Casual Dining, Pool Area, and Tennis Improvement Plan Update
September 25, 2017
As you may have noted from Hurricane Irma updates and photos, Mariner Sands was
very fortunate. Basically, other than the inconvenience caused by electrical
outage, all we had to deal with was storm debris and minor damage at the
casual dining, pool, and tennis construction site.
However, because of delays resulting from the storm and other issues we've had
including permit delays, our casual dining, pool, and tennis construction
project schedule has been negatively impacted. We've lost time.
In order to make up this time, our contractor, Straticon, will need to adjust
their construction schedule. The new, more aggressive plan, involves working on
multiple projects simultaneously and includes use of more heavy equipment in
and around the tennis courts.
Some of the projects they will be engaged in are as follows:
Demolition of the existing sidewalks and
Installing new footers for the new
cabanas. This requires opening up large holes and installing rebar. These
holes will remain open for days awaiting county inspection after which
concrete may be poured.
Trenching for new electrical feeds,
plumbing feeds, and irrigation feeds throughout the facility. This process
will leave deep trenches between the courts for weeks.
Taking delivery of base rock for the new
pavers along with heavy equipment for compaction of the base rock.
Installing the new
pavers which requires heavy equipment to bring in the leveling sand and shake
out the pavers.
this necessary adjustment and the safety concern for our members, will impact
access to our racquet sports facilities. As you may recall, the original
schedule allowed for a more phased approach to the tennis and pickleball area.
Given the delays, that plan is no longer an option.
After a thorough review of the site, it has been determined that we can provide
safe access to courts #4 and #5 through the south gate of the courts. This will
allow for continued member play, clinics, and private lessons.
In addition, Mario will initiate and promote clinics and tennis fitness
programs to get everyone ready for the new season. He will also be coordinating
with reciprocal clubs and Martin County to schedule access for our members and
be able to promote various other elements of the tennis and pickleball programs
at their facilities. The goal remains to keep the tennis and pickleball
programs as active as as possible during this unavoidable inconvenience.
Straticon will take control of the construction site effective Monday, October
2, 2017. Completion is anticipated in early December at which time we will
request a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) from the county. Assuming
approval, the TCO will allow members access to the new tennis and pickleball
complex as well as the pool while the interior finishes are being completed on
the casual dining facility.
Delays in most major construction projects are not uncommon. We hope you agree
we are taking prudent and practical steps necessary to complete our project in
a timely manner while addressing the safety needs of our membership.