District Updates

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Clubhouse & Fitness Center

Report Clubhouse & Fitness Center Notes
04-16-2021

We are presentlly taking bids / quotes on the replacement of the simulated wood flooring on the front side of the fitness room floor. It was discussed at the workshop meeting, and the consensus that the flooring be a simulated wood look, (waterproof) perhaps a vinal type composite flooring to be decided sometime in the future once the bids /quotes have been turned in and presented to th B.O.S. for approval. There were a couple of inhancements that were asked to be considered in the fitness room (1) To install a couple of ceiling fans / corner fans to help with the air cirulation of the high valted ceilings in the fitness room. (2) To install clothing hooks on the walls somewhere in the fitness room for residents to hang up addition clothing while they're working out.

04-09-2021

We are still waiting for estimates / quotes for different types of flooring to be installed in the fitness room. A popular type flooring system that would be welcomed is the rubberized flooring system is the one that we already have in place in the fitness room, only continuing this flooring system the whole way through the fitness room including the hallway, including transition pieces the restroom, hallway closet, and where the game room tile meets up with the rubberized flooring system in the hallway. New plant-life was purchased and planted & fertilized in the Clubhouse front planters entrances. East side of Clubhouse Shed area planters as well.

04-02-2021

The A/C filters were changed this week in all (4) air conditioning systems and cleaned out the drain lines and they were flushed with comercial grade vinagar. Used my shop to vacuum the water out of the drainage pans beneath the A/C units if needed. The Fitness room A/C needed this cleaning and a Dehumidifier was needed to extract the moisture from lower intake area of this A/C unit.

03-26-2021

We are taking bids to replace the fitness room flooring with the same rubberizes flooring system that we have in place were the fitness room equipment area is . Waiting on quotes

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Pool & Pool Deck

Report Pool & Pool Deck Notes
04-16-2021

The pool chemicals were checked and found to be spot on and the pool pump is operating at 350 GPM. We had our pool inspection by the Brevard County Health Dept. this week and everthing passed except one of the pool ladders was found to be loose, the hardware that is in place to keep the ladders attatched to the pool deck had become detached and in need of attention. This issue was reported to Brevard Pool maintenance department and the came out to assess the situation and we found out that the concrete that is suppose to hold the anchoring mechanism in place, and in order to correct this issue was to remove a couple of pavers in this area / repour fresh concrete around the anchoring devise / reattach the wedge & bolt assembly securely / reinstall the pavers. This scope of work has been scheduled to be done sometime next week. Once the repair has been completed the inspector will reinspect and sign off on this repair. This problem of the anchor mechanism coming apart is from normal wear & tear and years of children hanging and pulling on the ladder asembly.

04-09-2021

The pool chemicals are spot on and the pool pump is operating at 350 GPM.

04-02-2021

The pool chemicals are spot on and the pool pump is pumping 350 GPM

03-26-2021

The pool furniture that were in need of repairs was found to be cast alluminum and beyond the juncture of repairs. Not only were the cost of the repairs would be greater than the replacement costs of the pool furniture, the liability issues of the repairs holding up and making this furniture safe again. I called the scrap guy that I use to remove the (2) chairs and (1) table to the dump. unfortunate that this furniture was not able to be repaired. Safety first. Per Randy McGrath (DFS). 03-25-21 1:00 pm. The pool chemicals are spot on and the pool pump motor is operating at 350 GPM.

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Irrigation

Report Irrigation Notes
04-16-2021

The irrigation system was turned back on after being shut off from extremely low water levels of 2'10". The rainfall that was received over the weekend last week 04/11/21, and by utilizing the Artesan wells sparingly, the water levels were at 3'6" on Monday April 12, 2021 and the TDS levels were appropriate levels to be able to irrigate throughout the Community once again. The weather reports throughout next week are favorable for rainfall. We can always use more rainfall. There was no irrigation report turned in by Paradise Lawn & Irrigation Company Not certain what or if any repairs were done?

04-09-2021

The Irrigation system has been temporarilly been shut off, due to the lakes water levels being drawn down below the recomended 3' water levels to all 6 of the interconected lakes, using Lake Catalina as our reference point / benchmark of all of the lakes here in the Community. The Artisan well were half open in order for us to help maintain the water levels of 3'. When we realized that we simply could not maintain the 3' benchmark, the decission was made to shut the irrigation pump stations OFF period, or until we received some or enough rainfall to begin watering once again. The Artisan wells were shut off as well because the TDS levels were getting elevated beyond the recomended irrigating water levels. There is no irrigation repairs report this week from Paradise Irrigation Manager Brandon Detrick because after his return from vacation, he simply made the decission to resign his position at Paradise Lawn & Irrigation. This decission set us all back a step or two, Brandon will be missed and after speaking with Sean Flaherty there will be a new irrigation manager in place by Monday April, 2021.

