News And Events

Special Condo Meeting - Important to attend!  November 15th

Longmeadow November meeting is 7:00 pm Tuesday November 15.

Check your postal mail for details. It is important to attend and vote! If you did not get a packet in the mail, contact the property management.

Meeting Minutes from 2022

Current (and prior year's) meeting minutes are posted on the 'Documents and Forms zone. 

Painting Starting on Salem Walk....

MDF Painting will be on site, starting Monday, August 8, at 8am, and will be here for a few weeks.
They will be painting (trim and such) the following Salem Walk Units / Buildings:

Building #16 which comprises Salem Walk units 26-46,
Building #17 which comprises Salem Walk units 64-84,
Building #5 which comprises  Salem Walk units 86-92
Building #18 which comprises Salem Walk units 94-106

Longmeadow Community-Wide Picnic! Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 2022

We will have a Longmeadow Community-wide picnic Saturday Sept 3, 2022 at the Clubhouse and Poll area.  Start time: 11:00 a.m.  and continuing all day, unitl ?

There is no cost for residents and guests are only 5:00 each.

As emailed out:
What to Bring: Simple and small apps – chips and dip, veggies and dip. We all know what to bring to a picnic. OR desserts! In small amounts so we don’t have mounds of it!

(FILL IN WHAT YOU WILL BRING AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS FORM. SEE BELOW)

We have many new residents and this is a perfect time to meet your neighbors and make some new friends! Lasse’s will provide hot dogs, burgers, potato salad, cole slaw, lettuce, tomato, onions, ice, soft drinks, water, all paper goods, and condiments. BYOB – to be consumed outside of the pool area (no alcohol within the pool fence).

If you have outdoor games (corn hole, bocce, volleyball net and ball, badminton, etc.) please bring them; they will be set up in the playground area. We’d LOVE to have someone volunteer to organize games for children and supervise them. And, as the day wears on, we can have games inside the clubhouse as well – Scrabble, Train Dominoes, Monopoly, etc. – so bring those, too! (FILL IN WHAT YOU WILL BRING AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS FORM. SEE BELOW). And don’t forget to bring your own chairs.

Guests are allowed at a charge of $5.00 per guest. ALL GUESTS ARE TO BE PAID IN ADVANCE, PLEASE.

Please fill out the form below and return to: 57 Greenwich Way (Monica Foran).
Join us for a fun day and a chance to get to know your neighbors!

Longmeadow Board of Directors
Tom Ciarleglio, Amanda Nissenbaum, Virginia Veneziano, Mike Allen, and Bob Chenoweth.

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RETURN THIS FORM TO Mailbox at 57 GW NO LATER THAN AUGUST 19TH. THANK YOU!

NAME(S)   ________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________________

GUEST(S) of Resident _________________________________________________________________________
($5.00 PER GUEST TO BE PAID IN ADVANCE – ATTACH PAYMENT TO THIS FORM)

FOOD:  I WILL BRING ________________________________________________
GAME(S): I WILL BRING _______________________________________________


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Longmeadow Board Meetings are on Zoom - 3rd Tuesday of the month

 Longmeadow Board meetings are continuing to be held via ZOOM. 8 months per year in January, March, May, June, July, September, October, and November on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Residents should contact the property manager to be put on the email list to get the notifications and Zoom invitations.

Bulk Trash Pickup for 2022

The Annual Bulk Trash pickup for 2022 for Longmeadow, and other Milford condominiums, was Wednesday, June 15.

To properly dispose of bulk items (before next year's bulk pickup) you will need to have the items taken to the Milford Transfer Station.  See artvle below adn on the FAQ page.  Please do not put anything other than regular household trash n the dumpster.

Plantings

It's the time of year when owners/residents want to plant outside their units. Please keep in mind the condominium planting guidelines before you decide to plant anything. Shrubs are limited to the items listed here:  ../Documents_Forms/docs/Approved_shrubbery_list.htm

It is Spring at Longmeadow! 

