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  Birchwood Forms Library & Downloads

                           Click on the links below to download & Print the forms as indicated


Concerned Resident Report


BSL Architectural Application


CPM Packet

  Census Information




Maximum Security Gate Form

                                 Maximum Security Resident Profile Gate Security Oct. 2015

             HOA Informational Meeting

      Wednesday October 26th, 2016

                   @ 7:00 pm

            Westview Clubhouse

    BSL Halloween Parade & Party For Kids

       Sunday 10-30-16 in the WV Parking Lot

 Meet @ 10:45 am-Parade Begins @ 11:00 am 

Party Afterwards for the Children All are Welcome!

      Concerned Resident Reporting Form

All to often the HOA Board hears complaints or concerns through the grapevine or through Facebook.  While those methods might be good for blowing off steam the complaint will not necessarily get to the appropriate person or result in a solution to the problem.

In order to provide the community with a better means of communicating problems, the Board is introducing this "Concerned Resident Form". It is not to be used in place of work orders or to report individual home owner problems, rather it is to report quality of life issues that potentially impact the community as a whole. (Examples are listed on the form but there may be others.).  Copies of this form may be reproduced, from the link below or picked up in either clubhouse.

Completed forms may be dropped off at the EV management office where they will be reviewed by the property manager and the Board President to determine any necessary action.
 Please provide your name
and contact number as anonymous complaint forms will not be accepted.


                                          Click the link below to view and print this form:


Concerned Resident Report

       Your 2016 HOA Board of Directors

                                                                      October 1st, 2016

Mike Prasad, HOA Board Member, President

Diane Mami,  HOA Board Member, Vice President

Mike Habich, HOA Board Member, Treasurer

Fran Gentleman , HOA Board Member, Secretary

Greg Alessi, HOA Board Member/ Director

     Birchwood Real Estate Comparison

  How Owning at Birchwood Compares to Other Communities?

Want to see what the other communities in Suffolk County have and what you pay as compared to Birchwood at Spring Lake? Just click the link below to view a side by side comparison of local communities and what they offer and charge. Birchwood at Spring Lake continues to be a bargain loaded with amenities.


Community Comparison

                            Data complied by Tom Annunziato of Coach Realtors 631-331-3600

2016 BSL Golf  Schedule Now Available

                                Click this link to view the golf page and schedule

         2016 Snow & Ice Report.....Birchwood at Spring Lake

      2016 Snowfall Record Birchwood at Spring Lake HOA, Inc. Middle Island, New York

            Date              Description                   *Inches                    Vendor                       
 December 2015 No Measurable Snow      0.00           None Used   
 January 17th, 2016 Light Snow- Grass Only      1.00           None Used
 January 23rd, 2016 Blizzard-Long Island      22.50      Executive & Parkland
 February 5th, 2016 Heavy Snow      10.50     Executive & Parkland
 February 8th, 2016 Moderate Snow                  8.00     Executive & Parkland
 March 4th, 2016 Light Snow Grassy Area       1.00     Parkland Sand and Salt
 March 20th, 2016 Spring Snow Grass Only            3.00            None Used
 April 3rd, 2016 Spring Snow-Wind-Rain    Grass Only      Parkland Sand Roads

 *Coram-Middle Island Storm Data taken from the National Weather Service, Upton, New York or Newsday 

    Birchwood Recycling Schedule for 2016

Click the link below to view and print the 2016 Re-cycling Schedule for Birchwood at Spring Lake

                                           Re-cycling Info.

          Birchwood Real Estate Report

                                Tom Annunziato

Long Island Housing Data -August 2016 REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE  

The August 2016 closed median home price for Long Island, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, and  Queens’s housing data, was $420,000 representing a 2.4% increase over last year. Nassau County reported a $489,000 closed median home price in August representing a 4.4% increase over $468,500 reported by MLSLI last year.

Suffolk County reported a closed median price of $355,000,
which represents a 2.9% increase over a year ago. Queens reported a closed median home price of $465,000, which represents a 9.4% increase over last year.

The total number of Long Island residential inventory was 18,467 representing a 19.6% year over year decline in available listings than a year ago. The Multiple Listing Service of Long Island is reporting a 5 month supply of available inventory. 

 So if considering a move or if you any hear that any family, friends or neighbors are, please call or email me anytime. Thank-you again.

