Well here we go again but I will not post daily on this one for all those owners away from Bradenton. This storm should have 50 mph winds and will blow through the east coast but as of now we are out of the cone … if it changes I will post for you. My thanks to the many of you that appreciated the posts on Dorian. jbn
Your Board its aware of the following:
- 44th Avenue will be cut buy G&S asap as it has been too wet to cut
- 51st Street is being looked at by the County to cut as it is a mess
- Two homes ... one on on Sabal Harbour Dr. (4854) and one on Useppa (4516) will be cut this week by G&S
- The playground will be tilled by G&S
- The front wall all along 45th St. will be power washed in two weeks . 44th Ave should be done as well
- The walls around SK South Side and East Side will be power washed in two weeks. jbn
HURRICANE REPORT 9/1 7 AM EST
It looks like the Bahamas will be sadly be clobbered but I believe unless there is a huge change that this one has moved out for our area remember though it is never over until it fully passes … see you next storm jbn
Hurricane report 8/31 5:00 pm EST
First thanks to all of you owners in SH and SK and other owners on Nextdoor that live away from Florida for the private messages thanking me for this info … I appreciate it …
This afternoon's charts look even better as the storm is looking like it will move further East. It looks that if all stays as is that the Carolinas will take the hit.
That high system continues to pull off faster than Dorian is coming West and it looks like it will pull off of the West Coast of Florida.
Remember though … it is important to keep watching it … but for now … even in the middle of a thunder storm we look better than we did five days ago.
Did you know that Tampa has not had a direct hurricane in 100 years … or more. jbnesbitt
Hurricane Update 8/31 6:30 AM EST
To all owners in Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key that live away from the area.
I continued to be amazed by the weather forecasting that we all receive vs. what it must have been years ago. The Euro model now shows that the track of the storm will probably go further East. The High Pressure system that was in the Atlantic has moved and Dorian being a much slower storm than expected should be pulling out further east.
The East Coast is still forecast for high winds, rain and flooding but we are looking much better than several days ago. Hopefully things will be getting better and there will be no dramatic destruction in our area.
Thanks for all the nice Private messages. I'll check in tomorrow . I am glad that these reports let you know what is going on in Sabal Harbour. jbnesbitt
Hurricane Update 8/30 5:30 pm EST
Especially to all that own homes in Sabal Harbour and Sabal Key but live elsewhere. There have been some big changes to the path of the storm. The storm has slowed down in the Atlantic. At the same time the High Pressure system that was pushing the storm to Florida is also moving.
The respected Euro model shows that the storm may take its power straight up the East Coast. Weather guys believe that the storm will continue to move further east when it finally approaches the US.
Stores and gas stations around here are still very busy. You have to be at a store early in the AM to get water. Diesel gas is low in supply.
Attached is the current chart and the spaghetti model that shows the changes … Stay tuned. It can change again jbnesbitt
Hurricane Update 8/30 620 am est
To all owners not living in Sabal Key and Sabal Harbour it looks like Dorian has shifted following more of the Euro model. Although nothing is certain three or four days before impact it looks as though the East coast of Southern Florida will get hit hard.
As you know most of the force of a hurricane is on the right side and the entire East Coast of Florida is in its path. For those of you who remember Charlie and Irma both storms took turns before hitting the Tampa area so turns are always possible.
Forecasters are telling us in the Bradenton area that winds can still be around 70 mph and rain will start Sunday and Monday lasting into Tuesday. More later but we will not know the whole story until probably Saturday night … jbnesbitt
To our owners not living in Sabal Harbour or Sabal Key ... update 8/29 6:03 pm EST
Today the lines at the gas pumps are getting longer and water is no where to be seen in the stores but hour by hour it looks like most of the hit will be on the East Coast. Looking at the current chart the storm will come in as a Cat 4.
The Euro weather model shows that the system may just go up the East coast after hitting with major rains and winds …
The local weatherman just stated this evening that Saturday and Sunday here might be good days. The winds and rain will come in Monday and Tuesday.
We are many hours away from a more accurate forecast. As you are all aware everything can change. Stay tuned … Hope this info helps
Hurricane Update 8/29 630 am EST
Especially for our owners in SH and SK who live elsewhere The latest chart shows the same path but notice the CAT 1 change once the storm hits the East Coast. Headlines state that this can still be higher but this is the latest. There is no panic on the West Coast. Looking for high winds and rains Sunday and Monday and Tuesday . Next post will be this evening … jbn
Posted By Our SHHA Social Committee
Neighbors helping neighbors With the approaching storm, We May have many residents that would feel more comfortable having outside items secured, and they may need some in help doing so. There also may be neighbors that are willing and able to help out but aren’t sure who needs assistance. Let’s all work together to make sure everyone feels safe and secure. If you need some neighborly assistance, or if you are willing and able to help others - please reach out to the social committee and we will do our best to help get neighbors in touch with each other. Talk to the neighbors around you to see if they need help or would be willing to lend a hand. Contact us at: Email: email@example.com Call/text: 941-216-6135
Hurricane Update 8/28 5:37 pm EST
To all those owners that live away from SK and SH
No one is running into the stores yet for food and water and the belief is that we will get wind and rain . The storm is still forecast to go towards Jacksonville but it has been upgraded to a Cat 3 hitting the Eastern shores of Florida around Sunday and Monday. There is a high pressure system East of Georgia that will push the hurricane into Florida. We will find out where in a few days. Stay tuned
Hurricane Update 8/28 6:27 am EST Especially for our owners that are located in other parts of the world .
