Celebrating "Brighten A Life" Day In Style
As part of ENERGY STAR's "Brighten a Life Day" on October 25th, 2016, Danville Development conducted an energy-efficient light bulb exchange at all our properties.
ENERGY STAR certified LEDs use up to 90% less energy than standard bulbs, and last up to 25 times longer than an incandescent bulb. A single bulb can save $55 over the lifetime of the product and last over 12 years with typical use.
Danville purchased 750 LED 8.5 watt (equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent) light bulbs to provide for free to residents. The bulbs Danville purchased have a savings of $62 in energy cost over the average rated life (11,000 hrs.) for each bulb. The potential saving in energy cost for Danville Development portfolio wide is approximately $46,500 over the average rated life of these bulbs.
Congrats to Our 2015 Award Winners
We are so incredibly fortunate to have hard working and dedicated team members at Danville Development. At year-end, we like to reflect on the accomplishments and progress we've made as a team and as individuals.
Congratulations to our 2015 Award winners:
- Luis Quintero – Maintenance Person of the Year
- Katie Edwards – Administrator of the Year
- Char Crisswell – Manager of the Year
Race for the Cure
Friends and Family of Danville gathered on May 7, 2011 downtown Salt Lake City to support the Susan G. Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an annual 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run/walk to raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. This year the Danville Team all did the 5 mile walk and we even had one runner. Thank you for your support!
Danville believes in continually improving the properties we manage; therefore we always have some sort of remodeling occurring at the properties. Fellowship Manor’s lobby and community room was just remodeled. Besides new paint and carpet, a new reception area was added and the management offices now have wider halls/doorways for wheelchair accessibility. The residents have a new mailbox area and the community room was updated to make it brighter and more user-friendly. The parking lot has been resealed and repainted.
Union Gardens just got spruced up with some new landscaping and a new building sign. New curbing and rocks have been added to the front of the building along with new plants. They added more perennials bushes to keep it looking nice all year round as well as some annuals for color. It’s more water-wise and looks beautiful.
Meanwhile, Three Links Tower is in the process of having new landscaping put in with deco rocks, curbing and bushes. Plus, Golden Links Manor, St. Mark’s Terrace and Mansface Terrace recently started remodeling units with new cabinets, vanities, showers/bathtubs, flooring, and paint. In addition, Mansface Terrace I just had their elevators retrofitted and Mansface II is having the roof replaced.
Please feel free to drive or stop by and take a look at our changes!
In addition to continually improving the properties, Danville is always working towards being more “Green." Our newest green project is working with Rocky Mountain Power on Lighting Retrofits at our properties. FinAnswer Express is a program that provides incentives and technical expertise to help upgrade to energy-efficient lighting which not only saves money but helps the environment. We’ve started this project at St. Mark’s Tower and plan on retrofitting all the properties with efficient lighting.
Danville Welcomes New Employees
Betsy Jones is our new Project Director at Union Gardens. Betsy just moved back to Utah from New Mexico with her husband and two children. She has lived in Utah intermittently over the years and is happy to be back; we are excited to welcome her to Danville!
Alisha Drage is our new Office Manager at the Danville Main Offices for Danville Services and Danville Development Corporation. Alisha is married with two dachshunds (Pepper & Ebby). She is artistic and enjoys home improvement projects, quilting, and painting. We’re very happy to welcome her as well and I’m sure those artistic abilities are going to be great to have around the Main Offices.
Meeting with Senator Hatch
Lisa Jones and Sandra Aldrich, Danville Development’s President and Occupancy Director, recently paid a lobbying visit to Capitol Hill, along with several other property management companies, to stress the urgency and need to continue to fund the programs we currently manage.
With the new budgets being proposed (and battled over) in the legislature, we want to ensure our local representatives hear our voice, not just in an email or written letter. Thankfully, John Tanner and Linda Gibbons from Senator Hatch's team did receive Jones and Aldrich and listened to the facts, which point to a clear and growing need for the subsidies that low income elderly rely on to live.
We encourage everyone to let our elected officials know how important affordable housing is in our community, please take the time to contact our representatives and let them know how you important this issue is to you.
Utah's 3rd District representaive, Congressman Jason Chaffetz
Utah's 2nd District representative, Congressman Jim Matheson
Utah's 1st District representative, Congressman Rob Bishop
Senator Orrin Hatch
Senator Mike Lee
Three Link Tower Resident Appreciation Week
Rather than taking a day to recognize how much the staff at Three Link Tower in Ogden appreciates their residents, the team dedicated an entire week to resident appreciation.
Festivities began with over 150 cupcakes being decorated on Monday, then Tuesday staff delivered a "goody bag" along with a note to each resident's door. On Wednesday everyone was invited to a PJ breakfast where the staff cooked and modeled their finest pajama ensembles. On Thursday residents had dice in hand for Vegas Day and Friday residents competed in a talent contest.
The staff at Three Link made sure to let everyone know how much they are appreciated and how grateful they are to have such fun and talented residents.
Property Spotlight: Cavalry Tower
Calvary Tower is a three story, 30 unit one bedroom apartment home complex in downtown Salt Lake City for seniors 62 and older and people with physical disabilities. It was built in 1988 and is owned by Calvary Baptist Church. We have a caring and attentive management team; Debbie Marshall is the Project Director who manages the building and helps residents with HUD paperwork, Mike Bolz is the Service Coordinator who helps residents obtain needed community services, and Eddie Jones is the Maintenance Technician who keeps the building in good condition.
Living at Calvary Tower comes with plenty of amenities including income based rent, free basic utilities, off street assigned parking, yard care and snow removal, limited access entry into the building, and a large fenced backyard. Grocery transportation is available every Tuesday and senior transportation can be arranged for medical appointments. The resident council holds birthday and holiday parties and weekly coffee klatches so residents can get to know each other.
Danville Development Corporation believes in continually improving its properties; Calvary Tower is striving to become a smoke-free community and built an outdoor shelter last fall to facilitate this. The Commons Room was recently remodeled and redecorated; the hallways and stairways have been repainted and will soon be installing new lighting, the patio was spruced up with a new awning last summer and will be getting new patio furniture this spring.