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UPDATE: BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED MARCH 29, 2015 Everything good with the water. Your patience during this precautionary boil water notice was appreciated!
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Update March 26, 2015
Port News February 2015 just published and coming with your February water bill. The Port News is now distributed/mailed with the water bills or you can pick up at the office, or download the latest issues on our web site from the Community page, scroll to the bottom of the page for links. (Posted February 17, 2015)
Manatee Mitigation Presentation Public Hearing - We are planning a presentation by the South Florida Water Management District (Janet Starnes) as well as the Army Corps of Engineers, for residents of Port of the Islands following the CID meeting December 19, 2014, approximately at 12:00 noon. It is a follow-up to their earlier proposal about the "Oxbow" in the Fakahatchee Canal. Since this will be a public hearing on the issue, all interested POI residents are invited to attend.
NEW! Weekly Bible Study Non-Denominational. The sole purpose of this study is to encourage folks to read the bible and understand the will of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for our lives. We will never argue the bible, but will spend all the time necessary to help anyone understand what the bible says about any subject. Bring your bibles and join us. Orchid Cove Club House. Every Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm beginning Dec 4, 2014. Questions contact Don at 394-0111.
NEW ISO RATING FOR FIRE STATION We have a new ISO rating with the new fire station in place...check with your insurance company to see if your rates may be lowered. Download it. (Posted April 6, 2014)
FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE Come celebrate the grand opening of Port of the Islands Station 61...Ochopee Fire District's new fire station! Saturday, April 19, 2014 9am-11am Coffee & donuts will be served too. Sponsored by Ochopee Fire District, Port of the Islands Realty, and all the firefighters who have worked hard to get the station up and running, doing all kinds of handy jobs that saved our district lots of money. (Posted April 2, 2014)
Port of the Islands Manatee Mitigation Presentation - Lots of residents turned out for the presentation last week at the Orchid Cove Clubhouse...it was a very good showing. It was reported the weir will not be moved and the channel by the marinas will not be dredged deeper. The new idea on the table is to put in an "oxbow" just south of the community in the canal. It will be about the length of two football fields and 20 feet deep, as that is where the warmer water is. A geo-technical survey is now being done...you may see them just as you leave the community on the right side of the canal. (Posted 3/1/2014)
YOU ARE INVITED Port of the Islands Manatee Mitigation
- Picayune Strand Restoration Project, February 21, 2014 at 12 Noon
FISHING REPORTS - By Capt. Jim Ponder New on the website! (February 1, 2014)
PORT DIRECTORY...They are printed and ready! Stop by the Port of the Islands real estate office and pick up a copy. (December 30, 2013)
PORT DIRECTORY...If you haven't sent in your Port Directory form and you want to be included, the deadline is September 15, 2013. Get a copy of the Port Directory Form now and send it in. The form can also be found in the Spring 2013 Port News and the Summer 2013 Port News...Posted August 17, 2013
Fire Code Notice ...Please be advised the Ochopee Fire Dept will be making inspections of each building looking for items in walkways that could slow egress from units in case of emergency. Violations will be issued for items found to be in violation of fire code. The violations will be issued to unit owner NOT association. Please remove any items in walkways or stairways as soon as possible....tables, chairs, benches, potted plants, etc. Posted 4/8/2013
IMPORTANT! NEW WATER BILLING & CHANGES PHONE NUMBER is 800-535-6832 X120. DO NOT USE the old number in the Port Directory, it is some sort of $9.99/month Phone Look Up Service and they send you phone texts. Posted 4/4/2013
New Irrigation Water Restrictions In Effect 3/26/2011:
Port News is now distributed/mailed with the water bills or you can pick up at the office, or download on our web site from the Community page.
Procedure for TURNING OFF WATER at the Backflow Preventer - For residents of the Port who want to turn their water service off while they are away for extended periods of time please follow the following instructions: To extend the service life of the backflow preventer you will turn off the valve after the backflow. This will ensure that the gaskets, o-rings, etc… will remain under pressure and wet while the water is off to your home. In the picture you see that the side of the backflow is marked with the direction of flow. The valve located at the discharge side of the backflow is the proper valve to shut, as shown in the picture. Not all properties are equiped with the Backflow Preventer, it is an on-going project to get them all done.
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