SURF VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE ASSOCIATION 2017 NEWSLETTER
SAY SO LONG TO WINTER (wasn’t that bad)..HELLO SPRING
What better way than you all come & enjoy the Rec Corp’s Annual Italian Dinner catered by Chef Dean from Oscar’s—SAVE THE DATE—SATURDAY, MARCH 25th—Salad, Pasta Course, 2 Entrees & Dessert…$10 for All Residents & $12 for a guest. See enclosed flyer..Payment to Fran, Pearl or Bill by March 21st.
MILFORD REVALUATION: Enclosed is the information work sheet used , by the Assessor’s Office to calculate the new valuations in Surf Village as required by law effective last October. This is PUBLIC INFORMATION. The highlighted column (REVAL) or “fair market value” are the new valuations that determined the assessment that was sent to all owners in January. The new Mill Rate that determines your taxes will be set in May. Members of your Board of Directors & an Attorney have and are meeting with the Assessor to understand the criteria used regarding Surf Village as a Planned Unit Community. Some misinformation given to the assessor regarding number of bedrooms in some units (there are no 3 bedroom units) and also to improvements and lots along the marsh area have been corrected. Some owners have met with the office & the enclosed sheet does not reflect those corrections or adjustments. You may submit a written application if you have reason to believe your valuation is incorrect as it applies to your lot & unit to the Board of Assessment Appeals until March 20th.
WINTER: Matt and his crew continue to provide a good & safe job sanding & salting in advance & plowing the roads continually & removing the snow especially during blizzard conditions given the difficult logistics in the Village where there’s such limited space to, put the snow. All the equipment is stored in the container he leaves on the Fire Road & there are strategically placed cans of salt & sand for your use. Matt requests, when a huge storm is forecast. , that vehicles & trucks are left in driveways so the parking lots can be completely plowed & the streets cleaned side to side for safe passage. Vehicles left in parking lots are a big problem & it’s days later before they can be plowed . Some have asked; why can’t the driveways be plowed..because it would require a pick up truck to drive in; drop the blade by the garage and back out dragging the snow into the road where there’s no place to put it. All porches are cleaned with plastic shovels and driveways with snow blowers…hence no damage.
REVIEW 2016: We close the fiscal year March 31, 2017 having completed 2 major projects. The new road received it’s first re-sealing & re-striping after all the cracks were repaired. This preventative maintenance including driveway sealing will be scheduled every 3 to 4 years. The repairs of all the Sandpiper building rear steps and conversion to Azek was completed in December. Thus all Sandpiper buildings have completed the top to bottom exterior restoration begun 10 years ago.
2017 PROJECTS: All buildings are due it’s Power Washing Cycle to be scheduled late Spring. The repairs of the Merwin & Seahawk porches and their conversion to Azek will begin in late summer this year.
The ongoing removal of the Fragmities and improvement to the ecology & “health” of the marsh will continue along with abatement of the geese issue.
Loan: The $400,000 loan for the road/driveway/curb & irrigation project has been paid down to $88,000 & will be retired early next year resulting in the ability to convert the $72,000 CREDIT LINE into annual Reserves.
PARKING: The “stickers” have been replenished. All vehicles intending to use a street parking space are required to display the parking stickers on the rear of their vehicle. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please take the time now to contact Jen at Palmer Management to update your vehicle information and request any new sticker you may need. Vehicles without a sticker & any vehicle being stored ( not being moved daily) are subject to being towed.
Outdoor Bidg. Lights: Please replace non-working bulbs in all outdoor fixtures. There are many dark bulbs along Merwin Ave and on the rear side of Seahawk. This is a safety issue and a resident responsibility.
REMINDERS: Trash & recycle containers must be returned inside the garage on the evening of every collection day. No containers may be STORED UNDER THE PORCHES.
Pets: Please pick up after and no pet may use another unit’s property; EVER
Please do not nail or screw anything onto the exterior of the building or thru the siding. Holliday decorations should all be removed. Owners who intend to rent units are required to provide all rules & regs and the owner/tenant form .signed by both PRIOR to tenant occupancy .$100 fine for non-conformance.
