Important NSB Planning & Zoning Board Meeting re Proposed Beach Hotel
An important New Smyrna Beach City Planning & Zoning Board meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m., December 1, 2014 at the Brannon Center regarding variances for the new proposed Marriott Springhill Suites hotel on the beach. All unit owners are encouraged to attend and have their voices heard.
Floating Dock and 2015 CSA Budget Approved, No Fee Increase
The Floating Dock was approved by the Voting members and the 2015 CSA budget was approved by the CSA Board at a joint meeting November 13, 2014. Maintenance fees for each unit will remain at $390 per quarter in 2015. For the complete minutes of the meeting click 11 CSA Board Minutes 141113.
Agenda of the November 2014 Board Meeting
On the agenda of the November 13, 2014 CSA Board Meeting is the voting tally of the Advisory Board on the proposed Floating Dock and the Board of Directors consideration of the 2015 proposed budget. For the complete agenda click 11 CSA Board Agenda 141113 .
Daytime Golf Course Irrigation
The golf course is being irrigated in the daytime as well as at night for the next few days to help the winter rye get started. Extra water is needed since lately there has been very little rainfall.
Please do not attempt to turn the sprinklers off as doing that can cause damage to timers, underground valves and solenoids.
Associations can help by posting this Golf Course Irrigation Notice.
Mangrove Trimming Begins
Mangrove trimming will begin on November 13, 2014 starting on the south by Building 466 and then proceeding from west to east. This will take about 10 days to 2 weeks.
Help CSA Cut Expenses
Unit owners can help the CSA save mailing and paper costs by completing the CSA email consent form and returning it to the CSA office! For a copy click CSA email consent form.
Volunteers Needed For Emergency Simulation Drill
Bouchelle Island CSA will be working with Volusia County on a simulated natural disaster. Volunteers are needed for interviews during this drill.
In addition County personnel will be helping CSA develop an emergency plan for Bouchelle Island.
For more information click Emergency Planning and Simulation Oct 24 2014.
Repairs have begun on the clubhouse. Water has been seeping into the walls particularly the south wall. And with all the rain this past September, the clubhouse has been flooded twice. Bushes have been removed and contractors are installing a drain pipe to keep the clubhouse from flooding. The walls are being checked for mildew, termite and other possible damage. Also new windows and gutters are being installed.
Floating Dock Ballots due Friday, October 24, 2014
Your vote as a CSA unit owner is important! Return your Floating Dock ballot to your Advisory Board Voting Member no later than Friday, October 24, 2014. For more information check the mail packet that was mailed to all unit owners. Or click Floating Dock Letter Sep 10 2014.
Awards Given at CSA Board Meeting
At the October 16, 2014 CSA Board Meeting, Francis French from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary presented to Bouchelle Island CSA and Deb Kreinest certificates of appreciation for outstanding cooperation and assistance in furthering the purposes of the USCGA including sponsoring boater safety courses on the Island.
A 12 unit, two story building is being constructed next to 406 Bouchelle Drive. The design will be similar to the buildings in the area. We have been told it will be completed by the end of the year.
Servello Out -- Valley Crest In
Starting September 1st we will be welcoming ” Valley Crest” our new landscape company on Bouchelle Island. We look forward to adding them to our team. Feel free to say hello if you see them.
The meeting of the CSA Board and Advisory Council, scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2014,has been cancelled.
Special CSA Board Meeting Called
There will be a special meeting of the CSA Board of Directors at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the clubhouse. The two items on the agenda are:
Discuss and consider Advisory Board member meeting on July 10th, 2014
Discuss and consider the heating of the small pool
Some Notes on April CSA Board Meeting
At the CSA Board meeting on April 10, 2014 the Board received written committee reports, took actions, and listened to a presentation by Walt Franek on parking. See the minutes, when posted, for a more complete report. Following are some highlights of the meeting:
- Approved two procedural documents regarding “Task Force Projects” and “Estimates and Bids.”
- Awarded a bid for small pool roof replacement.
