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- Taking care of your furry family members
- Yard of the Month
- Pools opening
- See something say something!
- Pet show
- Post wide yard sales
- Teen event survey
- Want a rewarding summer job?
- Fort Riley child supervision
- FROG youth trap & skeet camp
- Military spouse educational grant deadline approaching
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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.
- May 7: Deadline for Corvias Foundation Spouse Education Grant
- May 9: Post Wide Yard Sales
- May 10: Happy Mother’s Day
- May 23: Corvias Military Living Pools Open
- May 25: Memorial Day- Offices will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The HQDA RCI (Residential Communities Initiatives) will be conducting their Resident Satisfaction Survey via e-mail from May 7th – June 7th at all Corvias Military Living Army locations. Please click here to read the attached memo from Lieutenant General, David D. Halverson, IMCOM Commander and GS Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to our homes and services. This survey will be administered through a third party, CEL & Associates, Inc. (CEL). The survey results are confidential, so please express your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey will be entered to win one grand prize of $1,500!
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!
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 as food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy make sure your pet is registered with the post veterinarian, vaccinated, micro chipped and receives 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. Pets are social creatures and thrive on social stimulation.
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 the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from 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 and common areas daily.
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.
Fort Riley Garrison’s annual Yard of the Month program begins this month. The program recognizes residents in family housing who are making a special effort to enhance the appearance of their yard. Each community will have a winning Yard of the Month. From these five winning yards, one is selected as post-wide Yard of the Month.
Residents are encouraged to nominate their yard or the yard of a neighbor by contacting your Community Office before the first of each month.
Lawns and flower beds will be judged using the following criteria:
- Driveway free of grease, oil and litter
- Yard free of trash and debris
- Flower beds free of weeds
- Vegetation must be natural
- Yards must be in full compliance with requirements set forth in the Resident Responsibility Guide
Judging for Yard of the Month will be conducted during the first week of the month, beginning in May, by installation selected personnel.
The Yard of the Month winning family from each community will receive a recognition letter from the Garrison Commander, temporary Yard of the Month signage for the home and a prize. For more information on this program, please contact your Community Office.
American Pool Service will be managing the Corvias Military Living community pools again this season. Residents will need to show their pool pass and military I.D. before entering the pool area. Families who do not have a pool pass are encouraged to visit your Community Office. A pool use addendum will need to be signed to receive your pool pass. Community pools are for Corvias resident use only and one pass is issued per family.
Pools will open May 23 and operate on the following schedule until school begins: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. After school begins through Sept 7 the pools will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. American Pool Service reserves the right to close the pool for inclement weather or pool maintenance. Please see the 2015 pool schedule below:
- Forsyth pool will be open 7 days per week
- Ellis pool will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Warner Peterson pool will be closed on Mondays
- McClellan pool will be closed on Wednesday
To make a day at the pool enjoyable for all, here are some rules we ask residents to follow:
- No glass or pottery-type containers allowed in the pool area.
- All patrons must wear swimsuits that are appropriate for public appearance.
- Inflatable rafts, water wings/floaties and toys are not permitted in the pool (Guidance from CDC).
- Young children may wear Coast Guard approved life vests in the pool.
- Children who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers while in the pool.
- All children under the age of 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age.
- No pets are allowed in the pool area.
- Wet bathing suits are not allowed in the Community Center.
A complete list of pool rules is available online and posted at each facility.
There is a new hotline, 785-240-WARN (9276), exclusively for reporting suspicious behavior or activity at Fort Riley. The phone number is monitored 24/7 by staff in the Fort Riley Operations Center. This local number, 785-240-WARN, provides a direct method for action when anyone observes suspicious activity or suspicious vehicles. Army leaders encourage heightened awareness and vigilance against terrorism. For additional information visit http://www.riley.army.mil/Community/iWATCH.aspx
Fort Riley post wide yard sales will take place on Saturday, May 9th from 8-12 pm rain or shine. All visitors need to utilize Henry Gate. Food and beverage sales must be in accordance with FR Reg 210-7 Commercial Solicitation on Fort Riley, AR 30-22 Army Food Program, and Field Sanitation AR 71-32. One sign may be used to advertise a yard sale. This sign will be placed in front of the residential unit only. Other signs, indicating direction and location of sale are prohibited.
Do you own or want a pet? Fort Riley Main Exchange invites you to their upcoming pet show at the Main Exchange on May 15th from 11 – 1400! There will be contests, coloring for kids and information booths on everything from vet services to housing regulations. Come join a fun pet-centered community event.
Attention parents of teens! We would like your teen’s opinions on future events for this summer. Please have your teen take this short survey regarding what type of event they would like attend. Access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HCHVGX5. Upon completion of the survey you will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 Visa Gift card!
American Pool is now hiring lifeguards and head lifeguards for the summer of 2015 at the Fort Riley Corvias Community pools. An upcoming hiring event will be held May 3rd, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Colyer Forsyth Community Center. Everyone is welcome to come and fill out an application and interview for a summer position. American Pool is looking for responsible adults and teenagers, so please RSVP if you plan to come to the event. Contact Jerry Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org 785-317-1911 or visit the locations tab on their website www.guardforlife.com.
As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, you will likely notice an increase in outdoor activities in your community. Please be mindful of speed limits as children may be playing outdoors, people may be going for walks or riding bikes
Additionally, parents must follow the Fort Riley regulation in regards to leaving children unattended. Regulation 190-19 requires the following supervision of minors:
- Children under the age of 10 years may not be left unsupervised in Fort Riley housing without direct supervision.
- An adult or certified babysitter 12 years or older must supervise any child 10 years and younger in quarters at all times.
- Children between the ages of 10 and 11 years may be left alone in family quarters for a maximum of two hours.
- Children between the ages of 12 and 15 years may be left alone for a maximum of four hours.
- Children are not allowed to play on streets or in traffic ways.
- Children under the age of 10 years will not be left alone in a motor vehicle.
- Children must have an adult or designated child care provider with them at all times while outside.
If you witness unattended children, please contact the MP desk at 785-239-6767.
Fort Riley Outdoorsman Group is currently taking registrations for its 2015 Youth Trap & Skeet Camp. For more details about this event read here.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 Educational Grants for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday, May 7. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Take advantage of spring weather! While the temperatures outside are comfortable, use a window or ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner. A fan only requires a tenth of the energy needed to run an air conditioner.