Stratfield Falls
Unit Owners' Association

Community News
and Executive Board Actions


As required by Connecticut law, the Executive Board met to approve the proposed 2019-2020 operating budget, which maintains our Common Charges at the same level as recent years. It was announced that the loan from Fairfield County Bank that was secured to fund the paving project has been completely paid-off. The Board then approved securing a $150,000 line-of-credit for a Capital Improvement loan from The Milford Bank, subject to the owners approving use of future Common Charges as collateral for that loan. The loan will be used to facilitate completion of the improvement projects authorized at the July 30 Annual Meeting of Owners.

Immediately after the conclusion of the Executive Board meeting a special meeting of Stratfield Falls unit owners unanimously approved both the budget and a motion that "Assignment of Future Income from Common Charges be approved as assurance to The Milford Bank in case of default related to the subject loan." The minutes of these special meetings are available on the Meeting Minutes page of this website.

30 Jul 2019 -- UPCOMING PROJECTS APPROVED BY OWNERS AT ANNUAL MEETING. By a unanimous vote of unit owners, the following improvement projects will be undertaken in the autumn of 2019, at a cost not to exceed $150,000:

  • cleaning of all roofs in preparation for painting
  • replacement of all deteriorating wood trim in preparation for painting
  • painting the exteriors of all units using upgraded materials in the same colors
  • repairing and staining all decks and porches
  • repairing all stone patios

The objective of these projects is to restore the exterior appearance of all our units to "mint condition." Following the completion of these projects, the Executive Board anticipates "no additional major projects for the next 5 to 7 years" when we will be looking at roof replacement. By that time, "we hope to have almost enough cash on hand to pay" for the roof replacement project. The Board also plans to establish updated maintenance protocols which will remove deck repair and staining from the list of future "special projects."

18 Aug 2016 -- AMENDMENT to CONDO DOCS APPROVED ENSURING COMMUNITY INTEGRITY. After discussion among themselves and at two "Coffee Hours" to which all owners were invited, the Board had our attorney draw up an amendment to our Declaration of Condominium that was submitted to owners for approval. The objective of the amendment was to "protect the integrity, value, and strong residential character of our community" by placing reasonable constraints on the leasing of units. The change was approved unanimously by those voting (26 of our 28 units ... well in excess of the 80% of owners required). The wording of the change can be found as Section 11.3 of the Declaration on the Condo Docs page of this website

24 Jan 2016 -- EXECUTIVE BOARD HIRES COUNTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES (CMS). Recently our President, Al Treidel, wrote each of us: "At tonight’s Executive Board meeting, your elected members voted to set a new course for our Stratfield Falls Community. We are now about 15 years old and have a new set of challenges facing us. Over the next 10 years we will be painting our units, repaving our roads, replacing roofs, treating and repairing our decks and continuing to upgrade our landscaping. We are putting monies aside on an annualized basis in preparation for these major projects. Also, as our homes age, we are confronted with the challenges of maintaining them in a pristine condition that will preserve strong property values. This takes much expertise in selecting excellent contractors at a reasonable cost, overseeing these projects and assessing the quality of workmanship along with maintaining the regular day-to-day management of a special community like ours. In assessing these needs and after much discussion and introspection, your board arrived at the realization that we need a new property manager with a different skill set and resources that will enable us to maintain our community with the sense of pride that we have constantly exhibited over the years." See the Home Page of this website for full County Management Services (CMS) contact information.

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