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.

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

While there is still some uncertainty surrounding Hurricane Irma’s path, we are posting emergency management info to our website in the hope that it may be useful for you. You can also find our Hurricane Preparedness Plan here. Be safe!   We are concerned for your safety. Please read the following information: Remember: Move all loose outdoor items inside.   Immediate Release #1 11:55 a.m. Sept. 5, 2017 Media Contact Only EOC Media Line: (727) 464-3820     Pinellas County monitoring Hurricane Irma Residents advised to review preparedness plans   Pinellas County is monitoring track of Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm Residents advised to review and finalize hurricane preparedness plans Checklist can be found online at www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/prepareahead.htm The Citizen Information Center is open for preparedness questions. Call (727) 464-4333. Sandbag distribution locations have been activated for residents in unincorporated Pinellas County assigned hashtag #PinellasIrma for social media updates Web updates will be posted online at www.pinellascounty.org   Pinellas County Emergency Management is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and advising residents to stay updated on the weather and ensure plans are in place.   According to the National Weather Service, the effect of Hurricane Irma on Tampa Bay is uncertain. Irma is moving toward the west near 14 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest tonight.   The Citizen Information Center is now open for residents until 8 p.m. Residents can call (727) 464-4333 for preparedness questions. The information line is scheduled to be open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday, at this time.   To allow...

Main Gate Goes Live!

The new main gate entry system is scheduled to go live Monday, July 31. From that day forward access may be gained using your RFID tag attached to your vehicle, the code that has been assigned to your unit, by dialing the phone number supplied by you (this is the same way as the old system) and pressing 9 on your phone, or by dialing the office code (0033 – call) during normal office hours. Owners who rent must contact the office to obtain a code for your renter along with the required paperwork and payment PRIOR to occupancy....

The Main Gate

The main gate is operational now, but we have not begun to lower it until all the data entry for each unit has been accomplished. This is to minimize inconvenience. The Board of Directors asks that owners with vehicles that are not currently on property contact the office to make arrangements to come in to receive their RFID access tag and have it applied to their vehicle. Also, and very important, please provide the office with an updated phone number if you want it entered into the system. That phone number will be the one a guest will use to call you to gain access. This can be a land line, cell phone, or long distance line. For owners who rent their unit, please contact the office to obtain a code which you can utilize for your renter. This code will only be activated for each rental period. Additionally, the new phone system at the gate will still use the same code for the office who can activate entry during business hours. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office. The Board worked hard to provide the community with a more secure gate system. While there may be some adjustment period, we are confident the new system will operate effectively for...