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Hurricane Ian Information
 
 
 
POST-STORM INFORMATION
 
Click here for Jenkins Restoration Release of Liability Form
 
Using Jenkins for Owner Responsibility Work
If you are interested in learning more about how Jenkins Contents Division can assist you with Owner Responsibilities in the cleanup of your unit, please contact Sundialcontents@jenkinsrestorations.com or call us at 239-356-5518.
 
The Jenkins phone number, 239-356-5518, for their Contents Division 
 
In order to best facilitate visits, we ask that you schedule a time in advance.  The link to do that is here https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/SunDialUnitAccess@jenkinsrestorations.com/bookings/
 
 
 
Owner's Update 12-5-22
Dear Owners-
 
We committed to share information with you when we receive it.   We have received the reports on each building, from Keystone, the structural engineers hired by the flood adjuster.
 
The reports are posted below but we’d like to address the E/K building report specifically.  In the report, Keystone’s assessment is “that the structural damage to the second-level floor panels associated with storm surge from Hurricane Ian is not reasonably repairable, but rather, will require that the building be demolished and rebuilt.”
 
This is one assessment and one data point.  Please realize that the interest of the insurer’s engineer is not what we do with the property but the extent of damage relative to how much they have to pay.
 
While it is certainly not what we wanted to hear, we are ahead of it.   As you know, we are hiring two, independent engineering firms to assess the E/K buildings and make their own recommendations.  That will give us much more information.  But it will take time.
 
Thank you for your patience as we continue to move things forward.
 
Keystone Structural Engineers Reports 12-5-22
Building A        Buildings B/C       Building D      Buildings E/K     Building F
 
 
 
E/K Owners Update 12-5-22
Dear E/K Building Owners
 
We committed to share information with you when we receive it.   We have received the report from Keystone, the structural engineers hired by the flood adjuster.
 
The report is attached here but the key point is that their assessment is “that the structural damage to the second-level floor panels associated with storm surge from Hurricane Ian is not reasonably repairable, but rather, will require that the building be demolished and rebuilt.”
 
This is one assessment and one data point.  Please realize that the interest of the insurer’s engineer is not what we do with the property but the extent of damage relative to how much they have to pay.
 
While it is certainly not what we wanted to hear, we are ahead of it.   As you know, we are hiring two, independent engineering firms to assess the E/K buildings and make their own recommendations.  That will give us much more information.  But it will take time.
 
Thank you for your patience as we continue to move things forward.
 
 
Owner Update - December 2nd
 
We have several updates to share.
 
Building Stabilization
Finally- some good news!  The flowable fill foundation stabilization work has been success.
 
Under slab work was also completed in A building and there is still some shoring to be installed but overall, the building is stabilized. 
 
All units in A, B, D and F buildings are now accessible.  The Jenkins appointment calendar has been opened for these units to owners and adjusters.  There will be some restrictions on access in A, D 01, B 01 and 02 units due the safety issues limiting the number of people in a unit for safety.  For your convenience the Jenkins appointment calendar link is below.
 
 
-         The sliding glass doors and/or windows in F-301 and F-401 have been boarded up. 
-         The temp roof on A building will begin Monday and is expected to be completed by Friday.
 
-         The large pieces of dry out equipment (desiccants) are slowing being removed.  As units are dried and reach optimum dry out conditions portable dehumidifiers (LGR’s) will be able to be utilized on a case-by-case basis to maintain stabilization.
 
The E and K buildings remain closed.  Unfortunately, we have not received the structural engineering report from the flood adjuster, despite multiple assurances that it would be available any day.  That said, we are in the process of hiring two, structural engineering firms to give the Association an independent assessment of what it will take to maintain the buildings.  We will provide all members of the Association with an update once the contracts with these two independent engineering firms have been finalized.  We expect that to be in the next week.
 
Matterports
For units that were accessible, Matterport images were distributed before Thanksgiving.  If you haven’t received yours, please check your Spam or Junk folder, as some owners have found it there.  The email come from “National Response Team”.
 
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the designated Jenkins representative assigned to your unit.
 
With the building stabilizations completed Matterporting will commence in all units in A building,  B 01, B 02, D 01, D 03, D 04, and the F 01 units.
 
As shared previously, the estimates for the unit owner responsibility were not included.  We are awaiting an assessment by the wind adjuster of each unit, so we are sure we have approval and agreement for what drywall needs to be removed. They have informed us that it will still be a few weeks until they get to our Association.  They are working on other Associations on the island, including our neighbors at Sundial East.   This is not something we have control over.
 
