repairs, and restoration following Hurricane Irma is continuing
and has exceeded $100,000 with additional work still to be done.
The exposed lift
station and generator near Grand Palm and Vintage Trace Circle has
tree stumps that will be removed early January followed by the
construction of a temporary fence of approximately 100 feet
blocking the view of the equipment and offering additional
security to the residents of the Vines.
Construction of an 8
foot wall along the eastern section of Vintage Trace Circle is
being discussed by the Board with the type of wall, color,
texture, etc. as well as cost is still to be determined. The
VCA will have to go through a permitting process with the Village
of Estero. Residents will be kept informed as additional
information becomes available.
Damage to the chain
link fence surrounding The Vines has been noted and it is expected
that repairs will be made as soon as contractors respond to our
request for bids.
To date the VCA has
not heard back from our insurance carrier regarding our claims
from the hurricane and it is anticipated that a response will be
received in early January.