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Hadleigh Woods Gazette

Volume 52                                      website: hadleighwoods.com                               August 2010

 

RAIN…well we needed it but we got it all in one fell swoop!  It turned out to be the only week of the summer that wasn’t GORGEOUS!  Hope you didn’t have any special vacation plans.

Next on the agenda, the three-day Labor Day weekend which marks the end of the summer, the growing season (no more corn-on-the-cob), and even the race for the pennant (are the Red Sox out of it?)  But, of course, it is also a new beginning.  The grandchildren go back to school, fall colors start appearing (they say early this year), and it’s football Sundays time.  GO PATS

Cheers!

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 Important Association News

Message from the President

 

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Treasurer’s Report To date, we have $190,766.93 in our various Capital Reserve Accounts. All invoices received to date have been paid. The Association continues to be in good financial shape.

Deck Payments – To those of you that have made payments and especially those that have paid in full we thank you.  If you have not made a payment towards your deck work, please do so soon.  Assessments are similar to your condo fee; they are subject to late fees if you are late.  If you are having financial difficulty, please contact a member of the Board.

Decks – Now that your decks have been redone, remember what the contractor told us at our meeting in July: plants, hangers, birdfeeders, any black iron, etc. will leave markings on the wood that will not come off completely. This might increase your costs when it is time for your deck to be renewed.

Lamppost lights – We have been in the process of replacing the lights on our lampposts with new energy efficient lamps. Each new bulb is equivalent to 40 watts with an energy use of only 9 watts. This means that your running cost is only 27 watts of electricity and they are guaranteed for 7 years.

Mold & Gutters – Total Deck Care will begin mold removal on all the buildings soon. Gutter cleaning will be after the leaves have fallen.     

Storage Shed – We have contracted with Powell Construction to build the shed to the point of “weather tight”.  Our volunteers will complete the rest of the job.  The area has been staked out and work could begin any day now.

Propane – Selkirk price (think of it as the wholesale price) posted on Thursday, July 29th, was 121.119 making the price per gallon $1.74 (Selkirk number + $.53).  Eastern Propane will be sending out information on the pre-buy in the next week or so.

Board Openings – As I mentioned at our July meeting, we will have 3 openings for the Board this November. The following people now on the Board will not be rerunning: John K., Gratia and Richard. To date, we have nobody that has shown any interest in becoming a board member. Our condo docs allow from 3 to 7 board members. IF we get one candidate, we will have the minimum requirement. Three board members cannot and should not self-manage this association. Therefore, in anticipation of this inevitability, we will begin interviewing management companies for the 2011 year. This needs to be done soon so that we can budget for 2011. Simply stated, whatever the management company charges that will be added directly to our condo fee.

This year’s Nominating Committee is composed of the following people: Priscilla, Betty C. and Frank.  

Water – With the extreme dry weather that we have experiencing this summer and concern about our wells drying up, we had our new system operator install water level monitors in both our wells. The data results of our 30-day monitoring show us with a healthy water reserve and recovery even in one of the driest spells in recent history.  

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Insurance Meeting

7:30 pm –Tuesday – September 7th

Windham Senior Center

 Erik Hamilton of HUB International will be there to explain our insurance coverage with Community Association of America (CAU) and Ryan Molloy will help you with your individual unit insurance. This is an important meeting for everyone to understand our master policy, Directors and Officers coverage and the umbrella coverage that we have this year. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered by the professionals in that industry.

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Team Maintenance

Team Maintenance now has a fresh supply of Air Bear type furnace filters and G100 humidifier pads for the upcoming winter season.  We only have 30 of each so be sure to request your replacements early. The filter and humidifier pad should be changed at least once a year, to keep your furnace running at peak efficiency. The filters are $24 to purchase or $33 installed, the humidifier pad is $20 to purchase or $35 installed.

A complete home inspection is also offered for $150.  Some of the services included in the inspection are, all filters & pads, all batteries for smoke, heat, septic pump monitors & CO detectors, as well as cleaning under the refrigerator, out side cleaning of the dryer vent etc.

Harry

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Volunteers

The NH Department of Environmental Services is having classes for Small Public Water Systems Operator Training. The new operator training course will be held on four evenings on Sept. 21, 23, 28, & 30th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Classes are held at: Department of Environmental Services Building, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord. This is the same course that Tom, Harry, Hartley and Frank attended. Contact Richard for additional information.

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 Meet Your Neighbors

 

 

 

What fun getting to know our neighbors here at Hadleigh Woods.  Can you tell us your story?

We would like to continue this feature and we need your help.  It’s painless and easy and everyone enjoys it.  I can help. Thanks

Dolly

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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.

Rail Trail Every Sunday.  We begin our walking at 8:00 AM either from Roulston Rd. or Windham Junction, your choice. Some non-walkers join us at the Kitchen at Windham Junction at 9:00 AM.

Bowling Every Wednesday at 3:00 PM.  The Open-To-All” bowling party is held every Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM at Park Place Lanes.  After bowling (around 4:30 or 5:00 PM) we go for dinner at J. Michael’s Sports Pub. Everyone is welcome to join us there.

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

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 per week.  Anyone interested in joining, please contact Joanne (978-828-3378) or Gratia (890-3140).