Good evening all PMLE 5,6,7 Residents! This communication is to keep the residents of PMLE 5,6,7 in the loop regards to roadwork, as well as make the membership aware of a budget revision and meeting reschedule.
For 2021, we had originally set the roadwork budget at $55,000, with the intention of trying to tackle a few more secondary and tertiary roads. However, necessity has forced us to reassess and review previous years costs involving maintenance, pothole repair (whether volunteers with cold patch or a professional company), traffic volume and best possible use of community monies. Therefore, we increased the 2021/2022 roadwork budget to $70,000. Attached to this post is the revised and most current budget based on the above mentioned changes. That leads us into roadwork for 2021.
2021 Roadwork Plan:
For 2021 we've decided to resurface the entire 2 miles of Mountain Top Drive, from Hillside Drive to Port Drive. However, this is a 2 phased approach that will take place through the next couple of weeks, or months (depending on scheduling/weather). We have taken this approach due to the historical costs of the previous 6 years, which were band aids, at best, as the road has been degrading/deteriorating rapidly over the last couple of years. Part of this is due to the amount of traffic seen on this road, which we cannot control, as this road services part of Section 6 residents and all of Section 7 residents. It is, ultimately, the most used road in this community with the highest amount of traffic. The way the phases will work are listed below:
Once we have the schedule set and in place, we will certainly make another announcement to let the community know, so that each of you can plan your traveling accordingly.
June 26, 2021 Board Meeting:
The board, in it's majority, will be unable to attend the June 26th Board Meeting. Therefore, at this time, we're tentatively rescheduling that meeting for July 24th, 2021. Historically, attendance for summer meetings has been low, but for the 26th meeting, we have too many board members who will not be in attendance due to personal obligations. However, with COVID restrictions being lifted in many areas, we expected that this would happen. So, if we are running into a similar issue for July, we're going to see if we can host a remote meeting, whereas, any questions from the board can be submit prior to the meeting via email. Please note, that we will certainly keep the community apprised of the situation as we progress through the summer.
Finally, we'd like to thank those who have been patient and understanding in relation to roadwork. We sincerely appreciate it. For all others, it shouldn't need to be reminded that PMLE 5,6,7 Community Association has quite a few miles of road to maintain and some of those roadways are older than a lot of the people living here. The board needs to carefully weigh our budget (money on hand), upcoming bills, traffic on road surfaces, etc. It's not a fickle decision that can be made on a whim.
Your 2021/2022 Dues payments are fast approaching. See information below:
Annual Dues Payment:
Please be reminded that your annual dues payment is due by June 10th, 2021. Remit your payment in full to Berkheimer by the date noted to ensure no penalty applies.
Quarterly Dues Payment:
Please remit your quarterly installment to Berkheimer by June 10th, 2021. If payment is not received by this date, then your account balance (entirety), will be considered on the Annual plan and will incur any/all associated penalty fees. For reference, your next quarterly payment is due on September 1st, 2021.
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Good morning PMLE 5, 6, 7 Residents. This message is going out to keep all apprised of what the board is doing, instead of allowing members come to their own conclusions, or get on Facebook to rant/carry on/feel like the board is neglecting it's duties, etc. We'd rather you all had factual information.
We have been, and are currently soliciting quotes for roadwork within the community. We've received some quotes, and are awaiting a couple more, at this time. These quotes are for all available options, including Mountain Top Drive and various other roads in poor shape. As we've communicated, spring months are when these discussions, running our ad in the paper, vendor engagements and quotes happen. It's no different than any previous year. Once we receive and review all quotes, we'll come to a determination, and set dates for roadwork. When all of this is complete, we will put out another notice letting the community know.
Further, we are fully aware that Mountain Top Drive is in dire need of pothole repair, as is the case every single year for the last 6-7 years. We are also aware that there are other roads in the community that need some attention as well.
Every single year there are definitive issues to tackle. Snow and Ice complaints occur during the winter months and once the winter is over, the pothole/roadwork complaints take root, like clockwork. We'd like to remind all members, that in previous years, roadwork, in general, didn't get done until right before the winter months, typically the fall months. In the last 3 years we've changed that to start these earlier in the year. No matter when we start the roadwork, there will always be a complaint because we didn't do it on their time, or to their expectations. Further as one of our members, so eloquently put it, this isn't NJDOT, NYDOT or even PENNDOT and we have operate on a very limited budget to tackle over 10 miles of roads. The Board is, and has been, proactively gathering quotes so we can make our decision, soon.
We're asking for a little patience, folks. We'll have a determination and an announcement as soon as possible.
Good evening PMLE 5,6,7 members. By now, many of you have started to receive your annual dues statement(s). While we strive to ensure that our member list is updated and accurate, sometimes we just miss something, or someone. For the 2020/2021 year and the 2021/2022 year, PMLE had a lot of home and property turnovers. We've tried really hard to ensure that we caught all of these, but we are human and it'd be improbable if we guaranteed that we didn't make a mistake. That being said, if you were expecting a dues statement and didn't receive it, please reach out to Berkheimer to inquire the status of your statement(s). If Berkheimer is of no help, please reach out to us to help get the problem resolved.
The only thing we ask is that you understand, if we don't get back to you immediately, this is a busy time of year for us, not just in relation to annual dues billing, but also the housing/property market has seen an influx of sales in our community (roughly a 10-15% increase in sales).
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To contact the board, please do so via the below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Good evening PMLE. The Board of Directors has received confirmation that our May 1st, 2021 through April 30th, 2022 dues statements will be mailed out on 05/10/2021. The only thing that is changing for the 2021/2022 year is that the penalty will be back in place. As you can remember, for the 2020/2021 year, we waived the penalty due to the rough year that COVID had on some of our members/neighbors.
In 2020/2021 we had some hiccups with the payment plan, and tried to resolve them as timely as possible when brought to our attention through the proper channels. In case of any issues, please be reminded that to contact the Board you must reach out to us directly, via (Facebook will be ignored):
As a final reminder, Berkheimer, will NOT be sending reminders on monies owed. By now, we all know what we owe and for those opting into quarterly payments, we've provided payment coupons. However, the Board will post the quarterly reminders here on the website. Please bookmark the site so that you remain up to date on all information.
Below is a sample of the main bill as well as a sample of the first quarter's payment coupon.
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