SENATOR GREENSTEIN AND ASSEMBLYMEN BENSON AND DeANGELO HAVE DECIDED NOT TO COME TO REGENCY
Well, this might be a first. We always have a Candidates night but I guess Regency has been singled out as a place that Senator Greenstein and Assemblymen Benson and DeAngelo have decided that they won’t come to debate issues.
To me, this is reason enough not to vote for these three candidates in the upcoming election. I ask that you do the same. I guess they don’t want to hear from our residents about not being able to get us our proper State Funding for Education.
We are presently receiving less than $400 per student even though the actual cost is $18,000 per student. Our schools 1,000 students over capacity and we have to build two new schools and expand the 6 year old high school. Estimated cost I would guess is $40 to $45 million for the elementary school, $65 million for the new middle school and at least $25 to $30 million to expand the high School.
Just read my next article and you will see why very soon there will be a total migration of Regency residents leaving our community. I’m not here to scare residents but frankly speaking we must stand UNITED in making changes like not voting for GREENSTEIN, BENSON AND DeANGELO. Otherwise because of the overcrowding and the need for new schools, our tax bills will be way beyond what we are currently paying.
Now read the next article to see what is happening here at Regency and how our Maintenance Fees will possibly be skyrocketing.
OUR MAINTENANCE FEES AND WHERE IT IS HEADING
From what I have been told, Toll Brothers is taking a hard line and refusing to fund the community’s budget next year. Without funding, our maintenance fees could reach $420, up a staggering 11.4% in one year, from the current $377.
While legally Toll is not required to subsidize Regency’s HOA budget, once we completed the Transition, they still should be paying for what’s called a “derived benefit”. When Jack Kaye was the HOA Treasurer, he explained “derived benefit” as a calculation that assesses a builder for the common areas of the community (e.g., tennis courts, Clubhouse, pool) used to sell their homes.
Toll uses all of our amenities to sell their homes, so they have an ongoing obligation to contribute to the budget. My sources tell me Toll is fighting to avoid any further payments to the HOA, just as they fought to avoid paying anything to fix issues raised during Transition.
Having lived at Regency many years, I’m not surprised that Toll is taking this view. I’ve written before about the promises Toll made to build 2 Clubhouses, when we expanded our current clubhouse and they just added a Tennis Pavillion. Myself and another member on the original clubhouse expansion committee, recall that when we expanded our first clubhouse, the second Clubhouse Toll promised, would be made smaller by the square footage that was added to our first clubhouse, but it would be built. Well, they didn’t keep their promise. Instead we got a Tennis Pavillion, no 2nd pool and they took half the parking lot to build homes. The committee and Toll agreed at that time that they could take space in the parking lot to build 3 additional homes. From what I heard, they built a lot more than 3 homes and our Tennis Pavillion is a joke since it should have been a clubhouse like our first with about 2000 sq ft less in space. If you were on this committee, please let me know. I know of one other Regency resident who recalls exactly what I have stated.
This is one of those times when we should pull together, give the Board support and start calling and protesting Toll’s poor response so far. Between a lack of school aid and the increases in HOA maintenance fees we will feel financially strangled unless we stand UNITED.
So let me think about this. Would Toll be better off helping to support our Maintenance fees or building a second clubhouse that probably would cost millions. If it was me, I think I would settle by giving Regency the funding it needs to keep our HOA fees from increasing dramatically.
HARMONY IN MOTION – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
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Calling all Regency Veteran’s For Our Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast
Friday, November 10, 2017
10:30 am – Regency Ballroom
Come join us to Honor Our Own Regency Veterans
Special Guest Appearance by Regency’s Chorus Group
Please sign up at the Concierge
Spouses are Welcome
“Applications can be downloaded below by clicking the link or copies can be found at the clubhouse.”
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LETS TALK TURKEY 2017
While still enjoying the last days of summer, the Regency Culture Club is looking ahead to fall. We are gearing up for our annual Ten for Turkey Drive. As the holidays draw near, turkeys will be absent from many households.
