Condo VIII – July 2020
The Condo 8 Board of Managers election results will be mentioned in the August issue of the BRETTONEWS since they aren’t available at the time of writing this article.
Outside water spigots should now be turned on for all residents to use. If you have the shut-off valve inside your unit and have difficulty turning it on and off at the start and end of the season, notify the Board for assistance. When using the outside water, please shut the valve completely and wind up the hose after each use.
Propane and charcoal barbeques are not permitted on Upper Lamont decks—only electric barbeques are allowed. All other units are permitted to have charcoal or propane barbeques, but they must be stored or used away from vinyl siding and fences. Do not leave barbeques unattended while in use.
Be aware, although Brettonwoods is a safe community, we are not immune from crime. Do not leave valuables in your vehicles, especially within view. Always lock your cars and homes.
Bi-annual smoke detector testing has been put on hold until further notice.
Mowing day is Friday. Be sure lawn ornaments and decorations are out of harm’s way from the lawnmowers as landscapers are not responsible for damage to these items. If you want to do planting in your own flowerbed but aren’t sure what is/isn’t permitted or are interested in personalized landscaping to the “common areas” at your expense, contact the Board. Do not cut down trees or bushes that you did not plant without confirming with the Board.
We are all connected through the pipeline, so to avoid clogging it up for everyone, cooking oils, grease, and meat fats do not belong down the drain; store it in a jar or can, then dispose of it in the dumpster with your kitchen trash. Only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed down toilets. All other items—including, but not limited to, diapers, feminine hygiene products, tissues, cotton balls, Q-tips, kitty litter—do not belong down the toilet. If you have a problem with your plumbing system, before calling for service, contact the Board.
If you are unsure if the home repair you need is the Condo’s responsibility or yours, contact the Board.
Contractors must be licensed and insured — contact the Board for requirements. Contractors are not permitted to dispose of items in Condo 8 dumpsters unless prior arrangements have been made with the Board; they must cart away debris from work done in your unit, including deliveries such as appliances and furniture.
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.
Our DUMPSTERS fill up fast—just because a discarded item may fit in our dumpsters doesn’t mean it belongs in our dumpsters. Dumpsters 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, 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. Large items can be left in the empty parking space next to the dumpster in Parking Plaza 17A closest to the mailbox.
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.
Parking spaces are not assigned spots. Spaces are limited, so park within the lines — one space per vehicle. Park nose-in only. 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.
It is everyone’s duty as good neighbors to keep our community clean. If you spot someone littering (e.g.: cigarette butts, fast food bags, cans & bottles, etc.), please notify the Board so fines can be issued appropriately.