RIVERS EDGE HOA NEWSLETTER JULY-AUGUST 2019

Owners’ Association News

Board of Directors

President/Board Chairman:  Mark Nash, mnesq1990@yahoo.com
Secretary/Treasurer:             Arthur Carpana, acarpana@yahoo.com
Vice-President:                     Jim Soojian, jamess@soojianbrohers.com
Vice-President:                     Russ Gloor, binky107@earthlink.net
Director-at-large:                  Steve Sameroff (Developer)

Since our last Newsletter report:

** Please note that the pool rule which prohibited children in diapers from using the pool has been updated to conform to the recommendations of the PA Department of Health and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The updated rule allows untrained children wearing swim pants or swim diapers specifically designed for such purpose to use the pool.

** The Clubhhouse exterior has been powerwashed, including the roof which had mold, and all windows have been cleaned. Cleaning of the Clubhouse gutters is scheduled to occur on July 3rd. On the same date all residential gutters will be cleaned.

** The red Plum trees outside the rear doors to the Clubhouse have a fungus infection. The Board is considering actions necessary, which may include removal.

** Please be reminded that any community or residential issues you have should be brought to the attention of our Property Manager Christina, not directly to any of the Directors of the Association. The property manager will engage the Board of Directors if and when it is necessary to do so. Contact information for the Property Manager appears elsewhere in this Newsletter.

** The large utility closet off the game room has been cleaned up and organized, and storage shelving has been installed. Please keep this area neat and clean.

** Note that a wall rack for various community forms is now installed just outside the HOA office door. All community forms (Design Review, Issue Report, Clubhouse Rental, etc.) may be found in this rack for your convenience.

** Analysis of drainage issues at several community buildings is an ongoing project being conducted for the HOA by engineering firm Urban Research & Development. Discovery Phases 1 and 2 of this project have been completed and the resulting report has been sent to the developer. Phase 3 of the project is now underway and will include recommendations for problem resolution, which will also be forwarded to the developer for action..

ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY BLOCK PARTY

“Livin’ on the Edge” was on full display on Memorial Day when the 500 Braeburn block hosted their 3rd annual community block party. With the entire community invited and most attending,, a great time was had by all. Great food and drink, but most of all friendship and comeraderie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESIDENTS ON THE GO!!! THE YEAR IN REVIEW:

Our first “resident-controlled” year

July 2019 marks the one year anniversary of our transition from a developer-controlled community to a resident-controlled community, and what an amazing year it has been. Your Board of Directors has been hard at work over the last twelve months tending to numerous issues and making many needed improvements for the betterment of the community. Here are some highlights:

  • Considerable work related to our community swimming pool, including replacing pool tiles, replacing malfunctioning sanitation equipment, fixing pool lighting, acquiring new poolside furniture to replace broken chaise lounges, power-washing the pool deck, and careful pool maintenance to keep the pool looking pristine, or as some residents have said, “the best it’s ever looked.”
  • Much effort went into our Clubhouse, including engaging a twice-monthly cleaning service, professionally cleaning all windows and screens, power-washing the entire building, removing roof mold, cleaning gutters, replacing defective lighting, adding dimmer and timer switches, pest control, replacing defective door locks, installing locks for outside restroom access, repairing the outside water fountain, installing an AED device, installing a surveillance system for liability and theft protection. and repairing broken fitness center equipment..
  • Attention to community common areas, including removal of numerous insect-infected mature ash trees and replacement with maple trees. Evaluated alternatives and negotiated a new contract for four season landscape maintenance; opened a new dialogue with landscape company for fast resolution of community landscape maintenance issues.
  • A long list of other miscellaneous issues resolved and improvements made, both to our physical community environment and our financial handling processes and banking/investment accounts.
 

Regularly Scheduled Activities

Rivers Edge is an active adult community. In addition to various spontaneous activities often occurring, here are activities which occur every month, at the designated date and time.

Every Month:
First Saturday: Men’s Coffee & Bagels Social – 9:00 AM at Clubhouse
Second Thursday: Ladies’ Month Luncheon (meeting location, time and restaurant announced monthly)
Second Friday: Men’s Poker Night – 7:00 PM at Clubhouse
Third Friday: Caring & Sharing Club meeting – 7:00 PM at Clubhouse
Last Saturday: Ladies Coffee Social – 9:00 AM at Clubhouse
Every Monday and Friday:  Balance and Fitness Class at Clubhouse – 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
Every Friday: Aqua Aerobics Class – 9:45 AM – Pool

 

Rivers Edge is an active adult community. In addition to various spontaneous activities often occurring, here are activities which occur every month, at the indicated date and time.

