As a tropical storm or hurricane approaches, you should prepare your condo and balcony.
Immediately upon announcement of a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Watch, all residents must bring all personal items inside. Nothing can be left outside that the strong winds will blow away!
Before the storm or as it approaches:
- Turn down the temperature on your freezer and refrigerator as low as possible. This will buy you more time in the event of a power loss. 24 to 48 hours before will cool the food. Avoid opening them whenever possible. If you are evacuating, probably unnecessary.
- Before you evacuate, call at least one person out of state to let them know your plans.
- Ensure that your Hurricane Emergency Kit is fully stocked.
- Charge electronic devices, for example, computers, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, razors, and the like.
- Make extra ice, bag it – this will be useful to use and to keep the freezer cold.
- Do the same with your home air conditioner. It gets very hot and very humid very quickly. If you are evacuating, this is not necessary.
- If you have a generator, do NOT run it inside or near the building. But make sure you have fuel to run it.
- Make sure your car has fuel.
- Clear off your balcony – furniture, tools, decorative items, plants – anything loose that could become a missile.
- Secure all doors and windows with locks, and shutters if available.
- Move items that may be damaged by water to higher areas of your home if you cannot take them with you if evacuating. Move them away from windows in case they are broken.
- Caulk and fill bathtubs – extra water comes in handy for toilets and more..
- It may sound strange, but do your laundry, dishes, and take a shower. Why? Because if you lose power, having as much clean as possible will make a big difference.
If you have time, help your neighbors.
During a storm.
- Stay inside, away from windows
- Be alert for tornadoes
- Stay away from flood waters and storm surge. It can be deceptively strong.
- Be aware of the eye. It may be calm, but winds can and will pick up quickly and could catch you outside.
- Un-plug electronic devices that are not in use to avoid surge damage. This is less likely that during afternoon thunderstorms because lightening is rare in a hurricane, but it is better to be safe.
After a Storm
- Know power safety – avoid downed lines
- Know food safety – what is good and for how long.
- Generator safety is important too
- Water treatment – whether water needs to be boiled or not.
- Listen to local officials
- Use flashlights instead of candles
- Inspect your home for damage.
- Stay off roads as much as possible
The repainting of Hillcrest Building 11 is well underway by Chuck’s Painting. They have done an excellent job of preparing the building for the new paint, by sealing cracks, addressing issues with spalling cement by Oscar with Phenomenal Stucco, Inc.
During this process, we had the gutter downspout near the laundry-room rerouted to direct water towards the front of the building onto the front lawn and away from the walkway.
We also had to address some roof issues in the center roof area due to issues we have had with the roof leaking and damaging the third floor ceiling which was address by Advanced Roofing.
Now that those issues have been addressed the painting project can proceed toward completion.
Option Two Wins by a landslide with 23 votes of the 42 units.
Hillcrest Building 11 residents were presented with three color schemes for the painting of our building.
Option Two won resoundingly with 23 votes. Option 1 and 3 only each received one vote.
Voting was open for about three weeks and closed on July 30, 2016.
Painting of the building is currently scheduled for the end of August.
In anticipation of the building being painted, the drainage line clean-outs were installed outside the laundry room and the dumpster room.
Also, the building is being rewired by Comcast which will also replace the old broken wire covers along the building with new metal covers which will then be painted to match the building.
When the building is being painted, it is important that awnings and/or shutters are opened so that windows and doors can be re-chalked and the body of the building painted completely.
The painter will first pressure clean the building and then apply primer and paint. The work will commence in the front area first and move into the back of the building.
Please pay attention to the bulletin board for additional information and notices.
Comcast will begin to rewire the building shortly. They will first run the main wires on the outside of the building, and then will eventually need access into each unit to run the new wiring into the outlet in your unit.
This should alleviate some issues some residents have had with the quality of their cable and internet service.
Please ensure you look for postings on the bulletin board for additional information.
The Board of Directors is having this done prior to the painting of the building.
Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one inch of standing water, which means there are numerous places around a home that might support them. It is important to get rid of those possible breeding sites to avoid a yard full of biting insects.