Current, Updated List of Property Management Contacts

If you have any questions and/or need to get in touch with the management company, please contact the following:

If you have a work order that you entered, a work order you have a question on, or would like to leave a note for a manager about a work order, you can call and speak to Jodi at extension 1010 or email Jodi@Lmmre.com. She is the Admin for work orders
If you need to inquire about a payment, contact Sue at extension 1014 or Sue@Lmmre.com .  You can get help with your portal, setting up payments, your balance, etc.

Chrissy Green is the main contact for Longmeadow.  Chrissy’s info is: Chrissy@Lmmre.com and direct office line is: 475-209-5956. Email is preferred. This way if Chrissy is on a site, she may get back to you quicker. Phone calls may have a delay.

Looking forward to Spring at Longmeadow!  February 2022 News Updates

First of all, a big thank you to all of the owners who cooperated with Milford Quality Landscaping by moving your cars so the plows could clean up the mess from our end-of-January storm. Thank you!!
With Spring around the corner, we would like to share a few important reminders with you: 

  • Before you plan on doing any planting, please see the list of approved bushes on our website here:  Approved Shrubbery List
  • It’s your “doo-diligence”, please don’t forget to pick up after your dog(s)!
  • The UI Project will continue this year, with the balance of units being finished. Look for future communication from Property Management on dates for when they will be working on your unit.
  • Masonry work will be continued throughout the complex on brickwork, front stoops, etc. In addition, the Board is looking at patios that need replacement. We ask owners to be patient with this process as there is prep work to be done, the weather has to cooperate, and the process is extremely expensive. Note: Due to budgetary restraints, not all patios will be fixed immediately.
  • Trees and stumps will be addressed throughout the spring/summer.
  • A number of basements were affected by the storms in the fall of 2021 and are still in the works. We received multiple bids from 3-4 contractors, but our hands have been tied with the start/completion of all units due to subcontractor scheduling issues, issues with subcontractor work force (they, too, can't get people to work for them), and supply chain issues. We are hopeful to get things started in early spring on most of these units.
  • The pool will be opening before you know it – 4 months to go!
  • Due to the upsurge in Covid, Board meetings will continue to be held via ZOOM. Be sure to let the management company know your email address so that you receive notification of the meetings. Meetings are held 8 months out of the year (no meetings in February, April, August, and December), on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. until in-person meetings can resume again at the clubhouse. Owners are encouraged to attend all meetings!

If you have any questions and/or need to get in touch with the management company, please contact the following:

If you have a work order that you entered, a work order you have a question on, or would like to leave a note for a manager about a work order, you can call and speak to Jodi at extension 1010 or email Jodi@Lmmre.com. She is the Admin for work orders
If you need to inquire about a payment, contact Sue at extension 1014 or Sue@Lmmre.com .  You can get help with your portal, setting up payments, your balance, etc.

Chrissy Green is the main contact for Longmeadow.  Chrissy’s info is: Chrissy@Lmmre.com and direct office line is: 475-209-5956. Email is preferred. This way if Chrissy is on a site, she may get back to you quicker. Phone calls may have a delay.

 

Longmeadow Certificate of Insurance

Looking to get proof of insurance for your mortgage company?  See the Document and Forms page on this website.

Check out the Document and Forms Page.

 

It is so easy to do the right thing! Disposing of Your Bulk Items, Electronics and Such

It is so easy to do the right thing! Taking your bulk items, old TVs, computers, all electronics (big and small), mattresses, furniture, etc. to the Milford Transfer Station ( what one might incorrectly call 'the dump') is really easy and costs nothing.

When you put mattresses, TVs, and other bulk, and sometimes hazardous, items in our dumpsters, this is harmful to the environment, disrupts the waste management process, and can cause the Association (which is you) money.

