- Facial Coverings – Under Broward County emergency order 20-20, a mask or other facial covering is required in all common areas of the building, including elevators. In addition, the building’s staff are not permitted to provide services to any individual who is not wearing a facial covering.
- Fitness Center – The fitness center is available for use by Residents only. Family members who do not reside at L’Hermitage II and guests may not use the Fitness Center as per Broward County emergency orders 20-10 and 20-21. A maximum of four individuals will be permitted to use the fitness center at any time. All users must place their name on the sign up sheet available outside the fitness center and follow the posted guidelines. Sauna, Steam Room and Shower facilities must remain closed.
- Deliveries – Deliveries of food, flowers and packages must be left at the front desk for resident pick up or delivery by the building’s staff upon request. Delivery drivers may not bring items to resident’s units.
- Pool Deck – The Community Association has agreed to allow residents to bring immediate family members to the pool deck, with a maximum of six (6) individuals from any unit at the pool deck at any given time. To ensure there are sufficient lounge chairs, a maximum of four (4) are permitted to be used per unit. Guests may not use the pool deck as per Broward County Emergency Order 20-13.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis signed an emergency order which requires all individuals providing essential services and making deliveries wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while they are providing those essential services. The order went into effect as of this past Saturday at midnight and will remain in effect until April 30 unless rescinded earlier or extended.
Moving forward, all staff working at L’Hermitage II will be required to wear a face covering when in the common areas. Residents may have noticed this was already being practiced by most staff members.
In addition to the staff, any contractor on site for an emergency repair, anyone making a delivery, the mail carrier or anyone else providing essential services will be required to wear a face covering when entering the building.
The mayor’s order also strongly encourages all others to wear a covering over their nose and mouth when outside of their homes. The Association believes it would be in our residents’ best interest to wear a face covering in all common areas of the property and encourages all residents to do so.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has confirmed that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, condominium associations may act as needed under the “emergency powers” provisions of the Florida Statutes. These include holding meetings with as much notice as practicable, cancelling and rescheduling meetings, implementing disaster plans, determining portions of the property are unavailable and taking actions that are determined reasonably necessary to mitigate further damage.
The L’Hermitage II Board of Directors met recently to review the Association’s policies and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. To protect residents and minimize their risk of infection, there are several policies that have been enacted which are outlined below.
We recognize that some of the policies that have been established may create an inconvenience for residents. However, residents should keep in mind that if the any of the established policies prevents just one resident of L’Hermitage II from contracting COVID-19 and passing away as a result, it will be far more valuable than any inconvenience.
Effective April 3, 2020 at Noon until April 16, 2020 at Noon, guests will not be permitted to enter the L’Hermitage property. This does not apply to deliveries, caregivers, contractors making emergency repairs or other individuals at the property who are not staying with or visiting residents. This will apply to any individual who is not a resident of the unit, including relatives. Any guests currently at the property will be grandfathered in and may remain until their scheduled departure. Current guests must have an amenity pass and show it to security at the guardhouse to enter the property. If the guests have not already done so, the amenities pass must be acquired from the Front Desk no later than Noon, April 3, 2020. This policy may be extended if determined necessary.
CONTRACTOR WORK MORATORIUM
To minimize the number of people entering the property and potentially exposing residents to infection, the moratorium on contractor work within residential units has been extended to May 15. This may be further extended if deemed necessary. Only emergency work such as a plumbing leak, appliance or air conditioning repair will be permitted until the moratorium period is lifted.
Those who are not residents arriving at L’Hermitage II will be directed by the valet to a parking space where they will park their own vehicle. Valets will not be parking cars. The valets may assist in bringing packages or groceries to resident units but will only be permitted to leave the items outside the resident’s door. They have been directed to not enter any Units. Residents are advised to use a disinfectant wipe or spray on delivered items before bringing them into their Unit to further minimize risk.
The Board of Directors strongly urges all residents to only share an elevator with those individuals who are staying in their unit. It is not possible to maintain the recommended six-foot distance from others in the elevator cabs. If individuals from another unit are already in an elevator, residents should wait for the next cab rather than join those already inside.
The State of Florida has closed all public fitness centers and many condominiums have followed suit. Miami-Dade County has also issued an order requiring fitness centers in condominium properties to be closed. The Board of Directors has determined the best course of action at this time will be to close the Fitness Center beginning at Noon, April 3, 2020. Because of the nature of the facility and how the equipment is used, the potential for surface contamination is extremely high even when residents are trying to be careful and using disinfectant wipes.
PACKAGES AND DELIVERIES
All packages and deliveries (including food deliveries) will be left at the Front Desk to reduce the number of people entering the property and using the elevators. We suggest residents pick up their deliveries at the Front desk, however they may request the valet or security drop off the item(s) at their front door. Please note, there may be times when the staff are attending to others which will delay delivery to your unit. We ask for your patience when requesting a delivery.
