With Spring only a few days away, we look forward to warm, sunny days and an end to what seems to have become an endless winter. Two ice storms including snow, sleet, freezing rain and over a half inch of ice covering everything as well as weeks of extremely low temperatures, have made this winter one for the record books.
While this may have interfered with the usual golf and other outdoor activities, the indoor activities have been making up for it. The winter guests have enjoyed game nights twice a week, Happy Hour every Friday, covered dish suppers every couple of weeks and themed dinners like the recent St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. The HOA Pizza Party was held at the end of February and enjoyed by everyone. I was asked to pass on their thanks and appreciation to both the board and the WP homeowners.
There have been several projects going on in and around the building. Our lobby floor has been resurfaced in sand-toned colors of sprayed concrete. No more rumbling luggage carts and chipping stone. It did shut down the lobby, including the elevators, for about a week but it was worth the inconvenience. I hope you will all be pleased with it.
Despite the cold temperatures, we managed to get the parking lots across the street resurfaced and the lines repainted. They look great and this will extend the life of the asphalt. We are also the beneficiaries of some work done by the city of North Myrtle Beach. They removed the public boardwalk on the south side of the building and replaced it with an extended handicapped boardwalk. It makes access to the beach so much easier for anyone who has difficulty with stairs or for families with small children and lots of beach toys. We did lose a small amount of shrubbery since it had encroached a bit onto city land, but the city will be replacing some of it, and we will add to it if necessary. Please click on the "What's New" tab to the left for all the details.
As a follow up to my last comments about the fire damage here in the building, one of the units is complete and now renting to snowbirds. A second unit is very close to completion. The remaining two units are well on their way but will take a little longer to complete as they started a little later. This has been a very stressful time for all the owners involved and I appreciate their patience and understanding as we attempted to work our way through all the red tape associated with events like this.
Lastly, on behalf of the board and owners, I would like to welcome some of our newest members to the Water Pointe I family: Rick and Caryl Harbold (604) from Columbia, SC, Michael and Jean Kopcha (605) of North Myrtle Beach and Bill and Joanna Mason (805) from Wirtz, VA.
Our second quarter board meeting will take place on April 5, 2014. As before, if you have any items you would like to see brought up at this meeting, please contact any board member or the entire board using the link on this website.