The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

January 8, 2004

 Call to Order

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

Determination of Quorum

Present were Larry Spelman, Ray Rakoff, Fred Stanyer, Eli Chatson, Bob Capo and Dee Ricapito constituting a quorum.  Ted Humphrey and Don Smally were absent.  Also present were Jim Faix of Argus Property Management, Inc. and 1 homeowner.

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 December 4, 2003 Board of Directors Meeting

Hearing no objections, the minutes of the December 4, 2003 Board of Directors Meeting were approved.

Presidentís Report

No Report.

Treasurerís Report

Bob Capo presented the Financial Report.  So far, the Association is approximately $86,000 ahead of budget and the organization is still in good shape. 

Management Report:

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

Safety and Security Committee

Ray Rakoff reported that some young people were observed speeding in the community and letters are being sent to their parents.  The speed bumps have also been discussed.  Mr. Rakoff explained that the speed bumps were installed for the safety of the owners who walk along the roads.  He suggests that if the Landings Management Association feels they would like drivers to drive slowly, to keep the speed bumps, if not remove them.

Also discussed was the fact that one owner took it upon himself to remove plants that were obstructing the view along a road.  Fred Stanyer suggested we get reimbursed for this damage.  Dee Ricapito explained the circumstances as she knew them.

A motion was made by Larry Spelman, second by Fred Stanyer to issue a notice of violation to Mr. Morgogh for tearing up the landscaping and spreading them in the middle of the road.

Voting in favor of the motion:  No one.  Voting against the motion:  All.  The motion failed unanimously.

Landscape Committee

Fred Stanyer reported that the Eagle Preserve area has been mowed.  The Christmas lights installed by Merle Raber looked very nice.  Next month the beds will be mulched.

Roads and Drainage Committee

No Report. 

Lakes Committee

Jerry McFadden reported that the lakes are still in good shape.  The fountain motor and wire in Lake 8 had to be replaced.

Nature Trail

No Report

Public Relations Committee

Dee Ricapito reported that she would like to commend George Decker for working toward lowering some of the bushes on the traffic islands.  He is always thinking of safety in the community.  She also complimented Merle Raber for the nice job on installing the Christmas tree lights in the community.

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New Business



The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for February 5, 2004.

Respectfully submitted,

James M. Faix, Acting Secretary