As we move through May, there's a couple of things that we'd like to share, provide information on, etc.
First, in relation to PMLE's billing for annual dues, most, if not all, of you should have received your bills by now. Those bills had some printing issues, on the bill, which were based around light colored lettering/text. We apologize for this, as has Berkheimer. However, those bills also had a statement from the PMLE Board, and a new payment plan option with a coupon book, for the new quarterly installments. We have received some questions in regards to the late penalty. For starters, the penalty from previous years was a compounded penalty percentage, which worked for our original payment system. So, when we were introducing/discussing the payment plan, it was getting too complicated and convoluted to continue with a compounded percentage and we certainly didn't want to raise the penalty amount. Therefore, the decision was to move to a flat rate penalty, which ultimately worked out slightly cheaper to members, and was easy to manage across both payment types (Annual/Quarterly). We hope that these are positive changes for all of our members.
If, however, you have not received your dues statement, we urge you, to please contact the Board, or even Berkheimer directly at 610-599-3142. If you have any further questions relating to your annual dues statement, please direct them to the board, via the form on this site.
As we're all aware, restrictions in relation to COVID-19 are being lifted in many states, including our own. Most states are moving slowly as to not see a resurgence of cases, others are moving rapidly. No matter the stance of any given state, please keep yourself and families safe. While we monitor the restrictions around us, gathering all of the information and feedback that we can, we will reassess having our quarterly meetings. The hope is that we are able to have our larger meeting slated for September, at the very least. We will keep you posted.
Please remember, with warmer weather, we typically have many volunteers out in the community doing various aspects of work, such as brush and tree trimming, cleaning the garbage accumulated on the roads, filling potholes, etc. Not to mention that we often times have people taking walks with their families, pets, etc. Please be mindful of the speed limit, the blind corners, etc.
Finally, the Board and Committees are in this community to keep your dues as low as possible, by volunteering their time. We encourage anyone with a little extra time, or interested in helping their community out, to volunteer to join the Board, or volunteer for Committee work. If you are interested please reach out to any Board member, or contact us through this very website. Also, please remember, as in previous years, Facebook can and sometimes will go unanswered, as it's not an official extension of the Board.
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