It is very easy and convenient!. Take all such items to the Milford Transfer station, it is located off exit 35, off Bic Drive, 755 Oronoque Road (not far from near Caswell Cove along the Housatonic) . Must have Proof of ID as Milford Resident. Any questions about permits, items that are accepted , or pricing call  (203) 874-1599.

Address: 755 Oronoque Road. Milford, CT
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Closed for Lunch - 12:00 to 12:30)

Saturday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (extended to 3pm April - November)

Milford Transfer Station

Milford Transfter Station Web Page.

 

Link to Our Property Manager's Online Payment and Work-Order Submission Portal

Link to sign-in page:  https://leveymillermaretz.appfolio.com/connect/users/sign_in
You can 'bookmark' this page for easy access.
You can even attach pictures (image) files to your work-order submission.

Give a Longmeadow Welcome to Tyler Heating and Air Conditioning - our newest web-site sponsor!

Please welcome our newest Longmeadow06460.com web site sponsor: Tyler Heating and Air Conditioning. ! (Tyler is our web site co-sponsor with Realtor Barbara Zink )  

Tyler Heating and Air Conditioning is familiar with Longmeadow and has many happy Longmeadow customers and now has a special discount just for mentioning Longmeadow!   Tyler has a special package replacement furnace and central air system that will suit your Longmeadow unit to a T!

Contact Tyler - they'd love to hear from you.  Tyler can answer your questions and provide sales and service for your heating system and air conditioning system,  and also your hot water heater.

Check Tyler's Special Pricing and promotions for Longmeadow residents!

Please call them at 203-378-4700, or email:  info@tylerair.com

Tyler's web site is: www.tylerair.com

Our property manager's online portal went live October 1st. Unit owners will get notification when their respective accounts are set up.  https://leveymillermaretz.appfolio.com/connect/users/sign_in  Work orders will need to go through this online system for everyone who has internet access. This system will have numerous upgrades, including an option for paying your fees online at the portal. More details to follow.

Longmeadow Market Report From Barbara Zink.

 For up-to-the minute market information contact Barbara Zink.  Barbara Zink is the exclusive sponsor of our web site and has developed an excellent relationship with our community.  If you are looking to buy or sell, please get in touch with Barbara Zink.  You can phone or text (203) 464-2598 Email bzink@optonline.net   Read More.

Barbara Zink Realtor®

Facebook

For frequent and feedback and all that Facebook has to offer, check the "Longmeadow Condominium Association" Facebook page!   www.facebook.com/LongmeadowCondominiumAssociation
Tip: To keep abreast of what is gong on and also be able to comment of topic, we recommend that, in addition to "LIKEing" the page, you also check (under the LIKE button 'get notifications" and 'show in news feed'.

Longmeadow Condominium Association would like to thank Barbara Zink, REALTOR® and Sales Associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, for continuing to sponsor our web site Longmeadow06460.com Barbara has years of experience and commitment to the Milford community. Barbara has been a good friend to us and has helped many Longmeadow owners sell their homes, as well as help buyers find their new home right here. If you, your friends or families are ever looking to buy or sell a home, please consider Barbara Zink.

Contact Barbara Zink Sales Associate:
• Email: bzink@optonline.net
• Phone: (203) 878-7424 office; (203) 464-2598 mobile
• Office on the green: 171 Broad St, Milford, CT 06460 


Longmeadow Market Report From Barbara Zink.

 For up-to-the minute market information contact Barbara Zink.  Barbara Zink is the exclusive sponsor of our web site and has developed an excellent relationship with our community.  If you are looking to buy or sell, please get in touch with Barbara Zink.  You can phone or text (203) 464-2598 Email bzink@optonline.net   Read More.

Barbara Zink Realtor®

New Year Greetings From Barbara Zink 

A message from Barbara Zink, Realtor® to Longmeadow Residents... and prospective Longmeadow residents. Wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2016!

