RiverWatch Housing Association
January Board Meeting Minutes
Date: TUESDAY January 17, 2012
Place: Tarpon Springs Recreation Center 400 South Walton Ave.
Room: Social Room
Call to Order – 7:01 pm
Establish Quorum – all board members present, PMS Management represented by Carrie.
Read or waive and approve meeting notes from
(Any feedback on the
notes – get it to me IN WRITING by NOON 1/17/2012
) Frank motioned to accept, Kathleen 2nd – notes are now minutes.
Financial report - Evelyn will get as much as possible posted on the website. Financial Statements are also available upon request; call Sue at (727)
Delinquencies - 30 day grace period ends Feb. 1st 2012
Budget – on budget – financials were sent after the meeting.
Long standing violation – move forward with lawyer & courts for compliance - vote. Sue has tried to contact the homeowners several times, in person, phone and mail
– no response. Several neighbors said they have offered to help only
to be rebuffed in a manner the offer will not be made again. Vote to
move forward legally to get home-owner to comply with the Deed Restrictions of our community. Evelyn motioned, Bill 2nd. Unanimous
Community member brought up the subject of the cost of going through the legal channel
– yes it costs money – what are all of our options how much could each cost? Etc. Evelyn pointed out that getting the answer to these questions will in itself COST
money – but get these questions answered we will – but legally we MUST move forward. Homeowners have been in the home almost a year and a half and have yet to even
give a plan as to how they will rectify their violation.
New home owners with property not in compliance – plan review. Vacant
home’s not in compliance. New owners will have four months (with a
plan) to rectify any violations of our deed restrictions.
There are a lot of yards with brown grass – we had a recent freeze, so there has been a bit of browning, but St.
Augustine grass does not turn brown during the winter (a reason THAT is a grass we require)
Old Business – way old question about the pump house (by the playground) this is owned AND operated by the
City of Tarpon Springs. They are the ones who also pay for the
electricity for the pump house. If there are any issues with the pump
house, please call the number at the pump station (Evelyn will get this information and post on the
Leaning wall (south wall along entrance / exit) Dawson – the owner of the property that has the dirt has not
been able to be contacted – Sue has sent a registered letter with our complaint to him. As yet there has been no response.
A neighbor has said he will take a look at the wall and see if he can assess the situation as
Blue poles along entrance – Ed to talk with contractors (but he is very busy at work
Culvert clean out – a basic clean-out of the culverts has been done, but the retention areas need to be fully
graded. At least one dry retention area the center is higher ground
than the culvert, which could lead to flooding in a large rain event.
Depressed area in utilities area(?) – Ed to talk with the attorney about liability and if RiverWatch Home
Owners association is liable for the repairs, if so, is this something we should contact insurance
Landscape Report – Landscaping ideas for shaded areas.
Link to page with resources
New trees for the front, we are waiting until the rainy season to replace them To get adequate water to the trees
before then would mean volunteers taking water to the trees … so IF YOU would like to be the volunteer to ensure
they are watered – send me an e-mail and we can get it done sooner.
Board of Director Comments
Open Questions from the Floor – key’s to the back emergency fence. Several home-owners near the emergency gate would like to have keys … the keys
are for use ONLY in an emergency where we are not able to access the front entrance. Neighbors to get with Sue for their key.
Blocking of the side walk with vehicles or other obstacles, is this
permitted? No. The
sidewalk MUST be assessable by things such as wheelchairs and strollers.
Trees destroying the fence at the emergency exit - have been removed as of
Emergency responders have access through the Knox Box onsite.
Adjourn Meeting - Motion: Frank, Second: Bill Time: 8:03