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The Villages West

If you live at The Villages West, you should have received an important email blast on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Below is the content of that email:

Come join the fun every Sunday morning at 9 am. All welcome… beginners, experienced or just those wanting to see what it is all about. 

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The Villages at Huntington

If you live at The Villages at Huntington, you should have received an important email blast on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Below is the content of that email:


Sorry for the delay in the reopening of the sports court. Additional work was needed to the sports court and we will reopen it next Friday, April 12th.

Thank you for our understanding and cooperation in this matter. 

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The Villages West

If you live at The Villages West, you should have received an important email blast on Monday, March 25, 2019. Below is the content of that email:

Beginning Sunday, April 7 at 9am, weather permitting, those interested will be playing pickle ball on the Villages West courts every Sunday morning. Come join in the fun! Beginners through experienced welcome. 


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The Villages at Huntington

If you live at The Villages at Huntington, you should have received an important email blast on Friday, July 13, 2018. Below is the content of that email:

To: The Residents of the Villages of Huntington.
From: Brad Kule, President of the Board of the Villages HOA.
Dear Fellow Residents,
Here is some information regarding several community-wide issues. This is not correspondence from the complete board. This is strictly from me.
I have spent the last few weeks meeting with, talking to and communicating with several residents, vendors and management employees. This includes supervisors of our security company, our swimming pool management company, our landscaping company, our snow removal company, all four members of our property management company, our sprinkler company as well as the head of our Security Committee, our Landscaping Committee and our former Board president. I have also had a chat with a few lifeguards and security guards. I have attended the Annual Meeting and one Board meeting. I have chaired another. Phone calls, text messages and e-mails come to me several times a day. I respond to each as quickly and completely as possible.
As a result of information gathering, here are some early thoughts and opinions:
Security:   Our new company, U.S. Security is getting to know our priorities slower than necessary. It has been clearly conveyed to their supervisor that we expect nothing short of respectful and professional entrance guards. They are now providing us with better screened and trained guards. There are exceptions. They have been receptive to our complaints. We, as a community need to allow them the time needed to satisfy our needs. They are a national company whose local supervisor is a highly respected NYC retired homicide detective. In addition to fair complaints, the guards, supervisor and our management agent have unfortunately been subjected to very harsh criticism from a small handful of homeowners whose behavior has included vile language, threats and bullying which I find reprehensible. Many episodes of this nature led to the parting of ways with our former security company. Even a well- liked guard refused to stay on with us after the transition because he could not handle the abuse by certain residents. Again, this is a small cadre and not indicative of us in general. But, a few rotten apples have spoiled the crop for us in the past.
As a reminder, please contact the police department immediately if you are subject to or witness a crime taking place. You can inform the guardhouse afterwards. We have been fortunate that we have not been subject to serious crimes in the last several years. Most of the security related complaints are of a vandalism nature often being perpetuated by our own teenage residents. Our camera system has helped reduce this. We have a serious, involved and highly intelligent security committee whose vigilance and practical suggestions continue to keep our community safe. I applaud and appreciate their hard and time consuming work.
Recreation:   We replaced our former pool maintenance company this season. Our pool is now maintained by and our lifeguards are supplied by Aquatech. While we had a maintenance issue with our pool heater when the pool was opened, it is now running smoothly. We are looking to recover our costs for fixing our heater by legal means. Worst case scenario, our insurance will cover a substantial portion of the repair. Next year, according to our new contract, Aquatech will open the pool two weeks before the season starts to insure proper operation on time. The sports court requires some sprucing up which will include new basketball nets, some pole padding and replacement of some surface tiles. This will not be expensive. I hope to get Board approval this month.
I am hoping to form a Recreation Committee who can make recommendations to the Board about sprucing up the playground area. It is used regularly and our children need the quality playground they deserve.
Grounds/Landscaping:   We live in a beautifully landscaped community. The common property has never been so lush and weed free. To maintain its beauty is a large job and requires a serious financial commitment. There are sore spots for sure, which require cleaning out. These areas will be addressed. We have an abundance of large invasive shrubs called Russian Olives. They are overwhelming certain areas throughout the community and killing many valuable trees and shrubs adjacent to them. They are such a nuisance that the County has prohibited the sale of these plants. We have begun eradicating them. We need to do a better job filling the spaces left behind with new planting material. The Board has approved funding this. You will see appropriately planted beds shortly. We have also approved removing and replacing dead trees in our neighborhood. This too will happen soon. As a reminder, while street trees are technically on common property, our by-laws require homeowners to maintain those in front of their homes. The HOA can only remove dead trees. Live trees on common property can only be taken down with Board approval under special circumstances. Sidewalks that are damaged by bulging tree roots will continue to be replaced. The more mature the tree the more space it needs to stay alive. The cost of maintenance increases with age. We are prepared for this ongoing expense.
Townhouse Roof Issues:   As townhouse owners are aware, part of their maintenance covers the cost of roof replacement. This, along with when to begin replacing, any additional financing requirements by townhouse owners and a schedule of replacement will come under the auspices of a new townhouse committee. We already have a couple of volunteers.
Capital Improvements/ Long Term Financing: I’ve initiated, with Board approval, another new committee. The responsibility of this group is to identify large maintenance projects, new construction projects and the replacement of old and decaying items on our common grounds. They will present the board with a list of needed improvements as well as a financing plan going forward. Some of the items that will require the committee’s attention are; replacing our inconsistent road signs, repairing the interior of the guardhouse, installing an equipment shed and most importantly, replacing our road surface. This group is being asked to do an enormous job. We have a couple of commitments but can use another couple of people to join this committee. Please let NAI know if you have interest in joining this or any of the other committee.
Thoughts:   I volunteered for this job because I genuinely enjoy living in the Villages. I recognize the importance of maintaining our community to the highest possible standards not only to keep our home values up, but also to give ourselves a safe, financially sound and enjoyable place to live. I am wide open to any constructive criticisms. Even though I have spent many years as president of an HOA in Westchester County, I do not have all the answers. I have received some incredibly important advice from both Board members and residents. Feedback is the only way that I can get a sense of if I’m getting things right or wrong. The positive feedback I’ve received so far encourages me to keep going and getting things done. We live in a diverse neighborhood. Every topic has people for and against it. I work for all of you. I cannot satisfy everyone. I can guarantee that all will be heard and the majority opinion is what will be carried out.
If folks like this kind of communication, I will do it regularly.
One last request: My small block, like so many others has a plethora of children and pets living and playing on it. Over a dozen of each are active on most weekends in just seven houses. Please drive carefully and come to a complete stop at the stop signs. Whatever you are rushing to is not worth the possibility of the accident you can cause.
Enough out of me. Thank you for reading this. Please keep the feedback coming.
Brad Kule

