As mentioned in our Book of Agreements, every member of our community is expected to take responsibility for their share of the work of running the community. There are many ongoing jobs to be done, where members tend to have 2-4 jobs per season, averaging about 8 hours per month.
We tend to favor - while making exceptions - to perform our own labor over hiring out tasks. Some advantages with this approach are that our memebers feel a greater sense of ownership, it helps to build community, and it works to offset some of the costs which would otherwise be added to our association fees.
We also traditionally hold a spring and fall work day to help make repairs, clean up, and spruce up our community.
List of jobs for Fall 2009
Buildings Committee convener Buildings maintenance worker Buildings lead maintenance worker Common House Committee convener Common House maintenance coordinator Meal committee convener Meals scheduler Common House inventory/shopper Weekday Meal cleaner Weekday meal assistant cook Weekday meal head cook Sunday meal head cook Sunday meal assistant cook Meeting night takeout orderer Meeting night cleaner Meals biller Meals billing tech Common House clean-up coordinator Common House porch cleaner Common House bathrooms cleaner Common House bathrooms spot cleaner Common House dining room cleaner Common House game and fitness room cleaner Common House halls and common areas cleaner Common House kids room cleaner Common House kitchen cleaner Common House sitting/media/guest room cleaner Common House laundry room cleaner Returnables honcho Conflict Resolution co-convener Finance and Legal Committee convener General bookkeeper Check writer Check depositor Grounds Committee convener Landscape crew coordinator Tools and structures manager Composting coordinator Composting and recycling coordinator Mowing Truck coordinator Landscape crew Bike shed maintenance Aquarium manager Hot tub committee convener Hot tub committee counted member Membership Commitee convener Community meeting childcare Member database maintenance Outreach/contact Counted Member/Inreach (Membership) Fun coordinator Outreach Event Coordinator Child care coordinator for meetings Process Committee convener LiLaCC Convener Archivist and bulletin boards Book of agreements tech Infoco convener Agenda point person Facilitate traditional community meeting Convene an alternative gathering Minute taker for two community meetings Book of Agreements content entry GO-Net administrator GO-Net biller Website maintenance Website and member database maintenance Steering convener Steering representative (Buildings) Steering representative (Common House) Steering representative (F and L) Steering representative (Grounds) Steering representative (Meals) Steering representative (Membership) Steering representative (Process) Steering representative (Work) Community work coordinator Work survey tech Allocation algorithm tech Counted member (Buildings) Counted member (Common House) Counted member (Finance and Legal) Counted member (Grounds) Counted member (Meals) Counted member (Membership) Counted member (Process) Counted member (Work) Tractor snow removal Snow and ice removal coordinator Shoveler Snow plowers Sandbox cleanup Common House Sunday night lockup Common House Monday night lockup Common House Tuesday night lockup Common House Wednesday night lockup Common House Thursday night lockup Common House Friday night lockup Common House Saturday night lockup Common House wax marmoleum floors Salt spreader Sunday Meal Cleaner Annual Budget Process Coordinator Ambassador to Touchstone Hot Tub Maintenance Workshop Manager Grill Cleaner (once/week)