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Cob maintenance diary, August 2022

Aug.3, 2022, email from Ward 9 parks supervisor Jonathan Larkin

At Dufferin Grove Park, as discussed in our on-site meeting on July 28, please see the following list of action items for the Cob Kitchen:

1. Exposed electrical outlet by wooden oven structure - Resolution, install cover over electrical outlet

2. Damaged water heater cover- Resolution, repair water heater cover

3. Remove regular paint that is covering obscene graffiti so that lime wash paint can be applied- Will confirm with Tech Services as to how the regular paint can be removed

4. Bake oven missing a board- Resolution, replace missing board

5. Remove wooden oven structure

6. Replace wood shingles with asphalt shingles

Work orders have been submitted to Tech Services to rectify the above action items.

Aug.4, 2022, from Mayssan

I see that the cob bench has been sawed off. Thank you.

1/ Whats inside looks like hazardous waste (meth kits) - can someone from parks come and clean up the area with safety boots/gear? Ive put a pylon in front.

2/ Second the cob counters have been vandalized including the fridge and abused (fecal matter) - can this be removed and disposed of. I've ccd Nicole on here too - market manager.

Please make sure the freezer is not moved and the counters secured once again.

3/The screws are still exposed and sticking out of the heater - can that be secured as a safety concern and then the water heater checked.

4/Finally Nicole realized the power outlet was capped instead of covered which means a vendor will no longer have access. Can this be rectified and the whole power of the area reassessed - last week the power wasn't sufficient for the needs of the vendors. Isn't there another source?

Note: the tarps covering the shingles have been ripped off and i dont have a staple gun. Unfortunate since its going to rain today.

August 4, 2022, from Mayssan

so after the first downpour, Laura brought her staple gun and we put the tarps back up, including Maggie's donated larger blue one right in the middle of the cob and the very top. Just in time for the next rain shower. I also tried tying some twine to the tarp. maybe it will be an extra deterrent.
But now it is alot more visible too :)
I almost wonder if it was parks themselves who pulled off the tarps - to view the shingles? The tarps were left in a rather neat pile in front.

August 5, 2022, from the park supervisor, responding to Mayssan

water heater cover July 2022

water heater cover fixed August 2022

Parks staff have cleaned up the area.
- Parks staff have removed the fridge and fecal matter. The freezer was not moved and the counters were secured. I have submitted a request to Tech services to have the vandalized area painted over.
- The cover for the water heater has been repaired and there are no exposed screws. I have submitted a work order to Tech services to have the water heater checked.
- power outlet was capped, which power outlet are you referring to? A work order was submitted to Tech services to have a power outlet covered, and based on my observation the power outlet was covered not caped. Please see the attached picture. I will submit a work order to Tech services to have the power supplying the cob kitchen reassessed.


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