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Hadleigh Woods Gazette

     Volume 57                                      website: hadleighwoods.com                                July 2011

 

July used to be the fifth month of the year until Julius Caesar decided to make some changes in the Roman calendar. He added two more months, making July the seventh of the twelve, and named it after him

For most of us, July is one of our favorite months of the year, bringing warm temperatures which range from a high of 80 to a low of 53. It averages 19 days of sunshine and only 3.5 inches of rain.

The average temp may be 66, but we in N.H. know that the numbers can soar into the 90’s in our summer months. The highest recorded temperature was in the “Great Independence Day Heat Wave” of 1911 where the temp hit 106 degrees and hovered there for 25 days. One hundred and seventy persons lost their lives.

There’s no heat wave forecast this year for the 235th celebration of our democracy. Fireworks, parades, and cookouts will abound so it’s no surprise that July is the national blueberry, ice cream, and hot dog month. So pick your treat when you gather to celebrate. Fly your flag, wear its colors, and be proud.

God Bless America

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 Important Association News

From the President and the Board

  

·       Dryer Vents:  It is the homeowners’ responsibility to keep the piping and outside vents clear to prevent fires.  If not clear, buildup of lint at the exit point can cause the vents to bend during the winter months.  

·       The Board investigated the root cause of the leaks that occurred during the winter by calling in and speaking with people from insulation, heating and air conditioning and roofing companies.  All concurred that the root cause of ice dams and therefore leaking into the home is heat loss

There was no problem with the heating/air conditioning, roofing or the amount of insulation that was installed during construction. 

In order to help eliminate the heat loss issue, it was recommended that all spaces in the attic be closed i.e. around attic entry, around pipes.  Code now states insulation to be R50 as opposed to R30 which was installed according to code during building construction.  If anyone wishes to follow this suggestion, the board will provide the names of the people we consulted.  For those individuals who wish to add insulation, etc. this is covered under Article 5 of our Condo Docs which is “unit maintenance” on page 11.

It was brought up at the Semi-annual meeting that the board should pay for damage due to leaks since our new policy covers “everything that can fall out if turned upside down”.  I checked with HUB International regarding this question.  If the leak was caused by a problem with the roof, indeed the Association policy would cover all damages.  Unfortunately, the root cause is not the roof and therefore it is covered under your individual policies.

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 Insulation

We have two contractors available to do the additional insulation of attics and three season rooms. The two chosen are: Shawn Heffernan @ 978-337-9802 and Jackson Insulators Inc. @ 603-883-3446.

If anyone should be interested in having this work done, they should call either of them for an appointment. Both contractors have given me their quotes which should be mentioned when people are making appointments.

Dom

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 Team Maintenance Household Tip

Foul odor from drains – if you have a foul odor from your drains (especially your master bathroom) and vinegar, baking soda, etc. have not resolved the problem, we can remedy this by thoroughly cleaning your drain and trap by disassembly the plunger, opening the trap and brushing this awful residue away. Send an email to teammaintenance1@gmail.com.  

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                             April 8, 2011 Board of Director’s Meeting:

The Board granted permission for a unit owner to borrow 5 tables and 3 tents. The Board tabled the issue of establishing a policy for borrowing tables and tents.

Cyr Lumber questioned if the board would prefer individual invoices instead of the current monthly invoices. The Board decided to continue the practice of monthly invoices.

The report on the water situation by Roger was tabled to be discussed at an Executive Board Meeting.

Domenic reported on the damage caused by the snow plowing and will discuss with B & C.

Regarding the keys to the cottage and pump house, it was decided that Tom should have people sign a form when they take the key and date they return it. There should be 3 lists for keys: pump house, closet, and cottage door. No one should have the key to the steel door, because that should be kept in the cottage.

Age compliance forms were delivered to the Windham Zoning and Planning Board.

The old printer could not be repaired and approval was given to purchase a new printer.

Andrea presented B&C’s recommendations for repairing lawn damage, which was tabled  and to be included in the pump house discussion.

Lucille presented a proposal to the board regarding replanting the rhododendrons. The Board requested that she obtain estimates on the cost of this and then present it to the Board.

The catch basins need to be cleaned every three years and they are due this year. Marian will call the sewer company and make the arrangements.

B&C will do the spring clean up at the end of April.

Marian set April 29th  as the date for  the walk around to determine any maintenance issues that need to be  addressed.

Since the Team Maintenance barbecue is not going to be held until August, Marian is arranging for the Semi-Annual meeting to be held in June at a pizza party. The pizza will be donated by the weight loss group. She is hoping to have it at the Senior Center on the evening of June 2nd or 9th.

The Board approved the purchase new lamp posts lights for Blackburn Road, with the old lights used as replacements for Flat Rock and Hadleigh Roads.

 

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 Landscape Committee

Side Garden Plantings:  A reminder that the side gardens are to be a certain size based on our landscaping specs.  In addition, according to Eastern Propane, “there should be no plantings in front of or within 2 (two) feet diameter of the meters.  The meters and pipes need to be easily accessible”.

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 Windham Leash Law Ordinance

No person shall exercise or walk a dog on property owned or leased by the Town of Windham without benefit of a substantial leash with proper handhold of no more than eight feet (8’) in length. Said dog is to be in the charge of a person competent to keep such dog under control so as to prevent the dog from wrongfully harming or damaging, or threatening to harm or damage any person or public or private property.

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 ONGOING

 

Breakfast Every Friday at 8:30 AM.   An informal breakfast, open to all residents and guests of Hadleigh Woods, is held every Friday at 8:30 AM at the Alley Kat Grill located inside the Park Place Lanes, unless you are notified differently.

Bowling Every Wednesday at 3:00 PM.  The H-WOpen-To-All” bowling party is held every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM at Park Place Lanes.  After, around 5:00 PM, everyone is welcome to join in for dinner at J. Michael’s Sports Pub on Rockingham Road. 

Notice: The first week of each month we go to the Kitchen at Windham Junction after bowling and not J. Michaels. 

Rail Trail Every Sunday.  Our walking of the rail trail will begin at 8:00 AM.  We will meet for breakfast at the Kitchen at Windham Junction around 9:00 AM.

Hadleigh Woods Diet Group. A number of residents gather every Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM to weigh in and give ideas and encouragement for losing weight. The cost is $2.00 per week. Anyone interested in joining, please contact Joanne (978-828-3378) or Gratia (890-3140).