In preparation for planting the old existing plant material was removed and the top four inches of old soil along with many surface roots. Work will continue next week with new soil and amendments being added.
Demo of old plant material in front of the Clubhouse started today. The top layer of old soil will be removed and then fresh soil and amendments added. Drip irrigation and planting will follow.
Thank you to our homeowners and club members for your patience. The exterior and hardscape clubhouse improvements have been completed!! There will be some paint touch up on Monday but the building is now complete and we have full use of the entry doors for access to the Swim and Tennis Centers. We look forward to the eventual opening of the clubhouse for our homeowners and club member’s use.
Planting will commence in the first week of August. The first step will be the excavation of 4″ of the existing topsoil that has construction debris and years of accumulated salts. Fresh soil and amendments will be placed and then planting will follow with drip irrigation. The Nellie Gail Ranch Landscape Committee will be selecting decorative boulders and actively monitoring the planting as we implement the scope of work.
We are on the final stretch to completion of the Clubhouse exterior. The pavers leading to the Clubhouse entry have been set in place and the roof tiles displaced by the demo are being installed. This week and last the stucco and base color coat went on with building painting scheduled for next week then the scaffolding will come down. The new gate at the Tennis entry will also go in next week and very soon our members will be able to access the Clubhouse via the building entry again!
A special open session board meeting will be held via Zoom conference call for the purpose of considering the adoption of Temporary Recreation Center Use Rules. Rules will be considered for adoption on a temporary basis to allow for the timely re-opening of recreation center facilities. At this meeting, we will present and provide an opportunity for member comments. Nellie Gail Ranch homeowners are invited to participate as well as our Tennis, Pickleball, and Swim Center Club members.
Zoom Meeting Link:
Dial-in by phone: 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 850 8205 1349
If you wish to submit a comment in lieu of calling in you may do so via the following link:
We have been monitoring the state and county press conferences regarding ongoing business closures and reopening discussions. We have also reviewed reports of local recreation facilities who are making moves to reopen their clubs. We are currently preparing our own plan for a phased reopening and are scheduling a Zoom video/conference call on Monday, May 11, 2020, at 6:00 pm to review a draft plan and schedule for reopening the recreation facilities. We want our homeowners, Tennis Members, Pickleball Members, and Swim Center Members to review our proposed plan for reopening and provide an opportunity for you to provide input. We know many people are ready to start participating in their sports of choice again, while others remain concerned about potential public exposure. We want to create a plan that addresses both perspectives and provides you with an opportunity to give input.
Please put the date of May 11, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. on your calendar. We will send a link to the meeting next week. Meanwhile, please safely enjoy our trails and open space and what looks to be a beautiful weekend.
We are not sure when the state and county guidelines will permit us to re-open but we are looking forward to seeing you all again!!
Construction on the interior of the clubhouse is complete and we can’t wait to show it off to you when we are permitted to re-open! Our May issue of the Pony Express will have more photos and descriptive information on the improvements. Meanwhile, here are some “teaser” photos to show you the new lounge area and the main clubhouse which we look forward to your enjoying soon!!