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POND PLACE ASSOCIATION AND TAX DISTRICT MONTHLY MEETINGS: Thank you to those who attended the September Pond Place Association and Tax District meetings on Thursday, September 22, 2022. September meeting minutes will be posted when available.  The October meetings are currently scheduled for Thursday October 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Agendas and a Zoom link will be posted before the meeting.

  

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 8-29-22:  Please click here to open the message.

 

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 7-29-22:  Please click

here to open the message

 

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 7-5-22:  Please click here to open the message.

PAINES TRASH PICK-UP SCHEDULE:  Please click here for the 2022 Paines trash and recycle pick-up schedule.  

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 6-6-22:  Please click here to open the message.

POND PLACE ASSOCIATION AND TAX DISTRICT MONTHLY MEETINGS: Thank you to those who attended the May Pond Place Association and Tax District meetings on Thursday, May 26, 2022. May meeting minutes will be posted when available.  The May meetings did include CPA Christopher King’s presentation of FY 20-21 audits: 

 

Notice to Pond Place Association, Inc. members and Pond Place Tax District residents

 

May 6 message sent by Pond Place President Christopher J. Rossetti

 

Included:   

Notices of Annual Meetings (see below)

Proposed FY  2022-23  Tax District Budget

Recommendations   of  the Board

Sample Ballot for Tax District Annual Meeting

Ballot and Proxy for Association Annual Meeting

 

Our Annual Meetings will return to the Selectman's Chambers at the Avon Town Offices at 80 West Main Street in Avon this year.

 

The Boards of both the Association and the Tax District encourages all to attend and participate. To vote to approve or reject the proposed budget or for officers and directors of the Tax District you must attend in person. The enclosed proxy may be used to participate in the Association Annual meeting. Please give it to your proxy to bring to the meeting or mail it to White & Katzman, Attn: Michael Montgomery, 111 Roberts Street, Suite G1, East Hartford, CT 06108 so that it arrives there by May 19, 2022.

 

A strong slate has been assembled from among current board members and activists to guide the Pond Place Tax District in 2022-23, which includes new proposed members Katia Maria Salokas, Susan J. Franke, Judy Larkin and Gregory Weston.  Among the major goals for FY 22-23 are:

 

Completion of updates and revisions to our Building Guide and their presentation to the community;

 

Roll out of a new updated and enhanced Association website (pondplace.org);

 

Relandscaping of September Way center island and enhancements to Pond Circle and Morningside Court islands;

 

Inspection and cleaning of all our 44 catch basins;

 

More aggressive treatment of Stub Pond against unwanted weeds and algae;

 

Re-staining of the Observation Deck;

 

Improvement in the Rate of Return on our liquid assets and reserves;

 

Erection of a tot playscape if approved by the voters at the Annual Meeting;

 

Updating of our Tax District Ordinance to permit absentee voting.

 

Please participate!

 

                                                     Christopher J. Rossetti

                                                     President

 

POND PLACE TAX DISTRICT: NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING, BUDGET HEARING, BUDGET REFERENDUM,and ELECTION OF OFFICERS and DIRECTORS

 

A hearing on the proposed budget for FY 2022/2023 for the Pond Place Tax District will be held by Zoom virtual meeting on May 17, 2022 at 6:30 P.M.

 

The Zoom link for the hearing will be available at the Pond Place website: pondplace.org the day of the meeting. All residents or property owners in the District are invited to attend and participate. The budget will be presented and the officers and members of the Board of  Directors will be present to answer questions.

 

The Annual Meeting, Budget Referendum and Election of Officers and Directors of the Pond Place Tax District will be held on May 19, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the Selectman's Chambers of the Avon Town Offices, 60 West Main Street, Avon, Connecticut.

 

All registered voters who reside in or own property in the District may participate.

 

Click here for the proposed Budget, Slate of Candidates and Ballot and Recommendations of the Board

 

 

POND PLACE ASSOCIATION, INC. NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF GOVERNORS

 

The Annual Meeting and Election of Four (4) Governors of the Pond Place Association, Inc. will be held on May 19, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the Selectman's Chambers of the Avon Town Offices, 60 West Main Street, Avon, Connecticut.

 

All members of the Association (1 vote per Dwelling) may participate.

 

Those who wish to participate by proxy may do so by completing, signing and dating the enclosed Proxy and either mailing it to White & Katzman, Attn: Mike Montgomery, 111 Roberts Street, Suite G-1, East Hartford, CT 06108 or having it delivered to the meeting at the time and place so appointed.

 

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 4-28-22:  Please click here to open the message.

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 3-29-22:  Please click here to open the message.

 

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 2-3-22:  Please click here to open the message.

NORTHINGTON MEADOW BOARD MEETING: Thank you to those who attended the meeting via Zoom on Tuesday January 26, 2022. Future NORTHINGTON MEADOW meetings will be done as part of the monthly Pond Place meetings. The February meetings are currently scheduled for Monday February 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Agendas and a Zoom link will be posted before the meetings.

Northington Meadow information-Bylaws/Inc certificate: Please click here for the Northington Meadow Bylaws/Inc certificate.

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 1-10-22:  Please click here to open the message.

POND PLACE SNOWPLOW PROCEDURE: Pond Place residents are requested to NOT park their vehicles on the cul-de-sacs or roads during the snow or ice storms as that greatly interferes with snow plowing efforts. Please garage them or park them in your driveways or your parking areas. After the storm you may move them to afford access by plows to your driveways. Thank you.