As of Wednesday it looks like the storm which might get to category two is heading further North towards Jacksonville. This would mean heavy rains for Sunday and Monday here in Bradenton but we would miss the eye. We are reminded that anything can change in the coming days. Stay Tuned.
As we are now in Hurricane season I will post information about the storm(s) before, during and after any hurricane that might affect Sabal Harbour, Sabal Key and your home. I will post on FB, Nextdoor and our web site www.sabalharbourkey.com.
The first storm that will become a hurricane has Florida in its site possibly next week. Stay tuned. If you have any concerns email me. Jnes1021@gmail.com.
I will be happy to send you pictures after each storm if you wish. John Nesbitt, President SHHA.
COMMUNITY POOL CLOSED
Due to a break in the pumps the pool had to be closed today 7/6. Please stay tuned. We will let you know when the pool is safe to swim in.
Notes from the SHHA June Board meeting
Common area will be closed 6/26-27/19
The Clubhouse parking lot will be repaved on the above dates. For that reason all gates to the common area will be closed. The playground, volley ball court, field, pool, basketball court and tennis courts will be closed. The clubhouse will also be closed.
The parking lot will be completely repaved, relined and new car parking bumpers will be installed.
Due to the heavy machines and the repaving machines the Board has voted to close and lock all gates. Anyone in the common area will be asked politely to leave.
This re-pavement had to be done during the summer months after the school busses finished their school season.
Sabal Harbour / Sabal Key Pool to be closed May 21/22
Our pool will be closed on May 21/22 for more treatment of the Black Algae. Why is this happening again?
Phosphates can enter our pool a few different ways: leaves and twigs, dirt, bugs, fertilizers and pesticides, swimmers, adding water to the pool, sun screens, lotions, detergents, fabric softeners. This is why it is recommended to shower off before entering any pool even though it is an inconvenience.
This is the biggest pool in Manatee County. IT takes a lot of work to keep our pool clean and safe to swim in. Signs will be put up Monday evening. Please check here to make sure that you will know when the pool has been reopened.
Sabal Key Water OFF 10am-12pm Monday 5/6
We were made aware today that the water in SK will be turned off Monday between 10am - 12 noon to finish the Back flow for the community. Please plan accordingly. jbn
Pool will open today … Friday 5/3… at 1 PM
The pool will open this afternoon … Friday … at 1 PM. When the signs are down you are free to use the pool area. I was with the roofing company this morning making sure that ALL the nails were picked up. There might be a few nails that were missed. Please walk carefully around the clubhouse area. The pool will be open all weekend. They will be back to finish the front of the building after inspection early next week. jbn
Pool and gate update 4/29
The pool was heavily treated today and is closed until Wednesday... or until we receive word that it is ready. The next problem is the Clubhouse roof …
The pool will remain closed as there will be nails and roofing material that could land on the pool surface … Expect the pool to be closed at least through Friday … if there are any changes I will let you know. thanks and sorry for the closing jbn
Last Friday it was decided that the pool would be closed for at least two days so that the pool could receive a phosphate boost. You cannot be in the pool when this is done.
At the same time we had word that Monday the Clubhouse roof would be replaced. The replacement would cause a lot of dirt, removed product and nails to be scattered around the area.
It was great that we could do all at once. Unfortunately, Saturday we found that the roof company could not start until Wednesday and we were unable to contact our pool company to change the date.
Because of this we have to close the pool starting tonight and it may be closed through Friday or Saturday. This may change if we can get to the pool people and make their start date Wednesday. We will not know until tomorrow but have to be very careful if they indeed do the phosphate treatment on Monday. The roofing company will do the pool side of the roof first.
Stay tuned. BTW the County came two weeks ago to test the water in the pool and everything passed. This phosphate treatment is something that all pools need several times a year … and with a 300,000 gallon pool there will be a lot of chemicals put into the pool. jbn
POOL CLOSED 4/29/19 FOR AT LEAST THREE DAYS
The Community Pool will be closed Monday 4/29 through at least 5/1 due to two projects. First, and most important the pool has to be given a large amount of phosphate for the annual water treatment. This is a two day project where it is dangerous to be in the pool. Second, the roof of the Clubhouse is being done starting Monday. There is a high possibility of nails and other product that can injure a pool user. The pool will be closed until both of these projects are completed . We planned both of these projects so that the closure time is lessened. jbn
URGENT THAT YOU READ THIS … regarding the light at SR 70
Last night I saw something and could not believe it … I saw it again today and posted on Nextdoor … It seems that others have also seen this …
If you are going through the Green light from 45th St E. continuing on to Lockwood Ridge you will find that at the same time the green arrow light from Lockwood Ridge to 45th is active …
There have been several near misses … Tonight after hearing from so many people who have seen the same thing I called the Sheriff who will look at this …
I also sent an email this afternoon to the County people that I have been working on the widening project to let them know … THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS … jbn
Our meeting started right at 7 PM All members of the Board were present in front of a good crowd.
