Be cool. Use your air conditioner correctly. Follow these suggestions for maximum comfort at minimum cost:
KEEP THE VENT KNOB "CLOSED" AT ALL TIMES. If the vent knob is set to "open", your air conditioner is constantly cooling hot outside air. It will not be able to cool your apartment and will seem to be not working. Keep the vent "closed" so the air conditioner is re-cooling inside apartment air. It will also cost less than half.
GET RID OF EXCESS HUMIDITY IN YOUR APARTMENT. Ice forms on your air conditioner coils when the relative humidity inside your apartment is greater than the relative humidity outside. The extra water vapor in the air condenses on the air conditioner coils and then turns to ice. The air conditioner will not work at all. If this happens, turn the air conditioner off and wait until the next day for all the ice to melt. To prevent this from happening again, equalize the humidity by opening the windows and/or patio door for an hour or so before you turn the air conditioner back on again.
DON'T TRY TO "CHILL DOWN" YOUR APARTMENT EVERY DAY. Your electrical cost for the air conditioner will be much lower if you set your air conditioner to run continuously at a constant, comfortable temperature.
KEEP THE WINDOWS COVERED. If you have uncovered windows, your air conditioning is totally and quickly destroyed. Your apartment becomes a greenhouse. Keep the sunlight out and keep the incandescent lighting Iow. Each light bulb adds significant heat to your apartment (not so much the kitchen ceiling light, which is fluorescent).
KEEP THE DOORS AND WINDOWS CLOSED. RUN THE BATHROOM FAN DURING EVERY SHOWER AND FOR 30 MINUTES AFTER. RUN THE BATHROOM FAN WHILE YOU ARE COOKING. Your apartment will feel cooler if it is also DRY.
DO NOT REMOVE THE AIR CONDITIONER COVER FOR ANY REASON. If you break it, you buy it
Now, after all this, don't be afraid to use your air conditioner. DO use it. It doesn't cost that much. Just use it correctly, and you will be more comfortable at less cost.
With our multiple security cameras on every building, you can monitor parking areas, entry ways, halls, lobbies and laundry areas from computers, tablets and smartphones.
Our automated entry system to the building allows you to open the front door from your cell phone.
Then click here to schedule a meeting to confirm your apartment selection, sign the lease and rules forms, and pay the damage deposit. You may also call 612 623 4488.
The damage deposit is $500 per person, payable to Elmwood Properties-Deposits.
Come to the Elmwood business office located at 1420 Rollins Ave SE.
If your lease starts September 1, then you can check in September 1 from 9am to 6pm. All apartments are currently occupied, and you cannot check in and get keys until September 1, UNLESS the current residents have left early. We will advise you if they have left or will leave early. We prefer new residents check in as soon as possible.
BRING YOUR SEPTEMBER RENT PAYMENT IN CASH OR CHECK. Rent payable to Elmwood Properties. The rent amount is written on the copy of the lease agreement you received when you reserved your apartment. For September ONLY, each resident may pay individually. Include your building-apartment number in the memo blank.
Starting October, ONE CHECK PER APARTMENT PER MONTH, including the corresponding rent payment coupon you will receive upon check in.
CAUTION: There is a long line of new residents checking in on September 1, and many cars trying to get near the building doors to unload.
If you do not NEED to check in September 1, you can find the moving to be much easier on September 2 or 3.
Buildings 1701-1725, 1100, 1410, 817, 1313, 924: ALL MOVING THRU THE BACK DOORS, NOT THE FRONT DOOR.
DO NOT PUT AT OR NEAR THE DUMPSTERS. The trash company cannot take it.
Each apartment has a parking space assigned and identified with a sign clearly stating the building and apartment number. Additional parking spaces are available for $75 per month, payable 3 months in advance, and you can reserve them at time of check in or any other time of the year.
You will receive this form when you check in. As soon as possible, complete the form, every resident sign and date, and return the white copy to the 1420 Rollins Ave SE mailbox, and keep the yellow copy for your records. Be sure to put your building number and apartment number on the form. We will complete all we can ASAP.
An internet outlet is located in every apartment. You can find it, depending on the building, inside the kitchen cabinet or on the living room wall.
There is no user name or password. The building has a commercial modem serving every internet outlet in every apartment. Just plug your computer into the outlet for internet using a Cat 5 or Cat 6 patch cord.
If you want WIFI, then you need a router and another Cat 5 or Cat 6 patch cord. Routers and Cat 5 and Cat 6 patch cords are sold in every electronics store and department such as Wal Mart or Target or Best Buy or Amazon.
Follow the instructions that come with your router for WIFI setup.
The laundry equipment runs off quarters. This costs residents less than credit card laundries. You can trade $ for quarters at the Elmwood Properties office 1420 Rollins Ave SE. Call in advance to let us know how many $10 quarter rolls you will need.
If you should find another vehicle parked in your assigned spot, please:
If you have a maintenance request, please fill out the online Maintenance Request Form.
Heat and AC: 1701 & 1725 Elm St SE and 1100 Como Ave SE
Control knob: You control the temperature. There is a knob on the radiator in the living room. The knob shows numbers 1 through 6. One is the lowest temperature and 6 are highest. You probably will never need more than 2 or 3. To adjust the temperature, push the red button and turn the knob. It is best to turn the heat all the way to 1, until it stops. You will have adequate heat. Please be careful of the knob. Keep your furniture a safe distance away so the knob is not damaged.
