Bear Season is Upon Us!!!

Bear Awareness and https://www.jeffersontownship.net/380/Bears-in-Jefferson-Township/

If you encounter a bear at Berkshire Ridge please inform the Property Manager and

contact the NJ DEP about Black Bear Nuisance and Damage at 877-927-6337

https://dep.nj.gov/njfw/contact-us/

Whistles and Bear Spray are recommended if you are out and about the complex a lot.

Berkshire Ridge

Berkshire Ridge does NOT have a Facebook page, that is a private page created by a member of the Berkshire Ridge community. This page is NOT monitored by Property Management. Please contact Property Management with any issues or concerns.

Property Management – mem Propertywww.memproperty.com

Property Manager Martin Laderman – (201) 798-1080 ext 9227 – martin.laderman@memproperty.com


RECYCLING & GARBAGE COLLECTION ~ PICK-UP SCHEDULE BY AREA

NJ DCA Inspection – Reinspection and Fines – ask the Property Manager


Bob Kramer – THANKS!

(Click HERE)

Dear Board and Residents,

After serving 20 years on the Berkshire Ridge Condo board, I will be moving to Florida and therefore resigning my position on April 1, 2024. I would like to thank the residents for their support throughout those years and to thank the members of the community who have served with me on past boards to make Berkshire Ridge such a stable and desirable community. Wishing you all the best.

Bob Kramer

The Berkshire Ridge community, property management and board wish Bob all the best and a THANK YOU for the dedication to make Berkshire Ridge better every year. Make sure you have plenty of sun screen! Enjoy!


Reminder – Spring Clean-up – Removal of Personal Items from Front Lawns

Reminder – Pets

Reminder – Events


April 19 – 3rd Friday Social

Clubhouse 7:00PM till ??

Paint-n-Sip Night


Come one, come all, to our next monthly social event on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:00.

Come out and meet your neighbors, laugh with us, and have a night of painting and sipping and fun. Hope to see you there.

Whether you are an experienced artist or beginner, this event is for you! Our instructor will guide you through step-by-step painting session to create your own unique work of art! All painting supplies are included in the cost! This event is BYOB.

Cost for the event is $20.00 per person.

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Signup/RSVP: Please register in advance –
Venmo @heidi-SanFilippo or on the website, creativeescapes23.com

Questions: heidisanfilippo27@gmail.com

Additional questions to BerkshireRidgeBookClub@gmail.com and/or BerkshireRidgeOakRidge@gmail.com.

Click HERE

Members in good standing and their guests are welcome to attend.


Understand S2760/A4384 (click here)

On January 8th 2024, New Jersey passed legislation that has some significant implications for certain residential buildings of condominium or cooperative ownership and planned real estate development associations in general. (S2760/A4384). Read more…


July 8, 2024 – Open Meeting

Clubhouse at 7:30PM. For members in good standing.

Sign in with your name, address, email address and phone number

  • Call to Order
  • Previous Meeting Minutes – Motion to Approve
  • Agenda
    • Board Election
    • Pool party
    • Social Events – Movie Night
    • Social Event – Doggy Swim
      • More TBD
  • State you name and address to be recognized by the Board. Open Questions and Comments
  • Motion to Adjourn. Next Open Meeting is July 8, 2024

May 10 – Jefferson Arts Committee Tricky Tray

Designer Handbag Tricky Tray & Wheels of Chance

Click HERE for information! Click HERE for Registration!

May 18 – Spring Cleaning & Pool Area Setup

May 18 & 19 – Jefferson Town-wide Garage Sale

May 25 – Pool Open on Weekends


Birdfeeder Resolution

Due to the increase in animal activity in the area over the past few years, the Berkshire Valley Homeowners Association Board of Directors has adopted the following rules and procedures regarding feeding wildlife:

Feeding wildlife is prohibited at Berkshire Ridge; this includes bird feeders of any kind. Feeding wildlife attracts chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons etc., who feed on the seeds. They climb up decks and make their way through soffits into attics/crawl spaces and cause damage to the common areas of the property.

  • Existing bird feeders shall either be removed or emptied of all bird seed, suet, and other forms of bird food.
  • Any empty bird feeder shall not be refilled with bird seed, suet or other forms or bird food.
  • No new bird feeders may be erected or placed on any common element within the association.
  • No seed or food for birds or wild animals of any sort shall be placed in the front or rear of unit, deck, porch or any other common areas.
  • Pet food shall not be put or stored outside for any period of time.
  • All garbage/ trash shall be kept in a garbage/trash can in the garage at all times, except for roadside trash pickup on the designated day.
  • Members will be responsible for insuring that their tenants, guests and invitees comply with this policy.

The effective date of this policy will be enforced beginning 05/01/2024.

Any homeowner intentionally feeding wildlife will be responsible for any and all damage caused as a result and fined according to the associations governing documents.

Questions, comments and observations can be sent to Martin at martin.laderman@memproperty.com

DID YOU KNOW – Berkshire Ridge budgets over $15,000 per year for Animal Control. The past few years we went over.

mem Property Management

For questions, comments and observations feel free to contact martin.laderman@memproperty.com and BerkshireRidgeOakRidge@gmail.com Always reference the Service Request (Striven Ticket) in your email if further investigation is required.

Berkshire Ridge does NOT have a Facebook page, that is a private page created by a member of the Berkshire Ridge community.

 2024 Association Census Form

CENSUS Please click HERE and scroll down to “Census Form” for your 2024 Association Census Form.

