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Help Wanted – Craneridge Executive Secretary

The Craneridge Association is looking to fill the position of Executive Secretary.  The Executive Secretary completes the day to day business activities of the Association interacting with residents, realtors and service providers.  It requires working knowledge of bookkeeping, Windows (or Mac) business software and general business practices.  Attention-to-detail and great customer service are key success factors. Residence in Craneridge would be ideal.  It takes about 30 hours per month to manage the Association’s business activities and requires attendance at monthly board meetings. This is a paid position.

If you are interested in learning more about the position or know of an individual who might have an interest, please contact Rich Barber at 716-913-9169 or

Craneridge Pool and Playground Update

A couple notes of interest regarding the pool and playground that were discussed at last night’s BOD meeting:
1 – The pool will be open until 9pm every day effective immediately.
2 – The lights on the basketball court will be on until 10pm nightly until Labor Day.  This will go into effect as soon as possible as we need to set up a timer.
3 – There have been some issues with people properly signing in and signing out of the pool.  It is important that everyone who enters the pool area sign in and sign out accurately.  This is part of our covid business plan.  Failure to comply with this puts us at risk of being shut down and incurring a fine of $10,000.  Please be sure to sign in and sign out appropriately.
3a – There is the option to sign in with your smartphone using a QR code.  If you do not have one, you will need to download a QR reader to your smartphone.  At the sign-in table, scan the code.  This will open a sheet on your phone where you can enter your name , lot number, and phone number.  Using the QR code is optional if you prefer not to use a pen and the paper log book.  However, one of the two methods must be used when entering the pool area.

Craneridge Pool and Playground Opening Member Notification

Welcome back to summer. Looking forward to providing safe fun in the sun. The pool and playground equipment will open on Saturday, June 20.   

The Craneridge pool provides American Red Cross Trained Lifeguards with CPR training as a level 2 pool during business hours.

Business hours of operation are:
Sunday – Wednesday 11am-7pm
Thursday – Saturday 11am-9pm
Water Aerobics every day:  10am-11am (all are welcome)

Swimming is prohibited outside of open business hours and when a lifeguard is not on duty.

We will close due to inclement weather and COVID-19 related issues for deep cleaning. Lifeguards will be on an increased cleaning schedule to high touch surface areas, no swimming allowed during sanitization time.

COVID-19 protocols: 

  • All members adult/children to bring their own personal face mask.
    • To be used if social distancing of 6’ cannot be maintained.
    • Masks should never be worn while swimming in the pool.
    • Mask waivers allowed for medical conditions and children under 2.
  • Entrance Gate is located on the parking lot side. Exit is on the shelter side.
    • Wash hands upon entry.
    • Stop at the check-in table. A touchless QR scannable code is available for use with a smartphone if desired.
      • Register all names
      • House Lot Number
      • Time Entering the pool area
      • Phone Number
    • This information is important to the NYSDOH for COVID-19 contact tracing, and pool usage per NYSDOH regulations.
  • If swimming, please rise off under shower.
    • Middle shower is blocked off.
  • Walking is one-way direction clockwise around the pool deck. Please follow directional arrows.
  • Bathrooms to be used one person or one household group at a time.
    • Bathrooms will be on an increased cleaning schedule, and sanitizing product will be able for your use.
  • Our water fountain is closed at this time.
  • Everything is carry-in and carry-out. This includes pool toys and towels.
    • When members are leaving please remember, carry-out all towels, personal items, clean your area. Items left behind may be disposed of by pool staff.
  • No shared items, i.e. kids pool vests, toys.
  • No shared refrigerator or admission inside the pool maintenance club house.
  • The pool deck has been designed and re-spaced to maintain social distancing 6’ for all HOA members.
  • Areas are marked with blue tape along the pool deck.
    • Do not remove tape marking on the pool deck. Please do not move pool deck furniture, ask the lifeguard.
    • Please select a taped off section.
  • Pool deck is limited to household groups no larger than 10.
    • We have 5 household areas set up, single lounge chairs 6’ apart, one couple area, and one medical reserve area.
    • Deck furniture will be sanitized every morning and between household use.
    • Please help the lifeguards, by using sanitation products available and wiping deck furniture upon leaving.
  • Pool bathers are limited to 50% capacity (16 people) and maintain 6’ part from other bathers who are not in your household.
  • Please sign out when leaving, this is important for contact tracing. Exit gate is located on the shelter side. 


