KING'S GATE CLUB
JANUARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Well # 1, which is located in the open area northwest of the Clubhouse has been air blasted and acid washed to remove a buildup of
sediment, etc. Lab tests show that the well is in good shape. Now that almost all of the residences are occupied, both wells are on line
and performing well. In December, one of the permeator pumps began to fail and had to be removed to be rebuilt. A spare pump was inserted
in its place, the system was not affected and everything is fully functional. Because the plant has many redundant systems and an adequate
inventory of critical parts, downtime for repairs should always be minimal.
- There are occasional questions regarding the quality of our water. Most municipal water systems in this area are unable to meet the
Florida Department of Health the maximum limit of 500 ppm of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in their drinking water. Consequently, they have
to request a waiver of the maximum limit. The TDS of the finished water at KGC is just under 200 ppm. The quality of our water is tested
daily for basic things such as chlorine levels, hardness, TDS, etc. Tests are run for the health department monthly and some are run
quarterly. Except for one lab error that has since been corrected, all chemical analyses are well within acceptable levels.
- 241 Ave of Barons, Fels house – Our attorney has notified us that the judge has approved the appointment of a receiver to handle the
club’s takeover of the property. The Club will shortly have access to the unit and the ability to rent it in order to pay for the
maintenance fees and other costs. The mortgagee is responsible for taxes and insurance on the property. The unit will need extensive
cleaning. Most of the furniture has been removed and will have to be replaced. Hopefully we can find a renter for part of February and
all of March and April.
- Two of the Date Palms between our entrance roadway and the Park’s boat yard are badly stressed and will probably need to be replaced.
Hazeltine Nurseries will replace any of the trees or shrubs that do not survive.
- What is happening with the lake? Before Christmas, the lake was clear and algae free. Something happened the next day. A blue-green
algae bloom occurred and brought with it an unpleasant musty smell. We immediately contacted SolarBee and have begun to send samples and
photographs. The limnologist is analyzing the material and should respond soon with possible remediation recommendations. Meanwhile, the
consensus of the Board is that we may have to have additional treatments to control the algae problem. To that end, we have interviewed
three lake management companies to find additional or alternative courses of treatment. At this point, one of the three lake management
companies has responded with its recommendations. You can be sure that the Board of Directors and the staff are very concerned about this
problem and will do whatever it can to control these algae blooms.
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