Friday, October 18, 2019

FYI 10/4/19

Golf Maintenance FYI

·         The golf course continues to look great with the greens in superb condition. The weather has been very surprising for this time of year with the lack of rain. We only experienced a ½ inch of rain for the month! That is by far the driest September on record for Copperleaf. Thankfully our lakes have been full since May and so our water supply is satisfactory at the moment. That being said, it is possible that we will not see substantial rain for many months of which ‘will’ be of great concern. Hopefully by me writing this, the rain gods will surprise us and deliver rain when needed – at night!
·         Plant and tree trimming continued this week throughout the golf course and will be completed next week. Several trees throughout the Community have had branches removed to improve their appearance and structural strength.
·         Common ground plant material will start to be trimmed on Tuesday around the Clubhouse and Common Grounds in preparation for the annual mulch pine straw application scheduled for mid-November.
·         The tennis courts had over 2 tons of new clay added to their surface in preparation for increased tennis play and to replenish the material that gets washed away during heavy rain events. The courts are scheduled to be completely resurfaced in September of 2020.
·         The golf course bathrooms had the irrigation improved around the surrounding garden beds this week. New plant material will soon be ordered and installed to enhance these areas. Thank you to Luis Altuzar and Silvestre Flores for their tireless work digging through the soil and tree roots to add new pipe and sprinklers.
·         The paver installation around the decorative clock was completed this week as well as the plant bed for the annual flowers. The clock is scheduled to be installed on Wednesday, October 16 and will complete the project.

Retaining wall and pavers installed around the clock foundation

Not the clock I was hoping for??

·         The Royal Palms at the front entrance were trimmed this week not only to clean them up but to prepare them for the decorative Christmas lights that will soon be installed. Compliments to Ricardo Gomez and David Forrey for their work high up on the tree lift.

Ricardo high up in the Royal Palms at the front entrance

·         Thanks to David Forrey and Luis Altuzar for helping with the security scanner at the front entrance. A new wire was installed that has eliminated the issue with the scanner not reading bar codes. Thanks to Ray Houle for identifying the problem and coming up with the fix.

David Forrey cutting a thin line through the concrete

·         All fire hydrant reflectors were replaced throughout the community this week. Thanks to Estero Fire Rescue for following through from our communication a month ago. I am now waiting on BSU to refurbish the fire hydrants by the end of the year.
·         I was able to receive a $4,000 credit from BSU after following up with them regarding water leaks experienced at the golf course bathrooms. Just goes to show you never know until you ask!
·         I will be enjoying some time off next week. David Forrey and the leadership group have everything scheduled in my absence and I look forward to not worrying about Copperleaf for the next 7 days 😊

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