Monday, September 25, 2017 Michael
EQUITY MEMBER UPDATE
Have you checked on your residence?
It was only two weeks ago that Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. In the immediate aftermath the main goal for the Club and Community was to clear the roads and restore power and water so that we might begin to provide other critical services for the growing work crews and returning Members.
One of the Club's guiding principles notes that the value of the Club is linked to the value of our Member's real estate. We want to make sure you protect that value, and with that in mind we want to encourage you to either hire someone or take it upon yourself, to inspect your home, inside and out, for any water intrusion or damage. As we begin our third week of facility assessments, we are finding moisture in areas that at first appeared dry. A little time spent now can ensure you are not dealing with issues later in the season, when you would rather be enjoying your Club’s amenities.
This past weekend we saw a nice volume of rainfall at the Club. With this, we are already seeing the golf courses look much greener and the Mahogany trees sprouting new bright green leaves. More and more debris is being removed every day and more venues are opening for dining and enjoyment. Today, we saw Members in the Fitness Center, Tennis Center, Reef Treats and last night the Burgee Bar was quite busy. We are ready for you to visit the Club, we just want to make sure your home will be ready for you for this coming season.
Debris & Green Waste Removal
For those that have been on-site and are clearing home sites of downed trees and other “green” waste there are two options. The first is to have your landscaper remove them from your property and drop them off on one of the four ORCA designated sites within the Ocean Reef Community. There is no charge to you or your landscaper for dropping off green waste in one of the four designated sites. But please be aware your landscape company may have additional fees for the work involved in moving the waste from your property to one of the designated sites.
The second option is to pile the green waste in front of your house and the Club will remove it from that location. Please be aware this option will take longer to remove the green waste and as is the Club’s normal procedure, if the amount is larger than we can fit into our pickup truck there will be a charge for pick up requiring a larger truck. For Irma related non-green waste debris such as appliances or drywall that was removed for moisture you can either have that hauled away by your contractor or again the same normal process will apply where you can place that in front of your home and it will be removed. Normal white waste pick up fees will apply if the quantity of debris removed requires the larger truck and equipment.
In all cases please be sure to keep your green waste separated from your other debris. White waste and green waste should not me comingled. For complete details on debris removal guidelines relating to Hurricane Irma please click here.
Landscape & Pool
We also encourage you to contact your landscaper and pool company to ensure that they have visited your home to address any issues. There are still a number of homes with trees down that could perhaps be saved (placed back upright and supported for a full recovery) as well as pools that are green and as of yet unattended.
We are opening more services every day for Members and it is easier to return and know you will be looked after by your Club. Please take the extra time now to ensure you will have the carefree season you look forward to every year.
President Ocean Reef Club
Monday, September 25, 2017