THE LINKS AT SANTA RITA SPRINGS
JANUARY 26, 2006 AT 1:00 P.M.
THE FIESTA ROOM
All Directors Present: John Alley, Harry Cook, Hal Crawford, Marc
Dallanegra, Ed Frantz, Robert Hawk, Juan Lichter, Ron Perlman, and
Members in attendance: 45
meeting was called to order by Ed Frantz at 1:00 p.m. Carol Blazick,
announced a quorum and informed homeowners of the following results
of the gate ballot:
1. Status quo. Ė 66 votes, Option 2. Most secure Ė 3 votes, Option
3. Similar to the Greens Ė 12 votes
of last year minutes was provided homeowners.
MOTION: Moved that we waive the reading and approve the Minutes of
the 2005 Annual meeting meeting. M/S/C (Motion/Seconded/Carried)
Ed noted that 90 out of 92 ballots were returned (not all ballots
cast a vote).
The HOA has been working on the CC&Rís for about 4 years and must go
through the following steps: Revision, attorney review,
vote (67% needed for acceptance), and registration with the county.
All members present at the meeting will get a copy of the CC&Rís to
review after the meeting. Along with the CC&Rís will be a cover
sheet and ballot.
advisement of our attorney, references to trees will not be in the
CC&Rís and instead be part of the Homeowners Guidelines. It is felt
this move will make the new CC&Rís less controversial and more
likely to pass. A discussion of CC&Rís took place. Ed provided a
history of the tree/view issue for those at the meeting who were not
familiar with it. After a long
Crawford moved to bypass the discussion of the trees as homeowners
will have ample time to voice their opinions in the future
not on the agenda). The motion was voted on and
President Ed Frantz thanked everyone who has served the community
including board members, committee members, people that have the
patio parties. Volunteers help us avoid hiring a management company
which would result in our dues increasing by a substantial sum. He
was disappointed that we had only one person volunteer for a board
position. Ed mentioned that this year we had three resignations on
the board and thanked John Alley, and Marc Dallanegra, and Ron
Perlman for filling those spots. Ed introduced board members and
thanked Bob Hawk for serving 5 years.
Report: Ed Frantz provided an abbreviated version of
the 2005 Financial Compilation and reported the following:
Resulting bills caused by Premier Homes cutting the sewer, power,
and telephone lines (cut twice) by lots 30 & 31 were sent to Premier
Homes who paid them. However, the telephone company would not do
the repair work without billing the phone number. Therefore, we
paid for those repairs and later submitted the bills to Premier who
reported that we had a $65,000 balance in various accounts and CDs.
Since we reached our goal
of having a
reserve of $65,000, the board decided to give back
some money to the homeowners. Dues will not be reduced for next
year. Homeowners will instead get a credit of $25 that will be
applied to the HOA 2006 dues of $445 reducing the amount they have
to pay in 2006 to $420. Eleven homes were sold last year for which
we received a $70 transfer fee for each.
mentioned that one person asked for an audit of our books. The
board sent a letter to that person stating in effect that we will
not have an audit and invited him to view our compilation.
year, a new law was passed that states you need an audit or a
compilation at the end of June, or 6 months after the fiscal year
ends. The Links HOAís compilation contains approximately 50 pages
and is available for all homeowners to review. The compilation
includes all bank statements, deposit slips. We do not deal in cash.
Everything comes in by check and goes out by check.
question was asked about unpaid 2002 dues on the Links HOA Balance
Sheet. Ed said that at the end of 2002 there was a balance of $80
from one member of the community who had past away. This balance
was paid the following year.
was also asked to explain what the HOA pays in income tax. He said
we pay income tax only on the interest earned from our accounts. In
2005 we paid $50 state income tax, $81 in federal income tax.
MOTION: Moved that we accept the financial report (M/S/C).
Juan Lichter said board member recommendations to the CC&Rs went to
the lawyer for review and inclusion in the new version. All
relevant legislation passed during the last year was
incorporated and items relating to the developer were removed.
Ron Perlman reported the following:
We fixed approximately a 2-3 inch space between the concrete by the
mail boxes on Fade and Wedge way. Replaced a halogen light with a
florescent light at the east gate entrance and added an outlet at
the base. A light on Greenside was out and repaired by TEP. In
September we had the entrance markers painted on both the east and
west side of Abrego. We also had the exterior wall by the lots of
two new houses on the east side painted the same color. It was
previously white. Ace Asphalt repaired 14 patches in August and we
are going to have the streets resealed in the spring.
Cook reported that everything is quiet and in order.
Ventura reported that during the year we will have
with the landscape committee. This committee will then establish
goals that will be submitted to our landscaper. Our next walk
through will be on Tuesday, January 31st. Many responded
to a question about erosion control and said he thought the $1000,00
we have budgeted should be enough.
Election of Directors
Fanning was nominated and elected to serve on the board.
meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m. with the newly elected board to
meet immediately after.
Respectfully submitted by Ron Perlman