First we discussed what has gone on since the last meeting which included
- Wet Checks of the irrigation system in both SH/SK ( monthly occurrence) - 18 Oak trees were trimmed and the PVC fence was power washed - Two common area sidewalks were power washed in SH - 2 lakes received new aerators. 7 units each move up to 15 million gallons of water each 24 hours adding health and oxygen to Lake 16 SH/SK and Lake 17 SK) - Lake meetings have begun with lake erosion companies. - Book lending library is open and ready for books. Right now the library is open in the clubhouse when the PM is in the office. We are accepting books for all ages. - Manatee County got a complaint regarding the Common area pool. The pool was checked out today and passed. The flow meter was low and was reported to out pool company
Projects coming up
- Clubhouse will receive new roof starting on May 1st . - Garage Sale is this weekend. Saturday from 8am - 2pm
- 4/20 9 AM at the clubhouse we will have Coffee with a Cop. These are being held all over Manatee County and give SH/SK residents a chance to ask questions to the Police in a comfortable setting …
- 4/29 The Book Club will be meeting. Time will be announced at a later date
- 5/5 Kona Ice will come back to the pool area and will be back every other weekend. Times and dates will be given...
We moved $ 480,000 from cash into two CDs. We have worked with C&S to make sure that all of our accounts are under the FDIC limits. The CDs will bring a fair interest.
- The Board worked with a resident regarding their fencing
- Paint colors for homes were discussed. Residents can pick colors from the existing books that are in the Clubhouse. Any other color not in the books will have to be approved by a majority of the Board.
- Colors were picked for all homes including the homes that have oil stains to be painted. The Board picked the paint and the color. An ARC proposal has to be presented to the ARC committee for approval. We found that some driveways have been so stained over the past 20 years that power washing no longer works.
- The residents that trimmed a tree to a 20' stump will be asked in writing to remove the remains.
Starting on April 29th the roof on the clubhouse will be replaced. We are using money from the reserves for this project. Florida Southern won the bid.
In May the next three buildings in SK have their roofs replaced. We postponed the job from March so that we could get the same supervisor, William, from Florida Southern. This project I am pleased to say will all come from reserves. Once all 22 buildings are done ( seven to go after these three) all monies will have come from Reserves. The total project cost will be close to $800,000.
Sometime after school ends we will be replacing the parking lot in front of the clubhouse. Everything will be replaced including the curbing stops for the cars. The lot will be relined and will look great. This money is also coming from reserves.
The 45th Street project will be finished in or before July. The Board pressed them on replacing all sidewalks along 45th St and they have agreed. Once done a committee will work to re-plant both front entrances including the lawn in front of both entrances.
Finally Twin Palms takes over the landscaping contract on 5/1 go SH and SK. They are currently handling our irrigation, fertilization and lawn replacement.
A lot is going on. Your Board cares. Jbn.
ROAD CLOSURE THIS WEEK
Residents of Sabal Key and Sabal Harbour are reminded that 45th St E will be closed from SR 70 to Pro AM Dr. this coming Monday evening and every evening through Friday from 9PM to 5AM.
Detour signs will be placed on SR 70 and 37th street. jbn
No need to boil water anymore … County has approved the water sample 3/16/19 jbn
Boiling Water Continues
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the first water sample failed and hopefully they will give us the okay tomorrow Saturday … I will stay in touch with Gator on this … Sorry for the bad news … this effects all streets and all of SK. Please continue to boil your water until I get word that all is okay.
The Pool is OPEN
I am pleased to tell you that the pool is open. I am going up to cut off the signs this morning …
If your water was turned off last night …
I have just been advised that residents that had their water shut off in SK and SH should boil through tomorrow … We will receive more info tomorrow morning … jbn
Please add Abacos to the streets where the water will be turned off tonight at 10 PM. Please store water and any tap water tomorrow will have to be boiled until the large white signs are taken down.
The SHHA Annual Board meeting was well attended and the Board will continue with the same Board Members with John Nesbitt, President, Bill Leggett, Vice President, George Martin, Treasurer, Jeff Midkiff, Tim Birkey, Valerie Knoll and Glenna Leard. Twin Palms will be signed on as our new landscaping company effective 5/1/19 for both SH and SK. They are currently our irrigation company and have done major plantings throughout SK and SH.
Florida Southern was approved to re-roof the clubhouse. Three bids were received. FS bid was