Hadleigh Woods Gazette

Web Site: hadleighwoods.com                                                Vol.  23, May 22, 2007

Welcome Aboard!!!   We have brand new neighbors  Dot and Tony from Lawrence.  They have a son living in Windham and two other children in New England. I’m sure they would appreciate any or all of you stopping by with a hearty H-W hello.

Annual Spring Yard Sale.  Just to remind you that the community yard sale is rescheduled for this Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day. If you have any questions call Betty C. or Andrea C.

Over-billing By Eastern Gas.   Some of you may have been over-billed for propane used in April if you are on a Pre-Paid contract that ran through April 30th. The contract rate for ’06-’07 was $2.09 while the rate charged on your recent bill was $2.43. Call 883-6400 to report any discrepancy and request an adjustment for the portion under contract.

From the Board of Directors

Water Leaking Into Basements.   The Board is establishing a new committee under the direction of George H. to identify the cellars with foundation wall cracks that actually leak. If you think you qualify contact George H. so his committee can inspect and document your situation for further action.

Reminders from the By-Laws and Board Decisions:

  1. All dogs in the community must be on a leash at all times (this is also a town ordinance).
  2. All rear wooden decks, stops and stairs must be maintained by the unit owner. Generally, this means an annual or bi-annual cleaning and a one coat re-sealing of the horizontal surfaces with a quality Cleaner-Brightener and a Board recommended Sealer/Stain. And, at least every three years a stripper product with power wash will be required followed by a couple coats of Sealer/Stain. I refer you to the May 2007 issue of Popular Mechanics for a good tutorial on this subject (I have a copy if you wish to read it).
  3. Issues with any required water quality testing that does not meet N.H. State requirements will be reported to you either by a special report or in the Gazette, or both. We will not routinely report satisfactory results to you.
  4. Artificial flowers are not to be displayed anywhere on the grounds within the common view.  If you have them displayed, please remove them.

5.      Enclosed is your copy of the association’s current blanket insurance coverage.

Spring Lawn Clean-Up and Repairs.  Routine Spring lawn and street clean-up, mulching and repairs to plow-damaged lawns are just about completed. The water sprinkler system will be brought on-line in the next week or so and any required new sod will be laid down. You may have noticed that the “un-frozen” lawns took a beating during the last couple of snowstorms. The landscapers know they have their work cut out for them. Likewise, any building damage from plowing will be corrected soon.

Lawn Sink Holes and Wash-Outs.   Another casualty of the crazy winter is the  number of wash-outs around foundations and sink holes throughout the lawns. We have identified many of them but please don’t hesitate reporting any you know of to a Director. Our current plan is to engage a volunteer work crew to spread loam, seed and fertilize soon after the sprinklers are back in operation.   

Emergency Contact List.  Some of you have yet to return the completed Emergency Contact List we distributed to you last month.  Please complete the requested information and return the List to any Director ASAP. The file will be confidential and only referred to in an emergency. Thanks again for your cooperation.  

Hadleigh Woods Calendar:

Breakfast Every Friday at 8:30 AM.  An informal breakfast open to all residents of Hadleigh Woods is normally 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 Hadleigh Woods, open-to-all bowling party is normally held every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM. at Park Place Lanes.  Afterward, everyone is welcome to meet for dinner at J. Michael’s Sports Pub.   

Walking the Windham Rail Trail Every Sunday at 9:01 AM.  Everyone is invited to join in as an “H-W Walker” on the paved Rail Trail between Roulston Rd. (the meeting area) and Windham Depot Rd.  Dress in layers and get back into hiking.  Different distances for different people can be readily accommodated.  See the Web Site for more information.

Free Gift!!  In September, the Maintenance Group will donate a dinner-for-two gift certificate to the lamppost floral display deemed most worthy (by independent judges, of course). This a chance for all you would be flower people to shine, but not go crazy.

Ah, the sweet smells and sounds and colors of another New Hampshire Spring. The crocus are up, the lilacs are blooming, the trees are showing us what beautiful greens are all about and the tiny spring Peepers are serenading us nightly. Sit back and soak it all in and give thanks for all that abounds.