SLR Koffee Klatch Newsletter
May 16, 2011
Coffee and donuts: Bruce and Nancy Balch
Master of Ceremonies: Chuck Seely
Sound: Bob Lapsley
Illness: Elinor Roeschen is still at The Crossroads Nursing Home in Davenport for therapy. She hopes to be able to come home shortly. Cards may be sent to her there. The address is: The Crossroads, 206 W. Orange St., Davenport, FL 33837.
Emma Lou Ashley is doing very well this week. Emma Lou and Bob wish to thank all their Saddlebag friend for the prayers, food, cards and well wishes she has received.
Jack Ashley has shingles. The medication his doctor prescribed is helping him. Cards may be sent to the northern address in he directory.
Murray Green is also feeling a little better this week Cards may be sent to the local address in the directory.
We have a corrected address for Noel Medcalf. It is 1188 Stone Haven Circle, not Homestead Dr. The city and Zip as the same at Boonville, IN 47601.
Please remember our Saddlebag friends with prayers, cards and phone calls.
Lois Lapsley - Saddlebag Sunshine Lady
696-1111; email address: email@example.com
23 Blue Quill
And now for the Good News:
Birthdays: Chuck Larson, today
Anniversaries: Don and Judy Luko, 55 yrs, May 19
Returned: Ginny Lowell and Marilyn Storm
Leaving: Clarence and Robin Tweetie, and Janet Robinson
Guests/Visitors: Clarence and Robin Tweetie's relatives who live in Largo, FL
New Owners: None
Our water level this morning is 100 feet 9 and 1/4 inches. Last Week our water level was 100 feet 10 and 1/4 inches.
Post Office: Summer hours, 9:30 -- 10:30 AM
Name Tag: Please wear it if you have one.
Memorial Day: May 30 at 5PM there will be a potluck dinner. Happy Hour will be at 4PM.Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
Grannies Attic: Open Mondays, Ginny Lowell and Nancy Balch are the contact persons.
Travel: Love to cruise? Join fellow “Saddlebaggers" for a 10 night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines beautiful Norwegian Dawn.
Your free-style cruising will take you to the Southern Caribbean (Samana,DR, Tortola, BVI, Phillipsburg, St. Maarten, St. John's, Antigua, Bridgetown, Barbados, Basseterre, St. Lucia) and includes:
Roundtrip transfers with minimum of 40 passengers, 10 night cruise, all port charges, taxes, fees and shipboard gratuities! PLUS $150.00 per cabin shipboard credit to use as you please! (Make you final payment by check and you can deduct another $25.00 per person from the amount due!)
Contact Nancy Balch @ 696 1219 / firstname.lastname@example.org or CJ @ all aboard travel: 863 326 1337 or toll free 866 655 1155
Management will, unfortunately, no longer be attending Koffee Klatch with weekly updates, due to an incident which took place during last week's (4-25-2011) Klatch. A resident, Carl Readinger, audio taped the Manager's Report and question/answer session. He then posted it to his website. Koffee Klatch is not a Board meeting. Therefore, it is against Florida State law to record someone without their knowledge or consent, if not a Board sanctioned function/meeting. Also, it is not in Stambaugh, Inc.'s contract to attend Koffee klatch and give reports. All of that being said, we regret that one person has infringed on the rights of an individual who had always intended the weekly report as a great informational tool for the Association. However, I will continue to send a monthly report to the CHUG website to keep you updated as we progress through the summer. Management appreciates your support.
First...quick spa update per Bud. We have passed all inspections to date. Just to clear up the "failed inspection" issue...the County originally told the contractor we only needed 3 inspections when we actually needed to call for 5. After they (the County) charged them (Davenport/Post) another $35.00, and admitting it was their mistake not the contractor's, they came out and did the electrical and plumbing inspection, both of which passed with flying colors. So, there never was a "failed inspection"...just the County's mistake.
