Happenings In The Landing

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Updated:   8/5/22

Entertainment Committee Dance               Saturday   August 27th     7:00pm         Clubhouse

The Entertainment Committee is sponsoring a dance on Saturday August 27th.    Doors open at 6:30pm           Dance from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Music by Steve Tonya  *  Great Music from 60s, 70s & 80s   *   Attendees will bring their own snacks, foods and drinks.

Cost $5   *   Tickets on sale at the Clubhouse Tues & Thurs   4:00pm to 5:00pm         ??? Winn Cummings 

8/5

BOD Notice:  Community  Update           August 5th  

     Cove Points reported that the as built drawings, including code upgrades, will be completed in the next couple of weeks. Once we have a chance to review them they will be given to our Public Adjuster, and Tower Hill Prime, so the process of reconciling the building claim estimate can begin. We will then have an opportunity to suggest and approve 'minor' changes to the drawings before they are submitted to the City for review and issue of construction permits. Once we receive the building permits from the city we will be able to project a construction schedule and estimated completion date.

     The spa should be returned to service by this weekend.

     Bill Lee has resigned as the Facilities Committee Chair and the Board is looking for a volunteer to take on this interesting and important role. The Game Courts, Landscaping, Lakes and Natural Areas Committees all report to the Facilities Chair. Anyone interested in taking on this important role should contact any Board member. The function of this Committee from the By-Laws is:

    "This committee shall be responsible for the overall maintenance, repair and general upkeep of the Association Property, facilities and equipment, and shall plan and implement necessary capital improvements. The committee will coordinate, prioritize and lead the management company/sub-contractors in these activities. In conjunction with the Treasurer and the Finance Committee, the committee shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, an annual study of the Reserve Fund and proposed projects. The chairperson shall report monthly to the Board."

 The Board

8/5

Edgewater  Candidates Forum               Monday  August 8th   6:00PM                          Edgewater Council Chamber 

Edgewater voters will have another opportunity to meet candidates for Edgewater Mayor and City Council on Monday August 8th starting at 6:00PM.  The Leage of Women's Voters of Volusia County is sponsoring a Candidate Forum at the Edgewater Council Chambers, 104 North Riverside Drive, Edgewater.  This meeting is open all. 

8/5

Bingo Returns To Edgewater Landing                Thursday   August 4th   @7pm.               Clubhouse   

Bingo in the Clubhouse will resume on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 7 pm.

Come earlier to purchase your cards.  Look forward to seeing our regulars and hopefully some new faces.

??  Drew Kaelin

8/2

BOD Notice:  Community  Update           July 30th    

    The chemical control system for the spa has been damaged by lightning and will not be repaired until next week. Manual chemistry control has been attempted but is too touchy to be used. The spa is out of service until the system can be repaired and the posting taken down.

   The second fountain in Lake 2 has been reinstalled. We had to move it about 200' south of where it used to be to find deep enough water to hopefully prevent early failure.

   Gene Emter, and committee, completed the review of the personal and business property claim evaluation from Tower Hill. It has been forwarded to the Insurance company adjuster along with a request to allow us to delay purchase of replacement items until the building is ready to accept them. Our public adjuster is working with the insurance company and waiting for the 'as built' drawings to be completed. These drawings will reflect the original structure with current code requirements included and will be the basis for resolving the structure claim valuation and for developing an estimate for project cost.

  The rumor that the Board has resigned is not true. The Information Channel is not back in service, but it is being tested. The Edgewater Landing Facebook page is not authorized by the Board and has been rife with inaccurate and incorrect information.

  There is notable degree of divisiveness in the Community. This is a significant concern relative to volunteerism needed to support and manage the Community. Working toward an atmosphere of cooperation and unity will help us to attract and retain volunteers for leadership positions; Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons.

7/30

E/L  Women’s Club Luncheon   -     Thursday  August 18th     11:30am            Hidden Lakes Golf Course

The next luncheon for the E/L Women’s Club will be on Thursday August 18th  at 11:30am, to be held at the Hidden Lakes Golf Course, 35 Fairgreen Ave, New Smyrna Beach.

