Community Center and Fitness to reopen next week
The Foundation staff has been working diligently over the last few days to assess the damages caused by Hurricane Ian to our facilities.
Unfortunately, the damage is extensive, but we are working with our partners to determine what work needs to be completed to restore our beautiful amenities.
The Foundation’s disaster recovery firm has been engaged and was onsite Friday evaluating the damage. They will clean up debris, including what ended up in the mangroves. Staff is doing some of this work. However, Belfor will handle the more dangerous tasks. Belfor is also providing dumpsters, supplies, personnel, power washing equipment, etc. More importantly, they will help The Foundation manage the process of submitting claims and seeking funds for remediation, and managing the entire process.
Community Center and Fitness & Wellness Center
We’re happy to announce that the Community Center will reopen on Monday, October 3. The meeting rooms and Fitness & Wellness Center will be open from 7 am – 5 pm.
All normal Community Center activities such as Bridge, Mahjong, and Duplicate Bridge, will resume. All scheduled meetings will also resume.
On Monday, the Foundation contractor is scheduled to start work at. North Tennis. As soon as the work is completed, the courts will be reopened.
The South Tennis courts will need to be substantially renovated due to the storm surge and saltwater intrusion. As a result, the South Tennis courts will be closed indefinitely.
Beaches and Restaurants
After reviewing the damage at our beach restaurants, Marker 36 and Sandbar, our contractor is putting together rebuilding plans. At this time, the damage is significant and timelines and expenses cannot be determined as of yet.
The Commons suffered intense storm surge damage and will need extensive cleanup. At this point we don’t know the extent of the damage to our equipment, but assessments will be ongoing.
We are urging members to stay away from the boardwalks and beaches. The boardwalks and beaches will remain closed during the recovery efforts due to unsafe conditions, and trams are not operational.