CONDO VIII NEWSLETTER August 2018
The CONDO 8 ANNUAL PICNIC on will be held on:
Saturday, August 25 (rain date Sunday, August 26)
On the lawn in Parking Plaza 17A, from 1 pm to 5 pm.
As always, the Condo 8 Board will supply hot dogs, hamburgers, corn, soda, and watermelon.
Feel free to bring a side dish or dessert.
All Condo 8 residents (homeowners and renters) are welcome.
We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.________________________________________
Condo 8 had its General Meeting in June. Of our 96 units, only 11 residents showed up: thank you to those of you who took the time to attend. The information discussed at General Meetings directly affects ALL Condo 8 residents—both homeowners and renters. The topics and issues at large included the roof project, attic, basement and storage, smoke detectors, pet ownership, gutter cleaning, work orders, repairs and responsibilities, contractor requirements, landscaping, parking, insurance and legal matters, and the budget. At present, our General Meetings are held once a year. The General Meeting is for the benefit of all residents—homeowners and renters, as an opportunity to get information, ask questions, and share opinions regarding the community, so it is imperative that everyone be involved. ________________________________________
CONDO 8 ELECTION – Thank you to the homeowners who sent in ballots. The following residents make up the Condo 8 Board of Managers: President, Michael Perry; Vice President, Dan Snyder; Treasurer, Nancy Garner; Secretary, Eileen Gerard; Members at Large: Christel Gelman, Michelle Rutman, Debra Penney, and Jim Dunn.
NEW ROOFS – This capital improvement project will begin in August: you will be notified when work is scheduled for your unit. Gutter cleaning will not be done until the roof project is complete. Anyone considering getting SOLAR TUBES should install them BEFORE the new roofs are put on.
STORAGE/BASEMENT/ATTIC – Things stored in the basement must be covered with a tarp and labeled with your name and unit number; unmarked items will be discarded. Attics are not to be used for storage as stated by the Fire Marshall, so if you are using the attic for storage you must remove the items ASAP.
WORK ORDERS, REPAIRS & RESPONSIBILITIES, AND CONTRACTORS – Many outdoor repairs are the Condo’s responsibility and most indoor repairs are the homeowner’s responsibility: if you are unsure who is responsible, contact the Board via email or work order and we will let you know. Contractors must be licensed and insured: the Board needs copies of such before any work begins. Homeowner must fill out a Hold Harmless form. Contractors must cart away debris.
SMOKE DETECTORS – It is the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure there is at least one hard-wired fire alarm.
INSURANCE – Do you have Condo Insurance?—if not, you should. Condo 8’s insurance policy will not cover the contents or upgrades inside your unit: that is your responsibility. For insurance purposes, you should photograph the interior items of your home to prove what you own in the event of theft or a catastrophe and store those photos in a secure off-site location.
LANDSCAPING – To combat the infestation of caterpillars and ticks, an organic spray has been used on the trees and lawn. Pruning is planned for the end of July. Wednesday is Mowing Day.
LONG-TERM PARKING IN PLAZA 17A – New signs have been posted for long-term parking for Condo 8 residents only. ________________________________________
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead