Woodlake News

Woodlake News, May 2021

Woodlake residents it has come to our attention that Woodlake appears to be the new  dumping ground for contractors in the area. Since the first of the year dumping material at County dump sites has changed making it harder for contractors to get rid of construction debris. Woodlake has since had to have a dumpster brought in to remove this material that cannot be placed in the normal dumpsters we have around the property. If you see anyone putting construction material in our dumpsters, call the On-site office immediately and try to get a license plate number,  make and model of vehicle. If this continues to be an issue, regimes fees will go up and rent costs will rise. So, everyone needs to do their part to keep contractors from dumping in Woodlake.

The pool parking lot is a designated area for the community to park their cars while using the amenities. We ask that  come May 15, 2021 that you start parking in the Cul-de-sac where your unit is located. Anyone still parking in the pool parking lot after May 15th will be ticketed and may be towed.

Woodlake has begun to inspect all building exteriors to note any  improper or unauthorized alterations at or on the buildings.  Recently, all inactive  satellite dishes no longer in use have been removed.  With both Spectrum and Hargray now upgrading their services and infrastructure within Woodlake, more residents are signing up for these services.  We are now seeing numerous wires and cables being run on building surfaces and holes drilled through walls for these services.  Most of these recent installations are not properly done and will need to be removed and re-installed following the proper guidelines.  PLEASE NOTE:  If you are having new or upgraded service provided to your villa by either Spectrum or Hargray, you must first contact the on-site office and also have the service provider check in with the on-site office  prior to the installation.  A staff member will meet and review the installation at your villa to insure it is being done according to Woodlake standards.  Let us try to get it done correctly the first time so everyone can avoid the time and expense of having to do it again properly.

Thank for your cooperation in the above matters.

Holiday Decorating Contest

Once again the Woodlake Volunteers are sponsoring a holiday decorating contest. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place pf $100, $50, and $25.

Judging will take place on Saturday, December 19th. Please make sure your lights are on by dusk so that the judges can decide on the most creative decorating this year. Let’s see what you have and make Woodlake beautiful and festive for the holidays!

Note: The office will close at 2:00 PM on Christmas Eve, and will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Days.

 

 

Community Clean-Up

This weekend we are having a Community Clean Up project here at Woodlake to make our community an even more beautiful place to live. This would be a good time to check your patio area for violations and pick up any trash in the common areas around your villa and clean your front door, if needed. From Wednesday Oct.28 through Saturday October 31 we will be conducting inspections of all patios, front doors and common areas around all villas.

 

Trick or Treat Notice

TO ALL WOODLAKE RESIDENTS:

DUE TO THE  CONTINUING AND ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONCERNS, WOODLAKE VILLAS WILL NOT BE SANCTIONING DOOR TO DOOR TRICK OR TREATING THIS YEAR.  WE HOPE THAT THE PANDEMIC WILL SOON RUNS ITS COURSE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN NEXT YEAR.   EVERYONE PLEASE STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE!!

 

Woodlake Receives FHA Approval!

I am pleased to announce that after several years of effort, and working with the Federal Housing Authority, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has APPROVED the Woodlake Villas community as an FHA Certified Condo Project.The designation is effective for three years thereby enabling Woodlake Villas to join just seven other condo projects on Hilton Head with this status.

There are a number of benefits that come with this FHA approval. In the current lending environment,
more than 50% of new home puyers plan on using FHA loan programs.With FHA approval, those home buyers can now get FHA loans (many of which are assumable) that previously may not have been available.With FHA approval, loans with lower down payments are possible. Additionally, with an increased pool of potential buyers comes higher competition, which historically has led to price appreciation. FHA Project Approval has also been associated with increased Owner Occupancy.

Respectfully Submitted,
Bob Arundell
Treasurer

Amenities Re-Opening Guidelines and Waiver

To all Woodlake Residents:

Woodlake has been watching and studying the CDC and SCDHEC communications and advisories and are now getting ready to re-open the pool and fitness center in the very near future. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare the amenities for opening with added safety guidelines in place. Important items to know before going to the Woodlake Pool or Fitness Center:

If you are in a vulnerable age or medical group and feel the least bit uncomfortable using the Woodlake amenities, please wait until the Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that restrictions have been lifted to use outdoor/indoor facilities where you may come in close contact with other people.

  1. The Woodlake Pool will be restricted for use to Woodlake residents ONLY. No outside guests will be permitted at this time. The pool capacity is limited to a total of 32 residents at any one time and the Fitness Center to 4 residents.
  2. You must read and review the COVID-19 Pool/Fitness Center Waiver before you can enter the Woodlake Pool Area or Fitness Center. If you refuse to sign the Waiver that you understand the terms in the COVID-19 waiver, you will NOT be permitted entrance. The COVID-19 waiver can also be found on the Woodlake website. All unit residents covered by the waiver agreement must be listed and provided on the waiver agreement. If any occupant names are not listed or provided on the waivers, they will not be permitted access to any amenity. The Waiver agreement must be properly executed a minimum of 24 hours before access to any amenity is granted for proper processing.
  3. While at the Woodlake Pool, please practice social distancing and stay 6’ away from those who do NOT live in your household.
  4. Tables, chairs, and lounge chairs have been placed so that they are all at a minimum of 6 feet apart. We have put out the maximum allowed within guidelines. DO NOT MOVE any of the tables, chairs or lounge chairs or attempt to access the extra lounges stacked on the edges of the pool deck. Furniture within the Community room is also restricted with these same guidelines. The normal pool rules will continue to be enforced.
  5. The Woodlake staff will continue to perform their daily cleaning and disinfecting of all the proper surfaces within the pool area and fitness center. In between these times FOR YOUR SAFETY, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND BRINGING SANITARY WIPES AND/OR DISINFECTANTS TO WIPE DOWN POOL FURNITURE PRIOR TO USE OR ANY OTHER ITEMS OTHER PEOPLE WILL TOUCH – GATE LATCHES, POOL LADDER AND BATHROOMS. THE SAME APPLIES TO THE  FITNESS CENTER EQUIPMENT.
  6. Failure to abide by these new guidelines or any of the existing Woodlake Pool Rules and Fitness Center Rules will result in the offender’s amenity pass being deactivated and possible fines.
  7. Please note: Depending on actual usage and the trends we experience these first few weeks of being open, adjustments may be made.

COVID-19 Amenities Waiver Form (English)

COVID-19 Amenities Waiver Form (Spanish)

Keep It Clean!

Your Board of Directors and the Woodlake staff are doing what they can to keep things as
normal and well-kept as possible during the current CoronaVirus crisis. The rallying cry,
“We’re all in this together” is becoming more and more popular and folks all around the
country are stepping up to help each other when they can. Please accept this pocket
antibacterial hand sanitizer; it’s not much, but it is our way of saying we care! In the meantime,
please remember the following tips as we all help in Keeping it Clean!:

* Wash your hands frequently, especially after touching any frequently used item or
surface… such as a grocery cart, door knob, counters, etc.

* Practice Social Distancing; Keep a distance of six feet between you and others.

* Avoid touching your face!

* Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

* Listen and follow the directions of state and local authorities.
Remember: Even if you are young and healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase
the risk for others. It is critical that we all do our part to slow the spread of this deadly virus

Closings

In compliance with recommendations from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and South Carolina DHEC (Department of Health and Environmental Control), Woodlake has decided that it is in the best interest of our community to close the Fitness center, pool area and community room until further notice. The On-site office will remain open with limited access. If you need request forms, registering a vehicle, parking passes, etc. we suggest you call the on-office first at (843)-689-3366. No one will be permitted into the office and all matters will be conducted outside at the tables that have been set up for everyone’s safety.

Hilton Head Island Community Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance

Utilities

Palmetto Electric Cooperative

Palmetto Electric Cooperative is temporarily suspending disconnects for non-payment on ALL accounts, including Advance Pay until at least March 31.  They encourage all customers, including Advance Pay, to continue to make payments as they are able.  All customers are still responsible for their electric use.

