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05-20-2019 Addendum Irrigation Report

Nothing to report at this time.

05-17-2019

The Shearwater pedestrian entrance gate had a broken latch assembly, Pick up and installed a new latch from Superior Fence Company assembly as needed. The other pedestrian gate on Shearwater had pulled loose from cinder block return. I purchased new hardware (lead shields and lag bolts). I drilled out the return and installed the hardware needed to secure and fasten the gate assembly in place. Gate is now secued and functions properly now.

04-19-2019

: Awaiting the center wireless loop to come in on order at Florida Door Control, so that FDC install this loop at our South Patrick entrance. We are at the mercy of their schedule and parts availabilities. The interior wall from 109 Montecito Drive to connecting to new wall section has been pressure washed and painted.

04-12-2019

The FDC company ordered the wireless loop assembly and will schedule / install ASAP

04-06-2019

: South Patrick Entrance gate continues to have center loop issues intermittently. FDC has ordered the part (Wireless Loop) and will install when it comes in on order.

The inside of the existing interior wall will be pressure washed and painted East of 109 Montecito Drive to new section of new section. covering the graffiti. We have enough paint to cover this section of interior of wall..

03-30-2019

: South Patrick entrance gate we continue to monitor because of intermittent issues with the middle gate loop. FDC has been aware of this and we have now asked them to order the wireless type loop and install upon its arrival. The other thing is we’re at the mercy of their busy schedule.

03-23-2019

: Same situation with South Patrick entrance gate intermittently acting up, the center loop will need to be changed out with the new wireless style loop. I will contact FDC and have them order the loop and have it installed ASAP.

03-16-2019

: The South Patrick entrance gate continues to operate, but intermittently will stay in the open position while the middle loop searches for the gate to close. We will eventually have to install a new wireless middle loop in the near future, but it’s okay for now.

03-08-2019

: The gates are functioning fine at this time; the South Patrick entrance gate was having issues with the center loop is weak causing intermittent opening cycles and alarm sounding off. The alarm noise was turned down, but if the center loop continues to act up, we’ll be having to replace with the wireless type center loop. Like the one we installed at the Shearwater gate entrance.

02-15-2019

: We recently had a GLITCH on the entrance gate at Shearwater entrance. This happened during the change over time when the gate operator is changing to open /close regular cycle at the same time the rush hour traffic was in full swing. It had just started the cycle when the weather began to pour rainfall, along with the influx of continual demands as residents were all entering the open command to the gate controller. Normally when this happens it take about 5 minutes to clear itself of repeated commands. Eventually it cleared it’s memory and began normal open /close cycle. All is well now,

02-09-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-08-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-01-2019

Florida Door Control came out and outfitted the Shearwater entrance gate with a wireless loop sensor and it seems to be operating fine. We were due for our preventative maintenance so all of the gate operator loops were checked for the proper continuity to operate our gates without any issues. That was the reason we installed the wireless loop on Shearwaters entrance gate because it had lost all of the continuity for the gate to perform correctly. All of the gate operator’s continuity were below the ranges needed to operate properly, but we might have to install the wireless loop sensors if we lose the continuity completely. They have enough continuity to operate now but we need to understand that going forward these underground loops do wear out eventually.

01-25-2019

The Shearwater entrance gate has a bad center LOOP, causing intermittent issues with the gate controllers not closing, or partially closing and re-opening continuously. Although the gate is still functional, this condition will only get worse. After speaking with Jason Showe on 1/25/2019 I contacted FDC and authorized for them to install the wireless loop sensor. The only alternative would be to remove the pavers, dig up and remove the bad loop and install a new loop. Once this was completed, we would have to reinstall the pavers. The cost to do this was 3 times the cost than installing the wireless loop. The cost of the wireless loop was $762.00 plus the cost of installation was approximately $300.00. Unfortunately, this is a necessary repair and it will be done on January 30.2019 going forward.

01-18-2019

The entrance gate at South Patrick had an issue of not closing completely / re-opening without stopping completely. After 3 times of trying to reset these gate operators, with no success. I called out FDC after shutting these operators. Due to FDC heavy work load we had to wait several days for their ability to send us a tech to make the necessary repairs. After speaking with the Tech (Paul) of FDC, I found out that the configuration code needed to be upgraded to (5.60) instead of 5.6 that these operators were functioning on. These networks get overloaded with data and these configurations need to be changed here and again to keep up with the times unfortunately these changes are made without contacting us to let us know that our software needs to be uploaded with these particular changes. In the past, this has happened once or twice before and I had asked Hy Security the manufacture that we be made aware of these types of changes so that we’re not interrupted in our gate operations going forward. I contacted Hy Security and spoke with their Technical Support Department to ask them if because we have changed the configuration to 5.60 on one set of gate operators; should we go ahead and have the remainder 3 sets of openers changed over to the 5.60 configuration so that all 4 sets of gate operators are on the same page / configuration. It was the manufactures recommendation that we keep all of our gate operator sets on the same configuration. FDC will be out on Monday 1/21/19 to re-configure the remaining 3 sets to the same configuration at the 5.60 in the software.