04-02-2021

Nothing to report from Paradise Irrigation Services, Brandon Deitrick was on vacation this week. Rain Report for March 2021 total 1".04

03-26-2021

Finished wet checking single family homes

Completed work orders

Made adjustments for hotspots
Addressed work orders.

Wet check pump station 2

Made repairs found during wet check.

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Landscaping & Lighting

Report Landscaping & Lighting Notes
04-16-2021

Nothing to report at this time.

04-09-2021

Nothing to report at this time.

04-02-2021

It was reported that there were street lights on the 700 block of Ventura Drive causing (3) street lights to flicker. Gault Electric LLC came out to investigate the reason why (3)street lights flickering on the 700 block of Ventura Drive. It seems that a series of street lighting has been effected, which normally means a disruption in the power source. After trouble shooting the power supply source, it was found to have a bad set of electrical components (Contacts of the relay) were bad, causing the flickering of the street light lighting fixtures. Gault Electric LLC replaced the burnt contacts and all is well now. The (3) street lights are now back in service. Per Randy McGrath (DFS).

03-26-2021

I recently did a drive through the Community in the evening hours (DARK) to inspect all of the sreet lights functuality and found only one street light (OUT of ORDER) at 760 block of Ventura Drive. North West street light just before the intersection of Venture Drive & Montecito Drive on Ventura Drive. I identified the street light not working by wrapping street light pole with (RED) tape. Because this is the only street light not working, I will wait for another strret light to fail before summoning Gault Electric Company LLC to replace at least 2 street lights. It does not make sense to have Gault Electric to come out to replace just one street light at a time. 03-23-21

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Lakes

Report Lake Notes
04-16-2021

The water levels are 3'6" and the TDS levels are favorable to use for irrigation

04-09-2021

The water levels of all 6 Lakes of the Montecito Community are extremely LOW. We are expecting rainfall on Sunday April 11.2021 50% chance of rainfall is in the forecast for Satellite Beach, FL.

04-02-2021

TDS water samples were taken and recorded on 04-01-21 Lake Catalina water level is at 3'. The Artesan wells are half open, this helps supplement all of the lake water levels which are interconected with eachother. The lack of rainfall really has put a strain on the irrigation availability of water to irrigate. I left a mesage with Tyler Salas of Insight and explained to him, changing the watering schedule to (3) times a week would not be a good idea due to LOW water supply available to water this volume.

03-26-2021

The results of the sample taken on March 24, 2021 from Well 1 (Valencia) was 1,730 mg/L. The sampling record indicates that the Floridan Wells (1 & 2) have consistently been between 1,500 mg/L and 2,500 mg/L. Well 2 (Sonoma) is normally about 200 to 300 mg/L higher than Well 1. The Sonoma lake TDS is also consistently saltier than Valencia lake water. I would suggest we check Well 2 and Lake Sonoma water for TDS if we are concerned about saltier irrigation water having detrimental affects on the townhouse lawns.

My understanding from local horticultural experts is that St. Augustine grass should be more salt tolerant than other varieties. We should probably verify with our landscapers the St. Augustine grass is the only grass being installed on our properties.

The artesian wells (Floridan) have been used in and around our development for irrigation for decades and the residual effect is denser (higher specific gravity) water replacing/mixing with the IN Situ fresher water in the water table aquifer causing slightly saltier water to stratify at lower levels in the nearby lakes and aquifer. Evidence for this is Lakes 1,4, and 6 containing water that is for the most part potable (500 to 1,000 mg/L TDS) and are located away from existing active artesian wells. This is a simple explanation and depends upon other factors (vertical permeabilitiy, dispersion, transmissivity) that would be needed to model the system and is beyond our financial capability. However, we may want our Engineer to inquire with the SJRWD about any modifications to our CUP that would require the property to our east to address these items.

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Lake Fountains

Report Lake Fountains Notes
04-16-2021

All 6 fountains / lighting are functioning fine at this time. The South Patrick and Shearwater Parkway Entrances & Exits fountains are operating fine at this time also.

04-09-2021

All 6 fountains and the 6 fountain lighting ststems are functioning fine at this time.

04-02-2021

All 6 fountains were recently cleaned and PM proceedures were performed by Cascade Fountain Company this week. The Exit / Entrance fountains were cleaned up by Brevard Pool Company and the chemicals were also balanced per the contract.

