JANUARY 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Notice is here
provided that a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of THE RIVER WATCH HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC., will
be held as follows:
Monday, January 27,
PLACE: Tarpon Springs Community
Center – Social Room
400 South Walton – Tarpon Springs FL
Quorum and Proof of Notice
2. Call Meeting to
Order 7:04 PM
3. Minutes of Last
a. November 18, 2013 – Frank motioned, Mark 2nd – notes
4. Report of
a. Treasurer’s Report
Delinquency Update – All unpaid dues for 2013 are at
collections (10 unpaid)
2014 Budget - $570 dues per unit annually – first
raise in dues ($13) in eight years.
Reports/Violation Spreadsheet Update
a. Architectural Review Committee – need more
b. Fining Committee – if not corrected – February will have three
for the committee
c. Violations Spreadsheet – in process – new sheet for 2014, with
d. Yards of the Quarter – should be starting in
e. Other items as introduced by a committee member
a. Dock Repair – several areas need
b. Lighting for front sign – done
c. Front sign lettering – awaiting letters (done as of writing
d. Architectural Review Guidelines – to be
e. Progressive Subgrade Failures –
f. Security lights at Playground & Bus Stop Gazebo’s – Done as
of writing this)
7. New Business
– Crime Prevention (this was done before general business, so
officers could leave when done) is not actually “prevention” but rather Crime Relocation – bad people seek
out the easiest target … may WE stop being “the easiest target”
a. Captain Templeton and Officer Ulrich
MANY break-ins have occurred in our community in a
short amount of time.
Every street in RiverWatch has had a
None of the homes had security systems or
1. Several of the home owners are installing
a. A few of the home owners live in an area that common areas can
also be secured by their equipment – checking with our legal council to see if this can be
b. Checking on legality of installing security cameras in our
c. Getting cost and system information
Tarpon Springs Police Department is doing MANY area
checks. TSPD cannot “just stop” someone who appears suspicious –
UNLESS a call has been made.
1. SEE SOMETHING – SAY
SOMETHING. (One of the break-ins, when a neighbor heard about it said “I thought I saw some
suspicious activity!” Had a call been made – a burglary may have been
stopped. The guilty in jail.)
SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING!
There is new technology called TOUCH DNA … if you
see something out of the ordinary (such as a sock in a bush) do NOT touch it. Call TSPD dispatch (727) 937-6151
a police officer will be dispatched and the items
collected. No amount of wiping will remove the DNA and it can be
1. If you suspect your vehicle has
been tampered with, call the police.
2. If you suspect someone has tried
to enter your home – do not touch anything, call the police.
3. If someone has broken into your
home – but it doesn’t look like anything was taken – do NOT touch anything – call the
See something suspicious call 911
When in doubt call 911
Everything of value – list the Serial Numbers and
Model Numbers – keep the list in a safe place. If stolen, give a copy
of your list to the police.
1. Pawn Shops MUST check a central database – your stolen property
numbers will BE in THAT database – IF you list your serial and model numbers NOW.
Going on vacation – contact the police department,
security checks are done free of charge.
Want to ensure your home is as safe as it can
be? Officer Ulrich will do a security assessment free of
charge. It takes about an hour.
1. Office Ulrich – (727) 937-8753
Door to Door Solicitation is NOT Allowed (other than
non-profits, such as Girl Scouts) any solicitors come to your door – call the police, this appears to be one way
burglars look for a potential target.
See Something – CALL 911 – Do NOT
1. AFTER calling the police – e-mail (or call) Pat or Jan (contact
info to be gotten)
b. May 1st may be the start of the Pasco pipe
c. One of the palm trees of the two at our entrance is dead and has
Texas-Phoenix palm decline appears to be in our
community. There is an injection that can be given four times a year,
the cost is $25 per injection (per tree)
1. Prevention is KEY
2. RiverWatch has a certified arborist as a homeowner (contact
information will be gotten)
d. Time to address the pepper-tree removal from the boat ramp to
the entrance – looking at safe herbicides, so this can stop being a yearly expense.
e. Something is leaking by the pole by Blackrush Pond - Sue and
Mark to follow-up.
– 8:27pm Evelyn Motion Kathleen 2nd