The Belmont


January 26, 2018

We had a Board Meeting this morning and the cost of electricity was on the agenda.

Something to keep in mind is there are always two charges on your bill. One is the supplier (any company you've contracted with) and the other is the generation (Delivery) charge, which is Eversource.

Your supply company most likely offers two rates; one that is variable and changes with the season or a fixed rate that is a year round price per KW. If you find your bill to be extreme, you should call the supplier and ask what the two rates are and then ask to be switched to the lower rate. They may tell you that you're locked into whatever rate you're currently paying or they may immediately switch you.

Some owners have had success asking for a rebate on their recent bill based on the difference between the variable rate and the fixed rate. These owners may save several hundred dollars, so its worth the call.

Lastly, you should also check with Eversource to see what their supply rates are, as they're often competitive.

I realize that this may be somewhat of a pain to monitor the bills and play the supplier change game but it could result in substantial savings for you over the course of the year.

UPDATED WORK RULES


The Board of Trustees has voted to allow noise free light work in season on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting in May 2017. Additionally, the Board has voted to allow contractors to provide bids on weekend in the off- season only. This is a change of policy.


NO WORK WILL BE PERMITTED ANY FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY IN SEASON.


There is never any work allowed on any weekend, year round.

Sun, Sand  & Sea


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The Belmont

One Belmont Road * West Harwich,  MA* 02671 * Phone: -432-8028 * Fax: -432-6212

Email: belmontmanager@comcast.net

1/5/18​​
Good morning all,
I've just returned from inspecting the units after the storm and am pleased to say there was no water penetration damage anywhere. The roofs held up well and there are a few missing chimney caps from the Town Homes but that wont cause a problem currently. I can't identity which units are affected, as we can't get on the roofs.
We had a total accumulation of less than two inches here but very strong (hurricane force) winds with extremely low barometric pressure, typically seen in a Category 3 hurricane.
The parking lot has packed snow and ice and the temps are going to drop to single digits or possibly below zero for the next few days. The wind chill is predicted to be -10 degrees. The melting will take place on Sunday, when temperatures are predicted to rise into the 20's again.
Jay

IMPORTANT CHANGE REGARDING MID-RISE BALCONIES

All forms of tile (ceramic or porcelain) have been removed from the approved decking materials.

No owner may place or replace tile on their balconies. This change is necessary due to the porous nature of tile, grout and the concrete underneath.Water and moisture is seeping through and is causing damage to the hollow core slabs and is affecting unit owners beneath these tiled decks.

This change is effective immediately by Board vote on 10/27/17

(Owners that currently have tile on their balconies are not required to remove it unless it begins to cause problems with the concrete slabs; affecting the unit beneath you.)



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