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 Feb. 2016  

We have a new cleaning person, his name is Robert Maggii.  We are very pleased to welcome Rob to our condo complex.  If you are here, please introduce yourself to him.  We are sure you will see what a good job he is doing.

 

 

Nov. 2015

We have a new cleaner, his name is Patrick DeJesus.  Please welcome him.  Mike has moved back to Maryland. 

 Ben Epifanio is our representative again for Resource Property Management.  If you have any questions or concerns, please either call Ben at  Resource's office at #727-581-2662 or send Ben an email at:  bepifanio@resourcepropertymgmt.com.

                                 Post Disaster Re-entry Permits 

New "Post Disaster Resident Re-Entry Permit".  The town has new permits that will be needed for any resident to get back to their residence in case we have a disaster in our area.  They had these permits before but you will need to get one of the new permits for you to re-enter after a disaster.  You need to go to the Indian Shore Police station with an ID and proof of property ownership to receive one of these permits.  You do not need to be a Florida resident, only a property owner to obtain one of these permits.

 

 

                                            New Association Manager 

Effective May 20, 2015, we have a new  Resource Property Manager.  Chamma has been transferred to the Bradenton office.  His expertise will be missed. 

Our new property manager will be April Perez.  You can contact her by email at: aperez@resourcepropertymgmt.com.  You may call her office to leave a message for her to return your call at #727-864-0004. She would like emails for now while she is getting acquainted with our property.  

 

Beach Cottage Board

 

 

 

     Resource Property Management has negotiated a deal with Bright House to replace the existing cable coming into each unit.  There have been complaints about the reception we are getting.  Bright House wanted to charge for this, but finally agreed to do it at NO charge.  This no charge deal is a one time only thing.  Bright House will start on Jan. 6, 2015 in building I at units 1101, 1201, 1301, 1401 and so on.  Bright House will determine after the first day how many units they can get done in each day.  Bright House will also run new cable to the second bedroom which didn't have cable before.  Bright House will also be providing a security person to be in each unit while the worker is in that unit.  Keith or Larry Charlton will be overseeing the project.  Make sure that we have a key for your unit if you  have changed your lock lately.  If we can not access your unit, the owner will have to pay for this sercice if they have to return and do it.  After the first day, Keith or Larry will let the renter or owner know when they will be in the unit and how long it takes.  If you have any questions concerning this, contact Larry at lcharlton.bc@gmail.com.

 

 

                                                                New Association Manager  

Effective November 26, 2014 Chamma Skipper will be your new association manager.  Unfortunately Ben is being moved to a new property.  As you know, Ben has been a great asset for Beach Cottages Condominium Association.  He will be missed by all that have had the pleasure to work with him.  We have started the transition already to allow Chamma and Ben to work together for a seamless transition. 

                                                   SHORT BIOGRAPHY, CHAMMA SKIPPER

Chamma Skipper, LCAM 

Chamma has over 20 years experience in Land Development, Landscaping, & Property Management fields.  Chamma owned his own Property Management Company in Orlando, Florida since 2009 till present.  His Florida LCAM license number is #34307.  In May of this year, Chamma and his wife decided to sell their business and move to Saint Petersburg to enjoy all the water which Pinellas County is so well known for.  We here at Resource Property Management feel very lucky to have him working for us and we are sure we will all benefit from his years of experience and knowledge. 

Chamma has a strong personality with a "get it done as soon as possible" attitude.  His strengths are in details and communication. 

Chamma lives in Saint Petersburg and works from our Isla Del Sol office. 

Please join me in welcoming Chamma to your community.  His e-mail address is cskipper@resourcepropertymgmt.com.  All of Ben's e-mails will be forwarded to Chamma for the next few months to be sure everyone makes the changes in their contacts. 

Vance Poland, AMS, CMCA, PCAM

Vice President, Resource Property Management

 

 

 

  Sept. 2014 

This summer the following projects have been finished. 

The Geothermal system that heats the pool and hot tub, is up and running and working well.   The salt water system for the pool is also up and running and seems to be working well plus saving us money on all the chemicals.  

New umbrellas and chairs have been purchased for the deck.  Please see the picture below.  We have also purchased new trash containers for the pool deck.  

Keith and Mike have been busy painting various things around the complex.  The walkway that leads from the deck to building II has been painted (see picture below) , it looks so much better than the plain aluminum look.

For those of you planning a visit to the condo or if you have renters coming in, please note that the draw bridge on  694 (Park Blvd.) will be closed starting Sept. 29 and they say it will be closed approximately 30 days.  In case of a hurricane and they need to evacuate, the bridge will be opened for this. 

The recycling has been working great.  Even during the summer with all the renters, the recycling containers were always being used.

  

 

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May 27, 2014

Beach Cottage Residents

On May 23, 2014,  a well company  started their drilling process for the first stages of installing our new Geothermal Pool Heating System at Beach Cottages.  The entire installation should take approximately 3-4 weeks to complete.  We will not interrupt the 4th of July holiday weekend, so we elected working in stages to keep disruption to a minimum.  As of today the two wells are almost complete.  We have 5 weeks to install the balance of the system.

For those of you not familiar with the system, here is a brief explanation.  Two wells are drilled down to the Florida Aquifer (in our case approximately 360').  We then create a closed loop system totally separate from the pool water.  We then pump this well water thru a coiled titanium heat exchanger, under pressure from a 3" pipe to a 1" pipe, creating friction.  This creates heat, surrounding our closed loop pool water, maintaining heat 24/7 -- 365 days a year.  The two waters do not mix.  Simple and inexpensive.   We totally eliminate the pool gas heating system.  The cost of the installation  is offset by the savings we gain by eliminating the pool gas heaters.  The payback should take approximately 3 years.  THERE WILL BE NO ASSESSMENT. 

We will continue to maintain our gas grills with no interruption. 

I trust this is clear as presented. 

Ben Epifanio  LCAM

Property Manager 

 

 

May 27, 2014 

The saltwater pool system that was voted on at the March meeting was passed.  When all votes came in, it was a 76 "yes" to 3 "no" vote.  After the Geothermal Heating System is completed, this change over will take place.  The pool and spa will be down approximately just 3 hours for this change over. 

 

 

 

A new maintenance man has been hired and started work on March 17, 2014.    The new maintenance man taking care of our property is Keith Swisher.  We welcome him to our condo complex and hope that you take time to become acquainted with him on your next visit.

 

 

 February 2014 
 
Recycling bins are now on property.  There are three bins for recycling items, a list of all recycled articles are on each bin.  These items do not need to be sorted.  Please use these bins and encourage your renters to use them also.
 
 
 
 
 
September 2013        
 
New entry doors have been installed.  These new doors include the main doors to the lobby in building I, both entry doors to the lobby in building II and the entry door in the garage to the steps leading up to the pool deck.