Condominium IX – Board of Managers

Condo IX  – June 2020

DEAR CONDO IX RESIDENTS,
As of this writing, COVID-19 is still spreading in NYS; residents are encouraged to stay home as much as possible and are required to wear a face-covering/practice social distancing when in public. The good news is that Long Island was approved to enter Phase II of the State’s regional phased reopening plan on June 10th.
Admittedly this summer will be different than those in the past due to the virus. However, the long-awaited delightful days of summer are finally here for all of us to enjoy! Check the Bretton Woods newsletter calendar for activities that may be available/interest you. The Board wishes all our Condo IX friends and neighbors a safe, happy, wonderful summer.

LANDSCAPING/BEAUTIFICATION:
Naturescape will complete the annual pruning of bushes and shrubs this month. If you have a shrub or bush that you do not want to be trimmed, tie a ribbon on it to indicate that it should not be touched.
We appreciate the efforts of the many residents who have taken the time to beautify the area around their units. We encourage you to take a “garden tour” walk to see for yourself how lovely our community looks!
Please submit a work order, either online or hard copy, if you notice a sprinkler head that is not working properly so we can bring the problem to Naturescape’s attention.

CONDO PROJECTS:
A-1 Roofing completed the semi-annual gutter cleaning project in early June.
The Board initiated a review of the condition of the parking plazas; areas of remediation will be prioritized and completed as funding permits since everything cannot be done at once.
Red Dragon Organics sprayed for gypsy month caterpillars and inchworms in mid-June.
The Board received/reviewed proposals for beautification projects by LaVecchia Landscaping in several locations within our community.
Completion of the project for the repainting of the edge of the steps with bright yellow paint to increase their visibility/safety is dependent on HOA Maintenance’s schedule and availability of needed supplies.

HOUSEKEEPING REMINDERS:
By definition, Condo living is within close proximity of one’s neighbors. During the summer months, 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. We ask that you please respect and be considerate of your neighbors so we can all live in harmony in our community.
With the advent of the warmer weather, we issue a gentle reminder that the Town of Brookhaven requires that 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) Please know that 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.
Take pride in our community – please do not toss cigarette butts, trash, fast food containers, garbage, bottles, etc. on the ground in the common areas or in the parking lots. The Board recently had to authorize use of funds to clean up debris that littered a common area near one of the parking lots. Please help avoid this unnecessary use of your money! Thanks.

CONDOLENCES: On behalf of the entire Condominium IX community, the Board offers condolences to the family and friends of Judith Giovanni, who passed away in May.
The Board extends our deepest sympathy to Richard Shaw and family on the loss of his wife, Elayne, last month.

COMMUNITY NEWS – JULY 2020

Congratulations to the graduate! Sebastian Ramos graduated from 8th grade at Saints Phillip and James School in St. James. He will join his brother at St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip in the Fall. Good job!
Welcome back snowbirds – it is good to see you again!
Birthday wishes are sent this month to Britany Decker, Margaret Genovese, Ronald Groshans, Sean Kelly, Lorraine LeMien and Gintaras Zinkevicius – enjoy your special day!
Board meetings – Contingent on the availability of the Clubhouse, the Board has tentatively scheduled a meeting on July 8th at 6 PM. Please be assured that we have conducted Condo business via alternative means of communication during these unsettled times and respond to your written concerns as soon as we can. Thanks for your understanding.
If you have news to share, please contact Pat O’Mahoney pomahone@aol.com. The news we share makes us a community!

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