More information: https://www.palmetto.coop/coronavirus-covid-19-update/

The utility company administers Operation Roundup, which is an aid project that donates money to the different charities in the area, provides funds for needy individuals, and service organizations. Call 843-681-5551 toll free 800-922-5551 to apply.

Deep Well Project- Rent and Utility Assistance

The Deep Well Project helps neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations.  This assistance is immediate and non-bureaucratic, and it’s intended to provide clients with “a hand up, not a hand-out.”

Financial aid, in the form of rent and/or utility payments, made directly to the provider, is granted on an emergency basis, generally to individuals who have been residents of Hilton Head Island for at least three months, paying their own rent and utilities, before their application.

The process starts with a phone call to their office, with applicants being interviewed by a trained volunteer to determine eligibility.  Payments are made directly to the utility or landlord, ensuring the money is spent on the intended purpose.  A return to self-sufficiency is the goal.

More information: https://www.deepwellproject.org

To request assistance, call 843-785-2849 anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak to a volunteer. Email requests are not accepted.

Spectrum

Beginning Monday, March 16, Spectrum has committed that for the following for 60 days they won’t terminate service for residential or small business customers who face difficult economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic. Similarly, they won’t charge late fees for those customers facing difficult economic circumstances related to the pandemic. Contact Spectrum at 833-267-6094 for details.

In addition, Spectrum is offering programs to assist with high-speed broadband connectivity for remote education and eligible low-income households.

More information: https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-information-spectrum-customers

Hargray

Hargray has joined the “Keep Americans Connected” pledge launched by the Federal Communications Commission and committed to waive late fees and not terminate service to residential or small business customers that are unable to pay their bills due to economic circumstances related to coronavirus.

In addition, Hargray is offering programs to assist with high-speed broadband connectivity for remote education to help keep individuals connected.

More information: https://www.hargray.com/hargray-special-programs

 

Food

Holy Family Catholic Church Thursday Morning Food Program

Groceries are free to any needy Island resident every Thursday morning (except during holidays). Registration is 9:00 to 9:45am. Contact Holy Family Catholic Church at 843-785-2895 for availability and information.

More information: https://www.holyfamilyhhi.org/

Sandalwood Community Food Pantry

The Sandalwood Community Food Pantry serves the hungry and the needy on Hilton Head Island, SC. We provide food, love, dignity and spiritual guidance. Sandalwood Community Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider. Their distribution location is Queen Chapel AME, 114 Beach City Rd., Hilton Head Island on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30-1:30. Call 843-715-3583 for availability and information.

More information: http://www.sandalwoodfoodbank.com/

Deep Well Project

The Deep Well Project helps neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations.  This assistance is immediate and non-bureaucratic, and it’s intended to provide clients with “a hand up, not a hand-out.”

Individuals in need of food may call Deep Well, speak with a volunteer to see if certain criteria are met, and arrange to come in and shop or receive a food delivery.  They consider a number of pre-determined criteria in approving a client request and even try to accommodate those with special dietary needs.  One simple requirement is a working telephone number to assure someone is home when the delivery is made.  When the request is approved and delivery is required, food is selected from their pantry shelves, bagged and delivered by volunteers.

More information: https://www.deepwellproject.org

To request assistance, call 843-785-2849 anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak to a volunteer. Email requests are not accepted.

Beaufort County School District

The school district is offering free breakfasts and lunches on weekdays to all students at 12 curbside pick-up locations across the county, and also at stops along special school bus routes that will operate during the district school shutdown. Each stop for meal drop-offs will last for about 20 minutes.

Curbside Pick-ups at Hilton Head High School

Children 18 years and younger must be present in the car to receive meals. Meal pick-up does not depend on the student’s meal status at school or where the student is enrolled.