03-26-2021

All 6 lake fountains & fountain lights are functioning fine at this time. The shearwater Parkway & South Patrick fountains are operating / functioning fine at this time, However, there was a complaint of the water basins / reservoirs in need of cleaning and brushing of the ceramic tiles. The Tech of Brevard Pool was made aware of this issue, the water may need to be drained and refilled with more irrigation water if needed.

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Gates & Walls

Report Gates & Walls Notes
04-16-2021

Nothing to report at this time.

04-09-2021

We are in a holding patern in the arrival of the new gate half assembly in order to have the gates off of Shearwater Parkway entrance functional once again.

04-02-2021

Both Pedestrian gates at Shearwater Parkway / South Patrick entrances are in need of a hydrualic arm to control the speed of these gates as they come to a closed and resting position, to help in the violent slamming that takes place from wind hurling damages caused from the abrupt stopage / against the latch assremblies. (totally destroying the latches). This may help? as we've always had issues of broken latch assemblies in the past. This is a strong recomendation that can be discussed at the next (WORKSHOP) April 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm. We were supposed to use the North pedestrian gate as a bench-mark to determine whether or not this control arm would be the feasible application for our remaining pedestrian gates going forward? Because of the cost of these hydrualic speed control arms, this should meet the approval of the B.O.S. or open for discission. However, This particular issue has been pending several times already in the (TICKET SYSTEM), my report was simply verifying that this ticket item needs to be addressed, Bringing this ( scope of work) back to the forefront so to speak. My intensions were just that, Respectfully, Randy McGrath (DFS).

03-26-2021

The gate replacement half at the Shearwater Parkway entrance gate proposal came in at $3,582.05 from FDC on March 23,2021 by Randy Davis. Please see attached proposal 33952. Please confirm receipt.

Let me know if you have any questions or would like to move forward.

Thank you for choosing FDC,

Randy Davis

FDC - Florida Door Control of Orlando, Inc.

658-2 Washburn Rd. Melbourne FL 32934

800-321-6487 x.17

321-288-9546

www.FDC.com

r_davis@fdc.com

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Streets & Sidewalks

Report Streets & Sidewalks Notes
04-16-2021

Nothing to report at this time.

04-09-2021

Nothing to report at this time.

04-02-2021

Nothing to report at this time.

03-26-2021

Nothing to report at this time.

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Playground

Report Playground Notes
04-16-2021

The Playground refurbishment project was completed this week by William V. and myself Randy McGrath (DFS).

04-09-2021

The Playground Enhancement Project : is scheduled to be completed on Monday April 12,2021 by William V. and myself Randy McGrath (DFS).

04-02-2021

Uncrete the archway and misc. parts needed to complete the last phase of the the Playground refurbishment project. Scheduling a time frame in which William V. and myself can finish up the playground equipment repairs. 04-01-21 Blow off the playground area, as needed. Per Randy McGrath (DFS).

03-26-2021

The archway, misc, hardware and necessary parts to complete the Playground refurbishment project will arrive tomorrow 03-25-21, between 12:00 pm. and 4:00 pm. Then it's just scheduling the time to install the remaining parts and hardware to complete this project. I will coordinate this time frame with William V. and myself Randy McGrath (DFS).

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Other Areas

Report Other Notes
04-16-2021

New DRY-ERASE boards were purchase and installed in the sandwhich board sign superstructures as needed.

04-09-2021

Nothing to report at this time.

04-02-2021

The bike racks were cleaned and polished on 04-01-21 The EMERGENCY lights throughout the Clubhouse were tested for operational status, all are working fine at this time 04-01-21 9:00 am.

03-26-2021

I was made aware of a water meter cover missing at 375 Point Lobos Drive in common area of the CDD strip next to sidewalk by resident Marty Watson of 656 Palos verde Drive. I contacted the City of Melbourne Water Dept. and made them aware of the missing meter cover and they advised me that that they'll have a new cover put in place tomorrow afternoon on 03-25-2021. I will follow up on this replacement cover installation on which time I'll CLOSE this ticket. Per Randy McGrath (DFS). The Melbourne Water DepT came out and replaced the missing water meter cover at 375 Point Lobos Drive on 03-25-2021. This ticket was closed out

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Last 5 Updated Documents

Last Updated

File Date
1.April 2021 Workshop Agenda04-14-2021 14:12 pm
2.22221 Meeting Summary03-12-2021 11:24 am
3.February 2021 Summary Notes03-10-2021 14:17 pm
4.District Staff Directory03-02-2021 16:21 pm
5.December 2020 Meeting Minutes03-01-2021 16:18 pm