Tom Annunziato
Coach Realtors, 631-331-3600


     A Dreamers View....by Ed Handibode

                                 FUNNY GOLF SIGNS

01. A schoolteacher was taking her first golf lesson.  She asks the instructor, “Is the word spelled PUT or PUTT?  The instructor replies, “PUTT is correct.  PUT means to place a thing where you want it.  PUTT means merely a vain attempt to do the same thing. 

02. Senior golfer: My eyes aren’t what they used to be; did you see where my ball went?  Older senior golfer: Yep!  But I can’t remember. 

03. You are 150 yards from center of green.  You are 175 yards from a $200 plate glass window.  Choose your club carefully.

04. If I’m on the course and lightning starts I get inside fast…if God wants to play through, let him.(Bob Hope)

05. The reason the Pro tells you to keep your head down is so that you cannot see him laughing (Phyllis Diller)

06. You can hit a two acre fairway ten percent of the time and a two inch branch ninety percent of the time.

07. Panic is that moment when you see your boss on the golf course after you’ve called in sick

08. I was one under today: One under a bush, one under a tree and one under the water. 

09. They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken. (Ray Floyd)

10. Golfer: Do you think I can get there with a five iron?  Caddy: Eventually, sir. 

11, If you are not at this point one hour after teeing off you are playing too slow.

12, Woman golfer: Should we keep score like men or do we count all the shots?

13. Golfer’s Instruction:  (1) Swing   (2) Swear   (3) Look for ball   (4) Repeat

14, You are 87 yards off line.  Golf instruction available at our pro shop.

15, I shoot golf in the 70’s; when it gets any colder than that I quit.

16. May your ball lie down in green pastures; not in still waters.

17. Please do not use words ending in itch, it or uck

18. Golf: The adult version of an Easter egg hunt.

19. Golf: The art of playing fetch with yourself.


A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. The women were asked, 

"How many of you love your husband?" All the women raised their hands. 

Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?" Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember. 

The women were then told to take out their cellphones and text their husband: "I love you, sweetheart." 

Next the women were instructed to exchange phones with another woman and read aloud the text message they received in response to their message. 

Below are 12 actual replies. 

Who else would reply in such a succinct and honest way? 

 1. Who the hell is this?
 2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?
 3.Yeah, and I love you too. What's wrong?
 4.What now? Did you wreck the car again?
 5. I don't understand what you mean.
 6. What the hell did you do now?
 7. Are you sure this is for me?
 8. Don't beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?
  9. Am I dreaming?
10. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.
11. I thought we agreed you wouldn't drink during the day.
12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn't she?


                       Birchwood Rules & Regulations

The Birchwood Board of Directors has prepared a new booklet that combines all of the current rules and
regulations that residents into one handy document. This booklet is available online as a "Go Green" option
and you may download the book here and save it your computer.

              This document provided by your Birchwood Board of Directors. Click the link below


BSL Rules 2015


       New Minutes Available Click Below

                                                            Minutes Online Page


    Get Your HOA Board Minutes On-Line!

                                                by Mike Habich, HOA Treasurer/Director

The Birchwood Board of Directors has approved distribution of the Board Minutes on this website beginning with the January 12th 2015 meeting. Birchwood Board Meeting approved minutes will now be published and will be available for viewing by Birchwood Residents ONLY by visiting the link below.

Online distribution will save both time and money and be an added convenience for Birchwood Residents to stay abreast of the issues discussed by their Board of Directors.

       All minutes are the property of the Board of Birchwood at Spring Lake HOA, Inc.

                                             Unauthorized use is prohibited.

                                       Click Here To Visit The Minutes Web Page


      Common Charge Mailing Information

As of February 1st, 2015, you will no longer receive a monthly bill from management. The HOA will be switching to a coupon book billing. All payments with paper checks will be mailed as follows:

                                                      Choice Professional Management, LLC
                                                      c/o Alliance Bank
                                                      PO Box 93573
                                                      Las Vegas, NV. 89193

Coupon books are being completed and will be mailed out at the end of January for the February payment.

                         For Bank Direct Pay and ACH instructions, download the form below:


CPM Packet

              BSL Work Order Procedure

The old procedure of filling out a paper work order in the clubhouse has been phased out and the paper work order books are gone. Please Email or phone in all work order requests to Choice Professional Management (CPM) at the phone number and Email address below. This will expedite the handling of your work order request and automate the process for tracking purposes through completion. 

