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Clubhouse & Fitness Center
|Report||Clubhouse & Fitness Center Notes|
The Clubhouse is now outfitted with all new exterior lock assemblies with new interior crash bars. This scope of work was performed by CDA Solutions, in a professional workman type manner. The leg press machine in the Clubhouse fitness room is (OUT of ORDER) at this time and the tech was notified. This machine will be repaired on Monday October 19,2020
CDA Solutions (locksmith company) has installed 3 new lock assemblies with crash bars on the Clubhouse rear exterior doors. There is only one exterior lock assembly to install with crash bar (CLUBHOUSE MAIN FRONT DOOR) remaining, and all 12 of the exterior lock assemblies with crash bars have been installed. The Clubhouse main front door is going to need a longer crash bar because this door is wider than the other doors . The necessary hardware has been ordered and will be installed when the parts come in on order. All of the EMERGENCY LIGHTING fixtures were tested and all of them are functioning properly as of 10/01/20.
The Clubhouse painting of 8 exterior doors continues and the replacement of 8 lock assemblies and 8 crash bars also has been completed thus far. There are 4 more exterior doors remaining to complete this project. CDA Solutions are the locksmith company doing the installs of the lock assemblies and crash bars for us. The painting has been done by yours truly Randy McGrath (DFS). There are 3 exterior doors waiting to be retrofitted on the patio with new locks and crash bars and the one left to do on the main Clubhouse front entry.
Eau Gallie Electric LLC came out and installed the 3 sets of florescent tubes and 3 ballasts as needed in the fitness room lighting system. Mike Linder of Eau Gallie Electric LLC came out and programed the overhead chandelier type lighting, he installed the correct rated switches/programed accordingly. The switches had to be programed to coincide with the power module rated to handle the load of all chandelier type lighting in the great room. Mike had to contact the manufacturer in order to complete this task. after several hours he was able to have the lighting system functioning properly. All is well now and the lighting system works remotely with my cell phone
Pool & Pool Deck
|Report||Pool & Pool Deck Notes|
We are continuing to monitor the chemical and the water levels of the pool, We have been experiencing the chlorine levels dropping off, we've been adding a bit more stabilizer to help in our efforts / ability to keep the chemicals (CHLORINE) levels normal .I've been testing these levels daily and in constant communication with our pool tech (Daniel) of Brevard pools. Normally this time of year the pool tech only visits us twice a week .Due to this chemical imbalance situation I've had the pool tech remaining his visits to 3 times a week. until further notice.
The pool has been having issues of holding the chlorine levels, a dye test was performed on September 22,2020 to check the pool for leaks of any kind. There seems to be a suspect of a leak in the pool display fountains. These were shut off to determine if there could be water loss from this issue, we also turned off the auto fill to be able to determine if in deed there was any water loss other than normal evaporation. By process of elimination we were trying to monitor any drastic water loss in the pool. The stabilizer levels were a bit low, so stabilizer was added to boost the stabilizer levels. This will allow the chlorine levels to hold longer. The black algae spots are still present but not as prevalent. We will continue to monitor the pool chemical levels daily and we will need to investigate and test the display fountains plumbing probably next month or when the pool swimming traffic slows down somewhat. A new auto fill was installed because the old one had a small leak in the housing itself.
There have been several complaints from certain residents about the rust / black spots on the pool floor. The tech from Brevard pools has treated these spotting area, but to no avail these spots are stubborn and continuing to reappear. On Tuesday September 8,2020 the pool will be closed in order to shock the pool with a stronger concentration of Chlorine. A Super shock on Tuesday and a neutralization of the chlorine late afternoon on Wednesday to bring the chlorine levels back down in order to make the pool swimmable once again. In doing this treatment should remove the spotting issues that have been manifesting on the pool floor. This is an attempt to rid the pool of rust / black spots once and for all. The gates to the pool will be Zipped ties shut and signage will be posted informing the residents of the pools closing Tuesday 8.2020 during this time there will be absolutely NO SWIMMING IN THE POOL AT ALL until Thursday morning after the neutralization takes place and that the chlorine levels are safe enough to swim in. Per Randy McGrath (DFS). William V. of GMS
All chemical levels are spot on and the pool pump is operating at 350 GPM.
