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 birds habitat has been restored and they no longer flock to the terraces.   




 

Capital Improvement Committee

At the last Board Meeting residents asked for some specific dates and for the detailed construction schedule.    The schedule and a fuller update is available now from your building manager and will be sent out shortly on Grove.Isle.News


 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 conclud on 1/29/19.
  • Landscaping of the deck will be in April. 
  • Pool Deck #2 is operational by the end of August.



From the Landscaping Committee

image52

  

  • If you’ve walked along the bay lately, you’ve noticed places  alongside the asphalt path where the sod alongside the asphalt path has  been turned into mud. 
  • As you may have guessed, this damage was caused by the tires of  cement trucks delivering their loads to the deck restoration worksite.
  • The Committee learned the following from the Capital Improvements Committee and Luke’s Landscaping:

  1. The cement trucks will be using the path for the duration of the restoration project.
  2. Because of the excessive weight of the loaded trucks, it is not  possible to prevent damage to the sod by use of a wooden or metal  device. The device would simply be crushed and/or crush the sod beneath  and killing it.
  3. It would be expensive and impractical to replace sod every time the damage occurs.

  • As a result, the decision was made to use green sand to disguise  the damage. This is considered to be the most practical and financially  responsible way to deal with the situation.

Plans call for the path to be widened after the restoration project is completed.  



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

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.

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

Find out more

To Reach the Official Minutes and Association Documents

 CLICK HERE


Official minutes are posted after they have been approved by the committee.  The official minutes include more detail (like costs and names) than our summaries.  Find the minutes  along with all the management reports, community rules, forms and budgets in the FSR website.   Click above to reach the document section after logging in.   If you need help reaching the documents, call   +1.866.378.1099 24 hours a day 7 days a week