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23 Jul 2009 00:00 by max! Star rating in Fuengirola. 944 forum posts Send private message

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 By now I don't think the original community matters thread will ever be re-opened. A few posts from one poster have severely offended the EOS rules and could be part of law suit proceedings so I take the initiative to open a new one. As we are no longer the only Don Juan community I reworded the title to respect the phase II and future phase III people.

 
Let's start again and discuss our phase one community matters on EOS.



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23 Jul 2009 03:00 by max! Star rating in Fuengirola. 944 forum posts Send private message

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 And to start it off I have good news: 

we got zebra crossings thanks to the town hall. See picture below: 

 There are three crossing points with signs and all. Good news to all of us with children. 

 



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23 Jul 2009 13:32 by irenemontague Star rating in liverpool/carvajal . 794 forum posts Send private message

Hi max thank you for the picture it looks good just what we needed bye irene



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30 Jul 2009 02:30 by max! Star rating in Fuengirola. 944 forum posts Send private message

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I'm thinking about restarting the regualar bi-weekly reports from Don Juan as the commitee keeps silent. I know they sent out irregular e-mail letters, but some people I know are refused to receive them because they voted wrongly at the last EGM. I don't get them as well on similar grounds, but of course people send them to me so I know what's in them.
 
The problem is that this a living community where things happen which should be reported to the committee who are then expected to take timely action. That process is hampered by this way of limited and selective communication. The people living here and the people visiting their apartments are the best informers as the committee is non-resident itself (except for Ana, but she rarely walks the premises). Without proper input the committee can't do it's work.
 
To start it off:
It's busy at the moment. The pools are really used, so it was a shame one was closed today. Most people are renters who have no clue about rules and no interest in obeying them so they just jump in the pool with all possible inflatables. I asked the maintenancy guys why they didn't tell people that it's not allowed as it could cost us our license but they answered they were instructed this was not their job.
 
The larger pool has new damages so there were a few children today with light or more severe wounds due to loose tiles. I discussed it with Paco and Raoul and showed them the problem areas and they promised speedy repairs. In reality that pool should have been closed for the day and the other one opened. I forgot to ask why the other pool was closed as well.
 
The DJ II pool is doing well. It's only accessible for keyholders and it's strictly closed for DJ I people but the pool is still full of people.  Good to see so many phase II owners.
 
The gardens of phase II have been declared prohibited for phase I owners. Tico is not happy executing these orders but he's forced to do so. Especially for the children it's a confusing situation.
 
All balconies are again full of laundry, but luckily there is not a lot of noise so far at night. On average I would say the situation is better than last year. People are behaving a bit better. I'm afraid August will be completely different. Already the pool areas next to the steps are turned in to mud; even I lost my balance walking next to the pool as the wooden supports sunk in the mud. We need both pools open, solve the mud close to the stairs and get rid of loose tiles to prevent more accidents.
 
The road situation has improved after the town hall stepped in and made some proper pedestrian crossings. We now only need a few speed bumps at the garage of block 2 and the entrances to the pools and we will have a proper temp solution. 
 
As always there were a lot of people who locked them selves out. One tip: do remember to get out your key at the inside before closing the door. The older locks are unforgiving and won't allow an outside key to turn the lock then.
 
So far for today,
 

Max 




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30 Jul 2009 18:14 by max! Star rating in Fuengirola. 944 forum posts Send private message

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An update about the pool situation.

Not only the tiles are loose (next to the recent repair)


but also the grouting at the circumference of the pool (where the floot meets the wall) is missing and has really sharp edges.

I reported it not only to Raoul and Paco, but later also to Irma and Ana. I proposed closing that pool for the moment and use the other one as it is open again. They decided to keep it open against my advise. More children will be hurt.

The other problem with the main pool is the mud near the stairs

Like I said it's very very slippery.

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07 Aug 2009 01:22 by max! Star rating in Fuengirola. 944 forum posts Send private message

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 Another child had to go to hospital for stitches because of the sharp edges due to missing tiles in the pool.  The problem pool is still open and not repaired. On a busy day about fourty people are using it, while the other pool is almost empty. 

I repeat my plead for a speedy repair (last time it took more than a month!) and closing this pool and using the other one while we are waiting for a solution.

 The muddy area around the stairs is still an accident waiting to happen.

Max

 




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08 Aug 2009 21:38 by irenemontague Star rating in liverpool/carvajal . 794 forum posts Send private message

Hi it seems to be the same problems every summer with the pools broken tiles and muddy areas around the pool i hope some one can come up with a solution for getting the pool areas sorted out soon but we do have to get everyone to pay there community fees as is could costs a lot of money to sort them out and urgently needed.I think we need a wider concrete area round the pools 2 or 3 times wider than they are and it could be worth doing Irene



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23 Aug 2009 01:09 by davmunster Star rating in Carvajal\Belfast. 840 forum posts Send private message

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Replacing missing tiles is a temporary solution. We've just replaced the 8 tiles that have come loose since we last fixed them in July. This is an example of the sort of decisions we as a community will need to make: Do we keep patching up knowing that more tiles will come loose on a regular basis or do we look for a permanent solution which will involve draining the pool over the winter, assessing the conditionion of the tiles and doing whatever is required to solve this problem once and for all?

