The Landings Management Association, Inc.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

September 5, 2002

Call to Order

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

Determination of Quorum

Present were Larry Spelman, Ray Rakoff, Fred Stanyer, Eli Chatson, and Jerry McFadden constituting a quorum.  Ted Humphrey, Don Smally, Dee Ricapito and Bob Capo were absent.  Also present were Jim Faix of Argus Property Management, Inc. and 4 unit owners.

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 1, 2002

Hearing no objections, the minutes of the Board of Directors meeting of August 1, 2002 were approved.

President’s Report

A suggestion was submitted to allow landscape contractors to enter The Landings at 7:30 AM during the summer months and on weekends if there is an emergency.  The board will discuss the merits of this at a future meeting.

Treasurer’s Report

Jim Faix presented the Financial Report in the Treasurer’s absence. 

Management Report:

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

A discussion took place regarding a claim for vehicle damage by owner Michael Hibnick of 4672 Pine Harrier Drive caused by malfunctioning entry gates.  The Board reviewed one proposal of $208.65.

A motion was made by Ray Rakoff, second by Eli Chatson to reimburse Michael Hibnick for vehicle damage at the sum of $208.65.

The motion passed unanimously.

A discussion took place regarding a claim for vehicle damage by a non-owner, Rene Pastor for windshield and wiper damage.  Two estimates were presented.

A motion was made by Ray Rakoff, second by Eli Chatson to reimburse Rene Pastor for vehicle damage at the sum of $356.37.

The motion passed unanimously.

Safety and Security Committee

Ray Rakoff presented the Safety and Security Committee report.  (A copy of the committee report is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes as Exhibit B).

Gate Repairs:

A motion was made by Jerry McFadden, second by Ray Rakoff to engage Bennett Security to install new gate mechanisms at the north gate at a cost of $5,949.00.

The motion passed unanimously.

 New Intersection Sign:

A motion was made by Ray Rakoff, second by Jerry McFadden to have a new sign made for the intersection of Landings Blvd. and Starling Dr. indicating “Hidden Intersection” at a cost of $90.00.

The motion passed unanimously.

 Camera Relocation:

A motion was made by Ray Rakoff, second by Fred Stanyer to relocate the security camera located at the south gate from outside the gate to inside the gate, subject to the approval of the condominium at that location.

The motion passed unanimously.

 A motion was made by Ray Rakoff, second by Eli Chatson to reimburse Michael Hibnick for vehicle damage at the sum of $208.65.

The motion passed unanimously.

 New Entrance Sign:

A motion was made by Ray Rakoff, second by Fred Stanyer to install a new sign at the north gate saying, “Gate comes down after each vehicle”.

The motion passed unanimously.

 Landscape Committee

Fred Stanyer presented an update on the activities of the landscape committee.  All of the traffic islands are done except for the island in front of Landings Treehouses and the large island on Landings Blvd. to remove some large dead pine trees.

 Roads and Drainage Committee

No report.

 Lakes Committee

Jerry McFadden presented an update on renaming the Landings lakes.  Several people in the Landings have provided suggestions.  Suggested names will be listed in The Landings Eagle for comment before a final renaming occurs.

 Nature Trail

Joe Ely provided his report on the Nature Trail.  (A copy of the Nature Trail Committee report is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes as Exhibit C).  The Nature Trail will be cleaned of overgrowth by United Lawn Service for $2,500.

 A motion was made by Jerry McFadden, second by Ray Rakoff to approve the cleaning out of the Nature Trail by United Lawn Service at a cost of $2,500.00

The motion passed unanimously.

 Public Relations Committee

Mr. Spelman presented the Public Relations Committee report on behalf of Dee Ricapito.  (A copy of the Public Relations Committee report is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes as Exhibit D).  Invitations have been made up for the “Newcomer’s” cocktail party to be held October 15, 2002.

 A motion was made by Ray Rakoff, second by Jerry McFadden to spend an amount not exceeding $300.00 on the Newcomer party.

The motion passed unanimously.

 Also presented were various designs for Eagle statuary for the entrance to the Landings.  No action taken at this time.

 Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.  The next meeting is scheduled for October 3, 2002.

 Respectfully submitted,

 James M. Faix, Acting Secretary