July 2, 2020
Dear Dutch Island Community,
Starting off this post with some updates about unfortunate events that happened in June. As seen in the Facebook posts, we continue to have a few select problem juveniles riding golf carts and damaging property . If anyone has firm evidence of these incidents (a video would be great)., please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The front gate arm was destroyed by a resident drive through. The resident has agreed to pay for the $700 repair. We will be ordering a spare arm and attempting to use a heavy duty spring hinge to allow the arm to swing open and retract to the closed position.
The electrical pole damage is being repaired. The crew that hit the pole paid for the repairs.
We have not made any progress on finding the person who damaged our residents’ yard with a vehicle.
The “free” food delivery pass time period ended on June 30. Residents can pay an annual fee for food delivery by companies without a pass. Please see the Dutch Island website for more details.
The Pool is back to full capacity but continues state mandated Covid controls. Thank you for abiding by these new guidelines.
Fourth of July Activities will take place this year with the Parade and pool meetup which includes food trucks.
To provide a fresher and consistent look to our island signage, we will be reviewing all signs, consolidating when possible and repainting them for a cleaner appearance.
The Dog Park planning continues and prospective funding from corporate sponsors is still being considered. There are no timeframe updates.
During this Covid time period, ARC applications have doubled. Tree cutting is the top request and we’ve seen a major increase for this. Our community guidelines call for the preservation of trees. The ARC guidelines approve tree removal if trees are damaged, diseased, currently or are poised to damage your house. During hurricane season, trees “might” strike our homes but this ‘what if’ situation is not justification for removal.
We have contracted with Plantation Services to treat all seven of our lagoons. The Blue Crab lagoon outfall to the wetlands is also being changed to see if we can improve it. We do have some dredging funds if we need to dredge.
The Dock Ramp cam has been installed but internet problems prevent viewing. Repairs are in progress.
Terrapin Trail paving has been completed.
Thank you, Mike, for your hard work.
Until August, stay safe, keep social distancing and wear your mask in public.
Your 2020 Board