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:  

 
-HALLWAY RUGS in all 4 buildings have been steam cleaned and look good as new.
-POOL FURNITURE AND WALKWAY SOLAR LIGHTS have been cleaned by Building Committee members, Linda Labarreare and Lyn Bartlo.
-Solar lights are in good working order with only 3 needing to be replaced.
-SOD REPLACEMENT between A and C Buildings is happening on March 20th.
-NEW CUSHIONS FOR ALL 4 LOBBY BENCHESRenee Johnson and Alex Sharma, both wonderful and talented board members, bought new material and foam rubber, and sewed the 4 cushions.  By doing the work themselves, they were able to make all 4 cushions with new material for less than the cost of one cushion sent out to a company to make.
-DEMOLITION OF BRIDGE TO TENNIS COURTS will start on April 3 and be completed by April 20, 2019.
-RESURFACING OF TENNIS COURTS will start April 24th.
-MOLD- bids in going for approval 
-REPAINT LOBBIES only - bids in going for approval
-MOAT- discussion with Nix Construction--the company that is going to build the bridge. Mr. Nix is of the opinion that we do not have to dredge the moat to solve water level issues etc.  We are hopeful that there is an alternative solution to dredging that will save us a lot of money.
-SPRING FLOWERS will be planted on April 1st.
-POOL RESURFACING in bid requests
 
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!
 
FYI: Xanadu loves volunteers, so if any of you have any skills to help out to get things done professionally and quickly, please reach out to any of the board members.  The Board member list with contact information is here on the website on the "Board Members" page.

 
BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY LIGHTING AND DECORATIONS AT XANADU

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.


 
MOLD
 
"This summer Xanadu has experienced mold mostly in the stair towers in the upper floors.
Your board had IMC hire a mold cleaning company on 3 occasions or more to remove the mold.
We also approved hiring an engineer to determine the cause. So far we found that the vents on the roof were apparently closed off during the 2005 renovation preventing proper ventilation. We are getting prices to open these up.
We budgeted using the cleaning service when necessary until a permanent solution is obtained.
Owners should contact Sean at IMC if they see mold so that "clean-up" can be scheduled."

 
TRASH ROOMS
 
"We have had issues with smell and bugs emanating from the trash rooms. The cause has been determined to be that the waste removal company provided larger trash cans with wheels without liners.(Larger cans provided more space for trash and eliminated dragging the cans without wheels over our lobby floors) Sean has directed our cleaning company to remove all trash cans from the trash rooms, clean them out with proper cleanser, and wash the trash room floors before returning the cleaned trash cans. This will continue on an as needed bases or regular intervals."

 
B BUILDING FOB PROBLEMS
 
This passed week the entrance fob device's computer became corrupted. Sean has advised the board that parts for this model have been discontuned and are no longer available. Our supplier will be installing a used temporary unit as per Sean on Monday Oct 16th. The board has approved replacement all systems that won't be available until December at which time all entrance units will be replaced. All details regarding replacement fobs, if necessary, will be resolved before any changes are made.

Contact Info: Alex Sharma
alex_sharma@hotmail.com
843-785-3394