Manager’s Update To The Community
.Managers Update To The Community- May 24, , 2020
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We also ask that anyone that has a concern or question relating to Radburn Association (whether it is policy questions, or current events, etc.) please contact management – so that we can provide the proper response to you. When people post general comments or questions on public forums, these posts may not be seen by the people that can provide the current and correct answer. Please feel free to write to: email@example.com or leave a voice message at: 201-796-1300
Corona Virus- The Radburn Board and Management have been meeting quite frequently every week, attending webinars & educating ourselves, along with the rest of the Community Management Industry. The most important thing that is on the minds of all, is to be able to provide some type of amenities if it is possible, in this environment - where there is a contagious virus that we know so little about. The one thing that seems apparent, is that we do need to continue to practice social distancing – as well as wash hands and keep them away from our faces. There is some type of decline, for the moment since this has been done. Some of the amenities we have been looking at are the tennis courts and pools. The one thing that we are certain about is that any amenity that is opened to the community will have strict guidelines and these must be followed, for the good of all. If the guidelines are not followed by an individual(s) – they will be asked to leave that particular amenity for the rest of the season. It is our responsibility to keep the community at large - as safe as can be in this unknown environment.
Since our tennis courts are private, we received guidelines from the Governor as to what needs to be done for private courts. In the middle of all this decision making – our tennis court maintenance company reached out and will be doing court repairs this week. Our goal is to open the courts next week, with the guidelines that are necessary. These will be posted. We are reaffirming that you play at your own risk during this pandemic and highly recommend that you are aware of social distancing, cleansing with your own wipes, etc. as it relates to the tendency to sweat – since we are not 100% certain how this virus gets transmitted.
The pool industry was thrown into a tailspin, along with the rest of the country – as to the use. Initially we all were given orders to ‘stay at home’, this includes the providers of these amenities. As we start to move about, we are preparing to open the pools during the next few weeks to run the equipment. As of this bulletin, we do not have specific guidelines from the State and Borough relating to Residents using this amenity. Once we receive guidelines, the Board will review protocols and expectations of pool use.
We are aware that when there is nice weather, everyone will want to be out and about – since this is such a serious time in our history and lives are at stake, PLEASE be cognizant of those around and keep your distance – there are signs all around the parks as well.
The Community Associations Institute has posted suggestions that can be viewed https://www.caionline.org/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx . The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has suggestions for individuals to reduce their risk (CDC Coronavirus Information) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides reliable information about ongoing developments (HUD Coronavirus Information).
· Landscape - We ask that Residents trim any hedges overhanging the walkways as well as keeping the walkways along your property clear of debris, this may help with making the path easier to maneuver.
· PSEG WILL BEGIN THE ROADWAY REPAIRS TO COMPLETE THE GAS LINE UPGRADES THEY BEGAN IN THE FALL. THERE WILL BE SOME MINOR INCONVENIENCE, BUT THE RESULT WILL BE REPAVED ROADWAYS – VERY EXCITING AND LONG OVERDUE!
· Walkways - We will be preparing to start a scaled down version of the necessary walkway repairs on those areas in need. We will start with broken, disintegrated slabs and areas that have poor drainage, water build up and ice freeze in the winter. We will be communicating over the next several weeks as to locations.
Pool pass updates – We are excited to let you know that ONLINE pool badge has begun. This comes at a good time as we are uncertain as to when we will no longer have social distancing rules in effect. We are glad to have this opportunity to start the process now. Online Pool Pass Registration Website: radburn.cellbadge.com/Register. We may require the following information if you are new to Radburn: copy of your deed (if you are a new homeowner) and not in our system/ 2 (two) forms of ID as proof of Residency for those 18 and above - drivers license, bill(s), banking statement for all permanent residents of the home listed / a copy of your lease (if you are a renter)/ a completed the census form. We thank you for your understanding as we maneuver through this new system.
The Board has approved a Temporary pool guideline for the summer of 2020 – an Application Must Be Submitted to register for your temporary pool. Please see the guidelines below:
GUIDELINES FOR TEMPORARY OUTDOOR POOLS
In light of the continued proliferation of the COVID-19 virus and the existing Executive Orders issued by Governor Phil Murphy in response to the Global Pandemic imposing restrictions related to social distancing, recreational facilities and requiring all State residents to Stay at Home, there is a distinct possibility that the Radburn Pools will not be able to open for part or all of the 2020 pool season. With this in mind, the Board of Trustees for The Radburn Association has revisited the existing restrictions imposed by the Radburn Architectural Guidelines restricting all above ground pools on the property.
The Radburn Association Architectural Committee will consider applications for Temporary Above-Ground Pools which will be considered if they adhere to the following criteria:
· The proposed pool must be a temporary structure and must be removed by September 15, 2020;
· Only Radburn Association homeowners who have private personal property are eligible to have a temporary pool that complies with the guidelines on their individual lots, no pool may be placed on the property of the Radburn Association, or on any other area that is not expressly approved by the Radburn Association;
· The proposed pool must be under 25” deep and comply with State and/or local guidelines associated with above ground pools.
· If a fence is required by State and/or local guidelines for the temporary pool, you must submit and obtain approval for the fence from the Radburn Association Architectural Committee prior to installing the fence.
· No fence can be higher than 36” in the Radburn Association.
· If approved, proof of homeowners insurance must be provided to the Radburn Association, with 1 million dollars coverage, naming the Association as an additional insured prior to installing the temporary pool.
· If approved, you will also be required to sign an agreement holding the Association harmless from any liability associated with the temporary pool.
· If approved, any temporary pool must be emptied when not in use or have a factory made pool cover that fits the temporary pool.
· The updated rules will be strictly enforced and any violations will be removed by the Association and the responsible homeowner will be required to cover any costs associated with the violation, including but limited to legal fees and costs.
***ANY TEMPORARY POOL MUST BE REMOVED BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 AND CAN NOT BE INSTALLED AT ANY FUTURE DATE***
Dogs (our furry friends) – Fair Lawn has a Borough Ordinance (62-10 Regulation of Dogs) relating to the necessity that All Dogs Must Be on Leash – Please note our new signs posted in the parks . Please comply with the ordinance. There are times where people are afraid of loose dogs - as well as dogs can get aggressive and injury can occur. It is important that you cooperate to avoid any complications arising from going against Borough Ordinance.
Some reminders for Radburn members:
Any exterior modifications must be submitted with an architectural application to the office – BEFORE you begin any projects. This includes tree removals. We also need to know that the Borough permits are being applied for as well - where required. Thank you!
PLEASE BE SURE TO CONTACT THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE IF YOU ARE SELLING OR LEASING YOUR HOME.
WE WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE NEW RESIDENTS WITH ALL OF THE RADBURN PROGRAMS AND INFORMATION BEFORE THEY MOVE IN! THANK YOU SO MUCH! firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 201-796-1300 email@example.com
The next Open ZOOM meeting is on (June 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm) . We do want to keep you all informed and welcome questions
See you out and about! 😊 Janet