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ASPETUCK VILLAGE WINTER SNOWSTORM VECHICLE POLICY

TO MINIMIZE SLIP AND FALL INCIDENTS AT ASPETUCK
DURING AND AFTER A SNOW INCIDENT AND TO MAINTAIN
A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF ASPETUCK
VILLAGE, THE ASSOCIATION REQUIRES ALL RESIDENTS TO
MOVE THEIR VEHICLES SO THE SNOW REMOVAL CREWS
MAY REMOVE THE SNOW FROM THE PARKING AREAS.

ALL VEHICLES MUST BE MOVED TO ALLOW SNOW
REMOVAL WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE END OF ANY SNOW
EVENTS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE
REMOVAL OF THE VEHICLE FROM THE PROPERTY AT
THE OWNERS EXPENSE.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MOVE YOUR VEHICLE OR
SHOVEL THE SNOW FROM THE SIDES AND REAR, PLEASE
PROMPTLY NOTIFY THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF
THIS ISSUE. IF YOU ARE OUT OF TOWN, PLEASE NOTIFY
THE PROPERTY MANAGER.

WE WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU OF
ISSUES WITH YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE REMOVAL FROM
THE PROPERTY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN KEEPING
ASPETUCK VILLAGE SAFE FOR ALL RESIDENTS

President Jim Tupko Adds Pig-Herder to His Many Titles

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, started like any other day for Association President Jim Tupko.  Until he received a frantic call about two guests checking out the Community.  “What?”  he said, “You’ve got to be kidding.”

He left his apartment in a hurry and found “Petunia” and “Porky”  — as he fondly named them — having a look around.   Some investigation revealed that these porcine partners had been dropped off at a nearby business and had somehow escaped.  I guess they sensed something there that they didn’t like.  They were returned to their rightful owners.

aspetuck pigs

 

Message From the President About Late Fees

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.

Message From the President: Propane Tanks

As you may remember, the Fire Marshal has imposed very strict rules about the use and storage of propane tanks.  With the good weather coming (finally!), I remind you that, when they are not in use, all 20 pound tanks must be at least 5 feet from the building.  That means that they must be at least at the outside edge of your patio.  When they are in use, they  must be at least 10 feet away from the building.

Because of the seriousness of the problem, the Association will remove the tanks if you don’t follow the Fire Marshal’s Rules and may impose a fine.  This has to be done because the Association shouldn’t be responsible for a Town fine that may be levied because of the unlawful acts of a few.

Thanks and Happy Barbecuing!