CONDO IX NEWSLETTER – October 2019
DEAR CONDO IX FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS,
October is a delightful month here in Bretton Woods – we hope that you enjoy every single day! School is in full swing, so please take extra care to look out for school buses and the children in our community. This month we say goodbye to some of our snowbirds – we wish you safe travels and look forward to seeing you next year!
2019-2020 BUDGET: New coupon books and a copy of the budget were mailed to all homeowners last month. As you may know, your monthly common charges are comprised of two components: Condo IX for the operation and maintenance of our community and HOA for the operation and maintenance of the common facilities. MPAU, which is a reimbursable expense, reflects the cost of operation/maintenance of the sewer treatment plant (STP). We have no control over the HOA or MPAU expenses – we simply collect these monies on their behalf. If you have any questions about the budget, please leave a note at the HOA office and a Board member will contact you.
IMPORTANT: The change in the monthly common charges goes into effect October 1st. If you did not receive your new coupon book last month, please contact the HOA office immediately. Since your monthly common charges have changed, if you pay electronically please be sure to notify your bank to pay the new amount.
CONDO IX ANNUAL/SPECIAL MEETING/ELECTION: The Condominium IX Annual Meeting/Election was held on September 19th. A Special Meeting to consider a reduction in the threshold from 80% to 66 2/3% of homeowners to approve changes in the governing documents was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. As per the established rotation, there were three open positions on the Board each for a 3-year term effective Fiscal Years 2019 through 2022. Additionally, there were two vacant seats on the Board of Managers due to previous resignations from the Board. Four homeowners submitted an application for one of these five positions. If there was a quorum for the Election, the term of office for each Manager elected to the Board was determined by the number of votes each applicant receives. If there was not a quorum, the Board of Managers has the authority to appoint members to the Board to fill existing vacancies. Since the meetings/election were held after the due date of this newsletter, the results will be reported in November.
SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTIONS: The mandated Town of Brookhaven semi-annual smoke detector inspections are scheduled for this month. We extend many thanks to our Smoke Detector Committee Chair, Mary Ann Russo, for coordinating this project and to all the community volunteers who will complete the inspections. These inspections are done for the safety of you and your neighbors – we appreciate your cooperation!
At the September meeting the Board approved funding for painting of the parking space lines in the plazas.
LaVecchia Landscaping completed a project for the removal of damaged shrubs and bushes throughout the community last month.
SAFETY REMINDERS: The children are back in school so please be mindful of their comings and goings. Please adhere to the posted speed limit of 25 mph within the Bretton Woods community at all times.
CONDO IX COMMUNITY NEWS!
We extend birthday wishes this month to Geri Donleavy – enjoy your special day!
News to share? If you have a birthday, anniversary or any other news you would like to share with your neighbors, please contact Pat O’Mahoney at (516) 313-2785 or leave a note at the HOA Office to Pat’s attention.
The next meeting of the Condo IX Board of Managers will be Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:00 PM in the Clubhouse Library.
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