Hadleigh Woods Gazette Volume 6, Dec. 19, 2005
It's Now Official....You have Elected a New Director Through November 2007
Joe G. was norminated (unopposed) at the Annual Meeting and elected to a regular, two (2) year term by your most recent vote. He was opposed by the previous holder of that seat, Dick Morin, who unexpectedly pulled out of the race after being nominated by an owner to have his name placed on the ballot.
Joe and his wife Terry have been residents of Hadleigh Woods for about a year and a half. Joe brings considerable first hand experience having served on the Condo Board of his summer retreat in the White Mountains for some time. Welcome, Joe, and good luck.
New Officers Elected. The new Board of Directors, meeting recently, elected the new officers for the Dec. '05 through Nov. '06 business year, as follows: President, Marian S. and Pres. Elect (or Vice Pres.), Joe G.. Also, re-elected were Secretary, Charlene C. and Treasurer, Millie M.. The other, At-Large directors are Lennie K., Tom T. and Frank W..
The Monthly Condo Fee Goes Up. The Directors have authorized a budget that raises the monthly condo fee effective January 1, 2006 by $ 30.00 to $ 180.00. The major increases over '05 center around the cost of fuel related expenses, particularly the pump house. Other increases are for more funds going into the Capital Account, the cost of periodic accounting assistance and anticipated increases in maintenance items. We are still very competitive with like communities in this area and for the services covered.
Positive Update on Our Water System Performance. Everything continues to be operating normally in the Pump House. We are closely monitoring the volume of ground water we take in versus the volume that actually goes out to the individual units and will continue to do so indefinitely.
More on Water. As you know, we have a naturally high appearance of iron and manganese in our ground water, and, as a result we put all well water through a softener to reduce both elements to agreeable levels. In spite of this, some of these harmless elements get through to you without incident as cold water. However, an unsightly rusty or grey concentration can show up in your hot water. A good way to manage this is to drain 6 to 8 gallons from the bottom of your hot water tank or until the water is clearer. You should plan to do this every four to six months or so.
The.Hadleigh Woods Web Site. If you haven't already done so, take a look at the new -aid-evolving material, format changes and new links on the Web Site. Remember, if you have idea or comments for the Site or material to post, contact one of our resident Webmasters, Tom T. or Harry M..
Covering the Top of Your Outside Air Conditioning Units. The time has come to cover the top of those units with a tarp and securing the cover with a cord or twine. Make sure the sides are partially open to the elements so they can breathe and eliminate unwanted condensation. Also, shut the AC power supply (red handle) on the side of the unit to the off position.
Hot Water to the Kitchen Sink and Dishwasher in Seconds. A second reminder that a fix is available for $125.00 to provide almost instant hot water to your kitchen. Refer to the bulletin sent out a few weeks ago or call Tricia at 978 685-0880 to have it done.
Recipe of the Month. Holiday Spinach Squares, submitted by Arlene Mc.
4 Tablespoon Butter 3 Eggs
1 Cup Flour 1 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Salt 1 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Lb. Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 Tbisp Chopped Onion (or
2 Pkgs. Frozen Chopped Spinach (Thaw & Drain) Seasoned Salt)
Preheat Regular Oven to 350 Degrees. Use a 13"x9"x2" pan, melt butter in it in the
oven. Beat eggs, add milk, flour, salt & baking powder. Mix well. Add the cheese,
spinach and onion. Spread in pan and level. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
Bake 35 min., cool for 45 min. and cut into squares.
Freezes well. When ready to use, defrost and bake at 350 deg. for 10 min. (or you can
reheat in microwave oven for 3 min.).
- Although we have seen improvement in the speed that vehicles travel within the community, there is still considerable room for improvement. We suggest that you ingrain the speed limits in your head and also remind any visitors of the speed limits in Hadleigh Woods (20 MPH on Flat Rock and 10 MPH everywhere else). Again, thanks to the slow drivers and a please slow down to all the rest of you.
- Continue to keep an eye out for blocked downspouts in the front of your unit (water will be running uncontrolled over the gutter). Alert any Director if you have this situation with your unit.
Happy Holidays, A Very, Merry Christmas and A Happy New Years To You and Yours as We All Look Forward to an Even Better 2006!