February 12, 2015
Andrew C. Surdovel, LCAM
West Deck Waterproofing
The West Pool deck is progressing along. We now have the immediate pool deck waterproofed. The Southeastern area still need waterproofing. The reason for the delay of the waterproofing in this area is due to the installation of the pedestal base for the canopy which is now under work.
The pool contractor, Reliable Pools, has asked for the pool tile color. The Beautification Committee has selected a beautiful pale green 2 X 2”color tile for the interior of the pool and a slightly darker green for the top gutter area of the infinity salt water pool.
The shower area adjacent to the pool will be tiled and a shower head and drain will be installed. The water for the shower will be heated.
News City of Hollywood Permits Issued
The closing of a crucial permit by CSI that will allow future permits to be issued is now completed. This permit was holding up the permits for the Hollywood Stone and the RTI West pool restroom permit. Hollywood Stone now has the permit #B14-105442 to install the pavers on the West Pool deck. Pavers are being delivered and are being stored in the garage near the South entrance gate. The plan is to have the sand delivered to Aquarius next week and be stored on the West pool deck next to the pool. Shoring has been installed for two areas where the sand and pavers will be placed to assure the deck will hold the weight. This shoring will be removed once the sand has been distributed. The sand for the West Pool is scheduled for delivery on Monday February 16, 2015.
Garage Gate Temporarily Closed
Unfortunately the South garage entrance will be closed for an extended period of time (starting February 13, 2015 for an estimated 3 weeks) for the installation of shoring that will be required to support the West pool during concrete restoration and concrete curing.
Lobby Work and Valet Area Progress
The paramount project of restoring the Lobby is under way. Salbo Construction is preparing drawings of the Lobby, Cascade, Green room and the Gym. These drawings will enable Aquarius to obtain quotations for the scope of work outlined from three vendors. Once the quotations are received, the Board can select a vendor to do the work.
The Valet area soffit has been designed and is on display in the mail room of each tower. We are awaiting vendor quotations for the Valet soffit area which are due next week. Our Maintenance Department is working in the Lobby area to install overhead temporary lights; this will enable Unit owners to walk between the North and South towers. This work is scheduled to be completed on February 12, 2015.
City of Hollywood issues tickets
The City of Hollywood has issued Aquarius a violation Case # V13-14646 (attached) that mandates repairs to balconies, exposed cables and dirty exterior walls. Aquarius has entered into a contract with RTI to repair 32 balconies for an estimated sum of $80,000.00. Click here to see RTI Proposal. The work has now begun on concrete restoration of 32 balcony edges in the North and South towers. The first balconies will be on the South tower on the 5 and 6 line which is in the Southeast side. This work is expected to take 3 weeks to complete and then the stages will be moved West on the same side to the 7 and 8 line of the South tower. Work was originally scheduled for the North tower, CSI objected due to the fact that falling concrete can damage the waterproofing on the West Pool deck.
We are receiving quotations for our A/C compressors and air handlers on the roof of the North and South towers. These quotations entail completely replacing the units with more efficient units with an assured ROI (return on investment) study. Excessive noises are emanating from the A/C units, that are in substandard condition due to lack of servicing over the years. This noise causes Penthouse unit owner’s sleepless nights. These quotations should be available in about 2 weeks.
Deck Walls Painting
CSI is now painting the West Pool deck walls. This includes the entire exterior of the Gym and the perimeter walls on the upper side of the deck. Walls and ceiling below the deck are not part of this scope of work.
Notice of Violation – 2 pages, followed by the Request for Extension – 2 pages
Request for Extension