6/25/20 - UPDATE: Social distancing and additional safety requirements (including routine cleaning, use of masks, and avoiding shared spaces) remain in place for the foreseeable future. In light of these requirements and ongoing uncertainty about the pandemic—including the possibility of a “second wave” of coronavirus infections once restrictions are lifted—the Board reviewed all relevant factors and voted to keep the pool closed through this summer in order to protect the health and safety of MSNA members and guests. Of particular concern to the Board, in addition to the difficulty of enforcing social distancing orders, is the impracticability of cleaning (and keeping clean) the clubhouse and pool area during hours of use.
The Board did not reach this decision lightly, and understands that some members will be disappointed in this decision. However, the Association’s overarching purpose as set forth in its Articles of Incorporation is “to promote the social welfare and serve the common good and general welfare of the owners of lots in the Masterson Station Subdivision.” The Board believes this decision is best for the welfare and health of members, and looks forward to reopening the pool next year.
6/12/20 - UPDATE: During MSNA's Board of Directors June 2020 Regular Meeting, the board voted to approve the following motion: "The Association will not seek to enforce DOR provisions concerning above ground pools for the next 4 months, providing that pool is not over 3 feet deep, enclosed in rear yard and does not become a nuisance."
The opening of the 2020 pool season for Masterson Station, scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd is being postponed due to ongoing coronavirus concerns.
On March 6, 2020, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-215 declaring a state of emergency related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On March 17, 2020, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, acting on statutory and delegated authority, ordered the closure of public-facing businesses that cannot observe social distancing, including entertainment, hospitality and recreational facilities, community and recreation centers, gyms and exercise facilities. The classification of a pool would fit into any of the foregoing categories. That executive order delegated authority to local health departments to take “all necessary measures to implement” the order. Further, the order subjects all facilities and businesses to mandatory social distancing requirements. The implication is that any facility or business that cannot strictly comply with CDC social distancing guidelines may not operate.
On April 28, 2020, Gov. Beshear unveiled the Healthy At Work program, which will begin the phased reopening of certain businesses throughout May. As of today, there is no indication when pool operation may be reinstated, or if pools can be reopened in 2020 at all.
As of May 1, 2020, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department advised that “no pool permits will be issued for any pool, whether publicly or privately owned, until the social distancing orders are lifted.” This closure affects pools owned by homeowners’ associations and condominium associations.
A Facilities and Pool Committee will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm to review and recommend next steps as it relates to the 2020 pool season at Masterson Station Neighborhood.
Any questions may be directed to (859) 246-0911 or MSNA Manager.