Montclair Community News – September 16, 2019
A message from the MPOA President, Robert Clemens:
Trash Contract Update: We will not pursue a contract with Bates at this time. During September's Board meeting, the motion to accept an agreement with Bates Trucking and Trash Removal for trash and recycling service was rescinded because Bates is unable to meet the agreement's terms. A few information exchanges between the MPOA and Bates occurred in August. First, Bates stated, "At this time we need to look at all of our costs associated with a large community and determine if we would be a good fit at this time. I feel confident that if it was one billing we could work it all out but the market at this time is too fluid." Then Bates reported recycling disposal fees increased to $82 per ton, and that "the only way to provide the services pursuant to the RFP/Service agreement at this point would be to bill 23.00 dollars per month for the single family homes and 20.00 dollars per month for the townhomes. This rate would be for 1 year as long as no increases in services or disposal fees are enacted." That equates to 63% more than our rate with American Disposal, which is unacceptable. The American Disposal contract is in effect until April 2022, and we will continue with American until Montclair can present a proposal that attracts multiple trash haulers. The primary hindrance is that our community is not a single payer, participation is optional, and a hauler must manage up to 3,800 accounts. This is an issue the board and community must solve so we can be competitive during our next bidding process.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dolphin Beach NO RAIN DATE
Parking - Bus Routes/Bike Parking – Must present Rec ID for entry to event and bus
Don’t go looking around for a parking spot at Dolphin Beach: we are providing free transportation to and from Dolphin Beach for all major festivals! The bus will run 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm The Dolphin Beach parking lot will be closed. Bus will only stop at designated bus stops for safety purposes. If there is no one at the stop, the bus will proceed to the next stop. Bus stops will be adorned with a red bow. There will be a designated parking space on a first come, first served basis for bike parking - near the entrance to Spillway Lane and the Dam. It will be labeled, so keep an eye out!
Oktoberfest Parking, Road Closure & RESTRICTED ACCESS Notice
Those who live past the intersection of Boxwood Dr. and Dolphin Dr. were sent a letter regarding the scheduled road blockage for the September 21st event (3 pm – 10 pm) at Dolphin Beach. Event attendees are encouraged to use the bus transportation or utilize the bicycle parking. Please be kind to your neighbor’s property when parking and be sure to follow all traffic laws. Residents that park beyond the blockage will be asked to move their cars (homeowners in the impacted area are an exception).
The parking lot at Dolphin Beach will be closed from September 19th through September 23rd. On September 21st from 12 pm – 3 pm, Dolphin Beach and the parking lot will be closed in preparation for the biggest event this fall! Event structures, such as festival tents and portable restrooms, will be placed on-site and require delivery, assembly, disassembly, and pick-up.
To ensure the safety of residents, only MPOA Staff, designated Event Volunteers, Vendors and Contractors will be permitted in the area during this time. Please direct any questions or concerns to the MPOA Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of Events/Ticket Pricing
Bring cash or card to purchase activity tickets, drinks, snacks, and food from the food trucks. Food trucks will not accept tickets. MUST be 21+ and have a valid government-issued ID in order to purchase alcoholic beverages; all IDs will be checked regardless of age. Last call for food, snacks, tickets, and drinks (including alcoholic beverages) will be 9:30 pm.
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7 pm - Lake Management Committee Meeting at the MPOA Office
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7 pm - Budget Committee Meeting at the MPOA Office
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7 pm - Landscape & Facilities Management Committee Meeting at MPOA Office