CONDO VIII NEWSLETTER October 2019
DAYS ARE COOLER. NIGHTS ARE LONGER. AND LEAVES ARE FALLING. Drive with extra care as wet leaves on asphalt reduces traction under your tires. Farewell to our snowbirds, see you next year.
NEW COMMON CHARGES BOOKLETS were mailed out to everyone. Contact the Board if you haven’t received yours or if you have any questions.
WE ARE IN HURRICANE SEASON until the end of November. A few items to keep on-hand include bottled water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries, medications, a first aid kit, and cash.
The American Red Cross has a free hurricane app that sends alerts to Smart Phone users: visit their website at https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane.html. (And while we’re on the topic of being prepared, be sure to keep a snow shovel and ice melt in your unit during the winter.)
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.
BW 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. Contact the Board to get your smoke detector checked by your Building Captain before you leave for the season.
Building Captains will be checking SMOKE DETECTORS in each unit. Homeowners not in compliance must be reported to the Brookhaven Fire Marshal.
Email the Board at email@example.com if you are interested in serving as a CONDO 8 BUILDING CAPTAIN.
PARKING SPACES are not assigned spots. Park nose-in only; backing into parking spaces is permitted only when there is snow. Park within the lines—one space per vehicle. 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.
Lint accumulation in DRYER VENTS will become a fire hazard. Submit a work order to schedule a free annual dryer vent cleaning.
Submit WORK ORDERS online at the Brettonwoods website: http://brettonwoodshoa.org/work-orders/. If you aren’t sure if the job you need is the Condo’s responsibility or your responsibility, just 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.
TRASH DISPOSAL/DUMPSTERS remain an on-going issue. Just because a discarded item may fit, that doesn’t mean it belongs in our dumpsters.
Our dumpsters are for HOUSEHOLD trash only.
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.
Residents doing their own home renovations should call Maintenance at 631-698-2497 to arrange a special pick-up.
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.
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.