Atalaya Towers

CORONAVIRUS SITUATION

Updated information about how Coronavirus could affect your travel plans and our commitment to ensure guest and employee safety.

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Covid/Hurricane Update

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Hello:

I hope everyone still continues to stay safe and is doing well during these difficult times.

If you have been watching and/or reading information on SC, local businesses continue to open. The occupancy rate at Atalaya continues to grow with more vacationers visiting.  Management continues to disinfect all common areas. The indoor pool and spa opened up before the Memorial weekend and the outdoor pool opened Saturday the 30th. Signs have been posted throughout the common areas including the pools reminding people to social distance if they are not within the same family.

We have had two named storms come through the Grand Strand and hurricane season is upon us. Staff are reviewing protocols for the hurricane season to be prepared. Owners have provided Management with keys to their entry doors. It is highly recommended if you have not done so, to provide management with a key to your owners closet. In the event a hurricane hits, building management contracts with FSA to come into the building and go unit to unit inspecting for water intrusion and remediating as needed. If management does not have a key to your units owner closet, it cannot be inspected thoroughly by FSA. Once FSA leaves the building it will then become the owners responsibility for any water intrusion (mildew/mold) that has caused damage within their individual units closet.

Please keep in mind, if your unit experiences major water intrusion which leaks to the unit below yours and management was not provided with a key you may be held liable.

Thank you and stay safe.

Nancy Conroy, President

Covid 19 Update

joe

Hello Owners,

I hope this blog posting finds you all well and safe from the Covid virus. In an effort to keep everyone up to date on information and happenings in and around Atalaya Towers, I have the following information to share.

Governor McMaster has opened public beach access in South Carolina. The decision was left to local municipalities if they wish to open or remain closed. Myrtle Beach’s public beach access still remains closed. Surfside beach is only allowing people to walk on the beach, no sitting or sunbathing allowed on the beach. Georgetown’s public beach access remains closed. Garden City beach and public beach access is open. Short term rentals and our onsite pools still remain closed.

Our management company Capital Vacations, provided the following link https://www.myrtlebeachareachamber.com/coronavirus. to the Chamber of Commerce which covers the area Atalaya Tower is located in. This link was provided by Capital in an effort to keep all owners up to date on Covid information including openings in our immediate area. 

Staff are still busy working onsite disinfecting and sanitizing the common areas in an effort to keep all safe. 

Thank you and stay safe.

Nancy Conroy, President

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joe

Hello all:

If you have read my two prior postings on Covid, there is not a lot new to report on the State of SC as non-essential services are closed until April 30th. The Governor has opened up public boat launches allowing boats back out on the water ways. Public beach access still remains closed. To keep up to date on re-openings in SC and the Governor’s latest Executive Orders, visit www.Governor.SC.gov

Building and maintenance staff are still working. Staff continue to sanitize the common areas including the elevator buttons in an effort to keep all safe. Staff are utilizing this quiet time to update, clean and paint areas taking advantage of the pool area being closed and lack of vacationers on the property to complete high traffic areas.

Some owners have asked if our HOA master policy covers rental loss. The answer is no. It covers damages to the building and common area. Owners are advised to check with their insurance carrier (HO6 policy) to see if they have coverage for rental loss.

Stay safe.

Nancy Conroy

Covid 19 Update

joe

Greetings all:

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.

https://governor.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/Executive-Orders/2020-03-31%20eFILED%20Executive%20Order%20No.%202020-17%20-%20Closure%20of%20Non-Essential%20Businesses.pdf

Stay safe.

Nancy Conroy, President

Corona Virus Update

joe

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