  Phone in all work orders to : (631) 864-6006 or Email to BSL@ChoiceProfessionalMgmt.com


           Spring Lake Republican Club Adds Web Page

  Click the link below to be directed to the new SL Republican Club webpage

                                        Republican Club BSL____________________


                 Download Police Activity Forms Below

                        Click on the link to view & print


Police Activity Reports.pdf

                   Dial 911 for Emergency....SCPD 6th Precinct Direct Line is 854-8600

     Veterans Outreach Care Information

                                                           by Ed Handibode

VA care is now available at six locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties!

Northport, Patchogue, Riverhead, East Meadow, Bay Shore, Valley Stream

Pre-registration is required.

Please Call: Community Relations Department: 631-261-4400  x7084/52507082
Enrollment assistance for new applicants

Update information for current users in VA Healthcare

New healthcare programs available to eligible veterans

Review medical benefits & eligibility

Please call 1 week prior to event.
Please bring a copy of your DD214 or Separation Papers

Your participation helps you & your fellow Veterans!


                       BSL VETERANS Tax Exemptions

                                                    by Frank Dapolito

New York State Authorizes Veterans' School Tax Exemptions:

Secretary Ed contacted the Assessor’s Office in the Town of Brookhaven regarding the information below and we were told the following: “The Town has approved the deduction and now it is up to the School District to say yes or no to the deduction.”  

Albany, N.Y. (AP) - New York's school districts can authorize partial property tax exemptions for military veterans under a new state law. The measure signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was effective immediately. Legislative sponsors say veterans already qualify for partial tax exemptions on municipal property taxes but have had to pay back the school tax portion.

The new law leaves the decision up to school boards whether to adopt resolutions to provide the exemptions. They include 15 percent reductions in assessed value for veterans who served during a time of war, another 10 percent for those who were in combat zones, and an additional reduction for service-connected disabilities. Sponsors say the fiscal implications remain to be determined.

Following is the Website



      Attention: Birchwood Snowbirds!

Please view the file below which contains the Snowbird Information form for filing with the management office.

Save a trip to the office by downloading and printing this form and then drop it off before you leave for warmer climates.

Just click on the link to view and print.

Snowbird information sent by:

Linda Schulman, BSL Management Office

                                               Click Below To View The Form


Snowbird 2014



        LIPA Power Outage Information

Call LIPA @ 1-800-966-4818 to Complain


Well, I'm sure many of you are as frustrated as I am with the frequent power outages. I am doing everything possible to get this resolved for you but perhaps this is one of those times when all of us working together will have a greater impact.

So I'm asking each of you to please call LIPA every time you experience a glitch. The number to call is their Business Call Center at 800-966-4818. When you get the menu for services, press O for a representative.

Perhaps when this becomes inconvenient for them they will address the problem and resolve it.

Thanks for your support and for your patience with us as we address the resultant gate, telephone and pool issues caused by the outages. We feel your pain!

Nancy and the office staff

     Birchwood HOA Finance Committee

                                                 Your 2016 Finance Committee

  Michael Habich HOA Treasurer,   Richard Gerien CPA,  Pat Olson,  Ron DeRosa, Members



                 Gatehouse/Security Rules & Procedures

                                       Click This Link To The Gatehouse Page

                      Click the Link Below to Download, View and Print the Rules Booklet


Gatehouse Procedures Rev 04-05-12.pdf

            Gatehouse Permanent Guest List Official Form

                                    Click below to Download, View, Print the Form


Gatehouse Permanent Guest List Form 04-06-12.pdf


                   No Parking "Tow Away" Zones Being Enforced.

Vehicles left in the no parking zones in the community will be towed. It will cost between $140.00 - $150.00 for the tow charge and $25.00 per day for storage. Please obey all "No Parking" signs to avoid a costly towing bill.

 Illegally Parked Vehicles Towed By: A-1 Towing, Inc. 631-467-5544





     $10.00 pp BSL Residents Only

 Call Marge Rende for Info 205-0007- Click for Schedule


          Weather Forecast for BSL!

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           Weather Forecast-Middle Island 

         Detailed 3 day Forecast & Other Data...



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