Condo II – July 2020
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken” We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer.
Happy Fourth of July to all our residents, their families, and friends. The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. People and communities across the nation mark this American midsummer holiday with parades, firework displays, red, white and blue flags, picnics, backyard barbecues, and performances of The Star-Spangled Banner. How fortunate we are to be celebrating our country’s anniversary. Land of the free; home of the brave.
As I write this July article, our community has just reopened the pool. Please follow the rules set in place. They are not only for your protection but the safety and protection of your fellow neighbors. Please wipe down the chairs on the pool deck before and after with disinfecting wipes and continue to follow the appropriate guidelines when it comes to social distancing and wearing a mask. Also, no guests are allowed. Although things are starting to reopen, please remember that this pandemic is still very real and present. Again, I implore you to please take great care in protecting yourself and your neighbors. Here is some general prevention information for you. To learn more about this virus, please visit the CDC website. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to it. However, that is not always possible. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing happy birthday in your head. Use hand sanitizer when out in public if unable to wash hands properly. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid crowds and people who are sick. And if you are sick, stay home!! And it is always a good idea to disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Also, if possible, check on your neighbors with a phone call. The Condo II Board wishes everyone good health.
The open meetings for the Condo II Board still remain canceled. We will reopen them as soon as it is safe to do so.
With the warm summer weather, it is imperative that we heighten our responsibility and please take great care while driving through our community for the safety of our residents. You will notice many of us are outside enjoying a nice walk with or without our dog(s), jogging and our children are playing. Please drive a little slower and observe the speed limits and stop signs. Keeping our residents safe is our number one priority
Also, if anyone is interested in running for the HOA board, please talk to one of your board members and express your interest. The HOA welcomes residents to get involved.
Please keep in mind that we live in a community relatively close to one another. Please remember to be respectful of noise levels, especially after hours. Bear in mind that if you can hear your music or television in another room, then the chances are your neighbors can hear it too. Please be considerate and kind to one another.
Please be advised that there is an online work order system in place. It can be found on the Bretton Woods Website. As of right now, no homeowner work is to be done until further notice. Only emergencies are being handled. So please be patient when submitting your work order. Also, please do not call board members directly unless specifically told to do so. Make sure your name, address, and phone number are clearly written on your work order so that someone can contact you if need be.
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. (Once again please follow social distancing guidelines)
For the safety of our animals here in Condo II, please keep cats as indoor pets only. There are many dangers outside for animals that are allowed to roam freely. To prevent this, as well as other problems, please keep your cats inside where they are safe. Outdoor cats are not allowed. Dogs are also not allowed on the patio unsupervised. Please remember when walking your dog(s), to pick up after them. Also, please check yourselves and your fur babies for ticks. It is extremely important to remove ticks as soon as you find one to prevent further complications. They are nasty little creatures that can cause some serious health issues. Follow tips to prevent ticks by Avoiding wooded and brushy areas that may have high grass, Also, use repellent that contains 20 percent or more of DEET. You can protect your fur babies with over the counter tick preventions or look into nontoxic prevention as well.
It is also very important to be a considerate dog owner and remember to bag it and trash it. Please respect your community and your neighbors. Thank you in advance for your compliance.
Condo II Board of Managers