The Voice of the Manor
The Board hopes everyone survived Hurricane Sandy without much damage. It hit our area hard. We have all been bearing a cold winter season with lots of snow and hope you and your family are all staying warm and like us at the Manor, hoping for an early Spring. The Board met on January 19th, 2013 and approved the minutes from the Tele-Conference Meeting of November 13th, 2013. Please find these minutes enclosed for your review.
Due to a drainage problem in the back courtyard, a major re-grading was needed. The drainage problem was addressed and corrected along with the remaining east side patios (101-107) completed to match the existing west side courtyard. In early spring the project will be completed with the installation of sprinklers, lighting and plantings.
The renovation of all office space including the Front Desk area was also completed as part of our fall projects. The lobby and bathrooms also received partial renovations. We have continued to work with our Interior Planner, Ed Biggs on the renovation of the hallways. This year’s project included the completion of the first floor, units 119-145, and the entire third floor. The Board hopes to continue this winter with the completion of the fourth floor. The hallways that have been renovated look great!
There is a new addition to each unit; you no longer have keys locks on your entrance door/doors. The Manor has replaced the old key door locks with electronic locks. This will enhance any security issue that an owner or guest might have had as well as updating our building. The cost to each Owner is $200 per lock which will be billed over four months. Each homeowner who is NOT on the rental program will be given a FOB to keep on their key ring to replace your keys. If lost it can be replaced and your lock code changed. All rental homeowners will need to check-in with the front desk each time they visit and a key card will be made for you as it is for each guest. The key card code changes on rental rooms with each check-in and check-out.
The Board approved upcoming construction projects, which is scheduled for the spring with the focus on the replacement of the remaining windows on the West side and regular required exterior maintenance, which will begin early March as long as the weather cooperates.
The current Gift Shop will be replaced this coming season with an on-site Real Estate Office. Martha Greene of Montauk will be opening an on-site office. We hope this will enhance the sale of units.
The Board has added clarification to the Rental Agreement for those Owners who have non paying guests on which privileges their guests are entitled to:
Page 4, E. When a non paying Owner’s guest uses the Unit they do not receive any rental services but do have full use of the facility amenities such as the pools, exercise room, etc. They are entitled to the same services as a non-rental homeowner guest. They are not entitled to the use of beach passes, housekeeping services, tennis equipment, movie rentals, van service or any other service that is a rental expense.
The Board also has finalized a date for the Annual Homeowner Election Meeting which will be held on Saturday June 29th, 2013. We will be having a Homeowners Wine Tasting and BBQ following the Meeting in the Manor Lobby at 6PM.
Dates to Remember:
Board of Managers Meeting
April 6, 2013
Annual Homeowners Election Meeting
June 29, 2013
Montauk Manor Homeowners Wine Tasting & BBQ
June 29, 2013
The Board of Managers