Brush Creek Dwelling house.
Forest: Medicine Bow-Routt
District: Brush Creek/Hayden
The 2001 Windows version of the Government Quarters
Inventory form (DI-1875) is relatively easy to complete using the
included instructions. The instructions are very
detailed and cover nearly all situations that you may encounter.
Here are a few areas where a little clarification may be helpful:
- Section S1 Rent Class: Modular structures are generally not considered
mobile homes. To be considered a mobile home, a structure must be easy
to relocate. If you can put the axle and towing fork back on a unit and
pull it to another location, it's a mobile home, regardless of the nature
of the construction, quality of the finish, or manufacturer's description.
A modular structure, which arrives at the site on a trailer or dolly
and doesn't have its own towing fork, is considered a cabin, dormitory,
or house, just as if it had been built at the site.
- Section S8 Unused Finished Space: There is often a tendency
to stretch the definition of "unused" to allow the occupant
to use an unneeded bedroom as storage space without being charged for
space. As the instructions clearly state, the unused space must be locked
or otherwise secured so the occupant doesn't have access to it before
that space can be deducted from the square footage on which rent is
- Section S10 Number of Planned Unrelated Tenants: As the instructions
indicate, this number should be the number of unrelated tenants intended
to be in the unit during full occupancy, regardless of how many are
in the unit. If the unit has more occupants than planned, some of the
tenants should be required to move out or the number of planned unrelated
tenants should be reevaluated.
- Section S11 Number of Rooms Used
- Section S12 Number of Bedrooms Used
- Section S13 Number of Bathrooms Used: Just
as with unused finished space, to be counted as "not used," a
room must be locked or otherwise secured so the tenant can't use it
- Section S12 Number of Bedrooms: Do not include dormitory-style
sleeping rooms when counting the number of bedrooms. Only count those
rooms intended for use by two or fewer unrelated individuals as bedrooms.
More than two related individuals may sleep in a room counted as a
Crew Quarters at Powell Ranger Station.
- Section S13 Number of Bathrooms: For dormitories or crew quarters
with common-use bathrooms, count as one bathroom each bathroom area that
is divided from the rest of the dwelling by full walls and a door, regardless
of the number of fixtures it contains. Toilet or shower stall enclosures
are not considered full walls and doors. Lavatories in halls or sleeping
rooms are not counted as any portion of a bathroom.
- Section S24 Lead Paint: If you have no knowledge of the presence
or absence of lead paint, or if the unit has not been tested for the
of lead paint, show that it has lead paint if it was constructed before
1978. The use of lead paint in residences was banned in 1978, so units
constructed after 1978 should not contain lead paint.
- Section A7 Noise/Odors O.K.: Noises or odors emanating from
within the Government compound (such as barking dogs or a failed septic
should be eliminated by the line officer through maintenance or discipline,
rather than being counted as unacceptable noises and odors. However,
the problem cannot be cured in a reasonable time, an adjustment should
be made until the problem is cured.
- Section A15 Loss of Privacy: This section doesn't apply to
lack of absolute privacy inherent in bunkhouses, dormitories, and crew
- Section P9 Central Heating (Panel): This category includes
electric radiant panels, whether enclosed in the structure or hung
on the wall
- Section P17 Engine Heater: Check this option only if the Government
provides the engine heater as well as the power supply. Do not check
option if the Government provides exterior outlets that may be used
by residents to power their own engine heater or for other purposes.
- P23 Furnished Rooms: A room is considered to be furnished
when the majority of the normal furnishings have been provided by the
regardless of whether supplemental furnishings have been added by the
tenant. For instance, a living room provided with a sofa, chair, and
or coffee table is considered to be furnished, even though the tenant
may add several other chairs and tables to the space.