The Board just met this past week with both our waterscape and landscape vendors. We would like to share with you these updates …
Each year, we ask our stream vendor (Advanced Aquatics) to clean out the streams, inspect the stream beds & pumps, and then fill them in with new water. However, this year they found some serious defects in the stream beds near the large pool.
Our streams beds were first built in 1982, and they have lasted a long time. However, the cost to repair the affected stream beds will exceed $100,000. As a result, the Board has decided instead to fill in these areas with dirt and install new landscape material to create a park/green area. This will not only save us on the repairs, but also lower both our water and electric bills. Additionally, residents will have a nice area to enjoy a picnic or read … and take in the nature that separates Lakeside from other communities.
Advance Aquatics will drain the remaining water from the streams in this area beginning the week of 6/24/19. They will work in conjunction with our landscape vendor, Villa Park, to begin the process of converting the affected areas. Part of this process, though, will involve removing the tree that sits between building 10541 and the large pool.
Unfortunately, the roots of this beautiful tree have intruded into the stream bed and caused it to crack. Hence, the need for repairs in this area. So, we will need to remove the tree, and bring out the stream edge about three feet. Also, we will need to remove the two trees that sit between the large pool and the bathroom as part of our upcoming clubhouse project. Normally, we wouldn’t have to do that until later on, but it will be much cheaper to remove all three trees at once versus removing them piecemeal. Removing trees is never an easy decision, but we must when it’s a necessity. See diagram below.
After speaking with both Advance Aquatics and Villa Park, we estimate the completion of this project to be December 2019. In the meantime, the Board will be meeting with both vendors frequently to not only keep tabs on the progress but to also assist in planning the new areas.
In addition, there is a pump between building 10610 and 10620 that has been very loud (and another pump that is starting to be loud nearby). To save money on new pumps, Advance Aquatics will transplant the good pumps near the large pool (that won’t be surrounded by water any longer) … and install them where the loud pumps are. This will save us money on new pumps, and also save time on waiting for new pumps to arrive.
If you have any questions, though, please feel free to come to our next board meeting … or contact our property manager, Mark Gardner, at Optimum Professional Property Management:
Phone: (714) 508-9070 x227
The Board thanks you in advance for your cooperation.