Week of May 12, 2019

A few weeks back the City Administrator and I attended a Public Works Safety and Loss Control Workshop. We learned a number of things and have shared that with the council.  There were two breakout sessions that were really insightful that you might find interesting as well:
THE BENEFITS OF INFRARED TESTING (This is Amazing) Roof leaks, mold intrusion, and electrical hotspots all can cause long-term health issues and/or expenses for any homeowner.  An infrared thermography analysis can provide a definitive analysis of whether these issues exist when they might otherwise go undetected.
This is an indispensable tool for any building inspection, especially when remodeling or buying a home or other building.  Knowing what I know now, I would not buy a house without this analysis.
There has been some talk about the need to replace our playground equipment.  There are playground inspectors who can make suggestions/observations about the need to replace.  I met someone in attendance who is certified to perform such inspections.  In talking with him, he told us that equipment does degrade with time, then added that one company, “Landscape Structures”, was the gold standard for longevity.
Last week I checked out what company manufactured our playground equipment.  It turns out it is Landscape Structures! I then checked out their website and found they warranty their equipment for 100 years!  That is amazing.  Many thanks to our volunteer Parks Committee from 20 years ago that saw the value in buying a quality product that would serve us well for so many years to come.