OCEANWOODS CONDOMINIUM HOUSE RULES
The House Rules have been updated.
Please click here for the current Rules.

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PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
The Board of Managers will be communicating with Oceanwoods' homeowners and
renters via
Oceanwoods E-Bulletin e-mails.  To stay up-to-date on all the happenings,
please provide the Board with your contact information.

49 HOMEOWNERS/RENTERS REPRESENTING
46 UNITS HAVE REGISTERED TO DATE
For details, click here.

Please click here to register.                                  

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MASTER FLOOD INSURANCE ISSUES   
(posted October 6, 2015)
Please be advise of the following information regarding mortgages for people trying to
sell their units at Oceanwoods:

I have been made aware by a unit owner that I am friendly with that QUONTIC  
BANK OF ASTORIA QUEENS, will issue mortgages without a Master Flood Policy.
Quontic Mortgage person is Eduard Kheyson reachable at 718-215-4097.

Apparently he is already processing several loans at Oceanwoods. I am cc:'ing him on
this email as I have just called him to confirm. He is going to let me know when he has
sign off from underwriting but he doesn't envision any problems based on internal
communications he has already had.

I hope that this is helpful to the community at large.

Joe Ambroso, CPA, CGMA
Treasurer, Oceanwoods Condominium

(posted January 6, 2015)
It has come to the attention of the Board of Managers that some homeowners may be
experiencing Master Flood Insurance issues with financial institutions regarding refinancing
and sale of unit.

The Board of Managers has reached out to local politicians and FEMA to help us resolve
these issues.  It is necessary that we provide specific examples/situations of these financial
institution practices, along with any documentation you may have received.

If you have experienced a situation of this nature, please contact the Board of Managers
by
clicking here.

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ELEVATION CERTIFICATES
The Elevation Certificates from the October 4, 2014 Survey are available.  Click here.

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Last Updated: January 9, 2018 11:29am
Version:  2.1
Midland Beach
Staten Island, New York   10306
Welcome to Oceanwoods Condominium
Author:            Jerry LePre
Initial Release:  January 10th, 2013
Last Release:    December 27, 2017
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Website Announcement
to the Homeowners
of Oceanwoods
Condominium
(printer friendly)
FEMA Flood Zone Maps
Here's some information many of us
in Midland Beach and other coastal
communities in N.Y. and N.J. have
been discussing.
Click here to view important
FEMA Hurricane Sandy
Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABLE),
the latest information on Hurricane Sandy's
recovery efforts and support for rebuilding
efforts in coastal New York and New Jersey.
Click here for the
NYC Build-It-Back  
Applicant
Guidebook
(July 1, 2014)
WELCOME TO OCEANWOODS
CONDOMINIUM'S WEB SITE
It is the intention of the Board of Managers to
provide an easy to use and informative site for
all Oceanwoods homeowners and residents.  
This will be an on-going process, and require
the input and comments from everyone.

It is currently designed in five sections:
-  Home & Location Pages.
The Home Page will provide information and
links concerning current areas of concern and
interest.  The
Location Page provides maps and
directions to our community.

-  Meet Your Neighbors, Board of Managers
& Management Company Pages.
Meet Your Neighbors will consist of a listing of
all homeowners and residents who are willing
to be listed, the
Board of Managers will list
all the current Board members with a photo
and a short biography, and
Management
Company will provide contact information.

-  FAQ & Contact Us Page.
FAQ will contain frequently asked questions to
the Board and our management company.
The
Contact Us will allow you to send an email
to the Board of Managers Secretary.
The Secretary will forward the email to the
appropriate Board member or our
Management Company.

-  Meeting Minutes and Documents Pages.
Meeting Minutes will contain the official
Meeting Minutes of the Board.  
Documents
contains important documents that the
homeowners will find of interest.  The Minutes
and Documents will be in an Adobe pdf file
format for viewing and/or printing.

-  Community News and Events Page.
Community News and Events contains links to
SILive (Staten Island Advance), traffic
conditions, elected officials and NYC
Departments.

-  Bulletin Board Page.
A new
Bulletin Board section (as of 3/4/13) for
neighbors to post ads and notes.  
Maybe we can share opportunities to help one
another, like: selling or exchanging items,
helping one another with a project, contractor
references, etc.

Please provide your input as to how to
improve this site.  Your input is important.
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BEHR PAINT PRODUCT DISCOUNT
DISCONTINUED
July, 2017
We are sorry to announce that the Home Depot Behr paint
discount has been discontinued

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RACCOONS
June, 2017
Some homeowners have seen
raccoons in our community.
PLEASE insure that your garbage pails
are tightly covered and
there are no food sources on your property,
including cat food.

We suggest you call 311
if you continue to see them
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SEA WALL AND FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUM UPDATE
FROM CONGRESSMAN DANIEL DONOVAN, JR.
August, 2016
We have just received a letter from Representative Donova
providing us with an update
regarding the Sea Wall and Flood Insurance premium rates.
Click here to view the letter.
                                                                                      
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ALL OCEANWOODS HOMEOWNERS
MASTER FLOOD POLICY

The Oceanwoods homeowners have spoken:  
A Master Flood Policy for the Oceanwoods community will
NOT be pursued.
We will NOT have a Master Flood Policy.

As was mentioned in the February 29, 2016 Meeting Announcement Letter, on our website  
and at the February 29, 2019 Special Homeowners Meeting, your Board of Managers has
been working on the issue of acquiring a Master Flood Policy for quite some time in
conjunction with FEMA, elected officials, insurance agencies and financial institutions.  
This has been a difficult and time consuming effort, which included navigating through
contradictory positions and information.  It was also mentioned that your attendance at the
February 29, 2016 meeting and your constructive input were critically needed because a
”decision must and will be made”.

