I hope everyone is enjoying the change of season with the leaves changing color and the nice fall weather. We had a great turnout for our annual Halloween party. All the kids looked GREAT in their costumes. Enjoy the pictures of the event inside the printed version of the Roster.
The annual budget has been completed by the Finance Committee and approved by the Board. Our dues have increased again this year. Please see the enclosed copy of the 2015 budget and a letter from our Treasurer with an explanation for the increase.
We are nearing election time for Rhondda for the 2015 Board. All homeowners should be receiving a copy of the ballot in the mail in early November. Please read the directions carefully and mail your ballot to the Election P.O. Box by the deadline listed in the directions.
I hope that everyone enjoys the upcoming holiday season and can spend some time relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends.
Property Manager's Message
Many application request forms were approved by our Architectural Control Committee last month. If you are having exterior work done that requires a dumpster, please notify the office when the dumpster will be placed in your parking space and when it is scheduled to be removed. Also inform your contractor that the dumpster must be placed on pads so it does not leave an impression on our macadam. No one is permitted to place their dumpster on the Associations common ground. Thank you for your cooperation!
The follow up inspections were completed in October. We are sending fines to residents which have not completed the items marked as a failure on their original inspection form. I would like to thank everyone which completed the items listed for them during the 90 day grace period! Your inspection reports have been marked closed (completed) and you will not receive any further notice.
The leaves will begin to fall this month. Our landscapers will be grinding up the leaves on the common grounds weekly until November 15th. The residents are required to clear their property of leaves weekly until November 15th. The Township pick up dates are:
- November 8th, Saturday
- November 22nd, Saturday
- December 13th, Saturday
Please have your leaves out by 6 AM on the above dates.
Office Manager’s MessagePictures from the recently held Halloween Party are included in the printed issue of the Roster. The weather cooperated with us. All the children that attended certainly enjoyed themselves. This activity would not have been possible without the help of volunteers with costume judging, manning the refreshment tables, and clean up. A special thank you also goes to those that donated baked goods.
Santa is hoping to see all the boys and girls again this year during Breakfast with Santa but we need some parents to come forward to help out the day of the event. Call the office if you have any questions and are interested in helping with this much-loved gathering. We don’t want to disappoint the children or Santa.
The Association will again thank those in our community that volunteer their time and talents atthe Annual Appreciation Dinner that will be held early next year. Please consider joining theranks with other volunteers and give your time to make this community a great place to live. I’d like to see you at the next Appreciation Dinner.
The cold weather will soon be upon us and snowfall is inevitable. The Snow Rules and Regulations are included in this issue of the printed Roster and are available here. If you have not already done so, please take time now to read them. Don’t wait until the snow has fallen.
The following guidelines regarding the clearing of parking spaces apply to those living in the townhomes. Residents are responsible for shoveling their own parking spaces if the snow is less than 4 inches deep. Snow falls with 4 inches or more accumulation in the parking areas will be cleared by the plowing contractor, providing all the vehicles in the parking row are moved. The contractor must be able to sweep through the larger area using a plow truck. The expense of the contractor using the small bobcat to clear individual parking spaces due to many residents refusing to move their vehicles is exorbitant and is an expense that will not be paid by the Association. When vehicles are not moved from the parking spaces when our contractor returns to clear the areas, our contractor will not plow the spaces and residents are then responsible for clearing their own parking spaces regardless of the amount of snowfall. Do not shovel snow into the roadway. Please be considerate of your neighbors and comply with these guidelines. Consider giving aspare key to a trusted neighbor in the event you know you will be away during snow clean up.
It’s hard to miss the plows when they come into the courts. The plows make a lot of noise and their trucks are equipped with flashing lights. During snowstorms, our contractor will first clear the roadways of the courts. They will return after the snowfall has ended to clear the parking spaces, as discussed earlier. It is very important that residents in the courts not park around the center court near the entrances or at the corners of the center court to allow the contractor to push the snow from the roadways. All residents are responsible for shoveling their own sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow fall.
Dues coupon booklets and envelopes for the year 2015 will be distributed to the Block Captains towards the end of November. Block Captains will deliver the booklets to owner residents only. The office will mail booklets to all investor owners. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes to all for the New Year.