The Acres Gets Ready for Summer

Last Saturday, May 20th, Bill and Lynne Johnson, Charlie and Elyse Roller, Bob & Lou Moriarty and Kate and Zach Zientko participated in the roadside cleanup which was organized by board members Joe DeMarco and Loyd Brewer.  Thanks to our members who have adopted roads throughout the Acres, the cleanup crew focused on side roads.  Gerry and Michelle Loughren and Fran Shumway cleaned AuSable Dr. from one end to the other before the scheduled cleanup.

I want to thank all those who have adopted roads and who participated in the cleanup. Since all of us have a stake in keeping the Acres beautiful, it is wonderful to have so many helpers.

The bathrooms are now open and the water fountain has been turned on for the summer.  The tennis court net is up and we have a new volunteer, Jim Jacobs, who will take care of the court. Thanks, Jim.

Paul Longenderfer and the trail committee had a work day early in May. They have plenty to do and will have another day in October.  Thanks to all the hard workers who keep the trails in such great shape. It is an endless project.

I look forward to seeing you on July 1st at the meeting and at the picnic.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President

Tennis Anyone?

Spring has arrived and our tennis court is ready for our AAPOA members. The net is up and the lock is set with this year’s combination which is on the back of your membership card.  Enjoy tennis and/or pickle ball as the weather improves.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President

Tennis Court to get a Facelift

After many years of neglect due to lack of funds, the AuSable Acres tennis court is going to be repaired and resurfaced this Spring. There is also a drainage problem that must be addressed or the repair will not last.

Our dedicated tennis fund has $10,700. Past President, John Irvin, and his wife, Sylvia, donated a fair amount and last September when the lawsuit was settled, Annie Scavo and Rob Farkas, added $5,000 to the fund.

We know we can’t fix the court without doing the drainage. The AAPOA board asked for and received four sealed bids for the excavation work.  After reviewing them, the board eliminated the highest and the lowest and settled on the bid that was the lower of the remaining two and also had a two year guarantee.  The work will be done by Loyd Brewer when the ground thaws.

Rob Farkas, Frank Krueger and John Sanpietro are members of the tennis committee. They had a rep from Vermont Tennis Court come to look at the court last fall. He reaffirmed the fact that drainage work must be done before repairing the court. The board has decided to hire Vermont Tennis Court to do the resurfacing work on one court in late spring of 2012.
The cost to do both jobs is $14,000.  The additional funds will come from our money market savings account.  We gave this project very careful scrutiny and looked at several options before coming to this decision. We feel that we are getting a $14,000 capital improvement project for $4,000, since the bulk of the money is coming from the tennis fund. This improvement will enhance the property values of all owners as well as provide a court worthy of play. Understandably, very few people use the court in its existing condition. We hope many more people will use it once it is refinished.

We would like to repay the $4000 to the bank account as well as have a fund for maintenance of the new court so we are asking anyone who wishes to make a donation to the tennis fund.  You can mail it with your dues or, if you have already paid your dues, you can send it to the AAPOA, PO Box 8, AuSable Forks, NY 12912, marked as a donation for the tennis fund.

Thank you in advance for your help and interest. Get your rackets ready!

Rosemary Barry, President, AAPOA