Radiators: Your radiators must be adjusted properly or they will not work. There is an adjustable fin in the middle. This must be set at the largest possible open angle. Otherwise, no air flows across the radiator, and no heat enters your room. Your radiators must be clear and exposed at least 6 inches in front. If you have a bed or furniture touching or close to the radiator, air cannot circulate around the heat element, and your room will be cold.
Heat and AC: 918 – 17th Ave SE and 1410 Rollins Ave SE
Control for heat and air conditioning 1410 Rollins Ave SE & 918 17th Ave SE Humidity control for 1410 – Keep at 40%
Heat control 1313 Como. Left side controls temperature, right knob fan speed.
Heat and AC: 1313 Como Avenue SE
The system is gas hot-water and is called "fan-coil". There is one radiator coil in each apartment. A fan blows over this coil and you control the fan speed with the knob adjacent to the thermostat. The resulting hot air is ducted by this same fan into each of the rooms, giving the effect of a forced air system. While the thermostat controls the temperature of the water in the radiator and maintains the temperature you set for the entire apartment, the fan also distributes the air. You can have more or less air movement, depending upon the air velocity you prefer. In any case, when the apartment air temperature you set on the thermostat is reached, the fan will shut off too. It will come back on automatically when the thermostat calls to re-adjust the air temperature again.
Please do not open your windows to “cool down” your apartment. Just turn down the heat. Adjust the control knob to its lowest setting. If your apartment is still too warm, please call us.
Your lease ends at 12:00 noon on the last day of your written lease agreement. You must be completely moved out and your apartment fully restored to the condition of original occupancy by 12:00 noon.
DELIVER COMPLETED & SIGNED MOVE OUT CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS form and your keys together in and envelope or plastic bag to the mailbox at Elmwood Office1420 Rollins Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414-2349.
KEYS: YOU return YOUR keys. DO NOT leave your keys in your apartment or give them to some other person. You received them, you return them. Keys not returned will result in a charge to your damage deposit.
TO HAVE THE POST OFFICE FORWARD YOUR MAIL:http://www.usps.com
MATTRESSES - FURNITURE - ELECTRONICS:No furniture, mattresses, electronics in the dumpsters. To dispose of these items you brought here, please contact any junk pick up service.We recommend:
THANKS FOR STAYNG AT ELMWOOD !
WE WISH YOU HEALTH AND SUCCESS !
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If you are located outside of the USA, click here for World Remit.
ALL CARS IN THE APARTMENT LOTS WITHOUT PARKING PERMITS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY TOWED AWAY BY GOPHER TOWING (612) 782-8872, 1321 NE TYLER ST., MINNEAPOLIS
A. RESIDENT PARKING
B. VISITOR PARKING - NO VISITOR CARS IN LOTS - RESIDENTS ONLY
C. HANDICAPPED SPACES. State law requires that one parking space per building be designated as handicapped. It is a $200 fine if you are caught parking in this space. Also, cars parked on Elm Street will receive tickets if the police drive by.
PARTIES AND NOISE
Please read the lease agreement and the building rules you signed. These two forms constitute a legally binding contract, enforceable by the courts. Please read and understand it.
NO PARTIES - NO KEGS Read your building rules for more detail! A
LCOHOLIC CONSUMPTION ANYWHERE ON OUTSIDE GROUNDS PROHIBITED BY LAW AND ENFORCED BY OFF-DUTY MINNEAPOLIS POLICE GUARDS.
CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS ORDINANCES:
385.100. UNNECESSARY NOISE OR ODORS GENERALLY. No person in any public or private place, shall make, or assist in making, by any manner or means, any loud, unpleasant, or raucous noise or odor that unreasonably disturbs the peace, quiet, or repose of a person or persons of ordinary sensibility, unless the same be reasonably necessary to the preservation of life, health, safety, or property. (Enforced 24 hours a day.)
385.110. NOISY ASSEMBLY
Subj. 1. Definition. Whenever used in this section, the term "noisy assembly" shall mean a gathering of more than one person in a residential area or building between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. that produces noise that unreasonably disturbs the peace, quiet, or repose of a person or persons of ordinary sensibility.
Subj. 2. Prohibition.
(a) No person shall participate in, visit, or remain at a gathering knowing or having reason to know that the gathering is a noisy assembly, except persons who have come to the gathering for the sole purpose of abating the disturbance.
(b) No person shall knowingly permit real estate under such person's care or control to be used for a noisy assembly.
389.100. OFFENSIVE USE OF SOUND-AMPLIFYING EQUIPMENT. No person shall use or maintain any sound-amplifying equipment when the use or maintenance of such equipment creates noise so loud and unnatural in their time, place, use, or maintenance as to annoy, injure, or endanger the safety, health, comfort, or repose of any persons. (Enforced 24 hours a day.)
THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR CONVICTION OF THIS VIOLATION IS $700 OR 90 DAYS IN JAIL, OR BOTH.
By signing your lease, you have given management authority to evict you if you violate these Minneapolis ordinances. This means you have to move out, but you still have to pay the rent until the end of your lease term. In addition, you receive a bad credit report and an unfavorable rental reference.
EMERGENCY / COMPLAINT PLEASE CALL 612-623-4488
ONLY CALL 911 IF IT IS LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY
IF YOU WISH TO REPORT A PARTY OR HAVE ANY COMPLAINT ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORS, Call APARTMENT MANAGEMENT AT (612) 623-4488
This is OUR job. If it is necessary to call the police, WE will call them. Call us ANYTIME with a complaint at: (612) 623-4488 or (651) 783-9165 or (651) 645-4117. If you get an answering machine, your message will be delivered to our pager automatically.