CONDO VIII NEWSLETTER December 2019
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year! ________________________________________
If you have the shut-off valve to the outside spigot, and you haven’t turned it off yet, please make sure it’s off for the season.
Now that winter is 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.
Before SNOWBIRDS leave for the season, make sure there is an up-to-date emergency contact number listed with the BW Office and Condo 8 Board of Managers and leave a spare key with a neighbor.
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. BW Maintenance will drain the hot water heater at your expense.
Also, turn off the circuit breaker to your hot water heater.
PARKING SPACES are not assigned spots. 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.
To submit WORK ORDERS online, visit the Brettonwoods website:
If you aren’t sure if the job you need is the Condo’s responsibility or your responsibility, ask the Board by sending an email to at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Submit a work order to schedule a free annual dryer vent cleaning.
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.
TRASH DISPOSAL/DUMPSTERS remains an on-going issue. Our dumpsters are for HOUSEHOLD trash only. Just because a discarded item may fit, that doesn’t mean it belongs in our dumpsters. 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 dumpster, 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.
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.
Email the Board at email@example.com if you are interested in serving your community as a CONDO 8 BUILDING CAPTAIN.