River Watch Home Owner’s Association
July 2013 Board Meeting
Date: July 15, 2013
Place: Tarpon Springs
Recreation Center 400 South Walton Ave. Tarpon Springs FL 34689
1. Call to Order – 7:00 pm
2. Establish Quorum – Present: Ed, Mark, Evelyn, Frank ~ Management – Sue
3. Read or waive and approve meeting notes from June 17, 2013 – Evelyn
motion, Mark 2nd – notes are minutes.
4. Financial report – on track, on budget – financials are available at
4.1. Delinquencies – 16 delinquencies … 2 of which are making payments, and will be paid completely
shortly. Is it time to start the foreclosure process on those who are
past due? The costs would include getting the home ready for
renters. Evicting “owners” who may be living there. Etc. … researching
… PAY YOUR DUES OR YOU MAY BE FORECLOSED UPON
5. Violation Status – currently we are under watering restrictions, so we can
not violate due to the need to water … but we have been getting LOTS of rain, so that is not an
issue. The blanket violation we currently have is CUT YOUR
LAWN/WEEDS … and speaking of “weeds” we can violate for that … PULL (or cut) YOUR WEEDS. Lawns not complying will be cut by and charged from the
that is clearly in violation … Architectural committee to address issues.
6. Old Business
between River Watch Center and River Watch – update http://www.tarponriverwatch.com/2008-08-18.html Survey from Tarpon
Springs? Still waiting for approval from RiverWatch Center to OK
a surveyor to go out. These plans should also be at the city of
Tarpon Springs. No one has been able to get out during a rain
storm to get pics and/or video of the water flow from the parking lot down along and under the
6.1.1. Letter from attorney to be able to access for survey.
pilings – getting more information. The issue is wood eating worms –
how to protect the pilings? Wrap in plastic?
6.3. Gazebo’s – in process (rain is slowing it down)
6.4. Collision at Entrance – June 1, 2013 – Wall address or not?
Not. There doesn’t seem to be anything that can be done with it,
unless we knock it down and rebuild … the wall is VERY well put together.
6.5. Parking on streets overnight? Volunteers? Need volunteers who walk the neighborhood at night to log, and document vehicles
parked on the streets overnight.
6.6. Signage through-out community – Seven RiverWatch custom signs with nice posts, installed $1,500 – Evelyn
Motioned, Frank 2nd – get the signs and have them installed.
6.7. Community Pot-Luck – Looking at late September or early October. Firm date expected at the next meeting. Watch the facebook page for up to the minute updates.
that was to be scoped is completely clogged by foreign material (DO NOT DUMP ANYTHING (on purpose or accident) INTO
THE DRAIN SYSTEMS!!! )
6.8.1. Getting a “commercial” Roto-Router out to get the drain cleared and hope to
be able to identify the foreign material – so person who caused the issue can pay for the clean-up
6.9. Playground certification – do we want to pursue? Will that
help us in a liability issue? No. Will it lower our insurance?
No. Playground was certified when it was installed. Do not pursue playground certification.
Insurance … do we have all we need? An additional $220 a year would cover fire damage. Excludes anything wind, hail or flood … pass on the added
Renew playground mulch. To Be Done.
Parking Lot (PL – open items awaiting long-range
Drain from Pasco – going forward more each day. It is in the design
group at the moment.
6.12.2. Landscape Design at Entrance (winter 2014?)
7. New Business
company – the towing company we had a contract with has expired. Sue
to check with city to ensure we still have the “right” to tow and if so, renew contract, get new sign and let’s
start towing vehicles that are not in compliance. Tow callers – Mark,
Frank, Kathleen, Me (to be able to confirm a tow needs to be done)
Bradforn Towing Company.
7.1.1. Legally – what do we need to do?
7.2. It has
been reported the dock gate has been left open. The gate USED to have
a lock that the only way to remove the key was to lock the gate … the keys for that kind of lock were reproducible
… we had a problem with people making copies of the key to give to friends, so we were to a non-reproducible key –
which meant a different lock.
7.2.1. People will keep an eye on the dock usage. If YOU are found to be leaving the gate open, you WILL lose your dock privileges
– do NOT leave the gate unlocked!!!
8. Manager’s Report
8.1. Emergency access, No Parking sign installed at the end of RiverEdge.
8.2. Striping along the entrance/exit of RiverWatch (to the east of the island of the entrance and exit)
Tarpon Springs cannot justify the cost due to budget constraints.
8.3. Playground certification – would not help to lower insurance, would not help if someone
hurt. Community member pointed out it was certified when
installed. Cindy suggested adding more mulch to the play area of
the playground. Do need to certify, just keep in
8.4. Insurance add of $220 would cover FIRE only. Covered under
regular policy (?)
ball posts will be drilled out.
9. Architectural Report
9.1. Request for fence in backyard bordering a pond. 10 ft set
back from both front sides of home, front from six ft. down to 4 ft.
9.2. Architectural by-laws need complete review (rewrite? vote?) and level-set.
10. Beautification Committee
Lighting for entrance sign. GFI to be moved higher. No more than
$1,500 Frank motion, Evelyn 2nd – unanimous.
Watch Committee http://tspd.us/crime_watch.html
of Director Comments
Questions From the Floor
Community member reported the dock gate open and no one in
sight. Should we have keys that can not be taken out, unless the gate
is locked? We just got “new” keys a couple years
ago. Do YOU have the current key and dock stamp? Contact Sue – if you need them. $50 deposit OR old key for new.
No parking end of RiverWatch (RiverWatch &
14. Adjourn Meeting - Motion: Frank Second: Evelyn Time: