Recently, your Board sent an opinion survey to all Owners asking whether you would approve having pets in our building. The intent of the survey was to inform the Board as to whether the current rule banning pets in the Fort Sumter House residences should remain. The results of the survey indicate that 34% of Owners approve having pets in the building, while 52% disapprove (14% did not respond).
In a recent email, we notified you of open Board positions and strongly encouraged owners to apply. We need to periodically change the Board composition so no one position dominates. This also gives more owners awareness of how the building operates. Since the decision is made by a vote of the owners, it would be helpful if the voters understood more about candidate’s views on important topics such as these below. You may not have enough information to have specific opinions but you do have values that guide you in one general direction or another. Your vision for the building is important. What would you like to accomplish if elected to the Board? These topics are only examples.
FSH Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Fort Sumter House Association will be held in the lobby on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 6:30 PM. Continue reading
Water damage Caused by Clogged Drain Pipe
A few days ago a drain pipe in the Fort Sumter House became clogged; water backed up overflowing a kitchen sink and caused damage to that unit and the two units below it. There are two (2) lessons for owners and renters to learn from this incident: Continue reading
Hurricane season began June 1 and extends through November 30, 2016.
With the 2016 terrace resurfacing project, all the 2nd and 3rd floor terraces will be cleared of owner’s personal property (furniture & plants) by August 1. For those owners who have patios and small balconies, we would like to remind you that, in the event of a hurricane or stormy weather, you are responsible for clearing your personal effects from these areas.
The 2016 FSH Pool Rules have been updated to include the new DHEC requirements for a water fountain and shower, both of which have been installed for our pool. The FSH Pool Rules are located here: http://fortsumterhouse.org/?page_id=312
To welcome in the New Year, the 3rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge was held at the FSH swimming pool. Residents, Jennifer Russell & Rick Newton (#601) were instrumental in organizing the event and this year saw 5 willing participants, Jennifer, Rick, David Scheffler and Nancy & Bill Engeman. Continue reading