The Landings Management Association, Inc.
2 Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting
3 May 1,2003
5 Call to Order
6 The meeting was called to order by Larry Spelman at 7:00 PM at the Landings Racquet Club, 5350 Landings
7 Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida.
9 Determination of Quorum
10 Present were Larry Spelman, Fred Stanyer, Bob Capo, Eli Chatson, Jerry McFadden, Don Smally and Ray Rakoff
11 constituting a quorum. Dee Ricapito and Ted Humphrey were absent. Also present was Jim Faix of Argus Property
12 Management, Inc.
14 Confirmation of Proper Meeting Notice
15 The notice was posted in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association and requirements of Florida Statutes.
17 Appointment of Acting Secretary
18 A motion was made and second to appoint Jim Faix as Acting Secretary for the meeting.
19 The motion passed unanimously.
21 Approval of Minutes of April 3, 2003 Board of Directors Meeting
23 Hearing no objections, the minutes of the April 3, 2003 Board of Directors Meeting were approved.
25 President’s Report
26 Larry Spelman reported that we will have the June board meeting but will skip the July meeting for summer
29 Treasurer’s Report
30 Bob Capo presented the Financial Report. Since this is the 1St of May, the April financial is not available yet.
31 However, looking over the checks written for the month of April, checks were for normal operational items and one
32 item was for the payment of the fence project, which was expected.
34 A motion was made by Don Smally, second by Ray Rakoff to accept the 2002 CPA audit of the Association’s
35 financial records.
36 The motion passed unanimously.
38 Management Report:
39 Jim Faix presented the Management report. (A copy of the Management report is attached hereto and made a part of
40 these minutes as Exhibit A.)
42 Safety and Security Committee
43 Ray Rakoff presented the Safety and Security Committee report. (A copy of the Safety and Security Committee
44 report is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes as Exhibit B). Mr. Yankus, who owns two homes in The
45 Landings but does not live in The Landings, has 7 or 8 gate openers that will all be deactivated to determine which
46 gate openers belong to vehicles that are garaged at The Landings.
48 Jim Faix has been requested to obtain a price from Bennett Security to upgrade the gate system to use bar codes.
50 Mr. Rakoff also reported that some children in The Landings are using gas-powered scooters on the roads in the
51 community. He requested that we obtain a legal opinion regarding the liability exposure of children using these
52 scooters on private roads.
54 A motion was made by Ray Rakoff, second by Don Smally to obtain a legal opinion regarding liability exposure for
55 having unlicensed under age people using gas driven scooters, carts, etc. on private roads.
56 The motion passed unanimously.
58 Landscape Committee
59 Fred Stanyer reported that all landscaping is going well.
61 Roads and Drainage Committee
62 Don Smally reported that the 2003 road project will begin on May 12 and should continue for about a month. He
63 also reported that the drainage ditch from Landings Boulevard to Sarasota Bay needs to be cleaned out soon and
64 requested that Raber’s Lawn Service be contacted to move up the start date for that project.
66 Lakes Committee
67 Jerry McFadden reported that all of the fountains are working well and that all lakes are doing well except for lake I
68 which has too many water lilies. These are being treated to reduce their numbers.
70 Nature Trail
71 No report.
73 Public Relations Committee
74 No report.
76 Old Business
77 A discussion took place regarding the hours of operation for the south gate.
79 A motion (the “main motion”) was made by Ray Rakoff, second by Bob Capo, to change the hours of operation of
80 the south gate from 7:00 AM to Midnight. Before the main motion was voted upon, a motion was made by Eli
81 Chatson, second by Ray Rakoff, to amend the main motion so that the main motion would provide that “the hours of
82 operation of the south gate would be from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.”
84 Under Robert’s Rules of Order, a motion to amend the prior undecided motion “takes precedence over the motion
85 that it proposes to amend.” Voting in favor of the motion to amend was Fred Stanyer, Don Smally, Eli
86 Chatson, Bob Capo, Ray Rakoff and Jerry McFadden. Voting against the motion to amend was Larry
87 Spelman. Motion to amend carried.
89 Therefore, the main motion was amended to propose that the hours of operation of the south gate would be from
90 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The main motion as so amended passed unanimously.
92 The hours of operation of the north gate remain as before.
94 New Business
98 The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM. The next meeting is scheduled for June 5, 2003.
100 Respectfully submitted,
103 James M. Faix, Acting Secretary