Shipyard News

From the GM’s Desk

Ready, set, go… the spring is upon us. The lull between the holidays and the arrival of spring breakers is short, and we are diligently trying to get some off-season maintenance work completed. At the end of February and the beginning of March, we will be paving the 278 entrance and exit up to the merging of the dispatch lane as well as the circle in front of the Evian entrance. Both projects will have some logistical issues but JS Construction did our entrance work last year and will be completing this work. We also will be widening another section …

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Photography Contest Winners

Congrats to the annual Photography Contest winners! We had a fantastic turnout and had a blast looking at all of the entries. We were impressed by all of the great photos that were entered. Congratulations to Darlene DeSantis who won the Artist’s Choice Award. The 1st place Popular Vote went to Toni Reichenbach. The 2nd place vote went to Denise Carlson and  Honorable Mention to Fred Reichenbach. A very special thanks to Mary Alice Tartler for teaching complimentary photography classes, judging the photos and sharing her feedback at the contest.  Please keep a lookout for more photo classes in the …

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From the GM’s Desk

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year as we get to pause for a moment and be thankful for all the blessings in our lives.  One of the blessings we have in Shipyard is that we actually have a Board of Directors that work together to blend their interests and get things done for the betterment of the entire community.  This is a rare dynamic in community associations and something that benefits everyone because we get things done instead of arguing about getting things done.  We just finished the budgeting process for 2020, and the Executive/Finance Committees unanimously approved …

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From the GM’s Desk

Well, it is hot, the tourists are here, and so is hurricane season. We are turning the corner from the onslaught of summer visitors and are adjusting how we operate to the changing dynamics that occur during Saturday check-ins. First and foremost, if you want to miss the check-in traffic jams, try scheduling your errands for the morning or using the Pope Avenue Gate during the hours of 4 to 8 pm on Saturdays. I am well versed in this as we live up by the bridge, and the traffic is bumper to bumper with visitors trying to get on …

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From the GM’s Desk

I reported at the Annual Meeting that weather-related events were a common theme in the summary of the 2018 operations. The year was marked by a series of insurance claims including removal of debris from tropical storms, a freak hail storm that damaged the entire communication system in the Welcome Center and an even more bizarre incident when a patrol car caught on fire from the friction of pine straw trapped around the engine.  But as much as these were a disruption of normal operations, Shipyard and Hilton Head were again spared the horrendous flooding caused by Hurricane Florence that …

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