The front steps at the main entrances of buildings 1 and 2 will be replaced starting on Monday, April 28. The last two winters have been very tough on the existing steps causing deterioration of the joint mortar, chipping on the bluestone steps and in some areas cracking around the base of the iron railings.
Rather than repairing the existing bluestone step system and risking the same kind of damage next year, the stairs will be replaced with 2″X 12″ granite steps similar to the newer steps on building 3. New brick risers that match the building veneer will also be installed. This granite step system has been a much better solution for building 3. The system is very durable and blends nicely with the exterior style.
The installation will begin at the 1206 Greendale Ave. entrance of building 2. Notification will be sent out in advance explaining when the work will take place and when the particular stairways will be closed. You will need to use the closest side entrance of the building while the construction is taking place.
Thank you for your patience during this construction.
The condominium inspections of Building 1 have been completed, and we want to thank all residents of building 1 for your cooperation during this process. These periodic inspections of each unit are necessary in order to identify issues and potential issues that could negatively affect us all. The inspections are a proactive effort to detect problems that residents may not be aware of and remedy any issues before they impact the condominium owners or their neighbors. Basically, the inspections involve checking for:
Leaks – Faucets, drains and toilets are checked for any leaks, corrosion or loose fittings. Often leaks are not overtly visible so discovering any leaks before they become a more serious problem potentially saves on repair costs, water usage and insurance premiums.
Smoke Detectors – This is the perfect opportunity to check that smoke detectors are operational. If you have a new 9 volt battery, we would be happy to install it for you.
Windows and Sliders – Windows and sliders are checked for proper functionality, including secure weather stripping and quiet operation.
Patio/Balcony – Patios and balconies are checked for general condition and any needed repairs to railings, ceilings, plexiglass panels, and utility doors. All patios should be neat and free of storage in accordance with the R&Rs.
Carpeting – The R&Rs specify that 75% of the floor area must be covered with carpeting. This is for noise control in consideration of neighboring units.
Again, thanks for everyone’s cooperation during the inspection process. The inspections will continue with building 2 and then building 3. We are happy to answer any of your questions and offer assistance in remedying any issues that are detected.
Welcome to Charles Court East
Residents, neighbors, and prospective owners, we would like to welcome you to the official website of the Charles Court East condominium association. This brand new site is a vehicle for communication, creating an open channel for members of the community to share information and important news about Charles Court East.
Check these Announcement pages for new information about our community and events that affect our residents. We encourage residents of CCE to register for an account on the Dartmouth Group page to access additional information pertaining to our community.
We hope you enjoy the site and find the content interesting and informative. We welcome your feedback and suggestions.
All of us at CCE have been impacted to some degree by the construction associated with the Route 128 Add a Lane Project. While much of the heavy construction adjacent to our property has been completed, the resultant loss of trees and other natural buffers to the highway are a major concern.
The Trustees have had several on-site meetings with State Representative Denise Garlick to address this issue and develop a course of action. State Representative Garlick, State Senators Michael Rush and Richard Ross, and our selectman wrote on CCE’s behalf to the MassDOT Highway Administrator, Needham’s Town Manager, the Board of Selectman and the Parks and Forestry Superintendent requesting a plan to mitigate the problem.
As a result, MassDOT reviewed the project and determined that tree clearing has occurred and that there will be space available for new plantings. MassDot will conduct a more comprehensive site evaluation in the Spring. The Trustees further requested that sound barrier walls be constructed along the highway, similar to those constructed along the highway in the Dedham/Canton area.
We will continue to work with State Representative Garlick and post additional updates on the project as we receive new information.