PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by Sarah McElwee –There are only two months left in this crazy year 2020 and for me – that is a blessing. I am not sure that I have ever experienced the variety of “one of a kind” elements in any of the previous 63 years of my life. It is my sincere wish that you and your family have been well and minimally impacted by the events of our nation and the world.
Caribbean Beach Club (“CBC”)
Professionally managed by
Tricom Management, Inc.
4025 E. La Palma Avenue, #101
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 777-3700 Telephone
(714) 630-2030 Fax
Board of Directors:
Sarah McElwee – President Brett Beer, Vice President
David Siktberg – Treasurer David Zibolski – Secretary
Patrick O’Conner – Director John Vary, Director
Steve Elbing, Director
CBC Board Meeting Schedule
3/1/21 @ 9am (EST) Qtr 1 Mtg. via Zoom
6/7/21 @ 9am (EST) Qtr 2 Mtg. on property
8/23/21 @ 9am (EST) Qtr 3 Mtg on property
ANNUAL MEETING: 10/25/21 @ 1pm (EST) on property
(Dates and times are subject to change. Please call the Resort two weeks prior to confirm.)
Minutes, Financials, Reserve Study, Audits, Budgets, and Rules & Regs are available, please call (239) 463-6111.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by Sarah McElwee
There are only two months left in this crazy year 2020 and for me – that is a blessing. I am not sure that I have ever experienced the variety of “one of a kind” elements in any of the previous 63 years of my life. It is my sincere wish that you and your family have been well and minimally impacted by the events of our nation and the world.
Despite lockdowns and restrictions, we have had some great happenings at our beautiful resort and so wanted to give you a quick update on the latest happenings. First and foremost, we had our annual meeting (conducted outside!!) and all the incumbents were re-elected to the Board. The new board did make a change in officers with Brett Beer taking the role of Vice President while the others remained the same. We had a few questions from owners at the meeting and promised to document them here with answers for all owners to be aware:
Q: Why is it that the pier does not appear to be maintained? It needs some updates, and they do not appear to be in process.
A: The city of Ft. Myers Beach will not grant a permit for fixing this pier as the beach’s topography has shifted and changed. Instead – they would like it removed entirely. As a result – we must either take down the pier entirely OR fix it in small pieces/sections to avoid the need for a permit. We have currently chosen to fix it in small sections/pieces, and thus it is a very slow process.
Q: The rec room has been closed for quite a while. Why is this? And, what is the plan for reopening the room?
A: The rec room had to be closed due to Lee County regulations regarding the COVID 19 crisis. Lee County has the strictest rules in all of Florida. It began when the gathering of groups of people was forbidden. However, as the guidance has changed and group sizes for indoor gathering have changed (increased) – we are still limited due to the cleanliness/separation guidelines. We do not have housekeeping staff on-site every day with time to clean the room. To open the rec room, we will need to manage group sizes and sterilization of the contents. This includes anything in the refrigerator, etc. We are actively working on reopening the room slowly, thinking about reservations with scheduled cleaning before and after, so stay tuned as we will be reopening in phases.
Q: When will we get the bicycles and kayaks back on property?
A: The bicycles and kayaks were removed when our new management company was on-boarded on April 1st. As a result of their management audit and assessment, we had a significant uncovered liability risk for anyone using the bicycles or kayaks. Additionally, the bikes are difficult to maintain in the salt air. We know some owners liked to use these and did not make this decision lightly. We are reviewing options with our legal team to determine if there is a possibility of having them back on property. We suggest you rent from the local shops instead, where you know the equipment will be in good shape and has adequate insurance coverage.
Q: Did the management company apply for any Coronavirus aid through any of the government-funded programs?
A: No, we did not. This was for several reasons. First and foremost, the employees on our property are employees of the management company, and the management company is so large that it did not qualify based on size. Secondarily, all of our budget funding is received in January for the year. This was before the COVID-19 crisis, so it did not negatively impact our budgets or payroll.
We have several enhancements taking place at the resort for the next several months. We are putting dehumidifiers in all units in the south building as well as replacing wallpaper while providing some other quick touch ups to ensure your comfort! We are going to be upgrading our pool equipment (filters/mechanics) over the span of two weeks and this will create redundancy and modernization to equipment that lived a full and useful life.
NOTE: This work will require that the pool is not available for guests to use for 3 consecutive days in each week and once permits are obtained and the work scheduled – we will be calling ALL owners impacted in their weeks. Lastly – we are continuing options for having a bathroom available for folks at the pool……fingers crossed!
With warm wishes for a happy holiday season! Looking forward to 2021 and the joys we will all share at our “home away from home.”
RESORT PROJECT PHOTOS
New Landscaping Plants
Another Beautiful Sunset at CBC