The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

 August 1, 2002

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Larry Spelman at 7:00 p.m. at the Landings Racquet Club, 5350 Landings Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida.

Determination of Quorum

Present were Larry Spelman, Ray Rakoff, Fred Stanyer, Dee Ricapito, Jerry McFadden, Ted Humphrey, and Bob Capo, constituting a quorum. Eli Chatson and Don Smally were absent. Also present were Irwin Starr, representing the Landings Eagle, and 3 unit owners.

Confirmation of Proper Meeting Notice

The meeting was posted in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association and requirements of Florida Statutes.

Appointment of Acting Secretary

A motion was made, seconded and passed to appoint Larry Spelman as Acting Secretary for the meeting.

Approval of Minutes of June 6, 2002

(Words underlined are additions; words with strikethrough are deletions.)

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Fred Stanyer reported geraniums flowers have been planted * * *

 A motion was made by Dee Ricapito, seconded by Ted Humphrey, to approve the minutes of June 6, 2002, as amended.

Each director present voted in favor of the motion. Motion passed.

 President’s Report

The President reported that he had received a letter from Patricia Decker, President of Landings South IV, stating that there was excessive speeding along Landings Boulevard near Starling Drive and Heron Way and that access to Landings Boulevard was difficult from Starling Drive. Ray Rakoff, Chairman of Safety and Security, stated that he would make radar checks concerning speeding in this area. With respect to access to Landings Boulevard, it was agreed that access was difficult by reason of the growth of trees and plantings on that corner. Such growth was the property of Landings South IV. The Board referred the matter back to Landings South IV to thin out the growth.

The letter also requested cleaning up the exterior wall along Starling Drive facing the County Lake. Fred Stanyer, Chairman of the Landscape Committee, reported that this had been done.

The President reported that, as stated in the Management Report, Adriane Winer and Kathryn Maiorana had damage done to their vehicles by the north gate. The Board approved reimbursement to Adriane Winer of $160.35 and to Kathryn Maiorana of $315.89 to repair their vehicles. Ray Rakoff agreed to look into whether a new gate should be installed at the north gate opening.

Samuel and Anne Sager of 4665 Pine Harrier Drive were present and raised a question about a maple tree on their property which they felt should be removed. They were told that this should be attended to by the Homeowers Association. They also raised a question about the fence behind their property adjoining Fiesta Properties. The President stated that he would ask the managing agent to look into this.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer reported that the Association was ahead of budget.

 Management Report

Jim Faix being absent, the topics set forth in the Management Report were discussed by the President in his report.

 Committee Reports:

 Safety and Security

Ray Rakoff reported that there are two speed bumps on Kestral Park Drive, adjoining Landings Carriagehouse I, that seem to serve no purpose. A motion was made by Ray Rakoff, seconded by Ted Humphrey, to remove such speed bumps after obtaining written approval of such removal by the Board of Directors of Landings Carriagehouse I.

Each director present voted in favor of the motion. Motion passed.

 Ray Rakoff further reported that the rule that workpersons should not be allowed in The Landings on Saturdays seemed to be honored more in the breach than the observance. The rule permits workpersons in on Saturdays if a director grants permission. After discussion, a motion was made by Ray Rakoff, seconded by Dee Ricapito, to post a sign at the front gate warning trucks and workmen coming through of the existence of such rule, and that a handout stating the rule would be prepared for the personnel at the front gate to deliver to appropriate persons. Hopefully, this will lessen requests for exceptions to the rule.

Each director present voted in favor of the motion. Motion passed.


Fred Stanyer reported that the drought has had a great effect on the landscape.

 Roads and Drainage

There was no report.


A new motor will be installed on one of the fountains in Lake #6.

Jerry McFadden submitted a list of the lakes with names of birds to substitute for the current numbered system. Dee Ricapito submitted a list with geographical suggested names. After discussion, it was agreed that the two lists would be published in the September issue of The Eagle, and that the matter would be tabled until the October meeting when, presumably, unit owners might have submitted their views.

 Nature Trail

There was no report.

 Public Relations

There was discussion but no decision concerning obtaining a new eagle for the front gate.

Dee Ricapito reported that she is planning to have a “newcomers party” in conjunction with the Racquet Club for new owners in The Landings. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for September 5, 2002.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Larry Spelman, Acting Secretary