 Drywall
There are many questions about drywall removal.  While we wait for the information from the wind adjuster, Jenkins had planned to begin removal of the damaged drywall in the worst units first.  For the reasons stated above this has been delayed pending confirmation from the Association’s adjuster.  We will continue to do what we can to try and speed up this process.
 
While we continue in this holding pattern, please know that any owner that wishes to remove their contents may engage their own contractor to do so.  There will be guidelines that will need to be followed when doing so.  We are working on these and will have them available as soon as possible. 
 
We had previously discussed the possibility of Jenkins assisting in these efforts with the use of lift equipment.  We are still working on this possibility and hope to be able to provide you with more details in the coming week. 
 
Elevators
We are working with the association’s elevator contractor to begin working on the elevator clean up.  This work begins with extracting the contaminated water out of the elevator pits starting next week.  Proposals are being obtained to repair/rebuild the elevators and elevator equipment.
 
Recent Board Actions & Meeting Recap
 
In the November 29th meeting, the Board approved the hiring of National Fire Adjustment Company (NFA), a Public Adjuster firm.  This is a large loss claim and a very complicated one.  We have 11 wind policies and 8 flood polices, plus numerous ancillary policies.  NFA was already on property on November 30th, to begin their initial assessment of the damage, they met with Stacy Goode, our manager, and have meetings scheduled with Jenkins next week.
 
As previously stated, we are in the process of hiring two, structural engineering firms to give the Association an independent assessment of what it will take to maintain the buildings.  We will provide all members of the Association with an update once the contracts with these two independent engineering firms have been finalized.  We expect that to be in the next week.
 
All indications from engineering firms we have spoken to are that anything can be saved, it's just a matter of how much it will cost.  Saving these buildings continues to be the outcome we are all hoping for.  
 
It is imperative that we have a good team in place to manage this loss.  It is bigger than the board and our staff can manage.  We want to make sure that we have professionals in place that have the expertise in these matters to get us through our recovery process to make us whole again.
 
The team we have in place includes the board and Association staff, our legal team at Becker, and newly hired NFA.  In addition to the two independent engineers, we are also seeking a project manager and/or a clerk of the works.  
 
These last two positions, as many of you have heard from town hall and board meetings will be tasked with overseeing/reviewing the day-to-day work, accounting for labor, equipment and double checking such against expenditures.  
 
The recovery process will be documented on a building-by-building basis.  All expenses, repairs and payments will be tracked in this manner to ensure that policy limits are met and all funds available are received.  This is one of the services the newly hired public adjusting firm will also be assisting with.
 
The board is committed to all owners to do its best for the association.  As owners, we all love Sundial and want it back.  
 
USEFUL INFORMATION
 
Property Taxes
           
We get many questions about property taxes, especially since the Tax Bills were distributed recently.  The news story below may have some information you find helpful.  We are also including the information provided by the tax collector’s office in the tax bills regarding possible tax credits for qualifying properties that suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Ian.
 
 
Hurricane Ian Relief – To ensure your eligibility for any available Hurricane Ian relief, tell us about your property damage by using this hurricane reporting link.  You can also directly upload photos and other information here.

 
A, B, D and F Building Update 11/29/22
 
The flowable fill foundation stabilization was completed and successful. 
 
Some under slab work continues in A building and there is still some shoring to be installed but overall, the building is stabilized. 
 
All units in these buildings are now accessible.  The Jenkins appointment calendar has been opened for these units to owners and adjusters.  There will be some restrictions on access in A and D 01 units, limiting the number of people in a unit for safety.  For your convenience the Jenkins appointment calendar link is below.
 
 
Owner Update 11-18-22
Recovered Personal Property
 
 Building Stabilization
 
The Kelly wells were installed at A building on 11/17/22.  At last, some great news!   The flowable fill pumping is underway and A building is complete!  We will post photos so you can see the process firsthand.  The foundation fill will require 24-72 hours to cure after which time engineers will determine if it is sound and recovery work can proceed.   Post shoring will be installed where required and then temporary roofing can begin.  If all goes well, that work could begin after Thanksgiving.
 
The foundation stabilization of the other buildings (B, D, and F) will also be completed after the work on A building, following a similar process.
 
As the blocked off units (in B, D and F) and the A building become accessible, we will send out the appropriate notifications.
 
Matterporting & Estimates
 
The Matterport images for all accessible units have been completed and will be sent out before the Thanksgiving holiday.
 
