RIVERS EDGE HOA NEWSLETTER JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 2020

OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION NEWS

President/Board Chairman:  Mark Nash, mnesq1990@yahoo.com

Secretary/Treasurer:             Arthur Carpana, acarpana@yahoo.com
Director:                                Christine Allen, christineallen75@yahoo.com
Director:                                Rose Von Tobel,rosemaryvontobell@gmail.com
Director-at-large:                  Steve Sameroff (Developer)

From the Board of Directors:

  • The Board would like to
    welcome Paul Sarvaideo as an interim director. Paul has a very vast work
    background and we are sure his experiences will benefit our Rivers Edge
    community.
  • Reminder:  Rivers’ Edge speed limit is 15 mph and
    many of us are not adhering to it! For everyone’s safety please remain mindful
    of the posted  speed limit and adhere to it!
  • The HOA is looking for
    homeowners to join a committee. Applications are located on the wall bin
    outside the Clubhouse HOA office. All are welcome and encouraged to
    apply. 
  •  As of year-end 2019 your
    community has grown to 51 units (49 homes plus 2 model homes).
  •  When the community took
    ownership of the HOA in July 2018, there were many unexpected and neglected
    repairs that had to be addressed and paid for. Because of this, we have not
    been able to add any funds into our reserve account.  In order to
    plan for the future, effective January 1st, 2020, a $50.00 monthly
    common charge increase is necessary. Our property manager (NEPA) has mailed to
    all homeowner’s coupon books reflecting the new monthly amount of $325.00.
  • A new policy has been
    adopted whereas all non-emergency projects or repairs over $3,000 will now
    require a majority vote (1 per household).

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.

First Thursday:
Book Club – 7:00PM – Clubhouse Library (January meeting is on the 23rd)

First Saturday:
Men’s Coffee & Bagels Social – 9:00 AM – Clubhouse

Second Thursday:
Ladies’ Monthly Luncheon (outside Rivers Edge)

Second Friday:
Men’s Poker  – 7:00 PM – Clubhouse

Third Thursday:
Bingo Night  – 7:00 PM – Clubhouse Game
Room

Third Friday:
Neighbor to Neighbor Club meeting – 7:00 PM – Clubhouse

Last Saturday:
Ladies Coffee Social – 9:00 AM – Clubhouse

Every Tuesday: Movie night – Clubhouse – Social time at 6:30 PM; movie at 7:00 PM
Every Monday and Friday:  Balance and Step Aerobics Class. 10:00AM  in the Clubhouse.

GALA CHRISTMAS PARTY: At the Best Western Hotel

Filled with the holiday spirit, about 26 residents of our River’s Edge community gathered in a private conference room in the Best Western Hotel for our annual Christmas Party & Dinner, organized by Bonnie & John Matthews. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the party atmosphere palpable, as evidenced by these pictures.

Residents on the go>>

SHADOWLAND STAGES

Always up for the theater, a group of our residents enjoyed a wonderful and unique radio production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at beautiful Shadowland Stages in Ellenville, NY on December 14th.  Never ones to miss out on an opportunity to dine, before the show the group enjoyed lunch at Nick & Tony’s Restaurant.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The new year, and the new decade, arrived with great fanfare at our River’s Edge Community Clubhouse, the scene of a New Year’s Eve party for River’s Edge residents. With lots of good food and drink, our residents enjoyed welcoming 2020 together. Many thanks to Bonnie & John Matthews and the 500 Block for hosting this great evening.

Monthly Ladies

Each month, our River’s Edge Ladies go “off campus” to a nice restaurant to enjoy a luncheon and comeraderie, sprinkled with fun and laughs. November’s outing was at Danny’s in Wurstboro, NY followed by shopping at the very unique Canal Towne Emporium. Then in December, our ladies did their annual Christmas gathering at The Rustic Wheelhouse in Chester, NY, pictured below.

RIVERS EDGE BY THE NUMBERS

Townhomes Completed: 51

Townhomes Occupied:   49

Under Contract:             11Number of Residents:     78

WELCOME TO OUR NEW RESIDENTS

A warm River’s
Edge welcome goes out to the following new residents:

  • Carment Castellano & Nelson Freedman,
    who moved into their new townhome at 803 Macintosh in December.
  • Maureen & Vincent Albano, who moved
    into their new home at 415 Braeburn in December.
  • Patricia & Fred Engel, will take
    possession of their new townhome at 904 Macintosh in January.
  • Mimi & Richard Hohn, who moved into
    their new townhome at 400 Braeburn in December.
  • Pilar & Chris White who moved into
    their new home at 805 Macintosh in December.

COMMUNITY EVENTS AND 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 indicated date and time.

First Thursday:
Book Club – 7:00PM – Clubhouse Library (January meeting is on the 23rd)

First Saturday:
Men’s Coffee & Bagels Social – 9:00 AM – Clubhouse

Second Thursday:
Ladies’ Monthly Luncheon (outside Rivers Edge)

Second Friday:
Men’s Poker  – 7:00 PM – Clubhouse

Third Thursday:
Bingo Night  – 7:00 PM – Clubhouse Game
Room

Third Friday:
Neighbor to Neighbor Club meeting – 7:00 PM – Clubhouse

Last Saturday:
Ladies Coffee Social – 9:00 AM – Clubhouse

Every Tuesday:
Movie night – Clubhouse – Social time at 6:30 PM; movie at 7:00 PM

DEVELOPERS CORNER

Please note that all home sales information and home
warranty issues should be brought to the attention of the developer’s onsite
representative (Geoff Pitcher).

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.

Sales, and sales interest remains very high, resulting in solid community growth which is expected to continue in the New Year.  Riverside building #8 is sold out with the final townhome (904) expected to close  in January. Building #10 (801 – 811 Macintosh) is sold out with 2 units (803 and 805) already occupied. Four of the six units in new building #12 (601 – 611 Macintosh) have been sold, leaving only 2 available for sale.  Building #24 on Braeburn (407 – 415) is sold out, with one townhome (#415) already occupied.

Another new building # 13 on Macintosh is in the
process of being framed, and the foundation has already been poured for new
building # 14 also on Macintosh. Work on both of these new buildings will
continue through the winter with occupancy expected next year. Depending on
sales, spring of next year may also see the start of another new building on
Macintosh.

Our “Friends & Family” program could get you 1
year’s free Association dues for a qualified sale. See Geoff Pitcher for
details.

Every Monday and Friday:  Balance and Step Aerobics
Class. 10:00AM  in the Clubhouse.