Condominium VII – Board of Managers

Condo VII  – February 2023

February 2 – Groundhog Day
February 12 – Super Bowl Sunday
February 14 – Valentine’s Day
February 20 – Presidents’ Day
February 22 – Ash Wednesday

Welcome to our new neighbors Danielle and Timothy McKiernan and their daughter.

Get well wishes to Bill Gunther as he recovers from his recent hip surgery.

This article is being written during the second week of January and we still have not seen any snow. Please refer to the prior to months’ articles for the winter reminders and the procedures to follow in the event of a snowfall.

Cable Upgrade
In early January Optimum began upgrading their cable lines to fiber optic. At the time of this writing, I don’t know how long it will take before everything is completed. However, this work will result in better service and faster internet.

New Basement Policy
Effective April 1, 2023 the basement locks will be changed and the Board will be instituting a new policy. The key will no longer be available at the front desk and all existing keys will no longer work. Access to the basements will be by appointment only. Complete information regarding the new policy will be provided in a future mailing.
The basements, especially the Hilltop Ct. one, are a mess, filled up, and need to be cleaned out. Use of the basements is a courtesy and it is being abused. The basements are not long-term storage facilities. Some of you are using more than your fair share of space and have been hoarding items down there for years. This prevents other residents from making use of the basement. If you have belongings that you are not using but just can’t part with, rent a space in a public storage facility. In addition, prohibited items are being stored and many items are not stored properly and are not labeled.
The storage policy is: Everything must be labeled with name, address, and phone number. Only plastic or metal containers are permitted. Cardboard boxes get moldy and attract bugs and other vermin. Carpeting, paint cans, inflammable, combustible or explosive material, wooden and upholstered furniture, and car and truck tires, are prohibited. Clothing, bedding, books and magazines should not be stored as they will get moldy. Do not store your items in such a way that they block access to another resident’s belongings.
You have until March 31st to clean up, properly store and label your belongings and discard all prohibited items. After that date, the Board will arrange for Maintenance to clean out the basements. If you don’t want the Board making the decision for you, reduce your footprint, label and store properly, and discard prohibited items.

Condo VII Board of Managers

Thought for the month
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop