RIVERS EDGE HOA NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2019

Owners’ Association News

Board of Directors

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)

Since our last Newsletter report:
 
** The Association’s Annual Meeting was held on July 13th as mandated by the Bylaws. The meeting
was held in the Social Hall at St. Joseph’s church in Matamoras in order to accommodate the large number of residents attending. The President of the Association, Mark Nash, offered opening comments thanking everyone for attending and reviewing our community’s past year; Secretary and Treasurer Arthur Carpana, provided a detailed Financial Report of the Association’s finances (now posted in the Clubhouse); Outgoing Director Jim Soojian gave a report on the status of the drainage issues present at several community buildings; and outgoing Director Russ Gloor offered comments regarding the video surveillance system recently installed at the Clubhouse. Following the Board’s report, nominations were accepted from the floor to fill the two vacated Director positions, after which ballots were collected and tabulated by resident volunteers, supervised by our Property Manager, Christine Serpico.
 
Congratulations to Rosemary Von Tobel and Christine Allen who were both elected for two year terms to serve on the Association’s Board  of Directors. The new Board held its first meeting the week following the election and the Board is already hard at work serving the needs of our community’s residents.
 
** The Board of Directors have recently  received a full written report from the Drainage Committee regarding the drainage issues present at several buildings within the community. The Drainage Committee recently met with the Rivers Edge LP Owners/Developers to discuss the drainage issues and potential solutions. The Board has scheduled a Sepember meeting with the Drainage Committee to review the Committee’s Report in detail and discuss next steps and potential remediation plans.
 
** Fall gutter cleaning is currently being scheduled and cleaning dates will be announced shortly. We will be doing two cleanings this fall – in October and early December.
 
** In a sure sign of the coming Fall season, closing of our community swimming pool  is scheduled for the week of September 15th. All pool paraphernailia, including pool side lounges and chairs, will be stored in our community storage locker for the winter.

Welcome New Neighbors !!

A warm Rivers Edge welcome to Joan & Kevin McEvoy who moved into their new townhome at 902 Macintosh Way; to Isabelle and Steve Katz who moved into their new unit at 408 Braeburn; and to Bob Fuhrmann who moved into his new townhome 910 Macintosh. We are looking forward to everyone joining in on our “livin’ on the Edge” lifestyle here at Rivers Edge.

Another New Neighbor Soon !!

Nanette Stewart has now closed on her new townhome at 906 Macintosh. Nanette will be moving into her new riverside unit very shortly, and we are looking forward to welcoming Nanette as a new full time resident.

Poolside Cocktail Party

Sponsored by our Neighbors to Neighbors (“N2N”) Club, on August 24 there was a delightful evening poolside cocktail party, complete with music, delicious hors d’oeuvres, nightclub-style seating, and a bar manned by a tuxedo-attired John Mauro. This was a wonderful community social gathering enjoyed by many of our residents. Many thanks to the N2N Committee for putting on this gala event.

RESIDENTS ON THE GO!!! WE ENJOYED THE SUMMER

Shadowland Theater—”Sheer Madness”

On August 4th, a large contingent (26) of Rivers Edge residents and guests traveled to Ellenville NY to enjoy a pre-theater luncheon at Gaby’s Mexican Restaurant, followed by a theater production of ”Sheer Madness” at the beautiful Shadowland Stages Theater. The show was a hilarious who-dun-it with audience participation. Another great outing for residents “livin’ on the Edge.”nts for the betterment of the community. Here are some highlights:

COMMUNITY LIVING

Parking During Winter Months

(From Community Rules & Regulations)

“Removal of snow and treatment of ice during winter months being essential for resident safety, there shall be no extended or overnight parking on any community street or in the Clubhouse parking lot from October 15th to April 15th. Use of designated parking recesses on Braeburn Path and Macintosh Way is permitted. Violation of this rule by either residents or their guests shall subject the responsible resident to fines in amounts as determined by the Board of Directors for such purpose.”

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.


Boat Cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack

Pictured above are our Rivers Edge “Ladies” enjoying a 1 hour pontoon boat cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack. Yes, a few husbands “crashed” the tour as they were needed to make the minimum headcount for the chartered boat for a great tour of this magnificent lake. The boat tour was a special feature which preceded the monthly Ladies Luncheon for August. The ladies graciously permitted a few husbands to attend their luncheon also.


MONTHLY LADIES LUNCHEONS:

Our Rivers Edge ladies enjoyed lunch in July at the Inn at Lackawaxen in Lackawaxen, PA, and in August at The Dock on Lake Wallenpaupack in Hawley, PA.  The August luncheon was preceded by a boat cruise on the Lake (see picture above).

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 12th – 7:00 PM Due to a schedule conflict, the monthly Book Club meeting has been rescheduled for the 12th, rather than the normal First Thursday.

September
23rd  – 10:00 AM
 First Balance Class of the Fall
season. Step Aeorbics added this year. Contact Carl or Rose Von Tobel.

October 6th – 2:00 PM Shawnee Playhouse for comedy “Born Yeserday.” Dinner following. Contact Lee Kenney.

October 18th – 6:00 – 8:00 PM Soup and Sandwich Night at the Clubhouse. 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.

SEPTEMBER:
3  – “Hanging Up”, rated PG13
10– “Premonition”, rated PG13
17 – “The Informant”, rated R
24 – “Old Dogs”, rated PG

OCTOBER:
1  – “Starting Out in the Evening”, rated PG13
8 – “Heaven is Waiting”, rated PG
15 – “The Extra Man”, rated R
22 – “Definitely, Maybe”, rated PG13
29 – “ Two Faces of January”, rated PG13


Rivers Edge By The Numbers

Homes completed: 43 | Homes occupied: 41 +2 MODELS | Units contract: 12
Units Available: 3 | Number of Residents: 66

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.

Our growth must surely be evident to all. Our sales traffic continues to be strong, with Building # 24 on Braeburn now having only 1 unit available for sale. Four new town homes  have now closed since our last newsletter and additional units have also been sold. We’re finishing sold units as quickly as possible in the order that they were contracted. New building # 12 on Macintosh is now being framed and two units in this building have already been sold. We also broke ground for the foundation of building #13 on Macintosh is now being framedand two units in this building have already been sold. We also broke ground for
the foundation of building #13 on Macintosh.

Driveways and final paving of Braeburn Path to the end of current constructed buildings has been completed, and 1st coat paving of Macintosh near the new riverside building, including driveways, street and an off-street parking recess, have been completed.

We must insist that residents and future-residents please refrain from entering into our construction zones, which include both outside and inside of units not yet occupied. This is an insurance issue and a trespassing issue which could be punishable by a fine up to $500. It is also dangerous, so please do not enter
any area where construction is taking place or into units awaiting completion.

Don’t forget our “Friends and Family” program which 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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