We Need Your Help
We have a number of vendors who do grounds work on the island. CSA contracts with vendors to do many jobs such as lawn care, tree trimming, landscaping, etc. These jobs are contracted and paid by CSA (your quarterly fees at work). When we have good vendors we like to keep them but sometimes the vendors receive complaints or conflicting requests directly from owners. As a result we have just lost one good vendor who has been trimming trees. Others may raise their rates to do the work because of this aggravation. Higher rates mean higher CSA fees.
You can help CSA. If you have a problem with the way any of the grounds work is being done call the CSA office, not the vendor. Please have no contact with vendors. Thanks for your cooperation and assistance.
Attention Bicycle Owners
Management is reviewing the bicycle situation on Bouchelle because we have had several bikes stolen in the past couple of weeks. There are a number of bikes rusting away and they need to be cleaned up or removed.
The bike racks by the large and small pools were NOT meant for "permanent" storage. They are for daily use only. Please remove your bike if it left on one of these racks. Bikes that are abandoned will be removed on July 3rd. Please contact the CSA office if you have any questions. Thank you.
CSA President's Report
A Special Board Meeting was held on for Thursday, June 11 to discuss the increasing problem of rules being disregarded by residents and guests. All of the Board members present were in agreement with the fact that rules violations have become more prevalent, especially but not exclusively, on holidays and weekends. The Board concluded that the situation has gotten to the point where residents are staying away from the pools and other amenities as a result of the bad behavior by a small number of our residents and their guests and that we can no longer tolerate that kind of behavior.
As a result of the discussion, with additional input from the residents in attendance, a course of action was agreed upon. The following steps are going to be taken for the July 4th holiday weekend:
- There will be increased security throughout the Island as a way to help prevent the types of behavior that was encountered over the Memorial Day weekend.
- We will establish a “check-in” point at the pools to gather information about pool users and will be checking for amenity passes (the plastic cards that give your name, building and unit numbers). We will also be reminding folks about the posted rules and that those rules will be strictly enforced from this point on.
- There will also be increased security at the boatyard as a way to keep unauthorized parties for accessing the boat ramp and other facilities.
- A Special Board meeting will be convened at 10 AM on Thursday, July 9, 2015 to review the information gathered over the holiday weekend and to discuss the how to best implement a firm policy of rules enforcement.
CSA Board members will be volunteering their time to serve as information collectors at the pools and boatyard so that we can design methods by which we can work towards eliminating the types of behavior recently exhibited. As a part of this overall effort, we encourage all residents to read the Rules and Regulations that are posted to the website. We want all of our residents to know what will be expected of them and their guests as we proceed with the Island-wide crackdown on violations.
It was also determined that each of the Condo Associations will be expected to cooperate in this effort by monitoring and reporting violations of rules governing rental durations, pet violations, and other types of violations that they witness. The Associations will be expected to enforce their rules and By Laws as a way to help the overall move towards a more peaceful, rules observant community.In doing this, pictures of the violators and violations would be helpful. We are not asking residents to get involved in face-to-face situations, but rather suggest that when violations are observed, they be reported to the office or to security immediately so that action can be taken to rectify the situation.
Tree Trimming and Other Improvements
The oak and palm trees will be trimmed beginning July 6, 2015.
Areas on the Bouchelle property that were damaged by drought and chinch bugs will be re-sodded beginning in the next two weeks. You will notice that the sprinklers will be turned on daily once the sod has been laid. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CSA office.