01-04-2019

: The entrance gate at Shearwater Parkway was sending an alarm notification on 01/02/2019. The gate was opening and closing simultaneously, continuously opening and closing, completing the open & close cycle over and over. I shut the gates off and contacted FDC, reporting this incident because they were just here last week answering the same complaint. The Tech Brad from FDC found corrosion on the microswitch leads that control the gates range of motion and how far the gate is to carry through in its cycle. He replaced the wire lead terminals and sprayed connections with an anti-corrosion spray. He also adjusted the timing of these entrance gates to close in a more appropriate type sequence. He then checked the operation of these gates through approximately 35 cycles to see if this issue would repeat this (failure). Shearwater entrance gate working fine now.

12-21-2018

Gates: The entrance gate at Shearwater Parkway was throwing alert codes #9 Which is a battery disconnect code. This meant that the battery that operates the controllers was bad. We now have a maintenance agreement with Florida Door Control Company. I had the tech from FDC check all of the batteries in all of the gate controllers because the operational life of these batteries is about 2 to 3 years. This was preventative maintenance decision and it served us well by checking this battery issue because there were 8 batteries in need of replacement out of 16. We also set the controllers to open and continue to stay open if any set of batteries were to fail. These operators are designed to operate on 12-volt DC power even though they are fed by a 110-volt power supply. The 110-volt feed is there to continue to charge the dry cell 12-volt batteries daily. If in fact the 110 power fails, we have the controllers programmed to automatically open and stay open until such time the 110 power is restored. We have been experiencing issues with the center loop of the entrance gate. After speaking with FDC tech Brad, he explained to me that there is another option that can be installed if indeed the center loop fails completely. Instead of digging up and removing pavers to replace the center loop, they sell a device that will operate as the center loop and could be installed on the gate superstructure column on both sides of the hinge supports. Brad is going to send me more literature on this device / costs ect…

12-21-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

12-14-2018

Recently made a necessary gate repair at the side pedestrian gate on Shearwater Parkway. Refastened bottom kick board as this takes much abuse of the children ramming the gates with the front tire of their bicycles. All is well now.

11-30-2018

The Christmas decorations were installed on all of the entrances and exits gates.

11-09-2018

There is a meeting on 11-14-2018 Where the interior and exterior color schemes will be discussed and voted upon. At the last CDD BOS meeting 10-29-2018 it was voted in to having a service contract with Florida Door Control for Maintenance on the entrance and exit traffic gates. The pedestrian gates will need to be painted because of concrete splashing and concrete sawing dust in areas where concrete repairs and replacement took place by BO's Concrete Company

10-19-2018

Soon the exterior wall painting project will be kicking off.

10-12-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

10-05-2018

Recently both of the entrance gates have been acting up, by either not opening or closing properly according to design. The issues that having are due to corrosion on wiring contacts at the loop sensors and the gate travel limit switches. The wires that control the limit switches (micro switches) had broken in half from electrolysis , causing the gate controllers to stay engaged and not shutting off, this problem does not allow the gate halves to identify with each other, therefore shutting down (OUT OF RANGE) The mother controller and slave controller malfunction on what each is doing, therefore causing this mishap. The connections will need to be treated with dielectric grease to protect these connections from the elements.

09-28-2018

Recently we were having an intermittent problem with the entrance gate at South Patrick. FDC was summoned here to check this occasional mishap, Originally I believed that there could be an issue with one of the relays not functioning on the mother control board, I thought that it could be malfunctioning because it would heat up and not operate. After investigating this intermittent problem it was found to be that the loop sensor that allows the gate to open had evidence of electrolysis at the connection going into the loop sensor, giving the gate a false reading that there was a vehicle in the traffic passthrough area, therefore not opening. This is a safety feature of the gate system. However after cleaning up the connections and checking the operation of the gate repeat ably, we were unable to see that issue repeat itself. I have been monitoring this South Patrick entrance gate and have not had this issue again. Brad the tech from FDC advised me that if this problem comes back then the loop sensor would have to be replaced. They are going to hold off on billing us for several weeks to see in fact that the loop sensor does not act up again, if so we will not get hit with another service call within that time frame.

09-21-2018

The entrance gate at South Patrick has been acting up and not opening . This is an intermittent problem / glitch that does not show itself all the time, I powered down these gate controllers / reset and put back into service. After several attempts of this procedure. It works fine. Then without warning it stops operating all together. I believe that one of the relays on the circuit board heats up and won't allow the operator to function correctly. I have put in a service call to FDC and they will be out next Tuesday 9/25/18 to check this issue out. In the meantime I have the entrance operators shut off and the gates are cropped in the open position.

