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Chairman’s Christmas Message

Hi Neighbours, On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Property Office staff, I wish all Long Mountain Country Club residents a peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Everything we have been able to accomplish this year was possible because you supported us with your ideas and suggestions. LMCC had a number of achievements throughout the year. These include: t 5IF SFJOTUBMMBUJPO PG UIF FOUSZ HBUF TZTUFN XIJDI XJMM BTTJTU JO QSPWJEJOHUIFCFTUTFDVSJUZGPSUIFDPNNVOJUZ t/FXDPOUSBDUVBMBSSBOHFNFOUTCFJOHNBEFXJUI$PNNJTTBSZ0Q FSBUPS +JNNZT.BSU  8FXJMMDPOUJOVFUPXPSLXJUIUIF$PNNJT TBSZUFBNUPBDIJFWFUIFCFTUTFSWJDFQPTTJCMF  t1SPEVDUJPOPGUIJTOFXFNBHB[JOF XIJDIIBTCFFOXFMMSFDFJWFE CZNBOZSFTJEFOUTPGUIFDPNNVOJUZ UPLFFQ-.$$SFTJEFOUTJO GPSNFEPGDPNNVOJUZBDUJWJUJFT There are other projects slated for 2012 which the Board Members will outline later in upcoming editions of the magazine. As we look forward to another exciting year, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for your support during 2011. I would also like to encourage you to join me in taking a moment to remember that the aesthetics, cleanliness and security we enjoy as residents are provided by the diligent employees and contractors of LMCC. Let’s express our gratitude to them in whatever way we can. Have a holy and peaceful holiday. Chairman

LMCC C O M M ITT E E S Residents are encouraged to get involved in the affairs of LMCC by becoming members of the various committees. Below is a list of committees and their Chairpersons. Landscape & Beautifcation Harold Morgan  Safety & Security Derrick Tulloch, J.P.  Building & Repairs Stephen Dawkins Finance Edward Harper  PR & Communications Andrea Adams  Youth Development & Civic Affairs Maurice Henry  Andrea Parker  Legal & Governance &WBEOFZ3BNEJBM +1 

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Long Mountain News

Committee Reviews and Previews

As we close out 2011, we recap some of the highlights of the year and share some of the upcoming plans for 2012.

Building & Repairs Committee

2011- We undertook major repairs and upgrades to

the entrance to the community, including re-installation of the gate. We also refurbished the pool, which now has its best usage.

2012- Next year, we will be going forward with plans to develop four car parks, one per quarter. We will also be painting apartment blocks and doing roof repairs as necessary.

Landscaping & Beautification Committee

2011– We started the renovation of the LMCC playfield, which will continue into 2012. We will also be developing three additional play areas and installing several concrete benches in common areas within the community.

Safety & Security Committee

2011- Earlier this year, we carried out a security au-

dit and several decisions were taken, including: replacing security cameras, carrying out regular bushing of the perimeter fencing, renewing our contract with Milex Security Services Limited, increasing patrols and, of course, re-installing the entrance gate.

2012- Next year, we will be evaluating the installation

of additional security cameras around the property, as well as re-installing the traffic spikes at the exit gate.

PR & Communication Committee

2011- We contracted eZines Limited to introduce a

new communication platform for LMCC through this monthly e-magazine.

2012- The LMCC will be going digital with the development of our website.

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Committee Reviews and Previews

Governance & Legal Committee 2011/2012- We are in the process of forming a commit-

tee which will oversee the governance of the property and offer legal support, including contract reviews, etc. We are currently in dialogue with residents to form this committee.

Finance & Administration Committee 2011- We made several attempts to collect outstanding

monies from residents who are in arrears with maintenance fees with some success. Again, we remind all residents that it is important to pay these fees in order to maintain the property and guarantee the comforts we all expect and enjoy. Next year, we will be increasing our efforts to ensure 100 per cent compliance.

Youth Development & Civic Affairs Committee We held our annual Christmas Showcase on December 10, 2011, featuring a kiddies treat and a cocktail party for the adults. Both were well supported.

For 2012,

we will be adding a mid-year social to the LMCC calendar of events in order to foster a greater spirit of community among residents.

