RiverWatch Housing Association
June 2012 Board
Notice is hereby provided that
a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of THE RIVER WATCH HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., will be held as
DATE: Monday, June 18,
TIME: 7:00 PM
Springs Community Center – Social Room
400 South Walton - Tarpon Springs, FL
FINING COMMITTEE WILL MEET AT 6:30 PM
1. Establish Quorum and Proof of
All present except for Frank (w/grandchild :-) Still missing three
proxies or bodies. Current BoD rolls over until next Annual Meeting
Tuesday FEBRUARY 19th 2013
2. Call Meeting to Order
Gary Schurman, Engineering
Project Supervisor for Tarpon Springs, will be attending the meeting to speak to the Board about the City
installing two ground water monitoring wells.
Two six inch
diameter wells will be drilled along the emergency access road between the playground and the
o One well is 100 ft the other 300
o The wells will be used to watch
draw-down levels and water quality.
o The wells will be tested monthly,
it takes about an hour.
o It takes two to six weeks to get the job
during this time there will be drilling rigs and a temporary fence.
Everything will be restored.
o The finished work will look
similar to a “Verizon box” and will be flush w/the ground.
o The work should start by third
week of July.
o Can water be pumped OUT with these
wells – No. Six inches is needed to monitor, a minimum of 12 to
o Can we say “no” – yes and no … we
can say no, but it will happen.
Ed said in his
business this is what they do, need to do, and it is OK.
o Could this cause sinkhole activity
– This is not supposed to cause sinkhole activity, since all they are doing is monitoring the water.
water quality, help determine water use permits
~could~ help alert homeowners to times when we MUST conserve well water to avoid sinkhole activity
Dunedin and Oldsmar have been doing this for decades.
o Can playground be used during this
time – Yes.
o Can people walk by on the
emergency access road Anclote Vista to River Watch Blvd - Yes
3. Minutes of Last
May 21. 2012
– Kathleen motioned to accept – Evelyn 2nd – May notes are minutes.
4. Report of
Treasurer’s Report – Two $25k
CD’s with a TOTAL 186k assets – all bills paid. Expecting some LARGE
expenses (see 6A – 6B –
1. Delinquency Update – 15 homes
delinquent. One - FOR SALE One - the HOA
has begun foreclosure process. One - attorney looking over our
5. Committee Reports/Violation
Architectural Review Committee –
B. Fining Committee – One property
vacant and in arrears on Dues – foreclosure process started. One
property improperly putting up a gate & fence – fining.
Update – updated (Evelyn’s goal to figure out how to post and update easily online without having a multitude of
copies floating about.)
Other items as may be
introduced by a Committee Member.
check sprinkler alignment – Sue to contact Nick.
Nick attend July board meeting.
Crash Site – all
conversation is now attorney to attorney. It appears
they have selected
the company that will do the repair work. It appears only three of
the damaged poles will be replaced … ??? Not sure how this is all
working – and not liking at all. All bidders for the work need to be very specific and verbose in their bid
Attorney advised do NOT go
ahead with any repair outside of the scope of his OK.
Storm Sewer Video and Update – River
Watch drains were installed close to 20 years ago. From the two
storm drains that were videoed, it appears these will be in need of repair around our community. Two drains have a current repair price of over $77k (see 4A)
Something that will need to be addressed in
future as a reserve item.
If you see depressions in your yard – do NOT
fill it in … have someone come in and take a look before you do.
Playground Equipment – faulty batch of
playground equipment received from (China?) during this time – awaiting replacement poles.
Back area trees. Did not really go
Pavers at boat ramp. Because of CARELESS or CLUELESS boaters who leave their motors down (NOTE to
boater – that hurts YOUR motor too!!!) the ramp needs to be repaired. The pavers have been churned loose (NOTE – TWENTY foot limit on boats at the
dock – AND do NOT launch or try to come in during LOW TIDE!!!) (see 4A)
Distribution of new boat ramp keys. If you need
a NEW dock key see Sue – Key for key exchange PLUS PROOF of LIVING in the community. If you do not have an old key there IS a deposit.
7. New Business
Management/Board of Directors
Relationship/Contract – 90 day
probation period move from PMS to Monarch. Period coming to a close.
Bill motioned to retain Monarch and Sue, Kathleen 2nd.
Evelyn agreed. Ed is concerned about home owners who continue to
violate our deed restrictions even after being brought to the fining committee. Also spreadsheets. Violations and
RiverWatch projects (to do’s) spreadsheet – we need REGULAR updates.
B. Janitorial Service for common
areas. Since transitioning from Ameri-Tech to PMS and then Monarch
the service provider we had that took care of trash removal at the dock and the playground has stopped providing
the service, but his bills continue to come in. (Not paying, but
Sue has been the one doing the trash removal) If you are interested
in doing this chore – contact Sue with how much per week you would charge to do this (trash removal twice a week
– Monday & Thursday and very simple “handy man” type work in the common areas).
1. Monday and Thursday are our community trash days – possibly we can see if
Tarpon Springs Waste Management would include these if brought to the curb?
2. JUST Because There IS a trash can at the boat ramp does NOT mean that is where
you are to leave all of your trash after a day of fishing, boating, picnicking, Et cetera !!! If you brought it in – take it out.
3. ALSO – DO NOT clean and leave your dead fish at the dock! This is a fining violation.
C. Other items that may come before the Board
1. Looks like the wall behind Anclote Vista is being subjected to
2. Benches at the playground. Strip,
sand re-stain and finish all benches.
3. Home on River Edge has a fence not in compliance. Black Wrought Iron – approved by Architectural Committee before they entered
an offer on the home. It has been and is approved.
– 8:08pm Bill motioned, Kathleen 2nd