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:
ECCO Midwest, Inc. will be performing the cleaning and Angstrom Analytical will be performing testing during the process.
There will be a FirstService Residential “Key Master” with the crew to ensure units are properly secure.
The crew will where booties inside every unit to protect their work boots which must remain on during the abatement process.
The daily work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The work involves vacuuming the loose material from the inside of your HVAC cabinet.
Please remove any items from the cabinet that are not supposed to be inside the cabinet.
Homeowners may be present during this process.
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.
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.
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.
-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/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
April Board Meeting
April 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Design and Amenities
No Meeting Scheduled
Randy Heinrich email@example.com
March 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Paul Herb firstname.lastname@example.org
March 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Bob Conlin email@example.com
No Meeting Scheduled
Angie Gassen firstname.lastname@example.org
No Meeting Scheduled
Bill Lowrie Bill email@example.com
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.
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