FRONTIER TV HAS A NEW PROMOTION FOR SURF VILLAGE. We are considered a “ connected community” as we had with AT&T..There are flyers in the Club House..you must book thru the agent for Surf Village..DOUG GALULLO at 203-215 5021. Promos start at $59.99..with Amazon Gift Cards.
REC CORP ITALIAN DINNER.SATURDAY MARCH 25TH..MUST BOOK AND PAY $10 BY MONDAY MARCH 21.
PLEASE VISIT THE SURF VILLAGE WEB SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
SURF VILLAGE TOWN HOUSE ASSOCIATION SPRING 2016 UPDATE
Spring is here! Well, maybe almost here. It’s time for our spring cleaning. Due to the many requests from Owners, we have decided to have a Community Tag Sale on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Owners and residents may set up a table, with all their hidden treasures, in their driveway ONLY….not on the grass or in the street. We will allow parking on the right side of the street only and make Sandpiper Crescent a one way street for that time period, with applicable signs. There will be a nominal fee per participant to defray the advertising costs in our local newspapers. We will let you know how much when we know. The more people involved, the less the cost per person.
The Bulk Pick-up is scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2016 this year, so what you don’t sell and don’t want can be discarded then. The pick-up areas are the usual ones…in the parking spaces opposite 40 & 127 Sandpiper Crescent. They will be marked off the afternoon of June 5, 2016 so no one will park there. There are restrictions as to what can be discarded.
The following items WILL NOT BE PICKED UP: Batteries, Commercial items, Logs & Stumps, Concrete or cement, Hazardous Waste, Liquid Waste (oil based paint, motor oil), Propane Tanks, Sheetrock and Demolition Material, Tire rims or any item requiring more than 2 men to pick up.
The Pizza Party has been booked for Saturday, July 30, 2016, so save the date. More information will be given closer to the date.
Winter 2015-16 treated us in a rather kindly fashion resulting in limited damage repairs, although we do have one substantial sinkhole adjacent to the water main near 28 Sandpiper that will require some extensive work.
Our new Budget Year began April 1st and includes funding for resealing all the roadways in like manner as we completed all the driveway sealing in the spring of 2015. This will be done early in the week to avoid the heavier weekend traffic and requires a complete 24 hour shutdown while we pave half on day one and the other half on day 2. Parking lots will not be available until they are re-stripped, which will be done at the end of each day. Further information and scheduling will be sent via email. PLEASE make certain that Jennifer, at Palmer Management, has your correct and current email address.
All residential front beds, driveway strips, trees and common areas are being weeded as this is written, in preparation for the installation of our annual complimentary mulch applications.
The repairs of all remaining rear steps with Azek decking will be completed this year and will be scheduled in June. The project REQUIRES all unit owner’s patio that may have settled over time, to be in condition to accept the repaired set of steps that conform to code heights. Our Contractor, Jason, will be marking a line on the foundation wall that must match the height of the existing patio pavers. Patios that do not meet that requirement must be raised and re-set by the owner. This will complete the rear steps project on the Sandpipers. Next year in the summer of 2017 we will start the repairs and conversion of the Merwin & Seahawk porches to Azek.
Earlier this year, in response to the survey that the Committee set out regarding the annual geese invasion along the creek and pond areas, the Board “blocked off” previous nesting sites, laid a spray along the adjacent grassy areas that discourages their habitation and had nests removed. The project was limited in nature, but has abated most of the previous issues. A Program for restoration of the pond, including invasive plants is in the planning stage and will involve limited application this year.
As a reminder: ALL VEHICLES that choose to park overnight in ONE of our limited parking spots MUST have the Surf Village sticker permanently affixed to the REAR of the vehicle so that it can CLEARLY be seem from the road. If you do not have a sticker or changed vehicles, contact Jennifer at Palmer Management to update your vehicle records. Parking any vehicle day after day is in effect storing a vehicle, which is subject to towing.
Also, while Surf Village is dog friendly; allowing your pet to traverse onto and soil other people’s property, around mail boxes, street lights and along Merwin Avenue is not friendly. Please pick up after your dog at all times. Dogs are to be confined to the resident’s lot or on the “fire road” across the creek.