Newsletter – May 2010

Ethan’s Green Homeowner’s Update May 2010

Current Board Members

Geni Spera, President (330) 487-5776

Mike DiCillo, VP (330) 405-8795

Ray Biziorek (614) 506-2655

David Post (216) 233-5277

Bill Furey (330) 256-1436

Scott Barr (440) 221-3947

Penny Victor (330) 998-3335

Please feel free to contact Board members or use to contact us for help

Summary of April 12 Board Meeting

· Approved minutes from the Annual meeting on February 22 2010.

· Approved minutes from March 22 Board Meeting.

· Discussed Elisha Pond bank erosion and geese concerns.

o Investigating options with Aqua Doc.

o Landscaping quote to quantify solution.

· Investigating with Twinsburg Police establishing our Neighborhood Watch program.

· Discussed ban on above ground pools and enforcement. Also discussed process of Architectural Review Committee as to number of requests for permits.

· Revising past due collections policy to target repeat delinquents.

· Competitive landscape bid process for new contact discussed.

o Updating EHA common areas.

o Identify areas that need additional attention.

Next Board Meeting scheduled 6:30pm on Monday May 24 at the Twinsburg Library. All Board Meetings are open to Public. Residents are welcome to attend.


The 2010 Ethan’s Green Community Garage Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Last year over 120 residents were able to turn their treasures into cash. There are already over 40 homes signed up for this year’s sale.

The Association will handle obtaining the permit, advertising, and placement of signs at all main entrances. All you need to do is let us know you will be participating, then get busy cleaning out your closets, storeroom, and garages.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Geni Spera at 330-487-5776 or .

The 2010 Relay For Life of Twinsburg/Macedonia

Opening ceremony is at 6:00 pm on June 5th. For more information, contact
Kimberly Santacesaria
2010 Relay For Life Event Chair

No Swimming of Fishing in the Ponds

I received an email asking me to remind everyone that there is no swimming or fishing in the ponds. The resident is concerned about the safety of individuals and the liability to the association.


(Excerpts from Lynda Lyday “The Homeowner’s Manual” Que Publishing 2006)

1. Problem: Leaky Faucets

Solution :
Most faucet leaks can be easily solved with rubber washer, an O-ring or seals-

Depending on the type of faucet it is. Instead of using a plumber, you can save a good deal of money by fixing it yourself, and these solutions should only take 10-20 minutes of your time.

2. Problem: Nail Pops


The term nail pop comes from the nails that hold the drywall to the studs, which actually pop out through the face of the drywall. The cause is from either the home settling, or the wood studs drying out over time, squeezing the nail out of the wood and pushing it through the drywall. Although the work to fix these nail pops isn’t particularly hard, it can be tedious, as there are up to 32 nails in a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet of drywall. A suggestion to repair is to pound the nail through the drywall to the stud. Then, just above it, place a drywall screw to hold the drywall to the stud, and finish it off with a few coats of spackle or joint compound. Finally, seal and paint it. Nail pop kits can be found at most home improvement stores.

3. Problem: Oil Stains on Garage Floor


First, remove the surface oil by tossing some cat litter on it, to soak it up. Then remove the cat litter and zero in on the stain. Make a paste of hot water and dish or laundry detergent. Using a stiff bristle scrub brush, scrub the area using the paste compound. Hose off the area and let it dry. Others have used products such as Spray and Wash on the stain for 10 minutes, along with the dry detergent. The last idea is to spray on some oven cleaner. Use sparingly, washing it down thoroughly, and keeping pets and children clear from the area.

4.Problem: Squeaky Stairs

Solution :

The most common problems that occur in a staircase are the treads (horizontal surface of the steps) coming loose, which cause squeaks. Also spindles and banisters could come loose. If you can get underneath the staircase, fixing the treads is easy. Attach an L bracket from the underside of the tread to the stringer (the long piece of wood that connects the treads and runs diagonally up the wall). If you can’t get underneath the staircase, you will have to make the repair from above. Squeaky stair kits are available that make repairing the squeak possible through the carpeting. Otherwise, you can secure the tread to the stringer using a trim screw.

Thank you,

The EGHOA Board

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