RiverWatch Housing Association
February 2013 Board
Date: February 25, 2013 Monday
Place: Tarpon Springs Recreation Center 400 South Walton
Ave. Tarpon Springs FL 34689
Room moved to the Social Room
1. Call to Order – 7:00 pm
2. Establish Quorum – Present: Ed Z, Bill P, Kathleen R, Evelyn C,
Manager: Sue M
3. Read or waive and approve meeting notes from Jan. 30, 2013 Kathleen
Motioned, Bill 2nd Notes from January are Minutes.
4. Financial report
4.1. Delinquencies – Total delinquent fees are currently $37,361.66 – Two equally almost $10,000 are having
“sale” movement (meaning fees to be paid soon, hopefully)
5. Violation Status – Sue continues monitoring and notifying
violators. Most are correcting issues quickly – other’s, not so
5.1. March 18th there will be three new fines if not corrected.
5.2. Lawn replacement violator needs landscaper recommendation (on landscapers letterhead) for reason why
waiting to replace a dead lawn.
6. Old Business
6.1. Storm Drain from Pasco – Attorney said right of way looks good. From all information and experience we have, this is a win, win, win for
all. Bill motioned to sign and give our “go-ahead” Evelyn
2nd. All present confirmed.
6.2. Concrete pillars and metal railings – 13 north side, 20 south side to be replaced. All to be painted. Selected contractor RPM … Evelyn motion, Kathleen
2nd. All present agree.
6.2.1. see also 6.6
Selected contractor (RPM) gave an overview of the
projects. Once this project starts, it will be approximately three
weeks until finished.
6.3. Wall between River Watch Center and River Watch – erosion? (Jose said he requested dirt from owners)
Continue to next meeting.
Wall south of our entrance – leaning – Three courses of wall reset in alignment. (Completed by
6.4. Playground Posts so swings can be re-installed – Final & Last Leg done – Swings? Was supposed to be done, but there is STILL a leg that is clearly marked as
broken. This has been continuing since Feb 2nd 2012
… Contact lawyer time?
Ask company. Neil (of RPM) will take a look at the post as
well. (Ed has the swings)
6.5. Dock Area:
6.5.1. Boat Launch Pavers – Ed said that as long as boater followed the rules of
the ramp and boating, the pavers as they are, are fine.
6.5.2. Low water level pole. RPM to
get us a bid.
6.5.3. Dock pilings being eaten away? Jan C (marine biologist) to take a look.
6.6. 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 6.2 – White rust removal, treatment to stop further issues, power wash
inside (remove muddawbers) Repaint blocks gray.
6.7. RiverWatch sign at the entrance – RPM will excavate the area in question to see what we are dealing
6.8. Collision at Entrance – damage. Working with insurance
7. New Business
7.1. Commercial vehicle parking overnight on the street (stains where parked due to leaking
fluids) Ask attorney, when can we tow.
7.1.1. Add to FAQ (create an FAQ)
7.1.2. Get license number of vehicle, phone number of company – call company and
explain our policy – vehicle will be towed next?
7.2. Crime Watch
7.2.1. Riverwatch Crime Watch Director ~ Maria ~ I will get with her for her
contact information as to post or not.
7.2.2. Riverwatch Crime Watch Meeting ~ Tuesday March 26th 2013 ~
Tarpon Springs Police Department ~ 7pm
7.2.3. Petty cash fund of $50 – Bill motion, Evelyn 2nd … Sue said
Monarch would donate mailing labels.
8. Manager’s Report
8.1. Notice of dismissal and discharge of Lis Pendens – start foreclosure? Yes. Unless HOA dues
9. Architectural Report – one home painting and adding storm shutters (it is
getting to be that time of year again)
9.1. NEED VOLUNTEERS for the
10. Beautification Committee
Emergency access poles (by playground) leaning
badly. Neil (of RPM) to take a look and make recommendation.
Entrance trees – still working on this issue (find previous
links to recommended trees for our area) PALM Trees ~ How about
some Palm Trees?
Cindy met with Rocky of Palm Harbor
Nik’s needs to grind down the stump of the tree cut down that
lifted the wooden fence (south side of entrance, before curve – when entering)
City of Tarpon Springs is responsible for clean-up of wrecks,
and weekly (?) barrier take-down (put back-up) repair.
11. Board of Director Comments
Contractor Lien Release? RPM pays for materials upfront so
work and the materials in that work is Riverwatchs once RPM is paid.
Next meeting – March 18th is our ANNUAL meeting
(FEB 2014 for next one) This is when we elect our Board of
Directors for the next year.
12. Open Questions From the Floor
Insurance – what do we have? We have liability insurance, NOT property insurance. Why do we not have property insurance? Cost.
to get bids for property insurance, what it covers, how much, etc.
12.1.2. Next meeting we will go over risk versus cost.
13. Adjourn Meeting - Motion: Bill Second:
Kathleen Time: 8:04 pm