July 1 Pool Update and message . . .

The pool project is on schedule. The next weeks will see a flourish of activity as the stainless steel guttering will be welded onsite, the pool chemical room exterior walls and top will be covered with a water barrier membrane, new concrete poured on the top and then the sidewalls will be backfilled with crushed stone. Inside the chemical room much needed electrical replacement will be taking place as well as installation of piping, etc to service the pool. Once the chemical room exterior is completed and the retaining wall built between the new deck area and the clubhouse patio area, R L Turner, general contractor along with Spear Corporation will have excavation done for the Wading Pool. It will be poured and then the pool deck surface will be installed. The new pool is 3700 sq ft vs the old pool which was 3400 sq ft. Even though to many of you it looks small, it is 300 sq ft larger!!! The weather will be a huge factor in the month of July because the pool walls cannot be painted unless the concrete tests below the recommended moisture level for good adhesion. Then the paint has to "cure" for so many days before the pool can be test filled with water to check all connections, etc for leaks. Hopefully, it will pass with flying colors on the first pool fill. When you see the pool full of water, this does not mean it is ready to open. Inspections, inspections, inspections will have to take place before we are approved by the Board of Health. YOU CAN HELP . . .the pool furniture which is currently stored near the tennis courts will need to get cleaned and moved to the pool deck area. Anyone willing to volunteer some time, muscle and energy to help clean and move furniture to get the pool set up for Opening Day? If so, just email the Board of Directors at woodlandsprings3535@gmail to volunteer. It is going to take your help to get the pool open so all can enjoy when opening day arrives. Open Day is yet to be determined due to the uncertainty of July weather. We want the paint to be applied at the right time, the pool filled only after the paint has properly cured, etc., etc., etc. Why, because the job has to be done right so that it is trouble free for many, many, many years to come. We are hoping to host a Grand Opening Celebration in conjunction with the Island Party which is scheduled on Saturday, August 18. If the pool is ready before then, by all means it will be open for business. We need some volunteers to help with the Grand Opening Celebration, if interested send an email to the above mentioned address.

Each homeowner will be issued a "key fob" which will give you entrance to the pool. However, there are conditions which will lock some people out - and that is arrearage of your annual assessment. If you are making semi-annual payments and are current you will receive a key fob, but if you are delinquent you will not receive a key fob. That's the rules of the Woodland Springs, Inc. So, if you are in arrearage and want to use the pool and the other amenities of our Common Areas, please get current with you annual assessment. If you need assistance, contact Joe Winship at Kirkpatrick Management to set up payment plans.

The Board of Directors appreciates the homeowners of Woodland Springs and know that each of you is anxious for the new pool to be complete. It's been a long time in coming and we are grateful to each of you for the trust and confidence you have placed in us to make conscientious decisions for our community. We know that not all agree with the new pool, but the majority of you voted for it along with the design last year. The Board honored your input in planning the new pool. It is not solely "the boards pool design but the Woodland Springs community pool design." The Board, as you well know, are all homeowners like you. It is a volunteer board and each board member takes their position with utmost responsibility. Woodland Springs isn't just a Board of Directors, but it is a community of homeowners working together to make our community a great place to live. Let's begin now to rekindle the volunteer spirit that was once a vital part of this community. There are many needs, but few people willing to step up and lend a helping hand. Yes, we have a management company that oversees a lot of the maintenance, etc, but it still takes the involvement of homeowners to make a community a strong and lasting one.

Volunteering in your own community can be thankless, but it can also be the most rewarding experience you'll ever have. Seeing the smile of a child's face at a Halloween Party, sipping wine and nibbling on cheese at the Wine and Cheese social, making new friends with the Woodland Springers, assisting with the Woodland Springs Swim Team,  getting wet and dirty cleaning out debris from the lake, picking up trash as you walk your dog, this is what volunteering is all about. . .helping to  make Woodland Springs a better place for each and every resident young or not so young to live and enjoy.

So, Woodland Spring, are you ready for the challenge? ? ? ? ?

Thanks for allowing me to ramble a bit on a very hot and humid summer afternoon. Oh, I wish the pool were open, don't you!!!!

Elizabeth Thorpe President

Contract for new pool has been signed!!!

After weeks of  contract negotiations  between R L Turner Construction and Woodland Springs, Inc a binding contract agreement was signed on March 15, 2018.  With the signing of the contract, R L Turner may now apply for the required building permits.  Once these permits are granted then on site preparation work can begin.  The first thing you'll notice will be the erection of a 6 ft chain link construction fence.  Then machinery will arrive, site preparation will begin and demolition of the old pool will take place.  More details will be sent to each homeowner in the April 1 mailing from Kirkpatrick Management with you annual assessment statement.  Look for the mailing and if you don't receive an envelope in the mail by April 6, please contactl Kirkpatrick Management Company or email the Board of Directors using the form found on this website.

 

Woodland Springs Board Accepts Bid for new pool

After several additional information requests by the City of Carmel and the State of Indiana, the new pool design was approved.  Aquatic & Recreation Design released the Woodland Springs Pool Project on January 15, 2018 at the Reprographix.com website for contractors to review and bid.  February 15th was the deadline for submission of sealed private* bids. After a thoroughly review of all bids by Aquatic & Recreation Design and Woodland Springs, Inc Board of Directors a contract was awarded.  A Letter to Proceed was issued to the contractor awarded the bid.    The next step is to have a contract developed and signed upon by both the contractor and the Board of Directors. 

*(Private bids are different than public bids which many are familiar.  Woodland Springs is not a government agency, thus the reason our bids were classified as "Private" and the reason the bid amount is not disclosed until a contract is executed between the construction firm and Woodland Springs, Inc.)

As a timeline is developed by the contractor, the board will post updates on the website.  It is hoped, but not guaranteed that the new pool will be completed by August 1, 2018.  There are varying circumstances which will determine the completion date.  Weather, of course, is one of the major factors influencing the construction progress or delays.

The Board is most appreciative of the work which the Pool Advisory Committee has done to help define the type of pool which the majority of Woodland Springs homeowners requested.  These include an “8 ft deep end” as well as a dedicated lap lane for lap swimming during pool hours.  The concrete decking will be enlarged for more seating and lounging areas.  The pool Is being built to provide many, many years of enjoyment by all who live In Woodland Springs neighborhood.  

The Woodland Springs Board of Directors along with members of PAC (Pool Advisory Committee) are researching pool options for homeowners to use while our community pool is under construction.  All further updates will be posted to this website as more information becomes available.  

Landscape Removed from Pool Exterior

Maybe you noticed some activity around the exterior of the Woodland Springs pool last week.  Ergon Landscaping began the process of removing the old plantings in preparation for the construction of the new pool.  Watch for construction fences to be erected in early 2018 as we near demolition time for the old pool.  When construction begins, please remember that homeowners should direct questions and/or concerns to the Woodland Springs, Inc Board of Directors and not to the construction workers.