PURPOSE OF THE POLICY:
- To identify the responsibilities of members and the Co-op in keeping building exteriors and property in good repair and in demand.
- To prolong the life of the Co-op buildings and property through routine and preventative maintenance.
- Generally the Co-op will maintain uniformity of common areas; therefore renovations, which would change the appearance of the exterior of units (ie. sun porches, fencing, etc.), will require board approval.
- Members must immediately report any building or property damage or needed repairs that pose a health, safety or financial risk to the Co-op.
- Members are responsible for routine seasonal exterior maintenance of their unit including: cleaning accessible windows, window wells and siding, sweeping sidewalks, keeping foundation clear of growth, grass cutting, weed removal, snow removal of sidewalks and steps, reducing ice build-up on sidewalks and the clearing of loose debris. This applies to front and back yards and the designated common areas, in accordance with Bylaw 2: 18.6.
- Entranceways, front yards, sidewalks and parking areas must be kept clean and tidy, no outdoor storage of loose items (ie. tires, tarped items, etc.)
- Garbage, recycling and green bin items must be disposed of in designated areas immediately, not to be left on doorsteps or in the front or back yards.
- Deposit items must be kept in a closed container if stored in the back yard.
- The use of nails, screws, etc. is only permitted on the front wooden railing, post and fence.
- Members are responsible for the upkeep and painting of the front wooden railing, post and fence.
Co-op will provide paint/stain; inquire with Maintenance Team or Handyman
- Exterior furnishings must be rated for outdoor use only. (No upholstered furniture)
- Seasonal decorations should be removed and stored within a reasonable amount of time.
- Members must obey municipal regulations regarding emergency access, fire codes, the storage use and disposal of hazardous materials; etc. (refer to Strathcona County Nuisance and Unsightly Premises Bylaw 80-2007)
- Members are expected to exude a high level of pride of ownership. The regular upkeep of building exteriors and yards contribute to the quiet enjoyment* and safety of all Co-op members and visitors.
* Quiet enjoyment is a right to the undisturbed use and enjoyment of real property by a tenant/member.
- The Co-op will keep buildings and property in a sufficient state of upkeep and repair to make sure that there is:
- No health or safety risk to people or undue financial risk to the Co-op;
- A reasonable life expectancy for buildings and Co-op property;
- An enhanced and continued marketability of the Co-op.
- Co-op tools and equipment will be kept in working order and useable condition.
- The Co-op will clean, paint, maintain, repair or replace Co-op property and building exterior items (including non-accessible windows, window wells and siding) according to the Co-op maintenance and replacement reserve plan schedules or to ensure the health, safety and marketability of the Co-op.
- The Co-op will establish and follow a regular schedule of inspection and preventative maintenance routines for major building components, machinery and fire protection equipment.
- The Co-op will conduct Co-op property and building exterior inspections quarterly, to identify and schedule necessary maintenance.
- The Co-op will use licensed professional trades people for necessary plumbing, electrical and other work as required by building codes.
- The Co-op will use professional trades people for gutter cleaning, parking area repair/resealing, line painting, sidewalk repair, painting and staining or fence repair as specified in maintenance warranties.
Revised May 6, 2018