CONDO VIII NEWSLETTER October 2018
DAYS ARE COOLER, NIGHTS ARE LONGER, & LEAVES ARE FALLING
Drive with extra care as wet leaves on asphalt reduces traction under your tires.
FAREWELL FOR THE SEASON TO OUR SNOWBIRDS
Before you go, 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 hot water heater and fire alarm checked by your building captain before you leave for the season.
NEW COMMON CHARGES BOOKLETS
New booklets should have been received. Contact the Board if you haven’t gotten a new booklet or if you have any questions on the recent increase.
SMOKE ALARMS AND WATER HEATERS
Building Captains will be checking all units throughout the month of October. Your Building Captain will contact you to set up an appointment. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Homeowners not in compliance must be reported to the Brookhaven Fire Marshal.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Call 911—not the gatehouse, clubhouse, board members, or neighbors.
Lint accumulation in dryer venters will become a fire hazard. Submit a work order to schedule a free annual dryer vent cleaning.
Parking spaces are not assigned spots. Park nose-in only; backing into parking spaces is permitted 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.
BASEMENT STORAGE AND ACCESS
For access to the basement, you must make an appointment. Send an email to email@example.com or submit a work order with the requested date and time. Belongings must be clearly labeled with your name and unit number: there are still some items not properly identified so make an appointment to get into the basement to check on your belongings before they are discarded. No paint cans, tires, or other flammable objects can be stored in the basement.
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band….
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky….
~George Cooper (1840–1927), “October’s Party,” c.1887