From the Desk of the President
It is the time of the year when everything is really, really busy. Yard work, housework, mulching, gardening, spring cleaning, painting, power-washing, lawn care, window washing and trimming bushes/trees are among some of the tasks that are on the never-ending to-do lists that we all have. We are in a hurry to be done with all these tasks before the heat of summer arrives so that we can languish next to the pool with an icy drink and soak in the warm rays. Most of us spend our winter nights dreaming of the warmth that is headed our way.
As most of you are aware, the pool is now officially open and officially a “saline” pool. The conversion is complete, the pool brigade members have been trained and scheduled. We all have yet another task. A little bird told me that every robotic pool cleaner must have a name and our little work horse should be no exception. If you have a name you think would be fun, please share it. At the Annual Shareholders meeting we will hold a floor vote and decide; Herman, Brunhilda, Smitty, Bambi, Fred, Rooster, Twinkles, the possibilities are endless. So put your thinking caps on and be prepared to nominate your name choice at the June 18th meeting.
On a more serious note. Prior to the pool opening, someone accidentally stepped on a valve among the piping in the pool room. This particular valve was the one to the muriatic acid container. We had a hazardous spill, one that could have possibly been lethal. Muriatic acid is a very reactive liquid also known as hydrochloric acid. It is considered among the most hazardous chemicals. Because of this incident, it was decided to partition off part of the pool house and only members of the pool brigade will have access to the machinery and chemicals that will be in use. The safety of our community and its members is always of the utmost importance.
As was discussed at our last meeting, everyone is expected to follow the pool rules and each shareholder is responsible for ensuring that their guests follow these rules also. Running, diving, or horseplay of any kind is strictly prohibited. Please be considerate and respectful of others. No glass ever.
The rules are being finalized and hopefully will be sent out mid-June for review. They are tentatively set to become effective on September 1, 2019. If you have any comments please submit them in writing or via email prior to July 1, 2019. A review book containing the proposed rules and an area for writing comments will be available at the Community Center. There is a possibility of members from the Attorney General’s Office on Manufactured Housing may be coming to visit our community in the very near future, I will keep you posted on this event.
Remember we have our Annual Shareholder’s Meeting on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm. Please review the ballot initiatives that are being proposed. The election will also be that evening between 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please make sure you request and complete an absentee ballot. Your vote is very important. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
SEPTIC DO’S AND DON’TS
• DO PRACTICE WATER CONSERVATION
• DO CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS AND REPAIR THEM
• DO USE SEPTIC SAFE TOILET PAPER ONLY
• DO NOT USE WISK
• DO NOT USE POWDERED CLEANERS (DISHWASHER, LAUNDRY OR CLEANERS LIKE SPIC N SPAN)
• DO NOT FLUSH WIPES (INCLUDING DISPOSABLE ONES), ANY SANITARY PRODUCTS, PAPER TOWELS, TISSUES, ETC.
• DO NOT USE A GARBAGE DISPOSAL
• DO NOT USE SEPTIC TANK ADDITIVES
• DO NOT FLUSH SOLID WASTES SUCH AS CIGARETTE BUTTS, FOOD, OR GARBAGE INTO THE TOILET
• DO NOT POUR GREASE, OILS OR MAYONNAISE INTO EITHER THE TOILET OR THE DRAINS
• DO NOT PUT STRONG CHEMICALS SUCH AS CLEANING PRODUCTS, CLEANING WATER OR EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF BLEACH DOWN THE TOILET OR THE DRAINS.
DO NOT USE ANY DRAIN CLEANERS LIKE LIQUID PLUMBER, DRANO, ETC.
Two of our beloved Nonagenarians - Al and Doris
Christmas Festivities - Ho, Ho Ho
Tree Trimming Party - November 25, 2017
Gail Gabriele, Louise Cyr, Pat Modale, Wendy Wright, Joan McCusker and Donna Sullivan kick off the holidays
Plimouth Commons Halloween Party - October 28, 2017
The Plimouth Commons Labor Day Pool Party - September 4, 2017