*** A Couple of Updates ***

Good Day to All…

Prior to the weekend, I wanted to provide a couple of updates for the Community related to topics of concern this week.

1)  There has been some correspondence within the Community regarding the removal of the stepping stone shortcut near the tennis courts this week. It was brought to my attention several days ago that the stepping stones were irregularly spaced, uneven, unstable and some of the pavers were broken. This was creating a significant trip hazard and upon inspection I had to agree that this path was out of ADA compliance creating a liability for the Association as well as a hazard to the residents’ safety.

I proposed to the Board that we should either create a proper ADA compliant pathway or remove the existing pavers and eliminate the short cut to mitigate the risks and liability for the Community. Considering the expense of installing either a proper paver path or a poured sidewalk compared to the relatively small benefit of a short cut to the Clubhouse, the Board opted to remove the existing pavers and repair the hedge and sod the area.

2)  I have had an increased number of complaints from residents about others not picking up after their pets. We will be installing some “reminder signs” around the Community for the benefit of those who are not aware of the Rules or perhaps are not aware that neighbors are taking note of them ignoring the rules. Aside from this being terribly rude to your neighbors, it constitutes a very real health hazard. I am asking that everyone PLEASE be sure to carry baggies for your pet’s waste and USE them. I do want to have to embarrass anyone by issuing Violation letters for failure to comply with this Rule.

Lastly regarding the Community Pool..  The Association has upgraded the pool circulation pump system recently and we are monitoring the new system closely to be sure all is operating as it should. The pump will be off occasionally and you may see technicians testing the equipment. Rest assured the water quality is being closely monitored as always by our vendors.

While on the subject, we have had to ask several times over the past week for residents and guests to remove large floats from the pool.  The Rules and Regulations were created to allow for the enjoyment and safety of all. Since everyone has different taste in music and different ideas of what constitutes a “Great Day at the Pool”, and since since no one would enjoy 15 large floats in the pool, we don’t allow radios, throwing of any objects or individual floats ( other than safety devices such as water wings or flotation vest ).

For the vast majority of residents who take the time to be aware of our Community Rules and Regulations and are conscientious enough to comply, I would like to extend my gratitude. Enforcing the Rules and confronting residents and guests who fail to follow them, falls upon the staff on a daily basis and is not something we relish. We make every attempt to be respectful and understanding when the need arises to remind someone of the Rules and do appreciate the same respect and understanding in return.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend..!!

Thomas Large
Property Manager
Marbella Lakes H.O.A  “Proudly Managed by GRS Management Associates
6664 Marbella Lane, Naples, FL 34105
TLarge@grsmgt.com | www.marbellalakeshoa.com
D: 239-430-5690 |  F: 239-262-0113

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