Tanglewood Homeowner Association of Sebring, Inc.
Sebring, FL 33872
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes for May 15, 2013
Meeting was called to order by Don Toth at 10:00 A.M. in the Tanglewood rec hall bingo area. Don Toth led the Pledge of Allegiances to the flag.
Estimated number of residents in attendance was 189.
To reaffirm the HOA purpose, Don Toth read the HOA’s “Mission Statement.” In addition, all residents are welcome to the meeting whether they are paid or unpaid members of the HOA.
Roll call was taken by Merritt Wiley. Present: Don Toth, Garland Wampler, Jack Nelson, Bill Evans, George Weyrauch, Bob Cartwright, Nancy Gallagher and Merritt Wiley. Don announced we have a quorum.
Board members acknowledged receipt of the secretary’s minutes from the April 17, 2013 Board of Directors meeting. Don Toth asked for a motion to accept the April 17, 2013 HOA meeting minutes. Bill Evans made a motion to accept the minutes; it was seconded by Jack Nelson and passed by all Board members.
President’s report: Don Toth announced there will be a meeting with Stephen Braun President and COO of Hometown America and the Tanglewood Board of Directors at the end of May. The exact date and time have not been set. The BOD will report to the residents the results of this meeting at our next BOD meeting in June.
Vice President’s report: Jack Nelson had nothing to report.
Secretary’s report: Merritt Wiley had nothing to report.
Treasurer’s report: Bob Cartwright gave the treasurer’s report. Beginning balance for April 1, 2013 was $13,877.47. Deposits made were $100.00 with total expenses of $9,378.35. Ending balance as of April 30, 2013 was $4,599.12. Jack Nelson made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, seconded by Bill Evans and passed by all Board members.
Other Board Member reports:
Bill Evans reported 43 homes in the Out Back received their new ten year lease with an increase from 12% up to 38% with an average of 23%. With this increase some residents will be paying $7,400.00 per year for a six month lease. Because of this large increase, four residents have put their homes up for sale.
No other reports were given by Board members.
Don Toth asked for a motion to accept all officer reports. Nancy Gallagher made the motion to accept all officer reports; it was seconded by Garland Wampler and passed by all Board members.
Don Toth asked for committee reports:
Property rents committee: Garland Wampler reported he had received the latest JLT and Associates Market Rent Survey and seen no need to purchase it.
Amenities committee: Merritt Wiley had nothing to report.
Resales and rentals committee: Reggie Maxom had nothing to report.
Acquisitions committee: Don Toth reported all work with this committee is on hold until after the meeting with management.
Suggestions and Comments committee: Jack Nelson reported he is reorganizing all Suggestions and Comments received in to categories based on the type of suggestions and or comments. There are digital TV antennas being mounted on homes in the park and are allowed by the FCC. It is Hometown America’s decision as to how and where the antennas are to be mounted. Jack Nelson asked residents to keep submitting the Suggestions and Comments sheets as required. The pickle ball committee is investigating a method to reduce the noise with the use of sound absorbent currents. Jack Nelson commended the pickle ball committee for their working on trying to reduce the noise.
Elections committee: Merritt Wiley had nothing to report.
Outside vendors committee: Jack Nelson had nothing to report at this time.
Statutory Committee: Don Toth had nothing to report.
Unfinished business: Don Toth reiterated Jim Child had submitted his resignation at the April 17, 2013 Board of Directors meeting and the position has to be filled. At the last board meeting we asked for volunteers and Jerry Callen volunteered to fill this position. Upon Don Toth’s request, Jerry Callen submitted a short resume. The resume was given to each of the board members for their reading. Don Toth asked Jerry Callen to give a short synopsis of his background to the attending residents. Jack Nelson made the motion to accept Jerry Callen on the Board of Directors; seconded by Merritt Wiley and passed by all Board members.
Old business: Jack Nelson gave a brief synopsis of what the Board and committees are doing with regards to the rent. Jack announced there is a sexual predator living in the park and has photographed his vehicle. This information along with photos has been submitted to the sheriff’s office for further action. Don Toth announced we will be meeting with six of Hometown America owned parks on May 22, 2013 and will report to the residents the results of this meeting.
New business: There was no new business.
Committee report acceptance: Don Toth asked for a motion to accept all committee reports. Bill Evans made a motion to accept all committee reports; Jack Nelson seconded the motion and passed by all Board members.
Don Toth asked for comments and discussion from non-director members of the association.
Don Toth asked for a motion to close the meeting at 11:20 A.M. Merritt Wiley made a motion to close the meeting; it was seconded by George Weyrauch and passed by all Board members.
Merritt Wiley – as its Secretary