SCHOA

Strathmore Court Homeowners Association
Coram, NY

SCHOA

 

Calendar of Events

Calendar

Date Event
No events scheduled

Pool Hours

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Seven days a week
Pool Rules

Clubhouse Hours

Closed
Welcome

Welcome to the Strathmore Court Homeowners Association!

Strathmore Court is an association of 440 privately owned homes. We are NOT condominiums or co-ops. The community is made up of 3 sections, with homes built by 3 different builders (Levitt, SHR, Carriage Homes), and original owners have been here since the mid-1970s. There is a variety of layouts, with some homes including basements, garages, one or two story floor plans, and more. A nine member Board of Trustees, elected by homeowner/members of the association, oversee the operations of the Strathmore Court Homeowners Association. Day to day activities are performed by The Management Company of Blue Point, NY and there is an on-site full time superintendent as well.

Homeowner News

COVID–19

Processing of modification requests has been postponed.

The annual homeowners meeting has been postponed.

The clubhouse is closed.

Read a message from Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine on the Town's status regarding COVID–19.

The Management Company received a notice from Suffolk County regarding community pools.
Click here to read

Pool 2020

The Board is scheduled to open the pool on July 1, 2020 but keeping everyone safe and preventing the spread of the virus are priorities. Therefore, these directions MUST be followed. Please read this and follow it carefully. Failure to follow these guidelines will require residents to leave the pool area and could even result in closing the pool.

2020 Pool Season Guidelines:
Based on CDC Guidelines for Covid–19

  1. Pool hours shall be 11am – 7pm
  2. All residents who wish to use the pool must be current with their common charges and must wear a face mask at all times, except when in the water. No exceptions!
  3. Residents must fill out and sign the enclosed Hold Harmless form and brief questionnaire. They must be brought to the pool in order to enter. No one will be admitted without the completed paperwork.
  4. All residents must bring their own chairs. No seating will be provided. Pool chairs and tables will not be available.
  5. Areas for residents’ chairs shall be provided (as per guidelines) every 6 feet. Each spot is for only one person, or for family members living in the same home.
  6. A five-foot perimeter around the pool will be marked off and will not have seating permitted. No one may sit on the pool edge.
  7. A face mask must be worn inside the pool areas, although not in the pool
  8. No toys, rafts, noodles, etc. shall be permitted. All prior pool rules shall still be in effect.
  9. The number of people who may use the pool at any one time will be determined prior to the pool opening. It is reasonable to expect approximately 50% less attendance than in the past.
  10. Entrance to the pool will be on a first come basis and will be restricted to the separated spots that are available.
  11. Entrance to the pool for current residents with face masks will be through the usual side clubhouse entrance.
  12. Pool usage shall be for a 2-hour session and will be strictly enforced.
  13. Exiting the pool when the 2–hour period is over will be by the south gate of the pool area. This gate will be unlocked by the pool attendant at the time when the mandatory exiting is required.
  14. Bathrooms will be available and will be Covid–19 cleaned each day as per the CDC Guidelines. It is recommended that you use your bathroom at home and limit the onsite bathrooms for emergencies only. Residents are expected to disinfect the areas with which they come in contact. (Appropriate cleaning materials will be available)
  15. The pool will be available for residents only and no guests will be permitted.
  16. The clubhouse and gym shall remain closed.

To gain access to the clubhouse pool entrance you, must have the below items with you
(No exceptions):

  1. A signed Hold Harmless Waiver and Release Liability document. You must bring this form with you (which is in this mailing). Do not forget it as copies will not be available at the clubhouse.
  2. Bring your own chair
  3. Bring proof of residency (A NYS license/ID or a utility bill).
  4. You may bring a plastic water bottle, no food, no cans, no glass bottles.
  5. You must be wearing a face mask (No exceptions).
Please note: Pool seating will be for two-hour sessions. Seating will be limited due to spacing requirements.
 
Thank you!
 

Blow–up Pools, Bounce Houses and Inflatables

Bounce House

Please be advised that the Town of Brookhaven requires that all pools of any kind must be behind a minimum 4 foot fence with a gate that locks from inside. This means that you may not place your wading pool or any other inflatable pool in your front yard, on the common ground, or any place that it not protected by a locked fence. If you wish to place it within your fence–enclosed backyard you may do so at your own risk.

All inflatables, such as “bounce houses”, may never be placed on the common ground. These devices usually require being staked into the ground and you can easily drive a stake through the sprinkler system. Any damage caused to the sprinkler system will be billed back to the homeowner and a fine will be levied as well.

Pool

Taps Across America

See and hear two Memorial Day renditions of "Taps" by Aliza Greenberg and her aunt and music teacher.

FOOD DRIVE SUCCESS!!!