  • Breakfast pick-up 7:15 – 8:45 a.m.
  • Lunch pick-up 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Meal Drop-offs

Breakfast

RTE: 7249 HILTON HEAD HIGH

7:05 AM SOUTHWOOD PARK DR NO INTERSECTION

7:28 AM MATHEWS DR AT MATHEWS CT

7:48 AM 96 MATHEWS DR (WOODLAKE)

7:58 AM UNION CEMETERY RD NO INTERSECTION

8:12 AM LEDGENDS

8:22 AM DILLON RD AT COTTON HOPE

8:42 AM DILLON RD AT TIDAL BLUFF RD

8:52 AM FISH HAUL RD AT ADELL LN

RTE: 7234 HILTON HEAD HIGH

7:06 AM KATHY MILLER ROAD AT ALLEN WOODS APARTMENTS

7:19 AM GUM TREE ROAD AT HILTON HEAD BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

7:43 AM SQUIRE POPE ROAD AT CEDAR WELLS APARTMENTS

8:03 AM THE GATHERINGS

8:28 AM SPANISH WELL AT SHEARWATER

8:43 AM SPANISH WELLS AT GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

8:56 AM SPANISH WELLS ROAD AT SASSAFRAS

9:21 AM CORDILLO PARKWAY AT CREATION STATION

9:41 AM 201 MARSHLAND ROAD

Lunch

RTE: 7260 HILTON HEAD

10:05 AM SOUTHWOOD PARK (THE OAKS/SANDELWOOD) THE OAKS/GARENS

10:30 AM LEDGENDS

10:52 AM 90/90DILLON/90-DILLO DILLON RD/88 DILLON RD.

11:15 AM DILLON RD AT COTTON HOPE

11:39 AM FISH HAUL RD AT ADELL LN

12:01 PM MITCHELLVILLE RD NO INTERSECTION

12:21 PM MITCHELLVILLE RD AT BAYGALL RD

12:29 PM DR AT TABBY WALK

12:52 PM MATHEWS CT NO INTERSECTION

RTE: 7254 HILTON HEAD TO NEIGHBORS

10:06 AM KATHY MILLER ROAD AT ALLEN WOODS APARTMENTS

10:19 GUM TREE ROAD AT HILTON HEAD BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

10:43 SQUIRE POPE ROAD AT CEDAR WELLS APARTMENTS

11:03 THE GATHERINGS

11:28 SPANISH WELLS AT SHEARWATER

11:43 SPANISH WELLS AT GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

11:56 SPANISH WELLS ROAD AT SASSAFRAS

12:21 CORDILLO PARKWAY AT CREATION STATION

12:41 201 MARSHLAND ROAD

12:53 50 MARSHLAND ROAD

More information: http://beaufortschools.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=170925&pageId=23614099

Medical

If you are showing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath it is recommended that you call your personal doctor or healthcare provider for information/instructions.

If you don’t have a primary care physician there are multiple options for telehealth:

MUSC Health

MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening. Anyone experiencing symptoms can visit MUSC Health Virtual Care and use the promo code COVID19 and be screened without having to leave your home.

More information: https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html

You can also call 843-261-5940 with any questions.

Prisma Health

Prisma Health is offering a free virtual visit.  Use promo code COVID19.

More information: https://www.prismahealth.org/virtual-visit/

You can also call 1-888-921-0348.

Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Beaufort Memorial is offering virtual visits (may have a fee) to be screened by a provider who can refer them to a higher level of care, if needed. BMH Care Anywhere is available for Apple devices in the App Store and for Android devices on Google Play, and on their website.

More information: https://www.bmhsc.org/services/immediate-care-options/video-visits/

Employment Layoff

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW)

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, DEW is taking extra steps to quickly extend benefits to unemployed workers. On March 19, the department eliminated its usual one-week waiting period for people who apply for unemployment insurance between March 15 and April 18. That means payment to approved claimants should arrive one week earlier.

On March 19, DEW also suspended the requirement that unemployment insurance claimants apply to two jobs per week in order to receive benefits for those who apply for unemployment between March 15 and April 18.

Check eligibility requirements and disqualifications on the DEW website.

More information: https://dew.sc.gov

 

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