CONDO VIII NEWSLETTER April 2020
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO CONTACT THE CONDO 8 BOARD:
1. Send an email to email@example.com.
2. Submit an online work order at http://brettonwoodshoa.org/work-orders/ — paper work orders are still available at the clubhouse-front desk.
Residents with an OUTSIDE HOSE BIB SHUT OFF VALVE inside your unit, and have not already done so, it is time to turn it on so the hose bibs can be used. If you need assistance, contact the Board. (Valves will be requested to be shut off in October.)
If you want to do SPRING PLANTING in your own flowerbed but you’re unsure what is/isn’t permitted, or are interested in personalized landscaping to the “common areas” at your expense, contact the Board.
Condo 8 Building Captains will begin the BI-ANNUAL SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTION, so be prepared to comply; residents who do not comply with the smoke detector inspection must be referred to the Brookhaven Fire Marshall. If you have a specific date/time request, contact the Board.
We are all connected through the pipeline, so to avoid clogging it up for everyone, cooking oils, grease, and meat fats do not belong down the drain; store it in a jar or can, then dispose of it in the dumpster with your kitchen trash. Only bodily waste and toilet paper should be flushed down toilets. All other items—including but not limited to diapers, tampons, tissues, cotton balls, Q-tips, kitty litter—do not belong down the toilet. If you have a problem with your plumbing system, before calling for service, contact the Board.
If you are doing major renovations inside your unit, be courteous and inform your adjoining neighbors because noise travels easily between the walls and ceilings/floors. Residents doing their own home renovations should call Maintenance at 631-698-2497 to arrange a special pick-up to remove debris.
Contractors must be licensed and insured—contact the Board for requirements. Contractors not permitted to dispose of items in Condo 8 dumpsters; they must cart away debris from work done in your unit, including deliveries such as appliances and furniture.
If you are unsure if the home repair you need is the Condo’s responsibility or yours, contact the Board.
Our DUMPSTERS fill up fast—just because a discarded item may fit in our dumpsters doesn’t mean it belongs in our dumpsters. Dumpsters are for HOUSEHOLD trash only. Cardboard boxes should be flattened and disposed of in the recycling bins located along the main roads throughout the complex; however, if you must throw cardboard boxes into our dumpsters, break them down to conserve space. Oversized items such as plastic bins, television sets, stereos, garden planters, tables, chairs, furniture, toys, lamps, drywall, doors, toilets, mattresses, carpeting, as well as paint cans, do NOT belong in our dumpsters—these things MUST be placed off to the side of and not touching the dumpster.
Trash should NOT block, lean against, or be placed in such a way that it prevents the garbage truck from accessing dumpsters — a $50 fine for each occurrence will be imposed on those individuals who fail to comply. On Monday and Friday mornings, HOA Maintenance picks up the items prohibited in dumpsters
Please advise your VISITORS of the Condo 8 House Rules and By-Laws and request they follow the same guidelines as those who live here. ALL Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests—within Condo 8, as well as the entire Brettonwoods Community—including, but not limited to, proper parking, driving the speed limit, obeying community Stop signs, utilizing the clubhouse facilities, and appropriate disposal of trash and cigarette butts: Fines WILL be imposed on the homeowner for their guest’s failure to do so.
Parking spaces are not assigned spots. Spaces are limited, so park within the lines—one space per vehicle. Park nose-in only; backing into parking spaces is permitted only when there is snow. If you will not be moving your car for seven consecutive days, put it in the long-term parking by the mailboxes in PP17A to free up spaces for other residents. Call 852-COPS regarding vehicles parked in handicap spaces without displaying the appropriate permit.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY call 911—not the gatehouse, clubhouse, board members, or neighbors.