The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

September 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, Dee Ricapito, Ray Rakoff, Cliff Truitt and Fred Stanyer constituting a quorum.  Don Smally, Ted Humphrey, John Newcomer and Jerry McFadden were absent.  Also present were Jim Faix and George Neil of Argus Property Management, Inc. and 3 homeowners.


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 August 4, 2005 Board Meeting

(Note: Additions are indicated by underline, deletions are indicated by strikethrough).

Page 2, lines 58 and 60:  McCloskey change to McCarthy

Page 2, line 58: Director of Maintenance to Director of Parks and Recreation

Page 2, line 74 Add: Bob Capo suggested that funds be added to the 2006 Budget for wall painting provided that the county makes the wall available.


A motion was made by Fred Stanyer, second by Cliff Truitt to approve the minutes of August 4, 2005 as amended.

The motion passed unanimously.


Presidentís Report

Bob Capo reported that bids were obtained for a new bar code entry system to replace the aging entry system using transmitters.  Total cost to replace all transmitters with bar codes, laser bar code readers and other security upgrades would be around $50,000.  He has suggested that the board discuss these proposals at the next meeting and vote at that time to implement the new system.  He has also suggested that payment for the new system be done with a special assessment rather than adding it to the budget for the annual assessment.


Landscaping Committee

Fred Stanyer reported that all looks well in the Landings and has nothing new to report.


Roads and Drainage Committee

No Report


Lakes Committee

No Report


Nature Trail Committee

Bob Capo reported on behalf of Joe Ely.  Mr. Ely was contacted by Dunescapes to review the scope of work for the annual mangrove trimming.  A kayak storage and launch has been suggested to be built along the Nature Trail and they will determine its feasibility.


Public Relations Committee

No Report


Old Business



New Business

Vehicle Damage Reported

A discussion took place regarding vehicle damage that occurred at the Guardhouse this past month.  One vehicle was damaged when a piece of tile slid off the roof and landed on the vehicle.  Another was reported to have been damaged when the gate arm came down on the vehicle.  Bids were reviewed for each damaged vehicle.  Low bid for Paula Even was $365.88 and low bid for McFarland was $377.11.


A motion was made by Cliff Truitt, second by Dee Ricapito to pay the two claims based on the low bid for each.

The motion passed unanimously.



The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for October 6, 2004.


Respectfully submitted,



James M. Faix, Acting Secretary