Remove empty containers
Start by cleaning up any containers left lying in or around your balcony. Put away buckets, pick up toys, and dump any flower dishes kept outside. Other containers might need to stay outside, as well. Punch holes in them so water drains.
Keep your balcony screens repaired per the standards of the rules and regulations of our building.
Also if you open your windows, make sure your screens are not damaged and have any openings that would allow mosquitoes to enter into your apartment.
Protect yourself, your loved ones and your neighbors by ensuring any potential breeding area is eliminated in or around your balconies.
When you venture outdoors especially in the evening hours when mosquitoes are most likely to bite, make sure you wear long-sleeved shirts or use an approved bug spray to protect exposed skin areas.
For more information on Zika, please click the link below.
Florida Department of Health – Zika Update
2016-2017 Board Members & Officers:
- Jeff Ladner, President (Unit 203)
- Diane Ferguson, Vice-President (Unit 115)
- Geneva Bramel, Secretary/Treasurer (Unit 108)
- Fernando Sanchez (Unit 114)
- Phaedra de Sa Leon (Unit 308)
As Hillcrest Building 11 has five members of the Board of Directors, we will implement the concept of Floor Captains. There will be a Floor Captain on each floor. Residents who have any issues or emergencies with their unit should speak with the Floor Captain on their floor. Additionally, the Floor Captain will be responsible for monitoring their respective floor for any repair or service issues, violations of rules, etc. and report back to the Board.
Captain First Floor: Fernando Sanchez (Unit 114)
Captain Second Floor: Jeff Ladner (Unit 203)
Captain Third Floor: Phaedra de Sa Leon (Unit 308)
Board of Directors
It’s time for a fresh new look at Hillcrest Building 11,
In consultation with Chuck’s Painting, three options have been chosen for residents to make a selection of their preference for the new look of our building.
The paint colors were selected on the criteria to minimize costs associated with applying more than one coat. We also tried to appeal to a broad range of tastes which includes a color scheme similar to the existing colors, a slightly bolder color combination, and then a modern sophisticated color scheme.
Samples of the paint colors have been painted on the wall outside the first floor laundry area. Renderings illustrating how the building will look with the color options have also been included to make it easier to imagine the end result.
The first notice of Annual Meeting was mailed on May 9, 2016 and included the First Notice of Annual Meeting, Voting Certificate, Candidate for Condominium Board of Directors and a Candidate Information Sheet.
The Board of Directors of Hillcrest Country Club No. 11 Condominium, Inc. will hold their Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse Two which is located at 1151 Hillcrest Court, Hollywood, Florida 33021
This is a very important meeting. Please make every effort to attend and participate.
Board of Directors
Dear Hillcrest 11 Residents:
The electrical upgrade to our building will commence on Friday, May 20th and continue until completed. This project should take one to two weeks for completion.
The electrician, Michael Kovacs, who has done electrical work in our building and throughout Hillcrest will be doing the project. The project will consist of six compression pins being installed on the main electrical line into each unit (three pins at the panel inside the unit, and three pins at the meter in the meter room).
Mr. Kovacs will be contacting you each individually to arrange a day and time for him to complete the work in your unit. This is a complete building upgrade, so Mr. Kovacs must be given access into your unit to complete this work.. Please move any items from near the main breaker panel in your unit. The power to your unit will be disrupted for a short time while the work in your unit is completed.
This work is required to bring the electrical wiring up to code as aluminum instead of copper was used on the main lines into each unit when the building was constructed. Aluminum is not a good conductor of heat, and this can result in the lines becoming loose resulting in electrical shorts and arching.
Thank you for your cooperation in working with Mr. Kovacs so we can have this project completed as soon as possible. And, we apologize in advance for any disruptions and inconveniences.
Board of Directors
Dear Building 11 Residents:
Please take a moment to take a brief survey to let us know how we are doing and serving our residents.
This survey is anonymous, unless you chose to provide your information.
We have made strides over the last several years to make Building 11 an enjoyable place to come home to, and for your friends and guests to visit. A place proud to call home.
However, we would appreciate knowing how you feel and hear areas in which you feel we could improve upon.
Please click on the link below to take this brief survey.
Hillcrest 11 Resident Satisfaction Survey
Thank you in advance for taking a moment to complete this survey.