News & Announcements
Until further notice, all residents and guests will be required to wear a face mask when visiting common areas where one might come into contact with others. These areas include:
Other common shared spaces
New Association Manager: Lifestyle Properties ("LC")
The Board of Directors has selected Lifestyle Property Management ("LC") to join our community as the new association manager, effective July 1. Please welcome Cody & Haley to the community. You will be able to reach our new management via e-mail to ReserveManager@SciotoCrossing.org or via the new Resident Portal. You can continue to find important community information, contact information, and links to these resources at SciotoCrossing.org.
New Resident Handbook
The Board of Directors has adopted a new Resident Handbook, which replaces the previous Rules and Regulations of the community. Please review the Handbook carefully, and use it as a reference for rules and regulations. The Handbook is subject to revision by the Board of Directors.
March 8, 2019
We wanted to share a few updates for you around the community. The Reserve dumpsters have new lights installed. They operate on solar power and motion sensors, to make it easier and safer to dispose of trash after dark. There is also a new dog waste bag dispenser on the north side of the dumpster enclosure on Carberry Drive. Please bag any dog waste, tie the bag, and place the bag inside the dumpster or a dog waste disposal station.
Please be sure to review the new Resident Handbook. There is a lot of good information in there about the expectations of the Association and how you can comply with the rules. Here are a few quick reminders:
Please read the Dumpster Rules. Only bagged residential trash may be placed in the dumpsters, and you must keep all dumpster doors closed when you are done.
You must return a Unit Owner Information Form whenever any of the information on the form changes, including your contact information, residents, cars, or pets. All cars that are parked in the community regularly must be registered by e-mailing PropertyManager@SciotoCrossing.org, or updating the info form.
Flowers and other plants must be kept in pots, and may not be planted in the ground. The Resident Handbook explains the restrictions on limited permitted placement of flower pots in the mulch bed adjacent to your patio.
Dog waste continues to be a problem in the community. Dog waste stations are checked, emptied, and filled with bags weekly. Please use them. Do not allow your dog to urinate within 10 yards of any building door, including patio sliding doors, and spread the waste around to avoid damaging the grass. If dogs continue to be a problem, more drastic measures could include a dog fee, a designated dog restroom area, or more severe restrictions if necessary.
The next Board meeting will be Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Board meetings are open to all Unit Owners, and time will be set aside for comments near the end of the meeting. Board meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, at the Park Association Clubhouse.
While The Scioto Crossing Park Association ("Park Association") is a separate entity from the Reserve Condos Association, we wanted to share a quick update about the Park Association as well. If you have any concerns about the Park Association, please contact the Park Board via e-mail to Park@SciotoCrossing.org and attend the annual meeting.
The Scioto Crossing Park Association will be holding its Annual Meeting of Members on April 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse. The Park Association will be adopting bylaws, and electing directors. Reserve Unit Owners are encouraged to attend.
The Park Association has recently adopted some new rules, which can be reviewed in full at SciotoCrossing.org, but the highlights include:
1) No Smoking on Park Association property. The pool, parking lots, walkways and roads at the Park Association are now free from smoking and vaping.
2) Only clean dry shoes in the gym. Please change into a pair of clean dry shoes to use the gym. The floors have been very dirty, muddy, and salty this winter, and Residents need to help keep the gym clean.
The pool should be open by the second-half of May. A second TV will be installed in the gym soon, and both TVs will be adding Chromecasts (how to use a Chromecast), so you can watch or listen to your own content and subscription services in the gym. Just connect your phone to the Clubhouse wifi, and look for the casting icon in your phone app, such as Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu, HBO Go, Google Play Music, Spotify, and others. You will still be able to tune in over-the-air broadcasts as well.
Enjoy the spring weather!
Bryan Griffith, President
February Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Meeting at The Case Bowen Company, 6255 Corporate Center Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43016.
Meetings will continue to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, and will return to the Scioto Crossing Clubhouse on March 19th.
Notice of Unit Owner Annual Meeting
The next Annual Meeting of Unit Owners will occur on Tuesday, February 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse of The Scioto Crossing Park Association at 7850 Scioto Crossing Blvd, Dublin, Ohio 43016.
