Stroudsburg – Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO of NEPA Management Associates, Inc., announced that effective July 1, 2016, NEPA will direct the administrative duties, operations and fiscal management responsibilities on behalf of the Northslope III Owners Association, Inc. Board of Directors.
Northslope III is an upscale townhome development consisting of 198 townhomes located in Shawnee on Delaware. Northslope III is a combination of primary, vacation, and rental townhomes located just off Hollow Road. A number of units have spectacular winter views of the Shawnee Ski area. Amenities include a new swimming pool complex.
Said Wilkins, “Northslope III is a fantastic community. The Board of Directors are very “hands-on” and while there are a number of tasks that NEPA will be responsible for, working with such a receptive Board makes our job a lot easier. It is definitely a feather in our cap to add Northslope III to our growing portfolio of community associations, homeowner associations, townhome and condo complexes.”
NEPA manages communities in Northampton, Monroe, Lehigh, Carbon and Pike counties. Recently, NEPA was successful in breaking into the Lehigh Valley community association business with the addition of three major communities located in the Lehigh Valley.
The primary Property Manager for Northslope III will be Marilyn R. Lesoine, Property Manager. Said Lesoine, “Having Northslope III has definitely added a crown jewel property to my portfolio. The people have been great to work with and I look forward to handling the community for a long time,” Lesoine who started out as an Admin Assistant has been with the company for 11 years. Lesoine’s portfolio of properties includes Hickory Run, the Villas of Pine Hill, The Estates at Great Bear, Northslope I and a number of other associations. Lesoine is also responsible for processing First Right of Refusals and Resale Certificates for the 40+ accounts handled by NEPA Management.
NEPA Management Associates was introduced to the community members at their Annual Meeting held June 18th at Shawnee Inn. Prior to NEPA’s involvement with the community they were managed by FirstService Residential, a management company based out Collegeville, PA.
NEPA does property management and approximately 2 years ago, offered just Bookkeeping & Fiscal Management services for communities which has been a huge success.
Said Rosemarie Lobe-Waller, CFO, “We didn’t realize the demand for just bookkeeping services for associations. Our Bookkeeping & Fiscal Management model works well for small associations who may have a turnover in the treasurer’s position as well as large associations that want to out-source the financial part of running their community. So far all our accounts are very pleased with our services.”
Waller, who has been with the company for 15 years, runs the Accounting department which consists of 5 bookkeepers. Said Waller, “We’re looking to expand our financial and bookkeeping services to municipalities, water and sewer companies and other semi-governmental work. We can offer services at the same level of satisfaction that the entity has now while offering huge cost savings to the municipality because the accounting is outsourced.” Waller also stated, “It lessens their payroll and benefit costs while still receiving their finances, income, disbursing checks and reporting to the proper persons monthly.”
NEPA’s services include operations of maintaining common areas and whatever amenities the associations has to offer, administrative services which includes the change-over of owners of the property or unit, handling all of the correspondence received by the Board of Directors and the running of other administrative responsibilities such as enforcing by-laws and covenants. The financial part of NEPA’s contract includes the billing and collection of dues, fines, interest and late fees as well as assessments. NEPA deposits and accounts for the money received by reporting monthly to the Board of Directors. Bills are paid by NEPA through a pre-check run authorized and approved by the Treasurer and/or any other Board member having that responsibility and then signed by Wilkins on a weekly basis.
Said Waller. “Since this is our fulltime job, if we receive a check on Tuesday, by Wednesday it’s scanned into the association’s account. We utilize TOPS, which is recognized as the premier software program for associations’ business.”
NEPA Management is located at the BHG Business Campus, 7164 Route 209 in Stroudsburg and has a second satellite office at The Upper Mill in Milford, PA. NEPA is currently looking for another satellite office in the Lehigh Valley area. NEPA’S hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please visit their website at www.nepamgmt.com to view the services offered as well as make a payment on your account or order Resale Certificates. Dues payments and rents can be paid online on their website. NEPA is a 25 year old company locally owned and operated.