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Hadleigh Woods Gazette

     Volume 58                                      website: hadleighwoods.com                     September 2011

 

And you thought this was going to be a quiet summer? SURPRISE! We were barely out of the gate when we had a searing heat wave, yes, with temperatures in the 100’s. In fact, we had several days in the 90’s, too, when air conditioning was a must. We should have expected some weather issues when it was a record-breaking spring for tornadoes around the country even in Massachusetts. The end of August had more drama with an earthquake in Virginia, felt for a thousand miles. Did you feel a tremor? Well, I’m certain you felt the wind of tropical storm “Irene”, who provided us with a good soaking rain and another lengthy power outage. What’s next on the agenda? September is a beautiful month with balmy days and cool nights so enjoy the great outdoors and let’s hope the big storms are over.

But, take a moment to REMEMBER a solemn anniversary on 9/11/2011. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed since that horrendous day that changed our lives forever. There were three thousand martyrs who lost their lives as innocent victims or heroes attempting to save them. We must not forget the reason for this long and tragic war still being fought and the death toll continues. Fly your flag.  God Bless America!

Cheers DW

 

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Important Association News

From the President and the Board

Snowplowing damage is completed with the exception of plantings.  Due to us not irrigating this year, B & C will replace the plantings in the spring of 2012.

The annual walk around was conducted and all work has been completed.  If there are any issues that are unique to your unit and need attention, please notify a Board member.

Storm drains – per recommended upkeep of the storm drains being cleaned every 3 years, they were cleaned in June.

Bulkheads – the Board is looking into the cost of painting the bulkheads. There will be more information to follow, but in the meanwhile, if your bulkhead needs attention, please notify a Board member.

WATER ISSUE UPDATE - This is a follow up to the informational meeting held on June 7th.  At that meeting it was stated that we were in violation of the existing Ground Discharge Registration.  DES explained the violation and potential repercussion. In working with the State DES, the Water System Operator Hampstead, and the Board, some process changes were implemented and equipment changes were proposed and are being evaluated.   Monitoring of the water quality, since then, has shown a slight increase in parameters. We will continue to monitor the wells. DES will review this plan in the Fall and again in May 2012 and take action as required.

Roger, Water Committee, Chair

BOD, President Elect.

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NEIGHBORS IN NEED

One of the best parts of living at Hadleigh Woods, is that we are a close-knit and caring community.There are times when someone next door or around the corner is in need of some assistance. It may be a ride to a doctor’s appointment, therapy, or shopping. It is difficult to know when and where that need may be. So, we have a list of volunteers who are willing to help. But, we need more helpers and some tattle-tales. If you know a neighbor who could use a hand, please let us know so we can be called into service. If you think YOU can help, even just to bake cookies, please call Nina. She will let us know how and when we can assist because there is always a demand. We can ALL use a helping hand sometime.

Thanks DW

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 Landscape Committee

 The committee recently replanted a couple bushes including a Rose of Sharon donated by Claire.  If you have something that you have planted and it has outgrown your side garden or you no longer want to care for it, please notify someone on the Landscape Committee. The Committee is always looking for volunteers willing to help us maintain and enhance our beautiful neighborhood.

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 Free Notary Service

Notary Public service is available free to Town of Windham residents.  The Windham Economic Development Department is trying to make doing business in Windham as easy as possible.  Notaries witness the signing of documents, administer oaths, take acknowledgements and certify documents.  A notary must ensure that the person signing the document to be notarized is who s/he says s/he is.  Please ask for Mimi Kolodziej from Tuesday to Friday, 8 – 1 pm.

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 “Single Check”

The Windham Town Clerk’s office is now officially accepting single check payments.  In the past when registering vehicles, you were required to write out two separate checks. One check for the State of NH and one for the Town of Windham. Now, you will only need to write out one check to the Town. Also, if you were to renew your vehicles online, then the totals will also be consolidated into one check. 

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 Postal Service

 If you have any postal delivery issues, please contact the Postmaster at 437-3819 or Donald.M.Snow@usps.gov.

  

    

                            June 3, 2011 Board of Director’s Meeting:

                                  

The organization has been reimbursed for the repair of the three lights damaged during plowing by B & C Landscaping.

The catch basins have been cleaned. One basin was found to be sinking. It is not a safety concern, but it has been suggested that the top of the basin be rebuilt and moved 4 inches into the center of the road. This should also be done to the basin across from this one. The Board will follow up on this by checking with the Windham Road Dept, to see what company they use to fix town catch basins.

Security: The Board will follow up on obtaining a list of people with keys to the cottage and pump house.

Walk around: Several sink holes and an issue by a bulkhead were noted. B & C will be hired to fill these in. There was a question about a side garden at Hadleigh being illegal. The regulations state that the plantings cannot go past the hot water heater vent. This unit does not have a vent. However, the garden does go beyond the gas pipes and meter. It was also noted that almost all the gas pipes in our complex are rusting. The Board will check with Eastern Propane to see if they paint these pipes and also to find out their rules regarding access to gas meters and pipes. 2 rusting mailboxes will be replaced. The Board will obtain and estimate from Ed Whitmore for resealing the mailbox posts, painting the base of the columns, the base of the garage frame, and lampposts.

It was also noted that the condo numbers need to be replaced at 21 Hadleigh Rd. Seven condos were found to have cracked vinyl clapboards. Shawn Heffernan will be asked to give an estimate for repair.

Membership dues of $189 for 2 people for the Community Association Institute was renewed.

Water issue: Hampstead water and a representative of DES will attend our organization’s semi annual meeting in June to help explain the issue.

The Board approved the process and equipment changes required to resolve the water quality issues.

The board instructed the Landscape Committee chair to get bids for landscaping/snowplowing since the contract with B & C will be completed this fall.  It was decided to concentrate on B & C’s bid first.

Hampstead Water Service Contract is a year-to-year contract and the Board voted to renew their contract for an additional year.

 

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Team Maintenance

It’s Fall Inspection time 2011

 

Team Maintenance has a fresh supply of furnace filters and Humidifier pads. You may purchase the filters for $25 each and Humidifier Pads for $21 each.

Team Maintenance will install both the filter and the humidifier pad for $61 along with cleaning the “cone filter” and checking the solenoid.

Team Maintenance will change the filter, the humidifier pad, all smoke and heat detector batteries, thermostat batteries, clean the inside of all toilet tanks, drain sediment from the water heater, flush on-demand water heaters and clean the filter (add $35), clean the dryer vent from the outside, check window seals and change if needed, ($3 each) pull out your refrigerator and clean the coils, under and behind it, and any small items that you may have. ALL FOR $150 including everything! 

You can “Get on the list” for any one of these items by mailing: Teammaintenance1@gmail.com

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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 4:30 - 5:00 PM, we go out to eat. Everyone is welcome to join us at bowling or at our restaurant of choice. Usually, either J. Michael’s or the Kitchen at Windham Junction. 

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