Q&A with Capt. Kimnach, Needham Theater, Port Hueneme, Nov. 2022:
Q: There are rumors that Midway estates will be rented to civilians. Is this true?
A: No. We have a working group discussing and exploring a few possible courses of action (COAs) for the Midway Estates. COAs include using some as child care space, UH space, commercial partner, PPV/LMH, NGIS and Navy Lodge, Recreational Lodging, etc.
Q: Would it be possible to request that housing keep the backyards of the unoccupied homes maintained at an acceptable level?
A: Lincoln Military Housing (LMH) is conducting weekly check-ins on unoccupied homes in attempt to find issues such as this. Should their inspections not address this issue please inform LMH of the location; keeping in mind some areas can grow rapidly.
Q: Will Liberty be implementing the RECP at the beginning of next year or will they be giving people ample notice (like a few months’ notice) that it will restart?
A: Notice will be given by LMH prior to implementation. Once RECP is reinstated, upon request with LMH, they can do an electric use audit.
Q: Will more units receive air conditioning?
A: There are renovated homes with A/C that we will be back online within the next 30 days. There are about 60-70 homes between Mugu and Hueneme, and if you are interested in transferring to one of these homes you can work through that process with LMH. The resident has to qualify for the home, be in good standing, and a review of the condition of the home they are currently in will be done by LMH prior to approval of a transfer.
Q: Does liberty military housing plan to uniform the outside look of the housing units in Bruns Park? It appears that they start projects and don’t finish for every house in the community.
A: LMH is completing this work in phases. They have budgeted each year to complete the jobs on the homes that need it most first; the plan is to get them all done.
Q: We feel like we have too many coyotes, are we going to do something about that?
A: As drought continues in California, coyotes are seen more regularly in various communities during the day foraging to try to find resources. Recent observations may be of our normal population, just seen out during the day more frequently as they are trying to find food resources. The Navy is currently putting together a contract to trap any coyotes that become a threat to human safety. Coyote conflicts with people are extremely rare and NBVC has not ever had a negative human-coyote interaction. The best thing residents can do is to not leave pet food outdoors and keep your pets indoors at night. Ventura County Animal Control also recommends hazing (yelling, throwing rocks, chasing) coyotes, so they do not get too comfortable around people.
Q: What is there to do for lifestyle on Point Mugu?
A: The SurfNet at Point Mugu, Bldg. 20, is open Mon-Sun 11am-8pm; Holidays 11am-5pm. The SurfNet has high-speed internet, gaming systems and games, TV lounge, ping pong, billiards, and a small movie theater with a movie library to choose from. We are also in the design phase for Bldg. 20 to expand the services available; the design includes changing the Galley into food service for both military and civilians, adding a bar, adding a small bowling alley, and adding recreation space and classrooms; currently at 70% design phase.
In addition to the project planning going on at Bldg. 20, Bldg. 74 near Mugu Family Beach is open Mon-Sun 10am-6pm and has recreation space in the facility as well as access to gear rental for use on and off installation, including Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Bikes, grills, etc. If you would like to be included on our email distro list to receive information on all of the other Fitness events, Recreation events, Trips, Tours, and other special events send an email our Marketing Director.
Q: Can we work on preventing speeders on base?
A: Force protection continues to monitor known and random areas while establishing additional patrols. Please continue to report speeding violations and when possible.