Sunday, December 23, 2007

Want to rent the Clubhouse?

Mickey has decided to relinquish her volunteer duties at the Clubhouse. Mickey has done a tremendous job in processing rentals, maintaining supplies and keeping the Clubhouse in perfect order. Thanks Mickey for a job well done.
Effective January 1, 2008, Barb B. and Judie L. have volunteered to take over these important duties. Barb will be the main contact for rentals. Judie will be checking the clubhouse and serve as backup in Barb’s absence. Both will share the many other tasks relating to keeping the Clubhouse in order. We appreciate Barb and Judie accepting this important task.
Copies of the rental form and rules are available at the Clubhouse and from Barb
and Judie.

Rule Changes for 2008

The only changes to the Resident Handbook for 2008 is Appendix A which describes Clubhouse Use.

Clubhouse Use

1. These rules are applicable to all uses/users of the Clubhouse. Additional terms and conditions applicable to rental usage of the Clubhouse are included in the Clubhouse Rental Terms and Conditions.
2. All persons using the Clubhouse do so at their own risk and responsibility. The Clubhouse is unattended and there are no security systems installed.
3. The Clubhouse is for the private use of residents and their guests only and only for non-profit parties or meetings. Subject to the restrictions listed herein, any resident may use the Clubhouse as long as fees, fines, and assessments for the resident’s unit are current. A resident must be present at all times that the Clubhouse is in use.
4. Occupancy of the Clubhouse by more than 50 persons is prohibited.
5. Animals or pets, unless for disability reasons, are not permitted in the Clubhouse.
6. No persons under the age of 18 may be in the Clubhouse alone. An adult 18 years or older must accompany all children under the age of 18 at all times.
7. It is the resident’s responsibility that noise levels will be controlled as a courtesy to residents living in close proximity to the Clubhouse. There shall be no outside music.
8. Alcoholic beverages are permitted in the Clubhouse, but may not be sold on the premises. An adult resident must be present at all times alcohol is in use.
9. Lighted candles may be used if they are non-toxic, non-drip, and must meet safety standards. An adult resident must be present at all times candles are used.
10. No smoking is allowed in the Clubhouse. Those desiring to smoke may do so in the parking area in front of the clubhouse. Tobacco products must be disposed of appropriately
11. The pool table must not be moved under any circumstances! Moving it even an inch will cause damage that must be repaired professionally and the resident who used or rented the room will be responsible for the cost of re-balancing the table.
12. Do not move the television as it could be easily damaged.
13. The Ping-Pong tabletop must be returned to original location if used. (It is located in the lobby hall closet.)
14. Residents shall lock all doors at the conclusion of their activity.
15. After your party, the thermostat must be left at 65 degrees during the heating season and 80 in summer.
16. Overnight stays in the Clubhouse are prohibited.
17. Persons using the Clubhouse shall leave it in the same condition they found it. It should be cleaned, if necessary, all items placed in the refrigerator shall be removed, and any trash resulting from usage shall be removed from the premises and disposed of appropriately.
18. No items shall be removed from the Clubhouse without the permission of a Board member. Library books may be removed by a resident without permission.
19. Do not block any fire exit.
20. The front door should not be blocked open when the air or heat is on except for short periods of time when bringing in and taking out party supplies.

Violations of these rules may subject the resident to a special assessment of $25.00 and/or a prohibition of renting the clubhouse for a period of time specified by the board, in addition to any assessment for damages.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Annual Meeting

The Annual and Bi-Monthly Board meetings were held on 6-27-2007, at the Clubhouse. Approximately 70 residents were in attendance. One Board member was re-elected and a new board member was elected to fill the opening. Names and phone numbers will be in your next Newsletter.
During the annual meeting the question of maintaining our current lawn care contract was presented. There have been a number of concerns about the quality of the service, damage to the property, and other issues. However, when presented to those present, it was almost unaninimous that we will keep our current service in lieu of changing mid contract. This will require continued monitoring by the Board. Residents were advised to contact a Board member should any problems be noted.
During the bi-monthly meeting several maintenance contracts regarding cement work and blacktop repair were approved by the Board.
The next meeting will be in August.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Snow Birds-be prepared next winter

We know that frozen pipes are known to burst. This presents a problem for "Snow Birds" who are away from home in the cold months. A friend of mine is a Snow Bird. He purchased and easily installed the Basic Freeze Alarm # 70018. This battery powered freeze sensor will use your existing phone line to call you if the temperature drops below the level you have set. It can also send an alert upon excessive heat. You can call in to check on your temperature from any phone in the world. You can find out more about it by clicking on this website.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Riverbend Pool Rules Reminder

Summer pool fun is almost upon us. We want to take this opportunity to remind you of some of the rules governing pool use.

1. Do not give your pool key to anyone who does not reside in your condo. Replacement keys cost $5.00.

2. An adult 18 years or older must accompany all children under the age of 18 at all times and must be present in the pool area.

3. Non-family guests are limited to 4 per household.

4. Any non resident must be accompanied by a resident at all times. Guests will be asked to leave if the unit resident is not present.

5. Animals or pets, glass and electrical devices other than battery operated ones are prohibited in the pool area.

6. If you have a scheduled party in the clubhouse, you or your guests are not permitted to utilize the pool area during that time.

7. Smoking is prohibited in the pool area. Smokers may smoke in the parking area in front of the pool and must properly dispose of tobacco products.

8. Please return all toys, equipment, chairs, and tables to their original location when you leave.

9. Always put umbrellas down when you leave.

10. Report any irregularities to a board member.