Pocono Foxtrot 5K

Pictured above is our Rivers Edge “Getting the Edge” team which participated in the Pocono Foxtrot 5K/1K Run/Walk to aid research for Parkinson’s Disease. Our Rivers Edge team included Alice Nash (captain), Joann Carpana, Rose Von Tobel, Maureen Burke and Arthur Carpana (not pictured).

 

 

 

 


Rivers Edge By The Numbers

Homes completed: 39 | Homes occupied: 37 | Units contract: 17
Units Available: 4 | Number of Residents: 60



MONTHLY LADIES LUNCHEONS:

Our Rivers Edge ladies enjoyed lunch at The Millside Café  in Lafayette in May and at Grappa in Warwick in June.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Watch for announcements:
July 13th – 11:00 AM – Annual Meeting and Election of Directors, to be held at the above date/time at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Matamoras. See meeting notice which was mailed to you via USPS.
August 4th – 2:00 PM – Shadowland Theater “Sheer Madness”, preceded by lunch at an Ellenville restaurant TBD. Contact Tom & Maureen Burke.
August 247:00 PM – Poolside Cocktail Social, on the pool patio, sponsored by the Rivers Edge Neighbors to Neighbors Club. Contact Chris Allen or Laura Congemi.


Committees

Executive: M. Nash, A. Carpana, J. Soojian, R. Gloor
Grievance: M. Nash (chair), Rose Von Tobel, (one open)
Design Review: J. Soojian (chair), Carl Von Tobel, (one open).
Rules & Regs: R. Gloor (chair), Maureen Burke, (one open)
Finance: A. Carpana (chair), George Hill, (one open)
Activities: Bonnie Matthews (chair), Barbara Gloor, Vita Sarvaide


A Night At The Movies

There is a movie shown every Tuesday evening at the Clubhouse. Movies start at 7:00 PM sharp, with social time starting at 6:30. Even if you can’t stay for the movie, come and socialize with your friends & neighbor before the movie starts.

July
2 – “The Accountant”, rated R
9– “Under the Tuscan Sun”, rated PG13
16 – “Training Day”, rated R
23 – “The Devil Wears Prada”, rated PG13
30 – “Murder on the Orient Express, PG13

August
6 – “Something’s Gotta Give”, rated PG13
13 – “Indecent Proposal”, rated R
20 – “The Upside of Anger”, rated R
27 – “A Few Good Men”, NR


Developer’s Corner

Please note that all home sales information and home warranty issues should be brought to the attention of the developer (contact info below). After your one-year home warranty has expired, or for any community issues, please contact the Rivers Edge Owners’ Association Property Management company, NEPA Management Associates, as indicated to the right below.

Sales traffic continues to be very strong and about 2 of every 3 serious buyers select our community. Building #8 on the river is sold out and interior finishing is ongoing, with occupany expected to occur during July and August. Building # 10 on Macintosh now has 4 units sold; building # 23 on Braeburn now has 3 units sold; Building # 12 on Macintosh (for which foundation work is now in process) already has 2 units sold. Building #24 on Braeburn (the 400 block) is now sold out, and another new resident has already closed on June 28th. Permits have been secured for Building # 13 on Macintosh, and we expect foundation work for this building to start later this year.

We are now trying to schedule paving work to finish paving Braeburn to the end of current buildings, and also to put the first rough paving coat down on Macintosh to the end of currently constructed buildings.

Our “Friends and Family” program offers 1 year’s free Association fees if you bring a qualified friend or family member to the sales office for the first time, resulting in a sale. See Geoff Pitcher for details.

Office: 570-491-4180                                            www.riversedge55.com
Geoff Pitcher (Project Manager)                           geoff.riversedge@gmail.com
Nancy Pitcher (listing agent) 570-807-0780         nancypitcher@gmail.com,


Property Management

Contact Information

Christina Serpico, Sr.Property Manager
cserpico@wilkins1.com
NEPA Property Management Assoc.(570) 421-5409 Extension 383
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