 

Use Humidifiers With Caution - Do Not Set Too High

A good way to ensure that the air in your unit is not too dry during the Winter is to ensure that air leaks are sealed and the attic is properly insulated. Why? Anything you can do so that the furnace runs less, will reduce drying of the air. Often humidifiers are misused and set a too high a relative humidity level. If you see water condensing on the windows or walls, it is set too high and that humidity will permeate the walls and the attic and can cause mold and other problems. If you really need to use a humidifier, set it to a low setting:

• If outside temperature is 20 to 40 degrees, humidity indoors should not be more than 40 percent.

• If outside temperature is 10 to 20 degrees, humidity indoors should not be more than 35 percent.

• If outside temperature is up to 10 degrees, humidity indoors should not be more than 30 percent.

 In short, setting a humidifier in your unit too high can cause more damage and health problems that you were trying to prevent.  If you can get by without using a humidifier great.  Things like keeping yourself well hydrated and using a good skin lotion may be enough. If you can keep out drafts and keep the heat set lower, great; anything you do to be able to run the furnace less, will reduce drying of the air in your unit. 

Dumpster Etiquette

When people leave bulk items outside of the dumpster, we have to pay someone to take it to the dump.  The large 30” tube TV that sat outside of the Penn Common dumpster for three weeks did not walk away on its own. 

Now that they holidays are upon us, please remember to recycle as much as you can so the dumpsters to not fill up.  Electronic items, such as computers and TVs must not be put in the dumpster. They need to go to the dump, or have the retailer from whom the replacement was purchased, take your old item.

Your Dumpster Seem Full?

Please, if everyone recycled clean cardboard, paper, plastics and glass as they should... and if everyone did not put prohibited items, bulk or otherwise into the dumpsters, there would be plenty of room for household trash.  When putting trash in the dumpster, please throw it to the back.  Often a dumpster appears full and it is half empty.  Be considerate of others.  Elderly people can't easily lift the top lid off the dumpster because some discourteous people did not push their trash to the back to leave the front area open.  Never leave items outside of the dumpster. The trash hauler will not leave the truck to pick up stuff outside the dumpster.


 

 

Snapping Turtle Spotted in Longmeadow Marsh

Sanpping Turtle seen in our marsh.

June 25: While birding on Greenwich Way today, one of our residents was drawn to the sound of some very upset Mallards and discovered a large snapping turtle stalking the marsh, doing his own "birding".  Please (and please encourage your neighbors) do not feed disturb any of the wildlife.  We do NOT want the turtle leaving the marsh.  Parents please keep children away from the marsh and keep pets on a leash.

 

Eye on Budget Line Item


The water we use is not free. It is metered at each building and we get billed monthly. The 2014 budget is $48,500 for water. That amounts roughly to $200 per unit. If everyone could cut water usage by 40%, that could save the association $15 - $20,000 per year. We have all read and heard about ways to conserve water use and cut waste. Treat your water use as you would if you were paying out of your pocket… you really are!

• Fix (or let the association know of) water leaks or ‘drips’ (which add up!)
• Water the garden prudently, not gratuitously.
• Use water restricting showerheads (and save on your gas bill too!)
• When replacing a toilet or washing machine, buy the water-saving product.

On a slightly related topic, the we spend a good amount of money clearing out clogs in the main sewage drain pipes coming out of the buildings. Sometimes the clogs are caused by tree roots, things which can't easily be avoided. Sadly, often it is due to stupid stuff like garbage being thrown down the toilet, like wipes and such. Please do not use the plumbing system as a garbage can. Use the trash. Also, try to minimize using a garbage disposal, and try to keep hair from gong down the drain: Keeping a strainer on the shower/tub drain keeps hair (another big source of clogs) out of the system too. \

 

 

Hats off to the Grounds & Maintenance Committee! 

Current Contact Information for our Property Management Company: Levey Miller Maretz

Levey Miller Maretz

1768 Litchfield Turnpike
Woodbridge, CT 06525

203-387-9700 phone
203-389-6302 fax

www.LMMRE.com

The work request form is available online too.

