February 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, February 24,
PLACE: Tarpon Springs Community
Center – Meeting Hall
400 South Walton –
Tarpon Springs FL
1. Establish Quorum – All present Board,
Sue & Cindy Monarch
2. Call Meeting to Order – 7:00 pm
3. Minutes of Last
a. January 27, 2014 – Frank motion, Mark 2nd
4. Report of
a. Treasurer’s Report – on track, e-mail Sue at Sue@MonarchAM.com if you would like copy of
i. Delinquency Update – 9 new delinquents sent to the attorney. Once it goes to the attorney, fees are
added. Come ON people pay your dues. $570.00 TOTAL delinquent dues are $30,679.94.
1. One del. Is also in violation of deed restrictions. Go
forward as needed and specified in our documents.
5. Committee Reports/Violation Spreadsheet
a. Architectural Review Committee – going with this process. To be mailed to all owners in a community Newsletter
b. Fining Committee – next board meeting, if still in violation will be one.
c. Violations Spreadsheet – one basketball hoop not on spreadsheet, discussion about the location of
the hoop, experience of several drivers, safety issue, AND deed restriction violation … it MUST not be used
in that location!
d. Yards of the Quarter – Yard sign says “Month” but our community is not large enough for doing a
MONTHLY. So ~yard~ of the Quarter with a sign for the Month it
wins (for now)
e. Other items as introduced by a committee member
i. Leaking near gas pipe on Blackrush (by the pond) Landscaper said it was a broken sprinkler he was
ii. Peppertree along the entrance, next to the river – needs to be cut back. Bid given by one member, still waiting on vendor we normally use; ask for
bid for the work, if nothing in one week, go with the new vendor.
iii. Re-mulching of all common area landscaping
iv. Trees along the entrance that are dying. They die
slowly, but it appears they are past the stage of being able to save them. Sue to get with City on what we can do, what they suggest,
v. Looking at early MAY for the start of the Pasco Project to install the drainage
pipeline. Depression that first brought our attention to the
issue will be addressed during that time.
a. Dock Repair – because of regulation changes, we need to have a handrail on the dock at the stair on
the loading area side. Other issues have been addresses
i. STILL NEED a couple of poles addressed (old marker, etc)
b. Lighting for front sign – Looks GREAT - Done
c. Front sign lettering – Done – address landscaping (see 7.a.)
d. Architectural Review Guidelines – Mail to home owners in newsletter.
e. Progressive Subgrade Failures – addressed, an area of sidewalk was also noted and will be addressed
f. Lighting at Playground & Bus Stop Gazebo’s – complete. Keys are available for check-out from Sue – e-mail
is Keys MUST be checked out and back in. Playground has a security light from dawn to dusk (and a motion), the bus
stop gazebo is motion sensored only.
g. Crime Watch – crime watch sending around contact information and also included in the
newsletter. Crime watch meetings are held at the Tarpon Springs
Police Department conference room. Crime watch page will also be
added to http://TarponRiverWatch.com
i. Proposal and cost for adding a security camera package to RiverWatch
a. Can we do this legally?
b. Can we do this based on our HOA restrictions and bylaws? (Sue to get an opinion from attorney –
would community need a 75% agree to pass)
c. Locations – only community property.
d. Maintenance Issues
i. Surge protectors
7. New Business
a. Landscaping at entrance – Colorful, LOW (not to interfere with the light) Sprinkler, put on drip
system. Once sprinkler is put in, a group of volunteers will
hopefully landscape in the purchased color by the HOA … maybe?
Cost if we do it, just the cost of the plants – cost to have someone do it $600 - 800
i. Check into the cost (or possible revenue) for the single palm tree between US 19 and
RiverWatch. Let the sign and the new landscaping speak for
RiverWatch. Take-out the palm tree: Evelyn Motion Mark
8. Parking Lot: Soil Erosion behind
Northern Tools – Still awaiting permission to go on property to survey to see whose wall it is (Northern
9. Adjournment – 8:27