Please sign up by Monday August 15th if you plan to attend.     Sign up sheet is posted at the pool.

Questions:  Call  Ellie  917-576-9360  or  Nancy 732-996-8347             

8/2

 Boat & Fish Club "Saturday Night Dance"     August 20th   6:30PM       Clubhouse

The Boat & Fish Club is sponsoring a Saturday Night Dance on August 20th at the Clubhouse.  Doors will open at 6:30PM.

J&J Entertainment, former drummer will provide an evening of great DJ dance must from the 50s through the 80s.

Attendees will bring their own snacks and drinks.

Tickets: $10 pp for B&F Members.   Tickets on sale Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00-500PM, at the Clubhouse

??  Dale Buzby 

7/24

City of Edgewater 2022 Elections

Residents who are registered to vote in Edgewater will have an opportunity to elect a new Mayor and council representatives for Districts 1 and 3.  Council elections are “at-large” so Edgewater residents can vote regardless of their home district.

A Primary Election for Edgewater is scheduled for August 23,2022 to select from a multitude of candidates.  If any candidate gets over 50% of the vote, that candidate wins the election.  If no candidate has more than 50% of votes, the top two candidates for each position will be on the General Election ballot on November 8, 2022.

A “Meet the Candidates” presentation is scheduled for August 4th at 6PM in the Council Chambers 104 N. Riverside Drive. A list of candidates appears on the Civic Awareness webpage which is accessed from the MANAGEMENT drop down menu.

7/18

 Special Board of Director's Meeting     Thursday July 14th   @9:00AM    Clubhouse Main Room 

A special Board of Director's Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday July 14th starting at 9AM in the Clubhouse Main Room. 

All residents are invited to attend. 

The agenda for this meeting is posted on the BOD Agenda screen.      >>> Click Here for BOD Agenda <<<

7/7 

BOD Notice: Clubhouse Update       July 6th  

    Painting in the Main Room completed last week and furniture will be returned to storage or it's normal positioning this week, but the room is NOT open for use yet.

    We need to confirm conditions and limitations for use this week and have scheduled a Special Board Meeting for next Thursday (July 14, 2022) which will include agreeing on the allowable limited use of the room.

    It looks like nothing is happening toward restoration and that will be the appearance for the next several weeks. A Structural Engineer is being scheduled to look at the building and will then work with the Architect to finalize 'rebuild as was' drawings/blueprints to submit to the Insurance Company and to the City for a building permit. Ordering for long lead items can be done then. Long lead items include trusses, windows and ducting.

    We still need to complete our request for amendment of the listing and valuation of the building contents, and to apply for the recoverable depreciation. Our Public Adjuster is working with Cove Points and the Tower Hill Adjuster on the claim evaluation for the structure itself.

    We are making progress, slowly, but still expect restoration will be complete within a year.   

The Board

7/6

Maintenance Office Hours       Tuesday, Thursday & Friday      9:00AM - 5:00PM   

The Maintenance Office is open on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9:00AM until 5:00PM.  Wendy Hurtubise is the new Administrative Secretary in the Maintenance Office.  Office phone number is (386)  423-3821.  

7/2

Minutes Posted for June BOD Meeting  

The minutes from the June 9th Board of Directors Meeting have been posted on the BOD Minutes screen, which is accessed from the MANAGEMENT drop-down menu.  Resident sign-on is required to access BOD Minutes.

 6/25

BOD Notice: Clubhouse Update       June 22nd  

    Painters started prepping the Main Room for painting yesterday and should begin actually painting this afternoon. Their work hours will be from about 3:00 PM through the night until about 3:00 in the morning, or so. Painting should be completed by the end of the day next Wednesday. We don't know how long will be needed for the paint to dry completely so we can consider allowing activities in there. 

    Demolition is complete, including removal of the fire damaged oak on the east side of the building. We are now in a holding mode for Structural Engineer evaluation then finalizing the 'as built' & 'to be rebuilt' drawings. The length of this hold period is expected to be at least two months. Reconstruction cannot start until the drawings are approved by the City.

     On another topic, the fountain that has been out of Lake 2 for several weeks cannot be repaired. The Board is evaluating buying replacement and relocating it slightly, to a deeper spot in hopes that it will last longer.