  • Larger household groups, (up to 10 person max) should select a table area.
  • Individuals should use lounge chairs. 
  • If you want more space or need to be out of the sun we recommend setting up under shelter. 
  • If you have advanced swimmers,  sit towards the deep end. Younger swimmers or those that need the stairs to enter the pool should sit towards the shallow end. There is one section under the pool house eave, please reserve for those with medical conditions who cannot be out in the sun. This area will also be used for the lifeguard breaks. 
  • To limit community exposure Pool, use is limited to only Craneridge HOA members and family. 
  • No large group parties are allowed  i.e. birthday, graduation, retirement during COVID-19.
  • Shared time for all members
    • If we reach full capacity, and another member wishes to use the pool, the lifeguard reserves the right to request groups who have been longest to leave.

 Lifeguards reserve the right to ask members to leave for noncompliance with any NYS Dept. of health, social distancing and COVID-19 regulations.

Craneridge COVID-19 Related Updates

  • The Annual Meeting originally scheduled for June 13 is postponed. When a new date can be set, notification will be sent out.
  • The repair work at the pool is complete. The pool is being prepped so that we are ready to open as soon as we can both legally and responsibly. We are awaiting guidance from NYS as to what the rules will be regarding pool use. We will share more details, as well as an opening date, as soon at it becomes available.
  • The playground equipment remains closed as well. The basketball court may be used responsibly as long as social distancing is maintained and equipment is not shared. Again, we will share updates as they become available.

Thank you everyone for your understanding and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters together. Stay safe.

Tree and Shrub Seedling Giveaway: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 @ 10:00 am – Noon – Pool Shelter

Tree and shrub seedlings from Erie County Soil & Water will be available at no cost to Craneridge residents Saturday, May 23 from 10a-noon at the pool. This will be on a first come, first served basis. We will be limiting the number of seedlings each household can take in an effort to ensure all who want them can get some. However, it is recommend that you arrive sooner than later as they typically go quickly.

Please respect social distancing guidelines so that everyone can pick out their seedlings safely and efficiently.

Playground Closure

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in accordance with governmental recommendations, we ask that residents respect the following guidelines for use of the playground area:

Anything that involves physically sharing equipment is closed until further notice.  For example:

    • Swings
    • Slide
    • Playground equipment
    • Sports equipment
    • etc.

Limited use of the parking lot and blacktop will be permitted if:

  • 6 foot spacing between people is respected
  • Children under of the age of 18 are supervised by an adult.

Please use common sense neighbors.  We are in the middle of a pandemic and need to fight the spread together.

If there are any questions, please contact a Board member or email the Board at:



Saturday, September 30.  Free to Craneridge residents, but you must RSVP by 9/26 to reserve your spot.  Respond here or at the signup sheet at the Mail Center.  Prost!



Volunteers Needed Tonight

Help is needed setting up tables, chairs, and a tent for the 50th Anniversary Party.  If you’re available, meet up at the pool at 7pm tonight (7/20).  Many hands should make quick work of this.  Thanks!

Reminder – Reserve Your spot for the 50th Anniversary Party Weekend.


A reminder to reserve your spot for the 50th Anniversary Weekend!  We need a head count for the pig roast and other activities.  Open to all past and present Craneridge residents.  Spread the word!

Games for kids and adults, live band, pig roast and more!  Details and schedule of events can be found here.

Contact Chuck Dickhut ( by July 7th with questions and/or to reserve your spot for any of the activities.

Also, 50th Anniversary gear is available here.  T-shirts, mugs, and hats are available at our cost.  These will only be available online.


50th Anniversary Party Weekend- July 21st-23rd


Open to all past and present Craneridge residents.  Spread the word!

Games for kids and adults, live band, pig roast and more!  Details and schedule of events can be found here.

Contact Chuck Dickhut ( by July 7th with questions and/or to reserve your spot for any of the activities.