April 2017 Update

posted Apr 21, 2017, 8:23 AM by Micheline LeBlanc

Hello Cinnamon Cove Friends,

      By now many of you have made the northern trek and are perhaps settled into that “new” routine.  And because of that, you weren’t at the Master Board meeting on Monday.  Here’s a recap:

     From the President’s Report….

Michael Waunsch was introduced as our new maintenance person.  He comes to us with many years of experience in this field as well as pool maintenance.

Getting bids for drop down bars on the entry gates to supplement the swinging gates.  This is just something we are looking at, not a done deal.  Will keep you posted. 

     CLICKERS WILL BE DEACTIVATED AT THE FRONT GATE ONMAY 1.  So if you don’t have a transponder, you will have to enter through the visitor’s gate.  The clicker will remain activated at the rear gate until Kelly Greens comes on line with their new entry system…same as ours.  Will let you know.

     Board members are beginning the review of the Rules and Regulations.  Will begin serious revision of these in the fall with adoption after much discussion and a town hall meeting for your input.  More to follow.

      Old Business….

      Approval was given to replace the pavers at the Caravel pool.  This is second pool to be upgraded in the plan to do all of the pools.  Please note that some inconvenience will be expected.

     New contracts were given for landscaping and janitorial services.  We are staying with the same landscaping company and switching to a new janitorial service. 

     Policies and procedures for Dwelling Live, Transponders and Rental Cars were discussed and approved.  These documents in PDF format are attached to this email in case you need to have them.

     New Business….

     The Tennis Group gave a presentation regarding their thoughts, suggestions and long range plans for the court’s area.  This presentation was in response to one given by pickleball last month, and offered a couple of options for mid and long range planning.  (The board members have already set in motion a planning group to look at the mid-range plan which would involve the areas around the clubhouse to “find” some space for growth and expansion.)

    I really can’t go further into this, as it is very early in the process.   Along with the suggestions made in the presentation, several positive thoughts have been added to the mix from a few residents.  The plan is to get a professional architect or engineer involved to give us some direction and address feasibility.  I’ll keep you posted and things move along.

     After some discussion on the issue of painting or not painting pickleball lines on the courts, the board felt it was time to move in that direction for a short-term solution.  An 11-2 vote was cast in favor of this motion.  Those voting in favor expressed the opinion that this was done for the overall good and long-range health of the community.

      Along with this, some board members expressed disappointment that a solution/compromise could not be attained prior to the meeting to show good faith and cooperation between the two groups. 

      Now, we move on.

      A couple more items….

     Don’t forget to call Ray Heuring to sign up for the Twins baseball game set for next March.  The goal is to be able to reserve an entire section of the stands with all CC folks.

     Golfers, especially those here during the summer…Kelly Greens is offering a Guest of the Club Summer Golf package.  A flyer with all the information is posted on the bulletin board in the clubhouse foyer.  The short of it: Valid May 15 through October 15.  Single rate is $395 with couple rate at $550.  Other info is on the flyer.  You can also call 239-466-9570 for more info.

     A gentleman who walks every day and wishes to remain anonymous has been a diligent volunteer of litter removal this entire season.  He reports he would like for you to put him out of a job.  How? Please don’t litter.  

     I sure hope you have a pleasant summer and if you plan to travel, do so safely. 

Tony Medley

Master Board

March 2017 Update

posted Apr 14, 2017, 12:09 PM by Micheline LeBlanc   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 12:17 PM ]

Hello Cinnamon Cove Friends,

            I must apologize for the lack of a summary note after the March meeting.  A couple of factors played into that, the foremost being my computer was down for about 10 days.  I know, excuses, excuses.  As a result this note is a bit long. To recap:

      Several items in the President’s Report...The maintenance person, Asher, moved from the area and Michael Waunsch was hired.  He has taken over the position like gangbusters.  Remember, he has only one boss, and that is Jeanne Hopkins.  If you notice something that needs attending, please notify Jeanne or fill out a work order which can be found in the drawer in the clubhouse foyer. 

An awning was ordered and is now installed at the Welcome Center.

The newly amended Rules and Regulations are being distributed to all Master Board members for the initial step to finalize these.  This will be a summer-long project with the meat of the work to commence in the fall.  All owners will have an opportunity to voice thoughts about these once we are all back in The Cove later this year. 

