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Associate Publisher Joshua A. Schneps
Editor In Chief Jill Davis
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COVID-19 Reminders: December 2020
Update: Increases in Covid cases are expected to continue
through mid-January as the effects of the holidays
are seen. New CDC guidelines recommend avoiding any
gatherings with people who have not been living with
you for at least 14 days. Please remember:
At Cryder Point, face coverings are NOT optional
Residents, guests, visitors and delivery people
must wear a face covering when in common areas
This applies to all common areas of all buildings
Use a scarf or bandana if a mask is not available
Stay at home
Avoid travel and out-of-state visitors as much as
Limit your outside activities to the necessities
such as going to the grocery store.
Wash your hands often
Use regular soap and water for 20 seconds (that’s
two verses of “Happy Birthday”).
Use sanitizer as a second choice if soap isn’t
Message from the
2021 Budget: Let’s get right to the question that’s always on everyone’s
mind this time of year: What will maintenance be next year?
The Board is very happy to announce there will be no increase
in maintenance or other fees in 2021. (No, that’s not a typo.)
While we traditionally hold an annual budget meeting each
December, the Board has decided to forego that formality this
year. However, to be sure that everyone is informed about how
we reached a balanced zero-increase budget, a detailed budget
review will be issued to shareholders no later than December 20.
To those who might be concerned that we got here by
skimping on contributions to the Reserve Fund, they remain
unchanged from previous years. Additionally, shareholders will
receive their annual individual STAR and other credits in 2021.
We of course discussed--at length--whether we should conduct a webinar, but that became
logistically more complicated than warranted especially since, frankly, no news is good
news. And since we cannot hold an in-person meeting, a fairly large portion of our community
would be left out, and so a detailed written explanation would have to be done anyway.
Needless to say, everyone will be welcome to email the Board with any outstanding questions
after reading the document, and we are planning to hold a general shareholders’ meeting
come spring, probably outside as the weather permits. Bear with us as we continue to
take things one day at a time.
Thanks to our Residents: Although the Cryder Point Community Affairs Committee
hasn’t been convening, that “shut down” is actually a technicality. True, there were a lot of
activities that couldn’t happen over these past months, but despite the current state of affairs,
Cryder Point still managed to hold a kids’ Halloween Parade and two food drives, and those
events were more important than ever this year. My thanks go to Board members Eileen
Annechino and Dorene Finnegan as well as residents Deborah Berg and CeCe Schob for
their contributions in making these things happen.
And to all residents, the Board and Management have put together a little thank you
“memo” in this issue to express, at least in part, our appreciation for everyone’s cooperation
during this horrific time.
Thanks to our Staff: Finally, as we say good riddance to 2020, on behalf of the Board I’d like
to thank our entire Cryder Point staff for all their hard work and dedication throughout the year.
Our appreciation goes to Bill Newell and all of our concierges and maintenance staff who
keep this place running every day. To state the obvious, this year was particularly challenging
for all of them, and their dedication to all of us who live here has been outstanding.
I’d also like to give a shout out to Stacey Pankavich and Bridget Matus in the office. They
too were impacted by the pandemic and had to turn on a dime to figure out how to work
from home and still be responsive to residents, and they did so with scarcely a hiccup.
We’re extremely fortunate to have such a great team working here, and we thank you one
I think we all agree that we’re all looking forward to the New Year. All the best to everyone
in our beautiful Cryder Point Community for happy holidays and, most important, a safe
and healthy 2021.
Till next time, Jill Davis
• T h e O f f i c i a l N e w s p a p e r o f C r y d e r P o i n t •
“We’re All About You”
Keep your distance
Always practice social distancing, i.e., stay 6 feet
away from the next person, even if you are wearing
If you don’t feel well
Seek medical care if you are not feeling well for 3
to 4 days.
Unfortunately, not everyone is tested for the
The symptoms vary widely, so it’s difficult to tell if
you actually have the coronavirus if you have not
However, you will likely be advised by your medical
professional to self-quarantine. It is imperative
that you do so until you are medically cleared.
Notify Management so that you can be assisted,
e.g., having your trash picked up outside your
WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER!
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