Fitness Center Update 6/17 2-Week Look Ahead Schedule
Monday-06-17-2019- @ 13:11
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

•Drywall and stucco will be driving the building portion during the next two weeks.
•Site work continues beyond the next two weeks. The pipe relocation begins this week, followed by the new entry, parking lots and sidewalks.
•Crowther Roofing is going to load the roof tile on June 25th. Roof tile installation will immediately follow.
•Tier Electric will provide pricing to provide a temporary generator in the event that LCEC fails to provide a transformer in a timely manner, however LCEC received an easement from the District last Friday.
•Crowther Mechanical is to have A/C operational prior to an extended weekend for the 4th of July.

Two-Week “Look Ahead”
Week of June 10th:
Monday:
•Continue site work and underground plumbing-through next week
•Install ceiling and wall insulation
•Inspect insulation-Lee Co
•Continue Stucco-through next week

Tuesday:
•Install MDP panels in electric room
•Begin hanging drywall/finish ceiling walls (next 2 weeks)

Friday: Deliver, stock and install roof tile

Week of June 17th:
Monday: Secondary service to transformer

Tuesday: Connect secondary to generator

Friday: Deliver and install HVAC equipment

1st week of July: Install aluminum soffit and floor tile.

Various photos & videos are being posted to the website as well as linked to the Fitness Center Updates in order to improve our messaging to residents.
HGRD Facebook Fitness Center Photos & Videos
Fitness Center Update 6/10 2-Week Look Ahead Schedule
Monday-06-10-2019- @ 09:31
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

Gates Construction continues to maintain a brisk pace. No less than ten subcontractors are expected to perform work within the next two weeks. Several are new including the Fire Alarm Contractor, Irrigation/Landscape Contractor, Cabinet Maker and Flooring Installer.

UPDATE:
•Underground activities will continue to drive the job during the next two weeks.
•Storefront Windows will be installed beginning this morning.
•Stucco crews will follow the window installation during the middle of the week. Flat work walls will also begin at that time.
•Insulation and drywall will begin during the next two weeks. Both will be delivered Friday, June 14th.
•Fire alarm locations will be laid out by Johnson Controls on Monday. This should allow rough electrical work to be completed and inspected. Work in the panel room will be expedited once switchgear approval is secured from the Design Team.

Beyond the next two weeks, roof tile is set to be delivered with installation beginning the week of June 24th.

Two-Week “Look Ahead”

Week of June 10th:
Monday:
•Perimeter Termite Treatment
•Install storefront frames and glass (next 2 weeks)
•Install exterior doors and hardware
•Underground site work (next 2 weeks)

Tuesday:
•Mechanical pad at lift station
•Inspect storefront attachment-Lee Co.

Wednesday: Electrical inspection-Lee Co.

Thursday:
•Waterproof & caulk perimeter frames
•Begin stucco on main building (next 2 weeks)

Friday: Deliver ceiling/wall insulation along with drywall materials.

Week of June 17th:
Monday:
•Continue Stucco, storefront glass & site work.
•Install ceiling and wall insulation

Tuesday-Thursday:
•Inspect insulation-Lee Co.
•Begin hanging drywall/finish ceiling walls (next 2 weeks)

Friday: Deliver and install HVAC equipment

***Please click here for Bob Fike’s June 7th fitness center update video.***

Various photos and videos are being posted to the website as well as linked to the Fitness Center Updates in order to improve our messaging to residents.
HGRD Facebook Fitness Center Photos & Videos
Fitness Center Update 6/3 2-Week Look Ahead Schedule
Monday-06-03-2019- @ 09:49
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

It’s been 50 days since Gates Construction first put a shovel in the ground and as you can see by the pictures on the HGRD website, they’ve made significant progress.

No less than 10 subcontractors are expected to perform work within the next two weeks with underground activities driving the job.

•Work will begin at the lift station at the West side of the building.
•Today will mark the completion of the interior framing of the walls and allow the mechanical trades to take over the interior.
•By Friday, Lee County will have inspected the wall framing, rough plumbing, electrical and mechanical.
•Stucco crews will complete work on two areas above the roofing, but bulk stucco work won’t begin until June 12th.
•Storefront Windows and Doors are confirmed to begin on June 10th.
•Insulation and drywall will begin just outside of this two-week period. However, material for both should be delivered Friday, June 14th.

Two-Week “Look Ahead”
Week of June 3rd:
Monday:
•Underground site work (next 2 weeks)
•Stucco vertical walls over roof
•Complete wall framing
•Electric, Plumbing, Mechanical (through this week)

Tuesday:
•Hang board in mechanical room

Wednesday:
•Mechanical pad at lift station
•Finish walls in mechanical rooms
•Frame inspection-Lee Co.
•Install aluminum soffit (through next week)

Thursday: Install panel boxes and air handlers
Friday: Mechanical inspection-Lee Co.

