Aquarius has a new a.i. Manager – Welcome Melissa Bello
Adrian Paredes, the Manager of Aquarius Condo. Association, will be out for a few weeks.
In the meantime Melissa Bello has been brought up by Atlantic Pacific to serve as ad interim Aquarius Manager.
Melissa brings more than 6 years of experience. She has managed condominiums of several sizes. She also has managed condominium offering hotel services. Her previous work was in Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Aventura.
She is very excited to work at Aquarius where there are a lot of activities this end of year. 2020 Budget, Board Elections, Hallways Renewal, 40 year Re-certification conclusion among other. Last but not least now starts the High Season. This when our friends from the North, looking for the balm weather of South Florida, join us while the snow falls up there.
Melissa is not married and has 3 cats. She also feeds two more cats that live in her neighborhood.
Say welcome to our new community Manager.
There are Doctors that are too demanding. We feel like screaming at them. Just see what this one said:
Dr.: THE OTHER FOOT, PLEASE!!!
It’s not the time to lower your guard. Some intermittent high winds may be cause for concern. Hurricane Dorian castigated areas of the Bahamas at a very slow-moving pace. Here is an estimate of the hurricane’s path continues if it continues its slow movement:
For Aquarius residents that have their shutters up or their windows boarded up with plywood for protection a good view of the outside is available from cameras installed in the neighborhood.
Most cameras offer quite a clear view of the Aquarius surroundings.
The Sun of London has a streaming camera. This camera follows the path of Hurricane Dorian. It shows the areas that are currently being affected by the storm: check it out
On August 6th COMCAST representatives will be available to answer questions and deliver new equipment in the Green Room of Aquarius.
As announced back in June of 2018, the Aquarius Condo. Association signed a new 5-year contract with COMCAST. The details are in this post of a year ago. If full details are needed, check out the new contract here.
Basically, Aquarius residents will get included in their regular assessment (maintenance payment) internet connection, high definition (HD) and the basic equipment included. So, there will be no additional fees for rental of Digital Video Recording (DVR), Set Top Box and Modem-Router for internet access.
The TV channel line-up remains the same with more than 150 channels and music channels. The premium service will include HBO. Showtime is no longer in the contract.
All these can be added if desired. If not, the COMCAST individuals monthly bill should be zero, nada, zilch, nothing.
Currently the Aquarius C. A. pays about $ 29.00 per month per apartment unit. Under the new contract the monthly charge will be about $ 79.00, plus taxes and fees. This year of 2019 there will be no impact on the Regular Assessment- Maintenance budget thanks to an agreement signing bonus offered by COMCAST.
During the transition to the new contract COMCAST includes a one-time only installation of the new equipment. This usually includes cables inside the apartment. The installation is not white-gloves. The cables are installed in a rather visible way that most of us are used to. The advantage of this free service is that a change in location of a TV set or a better position of the Modem-Router will not represent additional cost. If COMCAST is called later on to change the location of the equipment there will likely be and additional cost. COMCAST policy is that the internal cables are property and responsibility of the occupant. A general comparative view of the new contract and the old one is in this post (click here)
Some questions frequently asked:
Boring, but important: The Agreement of Aquarius with COMCAST