The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

December 1, 2005


Call to Order

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


Determination of Quorum

Present were Bob Capo, Don Smally, Ted Humphrey, Ray Rakoff, Jerry McFadden, Dee Ricapito, John Newcomer, and Fred Stanyer constituting a quorum.  Cliff Truitt was absent.  Also present were Jim Faix and George Neil of Argus Property Management, Inc. and 30 members.


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 November 3, 2005 Board Meeting

(Additions are indicated by Underline, deletions are indicated by Strike Through).


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A motion was made by Don Smally, second by Bob Capo to engage Minder and Associates for a price not to exceed $39,182 for engineering work to be done on Landings Blvd. From Heron Way to Eagles Point.


A motion was made by Fred Stanyer, second by Don Smally to approve the minutes of November 3, 2005 as amended.

The motion passed unanimously.


President’s Report

Bob Capo commented on the request for a large expenditure requested by a group of owners last month to be included in the 2006 budget.  He recommended that requests of this nature should be brought to the Board earlier in the year such as September or October while the Budget is being formulated rather than at the meeting that the final draft of the Budget is about to be approved.


Bob Greenfield addressed the Board regarding the discussion held last month regarding the proposed use of the Eagle Nest Area.  He indicated that the 21 owners who live around that area have signed a petition to leave the property undisturbed as a “Preserve Area”.  Improvements to drainage of the area would, however, be welcomed.  Other discussion followed both for and against suggested usages.


Treasurer’s Report

Ted Humphrey reported that all of the accounts are running as expected.


Safety and Security Committee

John Newcomer reported that the new bar code equipment and cameras will be installed in late January or early February 2006.  More security issues are being discussed with various interested groups in the Landings.


Landscaping Committee

Fred Stanyer reported that the circle on Pine Harrier has been redone along with others, Christmas lights have been installed, and that posts and ropes are being redone by an outside contractor.


Roads and Drainage Committee

Don Smally reported that the new paving project is underway.  He had prepared an updated list of roads and their scheduled dates for resurfacing. (A copy of the resurfacing schedule is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes as Exhibit A).


Lakes Committee

Jerry McFadden that the electrical problems with the fountains and lights are solved for now.


Nature Trail Committee

Fred Stanyer reported that some weed killer has made its way onto some of the leaves of the mangroves along the nature trail as reported by Dunescapes.  Hopefully the mangroves will recover.


Public Relations Committee

Dee Ricapito reported that the party for the new comers at the Landings Racquet Club on January 31, 2006 has been rescheduled for February 21, 2006 due to a conflict in scheduling for an annual meeting.  She also reported that she and other board members met with Argus regarding the Green Book recently published.  Argus will pay for the next issuance of the Green Book next spring when the new edition comes out.


Old Business



New Business




The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for January 5, 2006.


Respectfully submitted,



James M. Faix, Acting Secretary