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Welcome to Mulberry Square Condominiums

This is the official website of a great condominium community.  Located in Bloomfield Hills off Square Lake Road, just east of Woodward Avenue.  This community offers 81 units with each unit facing a beautiful, wooded courtyard and a clubhouse and pool.

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Dear Co-owners:

The Mulberry Square website is up and running, you do NOT need to log in to access information! This includes the Master Deed and By-laws, Rules and Regulations, Policies, Community Calendar, Photos, Newsletters, Forms and Alerts.  Most everything is available under the link “printable documents”.  Once there, click the small triangle to see the drop-down list.

If AMI doesn’t have your email, please send me a note at pgranowicz@amicondos.com so that in the event we send email blasts, you will receive it.

Enjoy,

Paula Granowicz
Community Manager

Mulberry Square Condominiums – information from the Board

Welcome to our new residents

ANNOUNCEMENTS     

July 28, 2020 - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Please be advised that residents have reported that outgoing and incoming checks have gone missing from the mailboxes.  Until new mailboxes are installed (with the road project), you might want to take caution in leaving important mail in the current mailbox system so mail from the post office or a secured postal drop box.

Pool is OPEN!

In order to use the pool, a signed waiver must be in place which lists all family members who will use the pool.  The waiver form is below.  Return this signed form to a Board Member, Betsy Loock or Paula Granowicz at pgranowicz@amicondos.com

2020Mulberry Pool Rules.Guidelines.Release.pdf

WORK ORDER PROCESS

All work orders to association contractors must go thru AMI work order. (pgranowicz@amicondos.com and adavis@amicindos.com or called in to 1-800-821-8800 for regular and after hours emergency work orders.

If a unit calls a contractor directly, expect for the owner/unit to be billed directly and obligated to pay services. Only in rare exceptions (like an active, burst pipe, etc.) will the association reimburse) when an owner calls directly and initiates service.

Contact AMI promptly with your contact info and nature of maintenance concern.” -AMI & Board of Directors









March 27, 2020

Dear Residents of Mulberry Square:

Together, we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation with COVID-19. In the past few weeks, things have moved very quickly, and this pandemic is affecting our community, our families and our very way of life. For over a week, non-essential workers have been encouraged to socially distance, and now the State of Michigan has ordered (https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html)residents to “Stay at Home, Stay Safe” – which means our multi-family units a Mulberry Square Condominium Association.

What does that mean for us? We know many of our residents live alone and are among the age group that is most vulnerable to this insidious virus. They, like us, are no doubt very concerned as to how they can cope and deal with the everyday needs of existence. This message is intended to encourage you to protect yourself in the current situation and to seek qualified sources to be able to take care of ourselves. In addition to reading this notice, check our website:  www.mulberrysquarecondos.com for additional or updated information.

As a community, your Board hopes that all Mulberry residents resist the temptation to be completely solitary and instead find ways to keep in touch with one another by phone, email or FaceTime. Most importantly, keeping open the lines of communication would help to ensure that you and your neighbors have no pressing essential needs and that everything is ‘OK’. Simply knowing you are being thought of would help during these trying times. Guests & family members providing tasks “necessary to the health and safety of themselves or others” and “maintaining the safety, sanitation and basic needs of their residences” are allowed. Otherwise, remember, other “visitors” are not only a violation of “Stay in Place”, they expose your neighbors in our multi-family community. Our goal is to keep ourselves, our essential service providers & our neighbors safe and healthy.

  • Please familiarize yourself with the State of Michigan orders and FAQ’s at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/ for current information and resources.
  • Many grocery store and area restaurants offer food delivery to your doorstep. Most pharmacies now offer drive-through pick-up for medications.
  • The Bloomfield Township  (https://www.bloomfieldtwp.org/Living-in-Bloomfield/COVID-19-Coronavirus.aspx) and Oakland County (https://www.oakgov.com/health/information/covid-19/Pages/default.aspx) websites offer excellent sources of information on the Covid-19 virus. Also, Bloomfield Township Senior Services Center offers daily delivered meals free-of-charge for citizens over age 60 and may be able to assist with errands and can be contacted at (248) 723-3500. If you need to confirm symptoms, the Oakland County On-Call Nurse is available at (800) 848-5533.