Week of June 10th:
Monday & Tuesday:
•Deliver & install exterior doors and hardware
•Deliver & install storefront frames and glass

Wednesday: Inspect storefront frames-Lee Co.

Thursday: Begin stucco on main building

Friday: Deliver ceiling/wall insulation along with drywall.

Click here for the video on Roof "Dry-in”.

Various photos and videos are being posted to the website as well as linked to the Fitness Center Updates in order to improve our messaging to residents. HGRD Facebook Fitness Center Photos & Videos
Reminder: Chat with the General Manager
Wednesday-05-29-2019- @ 09:44
Thursday, May 30th, 2 p.m.
Main Dining Room

Topics to include:
Welcome
Fitness Center Update
Summer Projects
Closure Dates for Golf/Restaurant
Open Discussion
Questions for the HGRD & HOA

Fitness Center Update 5/28 2-Week Look Ahead Schedule
Tuesday-05-28-2019- @ 08:22
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

This week Gates is expecting to complete the interior wall insulation, exterior waterproofing, dry-in and interior wall framing. By the end of the following week, window and door frames will be installed and stucco will begin. Mechanical trades will begin late this week or early the following week. In just a little over two weeks, Gates will be cycling through 12 subcontractors.

Two-Week “Look Ahead”

Week of May 28th
Tuesday:
•Lee County Inspection of Tie Down/Sheathing
•Peel & Stick Roofing & Flashing (thru Friday)-Crowther Roofing

Wednesday:
•Waterproofing-JJ Waterproofing
•Insulate Exterior Walls-Protective Barrier

Thursday:
•Interior metal framing (thru next Monday)-Karr Bros.
•Lee County Inspection of Dry-In and Insulation Walls
•Rough Plumbing & Venting-Franzese Plumbing

Friday:
•Continue Peel & Stick
•Continue interior metal framing

Week of June 3rd
Monday & Tuesday:
•Finish interior metal framing
•Begin rough plumbing- supply & waste (thru Thursday)
•Deliver & begin installing storefront frames (thru Friday)

Wednesday: Install Soffit “F” channel (thru Friday)

Thursday: Lee County Inspection of rough mechanicals

Friday:
•Lee County Inspection of rough framing for walls & storefront frames
•Begin Stucco
•Delivery of exterior doors


Please click here to view GATES superintendent, Bob Fike’s video shot Friday, May 24th.

Various photos & videos are being posted to the website as well as linked to the Fitness Center Updates in order to improve our messaging to residents.
HGRD Facebook Fitness Center Photos & Videos
Fitness Center Update 5/20 2-Week Look Ahead & Video
Monday-05-20-2019- @ 09:43
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

The roof trusses have been delivered and are being attached to the building so the next two weeks will be dominated by roof work. Gates will ask Crowther Roofing, J&J Waterproofing and Protective Barriers to be ready on the 29th to hit the site running. Mechanical trades will also be making a reemergence during the next two weeks, followed by the metal framers on the interior walls.

Two-Week “Look Ahead”

Week of May 20th

Monday-Thursday: Continue with Roof Fascia & Sheathing- Fascia is the vertical band under a roof edge visible to an observer. Sheathing is the plywood fastened to the trusses on which the roof tiles are laid.

Thursday: Interior metal framing

Friday:
•Continue Roof Fascia & Sheathing
•Continue metal framing
•Rough plumbing and electric
•Time and weather permitting, begin Peel & Stick roofing membrane and waterproofing.

Week of May 27th

Monday-Tuesday: Continue Roof Fascia & Sheathing

Tuesday: Lee County Inspection of roof tie down and sheathing

Wednesday:
•Peel & Stick Roof Membrane-Crowther Roofing
•Waterproofing-J&J Waterproofing
•Insulate Exterior Walls
•Rough Electric

Thursday:
•Inspect Dry-In: Lee county
•Interior metal framing
•Rough plumbing and electric

Friday: Continue plumbing & electric

Click here for the video showing the roof truss delivery.

Various photos & videos are being posted to the website as well as linked to the Fitness Center Updates in order to improve our messaging to residents.
HGRD Facebook
Fitness Center Update 5-13 2-Week Look Ahead & Videos
Monday-05-13-2019- @ 10:45
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

The masonry walls and tie beams are complete. (Please view the new videos.) The roof trusses will be delivered on Thursday. Karr Brothers will the set them and apply the plywood sheathing. Crowther Roofing should be prepared to install peel and stick at the end of the 2-week look ahead below along with J&J Waterproofing ready to waterproof the building and openings.

