EQUITY UPDATE 2 Michael
Yesterday we provided some important information regarding the care of your residence. We wanted to continue to stress the importance of this. Those who have been through hurricanes in the past likely know the importance of taking immediate action, having seen first-hand what the situation can be like when your home suffers damage. One Member in particular noted that their report from their caretaker was “all is OK,” yet despite this report they came down to personally inspect their home and were happy that they did so. Upon entering their residence everything looked to be OK but the professionals they brought in found some wind-driven water intrusion in their bathroom ceiling. Wind-driven water is a feature of tropical storms that is not seen in a normal rainstorm. This rain comes at your home sideways and then under pressure from the wind can work its way upward under eaves and into attics causing moisture and water intrusion in areas you would not normally see. In our humid environment, there is not much opportunity for areas of the home to naturally dry out. Instead, the moisture remains and can turn into a much larger problem down the road. Second, they were able to work directly with their landscaper to make important decisions regarding which trees to take out, which to prune back and which to try and stand upright. That would have been very difficult to determine over the phone. The sooner you act the easier it will be to resolve any issues and find the quality workers to perform the needed services.
First Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled
With the rescheduling of the Equity Welcome Back party, we also decided to move our first Town Hall meeting, as the two typically coincide on the calendar. Therefore, the Town Hall meeting planned for November 17, will now be held on Friday, December 1, followed by the Equity Welcome Back party on Sunday, December 3. As we have for the last couple of years, we will continue our live streaming on oceanreef.comso if you are not here in person we look forward to your participation on line.
Equity Only Reservations for Dining and Holiday Events
Our Equity Member reservation window is still open for all of our Holiday events. There are still a number of opportunities for our Cooking School Classes and Starlight Dinners, along with a few Vine to Table seats at the Clubhouse too. This Friday, our Dining Reservations team who have been busy rebooking existing reservations for the Islander, will be accepting new Islander reservations for Equity Members Only. The Equity-only window for all of these events will remain open until October 15.
Reminder on Debris & Green Waste Removal
There are two options for removing green waste from your property. 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. 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.
Wine & Bingo this Friday
Lastly, if you are here on property this Friday, Sept. 29, join us for complimentary Equity Only Wine & Bingo, being held from 3 -5 p.m. in the Carysfort Kitchen. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org
President Ocean Reef Club
EQUITY UPDATE 2