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Delegal Fuel Line Replacement
The Delegal fuel line replacement that was approved last month (by the Public Works Committee, Marina Committee, Finance Committee and Board of Directors) is now underway. On Tuesday, Meco of Savannah began the removal of the old sumps and fuel lines from the site. The project is anticipated to be completed by June 5. As a reminder, the Delegal fuel station will be limited during the project. Communications have been sent to all boaters.
Partnership Donations for Association Amenities and Programs
2020 CCA Fish Stocking
CCA volunteers, in conjunction with staff, began the annual fish stocking process in six lagoons on Wednesday. A total of 5,500 3-4-inch blue gill were stocked in the following lagoons: 14, 22, 26, 66, 106, and 149. Fish stocking in our lagoon system is completed annually based on data collected through the electrofishing and seining processes. The funding for this program is made possible through generous donations made by CCA and its members.
On Friday, in-house staff installed a new picnic table that was donated by Skidaway Audubon. The picnic table is incredibly durable (constructed of concrete) and will require minimal maintenance in the future. As an aside, the table will get additional use during the Diamondback Terrapin releases. A huge thank you to Skidaway Audubon and their volunteers for this donation!
At the end of last week, BrightView installed native plants around the walking path located in the middle of Dream Maker Circle park. Native plants included: bottlebrush, Miss Scarlett anise, Muhly grasses, hollies, fringe trees, salvia varieties, oakleaf hydrangeas, European fan palms and silver palmetto. The native plants were funded through a generous donation from Skidaway Audubon. The idea of the “native plant walk” is to not only enhance one of the community gathering spaces, but to provide examples of native plant variety so residents can better understand what plants flourish in our coastal environment.
2020 Road Repair and Replacement Project
Bennett Paving completed the paving of Howley Lane on Friday which concluded this year’s road repair and resurfacing project. The contractor is actively working on all punch list items related to the project along with additional repairs and maintenance on Willeford Drive, McEachern Court and Priber Lane.
CPCS completed the centerline and stop bar striping along Deer Run and Wickersham Drive last week.
2020 Community Path Project
As a reminder, Absolute Concrete will begin the demolition of the community path from Shellwind Drive to the Deer Creek Clubhouse on June 1. Staff will continue to send updates via community wide e-bulletins as the project progresses.
Islands of Deer Creek Bridge
On Wednesday, in-house crews completed the necessary repairs/replacements to approximately 40 boards along the Islands of Deer Creek Bridge (which provides connectivity between Islander’s Retreat and the Deer Creek Clubhouse). The maintenance included nailing down loose boards and replacing worn and/or damaged boards.
Marsh Observation Tower- Closed for maintenance
The Marsh Observation Tower has been closed for maintenance until further notice. The tower was constructed in the early 1970s and requires several repairs due to its age and continued saltwater exposure.
Last week, staff pressure washed the structure and completed various other small maintenance repairs. During this work, staff noticed there were some structural concerns on the tower’s stairway. Shortly thereafter, staff contacted Powers Building Solutions to assess the tower and provide an estimate to make the larger, necessary repairs. Staff is awaiting a proposal from Powers Building Solutions and will continue to provide updates to the Board and community on a timeline for remediation and costs associated with the repairs.