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Notices

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MULLINGS, PAUL/ ERICA BAILEY LOT 436 ELVEY, DONALD LOT 528 BROWN. BANCROFT LOT 442 HAMMOND, BEVERLY LOT 314 2A MCKENZIE, VERONICA LOT 125 WILLIAMS, CARLTON LOT 157 THOMPSON, BEVERLYN LOT 518 LEWIS, ANTHONY Residents are again being reminded to settle any arrears with their maintenance fees. In pursuing the collection of arrears, the DONALD, ROSEMARIE names of residents owing moreLOT than359 three months fees will be posted on the notice board at the Property Office. The list will be LOT 425 SINCLAIR, AGGREY posted every Tuesday and Friday, reflecting the arrears of the delinquent residents as at the date of posting. Those residents who LOT 34 will have to wait until theSMITH, JAMESlist is posted for their names to be removed. settle their balances after the list is posted next scheduled LOT 427 HUGHANN HOLDINGS LTD LOT 375 the Property Office to get JERRY, AUDLEY Residents are kindly being asked to visit a statement and settle any arrears which may exist. LOT 53 SCOTT, JULETTE AND GARY LOT 99 ANEDU, JOSEPH LOT 54 ADAMS, KERIAN Residents can pay their maintenance fees at the Property Office from to Friday during office hours. The office hours LOT 449 LEE,Monday JACQUELINE have been extended to allow greater flexibility to residents, especially with regards to making payments. The new office hours LOT 478 WALTERS, RICHARD & SIMONE are 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please be reminded that maintenance payments are due on the first of each month LOT 448 IRVING, RACHAEL and not the end of the month. Payments can be made using credit/debit card or cheque. Residents can also visit any branch of LOT 57 DONALDSON, SHARON Paymaster or use NCB online. Please note that cash payments will not be accepted at the Property Office. LOT 217 SHARPE, SONIA LOT 430 CHRISTIE, ASHLEY LOT 497 PETGRAVE, JENNIFER The following residentsLOT or anyone knowing their whereabouts, please contact the LMCC Property 443 BUCHANAN, ANGELLA & TRESCOTT 946-8828. Customer LOT 167 Office at 946-8823,KELLY, HERFA LOT 522 WALLACE, NEVILLE MULLINGS, PAUL/ ERICA BAILEY 11 EAST MTN PRIDE AVE LOT 440 BAXTER, PERCIVAL ELVEY, DONALD 4 BLACK BIRCH WAY LOT 74 REYNOLDS, ROSAELIE BROWN. BANCROFT LOT 529 PLUMMER, ENID4 PLUMERIA WAY HAMMOND, BEVERLY 6 BRAZILETTA LOT 100 BLACK, SEAN AND BERNADETTE CL MCKENZIE, VERONICA APT. 2A, 2 PORTLANDIA RD LOT 409 BUCHANAN, PAUL WILLIAMS, CARLTON EUGENIA CL LOT 465 JAMISON-GRAY,45 UNA THOMPSON, BEVERLYN 1 EUGENIA CL LOT 162 THOMAS, NICOLA LEWIS, ANTHONY LOT 315 LINTON, NORMA9 LANTANA CL DONALD, ROSEMARIE LOT 326 JONES, SYBIL 12 EAST MTN PRIDE AVE SINCLAIR, AGGREY 11 BLACK BIRCH WAY LOT 24 SLATER, LYTTLETON SMITH, JAMES 13 MIMOSA PL LOT 11 CAMPBELL, TANYA HUGHANN HOLDINGS 22 BLACK BIRCH WAY LOT 340 LTD 2E LEVY, DESMOND JERRY, AUDLEY 13 WILFORD PORTLANDIA RD LOT 515 ASHLEY, WILLIAM SCOTT, JULETTE LOT AND 277 GARY BURKE, DELIA 24 MIMOSA PL ANEDU, JOSEPH 7 EAST MTN PRIDE AVE LOT 340 2A ANROD LTD/ GIROD, ANDREW ADAMS, KERIAN 22 MIMOSA PL LOT 379 BROWN, HILARY LEE, JACQUELINE 9 BRAZILETTA MEWS LOT 500 BRAMWELL, WAYNE WALTERS, RICHARD & SIMONE LOT 354 POWELL, DAWN13 MTN PRIDE BLVD IRVING, RACHAEL 7 BRAZILETTA MEWS LOT 510 FULLER, STEADMAN DONALDSON, LOT SHARON 16 MIMOSA PL 190 1D CAMPBELL, BLANCHE SHARPE, SONIA 109 EAST MTN PRIDE AVE LOT 236 GREY, BERESFORD CHRISTIE, ASHLEY 16 BLACK BIRCH WAY LOT 106 CAMPBELL, LESLIE PETGRAVE, JENNIFER 48 MTN PRIDE BLVD LOT 174 JOHNSON, MICHAEL BUCHANAN, ANGELLA & TRESCOTT 4 BRAZILETTA CL LOT 224 ANDERSON, YVETTE KELLY, HERFA 21 EUGENIA CL LOT 170 MILLER, BLOSSOM WALLACE, NEVILLE 8 LANTANA CL LOT 397 FRANKSON, BERNADETTE BAXTER, PERCIVAL 10 BRAZILETTA CL REYNOLDS, ROSAELIE 8 60 EAST MTN PRIDE AVE PLUMMER, ENID 6 PLUMERIA WAY