To facilitate those homeowners who couldn’t attend he February 29, 2016 meeting, in the
Announcement Letter it was suggested that “you write your comments/opinions below
and give them to another homeowner who will be attending.  You may also submit your
comments/opinions via our web site at: www.oceanwoodssi.com.”

This decision to not pursue a Master Flood Policy is based upon the following:
    1.  56% of the homeowners neither attended the February 29, 2016 meeting nor    
    provided any input.
    2.  The results of the 19 homeowners’ written feedback were: 74% were against
    obtaining  a Master Flood Policy.
    3.  The results of the oral comments made at the February 29, 2016 meeting were:
    the majority was against obtaining a Master Flood Policy.
    4.  Two homeowners stated they would go as far as taking legal action to prevent a
    Master Flood Policy from being obtained.
    5.  An informal survey was conducted by a few of the Board of Managers’ members
    and they received a large majority of “no” votes.
    6.  Oceanwoods does not have the funds on hand to obtain a Master Flood Policy.  
    As a  result Common Charges and/or Special Assessments would be required.  A
    significant number of homeowners (formally and informally) stated that they would
    not pay either.

The homeowners have spoken and the decision has been made!  
The Board of Managers will no longer pursue a Master Flood Policy.

Respectfully,
The Oceanwoods Board of Managers


(posted March 4, 2016)
Your Board of Managers has been working on the issue of a Master Flood Policy
for quite some time in conjunction with FEMA, elected officials, insurance agencies
and financial institutions.  

This has been a difficult and time consuming effort, which included navigating through
contradictory positions and information.

Your Board of Managers presented their findings and options at a specially called
Homeowners' Informational Meeting on February 29, 2016.

43 out of 100 Homeowners attended.  For such a critically important issue, one could
say that attendance was disappointing.

Click here for the
Meeting Announcement, Meeting Presentation and other
important Master Flood Insurance Policy information.

A DECISION MUST AND WILL BE MADE.
Please click here to provide your comments and opinions.
YOUR COMMENTS AND OPINIONS ARE NEEDED.
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Front Renovation
Siding Examples
(March 12, 2016)
Approved
PVC - Vinyl Fencing
(April 11, 2016)
BANKS PROVIDING
MORTGAGES
We have been informed that
the following banks are
providing mortgages for
communities with no Master
Flood Insurance Policy:
  • SANTANDER BANK
  • QUONTIC BANK
  • APPLE BANK
                 (July 25, 2016)
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  • SIGNATURE BANK
    Bryan Distefano
    Retail Sales Manager
    NMLS# 406340
    T.  212.405.1498
    M. 845.551.7115
    F.  917.591.3102
Bryan.Distefano@everbank.com
    Everbank.com/bdistefano
    EverBank
    585 N. Gannon Ave.
    Staten Island, NY 10314
                       (October 13, 2016)
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We have been informed that
CHASE BANK is now requiring
a Master Flood Policy,
which Ocenawoods
does not have.
                 (July 30, 2017)
              OCEANWOODS CONDOMINIUM
     SPECIAL NOTICES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

              ELEVATION CERTIFICATES UPDATE
                              December 19, 2017
The renewed Elevation Certificates from the October 4, 2014 Survey
with an Expiration Date of November 30, 2018 are available
on the "Documents" Page.  <
Click here>

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     HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM PREPAREDNESS
                            September 16, 2017
With Hurricane/Tropical Storm Jose and other storms moving north and
potentially turning into the New York area, the Oceanwoods Board of
Managers is issuing the following notice:

       
 NO PLYWOOD OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS ARE TO BE
ATTACHED IN ANY FASHION TO THE EXTERIOR BUILDINGS,
ESPECIALLY OVER WINDOWS AND DOORS.  
PLYWOOD PROVIDED NO PROTECTION DURING THE PREVIOUS
STORMS.                     

    -  ALL PROTECTION MUST BE MADE FROM THE       
    INTERIOR OF YOUR HOME, ESPECIALLY THE
    WINDOWS.                              

    
ALL:                                                                               
    -  UMBRELLAS                -  PLANTERS             
    -  TENTS                          -  GARBAGE PAILS   
    -  TABLES                        -  TOYS                     
    -  CHAIRS                         -  TOOLS                   

AND ANY OTHER ITEMS THAT MAY MOVE WITH A  
STRONG WIND AND/OR WATER, INCLUDING              
GARBAGE AT THE STREET CURB,
MUST BE MOVED
INTO YOUR HOME OR SHED.        
                                

    -  IF ITEMS CAN NOT BE MOVED INSIDE, THEY MUST BE
      FIRMLY SECURED,                                  
       BUT UNDER NO CONDITIONS ARE THEY TO BE
       SECURED TO THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING.           
    -  OR ARE THEY TO BE SECURED TO A                           
       NEIGHBOR’S FENCE WITHOUT THEIR                     
       WRITTEN APPROVAL.                                                 

   THE BOARD WILL DO ITS VERY BEST TO UPDATE               
OUR WEBSITE TO KEEP HOMEOWNERS AND                   
RENTERS INFORMED OF CONDITIONS.                             
OUR WEBSITE ADDRESS IS:  
WWW.OCEANWOODSSI.COM

Respectfully,
Your Board of Managers                          <Click> here for printed version
ELEVATION         
CERTIFICATES UPDATE
(December 19, 2017)
The renewed Elevation Certificates
from the October 4, 2014 Survey
with an Expiration Date of
November 30, 2018 are available
on the "Documents" Page.  
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Click here>
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