Condo VIII – June 2023
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Congratulations to all the Grads!
The Condo 8 Board Election will take place in June. Official ballots will be sent to homeowners via U.S. Mail, so check your mailbox. Completed ballots can be dropped off in the Common Charges mailbox at the clubhouse. If you do not receive your ballot, or if you have any questions, contact the Board via email.
The Condo 8’s Bi-Annual Smoke Detector Testing is in progress. Thank You to all the residents who’ve cooperated with the Building Captains. The Brookhaven Fire Marshal must be notified of anyone not in compliance. Please email the Board if you are interested in volunteering as a Building Captain.
Gardeners who are unsure what’s permitted and prohibited in their flowerbeds should send an email to the Board. Consider the reach of nearby sprinkler heads and make sure the spigot is turned on to ensure your plants will receive the water they need. Be aware that personalized landscaping to “common areas” requires prior Board approval and is at the individual homeowner’s expense.
Residents who prefer to perform their own flower bed maintenance and shrub trimming, rather than having the landscapers do it, should mark the area(s) with 4 red stakes to indicate what spot(s) the landscapers should avoid.
If you do any trimming of [your own or common area] shrubs or trees, it is your responsibility to dispose of the clippings and debris. The landscapers are not contracted nor prepared to dispose of clippings and debris when they are assigned to do lawn maintenance.
If you wish to access the basement without the need for an appointment, it will be open as follows:
● the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 10:15am – June 10th
● the 4th Sunday of each month from 10:00am to 10:15am – June 25th
For basement access outside the above schedule, submit a work order or send the Board an email. Belongings stored in the basement must be clearly labeled with your name and unit number. No paint cans, tires, or other flammable objects can be stored in the basement.
No work will be done without the submission of a work order, unless it is an emergency. All work orders must be filled out completely with your name, unit number, and phone number in order for it to be approved. Paper-format work orders are still available at the clubhouse; however, electronic work orders expedite your request – submit them at: https://brettonwoodshoa.org/work-orders/ .
When you notice a lamppost light is out, either in the parking area or along the walkway, please submit a work order and be sure to indicate the tag number listed on the pole if possible.
Dumpsters are for household trash only.
Nothing should touch or block access to the dumpster, otherwise the garbage truck will not empty it.
HOA Maintenance picks up prohibited items left outside dumpsters on Monday and Friday mornings.
Residents doing their own home renovations can arrange a special pick-up to remove debris by calling Maintenance at 631-698-2497. Contractors are not permitted to dispose of items in Condo 8 dumpsters; they must cart away debris from work done in your unit, including deliveries such as appliances and furniture. Contractors must be licensed and insured—contact the Board for requirements.
If you have a question whether a home repair is your responsibility or the condo’s, contact the Board via email.
Be aware, although Brettonwoods is a safe community, we are not immune from crime. Do not leave valuables in your vehicles, especially within view. Always lock your cars and homes. All vehicles in Condo 8 Parking Plazas must have a current registration and plates; this includes the long-term parking area. Vehicles not in compliance are subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Spaces are limited, so park within the lines — one space per vehicle. Parking spaces, including handicap parking spaces, are not assigned to any specific person.
Please advise your visitors of the Condo 8 House Rules and By-Laws and request they follow the same guidelines as those who live here. All residents are responsible for the actions of their guests within Condo 8, as well as the entire Brettonwoods Community, including but not limited to parking, rules of the road, utilizing the clubhouse facilities, and disposal of trash and cigarette butts. Fines will be imposed on the homeowner for their guest’s failure to follow house rules.
We are all connected through the pipeline, so to avoid clogging it up for everyone, cooking oils, grease, and meat fats do not belong down the drain; store it in a jar or can, then dispose of it in the dumpster with your kitchen trash. If you have a problem with your plumbing system, before calling for service, contact the Board. Biodegradable toilet paper is recommended.