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More good info from the City of Edmond:
Edmond’s Severe Weather Shelter Registration Program is a free and voluntary program that allows residents who own a personal severe weather shelter in the Edmond city limits to register their shelter with the City of Edmond. Shelter registration is part of our effort to be proactive in response to rescue situations that can occur as a result of severe weather.
This program will provide rescue personnel with valuable, time-saving shelter-location information. This information would be critical should a storm shelter exit be blocked by debris or structural damage caused by severe weather.
We have always encouraged shelters owners to include an out-of-town accountability contact as part of their personal severe weather plan. This program provides an additional safeguard against being trapped in a shelter.
Register a Shelter
To register a storm cellar, safe room, or other personal severe weather shelter, call (405) 359-4564, or register your storm shelter online with the Shelter Registration Form.
Information recorded will include the owner’s name, location of the shelter, owner telephone contact number(s), and a brief description of the shelter type and specific location. This information will be maintained by Emergency Management personnel and used only in the event of structural damage from severe weather or other related incidents.
The City of Edmond reports that Edmond residents may be able to save money on their property insurance after the Edmond Fire Department recently improved its fire protection rating. After an extensive review process, the Edmond Fire Department improved from a Class 3/9 to a Class 2/4.
The new rating comes after the department improved dispatch and response capabilities, fire hydrant infrastructure, and road & intersection improvements. The rating will be in effect for the next five years.
“This achievement shows the commitment of city leadership and staff for fire protection in Edmond,” said Fire Chief Doug Hall. “The new rating should be celebrated, and is a great example of the daily dedication displayed by our firefighters and city employees.”
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) reviews fire prevention and fire suppression capabilities of local fire departments on a scale of one to ten. Class 1 generally represents the best fire protection. Many insurance companies use these classifications to evaluate their risk in insuring a property that is serviced by the rated fire department.
The Class 2 rating covers most of the more densely populated west side of Edmond. That rating places Edmond in the top 3% nationwide and the top 1% statewide. The Class 4 rating covers most of the less dense areas of east Edmond. That rating showed a significant increase after previously being a 9 out of 10.
Kevin Stoneking, the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s ISO Coordinator, will be in attendance at the April 25th Edmond City Council meeting to recognize the achievement.
To find out how the new ratings might impact your insurance rates, please contact your provider. Residents with insurance questions can also contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department at 405-521-2828.
Thursday February 18, 2016.
EDMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY
(10 SOUTH BOULEVARD)
If we want a strong neighborhood HOA, good services and good Real Estate value, participation by many is the way to accomplish these goals. We need good people that have time to volunteer on the board, either as a board member or a committee member. We are a volunteer board and can only do what our extra time allows. More participation would get MORE done and take less time from all of us. Please come and Please volunteer! Let’s make our Copperfield neighborhood the envy of all!
Richard Coburn, President Copperfield HOA 405-464-7136
ANNUAL MEETING CHANGE
It has become necessary to POSTPONE the Copperfield Annual Meeting scheduled for this coming Tuesday at the Edmond Library. The notifications did not get mailed out on time. We will reschedule the meeting at a future date. Sorry for the late notice. New mailings should be out late next week with a new date and time.
COPPERFIELD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
C/O Neighborhood Services Corporation
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA 73043
1322 Fretz Drive
Re: Message from the Association President
Dear Copperfield Resident:
The annual members’ meeting of Copperlield Homeowners Association, Inc. will take place at the Edmond Public Library (10 South Boulevard) at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. This is an opportunity for you to meet the board of directors who serve the Association. These directors are owners just like you who devote substantial time and energy to making Copperfield a great place to live. I would personally welcome the opportunity to introduce you to these board members. This is also an opportunity to be more informed about how your annual dues are utilized.
At the meeting, an election will be held to determine whether certain nominees shall be elected to the board of directors for a two-year term. The members may also transact such other business of the Association as may properly come before them. Business items and issues that may be discussed are as follows:
1. Financial Reports;
2. Vacancies on the board;
3. Covenant Compliance/Enforcement lssues;
4. Vandalism/neighborhood safety;
5. 2015 Projects Completed;
6. Possible 2016 Projects;
7. Reports from Other Association Directors about Their Assigned Duties/Positions;
Election ballots will be supplied at the meeting. On behalf of the entire board, I encourage you to attend the meeting, and cast your ballot in person. We look forward to seeing you there. If you cannot attend the meeting, however, please complete and mail the enclosed proxy so as to be received at the above address by 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016. This will enable us to cast a ballot for you in accordance with the terms of the proxy.
