Owners Asked To Take Survey about Clubhouse
The ORO Board of Directors and many owners are extremely concerned about the deteriorating condition of the clubhouse, its appearance, and its safety. It was built approximately 40 years ago by the developer of Outdoor Resorts and has recently shown evidence of deterioration that could seriously impact the safety and continued use of the building.
The board is investigating banks for loans to remodel or rebuild the club house. The loan would be secured by receivables (our quarterly fees). The residents homes will not be pledged as collateral and the bank can not foreclose on them provided the residents continue to pay their individual association dues. Owners must approve any plan in the annual meeting.
ORO Residents on Race Circuit
||ORO unit owners Gary and Kathy Hoeft have interesting work. They travel the United States 250 days a year with a world class race car. They have a home in Michigan and at ORO but spend little time at either. Kathy says they are retiring after this season. Gary has done it for 11 years and Kathy has helped the last 9 years. They parked the car in front of the Club House for everyone to enjoy. The Ford 386 engine produces 900 horsepower and has a top speed of 225.|
Calendar and TV Channel Added to WEB Site
A calendar has been added to the ORO WEB site to help keep owners and visitors up-to-date on events and activities. If you would like to have an event added to the calendar please submit the information to the office. You can access the calendar by clicking on "ORO Calendar" on the side menu or by clicking on the small calendar in the right column.
For the convenience of owners and guests to view the activities as posted on the TV Channel 998 in the park we have added a copy of the presentation to this WEB site. It is listed on the menu on the right side and called ORO TV Channel. This will permit owners and guests outside of the park to see what activities are planned at ORO.
Miniature Golf Course Renovated
||Both young and old golfers will appreciate the newly renovated miniature golf course at Outdoor Resorts of Orlando. Park Manger Dave Shannon shared these pictures of the updated course which residents in the park report is looking very nice. The miniature golf course is a favorite for both young and old visitors and residents of ORO and a great place for grandparents to take the grandchildren for some lively competition.|
Club House Roof Repaired
|During the September Board of Director's Meeting a motion was approved to proceed with the repair to the club house roof. Several shingles needed replaced and flashing around the chimney and other areas on the roof needed repair. Jerry Bonalle provided this picture showing the repairs underway. Park Manager Dave Shannon discovered the needed repairs as part of the ongoing review of all buildings on the ORO property.|
Road Widening Project on US 192
The Florida Department of Transportation is holding an open house concerning the upcoming design-build project to widen US 192. The project will extend from the Lake County Line to Secret Lake Drive. The project is set to begin on September 3, 2013, and has a project duration of 345 days. Persons may wish to attend the open house on August 29, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm which will be held at Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa, 8545 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway.For the full brochure describing this project click here.
Engineering Report Received on Club House
|The report from Universal Engineering Sciences on the forensic geotechnical exploration of the club house has been received and is available for owners to read. The Board of Directors encourages owners to review the document so they can make a educated opinion regarding the future of the club house. If you are limited on time jump to section 9.0 Conculsions and 10.0 Recommendations. The ORO Clubhouse was built on soil with organic content "greater than about 5 percent" which is not considered suitable to support structures like our club house. However, over the years the club house has settled and the report states that "Minor movement may still occur due to secondary consolidation also know as creep as the soil particles rearrange over time." The report also says that "Due to the age of the structure (40+years old), it would be reasonable to assume that a majority of primary consolidation settlement of the highly organic soils has already occurred."|