This is the season of thankfulness… at least it is a time when most of us will stop and say “thanks” for the many blessings we have received over the past year. It is my wish for you and your family to have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Although the year is coming to an end, we still have lots going on in the community. Below are a few hot topics:
Last month Creative Iron Works completed the installation of the new fence and automatic gate with a closing system going into Millbrook Golf and Country Club. This has been an area of concern for a while now. This is now not only pleasing to the eye, but is a safer perimeter for our community. Please remember that the Millbrook golf course is private as well and is for their members. If you are a member of Millbrook Golf and Country Club and have a current HAWL Golf Cart decal, come to the HAWL Office to purchase an automatic opener/closer for the gate. This is the only way to enter the golf course through HAWL. The total cost of this capital improvement was $5,187.28.
Bid requests were sent out last month and will be opened as well as reviewed this month for the repaving/overlaying of approximately 2.25 miles of roads on the westside of the community and areas of road repairs. Bids were sent to Barriere Construction Co., LLC, Boh Bros. Construction, and Huey Stockstill, Inc. The list of streets/roads and repair areas was sent out for bid but will not be finalized until bids are opened and the total cost has been reviewed and approved. The final list will be printed with a timeline after the bid process is complete.
We are currently in the process of replacing three roadway culverts. The replacement culverts include an 18” culvert at the intersection of Pinecrest Drive and Hide-A-Way Lane, a 15” culvert in the 300 block of Ridgeview Drive, and a 15” culvert in the 200 block of Glenwood Drive. In order to allow for proper compaction, these areas will have limestone over the roadway before being patched with asphalt. By allowing the culvert time for proper compaction, it is less likely that the culvert will shift in the future. Culvert replacement is being done by our maintenance department and is planned to be completed this month.
The insurance claim for the lightning storm that occurred at the Lodge on August 8, 2018, was finalized with Scottsdale Insurance Company. Total damages came to $16,351.06. The total insurance payment was $13,851.06. The difference is the $2,500 insurance deductible.
As a preventative measure for the future and to bring the building up to code for safety reasons, we are in the process of having all of the Lodge building electrical service disconnects be located on the exterior of the Lodge. The Lodge has four 400 amp 3 phase disconnects; one is currently on the exterior and the remaining three are in the interior of the Lodge lower level. All of the electrical service disconnects will have surge protection units to assist against surge and lightning strikes that enter the building through utility power lines. This project has been awarded to Gulf South Electric. The total planned cost of this capital improvement is $13,215. This project will be planned out and the date(s) for installation will be communicated to the community through the weekly email newsletter and the front boards as the Lodge will not have power on certain days during the installation.
As always, I encourage your suggestions and/or concerns regarding the improvement of the community. My door is always open to you. Please stop by or give me a call so that we may set up a time to meet and talk. I value the input of community members since working together is essential in order to protect, maintain, enhance, and preserve not only the community but your homes as well.