REGENCY AT MONROE NEWS UPDATE JULY 22 2017

BIRTHDAY’S & ANNIVERARY’S – JULY

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THANK YOU

I received many comments both on my website and from residents sending me emails. It was certainly unanimous that residents agreed with what I wrote about our sidewalks and streets. Now we wait for a response from the HOA.

I would like to comment on one other issue. COMMUNICATIONS! I have been told that if residents want to learn what is happening in Regency, they should attend meetings. My answer is simple. Not every resident can attend meetings and by just the numbers that do, the majority doesn’t. So I heard a meeting was held yesterday and maybe ¾ of Regency wasn’t present. In the winter, when snowbirds go to their snowbird locations, meetings have even smaller numbers. So here is what I propose:

You have a meeting, take minutes. Then send your minutes out in an email. Don’t expect residents to go to your website to search for minutes because I even find it difficult to find things. All minutes from all the meetings should be sent out within a reasonable time (let’s say 3 weeks). This is because I sometimes see Board minutes added to the website months later.
If we look at the HOA Website and just zero in on BOARD MINUTES (NOT SUBCOMMITTEES) the last Board Meeting minutes is dated 11/09/16. That’s over 8 months since the last Board Meeting was posted.

Your email system has over 1300 addresses and your meetings may just have 200 residents, so which way would be the best way of getting residents to know what is happening? I have sent out many emails from my HOA EMAILER each week and it takes no time to do it. I know that 100% of our residents would want this to be done. So now that we have almost a new Board, let’s do it!

I know our HOA Email system is having problems in dropping email addresses off the list so I will even volunteer to take whatever message you are sending out and send it out through my MAILCHIMP List which is very complete.

SENIOR PROPERTY TAX FREEZE – STATE OF NEW JERSEY

I’ve been asked about the program I wrote about a few months ago – THE STATE’S SENIOR PROPERTY TAX FREEZE that you apply for to the State. I am happy to say that they extended the deadline date for filing the application until October 18, 2017

All the information can be found my clicking on this link:

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/printform.shtml?utm_term=new+jersey+property+senior+freeze+pl-1&utm_content=p1-main-4-title&utm_medium=sem-sub&utm_source=msn_s&utm_campaign=adid-dfe19c0d-4e23-48a2-9bc4-66bbe25708a0-0-ab_msb_ocode-23755&ad=semD&an=msn_s&am=broad&q=new+jersey+property+senior+freeze+pl-1&o=23755&qsrc=1&l=sem&askid=dfe19c0d-4e23-48a2-9bc4-66bbe25708a0-0-ab_msb

Now here are the requirements to be eligible

1. Must live in NJ for the past 11 years and in your current home for 3 years.
2. You cannot show income on your tax returns for 2015 and 2016 that is greater than $70,000 for each year
3. I believe besides being a senior, you can also apply if are disabled

NOTE: SOME QUESTIONS I RECEIVED DEALT WITH THE INCOME LEVEL OF $70,000. HERE IS WHAT I FOUND;

N OTE : The State Budget has set the following qualifications for Senior Freeze  payments: Applicants are eligible if their income did not exceed $87,007
for 2015 and $70,000 for 2016, as long as they meet all other requirements.

Applicants whose income was over $70,000 but was $87,007 or less can  establish their eligibility for future reimbursements by filing an application
by the due date. Applying also ensures the Division will mail them  applications next year.

Now call this number:

Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) Hotline – 1-800-882-6597

He will ask some of the above questions and determine if you are eligible. He will send you a booklet with forms. You are to fill out the PTR1 form and the PTR1A form you will bring to the Township to have the tax collector fill this out. Then you mail both forms and hopefully you will never again receive any property tax increases.

I would suggest you make the effort to do it if you meet the eligibility requirements. This can save you LOTS of money especially when we start building new schools.

