Royal Harbor Update 11/9/14

First a message from the contractor on the new water line. See Below..

We have received some phone calls concerning the water main installation process, specifically why the Contractor digs an area up more than once.  Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to provide a quick overview of the water main installation process.  We would appreciate it if you would forward this email to the Royal Harbor homeowner association members.

 1)    Per State Law, the Contractor requests utility locates to be performed prior to digging.

2)    Per State Law, utility companies in the vicinity of the proposed project mark their existing utilities (paint and flags).

3)    The Contractor installs the new water main along an entire street and roughly places fill (dirt) back over the pipe.

4)    Pressure and bacteriological testing is performed on the newly installed water main.

5)    Following successful test results the Florida Department of Environmental Protection approves the water main for use.

6)    The Contractor begins installing the new water service lines from the new main to the individual meters at each property.  This requires the re-digging up of the newly installed main.

7)    While the Contractor is installing the new service lines, the Contractor restores driveways and performs final grading, in preparation for sod. 

8)    Once all the new services lines are installed from the new water main to each individual meter, the Contractor performs final restoration.

 Please feel free to call me with any questions.

 Justin

 Justin Frederiksen, P.E.

Deputy Utilities Director

City of Naples

Office: (239) 213-4762

SECOND.. We will soon be starting the push for 2015 memberships. There are a lot of new people in the community and we need you as a neighbor and ambassador to help explain to these people why we need their $50 and what you feel you get from the association. (like cameras, updates etc)  Ask them to Email me or Donald Miller  donaldmiller06@comcast.net for an application.

THIRD.. I received an email from a resident who informed me that he had had great service from a boat detail company and they were looking for work in this area. If you need this done and want a recommendation you can contact Maarten Heybroek [Maarten@HeybroekConsulting.com] for details and contacts.

 SEA WALLS.. Our sea walls are now mostly 50 years old and many need repair. Recently I needed some work done on my dock where it is attached to the sea wall. The first person I called spent about 30 minutes here telling me I should replace my entire sea wall and told me all reasons why my sea wall was not worth fixing. Having spent considerable time researching sea walls over the past 10 years, I could tell when I was getting a line. I called another company who promptly came out and repaired the problem in short order. So get more than one estimate and call more than one company.

This brings up the topic of contractors working in Royal Harbor. Some are good, some not so good. If you have had great service and would like to share, please email me, and I will let others know. I do not want to put names in, but would like to have other neighbors be able to call you and get your recommendation. I know many people have varying success in lawn service, pool maintenance, handyman work, plumbers, boat repair, etc. would be good to have a resource list.

Halloween was great this year. I did not get photos, as my photographer had left his camera up North. If you have some good ones, send them and I will post them for all to see.

RH.TerryNov

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