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  • Writer's pictureGayle Albertini

March Board Project Updates

Updated: Mar 8



3-5-2024

Inner Harbour Bulk Heads: 


Repairs to Shoreline Bulkhead. This photo shows the panel installation, wooden structure, and waterproof mat that was filled with gravel & dirt. The tiebacks rods were installed before the backfilling began.

The repairs of the Inner Harbor seawall from the Shoreline Marina northward, which were budgeted for fiscal year 2023, are completed. The stainless-steel tiebacks, waterproofing, gravel, backfilling, support structure, panels, landscaping, and clean-up all look great and should serve us well for the next 30 years! The 2024 budget covers repairing the additional seawall and the Shoreline Marina.


Fiber-optic update:

Encompass is making progress on the fiber installation in the Harbour. The large and loud machine they use is known as a directional drill. The drilling is finished quickly, so the noise should not last more than a day if they work in front of your home.


Encompass was authorized to purchase a GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), which will increase accuracy and speed up the process when boring. This video shows how the fiber installation process works.



Special events committee:

The Events Committee is setting the 2024 schedule, and the complete lineup of fun events will be released soon. The first Music under the Stars event of the season is the popular dance band – The Bears. Save the date to hear The Bears on Saturday, April 20, at 6 pm at Pelican Park. Food trucks will be available.


Birdland Marina: 

Birdland Marina is almost completed. The marine contractor is getting quotes for the pedestal installation; our plan is to have one pedestal service for two boat slips.  Our maintenance staff is adding the cleats to the dock.


Harbour Club:

The Harbour Club committee is in the architectural review phase with Dunn and Dalton and meets every two weeks via Zoom. The Committee has narrowed its focus to three eligible contractors that meet our requirements and can complete the project within budget. We are on schedule for the delivery of construction documents. The Harbour Club committee and our Board Treasurer are talking with two banks about financing.


Billboard: 

The billboard is almost complete. The contractor is waiting for the final permit approval to turn on the electricity for the digital sign and night lighting. The billboard advertises Harbour Pointe Golf Club (HPGC) and The Pointe Restaurant. Harbour Pointe Golf Club has a new, shorter, and easier URL to remember – www.HPGC.golf 


Harbour Pointe Golf Club (HPGC) Marketing: 

Ads for HPGC were placed in the County Compass, Taberna Community newsletter, Greenbrier newsletter, and New Bern Magazine. The advertising focuses on the membership drive and reciprocal play. Our reciprocal rounds of golf have increased significantly since the advertising campaign started.  


New FHPOA Platform:

www.FH-POA.com is getting a new look. AppFolio is currently the platform for paying dues online, and we use Front Steps to house our documents. All our documents will now migrate to one platform - AppFolio. It is a user-friendly platform and will streamline and simplify the resident experience and upgrade our online payment portals. Our critical documents will be on the home page as you scroll through. It will be user-friendly on laptop, tablet, and mobile formats. Stay tuned for when it is ready to go live. The migration is expected to be completed by March 15.



Paperless Billing for Annual POA dues: 

We're thrilled to announce that our annual POA dues billing is going paperless this year, streamlining the process and saving you money on postage and printing. Starting March 1, 2024, anticipate receiving your annual dues conveniently via email. Don't forget payments are due by May 1, 2024. To ensure a hassle-free experience, please make sure the email listed in Appfolio (our trusted payment portal) is the primary contact. Let's embrace this modern approach together!

 

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