NOTE: IN GOING OVER MY 2015 AND 2016 TAXES I NOTICED THAT WHEN IT COMES TO SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME ON LINE 20A (FEDERAL TAX FORM) IS THE TOTAL, BUT LINE 20B IS THE TAXABLE AMOUNT WHICH I BELIEVE IS THE AMOUNT THAT COUNTS TOWARDS TOTAL INCOME BECAUSE LINE 22 SAYS “THIS IS YOUR TOTAL INCOME”SO I BELIEVE YOU USE THIS AMOUNT WHEN FILLING OUT YOUR TAX FREEZE FORMS. IF YOU DO, THEN MANY OF YOU MIGHT QUALIFY FOR THE PROPERTY TAX FREEZE. IF I AM WRONG, OH WELL! WHEN I GET THE FORM I WILL SEE IF THEY ASK FOR THE AMOUNT ON LINE 22

Here is what another resident told me when he called the property freeze hotling:

1, you have to have been born 1950 or before

2, your income including social security for for 2016 and 2017 not exceed $87,000per year

3, you have TO HAVE LIVED IN N.J. SINCE 2005 or before.

REGENCY ALERT – MOSS ON ROOF SHINGLES

Resident message:

I wish to alert you to the fact that my home along with others on my street (Tamarack) have moss growing on the north-facing roof planes. After a bit of internet research, my neighbor found that if allowed to exist the shingles can curl and possibly blow off during a heavy wind situation. Also, over time, the roof will become unsightly. Since this is on at least 4 houses on our street…we did a quick inspection of the houses immediately visible from our yard, I would think that it is present on many homes in Regency. I am including a piece of the internet article that Mark found as to this problem for your information.

With this possibly being wide-spread, is there some action that the HOA can take to assist the homeowners with rectifying this problem?

Moss is a non-vascular plant that obtains water through its leaves, unlike most plants that gather water through its root system. Moss must therefore have a moist environment to survive. In North America, moss tends to grow on north facing roof planes that receive less direct sunlight and stay damp longer than south facing planes. Overhanging tree branches provide additional shade and drop debris on the roof that further holds in moisture and acts as a food source for moss.

Moss spores may also be carried by wind or animals and can easily spread throughout neighborhoods. Unlike algae, moss can be detrimental to asphalt shingle performance. Moss can cause the leading edges of the shingles to lift or curl, which increases the risk of shingle blow-off during wind events. In severe cases, moss build-up can cause lateral water movement resulting in moisture damage to the roof deck or may even cause leaks.

Doug Poye (4 Tamarack Road)

REGENCY’S MEN’S GOLF TEAM

The Regency men’s golf team has returned the trophy where it belongs. The streak of 4 straight years was broken last year and has started anew. The team took first place in this year’s competition, along with several other awards (in parenthesis). With Captain Shelly Borak working at the Women’s US Open all week, and Vin Berry on a family holiday in Hawaii, the Regency team consisted of:

Ralph Boccia (low gross 76, longest drive)

Don Cooper (second low gross 78)

Howard Davidoff 82

Charlie Lapalme 82

Join Regency Hadassah

and find out about the

Secret Jews and Hidden Lives Medieval Times to the 21stCentury

Monday evening, August 21 at 7PM in the Regency Club House Ballroom

Enjoy this thought provoking night with Regency Hadassah as we meet Antonia J.Martinez (Julie) who will provide insight into the history of the Jewish population of the Iberian Peninsula and its ramifications centuries later. Born into the Catholic faith, Julie was innately drawn to Judaism without any rational explanation. She began a search without knowing what she was searching for or why. The answer revealed itself to her over a period of three decades. Come listen to her historical and personal discoveries that have led her to embrace her newly found heritage, stifled over the course of centuries past. Learn about the hidden lives of Crypto Jews. Following the Spanish Edict of Expulsion in 1492, many Jews publicly converted to Catholicism, yet continued to practice Judaism in secrecy. Learn about all of this and so much more. This meeting is open to all.

Refreshments to be served. RSVP to Genia Beeferman at genhow181@gmail.com or call 732-656-4525 or Leslie Kohn at holekow@gmail.com or call 732-656-1412. (Call either numbers between 9AM and 9PM please). We must have RSVPs in advance so that we can plan for the appropriate amount of seating!!!!