Don’t forget to contact Ray Heuring if you are interested in getting tickets for the announced Twins game next March.  Ray and Alec Ginou are heading up this effort.  More to follow as time goes by.  Get ‘em while they last.

Old BusinessWe discussed and will finalize this month the policies and procedures for transponders and all related documents and affected areas. 

New businessDiscussed drop down bars at the entry gates to prevent more than one car from entering at a time.  More forthcoming on that.

IMPORTANT….Clickers will no longer function at the FRONT GATE as of May 1.  This date was extended as a courtesy to late season renters.  If you don’t have a transponder yet, you had better get one or you’ll have to stop at the welcome center for every entry.  In case you don’t know, you get your transponder from the Recreation Office Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 3:00-3:30pm only. Clickers will still be functional on the back entry gate until Kelly Greens' new entry system (same as Cinnamon Cove) is up and running.  Don’t know the date, will let you know.

The last item of new business was a presentation by the pickleball group regarding the need for painting lines on the courts to accommodate play.  The board members were asked to poll their fellow residents and get a feeling for the issue. 

Now for April meeting

Tennis group will make presentation regarding lines on the courts

Discussion and Vote on lines on courts

Final discussion and vote for approval on new pavers for Caravel pool

Update on contracts for janitorial and landscaping

Final discussion and vote on Transponders/Dwelling Live Policies and Procedures

Form small advisory group to help Jeanne decide on action about new card tables.

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Points of Concern and Information

            An alligator has been trolling the lakes of late.  (Nothing uncommon about that.)  You are asked to be aware of him as he has been coming on shore to do what gators do. 

            This note is from a resident…

An open letter to all the residents of Cinnamon Cove.

We've recently gone thru the spring break period with kids and grandkids visiting. I understand that the kids can invade your peace and quiet, but I live for my kids and grandkids, and I live for their visits. If you don't have any, I'm very sorry for you.

We've experienced several instances of residents being less than KIND. "YOU'RE not supposed to run on that side of the road" VS. "I'm sure you're not aware, but you should run on the other side of the road". 

And, my wife and adult children going to the pool during the Rockin out Last Hurrah dinner at the pool, only to have a "HAND" shaken at her, and told "YOU" CAN'T USE THE POOL OR HOT TUB" VS. " Quietly coming over and saying, " I'm sorry but the pool is closed" There was nothing posted in the newsletter or poolside to say the pool was closed.  My wife was embarrassed and doesn't want to go back to the pool.

And then there was a lady in the pool, yelling at a 5 yr old for jumping off the main pool stairs. There were 5 of us in the pool at the time.  He wasn't bothering anyone. Both he and his mom were embarrassed, and probably won't come back. 

I'm asking that CC residents have a little compassion, understanding, and LOVE for our visitors.

Tom Kelly

Vice President Bldg. V 

 

Jeanne Hopkin’s response…

I did go up to everyone and tell them that the pool would close at 5:30pm and apologized for the inconvenience. There was a family that came in after the event started, I was apologetic, but hurried to tell them that the pool was closed for the event.

At no time was there yelling, I walked over towards the spa and spoke, I may have raised my voice so they could hear me as I wanted to catch them before they entered the water. I will for sure put the closure of the pool in the paper from now on.

That was my fault, I should have communicated better and I apologize for anyone feeling uncomfortable here.

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One more for information….

We are having an issue at building 2, terrace 4 and wonder if any other associations are having this issue. Over the last few days contractors and other owners in buildings are using our dumpster as their dumping grounds for their various projects.

The last few days we have caught 2 of the offenders. Today one contractor was photographed dumping various construction items into our dumpster. He spoke broken English but I managed to get my point across. He declined to tell me where he was working in the complex. He did remove some of the items he put into the dumpster and drove off. Name of the company is DRGRANITE AND TILE COMPANY. Can you send out an email to all association reps to remind the owners that a dumpster is not a dumping ground for contractors.

Thanks, 

Fran Mckito

 

See you at the meeting Monday, April 17 at 10 am.

 

Tony Medley

Master Board

Annual Meeting Recap

posted Feb 22, 2017, 9:52 AM by Micheline LeBlanc

Hello Cinnamon Cove Friends,

            The Annual Members meeting was held this past Monday with about 150 in attendance.  Members are invited to address the board with questions or concerns.

