The NECA News
P.O. Box 674, Navesink, NJ 07752
#005, FALL/WINTER ’08-09
FROSTY IS ON THE WAY:
IT’S TIME, IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, TO DRAIN THOSE OUTSIDE WATER
FAUCETS. Those pipes will freeze and burst on the extremely cold. If you are not completely sure
how, Tony DeLauro #43 will review the best procedure with you. Leave him a note or call. Also, it
might be a good time to have your chimney, air ducts and dryer duct cleaned. Oh, one other reminder,
this is a good time to make that six month furnace, filter replacement. It’s inexpensive, quick to do and
the cleaner air may help to avoid a cold or two this winter.
HERE’S THE ANNUAL, WINTER PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ABOUT PARKING:
Be more conscious of parking during the winter and move your cars into your garage, driveway or
available notches when snow is expected. This facilitates snow removal and will insure that no one
slides into your car on an icy street…BE MINDFUL OF THIS THE NIGHT OR DAY BEFORE SNOW
IS EXPECTED. Everyone who lives at Navesink Estates benefits from this small consideration.
Also, we like to remind all that when you must park on the street it is best to avoid parking a car
across from another resident’s driveway. It can become difficult to back out of a driveway with a
vehicle right there. If a neighbor does this regularly, you might just ask if they’d be more considerate to
"LET THE SUNSHINE IN" SKYLIGHT INFORMATION:
The board has found a competent vendor who can properly replace or repair our skylights. Jim
Garrigan (see below) has done the research and measuring so we could have an acceptable skylight
alternative available to all of us or properly replace, if possible, the ones we currently have.
Jim Garrigan/ SYCAMORE SKYLIGHTS.
P.O. Box 2251, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701; Phone: 732-747-3960/ Fax: 732-714-2035
If you are interested in changing your existing acrylic bubbles at the skylight frame or you would like to
replace or repair leaking skylights, Jim will review all the details with you. Here are the options:
1. New FCM curb mounted fixed skylight with standard tempered flat glazing panel; higher UV
protection and much higher insulation value: approx. $650
2. Acrylic dome (bubble) model cma (similar to existing) approx. $650
3. Venting unit, operational, manual venting with flat glass, including pole, approx $1000
Note: Jim and crew can also install added rubberized flashing cover for added protection
Not sure if you’ve taken some time for a restful visit to Mt. Mitchell, scenic park, just up Navesink Ave.,
across Route 36, past the Quik Chek, left of the Eastpointe high rise. In the center of the park is
monument with an eagle clutching a piece of steel girder from the World Trade Center. Although a
somewhat somber park it is also very peaceful, rarely crowded and a magical view of the horizon and
New York City to the North…just in case you’re looking for a different view while having your
morning coffee. PS: Remember that is also the highest sea view location from Maine to Florida.
SECRETARY PAULSON HAS ADVISED (under the direction of Charlie Boedinghaus) that the
2009 budget is completed and the new maintenance, coupon booklets will be forthcoming. Note that the
board has considered the current, economic stress for many and has voted to delay any significant
assessments and unreasonable maintenance increases for now. NB: There will be a little increase.
POOR BAMBI’S MOM!
Recently Bambi’s Mom “expired” in the yard behind building 3. Here’s what Tony DeLauro did to get
it removed and what you might do if you find a doe, fawn or buck "fallen" in your yard:
Call Middletown Animal Control 732-615-2094. They will have their staff send a vehicle to pick it up.
Note that you may be asked to bring the “victim” to the curb and don’t worry about possible lurking
Turkey vultures, they’re more chicken than vulture and will scoot quickly if you are near.
PS: Animal control deals with most animal issues in the township (like: raccoons, etc.)
Helpful Reminder: The board, and especially Shirley Foulks, would really appreciate
having everyone fill out the resident profile forms. We included them with the last NECA news but will
give you another if you drop Shirley (#53) a note. The information could be vital for many reasons.
WE’RE GOING HIGH TECH:
As you may know, we are having a website built for Navesink Estates. Carol Stokes is coordinating.
The site will hopefully include all the information we have available about Navesink Estates including
but not limited to: photos, description, the by-laws, rules and regulations, contact info, etc. This will be
a very good tool to keep everyone informed and may be an asset to owners if a time comes to sell their
home. We will also be able to post news, current and old and include all the pertinent information our
community home owners might occasionally need.
Note: Be kind and considerate to your neighbors. Check the rules and regulations occasionally.
Okay, so I was GOING TO LIST ALL THE BIRDS THAT ARE AROUND DURING THE WINTER,
JUST AS A LITTLE FUN FACT. Donna DeLauro brought me a list from the parks department and I
then visited the local Audubon society web page. THERE ARE ABOUT 460 DIFFERENT BIRDS
RECORDED IN THIS STATE!!! Visit: www.monmouthaudubon.org if you’d like to
get a list of all of them. Here are just a small sample of the winter birds you might see during
the next few months: many which are near the river and ocean.
Northern Gannet, Great Cormorant, Loons, Grebes, Grouse, Blue Heron, Brant, Snow Goose, American
Wigeon, Gadwall, Pintail, Redhead, Merganser, Canvasback, Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Merganser,
Hawks, Peregrine Falcon, Coot, Snipe, Snowy Owl, Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Blue Jay, Crow, Lark,
Purple Finch, Nuthatch, Creeper, Wren, Robin, Starling, Mokingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped
Warbler, Sparrows, Junco, Cardinal, Blackbird, Grakle, Pine Siskin and the ever-present Sparrow
HAVE A GLORIOUS HOLIDAY SEASON AND BEST OF HEALTH
AND HAPPINESS TO ALL, FOR THE NEW YEAR.
The Navesink Estates Condominium Board