Please help us out and reply early – it would be so appreciated! Than

MEN’S CLUB PENITENTIARY TRIP

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Come join us to see the Mets play the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday evening August 11th. $60 pp includes your luxury bus trip and ballgame ticket. Wives children and grandchildren are welcome. Place checks made out to Regency Men’s Club in the lower mailbox of Allen Glassman at 83 Riviera Drive. You must be a Men’s Club member

CHARLES P. RODGERS KING SIZE BED FRAME FOR SALE

I have a Charles P. Rodgers bed frame (king sized) for sale. Like new condition. Original cost $1300. Asking $400.

Model is Leighton. Picture available on request.

Dan Levine

732641-2357

Daniell999@aol.com

WOMEN’S GROUP – SQUARE DANCE

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Sign-up begins Monday, July 24th for our Monday, August 14th Square Dance. Come join us for this fun and free event. A caller will lead us through moves and squares as we enjoy the evening. Snacks served. RSVP to Harriet Fabrykant no later than August 4th.

WOMEN’S GOLF LEAGUE – LUNCHEON

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WOMEN’S GOLF LEAGUE REGISTRATION FORM FOR PLAY FOR PINK

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TELEPHONE NUMBER NEEDED

MO ADLER WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS THE TELEPHONE NUMBER OF JESSE WHO USE TO WORK FOR DAVID’S LANDSCAPING. IF YOU DO PLEASE CALL MORRIS.

HERB ZUKERBERG YIDDISH CLUB PRESENTS

BREAKFAST PROGRAM SERVING BAGELS & LOX

FEATURING SONG STYLIST LISA SHERMAN
PERFORMING JEWISH SONGWRITERS

SUNDAY AUGUST 13 JUNE 30 AT 10:00AM
$18 Per Person

NO ADMISSIONS AT THE DOOR
NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER AUGUST 3RD

CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE REGENCY YIDDISH CLUB

CONTACTS : RICHARD LANS 87 BETH PAGE 605 1828
RENEA ZUKERBERG 21 COUNTRY CLUB 521 0999

Regency Car Club

Road Rally – Save the date – August 20

The Regency Car Club will be holding their annual road rally on Sunday, August 20. You and your navigator will take a scenic drive through the back roads of New Jersey while looking for clues to many interesting questions.

The rally will conclude at the clubhouse with a delicious lunch by Sir Ives Catering.

The cost for driver and navigator is $45. This popular event fills up quickly, so send an email to RegencyCarClub@gmail.com for entry information.

The next meeting of the Regency Car Club is Monday, July 10 at 7:30pm in the Tennis Pavilion.

Non-members are welcome to join us.

NOTE: THERE ARE JUST 8 SPOTS LEFT AND THEN THERE WILL BE A WAITING LIST

TIMESHARE AVAILABLE

I have both a two bedroom and three bedroom unit available at beautiful Playa Royale in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

In addition to a championship golf course and European spa, there are all the usual facilities available at a better time share. You will find it to be a great value at $1395.

Alan 732 561 -2302.

REGENCY HADASSAH

Join Regency Hadassah and find out about the

Secret Jews and Hidden Lives Medieval Times to the 21stCentury

Monday evening, August 21 at 7PM in the Regency Club House Ballroom

Enjoy this thought provoking night with Regency Hadassah as we meet Antonia J. Martinez (Julie) who will provide insight into the history of the Jewish population of the Iberian Peninsula and its ramifications centuries later. Born into the Catholic faith, Julie was innately drawn to Judaism without any rational explanation. She began a search without knowing what she was searching for or why. The answer revealed itself to her over a period of three decades. Come listen to her historical and personal discoveries that have led her to embrace her newly found heritage, stifled over the course of centuries past. Learn about the hidden lives of Crypto Jews. Following the Spanish Edict of Expulsion in 1492, many Jews publicly converted to Catholicism, yet continued to practice Judaism in secrecy. Learn about all of this and so much more.

This meeting is open to all.

Refreshments to be served. RSVP to Genia Beeferman at genhow181@gmail.com or call 732-656-4525 or Leslie Kohn at holekow@gmail.com or call 732-656-1412. (Call either numbers between 9AM and 9PM please). We must have RSVPs in advance so that we can plan for the appropriate amount of seating!!!!

