Condominium IX – Board of Managers

CONDO IX NEWSLETTER April 2018

Dear Condo IX residents and homeowners,
Just when we thought/hoped that winter was over, we were slammed with three back to back storms last month. As you may know, Winter Storm Riley did quite a bit of damage throughout Condo IX, as well as the Bretton Woods community. The Board prioritized the clean-up efforts and contracted with both Bartlett Tree Service and AMC to get the job done. Thanks to all residents and homeowners for your understanding and patience during this time.

TAX REASSESSMENT PROJECT:
 Last month all homeowners should have received a letter from Koeppel, Martone & Leistman regarding the property tax assessment challenge authorized by the Board. If you have any questions about the letter or authorization form you received/must complete, please contact the law office at (516) 747-6300.

HOUSEKEEPING:
 ALL residents – renters as well as homeowners – should review their insurance coverage to be certain that they are adequately insured in the event of a loss within their unit. Homeowners should refer to the Prospectus for information about the extent of the Condo’s responsibility, which is to restore the home to its “original builder’s condition”.
o Non-resident homeowners who rent their units should verify that their renters have renter’s insurance to protect both themselves and the Condo.
 Please remove lint from the lint filter before or after drying each load of laundry. The filter should be inspected for rips before placing it back in the dryer. Wash the lint filter every few months with soap and water to reduce the waxy residue left behind by dryer sheets.
 Items such as paper towels, tissues, handy wipes, disposable towels, diapers, sanitary napkins and feminine products should never be flushed down the toilet.
 To prevent lines backing up and costly repairs please be careful about what is put down the drains. An inexpensive mesh drain placed in the kitchen sink can catch debris/garbage that could clog the pipes.
 It is recommended that you flush drains with hot water at least monthly to keep them clear and to prevent buildup.
 It is advisable to use liquid, rather than powdered soap, in the dishwasher and clothes washing machine.
 Residents in units with the shut-off valves should open/turn them on after the hose bibs are removed from the outside spigots later this month.

COMMUNICATION:
 All work orders and correspondence must include the name and phone number of the homeowner/resident submitting them. Anonymous work orders and/or letters will not be acknowledged or acted upon by the Board.

KEEP OUR COMMUNITY CLEAN!
 Take pride in your community – please do not toss cigarette butts, trash, fast food containers, garbage, bottles etc. on the ground in the common areas or the parking lots.
o If you see debris in your area please clean it up – thanks!
 Remember that household trash should be placed inside the Dumpsters; there are recyclable bins throughout the community for paper, cardboard, plastic etc.
 HOA will pick up large household items disposed of by residents on Monday and Friday. These items should be placed next to, not in front of or touching, the Dumpsters the night before the scheduled pick-up.
CONDO IX COMMUNITY NEWS!

 WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS – it is great to see you again!
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES are sent to Walter Le Mien, Janet Keller, Matthew Cosenza, Annette Bluemke, Kalab Mapp, and Amanda Shortell this month – we hope you all enjoy your very special day!
 THE NEXT MEETING of the Condo IX Board of Managers will be Wednesday, April 4th at 6:00 PM in the Library. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our March Board meeting due to the inclement weather/closure of the Clubhouse.
 HOA OPEN MEETINGS should resume this month. Please check the calendar in the back of the monthly Brettonews for the date/time of these important community meetings, as well as other activities/events that may interest you.
April is hope. (Gladys Taber)

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