Condominium IX – Board of Managers

CONDO IX NEWSLETTER – April 2020

Dear Condo IX Residents and Friends,
At the time of this writing, the virus news is rampant. We hope that all our Condo IX residents, friends, and family are safe and healthy. Let’s stay positive! Although we may have some rainy days in April, we also enjoy more daylight, warmer weather, and the many holidays and celebrations that this month brings! Get ready to participate in the numerous outdoor activities Bretton Woods offers, such as Pickle Ball, Bocce, Tennis, Shuffleboard, and Golf. We can also look forward to the blossoming flowers…April begins another season to enjoy here in Bretton Woods!

CONDO PROJECTS:
• Weather permitting, Naturescape began the Spring clean-up in March and will complete the project by the end of this month.
• HOA Maintenance was scheduled to repaint the edge of the steps in our community with bright yellow paint last month. This safety project was approved by the Board last year but was delayed until now when the weather was more favorable.
• Homeowners should have received correspondence from Koeppel, Martone & Leistman regarding the tax protest authorized by the Board for tax year 2020/2021. If you have any questions about the letter or authorization, contact the law office at (516) 747-6300.

SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTIONS: The town of Brookhaven mandates semi-annual smoke detector inspections. If you would like to volunteer for this important community project, please contact our Smoke Detector Chairperson, Mary Ann Russo, at (631) 698-4313. Your assistance is needed and very much appreciated, so we can complete these Town of Brookhaven mandated inspections next month.

HOUSEKEEPING: With the advent of warmer weather, please be aware of the following:
 Storage or use of LP gas is not permitted on the Upper Lamont balcony.
 Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on the Upper Lamont balcony.
 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. The repair of any damage to the siding or fence caused by the proximity of the grill to the vinyl is the homeowner’s – not the Condo’s – responsibility.
 Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices cannot be operated on the sidewalks or common areas.
 The use of Tiki torches is prohibited in Condo IX.

RECREATIONAL FIRE: A Fire Prevention Advisory issued by the Town of Brookhaven specifies the requirements for the use of fire pits, chimineas and like appliances. The Fire Code of New York State stipulates that a fire shall not be conducted within 25 feet of any structure or combustible material. Please note that as per these regulations, a fire pit cannot be used on the patio or anywhere in the common area of Condominium IX. See the Town of Brookhaven Advisory at the following link for more information: https://www.brookhavenny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1050/Recreational-Fires-and-Open-Burning-Bonfires-PDF?bidId=

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING! If at any time you see something suspicious in nature or you feel that your personal safety is threatened, you should call the Suffolk County Police immediately. Their telephone numbers are included in the Bretton News each month and are as follows:
Police Emergency 911 6th Precinct Desk 854-8600
Police Dispatch 852-6400

 Please join us in welcoming new residents at 976: Matthew Russo, Megan, & Jionni to our community. We wish you many, many happy years here in Condo IX!
 Birthday Wishes are sent to Matthew Cosenza, Walter LeMien, Janet Keller, Ashley & DeLawrence Vanderhall, Amanda Shortell, Kaleb Mapp and Kristina Kamalinejad. We hope that you all enjoy your special day!
 The next Condo IX Board Meeting is Wednesday, April 1st at 6:00 pm in the Library. Please let us know if you have a concern that you would like to place on the agenda for discussion.
 If you have any news you would like to share (birthdays, graduations, engagements, etc.) please email Pat OMahoney pomahone@aol.com. The news we share makes us a community! 😊

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