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Social event set for November 11, 2016

2016-social-event

Our third annual social event takes place on November 11, 2016 from 6-9pm. This is a social event to meet with other residents, the Directors and Committee Members. It is also a great opportunity to share feedback and ideas for improving our community.

We will also turn on the seasonal lights to celebrate the start of the holiday season. We will be providing food, bar service and a bouncy castle for the kids. The pool will be open for under 18’s that are accompanied by adults.

In the community spirit of this event we are encouraging attendees to bring an appetizer to share with fellow residents. We are looking forward to this event, please put it in your diary and come join us.

If you did not receive an invite, please email rsvp@sandyportmanagement.com.

Recreation area now open

roberts isle

We are pleased to announce the reopening of the recreation area near Roberts Isle. The following improvements were made:

  • Pool resurfaced
  • Pool deck replaced
  • New shower added
  • Tennis court renovated
  • New bathroom and cabana added
  • Fencing replaced
  • New lighting added
  • Access to Roberts Isle added
  • Walkway from Sandyport Drive adjacent to tennis court added
  • Deck over canal extended
  • Landscaping added

Social event set for November 20, 2015 – RSVP

2015 Social Event

You are invited to a social gathering from 6-9pm on Friday November 20th, 2015 at the recreation area adjacent to Roberts Isle. Parking will be provided on Roberts Isle. This is a social event to meet with other residents, the Directors and Committee Members. It is also a great opportunity to share feedback and ideas for improving our community.

We will also turn on the seasonal lights to celebrate the start of the holiday season. We will be providing food, bar service and a bouncy castle for the kids. The pool will be open for under 18’s that are accompanied by adults.

In the community spirit of this event we are encouraging attendees to bring an appetizer to share with fellow residents. We are looking forward to this event, please put it in your diary and come join us.

Please respond by November 6th to rsvp@sandyportmanagement.com and include the number of adults and under 18’s that will be in attendance.

Disc golf practice baskets installed in Phase V

disc golf baskets

We have installed two disc golf practice baskets in Phase V. For those unfamiliar with the sport, a description provided by the Professional Disc Golf Association states:

The object of the game of disc golf is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest throws of the disc. The competitor who plays the stipulated round or rounds in the fewest throws plus penalty throws is the winner.

Play on each hole begins at the teeing area and ends at the target. After the player has thrown from the tee, each successive throw is made from where the previous throw came to rest. On completing a hole, the player proceeds to the teeing area of the next hole, until all holes have been played.

Disc golf courses are normally laid out in and around wooded areas with diverse terrain to provide natural obstacles to the flight of the disc. These natural obstacles are very much a part of the game and must not be altered by a player in any way to decrease the difficulty of a hole. Players must play the course as they find it and play the disc where it lies unless allowed otherwise by these rules.

 

Tennis court re-opened

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We are pleased to announce the completed renovations of the tennis courts located near the main entrance to Sandyport. We have also added regulation standard lighting so that the game can be enjoyed in the evening. As with all community tennis courts, with the exception of Governor’s Cay, reservations should be made in advance using our online reservation system via the ‘Customer service’ menu. Note that the there are two courts which are referred to as ‘Main entrance east’ and ‘Main entrance west’ so please be aware of this when making reservations.

Proposed improvements for 2013 through 2015

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The Board has reviewed the many suggestions to improve our community and believes that we should be able to complete many of those listed below over a 3 year period, if no special assessments are imposed. We are encouraging feedback for priority or additional suggestions which can be posted to the comment box below. Press the + alongside each item for further details.

Canal barrier

The existing steel barrier is corroded and possesses no mechanism to allow it to be opened mechanically. It remains open throughout the day during which time a rope is used to control access and egress.

Canal security booth

The building, which is of a wooden structure, is in a poor state and requires significant renovations or replacement.

