The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

April 1,  2004


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, Don Smally, Jerry McFadden, Cliff Truitt and Fred Stanyer constituting a quorum.  Larry Spelman, Ray Rakoff and Ted Humphrey were absent.  Also present were Jim Faix 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 March 4, 2004 Board Meeting


A motion was made by Fred Stanyer, second by Don Smally to approve the minutes of March 4, 2004.

The motion passed unanimously.


President’s Report

Patricia Decker requested to speak to the Board regarding Lake 7 in Landings South IV.  They have a flooding problem at one end of the lake.  A copy of the Landings South IV letter is attached as Exhibit A).  Bob Capo replied that the lake actually belongs to both LS IV and LS VII and not to LMA.  The area that floods is a natural preserve and the association would need permission from SWFWMD and Sarasota County to modify the lake bank.


Fritz Drybrough made a brief presentation to the Board requesting permission to take on the maintenance of the lighting in the traffic islands as his responsibility.  Mr. Drybrough would like to see improved maintenance on this item.


A motion was made by Don Smally, second by Bob Capo to accept Fritz Drybrough’s offer and appoint him as the Maintenance Chair for the Landings Lighting.

The motion passed unanimously.


Bob Capo also reported that the Developer of Philipi Landings would like to have a maintenance easement along the wall on Philipi Avenue since this will be the primary entrance to Philipi Landings.


A motion was made by Don Smally, second by Jerry McFadden to approve the concept of granting the easement, subject to the Association’s review and approval of the easement, and to authorize the president to sign such easement.

 The motion passed unanimously.


The president also reported that after having a conversation with the accounting department regarding the 2004 budget, which is based on 702 owners, it was discovered that at the time the Homeowners Association was being developed, six lots were converted into four lots for the purpose of having larger homes on a larger lot.  The actual lot count after that was 700.  The 2005 budget will reflect an annual payment based on 700 and not 702.


The president also reported that several owners had repaired the drainage in front of their homes.  They claim this was the master association’s responsibility and are seeking reimbursement.


A motion was made by Cliff Truitt, second by Don Smally to table indefinitely the discussion until one of the signers of the letter appears before the Board to help explain their situation and to answer questions.

The motion passed unanimously.

Management Report:

Jim Faix presented the Management report.  (A copy of the Manager’s Report is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes as Exhibit B).


Safety and Security Committee

No report


Landscaping Committee

Fred Stanyer reported that two more trees would be removed from the Eagle area


Roads and Drainage Committee

Don Smally reported that the plans for the roads have not been received yet.  He also reported that adding sidewalks to the project for this year’s paving project is not feasible at this time.


He also reported that he had met with the combined Drainage Committee with LMA and LHA to discuss drainage issues.  They had discussed the problems in the Landings and established procedures to handle them. (A copy of the LMA/LHA Drainage Problems Committee minutes are attached hereto and made a part of these minutes as Exhibit C).


A motion was made by Don Smally, second by Cliff Truitt to accept the committee’s recommendations to address the drainage issues within the Landings in cooperation with LHA.

The motion passed unanimously.


Lakes Committee

No Report


Nature Trail Committee

No Report


Public Relations Committee

Dee Ricapito reported that one owner would like to see email addresses included in the Landings Directory.  She informed the owner that the Board decided that this information would not be included.  She also reported that she met with Darby Buick regarding the early morning trash pick-up disturbing the Landings residents.  Darby Buick will be working to solve this and possibly have this information published in the Eagle newsletter.


Old Business



New Business




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


Respectfully submitted,



James M. Faix, Acting Secretary