To reduce costs on the power consumption at Southampton, the board installed LED lighting throughout the property. On the lower levels, we installed motion sensor lighting that activates when the sun goes down. On the upper levels we installed a new standard LED light. The corporation also install LED lighting throughout the common hallways. In the months that followed, Southampton saw a significant decrease in power usage, between $1000-$1500 a month. Moving forward through 2020, we are hoping to see the same decreases and hope to save at least $10,000 for the year.
Southampton Green upgraded the building's entry doors and frames to the last existing green doored buildings.
The board looked at different options for our entry stairs, and at this time decided to fix what we have to extend use out another 5 years. We will keep an eye on the performance of this fix, and if necessary replace.
A new treadmill was purchased in 2019, and this year the board has agreed to buy one more to replace the aging Precor.
The board chose to replace the aging playground equipment in 2019. This will hopefully be a series of upgrades to the common property. The board is looking at the tennis courts and wanted to do something about this in 2021.
In 2019 the board landscaped part of the front of building 2-3 with some larger feature rocks and smaller rock around it. We used rock as the pine trees in this area stop grass from growing.
In other areas of the property, some older trees were removed in 2019. More will follow as trees are starting to die out.