Idaho has had a turn for the best with the COVID-19 spread! Hospitalizations are still on the decline. As of April 24, 2021, 182 new cases were recorded that day bringing the total number to 186,365 with 2,032 deaths. As of April 24, 2021, 997,994 doses of vaccine have been administered to Idaho residents. Idaho has been advanced to Stage 3 Order.
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1) Accounting would like to remind you of the changes to our payment system. We will now be taking your rent payments through your Tenant Web Access. If you have any questions about this new process, please feel free to reach out to Brandy Kerr at email@example.com
2) RMA will be completing our Spring drive by survey’s throughout April and May. Do not be alarmed if you see an RMA employee in front of your home!
3) Our monthly reminder – have you changed filters recently? If not, please do so right away. Clean filters improve the performance of your furnace and keeps your air quality free of allergens and dust. If you don’t know where to find your filters, or how to change them, call your property manager.
4) Everything is growing like crazy, especially the grass and the weeds! Weekly lawn mowing will be required for the next several months! Now is the time you will find grass invading the planter beds. If you pull it out now, and edge the lawn, you won’t be battling it all summer long. Dandelions may be pretty and good for bees, but they are not welcome in lawns and planter beds! And if we see them dotting your landscaping during our drive bys, you will receive a notice. Please be diligent in pulling them up, being sure to get all of the tap root, ideally before they bloom and turn to seed.
5) If your gutters are full of leaves and debris, you may notice them overflowing when it rains, or sagging from weight, or growing plants. If you witness any of these tell-tale signs, please take a photo of the evidence and submit it to us through the property meld system on our website so that we can issue a work order.
6) Did you open up your foundation vents yet? This needs to be done to allow for healthy air circulation through the crawl space to avoid mold!
7) Sprinkler turn on’s started in mid April and will continue through May. Sprinkler systems on city services will be the first to be turned on. We have to wait for the irrigation districts to fill the canals before we can turn on pressurized systems. In many cases our vendor is unable to access your sprinkler control panel, so please be sure to plug it in and reactivate it for the season. It may need new batteries too. Perform a test cycle so that you can make sure all sprinkler heads are operating correctly and offering full coverage. If you have any problems with this, please contact our maintenance department but following the directions at the bottom of this reminder section.
8) Beginning June 1st, our property managers will be completing interior inspections for annual inspections instead of just a drive by. Our staff will be wearing masks and properly social distancing while inside the home. This is non-negotiable, and scheduling is not allowed. You will be notified of when they will be there and you have the choice to be present or not.
If you have any maintenance concerns for your yard or your home, please CONTACT US! All maintenance concerns should be submitted through property meld, accessed on our website, under the Tenant Tab – Maintenance Request – Submit Work Order. Also, there is a “Maintenance Request” link on the dark blue bar at the top.
Meet Our New Property Manager – Amanda Godfrey
Amanda joined the RMA team in 2021. She was born in Northern California and raised in Arizona, before moving to Idaho in 2013. Amanda received her Associates of Science Degree in 2010 from San Joaquin Valley College. Amanda joined the work force in 2015 after being a stay-at-home mom with her oldest child for 6 years. She joined a Fortune 500 company where she was quickly promoted to a position managing 70 people and implementing new programs.
Amanda has spent the last 8 years building a family and home here in the Treasure Valley. When Amanda is not at work, she spends her free time wrangling her husband, three children and Golden Retriever. She enjoys spending time outside doing activities with her family.
COVID Safe Activities for Your Family This Spring
By Kristal Clark
At RMA, we know that it has been a hard year for everyone. Staying shut inside your house when there are so many beautiful things to see and do in our state, it has been hard on all of us! Luckily, the vaccinations are doing their job and Idaho is slowly returning to normal. While we are not out of the storm yet, we are hopeful that this summer will be the beginning of the end of our year-long shut in.
That being said, we still have to do our part and stay socially distanced and masked to help stop the spread. What kind of activities can you do to stay socially distanced this Spring? Trip Advisor has some ideas for outdoor fun activities to get you and the family out of the house, and moving around in the gorgeous Idaho sunshine! This list includes things like walking on the Greenbelt, Camel’s Back Park, exploring the World Center for Birds of Prey, Boise’s famous Freak Alley, and many more! For those of you that are new to the Boise area, this might be a good place to begin this summer’s bucket list.
If you have explored all of these areas and want to look for something else more suited to your interests, we encourage you to check out Idaho’s Calendar of Events. This website has all of kinds of events happening all over Idaho this year. Most are completely COVID safe and have taken necessary protocols to keep you and your family’s health in mind. You can search for events based on a specific date or by category, whatever better suits your situation. Every Idahoan can find something to stay entertained no matter their interests!
For those of you with kids, this pandemic has probably felt like an even longer eternity! There are many things to do with your kids that aren’t necessarily limited to the Treasure Valley! Here’s a list of 125 Covid-safe activities to do with your kids this Spring/Summer for those parents who feel like they have done just about everything they can think of!
We know it is hard to stay locked up inside with the weather getting nicer! Stay safe, socially distanced, masked, and entertained this year with the right tools from this article! The vaccine is bringing us one step closer to “normal”, let’s keep doing our part so that this pandemic will end.