The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

June 1, 2006


Call to Order


Bob Capo called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM at the Landings Racquet Club, 5350 Landings Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida.


Determination of Quorum


Present were Bob Capo, Dee Ricapito, Bill Whitman, Ted Humphrey, Richard Bayles, Jerry McFadden, John Newcomer, Don Smally and Fred Stanyer constituting a quorum.  Also present were George Niel of Argus Property Management, Inc., 9 members and Irwin Starr of the Landings Eagle.


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 May 4, 2006 Board Meeting.


On a motion by Ted Humphrey seconded by Richard Bayles the minutes were unanimously approved.


President’s Report:


The President said what he had to report would come later in the meeting.


Treasurer’s Report:


Ted Humphrey reported that after a discussion with the Accounting Department at Argus he was satisfied that everything was in order.


Safety and Security Committee:


Bill Whitman said that he had some concerns about the possible transferring of the bar codes and the possibility of the bar codes being copied; he said that he was going to research both of those issues.


He also reported that some owners were not satisfied with the green color and there is a black color available to anyone who would like to change their color. Anyone desiring to do this should contact Richard Mayo, head of security.


Bill Whitman also reported that the reflectors at Kestral Park Way South and Landings Boulevard had been installed.


He further reported that he and the Manager are working on the pothole issue at the North entrance.


Dee Racapito reported that an alligator had been spotted around the Racquet Club after a discussion it was decided that anyone seeing the alligator should call the gate and have them call the alligator trapper.


Landscaping Committee:


Fred Stanyer reported that the balance of the pole and rope fence was now completed.


Roads and Drainage Committee:


Don Smally reported the paving project was well under way and that the worst of the project, which was the center curbing, has now been completed. The milling part of the project will start next week followed by the re-laying of the asphalt. He reported that he would be going north in about a week however he would bring the Manager up to speed in order that the Manager could field any problems that may arise.


Lakes Committee:


Jerry McFadden reported that there is an electrical problem at lake # 4 and that is why the fountains and lights are not working however the problem is being worked on. He also reported that he and the Manager are working on the silting issue at lake # 1 and that the county should be doing the dredging in the next couple of weeks.


Nature Trail:


The President said that there was no report.


Public Relations Committee:


Dee Ricapito reported that the President’s Round Table is doing very well with 12 Presidents already signed up.

They are working on compiling a list of owners that may need emergency assistance. 


Old Business:


A very long discussion then took place about the “Green Book” regarding the responsibility for and timing of data gathering after which Richard Bayles made the following resolution:


Resolved that the LMA undertake to update the data comprising the “Green Book” to include the following      information: up to two owner name listings, up to two telephone numbers unless the owner elects otherwise, the Landings address if the owner so elects, and the owner’s e-mail address if the owner so elects.


The motion was seconded by Dee Ricapito and unanimously approved.


It was concluded that LMA would be responsible for preparation of the mailing and data compilation effort and that the Manager would be responsible for all mailing and printing operations.


 New Business:


Another very long discussion then took place concerning the drainage problem at the Eagles Nest area.

Richard Bayles then made the following motion:


Moved that the LMA appoint a committee, to be chaired by an LMA director and co-chaired by an appointee of the Landings Homeowners Association (“LHA ”), with an additional member from LHA and professional expertise as available from the community. He charter of this committee will be to actively explore drainage correction alternatives in the Eagle’s Nest Area and submit a written report of progress to the LMA Board within six months.


Don Smally seconded the Motion.


The motion passed 8 to 1: Don Smally cast the dissenting vote.


Ronald DeAnna, a Florida Licensed Developer volunteered to serve on the committee and Don Smally a Mechanical Engineer volunteered to chair the committee. Subject to verification, LHA has designated David Jacaruso as the co-chair of the committee.




The meeting on a motion by Richard Bayles seconded by John Newcomer was adjourned at 9:08 PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for July 6, 2006.


Respectfully submitted,



George Niel, Acting Secretary