KING’S GATE CLUB
MAY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
• Planned Summer Projects:
• We have received the report from the Department of Environmental Protection inspection. The
following “Out of Compliance” items were noted:
- Replace three water main valves – one at the corner of King Arthur Court & King Arthur
Drive, one in the swale between 138 & 139 and one at the corner of Princess Ave. & Castle
- Drain and clean out the sediment from three tanks at the WWP.
- Replace old curb valves for water service to the residences.
- Clean and paint the floor in the water plant.
- Strip and wax the floors in the clubhouse & activities room.
- Clean woodworking shop and make needed repairs.
- Repair damaged pool surface and find & repair small leak.
- Touch up paint in clubhouse & other buildings, paint curb around the pool.
- Usual summer maintenance projects such as deep cleaning pool shower rooms, light
fixtures, ceiling fans, canopies, carpets, painting traffic lines, patching holes in the
2 levels have been 5.8 mg/L, 7.8 mg/L and 4.6 mg/L for the last three quarterly lab readings
- A copy of the new permit for discharge of the reject water that flows into the lake was not
in the plant. (A copy is now in the files at the plant.)
- There was no documentation of calibration of flow meters in the plant. (The calibration
of flow meters has been completed and documentation is now in the plant files.)
- The Oxygen level in the lake was below the minimum requirement of 4 mg/L in two quarterly
lab reports over a year ago. (The run-time for lake aerators and fountain was increased and the
The DEP report also noted a typographical error on an old lab report. (The laboratory has
reissued a corrected report.)
• There may still be a few residents that will be returning to their northern homes. In the
office there is a packet of helpful information for closing up your home and for emergency
preparedness. Stop by and pick up a copy. While you are away, keep up with the Club through our
business website, kingsgateclub.net There will be photographs of interesting summer
projects that you might want to follow. The site is updated regularly, sometimes daily,
especially during hurricane season with weather information. If you have any suggestions for
content for the site, please let the manager know.
• There was a broken hydraulic line at the trash compactor recently. Waste Management has
attempted to clean it up. If the asphalt deteriorates as it did from the Blue Septic spill, then
we will have WM pay for the repair.
• Our landscape contract was awarded to Nanak’s Landscaping. They will begin servicing our
property effective June 1, 2008. Nanak’s is a large company with regional offices in Orlando,
Jacksonville and Tampa and recently has located a regional office in Sarasota. Three of
Greenscape’s former employees, whom I respect highly, are leaders in the operation. There will
most likely be hiccups in the beginning but we are expecting an improvement in performance once
their crews become familiar with the property. As with Greenscape, if you have a problem, come
by the office and register your complaint.
• If you have not been by the office lately, please stop in and meet Patricia Tucker. While
Michele is out on maternity leave. Trish is in charge of our front office and is doing a great
• The clearing of the Brazilian Pepper trees on I-75 right-of-way has opened up access from
I-75 to our 8 acre tract. The maintenance guys have extended the chain link fence across the
opening to cover the vulnerable spot.
• One of our residents told us of an A/C company that has been doing work in the Club. His
experience with them was a nightmare. I won’t go into details but if you need help with your
A/C system or any other work around your home, please make sure you are dealing with a reputable
company. Ask for references and check them out.
• There have been resident complaints about the algae in the lake. Florida Aquatics, the
company that manages our lake suggested that the problem was because the lake was too shallow.
This allowed the sun to cause rapid algae growth on the bottom. They suggested a company that
could help with the problem. I contacted the company and asked them to give us information on
algae mitigation. The owner of the company came to the Club, inspected the problem and suggested
digging out the shallow corners of the lake. He sent us a bid for this work in the amount of
approximately $16,000 per corner. This project has been turned over to the long range planning
committee for further action. Meanwhile Florida Aquatics has been putting a dye in the water to
help shade the lake bottom and thus slow the growth of algae.
• After the pool was refilled last summer, the Krystal Krete surface began to deteriorate in
small patches. A technician from the manufacturer is supposed to be here today to inspect the
situation. Hopefully the cure can be a simple one.
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