Condo I – May 2022
Welcome to our new homeowner!
Andrew Javidfar – 157 Skyline Drive
Open Condo One Meeting – Our open meeting was held on April 26th. We thank all those who attended.
Condo I Board Elections – In June, we will be holding annual elections for the open seats on the Condo I Board of Managers. Two current board member terms will expire and 2 other positions are currently vacant. So, we have four board positions available for the 2022 – 2023 year and welcome any homeowner who is interested in volunteering their time to submit a resume or a letter of interest to the Condo I Board of Managers by May 24. The election will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, June 28th. More information to follow.
Cement Work – The cement work around building 10 is now complete.
Retaining Wall and Drainage – Rotted railroad ties were replaced with stone and additional underground drainage was added on the back side of building 6, serving units 62, 64, 66, and 68.
Emergency Tree Removal – We brought the lumberjacks back to remove a few dead trees; one which was uprooted during a storm and leaned heavily toward a unit.
Certified Termite and Pest Management – We have renewed our contract with Certified Termite and Pest Management. The contract covers treatment for carpenter ants on the inside and for termites.
Outdoor Hose Bibs – If you have the shut-off valve to the outside hose bib, please, turn it back on now. If you need help turning it on, you may submit a work order and someone from maintenance will help you.
Fence Cleaning Guide – If your fence is in need of a cleaning, try simply hosing it down first. (Power washing is NOT recommended as it can damage the finish.) For stubborn stains: Try a vinyl fence cleaner and a soft scrub brush, this should remove any natural stains. Be sure that you are using a “soft” scrub brush; stiff brushes are not required on vinyl fences and can scratch your fence with applied pressure. Simple Green® works well for this. You could also try the Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser®. The white eraser is great at removing scuff marks and stains and is safe to use on your vinyl fence. Abrasive cleaners are not recommended.
Barbeque Season – For those of you who have a barbeque, please, remember that the heat from it can easily melt the vinyl fencing. The fence is not warrantied for warping or melting due to excessive heat. Keep your BBQ at least 10 feet away from any combustible surface while in use as per the fire code.
In addition, please, be aware and adhere to Brookhaven Town Fire Code as it pertains to barbeque grill use in multiple residence settings such as a condominium.
Use of Barbeques & Storage of LPG Tanks – This information is provided to you by the Town of Brookhaven, Division of Fire Prevention, and is intended for use in multiple residence settings, i.e. apartments, condominiums, coops, and alike. This information does not apply to 1 and 2 family detached dwellings.
Local Law of Town of Brookhaven Chapter 30, Section 103 E Container storage forbidden.
(1) No container of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), either in use or in storage, will be permitted inside or on the roof or balcony of any occupied building or in or on any construction attached to an occupied building…
(3) Storage of containers must be outside the building, at least 25 feet from any building. Storage is to be in either a noncombustible top and bottom vented structure or surrounded by a substantial metal fence enclosure, such enclosure to be adequately secured against access by unauthorized persons. (Note: Storage of LPG is not permitted in our common areas.)
International Fire Code (2015) 308.1.4
Open-flame cooking devices. Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction.
Frequently Asked Questions: 1. Q. Can I use my electric barbeque / grill within 10 feet of my building or deck or on my second story balcony? A. Yes, electric barbeques / grills may be used without restriction, as they do not produce an open flame. 2. Q. Can I use my charcoal barbeque / grill on my second-floor balcony or within 10 feet of the building or my ground level deck or patio? A. “No”. This would be a violation of the Fire Code. 3. Q. Can I use my LPG (propane gas – 20 lb.) barbeque / grill on my second story balcony? A. “No” This would be a violation of the Fire Code. 4. Q Can I use my LPG (propane gas) barbeque / grill if I use it more than 10 feet from the building or my ground level deck or patio? A. Yes, as long as the minimum distance of 10 feet is maintained at all times during use, you are in compliance with the Fire Code. 5. Q. Where should I keep my spare propane tank (LPG cylinder)? A. Due to the restricted space in most complexes, it is recommended that spare tanks not be maintained on the property. The tank in use / attached to your barbeque / grill should be the only tank you have. Improper storage of the tanks / cylinders is a violation of T.O.B. Local Law 30-9. Any violation of any section of the Fire Code of New York State constitutes an offense pursuant to Section 16 of the Fire Prevention local law and may be punishable by a fine up to $10,000 per day, imprisonment not to exceed (6) months or both. If you should have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Division of Fire Prevention at (631) 451-6262 or visit our webpage at www.brookhavenny.gov/fire
Bulk Items for disposal are picked up on Mondays and Fridays. – Please refrain from placing bulky items at the dumpsters throughout the week and on the weekends. They should be put out on Sundays and Thursdays, preferably in the evening. This includes but is not limited to large rugs, couches, chairs, mattresses, large furniture, computer equipment, etc. These items are to be placed outside the dumpster, to the right or left of the dumpsters. Please do not lean anything on the dumpster or place anything in front of the dumpster.
Reminder – Help to keep our sewerage pipes clear. Flush nothing but toilet paper and what nature intends down the toilet. Do not put grease down the drain because it clogs the pipes resulting in an expensive sewerage back-up. Garbage disposals are not allowed.
Walkways – Please walk on the paved walkways and not take short cuts across the grass or through the wooded area. This is for your own safety, as well as, for protecting the lawn from damage.
Condo I Beautification – We welcome and appreciate everyone’s efforts and contributions to beautify the Condo I area. In doing so, please adhere to the following guideline with regard to landscaping, as outlined in the Architectural Matrix:
1) Planting or any alteration in the common areas must be approved by the Condo One Board.
2) Pachysandra, ivy, or similar ground covering plants are not allowed
3) All work must be pre-approved by the Condo I Board.