A special thanks to Building Committee members Don Misener and John Cowgill along with Gates Superintendent, Bob Fike for all of their hard work and commitment to this project.

2-Week “Look Ahead” Schedule

Week of May 13th
Monday-Tuesday:
•Demobilize Concrete/Masonry work
•Grade site/building perimeter

Wednesday:
•Continue to grade perimeter
•Prep to receive/rep roof trusses

Thursday-Friday:
•Receive/Prep roof trusses
•Crane set roof trusses
•Truss engineering and tie down

Saturday:
•Continue truss tie down
•Roof Fascia & Sheathing. Facia is the vertical band under a roof edge visible to an observer. (The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit or eave.) Sheathing is the plywood fastened to the trusses on which the roof tiles are laid.

Week of May 20th
Monday-Thursday: Continue with Roof Fascia & Sheathing

Thursday: Interior metal framing

Friday:
•Continue Roof Fascia & Sheathing
•Continue metal framing
•Rough plumbing and electric
•Time and weather permitting, begin Peel & Stick roofing membrane and waterproofing.

Please click here for Bob Fike’s video regarding the tie beams.

Please click here for the video on pumping concrete inside formwork around the steel.

Various photos and videos are being posted to the website as well as linked to the Fitness Center Updates in order to improve our messaging to residents.
Herons Glen Facebook Fitness Center Photos & Videos
Fitness Center Update 5-6-19
Monday-05-06-2019- @ 13:16
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

May 6th, 2019
Masonry walls and Tie beams are still driving the schedule this week. The masonry and concrete work at the raised entry, presents the most significant challenge in the next two weeks. The truss delivery is on schedule for delivery May 15th and the high beam will be poured at roughly the same time. This will require intense coordination between GATES, Stancel (concrete) and Karr Brothers (roof trusses), to be ready to swing trusses on Friday May 17th. The next Subcontractor to appear beyond the following “Look Ahead” will be Crowther Roofing to install Peel & Stick, followed by the return of the mechanical trades: plumbers, electricians, etc.

Thank you to Jack Birecree for providing the great drone photographs!
Fitness Center Photos

2-Week “Look Ahead” Schedule

Week of May 4th
Monday-Thursday: Form Tie Beams (the horizontal
beams that serve to prevent two other structural members from separating).
Friday: Lee County to inspect Tie Beams

Week of May 13th
Monday: Pour Tie beam with concrete
Tuesday: Block raised entry
Wednesday-Thursday: Form and inspect tie beams at raised entry then pour. Receive and prep roof trusses.
Friday: Crane set roof trusses.


Various videos will be posted to the website as well as linked to the Fitness Center Updates in order to improve our messaging to residents.
HGRD Facebook Fitness Center Photos
Fitness Center Update 4-30-19 Slab Preparation
Tuesday-04-30-2019- @ 10:15
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

According to the Gates Superintendent, Bob Fike the underground mechanicals have been inspected and the termite spray has been completed, as planned. Lee County inspected and approved the slab prep work so they are pouring the slab today and then Wednesday we will “go vertical”! Block and beams will completely dominate the next two weeks. Truss delivery and installation will begin on May 15th and will appear on next week’s look ahead.

Also, three major pipes have been discovered below the foundation of the new Fitness Center and will have to be relocated. (This will not delay the project as work can continue until the re-routing must be completed). The costs, while not finalized, will be significant, however the total project cost will remain within the monies collected from the Fitness Center assessment to cover this unanticipated expense.

2-Week “Look Ahead” Schedule

Week of April 29th
Monday: Grade/Prep Slab on Grade. Lee County will inspect concrete slab.
Tuesday: Pour Concrete Slab
Wednesday-Saturday: Go “vertical” with masonry walls.

Week of May 6th
Monday: Continue with masonry walls
Tuesday-Saturday: Form Tie Beams (the horizontal beams that serve to prevent two other structural members from separating).

I’ve asked Bob to video important information so we can put it on the website and on our YouTube account.
April 26 Video Slab Preparation
April 30 Video Pouring Concrete Slab

Various videos will be posted to the website as well as linked to the Fitness Center Updates in order to improve our messaging to residents.
Herons Glen Facebook Fitness Center Photos/Videos
Fitness Center Update 4-15-19
Monday-04-15-2019- @ 11:08
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

Below is the 2-week “Look Ahead” schedule for the fitness center according to Gates Construction Superintendent, Bob Fike:

Week of April 15th

Monday:
• Receive compaction test results.
• Begin underground electric work which will last approximately two weeks.

