Manager’s Update To The Community
Managers Update To The Community- September 23 , 2020
CONTINUE TO READ UPDATES ONLINE AT: RADBURN.ORG - We invite all residents to log on to Radburn.org at your earliest convenience to create an account. You will find at Radburn.org any current issues that the Association wants to update you about, as well as important Association documents, etc. We hope you are reviewing all the valuable information being posted online. We also ask that any questions be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can get direct answers to your concerns.
Walkway Project: We are complete in ‘B’ park with the drainage upgrades and walkway repairs, we are having the final clean up and restorations still occurring in both the B and A parks. We had to do major drain cleaning and rebuilding of 2 storm drains in the B park. We are also almost complete in the ‘A’ park as well with remediation/drainage issues – as well as the walkway cement installation. We will next begin the repairs in the R park at some point during the week of 9/28/2020. We will be setting up an annual storm drain clearing program to avoid having the packed drains that have occurred so that we can avoid future flooding. Since the walkways are new, they may be slippery in the rain - please be cautious when walking on the new cement pads if they are wet. There have been several issues of vandalism which is sad for the community at large, as this is a project of renovation and beautification for this historic community. We have had the attention of some prominent programs coming in to take pictures of a historic community to document the process of restoration.
Grants and Agencies: Two of our grounds committee members have met and toured with a photographer for Landslide 2020 exhibition where Radburn Association will be a feature in an article about Landscape Architect Marjorie Sewell Cautley. Landslide will also post a link for us, for any donations from organizations or private donors. These are all exciting events as we make progress with restoring certain areas in Radburn Association. We also have some recent interest in donations for plantings in some of the parks being discussed.
By Law Amendment - Many of you have heard the voicemail and noted the blast in communications regarding amending the by law to have the option to vote via paper ballot or electronic voting - especially during this time. We will mail out the paper ballot, providing the different options to vote. You may return the anonymous paper ballot, or vote online with the ability of anonymity as well. Should the By Law Amendment pass, members will have to Opt-In to activate online voting.
Radburn vehicle - We are selling the truck, as it is not used for daily park use due to its weight. We will be purchasing a vehicle that is useful for park land daily maintenance needs. We will make alternative accommodations when we have a need for a larger vehicle for big events which averages about 2 times per year.
Architectural sub committee Thank you to all the applicants for our short term special committee. We had positive response from homeowners who are willing to work together with the Architectural Committee on clarifying the documents. In general, the Architectural Committee has been very busy as homeowners are submitting applications to improve or change the exterior of their homes. Thank you for checking with the office before beginning any exterior work and asking if you need to submit an Architectural application. The committee takes the changes and upgrades seriously and spends a lot of time reviewing the applications. If you submit an application and decide to make a change to your original application, you must advise the committee of any changes to get approval Before you decide on the change. As we make improvements in the park and owners make improvements at their homes - all will add to the property values for this wonderful community.
Election - We will be sending out a call for candidates the first week in October. Keep your eyes open for the upcoming election timeline. There will be (3) three year term positions, and (1) one year term position. As of now, one of the positions will be a seat for the affordable units at the crossings, per the current DCA guidelines.
Clean up and various notes I would also like to thank those homeowners who we have been reaching out to - to correct some issues at their homes for being extremely responsive to our requests. We also ask that as FALL is now approaching, to trim your shrubbery before winter – for snow clearing ease. We also want remind residents to remove the leaves from your homes for town pickup, as our landscaper does one clean up in the parks for leaves.
We will be applying a Spray and wash roof cleaning product to the R park gazebo roof, as well as the R pool building roof. We have noted that the wood along the roof of the R pool house needs replacing and we are going out to bid at this time.
Some neighbors have advised us that they are finding dead squirrels, possum in the parks – we hope that they are not being poisoned, as there is a concern for children and loved pets getting sick as well. We have been notified about a person playing golf in the R park – just a reminder that we ask that people refrain from this due to the issues of a child/person getting hurt by a golf ball. Thank you!
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!
email@example.com Phone: 201-796-1300 firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Open ZOOM meeting is on (October 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm) . We do want to keep you all informed and welcome questions.
See you out and about! 😊 Janet