Properties Link

The following link will list some of the area properties believed to be currently for sale.  This is not an offer, anyone interested in purchasing a property at Longmeadow can contact a real estate agent, such as our web site sponsor REALTOR (R) Andrea Brower Click here to view area listings.

 

Late Winter Updates

The first installment of the 2012 special assessment is due shortly, March 1st.  Thanks to all who paid (or will pay) in full, this helps the Association's cash flow.  Lots of work will start up in the Spring.  Or is it Spring already?

Please contact any Board member if you or anyone you know might be interested in buying an old Steinway upright piano.  Yes, this is the piano in the clubhouse.

The meeting minutes from the January Special Meeting is posted online. This meeting was a requirement for the bank loan and it involved voting on the 2012 budget.

Special Meeting to Ratify 2012 Budget Sunday January 8

A special meeting will be held Sunday January 8th, 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson Drive Clubhouse. This meeting is required by the bank as part of the loan process.  Owners are not required to attend (that is, there is no quorum required for this meeting).  Owners should look through the materials delivered the last week of December.

Unit Owner / Resident Contact Information

All owners need to fill out the "Owner Information" form that was distributed with the meeting letter.  This form is not related to the meeting but rather ensures that the property management has the current and correct information about each household.  This information is kept private is and to provide better service.  If there is an emergency this information is essential.  It is in each owner's and / or resident's interest that this form is properly filled out and sent to our property manager.  If anyone needs a form, please contact any board member and another one can be provided.

Properties Link

The following link will list some of the area properties believed to be currently for sale.  This is not an offer, anyone interested in purchasing a property at Longmeadow can contact a real estate agent, such as our web site sponsor REALTOR (R) Andrea Brower Click here to view area listings.

 

Longmeadow06460 phto by Michelle D'Aiuto

Updated Garden Rules and Regulations

The Garden Area supplement to the Longmeadow Condominium Rules and Regulations has been updated by the Board and distributed to each mailbox.  A copy is also online in the "Documents and Forms" section of the website.  The approved shrubbery list is also posted online.

 

Recycling: It's Mandatory

Recycling is mandatory.  There seems to be the impression that it is optional.  So much of what is seen in the dumpsters, which at times are full, belongs in resident's recycling bins.  In addition to consumer glass, #1 #2 plastics, aluminum and tin cans, and newsprint - Let's not forget cardboard and "junk mail".  Clean cardboard, from such things as empty cereal or laundry soap boxes, can be flattened, placed in a paper bag or tied with twine,  and put out with the recycle bins. Check out our recycling information page.   Check out the recycling FAQ too.

 

Egret Enjoying the Solitude of Longmeadow's Marsh

One Lonely Egret - Photo by Michele D'Aiuto

In this photo taken this June by Michele D'Aiuto, this egret seems to enjoy the peace and solitude.


Original Longmeadow Brochure Added to "Photo Gallery"

Last month we showed you the original Longmeadow Logo.  We have recently added pages from an original Longmeadow sales brochure.  Click on the "Photo Gallery" tab on the left-side navigation bar.  Check often as we add new memorabilia from the 1969 materials we received from Salem Walk's Jim Moore, on original owner.


Make Longmeadow News your Default Home Page

Locking Your Vehicle

We strongly recommend that you lock your vehicle.  It is also a good idea to keep valuables in your trunk, if they need to be in your vehicle at all.  A couple of unlocked vehicles which were parked in our lots have had items stolen recently.  Please keep an eye out for suspicious activity, such as people walking around and tugging at door handles to see if the cars are locked.

It Pays to Read the Bylaws!

Please note: Owners or tenants are not to change the exterior of any Longmeadow unit in any way without prior approval of the Longmeadow Association Board of Directors. This includes, but is not limited to: windows, front or back doors, patio sliders, siding, extension of the patio slab, trees, bushes, etc. These items are common elements under control of the Association, not any individual unit owner. Some interior items, such as some of plumbing, are also common elements.

