October 2018 Estate Message
Below on behalf of BBMPOA Chairman following a discussion held between Kerr Robinson (Big Bay MPOA Manager) and the Head of Coastal Management for the City of Cape Town, Howard Gold. Feedback is based on their direct observations at the beach; on what Howard specifically said; and on Kerr’s interpretation or inferences drawn (i.e. Point 6).
‘I met with Howard Gold earlier this afternoon and the following are the salient points from our discussion:
By now you would’ve received e-mails from our Managing Agent regarding your upcoming AGM, which will take place at 18h00 on Thursday, 15 November 2018 at the Big Bay Lifesaving Club. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
‘Builder’s Holiday’ on the estate is as per the Master Builders Association, so unless speedy emergency repairs are required (prior approval granted by the Estate Office!), all contractors will be denied entry from 17h30 Thurs. 13th Dec. 2018 – 07h00 Monday 14th January 2019. No large deliveries (sand, stone, bricks etc.) will be permitted access to the estate after Friday 7th December 2018.
A maximum of 2 Handymen (defined as: “any resident, or person directly employed by a resident <max. 2 non-residents> for the purposes of small, unobtrusive <possibly emergency> maintenance work within the boundaries of the resident’s property only”) will be permitted during the above-mentioned contractor’s/builder’s holiday.
In the event the proposed Handyman work might cause noise or nuisance, neighbours’ consent will be required before commencing, confirmed and agreed to in writing by the Estate Office in advance of proceeding.
Residents are encouraged to keep their pets indoors where possible in order to lessen the acute discomfort and terror that some of our friends suffer when fireworks are discharged.
If you have to leave your home on Guy Fawkes, please ensure your pets are safely secured, in familiar surroundings and out of harm’s way. Your Estate Rules notwithstanding, it is also illegal to discharge fireworks other than in designated areas; please consult www.capetown.gov.za for details of the approved sites <if any> in our area.
Any illegally discharged fireworks may be reported to the Metro Police Control Centre on 0860 765 423 or the SAPS Emergency Control Centre on 10111.
Your Security Portfolio is concerned about the number of residents incorrectly issuing their staff/employees, contractors/service providers with codes for keypad use, by mistakenly choosing the first <Trusted Visitor> option on our Web Portal. Staff/Employees must be loaded on the Biometric/Fingerprint system via the Estate Office and Contractors/Service Providers must PLEASE be issued QR Codes, by choosing the second <Contractor> option on our Web Portal. Use of the keypad for a contractor/service provider makes it impossible for security to count the number of passengers in the vehicle and confirm the same number upon exit, i.e. we have no idea if anyone is staying behind/hiding on the Estate!
Baring a few touch-ups, your Board of Trustees is VERY pleased to announce the completion of not only our Gatehouse additions and renovations but also our Access Control Installations. We cannot thank our residents enough for their patience and understanding during this rather long-winded process; hopefully to be totally wrapped up soon with the painting of our gates!
We regret to advise our Sandown 2 residents that they may notice dry grass and a few floundering plants in the next 3 weeks, not only in their park but also at their entrance and on Big Bay Boulevard! We are attempting to make alternate arrangements for manual watering. Unfortunately our previously gushing borehole has ‘collapsed’ below causing the entire casing to drop, i.e. without warning we were suddenly pumping more sand and bits of shell than water and have had to shut it down. It’s during emergencies like these that we appreciate the importance of our Reserve Fund.
HOA Estate Office (Markus & Lesley) – (021) 554 0865
Security Control Room (24/7) – (021) 554 1430
HOA Administrators (Cape Classic) – (021) 702 4489
Every Wednesday, the above-mentioned periodicals are delivered to the 3 gate houses. Please remember to ask security for same BEFORE placing your finger on the finger print reader, otherwise the gates will start closing on your vehicle.
If you are interested and/or would like to advertise in our monthly Estate Newsletter (discount provided for residents), please contact Lesley at the Estate Office (bigbay firstname.lastname@example.org)