- Spring cleanups are underway. We had a very rough winter so it may take more time than usual for all plants to begin growing again.
- Get your bathing suit, sandals, and suntan lotion ready as pools will be opening soon!!
- As a reminder please be considerate of others and remember to curb your pets. Please do not allow your dog to urinate on your neighbor’s property or on common grassy areas. Do not place bags of dog feces in any community garbage cans (i.e. by the pool). Instead dispose of your animal waste in your own containers at your home.If you would like to make any exterior modifications to your home and/or your property a modification request form with a hold harmless agreement MUST be submitted for Board approval prior to any work taking place.
- For the safety of all residents, please be sure to keep your dogs on a leash at all times when outside your home. We have a lot of residents that enjoy walking and riding their bicycles throughout the community and do not wish to have a dog attack them while enjoying their community.
- Have you contacted us regarding a change with your phone or cell numbers? If not, please do so immediately! Your emergency contact information is critical especially in emergency scenarios. Are you going away for the summer and have a different mailing address or are you a snowbird who is back to New York? If yes, please contact us with your updated mailing address.
- Homeowner’s Insurance – All homeowners who live in a homeowners association need to have their Homeowner’s Insurance Declaration page updated with the community listed as additionally insured. Please send a copy to our office for our files. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
- Please be aware that speeding, tailgating and blowing through stop signs can result in serious vehicular accidents and injury. Please remember to drive carefully in your community at all times.
- Communications – Please direct all communications to our office whether it’s via telephone, e-mail, website service request, or regular mail. Please be considerate to the board members and their families by not calling or visiting Board members at home.
- Spring Forward For Fire Safety: Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries As You Change Your Clocks.
- Daylight Saving Time means setting the clocks forward and it’s chance to consider fire safety. It’s important to have smoke detectors installed throughout your house but it’s not enough to simply install and forget about them. Twice a year, it is critical that you test your smoke detectors and replace their batteries. At the same time, it can be helpful to dust or vacuum the detectors to keep them free of debris that can interfere with their operation. Establishing this habit twice a year could save the lives of you and your loved ones.
- In addition to replacing smoke detector batteries, spring is a good time to rid your home of fire hazards that exist in the form of grease, grime and dust that builds up on appliance chords and in hidden corners of the house.
- Small Appliances: should be cleared of dust and grime that has collected on both the units and their electrical cords. Grease should be removed from the outside of kitchen appliances with a slightly damp rag. The grease pan underneath the toaster oven should be cleaned.
- Large Appliances: the area underneath and behind your washer and dryer units should be cleared of dust and stray materials and the dryer vent should also be cleaned. Refrigerators present the extra job of cleaning the condenser coils at the back. The coils collect dust and grime and need to be wiped clean or vacuumed to keep the condenser functioning. If you have a self-defrosting unit please remember to empty and clean the tray at the bottom of the unit.
- Electrical Cords: Check the cords of your washer and dryer units, television, stereo system, computer and small appliances such as the coffee pot, microwave and toaster oven. The cords should not be frayed, split or bare and should be unplugged and wiped clean with a dry cloth. Any frayed, split or bare electrical cords that you find while cleaning should be repaired or replaced to avoid the danger of electrical fires. Systems such as stereos, computers and televisions, which have multiple electrical cords, should be connected through a power strip with a circuit breaker protection to avoid overloading a single electric outlet. Make sure that cords are placed at least 2-3 inches away from the wall and are not run underneath rugs.
NUMBERS TO KEEP HANDY:
POLICE or FIRE: 911 (see anything suspicious or see flames)
PSEG (previously LIPA): 1-800-490-0025 (if you lose electric or have a problem)
NATIONAL GRID: 1-800-490-0045 (smell gas??)
SENIOR CITIZEN TRANSPORTATION: 631-451-6126 (provides transportation to doctor appointment, shopping, etc…they even have handicapped services)
GENERAL SENIOR CITIZEN HELPLINE: 631-451-9140