Don’t Miss These GHI Meetings

Mark your calendars and plan to attend these important meetings or send a friend to take notes for you.

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Meeting Locations
GHI Administration Building — 1 Hamilton Place
City Municipal Building — 25 Crescent Road

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May 31 (Thursday)

Part 1: 6:30 p.m. @ 5 Eastway – GHI Board’s site inspection of WSSC work

Part 2: 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. @ GHI Admin. Building  – members comment on WSSC proposal to change current service agreement

UPDATED: Read more about the work session and related documents on the GHI website.

https://www.ghi.coop/content/ghi-board-directors’-work-session-thursday-may-31-2018

(!) Why it matters WSSC has offered to move forward with the planned installation of new water/sewer pipes outside masonry homes provided GHI takes on the responsibility for maintaining and replacing that infrastructure after 30 years. In 2015, GHI estimated that the potential cost to members would be about $1.5 million.

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June 28 (Thursday) 7 p.m. @ GHI Admin. Building
GHI Board and Finance Committee discuss Replacement Reserves and Additional Maintenance Plans

(!) Why it matters Changes to the plans will affect: 1) how much members pay into these funds and 2) which components GHI will or will NOT replace/repair with the money.

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July 16 (Monday) 8 p.m. @ Municipal Building 
GHI Board will meet with the City of Greenbelt to discuss various issues (scroll down for more)

(!) Why it matters Decisions regarding signage, liability, yard waste, etc. affect GHI’s operating budget and our co-op’s visual appeal.

GHI and WSSC’s Proposal

What? GHI’s Board of Directors will hold a work session to discuss WSSC’s proposal to move forward with water and sewer main replacement projects. This includes eventually transferring responsibility for maintenance and repair of this infrastructure from WSSC to GHI.

When + Where? May 31 (Thursday)

6:30 p.m. @ 5 Eastway:  the Board will visit site to examine WSSC’s work
7:00 to 7:30 p.m. @ GHI Admin. Building (1 Hamilton Place): a 30-minute member input period during which members may address and question the Board. The Board will close the meeting to members at 7:30 to discuss WSSC negotiations.

(!) Why does this matter? WSSC has offered to move forward with the planned installation of new water/sewer pipes outside masonry homes provided GHI takes on the responsibility for maintaining and replacing that infrastructure after 30 years. In answer to a question raised at the January 25, 2015 Town Hall Meeting about the potential cost of this shift to GHI, GHI estimated that the cost to members would be about $1.5 million.

GHI Board+Finance Committee Work Session

What? GHI’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee will discuss the DMA Inc. presentation about updating GHI’s replacement reserve and addition maintenance plans.

When + Where? June 28 (Thursday) 7 p.m. @ GHI Admin. Building (1 Hamilton Place)

(!) Why does this matter? Changes to the plans will affect: 1) how much members must pay every month into the Replacement Reserves fund and Addition Maintenance fund and 2) which components GHI will or will NOT replace/repair through these funds.

GHI and City of Greenbelt Stakeholder’s Meeting

What? GHI’s Board of Directors will meet with the City of Greenbelt to discuss: 1) Refurbishment of the “Welcome to Greenbelt” sign on Southway Road, 2) Request that GHI be notified when the city undertakes road maintenance projects, 3) Liability for seven GHI playgrounds and 4) Disposal of GHI tree maintenance waste at city’s Northway dumpsite

When + Where? July 16 (Monday) 8 p.m. @ City Municipal Building (25 Crescent Road)

(!) Why does this matter? Decisions regarding signage, liability, and yard waste disposal affect GHI’s operating budget and our co-op’s visual appeal.

Author: Mo Hamilton

Mo Hamilton joined GHI in 2013 after living in the Washington area for 18 years. She lives in large yard that was sold with a block honeymoon cottage attached. Contact Mo at mhfalls@outlook.com.

One thought on “Don’t Miss These GHI Meetings”

  1. A couple of additional *important* points about the WSSC proposal:
    1 – The current WSSC proposal affects the masonry units at this time. The frame units are not “involved” currently, because so much of their piping is newer. But if WSSC does indeed apply their current policy when the frame piping is replaced later on, one would expect that frame meters would also be moved “curbside”.
    2 – The farther meters are moved from our homes, the larger the risk of individuals getting hit by big bills when underground leaks occur because of the longer pipe runs and because much piping will not be in our yards, but elsewhere, perhaps under parking lots and/or common space.

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