I hope that everyone has been enjoying the change of season, the community looks so nice with all the leaves changing color. We have been lucky to have had some very nice weather over the past couple of months. We had fun at the Halloween Party and are currently planning Breakfast with Santa.
Enclosed in the paper issue of the Roster that was distributed to residents by the block captains you will find the 2014 RHOA budget and a letter explaining the needed increase in our monthly dues for next year. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season, as the holidays are quickly approaching. I hope everyone is able to spend time with their families and friends and celebrate the holidays.
Happy Holidays from the Rhondda Board of Directors!Debbie Dainis
Property Manager's Message
November is a very busy month for most everyone. The Farmers have harvested their crops and know by now if they have had a successful year. This month is right in between the warm & cold weather season when most people start cleaning up the leaves, chopping firewood, canning, & freezing veggies for the winter.
It is just as busy for your Homeowners Association. The Board will finalize the ballots for the Election Committee to print and mail out to each one of you. You must vote and return the ballots for the Committee to tally up and report next year’s Board Members.
The Finance Committee will submit the 2014 budget to the Board for approval.
Our Landscapers will be grinding up the leaves so they don't kill the grass. Plus we had quite a bit of damage to the common grounds from grubs which need repair now to get the turf ready for next Spring.
The speed limit signs and (4) NO PARKING ON GRASS signs were installed.
A few events, Holidays and birthday's which are acknowledged in November are:
- Veteran's Day was first celebrated November 11, 1954.
- Abe Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address November, 19,1863.
- Charles de Gaulle was born November 22, 1890.
- JFK (John F. Kennedy) was assassinated November 22, 1963.
- Joe DiMaggio was born November 25, 1914.
- Sir Winston Churchill was born November 30,1874.
- Daniel Boone was born November 2, 1734.
- Election Day is the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of the month.
- Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday of the month, November 28 this year.
Office Manager’s Message
Pictures from the recently held Halloween Party are included in the paper issue of the Roster that was distributed to residents by the block captains. The weather cooperated with us. All the children that attended certainly enjoyed the pony rides, face painting and balloon magic. 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. Without volunteers this event will have to be cancelled. 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 at the Annual Appreciation Luncheon that will be held early next year. Please consider joining the ranks 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 Luncheon.
The cold weather will soon be upon us and snowfall is
inevitable. The Snow Rules and Regulations have been updated and can be viewed by clicking this link.
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. Please be considerate of your neighbors and comply with these guidelines. Consider giving a spare 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 2014 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.