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New Resident Info

Welcome to our community at Emerson Square Condominium. The following is a general discussion of topics to help you get oriented.  You may direct specific inquiries to the Board of Trustees at their email address: condoemerson@gmail.com :  

CONDO FEES:

Your condominium fee is due on the 1st day of each month. You can deposit your payment through the mail slot in the “Management Mailbox located in the foyer of our building or you can have it paid automatically every month through arrangements you make with your deposit institution and their online bill-pay service. In each case, your check or money order should be made payable to: “Emerson Square Condominium Trust”. If you are utilizing an online, bill-pay service, then have your payment mailed to:

Emerson Square Condominiums
61 Wright Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

You can send monthly condo fee payments via online bill-pay through your financial institution.  Make checks payable to: Emerson Square Condominium Association.  Mail payments to: Emerson Square Condominiums, 61 Wright Street, Stoneham, MA 02180-3584, ATTN:  Management Mailbox.

GENERAL INQUIRIES:  You may make inquiries to the Board of Trustees by email at: condoemerson@gmail.com 

RECYCLING:

We recycle our trash in accordance with Casella Waste Management guidelines that follow the Stoneham Town ordinance. In addition to complying with the law, your cooperation will save natural resources, and reduce the waste stream. We have a metal dumpster for general rubbish. The two smaller green bins are for recycled “acceptable” waste.  (General Rule:  When in doubt, throw it out in the dumpster with the regular trash).

All non-recyclable household waste which can be placed into thirty (30) gallon containers with a maximum gross weight less than 50 pounds excluding inherently dangerous, toxic, and hazardous wastes or materials banned by federal, state, or local regulatory agencies. One large item per week (no metal or white goods) or one four-foot length of rug or mat, rolled and tied, may be put out for pickup.

UNACCEPTABLE DUMPSTER WASTE: (Check the Casella website for updates at: https://www.casella.com/services/recycling/recycle-better)
  • Recyclables (except small items under 2" x 2")
  • White goods (refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, hot water tanks, metal, etc.)
  • Construction materials or demolition debris
  • In whole or in part: auto hulks, engine blocks, transmission blocks, heavy machinery, snowmobiles, motorcycles, riding-type lawnmowers, tractors, tires, batteries, chain link fencing, metal tanks.
  • Leaves, yard waste, grass clippings
  • Stumps, limbs or branches (regardless of size)
  • Pathological waste
  • Toxic and volatile chemicals including oil base paints
  • Explosives, propane tanks
  • Televisions, computer monitors
  • Frozen barrels will not be handled
  • Fluorescent lamps, ballasts, nickel-cadmium and button batteries

Materials not collected shall be the individual’s responsibility to make private arrangements for disposal. 
Whenever a scheduled collection day falls on a holiday that day’s collection will be delayed one day.

RECYCLING POLICY  (Check the Casella website for updates at: https://www.casella.com/services/recycling/recycle-better) 

Recycling bins are housed in the dumpster cage. The following materials must be placed in the two separate reciycling bins and cannot be mixed with the regular trash.  

  • Newspapers and newspaper inserts, magazines, catalogs, phonebooks, paperboard (cereal, cracker boxes),
  • Corrugated cardboard, flatten 2 x 2, brown paper bags, junk mail, office paper, window envelopes.
    NO WAX PAPER, PLASTIC COATED PAPER OR PLASTIC BAGS
  • Tin cans and aluminum cans, steel cans and lids
  • Glass bottles and jars, all colors and sizes
  • Plastics containers labeled 1-7
  • Milk cartons and juice boxes flattened (no straws, no plastic silverware, no items smaller than 2"x 2")
 NO BROKEN GLASS OR OTHER ITEMS (e.g. window glass, dishes, glass, Pyrex, ceramics, light bulbs)

 NO CANS OR BOTTLES CONTAINING PAINT, AEROSOL OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS NO PLASTIC BAGS Container Requirements

The contractor is required to collect from all standard recycling bins comingled recyclables from containers that hold recyclables only.

Christmas Trees Pickup

The Town has one collection in January for Christmas trees only (no tinsel or plastic bags), Call the Department of Public Works Office at 781-438-0760 for specific dates.    


White Goods / TVs / Monitors / Miscellaneous Metal / Mattresses & Box Springs 

These items require separate disposal permits from the Town's hauling contractor, Casella Waste Management Services.  For a fee, they will pick up white goods and other items at the dumpster cage by appointment. Call Casella at 1-800-950-9293 for more information or contact the Stoneham Department of Public Works,16 Pine Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 at 781-438-0760.  

SECURITY:

We all share in the responsibility of ensuring that ours is a safe and secure environment here at Emerson Square. We allow no trespassing, no solicitation and no dumping here. The following are a few prudent rules for us to follow:

  • Keep your vehicles locked at all times. An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to theft.
  • There is no solicitation allowed at our condominium. Keep your doors locked and be wary of strangers.
  • Report immediately any suspicious activity to the Stoneham Police Dept. (781-438-1212)
  • Write down license plate numbers and descriptions of suspicious vehicles and persons on the property. (Remember; a picture is worth a thousand words and a camera photo can help police positively identify and apprehend suspects.)
  • If you find evidence on the property of unlawful activity, do not disturb it. Call police immediately so that they can examine it. (Remember: if you touch evidence, you destroy it.)
  • Inform your Trustees of the date, time, and nature of suspicious activity you encounter so that we may keep a running record. (email:  condoemerson@gmail.com)
  • Be sure that if you are buzzing a visitor into the building your buzzer does not get stuck as you will inadvertently create a security breach by keeping the access door unlocked.


HOT WATER HEATERS AND GENERAL PLUMBING:

To avoid a water tank rupture and the problems that a ruptured water heater poses for everyone in the building, we urge every resident to invest in an inexpensive, portable moisture alarm.(Watch Dog Water Alarm, $12.53 + 9V battery at Home Depot) It will alert you to a problem before it occurs and will allow you to take the preventative steps of calling a plumber before it is too late. See the following link:  https://basementwatchdog.com/watchdog-water-alarm/. (Remember to change the battery regularly to deep the unit operational at all times).

In the event that you are having plumbing done in your unit and need to shut off the water, you may do so by first posting a notice to all the residents of the date and time when you will be shutting off the water in the building. It is best if you schedule your appointment late in the morning or early afternoon so that your work is not being done during a time of peak usage. The main water shut-off is in the locked closet on the 1st floor in the south stairwell. You will find the closet key hanging on the board in the utility room on the 1st floor behind the interior double-door. Upon completion of your work, please turn the water back on, lock the closet, and return the key on the hook where you found it.

 

 

 

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