The first snow of any significance has started and expected to continue through the day on Christmas Eve. Vehicles should be parking in garages and not outside… both to allow guests room to park for the holiday and to help effectively remove snow from guest/visitor spots.
Please be mindful of snow removal crews, drivel extra slow, and enjoy condo living! No need to do anything but enjoy the white Christmas.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.