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Clubhouse & Fitness Center
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Due to the fact of the Corona Virus situation, there have been several health preclusions implemented here at the Montecito Clubhouse. There have been sanitation wipes distributed in the fitness room, in the Clubhouse great room. and hand sanitizer in the Clubhouse office. Antibacterial hand soap is available in all of the Clubhouse restrooms, even in the restrooms at the pool restrooms. off of the patio area. We ask please that the hand wipes are not be used to wipe down the fitness room equipment, and continue to use the spray bottle with antiepic and use paper towels to wipe the equipment down with. The wipes are for hand wiping only. All 4 of the A/C filters were recently changed on o3/19/2020 and the A/C drains were flushed with Commercial strength vinegar to clean out any by fungal growth manifesting in the condensation trays below the A/C coils. We have taken special precautions to do our part in assuring any possibilities of air born activity in the Montecito Clubhouse. We ask that residents do their part in the helping prevent any transfer of germs by wiping down any piece of equipment that they've personally used in the fitness room. Thank you for helping us in this battle of the Corona Virus.
Masked off the East side exterior door near Clubhouse side door by office entrance. Cleaned and painted this door as needed. Prepared the door hardware cleaned / wire wheel / sanded /wiped down with mineral spirits. Ready to paint the hardware door handle / hinges / ect… I will prepare several other doors on the front of Clubhouse at the Game room & Fitness room door / Great room side front door (Clean prep / paint these doors as needed accordingly. These doors are accepting the paint well, as long as the surface is though rally and properly prepped there should not be peeling issue going forward.
At the last BOS meeting on February 24th 2020 it was brought to my attention that the EMERGENCY lighting light were not functioning. Even though the small red light was on the lights were not working. It was mentioned to me by William V. that the batteries needed to be changed. I purchased the batteries and found that the fixtures were in need of complete replacement. I returned the batteries that were purchased and contacted Florida Bulb & Ballast and was able to purchase new LED emergency lighting light fixtures for $23.88 each. There are 17 fixtures that will need replacement. I ordered the fixtures and they arrived last Friday February 28th 2020. They are here in my office awaiting instillation. The replacement was cheaper than the new batteries, the batteries went back to LOWES and we received full credit for them. We'll have all new emergency lighting with LED performance.
Recently the past few weeks, the vendor Anchor Painting had the scope of work to pressure wash and stain the ceilings on the back patio and both ceilings of the front main entrance / game room / fitness room ceilings. This task was a difficult one as the weather conditions during this time frame were windy and rainy on and off. Even though this did not hamper these employees, they did a superb job in the completion of this task. The ceilings look great and even though the card reader for the game room received water damage from the pressure washing, this was a job well done.
Pool & Pool Deck
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The pool which was recently been resurfaced and brought back up to speed in the safe and orderly fashion, to be able to receive many years of enjoyment of the swimming pool going forward. Many preclusions went into assuring this pools chemistry has been looked after during the start up of the pools resurface integrity. Due to the latest health issues pertaining to the Corona virus strain, large groups are not permitted to gather within a certain proximity according to the guidelines put forward by the CDC recommendations. We must as a responsible Community do our part in following the orders given to us in helping to do our best in this fight against this ugly virus that may change the ways in which we live from here on out or until there is a resolution to this Corona virus strain. May God help us all. Amen. The NEW pool hours are from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. and by CDC recommendations, Please understand.. This is until further notice.
The stenner pump for the ACID feeder will need to be replaced. as it is not performing correctly. I'll have to contact Brevard pool maintenance dept. The pool pump is functioning fine at this time. The Chlorine feeder stenner pump is operating fine at this time.
The pool inspection was done by the Health Dept. in my absence and we passed inspection with only a few issues. I installed a new Stenner pump on the chlorine feeder side before I had left on get away and one of the stenner hoses had a small leak, this issue was taken care of by Brevard Pools Tech (Daniel) as he just replaced the chemical line as needed. Daniel will discontinue in the every day service to our contract time of 3 times a week now that the pool system is up and functioning properly. The Spring time to end of summer, early fall it will return to twice a week/ winter schedule once again in October. A special thanks goes out to the Brevard pool Tech (Daniel) for reaching out and going beyond his call of duty and taking special care in his caring for Montecito Community's pool during the transition period of putting the pool back in service the correct way. He takes pride in his job and caring for our pool only compliments him as a true pool tech. A job well done THANKS again (Daniel).
THE POOL IS OFFICIALLY OPEN !!! Finally the pool was open for all of the residents. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone in the Montecito Community, but on the side of caution we allowed the extra curing time needed for the pool bottom and side walls. The PH readings did finally stabilize at 7.4 which is considered ideal for the avid swimmers. Unfortunately the weather has not cooperated, now that the pool is open the temperatures / weather conditions are very poor. A special thanks go out to the personnel from SPIES Pool & Fountain for a job well done. The other thanks go out to Brevard Pools (Tech) Daniel Sedaghat for nursing the pool back into operational status. This was very challenging task to say the least, and thank you to all of the residents who patiently waited for the re opening of the pool.
Clock C is functioning once again. I have it set up to run extra over the weekend.