CALLING OUT FOR AN EXPERT

Is there a Regency resident that has a strong understanding of the iPhone and would be agreeable to making a presentation on “iPhone Photography” to the Regency Digital Photography Club? The club meets in the Tennis Pavilion and has access to a computer link to a flat screen TV as well as the internet. If you are interested please contact Howard Wichansky.

THE CAPRIS

ANOTHER GROUP I LOVED TO LISTEN TO WERE THE CAPRIS. JUST CLICK ON THE SONGS YOU ALSO LIKED AND THINK BACK TO THE “GOOD OLD DAYS”

  1. CAPRIS_-_YOU_ARE 2:07
  2. CAPRIS_-_WHY_DO_I_CRY 2:38
  3. CAPRIS_-_WHERE_I_FELL_IN_LOVE 2:21
  4. CAPRIS_-_TONIGHT_I'M_SO_IN_LOVE 2:30
  5. CAPRIS_-_TO_BE_LOVED 2:57
  6. CAPRIS_-_TILL 2:25
  7. CAPRIS_-_THIS_IS_ROMANCE 2:23
  8. CAPRIS_-_THERE'S_A_MOON_OUT_AGAIN 2:13
  9. CAPRIS_-_THE_WAY_I_LOVE 2:35
  10. CAPRIS_-_THAT'S_HOW_LOVE_GOES 2:40
  11. CAPRIS_-_THAT_GIRL_IN_MY_HEART 2:26
  12. CAPRIS_-_TEARS_IN_MY_EYES 2:28
  13. CAPRIS_-_STARS_IN_THE_SKY 2:20
  14. CAPRIS_-_SOME_PEOPLE_THINK 2:47
  15. CAPRIS_-_SHE'S_MY_GIRL 3:28
  16. CAPRIS_-_OH_DARLIN' 2:06
  17. CAPRIS_-_MORSE_CODE_OF_LOVE 2:32
  18. CAPRIS_-_LOVE_POEMS 2:40
  19. CAPRIS_-_IT_HAPPENED_LAST_TIME_THIS_YEAR 2:24
  20. CAPRIS_-_IMAGINE 3:23
  21. CAPRIS_-_I_KINDA_LIKE_YOU 2:28
  22. CAPRIS_-_GUARDIAN_ANGEL 2:14
  23. CAPRIS_-_DARLING 2:49
  24. CAPRIS_-_BOY_MEETS_GIRL 2:27
  25. CAPRIS_-_A_LOVE_OF_MY_OWN 2:19
  26. CAPRIS - YOU ARE 2:07
  27. CAPRIS - WHY DO I CRY 2:38
  28. CAPRIS - WHERE I FELL IN LOVE 2:21
  29. CAPRIS - TONIGHT I'M SO IN LOVE 2:30
  30. CAPRIS - TO BE LOVED 2:57
  31. CAPRIS - TILL 2:25
  32. CAPRIS - THIS IS ROMANCE 2:23
  33. CAPRIS - THE WAY I LOVE 2:35
  34. CAPRIS - THAT'S HOW LOVE GOES 2:40
  35. CAPRIS - THAT GIRL IN MY HEART 2:26
  36. CAPRIS - TEARS IN MY EYES 2:28
  37. CAPRIS - STARS IN THE SKY 2:20
  38. CAPRIS - SOME PEOPLE THINK 2:47
  39. CAPRIS - SHE'S MY GIRL 3:28
  40. CAPRIS - OH DARLIN' 2:06
  41. CAPRIS - MORSE CODE OF LOVE 2:32
  42. CAPRIS - LOVE POEMS 2:40
  43. CAPRIS - IT HAPPENED LAST TIME THIS YEAR 2:24
  44. CAPRIS - IMAGINE 3:23
  45. CAPRIS - I KINDA LIKE YOU 2:28
  46. CAPRIS - GUARDIAN ANGEL 2:14
  47. CAPRIS - DARLING 2:49
  48. CAPRIS - BOY MEETS GIRL 2:27
  49. CAPRIS - A LOVE OF MY OWN 2:19

THAT’S IT FOR NOW
RON

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