Montecito Updates

The purpose of this page is to show you recent updates about the community over the last 4 weeks. To look back further at a specific topic please select a category on the District Facilities Manager Reports page.

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Clubhouse & Gym

Report Clubhouse & Gym Notes
04-19-2019

: I contacted Mike from Browns Equipment to get a quote to break down and move the fitness equipment to be able replace the carpet in the fitness room. William V. has also contacted another vendor who does this service too, and to give us recommendations on different flooring options / costs breakdowns on these different options. This other company will be here this Tuesday April 23,2019 to give us their quotes and ideas.

04-12-2019

: Measurements were taken by William V. for evaluation of replacement cost of carpeting in fitness room. This will incur having to moving the fitness equipment from their positions, replacing specialty carpeting specifically designed for fitness room applications, and re-positioning of equipment. I put in a call to Browns Fitness Room & Equipment Services to get a bid to break the equipment down and moving the equipment and re-poisoning / placement of the equipment.

04-06-2019

: The EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY door at the rear of the fitness room has been re-activated for alarm to sound off if this door opened or breached in any fashion. The signage was posted on this door to be visible from both sides of this EMERGENCY EXIT DOOR ONLY.

03-30-2019

: The rear door of the fitness room is an (EMERGENCY EXIT DOOR ONLY) we ask the residents that are using this door as a regular exit to please refrain from doing so. The alarm will sound and the Management will be notified when this door has been (BREACHED)! So please, this door is for EMERGENCY EXIT PURPOSE ONLY! Sonitrol will be here on Monday April 1,2019 to activate the siren, in the meantime until then, the Management Randy McGrath will be contacted immediately when this door has been BREACHED.. The Shed job continues between the other duties that I’m taking part in.

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Pool & Pool Deck

Report Pool & Pool Deck Notes
04-19-2019

The new signs for the pool area rules came in and they were posted at both pool entrance gates both sides. They all have the same verbiage.

04-12-2019

: The Chemical levels are spot on and the pool equipment is functioning fine at this time.

04-06-2019

: In the area of the pool equipment a cat-walk was installed for the Brevard pool tech to be able to navigate around the filtration wells reservoir and the float assembly auto- fill/ valve.

03-30-2019

: The stenner pump that disperses the (CHLORINE) to the pool quit functioning. After further investigation, I found that the tubing that carries the chlorine was clogged-up with calcium deposits. This happens every now and again. I removed the lower unit of the stenner pump and installed a new internal hose as needed. I removed the clogged tubing and replaced it with a new section of tubing from the stenner pump back to the chlorine well (reservoir). In doing so I had to snake the tubing trough a 12’ x 1” pipe that houses tubing, I also installed a new intake filter on the end of tubing that is located in the chlorine well (reservoir). Put the stenner pump back into service and all is okay now. I adjusted the chlorine flow. Chemical levels for the pool are spot-on

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Irrigation

Report Irrigation Notes
04-19-2019

: Paradise Lawns & irrigation has been diligently working on trouble-shooting irrigation issues at 404 Point Lobos Drive, 656 Palos Verde Drive, and 649 Monterey Drive (NOT WATERING). They are repairing these and many other irrigation issues on Carlsbad Drive too. The Pump Station #1 concrete reinforcement project has been completed.

04-12-2019

: The concrete reinforcement project was formed up, poured, and finished this week on Pump Station #1. On 4/12/19 at 9:00 pm. there was a major vertical line break reported in the SF homes section at 678 Monterey Drive (rear) of property control box area. This repair was made by Paradise Lawn & Irrigation company promptly and professionally. The status of the geysers on Carlsbad Drive is ongoing, I received no report?

04-06-2019

: There is a major leak was reported at the rear property of 686 Palos Verde Drive (Robert Schweiger residence). I shut the power supply was shut off due to this after-hours emergency, I contacted Tyler Salas of Insight’s Irrigation Manager/ monitor to make him aware of the situation and status of PS#1. There have been several geysers reported on Carlsbad Drive and Paradise Lawn & Irrigation Co. have been diligently locating and repairing issues of stuck valves on the 700 block of Ventura Drive. I believe that in due time these geysers will be repaired ASAP. I’m not certain who put a lock assembly on PS#1 main water control valve, but this info should have been communicated with Ed Henson, William V., Jason Showe or myself Randy McGrath.

03-30-2019

: All,
What appears to have happened is someone has opened a gate valve somewhere on the property so now pump stations #2 and #3 are linked.
Pump #2 has been off almost all day but pump #3 was on and the master valve was open because Blue h2o is out there working. So that zone was running off of pump #3.
Alex from BV said he throttled the valve down at that zone on Ventura but it still was not preventing water. I spoke to Blue h2o and I asked them to please turn pump #3 off when they’re done for the day so that this zone does not continue to run.
Once Paradise on property Monday, we should ask them to address this gate valve and then take a look at this valve to see what the problem is. Thanks
Tyler Salas – Irrigation Manager

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Landscaping & Lighting

Report Landscaping & Lighting Notes
04-19-2019

: The street light on Simeon Drive has been repaired by Gault Electric LLC Company. The underground conduits needed to be installed / and a junction box had to be installed as well. New #10 wiring had to be installed from Junction box to light pole, and new wiring was needed on the interior of light pole to light fixture. The existing wiring had been severely damaged and replacement was necessary. Checked the operation of street light, and all is well now. The costs of these repairs were absorbed by the Developer Chip Jones of Lerner.

