Applegate Condo

UPDATE: The pool will be closing Thursday September 22nd!!! In between that time it will be open during daylight hours weather permitting. It must be above 70 degrees and not raining for it to be open. You still have time to get a swim or two in before it closes for the season!


goosedonotfeedIf you haven’t already noticed, there are geese that have made Applegate their stomping grounds leaving quite the mess wherever they have been. Please DO NOT FEED THEM!!!!! Feeding them keeps them around and keeps the messes on the sidewalks and grass. If you see your neighbors feeding them, ask them to stop! Also keep in mind geese can be very mean and will come after you for more food. Let’s keep Applegate clean and get the geese to fly South for ………..well forever!


THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU!!!!

I just wanted to say thank you to all of the residents of Applegate. Many of you found out over the last couple of weeks but for those of you that haven’t, this will be my last season as your pool attendant. I have enjoyed every weekend of the last 5 seasons that I have been there. This decision did not come lightly as I thoroughly enjoy being the pool attendant but you know what happens. Life gets in the way sometimes and things need to change. After many discussions with my family we found it was best if I said goodbye to the pool and focused on a few other things for a while. I am hoping to see you around the pool next year as I will still be coming around to visit and of course working on the Applegate website. I am happy to have met many of you, had many great conversations over the years and too many laughs to count. I wish you all well.

On a related side note the pool will stay open weather permitting for a while, however, the days are shorter and it gets dark quicker so it will close before 9 pm so get your swims in before it’s too late.

Take care everyone!!!
Hugs,
Angie


new3 Frequently Asked Questions Page

Many times the same question gets asked via the comment section of the website or via e-mail. So, a list of the most commonly asked questions has been compiled to help. The list will be updated as questions come in. Please continue to use the comment section or send an e-mail if your question is not listed and we will do our best to get you an answer! Feel free to call a board member or your management company as well.


Parking:

Just a friendly reminder about the parking in court A. If you are driving down to the pool or are renting the clubhouse for an event, please remember that there are only TWO spots (plus one handicap spot) allocated for the clubhouse and the pool in that court. They are directly in front of the clubhouse door. If those two spots are occupied you must park on Bashian Drive. The rest of that parking area is for court A residents (and their guests) ONLY!!! Thank you for your cooperation.


Trash pickup

THE NEXT YARD WASTE (grass clippings and leaves) WILL BE THURSDAY OCTOBER 13th! PLEASE PLACE YOUR WASTE IN PAPER BAGS OUT BY THE ROAD!!

 There are some new updates regarding yard and garden waste pickup. Please click here to be directed to the Trash Pickup page where you will find the updates, pickup dates and instructions for yard and garden waste pickup!

In case you have heard about the contract between the Novi City Council entering into an agreement with Waste Management, please note that Applegate I is still under contract with Duncan Disposal so Applegate I will not be starting with Waste Management this year.


In-Cider e-mailing list: If you have signed up to receive the In-Cider by e-mail and have not been getting it please either re-sign up or send me an e-mail at applegatecondo@gmail.com and provide me with the address you would like it sent to. I have a few e-mail addresses that come back saying due to various reasons the e-mail can’t be sent. I am not sure who’s e-mail address is who’s so I can’t contact directly. Please, if you aren’t getting it and would like to contact me or simply sign up again. If you haven’t signed up to receive the In-Cider by e-mail and would like it, fill out the box on any page with your information and when the next edition of the ‘Cider comes out you will find it in your “inbox”. – Angie


We have been having a lot of requests for the addition/modification form come through the website. The board and the management company has decided to put some of the commonly asked for forms on the website. We will be adding them as we go and as things get modified. The addition/modification form is on the website now and the color choices for the doors will be added once the document gets updated. You can click here for the Forms page or you can use the quick access links from the home page.

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28 thoughts on “Applegate Condo

  1. Just wanted to say, nice work getting a special site up and running for the neighborhood!!!!

    Laurie

  2. Nice Job, Angie! I see not too many people have visited the new website. Guess they will have to be reminded some more.

    • Thanks Terry. We are getting the word out. I just added the counter the other day to see how much use it is getting. It has been viewed more than what the counter says and hopefully will be viewed even more.

  3. Does Applegate still have rules with regard to the appearance and uniformity of the units? It used to be that windows, doors, etc. had to be of a certain type and approved by the board. I notice more and more (I am a walker and pretty much see units in all of the courts) that people have installed non-approved front doors, storm doors and windows. Is there no way to monitor this so Applegate I keeps it’s original uniform look? Also, in Court F, there is a unit that actually has newspaper being used as their window treatment instead of curtains or blinds. Now, I mean that is tacky and makes the entire court look shabby. It also brings down the value of other nearby units and makes Applegate I undesirable. Shouldn’t this be addressed by the board for the sake of our property values?

    • Cheryl,
      As far as I know they do have rules regarding the color of the inside door. In fact this was just talked about the other day and I am planning on posting something regarding the color options. As for the screen door this can only be the color almond. No white doors are allowed. As for windows I am not sure. I will forward your comment on to the board members to get a better clarification on this. Thanks for asking!