Unit owners and residents are encouraged to read and understand the Longmeadow Association bylaws and keep abreast of updates to the bylaws. It is a good idea to periodically review the bylaws and regulations of the association. Unit owners may be held liable for intentional or accidental damage or unauthorized modifications to common elements. Unit owners may be held responsible for any legal fees incurred by the Association to remedy damage or unauthorized modifications to common events by unit owner or tenant.
If you need a copy of the Bylaws, please contact our Property Manager. If you have questions, you are welcome to contact members of the association board of directors.

You may be pleasantly surprised to find that the property manager will effect the repair, or replacement you were going to make!  For example, if you have an old front door that lets air or water leak in, turn in a work order.  The property management company, under the auspices of the Association, will, in most cases, replace or repair the door at no direct cost to the unit owner.

Please contact the board in writing for an official approval of any modifications you wish to make inside or outside. This can save you time, trouble and money. This can improve your safety and the safety of all residents of Longmeadow. This can increase the resale value of Longmeadow units.

Planning on remodeling, such as your kitchen or bathroom?  Notify and request authorization from the Board of directors in writing before you start your project!

Want to plant a shrub yourself? Notify and request authorization from the board of directs in writing.

Think you need a new front door or slider? Submit a work order.

Need a copy of the Longmeadow Association Bylaws? Contact our property manager.

Visitor Parking

There are two visitor parking areas at Longmeadow.  One is at the end of Salem Walk, the unnumbered spaces facing the pool.  One would enter from the Salem Walk (westernmost) driveway.  The other parking area is at the end of Jackson Drive.  One would enter the Greenwich Way (easternmost) driveway and continue to the end.   The visitor spaces are the unnumbered spaces around the island.   Both visitor parking areas are in back near the clubhouse and pool.  Residents of households with more than one car may wish to park the vehicle that is used less frequently in the visitor's parking area as a courtesy to help alleviate the shortage of unnumbered spots in areas where parking is tight.  A map of Longmeadow is presented in the Information and FAQ section of our web site.

Map of Longmeadow

A line drawing map of Longmeadow is online. Click on the "Information And FAQ" tab.  You can also download a 8 x 11" printable copy.

New Rules and Regulations in Effect

Due to some recent events and problems, the Board of Directors has revised the Rules and Regulations regarding dogs on leashes and roaming.  The fines for violations has been increased. The majority of our community members obey the rules and has respect for others and other's pets. If you observe any violations of the following rules, PLEASE write a letter and put it in the clubhouse mail slot; without documentation we cannot assess a fine.

The revised Rules and Regulations has been mailed to owners and is available online.

New: "News Archive Page" Saves Past Articles for your viewing

Visit the news archive page for 2020 - 2021 news and photos you may have missed.

Visit the 2019-and-before news archive page to view recent articles and photos you may have missed.

New web new archive page added for 2009, 2008 and 2007 selected items. 

Clubhouse Rental

Unit owners can rent our clubhouse on 75 Jackson Drive for private events.  Kitchen facilities and restrooms are on the lower level.  Our Property Manager should be contacted to book the clubhouse. Go to "Information and FAQ" for pricing information.

Recycling Update:

Recycling is something we all must do.  See our Information and FAQ pages to find out more about recycling at Longmeadow. Please don't discard recyclable materials in the dumpster. Find out answers to popular questions: "What do I do with old Phone Books?"  "All those numbers... what plastics should I recycle?"
Go to our Information and FAQ pages. 

News Archive Page and (New!) Roofing Project Archive Page

Visit the news archive page to view recent articles and photos you may have missed.

Visit the new Roofing Project Archive age.  Pictures and updates from our multi-year roofing project.

News Archive pre-2010: Selected web news items from 2009, 2008 and 2007