As the doctors and nurses are posting on FaceBook, “You stay home so we can go to work for you!” What does this mean for Mulberry Square – other than washing your hands and not touching your face? Well, as we continue to “Stay in Place” at least until April 13, it means:

  • Sanitizing your environment, including the common hallways, door handles, & handrails. (If you didn’t wipe it down, assume the surface hasn’t been sanitized. Wearing disposable gloves may be necessary if going up or down stairs.) Only you can take precautions for yourself!
  • Practicing physical distancing from other residents. (As you know, at least 6 feet is the distance. It’s tough, but necessary – we have some wonderful neighbors!)
  • Only Essential, Emergency repairs in buildings or units will be performed. For the health & safety of our residents and our service providers, service vendors will only be able to complete emergency work orders.  A non-complete list of repairs that may be performed include:

*Active water leak           *Both toilets inoperable                               *Water backing up in basement

* No hot water                  *Frozen pipes                                    *Beeping smoke detectors

*Unable to secure/lock entryway                                              *Police wellness checks

- All other non-emergency repairs will be recorded and accomplished when safe to do so. You may need to leave a voice message, if you call, but you can also email our property manager pgranowicz@amicondos.com or submit via our website www.mulberrysquarecondos.com .

  • Minimize your time in common areas (hallway) as you run essential errands. Use spray aerosol sanitizer as necessary (air, surfaces) being aware that it may make tile surfaces slick.
  • Follow the Trash & Recycling Guidelines – please review the attached  trash guidelines (also at: http://mulberrysquarecondos.com/documents.aspx). Now, more than ever, no one should have to touch YOUR trash. Only place trash in curbside bins on trash day. NOTHING in basement utility rooms, ever! Not in hallways! If you have bagged trash in advance of trash day, please take it to the red dumpster at clubhouse (which will be emptied on Tuesdays and Fridays). Nothing on the ground. This is nothing new, please read and FOLLOW the guidelines. Recycling may be placed in the BLUE bins anytime (because it is ALWAYS rinsed and dry and never stinky) but trash is NEVER ok to place in stored bins - only bins at curbside on trash day. Thank you for your attention to this most troublesome challenge that requires all of us to be tidy.
  • Maintenance Fees – Continue making your assessments by the due dates. While this is a difficult time, we must still stand together and understand that monthly association dues are still accounted for. If you are going to be late (given the circumstances) please communicate your situation in writing to the Board prior to the due date. Email to pgranowicz@amicondos.com or accounting@amicondos.com to arrange a payment accommodation, per our long-standing policy.

Now as you are aware, the Board and your neighbors are NOT health experts, and we are all navigating our way through a new “virus world” while responding to Executive Orders and remaining good neighbors. Please be aware that some service providers, as a result of the “Stay in Place” orders, are not able to attend to Mulberry. Most significantly, our biweekly cleaning crew will NOT be on site. This means our halls will not be vacuumed until this situation changes. Already we have spring cleaning services scheduled (steam cleaning carpets, window cleaning, etc.) in May, but we need to work together to get through the next few weeks.

Lastly, your calls and inquiries are important to us. Please understand that AMI Condos, Inc. are working remotely, per the “Stay-in-Place” directives. Know that your calls to AMI are recorded and forwarded to the Property Manager. Understanding this is imperfect, but it ensures your message will get through.

Most sincerely,

Board of Directors – Mickey Blashfield, Paul Loock, Eralda Caushaj

Paula Granowicz, Property Manager pgranowicz@amicondos.com  n (800) 821-8800








TRASH PROCEDURES – REMINDER

  • Trash of any kind may not be left in the hallways.
  • Please take it to the dumpster.
  • Nothing may be left on the GROUND at the dumpster.
  • Violators will be assessed a $100 impact fee for disregarding previous warnings and exposing neighbors to unsightly and unsanitary conditions to common areas.



