Randy McGrath

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Published: December 22, 2018 1:36 pm

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Randy McGrath

Clubhouse: The 2 palm trees and shrubbery were removed on the South side of the Clubhouse to make way for the concrete pad needed to place maintenance shed on. We are in a holding pattern until Brightview caps off and relocates some of the irrigation heads that are in the immediate area of pad location. Once Brightview has completed their task we are ready for Don ho’s concrete to form up concrete pad and pour it.


Nothing to report at this time.

IRRRIGATION [Updates provided by Insight Irrigation LLC.]

Irrigation pumps: SFH Pump station #1 had a complete (NEW) irrigation equipment changed out. There is an issue of erosion in this area of the equipment platform. GMS has several bids in place to reinforce these equipment platforms with a process of concrete jacking. This is where hydraulic cement is formed up and pumped in these areas to shore up the platforms.


Nothing to report at this time.


Nothing to report at this time.


Fountains: The fountain #3 has several lights that need to be replaced and this fountain needs the jets cleaned again because the display is very poor. The fountains at Shearwater Parkway & South Patrick are in need of a better water source because of the bacteria and staining. I have reached out to Melbourne Water Dept (Engineering) to find out what the cost might be to utilize a fresh water supply, with a meter and simple hose bib hook up. They are researching this for us and I expect an answer soon.


Street lights: One of the street lights in the new section at Montecito Drive & Carlsbad Drive corner was struck by someone. Unfortunately, we do not know who ran this street light over. Chip Jones the developer has contacted the company who originally did the street light installation to give us a quote on repairs to reset light pole and order a new fixture because although the pole can be reused the fixture is in need of replacement. Waiting on quote.


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…


Nothing to report at this time.


Nothing to report at this time.