The Regency Culture Club supports our community by assisting the Monroe Township Office on Aging Holiday Food Basket Drive. We are once again turning to our friends and neighbors and requesting each household makes a minimum donation of $10.00 so that we can put a turkey on the table to complete the holiday picture for many township families.
One turkey goes a long way in providing a number of meals. And the bones, oh those bones make a great soup.
Your generosity over the past 13 years that we have been collecting Ten for Turkeys is much appreciated. Your support is urgently needed once again. Help make a difference in the lives of our township neighbors in need.
Please make your checks payable to the Regency Culture Club and leave them in the mailbox of Milt & Sue Paris at 25 Crenshaw Ct, Ken & Joan Kastin 10 Harbor Town Way, Sue Miller 19 Torrey Pines, Barry & Laura Shandler 10 Hogan , Marsha Krane 16 Country Club Drive, Jim & Sue Graham 13 Ballybunion, Marge Weinberg 17 Tamarack Road, Sandy and Larry Cains 94 Kings Mill Road
REPLACING YOUR DRIVEWAY
All American Asphalt has submitted their pricing for driveway replacements. Other vendors have either not submitted the Vendor Profile required to be on our CVL or their pricing schedule or both.
As you can see, there are substantial savings when multiple driveways are contracted for the same time.
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MEN’S CLUB MOVIE AND DINNER NIGHT
The dinner and movie night will be held this Monday Oct 9th.
We will meet at the clubhouse at 4:30 to carpool and then head to City Streets on Rte. 130 in East Windsor. After dinner we will proceed to the Starplex Theater to see Blade Runner 2049 for the 6:45 movie.
The movie is also in 3D which starts at 7:00 for those that want to see the movie at a different perspective. Those that want to go directly to City Streets please call Jerry at 732-656-1938 so I can give the restaurant an exact count. Thank you
AARP Smart Driver Course
Session 1: Monday, December 4, 2017- 6:30pm-9:30pm
Session 2: Tuesday, December 5, 2017- 6:30pm-9:30pm
Class will be held in the Tennis Pavilion
$15.00pp FOR AARP members
$20.00pp for non-members
**Participants Must Attend Both Sessions for this Program**
AARP Driver Safety Program is designed to develop driving strategies and refresh safe driving skills to maintain your driving independence. Participants who take this course in New Jersey will receive a certificate of completion which could qualify you for a premium discount of 5% for three years. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A VALID NEW JERSEY DRIVERS LICENSE WITH A NEW JERSEY ADDRESS.
Sign up at the concierge today!
SHUFFLEBOARD PLAYERS NEEDED
I AM LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD SHUFFLEBOARD PLAYERS,WHO WILL SHOW UP ON TUESDAY AFTERNOONS AT 5:00PM AND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:30AM.
I WANT THAT MAYORS CUP BACK AT REGENCY, WHERE IT BELONGS!
ANYONE INTERESTED IN JOINING THIS GROUP,WILL BE MORE THAN WELCOME. MEN AND WOMEN!
PLEASE CONTACT GEORGE STEINBERG @ 732-605-9526. I’D BE HAPPY TO SPEAK TO YOU,OR I’LL CALL YOU BACK.
REGENCY ETHNIC-RESTAURANT- EAT-AROUND (EREA) DOES KOREAN CUISINE 101(INTRODUCTION TO KOREAN FOOD)
The EREA is holding its next dinner at a local Korean restaurant with the theme being an introduction to Korean cuisine. A multi-course dinner(all mild spice) is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th. This limited seating(50) event is almost sold-out with all of the standard seating already reserved. Six seats remain available in the traditional cushion seating with sunken foot well.
If you’re interested in attending call Marty Feldman for more information and to reserve your seat.
DO YOU REMEMBER JAY AND THE AMERICANS?
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