Some general discussion arose after a comment was presented regarding not receiving mailings from the Master Board.  To that end, it is the member/owner’s responsibility to ensure the mailing address is always us to date and current with where the resident is residing. 

            Another member addressed those who do not adhere to the speed limit of 15 MPH.  This has been an ongoing problem for many years and has been brought to the board many times.  As this person mentioned, let’s hope that someone (a walker or biker) isn’t injured because of speed on our roads.  A side note…when walking….PLEASE…. walk facing traffic.  More and more walkers are not doing this.  Walk your dog facing traffic. 

            From Jeanne Hopkins, Recreation Director….The Recreation Department is running a survey to know in which recreation activities Cinnamon Cove residents and guests are interested.  Please take a few minutes, click on this link, to complete the survey online.  If you prefer, there are hardcopy survey sheets on the counter in the clubhouse office as well.

            After many months of intense work, the newly amended and restated documents were passed by the members.  This means the board can now move along with wording that is consistent with 2017 and beyond.  The affirmation was overwhelmingly in favor of the new language and guidelines. 

            A great thanks to the outgoing board members who have dedicated their many months of time to the community….Bobbi Watkins, Norm Schuring, Sally Dill and Paul Capella. 

            Following the Members meeting was an organizational meeting where new members were seated and officer elections were conducted.  Also, several topics were on the agenda and discussed.

            The next element of the documents is Rules and Regulations.  Currently these are being attended to by the law office and will be in our hands shortly.  More on that when presented. 

            Transponders….Carolyn Kern made a motion that the current clicker mode of entry be extended on the BACK gate until Kelly Greens has its new entry system (transponder) up and running.  This will make for a smoother transition when KG is fully operational.  This motion passed.  More on that when we get closer to it. 

            Also, at a meeting of those who make the decisions regarding the transponders, it was decided that transponders will not be issued for bicycles and three wheel bikes.  This is a safety concern in that it is not good for non-motorized transportation to be entering the gate where a motorized vehicle is or could be present.  Those on bikes must continue to use the pedestrian gate.

            The next Transponder installation date is this Saturday, February 25 from 1:30 to 4 in the parking lot. 

            Under New Business:

            Bids are being taken for installation of lights in the stairwells leading up to the library area. 

            Also looking at new lights for around the pool and in front of the clubhouse.  This has been an ongoing project in the planning stage.  Getting closer I hope.

            Some discussion on replacing the concrete walkways on both sides of the clubhouse.  The expense is great, so not sure just how this is going to shake out.  Will keep you posted on this one.

            Pool #2 at Caravel Circle at Building 12 is due for new pavers this summer.  This is part of the long-range project to replace the pavers at all the pools over the next few years.  More info to follow as we get closer.

            Maintenance contracts are being looked at with a possible rebidding in the works.  This includes janitorial and landscape to ensure we are getting the most for our money.

            Some discussion was held regarding purchasing new tables for the card rooms.  Nothing concrete here…just got the ball rolling on it.  Jeanne Hopkins will be in on this discussion as well. 

            A couple of other items….

            Reminder…there is NO SMOKING on any Master Board property. 

            There have been a couple of issues of walkers accessing Kelly Greens property that is private, such as the golf course.  You are asked to please stay on the sidewalks in Kelly Greens.

            A resident has compiled a very nice history of Cinnamon Cove.  You can find this on the web site.  Once there, go to the Resource Center and locate the history.  It’s an interesting read. 

            The next Master Board meeting is Monday, March 20 at 10 am.

 

Tony Medley

 

Master Board 

February 2017 Update

posted Jan 18, 2017, 9:20 AM by Micheline LeBlanc

Hello Cinnamon Cove Friends,

 

We had a good meeting on Monday attended by about 100 folks.  Discussion covered several topics of interest. 

 

Don’t forget…today, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 1:30 – 4:00 transponders will be installed in the clubhouse parking lot.

 

Note of interest for those who don’t/can’t get the News & Views physically in hand.  The monthly calendar is posted each month onwww.cinnamoncove.com.  Just click on any event and the particulars for that event will appear.  Sign-up sheets for monthly events can be found on the web-site in the Resources section. 

 

PLEASE if you haven’t done so already, change your northern address to your Florida one, do so.  This really helps you get mailings in a timely manner especially items from the Master Association. 

