ROTONDA MEADOWS/VILLAS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
April 19, 2017
The duly noticed Board of Directors’ meeting for the Rotonda Meadows/Villas Conservation Association was held on Wednesday April 19, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 12:30 p.m. Directors present were Noel Andress, John Brandenberger and Peter Traverso. Also present were Association Managers Dianne Beymer and Tim Freeman and four members.
A quorum of the Board was present so the meeting could proceed.
On MOTION by John Brandenberger, seconded by Peter Traverso, the Board agreed unanimously to approve the Minutes of the March 22, 2017 Board Meeting as submitted.
The checkbook, bank statements and Trial Balance reconcile and expenses are in line with the budget. $11,200 in Deferred Maintenance funds were transferred from the Stonegate Bank Money Market account to the Bank of the Ozarks Operating account. Accountant Geoff Lorah advised doing this because the Deferred Maintenance account was overfunded.
Tim Freeman sent emails to owners of non-conforming real estate signs advising them to remove the signs within the specified timeframe or they would be confiscated by management. Mr. Freeman reported all but one sign has been removed, and if it’s not gone in a couple of days, he will have it removed. There was a discussion about illegal dumping. John Brandenberger asked if trash was still being piled up in cul-de-sacs for County pick-up. Tim Freeman said that hasn’t been necessary; once there’s enough to fill a trailer, it’s loaded up and taken to the dump. The paving supervisor has been turning people away and construction in general has reduced dumping and illegal activities somewhat.
ACC: A temporary C.O. was issued for 48 Lark owned by Herzog Construction (Rob Spade’s former house). There is no new construction at this time. Peter Ide is planning to build a single family home on a multi-family lot on the lake on Yellowhammer (no plans have been submitted yet). A discussion followed regarding building on multi-family lots.
FPL Project Update: Tim Freeman, John Brandenberger and Peter Traverso met with attorney Derek Rooney who reported Charlotte County advised it will not be possible to spend down the combined Meadows/Villas MSBU in time for July’s public hearing, so paving in Meadows will be delayed another year. The best case scenario would be to be added to the 2019 paving program. Discussion followed. Tim Freeman has a concern that due to the delay, if the MSBU for power is approved, assessments of $100 to $150 each for paving and power will be assessed at the same time. The Board is working to encourage the commissioners to support the MSBU; Derek Rooney is working with the County attorney.
Road Paving: Tim Freeman spoke with the paving supervisor who indicated they are in the last stages of the project. When completed, a punch list will be created. Noel Andress said they didn’t do a very good job on Robin Road, probably due to the asphalt not being hot when laid. John Brandenberger said from his experience with Rotonda Sands, the County probably won’t do anything about it because the work is acceptable, but if it doesn’t improve with time, they will address.
A member reported an issue with people camping on vacant lots. The member called the Sheriff’s office and they supported the camper’s position. Because the lot is not posted “No Trespassing”, deputies cannot issue a trespass violation. It was also reported that a member plans to have relatives park their RV on their property and live in it.
Tim Freeman said it is illegal to live in an RV in a residential community in Charlotte County, even with a 3-day pass from the Association.
TDU Revision: Noel Andress reminded the audience that the TDU hearing is Tuesday, April 25th at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the commissioner’s chambers. The Board would appreciate members attending and supporting the Association’s position on the issue.
Payables: Payables were reviewed and checks signed.
Next Meeting: The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at noon.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.