CONDO VIII NEWSLETTER January 2020
The Condo 8 Board would like to thank the Building Captains and Joe Paprocky and the maintenance crew for their hard work all year long.
We wish all our friends and neighbors a happy and healthy New Year.
Did you know basic cable service is included in the Brettonwoods HOA portion of our common charges? Check your bill, and if you’re being charged for basic cable, call Cablevision to let them know you a Brettonwoods resident.
In the event of snowfall under two inches, or if you need to get out before the snow removal team arrives, residents are encouraged to keep a snow shovel and safe ice melt on-hand.
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.
For access to the basement, you must make an appointment. Submit a work order or send the Board an email with the requested date and time. Belongings must be clearly labeled with your name and unit number. No paint cans, tires, or other flammable objects can be stored in the basement.
Lint accumulation in dryer vents will become a fire hazard, so start off the new year with a free annual dryer vent cleaning. Submit a work order to schedule your appointment. If you aren’t sure when your dryer vent was cleaned, Maintenance has a record of it, so give them a call at:
Our DUMPSTERS fill up fast during the holiday season. They 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, and contractor debris, 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. Just because a discarded item may fit in our dumpsters doesn’t mean it belongs in our 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.
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.
If you aren’t sure if the home repair you need done in your unit is the Condo’s responsibility or yours, ask the Board by sending an email to at email@example.com.
Submit WORK ORDERS online at: http://brettonwoodshoa.org/work-orders/.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY call 911—not the gatehouse, clubhouse, board members, or neighbors.