Condo VIII – December 2021
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year! Now that winter’s here, it’s a good idea to keep a snow shovel and some safe ice melt in your unit in case you need to leave before the snow removal team arrives.
Belongings stored in the basement must be clearly labeled with your name and unit number. No paint cans, tires, or other flammable objects can be stored in the basement.
For access to the basement to get your holiday decorations, make an appointment by submitting a work order or sending the Board an email with the requested date and time.
All vehicles in Condo 8 Parking Plazas must have a current registration and plates; this includes the long-term parking area. Vehicles not in compliance are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
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.
Spaces are limited, so park within the lines — one space per vehicle.
Parking spaces, including handicap parking spaces, are not assigned to any specific person’s use.
Call 631-852-COPS regarding vehicles parked in handicap spaces without displaying the appropriate permit.
Dumpsters are for household trash only. Bags of household trash should not be left outside the dumpster or in the parking lot.
Items such as plastic bins, electronics, garden planters, furniture, toys, lamps, drywall, doors, toilets, mattresses, carpeting, bathtubs, as well as paint cans, do not belong in our dumpsters; place these prohibited items outside the dumpsters to be picked up by Maintenance on Monday and Friday mornings.
If you leave large items by the dumpsters, do not obstruct the garbage truck from accessing the dumpsters.
It is preferred that you call Maintenance to arrange a special pickup of oversized, prohibited items and debris from renovation projects you are doing on your own.
If you have a question as to whether a home repair is your responsibility or the condo’s, contact the Board via email at email@example.com. Calling Board Members at home or telling them in the parking lot does not qualify as submitting a work order. Electronic-format work orders can be submitted online at: http://brettonwoodshoa.org/work-orders/. Paper-format work orders are still available at the front desk of the clubhouse and should be dropped in the Common Charges mailboxes.
No work will be done without the submission of a work order unless it is an emergency.
If you are doing major renovations inside your unit, inform your adjoining neighbors because noise travels easily between the walls and ceilings/floors.
Contractors must be licensed and insured—contact the Board for requirements.
Contractors must cart away debris, including appliances and furniture deliveries; they are not permitted to dispose of debris in the dumpsters unless you have made prior arrangements with the Board.
Everyone should have Condo Insurance. Check with your carrier to see that you are covered for water damage from backed-up toilets and sinks.
Only biodegradable toilet paper and human waste should be flushed down toilets. Other items that do not belong down toilets or sink drains include, but are not limited to rubber gloves, plastic wrappers, napkins, paper towels, diapers, wipes, tampons, sanitary pads, tissues, cotton balls, washcloths, Q-tips, kitty litter, coffee grinds. Cooking oils, grease, and meat fats should be stored in a jar or can, then disposed of in the dumpster with your kitchen trash. The cost for this reoccurring issue will be billed to the homeowners.
Snowbirds who haven’t left for the season yet, make sure there is an up-to-date emergency contact number listed with the Office and Condo 8 Board of Managers and leave a spare key with a neighbor. Maintenance will drain the hot water heater at your expense. Prevent potentially expensive water damage to your unit and your adjoining neighbors’ by shutting off the water to your hot water heater and washing machine. Also, turn off the circuit breaker to your hot water heater.
If your unit has the shut-off valve to the outside water spigot, make sure it is off for the season to avoid frozen pipes. If you need assistance, contact the Board.
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. 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.