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Message from the RAB Chair, September 2019
Posted on Sep 1st, 2019

As the summer comes to an end, thoughts of school beginning, football, holidays, getting dark earlier, and cooler weather come to mind.
 
The two pool parties this summer were a huge success with a record number of residents attending.  Definitely, pool parties will be scheduled for next year. Note:  for those of you not ready to give up the lazy days at the pool, it will remain open Sept 6-7-8 and Sept 13-14-15.  Hours will be 11:30 a.m. till 7:30 p.m.   Enjoy these Indian summer days at the pool.
 
The next activity scheduled for New Town residents is the October Fest held annually at Paul’s Deli.  The date will be Sept 29 starting at 4 p.m.  Music, dancing, and good food are on the menu.
 
After that will be the annual Christmas party for New Town Residents at Legacy Hall.  More info about this event will be forthcoming in coming months.
 
August 15 was the big Residents Advisory Board (RAB) meeting at Legacy Hall.  Many interested residents attended to hear the results of responses to the Landscape Advisory Committee’s (LAC) survey of residents.  Jim Bowers, chair of the LAC, and his committee, gave a comprehensive oral report as well as a visual slide presentation.  About 30% of the community responded to the survey.  There were specific areas of concern:  mowing, pruning of shrubs, trees, and communication between residents and Town Management.  Generally, the landscape company received a B + average for their work and care of our properties.  Several residents wrote questions for the LAC to answer.  These questions will be responded to by LAC members individually. There is a separate article about the survey posted to the website this month.
 
Also, at Legacy Hall meeting, a representative from James City County, Joe Buchite, discussed issues about the storm water retention  basins.  Mainly, there are maintenance problems at  the water retention ponds near Village Walk.   These issues are being investigated and hopefully within several months there will be a resolution to some of them.
 
Finally!!!!!   Roper Park residents are thrilled that their streets are being paved. Some residents have been waiting over two years for completion of their streets.  
 
 
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