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 www.goodsdisposalservice.com.

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 goodsdisposalservice.com 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 lcswma.org.

Safety in the Community

The Board for Kissel Hill Commons Lot Owners Association has become aware that over the past few months there has been an increase in the number of thefts in the community. While historically our community has experienced very little activity of this sort, we ask and remind you to please safeguard your belongings, keep porch lights on at night, and help keep a watchful eye on the community by reporting suspicious activity to the local police.

Curb your dog

curbyourdogJust a reminder that all dog owners are required to clean up after their dogs when not on their own property (this includes common areas). The Manheim Township website says “It is illegal to leave dog excrement on any property other than your own.” Read the complete information on the Manheim Township website here.

Important Information

InformationThe KHC Lot Owners Association was notified Tuesday, June 10th, that there appeared to be dead fish in the South Detention Basin.  Wednesday, June 11th, we had our landscape maintenance company remove the fish.  We took water samples and have sent them to a lab for testing.  We also have asked our maintenance company to identify what products were used in the area.   After getting test results and further information, we will determine what further steps should be taken.  Any questions may be addressed to our KHC Association Manager, Bill Rittenhouse.

Nextdoor Website/App

nextdoorIn conjunction with the launch of our re-designed website I would like to invite everyone to a new service called “Nextdoor”. An easy way to stay connected via your smartphone through this social media app.https://nextdoor.com/invite/hfjgumjubamfavzfharf This website/app allows you to easily post when you’ve lost a pet, need assistance and/or suggestions or just for staying connected in general. It will also display posts from neighborhoods close to us as well. I encourage everyone to sign-up and give it a try!