SITREP #36

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Treasure Cay Relief

SITREP #36

November 1, 2019
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TCPOA Administration Update: In addition to forming project teams to assist local Bahamians with community security, water/sewer and electric power restoration the new TCPOA officers and board are working to reestablish numerous administrative functions.

Long-time TCPOA administrator Melanie Pedican was in Treasure Cay when Hurricane Dorian hit and has remained there since. In the last two months, she has worn many hats in service to the community. She has helped with cleanup, distribution of relief supplies and as an invaluable ground contact for those attempting to assist from abroad. On behalf of our board, we wish to publicly thank Melonie for staying Treasure Cay Strong and for the assistance she has given so many! Thankfully, the TCPOA office, located at the back of the Corbett Clinic, was spared from catastrophic damage and has remained operational despite some utility challenges. Melonie and TCPOA remain committed to helping member homeowners as they rebuild.

We are still attempting to stabilize TCPOA’s operations and fully understand our current financial position and budgetary needs going forward. We expect to be able to report out shortly.

In the interim, your input and questions are welcome via hello@treasurecayinfo.com.

Sincerely your TCPOA board officers,

Louis Herrera, Co-Chair

Stacy Phillips, Co-Chair

Dan Proctor, Treasurer

HOA Presidents’ Update: On their weekly call today the HOA Presidents reported that all Treasure Cay Condominium Associations, following the Bahamian Land Conveyance (Condominium) Act, conducted a vote of their owners within sixty days of Hurricane Dorian. The owners of Royal Poinciana, Pineapple Point, Mariners Cove, Royal Palm and four of the five Atlantis phases voted to proceed with the formulation of restoration plans. The owners of Atlantis Building Five did not reach the threshold needed to proceed.

NARI Update: It’s been another great week supporting NARI and our local communities!

Germantown’s fire load has now been reduced by at least 50% today. CERES Environmental, directed by NARI, has removed a 20 to 30-foot dead tree debris field from both sides of the Entrance from Windward Beach Drive into the cluster of houses called Germantown. This land is the main bridge intersection between the main Beach, Brigantine canal and Windward Beach. We will have a further update on this work on Monday.

NARI is now expanding per its initiative outside of the Treasure Cay area by request for roofing supplies from local homeowners located in both the communities of Leisure Lee and Cooperstown. In addition, roofing supplies have been delivered to many vetted houses within the Treasure Cay area this week.

Pictured below is work being done by NARI in Cooperstown, Germantown, Elizabeth Estates, and at Dolphin Drive.

Security Update: Treasure Cay is covered by two security forces at this time; Treasure Cay Security and Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF).

Treasure Cay Security are hired and paid by Treasure Cay Property Owners Association (TCPOA) and Treasure Cay Limited (TCL) and consist of the following individuals:

Security Chief - Stuart Coakley

Security Chief Assistant - Mr. Woodside

Security Guards - From TCPOA - Casey Rolle, Clyde Cornish, Stephen Fynes.  From TCL-Jamal McDonald, Antoine Dames, Timothy Lewis, Franklyn Russell

TCPOA and TCL security guards monitor the entrance to Treasure Cay and patrol the area.  If they find criminal activity, they report it to an RBPF representative.

Royal Bahamas Police Force in Abaco is led by Chief Superintendent Kevin Mortimer, who is located in Marsh Harbour. From RBPF there is Superintendent Roosevelt Curry, Assistant Superintendent Davis and 3 other officers who are in and patrol Treasure Cay, man the airport, man the center and also patrol the north.  They are assisted by Marcellus Roberts and Ossie Parker.  These officers are from Nassau and are here for 2-3 weeks then a new set of officers rotate in. 

A special thank you goes out to the Royal Bahamas Police Force for working out a rotation schedule and for the police officers that come from Nassau. Another special thank you goes out to Treasure Cay’s own Marcellus Roberts and to Ossie Parker, who all are working to maintain order in the community!

Crime update:  Petty crime continues to be a problem primarily with theft at night.  Without power, there are no lights to deter crime and our security personnel and officers cannot be everywhere.  We believe that most of the items stolen are being staged along sea walls.  If you see a generator or appliance or anything sitting on a sea wall, we ask residents to please report it to a security guard or police officer.  We are also working to get a security boat going to patrol the waterways and keep an eye out for thieves.  Overall the situation has improved greatly, and we thank the security personnel and officers of the RBPF for their commitment to the security of our community.  Please be sure to stop and thank them when you see them!  Remember, security is a shared responsibility. If you see something say something!

