Short Term Rentals

This is just an FYI for owners who rent. Florida is getting tougher on short-term rentals as evidenced by this action from Miami-Dade. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article179398156.html Owners who rent short-term should be aware that they need to comply with City ordinances regarding rentals and also abide by the Rules and Regulations of the MBYCC Association with regard to rentals. We have had a number of recent violations and will enforce the regulatory documents of the Association with all tools available....

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

There will be a Neighborhood Watch presentation in the MBYCC clubhouse on November 29 at 7 pm.  The meeting is open to everyone at the Yacht Club.   Deputy Obrien and our 2 Community Service Officers will be presenting a personal and property safety discussion and will entertain any and all questions.  This is a great opportunity to meet and talk to our local Officers.   We will post a notice on the bulletin board...

Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Info

Following is information related to the recent disaster Hurricane Irma to be used by anyone who rents or owns their property or who receives food stamps. Duke Energy suspends late payment charges, estimated bills and disconnections during Florida storm restoration. If you lost power for more than 2 days and lost food, you may be reimbursed for that loss.  Call Duke Energy at 1-855-398-2370 Citizens who experienced any damage to their property as a result of Hurricane Irma can apply for federal assistance through FEMA by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov To apply by phone, call the number 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585 for speech- or hearing-impaired). Those considering hiring contractors to repair damages are advised to always verify that the contractor is licensed.  Previous phone #800-621-3364 is INVALID. Operation Blue Roof.   The recent hurricanes have left many homeowners with damaged roofs. Repairs to these roofs can take time. In order to mitigate additional damage that could result from rain, homeowners can have plastic sheeting installed over the damaged area by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors, in a program provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).     The toll-free BLUE ROOF hotline number is 1-888-ROOF-BLU or 1-888-766-3258. For this information in Spanish, call 1-800-403-0573. Crisis Cleanup empowers relief organizations to instantly coordinate response efforts in real time, redirecting thousands of volunteers from to waiting lines to survivors’ basements. Crisis Cleanup was developed by and for field volunteers, team leaders, canvassers, and the people who work one-on-one with survivors whose homes have been affected by flood, tornadoes, earthquakes, wind, fire, or other disaster. Crisis Cleanup can respond to a new disaster the same day, permitting...

All power is on

Just a new week update. We have full power at the Yacht Club now and the staff worked through the weekend to get things back in order. We will be focusing on cleaning up the landscape this week, and also making further assessments on any damages, especially the gutters and downspouts and the main gate. Please feel free to notify the office of any possible damages you...

Power is on at MBYCC

Good news to all residents at MBYCC.  Some power was restored late last night, while others did not get power until early this morning.  While the power was restored, some units still had no a/c, cable or internet connection.  Around 9 a.m. this morning, most everyone we knew had power and was back up and running. By that time Thom was feeling better and on site around 5:00 a.m. checking on things.  Both pools have been cleaned and back up and running.  The Clubhouse is now open as usual.  The mail has been running since Tuesday this week, even though they still don’t have power. There are still many places without power.  Please keep those individuals in your thoughts and prayers as the temperature (with heat index) is around and just above 100 degrees daily. Many of owners has had someone here to check their units.  If you do not have anyone to check your unit and you have left food in your fridge, then please contact the office because rotten food will attract flies and other insects you would not want inside your unit.  We are slowly getting back on track and now have more time to deal with individuals. Thank you to all of you that has helped us and neighbors out during this time.  Your time and effort is much appreciated.  Keep well,...

Update September 15, 2017

Another day with no power.  Some owners are still holding out with the heat while staying in their units, while others come in for the day and seek refuge in the evenings and night. Duke Energy is still promising that we all will have power by midnight tonight so I hope I have good news to report tomorrow afternoon.  If power is restored, the maintenance staff and I will he on hand tomorrow to try and get caught up on your emails and phone messages. Thom is out sick the strept throat and we hope he is feeling better by Monday so he can return to work and be able to contact those owners that have called or emailed him.  In the meantime, we will try and keep you updated. Our insurance company has been contacted and we have been told to get our contractors out to assess any damages and make a full report to see where we stand in regards to filing a claim.  So far roofers, gutter people and the gate company have been contacted to get the roofs, gutters and soffits and gates inspected. We would like to solicit your help with some of these things. Once you arrive back on the property, please check your unit for any damage, water leaks and/or problems that may be related to the hurricane. Also, check your attics for any possible signs of roof leaks or damage. Report anything suspecious to the office.  We have been advised not to file any claims that are less than 5% of the insured value. Any input would be helpful. We have...

September 14, 2017 It has now been a week since the barrier islands was given a mandatory evacuation. MBYCC still does not have the electricity restored.  Today the temperture (with the heat index) is 104 degrees.  Many of the owners that have returned come early of a morning, but seek shelter elsewhere by noon due to the heat and fear of a heat stroke.  Ice cannot be found in most places and thousands are still without power, but we hear that section by section is being restored and Duke Energy has posted that all power for Pinellas County should all be restored by Friday afternoon. I had to close the office today because of the heat and dehydration. I still make several trips a day back and forth to see if the power has been restored and some owners tough it out through the heat.  I don’t know how they do it.  As soon as I know the power has been restored, I will be back here on the website to let you know. Many of the refridgerators have been emptied and food thrown away due to the heat and no power. Thank all of you that followed up on the advice.  Tom still has the emergency phone that you can call for more information. The phone in the office will not be back on until power has been restored.  In the meantime, as long as you hear a busy signal when you call, means that the power is not back on. The staff has been to MBYCC on a daily basis and slowly cleaning and restoring the complex....

Hurricane update 9/13/17

September 13, 2017 Today is the first time that we have been able to contact our owners.  We are now going on several days after Hurricane Irma and MBYCC has no power.  As for damage; we are grateful that we have not suffered the damage that other counties have have suffered, since the hurricane decided to move towards the middle of the state as it approached Pinellas County.  We did not get the surge that was expected which was our biggest concern for the barrier islands. Some units have been checked and we have found little or no damage.  There are several gutters, soffits and signs blown around the complex along wtih limbs, trash and debris. Several grills were overturned, but none blown loose.  We have put them in the upright positions, but most that were overturned did get some sort of damage.  We had one boat where the pilings broke loose and the boat sank and one enclosed patio at the 363 building was torn off the building and landed one building over.  The main gate (entrance & exit) has suffered damage and it may be more time before they will be back up and operational.  We have not been able to open the entrance gate, so the exit gate is now being used to enter and exit the complex.  The middle and far east gates are open. Right now the main concern, for you as owners, is to try and find someone to go into your unit and take any food that may have been left in your refrigerators and have it removed, uplug the fridge and...

Mandatory Evacuation

Zone A, which includes MBYCC, is under a mandatory evacuation order beginning at 6am on Friday, September 8, 2017. Consult your local news for best evacuation routes. Be safe.