Board Minutes 11/15/17

ROTONDA MEADOWS/VILLAS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
The duly noticed Board of Directors’ meeting of the Rotonda Meadows/Villas Conservation Association was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 12:15 p.m. Directors present were Noel Andress, John Brandenberger and Peter Traverso. Also present were Association Managers Dianne Beymer and Tim Freeman and three members.
A quorum of the Board was present so the meeting could proceed.
MINUTES
On MOTION by John Brandenberger, seconded by Noel Andress, the Board voted unanimously to approve the Minutes of the October 25, 2017 Board meeting as presented.
TREASURER’S REPORT
The checkbook, bank statements and Trial Balance reconcile. Tim Freeman reviewed the financial reports and commented there was not much change from the last meeting—expenses are still in line with the budget except for Entrance Landscape Maintenance, which is slightly over budget due to beautification along Rt. 771. Although over budget, this project was paid for with surplus funds from prior years.
A payment of $48,833 was received from Port Charlotte Lots (217 lots) in payment of their 2016 and 217 assessments. Per their agreement with the Board, late fees and interest were written off after the payment was received.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Deed Restrictions: Tim Freeman called some people about removing non-conforming real estate signs.
ACC: None
RMC: None
OLD BUSINESS
FPL Project Update: Tim Freeman reported the responses to the power mailing are still being tallied, but the number is currently around 1,700, with many more to count. He estimates the total received so far to be about 2,000.
Noel Andress attempted to speak with someone at Pike about the power project with no success.
Tim Freeman spoke with Derek Rooney, who feels if the petition results are presented to the Commissioners, they will approve the MSBU.
The County is unwilling to approve the power MSBU until Cape Cave Corp. and Rotonda Project pay their taxes, (which includes MSBU fees.) Charlotte County now owns most of Rotonda Project’s lots. Discussion followed. Tim Freeman will talk with Cari Piper of Cape Cave and advise her of the County’s position.
Water/Sewer Connection Fees: Tabled for now
TDU Issue: The challenge was withdrawn, a settlement reached and the ordinance has been approved. It is now optional to leave one TDU on a lot. Discussion followed. This is not a single-family issue, but effects multi-family lots. The only multi-family lots in Meadows are on a lake and not likely to be stripped of all TDUs. In Villas, it’s more valuable to leave one unit on multi-family lots. Discussion followed.
The FEMA map revision is in the adoption process and will be voted on and adopted in January or February. From a TDU standpoint this is not good, but for building it is a good thing. On a MOTION by John Brandenberger, seconded by Peter Traverso, the Board voted unanimously to authorize Noel Andress to sign the TDU settlement agreement on behalf of the Association.
Management Contract: Deferred to the December meeting.
Noel Andress outlined action items for Tim Freeman:
 Follow-up at year-end with final count of responses for power MSBU and take to County Commissioners. Petition for this issue to be on the BOCC agenda for January.
 Meet with Cari Piper of Cape Cave regarding tax issue.
NEW BUSINESS – None
OTHER BUSINESS
Mowing is underway in Villas and will be moving into Meadows soon, a little earlier than planned. Noel Andress is displeased because storm debris wasn’t removed before the mowing began. Tim Freeman will have it cleaned up.
John Brandenberger heard Breakwater and Porter Homes have a model home with a pool that would fit on a 75-100 ft. lot. Board members will reach out to them.
Payables: Payables were reviewed and checks signed.
Next Meeting: The next meeting is the annual meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with a Board meeting immediately following.
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Dianne Beymer
Association Manager