Strathmore Court Homeowners Association
Coram, NY



Homeowner News

Recent Events and News

Taps Across America

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


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.

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 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.

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 (
  • plot plans and/or surveys
  • handyman jobs
  • roofs
  • solar panels
  • oil tanks
  • tennis and basketball court repairs
  • gutters
  • driveways
  • landscaping/mulch
  • trees
  • concrete repairs

Brookhaven Officials at Clubhouse

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine and Superintendent of Highways Daniel Losquadro were at the clubhouse on May 17. Read summary

Highway Department

Pat Cruz and Helene Singer met with the Brookhaven Highway Department in December, 2016 to discuss the progress of the street improvement project.
Read more

Board Meets with Town Officials

Board members Pat Cruz and Helene Singer met with Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro. Read details...

Town Supervisor Ed Romaine

On June 20, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine held a question and answer session in the clubhouse. Summary

Emergency Preparedness

On May 20, many residents attended a seminar on Emergency preparedness. Click here for tips


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.


Holiday Decoration Guidelines

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

Common Charge Payment

Residents have inquired about paying common charges online. Most banks offer online bill payment. They will debit your account automatically and mail a check to The Management Co. If you have them set up automatic payments, please advise your bank that the due date is the 1st of each month, with a grace period of the 15th. Please check with your bank to see what fees, if any, apply.

Attention Motorcyclists

The Board of Directors has approved guidelines for motorcycles. Click here to view

Wi–fi is now available in the clubhouse

Cablevision has installed equipment to make the clubhouse a “hot spot”. Connect to network "optimumwifi" You will need to enter your Optimum username and password to connect to the internet.

Selling your Home

There are a number of homes for sale in the community. Before selling your home, you must obtain a closing statement from the Association by following the Sale of home procedure and submitting related documents. All requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to closing.


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.

Town law requires that dogs be on a leash at all times.

Pet cleanup

Vacated Homes

The Board is aware that we have a few homes that have been vacated or abandoned. Vacant homes can cause a number of hazards, including fire, water and pest damage. If you know of a vacant home please notify The Management Company by sending an email to, calling (631) 363-5500 or stopping by the clubhouse.

The Board needs to know where any vacated or abandoned home is located so that appropriate steps can be taken.

Homeowner Facebook Group

A homeowner has created a Facebook group for Strathmore Court residents. This is a private group and only members can see what is posted!!/groups/147613355445911/

Note: This group has no direct affiliation with the Board or Management Company and is solely run by a fellow homeowner. Strathmore HOA does not condone, conduct business or respond to Facebook posts. Please contact The Management Company directly