Tuesday:
• Surveyors will measure and mark the corners of the building to determine exact locations.
Concrete contractor will begin building the corners.
• Layout of underground piping will begin.

Wednesday:
Concrete contractor will layout the footings.

Thursday-Friday:
Concrete contractor will excavate and lay steel for the footings. (Footings are made of concrete with rebar reinforcement that has been poured into an excavated trench. The purpose of footings is to support the foundation and prevent settling.)

Week of April 22nd

Monday:
Lee County to inspection footing steel.

Tuesday:
Pour concrete for footings.

Wednesday-Friday:
• Receive cement block. Masons will begin to lay block for stem walls, which are walls on a concrete foundation supporting walls that join the foundation of a building to the vertical walls of the structure that is constructed atop the foundation.
• Under slab plumbing to begin.

*Note: This schedule is subject to change.

VIDEO--Town Hall Meeting 4-10-19
Thursday-04-11-2019- @ 13:47
If you missed yesterday’s Herons Glen Recreation District Long-Range Plan Update presented by Ron Glasgow, a video recording of the presentation has been uploaded to YouTube in two parts. Please click on the provided links below to view it in its entirety.
 
A special thank you to Ron Glasgow, the entire Media Resource team, Julie Heimlich, as well as Jim and Karen Mars for their hard work. 

Video Part 1
Video Part 2
Town Hall Meeting-Wed. April 10th
Monday-04-08-2019- @ 11:58
Reminder:
There will be a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday April 10th at 5 p.m. in the Ballroom. Ron Glasgow will be giving a presentation on the HGRD Long-Range Plan.

This will be recorded for future playback for residents that are unable to attend.

**This will be a presentation only and there will be no resident participation.**

Pool will Re-Open Sat. March 30th at 9 a.m.
Friday-03-29-2019- @ 11:54
Update from J.B. Belknap, General Manager

After further consultation with the Lee County Health Department, we have been authorized by the Environmental Health Specialist to re-open the Herons Glen swimming pool at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30th. Dan and his staff have followed all CDC guidelines which included starting the shock treatments immediately Thursday morning. These actions have led the Health Department to reconsider and approve the Saturday morning opening.

Unfortunately, the Spa must remain closed while our staff continues the deep cleaning process. The Spa will be re-inspected early in the morning on Monday, April 1st and a determination will be made by the inspector.

Again, the Florida Department of Health has required us to take these precautionary measures due to the reported case of Legionella in the area. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Election News!
Thursday-03-28-2019- @ 09:28
From the Board of Supervisors

Winning Candidates
We would like to congratulate the winners of the March 26 Board of Supervisors election; Mr. William Kulkoski and Mr. Howard Young. Congratulations and we are looking forward to an exciting and productive year!

A very special Thank You
Thank you to Mr. Larry Cummings and Mr. Jim Gormley for your years of serving on the Board of Supervisors and to jobs well done!
TUESDAY 3/26--HGRD Admin Office Closing at 3:45 p.m.
Monday-03-25-2019- @ 12:25
The HGRD Administration Office will close at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26th due to the Board of Supervisor's Election that will be held in Card Room C at 4pm.

As always, you may leave your payments in the locked box outside the Administration door. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

The office will re-open on Wed. 3/27 at 8:30 a.m.

J.B. Belknap, General Manager
Fitness Center / Pickleball Courts 3-22-19
Friday-03-22-2019- @ 13:40
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

Following up on yesterday’s email update regarding the Fitness Center area, we have a few more updates:

•Due to the fitness center site work, the water and power have been disconnected to the pickleball courts. Dan and John will be coordinating to provide a water cooler by the courts for hydration. However, we strongly suggest players bring their own water or sports drinks.

•The portable toilet will have to be moved closer to the road in order for the truck to get close enough to empty it. We realize this is an inconvenience to players and we appreciate your understanding.

•As a reminder, cars cannot be parked on the road. We are asking players to seek other means of transportation if they normally drive their cars to the pickleball courts.
Fitness Center Construction Photos
Friday-03-22-2019- @ 09:07
For photo updates on the progress of the Fitness Center construction, please go to the HGRD Facebook Page.

Fitness Center Construction Photos
Fitness Center Update-Pickleball Parking
Friday-03-22-2019- @ 08:54
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

Great News! The Site Development permit for the Fitness Center Project was approved last Friday paving the way for the building permit and allowing Gates Construction to commence with the work! The Notice of Commencement has been signed and recorded with Lee County.

