthcare provider’s recommendations for mammograms, which will depend on your age and health history.
October is also Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. There are more dogs in need of “Fur”ever homes than ever. When you adopt from a shelter or rescue group, you save a life — and un-break the heart of a dog looking for someone to love for a lifetime. There are many things to consider before adopting a dog. However, you can still help without adopting. There are many great rescue organizations in our community that are in need of help. You can do things like volunteer your time or ask if they have a donation wish list. They may even be holding special events for Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month which you can help promote.
October 14th is Columbus Day. Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October. The first Columbus Day celebration recorded in the United States was held in New York in 1792 to honor Italian American heritage and to mark Oct. 12, 1492, the day that Columbus and his ships first made landfall on an island in the Caribbean Sea. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation encouraging Americans to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage with patriotic festivities. Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906 and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937.
Please remember that hose bibs need to be shut off this month. When the weather is very cold the water can freeze inside the pipes. Although you have shut off the valve inside your house, there will still be some water already in the pipes. It’s important to get rid of all of this water so that there is no chance of it freezing because this can potentially lead to damage to the pipes and could also cause them to burst. To do this, just turn the tap on and let the remaining water run out.
Also, if you wish to have access to the basement that it is open without appointment on the second Saturday and the fourth Sunday between 11:00 and 11:15. If you require access to the basement at another time, please submit a work order and someone will contact you.
In regards to fire alarms, if the fire alarm goes off, and there is a fire in your unit, leave your unit immediately and call 911. Please try to ensure the safety of your neighbors by calling, or if the situation is safe, walk outside to each neighbor informing them of the fire. If the alarm was set off by accident, call or walk outside to each neighbor informing them that it is a false alarm. Please do your best to make sure that everyone is safe. The fire alarm company will contact the Board of Managers. Safety is our number one priority.
In the unfortunate event of an emergency, it is extremely important that fire, EMS and police can see your unit number clearly from outside of your unit. I cannot stress enough how important this is. If they cannot find you, they cannot help you. Please make sure your unit number is properly displayed.
The last Condo II open meeting will be October 15th. Open meetings will resume in the spring of 2020. Hope to see you there.
Condo II Board of Managers.