Weekly Work Update

February 14, 2020

Dear Homeowners,


In order to determine areas where electrical conduit can be installed for mechanical work, electronic scans of the laundry rooms in both buildings were taken. 


Unfortunately, many of these initial scans were inconclusive as to the locations of rebar and post-tension cables within the concrete floors.  It is essential that the contractor be able to clearly identify the locations of the post-tension cables as any drilling in the floors cannot damage these cables which are a major structural component of our buildings.


It has been requested that further scanning be completed using a more intensive scanning method, to complete the analysis of the laundry room floors.  In order to do that, Braun Intertec, a highly reputable firm with many years of experience, has been contracted to complete these additional intensive scans.


The scans utilize a radiation technology that is tightly controlled and conducted by highly trained professionals.  Because of the technology used to conduct these scans, there are regulations in place that require certain restrictions for public health and safety reasons during the scanning process.


The Braun Intertec team is able to scan a total of seven floors per day over a period of three days for the 410 Building and over a period of four days for the 400 Building to include the necessary floors in each building.  They have developed a scan schedule with timelines, which follows this notice.


During the timelines listed on the schedule, homeowners on the floor being scanned as well as one floor above and one floor below are asked to leave their unit and their floor for the period listed on the timeline schedule.  This will require that owners on several floors are being asked to leave their floor’s lobby area and their units for a period of approximately three hours.


During the timeline of the scans, homeowners must not:


  • Enter the stairwells or pass through the stairwells during the scanning periods

  • Enter the elevator lobbies (floor common areas) on the scan floor and one floor above and one floor below). 

  • Riding up and down on the elevator to your individual floor is not a problem provided that the floor is not being scanned and is not one floor above or below the scan floor during the vacant timeframe listed on the schedule.  (Do not enter a floor from the elevator during the scan time or during the vacant time listed on the schedule).


It is strongly recommended that all homeowners comply with this request for their personal safety.


If you have an assistance animal residing in your unit, that animal will also have to leave the unit during the period of scanning.  It is important that all owners of assistance animals ensure that their animal is out of the unit for the scanning period.


The equipment is safe and the technicians are highly trained, but there are risks associated with this scanning that must be considered.


All radiation dissipates within less than two seconds of the scan.


*PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED SCHEDULE for exact dates and times for your individual floor.


If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Christine in the Summit House office or contact me, Mary Bujold, via phone at (612) 669-5213 mobile.


Summit House Pre-Cleaning (Vacuum Inside of Fan Coil Cabinet) Schedule


Please see the schedule listed below for the pre-cleaning (vacuuming of the inside of fan coil cabinets) below.


The work will require entry into your unit by employee/s from Angstrom Analytical and ECCO Midwest, Inc.


It is important there be a clear path from the entry door to the HVAC cabinet and 3 feet of clearance surrounding the cabinet for the workers to be able to properly clean the cabinet space.  Tenting of the space is not required during the pre-cleaning process.


400 Building                                                                        410 Building

Floor 23                 2/10                                                        Floor 20                 2/20

Floor 22                 2/10                                                        Floor 19                 2/20

Floor 21                 2/10                                                        Floor 18                 2/20

Floor 20                 2/11                                                        Floor 17                 2/21

Floor 19                 2/11                                                        Floor 16                 2/21

Floor 18                 2/11                                                        Floor 15                 2/21

Floor 17                 2/12                                                        Floor 14                 2/24

Floor 16                 2/12                                                        Floor 13                 2/24

Floor 15                 2/12                                                        Floor 12                 2/24

Floor 14                 2/13                                                        Floor 11                 2/25

Floor 13                 2/13                                                        Floor 10                 2/25

Floor 12                 2/13                                                        Floor 9                   2/25

Floor 11                 2/14                                                        Floor 8                   2/26

Floor 10                 2/14                                                        Floor 7                   2/26

Floor 9                   2/14                                                        Floor 6                   2/26

Floor 8                   2/17                                                        Floor 5                   2/27

Floor 7                   2/17                                                        Floor 4                   2/27

Floor 6                   2/17                                                        Floor 3                   2/27

Floor 5                   2/18                                                        Floor 2                   2/28

Floor 4                   2/18                                                        Floor 1                   2/28

Floor 3                   2/18

Floor 2                   2/19

Floor 1                   2/19


Please note the following:


  1. ECCO Midwest, Inc. will be performing the cleaning and Angstrom Analytical will be performing testing during the process.

  2. There will be a FirstService Residential “Key Master” with the crew to ensure units are properly secure.

  3. The crew will where booties inside every unit to protect their work boots which must remain on during the abatement process.

  4. The daily work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  5. The work involves vacuuming the loose material from the inside of your HVAC cabinet.

  6. Please remove any items from the cabinet that are not supposed to be inside the cabinet.

  7. Homeowners may be present during this process. 

  8. Each unit is estimated to take no more than 2 hours.


This Week at a Glance

The February Board Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 12th in the Community Room.


