Condominium VI – Board of Managers

Condo VI- June 2023

“Joy finds you when you
Understand your value and
Nourish your need;
Even when it seems hard.”

Here we are in June already! Where did the time go? So much is happening in our beautiful community: new roads, better cable, more and more residents taking advantage of our amenities. We are very fortunate to live in such a great place!
Welcome to new resident Marlynn Chekoff from Condo I as well as Amanda Schaudel and Teresa Staudenmaier!

Happy June Birthday wishes to Leslie MacMillan, Vinnie Amodio, Lorraine Petersen, Debbie Levi, Quincy Adams, Alyssa Orioles, Amanda Schaudel, and Teresa Staudenmaier!

Happy Anniversary wishes to Erma & Bob Gluck!

Please remember that the speed limit in Bretton Woods is 25 mph. We have too many drivers speeding and not stopping at stop signs. Some drivers have been clocked doing over 60 mph on our roads. Now that the summer is almost here, there are many people out walking. Please, SLOW DOWN! Also please remember that all cars should be parked HEAD IN at all times!
**ELECTION FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Please be sure to vote for your Board on June 8th. Polls will be open from 6:15 to 7:00 PM in the PA Room. We need to have a quorum so please, if you cannot make the meeting, drop off your proxy with a Board member, in the Condo 6 mailbox, or with your Block Captain. After the polls close, our annual general meeting will take place.
Regarding doors: If you are purchasing a new door, it may have up to, but no more, than 50% glass. Before purchasing, submit a work order with a picture and details on the door. If you are replacing your entry door, it must be the appropriate color. If you have any questions, please contact the Board.
Reminders: The following items should never be discharged to the sewer system: Paper products including paper towels, moist towelettes, tissues, handy wipes, disposable towels, cigarettes, diapers, cat litter, sanitary napkins, and feminine products. The only paper product that can be discharged is toilet paper. Cooking grease and oil should never be discharged into the sewer system. Chemicals such as vinegar and baking soda that claim to dissolve grease should not be used, as these products dislodge clogs and move them down the sewer system, which can lead to problems. The BW Maintenance Department recommends using Main Line Drain Cleaner, available at Home Depot for approximately $13 per gallon, to dislodge clogs and to use it twice yearly for preventative maintenance. Furthermore, the use of garbage disposal grinders is discouraged, as they do not always reduce the size of kitchen solids such as fruit and vegetable rinds and peels, corn kernels, eggshells, chicken bones, and other kitchen solids. It’s important to follow these guidelines so that the sewer treatment plant can operate without problems. We have already had to spend hundreds of dollars clearing the lines from people not following these rules and if it continues, the Board will have to increase common charges to cover the cost of plumbing remediation.
Paint: If you want to touch up the paint on your front door yourself with approved Condo 6 colors, submit a work order and the Maintenance Department will bring you a small can of paint to your home.
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING… that is in need of repair, or not looking good in our community, put in a work order and let us know. You are the eyes and ears of Condo 6. Your Board members cannot see everything and need your help. We are working hard to maintain and improve our community.
***Dog walkers, please stay off of the grassy areas! Each month, residents have been reminded to pick up after walking their dogs, yet each month there are still dog droppings on the street and grass. There are signs on Birchwood indicating that fines will be incurred if you are seen not cleaning up after walking your dog. So please, CURB YOUR DOG! We have residents who garden in the common areas and do not want to step on dog droppings. Dog urine also kills the grass. All dog droppings should be scooped up and disposed of in a bag in the dumpster. Walking in the woods does not preclude “poopy scooping.”
Please stay on the cement walkways. Walking on the grassy areas kills the grass and could be dangerous when wet.
Please support the VP Cafe! Try the mussels, steak, chicken pot pie, and much more! Check the Bretton Woods Facebook page each week for the menu and specials.
We wish all of our dads, granddads, and great granddads a wonderful Father’s Day! Get out on the golf course and have fun. You all deserve it!
June Dates to remember:
● June 1st- National Say Something Nice Day
● June 4th- National Cancer Survivors Day
● June 11th- National Children’s Day
● June 14th- Flag Day
● June 18th- Father’s Day
● June 19th- Juneteenth
● June 21st- Summer Solstice