Condominium IX – Board of Managers

Condo IX – May 2024

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As I write this, just after the historic Solar Eclipse of 2024, the temperature is 70 degrees. May brings us warmer weather and many days to celebrate! We wish all the Mothers, Grandmothers, and Great-Grandmothers in our community a special day surrounded by those you love. This month we also honor past & present members of the Armed Forces as we celebrate Memorial Day, a holiday for honoring the U.S. military personnel who served in the United States Armed Forces. May also means the opening of our outdoor pools, and bocce/tennis courts, as well as lots of activities you can join, such as bocce, golf, pickleball, & water aerobics. Why not try something different? It’s a chance to meet people & make new friends!

CONDO PROJECTS:
 Super Clean Machine will be Power Washing our buildings May 20-23, weather permitting. Watch for the flyer and listen to blast calls regarding this beautification project. IF you would also like your fence power-washed, please submit a check for $15.21 where you drop off your common charges, made out to Super Clean Machine by May 10th. Any questions? Please contact our Project Chair, Jeanine Petillo, at (631) 774-9855.
 Dryer Vent Wizard will be on the premises this month to clean our dryer vents. Again, watch for the flyers and listen for blast calls regarding the dates for this project.
They generally do not require entry, as this thorough cleaning is done from the roof. This important regular cleaning is for everyone’s safety.
 Please be sure to turn on the interior shut-off valve that leads to the outside faucet if you have not already done so.

SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTIONS: Jasmine Hawk, Chair of the Smoke Detector Inspection Committee, along with Condo IX volunteers, will conduct modified inspections this month. We ask that you please cooperate with the community volunteer who conducts your mandated Town of Brookhaven inspection. The inspection is quick, requires no volunteer entry into your home, and provides invaluable protection to you and your neighbors!

GENTLE REMINDERS:
 Condominium living is living within proximity of one’s neighbors. During the warmer weather, windows are open and there is an increase in the time spent outdoors. Please be considerate and respect your neighbors regarding noise and smoking, so we can all live in harmony!
 Please do not leave food or birdseed in the vicinity of your unit. These offerings attract deer, rodents, vermin, and other animals that may carry disease to our community. Offenders may be fined.

SPRING CLEANING: Our annual Basement storage area cleanup begins this month. If you haven’t yet, now is the time to purge those unwanted, unused items! Please be considerate of your neighbors, remembering that each of the 94 households in our community is entitled to use the storage area. If you’re unable to manage this task, Maintenance can assist, and they charge a minimal fee. Just put in a Work Order at www.Brettonwoodshoa.org You may obtain the key to the basement storage area from any Board member or at the Clubhouse Front Desk. We appreciate your cooperation and consideration! An inspection for compliance will be conducted at the end of June.

BARBEQUES: With the advent of the warmer weather, please be aware of the following:
1) Storage or use of LP gas is not permitted on the Upper Lamont balcony.
2) Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on the Upper Lamont balcony.
3) Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices used on ground-level patios of all other units must be at least ten (10) feet from combustible construction, i.e., the building or fence.
4) The repair of any damage to the siding or fence caused by the proximity of the grill to the vinyl siding/fence is the homeowner’s responsibility.
5) Fire pits are not permitted.
6) Charcoal burners and other open-flame devices cannot be operated on the sidewalks or common areas.
7) The use of Tiki torches is prohibited.

CONDO IX COMMUNITY NEWS

 Welcome! Please join us in welcoming Yvette & Frank Maniscalco & daughter Olivia at 940 Skyline. We wish you much happiness in your new home! 😊
 Happy Birthday wishes are sent this month to Tecla Amato, Richie Kelly, Joe Lucia, Gabe Mapp, Patti O’Mahoney, Jeanine Petillo, and Jason Perales. We hope that you all enjoy your special day!
 The next Condominium IX Board of Managers meeting will be held Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 PM in the Clubhouse Library.