Richard L. Coburn
LABOR DAY Party at the Community Pool Saturday!
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hot Dogs and Chips and Soft Drinks
Sponsored by the Copperfield HOA
Due to the cost of publishing the newsletter and several requests from residents of our neighborhood, we have decided to publish only one more newsletter in the US Mail.
And that Newsletter will be mailed only to folks who have not yet sent us an email address by 20 September. I will try to get the newsletter out by 15 October.
I might add that in order to eliminate receiving a mailed newsletter, you must also offer your name and address so we can associate that with your email. Not all emails are a person’s name.
I would also welcome ideas for the Newsletter . I am looking for things that will make it more helpful to all members of our community. What do you want to read about in this publication? Let’s make this a real community newsletter.
Thank you, Richard Coburn
Beginning with the next issue, the Copperfield newsletter will be emailed to those who supply an email address, and will be posted on this website. Paper newsletters no longer will delivered. HOA President Richard Coburn said the change will allow the association to communicate more frequently with residents, and will provide significant savings in printing and postage.
To receive the newsletter via email, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electricity “peak” periods occur at times when electricity used in Edmond is the highest. When a lot of our residents use power at the same time, the amount of electricity produced or bought must increase to meet the demand.
Since electricity can’t be stored, it must be produced on demand. During peak periods, which are normally between 3 and 8 pm on summer weekdays, additional energy resources are required and these resources are more costly to operate resulting in increased energy costs.
“This ‘peak load’ electricity then is usually more expensive and raises the cost of everyone’s electricity. If these peaks are reduced, we can all save money,” said Edmond Electric Director Glenn Fisher.
Each home also uses more energy now than in the past with the many electronic devices we have throughout our homes, filling each room.
Edmond Electric offers the following ways you can help reduce the peaks:
• Run the dishwasher early in the morning or late at night. Adjust your dishwasher so the dishes dry without heat.
• Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher, and use a fan to circulate the cool air. Cooling costs are typically 60 percent of your total utility bill. For every degree you set the thermostat below 78 degrees, you use two to five percent more electricity.
• Turn off ceiling fans where rooms are unoccupied.
• Turn off lights in any room you’re not using, or consider installing timers, photo cells or occupancy sensors to reduce the amount of time your lights are on.
• Replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient CFL or LED lights which are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs yet provide the same light levels. They can also last up to nine times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
• Humidity is a factor. Take baths or showers and wash dishes early in the morning or in the evening instead of during the day. Take more showers than baths because bathing uses the most hot water in the average household. Use an outside clothesline to avoid adding heat to your house during the hottest months. Replace old or worn out exhaust fans with humidity sensing units but be cautious on the use of these. Exhaust fans can pull out cool air quickly.
• Cook smarter. Avoid using the stove or oven on hot days. Instead, use the microwave, grill outdoors or throw together a cold summer meal.
• Don’t keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold. Remember to clean the coils on your refrigerator.
• Insulate. Check to make sure insulation levels are appropriate in your attic, exterior and basement walls, ceilings, floors and crawl spaces. You can increase the comfort of your home while reducing your annual heating and cooling usage by up to 10 percent by simply investing in proper insulation and sealing air leaks.
• Check for and caulk any holes or cracks around your walls, ceilings, windows, doors, light and plumbing fixtures, switches, and electrical outlets than can leak air into or out of your home. Use non-expanding foam insulation around doors and windows.
• Upgrade leaky windows. It may be time to replace them with energy-efficient models or to boost their efficiency with weather-stripping.
• Clear outdoor air conditioning units and heat pumps of debris and shrubbery so they can work more efficiently.
• Clean or replace filters on your furnace, air conditioner and heat pump regularly. Dirty filters reduce efficiency by restricting airflow. Changing or cleaning your filter monthly can yield an additional 10 to 20 percent savings in cooling costs.
• Close drapes or blinds during the day to keep heat-producing sunlight out.
• Close the damper on your fireplace.
• Unplug unnecessary electric appliances and equipment. Switch off unwatched television.
• Keep exterior doors closed as much as possible.
• Turn off the computer. You will conserve energy by turning off or using sleep mode for any computer not in use for two hours or more.
• Lower the temperature on your water heater. A setting of 120 degrees Fahrenheit provides comfortable, hot water for most uses. And installing an insulating blanket on your electric water heater should pay for itself in less than a year.
For more information about energy usage in Edmond and more specifically, in your home, call Edmond Electric today and schedule a FREE home energy audit which could save you money with the energy saving tips designed for your home.