Sunday, 29 December 2013

We Survived the Ice Storm - furnace filters soon!

Thankfully, Haven condos was not effected too much by the storm, no power loss anyway. The ice, while troublesome for many, offered a photographic opportunity. The building signs look nice:

Furnace filters:

I have found a source for our furnace filters in Bolton and will be talking with them as soon as they open after the Holidays. I will let you know how it goes and how we can order from them - information I have so far seems to indicate they typically deal with the corporation and not individual units, but as I said, I will get more exact data soon.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Tax Bills are arriving

This is both good news and bad of course. The bad news is that we have tax bills to pay around Christmas time! LOL
It is good that we are getting the bills though, because as you know taxes started being our responsibility as soon as we moved in and so the amount has been collecting over that time until the City got its act together and issued our bills. You need to pay the bill you just received and then ensure you start saving for the ongoing amounts. If you look at your assessment for 2014 and multiply that by the city tax rate of 0.00939605 you will know how much to save each month for next years taxes.
Arguably, this is better than some new places where you do not get a bill for a year or more and then have to try to pay that back tax and your regular taxes all at once.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Water -HOT water issue now

The water is off in the building today due to an emergency that needs repair. TAG expects it to be back on by 5pm. Building management is sorry for the inconvenience and last minute notice but it could not be helped. It may be turned back on a lot sooner if possible

UPDATE! 5:30pm. You may find getting HOT water a problem. It is rectified but we all need to run the taps in all units to flush out the cold. Let 'er rip until the hot starts coming, but we all need to do it together, it will take far too long for single units.

On another note, this blog has surpassed 10,000 views! Hopefully many or most were from owners and residents. A new haven web site from the management company will likely be up soon so this may be the end of the blog.