- Preparing for a vacation?
- Prevent excessive moisture in your home
- You asked and we listened
- ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident …’
- Fourth of July festivities
- Fighting mosquitoes this summer
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Hidden Hazards: The Window Blind Cord
- Green corner
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When preparing for vacation, read the following policies regarding recreational vehicles and equipment, which can be found in your Resident Responsibility Guide, section 4-8. Recreational vehicles may be parked in garages, only as long as no part of the vehicle or trailer extends beyond the support structure of doorways. They cannot be parked under carports or in front of your home.
The following types of vehicles and equipment may only be stored inside the garage with the door closed and may not be permanently parked, left overnight or visible in any housing area:
- Travel trailers
- Motor coaches
- Camper bodies or trailer
- Commercial vehicles
- Tractor trailers
- Boats and trailers
- Horse trailers
- All-terrain vehicles
Please contact the Buffalo Soldier Acres Community Center at 580-581-2147 to register for the RV/Trailer Lot.
It is our goal to maintain the highest quality living environment for our residents. To help achieve this goal, it is important to work together to minimize moisture and the potential for conditions that could lead to the growth of naturally occurring mold in your home. Residents can help in this effort by taking the following actions:
- In damp or rainy weather conditions, keep windows and doors closed. If water does enter your home as a result of inclement weather, remove it immediately or contact your community office for the water to be extracted.
- Once outside conditions are dry, ensure proper ventilation in your home by opening a window or circulating air throughout the home with your air ventilation system.
- Clean and dust your home on a regular basis as required by the Resident Responsibility Guide. Regular vacuuming, mopping, and use of environmentally safe household cleaners are important to remove household dirt and debris and minimize the potential for mold growth in your home.
- Use the bathroom fan or alternative ventilation when bathing or showering and allow the fan to run until all excess moisture has vented from the bathroom.
- Use the exhaust fans in your kitchen when cooking or while the dishwasher is running, and allow the fan to run until all excess moisture has vented from the kitchen.
- Do not allow damp or moist stacks of clothes or other cloth materials to lie in piles for an extended period of time.
- On a regular basis, wipe down and dry areas where moisture sometimes accumulates, such as countertops, windows and windowsills.
- Basements are not considered living space; it is recommended that items stored in basements be protected from potential water damage by utilizing waterproof/plastic totes and/or storing items on shelving or pallets. Corvias Military Living does have a limited supply of pallets available to our residents by placing a work order with your Community Office.
Please remember to contact your community office immediately if there is any evidence of a water leak in your home. Additionally, if you notice excessive moisture with evidence of potential mold growth, please contact your community office to submit a service request.
Corvias Military Living is pleased to announce the addition of an automated voicemail system through a third-party company, One Call Now. Using this system will allow us to inform you of emergencies, notifications and other important messages that are related to your home. We also encourage you to opt in to begin receiving these important messages via text messaging. Simply text the word, “ALERT” to 22300 in order to opt in or visit www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts. If you have a text message plan, these messages will be included in your plan. Otherwise, standard text message charges apply. At Corvias we are committed to keeping you informed and we believe the use of this automated system, in addition to our current methods of communication, will ensure you receive these important messages quickly. Please contact your community office if you have any questions!
On July 4, Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration was officially adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, although Congress formally declared independence from Great Britain on July 2, and the Declaration wasn’t signed by all 56 members until August.
Some other facts about the founding document of the United States that you may not know:
- There’s a message on the back. No, it’s not an invisible treasure map (as in the Nicholas Cage movie National Treasure). The words “Original Declaration of Independence, dated 4th July 1776” appear on the reverse side of the document on display in the National Rotunda, at the bottom and upside down.
- About 200 copies of the Declaration were immediately produced by printer John Dunlap for distribution through the 13 colonies. Of these original “Dunlap broadsides,” 26 still exist.
- The original document wasn’t printed on paper, but “engrossed” on parchment. Engrossing is a process for preparing an official document in large, clear handwriting.
- At the bottom left corner of the Declaration is an unidentified handprint. Historians speculate that it’s the result of the document’s being rolled up for transport and handled by various people for extensive exhibition in the early years of its existence.
- The two youngest signers of the Declaration were Thomas Lynch Jr. and Edward Rutledge, both of South Carolina, both 26 years old at the time. The oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin, 70. Nine of the original signers died before the American Revolution ended in 1783.
Fireworks typically play a major part in Fourth of July celebrations. We would like to remind all residents that the sale, manufacturing and discharging of fireworks anywhere on Fort Sill is prohibited.
Fireworks are not allowed to be discharged anywhere within the city limits of Lawton. Fireworks can be discharged near Lake Lawtonka on designated days in certain areas. Stay tuned to your local media for more information.
We wish everyone a fun and safe Fourth of July!
Summer rain brings some relief from the heat, but it can also provide mosquitoes a place to live and reproduce. Standing water in your yard is the ideal place for these pesky insects to develop. Please be aware of any items in your yard that can hold water (e.g. wading pools, buckets, watering cans.) Reducing standing water can help reduce the mosquito population and make your summer more enjoyable.
Having a pet is fun, but pet ownership also comes with many responsibilities. If you already have a family pet, or are thinking about getting one, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Care for your pet
Caring for your animal is the greatest responsibility of pet ownership. Your pet depends on you for basic needs such food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy, make sure your pet is registered with the post veterinarian, vaccinated and gets annual check-ups.
Pets require your time and attention. Whether your pet requires a lot of care or is low maintenance, find time to spend with your pet. Brushing your pet is a great way to spend some time together and can reduce pet hair around the house.
Regularly exercise your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Going for a walk or playing around the house benefits both you and your pet.
Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. The fact is that the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family. Scoop litter boxes daily and clean them regularly. If your pet spends time outside your house, clean up waste from the yard.
For your pet’s wellbeing make sure you always follow the Pet Policy outlined in the Resident Responsibility Guide. For more information on pet ownership visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website.
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.
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/
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You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
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- July 4 – All Offices Closed
- July 6- Corvias Community Offices open at 10 am
- July 20- Corvias Community Offices open at 10 am
- July 23- Family Fun & Movie Night; 6-9pm; LETRA