Transition to New Management & Special Meeting: As noted in the Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 11-24-21, on October 13th CM Property Management advised the Board by e-mail that CM would not be seeking to renew its management contract with Pond Place when it expires on December 31, 2021. After vetting multiple replacement candidates, the Board approved White & Katzman of East Hartford to become our new managing agents effective January 1, 2022, subject to approval by a special virtual meeting of the Pond Place Tax District voters.

Thank you to all who were able attend the special meeting of the Pond Place Tax District voters via Zoom on Monday (December 13, 2021 6:30 PM) and for voting to approve White & Katzman of East Hartford to become our new managing agents effective January 1, 2022.

Click here for a summary of the White & Katzman (W&K) proposal

Click here for the W&K Management Agreement - Pond Place Tax District proposal

Click here for the W&K Management Agreement - Pond Place Association proposal

 

Fall Clean-Up Extended to November 26th

Pond Place residents are invited to place their brush and leaves out on empty areas next to our roads until November 26, 2021 for pick-up by our landscapers - JH Property Services. Brush and leaf piles should NOT be commingled but kept separate. JH Property Services has extended the date  for placement of leaf and brush piles until Friday November 26, 2021. Our contract with JH does not include pickup of brush or leaves piles placed after that date.

 

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 10-28-21:  Please click here to open the message.

FALL CLEAN-UP Pond Place residents are invited to place their brush and leaves out on empty areas next to our roads commencing October 1, 2021 for pick-up by our landscapers - JH Property Services. Brush and leaf piles should NOT be commingled but kept separate. Fall clean up will end on Friday November 19, 2021. Residents should NOT place leaves or brush out before October 1, 2021 or after November 19, 2021. Our contract with JH does not include pickup of brush or leaves except during those specified dates this year.  Should a resident/homeowner fail to abide by the rules back-billing for whatever JH charges to remove the stuff will happen and the Tax District/Assocation may levy a fine as well. DON'T BE A VIOLATOR.  This service is to help residents keep their properties tidy, not to assist in disposal of the remains of landscaping and major pruning projects that result in logs, stumps and large branches. These are not included in this arrangement. JH will remove these items for a reasonable charge. John Hannan, the principal of JH, can be reached at [cell phone] 860-982-4670 to make arrangements for these items or removal of leaves and brush before or after the specified dates.  Thank you

 

CATS: Anyone having any information as to the ownership or usual place of residence of either the Orange Tabby or Calico cats pictured below should please contact Christopher Rossetti either by phone at 860-678-0889 or by email @ pondplacepresident@gmail.com

STUB POND:

  • The decision was made to temporarily continue water draw down  to allow access for regular dam maintenance and minor repairs.  (8/28/2021)

  • Due to the severe storm warnings, the decision was made to temporarily open the water release valve at the dam to accommodate the excessive rain.  (8/22/2021)

 

POND PLACE ANNUAL MEETING: Minutes for the Pond Place Annual Meeting held via Zoom on 5/24/2021 are posted at the Board Minutes tab. 

SCHOOL BUS STOP ADDED (1/4/2021):  A second school bus stop has been added for Pond Place.  Click here to see the notice for Pond Place residents regarding an additional Bus Stop on the property. 

POND PLACE PRESS WINTER 2020 EDITION: The 2020 Winter edition of the Pond Place Press newsletter has been posted at the Pond Place Press section of this site. The Community Bulletin Board may also be found at the Pond Place Press section of this site.

 

DEEP Wildlife Division UConn – NRE:  Bobcat Project.  Click here for a flyer that presents information on the Connecticut Bobcat Project. The flyer includes contact information for those who would like to help with the project. 

POND PLACE FOREST STUDY OCTOBER 2019: In October, Andrea Urbano (Central District Service Forester) and Larry Rousseau (Western District Service Forester) made an on-sight visit to help the Pond Place Association better understand how to protect and safely maintain Pond Place forest resources. The CT DEEP report provided after their visit and review is posted here

LOCK CARS: At the September 23, 2019 Pond Place Monthly Meeting, Office Reardon of the Avon Police Department reported items were stolen from a couple unlocked cars parked in the community.  Office Reardon reminded us to keep cars locked to avoid break-ins.  Information to help Prevent Car Break-ins may be found at the Avon Town website here and in the October 2019 Town of Avon Newsletter.

BEARS:  Please be aware that there have been numerous bear sightings in Avon, CT. The Avon Police Department has a helpful Black Bear Do's and Don'ts website page at: http://www.avonct.gov/police-department/pages/black-bear-dos-and-donts.  That page includes recommendations to reduce the likelihood of bears near your home and also includes links to other resources including the DEEP website page on bears: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325930&depNav_GID=1655

 

Past announcements are listed in Pond Place Press section of this site. 

Welcome to Pond Place

Pond Place is a unique Planned Unit Development (PUD) community established under Connecticut State Law. The Community consists of 210 individually owned, free-standing homes. These homes are located in a 70-acre park-like setting that includes a lovely pond, large open areas, walking trails and a tennis court.

Lighted pedestrian access to adjacent shopping and commuter transit is provided via the walking trails.

In Pond Place, the Residents are responsible for maintaining and repairing their homes and their Exclusive Use Area. Residents elect fellow residents to serve on the Pond Place Association and Pond Place Tax District Boards. These Boards function as the administrators of Pond Place for the purposes of maintaining and repairing Common Areas and enforcing compliance with community regulations. The boards set policy and oversee the operations of the Property Manager, as well as preparing the community budget for presentation to the residents at the annual meeting. Board meetings are held monthly, and are open to any owner or resident.

You will find all the appropriate and necessary guidelines here on this website. They include the Presentation PackageBuilding Guide, Rules and Regulations and the forms needed to apply for modifications.

Please contact our property manager with any questions or if you are looking for more information.

 

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