Food Delivery: Pictured below is 16-month-old Sido, who received fresh food the other day. He rode out the storm with his father, Daniel DesAuguste, at the Atlantis Condominiums.

Update from Sandy Seen: TC homeowner Sandy Senn had great things to report to the communication team from Charleston, South Carolina: We have delivered one planeload of supplies to Cooperstown primary as well as playground equipment. Two more pallets are being delivered compliments of Charleston County School District next week. Also, ten copiers including two color copiers have been donated by Charleston Business Systems.  Extra supplies for the copiers have been donated by kids from Moultrie Elementary who collected $600 in coins and we are using their gift for extra toner, drums etc..The copiers are being shipped over by Water Missions. 

Hats On For Abaco: Last week we announced a new fundraising initiative called Hats On For Abaco. This effort is intended to raise funds to help continue the work that NARI is doing for Bahamian homes and businesses. The goal is to sell over 1 million hats. So far, the effort is off to a great start, but we’ve got a long way to go. If you haven’t ordered your hat yet, head on over to www.treasurecaycommunity.com/shop and get yours today! We have volunteers standing by to ship them out.

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Amazon Wishlist: The Amazon Wishlist is still alive and active. Thank you to those of you who have purchased items. They’re still coming in and the list is being updated daily with new items needed by those on the ground. If you cannot contribute directly yourself, maybe you know someone who can? Or, if you belong to a school group, church group, civic organization, or something similar, perhaps you would be interested in hosting a fundraiser to purchase some of the larger dollar items? We would appreciate the help and know that those on the ground in Treasure Cay would appreciate the support.

Items get shipped directly to our volunteer where coordination of getting the supplies on a boat or a flight to TC occurs on a regular basis. If you can help, please visit the Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/ls/1JJY7PQ1UZVFU?ref_=pe_2567880_289637080_wl_cl_ll_vl.

New Facebook Page: In an effort to further open communications to those outside of Treasure Cay, we have started a new, public Facebook page. This page will continue to be a place where we post updates to what’s happening in Treasure Cay, but as work with the North Abaco Rebuilding Initiative (NARI) progresses, we will need a space to share more about that information. This new, open page will also help provide a more public platform for fundraising efforts as they progress to help continue funding NARI. Please, like and share the page as much as possible. You can find it at www.facebook.com/TreasureCayCommunity.

Donation Information:
Many have asked for ways to donate to rescue, relief, and recovery efforts for Treasure Cay. The Treasure Cay Community Foundation (TCCF) has an online effort running. Those who wish to give can visit www.treasurecaycommunity.com/donate-1 in order to donate. Instructions on donating by check and how to wire donations are included on the website at www.treasurecaycommunity.com/donate-1.
 
The Treasure Cay Community Foundation (TCCF) has established a donor-advised fund through Canada Gives to facilitate Canadians who wish to support the humanitarian relief effort in this region.  For more information and to donate, please visit https://tccfcanada.ca/. (Source: David Lloyd)
 
Abaco Insurance Claims:
A letter from Abaco Insurance can be found at https://www.treasurecaycommunity.com/press explaining the current claims process and how to file a claim.
 
Important Websites:
Dorian People Search - https://dorianpeoplesearch.com/
Bahamas NEMA - https://www.bahamas.gov.bs/nema
US Embassy in the Bahamas - https://bs.usembassy.gov/
US Coast Guard - https://www.uscg.mil/
 

Important Utility Contacts:

Water and sewage - wcinfo@wsc.com.bs

Bahamas electricity - utilities@bahamaselectricity.com

Cable - info@cablebahamas.   
 
Important Hashtags to Follow:
#dorian #hurricanedorian #treasurecay #abacos #abacostrong #bahamas #bahamasstrong #hurricanerelief #dorianrelief

NOTE: Information in these situational reports have been obtained from various sources, especially on the ground and through media. We have done our best to vet and confirm these reports, but as is the case in any massive natural disaster, it is difficult to confirm everything to be 100% accurate. If we make an error, we will work to correct it as soon as accurately possible. We will list sources as they are available. If you feel something has been reported in error, please email us at hello@treasurecayinfo.com.
 

 

Matt Kennicott