Maximum Security Resident Profile Gate Security Oct. 2015
HOA Informational Meeting
Wednesday October 26th, 2016
@ 7:00 pm
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
WIVES LOVING THEIR HUSBANDS
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
*Disclaimer.....This website is not part of the HOA nor is it to be considered an "Official" Website. It is not controlled by the HOA Board of Directors and no HOA dues are used to operate this FREE "Unofficial" community website!