Manager’s Notes - March 2021
Happy March! Spring is just around the corner and I am so excited for warmer weather. This winter has been challenging with the snow. I have been managing Newtown Grant for 2 years now and I continue to manage Newtown Grant HOA and Society Place Condominiums. The best way to reach me is by email at Natalie.Fries@fsresidential or you can call the Management Office at 215-968-3789.
If I am not available to take your call, you can also contact our 24/7 Customer Care Service at 800-870-0100 for immediate assistance. I’m an active member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) and I volunteer on several committees. I also volunteer with my local Fire Department (New Jersey). I enjoy spending time with my family and friends when I am not working or volunteering. I love ALL animals and I have three (3) Siberian Huskies at home! I am so happy to be a part of Newtown Grant and enjoy working with all of you.
I wish Steve Levay all the best in his new position and welcome Heather Cameron back to Newtown Grant!
Here are some important reminders about Newtown Grant.
FirstService Residential manages the following clusters within Newtown Grant:
Heather Wood I
Raven’s View I
Raven’s View II
Williow Creak/Eagle Trace
Newtown Grant Master Association (Common Elements)
Society Place Condominiums
Continental Property Management (CPM) manages the following clusters and they can be reached by calling 215-343-1550. This information is on the website at www.newtowngrant.org. Click “WHAT CLUSTER DO I LIVE IN” on the home page and look up your unit address/street address on the webpage - https://www.newtowngrant.org/whats-my-cluster
Heather Wood II
Eagles Point Estates II
Exterior Modifications – please remember to complete an ERB Form for any exterior modifications BEFORE starting the project. Exterior modifications require BOARD APPROVAL. The forms can be found on the website under your CLUSTER website. Click on “MASTER BOARD AND CLUSTERS”, click on “TOWNHOME OR SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES” then select your CLUSTER. Remember that contractor signs are NOT permitted within the community.
Rec Center Renovations – the Master Board of Directors recently approved renovations to the interior Rec Center Powder rooms which will begin in March. I have attached pictures of the renovations for you to see. I’m excited to see what they will look like when completed.
Common Area Trash Cans – There are 6 common area trash cans along North/South Drive that are getting replaced and/or repaired. This work has been delayed a few times due to the snow storms.
Pool Repairs – the main pool will be getting new tiling and coping this spring as well as acid washing and replastering. The baby pool will have 2 skimmers replaced as well. Pickle Ball – pickle ball equipment will be available to use this spring at the tennis courts. Per the survey results sent out in December, it was decided that we would purchase temporary pickle ball equipment to be used by anyone wanting to play pickle ball at the tennis courts.
New IT Networking and Security Updates - While the Rec Center was closed due to the Covid Pandemic, the Master Board of Director’s contracted with a new IT Networking and Security Company. Below is a list of upgrades and enhancements completed over the last several months:
New, updated HD security cameras have been installed to provide better view of the pool area, inside and outside the Rec Center at the tennis courts and one (1) focusing on the trash enclosure in front of the Rec Center.
New laptops were purchased for the Management Offices.
A 65” TV Screen has been installed in the conference room on the second floor for meetings.
The Rec Manager’s office has a new security monitor screen to enhance security for the community.
The Board of Director’s also approved installing electronic access points, also known as a FOB System, inside the Rec Center. Electronic access points have been installed on the exterior of the building in three (3) locations of the Rec Center.
One (1) at the Entrance Door to the Rec Center
One (1) at the Entrance Door to the Banquet Room
One (1) at the Pool Gate Entrance.
Management is currently working on a Key Card Policy that will be published for all residents to review. More information on this matter to come out shortly! Key Cards will be obtained and activated in the Rec Manager’s Office, on the first floor of the Rec Center. The Rec Managers can be reached by phone at 215- 968-3789.
Looking for more info about Newtown Grant? Visit our website at www.newtowngrant.org.