Sec. 531-203. – Dog and cat curbing requirements. (a)No person knowingly shall allow a dog or cat which is kept by that person to defecate or urinate on a public street, byway, municipally owned or public land or building, or …Continue reading →
Wildwood insurance rates have gone up substantially over the past two years. On June 24, 2021, a highrise condo collapsed in Flordia. Since then, insurance companies have raised their rates and cracked down on a lot of things. Our insurance company is now asking for the following;
1) BBQ Grills and Open Fires – They have to be 10 feet from a building wall. In the Wildwood Handbook, we originally said 1.5 feet. Pike Fire Marshall, Jonathan Kempler, says that the State of Indiana Code requires 10 feet away from building walls. It will be changed in the Wildwood Handbook. Please let your BBQ grill cool first before putting it next to a building wall. Any damage done to the building walls will be repaired and the cost charged to the condo owner.
2) Wired smoke detectors in buildings – From Jonathan Kempler, “Indiana law does not require existing buildings to have hard-wired smoke detectors (The law only applies to newly constructed buildings.” That said, the Board would like every unit at Wildwood to have smoke detectors. If you can not afford or need help installing a smoke detector, go to the following website, and scroll toward the bottom of the page where it says “Smoke Detectors”. You can either call the number or fill out the form (top right) to get the process started. https://visitpiketownship.dream.press/community-involvement/
3) Sprinkler System in the Clubhouse – The clubhouse was built 50 years ago and was not designed for a sprinkler system. To install/retrofit one today would be an enormous expense. Fortunately, from Jonathan, “The clubhouse is not required to have a sprinkler system if the maximum occupancy is 99 or less.” The Board has decided that we will limit occupancy to 75 in the clubhouse. This will be added to the rental contract for the clubhouse.
The Board of Directors tries to keep Wildwood’s costs as low as possible. We anticipate more insurance rate increases next year. Following the above standards will help keep our costs to a minimum.
Wildwood trash has not been picked up in two weeks. It stems from Waste Management buying Ray’s last fall. ********************************************************* Here is the full statement from Waste Management: In September, WM purchased key assets of Ray’s Trash Service, the largest …Continue reading →
The current fencing around the dumpsters is over 20 years old. The Board decided to have it replaced. This is similar to what the Board ordered; The cost for all 9 dumpster enclosures is about $43,000. It will be paid …Continue reading →
The clubhouse kitchen had not been updated since the early 1970’s. The Board decided it was time to do something about that. The project is done. Unfortunately, the Board has decided not to rent the clubhouse yet because of COVID. …Continue reading →
A continuing discussion about updating the clubhouse kitchen was held. Estimates were given as to counters, cabinets, lighting, flooring, backsplash etc. The kitchen has not been updated in over 40 years. Here is a picture of how it looks today. …Continue reading →
A Homeowners’ Association is run by a board of directors that is elected by homeowners to oversee the common assets of a property/area, manage its finances, run business affairs, enforce and set rules, and see to the maintenance and upkeep …Continue reading →
It seemed that the ongoing challenge for the Board was to keep the carpet clean in the clubhouse. After almost every rental of the clubhouse, we had to get the carpet cleaned. The cost of cleaning was about twice the …Continue reading →
* One building will be sided in 2020 * We will look at more shed replacement * Mudjacking – This is the leveling of sidewalks in various locations * Concrete assessment throughout the community * Parking lot striping * Clubhouse …Continue reading →