ZLAC Needs Your Help!

During Part 1 of the Garden renovations (click HERE to read about the project), a number of urgent health, safety, and maintenance issues were identified and addressed. In order to keep our members and guests safe, to protect the Club from liability, and to address deferred maintenance issues, the Board has used over $45,000 from our reserves to cover these emergency expenses. Any contribution you can make to replenish our emergency reserve funds, and/or offset the cost of these imperative repairs, is most welcome! Your gift, in any amount, will be used to preserve and protect our beautiful and historic property. All gifts given before March 10th will be celebrated at the Garden Party. Thank you in advance for your generous donation!

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The Koi Pond pump was drawing way too much power, and was also included on the same circuit as the refrigerator, washer, and dryer (causing this circuit to trip frequently). It was replaced.

The Koi Pond pump was drawing way too much power, and was also included on the same circuit as the refrigerator, washer, and dryer (causing this circuit to trip frequently). It was replaced.

Gas lines were leaking in several places. They were repaired, replaced, or routed around, and a new gas meter was installed.

Gas lines were leaking in several places. They were repaired, replaced, or routed around, and a new gas meter was installed.

Issues included:

  • Multiple gas leaks under the clubhouse and inside the walls, five of which were near the fireplace;

  • Gas lines that were rusted through;

  • Gas meter needing replacement;

  • Live electrical wires with no conduit, several just a few inches underground;

  • Overloaded circuitry;

  • A live outlet in the parking lot where cars could hit it;

  • Open and accessible live junction boxes, and outdated/degraded wiring;

  • Breaker box with critical problems due to inexpert prior repairs and add-ons;

  • Conduit surrounding live wire filled with foam and water;

  • Leaking and extraneous water pipes and not-to-code drain lines on the outside of the kitchen;

  • Uneven and hazardous stairs and walkways throughout the property, which were a liability issue;

  • Thin concrete lacking rebar in the parking lot, which collected standing water;

  • Wood rot along the foundation due to standing water and root incursions;

  • Rotten fencing made of untreated wood and untreated fence posts sunk directly into concrete.

The dishwasher drain pipe came out of the kitchen through the wall, and then back in. It was connected directly to the sewer line, eliminating the need for a large “sink” (rectangular box), dubbed the “Chum Bucket by the Garden Chairs.

The dishwasher drain pipe came out of the kitchen through the wall, and then back in. It was connected directly to the sewer line, eliminating the need for a large “sink” (rectangular box), dubbed the “Chum Bucket by the Garden Chairs.

A tangle of pipes on the north wall of the kitchen were either leaking, contributing to rot, or not in use. They were removed along with the “Chum Bucket,” which was formerly visible to guests approaching ZLAC.

A tangle of pipes on the north wall of the kitchen were either leaking, contributing to rot, or not in use. They were removed along with the “Chum Bucket,” which was formerly visible to guests approaching ZLAC.

 
 
ZLAC’s insurance company notified us that the stairs from the terrace and the boathouse apron to the patio were a liability issue due to the uneven height of the risers. They were replaced.

ZLAC’s insurance company notified us that the stairs from the terrace and the boathouse apron to the patio were a liability issue due to the uneven height of the risers. They were replaced.

Exposed live wires without proper conduit were found just under the surface where anyone digging could have hit them. Wires to the lantern, pond pump, and a “surprise” wire near the big tree were affected. They were safely enclosed.

Exposed live wires without proper conduit were found just under the surface where anyone digging could have hit them. Wires to the lantern, pond pump, and a “surprise” wire near the big tree were affected. They were safely enclosed.