RIVERS EDGE HOA NEWSLETTER MAY-JUNE 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:

** The front and rear doors to the Clubhouse have been adjusted for proper and easier opening and closing, and new lock cylinders have been installed. The old locks were very susceptable to keys breaking off inside the lock; the new lock and keys are a much more durable commercial grade.

** The pool is scheduled to be opened on or about May 15th. In preparation for the summer season, the concrete patio area surrounding the pool will be powerwashed within a few days of pool opening.

** Twelve brand new poolside lounge chairs will join our existing tables and chairs as soon as the pool is opened and ready for use.

** Community street lights and Clubhouse parking lot lights have been upgraded to LED technology to provide better nighttime lighting. The new LED lights are much brighter than the older lights. This project included fixing the “flaky” light between 610 & 700 Braeburn, and repairing the broken light on Macintosh (across from the new riverside building).

** Power washing of the Clubhouse exterior and cleaning of all Clubhouse windows is scheduled for May 17th.

** Cleaning of all community gutters (both Clubhouse & residential units) is scheduled for the last week of June, after all spring tree and plant shedding is over). All gutters are cleaned at least twice per year (early summer and fall).

** A new video surveillance system will be installed in May for the exterior and interior of the Clubhouse. This is a both a vandalism deterrent and a liability protection issue as our community grows, and as the nearby population increases. The system provides for Board access primarily to investigate incidents at, or near the Clubhouse or pool.

** Analysis of drainage issues at several community buildings is an ongoing project. The Board has retained a Consulting Engineering firm to assess these issues and recommend solutions.

Residents on the go:
Rivers Edge Ladies

Rivers Edge ladies gather monthly on the 2nd Thursday for warm  friendship and good food at various nearby
restaurants. Always a fun time for our ladies, “livin’ on the Edge”.

LEFT PHOTO: El Patron, Port Jervis NY   RIGHT PHOTO: Bottoms Up, Slate Hill NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

The majestic Delaware River is right in our back yard, just waiting for our residents and our guests to take full advantage – whether that be fishing, tubing, kayaking or canoeing. Our access to the river is via the ramp behind building 7 and behind the West end and rear of the Clubhouse.

Rivers Edge By The Numbers

Homes completed: 38 | Homes occupied: 36 | Units contract: 11
Units Available: 10 | Number of Residents: 59


UPCOMING ANNUAL MEETING

We are closing in on the first anniversary of our resident-controlled Owners’ Association and Board of Directors, and that means our Annual Meeting – at which election of Directors occurs – is also approaching. According to our Bylaws, the Association’s Annual Meeting must occur on the 2nd Saturday in July at 11:00 AM, so this year’s meeting is scheduled for July 13th at that time. Because we have grown to the point that the Clubhouse is no longer a comfortable venue for such a large gathering, our Annual Meeting this year will be held in the social hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 307 Avenue F, in Matamoras. There is plenty of parking at the rear of the church and access to the Social Hall is easy from the parking lot.

This year, two Director positions will be vacant and need to be filled at the Annual Meeting (these Director positions are for a 2-year term). The Board of Directors will soon appoint an Election Commissioner who will be accepting written nominations up until July 1st (see note below). Candidates should also submit with their nomination a brief 1 page resume of their qualifications, which will be posted in the Clubhouse for review by residents. A “Meet the Candidates” night will be held in the Clubhouse (date/time to be announced later) which will allow candidates to address residents and present their qualifications to be a Director of the Association.

Voting instructions will be mailed to residents well in advance of the meeting, along with a proxy form which will enable you to vote even if you cannot attend the Annual Meeting. More details on this are forthcoming.

Now is the time for you to consider giving back to our community by serving on the Board of Directors. Please reflect thoughtfully on this – your community needs you!

Note: Nominations may also be made from the floor during the meeting.


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.

May

7 – “The Hundred Foot Journey”, rated PG
14– “The Usual Suspects”, rated R
21 – “Americas’s Sweethearts”, rated PG13
28 – “Under Suspicion”, rated R

June

4 – “Undercover Grandpa”, rated PG13
11 – “A Hologram for the King”, rated R
18 – “The Proposal”, rated PG13
25 – “Vantage Point”, rated PG13


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.

There was a lot of interest and sales traffic during the winter months, and that has continued into this spring. Additional marketing efforts are driving that interest, including our being voted as the “Best 55+ Active Adult Community” in a reader’s choice poll by The River Reporter newspaper, which serves the NY and PA counties along the upper Delaware.

end units still available. One end unit in this building has been finished as an upgraded “spec” home and has been listed for $357,900. Completion of contracted homes will result in new residents joining our community starting early this summer. Foundation work has already started on future building #12 on Macintosh, as we continue to grow to meet demand..

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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