The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

December 6, 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, Dee Ricapito, Richard Bayles, Henry Rhodes, Larry Spelman, Katherine (Katy) Leidel, Bill Whitman, Jerry McFadden, and John Newcomer, constituting a quorum.  Also present were George Niel of Argus Property Management, Inc., Irwin Starr of The Landings Eagle and thirteen property owners.


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 November 1, 2007 Board Meeting


On a motion by Larry SplemanSpelman seconded by Dolores (Dee) Ricapitio and there being no objection, the reading of the November 1, 2007 minutes was dispensed with.


President’s Report:


The President having nothing to report, turned the floor over to Jack Jost to present further testimony as why LMA should accept responsibility to monitoring the newly acquired surveillance equipment of the Racquet Club during the hours of 5:00Pm and 7:00AM.  He (Jack Jost) then produced an “Indemnification Agreement” that he had authored, with the assistance of counsel, in order to persuade the Board to accept this responsibility. After a discussion Larry Spelman, enlisted John Newcomer as a committee of two (both retired attorneys) to review the agreement and make a recommendation to the Board at the next regular meeting.  The Board agreed and tabled further action until the January 2008 Board meeting.


Treasurer’s Report:


 The Treasurer reported that all was wellthere were no unusual events with respect to the Association’s finances and, if there would be no unexpected expenses during the remainder of 2007 and, after elimination of a $10,000 contingency budget upon the closing of the 2007 hurricane season, the Association should have a surplus of approximately $15,000.00 at the end of the fiscal year 2007.


Safety and Security Committee:


Bill Whitman reported, although late, he had received the test results of the “Radar radar Gungun,” which hopefully will reduce the speeding of owners and their guests in The Landings..  Bill Whitman then stated that he and the Manager were going to meet with Ryan Green, the new Allegiance Managermanager, tomorrow on 12/7/2007, to discuss the next step in implementing the official use of the “Radar radar Gungun..


Landscaping Committee:


Ben Mayne, reported that the irrigation system of the islands was being evaluated and that the irrigation system was still not corrected at the North gate.

He also reported that the Australian Pines in certain of the islands were being graduallywould be gradually removed and replaced over the next three years taken out as they are failing and a potential insurance risk.


Roads and Drainage Committee:


 Larry Spelman,Spelman reported that the road project for 2007 had been completed.  He also reported that the drainage project for the “Eagle Nest” area had some difficulty getting goingexperienced some delays but was now on tract track and should be completed around January 2, 2008.


Lakes Committee:


 Jerry McFadden gave the following report:


He reported that the fountain in the Bay View Lake was going off and onoperating intermittently and , however the cause was being investigated. 


Public Relations Committee:


Katherine (Katy) Leidel reported that because of the County doing repair work at one of their lift stations, owners were inconvenienced and she thought that the owners should have been given a more advanced notice of the detours involved.  Dick Bayles stated that he believed that the huge sign that were was put up at the main entrance to The Landings was sufficient.


She then turned the report over to Dolores (Dee) Ricapitio to give a report concerning “A Tribute to Bob Greenfield,” which is attached as EXIBIT “A”.


A discussion then arose about the Annual Newcomer Party; it was decided to investigate how many “Newcomersnewcomers” there were during the past year before proceeding with the party.  Dick Bayles indicated he would work with George Niel to get a rough count of this year’s newcomers.


Old Business:


No old business discussed.


 New Business:


One of the owners present stated that there was a lot of trash behind the “Tree Houses..  After a discussion, the owner was told that this was a “Tree House” issue and should be brought to their Association’s attention.




There being no further business on a motion by Dick Bayles and seconded by Larry Spelman the meeting was adjourned at 7:41 PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for January 3, 2008.


Respectfully submitted,



George Niel, Acting Secretary