Updates: Tennis Court, Brush, Recycling
Category : General
Lot’s of news to share this week. And don’t forget there will be another Virtual Town Hall next week on Wednesday 7/29 at 7:30 PM. More details to follow in a future email.
It was a long journey, but the newly resurfaced tennis court is ready for use. We now have a modern court that is ready for recreational and competitive play. Thank you to the members of the committee (past and present) that helped us to get here. As a reminder to the community, we need to take care of this investment to get the maximum life out of the new surface. While the manufacturer estimates resurfacing needs to be done every 5 – 8 years, I expect we can double that lifespan by properly caring for the court. Here are some tips from the manufacturer that we should all follow to keep the court looking great:
- Dirt accumulates in standing water, leaving stains and piles of debris. Remove water from birdbaths as often as possible
- Use only non-marking tennis shoes on the court surface
- No bikes, roller blades, or skateboards
- No chewing gum, food, or drinks (other than water) on the playing surface
- Do not drag chairs, benches or other items over the surface
- Use pads underneath chair legs or equipment that is on the court
- Keep grass and any other vegetation trimmed and away from the court surface
It’s up to each of you to be caretakers for the court!
On the tennis court you will notice new, yellow lines inside the main court that are used for Pickleball. Not familiar with this sport? The USA Pickleball Association describes it as “a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Fun, social and friendly. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.” If you want to learn more about the rules or watch instructional videos, take a look at the materials on the USA PA website.
Thanks to Marg, Alf, Carol and Dave for giving the backboard a facelift. The paint is still curing but it will be ready for use on Saturday.
Thanks to Ben and his team of volunteers that cleaned up vegetation and brush from along the road. Should you have additional brush that you need picked up or removed, the Town of Denville provides a curbside pickup service later in the year. Brush must be tied in bundles (6’ maximum length) and will be picked up between 9/16 and 12/31 and then again from 4/1 through 6/15.
Even though our occupancy is lower than past years, the recycling container has been filling up quickly (too much shopping on Amazon???). Please take the time to break down and flatten your boxes and do not leave any materials outside the dumpster. The container is typically emptied on Wednesdays every week so schedule your trips to the dumpster accordingly. An alternate option is to drop off your recycling at the Town Recycling Depot. Just remember that the Town requires materials to be separated (Paper/Cardboard vs. Glass/Metal/Plastic). For next season, we will work with our vendor to either have a larger container delivered or to have multiple pickups during the week. However, we expect this will come at an additional cost.