COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS
Friday, August 14, 2020
FROM THE EDITOR: Here is the latest edition of the weekly Community News and Events. Because this edition was rather “newsy”, all thirty-three households without email are receiving this in the mail, so that no-one will be left out of the loop on important information. The quarterly Grapevine Newsletter will be published October 1.
FROM THE HOA BOARD:
New Door Entry Code; The new code was sent to you. Residents are reminded to not reveal this code to anyone outside the community. Residents are also reminded that they must accompany any guests to the Community Center or to the pond.
Complaint Forms: Residents are reminded that there are Complaint Forms both on our web site and in the newsroom. If you see something that you think is against the rules, please fill out a form, sign it and submit it to the Rules Committee.
Garage Sale: It has come to our attention that several neighbors have questioned the board’s decision not to have the garage sale this year. We realize that our friends, neighbors, and community have always looked forward to this annual occurrence. We discussed the pros and cons of holding it, again, and decided it would not be in the best interest and safety for all parties. With most of our residents considered to be "at risk", we felt inviting the entire community to an occasion that could jeopardize the safety of our residents to be irresponsible. Such an event would attract strangers directly onto our properties to physically handle items we are offering for sale. We would have no control on safe distancing, the wearing of masks, hand washing and sanitation. Venues and events such as the Manheim Farm Show, Weaver’s sub sales and outdoors sporting events have already cancelled this year for the same reasons. We felt it was simply too much of a risk.
We have also been made aware of signs being displayed in resident’s yards. As a reminder: The rules allow only for political signs one week before the election and one day after (limit of four signs per yard). No other signs are permitted.
This has been a rough year for all of us. Please remember we are all in this together. Stay safe.
Thank you! The HOA Board
BOCCE UPDATE FROM DORIS WENGER: Cooler weather is on the way - so I would like to gather community residents to start playing bocce the first week of September, lasting for the next 4-6 weeks. We can develop teams like we did in the past - - women’s teams, men’s teams, and mixed teams. If you have a bocce partner and would like to sign up for team play, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 28. If you are interested in playing but do not have a bocce partner, please email me as well and I will see if we can develop new teams. If there is not enough interest in teams - then we could plan a time to have open bocce for anyone to come, pick partners of those that are there and play on the two courts. If you are new to this game and would like to learn, let me know and we can arrange learning/practice sessions. I am also looking for another community resident to help me organize this event. Please call or email me. (717) 669-4638.
COFFEE SHOP COMMITTEE UPDATE FROM DORIS WENGER: The committee had received numerous inquiries and requests concerning the reopening of the Coffee Shop. The committee had worked diligently to put plans in place for reopening in the lower level while following all state guidelines. Those plans were presented in detail to the HOA Board and the request was denied. We will keep you updated if the situation changes. Hopefully we will be able to reopen in the near future.
GOOD’S DISPOSAL UPDATE FROM THEIR WEBSITE: Monday, September 7, 2020 is LABOR DAY! Since Labor day falls on Monday, Monday (9/7) trash and recycling pick up will move to Tuesday (9/8), Tuesday's pick up will be Wednesday (9/9), Wednesday's service will be Thursday (9/10), Thursday's service will be Friday (9/11) and Friday's trash and recycling will move to Saturday (9/12). Please Remember to have all trash and recycling out the night before your pickup day. Thank you and enjoy your Holiday!
“The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.”
Hubert H. Humphrey