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- Upcoming events and holidays
- Cookies, cocoa and Santa
- Winter Watchmen
- Prevent frozen pipes
- 2019 recycling schedule
- Holiday Yard of the Month
- Applications available for 2019 Corvias Foundation Scholarships
- Fire safety tips for the holidays
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- Dec 10: Holiday Yard of the Month Judging
- Dec 14: Tis the Season
- Dec 24: Christmas Eve, Corvias Offices Closed
- Dec 25: Christmas, Corvias Offices Closed
Come cozy up with cookies, hot cocoa and holiday cheer at “Tis the Season” our annual winter resident event. Stop by your community office on December 14th from 10 am to 5 pm for free hot cocoa and cookies (while supplies last). Don’t forget your camera because Santa will also visit the centers that day! Santa’s approximate schedule for visits:
- 10am - 11am Leasing Center, 45 Barry Ave.
- 11am - 1pm Warner Peterson, 5570 A P Hill Dr.
- 2pm - 3pm McClellan Place, 6728 McClellan Loop
- 3pm - 5pm Colyer Forsyth, 22900 Hitching Post Rd.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets please.
Be on the lookout for a red light in the window of homes on post. Corvias is installing Winter Watchmen thermostats in select units which will turn on a red light bulb in the window when the heating system has failed. If you notice a red light on in a neighbor’s window, call it in to maintenance immediately- no heat is considered an emergency. If a Winter Watchmen system detects no heat in a home, the first resident to notify Corvias of the red light will receive a $50 gift card.
It’s freezing outside! Literally, freezing. When water freezes, it expands. When this happens inside your pipes, the expanding ice can cause pipes to break and later flood water into your home causing costly damage. To protect your belongings this winter, following these simple steps:
- Disconnect hoses from all outside water faucets to help avoid frozen pipes.
- Keep the heat on to prevent pipes from freezing.
- If you plan on leaving your home for an extended period of time, leave your thermostat set between 60 and 65 degrees.
- Sign up for House Watch if you will be gone for more than a few days.
- Maintain a renter’s insurance policy. In the event of burst pipes, renter’s insurance can help cover the cost of damages.
Beginning January 1, 2019, curbside recycling will transition to a bi-weekly schedule with pick-ups taking place on the same day as your trash day but every other week. Recycling weeks will vary by neighborhood so please refer to the 2019 Trash and Recycling Schedule for your specific schedule. This new schedule better fits Fort Riley's recycling needs and allows us to operate more efficiently. There is no change to the trash pick-up schedule and bulk trash pick-up will still occur on your regular trash day.
As a reminder, curbside recycling is an optional program and residents who elect to participate must comply with recycling guidelines:
- Recycle only items accepted by Fort Riley Recycling Center in the designated recycling container.
- Items must be mixed and loose in the recycling container. Any bagged items will be disposed of as trash and the container will be tagged as non-recyclable.
- Rinse all food containers.
- Recycling will be picked up on a bi-weekly basis.
- Recycling toters need to be at the curb no later than 6:30 a.m. on the service day and pulled back from the curb that evening.
The Corvias sponsored Yard of the Month program will host a Holiday Yard of the Month! The Yard of the Month Program rewards those who make a special effort to improve their yard and beautify their home, while remaining in compliance with housing and post regulations. Five winners will be chosen to receive a recognition letter from the Fort Riley Garrison Commander, a Yard of the Month sign to be displayed in front of the home, and a gift card.
Judging and Rules:
Judging will be conducted the evening of December 10th. To be eligible to participate, yards must be in full compliance with requirements set forth in the Corvias Resident Responsibility Guide. Holiday decorations will be considered, though not mandatory. A resident may win only once during the 2018 Yard of the Month program, from summer until winter.
Corvias Foundation, a private foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, announced today that applications for 2019 educational scholarships are now available. The Foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded nearly $8 million in scholarships to children and spouses of active‐duty service members since 2006. Each year the Foundation awards ten scholarships up to $50,000 to high school seniors and twenty $5,000 scholarships to military spouses. Read the full article here: Press Release
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- If you do no cook often, check your oven and stove before cooking a large holiday meal.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
- And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
As we are all aware, fires can start any time of year. There is an increased risk during the holiday season. Please be safe and have a wonderful holiday season.