January 2021 Newsletter
HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS
Drum roll please...
The Stoneridge Neighborhood Prize Patrol piled into our sleigh (car) for a COVID safe trip wearing our Santa masks on December 16, 2020. We were bearing three $50.00 gift certificates and the award-winning signs to place in their yards. It was a sleigh ride like no other, house to house to house we go, passing out awards to the creative and beautifully decorated homes.
It was a joy to see their surprise and elated reactions. One family and their little boy in his Christmas PJ’s was so happy to see us, he was shouting Merry Christmas.
Another family opened the door in amazement and was grateful for their award. They showed us their Christmas hologram projector in their window; it looked so real.
And the final house, the reason for the season, a nativity scene made out of fence boards. So creative and well done.
HARRY CRABB PARK UPDATE
From the desk of Tara Gee, Park Planning and Development Superintendent - We are pleased to inform you that the construction fences will start to be removed around the 15th of this month. This will include opening up the parking lot. The City Council will be asked to accept the project at their 1/13 meeting.
There will be some additional work such as wind screens at the tennis/pickle ball courts, a small fence panel at the basketball court and some added landscaping in areas outside of the currently fenced area, however, it will not hold-up opening.
Additionally, the brown grass is a hybrid bermuda grass that is perfect for sports fields. It goes dormant in the winter, and will come back to "life" in the spring. It withstands heavy use from sports teams and typically there is no need to re-seed as its self repairing. It uses less water and it's more drought and heat tolerant. Perfect for the park!
HVAC TUNE UP
by John Michaels
Have you thought about your HVAC system lately? If you are like me… You have not thought much about it. In fact, I'm not proud to say it, but I have not hired a Technician to inspect and service my A/C unit in over 10 years. With the new year, I added this to my priority list and hired a tech to inspect and service my HVAC system. I am really glad I did! I just wanted to send a quick note of encouragement for all my neighbors to do the same.
I learned through the process that most homes in our neighborhood are of the age of 15-20 years. Google ir and you will find everywhere online that today's modern air conditioners are expected to last 15-20 years. The health and efficiency of your A/C depends on a number of factors including whether or not you properly maintained the unit throughout its lifetime.
Here are some reminders!
Here are a few pictures that the inspector shared of my 15 year old home Eliot Home A/C:
I would encourage everyone to get their home HVAC system inspected and serviced now vs. waiting until the summer months. By getting your system serviced... perhaps but no guarantees you'll be able to squeeze out a few more years of life from your system and perhaps save in utility bills by having a tuned up A/C unit.