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General Manager November 2023 Newsletter


Dear Coronado Cays Homeowners and Residents,

The holidays are upon us already as plans for Thanksgiving are being made and Christmas decorations fill the stores. Santa Ana conditions have been keeping it warm lately, but the extended forecast looks to be a bit cooler during the day as we enter the rainy season. I hope everyone enjoyed the extra hour of sleep on Saturday night/Sunday morning and had a fun time at Halloween parties and trick-or-treating.

Cays Park Master Plan: A special presentation by Schmidt Design Group in conjunction with City Staff was made to the CCHOA Board of Directors in the Grand Caribe Room on October 19, 2023. The presentation included the results of public feedback regarding the schematics and proposed amenities. A subsequent presentation was made to the Parks and Recreation Commission on November 2nd. City Staff is preparing to present the matter to the City Council at its December 5, 2023 meeting.

Caulerpa Prolifera Update: No new surveys have been conducted, nor has any additional Caulerpa Prolifera infestations been noted since my last update on this subject. All infestations in Port waters, east of Antigua, have been covered and are being/have been eradicated. Barriers have been removed and boats can return to the previously closed slips at Antigua east docks. Significant uncovered algae infestations remain around the Antigua north docks and in the channel between Antigua and Green Turtle. The City of Coronado is holding a Planning Commission meeting on November 14th to discuss a request for a Coastal Development Permit to allow the Southern California Caulerpa Action Team to mobilize a Rapid Response Eradication Plan to address the algae. The Port of San Diego indicated they are planning on declaring a local state of emergency. A local state of emergency declaration by either the City of Coronado or Port of San Diego is necessary to free up funding, up to $500,000, from the state to begin the eradication of the remaining infestation sites. In the meantime, boat owners are asked to either not use/have their boat cleaned or gently depart/transit the area at high tide to minimize the risk of disturbing the algae and causing it to spread.

Dock projects in Antigua, Kingston, Bahama, and Jamaica were discussed at a recent SSCAT Regulatory meeting and approved to move forward with additional Caulerpa surveys depending on the timing and nature of the project. Bahama and Jamaica projects involve bottom-disturbing work since pilings are being replaced and cause more of a concern than simply floating in new dock sections and swapping them out.

Cottages at the Cays Update: The Port of San Diego replied to a letter from the Coronado Boat Storage leaseholder, Keith Mishkin, wherein he stated that he is willing to discuss a fair and equitable exit in relation to a buyout of his lease. The Port’s response to the letter indicated an appraisal would be problematic given the lease termination in 2034 and recommended an income-based approach based on the current use, together with certain predevelopment expenses incurred to date. Mr. Mishkin agreed to meet with Port Staff to discuss the valuation process. To read the complete letter, click here.

Outdoor siren test - Cays Fire Station: On Nov. 14th at 9 a.m. at the Cays Fire Station, the City will be testing a Long-Range Acoustical Device (LRAD) for public communication in emergencies. Residents will hear sirens and messages. They are testing the functionality and reach of these devices for potential future use by the City.

Landscape Maintenance: Turf renovation is nearly complete with only a few areas in Mardi Gras, Blue Anchor, and Common being watered at more frequent intervals to allow the seed to germinate. Winter trimming of day lilies, fortnight lilies, grasses, Mexican sage, and other plants is in progress throughout the community. Hard trimming these types of plants allows for new growth and improved blooms. Tree trimming is scheduled for Mardi Gras deciduous trees on November 16-17, Antigua palms in the last week of November, and Common area deciduous trees in mid-December.

Reserve Projects: Completed projects since my last newsletter include:
- Repainted Safety Kiosk to match new Cays Entrance Rear Wall

