September is here, and I cannot believe it was a year ago this month that our campus dealt with Hurricane Irma. This past July I held the annual hurricane preparedness campus update and reviewed the items that one needs to prepare for in the event the Sarasota area experiences another hurricane this year. I was recently watching the Tampa newscast, and they mentioned the hurricane season has been downgraded in the number of storms that the experts feel will form, but they also reminded everyone that one must be prepared because it only takes one storm to create a mess. All of our apartment residents should have received a Hurricane Preparedness Information Sheet in your mailbox last month that highlights various items you need to be aware of and plan for in the event our area experiences a hurricane. If you did not receive this, please see Heather Beckwith, and she can provide one to you.
Bill Seigh, Director of Facilities Maintenance, is retiring this month after eighteen years of service to Bay Village. He is an avid golfer, so I am sure his retirement days will be spent swinging the golf clubs and working toward that hole in one that every golfer dreams about. I am actively interviewing for his replacement and I will make an announcement once this person is hired.
Labor Day is this month and constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful staff who do such an excellent job!