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This is the independent WEB site for the Society Hill at Piscataway Condominium Association, located in Piscataway, NJ. This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or supported by the Association, the Board of Trutees, or the Managment Company. It is run by a former member of the Board of Trustees.

Much of the content from the prior Association's WEB site has been moved here. However, since this site is not connected to the management systems, it no longer supports on-line service requests, reminders, on-line payments and account history, and owner/tenant/vehicle updating.

If you are looking for the Association's official new WEB site, they don't really have one - it's just a payment portal for the monthly fees.

The current Board "Removal" Petition. The weekly Hill ZOOM Meeting.

Town/Board ZOOM Update 8/31 6PM, Another Petition, Direct-Debit Trickery by Kevin Wine, Aug 30, 2022, 12:04 AM, reply, branch, edit

There is a community meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, August 31, starting at 6 PM. The meeting will be hosted by the owners who were working with the Town and the Board to reach a compromise solution to the Hill remediation problem. The agenda is:

-Progress from Township Meeting
-Boards Reaction
-Next steps

The full link to the meeting is here:

Society Hill Special Assessment Meeting
Wednesday Aug 31, 2022, 6pm - 7:30pm (Eastern Time - New York)

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Weekly Community Meeting
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Since there will be a meeting this Wednesday, there is probably not too much point in having the Tuesday community ZOOM as well. However, in case anyone tries to connect, I will be on around 7PM. The same link is still active:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89791797896?pwd=UWhsUlA0bzduNnFqdGlUSXVBT0dydz09

On-Line Special Board Meeting Petition
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There is an on-line petition circulating to request that the Board call a special Board meeting so the owners who have been working with the Town on alternative solutions can present their work thus far. At this point it appears the Board President, or two other Board members, are not going to call such a special meeting. If they are presented with another petition showing a lot of support for the special meeting, perhaps they can be persuaded. The link to "sign" is:

https://chng.it/PjV5WrXN

The petition is hosted by change.org, which provides this service for free. There are a few ads during the process, and they may ask for a donation, just so you are aware. Please take a moment to sign - it seems this is the least the Board could do, to listen to several owners who have spent a considerable amount of time and effort to research the problem in good faith.

Direct-Debit Trickery
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Several owners who are on the recurring direct-debit system for their monthly maintenance fees just reported that they received a certified letter from Town & Country. The letter presents the owner with two choices:

1-Cancel the recurring direct-debit, and pay by check (or manually on-line I assume).

2-Agree to continue recurring direct-debit, and at the same time agree to allow the Association to deduct the $2,000 special assessment from their bank account.

There is no option to continue recurring direct debit WITHOUT agreeing to automatically deduct the special assessment. Although I assume that if you did nothing, they will continue to pull the monthly maintenance fees from your bank account, but not the $2,000 special assessment. I'm not certain though because they don't say this, but it certainly looks like they are trying to trick everyone in to re-authorizing the direct debit to include the $2,000 special assessment deduction.

In any case, the Board and T&C are once again doing a good job of creating confusion, which I'm sure will prompt owners to call the office, at which point I'm also sure the arm-twisting and lying will begin.

I assume the best solution is to do do nothing. I certainly wouldn't send $2,000 until the last possible minute (October 30). If no one sends any money, that would put the brakes on the whole project or delay it at least.

"Removal" Petition Update
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After the second petition mailing 2 weeks ago, we have over 250 of the 278 petitions needed to order the Board to call a special election. At this point in time, since it is now almost September, the special election (if we get enough petitions) will be combined with the regular annual meeting/election. This petition needs to be submitted to the Board asap, so if you plan on signing one please do so soon!

We are already well past the number of petitions required to call a special meeting of the Association in order to amend the by-laws to allow electronic voting and appoint a committee to over-see the annual election process.

Finally, I received a certified letter from the Association's attorney today, Susan Radom, asking me to "cease and desist" from representing myself as the association. I think they are still mad about the $11/ton soil disposal cost confirmation from the MCUA. I can understand why - it has exposed their plan to steal nearly $700,000 from us!

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