Managers Update To The Community- 3406 Bulletin
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The Management Team would like to thank all those who were involved with all of the summer programs this past summer in a very difficult pandemic year. This starts with the dedicated Board Members who worked tirelessly to provide some type of summer programs in an ever changing tough environment, as well as all of our staff for the summer camp and pool programs. We truly appreciate all of you!!
Updates – The walkway project is complete with final touch ups to be continued as to soil/seed as well as a bench that is to be replaced. Below is a statement from a neighbor as they watched the process.
“I've heard so many people complaining about the new sidewalks and the sidewalk company. That's a shame because we have a front seat view of the park and we were fortunate to have many of the adjacent sidewalks repaired. What we saw was men working hard in hot steamy weather and still striving to do things to perfection. We saw a company that neatly put away their machinery and picked up after themselves every night. They were always polite and friendly to us as we walked our dog in the park. They took every precaution to make the areas around their work as safe as possible. They also kept their word and repaired the sprinkler heads that they damaged along the sidewalk when the old walkway was removed. Please let them know that they are appreciated. The sidewalks are a big improvement.”
Another pool season at Radburn Association. The season started off with a sudden change as we were opening under one set of COVID guidelines, that changed within a week of opening – we all had to scramble to revise the reopening procedures under another set of COVID guidelines. There were many Associations and municipal pools that had difficulty this past season with getting chemicals and staffing – so it was a tough year for many pools. I am glad that we managed to have a full pool season with clean pools, under difficult times for many.
As some may know we had several incidents of vandalism this past summer. We have identified some of the participants and had reported it to the police department - There has been ongoing talks and agreements put in place with those identified.
The physical properties committee has begun to meet with several professionals to talk about grange hall - as there are many issues to address. Many of the systems are beyond the life expectancy as shown in the reserve study. System functions are failing and many ‘band aids’ are expensive to repair in a building that is not to code, safe or user friendly for the community at large once in a normal environment.
We have applied for a grant for the tunnel repair plan project. We hope to hear by fall of this year to see if we have been accepted to receive a grant – which would be to plan for the tunnel repair, prior to the actual work being done the following year.
We are currently working on setting up for next season as we get the pool filtration system upgrades worked out for the B pool and baby pool.
MNLA has prepared the final landscape document – they have also met with the grounds committee to discuss other possible projects as well. All exciting things as we move forward with many improvement projects and programs in the Radburn Association. We are moving along with the process of the documentation needed to receive the grant fund reimbursement for the landscape program prepared by MNLA and Bartlett Trees.
The Finance Committee is beginning to work on the 2022 budget. There have been many upgrades to salaries for summer staff all around, as well as many technical programs added. These are just a small portion of the many changes that have an impact on the overall budget.
We are continuing to work with Crossings members regarding the interior park at Crossings repairs that are necessary. The Archery Plaza construction is moving along as well and should be complete by fall.
Kelly Sullivan was very busy setting up for the Preschool program which just began this September. So far, we have several students who have started back at the preschool program, and there is excitement and positive activity going on.
Capital Contribution By Law - The Board has been diligent in working on a capital contribution by law. The future of Radburn Association will always need funds available for the physical properties throughout the life of Radburn Association. The physical structures do have a life span that will always need to be updated, maintained, or replaced. This is visible in the playgrounds, buildings, pools, tunnel, trees, walkways etc. It is important to always have a funding method to plan for the next generations program and property use of The Radburn Association in perpetuity.
Some reminders for Radburn members - 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. The Architectural committee is almost complete with the new guidelines that were worked on with a sub committee - this will be mailed out to all owners once approved by the Board. These guidelines will have clear guidelines for any desired improvements.
Please - No motorized vehicles in parks as well as a reminder to bicycle riders to be aware of those who are walking in the parks - Please do not speed, those who are walking have the right of way.
All pets must be on leash.
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.
There is a new species of invasive bug called the spotted lantern – it poses a threat to ornamental trees, crops and vegetation. Please ‘Squash’ if you see it. You can call (833-422-3284) or send an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to report them as well.
We ask for QUIET HOURS ON SUNDAYS – We have a request for No Blowers before 8:30 AM –
Thank you! See you out and about! 😊 Janet