Apr 2, 2020
I hope everyone and their families continue to be safe. I wanted to make all owners aware of the new Executive Order which goes into effect at 5pm today, April 1st. Due to this order the indoor pool and spa here at Atalaya Towers is closed.
The Governor of SC issued an Executive Order 2020-17, see link below. This Order mandates that all spas and pools be closed.
While we did not want to close the pool at Atalaya Tower we did not have a choice. Some people might say this is not a public pool. The fact is, DHEC monitors our pool and spa for the safety and health of all owners therefore making this pubic in their eyes. With that, we are therefore required to close the pool area.
Nancy Conroy, President
Mar 30, 2020
Hi, I hope everyone and their families are healthy and unaffected by the Covid 19.
Governor McMaster of South Carolina issued an executive order on March 27, 2020. The order is a mandatory quarantine for visitors coming to South Carolina from hot spots. There will be a $1000 fine and up to 30 days in jail penalty for violators.
To keep up-to-date on developing information and more on the Executive Order issued from the Governor, visit www.horrycounty.org or www.myrtlebeachonline.com. Both sites are a very good resource for Government issued information and/or local news on closings and the latest numbers in and around Atalaya Towers.
During this unsettling time, management has no intentions of reducing anyones work schedule. Staff are utilizing this slow time to complete projects that have been slowed due to weather. Atalaya staff are and will continue the daily sanitary cleaning of the common areas of the building multiple times a day.
Horry County has also issued a proclamation restricting rentals and entertainment during this crises. To read the proclamation in its entirety, visit the Horry County site listed above. Pertinent parts of this proclamation are listed below:
NOW, THEREFORE, by the power and authority granted to the Horry County Council by the Constitution of the State of South Carolina and the powers granted to the County by the General Assembly of the State, the following hereby is ordained and enacted:
1. PROHIBITION. All accommodations businesses in the unincorporated area of Horry County, including hotels, motels, condo hotels, rental properties, inclusive of private management companies and HOA’s, Airbnb, VRBO style lodging, public and private campgrounds and other overnight accommodations for 29 days or less, shall not accept new reservations for any period of time from 11:00 a.m., Saturday March 28, 2020 through April 30, 2020 (such time limit is subject to further modification).
Existing reservations made for a period beginning Friday, March 27, 2020 through April 30, 2020 will be rescheduled or canceled. Visitors currently checked in may remain until the end of their existing reservations, but such reservations shall not be extended.
Those units consistently occupied since March 1 are exempt, but rental occupancy may not be increased by others, including friends or family members. Also exempted are short-term rentals extended to Government, Hospital, Health Agency, Law Enforcement, Military and other Critical Personnel actively responding to the COVID-19 emergency.
All amusements designed to attract and accommodate visitors, are hereby ordered to close effective Friday, March 27, 2020, including but not limited to:
Movie and live performance theaters. Miniature golf (not golf courses). Moped, and golf cart rental operations. Amusement parks and arcades.
Any violation of this Emergency Ordinance shall be punishable as provided in Sec. 1-8 Horry County Code of Ordinances and may result in business license revocation.
2. TERMINATION/EXPIRATION. This Ordinance will remain in effect for sixty (60) days unless sooner terminated by Resolution of County Council.
3. SEVERABILITY. If any Section, Subsection, or part of this Ordinance shall be deemed or found to conflict with a provision of South Carolina law, or other pre-emptive legal principle, then that Section, Sub-section or part of this Ordinance shall be deemed ineffective, but the remaining parts of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.
4. CONFLICT WITH PRECEDING ORDINANCES. If a Section, Sub-section or provision of this Ordinance shall conflict with the provisions of a Section, Sub-section or part of a preceding Ordinance of Horry County, unless expressly so providing, then the preceding Section, Sub-section or part shall be deemed repealed and no longer in effect.
6. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall become effective immediately.
Stay safe everyone,
Nancy Conroy, President
Mar 17, 2020
In an effort to provide Homeowners with information ongoing at Atalaya Towers regarding the Corona Virus. Joe and staff have been working diligently on cleaning the common areas. The ground level is wiped down multiple times daily including luggage carts. Elevator buttons and Stairwell doors are also being wiped down with disinfectants.
Our management company Capital Vacations, has provided the following statement and the effects on the various properties they manage including Atalaya Towers. This information pertains to common areas for HOA not your interior unit.
Thank you and I hope everyone stays safe.
Nancy Conroy, President
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Board,Amid the recent COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on society, we wanted to update you on the guidance Capital Vacations has provided our General Managers, resort staff, and employees in the wake of recent announcements.Enhanced Resort Cleaning and Frequency We have requested that our resort operations teams work diligently to enhance and intensify cleaning and sanitization efforts in both guest rooms and common areas. We have provided guidance to our General Managers to actively work with each resort’s local chemical supply company and our strategic vendors to ensure they have the most up-to-date and effective products available. In addition, Capital Vacations is working with Ecolab, a premiere chemical provider in the hospitality industry, to secure product as quantities have become limited nationwide.Continuously Communicating with Employees We are monitoring all communications from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure our policies and procedures meet or exceed their guidelines. Through our global network, we have a relationship with Teneo, an international advisory firm that is providing guidance on specific action steps for our company. We have created signage and informational collateral to be displayed in all public, work, and communal areas of each resort. Some of the collateral we have distributed includes: Wash Your Hands Posters in English and Spanish
Email communication to all resort owners
As additional information becomes available, we will continue to update you directly.Communicating with Owners Capital Vacations will communicate with your owners in the following ways:E-mail communication shall be sent to all owners, at all managed properties, detailing activities in which we are engaged to ensure the health and well-being of resort guests and employees.
Established landing page “hub” that will contain the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 as information evolves. Please review by clicking: https://bit.ly/CV-COVID-19
The above link will be embedded on each resort’s website, ensuring incoming guests have easy access to detailed information that will be vetted internally for accuracy.
Business TravelCapital Vacations has restricted corporate travel to critical business purposes only. We have had individual Boards request telephonic options for upcoming Board meetings. In the event our Boards choose to have their meetings held via Webinar or Visual Teleconferencing, our technology platform can be made available. Please inform your Regional Vice President – Operations and/or your Association Governance Administrator should you wish to utilize either option.Economic Impacts While the total impact of COVID-19 is unknown at this time, we do anticipate the Associations will be adversely impacted. We are already hearing from hotel CEOs that they are experiencing a significant decline in reservations and corresponding ADR. As such, we expect that many of our associations will see a decline in both occupancy and rental rates. We will provide each Board with ongoing updates on rental activity to aid in financial planning. For those associations that were eligible for and executed our Rental Guarantee Program through Capital Vacations, you will receive the full contracted income as outlined in the agreement. We will continue to work with our business partners to drive occupancy to our resorts and work to mitigate shortfalls where possible.As we work through this unprecedented event, we will continue to update the Board as information becomes available. Rest assured, your management company is fully engaged, and together we will ensure the health and well-being of all our employees and guests. Yours in Hospitality. Capital Vacations
Feb 25, 2020
Sep 8, 2019
Thanks to our contractors and our committed wonderful staff we have gotten Atalaya Towers open for business except for one elevator for which parts are scheduled to arrive next week due to the storm. Out of 35 air moving fans and 29 dehumidifiers installed yesterday as FSA was here first thing in the morning we have 6 fans and 5 dehumidifiers in 5 units. Those units are 202, 1603, 1604, 1606, and 1706. The plan is to have FSA back tomorrow to monitor those units for moisture levels in hopes of moving equipment out. We have advised off property agencies of units with equipment in them.
Thank you for your thoughts and patience,
Staff of Atalaya Towers