 

On to the meeting:

Two new doors have been installed in the pool house

Three concrete jobs are in progress…two small and one a bit larger. 

Don’t forget, if you have a pet, you, as the owner must have all of the papers   

   that indicate the animal is properly licensed and is current with shots, etc. 

Landscaping Update---

   The front entrance to the clubhouse is nearly complete after a long, time consuming effort.  This whole process began last Spring.  New irrigation, plants, mulch and sod were installed over the past two weeks.  The result is quite a contrast from the old.  Further work planned include lighting in specific areas to enhance the new plantings and fountain area.

   A HUGE thank you goes out to the landscape advisory group for their undying dedication to this….Mary Jane Corning, Bobbi Watkins, Nancy Monahan, Charlotte Walters and Dick Divver.

Revised Documents---

   You will be receiving these documents within the next few days, so be on the lookout.  Please read all enclosed carefully and return your signed Proxy before the date listed.  You will be hearing more about this in the coming weeks as a reminder to send in your Proxy.  It is very important that an affirmative vote be cast from all of us. 

   This has been a two-and-a-half-year long process, one that encompassed dozens of hours toward completion.  Behind the scenes work is often tedious and laborious, and this proved to be true on this matter, but it’s done.  Now, it’s up to us.

   A HUGE thank you goes out to all of those who volunteered their many hours for this…Paul Ripchik, Don Melanson, Ray Heuring, Elena DeFonzo, Pam Klopfenstein and Mike Richard.

   The next step in this process involves amending the Rules and Regulations.  You will be apprised of this as the time draws nearer. 

Transponders---

   To date, over 500 have been installed with more to come.

   Working on an issue for owners who travel and rent a car…it’s in the works.  Will let you know when that is finalized…we still have time.

   Working on rules for renters and how they deal with access, transponders, guests and other unforeseen problems that arise. 

 

Also, you will be getting another email from me shortly regarding picking up the document packet.  It was suggested by a board member, this would be a way to get it into your hands quicker and save postage.  I’ll let you know when that time has been finalized. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Tony Medley

Master Board

December 2016 Update

posted Dec 20, 2016, 4:21 PM by Micheline LeBlanc

Hello Cinnamon Cove Friends,

The December Master Board meeting was held Monday with around 100 attending.  

Several topics were covered, including:

   Warning signs for alligators are now posted around the lakes

   New street sign at Coriander and Spinnaker Lanes

   New exhaust fans installed in pool/pump house

   New parts installed controlling circulation in Spa

From Jeanne Hopkins…two families have been aided by our Adopt-A-Family program.  Fifteen folks spent the day   

   moving, fixing, decorating and generally making two places into beautiful homes.  This is all directly related to all those
   who donated goods for this cause.  Good stuff!!!

Landscaping update…the group of five volunteers have worked long and hard on this project.  Now, it is coming
   together.  The first week of J
anuary the new sprinkler system will be installed.  January 11 marks  

   the date of plant delivery and getting to final, beautiful conclusion.

Transponders…Had a good discussion on this.  The number one item batted about…owners who come occasionally
  and who rent a car
 while here.  This seems to be the major point needing to be addressed. Several solutions were put
  on the table with a couple rising to the top. 
 Really don’t want to go into the particulars at this point…may be  
  confusing and the board really needs to finalize this before  promulgating to you. 

 

Now for the MOST IMPORTANTREVISED DOCUMENTS

Attached to this email in PDF format is a copy of The Amended and Restated Documents.  You are encouraged to read them as they affect you and the community and how we do business.  

There are three sections: Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws

These documents have not been amended, for the most part, since originally written in the early 80s.  So, the language is brought up-to-date and made more workable for the future of Cinnamon Cove.  

If you have a comment or suggestion, please send an email to Paul Ripchik, Secretary of the Master Board.  His address is: sumirip3@gmail.com.  This option is open until December 31.  After that, the documents will be considered completed and the next step is to send out a hard copy (paper) to you for final approval.  More on that later.  

If you would rather read a paper copy, a few copies will be available in the Recreation Office at the clubhouse.

These documents can also be found on the Cinnamon Cove website.  When you enter the website, look at the top of the page for directions to Master Board documents.  Then follow the simple instructions.  Your input is greatly appreciated and accepted.    