We have had issues with PS#2, the metal clamps that hold the filters assemblies in tact fell victim to the elements causing the filter covers to separate (FAIL) and cause a leak and the low pressure alarm from massive flow sensors to cause the system to shut down. Hoover came out this week 10-13-20 and make the necessary repairs to the filter manifold. We then had a leak occur in the 6"main line in the proximity behind 710 Ventura Drive. This leak was located and repaired ASAP Unfortunately the cure time on such a mainline break is 24 hours. While the PS#2 pump station was not functioning a water truck was brought in by Paradise Lawn & Irrigation to water all of the areas of concern that PS#2 normally waters.
There are two zones not functioning from the clock. Zone 2 on the East clock and zone 18 on the West clock.
Repairs found during clock D wet check
addressed work orders
Dear Board Members,
Staff has determined that due to an electrical issue, likely a lightning strike, we have a need for new irrigation controllers on Pump Station 1. We currently have no irrigation available until these controllers are replaced. We solicited quotes from both Irrigation Insight ($5,500 for 1 new controller that can replace the three that are down) and one from Paradise (either $10,900 or $12,350). I am attaching both proposals. We have sufficient funds in our FY 20 operating funds to cover the repair costs, as we have only spent through July $10,080 in irrigation repairs out of a budget of $35k.
It is our recommendation to immediately proceed with Irrigation Insight due to their expertise on repairs like this, and the considerable cost savings. We would like to authorize the expense, but wanted to see if the Board has any objections to staff proceeding with Irrigation Insight. Although we have been getting rain, we would like to restore service to the SF side ASAP. Let me know if you have any questions, and if we do not receive any objections, we will proceed with authorizing this tomorrow. Thanks and have a good day. Unfortunately I was left out of the loop on the irrigation issues and I have nothing to report This is what I did find out : Randy McGrath (DFS)
Repairs found on clock B wet check
Addressed work orders
Diagnosed clock D power issue
The latest irrigation map can be seen at https://www.easymapmaker.com/map/Montecitocdd. We weren’t able to test clock D this week. That clock had a blown fuse that Paradise is replacing today.
The irrigation has been off the last two nights due to rainfall. Let us know if there are any questions or concerns.
Rainfall last few days
Landscaping & Lighting
|Report||Landscaping & Lighting Notes|
It was reported that there are street lights not functioning in the new section on Simeon Drive. I came into the Community last evening to do a drive by 10-16-20 to determine which street lights and how many actual street lights were actually not functioning. I report that there are 4 street lights (OUT of ORDER) in the area Montecito Drive & Simeon Drive intersection near the Montecito mailboxes. There is also a few on the Simeon Drive strip between Montecito Drive and Clemente Drive. I had contacted Gault Electric LLC of these street lights outage and they'll be out in the later part of next week to make the repairs
The TDS levels were taken & recorded on 10/01/20. The lakes were treated for overgrowth of vegetation (hydrilla) from all 6 of the lakes on Treatment done by Amercan EcoSystems Inc. on September 29,2020
The TDS readings were taken and posted on Sept. 1st 2020 The water levels in the lakes were also posted. by Mike Knapp Reported info was taken and given
|Report||Lake Fountains Notes|
All 6 lake fountains are functioning fine at this time and the lights are working fine also. The fountain lights will need to be re-adjusted whenever we have the time change. Both entrance & exit fountains at the Shearwater Parkway were drained and though rally cleaned of scaling and staining build up. The other two entrance & exit fountains off of South Patrick will be though rally cleaned next week This scope of work has been done by Randy McGrath (DFS).
All 6 lake fountains are operational at this time and the lighting was adjusted to daylight hours. This will be revisited and readjusted to the up-coming time change.
The Exit fountain at South Patrick has been OUT OF ORDER for 2 weeks now and we're waiting on SPIES to schedule for repairs
All 6 fountains in the lakes are operating fine at this time and all of the lighting is working fine also.
Gates & Walls
|Report||Gates & Walls Notes|
2 pedestrian gates were removed by the crew at GMS to be taken and refurbished / repairs. Once the necessary repairs are made they will be put back into service. The location of these gates are as follows:(1) The exit pedestrian gate Shearwater parkway by round about. (2) The most Eastern pedestrian gate on Shearwater Parkway
All of the traffic gates are working fine at this time The South Patrick exit had been recently malfunctioning due to bad batteries. The gates actually operate on D/C power, even though they have A/C power going into these gate operators, they function on D/C power, that gets reduced from a transformer. When the batteries are no longer to accept a charge any further, the gates stop operating completely. It seems that when we shut the power off and cropped the gates to the open position as the last hurricane was approaching. The batteries were not strong enough to hold a charge when the power supply was turned back on. FDC came out and installed 2 new batteries in the South Patrick's exit gate operator. All is well now, the gate is up and operating fine.