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AO Park Notices 2020-09-17T20:18:03+00:00
September 17, 2020

The following is a Synopsis of the major actions for the Week of September 7th to the 11th.

LW Smith II

Manager

No change with the activities at the Park at the current level.  Please be very considerate of other owners and discourage any visitors during this rise in the COVID19 cases.

          

  • Remember we are still under the COVID 19 restrictions and are to maintain the 6 feet social distancing. Continue to be diligent in your personal safety and follow the guidelines to the best of your ability.
  • Due to the increase of COVID 19 in Okeechobee County Management has requested that all Contractors use the bathhouse #5 (car wash area).
  • Cameras in all Areas are working and recording 24/7.
  • Please remember the Rules and Regulations state that Owners are held responsible for visitors. Visitors (of any age) must be accompanied by an Owner when using any of the facilities.   Please remember the current Rule and Regulation is that no one under the age of 16 is to be driving a golf cart. 

Monday was Labor Day.  New owner on BL 15-Lot 11 had the 50amp receptacle  burn out.  Big Dog Electric fixed it.

We are in the process of getting quotes to fix the Post Office Floors, gutters, and siding.

DEP is transferring the Designated Permittee  to LW Smith II.

Looking to seal the asphalt streets, possibly do it ourselves.  Getting prices.  Also looking in to fixing the ruts around the Leach Ponds in the Storage Area.

Another Electric Pedestal has broken.  BL 5 Lot 15.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, September 14, 2020:

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

                                    LAWRENCE W. SMITH, II

                                          PARK MANAGER

                                  

The Board of Directors would like to announce that effective September 3, 2020, L. W. has accepted the position as the Park Manager for Ancient Oaks.  He has assumed all the duties required for this position and has officially moved to the manager’s office located in the front office building.

 

 L.W. has served as Maintenance Supervisor since his hire date of 11/16/08.  L.W. has proven his commitment and dedication to the Owners and visitors of Ancient Oaks.   When, as an Owner or Renter, you see L.W., offer him your congratulations and encouragement for taking on this new role and commitment. 

 

The Board of Directors would like to take this time and welcome back Owners, new Owners and Renters that are returning to Ancient Oaks.   Unfortunately, with the COVID 19 warnings per the Governor of the State of Florida, the quarantine time remains at 14 days from one state to the other, especially if you are from California, Florida, Illinois, New York.   The exception is if you have been in quarantine for 7 days and have a test with a negative result, then the quarantine time is lifted.

Please remember, the quarantine time is to be followed for all visitors also.

           

  • Remember we are still under the COVID 19 restrictions and are to maintain the 6 feet social distancing. Continue to be diligent in your personal safety and follow the guidelines to the best of your ability.
  • Due to the increase of COVID 19 in Okeechobee County Management has requested that all Contractors use the bathhouse #5 (car wash area).
  • Please remember the Rules and Regulations state that Owners are held responsible for visitors. Visitors (of any age) must be accompanied by an Owner when using any of the facilities.   Please remember the current Rule and Regulation is that no one under the age of 16 is permitted to drive and/or sit behind the wheel of the golf cart.

Our continued thanks to the Owners of Ancient Oaks for your patience and encouragement through this transition and virus concerns.

Sept. 10, 2020

Statement from Board Member Dave Roberts;

I firmly believe that with L.W. Smith as our new Manager, owners can rest assured that he has their best interests at heart. I also want to thank Cheryle Ferrall, Board President for stepping up and managing the Park while we searched for a new Manager. Cheryle, managed to hold the Park together for 3 1/2 months every day with no compensation. She endured a lot of adversity but stayed with it, a trait few people have. If any owners appreciate what she has done, thank her when you see her. A special appreciation goes out to Cheryle’s husband Steve, who endured the brunt of her frustrations when she came home after work.  Jol Creech, Treasurer, also supported Cheryle, especially by monitoring finances and  shredding files. Kathy and Tami kept the office operating professionally, as they always do. Finally, I want to thank LW for keeping the daily operations of the Park running smooth and the work crew for keeping the Park looking it’s best.
Cheryle has had full support of the other Board Members and please remember that the Board is comprised of owners and we do our best to be good stewards of the Parks finances. We will be working diligently to comply with all local and Florida State requirements, holding Board Meetings, addressing problems and making improvements to keep the Park looking and operating efficiently. All we ask is owner support and for any owners who have problems with the Board, please make your issues known at Board Meetings, not aired on social media. Ancient Oaks is a wonderful Park with really great residents, outstanding management and a Board of Directors dedicated to keeping it a wonderful Park.

Dave Roberts

Guidelines for:         PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

 

U.S. Water Services has provided some helpful tips in planning and preparing for water plant outages during the hurricane season (June – November).

U.S. Water Services works with Ancient Oaks to ensure our compliance and safety within the drinking water and wastewater system.  During natural disasters they will respond to Ancient Oaks needs once the natural disaster has passed and it is safe for their employees to be out, they will work to ensure compliance as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If there is a power outage or system malfunction causing zero pressure in the water system a “Precautionary Boil Water Notice (PBWN)” to all residents will be issued by the Board of Directors and the CAM Manager.

Attached please find instructions for the Boil Water Notice.

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE:   What should I do? 

If during a hurricane, tropical storm or unforeseen emergency, our water system loses power and water, Ancient Oaks Management will issue the Boil Water Notice.  It is important to disinfect tap water to kill any bacteria or viruses that may have entered the water or use an alternative source of water (bottled water).

Under a boil water notice, water used for consumption can be disinfected by any one of the following methods:

  • Bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one (1) minute; or
  • Using a disinfecting chemical. If you cannot boil water, you should put eight (8) drops of common household bleach (unscented) which is about 1/8th teaspoon, into one (1) gallon of tap water, then shake it, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before drinking.  If the water is cloudy, use sixteen (16) drops, about ¼ teaspoon of bleach instead of 8, shake it, and let it stand for 30 minutes.  There should be a slight chlorine odor.  Use common household bleach that has 5% to 8% active ingredients.  Use food grade containers; or
  • Using water purification tablets or iodine that many sports and camping stores sell and follow their directions.

You can also buy commercial bottled water for consumption and food preparation as an alternative.

Consumption includes brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables and homemade ice.  Tap water may be used for showering, baths, saving and washing so long as care is taken not to swallow or allow water in eyes, nose or mouth. If you have had recent surgical wounds, are immunosuppressed, or have a chronic illness, you may want to consider using bottled or boiled water (that has cooled) for cleansing until the notice is lifted.

Note:  After the water system is repaired, the precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect for one to several days while bacteria tests are conducted to assure the safety of the water.  The notice will be lifted only after tests prove the water is safe to drink.

Update:07/30/20