Canal jetty

The frequency with which the canal inlet requires dredging is increasing due to the movement of the sand from the West to East. Engineers recommend extending and raising the jetty on both sides, and sand tightening them to reduce the amount of sand entering the canal.

Curbing

We have added curbing along the roadways where new landscaping has been installed giving the area a more finished look. However, most of the community roadways are without curbing.

Drains

Low lying areas of the estate are subject to flooding during heavy rainfall, the solution is to drill 150ft drains in the affected areas.

Landscaping project – Sandyport Drive 43 – 48

The tennis court, pool area, pool deck and gardens alongside Sandyport Drive 43 and the common area directly opposite are in poor condition. If the budget permits, all works should be carried out together.

Perimeter wall

There are plans to extend the wall that backs on to Super Value toward the corner by Tambearly School. We had applied to build an additional entrance in the same area but we have had difficulties obtaining right of way.

Pool resurfacing

The pools near Sandyport Drive 43, at Governor’s Cay and adjacent to Roberts Isle are due to be resurfaced.

Privacy screen

The fence that runs from the service gate toward Super Value does not provide any privacy from passers by along West Bay Street. A privacy screen – similar to that installed at the main entrance tennis courts – will improve the level of privacy in the community.

Recreation area

The area adjacent to the gazebo in near Coral Beach has sufficient space to add amenities; a committee has been formed to develop this idea.

Signs

The following are some suggestions we have received for additional signage within the community:

3D SIGNS

Restrooms
Pedestrian crossing
No smoking for restrooms
Wheelchair access (no playing)
Watch out for pedestrians
Speed bump ahead
Authorised personnel only
Launch ramp
Stop sign
15 MPH
Reserved
Name signs for recreation areas
Automatic entry – stand clear
Bicycle / pedestrian lane

FLAT SIGNS

No parking
Pitch in (inside the garbage corrals)
24 hour surveillance for outside of perimeter
Warning high voltage sign
No diving or removing of furniture
Do not force automatic gate
Press intercom for assistance
Keep of grass
Automatic entry – do not force open
General community rules for all entrances (including canal)

Street lights

We have approximately 200 street lights, many of which require re-installation to provide greater stability and better aesthetics. In particular during hurricane season a number tend to become damaged beyond repair at a cost of over $1,000 each.

Surveillance system

The CCTV system has recently been significantly upgraded to include the ability to transmit all CCTV footage to the main security control room. The next phase requires the installation of a fiber loop to allow faster transmission of video data together with greater saturation of CCTV cameras at choke points and recreation areas.

Tennis court fences

The fences around the tennis courts are original and in need of significant repairs or replacement. If the courts are resurfaced, the poor condition of the fences will become more obvious.

Tennis court resurfacing

All the tennis courts are in need of resurfacing and most have some degree of root damage from nearby trees.

Transformer fences

The work to replace the fences around the transformers and lift stations (wastewater system) is complete. The final stage of this project requires the installation of bougainvillea plants around each fence to provide a natural screen from the equipment within.

Wastewater system

It is a common misconception that the green tanks located at the maintenance compound store potable water. The tanks are part of our wastewater system which comprises of seven lift stations (which is a well with 2 pumps that move the wastewater toward the wastewater plant) and a series of tanks that each perform a function as part of the treatment process. Many repairs and upgrades have been carried out on the system since it was transferred from the Developer to the Association and there are many more outstanding. Preliminary costings to carry out the necessary repairs or upgrades recommended by our engineers exceed $600,000.

Replacement poolside furniture

We appreciate the patience of residents whilst awaiting delivery of poolside furniture which we are pleased to advise is now installed. Each pool area is furnished with 4 chaise lounges with 2 side tables and a table with parasol and 4 chairs. The gazebo in phase V has an additional 2 chaise lounges with side table and table with parasol and 4 chairs. Please do not remove any furniture from their locations and also ensure that the parasols are closed after use. The community would appreciate the assistance of all residents to ensure that the furniture is handled in the proper manner.