Meeting Details for the October Board Meeting

This month’s Board Meeting will be both in-person and virtual! Join us at the Clubhouse or via Zoom on Monday, October 11th. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Read on for more details, including how to use Zoom if you are unfamiliar. Please note that for the in-person meeting, social distancing and wearing a face mask is required to attend. For future meeting notices, be sure to subscribe to receive Raintree emails if you haven’t already, and be sure to check back on this website for the Meeting ID and Passcode that you’ll need to attend future scheduled Raintree Zoom meetings.

To attend the October 11th Board Meeting via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 989 3632 4881
Passcode: 32751

How to Join a Zoom Meeting

What’s on the Agenda

Hurricane Season Begins, Ends November 30th

Another hurricane season is here and whether you live in Raintree year-round or entrust your condo to someone while you are away, it’s important to create an emergency and communication plan. Find out how to identify a safe room, build an emergency kit and know who to contact if there is an emergency. 

National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov

911 is the number to call for emergency situations throughout all of Orange County.

Follow these safety guidelines if using a portable generator.

What to have on hand if and when the power goes out.

When a hurricane is expected, be sure to secure any loose plants and decorations around your unit. Bring any items inside that may cause damage if not secured properly.

Visit www.floridadisaster.org and create a personalized emergency plan for your family. The plans include a disaster supply kit list, family meeting location, evacuation information, local emergency management contact information and other relevant information.

Tornadoes can occur in Florida anytime of the year, but are known to accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as the make landfall. Monitor a weather radio and forecasts for tornado watches and warnings. If a tornado has been sighted in the area, go to an interior, windowless room such as a closet or bathroom. Crouch low to the ground and cover your head and body with pillows, a mattress, or clothing to protect your from debris.

For more local preparedness information, visit the Orange County website: www.orangecountyfl.net.

Hurricane season ends November 30, 2021.

Still Don’t Have Your Raintree Pool Pass?

Your pool pass and gate access card will not be mailed out this year. If you will not be around, you can give someone else permission to pickup the pass/access card for you by filing out a permission form. Please email Linda Holmes at linda.holmes29440@gmail.com if you have not picked up your pass.

If you need the permission form:

  1. Download the form below. Complete the form to give permission to your tenant or representative to pickup your pool pass and gate access key card.
  2. Your designated person will need to bring this form to one of the specified pick up dates above (dates are also listed on the form) to obtain the pass/access card.

By signing the form, you authorize the tenant/representative listed on the form to pickup the pass/access card on your behalf and that it is your responsibility to pay the replacement cost of $25 per pass/card if they are lost.

Unit Emergency Contact Information Needed if Not in Raintree This Year

With Covid-19 affecting us this year, some of our snow birds have chosen not to come down. This makes knowing who to contact when there is a problem within a unit very important. We already had smoke alarm batteries die and roof leaks occur, both of which meant Maintenance needed access to the unit to make repairs.

For this reason, we need a record of who to contact locally for a key to a unit, or either a friend or company looking after a unit. Emergency contact information, the name and phone number of a local person who has a key, should be sent to Randy Moreland at Phantom3mb@aol.com or to Katie Wilkerson (Vista Management) at Kwilkerson@vistacamfl.com.

How to Submit a Work Order

To better expedite maintenance requests, a work order must be submitted through Vista Management. Once received, the work order is expedited to a Board member and/or a representative from Vista Management who will respond accordingly.

Why is a work order important? Work orders are a record of maintenance performed around the community. If you ask someone directly for maintenance assistance, there is no record of your request. A work order helps the Board organize and follow-through with requests, so you know that your concern has been received.

Learn how to submit a work order

Pool Gate Access Card Readers Installed

The conduits and wires for the new electronic pool gate card readers were installed last week. Starting in December, Raintree residents will receive their pool pass and an electronic card to open the gate. You’ll need both of these to use and enter the pool. Check out the photos to see what the boxes look like at the gates.

Dumpster Issue on Clubview Drive

Over the past few weeks, several residents have observed a trend at the Clubview Drive dumpster that is creating a mess and potential health hazards:

  • Trash bags are being left OUTSIDE of the gates of the dumpster and/or beside the gates leading into the dumpster. 
  • Trash bags are being left inside the gates, beside the dumpster. 
  • White kitchen bags with orange ties are being left beside the dumpster and the ties are NOT TIED. Animals have gotten into these bags.
  • Sometimes the trash is put into small boxes and lined up on the side of the dumpster gate.

It should come as no surprise that garbage must be placed INSIDE the dumpster. This is a friendly reminder that when garbage is not handled properly, your neighbors not only see your mess, but often have to pick up your mess.

Thank you for helping to keep this community a beautiful place to live.

Community Reminder: Pet Waste Must Be Picked Up

It doesn’t take much to remember that we have pets in our community. If you don’t watch your step, you are liable to step in one such reminder! 

Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can carry bacteria and parasites which can affect both humans and other pets.

One of the most common forms of disease transmission between dogs is through fecal matter.

By taking a few simple steps to clean up after your pet, you contribute not only to the beautification of our community but also help to eliminate one of the most irritating nuisances in our community. Thank you for your cooperation.

When walking your dog(s) in the community, remember to:

  • Stay on the community grass and sidewalks.
     
  • Take along a baggie with you to pick up waste with and then dispose of it properly. 
     
  • Have all dogs on a leash.

Raintree Pool Open, COVID-19 Guidelines

The Raintree pool is currently open. By choosing to enter the pool area, you are entering at your own risk and understand that you could be infected with COVID-19.

Please follow the safety guidelines below. Non-compliance of these guidelines will result in pool closure.

  1. Practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet (2 meters) between your party and others.
  2. Bring your own hand sanitizer.
  3. Bring your own disinfectant wipes to wipe down table surfaces, chairs and anything you touch in the restroom.
  4. Chairs and chaise lounges must be covered with a towel.

Please do not use the pool, hot tub (spa), and/or pool area if you feel unwell or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Owners and renters should evaluate their risk in determining whether to use the pool, hot tub (spa) or the pool area.

Remember to wash your hands often.

Don’t forget to put down the umbrella.

If you see lightning while in the pool, exit the water immediately and use the “30 second-30 minute” rule to determine when it is safe to go back into the water. Count to 30 and listen for thunder. If thunder is heard, do not go back into the pool for 30 minutes.

Check out the Raintree Pool section of this website for hours, pool rules, and pass requirements.

Raintree Pool Scheduled to Reopen in June

5/11/2020 Update: The Raintree pool area, pool and spa (hot tub) will remain closed until at least June 16th. During this time, the pool will be drained, repaired and resurfaced to be brought up to current code. Watch for notices posted at the mailboxes and pool gates for opening details. Thank you for your patience.

5/5/2020 Update: The pool will be pressure tested this week for leaks in the water lines and will remain closed during this time. The pool is tentatively scheduled to re-open on May 9th. Watch for notices posted at the mailboxes and pool gates.

3/27/2020 Update: The Raintree pool area, pool and spa (hot tub) are currently closed in order to comply with the Orange County Emergency Order 2020-04 regarding COVID-19/Section 2 that states that all pools and playgrounds must be closed [for 14 days]. This is also in response to the Orange County “Stay at Home” order that went into effect on April 9th at 11:00 p.m.

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