January 2013 Board Meeting Minutes
Date: January 30, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 7pm (Fining Committee Meeting at 6:30pm)
Place: Tarpon Springs Recreation Center 400 South Walton Ave. Tarpon Springs FL
Room: Social Room
1. Call to Order – 7:00 pm
2. Establish Quorum – All Present (Frank H, Kathleen R, Bill P, Ed Z, Evelyn C – Manager Sue
3. Read or waive and approve meeting notes from Dec. 17, 2012 – Bill motioned to accept,
Kathleen 2nd – Notes are minutes.
4. Neighborhood Watch presented by Officer John Ulrich – Neighborhood Watch, also known as
Crime Watch is a neighborhood owned program. www.TSPD.us
If you see something out of the ordinary – call the police. www.TSPD.us
4.1.1. Even if “it is probably nothing” calling the police to something out of the ordinary gives the
police officers Probable Cause to be able to “check it out”.
4.1.2. Tarpon Springs Police KNOW we have an issue north of us and those north of us KNOW all they
need to do is get back into Pasco. If you see something, SAY
4.1.3. BE aware and involved, but do NOT get involved (Neighborhood / Crime Watch members are
4.1.4. It is OK to call the police for something that appears to out of the ordinary and to be
wrong. It is better to err on the side of over cautious, and call
over “nothing” than to think someone else MAY call.
Door to door solicitation is not allowed without a permit (per Tarpon
Springs) RiverWatch is signed NO SOLICITATION (but we still have
them coming through our neighborhood)
Painting numbers on the curb – NOT sanctioned by the TSPD – If emergency
personnel are responding for to a call they are NOT looking at the curb, they are looking on the mail boxes
(Per Officer Ulrich)
Each neighborhood watch consists of a Director, block captains and crime watch
4.4.1. Once a month Directors meet at the Tarpon Springs Police Station.
TSPD offers vacation home checks (if you will be away contact the police
department – Links to follow – they request one week of notice to begin drive-bys)
LOCK YOUR CARS – garage door openers are VERY popular – most do not realize
theirs is missing until after they come home and find their home has been burgled …
LOCK YOUR HOUSE – EVEN the sliding glass doors and windows.
Maria volunteered to be Director, Kerry volunteered to be
5. Financial report
Delinquencies – 13 (several are multiple years)
6. Violation Status – January “newsletter” highlighting mailboxes, sidewalks &
driveways. Violations for members who did not address these issues
(who had not already received violation letters will be getting them)
One lawn violator said their lawn would be replaced in the
7. Old Business
Storm Drain from Pasco – running document from Pasco by our
Concrete pillars and metal railings
7.2.1. Scope – RFP – Quotes (shoot for four) … see also 7.6 … Bids coming in. Ed (engineer) to go over specs of all and make
Wall between River Watch Center and River Watch – erosion? Ed said no footings were installed before the RiverWatch Center wall was
built. Disagreement over what is the cause of the
erosion. Jose (property manager for RiverWatch Center) will
assess the wall further.
Playground Posts so swings can be re-installed – Final & Last Leg.
Should be soon.
Boat Launch Pavers – Pavers are down properly but the rebar that had held them
down were churned up due to a boater. Do NOT launch or come in
during low-tide. RAISE your motor. Ed to look at again during low-tide.
Gazebo’s need to be re-painted.
Since the rails and posts will all need to be painted and so does the gazebo tops – is this the time to do it
all? See 7.2
Leaning tree south side of entrance, before the curve into the
community. Get permits that need to be done and remove the tree
… (as of these notes, the tree has been removed)
8. New Business
Collision at Entrance – damage to “No Soliciting” sign and several
trees. Working with driver’s insurance company and getting
estimates for repairing the damage. Damaged: One young tree (planted several months ago) two large philodendron’s (?)
and one large mature tree’s trunk severely scarred.
9. Maintenance Report – Sign at the entrance has sinking soil issue.
10. Architectural Report – none received.
11. Beautification Committee – secure electrical at the entrance sign.
Trees in distress or dying that need to be addressed. Follow-up at Feb. meeting.
12. Board of Director Comments – ANNUAL Meeting Monday March 18th – VERY
Would you like to serve on our Home Owners Association Board?
12.1.1. Contact Sue
Watch for the home owners notification of the ANNUAL MEETING
12.2.1. Intent to run for the board will be included.
12.2.2. If you cannot attend the meeting PLEASE send your Proxy back to Monarch OR give to someone who
WILL attend the meeting.
12.2.3. Last year took THREE MONTHS before we had enough returns to have a Quorum of members … this
costs us all.
13. Open Questions From the Floor
Community member requested our landscaper to not be rude to her
Landscaper will weed whack common areas.
14. Adjourn Meeting - Motion: Bill Second:
Kathleen Time: 8:22 pm