(Diane thank you for the photos)
Installing Air Handlers
The HVAC company is installing the air handlers for all units. They are now up to the 6th floor. They are working on 606 and tomorrow will install equipment in 607. Next week they "move-on-up" to the 7th floor.
(Diane thank you for the photos)
The plan to reopen our beach
February 11th, 2023
Our of an abundance of caution we instituted the following protocol:
1) All individual condo units have their master water valve turned “off."
2) The new 1st floor water shutoff valves installed on each stack are also turned “off."
3) When we did the water/plumbing test we turned the stack valve “on" and went into the individual units in that stack. In the condo unit, the main water valve was slowly turned “on," sink faucets were turned on and toilets were flushed and checked for plumbing leaks. Each condo’s main water valve was turned off after each test.
4) When Contractor workers are doing masonry building repairs, we turn the first floor “1" stack water valve “on" to provide water to the faucet located on the south building exterior wall for mixing concrete.
5) Dirk checks the first-floor stack valves every day to insure all building water is turned off at the ground level.
Almost all of the floor coverings on the first-floor have been removed.
Air Conditioners on the second floor are being replaced this week.
Vincent's Landscapers are still removing dead and decaying trees and shrubs. We got permission to remove a couple of trees from the beach access #10 that were laying on our property.
We are waiting for FEMA to remove debris near the curb on our property.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LEE COUNTY REISSUES PRECAUTIONARY SWIM ADVISORY
Lee County, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is reissuing a county wide precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches. As a result of Hurricane Ian, debris remains in area beaches, including debris buried under shallow sand and not immediately visible. Additionally, water quality has been affected and at this time, swimming is not recommended.
Loss Of Use Insurance coverage
Private insurance: We have received information from two owners.
One owner provided information on the process for recovering LOSS OF USE reimbursement. The bottom line is the insurance company will not pay “Loss of Use”. Most of the damage to our building infrastructure was caused by water although we all know there was also quite a bit of damage by Wind as evidenced by the damage to the roof, broken shutters, jammed doors and windows and car port damage, etc. The insurance companies are concluding we cannot occupy our building because of Flood Damage. In most if not all cases, Flood Insurance does not offer Loss of Use coverage.
Another owner had damage to the shutters in their unit and their insurance gave them money for new shutters.
We don't know how your insurance and insurance adjuster will address the above issues; we are just sharing information.
Property Tax adjustment
Click on Icon to apply for PROPERTY TAX RELIEF/REFUND INFORMATION
You will need the "Alternate Key" from your tax bill. This is a number with 17 characters and numbers.
If you don't have this information, you may visit the Lee County Real Estate site by clicking the button below this message.
There is a series of questions you must answer. These questions are regarding the Condo Building not specific to your unit.
For example it will ask, Is there damage to your property? The lady at the Assessor's office said this refers to the Condo building so you must enter YES.
Then a question Why is your property is uninhabitable? This is due to Flood and Wind damage to our building.
You will need to furnish a copy of our letter from Vesta stating the building is uninhabitable. (See below)
January 18th, 2023
Today our Electrician inspected the first floor of our building. During the inspection he noted the conduit for stacks 1 and 7 is damaged. The conduit will need to be repaired or replaced.
A view from the beach
The messages on this blog are not official postings from Casa Bonita One Association but rather a way for individuals to share information. Some information is from official websites for Bonita Springs, Lee County and FEMA or national news. We also share information from individuals "on the ground".