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2018 - 2019

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I M P O R T A N T ! !

 

DRAIN PIPES REPAIR/REPLACEMENT

The project was put out for bids to three liner contractors (Averett. Insituform, and Layne Inliner) and to three pipe replacement companies (Continental Associates, Jobear Construction and WP Underground Utilities):

            1.  Avrett declined to bid based on access.

            2.  Insituform’s bid came in at $544,940.80 plus $68,000.00 extra for cleaning and camera inspection and extra for any necessary    spot repairs.  After further consideration they decided that there wasn’t enough access.

            3.  Layne Inliner’s bid came in at $555,000.00 including cleaning and camera inspection plus any spot repairs. After further     consideration they also decided that there wasn’t enough access.  We then got them to bid on just lining the 24” pipes from Horizon Lane to the south fence and that bid came in at $116,353.00.

            4.  Continental Associates’s bid to dig and replace was up to $750,000.00 when we told them that they were too high and out of the ballpark.

            5.  Jobear Construction declined to bid.

            6.  WP Underground Utilities’s bid came in at $540,466.70 to dig and replace.

The problem with dig and replace is that at least one shed would have to be torn down, the pad re-poured and the shed rebuilt. A putting green patio and surrounding wall would have to be removed and replaced. A couple driveways would have to be cut and the concrete replaced. Pavers in several locations would have to be removed and replaced and plants would have to be removed and replaced.  Then the old drainage pipes would have to be pumped full with concrete slurry in order to keep them from collapsing in the future.  We estimated these additional costs to be approximately $50,000.00.

The bid from WP Underground Utilities to dig and replace only the main 48” drain pipe is $394,786.70 plus pipe lining the 24” drain pipe by Layne Inliner at a cost of $116,353.00 equals $511,139.70 which represents a substantial savings over the original projection.

Due to lot availability for access to the South Fence area this project will not be started until sometime in March 2018.

To: ORA Owners 

From:  Jim Day, ORA Board President 

Re:  Spectrum Contract 

Date:  June 21, 2018 

Dear Owners, 

I am happy to finally advise you that we have reached an agreement with Spectrum.  I have signed a contract that becomes effective November 1, 2018.  The provisions of said contract are as follows: 

  1.  Each owner will receive cable TV with additional channels including the music channels and two free HD boxes instead of the old DA boxes. 

  1. Each owner will receive 100 Mbps of internet service, a free modem and a free router.  Each owner must use the new modem and router as per contract in order to insure compatibility and maintenance support.  

As previously stated, the contract commences on November 1, 2018.  At that time if you haven’t returned your DA boxes, you may visit a Spectrum office and exchange then for the new HD boxes and also pick your new modem and router.  If you return to the Park prior to November 1st, you may visit a Spectrum office and pick up one or two HD boxes but you will incur a $6.99 fee per box from the pick-up time until November 1st. Since Spectrum will not re-issue the old DA boxes, this was the only arrangement that could be made.  ORA will not cover this additional expense but we will give you the internet access for November and December at no additional expense to you.  You must wait until November 1st to acquire the modem and router. 

Sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause some but in the long run this is a tremendous contract for us.  The additional charge for these services will be $7.00 per month.  You will be able to cancel any additional charge that you are presently paying for HD boxes and internet.  Also, you will not encounter any service charge to place your account on “vacation” when you are gone. 

Sincerely, 

James E. Day, President 

ORA Board of Directors