The Chesapeake Chatter
From Your Board
Spring is the season of new beginnings…and that spirit is certainly alive-and-well here at Chesapeake Manor!
Another lively Board of Directors meeting on February 24th focused on making life better for all of us here at “The Manor”—by addressing the current “Rules and Regulations” document, which hadn’t been formally updated since 1983! During the marathon session, we identified a lot of outdated content—(for example, a requirement for swim caps to be worn at the pool!) as well as other language that required revision to better reflect our Community today. KEEP AN EYE OUT for those proposed revisions coming to your mailbox, as well as to your email. The Board welcomes your input, prior to our final vote on to ratify those Rules during our regular April BOD meeting.
As promised, work is to begin shortly on the new seawall lighting project. The lighting fixtures and budget were approved by the Board and the project authorized to begin at the Contractor’s earliest opportunity. The three existing fixtures will be replaced with newer units—offering greater light output and longer-lasting materials. Two new fixtures will also be added on either end to improve visibility and safety along the seawall. Additionally, the security lighting at the flagpole between our two buildings is being replaced with a more reliable and durable solution.
Finally, a note about construction. Our Condominium Documents explicitly require that any and all construction or renovation projects within your Unit be approved by the BOD prior to commencement. Please understand, the spirit of this regulation is not to inhibit what you can do within your dwelling (within reason)—but to protect you, your neighbors and the Association from potential harm or liability. Unlicensed Contractors performing work "under the table" can result in substandard workmanship that puts us all at risk. We promise to review any requests in a timely manner, so as not to unnecessarily delay your project.
Meet Your Neighbors
Ann and Bruce Chapman are owners of Apt. 104. The Chapmans reside in a small town that is a suburb of Ottawa, Canada, but try to visit their ‘place in the south’ for a few weeks once or twice annually—sometimes with a family member. When not exploring the Naples area they can usually be found on Naples’ wonderful beach or 'at the pool'.
Ann is a former civil engineer who switched careers to become a real estate broker. Bruce is a consultant whose clients are companies in the commercial fishing industry on Canada’s Atlantic coast.
They both love to travel - Bruce’s work takes him regularly to Asia and Europe, where he and Ann explore as much as they are able.
Here are some happenings in and around Naples in the coming weeks. For more details, visit www.NaplesGov.com
Just For Fun
Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls
(St. Patty’s Day Appetizer)
6 Savoy cabbage leaves
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped parsley and/or dill
1/2 pound corned beef, cut into strips
2 slices rye bread, cut into strips
Whole-grain mustard, for serving
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the cabbage leaves and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Rinse under cold water, then drain and pat dry; slice in half.
2. Stir together the mayonnaise and herbs in a small bowl; spread on the cabbage leaves.
3. Toss the corned beef with the mustard in a small bowl.
4. Top the cabbage leaves with a few strips each of the bread and corned beef. Roll up and slice in half.
Smoking at Chesapeake Manor
In order to protect the rights of all residents, while recognizing the health and safety concerns of everyone, the BOD voted on a new regulation, which restricts smoking in the enclosed Pool area to the South end of the Pool area—effective immediately. Please notice the new signage and use the provided receptacle in that area.
Also, please note: STATE LAW FORBIDS SMOKING IN ALL ENCLOSED COMMON AREAS of the Condominium. This includes, but is not limited to, the laundry rooms and storage areas. These restrictions apply to any lighted smoking product, as well as vaping products. Thanks for your cooperation!