- Approved new clubhouse outdoor lighting that should improve safety and well as making it more attractive.
- Agreed to change the names of all committees except the Architecture Committee to “Task Force.”
- Added a Golf Course Advisory Task Force and a Security Task Force.
- Approved making the CSA CAM an ex-officio member of all committees and task forces.
- Approved six regular CSA meetings per year: in February, March, April, October, November, and December.
- Recommended that the board request an opinion from the attorney re the floating dock.
- Requested that the chair of each task force submit a specific charge for the task force and an updated list of members.
Board Members Elected
The results of the election of CSA Board members, announced at the annual meeting today, are as follows:
Bob Dunham 469 elected to a three-year term
Roy Einreinhofer 471 elected to a three-year term
Nancy Murphy 410 elected to a three-year term
Rusty Saunders 367 elected to a one-year term
William St. James 286
The newly reorganized board elected the following officers for the year:
President: Roy Einreinhofer
Vice President: Bob Dunham
Treasurer: Ed Dabrowski
Assistant Treasurer: Pat O'Leary
Secretary: Nancy Murphy
Annual Meeting 2014
The 2014 Annual meeting of CSA and the Advisory Board will take place at the Clubhouse on Saturday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. The results of the election of board members will be announced and the new board will elect its officers for the year.
Breaker Panels Being Removed
This morning Antinori Construction began the BPA Removal Mobilization. Removal of these breakwater panels will alleviate the noise heard by neighbors near Buildings 442 and 444.The pictures below were taken today as the project began. UPDATE: All of the panels that were scheduled to be removed have been removed.
Bouchelle TV Channel
The NEW cable channel for the Magic box system for Bouchelle is channel 732
Some Notes on the February CSA Board Meeting
At the CSA Board meeting on February 13, 2014 the Board heard committee reports, took actions, and listened to a presentation by each of the candidates running for Board positions. See the minutes, when posted, for a more complete report. Following are some highlights of the meeting:
- Approved policies on Flag Poles at Individual Buildings, Spa/Pool Heating, Clubhouse/Pool Key System, Island CCTV, Clubhouse, and Benches. Tabled a policy proposal on employment.
- Approved up to $600 to improve the BBQ at the large pool.
- Manager reported:
- that the work on parking areas is being temporarily delayed until there are fewer autos.
- designated breakwater panels will be removed on or before March 1
CSA 2014 Candidates
There are 5 candidates running for 4 positions on the CSA Board of Directors. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will receive three-year terms; the fourth highest will receive a one-year term. Their names, in alphabetical order, are:
- Bob Dunham 448/302
- Roy Einreinhofer 434/304
- Nancy Murphy 460/104
- Rusty Saunders 426/303
- William Saint James 460/204
Click here for the background of each candidate. The candidates also will be invited to a “meet the candidates” opportunity to be held at the February 13th CSA meeting.
Election ballots will be sent out soon with instructions for their return.
We Need Your Help
As good citizens of Bouchelle we need to remember and follow rules that help us maintain a clean and safe neighborhood. Please let this serve as a reminder to all of us.
• When purchasing large items such a washers, refrigerators, etc. old ones should NOT be placed in the dumpsters or dumpster area. We should ask the vendor who delivers the new item to also remove the old ones. If that is not possible then the owner should call Waste Pro (386-424-1850).
• When remodeling work is being done on our condos, all removed materials should be hauled away by the vendor, preferably each day.
• When disposing of recycled materials, please make sure you use the correct container (which are clearly marked).
Thanks for your assistance!
Boat Inspection and Safety Course
Walt Franek has arranged for a Boat Inspection and Safety Course at Bouchelle. Click here for more information.
New Directory is Available
The Bouchelle Directory has been updated and printed and is available now in the CSA offfice. Owners may pick up a copy at no charge. If a binder is needed, it may be obtained for $3.00.
The Directory has also been put on this web site and is available for registered users. Congratulations to those who made this possible.
