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 Facility Manager Reports page.

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Clubhouse & Gym

Report Clubhouse & Gym Notes
02-15-2019

: The Browns Fitness equipment specialists came and installed the hew cables needed for the equipment in need of worn cable replacement. The foot straps that they brought out to replace were the wrong ones. They ordered the ones needed for the stationary bikes in need of foot pedal straps and they will install the new ones when they come in on order.

02-09-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-08-2019

: The quarterly fitness room maintenance was conducted today 02/08/19 and there were worn cables on several pieces of equipment pedal straps were damaged and torn. Due to the fact the tech did not have the cables to replace at this time, he will come back next week and replace cables then. There are absolutely no hazards with the cables now they are still functional; the plastic coating has worn off due the regular usage of the equipment. The same thing with the pedal straps, they will be replaced next week upon his return. They will order the new pedal straps needed. Recently, there has been someone opening the windows in the fitness room and leaving them open. I must remind anyone doing this that this will cause the A/C unit to freeze up and quit operating causing damage to the A/C unit. So please discontinue this practice of opening the windows completely. Thank you kindly.: The cleaning / pressure washing continues on the columns of the patio porch area rear of the Clubhouse. This is a very time-consuming task although the results are positive and looking good.

02-01-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

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Pool & Pool Deck

Report Pool & Pool Deck Notes
02-15-2019

: We had the pool inspection on 2-15-2019 and all was A-OKAY. the only thing that needed corrected was the safety rings (LIFE PRESERVERS) needed replacement due to the fact that the elements had deteriorated the ones that we had in place. Brevard Pools was made aware of this situation and they will be installing new ones (2) count on Monday February 18th, 2019. The chemical levels were spot on and we passed with flying colors other than the safety rings replacement.

02-09-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-08-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-01-2019

Nothing to report at this time.:

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Irrigation

Report Irrigation Notes
02-15-2019

: The only thing to report is the main line was relocated at the Wilson residence rear of property 689 Monterey to be able to excavate for swimming pool installation. The irrigation system for the SFH was (SHUT-OFF) during this procedure / curing of pipe as well.

02-09-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-08-2019

: Clock A
Zone #4- Decoder replaced
Zone #13- Leaking HOA heads replaced
Zone #45- Leaking HOA heads replaced
Zone #48- Replaced broken 6” Rotor

Clock C
Zones 3,4,5- Replaced decoder and wiring
Zone #16- Leaking HOA heads replaced
Zone #25- Leaking HOA heads replaced

Clock D
Zone #40- Replaced decoder and wiring
Phase # 3: A irrigation break was reported at rear of property 113 Redondo Drive. This repair was made by Brevard Lawns & Irrigation Co. The cost of this repair has put this burden on the CDD. The damage to the irrigation system very well could have been done due to the enhancements done on the rear of 109 Redondo Drive townhome. In the process of doing this scope of work the concrete contractor hired by Mr, Levow had driven his vehicle with a trailer attached to it to drive on the CDD easement without permission to be able to remove the concrete waste from the rear of 109 Redondo Drive. Unfortunately, by traveling over this area the irrigation lines / spray head was damaged. Mr. Levow was made aware of these repair charges on 02/06/19. These are very unfortunate circumstances and the CDD hopes that everyone involved in this dilemma understands our position here at the CDD going forward. Thank you, Randy McGrath (FMCA).

02-01-2019

We inspected the controllers and pumps

New wire was ran from the decoder to the solenoid at zone #40 on Clock D

New wire and a decoder has to be installed on zone#3 on clock C, until that is completed we installed a battery pack on that zone

A broken 6” popup was replaced in the CDD strip in front of 677 Ventura

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Landscaping & Lighting

Report Landscaping & Lighting Notes
02-15-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-09-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-08-2019

: The street light on Redondo Drive behind the mailboxes has been repaired by Gault Electric LLC. It seems that the conduit / wiring for this street light were damaged while the construction of the townhomes on Redondo Drive were being completed. The damaged conduits and wiring were disconnected and new wiring was fed through from an existing junction box nearer to the proximately of the street light in question. Due to the fact that this was a construction related incident, the developer Chip Jones of LERNER was made aware of these repairs / costs on 02/08/19 in on and has agreed to pay this invoice when it comes in

02-01-2019

The street light that is behind the mailboxes on Redondo was not functioning properly. Gault Electric had just replaced a new LED bulb in this fixture last week. Gault was summoned back to investigate what was happening with this street light. I spoke with the Developer Chip Jones on the street light situation and he is going to evaluate these damages and perhaps pay for the damaged conduits and wiring. The street light and pole assembly were installed by EAU GALLEY ELECTRC CO. this week and it is working fine at this time.

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Ponds / Lakes

Report Ponds Notes
02-15-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-09-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-08-2019

THE PONDS ARE STILL LOW AS WE AWAIT THE RAIN

02-01-2019

I took pond samples today Friday February 1st,2019 and the TDS levels have gone down considerately. This is due to the recent rainfall that we have received and we can always use some more.

