- Message from the Community Manager
- We are looking for more great residents just like you!
- Dive into the fun
- Tell us how we did
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Tips for a less stressful move
- Community Notes: Construction, cable, parking and more
- 911 and Your Phone
- Maintenance-free Living
- All about air filters and light bulbs
- How do I dispose of my trash?
- Green Corner
- “Like” Us
Welcome to Reece Crossings! Initial planning of this exciting new community began in 2012, and we at Corvias Military Living would like to thank our Army partners for helping to turn a great idea into a reality for you, our new Reece Crossings residents.
Comfortable. Convenient. Connected. We understand the demands of the military lifestyle. We will strive to make your experience at Reece Crossings comfortable and worry-free. The unique location of Reece makes the community convenient to everything Fort Meade has to offer. The activities and events will keep you connected to your neighbors, friends and community. So sit back, relax and enjoy your new home.
We hope you’ll take advantage of the professional property management and 24-hour responsive maintenance services available to you. Work orders may be submitted at the management office or by calling (410) 672-4076. Our office may also be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at (410) 305-1060.
We hope to see you soon in our new 6,200 sq. ft. Reece Crossings Clubhouse, which will be accessible 24-hours. The Clubhouse features a Cyber café with charging stations, Wi-Fi connectivity, cardio fitness room along with a separate state-of-the-art weight room. You can make use of the gaming room with multiple flat screen televisions or the resort-style swimming pool. Exterior amenities such as sand volleyball courts, a basketball court and a picnic area are in development and will be completed as construction schedules allow.
As new residents, I’m sure you have plenty of questions. Within this newsletter you’ll finds lots of useful information regarding your new apartment. Please take a moment to review the enclosed information. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Reece Crossings Community Office.
Thank you for choosing to live with us, but more importantly thank you for your service.
Sacha Delgado Snyder
Reece Crossings Manager
Did you know that you can receive a $150 reward check for referring your single E1 to E5 friends to live at Reece Crossings – the Army’s first on-post apartment community for unaccompanied junior enlisted service members. Contact your Community Office for more information and be sure to have them give us your name when they visit the Leasing center so we know where to send the money.
Reece Crossings’s pool hours and rules will be established and published in the next edition of the Reece Crossings newsletter. Pool season will likely extend from July to late summer. Lifeguards will be on-duty during all posted hours of operation. Visit the Community Office for more details and don’t forget to wear sunscreen.
Your feedback is very important to us. Through your suggestions we find ways to improve our service for all residents. That’s why we’ve implemented a convenient way for residents to provide us with feedback!
Within seven days of a completed service request, you should receive a link to an online survey from email@example.com . While participation is voluntary, we hope that you will take just a few minutes to answer 10 questions about our performance. The survey is designed to help improve our customer service to you and your family.
We appreciate your feedback! Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value to you. With your advice, Corvias Military Living can work to improve your experience.
Having a pet is fun, but pet ownership also comes with many responsibilities. If you already have a family pet, or are thinking about getting one, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Care for your pet
Caring for your animal is the greatest responsibility of pet ownership. Your pet depends on you for basic needs such food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy, make sure your pet is registered with the post veterinarian, vaccinated and gets annual check-ups.
Pets require your time and attention. Whether your pet requires a lot of care or is low maintenance, find time to spend with your pet. Brushing your pet is a great way to spend some time together and can reduce pet hair around the house.
Regularly exercise your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Going for a walk or playing around the house benefits both you and your pet.
Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. The fact is that the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family. Scoop litter boxes daily and clean them regularly. If your pet spends time outside your house, clean up waste from the yard.
For your pet’s wellbeing make sure you always follow the Pet Policy outlined in the Resident Responsibility Guide. For more information on pet ownership visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website.
Military families move throughout the year, but summer is typically known as peak PCS season. We’re here to help you!
1) Please provide written notice and a copy of your PCS orders to your Community Office at least 30 days prior to your desired move-out date.
2) If you are preparing to move, you may request a pre-inspection of your home at any time. During this pre-inspection, we will walk through your home, and let you know if there are any potential charges that you may receive upon move-out. Addressing these issues prior to move-out will help you avoid paying these charges.
3) Please leave your home in a surface clean condition upon move-out. This policy is designed to ease the moving process for our military families. If you regularly clean your home, a simple wipe down and sweep/vacuum prior to move-out would meet the surface-clean policy.
4) Be sure to check out the Corvias Military website prior to your PCS – we manage housing at seven Army bases and six Air Force installations. If you are Fort Rucker-bound, be sure to check out this column on the Army Wife Network website for more information. Headed to Fort Polk? Click here for more information about all of the fun things you can do around the area. No matter where you go, if you are PCSing, be sure to read about your next duty station. The more you know, the more you’ll enjoy your next home!