Finally, as most residents are probably aware, Governor DeSantis has issued a statewide “Stay At Home” order. Executive Order 20-91 was signed yesterday requiring everyone in Florida to stay at home in an effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
The order directs senior citizens and individuals with significant underlying medical conditions to remain at home to limit their exposure to COVID-19. It requires all people in Florida to limit their movement outside the home to personal interactions to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.
Essential businesses include, but are not limited to, grocery stores, healthcare facilities, gas stations, banks, laundromats, pet supply stores, and funeral homes. Essential activities include religious services; walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running, or swimming; caring for pets; and caring for or assisting loved ones and friends. The order states that a social gathering in a public space is not considered an essential activity and that groups larger than 10 people are not permitted to congregate in any public space. The Governor’s order will remain in place through April 30.
The global pandemic has created unease and difficulty for nearly everyone around the globe. The more we can do to reduce exposure and minimize risk the sooner our lives can begin to return to normal.
Residents will receive any updates or revisions to the policies and procedures outlined above as necessary.
Peter Anderson- General Manager
As most residents are aware, the L’Hermitage Community Association Annual Meeting and Election was held earlier this evening. Please join us in congratulating the new L’Hermitage Community Board of Directors consisting of:
Roni Stein, President
Dan Almagor, Vice President
Saul Epstein, Treasurer
Roslyn S. Greenspan, Secretary
Richard A. Barcelona, Director
Craig Caulkins, Director
Steve Hynek, Director
May 23, 2019
Dear L’Hermitage Residents,
We are pleased to announce that the Comcast Community channel 92 is back up and running. This is the gate house entrance camera view. By tuning to this channel you will be able to see visitors at the gate house requesting access.
Tower II residents, please tune to channel 92. Tower 1 residents may use a different channel; but please check channel 92.
Please tune to your Comcast security camera channel and notify the management office of any issues.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Thank you very much,
L’Hermitage II Interim General Manager
THE LOBBY AND CARD ROOM RENDERING BOARDS ARE HERE!
This is to inform those residents who could not attend yesterday’s meeting, the Board of Directors has unanimously voted to approve a community vote for the long awaited COMMON AREA RENOVATION!
After 2+ years of revisions based on our community’s feedback, our award winning designer, Steven Zelman, has created a wonderful transitional design which incorporates both traditional and contemporary elements and has incorporated all the classic beauty of our building in an updated look.
If you are in the building, please stop today, 1/12 or Monday, 1/15 and see the designer boards. They will be on display in the Ocean Room at 10:00 am and again at 3:00 pm with members from the Amenities Committee available to assist with any questions you may have.
In a few weeks you will be receiving ballots and copies of the renderings for the proposed renovation of the lobby and card room areas. There will be NO ASSESSMENT FOR THIS PROJECT, the funds are available and the project is on budget. If you want this project to move forward YOU MUST VOTE YES as forgetting to vote or abstaining will be counted as a no vote.
Look forward to seeing you stop by,
Amenities Committee Chairman
L’HERMITAGE II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.
October 5, 2017
Dear L’Hermitage II Owners:
This is a follow-up of our last communication regarding water intrusion as a result of Hurricane Irma. As you may know, each unit was assessed by either United Water Restoration or Water Mold & Fire Restoration. These remediation companies have contacted the owners directly and provided dehumidifiers and fans for the drying out process of the drywall inside the units.
If you had water intrusion inside your unit, it is strongly recommended that you contact your insurance company and file a water damage claim. As a reminder, owners are responsible for their floor and wall coverings including paint and baseboard moldings, carpets, and personal property.
The Association began making repairs to the drywall this week. The repairs will consist of the following:
- If the restoration companies removed your baseboards and punctured holes in your drywall, the Association will fill in these holes.
- If the restoration companies cut out portions of drywall, then the Association will replace these sections of drywall.
- If there is a reason toreplace sections of drywall due to mold, the Association will replace those sections of drywall. You must first obtain a written report from a certified mold testing company at your expense and submit it to the management office.
This month the Board of Directors Meeting will take place on October 19 at 5:00 p.m. Among other things, the Board will be ratifying its previously adopted unanimous written consent motion to suspend the Construction Moratorium. The Moratorium, originally scheduled from November 23, 2017 to February 26, 2018, will be suspended to allow residents to repair storm damage from the hurricane and also allow residents to finish work provided the paperwork was submitted to the management office prior to the hurricane. Please also note that NO work will be allowed during the holiday weeks from November 23rd-November 26th, from December 22nd-December 25th and from December 29th-January 1, 2018.
Please contact the management office for any additional information or concerns that you may have.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Mary Cerciello, M.A., LCAM, CMCA
L’HERMITAGE II CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC
September 29, 2017
On Monday morning, First Services Residential will be on site to commence their engagement as the management company for our building. The Board is confident that our partnership with First Services will protect the financial investments we have in our units as well as maintain the high standard of services and living, which we both expect and deserve.
The Board of Directors
L’Hermitage II Condominium Association, Inc.