G & B Task Force Improves Beauty of Bouchelle
The Grounds and Beautification Task Force has been very active this past summer improving the looks of Bouchelle. At the past meeting of the Board of Directors, Judy Dabrowski reported on the accomplishments of her group.
- The Timber Replacement Project has completed 6 buildings, as planned, and has 2 more in progress.
- To date, 1690 new colorful plants and shrubs have been added.
- 10 palm trees have been added or replaced.
- Oak trees have been trimmed.
- Mulch has been replaced in tree wells and beds.
- Golf course has added needed sod.
All of this had been done, under budget, and Judy says that they will NOT exceed the budget established for 2013.
A sample of the additional plantings can be seen in the following "before and after" pictures of the area between the clubhouse and hole 18 on the golf course.
Picnic Area Gets a Serving Table
At the August meeting the CSA Board approved the installation of a serving table near the grill. This covered table, together with the grill, will be assets to the Boat Yard picnics and informal socializing. See pics below. Thanks to all who made this possible.
G&B Task Force Adds Beauty
The Grounds and Beautification Task Force has been very busy this summer planning and overseeing several projects. They have attempted to improve the attractiveness of areas visible to all and have stayed within the G&B budget.
For a look at before and after pictures click on one or more of the following projects:
The community thanks all involved for helping to make Bouchelle look good!!
Bouchelle Island Library
As most of you are aware, our library in the Clubhouse has grown dramatically over the past few years. We want to thank our volunteer librarian, Bettye Schubert and her assistants for the great work they do in keeping the library organized and easy to use.
Over the past few weeks, however, the library seems to have become a dumping ground for all types of unwanted printed materials. Old text books, lesson plans, and other assorted materials that have no general use have been dropped off causing Bettye to have to sort through it all before discarding it. We would like to ask your cooperation in limiting what you drop off to only books and DVDs that truly are of general interest.
If you have other printed materials that you think might be of use to someone, we suggest you contact the New Smyrna Library to see if they might have a need for them. Thanks for your cooperation.
New BBQ Gets Initiated at Picnic
The newly built BBQ Grill was initiated during the Annual Boatyard Picnic last Saturday. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and sausage never tasted so good. Built by John Clapp it fits perfectly in the boatyard. Our thanks to John and to those who helped.
Also on display during the picnic was a new “platform” used by the band. This was made by volunteers using slates leftover from another project. Thanks to all who made these two new additions possible!
Timber Replacement Project Underway
As part of the 2013 approved Grounds and Beautification Plan the project to replace rotten timbers and replace with pavers has begun. At this time the first building (460) is complete. It would appear at this time that we can complete the next three buildings and perhaps more. The next three in line are 446, 456, and 462.
New System to Replace Rental Book
Since the Rental Book was taken from the Clubhouse it has been agreed to replace the book with periodic listings (single sheets similar to the calendar) of “for sale” or “rent” and “rental wanted.” These will eventually be listed on the web site (www.Bouchelle.com).
CSA is providing this as a service to our residents and bears no responsibility for correctness of listings and will not act as a broker or rental agency. All transactions are on a person-to-person basis. We will publish the updated list at least monthly.
Please submit the completed form to the CSA office. We will add your listing to the forms that will be available at the Clubhouse. If you are looking to rent a unit, just fill out what you want in the way of bedrooms and baths, the dates you are looking for, and any other information you feel necessary. Unit owners will contact you directly.
From the President
|Book Club Meeting|
Thu Dec 18 @ 7:00PM
Fri Dec 19 @ 9:00AM
|Assoc. 23 Annual Meeting|
Sat Dec 20 @10:00AM
|G & B Mtg.|
Tue Dec 23 @ 9:00AM
Tue Dec 23 @ 1:00PM
Tue Dec 23 @ 7:00PM
|CSA CLOSING @ Noon|
Wed Dec 24 @12:00AM
Wed Dec 24 @ 7:00PM
|CSA CLOSED Christmas Holiday |
Thu Dec 25 @12:00AM
|CSA CLOSED Christmas Holiday |
Fri Dec 26 @12:00AM