Tuckaway Shores Condominiums is located in Franklin, Wisconsin, 53132, between Forest Hill Avenue and Puetz Road, just west of 76th Street. There are 155 units, located in 25 different buildings, called “Piers”. A private 9 acre man-made lake with two islands is central to the property. The large island has a sandy beach area, and a gazebo for private parties. The private lake is great for swimming, fishing, or just relaxing. Only non-powered watercraft are allowed on the lake. All but 9 of the Piers are located around the shoreline, and have a beautiful lake view. The condominium units vary in style, and square footage ranges from 1208 sq. ft. to 1790 sq. ft.
MAY BOARD MEETING CHANGED TO THURSDAY, MAY 19: The City of Franklin will be in attendance at the Board Meeting to discuss the proposed easement for the storm sewer drains throughout the property. The Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 19th at 6:00pm at the Franklin Library.
SNOW REMOVAL: The 2015/2016 contract for snow removal was awarded to Villani Landshapers.
RECYCLE CARTS: All Tuckaway Shores units, except Pier 4 units, have received new 48 gallon recycle cart from John’s Disposal. The small blue containers will no longer be used for recycling. Homeowners may request the larger 96 gallon cart from the City and exchange it for 48 gallon cart. Recycle carts must be kept inside garage area, and placed near the curb per the City’s guidelines for pick-up. Pier 4 recycle containers will remain located near the Pier 4 dumpster.
WATER CONSERVATION: While we may water our plants/bushes/flowers, watering grass is not necessary and is costly. Please do not water the grass, unless a newly seeded area. Although you are not billed directly for water usage, you do pay for it as part of your monthly fee.
The Franklin Water Utility encourages water conservation during dry periods throughout the year.
The following excerpts are from the City of Franklin website:
Annual sprinkling restrictions go into effect from June 1 through the end of September for Franklin Water Utility customers. Odd number addresses are allowed to sprinkle on odd number days and even number addresses sprinkle on even number days.
Sprinkling Suggestions & Tips
The most common cause of high water usage in summer months is a result of sprinkling lawns and gardens. Many customers double their water bills during the summer months due to sprinkling.
During periods of heat and drought, lawns dry out. During extended periods, lawns will go dormant (natural protection). Sprinkling tends to fool the lawn into a temporary recovery and a commitment of daily sprinkling will become necessary. Let your lawn naturally protect itself.
If watering is a must, morning is the best time. Cut back on watering when the weather is cool and moist. Do not water on windy days. Remove weeds as they are water thieves. Leaks in hoses, sprinkler fittings, faucets, and couplings are costly. Use a kitchen timer as a reminder to turn off the sprinkler, and remember to tightly turn off the hose faucet after each use.
GEESE and SEAGULLS: It is very important that the geese and seagulls do not have a food source here. Please take all trash/garbage (even cigarette butts) with you when you leave the beach and island, and dispose of in your own trash containers.
GRILLING: Gas fired, charcoal, and or electric grill use or storage is not allowed on decks or balconies, per Franklin City and Wisconsin State Fire Code, which is based on NFPA standards: “a) Grills: …, no hibachi, grill, or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose shall be used or kindled on any balcony, under any overhanging portion, or within 10 feet (3m) of any structure”. Grilling on ground level is permissible, provided that the grill is at least 10 feet away from any structure. Smoke must not be a nuisance to neighbors or public roadways. Grills may be stored on first floor concrete patios, but must be a minimum of 10 feet from the building or any overhang while in use.
Click on this link for grilling safety tips: Grilling_Safety_2009
COYOTES ON OUR PROPERTY: Coyotes have been sighted on our property, especially near wooded areas. Residents should NOT feed birds (or other animals) – the attraction of other animals at bird feeders is a major source of food for coyotes. If you encounter a coyote, you should stand your ground and make a lot of noise, which should be sufficient to scare it off. If you feel threatened by a coyote, immediately call the Franklin police department with the specific location.
Tuckaway Shores is FHA Certified and VA Approved
FHA Certification: Tuckaway Shores Condominium Association is an FHA approved condominium project, I.D. number D000372, certified until June 23, 2017. Project recertification is required every two years.
VA Approval: Tuckaway Shores Condominium Association is a VA approved condominium project, I.D. 000416 (Approval does not expire).
Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety
Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Smoke Detectors: Law went into effect April 1, 2010, which affects multi-unit buildings, including condominiums. Click on: CarbMonoBroch1008 to read about CO and the new law. Homeowners are required to have CO alarms in room with furnace, within 15 feet of bedrooms, and in any room with a fuel burning appliance (gas/wood fire place, gas dryer, gas stove, gas hot water heater). Carbon Monoxide is an odorless gas, and is very deadly. Protect your family and your neighbors by installing alarms.
Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years, whether hard wired or battery operated. Remove the cover to find a date stamp or label on your detector. If over 10 years old, replace your smoke detector.
Gazebo: The restrooms are winterized and locked after Labor Day, and opened in spring. After the gazebo is opened for the season, the restroom doors can be opened by the combination locks. The combination for the rest room door is embossed on your I.D. wristband.
Prospect Management Company – Mike Leach- Property Manager 414-540-0004 phone 414-540-0044 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
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