Roads & Grounds Committee 2-3-17
Goals For 2017
1. Continuously strive to both maintain and improve upon the Residential and Common Grounds at the highest operational and aesthetically beautiful level possible.
2. Build upon our knowledge of conditions requiring improvement or corrective action through Committee members conducting reviews of the Community to determine overall condition of our Roads, Grounds and Storm Water Management System, as well as, by Residents through the Resident Service Form (RSF) system. Utilize this knowledge to develop courses of action for subsequent reporting to the Board of Directors and Association Manager for action.
3. Develop recommendations for board approval, for beautification of areas in the community that are in need of enhancement. Once approved, develop plans to include timelines and budgets and oversee the project to ensure the optimum project completion.
4. Assure that Roads and Grounds related Management Plans and Procedures adopted by the Association are implemented, maintained and/or improved upon as required.
5. Monitor contractor performance of the Ponds and Basins to assure they comply with the Board approved "GOCA Basin Maintenance Plan (2014-2016). Additionally, identify aesthetic and operational improvements as may be appropriate for Board consideration.
6. Improve upon communication venues, i.e., Association Web Site, flyers, briefings, to provide residents with time sensitive information and education relative to:
a. Contractor provided services such as Lawn Maintenance and Snow Removal
b. Proper management of Private/Common property
c. Care of their lawns
d. Use of sprinklers
e. Front lawn tree maintenance
Please contact Richard Lipman for Updates & Changes
The tree areas in the community are designated by the NJ DEP as Tree Preservation Zones. One of the restrictions that go with this designation is that no trees or other plants may be removed or damaged in these areas. During a recent inspection by the DEP, the management office was informed that should trees be cut because they create a hazard, the tree and it’s branches must be left/placed in the preservation zone. Much of the woody undergrowth is Mountain Laurel. This plant is also protected by The State of New Jersey and carries a fine of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) per plant if cut or removed.