The cement for the decking was poured and scored. The decking has to cure for 6 days before they move on. I won't have a definitive ETA until the end of next week. Everything looks great so far.
In the mean time, since the pump house at the pool is unusable in its current state, the Board has decided to take Management's recommendation to renovate it and use it for storage for the pool/spa. The renovation will include vinyl siding, gutters, downspouts and soffits. The concrete floor will be refilled and leveled to create a working store room. That project started today and should be complete by weeks end. The old storage sheds behind the pump house will be taken to maintenance and used for storage. If they don't make the relocation without falling apart they will be recycled.
The fence enclosure for the spa vac pac will be of the same fencing as the pool vac pac. Also, the Board has decided to go with Management's recommendation to update the pool fence as well. The County has given the Association several written recommendations that the fence/gates/locks be updated, as the gates and the locks are not to current codes. Considering all of the other work being done in that area, the timing seemed right for a new pool fence with gates and locks to meet County codes. Maintenance will install both fences, saving the Association about $2800. in installation fees (including labor costs). Thanks John!! The Board will be choosing a contractor for the spa enclosure this week. We have acquired 4, very competitive, bids from 4 excellent contractors. The choice won't be easy.
The storage garage installation is finally moving forward. The fire hydrant passed inspection, and, after several other possible issues with the Fire Inspector were laid to rest, we move on. We do have to re-wire the automatic cut-off on the unleaded gas tank with heavy duty wiring, and move the fire extinguisher...both minor issues compared to what they originally told us. The fill dirt is in...the slab will be poured this week.
The pool tables have been moved in advance of the screen room renovation which begins on Tues., May 3rd. I will have more information on ETA for that project by the end of the week. We're hoping there will be no surprises when they start taking walls apart. Also, to clear up the rumor which still seems to be circulating, the Fire Marshall is allowing the partition between the pool entrance and the main game room to remain. However, in keeping with the renovation it will be updated.
An FYI…the Women's Club card box has moved. You would normally see it just to the right of the front door as you enter the screen room. The old box is gone. The new box has been incorporated into the Women's Club storage lockers in the right, rear of the screen room. As you look at the lockers, the slot on the bottom, right side is for cards, and is clearly marked.
Innovative Water Solutions will be in this week (they were delayed at another job last week due to weather) to begin the storm drain project and install the new splitter box for the waste plant. They hope to be in and out within a 4 day period.
Maintenance is installing much needed irrigation lines at the bath house 2 area.
As you all know, we sent out a phonevite to inform the residents that the trash removal will remain on the 2 day/week schedule. We were unsuccessful in getting a discount for cutting back to one day...so we told them to continue with the normal schedule. I thought it prudent to send the phonevite as I will no longer be attending Koffee Klatch, just to make sure all residents received the correct information.
The sound committee is working feverishly to complete the project of updating the sound system in the clubhouse. All of the equipment they ordered is in. The new cabinet has been designed and is being built by Lake Wales Building Trades Center, Inc. The installation should be completed by the early part of next week. At that point, the equipment should be ready for a test drive!
I have had some success in reaching 2 of the 6 original people left who were in violation of the rules/regs. concerning the storage lot. That will put the list down to 4 violators.
The sinkhole at Beaverkill and Gray Hackle is still an issue. We will make one more repair and then leave it to the paving crew when that project moves forward.
Maintenance made good use of the heavy duty dumpster we brought in. They were able to clean up all of the clean cement on the side of the hill in the storage lot, and, the dumpster was removed on Friday. The rest of the random asphalt/rock/bricks etc. will be removed this week. If you haven't been to the storage lot recently, the cleanup (thus far) has been very successful! Thanks to both the residents and the maintenance dept. for aAll of your cooperation
We are enlisting bids for the lateral replacement project. We should have something solid in that department in the next few weeks.
That's it for now folks. Hope all is well for you up north. If you're still here, I'll see you on the property! Respectfully, Melanie Kremkau (Manager for SLOA)