SLR Koffee Klatch Newsletter
July 20, 2015
Coffee and donuts:Ed and Helen Clark
Master of Ceremonies:Ed Weirauch
Deaths:None to Report
Illness:Janice Michlig had knee surgery last week. Cards may be sent to the northern address in the directory.
Murray Green is still in Lake Wales Medical Center -- no visitors. Cards may be sent to the local address in the directory.
Olga (Terry) Lally is now at Grace Healthcare for rehab. She is room 110B. Cards may be sent to her there or to the local address in the directory.
Elaine Teetsel is home from Lake Wales Medical Center where she was admitted for a fall.
Nan Amick is in Lake Wales Medical Center in room 230. She will have heart catheterization today. Cards may be sent to the local address in the directoy.
Please remember our Saddlebag friends with prayers, cards and phone calls.
Lois Lapsley Saddlebag Sunshine Lady
863-696-1111 - email: RDL@slrmail.com
And now for the Good News:Anniversaries: None to Report
Birthdays:None to Report
Returned:Sue BeagleLeaving: None
Guests/Visitors:None to Report
New Owners:Susan Stark, I believe that is what she said.
Announcements:Our lake level this week is 103 feet 1 inch. Our lake level last week was 103 feet 1 and ½ inches. Last Week we got 1.36 inches of rain for the week.
Appeal:The ruling on the Wi-FI Towers has been appealed. There will be a meeting before the County Commissioners on August 4 at 9 AM.
Ken and Bev Rindt:These folks have moved to Wisconsin. Their address is: 422 Bell Ave, MacArthur Hall #257, King, Wi, 54946
Can Tabs:Joan Hannon is still collecting can tabs, which are then donated to Ronald McDonald House.
Potlucks:Fridays at 5PM
Post Office:Monday-Saturday, 10AM-11AM
Name Tag:Please wear it if you have one.
Hazardous Waste:This collection will continue at least till November. Contact Gary Schevers.
Emergencies:Call 911. Also, call 863-604-4321. This number gets you to our security personnel. This is a cell phone number. The number is also prominently displayed on the front cover of the directory.
Travel:I hope everyone is having a good summer, whether you are at your Northern homes or down here in Florida.
Seminole Casino Brighton: 8/26/2015, 9/30/2015, 10/28/2015, 11/18/2015, 1/27/2016, 3/30/2016.
These are all to the Seminole Casino in Brighton. That's not to say that if a group wanted to go to Tampa or someplace else, that it can't be planned. Cynthia is very willing to work with us!
Winter Park Playhouse Presents “Dames at Sea" 8/15/2015.
BASEBALL! Rays vs. Jays: 10/04/2015. It's a Sunday game!
Mt. Dora Craft Fair 10/24/2015.
Million Dollar Quartet 11/8/15
Million Dollar Quartet matinee 11/ 14/2015.
First Baptist Church of Orlando presents “Singing Christmas Tree" 12/13/2015.
Fisherman's Village Shopping and Christmas Lights Boat Tour 12/16/2015 & 12/17/2015. This fills up fast! Don't hesitate if you are interested.
Solomon's Castle and Lake Placid Murals 1/19/2016
Winter Park Playhouse Presents “I Left My Heart" (a tribute to Tony Bennett) 2/6&7/2016.
Bon Appetite 2/12/16 Yalaha Bakery, buffet lunch @ Mission Inn, Russell Stover's and Lakeridge Winery
Daytona 500! 2/21/2016 Front stretch seating!
Greyhound Racing 2/27/16
Barbara Lee Paddle Boat 3/3/16
Sister Act the Musical at Broadway Palms Theater (Ft. Myers) 3/8/2016
Gypsy @ Ice House Theater/Mt. Dora 3/19/16
And 1 Overnight is scheduled so far: St. Augustine Christmas Lights Tour 12/14-15/2016
If interested in any trips, call me for inclusions and pricing.
ANY CRUISERS OUT THERE??? IF YOU HAVEN'T SIGNED UP YET, DON'T HESITATE MUCH LONGER! I was on the NCL site, and there are many categories of cabins sold out on both the January cruise and March cruises. CJ still has her block of cabins, but we don't want you to miss out on your choice. Several people have signed up in the past 2 weeks! We'll have a grand time! Call! Don't miss this chance to cruise with your fellow Saddlebaggers! If interested in any trips, call me for inclusions and pricing.
Nancy: 863 696 1219 or Laurie: 989 714 8663
Managers' Report:Hello and Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a Great weekend!
I hope you all have a great week! Thank you.
Varsity Courts is scheduled to be on site to repair the tennis courts Wednesday the 22nd. Dennis will be on site with his Crew, and I will coordinate with Tanisha since she will be on site.
There have been a lot of complaints of too much chlorine in the pool last week. I have been with John and the maintenance staff last week testing the pool at various times of the day to make sure the levels are correct and to find out the cause of the complaints. We are allowed to use up to 10 parts per million chlorine, the levels will very throughout the day due to evaporation and contamination (suntan lotion, sweat, other stuff.... *shiver *). I've also looked over the charts for the past month to see if anything stands out as odd. The staff is doing a great job maintaining the chemical levels, they are keeping it on the low end, starting around 4.0 in the morning and dropping off to between 1-2 pts/mil late afternoon. After some research I believe I've found the reason for the strong chlorine smell people are experiencing at times. *Best chemistry teacher impersonation * Chlorine is an active chemical, when it comes in contact with a contaminant it bonds to it and neutralizes the contaminant. During that chemical process that's when you can smell it the strongest. What is likely happening is people are not utilizing the shower before entering the pool, the contaminants on their skin (we've all seen people spray on suntan lotion then just hop in) then react with the chlorine in the pool. Even though it is at very low levels it is going to put off a strong chlorine odor as it neutralizes the contaminants.
Last week at the Board of Directors meeting I heard some concerns about the Land use Modifications. It is good that people become involved and have questions, however there are some common questions I am hearing repeatedly so I put together a brief Q&A to hopefully help clear up some of the confusion.
Land Use Modification FAQ
1. Q-Why are we adding 4 new towers?
A-We are not adding any towers. The 4 towers referred to in the letter from the county are the existing towers.
2. Q-Why are we adding a new office?
A-We are not adding a new office. This one generates the most confusion and I'll explain why it is worded this way the same way the county explained it to me. The “Office" it refers to in the letter is actually the tower on Bob Staib's property. Say someone teaches swimming lessons, and the lessons take place at their personal pool at their home. The county would then consider the POOL itself an office not the home or any other property, just the pool. The county views the tower on Bob Staib's property the same way.
3. Q-Why is this land use modification happening if we aren't changing anything?
A-It came to SLR's attention that the towers do not have permits as per Polk county code. The towers are currently in violation, to correct this and bring the towers into compliance with Polk County code we must do the land use modification and then obtain the permits. There are no changes currently being planned.
4. Q-Is this an attempt to make everyone pay for internet service in SLR?
A- No. Again the only reason for this hearing is to bring the current towers into compliance with county code.
I'm certain this doesn't answer all of them. Please feel free to ask questions directly at the office, through correspondence, or whatever communication you choose. I know the Board wishes to have transparency on the matter and avoid misinformation.
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