Committee Reviews and Previews Late and Non-payments

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Property, Transport & Safety Unit

Holiday Safety Tips

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Cover Story

How to Avoid

Making Resolutions You Can’t Keep

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It is important that you try not to fall into the trap of writing resolutions that you can’t keep. Resolutions should motivate us to be better persons, but unrealised resolutions only make us feel stressed and can even sometimes be depressing. What’s the one thing you want more than anything else, that you have within your power to achieve? Thought of anything yet? That’s your New Year’s resolution. For 2012, instead of focusing on a long list of things you want to accomplish, just write down one thing. The most important thing you want to see come to life in the New Year and put your time and energy into accomplishing it. This way, you can almost guarantee achieving it and you won’t have to go through the stresses of trying to accomplish a million things. It can even be a year-long project; something that you can do in parts, with each part moving you one step closer towards

achieving the goal. This will help to keep you motivated and will make you feel accomplished when you actually see the progress being made. Be as flexible and creative as you like. Your New Year’s resolution can be work-related, personal or it can even be something that you have decided to do for someone else. Whatever it is, ensure that it is worth the time and effort you will commit to making it a reality. As the year progresses, depending on the strides being made, you can also decide to have ‘backup’ mini-resolutions that you would like to also accomplish. These, however, should only be considered once the original resolution has been achieved. There is no rule dictating that resolutions have to be made at the beginning of the year. You have an entire year to make and change resolutions. It’s your life, so decide what is most important to you and commit to achieving it.

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Highlights from community Events

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Auto Care

The ABCs of Auto Maintenance

Air Filter

When your air filter is clogged, it makes it harder to get air into the combustion chambers, which drives up your gas expenses. Try to change your air filter every 15,000 miles and get regular cleanings with a vacuum or soap and water between changes.

Brakes

Imagine being unable to stop your car in an emergency. Not a pretty picture. Always check for signs that your brakes might be worn out - a flashing brake warning light, squealing or grinding noises, a shaky steering wheel or if your car takes longer to stop or pulls to one side when you stop. Check your mechanic immediately if you notice any of these signs. If you are not able to identify these signs yourself, come by our garage and we’ll show you some simple techniques to recognize potential problems with your braking system.

Drive Belt

The drive belt basically runs your engine, powering the alternator, water pump, power steering pump, A/C compressor and air pump. Check that the tension is right and always replace on time, because a broken drive belt can permanently damage your car.

Oil Changes

You need a good lubricant to prevent the engine parts from rubbing together and wearing out. Check your oil level every few hundred miles. Park the car on a level surface, remove the oil dipstick, wipe it on a clean cloth, then reinsert it. Remove it again, and check the oil level. We recommend you do this weekly, preferably in the mornings. Also note the colour of the oil. Please also remember to check your transmission oil levels and colour. If you are unable to identify these or differentiate them, call or visit our service centre.

Power-Steering Fluid

Power-steering components are expensive, so replacing the power-steering fluid can help to prolong the life components such as the pump and the rack. Check your mechanic immediately if you hear a whining or moaning noise when you turn the steering wheel and always ensure that you keep the fluid topped up.

Spark Plug

If you want your car to start up and run smoothly, get rid of old spark plugs. They will cause your engine to misfire and run poorly. Not all sparks plugs are the same and performance varies according to brand and type.

Timing Belt/Chain

This helps your car to get started, transferring power from the crank shaft to the cam shaft. Cracks, shredding, excessive slack or oil leaks from the adjacent seals can damage the belt and slow down your car.

Tyres

You have to get your tyre pressure just right: Too high pressure causes your car to bounce around and too low pressure causes excessive wear and tread separation. Rotate your tyres regularly so that they wear more evenly.

Transmission Leaks

If you notice a puddle of red or brown liquid beneath your car, chances are you have a transmission fluid leak. Transmission malfunction will cause your vehicle to stop running properly, so deal with it as soon as possible, whether the leak is minor or major.


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