From the Manager

For the first time in 19 months the Beach Club outdoor pool opened on May 10. On April 19 the indoor pool opened. Use of both pools is by reservation only with limited number of swimmers in each due to Covid-19 restrictions. The pools are open Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and on weekends 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the Beach Club at 360-437-9201.

Swim times are still limited to 40 minutes per visit and begin at the top of the hour. Now that the outdoor pool is open, members are permitted to swim three times per week. Because pool time access is limited, only LMC members and those living in their household on an ongoing basis will be permitted to use the pool during this limited opening, and members may not bring guests to swim.

The gym, meeting rooms and Bridge Deck building remain closed at this time.

The work in the LMC RV storage lots is nearing completion and, I expect by the time this article is published, our member tenants will have been notified that they can now start bringing back their RVs, boats and trailers to the storage area.

Once the storage lots reopen, Title VI, Regulation 6.11 Parking will be reinstated, which limits the parking of RVs, boats and trailers on lots to a maximum cumulative total of 72 hours in any calendar month. Because LMC asked the storage lot tenants to vacate lots while the fencing was replaced, and the electrical system and overhead lighting upgraded, the LMC Board of Trustees voted to temporarily suspend Regulation 6.11 until such time the work was completed.

LMC members that did not have the space to keep their stored equipment at home were permitted to use the Beach Club parking lot while the work was underway. Those boats and trailers should be clearing out soon.

Although the RV lot project took a few weeks longer than we had anticipated, I believe our tenants will be pleased with how things turned out. In addition to the fencing and electrical work, we added five additional security cameras, the lots were regraded and graveled, and our staff repainted and numbered all the parking spaces. Because we also made changes to the fence line in some areas, we were able to widen the driving lanes in the Talbot lot and a portion of the Rainier lot, which should allow parking of boats and trailers to go much easier.

As always, if you have questions or comments about this article or the ongoing work at the Beach Club, I can be reached at 360-437-9201 or by email at beachclub@olympus.net.