Tulip Gardens Association Members:
The Board is considering installing three benches on the property.
We want your opinion! This is not a formal vote, but the Board would very much like to know what you think.
The benches will be the same as the benches the town has installed in Wilmore Park and along parts of the Morris Canal Greenway.
Three benches, each installed on a dark green concrete slab, will cost a total of $13,356.84. you will notice these benches are expensive.
They are far more durable than the less expensive alternatives, they are comfortable, and they will likely last for decades.
There are three proposed locations. The locations were chosen because they are adjacent to a walkway, and they are not too close to anyone’s unit. Those locations, as pointed out in the map below, are as follows.
- On the walkway leading to the tennis court, facing toward Bldg. 2.
- On the walkway near the front corner of Bldg. 8.
- On the walkway near the side of Bldg. 11, facing east (toward Bldgs. 5&7).
They will be installed only if the Board determines that there are sufficient funds in the operating budget when the winter is over.
There will be no assessment for this project, however, the Board may elect to fewer benches or none, if there are insufficient funds.
Some people on the Board feel that spending money on benches right now is frivolous. These are uncertain times, anyone who has shopped for food or bought gas knows that the costs for the Association will likely rise especially costs to keep our complex looking great. This may well be true whether we purchase the benches or not, however, that money might be used to mitigate future increases. Others feel that the value added by the benches (and the quality of life) is worth the cost. What do you think?
If you have any comments about this at all, please let us know. This is not a formal vote, but we do want your opinions.
The best way to respond is to send an email to Bod@tulipgardensoflittlefalls.com, with “Tulip Gardens Bench Proposal” in the subject line. If you can’t do that, write a note and mail it to:
Hampton Property Management
238 Union Boulevard
Totowa, New Jersey 07512
Tulip Gardens Board of Directors
Our weather was so mild that landscape improvements normally scheduled for May were made in October.
The bare areas along building 2, 6 and 10 were planted with pachysandra to give a unified look. Ornamental grasses were planted on the north side of building 6.
Dead bushes were removed from behind building 7 and 5 and replaced with ornamental grasses and gold evergreen mops.
Weeds and dead bushes were removed from the building 11 entry. Extensive planting was done to unify that area.
On the entry island, two trees were removed to open the area that had become overcrowded. Gold evergreen mops were planted to complete the border.
On the island in front of building 5, red and gold bushes were added to balance the color on both sides. A dogwood tree will be planted at the head of that island in May. This replaces the dogwood tree that was not a healthy specimen.
The following list includes the most important projects completed in the past year.
- New dumpsters have been installed near buildings four, five and 11. Dumpsters have been ordered for buildings 8 and 12. All dumpsters have sliding doors on both sides except for the small dumpster at building 12.
- The four-year-project to replace the shingles of chimney chases and side roofs of all Tulip Gardens buildings has been completed. This project used red cedar shingles, thicker and more weather resistant than the white cedar shingles used 30 years ago.
- The key component in our sewage system is a natural gas generator providing electricity if there’s an electric outage. The new generator replaces the unreliable 30–year-old generator.
- The entire complex was newly mulched after a thorough spring clean-up. Many bare areas of Tulip Gardens were planted with flowering perennials and pachysandra plants.
- Several ash trees infected by the ash borer were removed and the stumps ground up. New earth, grass seed and fertilizer were added to these areas, and they will become part of the lawn.
- Repairs to the irrigation system are complete. Repairs were needed because of tree roots and worn-out equipment.
- New skylights in the entryway of building six were installed and one skylight in building one was replaced. The skylights were clouded because air had leaked in, mixing with the argon gas between the glass layers.
- At building two, a large section of the sidewalk was replaced. The light pole in front of building eight was replaced because the base had deteriorated.
- The pole fence behind building two was repaired because its a safety feature in addition to being cosmetic.
- Seal coating and line striping was completed on all parking areas.
NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE
TULIP GARDENS OF LITTLE FALLS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
October 12, 2021
This notice requires you to take action, please read.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Meeting of Homeowners of the Tulip Gardens Condominium Association will be held on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021, at 7:00 PM. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held via Zoom meeting. The link for the meeting will be provided prior to the meeting. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom and have no other way of finding out (from a family member or friend), feel free to knock on Michel Jouard’s door, Building 4, Unit 1A (please wear a mask).
In accord with the Governing Documents of the Tulip Gardens Condominium Association, the following is the agenda for the meeting:
- Call to Order and Roll Call
- Proof of Notice of Meeting
- Approval of Minutes of Preceding Meeting
- Report of Board
- New Business
The purpose of this meeting is to inform all Unit Owners of the status of the Association’s affairs and to address any business that may come before the Board.
In order to obtain quorum, a proxy form is enclosed for all Unit Owners to complete and submit for the meeting. Whether you will be attending the meeting or not, please submit the form by September 30.
There are no issues currently requiring a vote. There are only procedural votes (acceptance of minutes, adjournment, etc.). If you’re not going to participate in the zoom meeting, you can assign your vote to someone you trust or to the Board, but you do not have to do that.
You can mail the form to Hampton in the enclosed envelope (you will need a stamp) or you can also email email@example.com or fax to 973-636-0348
Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.
The Board of Directors &
Hampton Property Management
The remaining sealcoating for Tulip Gardens is scheduled to resume on Monday, September 13, 2021.
The following areas are to be covered:
- The parking areas in front of buildings 9, 11 and 12 and the driveway up to E. Main Street. This is the blue zone. On the map previously distributed.
- Parking area adjacent to buildings 4. Please see attached map. This is in the green zone.
See map below for details.
Time Cars Need To Be Out of Tulip Gardens (BOTH AREAS):
All vehicles must be out of these areas no later than 10 PM on Sunday, September 12th.
Time Cars Can Come Back Into Tulip Gardens:
Cars can be returned late Tuesday evening, September 14th, after the coating is dry and line striping is completed.
Re-routing of traffic and the relocation of vehicles is for a period of 36 hours after sealcoating is completed.
Garages will not be accessible during this project. You will not be able to get in and out of the garages while the paving is being done.
Anyone who will be on vacation or is not able to move their vehicles during this time must get their car key to a neighbor 24 hours prior to sealcoating.
You can park your vehicle(s) on any street in Little Falls overnight as there is no ordinance for overnight parking. No identification is necessary.
Anyone who suffers from asthma or any related breathing conditions, please keep all windows closed during this time.
If you have any questions, please contact Lori Bosch at Hampton Management at 973-790-1200 ext. 102.