All posts by Jody Buchter

Hazardous Conditions on South Basin

It has been reported to the Association on several occasions this season that children have been  walking across the ice on the South Basin, near Wallingford Road.

Not only is this considered trespass, the ice is not solid and could break at any point in time, and it is extremely dangerous.

Please take a moment to discuss this and the dangers it brings with your family.

Holiday Decor Reminder

As the holiday season reaches full swing, we are sending a friendly reminder that exterior holiday decor must be removed within two weeks following the holiday. That means that Christmas 2018 decorations, for example, must be removed by January 8, 2019.

We wish you and your family a happy holiday season!


Website Update

Please accept our sincerest apologies, as we were in the midst of a website migration and upgrade, which did not go smoothly, while we experienced the unexpected “first snow storm” of the 2018-2019 winter season.

The update caused errors which allowed us to post to the website but not to send a notification.

Please bear with us as we make additional updates to the website over the coming months.

Community Snow Removal Update

Good Morning, Kissel Hill Commons Residents!

The Board recently approved a snow removal and landscaping contract for the Common Areas and Townhouses in our community with the RPI Company.

The snow removal contract is currently in effect and the landscaping contract begins in the Spring of 2019.


We believe that yesterday’s storm took everyone by surprise, particularly as evidenced by the condition of public and state routes yesterday afternoon and evening. We all expected about 3” of snow that would then melt away with the rain.


RPI planned on spreading salt only yesterday evening until the storm made a turn for the worse and dumped an additional two inches of snow. By the time this occurred, it was too late in the day to gather the needed crews to shovel and snow blow walks and drives.


It also being a new community for them to service with local roads nearly undriveable caused additional problems.


RPI apologizes for the delay; however, the plows are out now to clear the alleys and they are putting the hand labor together now to dispatch for drives and walks.


Please stay safe and warm, and enjoy your holiday season.

Good’s Disposal

Good’s Disposal, the approved waste hauler for Kissel Hill Commons, recently issued a notice to it’s customers explaining what has occurred in the recycling market  this year and the effect it has had on waste haulers and costs.

You may have already received the quarterly bill from Good’s and noticed an additional $7.00 sustainability fee. This minor fee to help offset the changes in the recycling market will be charged every quarter.

You may read detailed information on Good’s website at

September 2018 Lawn Treatment

On September 26, 27, & 28,  weather permitting, the landscaping crew will be spreading fertilizer and weed control on the lawn areas in the Common Area and townhouse lawns in the community.

The application is wet and reentry into the lawn should wait 4 to 6 hours after application.

Updated Recycling Program – July 2018

In April of this year we posted that the recycling program had been greatly expanded. In July, the program changed again.

Please disregard our prior post from April 2018 and visit to obtain the most recent and up to date recycling requirements.

Also remember that although we generally follow “When In Doubt, Throw It Out,” there are rules for Hazardous Household Waste, like paint and batteries, on the County’s Waste Management website

June 2018 Lawn Treatment

On June 20 & 21, weather permitting, the landscaping crew will be spreading fertilizer on the lawn areas in the Common Area and townhouse lawns in the community.

The application is granular and reentry into the lawn can resume any time after application.

2018 Pool Opening

The 2018 pool season will officially start Saturday, May 26th.

This year’s pool rates have changed. They are as follows:

$65.00 per adult
$30.00 per child over two years of age
$8.00 daily rate/guest fee

To sign-up for the pool, click here.