UPDATE FOR FOREST EDGE CLUSTER RESIDENTS
Starting this month we have a new service provider for both landscaping and snow removal — Professional Grounds Inc. We are excited about working with the new provider, which came with strong references from other clusters and a competitive price.
SNOW REMOVAL: As we approach the winter months, we would like to remind everyone that residents are responsible for shoveling the sidewalk in front of their home as soon as possible after the snowfall. In order to keep our snow removal costs reasonable, it is appreciated if residents can also partake in shoveling common property areas, such as creating pathways from the street to fire hydrants, and for assisting any homeowners who are not able to do their own shoveling (this no change from previous years/providers). If you anticipate any problems with snow removal, please notify a board member to help with finding a neighbor to assist.
Plowing and de-icing will occur when there is 2 or more inches of snow or ice. (Except for Christmas and New Years, unless it is specifically requested/required)
TRASH REMOVAL: The board has also renewed the Trash removal contract with our current provider Republic Services, at a lower price per household compared to the prior year.
Trash, recycling, and yard waste pick-up days will not change. Guidelines are on the FECA website.
TREE REMOVAL AND PRUNING: As a final heads-up, the board will be working on tree maintenance recommendations from the arborist, which will include pruning and removal of selected trees during the winter season. This will take advantage of anticipated reduced costs for tree work during the off-season. Once approvals and bids are finalized, the board will make another announcement when actual work will be performed.
LEAF REMOVAL: Final leaf pick-up for this season is scheduled for December 21 (Thursday).