As far as The Rules and Regulations section of the documents…these are still in process.  Once these new documents are in place (assuming they are voted in…and I have no doubt they will be) then the next step is the Rules and Regulations for your reading and input.  More on that later.  

            

May you and your families have a Blessed Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.  And may the hope and promise of a new year always be in your heart.  

Tony Medley

Master Board

November 2016 Board Meeting Update

posted Nov 22, 2016, 5:30 PM by Micheline LeBlanc

Hello Cinnamon Cove Friends,

            A few notes from Monday’s meeting which was attended by about 75 residents.

            First...if you had your transponder installed last Thursday, it is not functioning at the back gate.  There is an issue with the internet connection.  It is working at the front gate.  If you had your transponder installed prior to that date, you should be working fine.  The front gate is up and running.  Century Link is working on it, or they are supposed to be.

            Speaking of transponders…well over 100 folks had theirs installed last Thursday.  Again, thanks go out to the volunteers who make this process run smoothly.  Don’t forget, Mickie and Cherryl are in the clubhouse on Tuesday from 2 to 4 to get you and your car registered so the process will go smoothly.  Take advantage of this service these ladies are providing.  Thanks much to them.

            As in the past, the clubhouse will be decorated for the holidays.  Because of this effort, our facility is always bright and full of seasonal cheer.  However, it doesn’t get this way without help.  Carolyn and John Kern head up this effort and need help.  Please consider giving some time this coming Saturdaystarting at 10 am.  Carolyn could also use a few folks on Fridayto bring all the boxes and other items into the clubhouse.  Please give her a call at 415-7864 so she can plan on the number of folks who will be helping.  Truly, many hands make light work in this effort.  

            Thank you goes out to Dick Schoneker for stepping up to come on the board from his association.  

            Some other items of interest discussed or noted at the meeting:

                        Bocce courts have been dressed and resurfaced

                        Pool house will get two new doors and new exhaust fans 

                        Satellite pools will get two ceiling fans with lights replacing old light fixtures

                        Coconut palms are slated to be trimmed in the near future

                        Alligator warning signs now posted around the lakes

                        Clubhouse front entrance landscaping projects will begin as soon as   

              irrigation issues are resolved

                        The Master Association Documents are in the final stages of revision.  Paul  

              Ripchik and his group have spent many hours in this process.  Now, it’s  

               back to the lawyer for the final version.  After that, you will have an  

               opportunity to look at it and make any comments you may have.  You  

               will be notified of the timeline.

            One last thing…it’s very important for you to keep your current address up to date with the Master Association.  When mailings go out, it’s important for you to receive your mail in a timely manner.  PLEASE contact Island Management at 239-454-3525 to update your current address.  So, when you travel south to Cinnamon Cove, call to change your address and when you head north, do the same thing.  This also holds true for your neighborhood association. 

            You will be receiving the newly revised documents soon.  So please update your mailing address.  

            Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  May you celebrate many blessings and give thanks for the gifts you have received in your life.  

 

Tony Medley

Master Board

November 2016 Update

posted Nov 19, 2016, 3:18 PM by Micheline LeBlanc

Hello Master Board Friends,
   This is a reminder about the upcoming Master Board meeting this Monday, November 21 at 10 am.  
   We will discuss several issues including:
           The Budget
           Transponders
           Landscaping Project
           Up date of Documents
   A great thanks goes out to the volunteers who helped install 125 transponders this past Thursday.  Once the line started moving, the average wait was 25 minutes. From all reports, folks were very patient and understanding of the process.  Much thanks to all who have come early and gotten their transponders.  We are well over 300 installed.  Many more dates are scheduled, so be sure to check the web site for those.
   Help...there is a need for one single bed box springs.  The Adopt-A-Families have been assigned to Cinnamon Cove, and there is enough furniture and goods to supply the two families except for one single bed box springs.  If you have one or know someone who has one. please call the Recreation Office.  
   Don't forget to check the Christmas tree in the lobby for the chance to help the families.  More to follow.  
   A few volunteers are needed to help water plants at the clubhouse.  If you would like to help maintain the beauty of the potted plants, please call Carolyn Medley at 482-0590.  
   Hope to see you Monday.  Happy Thanksgiving to all. 

