President’s Report – Summer 2017

Sum-Sum-Summer Time.

We are close to the mid-point of Summer in Blue Ridge! It’s always such a great time to see and talk with our neighbors as we encounter each other outside, at the Beach Park, or at the pool.

Our family just finished our swim team season with Girls Preliminaries and this year was so much fun. The team won 3 meets! At least in the collective memory of those that I have talked with, Blue Ridge has not done that in many, many years. Congratulations to the team, Coach Carlos and the coaching group who should all get more detailed kudos as you read other sections of the Bulletin. There is a village of volunteers, led by Sarah Bradley and Katie Carlisle, that run the program. Thanks to all. As I write this, we still have swimmers that will compete in the All City Meet this Tuesday. Good luck to everyone!

I was sad to miss the Vintage Luau this past weekend. Thanks to Cat Burns and her crew of volunteers and sponsors! From the Blue Ridge Facebook photos it would appear it plenty of fun was had by all.

Some-Some Updates

Here are a few quick pieces of information for you reading pleasure:

  • Clubhouse & Locker Room Renovation. The projects did indeed come in on time and under budget. The balance will be used to paint portions of the South side of the building, soffits and possibly the interior of the Clubhouse so that the color scheme matches better.
  • Long Range Planning Committee. We have been meeting monthly in our effort to more proactively define our yearly capital expenditures and reserve funding needs. The work is on track to feed in to the fall budget process that will begin in September.
  • Deck Extension Project. The project to create a deck along the East side of the pool that would house the pool equipment/mechanics underneath is probably not going to happen. With our non-conforming use designation, the legal and cost barriers appear to be too great. The Board is also uncertain about community support. We still need to redesign the pool buildings to reconfigure chemical storage to meet Public Health mandates. The challenge will be to do this without losing pool deck space. This will be addressed as part of capital expenditures in 2018.
  • Kayak-Paddle Board Storage. A group of neighbors has asked the Board to entertain the idea of having boat storage down at the Beach Park. This will be discussed that the September Board Meeting. Joe Keating is heading up the effort to determine costs, logistics, and issues.

So…..that’s all I’ve got. As a reminder we don’t have a Board meeting in August. If the speed of first half of the summer is any indication, September will be here before we know. Enjoy the rest of your summer!!


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