Condo 2 – February 2018
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around”.
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and lovers. The roots of Valentine’s Day goes back to ancient times when people paid honor to the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia and was celebrated even then on February 14th.
President’s Day is a day set aside to honor all of the U.S. presidents. We often think of two great presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln when we celebrate this holiday, as it falls by design between their birthdays. More and more of us, look at this day as a tribute to each and every person who has ever served in the office as President of the United States of America. Since 1968, it is observed on the third Monday in February as a national holiday.
Also celebrated on February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Any day is always a great day to show a little kindness to others. It makes both you and the receiver feel good. So you know what to do, perform a few random acts of kindness.
During these winter months, ice may cover our roadways. Please be extra careful to observe children crossing the street and residents walking. Also please take caution to drive a little slower, observe the speed limits and stop signs. Keeping our residents safe is our number one priority.
We have a lot of snow birds in Condo II. If you know you will be away from your home for an extended period of time, please leave a key with your neighbor in the event there is an emergency, fire alarm inspection etc.
In regards to snowfall, Condo II provides ice melt and sand. You will find ice melt at each side of your building. Please feel free to take some and use this for your patio. The sand is located in the parking lots. Our contractor will not begin shoveling sidewalks until the snow has completely stopped and there is at least two inches on the ground. Please take extra care in poor weather conditions.
We have had some pretty cold days, we hope that everyone is staying warm. Please keep your dogs inside where they are safe. Dogs should NEVER be left alone on outside patios. This is a very real danger to them for many reasons. Remember if you are cold, so are they. Also, please keep your cats inside where they are safe. There are many dangers outside for animals that are allowed to roam freely. Remember outdoor cats are NOT allowed.
If you wish to have access to the basement, it is open without an appointment on the second Saturday and the fourth Sunday between 11:00 am and 11:15 am. If you require access to the basement at another time, please submit a work order and someone will contact you.
In regards to fire alarms, if the fire alarm goes off, and there is a fire in your unit, leave your unit immediately and call 911. Please try to ensure the safety of your neighbors by calling, or if the situation is safe, walk outside to each neighbor informing them of the fire. If the alarm was set off by accident, call or walk outside to each neighbor informing them that it is a false alarm. Please do your best to make sure that everyone is safe. The fire alarm company will contact the Board of Managers.
It is extremely important that no resident tamper with the alarms inside your unit. This is very dangerous and puts not only your safety in jeopardy but your neighbors as well. Please do not touch these alarms. If it is noticed that the alarms were tampered with, you will be charged a fee. Condo II does not want the safety of any resident compromised. Thank you for your compliance.
In regards to fire prevention, as part of our health and safety concerns, Condo II requires all units with gas heaters to have them inspected and cleaned by a licensed, certified provider. Please remember that this cost is the homeowner’s responsibility. You are free to use the vendor of your choice. The Board of Managers is researching companies to provide a lower cost to homeowners. Once this work has been completed at your unit, the Board asks that we are supplied with written proof signed by the vendor you used. We appreciate your compliance greatly regarding the importance of safety in our community.
Open meetings will resume in March. If you need to contact the Board, please put in a work order or submit a letter and the board will set a time during an executive session.
Condo II Board of Managers.