Upcoming Events


  • March Board Meeting-3/11

The March Board Meeting will be held this Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the 410 building Community Room.  Homeowners are welcome to attend.  The agenda will be posted at a later date.




  • Neighborly Way


Introducing our new Green Initiative

Team Members-Anita Nerhus, Larry McCann, Jenni David, Kristin Dulac, Barbara Greenwald Davis, Jeff Andrews and Margaret McGonagle.


Our goal is simple, we want to make our wonderful community here at Summit House a greener more environmentally conscious place to live, and we thank all of you who have provided ideas, energy, support and excitement to these important projects.


We do not wish to make anyone feel guilty or bad because this is not your thing, but only to empower and educate those who truly are interested in the causes we are trying to champion.


We will be highlighting 1 or 2 initiatives each month to bring awareness of information that we as a group find may help us to understand more the issues we are facing.


Green Initiatives:


-Plastics reduction

-Reuse programs

-Composting education

-Lights out and unplug

-Hazardous waste disposal info

-Recycling info/ box breakdown


Inspiration: 39 residents signed up for plastic reduction, and if each of those reduce by 1 item per day it adds up to 14,200 per year. That combined with the brisk usage of the new reuse bins, I think safely bring our totals well into the tens of thousands of plastics and bags reduction just from our little community.


Thank you from the Neighborly Way,

Jeff Andrews/ jmandrews1511@gmail.com



Current Homeowner Construction Projects


The following building is having a construction project being done on the noted floor for the listed timeframe:


  • 410 Building-2nd Floor                Project dates 1/24/20-4/24/20

  • 410 Building-3rd Floor                Project dates 1/23/20-4/23/20

  • 410 Building-15th Floor              Project dates 9/25/19-3/23/20

  • 410 Building-20th Floor              Project dates 1/23/20-4/23/20

  • 400 Building-17th Floor              Project dates 9/27/19-3/27/20

  • 400 Building-13th Floor              Project dates 11/4/19-2/28/20


Summit House Committees

Please find the listing below of the Summit House committees and their upcoming meeting dates along with Committee Chair contact information.  Homeowners are welcome to attend scheduled meetings and, in some instances, participate in and/or join the committees.



March Board Meeting

March 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Community Room



April Board Meeting

April 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Community Room



Design and Amenities

No Meeting Scheduled

400 Lobby

Randy Heinrich hschultz2004@yahoo.com


Equity Committee

March 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Community Room

Paul Herb paulherb@mac.com



March 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Community Room

Bob Conlin bobconlin@mac.com


Movie Committee

No Meeting Scheduled

400 Lobby

Angie Gassen angie_gassen@hotmail.com


Social Committee

No Meeting Scheduled

Community Room

Bill Lowrie Bill lowrie@billlowrie.com


Neighborhood Happenings


Winterskate free outdoor skating in Loring Park is open and runs daily through early March.  Complimentary skate rental is available during warming house hours.  The warming house hours are:


Monday through Friday                     3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday                                                9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday                                                  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Special hours on holidays


Go to www.mplsdowntown.com/winterskate for more information.


  • Connect with Nature at Loring Park has programs for adults 55+.  There is an outdoor walking group on Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m. and indoor nature connections on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m.  Please go to www.minneapolisparks.org/loring or call 612-499-9405 to learn more specifics about the events and/or register.   


  • Loring Park Sing-A-Long with Dan Chouinard on piano, Brian Peterson on guitar and Bob White on violin will be held on Tuesday, February 18th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Loring Park Community Center. 


  • The Citizens for a Loring Park Community (CLPC) Livability Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Loring Park Community Center.  Go to www.loringpark.org for more information.


  • The Citizens for a Loring Park Community (CLPC) Land Use Meeting will be held on Monday, February 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Loring Park Community Center.  Go to www.loringpark.org for more information.


  • An Evening with Garrison Keillor: A Fundraiser to Benefit the Club Theater on Saturday, February 29th at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis.  There will be a dinner at 6:00 p.m. and show at 8:00 p.m.  The show will feature Garrison Keillor with Maria Jette and Dan Chouinard.  Tickets are $250.00 (dinner and show) and show only are $100.00 (main) or $75.00 (balcony).  Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-garrison-keillor-a-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-club-theater-tickets-90869303533


  • The 2020 CLPC (Citizens for a Loring Park Community) Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, March 23rd at Music Box Theatre 1407 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis and will feature Councilmember Lisa Goodman and Park Commissioner Jono Cowgil.  There will be an Information Fair and refreshments from 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. with the 2020 Speakers and Program from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Go www.loringpark.org for more information.


Summit House Website  https://SummitHouse.connectresident.com

Summit House Board of Directors Email SummitHouseMSP@gmail.com  

Community Room open hours (not reserved) 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Wi-Fi password: Summit410

Fitness Center hours 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Wi-Fi password: Summit400






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