RiverWatch Housing Association
2012 Board Meeting Minutes
Monday March 19, 2012
Tarpon Springs Recreation Center 400 South Walton Ave. Tarpon Springs FL 34689
Order – 7:00pm
Quorum – Ed, Bill, Frank & Kathleen present. Representing PMS
Property Management – Sue Marino
waive and approve meeting notes from February – Review of the minutes. Motion to approve – Bill; Second by Frank
presented a verbal summary. Cash in the bank - $82,146.67; Total
Assets - $208,768.54; Pre-paid maintenance fees - $1,503.05; Reserves 435,393.03; Total equity - $171,772.46; Total
Liabilities and Equity - $208,768.54. All bills have been
Delinquency letters sent. Board reviewed a letter from a homeowner
disputing the validity of the $557 assessment fee per homeowner; (159 lots) vs. 160 lots. This has been previously discussed. There was prior communication with the developer who confirmed that the home
sitting on two lots would pay only one assessment fee. Sue will
check the prior minutes for that discussion and/or check the letter from Cianfrone. Then Sue will send a letter
to the homeowner with a reminder of the final outcome.
Delinquencies: Sue, I don’t have any notes on the number.
5. Violation Status
Basketball hoops – Need to use a towing company. Also need a sign
stating that vehicles and visible portable equipment will be towed at owner’s expense. Sue will check if we have a towing company. If no, she will pick a towing company from her list of contacts.
5.2 & 5.3 Violations list – Sue presented a flyer that
will be inserted with the Annual Meeting & election of Directors Notice. The most common reasons for the violation are dead lawns, weeds in lawns and
weeds in flower or rock beds. Flyer includes notice of the
refurbishing of mailboxes 3/23 – 4/29
6.1 Fence repair at
emergency at River Edge Dr. Dol-Fan has provided a bid
$2,950. Awaiting bids from CPR and Construction
Pros. Sue will send two bids when available. Purpose is to salvage and renovate.
6.2 Sod replacement
at location – RW (see 6.5)
6.3 Concrete pillars
& blue poles at entrance. The necessary information is at the
insurance company. Waiting to hear from them; one bid okay; in a
6.4 Property Damage
We have no
coverage. Sue has gathered information from an insurance company
seeking clarification on what should/shouldn’t be covered. Sue has
6.5 Home approved for
work that shouldn’t have been approved. Sue has sent a letter acknowledging that this was an error in allowing the
concrete lawn and that the property must be returned to sod.
6.6 Annual meeting
notice sent 3/20/2012 with information about being considered as a candidate for the Board of Directors and
instructions to submit proxy vote if unable to attend the meeting in person.
Homeowners at 1821 RiverEdge - rental business in a residential
area. Confusion occurred for the Hermans as there are more than one
River Watch HOA in the Tampa area. Once they received Sue’s letter,
he ceased advertising of the rental property. He has a couple of
scheduled rentals, which we will allow to continue because they are in a legal contract with the
7.1 Front Entrance
Tree replacements: Nick recommending three trees; $300/tree. Board
approved of this expenditure. Motion – Bill; Second –
7.2 Getting deed
restriction information to new owners … (NOTE: BEFORE Buying is the
time for prospective owners to read the Deed Restrictions. When we
bought our home (Evie) we had to check a box saying we did in DEED read the Deed Restrictions.) … how to get the
information to prospective home owners …
Sue, this wasn’t discussed at the meeting.
Please add this to the April agenda. Discuss ways to get our
rules in front of new homeowners. A brochure was developed.
8.1.1 (see 6.5)
8.1.2. While pest control is an appropriate piece of maintenance
for lawns, the Board cannot force homeowners to apply pest control treatment.
8.2There are a number of code enforcement changes occurring at the
City of Tarpon Springs. As soon as these changes are
addressed, we expect movement to address the damaged wall with Dawson. Need to confirm costs.
8.3 Fence over tree
root (Dawson) Nik’s cost is $300.00
8.4 Sue Marino
removed Ameri-Tech information from the community bulletin board.
Report – Question from homeowner in the Blackrush loop with concerns of the visibility of a blue tank from his
home. Ed suggested that Sue contact Richard C. (Chair of our
10 Board of Director
10.1 – Status of the property homeowner is selling the
home. There is a lien of $1,000 because of failure to
maintain the lawn sufficiently. He had consulted with his lawn
service in 2011 who told him to water per drought guidelines. He is
asking for release of the fine. Our preference is that the
homeowner pay for the entire fine. Board is willing to split the difference; homeowner must pay $500.
11. Open questions
from the floor
11.1 Keri mentioned
the ugly sign at the Marine facility next to our subdivision. Suggest that we have a conversation with Mr.
12. Adjourn Meeting –
Motion: Bill; Second: Frank; Time: 7:45pm ET