- Would you like an all-Greensboro Garage Sale this Spring? Volunteers are needed – contact Lauren Tomcheck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Mandatory mask wearing in all four Condo buildings’ common areas and laundry rooms and when meeting with Gassen staff inside the Club House.
- The Club House/Party Room is still closed, due to coronavirus concerns.
- PLEASE be careful! Stairs and sidewalks are shoveled and grit laid down, but in winter ice and snow melt happens. Use the handrails and the salt/grit containers in front of your homes. Cloudy days are especially slippery.
- Many people will remember long time 3-Bedroom resident Al Peterson. Our deepest condolences to his wife Rie.
Important: New Gassen Communication and Association Dues Payment Website
- Gassen Connect is being replaced by AppFolio https://gassen.appfolio.com/connect/ as of March 1. This software is Gassen’s preferred communication method and should be used to create quick work orders for downed branches, dead critters, needed light bulbs for resident’s porches (keep those LEDs on!) and the garages, etc. It will also be used for paying Association dues. Connects from phone, laptop, tablet. If you were already registered for ACH dues payment, you MUST sign up again at AppFolio. Use the eCheck method for Auto Pay and avoid delays and fees.
Board of Directors Meetings
- Greensboro residents are welcome to attend Regular Board Meetings every 4th Tuesday of the month and Gassen is emailing out Zoom meeting links through AppFolio/Gassen Connect to everyone on the mailing list.
- Please note: Residents can bring up issues and concerns during the Open Forum, which generally runs 6:30-6:45 pm and there is an occasional presentation by a vendor. When the President calls the actual meeting to order, only Board members are allowed to speak. We are not being rude, this is correct parliamentary procedure. Residents will be muted.
- Greensboro’s Minutes and News Briefs are up-to-date on the web site, and posted to AppFolio, thanks to web master Mark Stilley.
- SavATree trimmed trees and bushes and removed a dead one.
- The boiler in 7316, previously installed in 1979, will be replaced by Jay Hawk, making all of the condo boilers current.
- There was a 4.2% increase in utility rates from the City of St. Louis Park.
In the Works:
- New dog registration forms will be sent out by Gassen and MUST be returned by each owner. There is a one-time only $10 fee for dog-related maintenance.
- Re-roofing, re-siding and brick work will commence again this Spring.
- Greensboro will purchase 3 trees, the maximum number, for $35 each from the City of St. Louis Park’s Annual Tree Sale. The trees will arrive in May.
- Greensboro staff will inspect townhouse dryer vents.
- Jay Hawk will test all condo boilers for RPZ (backflow prevention) as required by the City.
- Townhouse furnace filter replacement may increase from semi-annual to quarterly, to prevent fires.
- Gassen will give Board members a virtual training session on how to read financial statements on March 9.
- The Architectural Committee, headed by Tim Hilger, is working on many projects including interior homeowner projects that may impact common area components. It is best to reach out to Sonja Spohnholtz or Tim before starting a home improvement project – this will save owners many headaches, and owners MUST sign off on completed work. This includes installing flooring in the Condos and changing walls anywhere.
- Remember that the City of St. Louis Park does not allow parking on streets during snow fall and after till roads are plowed. You risk towing. Follow all other City parking restrictions – use the baseball field parking for the first night.
- Please respect the green and yellow parking permit areas. If you have a yellow permit don’t park in the green permit area and vice versa. A warning will be given once, then the car will be towed!
- Don’t back into your parking spot – it is NOW part of the Rules and Regulations.
- Commercial, nonregistered and guest cars need to park on the street or in the baseball parking lot between 4pm and 8am.
- Non-registered cars parked in the same spot for more than 72 hours will be towed without warning. The 72 hour limitation does not apply to cars with yellow and green parking permits displayed on their cars. Exception is when we have to clear the parking lots for repair and maintenance.
Useful information/It’s the Rule:
- Starting an indoor or outdoor remodeling project, including door area cameras? You must fill out the Architectural Authorization Request form available on the web site. Send to Gassen and avoid problems!
- Please do not store anything in the condo hallways!
- Please make sure that you or your vendor hauls away remodeling material from projects. It does not belong in the Greensboro garbage bins. Homeowners will be fined.
- There is a separate fee for hauling away household appliances and furniture. They do NOT belong in the trash or in the garbage, this includes mattresses! Contact Gassen to arrange special pick up, the price is reasonable.
- No tethering of animals – we have coyotes!
- No bird feeders are allowed at Greensboro, it is a Rule. The 2 biggest issues are: it attracts squirrels and to many are a problem; second, the dropped food land on balconies below or on the ground where it creates a mess. No bird feeders of any kind.
Please help by:
- Calling the police immediately if you see or hear suspicious activity at Greensboro. Car catalytic converters have been cut in the greater St. Louis Park area including Greensboro. And check your garage manual release – is it opening without your manual release key? We have had robberies.
- Placing mouse traps in your garages.
- Recycling as much as possible. We still find a lot of cardboard boxes and bottles in the trash bins. We appreciate when you break down the cardboards so all of us have space to dispose of our trash. Please note that items should be dumped in the recycle bins unbagged. Plastic bags (and crib liners) gum up
- Picking up trash, sticks, your cigarette butts and wrappers, your dog’s poop, etc. and putting them into the trash bins located throughout Greensboro.
- Reporting any problems (grounds, critters, no heat, lightbulbs including your porch lights, security, etc.), by creating a work order on your Gassen Connect account (preferred) or contacting Sonja Spohnholtz (Greensboro@gassen.com or 952-544-0477) and she will forward it on to the right person.
Sonja Spohnholtz, On Site Property Manager:
Phone 952-544-0477, email Greensboro@gassen.com
Mark the date:
Next Board Meeting: TUESDAY, March 23, 2021. Homeowner Forum from 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Suggestions/ideas are welcome. This will be an online meeting and Gassen will email an invite.