The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

January 4, 2007


Call to Order


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


Determination of Quorum


Present were Bob Capo, Dolores (Dee) Ricapito, Bill Whitman, Dick Bayles, Don Smally, John Newcomer, Jerry McFadden and Fred Stanyer constituting a quorum. Also present was George Niel of Argus Property Management, Inc. Irwin Starr of The Landings Eagle and twenty-two homeowners including eight of the Association’s Presidents.


The meeting was then turned over to FOUR representatives of Sarasota County, --- Demetra McBride (also a Landings Owner), Jack Merriam, Robert Wright and Michael Holsigner of Holsinger Horticultural Services.


The above-mentioned then put on a comprehensive presentation concerning Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship. Additional information is available by calling 941- 861- 5000 and asking for the NEST program.


Details of the presentation are attached as “Exhibit A.”


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 seconded to appoint George Niel as Acting Secretary for the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.


Approval of Minutes of December 7, 2006 Board Meeting


On a motion by Dick Bayles and seconded by Jerry McFadden the minutes were unanimously accepted.


President’s Report:


The President introduced Henry Rhodes of the Landings, who he is recommending to take the seat on the Board that became vacant when Ted Humphrey resigned.


Henry Rhodes then took the floor and gave the Board a brief resume about himself, which is attached as “Exhibit B.”


A motion was then made by Dick Bayles and seconded by John Newcomer to appoint Henry Rhodes to fill Ted Humphrey’s remaining term of office. The motion carried unanimously.


Treasurer’s Report:


The Treasurer stated that nothing significant occurred during the past month and that his report was attached to the November financials previously distributed to the Board.


Committee Reports:


Safety and Security:


Bill Whitman reported that the painting of the island curbing was well underway and that the curbing is now very well defined and visible.


He also reported that the guardhouse at the north entrance had been power washed and the new opaque film was now on the windows.


He also reported that the November 25, 2006 incident was still under investigation.


Landscaping report:


Fred Stanyer reported that all fifty-three islands and the front gate were looking great.


Roads and Drainage Committee:


Don Smally submitted a written report, which is attached as “Exhibit C.”


The President then thanked Don Smally for all the time and effort he gave the Association over the past many years.


Don Smally then received a round of applause from everyone present.


Lakes Committee:


Jerry McFadden’s reported that lake # 1 and # 3 were now completely cleaned. He also reported that the fountains and lights in all of the Association’s lakes were in working order. 


Nature Trail:


The condition of the Nature Trail and the Horseshoe Trail was discussed, however no action was taken.


Public Relations Committee:


Dee Ricapito reported that the plans for the “Newcomers Party” were now complete and passed out a notice to all Board members; which will be distributed to the Landings Community. The notice is attached as “Exhibit D.”


Old Business:


No old business discussed.


New Business:


There was no new business discussed.




The meeting on a motion by Richard Bayles and seconded by Bill Whitman was adjourned at 8:32 PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for February 1, 2007 @ 6:30PM which will be followed by the Annual Meeting @ 7:00PM and the organizational meeting immediately after the Annual Meeting.


Respectfully submitted,



George Niel, Acting Secretary