BRETTON WOODS – CONDO IX
DEAR CONDO IX RESIDENTS, IT IS PARTY TIME!!!
You are invited to join us for our 2nd Annual Potluck Poolside Buffet on Saturday, August 19th at 3 PM! (The rain date is Sunday, August 20th.) Come relax and socialize with your neighbors! There is no cost for Condo IX residents. We just ask that you bring your favorite dish to share! 😊 *There is a nominal $5 fee for any guests who are not Condo IX residents.
If you plan to attend, please call Pat O’Mahoney at (516) 313-2785, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you prefer, you may fill in the tear-off RSVP from the flyer that will be distributed later this month. Leave this at the HOA office or any drop box to Attention: Condo IX. We ask that you please let us know how many will be attending and what dish you plan to bring – an appetizer, entrée, salad or dessert. The Board will supply sterno trays, paper goods, utensils, ice, soda, water, etc. We would like to have a count of attendees to ensure that we have enough of everything, as well as an idea of what you will bring so we can avoid duplicates in the menu. This will be a great opportunity to take a break from your usually hectic days to join neighbors, friends and family for an afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship! Please RSVP by Saturday August 12th.WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE! 😊
BUDGET: This month the Board will prepare the Condo IX budget for fiscal year 2017 – 2018. Like all the other condos and HOA in the Bretton Woods community, we are faced with increasing costs and needed infrastructure repairs, both immediate and long-term. We strive to budget realistically so we don’t have to dip into our reserves for operational expenses. Please remember that we have no control over the HOA common charges, the reimbursables or the MPAU expenses – we simply collect these monies on behalf of HOA and MPAU. As with our budgets at home, there are some things that we must do and some things that we would like to do – please be assured that we will prepare the budget with all of these considerations in mind.
CONDO IX ELECTIONS: As you may know, Condo IX is governed by a nine-member Board of Managers, who are elected to serve (staggered) three-year terms. As per the established rotation, three seats on the Board will become vacant at the end of the fiscal year, September 30th. Any homeowner, including incumbents, is eligible to run for the Board. Officers of the Board, committee co-chairs and representatives to HOA and MPAU oversee the governance of our community. Our Board meetings, which are held the first Wednesday of each month, are executive working sessions. However, all Board meetings are open and we always schedule time for resident’s concerns at the beginning of each meeting. Serving on the Board of
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Managers is a volunteer position which requires a commitment of time, energy, ideas and a genuine interest in the ongoing management of our community. If you have any questions about running for the Board, please leave a note at the HOA office and a Board member will get back to you. An application form will be mailed to each homeowner later this month with a return date that will allow sufficient time to prepare for the election in September. PLEASE THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER YOUR COMMUNITY – BECOME INVOLVED, RUN FOR THE BOARD!
To prevent lines backing up and costly repairs, please be careful about what is put down the drains. An inexpensive mesh drain placed in the kitchen sink can catch debris/garbage that can clog the pipes. Never ever pour grease down the drain! If you are frying food, put the cooled, used grease in a coffee can or other container until you can dispose of it properly. It is recommended that you flush the kitchen drain with very hot or boiling water at least once a month to keep it clear.
For safety’s sake, please have children use any one of the numerous playground areas throughout Bretton Woods – they are away from the streets/ parking plazas with vehicular traffic and are areas where children can play safely.
Please do not allow children to climb/play on the boulder wall, retaining walls, or post and rail fences.
It is important that we have your most recent contact information on file. If you have changed your phone number and/or the name/number of your emergency contact, please advise the HOA as soon as possible, so that the office records can be updated accordingly.
All decorative torches in the common area or on the patio/fences must comply with the New York State Fire Code.
CONDO IX COMMUNITY NEWS!
Many thanks to community volunteers JANET KELLER, MARILYN MALONEY, KATHY RUSSO AND DEIRDRE SEVERSON, who distributed flyers for the gutter cleaning project in June.
We all extend our very best birthday wishes to this month to WALTER HLAWITSCHKA AND STU LESHAW – we hope that you all enjoy your very special day!
The next meeting of the Condo IX Board of Managers will be WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND at 6:30 PM in the Library. Please let us know if you have a concern that you would like to add to the agenda. The next HOA open meeting will be held Tuesday, August 8th at 7 PM in the Performing Arts Room.
Summertime and the livin’ is easy. (George Gershwin)