Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Question of the Week

Last week Governor Chris Christie's office released a preliminary cost estimate of the damage Sandy caused in New Jersey. When is our Association going to tell the community how much the storm cost us and what funds will be used to cover those costs?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Man Up, Anonymous!

Have you noticed how nasty the fight is getting for the four available FVCSA Board seats? This weekend someone posted anonymous flyers on the mailboxes throughout the community—one of which lifted copy directly from our blog post about the lack of financial reporting—WITHOUT ATTRIBUTION. Man up, Anonymous! Write your own copy and put your name to your opinions.

— Karen Stray Nolting and Jon Latimer

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

"We Get Things Done"?

Three weeks after Sandy knocked it down, the lamppost next to the gazebo in Parcel 2 is still lying on the ground.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Legal Hair-splitting

Today residents in Parcel 6 received a letter from our management company with a new and revised ballot for our upcoming parcel election. The letter said:

We have been advised by legal counsel that there is no provision for co-chairs on Parcel Committees. However, those positions could be included as vice-chairs. The attorney said that there needs to be one person who has clear authority for each position. Candidates were contacted to determine who wished to run for each position and who wished to run for vice-chair.

How much do you think it cost us in legal fees to call one of our parcel architecture co-chairs "vice" instead of "co-"?

Decorate a Gingerbread House at McCaffrey's

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Did You See?

Our neighbors at Novo Nordisk are already in the process of putting up their beautiful blue Christmas tree. Tonight it looked like it was nearly complete.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Congratulations, Mr. President

" . . . this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations."

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall Vignette on Van Dyke Road

Do you remember the fall vignette in front of a home on Van Dyke Road in Princeton before Sandy came through? Here's what it looks like now. The owners lost many large trees on their property, but the brave face put on by the new display gives a wink—and maybe some hope—to those passing by.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Matt Was Right . . . Again

We'll say it again—Matt was right. For those residents new to Princeton Landing—and we know there are many of you—Matt Lubas was a former Signature property manager in charge of our landscape. A few years back, Matt—who was very knowledgable and had a background with a major landscape company—advised removing a significant number of old and sick trees on the property. The number seemed high, but given the age and condition of many of those trees, it wasn't unreasonable. We're pretty sure that the know-it-all powers-that-were on the landscape committee back then will not remember the hard time they gave Matt or their unwillingness to consider his plan. Well, here we are about four years out with several severe winters storms and Irene and Sandy under our belt—and lots and lots of crashing trees. When they fall, we clean them up. When they just miss hitting people's homes or cars, we consider ourselves lucky. Nothing to see here, move along. 

The cast of characters may have changed, and we expect that a good dose of Princeton Landing amnesia will convince us that we're being proactive and doing all we can to protect people and property from falling trees. Personally, as we watched the trees on the berm just a few feet from our home sway and practically bend in half during Sandy, we were grateful that Matt was able to remove the trees that he did.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall Back

Remember to move your clocks back one hour tonight. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 4.

Friday, November 2, 2012

After Sandy . . .

. . . blue sky and a Red Admiral on the chimney next door. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those still affected by the storm.

November Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for November are the 5th and the 19th. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.