Summer 2016 Paddington Green Newsletter
July 1, 2016
Hi to all and a Happy Canada Day. By the time you read this it will have passed so we hope you all had a great Canada Day. Thanks to all the rain we have received, the grass and scrubs look the best they have in years. It’s a struggle trying to keep the place looking its best. We have a way to go yet but I think you would all agree that the complex has come a long way over the past few years. All it takes is time and money. Lol. The spring cleanup of the grounds went well and on time. We got off to a great start with Pot Holes Plus patching up the asphalt in the parking lot. Then the rain started and after several delays, we decided we needed to move on and have the parking lot cleaned and striped. Then the eaves troughs will be cleaned followed by the stairwell windows and carpets. Pot Holes Plus will come back in the fall to complete the patching.
A new gate for the fire lane (which will be locked) has been ordered and should be installed in mid to late July.
Owners from buildings (130, 132, 134 and 138) moving in / out of their units, receiving deliveries or moving large items, should contact Sunrex @ 204-987-9000 to have the gate unlocked. At least 4 days’ notice prior to needing the gate unlocked is required so that arrangements can be made. Tenants please contact your landlords.
In a related matter we have had problems with people abusing the fire lane since the original gate was damaged. Please be aware and advise your friends and guests that violators WILL be towed at their own expense. This is a fire lane and governed under the City of Winnipeg By-Law #1322/76.
Another issue is the removal of vehicles from the parking lot for cleaning or snow removal. It seems to be the same offenders every time. One in particular on Tuesday’s lot clearing, was a vehicle left parked in the lot and removed an hour or more after the lot was cleared. That person would not answer the door when we knocked, yet the balcony door was open so we have to assume that person was just ignoring us. Going forward, in a similar situation we WILL tow that vehicle and the cost will be charged to the unit owner. It not only costs all of us money due to the delays to maneuver around these vehicles but also the lot now has three dirty parking stalls. It always seems to be the same offenders.
This is a nice peaceful complex for the most part. Please be aware of the others who live around you. They are entitled and deserve peace and quiet. There have been some noisy parties lasting well into the wee hours of the morning. We ask that you try to resolve these issues yourself. So if someone comes knocking on your door to ask you to tone it down, PLEASE COMPLY, the same courtesy needs to apply to barking dogs.
The majority of the people in this complex are good neighbors and respectful of others and for that we thank you. It only takes one or two to ruin a pleasant evening for example. Just be considerate.
Once again, we ask that you not:
1) Litter the parking lot and grounds,
2) Leave a mess in the laundry rooms,
3) Throw your cigarette butts on the grounds and NEVER throw your butts off of your balcony, or
4) Hang anything on the railings except for flower pots designed for railings.
Speaking of balconies / patios. Please keep them clean and tidy and don’t use them for storage. If an item was not meant to be on a balcony / patio it shouldn’t be there.
Just a quick reminder for those renting their units. If your tenant has a pet, you must complete and submit a pet registration form for board approval. Your tenant must abide by the same rules as an owner.
For anyone undertaking renovation or remodeling. Please contact the Board of Directors through Sunrex for approval prior to starting the work. We all pay for water usage with our condo fees. If you do not have low flow shower heads and low flow aerators on your sinks you might just want to give it some thought. Please leave plumbing to the professionals. We have had two instances where people attempted a plumbing repair that turned into a major flood in their units. The water shut off is under the bathroom sink and requires a special tool to shut off the water. You do not want to find this out when the water is rapidly filling your tub and spilling onto the floor and running down the hall. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it.
Just as an FYI, one of our long term renters has purchased her unit and becomes an owner this July first. Welcome to our family Linda. Another rental unit has been sold and we’d like to welcome Gary and Wendy as well.
In closing I’d like to thank the overwhelming majority of owners and tenants that contribute to making Paddington Green a great place to live and ask the few to please be considerate of those around you. You can make a difference. We wish you a safe and enjoyable summer.
Your Board of Directors