The silt fence is up and Gates Construction is currently clearing the site. Over the next several days, you will see various pieces of equipment being mobilized for the initial site work. Dan has created a temporary path behind #10 green for the Pickleball players. Once the site work is completed in about 4 weeks, the path will be moved further east and away from the green. We ask both golfers and Pickleball players to be courteous to each other as we go through the construction. Pickleball players riding to and from the courts should stop while golfers are putting and golfers should wait to hit their approach shots to the green until Pickleball carts have passed.
The silt fencing is on the out of bounds side of the white OB stakes behind the green so the fence shouldn’t interfere with play. If any future fencing impedes play on the golf course, we will notify the golfers and make the necessary arrangements for a drop area.

Safety is our #1 priority, and we have told Gates Construction that residents will not be allowed on the worksite without authorization. Bob Fike, the Gates superintendent will monitor safety concerns and has the authority to control the site area.

The Building committee will be meeting with both Lotus field personnel and Gates representatives on a regular basis to review schedules and deliverables. We will provide weekly updates to the residents as the project progresses.

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO Regular Car parking available at the Pickleball Courts.
Fitness Center Update-Site Development Permit Approved
Tuesday-03-19-2019- @ 12:57
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager

Great News! We have learned that the Site Development permit for the Fitness Center Project was approved last Friday paving the way for the building permit and allowing Gates Construction to commence with the work! Gates will be at the club today to have us sign the Notice of Commencement which will be recorded with Lee County today. According to Bob Fike, the Gates Superintendent, the silt fence is scheduled to go up tomorrow and various pieces of equipment will be mobilized this week for the initial site work.

An opening meeting will also be scheduled soon with the Building committee, Lotus field personnel, and Gates representatives to review schedules and deliverables. We will provide weekly updates to the residents as the project progresses.
Reminder: Chat with the General Manager
Monday-03-11-2019- @ 11:59
Chat with J.B. Belknap, General Manager
Wednesday, March 13,
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Restaurant
Meeting Room Changed--Special Board Mtg Wed. Feb 20th
Monday-02-18-2019- @ 13:53
From the Board of Supervisors:

The Special Board Meeting on Wed. 2/20 at 2 p.m. is being moved and will be held in CARD ROOM C. This meeting was originally set up in the Private Dining Room but will now be in Card Room C at 2 p.m. This meeting is to discuss Bond Items.
Update on permit status for Fitness Center
Friday-02-01-2019- @ 09:35
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager
We’ve been in contact with both LOTUS as well as Gates this week and have learned that the Building Permit has been approved, pending the Development Order Permit which is being handled by Maastricht Engineering. The only outstanding item that we are waiting on is the approval of the landscape plan which has been submitted to Lee County for review. Maastricht said he was going to speak to the reviewers individually this week and ask them to expedite the issuance.
According to LOTUS and Gates, once the Development Order is approved and issued, they can pick up the building permit, pay permit review fees and run.
As was communicated last week, we are all frustrated with the lack of activity. However, the one positive is that we have not had to seek short-term financing at 5% interest based on the assessment money coming in.
We will keep you informed as other information becomes available.
Fitness Center Update 1-21-19
Monday-01-21-2019- @ 13:25
From J.B. Belknap, General Manager
We have had dialog with both Lotus Architecture as well as Gates Construction regarding the absence of a permit for the fitness center. While delays in the county permitting process are not unusual, all of us are frustrated with the inaction of the project following the ribbon cutting.

Gates Construction has stated that typically there is no activity on a project until a permit has been acquired, however they are working on the approved HOA custom signage while we are idling through the Lee County permitting process.

We will be diligent in providing further communications to the residents as more information becomes available.
Important me$$age from the accounting department:
Thursday-01-17-2019- @ 11:33
Online Member Portal
Members have been questioning the security of the Online Member Portal recently with Google Chrome tightening their security notifications. We have recently purchased an SSL Certificate to make the Member Portal completely secure. When you log onto the Member Portal now, you will no longer see the message that it is not a secure site. You will notice the padlock symbol and see the “https:” as opposed to only “http:” in the Web address (see below).
https://members.hgrdnfm.com

Please know that it is completely safe and secure to enter your bank information in our Online Member Portal. You can feel confident that the personal information you may have entered on the Online Member Portal has always been and will always remain encrypted and secure. There is no reason to believe otherwise. We appreciate your patience with us during the process to secure the SSL Certificate to display the Website as being secure.
Lynn E. Garcia, CHAE
Controller

Recreation District Admin Office Hours-New Year's Holiday
Friday-12-28-2018- @ 10:09
The Recreation District Administrative office will be closing at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31st and will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st. The office will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:30 a.m.