The Campus Update during July consisted of discussions about Bay Village and its Hurricane Preparedness. Moving here from Maryland, this was one area of disaster preparedness that we didn’t look at in depth too much—the occasional blizzard was the worry there. In preparing for my presentation, I discussed with the department directors the preparation procedures that Bay Village uses. It is very nice not having to evacuate the campus since our structure is made out of concrete and steel. Several years ago, hurricane-rated windows were installed throughout the building. The original builders had the foresight to build the underground parking garage 13 feet above sea level and the first floor area 24 feet above sea level. The backup generators can provide up to 7 days of electricity for our campus. The well that is located on the campus can be used in the event that water from Sarasota is discontinued or compromised. Overall, I am very impressed with Bay Village and its hurricane preparedness. I am hoping we do not have to worry about implementing any hurricane procedures this year!
Sheila and I had several very enjoyable lunches with the floor representatives during the month of August. A big thank you goes out to Resident Council President Clarice Jardine, who coordinated these lunches, and a special thanks to our wonderful kitchen and dining room staff for the spectacular lunch and service that was enjoyed by all those who attended.