 



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25 Aug 2009 16:09 by max! Star rating in Fuengirola. 944 forum posts Send private message

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 I checked if the pool was repaired. To be certain I asked some people in the pool to check for me. They confirmed that repairs had been made. However in a real twist of irony a day later the same guy came to my apartment to show his bleeding toe. He cut his one at the same spot so the repair is not done correctly. I hope this can be fixed on short notice. There are too many casualties by now.

 
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25 Aug 2009 19:16 by otterandy Star rating in Dubai - Carvajal. 260 forum posts Send private message

I think that its obvious that the contractor that the developer used did not use the correct adhesive/construction method. There is absolutely no way that this amount of tiles should be coming loose after just a couple of years. I suspect that the only way to do the job properly is to drain and completely retile the pools. Is it possible to claim against the developer for this or would it be a waste of time/money like the rest of the stuff we are currently chasing them for. If we had a developer that was competent or cared about the quality of their construction we would not be in this predicament. Rgds Andy




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26 Aug 2009 00:29 by davmunster Star rating in Carvajal\Belfast. 840 forum posts Send private message

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I am sure everyone is grateful to Max for providing this vital service checking up on the comittee. I do think we should drain the pool this winter and do whatever is necessary to stop the tiles coming off.

We can of course add the cost of the repairs to our claim against the developer but claiming and getting paid are not the same thing!



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26 Aug 2009 21:25 by max! Star rating in Fuengirola. 944 forum posts Send private message

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 Indeed I assume everyone is happy that I take the trouble to check on the pool. I can't imagine that there are people who would prefer that this would go unnoticed. All the earlier incidents I reported have (after quite a while) been acted upon so there are less casualties than otherwise. I would be very happy though if the comittee checked these kind of things themselves.

I'm responsible for a number of people on site as they rent through us, but I also feel a social responsibility that nobody gets hurt unneccessary.
 
Waiting for the winter is no option unless you accept more visits to the hospital. The problem area is relatively small so it could certainly be fixed without draining the pool. Unfortunately the loose tiles and the bad repairs are all in the lowest part of the pool where the children gather.
 
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26 Aug 2009 21:52 by otterandy Star rating in Dubai - Carvajal. 260 forum posts Send private message

On a separate "positive" subject I would like to give some feedback re the service from GIGS. I have had several queries with keys and direct debit payments etc and I must say that I am very pleased with the speed and efficiency in which that they have responded. I have been dealing with Irma and its just like being back the uk 20 years ago, nice personal service with very little red tape if you want anything done or changed - and we are in Spain! Rgds Andy  




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27 Aug 2009 23:30 by srs Star rating. 134 forum posts Send private message

Wish I could say the same!




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31 Aug 2009 10:16 by bevron Star rating in portsmouth. 45 forum posts Send private message

Hi.

       Does anyone know the correct telephone number for GICS,  I have tried Tel No 0034- 952440207 but the line is dead.  

       Also has anyone else had an extra payment for the community fees taken out in August,  or is it an additional payment for other matters.  Again this payment was taken out without informing me beforehand, this could lead to cost for overdrawing on my account.   I am unable to visit Don Juan so if the information regarding this payment was posted in the mailbox at Don Juan, then I was unable to collect it..

                                                         Thanks for any info. Bevron.   




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31 Aug 2009 12:51 by bevron Star rating in portsmouth. 45 forum posts Send private message

Hi again.

                     The question Regarding GICS has been answered,   Thanks  Bevron.




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31 Aug 2009 12:52 by max! Star rating in Fuengirola. 944 forum posts Send private message

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 Hi Bevron,

I don't know the answers but I will PM you the mobile number of Irma.

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04 Sep 2009 13:54 by srs Star rating. 134 forum posts Send private message

 

Just a short message to say a big THANK-YOU to David and Irma who tirelessly managed to obtain a (hopefully permanent) solution to a construction issue I have in my apartment. At a time when they had more important things with which  to occupy their time they went out of their way to help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Also a while ago I posted a similar message to Max and Saskia who also had gone out of their way to help when alot of people would have refused.

I like to think that these things show that  despite differing views we all have one thing in common and that is upholding the wellbeing of the community.

Thanks again David and Irma




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04 Sep 2009 14:25 by max! Star rating in Fuengirola. 944 forum posts Send private message

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 A very good post SRS and I totally agree with your statement: 'I like to think that these things show that  despite differing views we all have one thing in common and that is upholding the wellbeing of the community."




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08 Sep 2009 13:22 by wilander Star rating. 39 forum posts Send private message

Thank You David for the committee summary dated September 6.

 

It gives a good overview of the Don Juan 1 situation and the

problem/ opportunities our committee has to handle.

 

I’m pleased to realize our committee show a broad knowledge, trustworthy

attitude and strategic mindset to achieve the most for solving our outstanding

problems. 

 

Any neighbour at Don Juan 1 has the need to know this information and by sending

Your e-Mail address to David, he will put you on the distribution.

 

Please observe, the content of the report is to be treated as “internal use”

and shall not be posted on the EOS nor be divulged to anyone who does

not have the need to know.    




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