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.
Golf Course To Close Temporarily
The golf course will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning on June 15, 2015. During this time the course will be treated with weed killer and fertilizer. Areas that are damaged or bare will be re-sodded with Bermuda grass. The sprinklers around the golf course will be on daily for at least two weeks during this time. We should have a much better golf course by fall. Thanks for your understanding!
Message From CSA President
After having gone through a long process involving state agencies and attorneys, the CSA Board would like to ask our residents to bring items of concern to the Board rather than reporting them to various state agencies. The most recent incident cost CSA, and you, more than $4000 to investigate various state statutes and the ways in which they applied to Bouchelle Island. If the person filing the complaint had brought that matter directly to the Board rather than taking an unwarranted approach by going directly to the state, we could have answered the question without incurring the legal expenses and the loss of time needed to address the issue.
The CSA Board strives to maintain transparency in its dealing with all Owners and we ask that, in return, Owners look internally as the first step in resolving disputes.. Having residents taking action that forces the Board to seek legal advice and to incur legal expenses is certainly not in the best interest of Bouchelle Island. If you have a problem, there are ways to have that problem addressed without bringing outside agencies into the mix. All Board members are volunteers, giving freely of their time to help keep Bouchelle Island a desirable place to live.
Part of living in any condominium community is the application of sound reasoning to problem solving. All we ask of our residents is that before you take an action that will result in CSA incurring legal expenses to handle a problem that could have been easily resolved by open discussion, you give the Board an opportunity to address your concerns. We don’t want Bouchelle Island to get a reputation for becoming a litigious community nor do we want to spend your dollars unnecessarily.
No BINGO Until September
Diane McGlocklyn has announced that there will be no BINGO until September. There were 31 people who closed down the season on April 28th.
New Hours for Fitness Center
The Fitness Center has added new equipment this past year and in order to safeguard it, new hours have been established. A new timed lock has been installed that allows owners and guests to use the facility between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and still requires a key. All users are asked to take good care of the equipment and report any problems to the CSA office.