- Replaced air conditioning unit at Admin Complex serving Calypso Café

- Trim painting cycle in Bahama Village

- Complete painting cycle in Jamaica

- Roof renovation and pressure washing of Mardi Gras/Port Royale Clubhouse

Projects already approved and in progress include:
- Renovation of the Cays Entrance Rear Wall (bench and pilaster tiling remain)
- Painting cycles; Trinidad (trim, 50% done) and Port Royale (trim cycle, 85% done)
- Tile roof underlayment replacement on Tunapuna Lane (new pallets of tile have arrived and work is progressing, again)
- Antigua wood repairs/painting (fences, stairways, railings, pergolas, 50% complete)
- Montego Parking Structure Rebuild (final construction drawing phase, town hall meeting held, separate update sent to the Village)
- Dock piling replacements in Jamaica Village (in permitting phase, pilings already manufactured and in storage with Bellingham Marine)
- Dock finger and headwalk replacements in Kingston Village (in permitting/manufacturing phase with Bellingham Marine)
- Dock finger and headwalk replacements in Antigua Village (in manufacturing phase with Swift Docks, expected start date is January 2024)

Safety Reminder: School buses are operating in the Coronado Cays with pick-up/drop-off points near the MG/PRV clubhouse along Mardi Gras Road, and just north of the entrances to Trinidad, Bahama, and Jamaica Villages along Coronado Cays Boulevard. When a school bus is loading/unloading children with flashers and their stop sign deployed, vehicles must stop in case children cross the street. Vehicles heading north and south on Mardi Gras Road and vehicles on the same side of the median as the bus along Coronado Cays Boulevard must stop until the stop sign is retracted.

New Hours at Calypso Café: Looking for a bite to eat close to home, then look no farther than Calypso Café. Delicious breakfast/pastries, lunch, and even dinner takeout is available, pick-up prior to close. Additionally, there is a selection of specialty items in the convenience store portion of the restaurant. Slightly modified new hours are Monday 7am – 2pm, Tuesday thru Saturday 8am – 3pm, and closed on Sundays.


Cays Club: Have you enjoyed your Cays Club benefits at Loews Coronado Bay Resort yet? Cays Club is an exclusive food and beverage discount program just for the Coronado Cays community. Next time you visit the resort, show your Cays Club membership card and you’ll automatically receive a 15% dining discount at Loews Coronado Bay’s restaurants. If you still need a membership card, you can stop by the resort’s Front Desk to pick yours up.

Friends & Family Rate: Looking for a staycation or have friends coming in to town? Consider Loews Coronado Bay Resort and take advantage of the friends & family rate, including 20% off room rates, when making a reservation using the promotional code “CAYS”. The special rate also includes waived resort fee and parking.

Thanksgiving at Crown Landing

This Thanksgiving, gather with loved ones at Crown Landing and indulge in a heartwarming feast filled with all your favorite holiday trimmings. A special menu will feature a delightful array of starters, lavish buffet, traditional entrees, and an assortment of delectable desserts. Make your reservation on Resy.

Gameday Brunch at Cays Lounge

You’re invited to cheer on your favorite football teams this season at Cays Lounge and enjoy delicious bites and refreshing cocktails every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm.

what’s new at sea spa

Med Spa Pop-Up (November 16 & 17): Sea Spa is partnering with Advanced Wellness, LLC Medical for a special med spa pop-up event on Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17 from 10am-5pm. Enjoy special pricing on IV therapies, injections and fillers, and a 20% discount on Jane Iredale, Yonka, and Skin Authority skin care products. Reservations for the pop-up event are required. Please call the Sea Spa for more information and to save your space at 619-628-8770.

Sip and Spa by the Sea Promotion: Treat yourself to some bliss and bubbly with the new Sip and Spa by the Sea seasonal promotion at Sea Spa. Now through December 1, 2023, receive a glass of bubbly and a 50-minute treatment of your choice (Swedish Massage, Seasonal Facial or South Sea Manicure & Pedicure) for $109. The promotion is valid Monday through Wednesday only. Call the Sea Spa to make your reservation at 619-628-8770.

Flow and Glow Weekend (November 18) 12pm-4pm: Stop by Sea Spa to receive a complimentary mini treatment with ANTARA Organics, a CBD-infused wellness product line, then enjoy a new glow by Jane Iredale Beauty. Enjoy a 20% discount on ANTARA and Jane Iredale products during your visit. Reservations for the event are required. Please call the Sea Spa to reserve your space for the event.

Exclusive Cays Discount: Take advantage of a special 15% discount exclusively for Cays neighbors on retail and a la carte services at Sea Spa.

Sincerely, CCHOA Management