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RiverWatch Housing Association  

October 2012 Board Meeting Minutes 

 RiverWatch Home

 

Date: October 15, 2012 

Time: 7pm 

Place: Tarpon Springs Recreation Center 400 South Walton Ave. Tarpon Springs FL 34689 

Room: Social Room 

 

1.      Call to Order – 7:00 pm  

2.      Establish Quorum: Present: Ed Z, Bill P, Kathleen R, Evelyn C, & Sue M Property Manager from Monarch Association Management. Absent: Frank H 

3.      Read or waive and approve meeting notes from Sept. 17, 2012 (no feedback – Kathleen motion, Bill 2nd – notes are minutes.) Feedback on these notes - please e-mail by NOON 11/19/12

4.      Financial report: On budget … proposed budget for 2013 to go out … Proposed dues for 2013 will stay the same $557.00 Due Jan. 1 (we will address 2013 Dues due date at the November 19, 2012 meeting) 

4.1.   Delinquencies: 13 now delinquent 

5.      Violation Status:  Rust issue … if homeowners do not address the rust issue, the community must, and the charge will be charged back to the community member who neglected to rectify the rust issue.  Several homes noted. 

5.1.   Rust violations that are not addressed will follow this procedure, two (?) violation letters … Final letter (3rd) sent certified that pressure washer / cleaner will be contracted.   

5.1.1.      The reason for this, issues that drag on for years only get worse.  Regular maintenance is easier and cheaper than having to address neglect. 

5.1.2.      Other chronic issues may be addressed this way as well TBD 11/19/12 

5.2.   If assistance or advice is needed in any instance, please contact Sue.  Riverwatch is a beautiful community and it is up to us to keep it that way.   

6.      Old Business 

6.1.   Storm Drain from Pasco – They are looking to go forward, but do not want to attend a HOA meeting to discuss (?)  TBD 11/19/12 

6.2.   Well Drilling by the playground – done and signed off as of 11/10/12 

6.3.   Wall between River Watch Center and River Watch – erosion – Contact Property Manager of River Watch Center.  No contact so far. 

6.3.1.      Ed will endeavor to take a look before next meeting. 

6.4.   Wall Pasco (Crest Ridge) side – opinion of attorney we are responsible for structural maintenance, not aesthetics.  Letter of same sent to Crest Ridge President Jean C. 

6.4.1.      Community member said “kids” were jumping the fence between Crest Ridge INTO their yards … 911 … If unauthorized individuals come onto your property ~ CALL 911. 

6.5.   Playground (cracked posts & swing replacement) – still waiting for delivery. 

6.6.   Boat Launch Pavers (awaiting low winter water levels – winter)  

6.7.   Entrance Walls and sidewalk cleaning (quotes for after rainy season) Affordable Pressure Washing (I need to get their contact info. Good work! At a GOOD price!) 

7.      New Business 

7.1.   Sod on the slope by the emergency egress is being cut with riding lawn-mower.  Use weed whacker instead (erosion) 

7.2.   Private property on common ground was removed and discarded. 

7.2.1.      Private property is not supposed to be on common grounds. 

7.2.2.      NOTE: to basketball hoop owners – when not in play STOW out of site. 

8.      Maintenance Report – Concrete pillars and metal railings … many of the metal railings need to be completely replaced and all (except those addressed from the accident) need to be re-painted.  Shoot for getting Four Quotes to be done during the January / February 2013 time frame. 

9.      Architectural Report – nothing  

10.  Board of Director Comments – Contacting contractors to bid for work, we are looking for “Go To” businesses (and people) we can list on the website.  If you have a business, provide a service, etc … please drop an e-mail to Evelyn at with your particulars. 

11.  Open Questions From the Floor – We need contractors we can trust. 

12.  Adjourn Meeting  - Motion:  Bill  Second:  Kathleen  Time: 7:45 PM