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July 22, 2015: Join us for this year’s Hills Highlands Community Day at the pool this Saturday, July 25, 12-3 p.m., and plan to attend the Grand Opening of the new Signal Point Recreation Center on Saturday, August 1, from

Dec. 8, 2014:  A majority of those attending tonight’s Board of Trustees meeting agreed that it’s time to do something about clearing the sidewalks in the neighborhood when it snows. Read the full story.

July 24, 2014: Come to the Hills Highlands Community Day this Sat. July 24 Noon – 3p.m.

June 9, 2014: The garage sale went ahead as planned on Saturday, but most people reported the traffic as extremely slow, perhaps because someone had stolen all of our signs — twice. See “Who Stole Our Signs?” and let us know if you think you might have spotted the thief.

April 28, 2014: Neighborhood Garage Sale Planned for June 7-8, 2014. The Board of Trustees is distributing a flier with the proposed garage sale dates and some important reminders for all residents. The full article is posted here.

January 25, 2014: NextDoor offers a new interactive site for Liberty Ridge residents: We’ve just added a “NextDoor” site, which offers a variety of interactive tools which I don’t have time to incorporate into this site. I invite you to sign up for it and check it out here if you’re interested in getting more connected with your neighbors.
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November 14, 2013: Our web site now appears to be mostly restored. If you’re a Liberty Ridge resident, please sign up for our mailing list. If you are a Liberty Ridge resident, or a resident of the Somerset Hills, and want to comment or contribute to this site, please register here. New users can add comments by logging in. If you’d like to contribute an article, please email us at [email protected].

November 3, 2013: Our server account was hacked and compromised several days ago, and I’m just retrieving the necessary information to restore as much of our site as possible. This is however an inexact process, since our hosting provider failed to protect us, to make adequate backups, or to provide access to the non-compromised information. Needless to say, we’ve changed providers, and now have the site on a different server. However, there are still several things missing, which may include a number of user accounts. If you are not able to log in correctly, or see anything else that is missing, please create a new user name and password at the Register screen, or email me at [email protected].

March 22, 2013: This year, go for organic lawn care. The Board has recently sent out information on the options for organic lawn care. Check out the article here.

October 27, 2012: Hurricane preparedness information from MEM Property Management: HURRICANE SANDY IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

October 22, 2012: Several items of updated information, including the appointment of new Board member Lucia C. Melillo and the reappointment of other Trustees (see Trustees); successful repaving of the ten most degraded cul-de-sacs, with the remaining ten scheduled for next summer; ongoing discussions of snow clearing and repaving of the courts, refurbishing of the tot lot, etc. and an invitation to residents to consider installing solar panels (see following item for an invitation to the Clouds’ Open House November 10, 2-6 p.m.).

The Association unsuccessfully re-opened its request for reimbursement by the Township for snow clearing costs, and has since received legal advice that, based on court precedents, a suit would most likely be unsuccessful. The Board is currently entertaining proposals to replace the trees along Liberty Ridge Road, install a new sign at the corner of Honeyman, and re-landscape the existing front signs. Residents are always welcome at Board meetings (see Board Meetings for schedule).

February 11, 2010: Our site was hacked today, which I only noticed after the server went down and I was re-checking to make sure it was running. The apparent intruder has now been removed, along with the offending code, and the administrative passwords changed, but if you experience any problems with the site please email me at [email protected] – thanks.

December 15, 2009: Two members of the Board of Trustees met with the management company representative on December 14 to discuss a variety of issues on the agenda for 2010. The Board wishes all residents a happy holiday season, and looks forward to continuing its work to enhance the neighborhood, protect homeowner values, and increase community engagement in 2010. Residents’ input is always welcome.

The 2010 meeting schedule is posted here.

December 7, 2009: The Board of Trustees, after reviewing our current year’s expenditures, next year’s budget, and the reserve requirements for repaving the courts and other future obligations, has concluded that there is no alternative to raising the monthly maintenance fees in order to avoid a substantial deficit. Here are copies of the documents recently mailed to all residents:

LRNAFeeIncreaseLetter12-9-09
LRNABudget2010-9Dec09

Almost all of the cost increases are associated with the snow removal – which cost the Association in excess of $50,000 last year – and with the increased landscaping costs associated with the transfer of responsibilities from the Hills Highlands Master Association to the LRNA for properties that previously were thought to belong to the HHMA.

Careful review of the legal documents has shown that two properties adjacent to Liberty Ridge – the detention basin on Honeyman Road, and the common area along Liberty Ridge Road between Honeyman and Watchung Drive – are owned by the Liberty Ridge Neighborhood Association. The Board is currently considering options for minimizing the maintenance costs associated with these areas, and welcomes homeowner input.

The snow removal contract is also up for renewal in 2010, and will be discussed at an upcoming meeting in order to issue a new RFQ for this work.

Earlier News

October 1, 2009: Our Annual Meeting is coming up on October 12. Come out and meet your trustees and fellow residents, and find out what our plans are for the next year and how you can get involved in the management of our community. At the Hansom Road Recreation Center, 7:30 p.m.

February 15, 2009: Noticed four signs had blown down in the strong winds on Friday. We’ll notify the management company and try to get them put back up as soon as possible. Unfortunately one of them was broken and will need to be replaced. If you see things that need to be fixed around the neighborhood, please leave us a comment and we’ll get them taken care of.

February 10, 2009: At a meeting at the Recreation Center last evening, the Board and residents discussed a number of ideas for new initiatives in the neighborhood, including social events, upgrades to the web site, resident surveys, email newsletters, and other ideas. Stayed tuned for changes to the web site, and email [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering for any of these or other activities, or assisting with the web site.

December 10, 2008: We have just received some disturbing news regarding break-ins in the Hills, so we’re posting this here. Please be on the lookout for suspicious characters, and call 911 if you see anything you regard as a matter for concern.

Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 01:51:54 +0000
From: [email protected]
Subject: Neighborhood ALERT… attempted break-in

Hi, neighbors..

I just wanted to pass the word around that yesterday at approximately 4:15 in the afternoon, it appears that my daughter intercepted a possible break-in to our home at 16 Green Mountain. She is FINE… she very wisely thought something was odd when a blue beat-up pickup truck was parked in front of the gas line ( right before shadowbrook ) with a driver looking very ANXIOUS as she pulled into our driveway. My son it appears left our garage door open 10 minutes prior when he ran back into the house for something.

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