Condominium V – Board of Managers

Condo V- September 2022

Andrea Stumme, Dan Murro, Barbara Reilly and Vittona Vitucci.

A BIG WELCOME TO NEW RESIDENTS
Harry Kuperstein and Carina Alberto

Congratulations to Jackie and Derek Moore !!

Let’s get down to business
Coupon Booklet
You will be getting your coupon booklet for your monthly Common Charges during the month of September
This is the time of year the Condo Board will review all expenses and create a budget for the upcoming year. This year the Treasurer and Secretary worked to try to prevent any increases from being passed on to the residents. They scraped the bottom of the bucket to keep costs down. As we all know, costs of everything have gone up tremendously. Increases in water, electric, and insurance has affected us.
The board had to budget for
• the major drainage problems we are having in multiple areas.
• Snow removal prices will be increasing this year as well. Last year, we spent $42,000 on the removal of snow.
• Backups in the condo piping.
• We also needed to budget for the repair of the on-street parking which will be done when the roads will be started in the spring, according to the HOA.
• Additionally, there are property common charges the condo board must cover until owed monies are paid back to the condo. These costs were part of the increases the board could and decided to absorb.
If you have any complaints or concerns, you can contact Ann Kiss to set up a meeting with the board.

Smoke Alarms:
In September we will be checking the smoke detectors. If a message is left for you regarding the testing of the smoke detector, please return the call so we can complete this task in a timely manner. Thank you.

Other issues:
Condo 5 is a pet-friendly condo. Recently, we have noticed an increase in the lack of cleaning up after your dogs. Please remember, when walking your dog at the dog walking area or through the community, please clean up after your dog. If you see someone walking their dog and they do not clean up, please give them a gentle reminder of the rules or contact a board member to address the issue.

Feeding the wildlife:
We all love to see the animals in our community. The intention to feed animals is to have a closer encounter with them or to help them in the winter months. However, they become used to the presence of people and they can become a potential threat to you, your neighbors, or pets. Feeding the animals draws more wildlife and creates an increase in nuisance issues or an overabundance of wildlife which may lead to the need to have them removed. This will also increase the potential for disease and for the animals to become more aggressive towards each other and humans. Although your intentions are meant as good, feeding the wildlife is harmful to them, to you, and your neighbors.
If you are feeding feral cats, food can not stay out all day. You can not put any food scraps on your patio or fence.

If a homeowner has been warned and continues to violate both House rules and NYS law, the board is required to report the offender to the authorities in order to protect the residents of Condo 5.

Condo V- August 2022

Andrea Stumme, Dan Murro, Barbara Reilly and Vittona Vitucci.

A BIG WELCOME TO NEW RESIDENTS
Harry Kuperstein and Carina Alberto

Congratulations to Jackie and Derek Moore !!

Let’s get down to business
Coupon Booklet
You will be getting your coupon booklet for your monthly Common Charges during the month of September
This is the time of year the Condo Board will review all expenses and create a budget for the upcoming year. This year the Treasurer and Secretary worked to try to prevent any increases from being passed on to the residents. They scraped the bottom of the bucket to keep costs down. As we all know, costs of everything have gone up tremendously. Increases in water, electric, and insurance has affected us.
The board had to budget for
• the major drainage problems we are having in multiple areas.
• Snow removal prices will be increasing this year as well. Last year, we spent $42,000 on the removal of snow.
• Backups in the condo piping.
• We also needed to budget for the repair of the on-street parking which will be done when the roads will be started in the spring, according to the HOA.
• Additionally, there are property common charges the condo board must cover until owed monies are paid back to the condo. These costs were part of the increases the board could and decided to absorb.
If you have any complaints or concerns, you can contact Ann Kiss to set up a meeting with the board.

Smoke Alarms:
In September we will be checking the smoke detectors. If a message is left for you regarding the testing of the smoke detector, please return the call so we can complete this task in a timely manner. Thank you.

Other issues:
Condo 5 is a pet-friendly condo. Recently, we have noticed an increase in the lack of cleaning up after your dogs. Please remember, when walking your dog at the dog walking area or through the community, please clean up after your dog. If you see someone walking their dog and they do not clean up, please give them a gentle reminder of the rules or contact a board member to address the issue.

Feeding the wildlife:
We all love to see the animals in our community. The intention to feed animals is to have a closer encounter with them or to help them in the winter months. However, they become used to the presence of people and they can become a potential threat to you, your neighbors, or pets. Feeding the animals draws more wildlife and creates an increase in nuisance issues or an overabundance of wildlife which may lead to the need to have them removed. This will also increase the potential for disease and for the animals to become more aggressive towards each other and humans. Although your intentions are meant as good, feeding the wildlife is harmful to them, to you, and your neighbors.
If you are feeding feral cats, food can not stay out all day. You can not put any food scraps on your patio or fence.

If a homeowner has been warned and continues to violate both House rules and NYS law, the board is required to report the offender to the authorities in order to protect the residents of Condo 5.