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Office Bulletin

April 26, 2018
26 Apr 2018

NEW HOUSING CHARGES
Your housing charge cheques have run out!! New cheques are due in the office no later than May 25, dated for June 1. We strongly encourage post dated cheques.
2 bedroom $837.00 + 8 to update the last month’s deposit = $845.00
3 bedroom $936.00 + 9 to update the last month’s deposit = $945.00
3 bedroom $1,036.00 + 10 to update the last month’s deposit = $1,046.00

GARBAGE BIN AT BOTTOM OF 235
We have a second bin at the bottom of 235 for your furniture, etc. I was disappointed that people put household garbage (in green bags) and empty cardboard boxes in the bin and left a lot of stuff outside the bin.
PLEASE MAKE SURE METAL ITEMS GO ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BIN. NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE. NO RECYCLABLES. NO DANGEROUS CHEMICALS.
The bin will be removed on Monday, April 30.

If you have not yet had your taxes done and are considered a lower income earner, we have a free service to do your taxes, provided by a member. Call the office for an afternoon appointment for next week.

CMS Building Condition Analysis survey is in your mailbox. It is important that you complete and return to the office. Thanks.

Reminder – it is your responsibility to make sure you have both contents and liability insurance. If you are looking for quotes, there is a poster in the office hallway.

THANKS to those of you who have been outside cleaning up the branches and garbage. Monday of this week looked a lot better than Thursday of last week! Thanks again.

I could do with volunteers for various office bulletin delivery and office work. Please give me a call.

Office Bulletin

April 6, 2018
06 Apr 2018

Quite a storm that passed through yesterday! Please check your yards and common areas and let me know if there are any shingles or aluminum that have blown off or any fences that have blown over. 245 street sign has blown off, but we are in the process of researching for new signage. Thanks.
There is lots of garbage blowing through the Co-op. If you would please pick up anything you can, it would be appreciated.

Neilson Creek will be advertising for a new maintenance worker. A few members have suggested they have someone to refer for the position. If so, please have them e-mail their resume to
Jobs@neilsoncreek.com

We have been busy, busy, busy with new kitchen and bathroom installs. EVERYBODY is loving the work being done! I have never heard the word “LOVE” used so often as people referring to the new kitchens! I am very happy that everyone is loving the final outcome.

Please remember to pay your garbage bill if you have not yet.

OFFICE BULLETIN

March 29, 2018
29 Mar 2018

March 29/18

Sach R. is no longer employed by Neilson Creek. We wish him all the best.

Thanks to those members who are out and cleaning up around the property. There is certainly lots of garbage out and about and if you could please take 10 minutes and clean up outside, it would be appreciated.

Inspections are moving along and the committee will be doing 235 soon. Please be ready.

“At the General Meeting on Tuesday, the housing charge increase of 1% was approved by the membership, effective June 1. Duct cleaning will be done in the spring, and the new streetlights will be ordered.
The firearm incident in 215 was also discussed; we would like to again reassure everyone that our co-op and our members are safe. We will continue to discuss the matter, and would like to thank those members that acted quickly to call 911.

We have also just today heard from the city about parking on Manse Rd. The signs are wrong. Parking/stopping is not allowed from 8-4, Monday to Friday. At all other times, we can park on the street for 3 hours, from the southern edge of Brant to Deanscroft on the west side, and from 245 to 215 on the east side. If a ticket issued, you can dispute it online at the City of Toronto website, quoting Toronto by-law 425-2014. At some point in the future, that bylaw may be changed, so we will update if/when that happens. Please remember that parking in the cul-de-sacs and in the garbage huts are still not allowed and will result in a very large ticket.

–Your board of directors”

Best wishes for a great long weekend and
Happy Easter

Special police project combats Scarborough break-ins, theft from autos | Toronto.com

February 17, 2018
17 Feb 2018

https://www.toronto.com/news-story/8132966-special-police-project-combats-scarborough-break-ins-theft-from-autos/

Office Bulletin

February 1, 2018
01 Feb 2018

G A R B A G E
I am told that garbage pick up will be EARLY in the morning from now on. Make sure you have your bins out before 7:00 a.m. if you want your garbage picked up.

Due to unforeseen funding, we have the opportunity to offer housing to lower income families.

THIS IS FOR FAMILIES WHO LIVE HERE ONLY AND MAY
WISH TO APPLY FOR SUBSIDY OR FOR HOUSING

Starting Monday, February 5, 9:00 a.m., we will open the list for low income families. That means, they would make less than $40,000.00 per household to qualify for subsidy.

INTERNAL FAMILIES ONLY – subsidy only

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors – We are finding that some houses have removed the smoke alarm(s) and/or carbon monoxide detector.
It is the law that you have one detector on each level of the house. The Co-op has supplied those in each unit.
It is also the law that you have a carbon monoxide detector in the house and the Co-op has also supplied that.
Please make sure they are installed and working. Make sure they have batteries, if necessary. Call or message the office if you have a question or concern.
WE WANT EVERYONE TO BE SAFE.

