Message from Administrator

I write this article on a nice sunny day in August. I just drove the entire community to look at dumpsters and the signs posted on the dumpsters. So, I guess it’s safe to say that garbage is in the air for me today. I have received a few e-mails and multiple questions about our garbage pickup recently. I did explain this in length a few months back, but I would like to take this time to reiterate how garbage is handled here in Bretton Woods.
The regular trash and mixed recyclables are picked up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’s. The cardboard and paper only dumpsters are picked up on Tuesday and Thursday’s. That being said let’s get into the specifics. The mixed recyclable isn’t a thing and those signs should simply be ignored. I will be having those dumpsters swapped out in the near future as I know it is confusing. Winter Brother’s has their own plant and sorts the trash on site. So, please feel free to not be concerned when you see the same truck picking up both the mixed recyclables and regular trash. Now in regards to cardboard only that includes cardboard, newspaper, paper towels, and any other form of paper. The only stipulation is that the paper must be free of any grease or oil. If the paper goods have any oil and or grease on them, please simply place in the regular trash bins. I hope this clears up any questions and feel free to contact them directly if you have any questions or want a free tour of their plant.
I would like to discuss maintenance and how the pricing works. We have a maintenance staff here on the property that maintains our common grounds. They are employed through the HOA and are available for hire by either the individual condos or any resident. The price for maintenance to come to your home is $40.00 per hour to enter your home during regular business hours and by appointment only. In the event of an emergency, the price is $135.00 to walk in the door. Our maintenance staff is here to help the community and all of the residents. However, we must charge for the services they provide as there is an expense to the HOA to have them here. I would also like to remind the community that any outside contractor or vendor is normally a minimum of $75.00 per hour to walk in the door. I recently had a leak in my home and to have a plumber come to my home during regular business hours was a minimum of $125.00. Thank you to Joe Jr and the maintenance staff for all of their hard work!
September brings us the Labor Day, Grandparent’s Day, Patriot’s Day, and the beginning of fall as well. A Happy New Year to our Jewish residents who will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah on September 29th!
Will be having our annual Labor Day Party on September the 1st with a rain date of September 2nd from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm. As always entertainment will be provided by the HOA and food for purchase through the VP Café
Please come down and join us at the Memorial Garden on September 11th at 6:30 pm as we honor the victims and their families.
Craig Pessin- HOA Administrator