Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The people have spoken

In my two years as Condo president of Fairfax Village 4 (there are nine villages total), there have been tremendous changes.  We've switched financial management companies, hired a property management company, took back management of the parking lot, and invested in capital improvements just to name a few.  This fall we did exterior painting.  Never did I imagine a paint color would start a civil war.

Fairfax Village 4 has 3 clusters of buildings of which 4 buildings are painted brick.  In the Fort Davis St cluster we changed one of the buildings from a dingy gray to white.  There is one more painted building on Fort Davis that we kept the same yellow color.  On Pennsylvania Ave we kept one building gray, however,  painting 3907 Pennsylvania Ave didn't go as smoothly.

The building was originally a dark blue.  There was a a color mix up and the painters started painting the building mango (as shown in the photo).  Long story short (yes there is more to the story) the color mix up started a debate on whether to keep the building blue as it has been for the last 30 years or embrace change.  Ms V didn't care about building colors, I just wanted the building painted so we can move on to other projects.

The homeowners in that cluster worked it out amongst themselves, chose a color, and mailed me a signed petition. The end result.... homeowners are ready for a change.  I have to admit the lighter color building stands out better at night.

Now that this is behind us, on to replacing rotten wood around the village.  A woman's work is never done.

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