The Landings Management Association, Inc.
Minutes of the
Boad of Directors Meeting
CALL TO ORDER -- The meeting was called to order
by Larry Spelman at 7:00 PM at the Landings Racquet Club,
DETERMINATION OF QUORUM -- Present were Lary
Spelman, Ted Humphrey, Bob Capo, Dee Ricapiito, Jerry McFadden, Fred Stanyer
and Ray Rakoff constituting a quorum. Don Smally and Eli Chatson were
absent. Also present were Jim Faix of Argus Property Management, Inc. and 1
Minutes of June 5, 2003 Board of Directors Meeting
PRESIDENT'S REPORT -- Larry Spelman reported that
the board received a letter from Mr. William Ellis of Kestral Park Terrace
claiming that it is the responsibility of LMA to cure the drainage problem
because of water flows from the Eagle Preserve, across his rear and side yards
and flows into the street to exit the property. (A copy of the letter from
Mr. Ellis is attached hereto and made part of these minutes as Exhibit A).
The board reviewed an opinion letter from Chad
McClenathen from June l, 1999, the Association's legal council at the time,
citing that the Association has no responsibility to cure the problem since
the sheet flow of water comes from undeveloped land. (A copy of this opinion
letter is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes as Exhitib B).
The board agreed with that position and concluded that no action is required.
A letter will be sent to the homeowner explaining this. A letter will also be
sent to Sarasota County advising that the homeowner is contemplating building
a berm to prevent the passage of water across his property.
Also reported that a letter was received from Mr.
and Mrs. Zedren of Kestral Park Terrace explaining that the recent road
resurfacing has caused water to back up on to their driveway more than usual.
(A copy of the Zedren letter is attached hereto and made part of these minutes
as Exhibit C). This will be discussed further under the Management Report.
TREASURER'S REPORT -- Bob Capo presented the
Financial Report. So far, the Association is approximately $32,000 ahead of
budget and the organization is still in good shape.
MANAGEMENT REPORT -- Jim Faix presented the
Management report. (A copy of the Management is attached hereto and made a
part of these minutes as Exhibit D).
Jim Faix discussed the drainage issue for Mr. and
Mrs. Zedren. The edge of the road along their driveway turmned out to be
approximately .375 inch higher than their driveway causing water to back up
onto their driveway more than normal. Surveyors have already confirmed that
their dirveway is approximately .4 inches higher than the driveway closer to
the entrance to the road and there exists sufficient fall to carry away the
remaining water but the landscaping in their yard prevents the water from
leaving their driveway. The neighbor has volutneered to help the Zedren's
install an under drain to help with the flow of water yet preserve the
In approximately another week, the paving company
will be working on that street to mill the edge of the road and repave where
necessary to remove the 3/8 inch crest in front of the Zedren driveway but
rainy weather has delayed that project till then.
SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE -- Ray Rakoff
presented the Safety and Security Committee report. (A copy of the report is
attached hereto and made part of these minutes as Exhitit E)..
Mr. Rakoff requested that we add an additional
roving patrol to cover a 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM shift for Saturdays and Sundays.
The cost would be approximately $550 per month or $6,600 per year. The motion
was passed unanimously.
Another issue has surfaced verbal abuse has been
directed toward the guards from someone visiting a renter in the community. A
letter will be sent to the owner and renter regarding this matter.
LANDSCAPE COMMITTEE -- Fred Stanyer reported that
the landscaping is healthy and that most of the work for this year has been
ROADS AND DRAINAGE COMMITTEE -- No report.
LAKES COMMITTEE -- Jerry McFadden reported that
Lake # l needed to be treated for excessive growth of water lillies and that
the fountain pump, motor and cable has been replaced in Lake # 3. This year's
fountain expense has been higher than normal but is an uncontrollabe expense.
The fountains are showing their age.
NATURE TRAIL -- No report.
PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE -- Dee Ricapito
reported that she would like to host the Second Annual "Welcome Newcomer"
Cocktail Party with the combined efforts of both LMA and LRC.
A motion was made by Dee Ricapito, second by Ted
Humphrey to have the Second Annual "Welcome Newcomer" party on October 23,
2003. The motion passed unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS -- None
NEW BUSINESS -- None
ADJOURNMENT -- The meeting was adjourned at 8:12
PM. The next meeting is scheduled for September 4, 2003.
James M. Faix, Acting Secretary