Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association Crier August 1, 2019
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August 1, 2019

SFNA General Meeting
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30pm-8pm
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13 from 6:30pm-8pm at the Sherwood Forest Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wilmot Avenue and Beltline Boulevard. Join us at 6pm to meet and greet your neighbors!

District 3 City Council Candidates Forum Moe Baddourah (incumbent), John Loveday, and Will Brennan candidates for the District 3 City Council seat will participate in a forum sponsored by the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association. The forum will be moderated, and audience questions will be solicited. This is a great opportunity to get to know the candidates before the November 5th election. All District 3 residents are invited. Refreshments will be served.

To vote in the election, you must register with Richland County by October 7.

If you have any questions or concerns, or ideas for speakers, please let us know!

USC Belser Arboretum Open House
Sunday, August 18, 1-4pm
The public is invited to an open house at the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum. The open house program is held the third Sunday of every month, and features a variety of learning elements in these events.

Contact Gail Wojtowicz at 618 402-8736 or by email or see USC's Department of Biological Sciences W. Gordon Belser Arboretum web page for more information.

SFNA Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Saturday, August 24, 9:30-11am
Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup which is part of the Keep The Midlands Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway program. Meet at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot. The main crew will work from Devine to Rosewood on Kilbourne, then east to Beltline, and finishing at Sherwood Forest Church. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and bring your own gloves.

Please contact Dave Nelson at 803 447-4793 or for information or any questions.

Improve Home Energy Efficiency With Free Checkup
Would you like to improve the energy efficiency of your home and perhaps save some money on your monthly power bill? Register for a FREE Home Energy Check-up, valued at $250, from Dominion Energy.

Your free Home Energy Checkup includes:
  • A custom report with steps you can take to improve your home's overall energy usage
  • A personalized energy consumption overview
  • Specifics on using your thermostat efficiently
  • Details on how your HVAC system works
  • Overview of your home's past energy usage
  • Details on how weather affects your consumption
The Check-Up only takes about an hour, and you can register online here: Free Home Energy Checkup Request
Utility Work in the Neighborhood
The work is part of the City of Columbia's Annual Maintenance and Rehabilitation and is being done in the street or in the City's utility right-of-way. The right-of-way generally extends from the street to the water meter.

There are three types of work being done:

The first is clearing the sewer pipes from homes by inspecting and vacuuming. In some cases, a cleanout in the City's right-of-way will have to be installed. The contractor should be advising homeowners via doorhangers 2-3 days before the work is scheduled to be done.

The second and third methods should not involve homeowners' property and does not require trenching of the entire stretch of pipe, but only excavations at the beginning and end of a run of pipe. So you see the seemingly random patches of new asphalt!

CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) is a method of basically installing a liner into an existing sewer pipe to seal leaks. More info...

Pipe bursting involves pulling a new pipe into an existing pipe which effectively breaks the old pipe as the new pipe is being inserted. This method has thus far not been used in our neighborhood, but the new pipe is being staged on Wilmot next to Kilbourne Hill. When the installation begins, this staged pipe is dragged to the location. That's why the pipe appears and disappears from Wilmot periodically! More info...

If you have any questions about the general projects, please contact Philip Wall (Brown & Caldwell) at 803-673-3202. For issues with your property, contact Jonathan Vang (IPR) at 832-610-6254.

As a point of interest, when you see flags or markings on the roadway in general these are color-coded blue for water, green for sewer, yellow for gas, orange for telecom, and red for electrical.

University Housing's Official Move-In Day for 2019 is Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Classes start August 22.
Crier emails
We are making an effort to send out these informational emails around the first of every month to keep neighbors up do date on neighborhood events, and other events and information of interest. It's cheaper and better for the environment not to print and pass out fliers! But we could all probably use the exercise!

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