Be advised that all balconies must be cleared of snow as it accumulates.  A shovel is available in each hallway and must be returned after use.

Residents should reread the Mulberry 'Homeowner Security Reminders" in printable docs. Always lock your car, and remove valuables from sight. 






Please check the website regularly – for timely info and Road Project updates!

www.mulberrysquarecondos.com


Reminder: - to minimize plumbing issues between units, only flush tissue.  Should there be a back-up or damages, you could be responsible.


Also, please place personal items off the floor in the basement so it isn't ruined in the event of a sewer back up.

Draft of 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes available in printable documents/annual meeting folder

 

A Word About Trash…

Trash & recyclables are picked up Tuesday and may only be placed curbside Monday evening - NEVER before. If it’s a holiday week that includes a Monday or Tuesday, adjust one day later for curbside pickup. REMEMBER: the current trash storage is temporary, and will change as the Road Project gets underway. In the meantime the goal is to keep all trash for curbside pick-up in bins (no bags on the ground for critters) or the red dumpster at clubhouse.

  • All curbside trash must be in your plastic bags and placed in GREEN, BLACK or SILVER bins. Instead of filling cans in carports, take your bagged garbage to the clubhouse dumpster except or set in bins at curbside on trash day. (If additional trash or recycling bins are needed, please call AMI to have Kevin O’Brien place more out for your entrance.)
  • All Recycling goes in the large BLUE bins. Check township guidelines for recycling items: http://www.bloomfieldtwp.org/Services/SolidWaste/PDF/RecycleFlyer.pdf Recycling should be in CLEAR plastic bags and/or inside the BLUE bins (otherwise, it will not be picked up with recycling. Please breakdown boxes for recycling – Place cardboard in the BLUE bins.
  • Keep the trash bins tidy and refrain from placing any perishables (potentially smelly or leaky items, animal waste, etc.) in bins - take it directly to the dumpster near clubhouse. 
  • Please assist by placing bins neatly back in carports after GFL pick. (Thank you to those who assist – and any able bodied person can help, too!
  • If the RED dumpster is full, DO NOT leave anything on pavement or around the dumpster; call AMI at (800) 821-8800 or call GFL Environmental (844) 464-3587 to request an extra pick up.
  • Large, bulky items like appliances? Place it curbside ONLY at same times and normal location for pick up. There is no charge, but you must call to notify GFL - (844) 464-3587.    NEVER place any large items on the pavement “near” the dumpster…see above, or expect to be charged-back for the extra handling.
  • If you hire a contractor for in unit repairs, make sure they haul away the discarded items off-site – NO contractor waste in the Mulberry Dumpster (or be prepared for your account to be charged).
  • Keep making Mulberry a great place to live by helping to keep it neat & tidy.

  

Mulberry Square Condominium Association
2017-18 Board of Directors & Important Contact Information 

  • Mickey Blashfield     President           
  • Paul Loock           Vice President and Treasurer
  • Dee Damico              Treasurer  
  • Eralda  Caushaj         Director           
  • New-Website  mulberrysquarecondos.com (check for current info & updates)
  • AMI-Association Management, Inc. (800) 821-8800 amicondos.com
  • Call AMI for account questions, work orders or to report concerns. AMI phone number is available 24/7 – but only maintenance emergencies are addressed after business hours; please address normal items 9-5 pm, M-F)
  • Paula Granowicz Property Manager      pgranowicz@amicondos.com  
  • Amy Davis                  Property Assistant       adavis@amicondos.com
  •  AMI Office:   47200 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Twp., MI 48317
  • Payments Lockbox: P.O. Box 90026, Omaha, NE 68103-1526   Insurance Certificates: Maris-Brown (248) 257-5556
  • GFL Environmental:  (844) 464-3587 or (888) 877-4996 (For trash/recycling & large item pick up, to arrange renovation disposal, etc.)