Condo VI- October 2018
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” -John Donne-
We have more children in Bretton Woods than ever before. The bus stops in the morning and afternoon are full. You must stop behind any school bus that is picking up or discharging children. It is against the law and extremely dangerous to pass it. Watch for children crossing the street. To the parents dropping off children at the bus stop…you must park legally. Do not double park or park on a corner even for just a moment. Let’s keep our children safe!
Happy Birthday to Mindy Lipsky, Lori Jeacoma, James Cortes, and Daniel O’Hagan. We hope you have a special day.
Continued good wishes Frank Sardone and Rich Kraft.
Common charges coupons books have been mailed out, if you have not received yours by now, please let the HOA office know. Just a reminder, common charges are due on the 1st of the month. They are considered late if received after the 10th of the month, and there is a $50 fee for tardiness. Homeowners, if you bank online you are able to pay your common charges online, however, your bank still has to mail a check. Leave yourself enough time to factor in the US mail, weekends, and holidays.
Insects- Condo 6 has a contract with Bee Safe to treat termites and carpenter ants only. If you have any other insect issues you can call them at 631- 696-3247. You will be responsible for payment. If you have a termite or carpenter ant problem, please submit a work order.
Work orders- Please submit a work order for any lights on poles you see out, even if it is in a public area. Indicate the location of the pole and the pole number. Don’t assume that someone else has reported it. It is dangerous to have lights out. If you see anything else that needs repair, please also submit a work order. You are the eyes of Condo 6, and we need everyone’s help. It is not enough to tell a Board member about any problems. Everything must go through the HOA office on a work order.
Basement access- There is a list at the front desk with the names of people who have the basement key. We are not permitted to simply hand you the key to the basement. A key holder must go down with you, stay with you, and lock up when you are finished. Remember your board is made up of volunteers who have other responsibilities, so please be patient. Thank you.
Our bi-annual inspection of smoke alarms will be conducted this month. Please make yourself available to your block captain.
HOA News- As you know, Bretton Woods has an updated website. Check it out for all of the latest information. www.Brettonwoodshoa.org.
Please continue to support our restaurant! The staff does a great and always responds to our wants, needs, and suggestions. Why cook? Meet your friends at the VP Café!
Dryer plugs- If your dryer power wire does not have a plug that can be put into an outlet, it needs to be changed. Some older dryers are still wired directly into the wall (hard wired). Call Vinny Amodio on our board at 631 223-6702 for the name of an electrician who can help you.
Be sure to change your air conditioning filter monthly for good health and lower electric bills!
Flashlights- It is a great idea to use flashlights, along with wearing light-colored clothing, if you are walking at night. Have you noticed how dark it is on our roadways? It is very hard to see pedestrians unless they are holding a light.
A few reminders to our snowbirds- If you have the outside water shut-off valve in your unit, be sure to shut off the water supply to the outside water spigot before leaving for Florida. Let someone on the board, or your block captain, know who will have a key to your unit in case of an emergency. When turning the water back on in the spring, check for leaks inside your house. If you are leaving a car, park it in a far corner that will not need to be plowed in the winter. Do not take a spot that will be used by people who are staying.
Gate repairs are the homeowner’s responsibility, as the original homes did not have gates. If you use the maintenance department to repair your gate, you will be billed.
Parking etiquette: Handicapped parking spaces are for anyone who has a handicapped hang tag or handicapped license plate. These specially marked spaces are not reserved parking spaces for a particular individual, but are available to anyone, whether they are resident or visitor, as long as they have the required permit. Although the American Disabilities Act is not applicable to condominiums, as the ADA is only applicable to public accommodations, this Board has been responsive to homeowners’ requests for handicapped parking spaces.
October Dates to remember
Oct. 8th- Columbus Day- Schools closed
Oct. 27th Bretton Woods children’s Halloween party 1-3pm, and adults’ costume party 7-10pm.
Oct.31st- Halloween- Drive carefully.
Our next Condo 6 board meeting will be held on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 pm in the Library. All Condo 6 residents are encouraged to attend.
We wish our Snow Birds a safe trip to warmer climates. We look forward to your return with the good weather in the spring.