Reece Crossings is a brand new community, so new in fact it is still under construction. Here are some things to keep in mind about your new home.
Pardon the Noise
We’re working to finish constructing the remaining apartment buildings as soon as possible, but we also know that you deserve peace and quiet. In light of this, construction work is limited to the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. No construction work will be allowed on Saturdays or Sundays, so you can sleep in.
Clubhouse Room Reservations
You are able to reserve the gaming room, multi-purpose room or kitchen for hosting personal functions like game nights, birthday parties or promotion receptions. There’s no charge to do so, but a refundable security deposit will be required.
Cable and Internet
High Speed Internet and more than 100 cable television channels are provided for your enjoyment. For additional or premium services, please contact your Comcast representative at 1-855-638-2855.
There is no assigned parking at Reece Crossings; however, if you have more than one vehicle or guests, we encourage you to be considerate of your neighbors when parking near building entrances. Parking on planted areas and sidewalks is strictly prohibited. Vehicles must also be operational with no flat tires, broken windows, etc. If vehicles do not follow these requirements, they risk being towed.
Due to Fort Meade environmental regulations, automotive maintenance is prohibited at Reece Crossings. The MWR operated Auto Skills Centers offer “do-it-yourself” mechanics a place to work on their vehicles with the guidance of experienced mechanics and reference manuals. Fort Meade’s centers have state-of-the-art equipment, bays and tools that may be rented at a minimal price. For more info, call the Auto Craft Shop at (310) 677-5542.
If you have an emergency situation you may dial 911 from your cell phone to reach the Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Services. For non-emergencies the Military Police can be reached at (301) 677-6540.
VoIP or “digital” phone users should register their new address with their phone company to prevent 911 calls from being misrouted to an emergency call center far away from Fort Meade.
One of the benefits of Reece Crossings is the comprehensive 24-hour maintenance services for all resident needs. If something in an apartment needs immediate attention the maintenance staff is available after normal business hours for emergencies.
Work orders are classified into three categories with corresponding response times: emergency, urgent and routine.
Emergency – Response time in eight hours or less. Response times may differ based on the particular issue or weather conditions. Some examples of maintenance emergencies include burst or frozen pipes, sewer back-up, electrical short or fire. An example of a weather related emergency would be the loss of air conditioning during the summer months.
Urgent – Response time in two working days or less. Urgent work is required to correct a condition that may become an emergency. Some examples include a broken garage door or a broken garbage disposal.
Routine – Completion time in six working days or less. Routine work is needed for an inconvenience that does not pose a hazard or potential hazard. This may include a broken drawer or towel bar.
The air filter should be replaced every 90 days. Doing so will help your heating, ventilation and cooling system run more efficiently, use less energy and give it a longer life. Call the Reece Crossings Community Office and we will come change your filter.
Residents are responsible for the replacement of all light bulbs with the exception of specialty bulbs like the refrigerator, oven and microwave lights. Please call the Reece Crossings Office to replace all specialty bulbs. Energy-efficient CFL bulbs are recommended to replace traditional bulbs. Ladders are available for resident use at the Reece Crossings Clubhouse.
Please contact the Community Office if there are questions concerning any maintenance issues.
Solid Waste/Household Trash
Bagged household trash should be placed inside the community dumpsters along located throughout the community. Please do not use the construction dumpsters for disposing of your household trash. Trash will be picked up weekly.
Large and small cardboard moving boxes should be broken down and placed next to the household trash dumpster.
Recycling containers will be located at the same sites as the household trash dumpsters. Recycling will be picked up weekly.
Please refrain from placing trash or other household items in construction dumpsters. Due to Fort Meade regulations, if you place residential trash in construction dumpsters, the contents of the dumpster must be reclassified. The cost of residential trash disposal is considerable. Additional costs like this could result in a reduction of the number of events or amenities we are able to offer. Please help us by disposing of your trash in the appropriate dumpsters.
Grease and Cooking Oils
Never pour grease, oils, butter or fats down your drains. Instead, dispose of them with your regular trash. When poured down the drain, these substances adhere to sewer pipes and lead to sewer backups.
Always run cool water when using your disposal. To keep your garbage disposal clean and free of odors, try grinding a little ice.
To prevent jamming, do not dispose of egg shells, potato skins, pasta, rice or other vegetables or meats in your garbage disposal. Use your garbage disposal only to get rid of scraps and residue left in your sink after washing plates. Scrape excess food left on plates and pans into the trash before washing them in your sink.
Please be considerate of your neighbors when smoking in common areas like stairwells or outdoor patios. Cigarette butts should be fully extinguished and disposed of in proper containers. Improperly extinguished cigarettes are a leading cause of apartment fires.
Prepare aluminum cans for recycling by either crushing the cans to save space or leaving them uncrushed. Cans that are rinsed out will have little or no odor and are less likely to attract bugs.
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