Condominium IX – Board of Managers

Condo IX  – May 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Finally (hopefully) we will see warm sunny days this month after a few false starts to Spring last month. There are several special holidays to celebrate in May, as we pay tribute to past and present members of the armed forces and wish our very best to all of the Mothers/Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers in our community
The daily average of new coronavirus cases in the United States has ticked up recently as BA.2, the highly transmissible Omicron subvariant, spreads. The good news is that the community level of the virus in Suffolk County continues to be low!

UPDATE OF CONDO PROJECTS:
 Weather permitting, Dryer Vent Wizard completed the dryer vent cleaning project last month.
 Exterior hose bibs have been removed. Please turn on the interior shut-off valve that leads to the outside faucet, if you have not already done so.
 The updates to the House Rules and Fact Sheet have been finalized and will be distributed to all homeowners and residents shortly.

SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTIONS: Mary Ann Russo, Chair of the Smoke Detector Inspections Committee, and her volunteers will conduct modified inspections this month. We ask that you please cooperate with the community volunteer who conducts your mandated Town of Brookhaven inspection. The inspection takes just a few minutes, yet provides invaluable protection to you and your neighbors. Thank you.

SAFETY/SECURITY: As you may know, there have been some incidents of vandalism to vehicles recently. HOA Administration is working with both the 6th Precinct and our Security Company to provide increased surveillance for our community. All the incidents reported so far have involved vehicles that were unlocked. As very basic precautions, do not leave valuables in plain sight inside your vehicle, close the windows and lock all doors when exiting your vehicle. If you see something, say something – call the Suffolk County Police at 911 for Police emergency or (631) 854-8600 6th Precinct Desk to report any incident that you may observe.

PARKING: Please be reminded that there are no assigned parking spaces in Condominium IX. We ask that you please be considerate of your neighbors and park within the confines of a single parking space. A vehicle with a handicapped sticker or plates can park in any designated parking spot; please ensure that the required documentation is clearly displayed. There are four parking spaces in PP #16B facing Skyline Drive that have been designated as a long-term parking area for Condominium IX residents. With the exception of this designated area, vehicles may not park in excess of five days without use. If your household has multiple vehicles, please park some of them in a less utilized area of your parking plaza or in the previously mentioned long-term area. All vehicles on Condominium IX property must have valid license plates, registration and inspection stickers. Any vehicle not in compliance with our policy will be towed from the property at the owner’s expense.

GENTLE REMINDERS:
 Condominium living is, by definition, living within close proximity of one’s neighbors. During the warmer weather, windows are open and there is an increase in the time spent outdoors – with a concurrent increase in the noise level from residents who are participating in various activities. Please respect and be considerate of your neighbors so we can all live in harmony.
 Please do not leave food or bird seed in the vicinity of your unit. These offerings attract deer, rodents, vermin and other animals that may carry disease to our community.

SPRING CLEANING: Our annual basement storage area cleanup is this month! Now is the time to organize your belongings stored in the basement and to purge unwanted items. Please be considerate of your neighbors, remembering that the available space is limited and each of the 94 households in our community is entitled to use the storage area. Flyers will be distributed to delineate the guidelines established by the House Rules as you undertake this project. You may obtain the key to the basement storage area from any Board member or at the Clubhouse Front Desk. Thanks for your cooperation and consideration.

BARBEQUES: With the advent of the warmer weather, please be aware of the following:
 1) Storage or use of LP gas is not permitted on the Upper Lamont balcony. 2) Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on the Upper Lamont balcony. 3) Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices used on ground level patios of all other units must be at least ten (10) feet from combustible construction, i.e., the building or fence. 4) Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices cannot be operated on the sidewalks or common areas. 5) The repair of any damage to the siding or fence caused by the proximity of the grill to the vinyl siding/fence is the homeowner’s responsibility. 6) The use of Tiki torches is prohibited.

CONDOLENCES: On behalf of the entire Condominium IX community, the Board extends our deepest sympathy to Rosalie Berger on the loss of her husband, Barry, who passed away in March.

 Welcome! Please join us in welcoming Joanne and Dennis Williams, as well as their grandson John Barretta (#951) to our community.
 Happy birthday wishes go out this month to Tecla Amato, Richie Kelly, Joe Lucia, Gabe Mapp, John McGarvey, Pat O’Mahoney and Jason Perales. We hope that you all enjoy your special day.
 The next Condominium IX Board of Managers meeting will be held Wednesday, May 4th at 6 PM in the Clubhouse Library.