04-12-2019

: There was a report made that two street lights were OUT OF ORDER, (1) at the South Patrick entrance NE front and (2) Simeon Drive Across from model home. Gault came out and replaced the bulb / retro-fitted over to LED type bulb. The street light on Simeon however, the conduit that feeds that particular street light had been severely damaged by the Blue H2O crew when they were doing enhancement work in that area on Simeon. Gault Electric LLC will have to schedule this scope of work in the near future. This project will have to be reconfigured by installing a junction box, new conduit run to street light pole, and completely rewire from junction box through light pole itself. When the damage took place it completely destroyed the existing wire. I spoke with the developer Chip Jones on 4/12/19 and explained this dilemma. He agreed to pay for these damages going forward.

04-06-2019

: There are now two street lights out of order (1) at the entrance of South Patrick North bulb and (2) on Simeon Drive caddy- corner from the Model Home of the year. Gault Electric LLC Company was notified and have put us on their schedule for bulb replacement sometime next week.

03-30-2019

: I detected one street light out of order at the South Patrick entrance. The norm is to wait until 2 or more street lights are in need of replacement before summoning Gault Electric LLC unless there is a street light out that would cause safety concerns.

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Lakes

Report Lake Notes
04-19-2019

: We recently treated all 6 ponds for hydrilla vegetation growth by American Eco-Systems Company, and they will be returning next week to treat again if necessary.

04-12-2019

: The ponds were recently treated for hydrilla vegetation in all 6 ponds on 4/12/19 by American Ecosystems, and they will re-visit us in 2 weeks and treat again if needed.

04-06-2019

: The ponds are still LOW, and pond #4 has the beginnings of hydrilla vegetation starting to manifest along the North- East side of the pond. I will contact American Ecosystems early next week to have them come out and treat this issue before it can grow out of control.

03-30-2019

: We received a considerable amount of rainfall recently that has helped the water levels a little, but we can always use more rainfall. On Monday April 1, 2019 I will be conducting the water samples again to check the TDS levels. It is also my understanding that Morgan P. Rector an Environmental Scientist from Dewberry will be visiting Montecito Community on April 1,2019 mid morning to take the Artisan wells readings and to make sure that we are in compliance with the St. Johns Water Management in our CUP of well water usage. This should not affect us any because we stopped using the Artisan wells several months ago, when the ponds TDS’s were elevated somewhat. The ponds will need special attention now because of the high winds recently, there is a considerable amount of dead palm prongs and debris around the edges of all the ponds.

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Lake Fountains

Report Lake Fountains Notes
04-19-2019

: We recently had Cascade Fountain perform their maintenance procedure on all 6 fountains. Over the weekend I noticed that the lights for fountain #1 was not functioning. I engaged the reset switch and checked for power at the timer control box and. there is power at the timer control box. Due to the fact that this was at 9:00 pm. on Friday night, I thought it best to wait until Monday April 22,2019 to investigate further.

04-12-2019

: All of the fountains were serviced this week by Cascade Fountain Company and all 6 fountains have a nice display at this time. Fountain #4 behind the pool was the worst of all and was though rally cleaned.

04-06-2019

: Fountain #4 has a weak display/report. I contacted Johnathan of Cascade Fountain Company and he should be here early next week to investigate this problem. There is something restricting the water flow or simply some debris is gathered in the intake of this fountain. He is aware of this situation and will be here to resolve this dilemma...

03-30-2019

: The pond #3 fountain has finally lights working again. A special thanks to Cascade Fountain Company for repairing these lights, and for removing the dead duck carcass from Fountain #5. This is much appreciated. Thank you, Johnathan (Cascades Tech) for your dedication and due diligence. We are continuing to wait on the City of Melbourne’s Engineering Department to give us answers to the fresh water supply for entrance fountains. They seem to be dragging their feet on giving us the run around. I continue to call Rory Dittmer the head Engineer, the man in charge of these types of water applications.

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Gates & Walls

Report Gates & Walls Notes
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.

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Streets & Sidewalks

Report Streets & Sidewalks Notes
04-19-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

04-12-2019

The sidewalks that had been damaged from the construction on Carlsbad Drive have been replaced. The park bench that was purchased for Shearwater Parkway was picked up by William V. and was put together by Randy McGrath. It is fully assembled and ready to be installed once the area that it is to be installed is cleaned up by Paradise Lawn &Irrigation Company.

04-06-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

03-30-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

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Playground

Report Playground Notes
04-19-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

04-12-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

04-06-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

03-30-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

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Other Areas

Report Other Notes
04-19-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

04-12-2019

: The kiosk at South Patrick has been struck by a vehicle, after watching many hours of film I still can not determine who stuck the kiosk? Or when it was struck?

04-06-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

03-30-2019

The 5 Hibiscus plants were planted & fertilized on the pool deck this week, in the freshly painted planters #3 RED hibiscus and 2 PINK hibiscus.

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