Chimney & Dryer Vent Inspection Fines – ask the Property Manager

NJ DCA Inspection – Reinspection and Fines – ask the Property Manager

Martin Laderman – (201) 798-1080 ext 9227 – martin.laderman@memproperty.com

Matthew Laderman – (201) 798-1080 – mkl@memproperty.com

On site Tuesday – 9am till 1pm

MEM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
65 CHALLENGER RD #320
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ 07660-2122

www.memproperty.com

Enter a Service Request (Striven Ticket) as a paper trail if you have an issue that needs attention.

Incident Report Form – Use this to report an event that may require insurance.

For Propane needs and questions contact Eastern Propane at 973-697-3111.

For power contact Jersey Central Power & Light. https://www.firstenergycorp.com/contactus, or call 1-800-662-3115.

Make sure you report any power outages. Outages map.

RECYCLING & GARBAGE COLLECTION ~ PICK-UP SCHEDULE BY AREA


2024 Budget and HOA Fees

An increase of the maintenance fees of four (4%) percent per unit will be enacted on January 1, 2024. This will raise the current inside unit maintenance fees from $421 to $438, and outside unit maintenance fees from $525 to $546. Maintenance fees include water and sewer fees.

HOA Fee Letter

2024 Budget (click here)

Update your payment – https://www.hoabankservices.com/OnlinePayments/Payment.aspx

Contact Billing Department: 201-798-1080 ext. 6050 or billing@memproperty.com for payment assistance.

For questions feel free to contact BerkshireRidgeOakRidge@gmail.com and/or the Property Manager.


Jefferson TownshipSign up for RAVERecycle and Garbage Pick Up
Jefferson TownshipInformation2024 Dual Stream Recycling Calendar
Enter a Ticket
mem Property Service Request

Striven Homeowner Guide
mem Property MY ACCOUNTContact Property Manager
Martin H. Laderman
email
(201) 798-1080 ext 9227
Transition / CensusWelcomeADR – ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS
Dry Vent and Chimney InspectionClubhouse RentalAccess Cards
LinksRules and RegulationsRESOLUTION RELATING TO PARKING AND TOWING
PetsOwners InformationBird Feeders
Quick Links

Pickleball anyone?

Pickleball

Property Manager on-site

Tuesday at the Clubhouse ~ 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Property Manager:

Martin H. Laderman
President – CEO at mem property management corporation
(201) 798-1080 ext 9227

Questions, comments and observations can be sent to
Martin at martin.laderman@memproperty.com

Non-billing:

Please contact by email at info@memproperty.com

Billing Department:

(201) 798-1080 ext 6050 or billing@memproperty.com

Service Request:

(SERVICE REQUEST CLICK HERE)

https://mem.customers.striven.com – Enter a Service Request using the Customer Portal Powered by Striven.

Electronic Payment:

www.hoabankerservices.com

Address:

MEM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
65 CHALLENGER RD #320
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ 07660-2122


Curb your Dog!

What does curb your dog mean? (read more)
“Kids at play. Keep poop away!”

“Keep off grass.
I don’t use your yard as a restroom, please don’t let your dog use mine as one.
No pooping or peeing.”

Don’t let you dog pee or poop on the lawn!

NJ DCA Inspection

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) – 5 Year inspection

Dryer Vent and Chimney Inspection

Due October 31, 2023. Chimney and Dryer Vent Inspection

BEAR AWARENESS

There is a very good chance you have seen a Black Bear. Is this something to be concerned about? That depends upon you and your neighbors’ behavior toward the bears. (click here)

OPENFLAME DEVICES ON DECKS AND DRIVEWAYS

New Jersey adopted the 2015 International Fire Code, New Jersey Edition (click here)

Profiles & Inspections

Please update as necessary, these are due each year by January 31
Each year if necessary an updated Census Registration Form must be submitted to the Property Management company.

OVERHEAD and SIDE GARAGE DOORS

The owner is responsible for appearance and maintenance of the doors.
See Master Deed – Article VII — Section B — Sub-section (ii)
Black for side door on Brenton units
Suggested: Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Semi-Gloss Black General Purpose Paint

White for garage doors
Suggested: Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Semi-Gloss White General Purpose Paint
Neat and orderly appearance is required to keep our community looking it’s best.

COVID Liability

Extends immunity relating to COVID-19 claims in planned real estate developments

ANY PERSON ENTERING THE PREMISES WAIVES ALL CIVIL LIABILITY AGAINST THE PLANNED REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT FOR DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR RELATED TO, AN EXPOSURE TO, OR TRANSMISSION OF, COVID-19 ON THE PREMISES, EXCEPT FOR ACTS OR OMISSIONS CONSTITUTING A CRIME, ACTUAL FRAUD, ACTUAL MALICE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, RECKLESSNESS, OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.

See something, say something!

We are here to help. If you see something that appears to be hazardous, please contact your
Property Manager. It’s always better to err on the side of caution than to risk someone getting injured or property getting damaged!
Direct to BerkshireRidgeOakRidge@gmail.com

Need something, ask something!

Enter a ticket on the Property Management site and follow up with an email
to BerkshireRidgeOakRidge@gmail.com

Upcoming events…

Quarterly Open Meeting & Event Schedule
April 8, 2024 – Open Meeting
July 8, 2024 – Open Meeting (Election)
August 3, 2024 – Pool Party (Rain Date Sunday August 4, 2024) TENTATIVE
September 21, 2024 – Garage Sale
October 14, 2024 – Open Meeting

“You never really learn much from hearing yourself talk.”
“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.”
“You will never be criticized by someone who is doing more than you. You will only be criticized by someone who is doing less than you.”