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Pond Fountains

Report Pond Fountains Notes
02-15-2019

: It is my understanding that if we use any 500-watt bulbs in this application we will have to use a larger wattage breaker. This can be accomplished, but by up-grading the wattage of the bulbs and breaker adds to putting unnecessary stain on the wiring harness that is not made to carry this type of current / load. The costs of doing this change-over would be expensive even temporarily we would perhaps damage the wiring harness completely. This is a situation that needs to be addressed by the Board of Supervisors. This needs to be installed in the agenda for the BOS to make this determination. Respectfully, Randy McGrath (FMCA).
Randy,

Based on what I can tell, our recommendation is to wait until the vendor is able to locate a suitable, lower cost alternative. He has committed to letting us know. I have no issue holding on the item at this stage, even with the lights out. It makes no sense to spend that amount money on this upgrade, if there is a lower cost option. I would not recommend presenting it to the Board as an option, but letting them know what we intend to do. I totally agree Jason, I am on the same page as you, there is no need in spending the extra costs for a temporary fix that might cause internal damage to the wiring harness. There is no option for the BOS to discuss but this information needs to go out to the community explaining why we are in the holding pattern awaiting more information at this juncture.

02-09-2019

Addendum to the 02-08-19 report : This information came late Friday afternoon 02-08-19 after my report had been submitted. It reads as follows: :Jason,
I know that you have asked for a quote for the replacement of the existing incandescent lighting at Montecito. If you were to convert all of the lighting to new fixtures in LED, the cost would be $4,000.00 to $7,000.00 and possibly more per floating fountain. We have been working on this impending problem since the fall as we have thousands of fountains operating with incandescent lighting and quality (GE or Phillips) light bulbs in 300 and 500 watts are no longer available. We bought out all of the bulbs that our suppliers had available in November. There is a Chinese light that will be available but it is not reliable and burns out quite rapidly.
As an alternative, we have recently found an LED light bulb that will fit a standard 500 watt light can. We have ordered some of these lights and expect that they will cost a little over $300.00. I cannot speculate on the durability of this light, but expect it will offer some legitimate longevity. Its’ brightness is quite good. Once we receive the light, we will do some testing and then offer them to our customers as an alternative to a major light fixture change out.
Let me know if you need any more information at this time. I will let you know when we have these lights in stock and the exact cost.
Thanks.

Rich Johnson
Fountain Design Group, Inc. / Cascade Fountains
561 994 3939 / 407 260 0966

02-08-2019

: We continue to wait on the proposal from Cascade Fountain to replace the #3 fountain lighting changeover to LED type lighting system. I reached out and contacted the Tech Johnathan from Cascade Fountain Co. 02/08/19. Awaiting his response.

02-01-2019

: We continue to wait on Cascade Fountains proposal for replacing / change over the lighting to LED type on fountain #3.

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Gates & Walls

Report Gates & Walls Notes
02-15-2019

: We recently had a GLITCH on the entrance gate at Shearwater entrance. This happened during the change over time when the gate operator is changing to open /close regular cycle at the same time the rush hour traffic was in full swing. It had just started the cycle when the weather began to pour rainfall, along with the influx of continual demands as residents were all entering the open command to the gate controller. Normally when this happens it take about 5 minutes to clear itself of repeated commands. Eventually it cleared it’s memory and began normal open /close cycle. All is well now,

02-09-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-08-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-01-2019

Florida Door Control came out and outfitted the Shearwater entrance gate with a wireless loop sensor and it seems to be operating fine. We were due for our preventative maintenance so all of the gate operator loops were checked for the proper continuity to operate our gates without any issues. That was the reason we installed the wireless loop on Shearwaters entrance gate because it had lost all of the continuity for the gate to perform correctly. All of the gate operator’s continuity were below the ranges needed to operate properly, but we might have to install the wireless loop sensors if we lose the continuity completely. They have enough continuity to operate now but we need to understand that going forward these underground loops do wear out eventually.

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Streets & Sidewalks

Report Streets & Sidewalks Notes
02-15-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-09-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-08-2019

: It has been reported, that the sidewalks across the way of the first townhome built on Carlsbad Drive have extremely damaged. There are about 6 five-foot sections of broken and cracked sidewalk from construction equipment traveling over these walkways. It appears that all of this section of walkways will need to be removed and replaced.

02-01-2019

The sidewalks across the street from first townhome on Carlsbad are damaged from the construction equipment . This will need to be replaced

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Playground

Report Playground Notes
02-15-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-09-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-08-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-01-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

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Other Areas

Report Other Notes
02-15-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-09-2019

There was a complaint of mole infestation on CDD property between 119 Montecito Drive and 129 Montecito Drive. APEX was summoned out to treat this area on 02-07-19. They also treated an area on the East side of the Clubhouse at 208 Montecito Drive Satellite Beach, Florida 32937.

02-08-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

02-01-2019

Nothing to report at this time.

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