Thanks again to Board members who have been hard at work this summer dealing with and
finding a short term solution to our aging water system. The newly installed tanks should
hopefully resolve the constant interruptions to our water service. Nevertheless it is being closely monitored…
Welcome new neighbor Melissa McCrae (#44), Marina Drive. Our sincerest condolences to the
families of Kathleen O’Hanlon, Riverview Drive, Don Marini, St. Martin’s Parkway, and Jim
Adcock, St. Martin’s Parkway. And a thank you to Robin for sending all the cards.
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On July 4th, a major break in a pipe in the well was repaired. We later learned that the break
pushed sand into one of the filters causing a malfunction that resulted in the water remaining
brown for several days afterward. For the next several weeks Board members met with 3 water companies to understand the problem, get bids, and review options to repair the aging system. Part of our decision was to find a solution that would make improvements sufficient to last for the next two years, keeping costs as low as possible. The Board ultimately voted to award them bid to Sharpe Water who has been a partner with us for many years. We met with a representative who explained exactly how the water system works and what part was the
weakest. On 8/10 a new system of tanks was installed to replace the aging, corroded tank that had been leaking. The new system immediately improved water pressure and reduced the strain on the filters that resulted in discolored water. A vote was also cast to fund the $11,180 cost with a Special Assessment (due in October 2023). Each homeowner will be assessed approximately $250. After the summer we have had it seems like a small, but necessary cost. Details of the assessment will be sent separately.
In June a break in the tank near Parking Lot B was repaired. This $10,000 cost was covered by
budgeted funds. In August the tanks for Townhouses A and B were pumped. Reminder that
tanks of private homes should be pumped every 5 years.
All field work and data has been gathered. A first draft report will be written and sent to the
Board this month. We will read, question, debate it, then a second draft will be prepared. We
should be on target for the October deadline.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
While some progress on townhouse repairs has begun, many more are still in need of
repair/painting. The first picture of Townhouses C and D show variations in color. Recently two
of the townhouses have been painted and the difference is dramatic. Our hope is this becomes contagious!