Capital Improvement Committee

On Thursday Jan 17 the Capital Improvement Committee held a Town Hall meeting with our construction project manager. Based on their background a number of the residents had in depth questions and of course all of us were very interested in the detailed schedule and progress made to date. A 31 page report was presented that can be obtained from your building manager.


 Here are a few specific dates requested in the meeting:

  • Waterproofing of Deck 3 will begin approximately 1/16/19 with the prep work and we expect to conclude on 1/29/19.
  • Landscaping of the deck will be in April. 
  • Pool Deck #2 should be operational by the end of August.


 

Gym Committee

 A Cybex Bravo multifunction machine  is being considered as a possible replacement for the double cable cross over machine. While the new machine has many functions, it was agreed further research was needed it to see if it is compatible with our space and uses.

If you have an opinion, please send it to the Gym Committee via  crodriguez@groveislecondominium.com   The subject line should read "For the Gym Committee"



Club Gym

For those of you that would like to exercise with a beautiful view although with less equipment available, remember the use of the club gym is included in your club dues.   If you experience problems in the gym speak to the hotel front desk.



 




We apologize to the Landscaping Committee!

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 We love the Landscaping Committee.  When it comes to sending the meeting minutes they are the most prompt and consistent.  So we apologize that we dropped the ball and are posting their Jan 31 meeting notes late.


LANDSCAPING COMMITTEE REPORT

Members of the Landscaping Committee met with our landscaping contractor’s on-site

supervisor on January 31st for a fact-finding tour of the Condominium property. The following

information was shared with us:

1. Due to a break in a water line, our irrigation system was inoperative for two weeks,

resulting in the deaths of some areas of lawn. Grasses that died were replaced by

the Contractor at no cost to Grove Isle.

2. The plants along the edge of the dog park fence were infected with an insect pest.

They have been treated and will recover.

3. The trees that border the parking areas along the main drive will be pruned so that

they will grow branches that will join and eventually conceal the parked cars.

4. Areas of landscaping adjoining the buildings were damaged during the recently

completed painting project. The Contractor will provide proposals for repair of those

areas.

5. According to our contract with the Contractor, flowers are replaced 4 time a year.

The flowers called for in the contract are Impatiens, Begonias and Caladiums. At its

next meeting (date and time TBD), the Committee will consider alternatives.



Club Operations Committee

Our Club Committee has been working  hard and the attendance at the club testifies to their success:

  • Come and try the modified menus in place since Sept 1
  • The service has been enhanced
  • The committee really wants input from the residents so please address your comments, questions, and suggestions to the Committee through Calixto Rodriguez at crodriguez@groveislecondominium.com

Operations Committee

 

Towing

Complaints concerning the blocking of the handicap ramps have continued so management has been instructed to begin towing.

  • The  handicap ramps are a “No Parking” area. 
  • Anyone that parks and leaves their vehicle in this area will be towed away at the owner’s expense.
  • As per the Grove Isle Condominium Rules and Regulations, parking vehicles in unauthorized area is prohibited. 

 


 

Recycling

The Operations Committee will be joining the social group in the effort to define recycling rules for the isle.   If you want to help, send a note to the social group or the operations group.



 

Bird Scare Tape

  

  • If you are trying to ward off birds from your terrace, rather than use annoying sound devices that can offend your neighbors,  many residents have have excellent success with "Bird Scare Tape."
  • It's a good solution until the bird's habitat has been restored and they no longer flock to the terraces. 

Notice of Upcoming Meetings

You will receive the notice of upcoming meetings, including the time, date, and location, via Grove.Isle.News emails.


You can also find them posted in the display case by the mail boxes.

Club Demolition Update

 

  • In  2015, the City of Miami issued a document called "demolition  waiver"  requiring the Developer to obtain all building permits for the construction of new Club Facilities before the present Club Facilities could be closed and demolished. However, on Friday, August 31st the City  issued the Developer a demolition permit without the prior issuance of  building permits. We believed that the issuance of the demolition permit  violated not only the City's "demolition waiver", but  Judge Miller's  Final Order of August 13, 2015, which also states that  there can be no  demolition permit issued without the prior issuance of  building permits.           
  • The  Association hired the law firm of Waldman Barnett to restrain the implementation of the permit and, if possible, have it rescinded.  We had  to hire a new firm, because our present attorneys, Weiss Serota,  have a  conflict in suing the City. However, they remain our attorneys in other matters before Judge Miller.
  • On  Friday, August 31st, Glen Waldman filed an emergency motion  for a  temporary restraining order before Judge Miller. He also filed on   September 4th, an independent mandamus complaint against the City of Miami seeking to rescind the demolition permit and not reissue it until building permits are issued.
  • On  September 5th, the Developer agreed in the pending case before Judge  Miller to enter into a stipulation agreement with the Association that  it could not implement the demolition permit until the  City issues to it  building permits. Also on September 5th, Judge  Miller signed an order  ratifying the stipulation agreement.
  • The mandamus action against the City will proceed.


Respectfully,

The Board of Directors

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