Worked on clock c 2-wire
Replaced solenoid on clock D
Repaired lateral line break in common area
Made work order repairs in the system
Wet check inspection on clock B
clock B repairs found on wet check
Troubleshooting wiring issues on clock C I have been communicating with Brandon today. Clock C is currently down with some type of wiring issue. Paradise will be out there to address later this week.
Pump Station #1 was off over the weekend due to a repair. Paradise found a mainline leak that was causing issues on Pump #1. This is good news because it means much less wear and tear on the pump; however, we are still seeing some cycling from the pump when left open (although much less than before). This means there is probably still a small leak somewhere on Pump #1. Wet check inspection clock A
Wet check repairs found on Clock a
Repaired two main line breaks on pump station one
Wet check inspection on clock C
Made repairs on clock C found during wet check
Inspected 4 valves that were reported by Insite on clock D
Landscaping & Lighting
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We're waiting for a proposal from Eau Gallie Electric for the lighting project that will enhance the lighting in the entryways at Shearwater Parkway and South Patrick.
During my drive through on February 19, 2020 I also observed that all of the street lights are functioning fine at that time.
The lakes are extremely LOW! We are in dire need of some rainfall. Unfortunately we are not able to utilize the Artisan wells because the chloride levels are HIGH and the wells waters are not suitable to irrigate with.
Treatment for hydrilla has begun on Lake Catalina.
The lakes continue to be low and the vegetation (HYDRILLA) continues to be an issue in all 6 lakes. We are aware and have devised an plan of attacking this problem with SONAR active treatments starting with Lake Catalina directly behind the swimming pool, by isolating this lake with sand bags where the lakes interconnect. I'm not certain, but the first treatment was to take place this week or the beginning of next week? I have not seen the vendor thus far.
|Report||Lake Fountains Notes|
All 6 fountains were recently cleaned by Cascade Fountain Company on 03/18/2020, As of this morning the South Patrick entrance fountain was not functioning due to the fact that Cock C was out of order. Now that clock C has been repaired there should be enough water supplying this fountain for it to operate. I have not seen this fountain functioning yet, but Tyler Salads contacted me and explained to me that clock C is working. I will investigate to see if the entrance fountain at South Patrick is indeed working again. This morning I checked for ac power and there is power at that fountain, / with water flowing now at clock C it should mean all systems go at this fountain.. All of the other 3 fountains are working fine as of this morning.
All 6 lakes fountains are functioning fine at this time. The lighting for all 6 fountains is working fine also. However the fountains at the entrance and exit of South Patrick are not working because the water source that feeds these fountain basins is not functioning. (CLOCK C). Without water the pumps will not turn on, this is a safety feature designed not to turn on when basins are low on water. This prohibits the pump from operating when low on water, to keep the pumps from burning up. Paradise Lawn & Irrigation is aware of the situation with CLOCK C and is actually trouble shooting this issue today March 13, 2020.
All 6 lakes fountains are working fine at this time . The fountains at the entrances and exit areas are all functional at this time. We're in process of putting the irrigation water to feed these fountains at South Patrick to fill upon demand of the float switches or when ever the water basins become low on water. Plus watering those 2 fountains daily for tw4enty minutes minimum.
I did a drive through the Community at approximately 7:00 pm. on February 19,2020 and visually saw that all 6 fountains lighting was indeed functioning at that time. There are 3 fountains functioning at the Community entrances at this present time. Both entrance and exit fountains are working at the Shearwater Parkway corridor. The entrance fountain at South Patrick corridor is working, but the exit fountain continues not to be working. William W of GMS has generated a service ticket for SPIES to make the necessary repairs going forward. One of the issues of the Lake fountains is that the lighting is being smothered by the Hydrilla issue. Not allowing the lights to shine through.
Gates & Walls
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Nothing to report at this time.
The 5removal of pergolas has been completed thus far and the necessary repairs have been made to wall and have been freshly painted where the pergolas rested on the walls.
Streets & Sidewalks
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There is a BEE infestation at the corner of Redondo Drive and Carlsbad Drive. Cones and caution tape was installed to defer residents from walking their Pets (DOG's) in this particular area until such time this issue can be treated accordingly. Please beware and do not approach this area. Thank you kindly.
The Bike racks have been loosened by young boys being boys using the bike racks to release their aggressions. I witnessed several young boys hanging and pulling /shaking the bike racks to the point that they've loosened the anchors, the Bike racks at the playground will have to be refastened and the anchor studs will need epoxied to re-secure the bike racks.
The BEE / HORNETT issue at Redondo Drive and Carlsbad Drive was treated Wedsday March 11, 2020 by Centurian Services, LLC a pest control company / vendor that we use when we have a safety health type pest issues. What we believe was a bee hive infestation situation, actually was a ground HORNETT infestation. This was much more serious problem than we originally thought it was. These type HORNETTS nests have been serious enough to cause fatalities to the public. These pests are needed to be taken seriously. A true public health issue. This nest was treated and we're safe for now until another episode revisits the Community. Amen.
The tiles needed to make necessary tile repairs to the round about at the Shearwater entrance were found and purchased at island Tile on US 1, I'll begin to make the necessary replacement ASAP upon my schedule allowance.