RiverWatch Housing Association
July 2012 Board
on the notes - please e-mail
Notice is hereby provided that a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of THE RIVER WATCH
HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., will be held as follows:
DATE: Monday, July 16,
PLACE: Tarpon Springs Community Center –
400 South Walton - Tarpon Springs, FL
6:30 PM - FINING COMMITTEE HEARING
1. Establish Quorum and Proof of Notice – All board members and property manager present and accounted
2. Call Meeting to Order –
7:00 pm – Ed requested all members keep input / replies to three (3) minutes or
3. Minutes of Last Meetings
June 18, 2012 – Frank motioned, Kathleen 2nd
– notes are minutes.
4. Report of Officers
Treasurer’s Report – Two $25k
CD’s with a TOTAL 175k assets – all bills paid. (Expecting some
LARGE expenses, if not mediated by the source)
1. Delinquency Update – five 2012 – seven
multiple of which one is 1916. The history of this property is
not good and its future even more … not.
a. When out and about in the community take
note of it – report ANY thing suspicious. 911 if emergency,
(727) 938-2849 (non-emergency) … last, but certainly not least is City Code Enforcement (handled the Tarpon
Springs Police department) at http://www.tspd.us/violation.html
5. Committee Reports/Violation Spreadsheet Update
Architectural Review Committee
– no Architectural review forms submitted.
B. Fining Committee – Minutes of 6/18/12
Committee Meeting – Fining two units.
Spreadsheet Update – sent out – Good – This month closed two violations, three are being fined. Two units to be brought in next month (08-20-12) for fining if not in
compliance or have an approved plan to rectify the violation in place. (GET UPDATED LINK OF PROCESS FOR VIOLATIONS)
Items Spreadsheet Update – sent out – Good – See unfinished business below.
E. Other items as may be introduced by a
Committee Member. None (?)
6. Unfinished Business
Crash Site Update Attorney
Letter & Flat Works Email – we are getting a check from the insurance company. We are not tied to the
vendor who gave the estimate the insurance company accepted. Getting an apples to apples bid for the job on
the repair … RFP (Request for Proposal – with scope of work expected) to go out.
Community member expressed concern about the railing. Since the beginning of River Watch two vehicles have gone through the
railing. He feels the railing should keep anyone from going into the marshy area.
The speed limit is 20 mph there.
Not meant to STOP cars as a safety measure (?)
Storm Sewer Update & Bids for Repair – Three bids: range is $77k to $196k (k=
$1,000) Pasco county is still working through issues “uncovered”
during the last big “rain event” … Rather Pasco addresses the drainage (and pays for it) or River Watch as a
community does, the issue MUST be attended to sooner ~ rather than later.
Playground Equipment Update – Sue feels we are being very nicely “jerked around”
by the seller of the Playground equipment, suggested we have the attorney send a letter. Yes – make it so.
Back area trees – Live Oaks – How many? Sue to get with Nick for suggestion, convey by e-mail.
Pavers at boat ramp – Several of the rows of brick have been churned up and the
connective poles chewed up by one or more boat owners (ALWAYS raise your motor and there IS a length limit on
size of boat that can go in and out AND do NOT launch or come in during low-tide !!!)
The bricks have been laid back down – but they are just
Repairs currently tabled since we are having high tides
(even at low tide) Weather and water begin to get cold late September
/ early October … get bids as able.
Tree Raising Fence Update – the tree has been growing where is growing for many
years. Cutting the roots on our side of the fence will kill (destabilize) the tree. Sue is working with the
owner of the property about the tree.
Wall behind Northern Tools Soil Erosion – Tabled for now (?)
Common Area Clean Up Update – Current trash removal is done twice a week but it
can be anytime that it occurs (ex: Tues & Fri) Sue said she
could add this as a service Monarch provides. Agreed price - $20 a
week – Sue providing a service $30 less than currant provider and has direct accountability.
7. New Business
Painting Block Wall on Phoenix
Avenue. To be looked at by members of the board and property
manager … as community members – the wall is the south boundary of Crest Ridge and is located on Phoenix
Avenue in Holiday Florida – Feel free to take a look and attend the meeting in August – or e-mail Sue
@ and CC B.
Other items that may come
before the Board Members
Sign contract with Sue as Monarch
(6.B.) Concern by community member about the amount of water
Pasco wants to send into RiverWatch wetlands …
The amount of water ends up being the same – however increasing the size of
the pipe decreases the amount of time the same amount of water flows.
The amount of water that comes now is more than the current pipe can
Community member asked who is liable NOW is there is failure of the pipe –
Community member asked who has liability in future if we are able to get approval for Pasco
to replace the pipe – Pasco.
8. Adjournment – Motioned
Kathleen – Bill 2nd 7:55 pm