TANGLEWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OF SEBRING, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 16, 2019
The BOD meeting was called to order by President, Don Toth, at 7:00 p.m. in the Tanglewood Club House/Bingo area. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Estimated number in residents in attendance was approximately 300. The Mission Statement was read. In addition, all residents are welcome to attend the HOA monthly meetings, whether a current paid member or non-member.
Roll call was taken by the secretary, Donna Scorse. Those in attendance: Don Toth, Merritt Wiley, Tom Gunthier, Jack Nelson, Bob Cartwright, Judith Eckstein, Janet Peterson, Charlie Coupe, Donna Scorse. Bob Sisson had an excused absence. There was a legal quorum.
Jay Etherton, from Hometown America sales office, was provided an opportunity to speak by President, Don Toth. There were verbal objections from the membership and Mr. Etherton was asked to leave.
The minutes from the December meeting were approved without changes by Jack Nelson with support from Janet Peterson.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: DON TOTH
The lawsuit continues with the Discovery Process. Documentation is being requested from HTA, by our attorney. This requested documentation is to determine the formula that HTA uses to justify the market rent for the homes within the community.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: JACK NELSON
Tanglewood is a limited access park, not a secured park. Residents were reminded about the proper way to use their gate openers. Benefits were discussed about the RFID system that would allow for the elimination of the gate clickers.
VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: MERRITT WILEY
The new phone directory is being worked on. It is important that all residents who have contact changes turn in those changes directly to Merritt and/or place them in the HOA box on the back wall.
Safety vests are being purchased due to interest from the residents. They will go on sale soon. Price will be $8.00 each.
TREASURER’S REPORT: BOB CARTWRIGHT
Balance on hand as of December 1, 2018: $17,723.61
Total Expenses: 2,906.52
Total Deposits: 10,950.00
Ending balance as of December 31, 2018 $25,767.09
We currently have 549 paid dues members. That calculates to 50% of the households.
To date we have received additional donations in the amount of $5,743.
To date we have received $10,980 in dues.
Legal fees for the lawsuit since October 5 2017 to date total $12,096.50
AMENITIES: CHARLIE COUPE
The HOA project planning should be completed by next month’s meeting.
There are 912 homes in our email data base out of 1094.
COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS: JANET PETERSON
Numbers #1870 – #1872 have been addressed directly to the Tanglewood manager, Tammy. They are either being worked on or have satisfactorily been completed. Numbers #1901 – #1902 (they are out of sequence) are either being worked on or have satisfactorily been completed.
SALE OF NEW HOMES: JUDITH ECKSTEIN
November sales of homes are as follows:
HTA: 6 homes sold – average sales price: $33,800
4 Star: 1 home sold – average sale price: $7,000
Florida Mobile: 2 homes sold – average sales price: $25,500
Two homes privately sold – no disclosure information
December sales of homes are as follows:
HTA: 6 homes sold – average sales price: $33,400
4 Star: 4 homes sold – average sales price: $45,000
There were no homes sold by Florida Mobile
DIRECTOR BOB SISSION REPORT: Bob Sisson had an excused absence.
SECRETARY REPORT: DONNA SCORSE
A membership table will continue at Monday morning coffee through the end of January.
A membership table will continue for January and February’s monthly meeting.
VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: TOM GUNTHIER
The Nomination Committee held its annual review of filed nominations to be considered for expiring terms and board vacancies.
There are six expiring terms on the board. They are as follows: Don Toth, Merritt Wiley, Jack Nelson, Bob Cartwright, Judith Eckstein, Charlie Coupe. All six have reapplied for consideration on their existing positions. There is one vacancy created by a board resignation. There were three applications submitted. The Nomination Committee reviewed all three applications. One application was chosen for its merit and benefit to the board, Mr. James Inch. The expiring term members will remain on the Board. There were zero nominations from the floor.
NEW BUSINESS: A By-Law committee will be established to review the existing HOA By-laws.
OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business
Motion to adjourn by Jack Nelson with support from Merritt Wiley.