Today, March 26th, the Panama City Beach Commission held a meeting to review the beach closures. In a vote of 3-2, the beaches will remain closed until April 9th over concerns from the coronavirus. When the beaches were originally closed, the Association originally kept the pools open. However, with the beach closed, the pools quickly became overcrowded. The decision, while tough, was made to close the pools in order to keep everyone safe. Many properties along Panama City Beach have followed as well. Moving forward the board will continue to monitor this closely.
Additionally, with the uncertainty of when the beaches will reopen and we will be able to return to some sense of normal, the Association is cognizant of the importance of tightening controls on expenses. While we have numerous fixed costs that are necessary to the basic operation and protection of the property, we have postponed all non-vital projects until further notice. Likewise, we would normally ramp up our staffing levels to meet the needs of the spring and summer business. That has also been postponed.