President’s Message March/April 2016
With Windmill pool and splash pad opening the 1st of March everyone should be able to see and enjoy the remodeled bathrooms. They turned out really well and the floor actually drains now so we shouldn’t need the rubber mats from before. It was an extensive job but the contractor did a really nice job and hopefully everyone will appreciate the remodel.
The Easter Egg hunt will be held on March 26th and looks to be even more fun filled than last year. Anyone wishing to help out should contact the office as we could use more volunteers. It is very rewarding to see all the happy kids. The Monday following the Easter Egg hunt will be the start of replacing the irrigation at Windmill Park. The park will be fenced off and closed for use until all the digging and construction is complete. The irrigation system currently in the ground is over 25 years old and we have been very lucky with a system that old not having more major leaks. All the pipe and sprinkler heads will be replaced to give better coverage of the turf with the sprinklers. With the replacement system projected to save us from 1200 to 1400 gallons per cycle.
On March 16th the community center will also be closed for a remodel and should be available for use the end of April. The 12” vinyl tile squares will be replaced with porcelain tile flooring, the kitchen will get new cabinets, the small acoustic tiles on the ceiling (that are continually falling off) will be taken down with new sheet rock installed, the window blinds will be replaced as they were not worth repairing and everything will be repainted. It should make for a nicer community center.
You will see in this newsletter a new policy concerning weeds and lot clean ups. A large number of properties do not take care of weeds or dead plants and the BOD did not feel it was right for neighbors who take care of their properties should suffer for those that do not. What use to take up to two and a half months will now be the second letter giving 10 days to take care of the issues or the Association will do a lot clean and bill the homeowner.
The Association will be hosting a summer camp of sorts. It will be put on by Play Well (www.play-well.org) and “teaches engineering to kids” using Legos and motorized Legos. See the ad in this newsletter for more info. Hopefully we can see this succeed.