2 full carloads — 864 lbs. of food and toiletries delivered to L.I. Cares – $1100 checks and gift cards.
THANK YOU — Anita and all of the volunteers.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED!!!

A Message to Our Community

Please know that the board and The Management Co. are doing their best to maintain our community within the boundaries and guidance set by local, state, and federal governments. Landscapers are working and lawns will be mowed but they are dependent on the weather and staffing conditions. Other work will be handled in a very limited fashion until we are permitted to expand our activities. The Management Co. staff is working from their homes, and can be contacted via email. To communicate, use manager@strathmorecourt.com. We wish you and your families well, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Everyone is doing the best they can under the circumstances.

Pool and Clubhouse Privileges

Please be reminded that in order to use the pool and clubhouse throughout the summer, your common charges must be current by March 31, 2020 and must remain current.

The Management Company has relocated

The Management Company has a new address.

81 Old Dock Road
Yaphank NY, 11980

Holiday Decoration Guidelines

The board has published new guidelines for holiday decorations.
Click here to read

Notice to all homeowners

There is no increase in SCHOA common charges for the year 2020. Our fees remain at $200 per month.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO PET OWNERS

Please pick up after your pets and dispose of the waste appropriately. DO NOT use storm drains! DO NOT leave messes on sidewalks, lawns, common grounds, parking areas, etc.! BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER AND A GOOD NEIGHBOR.
Thank you.

Pet cleanup

Veterans Day

A special thanks to all our residents who served and thanks to all the residents who came out to support them and enjoyed the bagels!

Photos

STAR Program Meeting 10/24/2019

The speakers were Receiver of Taxes Louis Marcoccia and Tax Assessor Richard DeBragga and here are the highlights of the meeting.

  • This new part of the Star program is a NY state regulation and can change in the future.
  • Basic Star exemption is available to everyone who owns a house as their principle residence who has an income under $500,000
  • Enhanced Star follows the same requirements, along with an income requirement of less than $86,300 in 2019. (This changes to $88,050 in 2020.)
  • Currently the Star exemption is part of one’s tax bill, listed as a credit, which reduces one's tax obligation.
  • This will continue unless one opts for a change, which is to receive a check from NY state rather than the credit.
  • To choose the check option, one must opt in. To continue receiving the credit, one needs to do nothing.
  • If the home was purchased in 2015 or later, there is no option. Those homeowners WILL receive a check.
  • The checks may take as long as a year or two to come from the state.
  • The check amount may be counted as income for income tax purposes, which may have serious financial impacts for some.
  • Once you opt in to receive the check, that option will continue forever.

It was the recommendation of both speakers that homeowners NOT OPT IN to receive a check.

If the home was purchased in 2015 or later, and therefore there is no option, one can use the website cancelthecheck.com to read more and sign a petition of protest.

There are now brochures on the clubhouse front table, provided by the Town, that offer more information.

New Board Member

Carrie Treadwell has been appointed to fill the open seat on the board of directors
Her e–mail address is ctreadwell@strathmorecourt.com.

Hot Dog Picnic

Residents enjoyed a great day by the pool at the Hot Dog Picnic
See the photos

Town Supervisor

BROOKHAVEN TOWN SUPERVISOR ED ROMAINE met with approximately 25 community residents on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

The items that were discussed were:

  • Brookhaven is the largest town in area in N.Y. and second largest in population
  • recycling, especially glass (no market worldwide for glass at this time)
  • removing or trimming overgrown trees (discuss with LIPA)
  • early voting in November (one location, at Town Hall, 10 days before Election Day)
  • Town Hall Farmers' Market (opening the last week in May, Thursday’s 2—6 pm)
  • possibility of Fios (Town is willing, Fios not at this time due to necessity of wiring the Town)
  • townwide garbage (no multi-family)
  • Town landfill
  • former K-Mart property at Artist Lake
  • former Medford movie house property
  • zombie houses
  • preserving open space and limiting development

New Homeowners Meeting

Several board members met with some of our new homeowners on 4/9/19 to welcome them to our community and answer any questions that they had.
Among the items discussed were:

  • we are a PUD, not a condo
  • fire alarms
  • sprinklers
  • our website (Strathmorecourt.com)
  • plot plans and/or surveys
  • handyman jobs
  • roofs
  • solar panels
  • oil tanks
  • tennis and basketball court repairs
  • gutters
  • driveways
  • landscaping/mulch
  • trees
  • concrete repairs

Attention!

Strathmore HOA does not condone, conduct business or respond to Facebook posts.

Please contact The Management Company directly manager@strathmorecourt.com.
Thank you,
The Strathmore Court BOD

Management Company Emergency Number

The Management Company has employed an after hours emergency number
(631) 548–8286

Homeowner Reminder

There is no parking on the lawns. Violators will be fined.

1st Offense: $100
2nd Offense: $150
3rd Offense: Car towed and stored at homeoener expense