Management Association, Inc.
Minutes of the
Board of Directors Meeting
December 2, 2004
Call to Order
Chairman Bob Capo
called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM at the Landings Racquet Club, 5350
Landings Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida.
Present were Bob
Capo, Laurence Spelman, Ted Humphrey, Don Smally, Ray Rakoff, and Jerry
McFadden, constituting a quorum. Also present were Irwin Starr of The Landings
Eagle, Walt Hammerling and Ron Ditch of Argus Property Management, Inc., and a
of Proper Meeting Notice
The notice was
posted in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association and requirements of
Approval of Minutes of October 7, 2004 Board
was made and seconded
to approve the minutes of
the last meeting,
The motion passed unanimously.
Report (Bob Capo)
introduced Ron Ditch, of Argus Management s as Ken Evanís replacement.
Lighting Ė The landscape at the entrance is complete. There is a problem on
the south monument, and the electricians are scheduled to repair them soon.
side of the perimeter wall in the rear of homeownersí properties will be
cleaned in January. The County needs to be contacted regarding the clearing
of over-grown brush in the park area on the outside of the wall.
currently investigating new storage facilities, and this will be further
discussed in the future.
Report (Ted Humphrey)
Mr. Humphrey said
he was in the process of reviewing the current statements.
and Security Report (Ray Rakoff)
increases for our two security employees will be discussed at the next
has come up regarding heavy trucks coming in and doing a lot of damage to
the common property when making turns etc. We will need to have discussions
in the future, to consider viable solutions to the problem.
Report (Fred Stanyer)
Starling Drive (to the north of the gate) submitted a letter stating that
since certain trees and brush have been removed along the property line, the
natural screen that once impeded their view is gone, and they now look
directly into (the maintenance area of) the marina. They requested that
something be done to restore the screen. In Mr. Stanyerís absence, Mr.
Smally agreed to review the situation.
and Drainage Report (Don Smally)
reported that the striping has been completed on all new pavement.
We are still
waiting for the installation of new streetlights. From the audience, Jim
Faix pointed out we are still relatively low on FPLís priority list due to
ongoing repairs from hurricane damage around the state.
Committee (Jerry McFadden)
All the fountains
are now lit, as light bulbs were replaced with some effort. There are no other
problems to report.
Relations Report (Dee Recapito)
presented a draft of a new rule regarding the display of signs in the community,
which reads as follows:
The posting by a
resident on or about his/her premises of announcements, notices, posters,
flyers, For Sale signs, or statements of political preferences is prohibited,
provided however that the posting of an announcement of an Open House which
shall take place on a particular date within specified hours to attract
prospective purchasers of a unit is permitted.
motion was made by Mr. Spelman, and seconded by Mr. Smally to install the
new rule as read. The motion passed unanimously.
Annual Meeting and
There was some
discussion regarding the Annual Meeting and Election this coming February.
It was noted that there would be five seats open for election. Mr. Spelman
announced his intention to step down at the end of this term. The notice for
interested candidates will be published in the December edition of the
Eagle. It was noted that fourteen (14) days notice of the meeting is
required, and only Association Presidents would vote.
A motion was made
and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
next meeting is scheduled for January 6, 2005.
Ron Ditch, Acting