Newtown Forest Association, Inc. P.O. Box 213 Newtown, CT 06470 203-270-3650 GOOD NEIGHBOR PROPERTY INSPECTION FORM Greetings Neighbor, Thank you for your time and concern regarding the well being of an NFA property that you abut, use and/or express concern over.. Your time in helping our all volunteer board is greatly appreciated. The NFA owns over 100 separate parcels and over a 1000 acres in Newtown. Your efforts and attention will help extend our ability to monitor and steward our properties. Feel free to include pictures, narratives and related material about these properties that will help us in these efforts to document their status and history and well being . Sources for information you provide us on this project will remain strictly confidential and will not be made public without your express written permission. You have the option to complete this form on an anonymous basis if you so desire. It is important that we work together to steward and protect these properties as valuable open space and natural resources in perpetuity. Warm regards, Bob Eckenrode/ Caraleigh Wilson Identification: Property Name __________________________ Inspection date __________________________ Inspector (optional) __________________________ Contact Information (optional): Address __________________________ Phone __________________________ Email __________________________ Inspection information This inspection was conducted by walking… Check all that apply a. A trail on the property b. Straight through the property c. Throughout the entire property d. The property boundaries1 e. Our shared property boarder2 Observations on Conditions: Are there trails? Do they appear to be regularly used by hikers? Do they appear to be used for Equestrian endeavors? Are the trails well maintained or in need of repair? Are there adequate NFA property boundary signs present Are there any stream crossings? Do stream crossings appear to be in disrepair? Access: 1 ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ It is a goal of the NFA to remark and post all of our property boarders over the next several years; accordingly, not all borders may be obvious. If uncertain please note where you believe a question may exist and your belief that a possible encroachment or violation may exist. 2 If unsure exactly where your property line may directly abut the NFA property please do not hesitate to contact us. We will set up a time to meet with you and share our maps to help properly mark the line. Is access to the property easy or difficult?_ Is there safe parking at the Points of Access? Do you believe parking often creates hazardous conditions? Is there another safe alternative parking area? If yes, for how many cars? ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Observations Indications of the following uses/conditions were observed (check all that apply)3: a. Hiking (in environmentally sensitive areas? ______ b. Equestrian (light use) ______ c. Equestrian (possible damaging overuse) ______ d. Bicycling (on trails) ______ e. Bicycling (off trails) ______ f. Hunting ______ g. Dumping ______ h. Littering ______ i. Camping ______ j. 4WD vehicles ______ k. ATV’s / dirt bikes ______ l. Unauthorized Harvesting ______ m. Encroachment ______ n. Congregating (fire pits, parking et al ______ o. Drainage from neighboring lots ______ p. Hazardous conditions ______ q. Stream bank erosion ______ r. Unauthorized structures ______ s. Dead trees that present a hazard to users or aesthetic value of property ______ Maintenance and Improvement: What form of maintenance or improvement would benefit the property relative to the NFA’s responsibilities and the public eye? Recommendations: What activities, uses or conditions have created unsafe, inappropriate or unwanted situations that would warrant attention to uphold the NFA’s obligations of stewardship and public safety? If you have the capabilities feel free to attach dated photographs of the site as well as a disk containing the images. If requested we can provide a copy of a property map as well to enable you to mark matters and areas you may have seen matters that should be brought to our attention. NFA USE SECTION: Property Number: Board Member Reviewer: _________________ NFA Action Plan (reference to attachment): __________ Review Date __________ ________________ 3 Most of these listed activities are prohibited on our properties and deemed a violation of our property use policies.