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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.firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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.