CONDO IX NEWSLETTER October 2018
DEAR CONDO IX FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS,
October is a wonderful 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! Oh my, 2019 already
CONDO IX ANNUAL MEETING: The Condo IX Annual Meeting was held on September 20th.
As per the established rotation, there were three open positions on the Board each for a 3-year term effective Fiscal Years 2018 through 2021. The terms of incumbents Cindy Kelly, Eileen McGarvey, and Doug Vene expired at the end of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, September 30th. We did not receive any applications for these positions, therefore there was not an Election at the Annual Meeting. The existing Board members will continue in their current positions unless he/she submits a letter of resignation effective September 30, 2018.
2018-2019 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/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.
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!
The power-washing of the vinyl siding was completed last month by LI Compass.
At the September meeting, the Board approved funding for several winter storm remediation/beautification and asphalt/concrete/drainage repair projects throughout the community, as well as the purchase of shelving/totes for storage of condo files.
The Board continues to research the cause of and solution for the leaks in the basement storage area.
We approved funding for the Fall application for remediation of gypsy moths by Red Dragon Organics.
o There was an unusually heavy infestation of Fall webworm this year.
o Red Dragon added a biological pesticide to the gypsy moth application to treat this pest also.
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!
Resignation – as you may know, Susan Conklin resigned from the Board of Managers effective September 30, 2018. On behalf of the entire Condo IX community, the Board extends our grateful appreciation to Susan, who has served on the Board since 2016 both as a Member at Large and as Co-chair of the Landscaping Committee. Many many thanks, Susan, for all of your hard work on behalf of our community!
We send our very best wishes for a speedy recovery to Linda Redenburg after her recent surgery.
We extend birthday wishes this month to Geri Donleavy – enjoy your special day!
The next meeting of the Condo IX Board of Managers will be Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 PM in the Condo Office at the clubhouse. Please note the change of date and location of the October meeting.
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