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.

Also look out for Raintree community emails. If do not receive emails from Raintree, now is great time to sign up! Sign up for Raintree community emails now.

2020 Pool Passes Mailed

The 2020 Raintree pool passes were mailed last week to all owners. Each unit is given one pool pass – you can have a total of 8 persons at the pool. Pool passes are required and must always be visible while in the pool area. The Raintree pool facilities are for the use of Raintree owners and their guests or Raintree renters and their guests only.

Do you or your renters and guests use the pool? Be sure to read this.

If you see a person or group without a pool pass visible – especially if you do not recognize them as a resident – call Ventura Security at 407-380-5672 and ask them to do a pool pass check.

Please contact Vista Management if you are an owner and did not receive your 2020 pool pass. If you are a renter or guest, please contact the owner of the unit for more assistance.

New Security Company and Access Control Announced for Ventura

Starting Monday, July 15th, security provider Ramco Protective will replace Securitas and provide gate access control and security services within Ventura. Ramco Protective is a single-source security services provider, providing not only trained security officers but also gate access equipment installation, repair and maintenance services.

Also effective Monday, July 15th, GateAccess.net will replace TEKWave. This new system will offer the following features: web access to add guests, App accessibility, and voice call-in. After the transition, Ventura residents will no longer be able to call Access Control to add visitors. The only way to add guests or vendors will be through GateAccess.net or by calling the Admin Office at 407-275-7002.

If you are trying to add guests or a vendor to come on property before July 15th, enter them into TEKWave. Ventura will release more details regarding GateAccess.net soon.

Pool Area Receives Upgrades, Many Residents Help Out

Over the past few months, the pool area has received several upgrades, including new stall partitions in both bathrooms, as well as a Christmas palm in the hot tub area, which replaced older plants in need of refurbishment.

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New Bathroom Stall Partitions

The old bathroom stalls were deteriorating, and it was decided that it was time to install new ones. They are light gray and a thick plastic material, so they should hold up nicely in the Florida weather. Installation was performed by Ron Bochat, Barry Litka, Chris Hirst, Don Cottrell, and Lee Sterner. Dave and Susan Keetch handled the painting and clean-up. Everything looks great!

The Board of Directions would like to thank Charlie and Joanne Hessler for donating the palm. The palm originated from the Hessler’s courtyard, which was overgrown and too big for the area. In an effort to save the palm, the Board accepted the tree and gave permission for it to be planted in the hot tub area. The transplant was challenging, but Charlie, Mike Gallagher, John Gardner, Ron Bochat and Dave (Maintenance staff), were able to get the job done.

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New Palm in Hot Tub Area

The donation of this tree is just one of the many landscaping items (such as mulch) donated by residents over the past few months in an effort to renew and refresh the Raintree landscaping.

As such, the Board of Directors would also like to thank MaryJo Cottrell, Tom Rawson, Christine Wanta, and Dave and Susan Keetch for taking an interest in the beautification of Raintree. Over the past few months, they have contributed their time to weeding, mulching and pruning not only around the pool area, but around their condos units.

Termite Inspection of Downstairs Units is March 12th & 13th

The yearly Massey termite inspection of all downstairs condo units is scheduled for March 12th and 13th. Inspections will start each day at 9:00am. Massey will need to get into each of the downstairs units. The following buildings will be inspected on Monday, March 12th: Buildings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12. The following buildings will be inspected on Tuesday, March 13th: Buildings 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 27.

If you will not be home and cannot arrange for someone to be home during this inspection (such as a neighbor), call Massey directly at 407-648-4881 to schedule an appointment. This service is available at no additional charge to Raintree condo owners and renters.

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