Condominium IX – Board of Managers

CONDO IX NEWSLETTER – February 2019

DEAR NEIGHBORS,
WE ARE KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED, BUT AS OF THIS WRITING THE WEATHER HAS COOPERATED AND IT HAS BEEN MILD ENOUGH THAT WE HAVE HAD RAIN RATHER THAN SNOW! IT IS WINTER ON LONG ISLAND SO WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS IN STORE FOR US, HOWEVER SO FAR SO GOOD. THERE ARE MANY ACTIVITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR THOSE OF US WHO WINTER HERE – THE INDOOR POOL/JACUZZI, EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, MOVIES, BOWLING, AS WELL AS VARIOUS CLASSES, CLUBS, AND MEETINGS. CHECK THE MONTHLY CALENDAR IN THE NEWSLETTER FOR INFORMATION ON EVENTS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU.

SNOW REMOVAL: Our contract with Naturescape stipulates that they will begin snow removal as snowfall is ending, after two inches or more snow has accumulated. The contract includes the 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 and actual snowfall, the weather forecast for days following the storm, as well as the contract terms.
 HOA Maintenance plows the roads first, then the Parking Plazas.
 Please 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.
 Please remove doormats and newspapers, which can damage snow blowers and delay snow removal.
 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.
 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

BOARD VACANCIES:
 The Condo IX Board of Managers currently has three vacancies and we need your help! Serving on the Board is a volunteer position that requires a commitment of time, energy, ideas and a genuine interest in the ongoing management of our community. Any homeowner is eligible to serve on the Board. Please think about what you have to offer your community – become involved, join the Board! If you have any questions, please leave a note at the HOA office and a Board member will get back to you.

PARKING:
 Although handicapped parking spots are requested by an individual resident, please be reminded that they are not assigned to a particular individual. Any vehicle with the appropriate sticker or plates can park in any designated handicapped parking spot. Please let us know if you no longer need a previously requested handicapped spot – the Board will then remove the designation and the spot will revert to general use.
 The Board has designated PP #16B facing Skyline Drive as a long-term parking area for Condo IX residents. Vacationers and snowbirds should arrange to leave their vehicles off the premises for any absence of more than five days. If this is not possible, please contact the Board for permission to park in this area. You must leave a key with a neighbor who will be responsible for moving the vehicle to assist with snow removal.

HOUSEKEEPING REMINDERS:
 Household refuse only is to be placed in the Dumpsters. Newspapers, cardboard and plastic items are to be placed in the specially designated recycling Dumpsters located throughout the community. HOA will pick up large household items disposed of by residents on Monday and Friday. These items should be placed next to, not in front of or touching, the Dumpsters the night before the scheduled pick-up.
 The common basement storage area is located by PP #14. You may obtain the key for the basement storage area at the front desk of the Clubhouse or from any Board member. Upholstered furniture (couches, mattresses, chairs etc.) and/or tires are not permitted to be stored in the basement storage area. All personal effects must be stored in boxes, barrels, metal or plastic/totes containers. All storage containers/items and tarps must be clearly marked with the owner’s name and address. If you have items that you wish to dispose of, you may leave them by the caged storage area and we will arrange with HOA for their removal. All items stored in the basement are done so at the resident’s risk. The Board reserves the right to remove items that are illegally stored and/or improperly identified without further notice.

FEBRUARY 2019 CONDO IX COMMUNITY NEWS!
 Happy happy 65th wedding anniversary to Lee and Tecla Amato!
 We extend a warm welcome to Ed Derby (#950) and the Gonuler family – Erkan, Dilek and their children Serhat and Defne (#1001).
 We send happy birthday wishes to Joe Fuller Jr. We hope you enjoy your day!
 If you have news that you want to share with your neighbors, please contact Pat O’Mahoney at (516) 313-2785 or leave a note at the HOA office by the 8th of the month for publication in the newsletter the following month. We like to welcome new residents each month and are also interested in residents’ accomplishments, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, new arrivals, as well as to extend get well wishes – all the things that make us a community!
 Please note that the Condo IX Board of Managers will not have a monthly meeting in February. Our next Board meeting will be Wednesday, March 6th. Work orders and other matters will be handled as usual – just leave your written w/o, concern/request at the HOA Office for the Board’s review. Thanks.
There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing. (Lorraine Hansberry)

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