Contreras Handyman Services is working on replacing the mulch around the gazebo with rock. Recently they added edging there to try and prevent mulch/mud runoff into the storm drain. Mulch will remain around the trees.
We purposely held off on sealcoating this year so we can try and schedule it all at once in the spring. We expect the costs for sealcoating to go up due to labor and materials constraints since that is the going trend with all of our vendors (landscapers included).
The damaged parcel boxes that were removed due to rot are apparently now the Association’s responsibility, so that will have to be looked into. It’s unclear if the mailbox keys are on us or if it’s still the Post Office’s responsibility.
Deck conditions and staining will have to be revisited come spring. Notices and reminders may be sent out accordingly.
We’ve been lifting porches as needed with Permaseal. Their cost has been consistent the last few years and they’ve done good work for us. Scheduling with them remains backed up due to labor constraints as well as their existing customer loads.
Like the porch repairs, we’ve been repairing the front railings as needed and as we’re notified. We’ve been continuing to use All Star Railings as they’ve proven themselves reliable and durable. They replace the hydraulic cement and weld on new ends before refinishing instead of just putting a flange into the concrete.
Three Brothers Landscaping is now spraying the bushes for pests twice a year and trimming the back bushes twice a year.
No major projects have been scheduled for 2021 due to labor and material shortages that have caused price spikes. Fences and front/back light fixtures are the next projects that were discussed.