Condominium IX – Board of Managers

Condo IX  – May 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Finally (hopefully) we will see warmer, sunny days this month after a few false starts to Spring last month. Yes, we did see snow flurries in early April! There are many special holidays to celebrate in May, as we pay tribute to past and present members of the armed forces and wish our very best to all Mothers/Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers in our community
COVID-19 is still spreading in our state. But the good news is that people who have been fully vaccinated can resume some activities they stopped doing because of the pandemic! CDC advises that even if fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should continue to take precautions like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, as well as avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Guidelines are updated frequently; consult the CDC website for the latest information. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

UPDATE OF CONDO PROJECTS:
 The condo project for power washing of the buildings by Super Clean Machine is scheduled to start May 3rd. If you choose to do so, you can make arrangements for fence cleaning separately by contacting the vendor directly.
 Exterior hose bibs have been removed. Please turn on the interior shut-off valve that leads to the outside faucet, if you have not already done so.
 Naturescape has completed the Spring clean-up. Core aeration of the lawns and common areas with irrigation, as well as mulching and an evaluation of status of the lawns in general, will be scheduled.

SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTIONS: Mary Ann Russo, Chair of the Smoke Detector Inspections Committee, and her volunteers will conduct modified inspections this month. Volunteers will not enter the units but will remain outside the door, providing each resident with a can of spray to use to test his/her own detector. The volunteer will be able to hear if the detector is operational or if there is a problem. The resident will be asked to sign the sheet (using his/her own pen or pencil) to indicate that the inspection was completed. All volunteers will have disinfectant wipes to clean the can after each use, and wear a mask and gloves. We ask that you please cooperate with the community volunteer who conducts your mandated Town of Brookhaven inspection. The inspection takes just a few minutes, yet provides invaluable protection to you and your neighbors. Mary Ann desperately needs additional volunteers to help with this project. Please call her at (631) 698-4313 if you can help. Thanks.

BARBEQUES: With the advent of the warmer weather, please be aware of the following:
 1) Storage or use of LP gas is not permitted on the Upper Lamont balcony. 2) Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on the Upper Lamont balcony. 3) 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. 4) Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices cannot be operated on the sidewalks or common areas. 5) The repair of any damage to the siding or fence caused by the proximity of the grill to the vinyl siding/fence is the homeowner’s responsibility. 6) The use of Tiki torches is prohibited.

PARKING: Please be reminded that there are no assigned parking spaces in Condominium IX. We ask that you please be considerate of your neighbors and park within the confines of a single parking space. Each time a vehicle parks crooked or over the lines, valuable parking space that could be available to another resident is lost. A vehicle with a handicapped sticker or plates can park in any designated parking spot; please ensure that the required documentation is clearly displayed. If you no longer drive a vehicle and/or are no longer eligible for handicapped parking, please let the Board know so the handicapped designation can be removed and the parking space can be made available to other residents. There are four parking spaces in PP #16B facing Skyline Drive that have been designated as a long-term parking area for Condominium IX residents. If your household has multiple vehicles, please park some of them in a less utilized area of your parking plaza or in the previously mentioned long-term area. All vehicles on Condominium IX property must have valid license plates, registration and inspection stickers. Any vehicle not in compliance with our policy will be towed from the property at the owner’s expense.

GENTLE REMINDERS: 1) The Board conducted a review of the basement storage area, which is long overdue for a major cleaning/purging. Residents whose belongings are not in compliance with the rules for storage will be notified in writing. 2) Household refuse only is to be placed in the Dumpsters. HOA will pick up large household items disposed of by residents on Monday and Friday. These should be place next to – not in front of or touching – the Dumpster the night before the scheduled pick-up. 3) For safety’s sake, walkers, runners and joggers should stay to the side of the street – not in the middle – and always face traffic. There are many playgrounds throughout the community; please do not allow children to climb/play on the boulder wall.

CONDOMINIUM IX COMMUNITY NEWS – MAY 2021

 Please welcome the Cakir family – Ahmet and Gulizar, as well as their daughters Ela and Elif – (#1001) to our community. We hope you enjoy many happy years here in Bretton Woods Condominium IX.
 Happy birthday greetings go out this month to Tecla Amato, Richie Kelly, Joe Lucia, Gabe Mapp, John McGarvey and Pat O’Mahoney. We hope that you all enjoy your special day.
 The Condominium IX Board of Managers meetings are not open to residents due to the pandemic. You may submit your concerns/questions at the mailbox outside the Clubhouse or at the HOA office and we will respond to them as quickly as we can.

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