Cottage Grove Court Landscaping Improvements

The Landscape Committee has been very busy, getting together often, choosing and planting many varieties of flowers and bushes around Raintree. With the advice of the landscapers and the Landscape Committee’s approval, two sets of homeowners on Cottage Grove invested in updates to improve the entryway appearance of their units at their own expense. Please note that as of now, there will be a moratorium on any and all planting on common areas until the fall so the Board can come up with new, updated guidelines.

Sod was also replaced in the front between Buildings 10 and 16.

Photos courtesy of Tom Rawson

Sprinkler System Near Marshfield Court Floods Area Behind Buildings

Earlier this week, the sprinkler system had a major blowout overnight and was pumping out gallons of water. We don’t know how long it was happening before Mike and Diana from Marshfield Ct., sent the Raintree Board photos. It became the unofficial lake of Marshfield/Clubview! It completely flooded the rear area of the three buildings and the walking path. Luckily, no water went into any homes. This has since been repaired. As a result, the Board is having the system evaluated. In the area of the flood, there is a major control valve that hasn’t worked for a while because, over the years, it got buried one foot below the surface, and had to be excavated.

Photos courtesy of Tom Rawson

Palm Trees Trimmed and Mulch Placed Around the Community

The palm trees have been trimmed and mulch was placed around the community this month. Everything looks great! The landscaping looks very nice right now especially with all the festive holiday lights at night. Lots of landscaping photos below, but also be sure to check out Raintree’s holiday lights if you have not seen them already.

Photos courtesy of Tim Cole and Christine Wanta

Homeowners: Cover Unprotected A/C Unit Lines

Landscaping and maintenance crews could cause damage to A/C lines if they are not protected. Be sure to see the photos. The Raintree Board is requesting that all homeowners check their A/C unit and cover the copper lines with foam pipe. This can easily be done by yourself, or ask your A/C company.

Here you can see exposed lines:

And now the exposed lines are covered with foam pipe:

Foam pipe covering can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware. It takes about 15 minutes to cover lines and about $2.50 in materials.

Landscaping Updates Around the Community

The weather is getting cooler (if you think 75F is cooler), and it’s a perfect time to replace and update some of the landscaping around the community. Everything looks great. Check out the photos to see new plantings around the pool and gazebo!

Curry Ford Gate (Main Entrance) Now Open

The repaving of Woodgate Blvd. is complete and the Curry Ford gate is officially open! The road has been paved from Curry Ford Rd. to the bridge. Pavers removed and speed bumps installed.

Effective Tuesday, August 18th, the gate hours for Ventura are as follows:

Curry Ford Gate
24 Hours

Pershing Gate
6:00am–11:00pm, Daily

Raper Dairy Gate (Barcode Only)
5:00am–11:00pm, Daily

Light Fixtures and Sign Posts Get New Coat of Paint

Light fixtures and sign posts around the community that were showing signs of fading and wear were refreshed with a new coat of paint this week. There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint! They look great. Be sure to check out the photos.

Photos courtesy of Tim Cole

Building 5 Stucco Replacement Project Photos

The stucco on the east side of Building 5 (first floor) was removed and replaced over the past few weeks. The mailbox on Clubview Drive was also refurbished with new stucco. Be sure to check out the photos!

Photos courtesy of Tim Cole

Pool Resurfacing Project Photos

The resurfacing of the pool began on Monday, July 13, 2020. The project is now complete. Be sure to check out the photos! The pool is now open and all residents and guests must adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines in order to use the pool area until further notice.

Photos courtesy of Tim Cole, Randy Moreland and Christine Wanta

Curry Ford Gate Closed for Woodgate Blvd. Repaving Project

Beginning Monday, July 20th, the Curry Ford gate (main entrance) will be closed for the repaving of Woodgate Blvd. The project is expected to take one month. All residents and guests are required to use the Pershing Gate until further notice. If you are are resident, you may continue to use the Raper Dairy gate as long as you have a valid barcode.

If you expect visitors during this time, please provide the following address:
4211 Woodgate Blvd., Orlando,  FL 32822.

If you have any questions regarding this closure, please contact the Ventura Administration Office at 407-275-7002.