DVIDS – News – City Hall Addresses Army Housing Inquiry, Garrison Efforts to Mitigate Parking Issues


KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The ongoing Army Housing Survey, parking at Smith Barracks and a new maintenance app feature are just a few of the many topics discussed at the quarterly Housing Town Hall of the Baumholder military community held online Wednesday.
After Deputy Garrison Commander Michael Amarosa introduced the panel of Key Personnel and Domain Experts, Baumholder Garrison Deputy Director Jae Kim provided an update on the satisfaction survey. current army tenants.
According to Kim, as of February 8, the response rate from Garrison participants was 38.5%.
“We really hit the mark of what we achieved at the end of the last survey,” Kim said. “I would like to thank all of you who have already participated and completed the survey and also encourage all of you who have not completed the survey to take the time to complete it…to ensure that we are in able to make a difference.”
The survey, approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB # 0704-0553), closes Feb. 24. More information on how to take the survey and the results of past surveys can be found on the Garrison website and on the Baumholder Military Community Facebook page.
Army Maintenance Application, or ArMA
The main benefits of using the ArMA app are that it provides real-time tracking of non-emergency service requests and that requests can be made 24/7, said the head of the housing Harald Kastner.
However, Kastner said the app will gain a new capability. Kastner said the new feature will soon allow facility managers to initiate service requests for all buildings in the Baumholder military community.
The app is available to soldiers in barracks and families in Smith and Wetzel housing.
He reminded viewers that emergency life, health and safety requests should always be called for immediate assistance.
Parking at Smith Barracks
The Garrison continues its efforts to manage the parking shortage at Smith Barracks. Parking permits are required to park in residential parking spaces at Smith Barracks and are available one per household, Command Sgt. said Major Stephen LaRocque.
Spaces marked for visitors are on a first-come, first-served basis.
If found to be illegally parked in an authorized location, on grass or in an area that prevents trash removal, the vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed, according to Terry Dunlap, assistant director of emergency services. He said building coordinators play a key role in the use and enforcement of the parking permit.
“Building coordinators are responsible for monitoring, managing and using assigned parking spaces within their designated living areas,” he said.
If someone is parked in the wrong place, contact the building coordinator. He or she will be the one to coordinate with the military police for further actions, Dunlap explained.
For households with more than one vehicle, parking in the available visitor spaces is authorized.
In addition to the parking permit system, LaRocque said the Public Works Branch continues to repaint parking lines outside stairwell housing units to help alleviate parking issues.
Pets
Pet ownership topped LaRocque’s remarks. He reminded residents that having a pet in Army housing is a privilege, not a right.
“This privilege can be revoked if you fail to care for your pet or if your pet causes trouble in the community,” LaRocque said.
According to LaRocque, two pets are allowed per household; cats and dogs must be registered with the BMC Veterinary Clinic; dogs must be kept on a leash at all times outside; and, children under 12 walking with dogs must be supervised by adults.
In addition, the collection of animal waste is mandatory. Not doing so is “just lazy and pretty rude,” LaRocque said.
Spring cleaning
According to Kastner, Spring Cleaning Week is scheduled for April 18-22, and Clean Where You Live Day is April 22. are available to borrow from the self-help shop.
where to watch
Other topics discussed at City Hall included discolored water coming out of faucets, mold prevention and a new policy change regarding e-vehicle charging. You can watch the town hall in its entirety on the Baumholder Military Community Facebook post.







Date taken: 02.10.2022
Date posted: 02.10.2022 08:16
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