MAY 1, 2020
Board President John Laprade’s
I’ve been focusing on the business of the association, keeping our owners, renters, guests, and employees safe. I’ve been working closely with Dana, who has been making sure that we are doing additional sanitizing and cleaning. As you know, we were forced by the county to close the pool, gym, and all other amenities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, the beach remains closed as well as all non-essential businesses in the area. Particularly challenging for our owners is the loss of use of most balconies due to the construction project.
I would be remiss if I did not recognize residents who have volunteered to shop or run errands for our owners who are not able to get out. We have one resident who has volunteered to make masks for residents who need them. To see this spirit of community and many individual acts of kindness and cooperation among our owners is extremely gratifying. Thank you to all who give their time and talent to volunteer!
These are indeed challenging times. The goal of the association is to continue to work to keep our residents safe and healthy.
Be safe and healthy everyone... we will get through this together!
Manager Dana Domond's
I would first like to thank all the residents who have been adhering to the laws set in place by the Governor and county officials. We appreciate all the efforts in keeping our residents and employees safe. As life has changed very drastically for all of us here at Regency Tower, we are working to maintain the upkeep and cleanliness of the building. This includes not only the extra sanitizing, but also the mechanics of the building.
Please continue to do your part in keeping everyone safe. We do ask that when you are in the common areas, such as the front desk, elevators, lobby and hallways that you please wear a mask. This is to protect you and the employees at all times.
This is Your Office
A few days ago, Treasurer John Amatulli released the April, 2020 Treasurer's Report and emailed copies to Regency Tower residents. Copies can also be downloaded from the password protected Concierge Plus website and are available to owners in the Regency Tower office (Click Here to Concierge Plus website).
We have been concerned that the global pandemic would shut the project down, but at present we have been assured by the state and the city that exterior construction projects will be allowed to continue. We have been working with the contractor to ensure that we can avoid any work stoppages due to lack of supplies because of dwindling supply chains or because suppliers may be shut down because they are considered non-essential businesses. Therefore, we have ordered all of the supplies needed to complete the concrete/balcony restoration project and had them stored onsite to ensure that the project will not be delayed due to lack of materials. The contractor had informed us that they had an issue getting required masks for his employees, but they have solved the problem. Barring any unforeseen surprises, we anticipate that work will continue on the project without interruption.
Finally, a major focus continues to be getting permanent access to the pool and beach areas by completing the work in the vicinity of the pool. We are working closely with the project engineer and contractor to finish up the construction on the balconies and window stacks over the pool area so that these amenities will again become available to residents for daily use. I will keep you all posted as to when we can return access to the pool and beach for owners. Additionally, we have asked that work be completed on the balconies so that owners can regain use of them. The contractor will begin opening up the balconies once the balcony work in each stack is completed and the swing stages are moved away from those balconies and adjoining window stacks.
Barbecue Deck Remains Closed
The barbecue area is closer to being opened as the east side of the building is being repaired. We will keep you informed as to when the barbecue area will become available.
The Broward County Emergency Order #20-08 states that All residents must wear facial coverings while walking to and from the pool area including the hallways and elevators. In addition to the facial coverings a social distance of six (6) feet must be observed
Please understand that the beach, exercise room, and all other indoor amenities will remain closed until the Broward County government announces that these facilities can be re-opened
Pool Rules during COVID-19
Failure to adhere to these rules may result in closure of the pool and pool deck.
John Laprade, President
(Message to Residents) - "As you may be aware, Eddie Rodgers, chief of security, was deployed by the National Guard in mid-March to assist with the state’s Covid-19 issues. He has been in constant contact with the manager and the security team during his time away. He is safe and will be back with us as soon as he’s released from his duties. In Eddie’s absence, Kenzi Benton has been in the role of Acting-Chief of Security. He has done an amazing job keeping security running smoothly. Thank you to all who have been team players during this difficult time."
Please continue to do your part in keeping us ALL safe.
Safety Tip: Since the south and north driveway ramps are Intermittently being used to both enter and exit the building during the construction, please take extra care to avoid collisions with pedestrians and other vehicles.