COVID-19: Phase 1 Reopening of Montecito Amenities begins Monday 5/18
ALERT CATEGORY: Clubhouse & Gym, General, Pool & Pool Deck   |   ALERT EXPIRES: June 30, 2020
Please see Friday’s May 2020 Newsletter for more information with all the detailed rules.

May 28, 2019 – Occupancy allowance has been increased to 50%. See COVID-19 May 28th, 2020 Montecito CDD Updates for more information with all the detailed rules.

ALERT PUBLISHED: 05/15/20 3:55 pm  |  Larry Bradshaw (Site Admin)   |   ALERT LAST MODIFIED: 05/28/20 5:48 pm  |  Larry Bradshaw (Site Admin)

District Updates

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Clubhouse & Fitness Center

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05-29-20

Sonitrol / Redwire will be installing our new security & FIRE ALARM systems on Monday 06-01-20 This will include 2 access point card readers (1) at the rear patio door next to the kitchen door entrance. The other access point will be the West side frontal door next to the game room door of the Clubhouse GREAT room. We believe that this will make the Clubhouse more versatile, especially when there are events / functions going on in or around the Clubhouse. The work on the exterior doors continues, cleaning and painting the doors as needed and all that are in need of refurbishment.

05-22-20

The Clubhouse East office entrance had new crash bar and lock assembly installed by CDA Solutions recently 5/20/20. The West entrance to the Clubhouse great room was also fitted for a new lock assembly and crash bar installation. Scope of work was also completed by CDA Solutions. The Clubhouse is scheduled to have the new access points installed on Tuesday next week 5/26/20 The West great room entrance door and the rear patio door next to kitchen door will be outfitted with access card readers to make the Clubhouse more versatile on different type options that will become available for different functions. The FIRE monitoring system will also be installed as part of a package type bundle that we've contracted with Sonitrol / Redwire. Again this will make the Clubhouse much more versatile in the different options that will become available to us once this system is installed.

05-08-2020

The work continues as the LED lighting gets changed out on the Clubhouse patio and pool deck. The Clubhouse doors are getting painted where needed as I continue to work on each door one at a time. there are several done and several left to be completed..

04-24-2020

The Clubhouse office and office hallway were the last areas to be out-fitted with the remote (ON-OFF) hardware. So the complete Clubhouse is now operable by remote activation if necessary. We are also contemplating the installation of replacing the light bulbs in the fixtures high up in the Clubhouse Great Room to LED 40-watt (DIMMABLE) type.

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Pool & Pool Deck

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05-29-20

The opening of the Clubhouse pool ,fitness room, game room and amenities in general has been a challenge trying to activate the access cards to the COVID 19 access level format, as the old software of our security system was not able to carry this load of our existing access levels and all new information. It will soon be rectified and all systems go when the new system is put into service. This should be a smooth transition as all of the information /data has already been processed.

05-22-20

The pool was opened 0n Monday May 18th 2020. There is a percentage of persons permitted to occupy the swimming pool. !6 persons are permitted to swim at one time, This number will change according to the recommendation of the County / State. The pool pump is operating at 359GPM, which is spot on . The chemicals levels are ideal and the water temperature is perfect for avid swimmers.

05-08-2020

The pool pump operating at 350 GPM and all the chemicals are spot on. The pools appearance is preteen. And very inviting.

04-24-2020

The pool pump is functioning at 350 GPM, which is spot on, the chemical levels in the pool are also spot on and holding the chemicals fine. This is also because the pool is (CLOSED) and the swimmers activity has been ZERO.

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Irrigation

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05-29-20

Wet check Clock E

Made repairs found on clock E wet check

addressed work orders

05-22-20

Wet check of clock C

Wet check repairs found on clock C

Addressed work orders

Capped sprinklers were stone was added outside the wall

Added sprinklers for better coverage 4 in total

Serviced irrigation valve at 314 Point Lobos

05-08-2020

The latest irrigation map can be seen at https://www.easymapmaker.com/map/Montecitocdd. There was some concern expressed about ClockD wet check

Repairs found on clock D

Replace four station decoder on clock A

Addressed work ordersthe lake levels. Let us know if we need to shut the irrigation off temporarily.

04-24-2020

Wet check on clock B

Irrigation repairs found on clock B wet check.

Added heads 2 sprinklers for new landscape

Addressed work orders.

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Landscaping & Lighting

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05-29-20

Nothing to report at this time.

05-22-20

Nothing to report at this time.

05-08-2020

Nothing to report at this time.

04-24-2020

Nothing to report at this time.

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Lakes

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05-29-20

Lake samples were taken today May 30,2020 and the TDS readings will be tested 0n Monday June 01,2020. The TDS results will be posted by the days end 06-01-2020 We have been recently blessed with some much needed rainfall lately, as the afternoon rainfall patterns continue.

05-22-20

The 6 Lakes in the Community continue to be drought type conditions as we wait for the afternoon rains to start. This is always a bad scenario waiting on mother nature to do her thing. The option of using the Artisan wells to help supplement the water levels is a NO as we're unable to draw water through the well meters. This option will have to be discussed by our engineer Rey Malare in the future. We'll have to wait to here from him.

05-08-2020

The 6 Community lakes are very low. We recently purchased a new TDS meter and checked it against our old one, only to find out that our TDS levels were not as bad as we thought. The Artisan wells aren't as salty as we projected, and actually usable for our irrigation needs. After speaking with Rey our engineer, He advised us to opened the Artisan wells 1/2 open to allow some of the well water to assist in our quest in raising the water levels of our LAKES. We have a CUP allowance of 43.000 gallons per day if needed set up with the Saint Johns Water Management personnel We are going to allow the Artisan wells to flow 1/2 capacity and monitor the TDS levels weekly. All of the 6 lakes are interconnected with each other, so as one fills up they all fill up We have used these 2 Artisan wells in the past during drought type conditions, and it is to our advantage to utilize this feature.

