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BrightView Landscape Contract Maintenance
On Wednesday, BrightView completed a fertilization application on the Athletic Field in preparation for the Friends of Skidaway Audubon Raptor event scheduled for February 22. As previously reported, BrightView staff will transition to marsh outfall maintenance beginning February 17.
This week, in-house staff installed the backflow preventer in Lagoon 56 (Kid’s Fishing Lagoon). All equipment for this project was purchased last year; however, the manufacturer was backlogged, thus delaying the shipment until last week. Over the last year, Lagoon 56 (Kids Fishing Lagoon) has experienced saltwater intrusion through seasonal high tides and recent storms. The new backflow preventer should help prevent further saltwater intrusion into the lagoon.
Drainage Swale Improvements
This week, the construction department worked along Bartram Road to remove sediment and organic debris build-up in the drainage swales along the roadway. The removal of this sediment build-up will help the area drain more effectively.
On Wednesday, Expert Marine completed the re-decking of the Moon River bridge, which serves as a connector bridge for the residents in Moon River (installed in 2005) to the remainder of the community. Thereafter, the contractor progressed to the Marshview Landing bridge (installed in 2004), which serves as a connector bridge for the property owners in Marshview Landing, Moon River and Oakridge. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Expert Marine is anticipated to be completed with the re-decking of the Marshview Landing bridge by the middle of next week. Both projects are captured in the Capital Asset Management Plan and funded through the Capital Reserves Fund.
Magnetic Gate Training Class
Last Friday, Public Works staff, key Security personnel and staff from Remote Technology participated in an all-day hands-on training class. The class went over gate arm operations, trouble-shooting methods, new technologies, how to assemble and disassemble a gate arm operator and best management practices. The training was very interactive and allowed staff the opportunity to ask questions and work through some issues that have arisen during gate malfunctions.
Perimeter Fence-line Repairs
Facilities crews began the semi-annual perimeter fence repair program this week along the left side of Green Island Road. These repairs follow BrightView’s completion of their annual fence line cutbacks. During BrightView’s cutback process, their staff marks areas of the fence line that are damaged/require repair. This project is ongoing until the fence line repairs have been completed.
Toro Turbine Blower Purchase
Last month, staff purchased a Toro pro-force turbine blower unit for the Public Works Department. This unit is primarily utilized by the Environmental Department to blow the community paths off on a weekly basis. The unit is also used during road and community path projects and storm recovery efforts. Staff was able to collaborate with The Landings Club to reduce shipping costs which totaled approximately $1,000. The unit was delivered Wednesday which is captured in the Capital Asset Management Plan and funded through the Capital Reserves Fund.
2020 Road Repair and Resurfacing Project
Last week, The Public Works Committee recommended the approval of a contract with Bennett Paving for the removal and replacement of asphalt on 15 roads for a total project cost of $1,098,652. The project will also be presented to the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors this month for approval with a project start date of March 15. The road project is captured in the Capital Asset Management Plan and funded through the Capital Reserves Fund.
2020 Community Path Project
Last week, The Public Works Committee recommended the approval of a contract with Absolute Concrete for the removal and replacement of asphalt with concrete on 6,905 linear feet of community paths. The total project cost is $239,949 with a project start date of April 1. The community path project will also be presented to the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors this month for approval which is captured in the Capital Asset Management Plan and funded through the Capital Reserves Fund.