WWE Facilities
Posted on Wednesday, March 18 @ 10:02:06 (16 reads)
Announcements To Owners At The Courtyards At Waverly Woods East:

As has been mentioned recently, the Neighborhood Board wants to develop a "plan" for the evolution of our community. Rather than simply respond to every idea that is brought to the community's attention, we would like to lay out a plan for the next two or three years. This gives us all a focus for the future, lets owners know what to expect, and helps with the financial planning needed to implement the plan.

A key aspect of a plan is to make sure the community offers those things most valued by you, our dues paying owners. We already offer: A number of groups/clubs at the Community Center; the swimming pool; tennis; pickle ball; bocce ball; ping pong; pool (billiards); the pavilion; and, the gym equipment.

This leads to the natural question: What additional facilities or enhancements to current facilities do you wish to have? At this time, we are simply seeking suggestions for possible changes Once we gather the suggestions, some will be included as part of a survey. That survey will include a "rough estimate" of the initial cost as well as the impact on dues. Owners will then have an opportunity to support those items they desire and are willing to pay for.

Over the past year or so, the following items have been brought to the attention of the Neighborhood Board:
1. A projector and screen so we can hold "Movie Night" at the pavilion and/or Community Center.
2. Heating the swimming pool and maintaining the current swimming season.
3. Heating the swimming pool and adding two months (May and September) to the swimming season.
4. Lighting the bocce court.
5. Adding additional seating to the bocce court.
6. Shuffleboard Court.

At this time, please do not express your opinion to either support or criticize any of the above items. They will be included in the upcoming survey, along with the estimated cost for each. You will have an opportunity to add your opinions and comments in that survey.

Instead, at this time, please respond to this email with any items you feel should be included for consideration in the Community Plan. Please note one other important point: We can not include every suggestion from every owner in the upcoming survey. To do so would make the survey unwieldy. Any items that get meaningful support will be included in the survey.

Another point to remember: At this time, we are not focusing on the cost or impact on dues. We are simply trying to make sure we include for consideration those things that are valued by the owners.

Simply hit "reply" and send your suggestions for potential new or enhanced facilities to the Neighborhood Board. Thank you.

The Neighborhood Board
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Snow Removal Events Winter of 2015
Posted on Thursday, March 12 @ 16:23:06 (9 reads)
Announcements Members, This communication will hopefully address the season ending winter storm event during the week of March 2nd. After six weeks of snow, snow and ice, ice, and ice and rain inclement weather systems, it appears that Spring weather is upon us. During that period, our snow removal Contractor, Ashton Manor responded to six winter weather storms. During the week of March 2nd, our community suffered through five days of snow accumulation in the range of 8" to 10" inches, and repetitive icing events, during this period. In addition to the snow accumulation, the outside air temperature during the day was below 20 degrees, with an evening and overnight range between 2 and 10 degrees. The extreme sub-freezing temperatures created constant re-freezing conditions during snow removal activities causing difficulty in maintaining clear roads and walkways. Constant attention to these areas was required to maintain clear passage for residents, and the potential for emergency vehicle access which actually was required during this period.

As a result of the severity of these conditions, i.e significant snowfall accumulations and the extreme cold weather, some changes to previous snow removal activities were required. The use of snow blowers and similar motorized equipment was required to clear and maintain passageways. These changes were also necessary in order to consider the safety, and well-being of the personnel who continued to perform the clearing of these passageways during this frigid and potentially dangerous period. During this extended work period, it was inevitable that some damage to turf along walkways and roads may occur. However, this possibility was insignificant compared to the human needs of these individuals who toiled in our community for three days to make our neighborhood safe and accessible for our population. A thank you to those individuals.

Bob Sheesley, NB of Directors
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Thermostat Settings
Posted on Tuesday, February 17 @ 09:13:06 (9 reads)
Announcements Jaime Blumberg has been contacted by a local sprinkler company. This company representative suggested setting the thermostats in our units at 76 degrees.

This setting, obviously, is significantly higher than the minimum setting of 62 required in our governing documents. The representative's logic was that the forecast (four nights with lows in the single digits) was so cold that higher than normal internal temperatures would be needed to offset this extreme cold.

The Neighborhood Board is not endorsing or rejecting the recommendation of this company representative. We are simply forwarding it to you so you can make your own decision.

These temperatures are dangerously cold. Please take extreme care when you must go outside.

The Neighborhood Board
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Gym Equipment Update
Posted on Tuesday, February 10 @ 15:23:15 (11 reads)
Announcements We want to update you on the status of the equipment in the Exercise Room of the Community Center.

Board members continue to test the new treadmills, but have not been able to re-create the "sudden acceleration" issue. Other owners have been using the new treadmills with no problem. Even though the new treadmills seem to be functioning normally now, the prospect of "sudden acceleration" is an issue that poses the risk of injury. In response, a repair professional has been called and will be in to test the treadmills and take appropriate actions.

These new treadmills have a number of features and options. We strongly encourage everyone to review the Owners Manual, which is located on the shelf in front of the TV. In addition, before using a treadmill, please "clear" out any programs that a prior user might have been using.

To All Users: If you are ever on ANY of the treadmills and experience a problem...either with the equipment or because you feel ill...remember to disconnect the emergency stop button.

When the repair person is on-site, he or she will take a look at repairing the seat of the recumbent bike. The seat does not reliably lock into position.

In closing, the Exercise Room is a tremendous amenity, and is enjoyed by many owners. It is critical that all users familiarize themselves before using any equipment, and that they exercise caution at all times.

We will provide an update as new information becomes available.

The Neighborhood Board
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Snow Removal Update - January 8, 2015
Posted on Friday, January 09 @ 09:12:31 (10 reads)
Announcements To All Owners-

Neighborhood Board Member Bob Sheesley has asked that the following message be posted. We refer to Bob as the community "Snow Man." As you can see from the message below, Bob continually seeks ways to improve the snow removal process. He spends many hours during a storm event to coordinate with Ashton on the removal process. His efforts benefit all of us in terms of safety in the snow as well as cost control. On behalf of all owners, we thank Bob for his efforts. Thanks, Bob!!!

Ashton Snow Removal Service responded to the January 6th snowfall event about 10:00 am. Two changes in the removal process were implemented in an effort to modify the plowing of streets so that we could avoid any damage to concrete curbs and gutter areas. Selected locations throughout the community were identified with colored construction cones indicating sensitive areas such as curb, gutters, and in road islands to alert snow plow operators of their presence. As the contractor worked around the community these markers were moved to the next work area. In addition to the markers, we decided to identify the general location of curbs and drainage ways so that no plowing would occur within a 1' to 2' feet buffer area. The main road sections were mechanically plowed in the center of the roadway assuring adequate space for vehicle access and maneuvering. The snow remained in that buffer area to melt and flow to the storm drain inlets. This approach resulted in the ability of the snow plow operators to avoid any curbs, concrete drainage ways, and grass areas between the sidewalks and the roadway, especially in the Villa section of the community. After completing clearing of the snow, the roads, sidewalks and driveways were treated with ice melt sufficient to deter ice buildup.

The amount of snowfall was not significant enough to warrant the evacuation of all vehicles from parking areas to complete removal of snow at those locations. However, plowing a road path through the lots afforded access to the main roads.

During the next few days, we will monitor the effect of the use of identifying location markers and the buffer strip to see if the intended result of no impact has been achieved.

Bob Sheesley, NB of Board of Directors
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