Association Helps To Prevent Dryer Fires

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Included in the 2018 assessment is a free dryer vent cleaning.  This is a mandatory requirement for all homeowners so we can do our part to avoid dryer vent fires.

What to Expect

After greeting the homeowner, the dryer is turned on and checked for proper working condition (inclusive of noise level and heat element of the dryer working).

Inspection of Airflow Before Dryer Vent Cleaning:
Vent termination inspected, any coverings or flaps are removed/ cleaned.

Dryer/DryerVent Cleaning Process:

  • Dryer is turned off and moved away from the wall. This is when the dryer will be cleaned through the lint screen area and the bottom tray area of dryer if accessible
    Vacuum hose (4”) directly connected to vent pipe coming out of wall/floor in laundry room.
  • RoVac vacuum (3 stage motor with hepa filter) turned on
  • A 4” rotating brush on a spring leader is attached to a drill by means of a flexible connecting rod system.
  • This brush is advanced from the outside vent termination all the way to the vacuum hose.
  • After reaching the interior hose, the brush is reversed and rod system backed out, cleaning the vent a second time on its way out.
  • Floor vacuumed, transition vent inspected (replaced at owner expense if they desire) and reconnected to wall pipe.
  • Dryer pushed back into original position, turned on, and checked again for proper working conditions.

Inspection of Airflow After Dryer Vent Cleaning:

  • Vent termination flaps replaced and vent cap caulked if needed with same color caulk.

Look for more information in 2018 for scheduling.

Asbury Woods Contracts With Arctic Snow And Ice

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The board of directors for Asbury Woods approved a new snow removal company, Arctic Snow and Ice, for the 2017-2018 winter season.  The contract begins on December 1, 2017.

Residents should see a significant change to the snow removal process.  Unlike previous contracts that didn’t call for removal until 2 inches, this contract is “near zero” tolerance.  Ice melt or snow removal will begin more quickly.

As always, we remind residents to do their part to help with snow removal.  Vehicles should first be stored in the owner’s garage.  Other vehicles should be moved when the area is being serviced.  Vehicles parked in violation of the Asbury Woods rules will be towed!

Be especially careful and cautious of crews servicing the property.  Yield to skid steers (Bobcat), workers shoveling, salt trucks, etc.  Please leave stakes in place that help mark the property for workers.

Thank you for your cooperation in making this season a success.  And welcome to our new vendor, Arctic Snow and Ice!

2017 Asphalt Work

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The buildings, carpentry, and balcony work will consume much of the association’s budget for the year, however, the board will be able to replace 33 of the smaller driveways including curb cutting.  With 63 driveways already replaced, this will bring our total to 96 (38%).

Potholes will be filled as soon as the asphalt plants come online (end of April / early May).  The newly renovated driveway between 8108/8808 will be sealcoated.

The board is also working to establish a 2-4 year plant for more extensive asphalt renovation and drainage improvements.

Pothole Repair

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The board of directors has proposals for pothole repair, so we appreciate your patience as we know there numerous areas in need of repair.

While the remainder of the buildings are seeing wood repair and painting, in 2018 the board expects to make asphalt repair an even greater budget priority.

Again, thank you for your patience while we wait for asphalt plants to begin to come online for the season.

2017 Painting & Balcony Project

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At the March 2017 public board meeting, careful review was given to proposals for buildings on the east side of the association that were not painted in 2016.

The board is pleased to award the contract to Artist Touch for painting of the following buildings:

  • 8120
  • 8121
  • 8221
  • 8117
  • 8217
  • 8114
  • 8828
  • 8815
  • 8814
  • 8808

Balconies at the following units will also be replaced:

  • 8815L
  • 8815I
  • 8808L
  • 8814C
  • 8814L
  • 8117C
  • 8217L

Finally, significant wood replacement will take place to damaged areas.

Watch our website, Facebook, and newsletter for more information including start date and any necessary instructions.

Community Alert – Vehicles & Garage Openers

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We’d like to remind all residents that their primary parking is their garage and driveway apron.  This is to be used before guest/overflow parking.

If you find yourself filling up your designated parking spots and moving to guest/overflow parking, please be sure your car doors are locked.  Also be sure that you have removed any garage door openers which could easily provide someone access to your unit if it falls into the wrong hands.

If you see any suspicious activity in the Asbury Woods community, please be sure to call 911.

Driveway Replacement 2016

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The board of directors has evaluated the asphalt condition throughout the association.  The asphalt in the worst condition was identified to be between 8108 and 8808.  The driveway area will be replaced in the Spring/Summer of 2016 including complete excavation, pitch, and drainage.

Following permits, the existing asphalt will be excavated and new base installed.  It will remain this way for about a month and allowed to settle.  Following this, the new asphalt will be installed.

Association Combats Emerald Ash Borer

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Like all communities and municipalities, ash trees around Asbury Woods were infested by the emerald ash borer.

In 2014, the board began to remove trees and continued in 2015.  Fourteen (14) more replacement trees were approved for 2016 and a few others are being evaluated.

Orange marking have been added to trees we’ve identified for 2016.  Removal and installation is set to begin as soon as May.

Observe Parking Rules

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Avoid costly fines by adhering the Asbury Woods parking rules.

Any area not marked for parking should be consider a fire lane.

Owners (or their renters) should be using their garage AND driveway before any overflow/guest parking is used.

Thank you for your compliance and helping us to maximize our available parking locations.

 

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