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Pond Place Press and Announcements

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Previous Announcements

(Scroll down for links for past Pond Place Press Editions)

 

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 10-1-21: Please click here to open the message.

 

Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc. 9-6-21:  Please click here to open the message.  

 

Click here for Message from the President of the Pond Place Association, Inc., 7-5-21

 

Click here for the COMMUNITY WIDE TRASH & RECYCLING announcement provided on

6-28-21

5/19/2021: Important Notice to Pond Place Owners and Residents – Community Wide Trash & Recycling

The form for trash barrel size preference has been updated on 5/24/2021 to allow a 35-gallon choice]

Dear Pond Place Owners and Tenants,

               As announced last September the Association will be contracting with Paine’s, Inc. of Simsbury for community wide trash and recyclables pick up. This will reduce air, noise and visual pollution and the wear and tear on our roads, especially the cul de sacs which were not designed for regular heavy vehicle use. (Currently four trash haulers serve our community on different days of the week.) Service will start on Wednesday July 7, 2021. All home owners must complete and submit the enclosed form to specify what size trash barrel they prefer or whether they would prefer to opt out of participation.

                For those using the service trash will be picked up weekly on Wednesdays. Barrels need to be on the street by 6:00 AM. Recycling pick-up will also be commencing on Wednesday July 7, 2021 and bi-weekly on Wednesdays thereafter. For those who already have Paine’s service please continue to use your existing barrels. For those without Paine’s barrels, Paine’s will be delivering your barrels in June. Please indicate your barrel size preference on the enclosed form and return it to our managing agent, CM Management, P.O. Box 690, Southbury, CT 06488 on or before May 31, 2021.

                Effective July 1, 2021 Association members and their tenants may no longer invite other commercial trash haulers onto Pond Place to remove their trash or recyclables. Those members who have rented their units should make sure they and their tenants terminate their services with providers other than Paine’s. Failure to abide by this rule will subject owner violators to fines. For those who use Paine’s currently, you will receive a refund for unearned prepaid service directly from Paine’s.

                Those opting out will receive a $250.00 credit (which is the approximate per unit annual cost for this service) for the year on their annual Pond Place Association dues. Opting out means the association member or their tenant will be taking their trash and recyclables to the Town of Avon Transfer Station on Huckleberry Hill Road rather than using Paine’s services. Use of other haulers is not permitted. Those opting out will not be able to opt back in until the commencement of the next fiscal year, i.e. July 1, 2022. To opt out the Owner MUST complete and return the enclosed form to our managing agent, CM Management, P.O. Box 690, Southbury, CT 06488 on or before May 31, 2021. Forms not signed by a legal owner are invalid. Oral communications and forms received late will not be honored.

               Please do NOT contact Paine’s with questions but rather address them to Mike Famiglietti at CM Management at (203) 264-6598. The Pond Place Board of Governors understands the transition may cause inconveniences for some and requests your co-operation, understanding and patience.

                                                                                                           Pond Place Board of Governors

 

POND PLACE ANNUAL MEETING: Thank you to those who joined the Pond Place Annual Meeting via Zoom on 5/24/2021.  During the meeting, CM Property Manager Michael Famiglietti provided voting results per the process followed in the Notice of Annual Meeting and Special Procedures Relating Thereto.

  • Election of Governors for the Pond Place Association:

    • 26 votes received for each for the three people listed on the ballot: Sue Jansen; Mitch Uzwack; and, Austin Patenaude.  No votes received for write-ins.

  • Election of the Pond Place Tax District Officers and Directors:

    • 1 vote received for a write-in candidate; 49 votes were received for the people listed on the Pond Place Tax District Officers and Directors ballot: President – Christopher Rossetti; Vice President – Gary Gianini; Clerk – John Williams; Director - Susan Jansen; Director – Mitch Uzwack; Director – Charles Wall; Director – Amber Jones; and Director – Austin Patenaude                        

  • 2% increase to the Pond Place Tax District Budget: 44 votes to approve; 6 votes do not approve

  • Renewal of the landscape and snow removal contract with JH Services: 46 votes to approve; 4 votes do not approve

  • Replacement of the privacy fence on the northern perimeter: 50 votes to approve; 0 votes do not approve

  • Pond Place Tax District Amendment concerning contract expenditures: 48 votes to approve; 2 votes do not approve.

BUDGET REVIEW MEETING: Thank you to those who participated in the Budget Review Meeting that was held via Zoom on Monday, May 17, 2021.

Notice of Annual Meeting and Special Procedures Relating Thereto (May 2021)

Due to the Covid19 Virus and the Governor’s Executive Orders, as well as the Avon Town Hall being unavailable to host the Annual Meeting, the Annual Meeting cannot be held in the usual manner this year.  Click here to review the letter mailed by CM Property Management to the Pond Place community for details on the Annual Meeting and Special Procedures.

