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Pool and Spa Work

Posted by VermontVillas on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : Improvements 
The work is almost complete on the pool and spa!  The old plaster was removed and new installed, along with new tile along the rim and steps. Other improvements were made to abide by current health code standards, including dual rails into the spa and split drains.  New energy-efficient LED lights have been put in as well. Closure will continue for awhile longer as the water is treated and to allow for county inspection. Thanks to all residents for your cooperation while the work is ongoing!


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Year in Review

Posted by VermontVillas on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, In : Improvements 
2014 was one of the most eventful years in Vermont Villas history.  Many improvements and beneficial changes were made, including:

- All carports were refurbished and new roofs installed. This was the largest and most costly project in years, taking months to complete. It finished ahead of schedule, without major problems and need for a special assessment.

- Our Rules and Regulations were revised, the first revision in 12 years.

- The first amendment ever to our CC&Rs was approved and implemente...

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Tour of the New Courts

Posted by VermontVillas on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, In : Improvements 

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Carports Finished!

Posted by VermontVillas on Saturday, August 30, 2014, In : Improvements 
Work is complete on our 27 carports. This has been the biggest project in many years at Vermont Villas, taking over six months to complete. Coordination and cooperation from RAF Construction, Knudsen Roofing, the Board of Directors, Elite Management and all owners and residents allowed the work to be completed without major obstacles and ahead of schedule.  All deteriorated wood has been either replaced or shored up, and new roofs with a 10 year warranty have been installed. Years of steady s...
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Wood Replacement Update

Posted by VermontVillas on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : Improvements 
We're 2 1/2 years into replacing the wood siding and fascia on our buildings and the work has accelerated. The 2200 building is the latest to get this makeover, leaving 8 buildings still to be done.  The siding is being replaced with HardiePanel, a fiber-cement product meant to look like wood but provide greater durability. The 1400, 1500, 2000 and 2100 buildings are next and hopefully will be finished by the end of 2014.

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Backflow Devices Installed

Posted by VermontVillas on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Improvements 
To fulfill a city requirement, backflow devices were installed at our water meters last week. Backflow occurs when water flows opposite to its normal or intended direction. This reverse flow of water may be caused by a sudden drop in water pressure and can result in contaminants being drawn into the water supply system. A backflow device prevents this. Thanks to all residents for your cooperation during the time water was shut off to your unit.

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Volunteer Day Wrapup

Posted by VermontVillas on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : Improvements 
A small but hard-working band of volunteers got together the morning of November 16 to beautify the complex. Flower bulbs were planted at the front monuments and a couple of secret spots inside the complex, hopefully to produce a colorful spring show. The clubhouse, spa and pool areas were cleaned and swept, lampposts were cleaned and painted where needed, and some of our metal fencing was cleaned, scraped and painted. Be on the lookout for Volunteer Day, Spring 2014!

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New Bark Mulch

Posted by VermontVillas on Monday, July 15, 2013, In : Improvements 
New bark mulch has been spread over many of the bare spots throughout our complex. In addition to looking nicer than bare dirt, the mulch assists in retaining moisture and preventing weeds.

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Clean-Up Day A Success!

Posted by VermontVillas on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : Improvements 
Community Clean-up Day was held on May 18th. A small but mighty band of volunteers worked hard to spruce up our complex. Bright flowers were planted at our entries, trash was removed, the clubhouse, bathrooms and shower were cleaned as were the lounge chairs at the pool, carport storage bins and light fixtures were swept, light globes were cleaned, and our lampposts were cleaned and painted. Thanks to all community members who came out to make a great day!

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Taking Care of Pets

Posted by VermontVillas on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : Improvements 
A new doggie bag station has been added to the area next to the tennis courts. PLEASE respect the grounds and your neighbors by cleaning up after your dog - we want to keep our complex "waste-free".  There are four bag stations throughout the complex for your use - if you notice a station is out of bags contact us at

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New Signs

Posted by VermontVillas on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Improvements 
Most of the signs inside our complex have been replaced in the past few weeks. There are new signs on the gate leading to Felicita Plaza, the tennis courts and at the trash bins. And, all the doors enclosing the trash bins were given a fresh coat of paint. New signs at the pool and spa were also recently installed. With our street-side signs facing Vermont Ave. having been replaced last year, we now have almost 100% new signage throughout the complex.

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Wood Replacement Update

Posted by VermontVillas on Thursday, February 28, 2013, In : Improvements 
It's been over a year since we began replacing the wood siding and fascia on our buildings. The siding is being replaced with HardiePanel, a fiber-cement product meant to look like wood but provide greater durability. This work is complete at six of our buildings, with the 1600, 1700 and 1800 buildings the next to get this upgrade. Here's a picture of the work-in-progress at the 1600 building:

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Fence Raised

Posted by VermontVillas on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, In : Improvements 
The fence at our northwest corner bordering Felicita Plaza has been heightened. The old fence at this spot was only 3' high and presented easy access to our complex; raising the fence will reduce this vulnerability. The cost was shared between Vermont Villas and Felicita Plaza. Here are before and after pictures of the area:

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Bushes Removed

Posted by VermontVillas on Saturday, November 17, 2012, In : Improvements 
To allow visibility into and usage of an area of the complex rarely visited, eight bushes next to the tennis courts were recently removed.  Here's before and after pictures of the area:

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New Toilets

Posted by VermontVillas on Saturday, July 21, 2012, In : Improvements 
A new water-saving toilet has been installed in the women's room near the pool. It only uses 1.28 gallons per flush, is ADA compliant and matches the one recently installed at the men's room (see video below). The HOA was able to procure a $50 rebate for each of these toilets, $100 total, to help defray costs.

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Old 1980 Toilet Replaced

Posted by VermontVillas on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Improvements 

Last week the original 1980 toilet from the men's room near the pool was replaced with a new more water-efficient model. The old toilet used 3.5 gallons per flush, the new one uses only 1.28 gallons. The HOA saved money on this new toilet by claiming a $50 rebate. Some of these older 3.5 gallon toilets may still be in use inside individual condos - if you have one you are highly encouraged to replace it. Saving water means saving $$ for everyone -- part of your monthly HOA fee covers the cos...
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Hot Water Heater Pipe Insulation

Posted by VermontVillas on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Improvements 
All of the copper pipes carrying hot water out of our 22 hot water heaters (there's one hot water heater per building) have just been insulated - none were insulated before now. This will help in our ongoing efforts to conserve water and energy. All work was performed by volunteer owners and the total materials cost was just over $100, less than $5 per building. Here's a video that describes the work:

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Wood Siding Replacement Project Has Begun!

Posted by VermontVillas on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, In : Improvements 
We've started to replace the wood siding on the fronts and backs of our most tired-looking buildings. The original siding is old and weather-beaten and it's time for a makeover. After careful study, the Board has decided to use a fiber-cement product, HardiePanel Siding, from the JamesHardie company. This product, simulated to look like wood, will be almost maintenance-free and provide long-term durability by withstanding the forces of nature (sun, moisture, termites, etc.). The 600 building ...
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Wrought Iron Street Fencing

Posted by VermontVillas on Monday, April 4, 2011, In : Improvements 
Vermont Villas contractors, Richris Maintenance, have just finished the repairs of the entrance fencing and gates. Additionally all the wrought iron fencing along Vermont Avenue was painted to bring up our street appeal.

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