Board Minutes 1/17/18

ROTONDA MEADOWS/VILLAS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
The duly noticed Board of Directors’ meeting of the Rotonda Meadows/Villas Conservation Association was held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 12:20 p.m. Directors present were Noel Andress, John Brandenberger and Peter Traverso. Also present were Association Managers Dianne Beymer and Tim Freeman and five members.
A quorum of the Board was present so the meeting could proceed.
MINUTES
On MOTION by John Brandenberger, seconded by Traverso, the Board voted unanimously to approve the Minutes of the December 13, 2017 Board meeting as presented.
TREASURER’S REPORT
The checkbook, bank statements and Trial Balance reconcile. Financial reports were reviewed and Tim Freeman explained the reports show a $202,000 loss at year-end. This is due to delinquent assessments and fees being written off per Florida statutes for the County’s acquisition of Rotonda Project’s lots.
Tim Freeman received an email from a local realtor who offered to buy all the Association-owned lots for $4,000 per lot. Mr. Freeman advised her that the Board probably wouldn’t be interested, but brought her offer to them anyway. Discussion followed. The Board is not interested in selling the lots at that price.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Deed Restrictions: Tim Freeman has been in contact with the owner of 29 Elm and is working with him to resolve his issues.
ACC: The owner of two multi-family lots in Villas wants to build a 10-12,000 sq. ft. home with a six car garage and wants to know if there would be any problem with that. The Board reviewed his plans
and sees no issues as long as all restrictions and guidelines are met.
RMC: None
OLD BUSINESS
FPL Project Update: Tim Freeman prepared a draft letter to the Commissioners regarding the power project. The Board reviewed the letter and said it’s a good letter. A little over 2,700 responses to the power survey were received; if unbuildable lots are excluded the number would be around 2,300 or
approximately 47%. The Board would like to have more responses, preferably over 50%. Tim Freeman will send the Board a list of owners of 50 or more lots who haven’t responded to the survey.
On a MOTION by John Brandenberger, seconded by Peter Traverso, the Board voted unanimously to send the letter Mr. Freeman drafted to the Commissioners once the response number has been verified.
TDU Ordinance: Noel Andress explained the timeline for final adoption of the new TDU ordinance. Attorney Rob Berntsson will attend the March 27 BOCC meeting where it will be adopted and Board members can also attend.
Water/Sewer Connection Fees: Tabled for now
NEW BUSINESS
None
OTHER BUSINESS
Payables: Payables were reviewed and checks signed.
Next Meeting: The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 1:20 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Dianne Beymer
Association Manager