09-14-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

09-07-2018

All of the gates hinges were greased this week to make smoother operation and less chattering while in operation.

08-31-2018

An assessment was done on entrance gate at Shearwater Parkway for damages that were done several weeks ago. We are waiting on a report from FDC on the findings of their visit on 8/30/2018

08-24-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

08-17-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

08-10-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

08-03-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

07-27-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

07-20-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

07-13-2018

The pedestrian gate on Shearwater Parkway had a broker latch assembly. Removed the broken latch and repaired/replaced the broken parts to latch assembly. Painted latch, all functional now Job completed

07-06-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

06-15-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

06-08-2018

Entrance Fountains: The entrance fountains will need the basins to be sealed to hold the fountains reservoir water supply from leaking down. This should be addressed sometime soon, perhaps next week. Waiting to hear from the fountain vendors schedule.

Gates: The gates are operating fine at this time. Nothing to report.

06-01-2018

Gates: All of the gates are operating fine at this time, However. I will continue to monitor the South Patrick entrance gate for intermittent issues of not opening after a storm. I believe every time this happens I have to reset this gate. All is well at the present time.

Gate Fountains: The fountains at the entryways/exits are being worked on and will be in service very soon. I worked with the tech Dennis from Spies fountain repairs finding the water supply situation figured out. The irrigation zones in the entry's / exits are how these fountains are fed the water needed to operate. Dennis, Spies tech informed to me that the one pump he had working the last time he visited us, had quit operating. (BAD PUMP). He explained that they will have to send a proposal to replace this particular fountain pump.

05-25-2018

Nothing to report at this time.

05-04-2018

Entrance gate for Shearwater having a intermittent problem on the open cycle. Reset 'powered down these openers. Tighten down the cam and yoke assembly. Reengergized both MASTER and Slave openers after putting the Operators back in sync with one another. It seemed as if the operators had lost one another. I'll monitor these gates for repeat issues / problems, If the gates get forced open in any fashion, it win throw a code and I'll be able to distinguish if the operators have been abused by force.

04-27-2018

The gates at both entrances and exits are working fine. There was a mention that the entrance gate at South Patrick would not open. I checked this out and could not get this problem to repeat itself. All is well at this time; however, I will keep monitoring this gate for any glitches.

04-20-2018

The entrance gates at Shearwater Parkway and South Patrick had issues with gates staying open. After checking the operation of these gates, they were found to be out of sync with each other. The master opener I stave operator simply had lost one another. J powered down each operator for five minutes With the gates in dosed position. I then powered up and reset (energized) both operators.. Checked operation of each set of gates continuously. approximately ten times to try to locate any chances of this problem happening again. The Shearwater Parkway entrance gate opening against the slave operator. Made adjustments to the am at the top of the operator and installed a stop pin In plate to stop the gate travel. I checked operation, all is okay (good). Applied grease to all Zurek fittings on gate hinges to stop chatter.

04-13-2018

The gates are turned off and cropped open during the Montecito Landscaping Enhancement project taking plate both of the entrance and exit areas. Once the scope of work is completed the gates will be put back into service. Please use driver safety while this work is being completed. Thank you kindly.

04-06-2018

All the gates are functioning fine at this time, nothing to report.

03-24-2018

Entrance gate a S. Patrick has been acting up (NOT CLOSING) after the open cycle. Florida Door Control (FDC) has been here and tightened up the North photo-eye. I have requested replacement of this part due to repeated problems. I have asked about a no-charge for this last call due a repeat of the same issue. I met with the FDC tech and asked him to install lock nuts to prevent this repeated problem. Again, I questioned the service call charge because they should have fixed it the first time

03-02-2018

The entrance gate on South Patrick has been acting up and sporadically opening and not completing its close cycle, and on occasions not opening at all . After troubleshooting this problem I found that the electric eye sensor had been out of alignment with the other corresponding eye. Realigned both sensors to work in unison with each other. Checked operation
repeatedly, all is working fine at this time.

01-19-2018

South Patrick exit gate is now functional once again. FDC fabricated and installed a new gate leaf (south) exit side of gate. I just need to get new reflective decals put in place on new section to match northside leaf.

01-12-2018

The damaged gate was removed uy FDC on 1/11/2018 and taken away. The fabrication of the new gate has begun and should be installed next week some time. It was reported to me by FOC that the hinges that t he gate swung on were bent (damaged) as well and that the post that supports this gate leaf would need to be beefed up and new hinges would have to be installed too.

01-05-2018

The South Patrick exit gate was damaged by a delivery truck on 12/12/2017 and FOC has given us a proposal to replace the leaf that was damaged and they have started fabricating the new section of gate. When completed they will be here to install the new section, and make the exit gate functional once again.