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As you know, our events have been sidelined due to the corona virus. The Memorial Day program that was planned, has taken on a bit of a change. We would like to Honor all the Veterans who have served our Country. If you have a deceased member of your family or friends that you would like to honor, we will do it as follows:
From Friday May 22, 2020 thru Friday May 29, 2020 we will display flags in the grassy area of the mail kiosk. If you would like to add a flag to the area in honor of your family or friends, please do so. If you are out of town and would like us to display a flag for you, please contact Maureen Heger. Help me fill the area with flags to honor all veterans, lets add a few extra flags for those who have no family around to honor them.
Secondly, we will have our “Wall of Honor” displayed on the wall outside of the clubhouse. Anyone who submitted a picture last year, the photo will be displayed again this year. If you wish to have you a photo displayed, please send the picture with name and branch of service and rank if known to Maureen.email@example.com, I will print and display it for you.
We will also have the “Honor Roll” of all names submitted displayed in the mail kiosk bulletin board. So, if you don’t have a picture of someone and would like them added to the honor roll just submit their name and branch of service to Maureen.
Let’s fill the area with flags to honor all veterans, even those we don’t know personally.
Any questions, please contact Maureen Heger at the email address above or 732 499-7777.
Dear Members and Residents,
Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. I am very excited to welcome members and paying residents back to the golf shop and course during our Phase One restricted Operations reopening.
The golf course and shop will be open Friday May 15th at 7am. However we are restricting access to two people at a time in the shop, so please only stop in if necessary to pay for your golf or if you wish to purchase items for sale. Golfers must have a tee time, so please call the shop to make your tee times. Member/ resident leagues that play all summer will have their usual starting times. The Snack bar will not be open at this time for food or to sit down at the tables. We will have limited drinks available to take outside with you.
The State still requires one person per golf cart and we prefer that members and residents use their own carts if possible. Please also continue to adhere to this as well as social distancing before, during and after your round. Our primary focus continues to be the health and well-being of our residents and team members.
Our summer greens aerficiation and topdressing program will be on May 27th. The golf course will be closed for all play starting at Noon.
Youngquist brothers well drilling will be installing a new well on the south end of the lake on hole #1. We are adding another well to increase our water during the drought times. This should start sometime in June.
Cart traffic. PLEASE keep your golf carts on the carts paths around tee boxes and greens. Try and drive in the rough as much as possible. With us having reduced water and not in rainy season our fairways have shown a lot of wear and tear from cart traffic.
Blue handicap flags allow those needing to get NO CLOSER than 20 feet away from the greens. Please be respectful and not drive up any closer. If you do not need, please do not park within 10 yards of the greens. We have added rope around the course to help keep carts off of the weak areas.
My team and I will be out on the course ensuring that members and paying guests are playing so please ensure that those who are required to do so stop in and pay before playing.
We hope that residents that enjoyed playing golf over these last six weeks will consider joining. We are offering $200 off a single membership and $400 off a couple’s membership as an incentive to join . For additional information please contact the golf shop.
Please remember that you must pay to play golf. You may purchase a round of golf before 5:00 pm and play after we close. You will be given a color coded ribbon for the day with your receipt. The ribbon and receipt must be with you at all times while on the course.
Walkers & Joggers are never allowed on the golf course. Residents that have not paid their green fee before 5:00 pm are not allowed on the golf course to play.
Dear Blue Heron Pines Residents:
As States and municipalities begin to lift restrictions related to the COVID-19 crisis, we are preparing to re-open amenities in our community. Our primary focus throughout this process is the health and well-being of our residents and team members.
To ensure your safety, we have developed a phased approach. We are in communication with local governments and once we have clearance, and are able to secure the proper protective equipment, signage, and cleaning supplies, we will move into phase one as detailed below.
Phase One: Restricted Operations This phase will be focused on opening our outdoor amenities; however, restrictions and/or operational modifications may still apply in some amenities and common areas. You will also notice social distancing signage, sanitizer dispensers and enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the community.
The following amenities will open in our community:
- Community Office – Hours will be Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM for team members; for residents, by appointment only, adhering to 6 ft. social distancing.
- Pool – Open with capacity & seating reduced. Please do not bring your own chairs. Residents only during this time. Beginning, Tuesday May 5th at 8am.
- Dog Park: Open, please adhere to 6 foot social distancing. Beginning, Tuesday, May 5th at 8am.
- Shuffleboard/ Bocce ball: Open, please adhere to 6 foot social distancing
- Golf Course: Golf Course will reopen to Residents only starting May 15th. We will reopen to the public starting June 1st. All players should adhere to social distancing of 6 ft. and one person per cart.
The following amenities will remain closed until all State restrictions are lifted:
- Fitness Center
- Billiard Room/Library
- Clubhouse and all rooms within it.
Please know the above is subject to change in accordance with State and local guidelines.
Health & Safety Protocols
We take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of our residents and team members.
- Real-time monitoringof information related to COVID-19.
- Posting signage reminding of CDC guidelines and handwashing procedures
- Defined cycles and procedures for frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas.
