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Board Approved Modifications and Improvements

bullet Before you can before you can make a modification to your particular unit, including one of the ones listed below, you must first obtain approval from the Board of Directors
bullet Why? 

            The purpose is to ensure the unit owner is aware of the specifications which must be followed and to have a record of the modification which is kept by the management company in the applicable unit file. 

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What about modifications without Board approval? 

            You Modifications which deviate from the requested approval can be removed at the unit owners expense in accordance with paragraph 5.7(h) of the By-Laws.

bullet Items on the following list have been authorized by the Board of Directors.

 

Year Modification/Improvement Requesting Owner Disposition
1995 Use of Monitor Heating (Kerosene) as an alternative heating source Numerous - resolved at Annual Meeting Approved
2000 Deck Privacy Walls Bob Lang (#19) Approved
2002 Permanently Installed Air Conditioning Al Psilopoulos (Unit #7) Approved

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Monitor Heating

The use of kerosene heating, via a Monitor Heater, was authorized by the board at the 1995 Association meeting.  Installation is at owners expense and involves purchase of an fuel storage tank which is to be located in the basement area of the owners applicable building, or board approved area.  From the tank, a fuel line is run, usually through the exterior wall, to the owners unit.  To date, all heaters have been installed through Reliable Oil.

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Deck Privacy Walls  

 

Chimney Side

 

Stairwell Side

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Overview 

The walls are constructed as to be aesthetically pleasing yet do not detract from the commonality of the resort.  The wall is constructed of 1x3 interspersed lumber which allows air to pass while providing visual privacy.  The wall on top of the existing deck dividers.  The layout is provided below.  Construction plans are provided at attachment 1.   The material, in year 2000 dollars, is $71 (chimney side) and $102 (fire escape side).  The materials needed and associated costs are provided at attachment 2. 

Construction Plans

  1.      Measure height and length dimensions.  Dimensions in drawing should be accurate but may vary from unit to unit (dimensions from 3rd Floor Unit).  The dimensions below are for the wall near the chimneys.  Dimensions for walls near the fire escapes are given in step 10.

 
 


 

2.      Cut wood and paint.  If unsure of dimensions, add a few inches to board length and trim at condo.

3.      Place 1x2 on center of existing railing.  Secure to railing with 4 screws.  This will be the bottom anchor for the barrier.  Note:  Do not screw directly into wood without first pre drilling holes.  Drill hole slightly smaller than screw diameter.  Since using pine, failure to pre drill might split wood now or in future.

 
 


 

4.      Place 1x2 on top (the bottom of the roof) horizontally level with the bottom anchor.

 
 


 

5.      Place 1x3 slats on one side.  Start at condo end and work out.  Use scrap piece of 1x3 to check spacing between slats.  Adjust slat placement so that the scrap 1x3 fits snug between the slats.  Secure with 2 screws attached to top and bottom anchors

 
 


 

 6.      Place 1x3 slats on other side of barrier.  Slats should be placed so that they cover the opening left by the slats on the first side.  As before, use scrap 1x3 to check spacing between slats.

 
 


 

 

7.      Place 1x2s at top and bottom of barrier (both sides) to cover the screw heads from attaching slats.  Attach with 2 Screws 

 
 


  8.      Place 1x2s at ends of the 1x2s (2 screws) in previous step to provide a finished look

 
 


9.      Touch up any spots, which require repainting.

10.  For privacy walls near fire escape, employ same construction technique but need to construct two walls as illustrated below:

 
 


 

 

Materials and cost (Per Wall)

A.  Near Fireplace:  $71.05

 
 


 


  1. Near Fire Escape:  $101.70
 
 


*  Can save $ by buying 10' boards and cutting in half (Need only 59)

**  Need 1/3 gallon per wall. 

 

C.  Paint:  Glidden Evermore House and Trim (Flat) available at Home Depot.  Paint mixture listed below

 
 


 

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Permanently Installed Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning has been authorized for permanent installation under the kitchen window.  Board approval will be granted to any unit owner, upon receipt of the form, provided the owner follow the approved installation configuration shown in the photos below.  Installation requires moving an electrical wire which is currently located in the space the air conditioner will be placed

Currently, there are only a couple units which have this modification.  It has been reported that the unit sufficiently cools the entire unit.  If you are interested in doing the same, you may wish to contact any unit owner with one for advice.  The contractors he used to install the unit are contained under the list of suggested contractors maintained on this web page.  The specific air conditioning unit in one unit (installed in 2002) was a Frigidare 15100 BTU which operates on (normal) 115 volt current at 60 hz.  The cost was $399.00.  

Outside view

Inside View

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