MESSAGES FROM ELS
Posted June 12, 2020
Poster June 1, 2020
Posted May 26, 2020
APRIL 6, 2020
Good afternoon Residents,
I wanted to take this opportunity to provide some updates and some of the
action items we have been working on during this time of uncertainty. I
would like to first thank you all for your continued support in making sure
our residents and staff remain safe. I do understand things may be
difficult, but I can assure you that the current protocol we have put in
place will continue to keep us safe during this pandemic.
Here are some of the current items we have addressed during this time that
you may not have known.
Laundry Machines have now been installed for both communities and should be
ready for use by tomorrow or as late as this afternoon. Thank you all for
Partition walls are being finalized and the work should begin within the
next two weeks. We had a minor delay due to management focusing our efforts
on making sure we put the proper protocol in place during this pandemic.
Amenities (clubhouse, Pools, etc.)
I do understand this one is extremely hard; however, I want to reassure you
that once we are able to reopen the pools and clubhouse we will do so. An
evaluation will be made at the end of the month. The golf course will remain
open to the residents of the communities only, there is no outside play at
this time. For the amenities such as Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce, etc.… please
remember to continue practicing social distancing as you have been. I
appreciate all of you who adhere to our requests currently.
Late fees or notices will not be sent for anyone for the month of April, if
you have extenuating circumstances related to the pandemic that have put you
at a hardship, please contact me directly and we will review issues on a
case by case basis. If you do not have any issues, please make sure to
either drop off your rent payment outside the sales office or by mail, we
will not be accepting direct payments from anyone.
Clubhouse cameras and Security
Lake Fairways: We are finalizing the proposals for adding and upgraded
cameras for the clubhouse, and pool areas in addition to adding some
upgraded sound equipment. More details to follow once we get near the actual
date of installation. We are currently about three to four weeks out before
approval and installation.
Poker tables, Chairs, and pool tables
Currently, l am reviewing pricing to replace all three items and have been
working with the residents associated with the pool league to ensure we get
good quality felt for the pool tables. The poker tables are currently in the
works and we should have this finalized with type and style in the upcoming
Assisting our residents
It is important to remember our resident who may be having difficulty during
this time and may require assistance. If you know of anyone that needs
assistance, please let me know and we will do our best to ensure their needs
are being addressed. We are here to assist in the best way we know how. This
community is full of many people that are willing to help each other and
assist those who are in need. Please reach out to each other or to me so
that we can assist those in need.
Finally, I would like to end with a quote from one of my favorite coaches,
Lou Holtz, “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show
you someone who has overcome adversity”. We are all going through this in
some way, shape, or form. Let’s continue to assist and work with each other
to overcome and become better people from it.
Thank you all for your time and I will continue to provide updates on all
facets of the community as they are being addressed.
Be good to each other.
Jeffrey C. Belle CAM General Manager Pine Lake/ Lake Fairways Jeffrey_Belle@equitylifestyle.com
E L S M A N A G E M E N T N O T I C E - 6 A P R I L 2 0 2 0
March 21, 2020
this opportunity to review the following information regarding scams
related to COVID-19.
Scams are everywhere
Things to look for to spot
COVID-19 email and text scams that could lead to unintentionally installing
ransomware on your computer or network:
You can’t buy
a COVID-19 “Cure”
Watchful ever mindful of emails and text that include links for products
and services as a stimulus, protection or cures.
and texts with generic greetings (like “Hello, Sir/Madame”).
requests for confirmation of personal information emails related to
updating your billing details, (Always go directly to the known site,
Don’t Click on Provided Links) ex. Type in www.bankurl.com
If a message’s
language seems urgent, as though it’s attempting to pressure you into
giving up your information to avert some sort of data disaster. Ex. “You
need to take advantageof this now before supplies/resources run out”
If you receive
a suspicious email from a particular company or even a friend, contact
them separately via phone to verify the message before replying or
otherwise acting on it. (Trust but Verify
March 21, 2020
Good afternoon residents,
Please allow me to take this opportunity to provide information to the
residents of Lake Fairways/Pine Lakes. As of close of business today, both
Pub) & (The Sandtrap), will be closed until further
restaurants will no longer be available for takeout service as of this
apologize in advance for this inconvenience and we want to continue to
ensure you that the health and safety of our residents and employees is
always at the forefront.
addition to this closure, the Golf
Courses will be closed
for outside play as of today, March 21, 2020,
I have instructed our front gate attendants for both communities, that
outside individuals will not be allowed to enter the community for golf
and/or the restaurants. For individuals that live in Lake Fairways or Pine
have a membership, the golf courses will remain open.
If you are a resident and do not have a membership, we have restricted the
type of payment to credit card or debit card only. At this time there will
not be golf carts available through the Pro Shop. Please continue to
practice social distance as well as the additional rules provided to you in
driving range will be closed however, the Pro Shop will remain open to
members and will only be accessible to residents in the community that have
current memberships or pay to play daily, unfortunately, we will not be
accepting any cash payments at this time; Credit
card or Debit Card only.
behalf of my management team and ELS, I want to personally thank everyone
that continues to take the necessary precautions during this difficult
will continue to provide information and updates as they are provided to me.
