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- Upcoming Events
- You Could Win Big!
- Yard of the Month to begin in June
- How BAH Works
- Pools open Saturday, May 27th
- Hidden Hazards: The window blind cord
- Spouse Scholarship Applications due May 4
- Green Corner
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May 14- Mother’s Day
May 27-Pools Open!
May 29- Memorial Day: All offices closed
Tell us how we’re doing and you could win big! Keep an eye out on May 4th for an e-mail from ARMYHousingSurvey@celassociates.com containing a link to your 2017 Army Survey. 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 your homes and services. The survey results are confidential, so please share your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle of a weekly drawing of $250 and one grand prize of $1500!
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 also 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 June, 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.
Your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is the stipend the Department of Defense allocates to pay for the majority of rent and utilities. When you live on post, BAH includes rent, average utilities, fire and police services, municipal services, as well as services like lawn care, trash removal, pest control, home maintenance, community amenities, project costs and future improvements. Click here to learn more about how Corvias uses BAH.
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 27 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 4th 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 2017 pool schedule and pool rules 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.
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.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 Educational Grants for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday, May 4. 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.