 The Board 

 
BOD Notice: Clubhouse Update       June 12th  
Painting of the Main Room, including the storeroom, will start this week. All the furniture and storeroom contents will be positioned to allow access for the painters to the ceiling areas and the divider panels. Please stay out until painting is complete and the paint has dried.
 
The Board
6/12

Shuffleboard   Time Change                 Monday  &  Thursday      9AM  

Summer Hours (a little cooler in the mornings).  Please join us!

First timers definitely welcome! (You can learn the game in about 10 minutes and within 1/2 hour you’ll be as good as the rest of us!).   “You don’t even have to bend over.”

6/11

BOD Notice: Clubhouse Update       June 9th  

Demolition of the Clubhouse has begun. A hole has been cut in the Library wall for equipment access to remove the debris. Demolition is expected to take several more days. This is a Construction Area, hazardous and not open to anyone other than the workers Paul Wright and Bill Lee, when necessary. DANGER CONSTRUCTION AREA - DO NOT ENTER SIGNS have been posted. Several individuals have been through the area today, even after being informed that it's not safe or allowed. It is a dangerous are, especially when work is in progress so please, Please, PLEASE stay out.               The Board

6/9

Annual Financial Review for 2021

A copy of the "Independent Accountants' Review" for the year ending December 2021 is located on the Budget webpage which can be accessed from the MANAGEMENT drop-down menu.  Resident sign on is required to access Budget information. 

5/31

BOD Notice:  Clubhouse Update           May 22nd 

Tree trimming and removal of dead trees around the Clubhouse and trimming of palm trees on Association property throughout the community will begin, weather permitting, on next Monday, May 23rd, and should complete within a day or so. Please be alert for workers and equipment and stay safe.

The demolition permit from the City has been applied for but is expected to take up to two weeks for approval. Cove Points Construction has given us a start date for demolition of Monday, June 6th. Demolition is expected to take about a week and they will then turn their attention to panting the Main Room. Paint color(s) will be decided at the June 9th Board meeting. The June Board meeting will still be held at the United Methodist Church.

The City has given us permission for limited use of the Main Room of the Clubhouse. The limitations, and requirements for such use will be discussed at the Board meeting, but we will not be able to use it for entertainments or parties probably until construction is complete.

Reminder to all; All comments and questions regarding the Clubhouse restoration project should go through the Restoration or Interior Design Committees not the construction workers.

The Board

5/22

 BOD Notice:  CLUBHOUSE UPDATE           May 18th

    You may have noticed personnel from Cove Points wandering around the Clubhouse over the last couple of days. That is because they are preparing to start work soon. Cove Points has applied for a demolition permit and we're waiting for a response from the City. The start date will depend on when they get the permit but should be either within the next week or maybe not until the second week in June because they have several other large commercial jobs due to start. Cove Points has assured us that whenever they can start, they will work to complete the restoration as soon as possible.

     Please note that when they start work the area around the clubhouse will be 'fenced off' and DANGER posted, and there will be no access without approval from Bill Lee or Paul Wright. This is to ensure your safety and the safety of the construction workers. Also please note that all communication with Cove Points will be through the Restoration Committee, Bill Lee, or the Board, Paul Wright.

     I talked to the City Building Official, Mike Garrett, last Friday about reopening the Main Room. He needed concurrence from the Fire Chief, Jeff Lariscy, but thought it was likely we could reopen. Chief Lariscy sent an email stating that he had no issues with reopening so now we are just waiting for written authority from the City. There will be limitations. We will need to get portable rest facilities and will only be able to use the room for meetings, which could include Bingo, cards, dominos, etc. We will not be able to use the room for entertainments or dinners, probably until the restoration is complete. We just got an email this morning (5/18/22) saying that we are allowed to use the Main Room for limited purposes. But remember -  Until further notice, the Clubhouse is still not open for occupancy.

Just as a reminder, please do not talk to, question or give direction to contractor personnel. All inquiries should go to the appropriate committee (below) or the Board, if needed.

The Restoration Committee is chaired by Bill Lee and is responsible for rebuilding the structure and all interaction with the Board, the contractor and residents.

The Interior Design Committee is chaired by Dana Maciewicz and is responsible for colors, flooring, cabinets, furniture, etc.

        The Board         

5/18

E/L Veterans List Updated

An updated list of Edgewater Landing Veterans has been posted to the EL Veterans webpage which is accessed from the MISC INFO drop-down menu.   Resident sign-on is required to access the EL Veterans webpage. 

  5/1

Clubhouse Update   -  April  17th  

The City Fire Inspector, at the direction of the Fire Marshall, posted a 'Danger - Do Not Enter or Occupy' sign on the north clubhouse door. This posting was supposed to have been on the building since the fire. According to Fire Chief/Marshall Jeff Lariscy this posting only allows access to the building for cleanup, damage evaluation and reconstruction planning. We have scheduled additional cleaning and deodorizing of the stackable chairs on Wednesday, April 20th. It is possible that occupancy could be allowed for limited numbers of people and we are working to identify the requirements for that possibility.

In the meantime, no Association activities will be allowed in the Main Room and the May Board meeting will be held at the United Methodist Church.

The Edgewater Landing Community Connection facebook page, nor any similar,  is NOT authorized by nor does it officially represent the Association. It sometimes includes or presents inaccurate and incomplete information that has not been verified or authorized by the Board  Please refer to our website or the periodic emails.

4/17

 Clubhouse Restoration Update 

It may seem that restoration work has come to a standstill, well it has. We've had some questions and concerns about the proposed contract with the contractor, and there have been delays in getting a response from our Lawyer. We just received our Lawyers' comments and will be resolving them with the contractor shortly so work can begin.

 We have started allowing limited use of the Main Room and the tables and chairs from the storeroom and ask that anyone wanting to use the room or the 'furniture' let a Board member know of your desire. In general, use of the room will be limited to a couple of tables and some chairs set up then promptly removed.

We will not be able to get the room painted before the April Board meeting, but will still hold the meeting there. Chairs only (no tables) will be set up for the audience and will be left set up for the Women's Club meeting that afternoon. All furniture will be put away at the end of the day.

 There is still a slight 'smoky' smell in the room and the carpet still looks like it needs cleaning. We have scheduled Precision Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning to clean the carpet on Thursday, March 24th, and hope that painting the room and disposing of the couches will eliminate the remainder of the smell.

 3/22

Board of Directors Clubhouse Update             2/17/22   -      Activities during the last two weeks    

  • The Joe Taylor crew continued cleaning contents (including 4 tables and 20 chairs from the Library), the Bingo board and the wall and floor surfaces. They had a sub-contractor come to remove and clean the window treatments, but they had to come back to clean them in place. We are requesting that the main room walls be sealed and painted to eliminate the odor. Color will be decided later.
  • The ‘Reconstruction Committee’ has completed interviews with general contractors, and I am talking with our lead adjuster to identify any objections and the process for hiring. Selection should be announced shortly. The first expected reconstruction activity will be removal of the debris from the fire. This will include walls, cabinets, ceilings and floors from the kitchen through the game room.
  • We (the Board) have decided to dispose of the couches from the main room because they still, and will probably always, smell smoky. Replacement will be considered later.
  • We are expecting a check to pay for estimated contents cleaning and replacement. We have questions on the process and timeframe constraint (180 days) since we don’t have space to put stuff. (We may buy pool tables and ‘store’ them in a usable arrangement in the main room until they can be moved to the rebuilt game room.)
  • Attendance at the Board meetings, since the fire, has been impressive. Attendees have been attentive, focused and respectful. (More than double the typical Board meeting attendance.) When we can return to meetings in the main room we will be setting up rows of chairs, without tables, in expectation of and to allow for continued large attendance. 

We remind you again that the clubhouse is not open for access until the cleaning and debris removal is completed. If you need access for a practical reason, contact a Board member or Bill Lee for escort. 

 

Access to "Resident Only" Website Pages    

   Several people have asked how to get access to the 'password protected' portion of the 'edgewaterlanding.com' website to be able to see Board meeting minutes, budget data and other information we don't want to have available to non-residents. To get a password; contact Ron Hebard with your name(s) and Lot number. He will assign you an initial password, explain how you'll have to change it the first time you log in and answer questions about access.

