ASPETUCK VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
OCTOBER 17, 2018
Present: Board Members, Jim Tupko-President; Wayne Winsley-Vice President; Jane Gregory By Phone: Absent: Beth Nelson and Adam Gregory. Travis Hyatt, Scalzo Property Management.
Call to Order
Mr. Tupko called the Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Proof of Notice of Meeting
Mr. Tupko said that the Meeting Notice was e-mailed, posted on the webpage, posted outside
the clubhouse and posted in the laundry room.
Approval of Minutes
The minutes were reviewed.
Mr. Tupko made a Motion to approve the Minutes of the January 23, 2018, Meeting and
the Minutes of theJune 15,2018 Meeting.
The Motion was seconded by Mrs. Gregory. There was no discussion. The Motion passed
A: Tenant Rental Issues
Mr. Tupko indicated that the preliminary report from the State of Connecticut’s investigation
into the complaint that the tenant in Unit 69 was being harassed by the Association. Mr.
Tupko said that the State of Connecticut has issued a preliminary report stating that:
“The complainant has not demonstrated that she is being harassed by the Respondents.
She simply does not want to follow Condominium Rules and Regulations and once she
is confronted about her failure to abide by said rule she interprets it as being harassed”.
The State’s conclusion: “Consequently, undersigned determines that the facts are such
that a person of ordinary caution, prudence, and judgement could not conclude that there
is reasonable cause for believing that a discriminatory practice has been committed as
alleged in the complaint.” Mr Tupko said that the complaint will stay open for comments
until October 20, 2018. Mr. Tupko said that the Landlord is commencing eviction
proceedings against her for running a plant business out of the unit. He has notified
Danbury Housing Authority and HUD.
B: Vinyl Siding Update
Mr. Tupko said that the vinyl siding project is moving along well. Mr. Tupko said that
there are two owners in building 9 that have decided to take advantage of Marvin
Windows 15% off sale and will replace their windows prior to the siding being done.
Mr. Tupko said that painting of the doors on building 11 will be put off until Spring
or Summer of 2019.
C: CHANGES TO RULES AND REGULATIONS
Mr. Tupko indicated that he has received inquiries and concerns about the number of
occupants in single bedroom units. Mr. Tupko said that there is a Town Ordinance that
addresses occupancy limits. Mr. Tupko said that a single bedroom unit, per the Town
Ordinance would limit the occupancy to 4 individuals in a single bedroom unit. Mr. Tupko
suggested that the Board approve a rule to limit the occupancy to 4 people per single
bedroom units. Mrs. Gregory said that she would like to table this issue for futher
discussion in the future. Mr. Tupko and Mr. Winsley agreed to do so.
Mr. Tupko made a Motion to change the requirement for chimney cleaning and inspection
from Semi-Annual to Annual. The motion was seconded by Mr. Winsley. There was no
discussion. The vote was unanimous and the Motion passed.
Mr. Tupko, made a Motion to prohibit the storage of twenty pound propane tanks within
any building at Aspetuck Village. This would also include the garage area of any townhouse.
The motion was seconded by Mrs. Gregory. There was no discussion. The vote was unanimous and the Motion passed.
Mr. Winsley made a Motion to make injury to pedestrians by the use of trailer hitch bike racks,
motorcycle carriers, luggage carriers, the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. Mr. Winsley
said they protrusion of these devices pose a trip and fall hazard at night for pedestrians walking
by the vehicle. Mr. Winsley made the recommendation that these vehicles be backed into the
parking spot to minimize this problem. Any trip and falls or injury will be the sole liability
of the owner of the vehicle and not the Association. Mr. Tupko seconded the Motion. There
was no discussion and the Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Winsley made a Motion to bill back to the owner for any repair to the asphalt due
to oil leaks by owners and tenants cars that damage the parking areas. Mrs. Gregory
said that the owners of these vehicles should be made to take measures, such as placing
cardboard under the vehicles to minimize damage. Everyone agreed. Mrs Gregory
seconded the Motion. There was no discussion. The vote was unanimous and the Motion
Mr. Tupko made a Motion that the current rules and regulations be modified to clarify
the requirements for grills and propane tanks. The new Fire Marshal regulations prohibit
the use of Open Flame cooking devices on decks. No gas grills of any type are allowed
on decks. Electric cooking devices are allowed. Charcoal grills are not allowed anywhere
within Aspetuck Village. Also the storage of 20 pound propane tanks are not allowed inside
of any dwelling or garage areas. 20 pound propane tanks must be 5 ft from doors and
windows when not being used and 10ft from doors and windows when being used.
Mr. Winsley seconded the Motion. There was no discussion. The vote was unanimous and
the Motion passed.
Mr. Tupko made a motion that noise levels in units should be reduced to quiet levels after
10 pm. Also tenants and owners be required to provide management of the visitors to
their units. Previous complaints about party goers walking around the parking lot with
drinks or damaging parked vehicles will not be tolerated. Excess noise and damages to property are the responsibility of the unit owner / tenant and not the Association.
Mrs. Gregory seconded the Motion. There was no discussion. The vote was unanimous and the
Mr. Tupko made a motion that the removal of construction debris, furniture, brd frames,
mattress’s, air conditioners, televisions, etc. from dumpster areas be charged back to the
owner / tenant responsible. The Association has spent $1600.00 in the last 6 months for
removal of these items. Mr. Winsley seconded the Motion. There was no discussion.
The vote was unanimous and the Motion passed.
Mr. Winsley made a Motion to shift the liability for trip and falls because of lack of
snow removal by vehicles in the winter to to the vehicle owners. It is the responsibility
of the owner of the vehicle to either move their car so the plow driver can plow the
snow in the parking area. If the vehicle is not moved, then the responsibility for snow
removal falls on the vehicle owner. If a slip and fall occurs, then the owner of the vehicle
assumes the liability not the Association. Mrs. Gregory seconded the Motion. There was no discussion. The vote was unanimous and the Motion passed.
At 8.00 pm, Mr. Tupko, made a Motion to adjourn. The Motion was seconded
by Mr. Winsley. There was no discussion. The Motion passed unanimously.