SPRING CLEANUP: The Pond Place community roadside pickup of leaves and branches was completed on April 14, 2021. Thank you to those who participated in the Spring Cleanup. 

POND PLACE FALL 2020 CLEAN-UP:  The last day for the Fall Clean-up will be on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

 

The Pond Place Fall Clean-Up is in progress and will continue through Sunday, November 22, 2020.  Please make sure debris piles are being separated into two piles.  One pile should be for sticks only and the second pile can be for leaves, twigs, and pine needles.  These piles need to be left out by the road, no further than 5 feet from the road, or you can put the piles on the common island in the cul-de-sac for pick up.  DO NOT place piles on pea stone driveways.   Click here to see the Fall Clean-up notice that was mailed to Pond Place residents.

SPRING CLEAN-UP NOTICE:  The last day for spring clean-up will be on Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Please make sure debris piles are separated into two piles. One pile should be for sticks only and the second pile can be for leaves, twigs, & pine needles.  These piles need to be left out by the road, no further than 5 feet from the road, or you can put the piles on the common island in the cul-de-sac for pick up.

DO NOT place piles on pea stone driveways. Please do not cover the pile of leaves with tarps. JH Services will be removing piles over the next two weeks. The last day for pick up will be on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact CM Property Management at 203-264-6598.

Click here to see the March 30 Spring Clean-up notice that was mailed to Pond Place residents.

FALL CLEAN UP 2019:  Please click here to see more details and the Fall Clean-up flyer mailed to Pond Place residents. 

BUDGET HEARING (5/13/2019) and ANNUAL MEETINGS (5/20/2019)

As listed in a letter mailed to Pond Place home owners, and as previously listed in this announcement page, the Budget Hearing was held on MONDAY, May 13, 2019; and, 2018 Annual Meetings was held on MONDAY, May 20, 2018Thank you to those who participated. The 2019/2020 budget was accepted.  Meeting minutes will be posted when available.  

FALL CLEANUP 2018: The Pond Place community roadside pickup of leaves and branches was completed December 8, 2018.  There is no Town-sponsored leaf or tree branch collection in Pond Place, although you may check with your trash collector, or use a private contractor. If you hire a contractor for tree trimming, cutting down full trees, or for additional clean-up of leaves & branches in your exclusive use area (EUA), the contractor must be responsible for removing that material from Pond Place.

WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT ON WEST MAIN ST:  The Avon Water Department recently released an announcement about a water main replacement project on West Main Street that will begin the week of June 4, 2018 and is expected to take approximately three months. Most work will be between 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM though some work may also be done overnight.  The project will begin at 160 West Main Street and then go westward to 320 West Main Street. The construction is expected to occur within the northern (westbound) portion of the State right-of-way.  The full Avon Water Department announcement may be found at: http://www.avonct.gov/home/news/avon-water-water-main-replacement-project-on-route-44-west-main-street-starting-june-4th

Coyote: A coyote attacked a German Shepard outside of the owner’s home on Butternut Circle tonight (1/24/2018).  The dog is OK and the coyote was chased away from the yard.  The dog owner reported the incident.  Please exercise caution and watch out for your pets!    

FALL CLEANUP 2017: The Pond Place community roadside pickup of leaves and branches was completed on November 20, 2017.  There is no Town-sponsored leaf or tree branch collection in Pond Place, although you may check with your trash collector, or use a private contractor. If you hire a contractor for tree trimming, cutting down full trees, or for additional clean-up of leaves & branches in your exclusive use area (EUA), the contractor must be responsible for removing that material from Pond Place.

CLOTHES DRYER VENT CLEANING:  In a recent Pond Place Monthly Meeting, our Avon Police liaison, Officer Reardon, noted that the Avon Fire Department had responded to two Pond Place fires which originated in clothes dryer vents.  Regular cleaning of dryer vents is recommend.  Examples of how to do that are listed at http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-a-Clothes-Dryer-Vent and https://www.consumerreports.org/clothes-dryers/how-to-clean-your-dryer-vent/ .    Posted 8/2017

FILE OF LIFE:  File of Life is a voluntary program where you list your medical history and emergency contact information in the File of Life form, and post the form in your home, thereby allowing first responders to better assist you in an emergency. Our Avon Police liaison, Officer Reardon, recommends posting the File of Life form on the refrigerator because that is where first responders look for the File of Life document.  Special File of Life magnetic holders are available at the Avon Police Department.  Blank forms and more about the File of Life program may be found at: http://www.ct.gov/dds/cwp/view.asp?a=12&Q=440434 . Posted 8/2017   

POND PLACE PRESS SUMMER 2017 EDITION: The 2017 Summer 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. Included in the Pond Place Press is announcement that Richard Markham and Capstone Management will no longer be the property management company for Pond Place as of June 30, 2017.  The new property managers, beginning July 1, 2017, are Michael Famiglietti, Partner and Tim O’Neil, Property Manager of CM Property Management. Their telephone number is: 1-203-264-6598.

