Managers Update To The Community- September 3417 Bulletin
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We had a lovely summer at the pools. Lots of upgrades and changes. Our pool managers did a great job working with the lifeguards. The B pool heater worked great with the new filtration system. The slide in the R pool was used by many. The Board reviewed the actual use of pools when we set up the pool calendar this year, and planned in advance to set up the August schedules accordingly. The reality is, the use slows down. Families, and kids that are lifeguards - start to take their vacations prior to returning to school, or start their college adventure. Radburn has been very lucky to have lifeguards, as there are many pools that are seeing shortages and have had to adjust their year end schedules on the fly . We planned in advance for the reality of August pool season. Radburn has had a pool operating on an alternative schedule through the end of the summer. We hope you had a great summer, and will enjoy our Fall festivities coming up!
We are entering our budget planning time as we start to review this past year's expenses, as well as upcoming needs and desires. We will as always - keep you posted at our open meetings, please attend!
In the past few weeks, there have been several reports of petty larcenies in Radburn where bicycles were stolen out of open and unlocked garages. While we value the openness and safety Radburn provides, we should remember that there are those who take advantage of this openness. Please be sure to lock your vehicles and lock garages at night as a way to minimize the chances you'll be the victim of crime.
We all love our fur babies! We love to bring them with us when we attend social events in the parks. Please keep all pets on leash and be aware of your pet going on to another family’s space - if they are sitting in an area. Our pets love us too - and they will protect their family. Please be aware of your pets personality as they relate to you and to others - so we don’t have pet fights in the open space :-)
Motorized vehicles are not allowed in the parks - even children who have small cars, etc should not be using them in the parks. Thank you!
Speaking of Children - Radburn Association has many children's books on hand - please call the office if you would like to take home a children's book to read together with your child.
We have been speaking with the Plaza Building and the parts are on order for the clock (tower).
Please remember to trim your shrubs park side. Radburn has Sunset Landscapers trim one time per year to keep the paths clear so people do not get hit by shrubbery, and the paths are ready for snow removal - but it is an individual homeowner's responsibility as well. If you would like Sunset Landscapers to provide a quote to do some landcare for you, please call the office and we will provide contact information for you..
Archery Plaza - Parents please monitor your children as far as access into the wooded area by Archery Plaza, as there may be poison ivy in the woods which has been treated, but can grow back. We are working on adding fencing along Archery Plaza.
Parks and Homes - We have had a hot dry summer, and some new trees that were planted by the grounds committee. For the most part we have used gator bags, but some trees could not have them. If you see a thirsty tree near you in the open space, we would appreciate watering assistance. Please remove any poison ivy on your property so it does not get spread around to humans. As I tour the neighborhoods there are so many homes that look lovely! However - There are some homes that do need attention and clean up on their property. Wood on your eaves that may need painting, shutters that are chipping, garage doors that may be broken, moss growing on your roof and siding, etc. We ask that everyone take a look at your home and take stock of the little things you can do to keep the value of Radburn as a whole - up. Please store your trash containers out of view and bring them in after each pick up. Keep your homes clear of clutter, trash and well maintained. If you decide to make ANY Exterior changes to your home, you must submit and Architectural application first to the office for the committee to review.
We have several physical projects that we are looking at addressing - very large and small issues that need to be addressed. The Tunnel project planning phase is almost complete for us to submit for Grant funding. Once the plan is complete, we can begin to look at what it will actually cost to restore this historic landmark??? We hope we will get a lot of Grant funding for this part of the project.
The Board is also looking at Grange Hall. They have reviewed the plans from Ives Architecture. This will be a big undertaking. The Grange is a very old building that requires total rehabilitation so that it can be a safe accessible building for all. It needs to come up to code in this area as to access, as well as some other issues that need proper attention. We do want the building to be a lovely usable community space for all to utilize - from clubs, groups and private rentals for members to use for personal parties, etc. Some of these plans will be presented to the community in upcoming meetings. Please be sure to attend!
I’ll say it again (sorry to sound like a broken record) But - A Capital Contribution plan is Very important for the future of The Radburn Association. This is a plan where you will always collect and invest funding based upon new/resale purchases as a 1 time buy-in fee for Radburn Association. This is a method that almost all Associations in the country use to always add to their funds for future repairs/replacements of physical structures. Physical structures will always need replacements after many years, and if it is not planned and saved for - there is no way to replace the structure. Some of your physical structures are: Sidewalks, pools, pool houses, grange hall, (all mechanicals associated with these 3 buildings) storm drains, tunnel, tennis court structures and wall, playgrounds, fences, etc. Please be aware when information and ballots are sent out in the future to change the ByLaws, and attend meetings if you have any questions. Feel free to set up an appointment to tour Grange Hall - I will be happy to show your building to you if you have not been here in a while, or ever been here. You are welcome to see your community center.
Congratulations to The Crossings! They just had an official election and now have 4 homeowner Board Members - and 1 builder board member. The Crossings Board members are: Nick Keller /Natasha Ali / Alex Seretis/ Kyle Banfer . There were 7 applicants who ran for this election. The Radburn Board looks forward to working together with the new Crossings Board.
Radburn Association is currently in transition with Landmark/Bergen Developers prior to accepting all physical components of Archery Plaza and Crossings. There is ongoing communication with them.
Radburn Reminders: All pets must be on leash. Please do not allow your pet to do their business on private property without cleaning up after them.
Please - no automobiles should be driven on pathways in the parks for unloading personal items to your home.
Please be sure to have your Real estate agent, or yourself - contact the office prior to your closing on the sale of your home so that we can be sure that the new owner gets the proper documents. We have continued to reach out to homeowners as far as maintenance issues at individual homes.
We ask that All homeowners submit an architectural application for anything on the exterior of your home. This includes, tree removals, painting, sheds, etc. If your home has a structure on the property (eg: shed) that was not applied for and in compliance with the guidelines, we may ask you to remove the item before the home closes.
If you lease your home, we must have a current copy of the lease with tenants named, as well as contact information for the tenants.
We ask for QUIET HOURS ON SUNDAYS – We have a request for No Blowers, loud noises before 8:30 AM
See you out and about!