Inspection of the spa revealed that the plaster is so badly damaged from the improper start up performed by the previous contractor. As such, the entire spa will need to be gutted back to the gunite and re-plastered. All three pools will require complete replacement of the damaged water line tiles. Unfortunately, with the known work that remains to be repaired the pool will not be open for the Spring Break. The Board apologizes for this major inconvenience however, we had to make your safety priority one!
I am also sad to report that our Board Secretary Scott Thudium has sold his home in Wolf Creek and thus had to submit his resignation. Scott is a former owner of a pool and spa company in Alabama and he has been a significant contributor in the pool project. We thank Scott for all of his dedication and work on our behalf. Even though he no longer resides in Wolf Creek, he has offered to continue to share his expertise.
Anyone wishing to seek appointment to the Wolf Creek Board should go to "Mywolfcreek.com" and download the application and forward to our property manager Jayson at Avalon. The formal timeline has not been established but the main goal is to provide all interested parties the opportunity to submit their application and be interviewed prior to a final decision being made. Anyone with questions regarding time commitments or duties as a Board member can contact Jayson or myself.
You may have noticed that the large Sycamore trees that surround out Wolf Creek Monuments at Wolf Valley and Wolf Creek have been removed as well as all of the plants. The Sycamore trees were blocking both the morning and afternoon sun which then caused issues with the plant material. In addition, the Sycamore roots were running too shallow and eventually would have lifted parts of the Monuments and sidewalks. The board has approved replacement of the Sycamores with 24" box pink crape myrtle trees. New plant material that will not overgrow and cover the Bronze Wolf Creek monuments will be planted to provide color and enhance the look of our monuments.
It is time for the interior and exterior of the Wolf Creek Community Center refreshment. The front office is being designed to enhance the customer service role of the office, the community meeting room will be receiving new flooring, all interior and exterior will be painted and improved lighting will be installed in key areas of the Community Center. The funds for these repairs come from the HOA Reserves which is a fund we contribute to monthly based on a professional written assessment of costs and timelines for all HOA common area assets. Presently we set aside approximately $19,000.00 per month to that fund. This Community Center upgrade will not cause any increases in HOA dues.
In closing, I cannot offer a timeline at this time as to when the pool facilities will be open for everyone's enjoyment. Weather has been mostly cooperative and the crew has been making excellent headway. There still needs to be multiple system inspections and sign off and we need to test the pool system with only soil surrounding the pool for several days to assure no further leaks are found and once again hidden by the pavers.
As I mentioned previously, the area of soil at the south east corner of our pool area had so much damage and instability due to the improper drainage from initial construction and the repair, the geo-engineer stated the area would not have survived a heavy rain or summer season without a very high risk of the pavers undermining and being swept to the grass area. I can assure everyone that when the pool is re-opened, it will be operating at the best level of safety and comfort in the history of the Wolf Creek Community Center.
Again, the Board acknowledges and thanks all of the residents for their patience and understanding. This will be the second spring break in a row the pool was not available and we know the disappointment that creates.
We need to do this right so we don't have further issues and I assure you we are!
Brad Sullivan, D.C.
President, Wolf Creek Maintenance Corp.