Message from the RAB Chair, May 2020
Posted on May 1st, 2020
Our world has changed significantly in the past months.... no one knows what our new NORMAL will be in the future. But, we will continue to look forward with optimism.
The NTRA will be following the guidelines set forth by our Governor Northam. This includes:
- Staying home as much as possible. Walks, with masks, socializing six feet away from neighbors...whatever you need to do to stay safe and keep your neighbors safe, too.
- The Board of Directors has asked Town Management to look into alternatives for the election of the new Board of Directors, instead of having a special residential meeting. It’s not clear when or if residents would feel comfortable assembling in the near future.
- All social activities sponsored by the NTRA have either been cancelled or postponed. You will be informed as soon as we know anything.
- The pool opening is on hold. But, we are proceeding with the startup and pre-opening directions so that the pool will be ready whenever clearance is given for the opening.
The LAC is initiating a test project throughout the community, whereby designated areas will be set aside for dog use. These spots will be mulched and marked with signs about usage of these areas. With a growing population of dogs, the committee thought it would be a good alternative having certain areas for dogs instead of neighbors’ lawns. Hopefully there will be a positive response to these doggie areas. VA Lawn installed the first two Dog Mulch Beds (DMB) on Casey Boulevard on Saturday, April 25th. Reminder, there are dog stations available for fecal disposal, located throughout New Town.
The beautiful Little Library was built and erected in the park at Elizabeth Davis/Center Street. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, there has been a delay in opening it for use. As with so many things, we can only sit back and wait for the grand opening.
Please remember to honor your Mother on her day. (May 10). She needs a hug especially this year. (We all need a hug.....if we can ever get close again !)