- Distribution of EPA-registered disinfectant products to all locations.
Thank you for your continued patience, compassion and understanding throughout this process. We look forward to seeing you and your family throughout the community. Please call the office directly at (941) 637-7803 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Blue Heron Pines
Dear Valued Resident,
At Sun, the health and well-being of our residents and team members is our priority. As COVID-19 is still a widespread concern, Federal, State and Local governments continue to recommend or mandate restrictions while others are moving to re-openings in a phased approach. We want to continue providing you with as much information as possible.
We have received a number of questions from our concerned residents regarding how to make their May rent payments while conforming to the current social distancing recommendations. Below are three options for submitting your rent payment that completely removes person-to-person contact:
Rent Payment Options:
- Sign up for electronic payments on our customer portal at SunEasyPay.com. We are waiving all service fees for May 2020 rent.
- Drop off your payment in the community drop box. We have implemented strict cleaning procedures of the area and will be accelerating pick-ups.
- Mail your payment to the local community office.
Sun Communities Coronavirus Financial Hardship Program
We are continuing to support our residents who have been impacted financially due to direct and significant wage loss as a result of COVID-19. To this end, we have a Coronavirus Financial Hardship Program that offers a 12-month payment plan for May rent to those that can prove significant hardships. For information on our program and to apply for payment plan consideration, please visit SunWebPortal.com.
Phased Approach to Re-Opening
We appreciate you choosing one of our communities to call home and we are committed to doing everything we can to work through this difficult time together. With the safety and well-being of our residents in the fore front, we have developed a phased approach to re-opening our amenities and common areas. Once we have clearance from local governments, and we are able to secure the proper protective equipment, signage, and cleaning supplies, we will begin moving to Phase One: Restricted Operations. This phase will be focused on opening our outdoor amenities including our pools and dog parks. More detail will be provided soon by your local community. Stay tuned! Thank you for your continued patience, compassion, and understanding.
Please continue to check our website for update to date information at https://www.suncommunities.com/community-info-covid-19.
Sun Communities, Inc.
In years past the BHP Website had a page devoted to vendors and contractors who were recommended by BHP residents.
It was difficult to maintain and keep updated as vendors went out of business, moved or changed contact information.
Several residents have asked that we bring that page back. With the many new residents moving here to BHP it would be a useful tool when someone needs work or help but does not know who to call locally.
We have re-established the page on the website. To reach it you must go to BHPHOA.net. Once there log into the page. Then go to REGISTERED USERS / RECOMMENDED VENDORS. Here you will find a page where you can search vendors or create a vendor recommendation for someone you have used.
This listing will be created by residents here who would like to suggest a vendor that has done good work for a fair price.
The page is not a recommendation by the HOA, but by residents.
If you live here at BHP and do work for residents you are more than welcome to create a listing for yourself.
Dear BHP Neighbors:
Just wanted to let you know we arrived safe and sound in Hammondsport. Traffic was light and moving right along. The Rest Areas were open on all the Interstates in case you are heading out on the road in the near future. The only inconvenience was finding drive through or take out food on the road. You don’t realize how much you appreciate a restaurant meal until you don’t have it as an option.
Best to you all, we have truly enjoyed our 15 years at Blue Heron Pines and wish the new residents at Lot 125 as much fun and enjoyment as we have had over the years. Stay safe and keep in touch!
We are in NY for the summer and when it is safe to travel we are headed to Washington State and a great adventure that will be!
Dick and Mary
The May edition of the Gator Tales is available for viewing.
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2020-05 May GatorTales
Sunday, April, 19:
“Do We Need a Reason Parade” 6pm.
Meet at the same spot “Club House Drive” by mailboxes.
Please tell your neighbors!
Janet, n Rose
Creativity…let’s see what you’ve got!
Ok folks of BHP….. we are all doing our part and being safe by keeping our distance.
We also need some fun and laughter!!
Let’s see if we can put something outside our homes that would create some “laughter, thought or just guessing” what it is…. make it awesome, crazy or sentimental… we all don’t care, just something to see other than the walls inside your house.
How creative can we become???
The following restaurants donated to the 2020 BHP silent auction.
if you are tired of cooking and you are interested in ordering take out food then let’s support the people who donated to our Auction. here were a couple more places that donated but they are closed for the next few weeks.
These are currently offering curbside/take out.
Vic’s Primo Pizza 941-621-4280
Pioneer Pizza 941-235-2424
Nino’s Bakery 941-833-8912
FM Don’s 941-637-8800
The scheduled planning meeting for next years auction scheduled for April 8th has been cancelled.
This meeting will be rescheduled for early Fall date.
The luncheon scheduled for April 17 has been cancelled.
Cheryl and I would like to thank everyone that participated in Bean Bag Baseball. Thank you to all of the
team captains, your assistance was very helpful. It was a fun season, great seeing so many community
residents out having fun together. A special thank you to an awesome individual Larry Neiman for helping
set up the fields every Saturday, your assistance and willingness to help all is much appreciated.
**Side note** Trailer Trash will be back next year to take the championship back !!