Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year, New Fees

Many Princeton Landing homeowners will be surprised when they look at their maintenance bill this month—but not as surprised as residents in Parcel 1. The fee increases for many parcels once again demonstrate the inability (or is it unwillingness?) of the community's leadership to control costs. But this year Parcel 1 has a new fee on its bills—for a "Litigation Fund" amounting to as much as $90 per residence. There was no warning at all from the Board of Directors, the Parcel 1 committee or  the management company that this fee was coming. There is no explanation on the bill. And there is no indication whether it's going to appear each month or is a one-time charge. This is yet another example of the lack of transparency on the part of Princeton Landing's current leadership.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Princeton Landing's Snowy Mess

Even the Longford Landscapes snow plow operator who made this mess admitted it looks terrible. He had just plowed the snow out of Parcel 4 and driven it up onto a berm in Parcel 6. Large piles that include snowy dog urine from the street were plowed up high into the tree branches.

With open common areas so close by, this really wasn't necessary. And our previous snow removal contractor of over 25 years, Shearer Penn/SavATree, didn't do this. Some of us know because we've been here long enough to remember. This isn't the quality of service we once had. What is happening in Princeton Landing?

The photos below were taken at berms next to homes in Parcels 6, 7 and 12. And we wonder how our landscape gets damaged. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela

1918 – 2013

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

— from Long Walk to Freedom

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Recycling Dates

The recycling dates in Princeton Landing for December are the 2nd, the 16th and the 30th. There is also a link to these dates in the right-hand column under Popular Posts.