BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
The Buildings and Grounds Team (B&G) performs a fundamental and wide-ranging role in managing and maintaining the physical grounds of Sand River. Whether the need is portal sealing, stucco repair, regrading the drive, or installing security lighting, B&G is at the helm — not only ensuring the structural integrity of our physical systems but also contributing to the functionality and safety of Sand River.
PORTAL SEALING 2023
B&G took on, with the help of several members of the community, the task of sealing 28 residential portals and the common house portal. The team investigated low-VOC options before making a decision about which product would best serve both the interests of wood protection as well as environmental safety. The project was executed over a period of 4 weeks in April. With appreciation to team members Carol F (point), George, Frank, and Thom — as well as residents Carla, Kathy, Joanie, John, Karen, Marvel, and Rose — for a job well done. And thanks to team members Ginger and Kitty for providing treats for the work crew as well as moral support.
STORM DRAIN INSTALLATION 2022
This is perhaps the first project of this scale that B&G has handled internally as a team with the help of a few Sand River residents, rather than hiring a contractor. The work took place over the course of four days. While temperatures were crisp, participants were blessed with sunny days. Many thanks to team members Carol F (point person), Frank (foreman for the project), George, Ginger, Nancy, and Thom — as well as residents Elaine, Joany, Karen, Marvel, Rita, and Summer — for the creative synergy that made possible a successful outcome.