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The Villages West

If you live at The Villages at Huntington, you should have received an important email blast on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Below is the content of that email:

Villages West 2018 Pool Information
The pool shall open for the season on Saturday, May 26th.
Dates of Operation:
May 26th, 27th, 28th (Memorial Day Weekend)
June 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th
June 20th & 21st (HALF DAYS 12pm – 7pm)
June 22nd (HALF DAY 12pm – 8pm)
June 24th daily through September 3rd (Labor Day)
Hours of Operation:
Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays 11am-7pm
Fridays 11am-8pm
Saturdays 10am to 8pm
Sundays 10am to 7pm
The pool will close for the season after operating hours on September 3rd.
We respectfully request that residents limit the number of non-resident guests during the weekend peak hours of 11am to 4pm. We do not want to impose a limitation on guests but may have to reconsider if overcrowding results.
Residents will be permitted to bring their own chairs into the pool area as long as they are placed a minimum of 5ft from the water’s edge and do not cause a dangerous or overcrowded condition. The Lifeguard will have discretion.
For the time being, food and drinks (except glass) will be permitted in the pool area. However, it is mandatory that all food remnants be disposed of immediately to avoid infestation and dirty, unsanitary conditions. If everyone does not clean up after themselves, we will have no choice but to revisit this policy.

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The Villages at Huntington

If you live at The Villages at Huntington, you should have received an important email blast on Monday, May 21, 2018. Below is the content of that email:

TO ALL RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGES AT HUNTINGTON
The Annual Meeting of the Villages at Huntington was held on Tuesday, May 15th.  Thank you to those who attended and for those who were unable to attend, we would like to share the following information with you.
Since no quorum was reached (80 ballots/proxies submitted), the five candidates whose names were on the ballot will fill the vacant seats.  In keeping with the by-laws, since there was no quorum, Andrea Picarella will be formally appointed by the Board at our first official meeting.  The two vacant seats will be filled by appointment from the Board.
If any residents would like to submit their names for consideration in filling the two vacant seats, please send an email by Monday, May 21, to ctonetti@nailongisland.com, Christine Tonetti, Property Manager.
We will inform you of the complete new seven member board , as dictated by the by- laws, when all seats have been filled.
Sincerely,
Your Board of Directors
Villages at Huntington

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The Villages at Huntington

If you live at The Villages at Huntington, you should have received an important email blast on Monday, May 14, 2018. Below is the content of that email:

TO ALL RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGES AT HUNTINGTON
Summer is coming shortly and this is to inform you that Aquatech Management of Long Island is the new pool company for the Villages at Huntington.
We will now have continuous lifeguard coverage for the full season.  All lifeguard staff are American Red Cross certified and hold current CPR and First Aid certifications.
In having continuous coverage (the lifeguards will have overlapping schedules) the pool will never be unattended or closed except for emergency reasons.
Attached the 2018 Pool Rules and Pool Authorization Slip for children from 12 – 16 years old. Please return the Authorization Slip before May 25th.
Have a fun, safe summer!
Thank you

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The Villages West

If you live at The Villages West, you should have received an important email blast on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Below is the content of that email:

COSTCO COMING to VILLAGES WEST
JUST FOR OUR RESIDENTS
FOR A SPECIAL MEMERSHIP RECEPTION
 
HAVE YOU WANTED TO JOIN COSTCO AND JUST NEVER GOT AROUND TO IT?   WELL, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE.  COSTCO WILL BE AT OUR CLUBHOUSE ON
 
WEDNESDAY MAY 23RD
FROM 5PM – 7:30 PM
 
FOR NEW MEMBERS:  $10 CASH CARDS WILL BE AWARDED IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THE GOLDSTAR MEMBERHSIP; COST: $60 PLUS TAX.
$20 CASH CARDS WILL BE AWARDED IF YOU SIGN UP FOR OUR EXECUTIVE MEMBERSHIP.  COST: AN ADDITIONAL $60 UPGRADE BUT YOU EARN 2% REWARD ON COSTCO PURCHASES IN THE STORE, ONLINE AND IF YOU USE COSTCO TRAVEL.
EXISTING MEMBERS CAN UPGRADE THEIR MEMBERSHIP OR RENEW YOUR EXPIRED OR EXISTING MEMBERHSIP.  YOU CAN EVEN SIGN UP FOR COSTCO’S CITI VISA CARD.
THERE WILL BE SOME FREE GIVEAWAYS AND OF COURSE SOME COSTCO COOKIES.      ANY QUESTIONS: CALL HEIDI  516-263-0609.

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The Villages West

If you live at The Villages West, you should have received an important email blast on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Below is the content of that email:

Spring 2018 Message from Villages West HOA
Spring is upon us and we just wanted to remind you of a few items.
First and foremost, it is our goal to keep our community safe and one of which we can all be proud. To do that we ask that you follow our HOA rules (posted on our website) and some additional safety procedures:
  • Observe speed limits (and remind your guests of such)
  • Curb (and clean up after) your dog and do not feed stray cats. Dogs must be leashed at all times within the community, even on common areas. Be reminded that fines have been increased and there are no warnings.
  • Clean out dryer vents periodically to prevent dryer fires
  • Make sure to check and set your sprinkler cycles to operate between midnight and 6 am.
  • Follow storage rules regarding garbage cans and please use proper cans in garbage bin areas and follow regulations regarding bulk items and paint
  • Carbon monoxide detectors need to be replaced after 7 years (they will beep and error message will be displayed); they have a built-in obsolescence and changing the battery will not help.
  • As required, landscaping and outside condition of homes must be at a minimum of what builder originally turned over. Remember that power washing will remove mold that may build up on siding.
  • Check AC condenser lines and water heaters for leaks; proper maintenance will prevent leaks and mold which may have occurred, sometimes unknowingly.
  • Know where your main shut off valve is for water.
  • Condos: it is suggested that you do not turn off heaters in utility rooms
In addition, we would like to remind you that, even though we are a gated community, common sense precautions should be taken. Lock your car and home, keep garage doors shut, and if you see something that doesn’t look right, call the gatehouse and/or the police.
And please remind children to use caution when riding bicycles and scooters, as well as being respectful of others and property.
And finally, if information changes during the year (new cars, new phone or e-mail, additions to your Do Not Call, etc.) remember to notify NAI to update your security profile.
As always, we will do our part in maintaining our community and will be taking care of winter related problems such as road repairs, landscaping issues, cement work, etc. We will also be sprucing up the clubhouse and gatehouse.
Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our home values up and most of all, providing a safe, clean and attractive community.

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The Villages West

If you live at The Villages West, you should have received an important email blast on Friday, April 13, 2018. Below is the content of that email:

Please be advised SQEAKY CLEAN has been contracted to power wash the condos the week of April 23rd, weather permitting.
In preparation please directions below to ensure safe and satisfactory service.
  • CLOSE ALL WINDOWS, AS ANY DAMAGES OCCURING FROM OPEN WINDOWS WILL NOT BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE POWERWASHING COMPANY OR THE CONDO
  • REMOVE ALL EXTERIOR HANGING OBJECTS (WINDCHIMES, FLAGS, ETC.)
Also, we are aware of the garbage that was left on the service road, it has been scheduled to be picked up and will be removed as soon as possible.
Thank you

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