Notice and Comment- Maintenance Standards

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Please be notified that the Board is considering the adoption of maintenance standards policy. The purpose of the maintenance standards is to hold the unit owner responsible for damages to common areas and the units when such damage is a result of:

1) Willful misconduct
2) Gross negligence
3) Unit’s owner, tenant, visitor or guest failed to comply with the provisions of the following maintenance standards.

Please review the proposed policy below and submit any comments regarding the adopted changes no later than thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. The Board of Directors will review all comments for consideration. Proposed Policy Adoption: See attached maintenance standards policy.
Please address your comments to our Community Association Manager, Bob Musumeci at Scalzo Property Management, 2 Stony Hill Road, Suite 201, Bethel, CT 06801 or by email at Rmusumeci@scalzoproperty.com.

Sincerely,
Aspetuck Condominium Board of Directors

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Message From the President About Late Fees

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I have been asked to clarify item 5 H of the April 30, 2014 Minutes entitled, “Late fees on common charges.” The Minutes provide the following:

Mr. Tupko made a Motion to restate the Association’s Policy that imposes a $25 late fee per month for common charge payments that are late. The Motion was seconded by Ms. Webster. There was discussion about the existing Rule and that it has not been adequately enforced. The Motion passed unanimously.

I am writing this clarification because those Minutes might be interpreted to imply that the $25 late fee is not being levied or that we are lax about the enforcement of the Rule; I know that both are not true and I am sorry if this caused any confusion. The Minutes might have reflected that the question was asked if they are adequately enforced; no one alleged that they are not.

Priscilla WIlliams, CPA, Connecticut Businesses Services explained:

Since we have worked with the Association, we have ALWAYS charged a late fee to a Unit Owner who did not make his or her payment by the end of the grace period which is the 15th of the month…if legal action is taken, the late fees are included in the collection amounts. Furthermore, the monthly financials that are sent to the Board show late fee income and late fee amounts on the Accounts Receivable Report.

After the new Board was in place, I met with Treasurer Jane Gregory and President Jim Tupko and discussed that perhaps the $25 per month was not enough and that the Board should consider adding additional fees for people who are consistently two plus months’ behind in common charges.

Again, I apologize for any confusion.

Budget Meeting – May 20

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Please be advised that the 2014 Budget Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is to be held at the Aspetuck Village Clubhouse.

On the agenda will be a discussion and ratification of the 2014 fiscal year budget.

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:
1) Roll call (or check in procedure)
2) Proof of notice of meeting
3) Reading of minutes of preceding meeting
4) Reports
5) Ratification of the Budget
6) New Business
7) Adjournment.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please complete the below proxy and mail it to Scalzo Property Management, give to another unit owner who will be attending, or a Board Member.

Enclosed you will find the Board approved budget for the next fiscal year for the period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.

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