Maximum Security Resident Profile Gate Security Oct. 2015
BSL Book Club Luncheon
Monday August 15th @ noon at Middle Island Pizzeria/restaurant Cost : $23.00 payable to cash sent to Marilyn Siegel . Questions call Marilyn @ 631-924-3880
Lunch is full menu including coffee/dessert.....A short book discussion will be on Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
Your 2016 HOA Board of Directors
June 7th, 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
Bob Golden, Kevin Mann, Greg Alessi
HOA Board Members..........
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.
Good news for Birchwood homeowners! The latest data from realtor.com® shows that the 2016 home buying season is in full swing, with homes in May selling higher and more quickly than last year.
The May 2016 closed median home price for Long Island, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens’ housing data, was $397,500 representing a 3.8% increase over last year. Nassau County reported a $459,500 closed median home price in May representing a 5.6% increase over $435,000 reported by MLSLI last year. Suffolk County reported a closed median price of $340,000 which represents a 3.3% increase over a year ago.
Queens reported a closed median home price of $451,500, which represents a double digit gain of 11.5% over last year.
The total number of Long Island residential inventory was 19,484 representing 14.9% less available listings than a year ago.
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.
I sure have gotten old. I have had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I am half-blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia, have poor circulation, and hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Cannot remember if I am 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. Nevertheless, thank God, I still have my driver’s license!
I decided to no longer refer to the bathroom “the John” and renamed it “the Jim” because I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.
I don't like making plans for the day because then the word "premeditated" gets thrown around in the courtroom.
Why do I have to press one for English when you're just gonna transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway?
You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone? That's common sense leaving your body.
The kids text me "plz" which is shorter than please. I text back "no" which is shorter than "yes."
I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the way much faster now.
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do the second week.
The biggest lie I tell myself is "I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it."
My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance of idiots that needs working on.
Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven't met yet.
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would've put them on my knees.
I don't need anger management. I need people to stop irritating me!
I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes five years in a row.
Even duct tape can't fix stupid... but it can muffle the sound!
Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.
I've lost my mind and I'm pretty sure my wife took it.
Old age is coming at a really bad time!
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
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