There were many questions/concerns regarding drywall removal after the town hall webinar.  We are awaiting additional information from the insurance adjusters in this regard.  The adjusters are at least 2 weeks out from providing this information.  That means, estimates for individual units from Jenkins, will be delayed until we receive that information.
 
Ground Floor Units
 
The repair scopes for the ground floor units are ready to begin.  Jenkins asks that you email your unit specific information with documentation and any floor plan changes that you had in your unit to them by 12/1/22.  Jenkins will then be able to create a rebuild plan with you for your unit.  (Jenkins standard is to install wood cabinets with soft close drawers and granite counters.)  Please email Jenkins at Sundialcontents@jenkinsrestorations.com.  When emailing this information be sure to insert the following in the subject line (you can copy and paste) SW 1st Floor Unit Interior Details.
 
Public Adjuster & Other Recovery Professionals
 
The Board discussed the need for securing additional experts to support the complex work before us and has approved the hiring of a Public Adjuster.  We are in the process of reviewing references and finalizing a contract at this time.
 
Through our Attorneys at Becker, we are in the process of evaluating and sourcing other professionals such an additional engineering firm, a project manager and an appraiser.
 
Unit Owner Insurance Information
 
A question was presented at the Town Hall with regard to continuing your HO6 insurance.  If your unit is “gutted”, such as the case in first floor units, you would not need to carry any contents/interior coverage until your unit is rebuilt/replaced with contents or something that is insurable.  It is recommended that you tell your unit owner insurance agent that a special assessment is pending so not to cancel the policy.   This will allow to you to be able to be paid under your loss assessment coverage.
 
You should also ask your unit owner agent to add a policy for liability only, if possible, after you cancel the existing policy.  You could also check to see if you can add liability to your primary home policy.  The reason for this is that you still have liability exposure just like the association does from people working/going in/out of your unit.  Adding this coverage would provide you with personal liability protection.
 
Recovery Progress
 
Debris cleanup has continued. 
          Debis has been cleaned out of the bushes and beach along the seawall and in the maintenance area. 
          The trash compactor was removed from the neighbor’s yard across the street and is awaiting an evaluation from a repair company.
         The elevator company has been out to access the damages to the elevators and are preparing repair estimates.
         The electrical engineers will be on site this weekend.  They will begin assessments of the power requirements for each building.  They will also be tasked with determining if it will be possible to install temporary power poles that could supply enough power to maintain the unit stabilization equipment for an extended period of time.
 
Jenkins will be developing production schedules during December.  This is the next step in our recovery process and when we will begin to get a more comprehensive timeline of repairs.  Please note that all we are heavily dependent on information and agreements with the insurance companies which may impact our timeline.
 
Owners who have not been able to access their buildings (A, E and K) may now use the scheduling calendar through Jenkins, to view the buildings from outside the safety fence.
 
Recovered Personal Property
 
During the debris clean up Jenkins uncovered a small Suzuki motorcycle.  If this is your property, please let us know.  You can do so by contacting the condo office at sundialwest@aol.com.  Photos are posted with this update.
 
To view photos click here
 
Next week is Thanksgiving.  While work will continue at our property, there will be limited staff on-site. 
 
We hope all of you can enjoy this time with family and friends and give thanks for all that we still have. 
 
On behalf of the Board and the Sundial of Sanibel staff, we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
 
 
Town Hall Meeting Video 11/15/22
 
Sundial West Site Visit Pictures discussed at 11/15/22 Town Hall Meeting
 
To Cancel your Lee County Electric Co-op Temporarily
Cancel your LCEC service www.lcec.net.
 
Click link below to access complete set of Condominium Documents
 
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for the list of Questions and Answers
 
Sundial of Sanibel Association Insurance Declaration Pages

Insurance Appraisal
 
 
Click link below to access Association's Insurance Handout Breakdown
 
Unit Photos by Building 10/19/22
 
After Storm Pictures of Sundial West
 
 
OWNER'S AND ASSOCIATIONS RESPONSIBILITY BREAKDOWN
 
 
DIRECT DEPOSIT (ACH) FORM FOR ELECTRONIC PAYMENT
Please click here to download the ACH form
 
 
Update 10-22-22
Restricted Access Letter A-E-K & Specific D and B Units
 
Town Hall Webinar Recording
The Town Hall was recorded.  Click here to listen to the Town Hall Webinar. (Hint: You may need to click on "YouTube Uploader for Dropbox Drive")
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sundial of Sanibel Condominium Association
1501 Middle Gulf Drive / PO Box 10
Sanibel Island, FL  33957