Condominium IX – Board of Managers

CONDO IX NEWSLETTER February 2018

Dear Neighbors,
This winter certainly has been a cold/snowy one, hasn’t it? We experienced record-breaking frigid temperatures for much of December and then Winter Storm Grayson roared through Long Island in early January. Thanks to the all the residents who stepped up to the plate and helped one another during this time. Working together, we can get through whatever Mother Nature sends our way!

SNOW REMOVAL: Our contract with AMC stipulates that they will commence snow removal after 2 inches or more snow has accumulated. The contract includes first seven snowfalls only; any additional snowfalls are an extra expense based on the amount of snow removed (2”-4”, 4”-6”, 6”-8” etc.) When determining if/when the contractor should be on the premises during a snowfall, the Board takes into consideration a number of factors including the anticipated/actual snowfall, the weather forecast for days following the storm as well as the stipulations of the contract. If you have questions or concerns about snow removal, please do not contact Board members directly but rather put them in writing for our review.

 HOA Maintenance plows the roads first, then the Parking Plazas.
o An initial pass is made through the parking lots so residents can get in/out.
o Once it stops snowing, the parking lots are cleaned.
o Do not move your vehicle to Skyline Drive until HOA has cleared the road!
 Ice melt and sand are available in the basement storage area for your use.
o You may want to keep a small container of ice melt/sand by your front door and/or in your car.
 Please remove doormats and newspapers, which can damage snow blowers and delay snow removal.
 HOA maintains a list of individuals who will shovel and/or dig out your car for a fee. The front desk phone # is (631) 698-4513; this information is also published in the Brettonwoods monthly newsletter
 Upper Lamont residents: Please remember that you are responsible for the timely removal of snow from the balcony of your unit.
 Please use caution/step carefully when going out after a snowfall – be on the lookout for black ice and other possibly slippery spots.

A GENTLE REMINDER: Please remember that any vehicle with the appropriate sticker or plates can park in any designated handicapped parking spot. There are no assigned parking spots in our community. Designated handicapped parking signs cannot be covered at any time.

CONDO PROJECTS: The Board met with Bartlett Tree Service at the end of January to identify areas for tree trimming/removal this year. In this ongoing project, our first priority continues to be health/safety, then we will consider cosmetic areas in need of remediation. The line-item funding for this project is limited, so we will do what we can do within the budgetary constraints for FIS 2017-20I8.

CONDOLENCES: On behalf of the entire community, the Board extends our deepest sympathy to Chuck Borsetti and family on the loss of his wife, Elizabeth, on December 23, 2017.
COMMUNITY NEWS TO SHARE!

• Many thanks to our community volunteers Marilyn Maloney, Kathy Russo and Deirdre Severson, who distributed flyers for the gutter cleaning project in December.
• We extend happy anniversary wishes to Lee and Tecla Amato this month!
• We send very happy birthday wishes to Joseph Fuller Jr., who celebrates his special day this month!
• The next Condo IX Board of Managers meeting will be held February 7th at 6 PM in the Library of the Clubhouse.
There is always something to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing. (Lorraine Hansberry)

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