October 2016 Board meeting Update

posted Oct 22, 2016, 6:05 PM by Micheline LeBlanc   [ updated Oct 22, 2016, 6:06 PM ]

Hello Cinnamon Cove Friends,

This is a rather lengthy note…please bear with me….

            The first Master Board meeting of the season was held this past Monday.  One member was not present due to an emergency and four members were on the phone.  Thanks to them for calling in.  Our friend and fellow board member, Ben DeFonzo, died this past October 7 in New Jersey.  His death leaves a great void in Cinnamon Cove.  He was involved in so many elements of our community.  

            We covered several topics of interest to the community:

Transponders

·         Over 200 transponders have been installed thus far.  Nine dates remain for this purpose.  Please check the web site to find the scheduled times.  Dates are also posted around the clubhouse.  For your info, here are the dates and times for the last two months of 2016….Thursday, November 17   2-4 PM     Wednesday, December 7   10-12

·         It is IMPERATIVE for you to pre-register your vehicle(s) prior to the date you wish to have your transponder installed.  

·         How can you do this?  You received a form in June with your resident information on it and a registration number.  This is the number you use to confirm your registration process.  You must go to https://community.dwellinglive.com to complete the form and the process.  If you preregistered with our old system…Capsure, then all your info is there.  

·         Now, let’s suppose you don’t have your form…you misplaced it or thought it not essential.  Then call Island Management and ask someone there to give you the number.  That contact phone number is 239-454-3525.

·         But there are a couple of alternatives to this if you are uncomfortable with this process.  

o   Your master board representative will be contacting you with an offer to assist you in this process.  Of course, you must be physically present in Cinnamon Cove for this.

o   Mickie LeBlanc and Cherryl Daugherty are offering to help any resident through this process.  If you have your form, great.  If you don’t, they can get your registration number for you.  They will be available every Tuesday from 2-4 PM in the clubhouse.  This is a terrific service they are offering.  So, if you are unsure or uncomfortable about this, please see Mickie or Cherryl or your board representative.  

·         You will also need to fill out a Vehicle Transponder Data Form.  It’s simple…straightforward.  Get one at the clubhouse or go to www.cinnamoncove.com and open the Resource Center window and look for the form.  There ya go.  

·         Some questions have arisen about specific/personal situations regarding the transponders.  Each is being reviewed as they arise.  Not all situations could be anticipated at the beginning of this.  Please have patience and understanding for and with the process.

A few more notes from the meeting:

·         Board approved the mailing of the proposed budget to the residents/owners.  You should receive this mailing in a few days.

·         Landscape group presented a proposal to the board regarding new/upgraded/enhanced landscaping at the entrance to the clubhouse.  This is on both sides of the entrance portico and the fountain area.  After a summer of planning, design and shopping for plants and materials, the group felt it was ready for this presentation.  It was well received by the board.  No vote was taken in that the group has some more final details to iron out.  That is expected soon.  

·         President’s report….

o   Paving of the clubhouse parking lot and CC Boulevard…issues here raised by some residents.  Had a professional inspector look at the completed job and make recommendations.  Future meeting with the contractor to resolve these.

o   Bay Leaf pool pavers.  Job completed over the summer.  First of the four pools to get this project completed.  

o   Tennis and pickleball groups met in the spring to draft a schedule for play on our limited court area.  

o   Revised documents have been drafted by the attorney and returned to the advisory group for final check and changes needed.  This had been a long process…one the group has dedicated many hours to.  If all goes well, these documents should be ready for member approval in the early winter.  

o   A new light has been installed at the intersection of CC Boulevard and San Carlos.  This was a very dark intersection.  This light helps alleviate some of that.  Of course, we are still responsible to stop upon leaving The Cove to check for walkers or bikers at that intersection. 

·         Not mentioned at the meeting, but an important note of caution to all residents.  A couple of home break-ins have occurred of late.  These took place on Corriander and are a cause of great concern.  As much as we would like to think we are secure because of our fences and gates, determined individuals can still get in.  It is vital that you secure your property and report any suspicious activity to the Lee County Sheriff.

Three notes for the Recreation Office:

·         The time for Adopt-A-Family is drawing near.  If you or someone you know is getting rid of beds, this is the time to contact Jeanne.  Please do not drop off anything in the clubhouse without first checking with Jeanne.  

