Friday, December 19, 2014

Sherwood Glen Update - December 20, 2014

Families in Need – Thanks to Deb Albee for taking point with Raymond Welfare to adopt needy families for the holidays. While Deb took the lead, it is the generosity of all who fulfilled the wishes of the children and spread the spirit of the season. Thanks to everyone!

Holiday Tree Pick-up – If you have a live tree for the holidays, be aware that they are not picked up as part of our trash collection.  However, each year the association arranges to have trees picked up.  Tree pick up will be on January 5.  Sometime before the 5th you should drop off your tree near the beginning of the access road for the electric lines next to the clubhouse.  Please make sure the tree is free of all decorations and stands.  If you miss the pickup, you can
dispose of the tree yourself at the Raymond Transfer Station on Prescott Road. 

Clubhouse Capacity – The certificate of occupancy stated that maximum capacity for the clubhouse was 50 people, but a different furniture arrangement could change that level.  After having to turn folks away from our last two events, I visited the Raymond Fire Dept. to seek clarification of that number.  Since the certificate had expired, they revisited the site. After discussions, the new certificate was issued to allow for 60 people in the main room, 20 people in the TV room, and 20 people in the gym, which should allow us to include anyone who wants to attend future events.

Committees – Last month I asked for volunteers to form a number of committees.  The response was less than enthusiastic.  As a result, the board will continue to assume the roles of Rules and Finance committees.  However, we would still like to seek additional volunteers for The Clubhouse, as well as Buildings and Grounds committee.  Since there will be areas of overlap between Social, Clubhouse, Conservation, and Buildings and Grounds, the board would like to invite anyone interested in any of the committees to attend a meeting sometime in January, to discuss committee situation in more detail.  Attending the meeting will in no way obligate anyone to participate.  Watch the website and bulletin board for more information.

Beaver Update – Over the past four years, our work with the beavers has resulted in a significant increase in pond life and improvements to the ecosystem. It has also resulted in a rise in the pond level. A continued rise could threaten the road.

Last night, the board voted to have a pond leveling device installed at the pond.  More details will be forthcoming in a presentation at the January18 board meeting.  If you attend, I promise, I won't follow it with a septic presentation.

Open Board Meeting -  You are invited to attend the January 18th board meeting at 6:30 in the clubhouse.

Have a happy holiday and a wonderful New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Art,

    Will the tree folks still be picking up here on Arrow Ln. by the mail kiosk as in past years?

    Another option for disposing of Christmas trees is the New Year's Eve bonfire that is being held as part of the First Night Celebration in the downtown area. Of course you'll have to take it there, but you'd be helping out the community event, and for a donation of $5, you can get a button that lets you into all the events that night.

    Tree drop off will be at the old tannery site at the jct. of Old Manchester Rd. & Wight St.

    More info can be found here: