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Holiday business hours 2017-2018

The Holiday season is here again and it is during this time of year that criminal activity tends to increase. However we wish to assure you that we will continue to do our part to ensure the safety of residents and their property. There are a number of safety precautions the Security Department would like everyone to bear in mind during this season.

  • Call Security Services on 327-6943 to report anything that appears suspicious.
  • To speak to an officer immediately press ‘0’ and you will diverted to an emergency contact.
  • Monitor children and always be aware of their activities. Our Security personnel have had cause to deal with resident children damaging Association property, their time could be better utilized.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. When traveling home at night, be vigilant to ensure that you are not being followed. If you suspect that you are being followed, please  stop at the security gate. This is particularly important for residents who may normally utilize the automatic entry system – do not use it under these circumstances.
  • Drivers of vehicles with dark tinted glass should open their windows when stopping at the Security gate so that personnel can check that the occupants are not under duress.  When there are guests following you home, please give Security Services their names. Also, inform your guest to stop at the Security gate and not to enter directly after you.
  • Provide Security Services with guest lists for any upcoming functions in order to prevent delays or inconveniencing them.
  • Notify Security Services if your property is going to be vacant over the holidays, you may send instructions at our Going away service.

In conclusion, please be reminded that workers’ identification badges and vehicle decals expire at the end of December.

Business hours during the Holiday season:

Dec 22nd – 8am – noon
Dec 23rd – 26th – closed
Dec 27th & 28th – 8am – 4pm
Dec 29th – 8am – noon
Dec 30th – Jan 1st – closed

Business resumes as normal on January 2nd, 2018. In the event of emergencies outside of business hours, please contact 327-6943.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year.

Hurricane Irma & Jose

As we prepare for Hurricane Irma & Jose, please observe the following guidance:

  • Print a copy of our Hurricane Preparedness Guide and take appropriate steps to prepare your family and property.
  • If we are impacted by the hurricane, the Association will address damage and clean-up of common property only.
  • Owners are responsible for preparing their properties for a hurricane and subsequent clean-up and repairs.
  • Owners should take steps to secure their private property (e.g. boats), please do not request nor use common property to secure property that cannot be stored on your property.
  • We recommend that owners should organize a contractor in advance to carry out remedial work on their private property. Our gardening contractor – Caribbean Landscape – may also be contacted on  377-1149 ext 117 for hurricane clean-up. Note that this is outside the scope of our gardening service and therefore must be paid for by the individual owners.
  • Debris from private property must be properly disposed of and not placed on common property. The Association will not remove debris arising from private property.

If you have any questions, please email hurricane@sandyportmanagement.com

Lawn chemical treatments

We will be carrying out a chemical application around the common areas of the property on Friday February 10, 2017.

For safety reasons, signs will be placed in the areas being treated and we would ask that parents and pet owners pay particular attention to the affected areas.

In particular please avoid the area between Kingfisher Island and Watercolor Cay.

Distracted driving

We have received an increasing number of reports from residents concerned about texting whilst driving. As a community that promotes safety first, we encourage residents to avoid using mobile devices whilst driving.

Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far one of the most alarming distractions. The average text message distracts a driver for 4.6 seconds: That’s like driving the length of a football field blind at 55mph.

Being a family community, we have younger residents that are at greater risk of having an accident with a distracted driver.

Distracted driving costs lives, please be proactive and let us not wait for an accident to happen. Make a habit of waiting until it’s safe to use the device, inside and outside of our community.

Lawn chemical treatments

We will be carrying out a chemical application around the common areas of the property on Friday January 13, 2017.

For safety reasons, signs will be placed in the areas being treated and we would ask that parents and pet owners pay particular attention to the affected areas.

In particular please ensure pets and children avoid the area opposite the park located near Roberts’ Isle.

Important changes to construction guidelines

Effective January 1, 2017 amendments to the construction guidelines will become effective. The changes have been adopted to minimize the likelihood of disruption during construction activity.

The full guidelines are available here, the amendments affect two clauses and are highlighted below:

2.1.3                                       Construction activity is permitted only between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Friday save for excavation work which is permitted until 3:00pm. No construction is allowed on Saturdays, Sundays or Public Holidays. Any construction activity considered a nuisance can be stopped by Security and workers may be asked to leave.

2.1.5                                       The contractor is responsible for avoiding damage and making full repairs to any Common Areas, developed or undeveloped properties, streets, sidewalks, utilities, lighting, signage and/or landscaping in the vicinity of the construction site. Before heavy equipment is permitted on the property the owner shall agree to indemnify the Association, by way of written agreement, against loss or damage caused by such equipment. Heavy equipment will be denied access if no specific indemnity is in place from the owner in a written form held at the security gate.

The Indemnity Agreement is available for download at the Construction Guidelines page.