In an effort to keep owners informed of on-going projects, maintenance, improvements and any work that may affect anyone who lives or vacations at Xanadu, your Board of Directors will be posting information and updates on this webpage periodically. This web page will accommodate photos so that can be an additional way to illustrate a particular project. Board members will post here as they can; however,it is unlikely that all issues or situations will be noted.
If you want updates on something you don't see here, please feel free to contact any Board Member.
News and Information About Projects
JULY 12, 2019
We are happy to have an attractive cabinet for all the lockboxes that normally are attached to the front fence. Thanks to our volunteers, Fred, Tim and Tony. There are 4 pictures posted on the sidebar. You will have to watch the slide show of pictures to see them. They are the last 4.
APRIL 25, 2019
The NEW BRIDGE IS FINISHED and the FOYERS ARE NEWLY PAINTED with a modern color, "windswept canyon by Sherwin Williams", that gives our foyers a fresh look while keeping the tropical beach theme.
April 5, 2019: THE BRIDGE TO THE TENNIS COURTS PROGRESS. THE BUILDING CREW HAS BEEN OUT FOR A FEW DAYS AND THINGS ARE HAPPENING! I am posting a photo on the Resource and Info. page.
MARCH 18, 2019
GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING and WORK IS GETTING DONE AT XANADU!
Spring is almost here and just when we all start to get the urge to do Spring cleaning, your board, led by our tirelessly working President, Pat McDaniel, has taken action to get LOTS of work done at Xanadu to keep our home looking beautiful and to make it the best place to live. We are excited to let you know that board members and volunteers have been pitching in to do the work, and to get quotes to accomplish the following:
Thanks to Renee Johnson, new board member, for the beautiful holiday decorations at Xanadu. Xanadu has lighted wreathes (on a timer) at the front gate and exit gate to the parking lot and Xanadu sign along the driveway. There is a welcoming, lighted garland around the street sign and garlands with sparkly white ribbons and sea shells adorn the bridges at each building entrance. Once inside the lobyy, there is a wreath on the mirror. Everything looks wonderful! Thank you, Renee and crew.
WONDERFUL NEW LANDSCAPE/ GARDEN LIGHTING BEHIND OUR BUILDINGS
Thanks to our landscape committee headed by Pat McDaniel, we now have new up-lights on several trees and beautiful pathway lighting along our back garden walkway. The lights make us look like a five-star resort at night. The photos will be added to the slideshow on Xanadu website's homepage.
XANADU SIGN: Up-date May 2018
The sign has been replaced with a new one that has a slightly lower profile to make it easier for drivers to see pedestrians of bicyclists before driving out onto S. Forest Beach Drive. The new concrete curb with white stones at the base completes the installation. New electric service to the sign ensures the sign will always be brightly lit at night.
Many of you will have noticed that our Xanadu sign out at the roadway entrance on South Forest Beach Drive has been in bad repair for a while. Lately the sign is off its base and is resting against the base but without lighting. The board working with IMC ordered a new sign months ago and it has taken way longer to be made than promised. (Partly due to Hurricane Ivy).
The good news is that the sign should be ready within a week or two at the most and the installation process will begin. The base of the sign with an area with plants and lights will be all new construction bordered with stone or concrete to protect it. We will also have a permanent light source for our sign at last. This involves trenching along the driveway to run an electric cable to the sign from an electric box on Xanadu property. We will keep you posted as work progresses.
MOAT AND LAGOON ALGAE:
We have noted the algae floating around on the surface of our moat and also under the water. Sean spoke to the lake doctors about this last week and have asked them to treat the lagoon twice a month with the algae killer that they use until this issue is under control. There are a couple factors that cause all of this algae. The first is the well water pumped in the lagoon promotes the growth of algae. The other issue is the deepness of the lagoon. I believe it is really bad now because the level was dropped a good six inches in preparation of Hurricane Irma. The lake doctors were there on 9/26 and treated the lagoon for algae.
The moat has become more shallow since Hurricane Mathew flooding and erosion of the banks along the moat. Dredging the moat needs to be done but is a very expenseve job based on having to build a bridge across to get the dredging equipment on site. The board is pursuing alternatives to get this done and save some of the cost.
|Contact Info:||Alex Sharma|