Office Bulletin

January 22, 2018
22 Jan 2018

Hydro work is finished at Neilson Creek. I understand that some members have been left with holes in the drywall in their garage. If this is so with your unit, please let me know immediately. I have asked the company to come in and patch where there are holes. You must let me know by THIS WEDNESDAY if there is a hole or missing drywall in your garage.
You can take a picture and send it to me at deborah@neilsoncreek.com or leave a message on the answering machine.
Thanks.

A number of years ago the signage on Manse Road changed for parking. Melanie has checked it out and apparently the signage on the street does not match the actual Toronto by-law. She is following up on this and will get to you.

This has again arisen because of the mess of parking at Joseph Brant School in the morning and afternoon and following the death of another child outside of their school.
If you wish to have Toronto Police attend to the parking issues at the school, you must either complete a Community Policing Complaint Form (available at the office) or contact them at
https://www.torontopolice.on.ca/core/neighbourhood_traffic_concern.php

On Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., there is an open meeting at the office for those who wish to have pre-budget input. Bring any ideas you may wish to present concerning the budget.

Office Bulletin

January 10, 2018
10 Jan 2018

Happy new year. Best wishes for good health and happiness for the upcoming year.

A number of families in the Co-op have experienced deaths in their families over the past two weeks. Please accept our condolences on your loss.

REMINDERS:
– Hydro is returning to continue/finish work in here. They will begin on January 15 and they will leave a notice in your mailbox.
– Please remember to change your furnace filters monthly. Not only will it keep your house cleaner but also help with the spreading of flu and cold germs.
– Please don’t shovel on the street. Pile the snow on your own lawn.
– We need help – help cleaning rec centre. If you are willing, please let us know.
– We need help – to take down the Christmas tree and other decorations.
– We need help – our snow blower/plow is out for service. If it is not back by Friday, we could do with help from a number of people to shovel the internal path and the sidewalk on Manse Road as well as around the office.
– Please send your vehicle info to the office. Type of vehicle, colour and plate.
– If you have a non-member adult living in your unit, please remember that you must request guest status from the Board. Just drop a note in the office (or an e-mail) stating the person’s name and ask for guest status.
– Fine for parking in the cul de sac or garbage hut is $250.00. Please stay off the cul de sac and garbage hut.
– Budget planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room. All are welcome to bring their budget input ideas.
– PLEASE pay your outstanding garbage bin amounts immediately. The next garbage bill is coming.

deborah@neilsoncreek.com

New Years Levee w/local MP

January 10, 2018
10 Jan 2018

Wilma Dimmers

January 3, 2018
03 Jan 2018

January 3, 2018

Dear Members:

It is with regret that I inform you of the passing of Wilma Dimmers, 245 Manse #98.

Wilma was a 22 year member of Neilson Creek.

We would be remiss if we did not thank Kenny & Linda Joncas and the other members who helped Wilma throughout her illness.

Details of a celebration of life will follow.

Deborah

Office Bulletin

December 21, 2017
21 Dec 2017

Just a reminder of a few items:

– Please remember to drain the hose bibs in your garage and back yard. You certainly don’t want a flood, especially at this time of year.
– SMOKE ALARMS – please remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. This if for your safety and that of your neighbours.
– Safety – dryer lint build up inside your dryer can be a hazard. Lint builds up inside the dryer between the drum and the dryer housing. The Co-op will be cleaning the hoses for you.
– Students – do you need 40 hours volunteer to graduate? If so, we can help you out. Come see us.
– Carbon monoxide detectors – if the date is 2008 or older on your alarm, please come and get a new one. 10 years is the maximum length of time you should have a carbon monoxide detector.
– Electronics – do you have electronics that you want to get rid of? Early in the new year we will open the hut and you can dispose of your unused electronics.
– Free tax preparation is being offered by a member in the new year. Call the office in January if you would like an appointment. This is specifically for lower income residents.
– Non members. If you have non members living in your unit, please apply for guest status from the Board. Just submit a request in writing to the office.

Deborah will be off between Christmas and New Year’s. Sach will be in the office 27, 28, 29.
Deborah will be checking e-mail. deborah@neilsoncreek.com
Sach will be monitoring the answering machine.

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year.

Please remember that CHFT offers a Diversity Scholarship to students who live in the Co-op. The deadline is early February.
Have your student apply. If you don’t apply – you don’t have a chance. Neilson Creek has two students who receive the scholarship.
This applies to college, university or apprenticeship training program.
Check out CHFT’s web site.

Toronto Hydro customers who are low income, can apply for assistance through LEAP (Low income energy assistance plan). For more info, check out www.torontohydro.com or call 416-542-8000.

So, how is your driving? It has been mentioned by a number of members that some are driving too fast in the cul-de-sac. Pay attention please and slow down.

Garbage hut parking – just a reminder that parking on the fire route or in the garbage hut will get you a $250.00 ticket.
If you park in visitor parking – do not use a pass. If you drive a vehicle that has a pass in visitor parking you will lose the pass. Members are asked to please leave parking spaces free for visitors over Christmas.