  4. One more thing. Can The In-Cider remind people again that if they place items out for trash pickup that are NOT picked up by Duncan, that it is their responsibility to remove them from the curb and dispose of them. Again, if they are left by the curb, it just makes Applegate I look bad.

    • Cheryl,

      I will forward this to Suzanne Paige as she is the one who writes the In-Cider and she can possibly put the reminder in the next issue. I can also post a reminder on the Trash Pick Up page on the website. Thanks for trying to keep Applegate I looking nice!

  5. Hello,
    Thanks for putting together such an informative site that people can access 24/7 it is much appreciated. Is there any interest in moving our association dues online for payment? I personally would like to see this happen as I do most of my bills online. It would be really awesome to have both options available to residents.

    • Thanks for the great comment and asking a very good question. I will have to check with RTI on this and see if we can somehow incorporate a payment option on the website. I will check into this. Stay tuned…..

  6. I too want to say that the site is very nice. I also wanted to ask about our grass. I’m not sure if it’s simply a lack of water or if it’s burned due to a lawn treatment of some kind. I really enjoy gardening and having a nice looking yard, and the grass takes away from all the hard work many of us have put in.

    • Thank you for the comment on the site. I believe the brown grass is simply from the lack of rain/water. I will forward your concern to the board members just to make sure they are aware that residents are concerned. I don’t believe that Jimmie’s crew uses anything on the lawns. I know my personal lawn at my house is also very brown even with watering. Let’s hope for some much needed rain in the meantime.

      Thanks for the comments!
      Angie

  7. How is it that a memo for parking lot work dated July 8 the, for work beginning on July 26th, takes TWO WEEKS to be posted on the mailboxes and physically delivered to the units? How is that enough notice during vacation season? If I was on vacation and came back to a towed vehicle you can bet I would be FURIOUS!!. 30 days notice with TIMELY delivery of the memo would be appropriate. Please advise whoever is in charge of this to be FAR MORE timely in the delivery of any future memos that REQUIRE vehicles to be moved for work or maintenance. 3 days is not appropriate!

    • We had cars in our lot despite warning of possibility they be towed. I wonder if they didn’t even know

  8. How is the addition to court lights process going? In the May in-cider, you folks stated:
    “New Mailboxes and Court Lights: Our new mailboxes and court entrance lights will be installed in May/June.”
    We are now closing in on August. It would be nice to have some lighting.

    • Good afternoon,

      Thank you for your question. I am not sure exactly when installation is supposed to start on the lighting, however, I do know that the lights have been delivered and are awaiting the next step. I will pass this question on to the board members and see if I can get a better answer for you.

      Have a great day!

    • Hello,
      I sent your question on to the board and have received a response. As stated the lights have been delivered, however due to them being very heavy and needing some very heavy equipment to install them it was decided that the seal coating project would be completed before the installation of the lights so that the parking lots would not get damaged in the installation. They will be starting very soon on the lighting installation and they all should be installed before the end of summer. I hope this sheds some light on the issue (no pun intended :-))

  9. The damage to the parking lots was NOT addressed prior to seal coating. There are damaged areas with loose asphalt that were not repaired. The seal coating was justly a cosmetic band aid. There are several areas that should have been patched prior to seal coating. Is RTI or whoever contracted the parking lots to be done even involved in inspecting the parking lots prior to the seal coating process? If so, maybe someone needs to address their lack of attention to detail? Having loose pieces of broken asphalt seal coated without being patched first is throwing good money after bad. Makes NO sense.

    • Thank you for your comments and concern. I am not sure of the process but I have sent your concerns onto RTI and the board members for review. Thank you and have a great day!

    • Dear Concerned Resident,

      I just wanted to give you a quick reply in regards to your concerns about the seal coating and issues in the parking lot. I was told that the contractors who did the job are going to be back out on August 10th to address any issues that need to be corrected. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact a board member. Have a great day 🙂

  10. Thank you for the reply. Looks like they came back out and repaired several areas. Thanks again.

  11. I would like to applaud the board for the new sign I saw in front of the clubhouse today reminding residents not only what day is yard waste pickup but also what type of container to use. Great sign! It appears it can be used for a lot of different announcements.

    • Cheryl,

      I will pass your ‘likings’ on to the board as I am sure they will be happy to hear it. You will probably see it out again soon as it was suggested to put it out with a notice to not feed the geese since the geese have been hanging around make a mess of things. I think the sign will come in very handy for informational purposed! Have a great day!

      Angie

  12. Does Applegate have rules pertaining to parking spaces? If so, where can they be found? I would think that each unit has an assign space. Is this correct? With the influx of new owners/renters, there seems to be a lack of parking spaces.

    • Good afternoon,

      This is a topic that is currently being discussed by the board. There used to be assigned spots back in the day, however, it was not written into the by-laws so it is being discussed as to what to do in regards to assigning a spot or not and also adding it to the by laws. The board is aware of the situation and has it on the agenda for discussion. Stay tuned and thank you for the inquiry. Have a great day.

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