Maximum Security Resident Profile Gate Security Oct. 2015
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.
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.
One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"
And that's how the fight started.
My wife and I were watching “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” while we were in bed.
I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?' 'No,' she answered. I then said, “Is that your final answer?” She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, “Yes.” So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend." And that's when the fight started.
I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first. "I'll have the rump steak, rare, please." He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"
"Nah, she can order for herself." And that's when the fight started.
My wife went to her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunk swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, "Do you know him?"
"Yes", she sighed, he's my old boyfriend. He began drinking right after we split up years ago and hasn't been sober since." "My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?" And then the fight started.
When our lawn mower broke my wife kept nagging me to get it fixed. But I always had something else to take care of. Finally, she thought of a clever way to make her point.
I found her seated in the tall, unmown grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of scissors.
I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush.
I said, "When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."
The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.
My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, "What's on TV?"
I said, "Lots of dust." And then the fight started.
My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 165 in about 2 seconds." I bought her a bathroom scale. And then the fight started.
After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for benefits. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's License to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left it at home. I told the woman I would have to go home and come back later.
The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'. So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver chest hair.
She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.
When I got home, I told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.
She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability too.'
And then the fight started...
My wife was standing naked, looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to me, "I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.”
I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."
That's when the fight began.
I rear-ended a car this morning and that was the start of a really bad day!
The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF! He looked up at me and said “I am NOT Happy!”
So I said, “Well, which one ARE you then?” And then the fight started.
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!