Bridge Work

This week three of our bridges have been worked on. The first bridge was rebuilt and is located behind Amherst Circle.  A pot hole in the asphalt in front of it was patched as well.

Two missing pickets were replaced in the bridge behind Anderson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And at the bridge behind Babson Way, the wobbly handrails and a warped board were replaced. Just in time for school!

Safety Repairs & Improvements

Recently, the lifeguard chair was repaired by a volunteer board member instead of buying a new one. A small shelf was added for the phone in the clubhouse for the lifeguard and the emergency 911 signs were updated with the clubhouse address.

To solve the problem of puddling (a slip hazard) at one of the pool ladders and badly cracked cement, a section was torn up, a drain installed, and new cement poured. The drain empties out into the grass several feet away.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The asphalt at the bridge behind Bates and Anderson was repaired.

Caution signs were erected at the path entrances across the neighborhood. The signs also indicate that the paths for for Abingdon Village residents only and that dogs must be leashed.

Additionally, the damaged pet waste station trash can at the clubhouse was replaced by the contractor who was responsible.

 

New Bridge by Bucknell Circle

The old bridge behind the middle of Bucknell Circle had two different kinds of rails, was missing several slats, and showed signs of decay.

 

 

 

 

 

A new bridge was recently built to replace it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, the recent wind storms also took down a tree nearby, but thankfully, one of our neighbors saw it and cut it up for firewood, saving the Association the cost of having it done. We love volunteers!

New Heat Pump & Air Conditioner and New Pet Waste Station

We now have an efficient heat pump and air conditioner unit in the clubhouse. It’s quiet and will be a tremendous benefit for all of the social events, meetings, and private parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recently learned that the city had a grant for pet waste stations. We applied and were given one which is now installed on the path behind Auburn and Bates. We hope to apply for additional stations when they become available.  Here is the grant information.

More tree debris cleaned up

The tree at the clubhouse uprooted by the hurricane has all finally been removed. The last part took special equipment. The trunk and rootball were 2600 pounds and the additional tree debris that was still remaining was another 1500 pounds.  Additionally, hanging over the path behind Bradley was another branch broken by the same storm which was discovered and also removed. Whew!

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Working towards a cleaner and safer neighborhood

If you take a look at the clubhouse area, you will notice that the baby swing has been repaired and that the huge tree stump is being removed this week, weather permitting.

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Additionally, the City has placed rock at the culvert at the path behind Auburn and Bennington.

Rock at Auburn and Bennington

Volunteers Needed!

Neighbors can once again help with litter pickup this Saturday morning, 12/10 at 10 AM. litter2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Neighborhood Watch program is being reactivated.  We need concerned neighbors to step up and volunteer. Details to be provided this Sunday , 12/11 at 3 PM at the clubhouse. neighborhood-watch

Come join us!

 

Storm and Path Clean-up

The recent storm felled the pine tree at the clubhouse and took out the crossbeam of the baby swing.  Volunteers were out the next day assessing the damage and the following day, neighbors came out to help clean it up with chainsaws. At our Fall Clean-up on Saturday, much of the debris were further sawed and tossed in the dumpster.

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Additionally, Lloyd of LJ’s Lawns had his crew working on the path behind Adelphi, so neighbors can actually walk back there now.  It’s already a huge difference.  The attached map shows where they will be doing extra work in October (yellow zone).  See Clean-Up Zones here.

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Grounds Cleanup

LJ’s Lawns, Lights, and Jobs has entered into contract with AVHA to do more extensive grounds work above and beyond the normal maintenance mowing and care. The neighborhood has been divided into four zones and you can view this map to see when the company will be near your home. The yellow zone will be Oct, the red zone is Nov, the blue Dec, and the purple Jan. The clubhouse overgrowth and pool beds are in Feb.

They will be focusing on doing more substantial work along the paths and common areas and some of the culverts, depending on permits and city projects. Everything you can do to clean up your bushes and trees along the paths and culverts will mean less cost to all of us. If you have concerns, please take them to the manager at admin@communityfirstmanagement.com.

Path Repairs

This week we took an important step in our much needed path repairs.  Our paving company (Princess Anne Paving) removed and replaced the paths between Amherst Lane, Antioch Street, Antioch Way, and Adelphi Road.  These paths were some of the worst sections in our Association.  Over the next few years it is our goal to continue to repair the worn out sections of paths throughout the Association.

You may see the before and after pictures of the repairs here (click on an image to enlarge):