Jeffrey C. Belle CAM
Pine Lake/ Lake Fairways
March 19, 2020
I wanted to take this time to
provide you the most up to date information along with a brief question and
answering section so that you understand the actions taken upon myself and
my management team. I will provide a brief but very informative overview of
all the actions taken up to this point. While some of the actions may not be
agreed to by some, it is our intention to ensure that our primary focus is
that of our residents and employees.
Here is a summary and breakdown of
the areas of the community that are closed and some questions that have been
brought to me related to each that I will share with you.
As of March 18, 2020, the golf
courses will remain open at this time. However, all tournaments are
canceled until further notice. Outside play continues however we have
requested any individual that utilizes the golf course to practice Social
distancing and one person per golf cart is currently implemented for outside
Restaurant (The Sandtrap)
As of March 18, 2020, theSandtrap
is now closed to the public. Carryout is still available to all residents in
the community. Anyone wishing to place an order can stop by the Sandtrap to
place their order or contact the Sandtrap at 239.731.1666. While we have
the interior of the Sandtrap closed, we are still ensuring the health and
welfare of our residents by deep cleaning all areas during its closure.
As of March 17, 2020, the directive
was given to close all events that took place in the clubhouse as well as
the facility itself. This included all scheduled activities, reserved
private events and upcoming events for the next 30 days.
The Swimming pools are now closed
until further notice, while they are closed Management is in the process of
making required repairs and cleaning the areas to ensure that once the
authorization is given to open, we have taken the opportunity to address
some of the items we would have done outside of season.
The Sales Office will be by
appointment only at this time. If you require assistant or you need to
contact management, you can call 239.731.2900 or 239.731.5565.
haven’t they stopped outside individuals from entering the community to play
outside play is not cancelled, we do not have many outside guest at this
time. There has been a tremendous drop off for outside individuals
utilizing the golf courses for both Pine Lake and Lake Fairways. In
addition, both courses are practicing social distancing measures.
they shut down golf?
of this time, golf is not shut down. My superiors are meeting every day and
reviewing the current CDC information and if that decision is made, we will
notify every one of the closures.
If my committee is less than 10 people can we still meet?
will not authorize anyone to meet in the common areas, however I would
suggest that if you need to meet, that you practice social distancing and
you meet at a resident’s home. We will not grant you access to the clubhouse
to meet for any meeting at this time.
I need to fax something from the sales office, you mean I need to call
before I arrive.
while we will try to assist you as best, we can, we would like to ensure
that we can address your issue efficiently and quickly.
Why did you cancel our events?
Answer: Our priority is the health
and well-being of everyone in the community. We recognize the cancellation
of events is disappointing and inconvenient, but we believe that taking
extra precautions in today’s environment make sense.
There is an event planned in 45 days, will that one go on as planned?
this situation is changing day-by-day, we are unable to predict at this time
what the CDC and local health department may be recommending 45 days from
now. We will continue to monitor the situation and notify you of any changes
to the policy.
On behalf of my team here at Pine
Lakes/Lake Fairways, and ELS, thank you for your cooperation and
understanding during this time.
I will continue to update you as
information is provided to me.
Jeffrey C. Belle
/ Lake Fairways
p (239) 731.2900/ c (239) 994.7618
This message is advising you that
starting today, March 18, 2020, the Pub and The Sandtrap will be closed
to the public. Residents can still contact the Pub or Sandtrap
for takeout food only.
Anyone wanting to order from The
Pub you can contact 239-731-5874 or The Sandtrap you can contract
You can also place your order at
The Pub or The Sandtrap , however you will not be granted access inside.
It will be order and takeout
In addition, ALL GOLF
TOURNAMENTS are cancelled until further notice.
The Golf course will remain open
at this time however, social distancing practices will need to be utilized
as 1 person per cart will be
implemented for outside play.
Someone jumped the fence to get to the pool, management
wants you to know if anyone goes near that area,
hops over the fence
he will have no choice to drain the pool.
Please keep out of the area!!!
ALL ORGANIZED GOLF
EVENTS ARE CANCELED PER MANAGEMENT, THIS INCLUDES THE SHOOTOUTS.
MEMBERS CAN STILL GOLF WITH TEE TIMES.
entire clubhouse (except laundry room) is closed and locked along with the
pool and hot tub are shut down.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, ALL CLUBHOUSE
ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
IMPORTANT ACTIVITY/EVENT UPDATE
MARCH 13, 2020
To Our Valued Residents and Guests - After careful
consideration of the advice from the CDC and local health departments, we
have made the decision to cancel all events for groups of more than 10
people taking place in common areas at our properties.
This includes: • All events sponsored by management/the
property for more than 10 people.
• All events hosted/sponsored by residents/guests for more
than 10 people.
•All events for which someone has reserved a clubhouse
or other facility for a private party for more than 10 people.
The cancellation of these group activities is effective
immediately and applies to events hosted by the property as well as those
hosted by residents.
We regret this inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding as we practice social distancing in an effort to stay healthy.