Condo VIII – May 2022
Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day and a peaceful day of reflection this Memorial Day.
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. You are connected to your child and to all those who touch your lives. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ― Sophia Loren
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”
– George S. Patton
Gardeners who are unsure what’s permitted and prohibited in their flowerbeds should send an email to the Board. Consider the reach of nearby sprinkler heads and make sure the spigot is turned on to ensure your plants will receive the water they need. Be aware that personalized landscaping to “common areas” requires prior Board approval and is at the individual homeowner’s expense.
Residents who prefer to perform their own flower bed maintenance and shrub trimming, rather than having the landscapers do it, should mark the area(s) with 4 red stakes to indicate what spot(s) the landscapers should avoid.
Additionally, should you do any trimming of [your own or common area] shrubs or trees, it is your responsibility to dispose of the clippings and debris. The landscapers are not contracted nor prepared to dispose of clippings and debris when they are assigned to do lawn maintenance.
If you have a problem with your plumbing system, before calling for service, contact 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.
When you notice a lamppost light is out, either in the parking area or along the walkway, please submit a work order and be sure to indicate the tag number listed on the pole if possible.
No work will be done without the submission of a work order, unless it is an emergency. If you are unsure if the home repair you need is the Condo’s responsibility or yours, contact the Board. Calling Board Members at home or telling them in the parking lot does not qualify as submitting the work order. There are 2 ways to contact the Board: via email or work order. [Paper-format work orders are still available at the clubhouse; however, electronic work orders expedite your request.]
Access to the basement is by appointment only; submit a work order or send an email to the Board. Flammable items are prohibited in the basement. All items must be covered and labeled with name and unit number.
Dumpsters are for household trash only.
Nothing should touch or block access to the dumpster, otherwise the garbage truck will not empty it.
HOA Maintenance picks up prohibited items left outside dumpsters on Monday and Friday mornings.
To avoid blocking parked cars and/or damaging flowerbeds or grass, residents with oversized trash items that won’t feasibly fit in the space beside the dumpsters should call Maintenance at 631-698-2497 to arrange the removal of these things.
Contractors are not permitted to dispose of items in Condo 8 dumpsters; they must cart away debris
from work done in your unit, including deliveries such as appliances and furniture.
Contractors must be licensed and insured—contact the Board for requirements.
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 Bretton Woods Community, including but not limited to parking, rules of the road, utilizing the clubhouse facilities, and disposal of trash and cigarette butts. Fines will be imposed on the homeowner for their guest’s failure to follow house rules.
All vehicles in Condo 8 Parking Plazas must have a current registration and plates. This includes the long-term parking area. Vehicles not in compliance are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
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.
Spaces are limited, so park within the lines — one space per vehicle.
Parking spaces, including handicap parking spaces, are not assigned to any specific person. Cars must be parked nose-in.
Call 631-852-COPS regarding vehicles parked in handicap spaces without displaying the appropriate permit.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY call 911—not the gatehouse, clubhouse, board members, or neighbors.