BUDGET HEARING (5/15/2017) and ANNUAL MEETINGS (5/22/2017): Thank you to all the Pond Place community members that attended the Pond Place Tax District Budget Hearing on May 15, 2017; and, thank you for attending and voting for the budget, and Governors / Officers / Directors, at the 2017 Annual Pond Place Tax District and Pond Place Association meetings on May 22.  The proposed 2017/2018 Tax District Budget was adopted.   

MINUTES AND SPECIAL CAPITAL RESERVE FUND:  Pond Place Association and Tax District Monthly meetings are posted within this website at the Board Minutes tab.  The January 2017 Pond Place meeting minutes include notes on a Pond Place Special Capital Reserve Fund Resolution that was adopted during the January 23, 2017 Pond Place meeting.  Background on the Special Capital Reserve Fund is presented in the September, October, and November 2016 Pond Place Meeting minutes.   

TRASH & RECYCLING BARREL STORAGE:  In the recent Pond Place board meeting, the Pond Place Rules & Regulations were updated to include storage requirements for trash and recycling barrels. The new rule is as follows:

Pursuant to Article II of the Pond Place Association, Inc. (the “Association”) Rules and Regulations, the Board of Governors hereby amends Article II of said Rules and Regulations by adding the following provision to the end of Section 2 of Article II: Except on the evenings before days of scheduled pick-up or on the day of scheduled pick-up, rubbish and recycling barrels must be stored inside of garages or sheds to promote safety and reduce unsightliness in the community. Units which lack garages or sheds shall store their rubbish and recycling barrels out of sight from roads.

LOCK CARS: During the November 2016 Pond Place monthly meeting, Officer Reardon from the Avon Police Department reminded residence to keep car doors locked and to keep any bags or gifts in cars out of sight in vehicle trunks.

ROOF STAINS:  A helpful article on removing  Black Roof Stains was provided in the October 2015 Town of Avon Newsletter.  The article suggests avoiding high-pressure washing, which might cause shingle damage, and recommends applying a solution made with trisodium phosphate, bleach, and water as a way to remove the stains. The article may be found at: /www.avonct.gov - oct-2015 newsletter.pdf   

 

FIREPLACE SAFETY:  Mentioned by our helpful Police liaison; when you burn a fire in your fireplace, DO NOT clean them out the next day.  There can still be small embers that can start a fire.

 

POND PLACE FACEBOOK PAGE: Please visit the Pond Place Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/pondplaceavon started and run by Pond Place home owners. It’s a place to connect with other home owners and to see what’s happening in the world of Pond Place alongside of www.pondplace.org. We are hoping to start more community interaction and gatherings, by using the Facebook page. 

 

We will continue to use PondPlace.org to present Pond Place rules and regulations, the building guide, modification forms, meeting minutes, and Pond Place Board of Director and Property Manager announcements and newsletters.

  

POND PLACE TAX DISTRICT TAXES: Pond Place Tax District taxpayers will continue to receive a mailed tax bill.  Tax information may also be reviewed at www.avonassessor.com - Searches for a Property Record for those who wish to calculate their Pond Place Tax District taxes. 

BEARS: In the previous Pond Place monthly meeting, Office Reardon (Avon Police Dept) noted that there have been many reports of bears in Avon and recommended that dogs be kept on leash and at a distance from bears.   (Rules about dogs in Pond Place are also listed below.)  

NUMBERS FOR STREET ADDRESS:  Very important for assisting emergency services, and also noted in the Building Guide (section IV – 14), residents are reminded that numbers for street addresses should be mounted on the house, garage or shed facing the street, and colored black or have a contrasting color scheme as outlined in the Building Guide.

EXTERIOR MODIFICATION APPLICATIONS:  The Building Guide provides information on exterior modifications.  Before the external modification work (which includes lighting fixtures and staining) is performed, residents are reminded to request and wait for approval by using the Exterior Modification Application Form.  Form instruction are found in the Building Guide.  More information may also be found in the Building Guide section of this website.

DOGS:  Section 3 Article III of the Pond Place Rules & Regulations includes dogs to be on leash and under the handler's control. That rule section also notes that a pet shall be permanently removed upon three (3) days written notice from the Board of Governors, and also references Connecticut State Law, Section 22-363 which states that no person shall own or harbor a dog which is a nuisance by reason of vicious disposition or excessive barking or other disturbance. 

 

Past Pond Place Press Editions

 
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