Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

March 4, 2004


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Bob Capo at 7:00 PM at the Landings Racquet Club, 5350 Landings Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida.


Determination of Quorum

Present were Larry Spelman, Bob Capo, Don Smally, Ray Rakoff, Jerry McFadden, Ted Humphrey, Cliff Truitt and Fred Stanyer constituting a quorum.  Dee Ricapito was absent.  Also present were Jim Faix of Argus Property Management, Inc. and 3 homeowners.


Confirmation of Proper Meeting Notice

The notice was posted in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association and requirements of Florida Statutes.


Appointment of Acting Secretary

A motion was made and second to appoint Jim Faix as Acting Secretary for the meeting.

The motion passed unanimously.


Approval of Minutes of February 5, 2004 Board Meeting February 5, 2004 Organizational Meeting


Hearing no objections, the minutes of the Board of Directors meeting of February 5, 2004 were approved.


Approval of Minutes of February 5, 2004 Organizational Meeting

(Note: Additions are indicated by underline, deletions are indicated by strikethrough).

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ďA motion was made by Bob Capo, second by Larry Spelman to reappoint the same board members as committee chairs of their respective committees and to appoint Don Smally as chairperson along with Larry Spelman and Cliff Truitt, to represent the LMA in a joint committee with the Homeowners Association on drainage.Ē


A motion was made by Ted Humphrey, second by Larry Spelman to approve the February 5, 2004 Organizational Meeting minutes as amended.

The motion passed unanimously.


Presidentís Report

Bob Capo discussed perimeter wall maintenance.  The wall is over 6000 feet long and is badly mildewed along most of its length.  He discussed the need to have a schedule created for cleaning and painting the wall.


The green book was discussed.  A few requests have come to the Board asking to have email addresses added to the resident directory.  The consensus of the Board is to not include the email addresses.


Fritz Drybrough requested permission to maintain lights within the landings.  The consensus of the Board is to allow this and also to look into new lighting and signage at the entrance.


Management Report:

Jim Faix presented the Management report.  (A copy of the Managerís Report is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes as Exhibit A).


A discussion took place regarding the Association signs.  They are not reflective and are difficult to see at night, especially the new stop signs.


A motion was made by Don Smally, second by Ted Humphrey to determine costs for all stop and speed signs to make them all DOT compliant and to meet county standards.

The motion passed unanimously.



Landscaping Committee

Fred Stanyer reported that two trees were removed from the eagle area for $900 and one more may possibly be removed.  He also proposed to relandscape the front entrance.


Roads and Drainage Committee

Don Smally reported that the plans for the roads have not been received yet.  He also reported that there is room to add a sidewalk along a portion of the length of the section being paved, along the Landings Treehouses then across Landings Blvd as it heads east.  The consensus of the Board is to include the sidewalks in the engineering drawings.


Regarding the special committee on drainage, Mr. Smally prepared a map of the problem areas, which he will share with that committee at its next meeting.


Lakes Committee

No Report


Nature Trail Committee

No Report


Public Relations Committee

No Report


Old Business



New Business




The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for April 1, 2004.


Respectfully submitted,



James M. Faix, Acting Secretary