Topics for the Agenda will include the 2019 Budget, the transition to The Case Bowen Company for property management, election for open director seats, and other topics selected by the Board. Unit Owner comments and concerns will be heard, but any Unit Owner proposals should be submitted a minimum of 30 days before the meeting to get onto the Agenda.
To get onto the ballot, nominations for seats on the board of directors may be made by the individual unit owner nominating herself/himself in advance. Please e-mail your nomination to PropertyManager@SciotoCrossing.org. Nominations will also be accepted during the meeting.
Extreme Cold Warning!
This week, we are expecting sub-zero temperatures through Thursday. To prevent frozen pipes from damaging the property, please follow these guidelines, and you can find additional tips from the Red Cross.
Minimum thermostat temperature: 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Even if your home is vacant, you must maintain a minimum temperature of 60 degrees from November 1 through April 1. This rule has been established by the Board.
Open cabinets & doors. Keep under sink cabinets with pipes open, and open doors to utility rooms or other enclosed spaces without heating vents.
Outdoor trickle. If you have pipes in unheated garage spaces, leave the water on to a trickle. All hoses must be disconnected from garage and outdoor spigots.
Replace your smoke detectors
Your smoke detector has probably expired. Many of the smoke detectors installed in the community were placed in 2005 through 2008, and the NFPA recommends you replace them after 10 years. The smoke detectors are First Alert Model 9120B Hardwired with backup battery, and can be purchased from Amazon for about $11. You can also upgrade them to another hardwired smoke alarm, such as the First Alert Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detector with voice alerts, model SC7010BV, for $42.98. There are other models that can be used, such as the Nest Protect wired for $119.00. You can check the expiration date of your smoke detector, by twisting it off the mounting plate, and looking for a date on the bottom.
Disconnect your hose
Winter weather is here, and in order to protect our properties, you must now disconnect any hose except for short periods during use. Please empty all water from the hose, coil it up, and store it inside.
Any hoses found connected will be removed and stored for future community use. You may contact Reserve@SciotoCrossing.org with any questions.
Clean your dryer vent
Annual dryer vent cleaning is vital to prevent fires in our homes. Please check and clean the flexible vent from the dryer to the wall, and also the vent to the outside. You may wish to hire a contractor with the appropriate tools to properly clean the vent. Many carpet cleaning companies are equipped to help with this task.
November 2018 Community Updates
Watch your mail and e-mail for an important community announcement coming soon!
Disconnect your hose
Winter weather is here, and in order to protect our properties, you must disconnect any hose, except for short periods during use. Please empty all water from the hose, coil it up, and store it inside or within your own storage area. You may not leave hoses, or any property in the Common Area, without written permission from the Board.
Any hoses found connected, or other property left in the Common Area, will be removed and stored for future community use, or disposed in the trash. You may contact Reserve@SciotoCrossing.org with any questions.
Smoke Detectors: If you haven't changed your smoke detector batteries this year, please do so now, and test them to ensure they work.
Dryer Vents: Please clean your dryer vent, annually, to prevent fires. You may need to hire a contractor, such as a carpet cleaning company or chimney sweep, to clean the pipe to the outside.
Schedule a furnace inspection: Spring and Fall inspections help ensure your home is efficient and comfortable. You should also clean all air intake vents, and ensure you have a clean furnace filter.
Reverse your ceiling fans: Flip the switch to push the warm air down, and improve the efficiency of your furnace.
Drain your hot water tank: Connect a hose, or use a bucket, and open the bottom drain of your hot water tank to remove sediment that builds up. This will extend the life of your hot water tank.
Garden Building Hall Heaters & Cleaning
We are turning on the hallway heaters in all of the garden buildings (9-15). If they are running too hot, or too cold, please do report that as a maintenance request, so we can adjust the thermostats.
Garden Building common areas are cleaned every Sunday. If you see Chalet in the building, say hello.
You may submit maintenance requests online using this form at SciotoCrossing.org. We rely on our neighbors to help identify and report potential issues, and protect our homes, so please do let us know if you have any concerns. Small, non-urgent, issues like a burned out lightbulb can be reported online, but an emergency issue, like an active water leak, should be reported over the phone immediately to 614-722-7007. An emergency is when there is immediate danger to life or property, or suspension of services. Remember to say your unit number, and that you are calling from The Reserve Condominiums at Scioto Crossing Association.