   Ron can be contacted at 646-725-4075 or email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

2/10

Fitness Room and Wood Shop 

 A combination lock has been installed on the door to the Fitness Room form the pool area. The Fitness Room is now available for use.

 Access to the Wood Shop is through the poolside Fitness Room door. Open and use the sliding glass door while working in the Wood Shop. When through working; clean up, close and lock the sliding glass door and exit the building through the Fitness Room.

Releases are still required for use of the Fitness Room or Wood Shop

2/6

 Clubhouse Update from the Board of Directors

Following are actions and activities toward restoring the Clubhouse that happened over the last week or so.

  •  We started clearing a path from the front entrance to the library to make traveling through the hallway to access the Library / Ceramics Room less hazardous.
  • We bought thirty-one (31) corrugated boxes for storing material from the clubhouse.
  • Library club representative looked at the condition of the books and puzzles in the library and decided that cleaning books and games might not be cost effective. I asked Carlos (Joe Taylor) whether it was feasible to clean and reuse. If it isn’t cost effective, we will dispose of the books, puzzles and games and depend on new contributions to ‘restock’ the library.
  • The path from the front entrance to the library was further cleared for safety and to allow access for carts and dollies to be used to move material out of the library.
  • The Ceramics Club sorted through all the paints, books and projects. All they thought could be usable were removed from the clubhouse for further evaluation.
  • The Kitchen Committee and EGGS went through the kitchen and adjacent storage rooms. Usable items were removed to the Entertainment shed to be stored until the kitchen is returned to use. Refrigerator contents and damaged or unrecoverable material was thrown away.
  • Chorus representatives removed sheet music from the closet in the library, and three (3) file cabinets, and will be stored at a member’s house until the clubhouse is returned to use.
  • Electricity and A/C are restored in the wood shop and fitness room. A combination lock will be installed on the poolside door to the fitness room and then access can be restored. Electricity to the Main Room is also restored, but HVAC will not be turned on until the ductwork is cleaned.
  • The Joe Taylor crew continues cleaning the Main Room and its contents. The HVAC team started on cleaning the air handlers and ducting.
  • Bill Lee and team interviewed the first potential General Contractor for the restoration project. Prepared questions were answered and ‘other situations and opportunities’ during the restoration process were discussed.

Though we are making progress, there are still limitations.

  1. Access to the Woodshop and Fitness Room will NOT be available until the combination lock is installed on the poolside door. The lock should be installed within the next week. Access to the Woodshop will be through the Fitness Room to open the sliding glass door from the Woodshop. Material and tools can then be moved through that sliding door for working. The Woodshop must be cleaned and the sliding glass door shut and locked before exiting through the Fitness Room when finished working.
  2. Cleaning in the Main Room is still ongoing so it will not be returned for use for at least another two (2) weeks. Activities that will be allowed to return to the room, and when, will be decided by the Board at the next meeting.
  3. Access requests to remove additional material must be authorized and accompanied by Facilities. Please adhere to all access restrictions for your safety. Access restrictions to the area around the fire damage may change and will be strengthened when a General Contractor is selected and they begin the recovery process.                                      

2/4

2022 Board of Directors Information

The schedule for 2022 Board of Directors Meetings has been posted on the BOD Agenda screen.

Contact information for Board members is posted at the bottom of the BOD Minutes screen which is restricted to E/L residents with sign-ons.   BOD Agenda & Minutes are accessed from the MANAGEMENT drop-down menu.

12/11

 E/L Forms Screen 

Residents can access the "EL Forms" screen under the MISC INFO drop-down menu to print commonly used forms.  

Residents without access to a printer can find most forms in the Library/Ceramic Room.

9/14 

Aluminum Can Recyle

Instead of putting your aluminum cans out for Thursday’s recycle pickup, please take them to the marked bins by the back gate. Edgewater Landing collects cans and sells them to the recycle center This is some fun extra cash for our HOA account. If you are able, please crush your cans before bagging them. Aluminum only please.

Thank you to those who support this project and the volunteers who make it all happen.     

8/23 

 

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