At the annual meeting of The Fells Condominium Association on December 7th a number of questions were raised about various items of interest to Fells residents. In a number of cases follow-up was needed. Below are the items of interest with contact information for each:
Railings for the Front Stairs of Homes at The Fells
A number of residents have expressed interest in having railings installed on their front stairs to make it easier and safer in the winter and at other times of the year. The Board has done some research into types and styles of railings that are in keeping with the overall look here at The Fells. If you are interested in having railings installed please contact Nathaniel Leach at Foxfire - email@example.com or by phone: (603) 228-2151 x316 and he will provide you with additional information. The price for these railings installed has been quoted at $955 (option without top 1 foot tie-ins to columns is $895).
Brochure for the currently approved railing for use at The Fells: pdf 2015 Keylink Outlook Railing Data Sheet (1020 KB)
[Please note that any outside modifications to the homes here at The Fells require Board approval and that items like railings will have to meet our requirements (in process).]
Shoveling a Path to the Propane Tanks
For some time now the Board has been looking into having the paths to our propane tanks shoveled as part of our snow removal contract. To date we have not been able to secure a cost-effective contract. However, we are looking into a few creative ways to take care of this for people that need, or want, it done for them.
If you would like to have your propane tank path shoveled for you please contact Nathaniel Leach at Foxfire - firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (603) 228-2151 x316.
Note: One of our creative ideas is to enlist able-bodied residents who already shovel their own paths to volunteer to take on one or two others in the neighborhood. Please contact Nathaniel if you are one of these people and would like to add your name to the list.
Recycling Pickup at The Fells
There have been a couple of attempts to add curbside recycling here at The Fells but the overall interest across the community has traditionally been low. However, this subject has come up each year and each year we have new residents so it warrants revisiting from time to time. At the moment there are a few people that have contracted with Buckley Disposal Service at a cost of $4.00/week for this service. If we get more people to participate in this service the costs will go down. At some point if we get a majority of the residents to participate we can revisit adding curbside recycling to our regular trash pickup.
If you are interested in, and in support of, curbside recycling at The Fells please contact John and Barbara Chase at John.email@example.com or by phone at (603) 554-1927.
Exercise Room Equipment
John Olexa asked if it were possible for some additional exercise equipment to be added at the Clubhouse. John was thinking that a stationary bicycle might be a nice addition and we do have room.
If you currently use the exercise room and would like to see some additional equipment added or if you don't currently use the exercise room here at The Fells but would be more likely to use it with the right equipment, please contact John Olexa at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (860) 874-7235 and let him know what additional equipment you would like to see. If there is enough interest in the community we may be able to find room in the budget for it.
Replacement Trees and Shrubs
This past Spring and early Summer there was an attempt to coordinate the purchase and replacement of a number of resident-owned trees across The Fells. We never got to a point where this could be done - largely due to the high prices we were given by our landscape contractor. At the meeting Bob Most offered to coordinate this effort again with a target of early to late Spring 2016. If you are interested in having any trees or shrubs replaced please contact Bob Most at email@example.com or by phone at (973) 543-5000 and let him know what you are interested in.
Please note that the "street trees" that were planted when your home was built can only be Red Maple to maintain the consistency across the neighborhood. Also, any other trees or shrubs that are within your limited common area are your responsibility so the cost of replacement is yours.