If you drove through the Penn entrance last week, there's a good chance that you saw the repair work in progress. The technicians got as far as they could in the time allotted for the project, but the work required has been more extensive than they anticipated. Superior Concrete is currently working on scheduling the rest of the work. As soon as we know when the remaining work is expected to commence, we'll post here. If you're one of the neighbors living along the wall and, therefore, impacted by the repair work, you can contact Autumn with your email address or cell phone number to receive direct updates.
The Penn Wall repair has been pushed back to Wednesday, June 27, due to delays in other Superior Concrete projects. The repair work is still expected to last a week.
Superior Concrete is scheduled to begin work repairing the Penn wall on Monday, June 25th. The work is expected to last a week. Please contact the Board if you have any concerns.
We are very sorry to announce that the pool will be closed for the remainder of today and possibly tomorrow. The reason for the closure is because when the pool company was doing maintenance on the pool, they use the breaker box to kill electrical power to the pool pumps. Today, it appears that one of the breakers failed and sparks came out. This is a very dangerous situation for anyone who works in the pump room. It also means that we cannot get power to the pumps and therefore cannot properly chlorinate and filter the pool water.
We do regret this interruption of your pool use and we are working quickly on a solution. We are having to hire an electrician to help us in this matter.
Attached is a letter from Attorney Casey Gray. As the HOA receives information that may be of benefit to the members we are trying to help pass that information along. Mr. Gray is one of three attorneys that are assisting some of the residents. Though the HOA itself has not retained counsel in this matter, we recognize that this information can be beneficial to all homeowner's.
SilverHawk HOA does not endorse any specific attorney or course of action regarding this information.
The pool has been tested both for chemicals related to the oil spill and normal pool chemical treatments and both tests show the water to be safe for swimming. Thus, the pool will open as scheduled tomorrow.
Attached are the test results for crude oil chemicals showing that everything came back lower than the detectable range of the analysis equipment.
Despite the oil splatter, the Board has been working hard to be sure the pool is ready to open as scheduled on Memorial Day weekend. The pool has been washed, repaired, and filled, and we're awaiting final test results before we have the Grand Re-opening of the Pool on Saturday, May 26. The pool will open at 10 a.m., and we'll celebrate with a Pizza Party that weekend sponsored by Sunoco Pipeline. For party details and to RSVP, contact Autumn.
Just a heads up that the plaster in the pool is wearing out in places. The current plan is to re-plaster the pool after this season in an effort to prolong the life of the pool as we save for a future replacement.
We are thankful to the families who have helped by serving pool duty in summers past to keep the pool area clean. It was often a struggle to drum up volunteers and unfortunately the same families ended up doing the work week in and week out. This is why we've contracted a business to keep up with the general maintenance and cleanup of the facilities. However, they are only coming in once a day. We ask all pool visitors to be courteous and respectful to your neighbors and work to generally keep the pool and clubhouse tidy. Please also review the other pool rules on the website. Just as a reminder, the HOA can and will revoke pool access to those who blatantly disregard the rules. Neighbors are encouraged to report violations of pool and clubhouse rules.
Finally, pool key cards are available to all lots with dues in good standing, so if you haven't paid your 2018 dues yet, now is a great time. If you do not have a pool key card, you can request a pool card through the website.
"Per your request, attached is data regarding sampling done in connection with the Energy Transfer Company (Sunoco) pipeline incident of May 10, 2018. This includes some sample returns from testing in the neighborhood and a sample that shows the composition of the crude oil that was involved in the incident.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division (OGCD) has been on the scene since the incident and over the past weekend. This included witnessing the company’s sampling, doing its own samples to cross check the company’s results, and taking samples at the residences of those who had requested the OCC sample their property in addition to the company.
The OGCD has now sampled all residents who have requested such sampling. Any resident who wishes to have their property sampled by the OCC in addition to the company but has not yet made the request should contact OGCD Director Tim Baker (email@example.com) or OGCD Field Manager Jim Marlatt (firstname.lastname@example.org). The phone number for both is 405-521-2302.
The OCC sample results are expected within two weeks. The other Sunoco results are expected within the next few days.
OGCD officials say the neighborhood sample results taken thus far (attached) do not indicate any serious issues of concern that would require immediate environmental attention.
However, the OGCD is not a health agency. Any resident with health concerns should contact their health care professional.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact my office."
Public Information Manager
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
"There have been questions raised regarding the collecting of samples related to the pipeline incident.
The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH), an independent environmental services company, has been contracted by Energy Partners to do the sampling and analysis. The OCC, as already mentioned, does its own collection of samples and contracts with a certified lab for the testing.
Again, anyone with questions should not hesitate to contact my office."
Public Information Manager
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Sunoco Pipeline has additional Frequently Asked Questions that have recently arisen. See below. They've also created a website for direct communication with our neighborhood: https://silverhawkresponse.com. You can also contact Sunoco by email: email@example.com
Disclaimer: The HOA is not make any recommendations but is passing along the information.
Q: What is the best way to reach Sunoco?
A: We recently set up an email address that is monitored by multiple team members 24 hours a day: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is in addition to our toll-free number: 855-430-4491. Please leave your name, address, contact information, and any concerns. If applicable, please list of any respective claims and include supporting documentation.
Q: Why is some house cleaning taking longer than others?
A: The length of time it takes to clean a house depends on the size and scope of the house coupled with the amount of cleanup required. If your property is not cleaned to your satisfaction, our teams will come back and clean again. Please contact us to let us know.
Q: What type of crude oil is this and why is it yellow?
A: Crude oil, similar to motor fuel, comes in a range of colors depending on the hydrocarbon mixture. This is sweet crude oil that came directly from Oklahoma wells. It was put directly into storage and has not been refined. The yellow colored appearance of the oil was due to the atomization of the oil as it was spraying into the air, similar to the difference in appearance between a bottle of soda at rest and then the appearance of a shaken bottle of soda as it foams from the bottle.
Q: What if we want use an independent cleanup company?
A: We understand your concern, however, the companies we’ve contracted are cleaning to your satisfaction, not ours. We have vetted these companies for qualifications and professionalism, and want them to do the very best job while representing our cleanup efforts. Please contact us if you have specific concerns about the cleaning being performed on your property.
Q: Will I have to disclose the spill and cleanup to potential home buyers in the future?
A: We do not believe this incident will affect property values. For information on disclosure requirements, we recommend speaking with a realtor if you are considering selling your house.
Q: When will our HOA pool be ready to use?
A: Per your HOA president, the pool will be open on schedule by Memorial Day weekend, dependent upon water testing results once it is filled. Sunoco will be providing food and beverages for the opening weekend party on Saturday, May 26th.
During the Q&A with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission this evening, an OCC representative stressed that from everything they've seen so far, they've had a positive impression of the state and health of our neighborhood since the oil pipeline burst. However, since some cleaning crews did not collect run-off and since clean-up activities have been confined to structures, to be on the safe side, they'd advise not to let children play on the lawns and that neighbors not mow the grass or water the lawn until we've seen the results of the chemical composition tests. Note that this is contrary to what Sunoco stated in the FAQ.
More details to follow in the meeting minutes, which will be posted ASAP.
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