04-24-2020

Clean up of debris at all 6 lakes shorelines has begun by American Eco Systems. AES was here today 4/29/20 and treated all lakes for shore-line algae & treated again for the Hydrilla issue Which was reported to me that the hydrilla vegetation is dying off, slowly but it is dying off.

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Lake Fountains

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05-29-20

All 6 lake fountains / lighting are functioning properly at this time. The exit fountain at South Patrick is not working? I'll check it out on 06/01/20 the water level seems a bit low, If the irrigation is turned off , then the water basin to this fountain is not filling as these fountains are fed by the irrigation schedules all of the other 3 entrance exit fountains are working at this time. Bromine tabs were put in both Chlorinators at the Shearwater Parkway entrance and Shearwater parkway exit. I will install Bromine tabs in chlorinators at South Patrick on Monday 06/01/20

05-22-20

All 6 fountains and the fountain lighting is operating fine at this time. The Shearwater entrance fountain has a broken auto-fill valve as it was struck by a fallen palm prong. Such a freak occurrence to happen, but it did. Spies pool & Fountain was notified last week Monday of this mishap as we wait for repairs going forward. All fountains are operating with display, but the auto-fill feature is not operating on the Shearwater Parkway entrance fountain. The water supply was shut off due to overfilling this catch basin. Waiting on SPIES to schedule maintenance.

05-08-2020

All 6 lake fountains are operating fine at this time. Although the fact that the water levels are low, we're having issues with debris being sucked up into the fountain intakes causing the fountain motors to heat up and trip the breaker. This happens every now and again. The small fountains at the entrances and exits on South Patrick and Shearwater Parkway are all functioning at this time Now that we have the water feeds plumbed directly from the irrigation lines going directly to the chlorinators first they'll auto fill upon demand of the flow switch and irrigation schedule working together.

04-24-2020

All 6 lake fountains are working properly and so are the night-time lighting of all 6 fountains functioning properly.

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Gates & Walls

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05-29-20

All traffic entrance and exit gates are working fine at this time.

05-22-20

All of the entrance gates are operating fine at this time.

05-08-2020

The entrance and exit gates were put back into service yesterday 05/07/20 after being out of service for a month due to the CORONA Virus pandemic. The gates were taken out of service on the recommendation of Larry Bradshaw our CDD Chairman because the chance of transmitting any germs from the key pad for those who don't have gate fobs. We are gradually / slowly going to ease the Community back into some type of normalcy. One step at a time. our 1st step was putting the gates back into operation.

04-24-2020

The Preventative maintenance of all 4 gate systems is scheduled for this week by (FDC). Even though the gate systems all turned off during this Corona Virus (Pandemic) shut down period, the gates will receive their regularly scheduled routine maintenance done.

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Streets & Sidewalks

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05-29-20

Nothing to report at this time.

05-22-20

Nothing to report at this time.

05-08-2020

The latch assemblies for 5 pedestrian gates were purchased and picked up to be installed by William V. and myself on Monday May 11,2020 first thing

04-24-2020

Nothing to report at this time.

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Playground

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05-29-20

The playground is operating at 50% No more than 10 children and adults should occupy the Playground at this time until further notice

05-22-20

The Playground was recently opened again after being shut down for over a month. The Temporary fence was removed and the children can now use this facility .once again.

05-08-2020

The playground was brought into discussion at our last BOS meeting May 6th,2020 for perhaps / maybe reopening soon, remember baby steps back into normalcy. This is being carefully planned by our very own CDD Chairman Mr. Larry Bradshaw, who's main concern is always for the residents of the Montecito Community. Thank you Mr. Chairman.

04-24-2020

The bike rack assembly was drilled / refastened to the concrete slab, and the surface of the bike rack was cleaned and protected with a stainless steel conditioner which cleans & polishes the surface of the bike rack super-structure.

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Other Areas

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05-29-20

The vendor Cocoa Handyman Inc. came back this week and treated tile caps with sealer completely around (ROUND ABOUT) Their Scope of work was completed in a great workman type manner. Job complete per inspection DONE

05-22-20

The round about at the entrance just inside the Shearwater Parkway entrance had broken and loose tiles removed and had a vendor reinstall a complete NEW top cap in place as needed, approximately 120 new tiles were installed in this scope of work. The vendor Cocoa Handyman Inc. told me that they would be completed today 5/22/20 . This scope of work will be inspected on Tuesday May 26.2020

05-08-2020

Nothing to report at this time.

04-24-2020

Continuing the clean-up and installation of the patio lighting fixtures light bulb replacement The bright white daytime LED (DIMMABLE) 40-watt type lights were to bright for the application that we were looking for. So those particular lights were returned and they were exchanged with the LED (DIMMABLE) 40-watt soft white light bulbs instead. The soft white bulbs give us the correct lighting we were trying to achieve in luminating the patio. These light bulbs have a 13 year life span and they are dimmable too.

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Last 5 Updated Documents

Last Updated

File Date
1.March 27, 2020 Workshop Agenda05-22-2020 14:37 pm
2.2018-2023 CIP Project Plan05-07-2020 14:55 pm
3.May 2020 Meeting Agenda05-04-2020 6:07 am
4.March 2020 Invoices05-02-2020 7:34 am
5.February 2020 Invoices05-02-2020 7:33 am