Condominium I – Board of Managers

Condo I – December 2018

By now all the leaves have fallen and have been cleared away only to make room for…dare I say it? S-N-O-W! Hopefully, it will not be making an early appearance this season. Too late for that, we have just encountered our first snowfall, and what a doozey! Two hours for a 7-mile commute! I hope this is not an indicator as to what may come! But it is inevitable that it will snow…it’s winter…and we live on Long Island! For your convenience, you will notice that the ice melt tubs have been made available, so please keep a small bucket of ice melt near your unit to take care of any freezing that may occur on your patio or front walk.

Friendly Reminders from Condo I

Please DO NOT hang any decorations, this includes holiday lights from or on the roof or gutters. If you do so, you will be required to remove them.

Although we appreciate when homeowners take initiative in beautifying the common areas, please do not do so without written permission from the board.

Please close the covers on the dumpsters to keep the opossums, raccoons, and other critters out. As a precaution, you may want to bang on the side of the dumpster to alert any critters that may be lurking inside. And please, please remember that garbage goes inside the dumpster, NOT along the side of it or on top of it. Thank you.

Please be sure to dispose of your garbage in the provided dumpster throughout the community. If you happen to enjoy eating your “happy meal” in your car, don’t dump the trash in the parking plaza. Yes, that is what has been happening!

Winter Preparation
 If you haven’t already done so, please turn off the inside spigot to the outside hose bib. Here is the correct procedure for closing of the pipes:
 Disconnect the garden hose, if one is attached
 Turn on the outside spigot so that the water is flowing (I know it sounds weird, but trust me)
 Go inside your unit and turn the water off from the inside
 Do not turn the outside spigot off, leave it open. This will allow any residual water in the pipe to drain out. Thank you for your cooperation
 Doormats, solar lights, flower pots or any other yard accessories should be removed from the areas where snow equipment or shoveling will occur in the event of a snowstorm. These items can be damaged and cause damage to the snow removal equipment.
 Keep some ice melt near your front door to use as needed.
 If you are going away…please leave keys with an “emergency person” and notify the Condo/HOA Office. Also, remove the batteries from your personal smoke detector(s). And park your vehicles where it will not inhibit the snow removal process.
 If you go away don’t turn off heat. Keep at a temperature to prevent the pipes from freezing up.
 Please do not cover the handicap parking signs.

Enjoy a happy and
healthy holiday season!