·         October TestFREE…Next Wednesday, October 26 from 4 to 9 PM.  Come sample some local beer from Old Soul Brewing Company and wine from Direct Cellars.  A food vendor will be on site for your dining selections. (This is not free) Please let the office know if you want to attend.

·         Note from the Exercise Room…everyone must sign-up to use the room…no exceptions.  Absentee owners, you are asked to please let those who rent your unit know that they must stop by the office to sign-up for this.   

As you travel toward Cinnamon Cove, please do so safely.  See you soon.

Tony Medley

Master Board

Master Board October Update and Schedule

posted Oct 9, 2016, 12:17 PM by Micheline LeBlanc   [ updated Oct 9, 2016, 12:17 PM ]

Hello Cinnamon Cove Friends,

   This is a reminder that the first master board meeting of the season will be Monday, October 17 at 10 in the clubhouse.  The number one item on the agenda is the budget.  The board members will vote to send it along to the residents and the board will then adopt it at the next meeting. 

   Also on the agenda we will discuss the new entry system (transponders), landscaping and some other issues that arose over the summer. 

   The board approved a new entry system to The Cove last spring with the main goal to enhance security.  This was a major concern for many residents, so that is why this new system was investigated and, after much discussion and consultation, approved. 

   Some points that may be of assistance as you plan to get your transponder:

·         Several dates are set for you to get your transponder installed.  The next date is Saturday, October 15.  This will take place in the clubhouse parking lot from 10 to 12.  If you can’t make it that day, check the web site for future dates. 

·         It is imperative that you go to the website https://community.dwellinglive.com and register your vehicle.  This will speed up the process when you come to the transponder installation. 

·         You should have received a notice in the mail during the summer with pertinent information.  In particular, this notice has a registration code that you will need to enter, and then follow the directions. 

·         If, for some reason, you don’t have your form which includes your registration code, you can call Island Management to get it.  That number is 239-454-3525.

·         On the last date transponders were installed, the average time for this process was about two minutes.  That can be speeded up if you input your info beforehand. 

·         Also…if you arrive at the clubhouse and notice a long line of cars, don’t wait in line…come back later.  There’s no sense in sitting in your car and using gas when you don’t have to. 

·         Each owner will receive two transponders if two vehicles are registered to the owner. Note…the transponder must be installed by a trained person, so an extra vehicle must be brought to the processing area for transponder installation.  A charge of $10.00 will be paid for any additional transponder given to an owner.

Here is what is needed in order for Owners and Renters to receive transponders:

·         Bring Driver’s License and Registration for the vehicle(s).

·         A completed Transponder Form can be obtained on the Cinnamon Cove website or in the clubhouse office.

·         For renters renting 90 days or longer, including yearly renters, a copy of the lease needs to be provided in order to receive a transponder. There will be a $10.00 charge for the transponder.

·         Renters who rent less than 90 days will receive a paper pass at the Welcome Center good for the duration of their stay.  Again, a copy of the lease will need to be provided for this. 

Also, don’t forget, the old clickers are still good until April 1, 2017 as an alternative to entry to Cinnamon Cove.  Please know…in order to gain entry into Kelly Greens, you must use the clicker.  So don’t get rid of it. 

Yes, there are questions and unforeseen scenarios that will present themselves as we progress through this process.  So your patience is requested along with your understanding that we are learning this as we go along.  We have tried to cover all the bases, but know there are too many to anticipate all issues or questions.  So, if you have a problem, remember the folks who are helping you are volunteers and they will do everything to make your experience with this new system as painless as possible. 

Safe travels as you head to CC.  Look forward to seeing you soon for another great season in our great little spot in South Florida.

Tony Medley

Master Board

New Vehicle Transponders

posted Sep 22, 2016, 10:26 AM by Jeanne Hopkins

As you all know we are changing our entry system to enter Cinnamon Cove. Please be assured that your current transponder will continue to work until at least through April of 2017. You will still need your current transponder to enter Kelly Greens Gate in order to access our back gate. Below are the dates for another round of transponder distribution. If you would please fill out the form prior to getting on line it would make for a smoother and faster process. The form is under our Resource Center on this website, and/or in the office at the clubhouse.

Saturday October 15, 2016 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday November 17, 2016 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday December 7, 2016 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday January 4, 2017 from 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday January 18, 2017 from 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday February 1, 2017 from 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Saturday February 25, 2017 from 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday April 5, 2017 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

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