04 March 18, 2015

Tanglewood Homeowner Association of Sebring, Inc.
Sebring, FL 33872

 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes for March 18, 2015


The Board of Directors meeting was called to order by Don Toth at 10:00 A.M. in the Tanglewood rec hall bingo area. The estimated number of residents in attendance was 107.  Don led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, and announced that all residents are welcome to the meeting whether they are paid or unpaid members of the HOA.
Roll call was taken by Nancy Gallagher:  Present were Don Toth, Bob Cartwright, Charlie Coupe, Merritt Wiley, and Judith Eckstein.  Jack Nelson and Janet Peterson were excused, and Don declared a quorum present.
The Minutes from the February 18, 2015 meeting were previously distributed to the Board for comment and corrections.  Without any corrections, the minutes were accepted as written.

President’s report: Don Toth presented a report in Jack Nelson’s absence regarding the property cleared on the road into the park.  Jack has been in touch with code enforcement who asks that no more calls be made with questions about the development.  The property is owned by Sun ‘n Lake not Tanglewood, and Jack will keep us informed as information is made available
Vice President’s report:  Merritt Wiley had no report.
Secretary’s report:  Nancy Gallagher reported that the Association’s Annual Report due to the Florida Secretary of State was timely filed.
Treasurer’s report: Bob Cartwright gave the treasurer’s report for the month of February, 2015. Beginning balance for February 1, 2015 was $14,728.93. Total deposits made were $ 755.00 and total expenses were $363.21 which included the taxes and a legal bill.  Ending balance as of February 28, 2015 was $15,120.72.  Bob requested funds to pay the liability insurance premium of $2,516.00 which was approved.
Other Board Member reports: No other reports were given by Board members.
Don Toth asked for a motion to accept all officer reports. Judith made the motion to accept all officer reports; it was seconded by Merritt and passed by all Board members.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:      Don Toth asked for committee reports:
Acquisitions committee: Don Toth had nothing to report.
Amenities committee: Charlie Coupe reported the Amenities Committee is continuing to monitor the amenities throughout the park. Monthly meetings are being held with the park manager to discuss what has been accomplished and what new items have been added to the list that require attention.  His report included items that have been completed, items under contract, capital expenses that have been approved and those pending approval.  The report is posted on the HOA bulletin board.
Communications committee: Charlie Coupe reported that the website has been updated to include the ability to send e-mail from the site directly to the Committee Chair.  Also, the Comments form can be printed from the website.  Thank you to Merritt for his help setting this up.
Comments & Suggestions committee:  Director Judith Eckstein presented the report in Janet Peterson’s absence.  Comment/suggestions have been received and recorded and will be discussed at the next meeting with management. Please note names and personal information is kept confidential.  Also please note that the reported responses to the comments and suggestions are those of Management and not the HOA.
Property rents committee:  There is nothing to report at this time.
Re-sales and rentals committee: Judith Eckstein reported that 11 homes were sold last month with an average price of $37,400.  This same time last year, 7 homes were sold with an average price of $24,829.  Year to date this year, 14 homes have been sold with an average price of $35,871.  During the same period last year, 15 homes were sold.  Currently there are 86 homes for sale.
Safety committee: No report.
Statutory Committee: Don Toth had nothing to report.  The committee will become active later in the year.
Nominations and Elections committee:  There was nothing to report at this time.
All committee reports were accepted and passed by all Board members.

NEW BUSINESS:  Under Article IX Section 4 of our Bylaws, Special Appointments may be made by the Board as the Association may require.  Don Toth nominated Jack Nelson to the office of Executive Vice President to assist in the duties of President.  Jack’s involvement with local government and his connections in the community have made him a valuable asset to our Association.  Jack has been serving in this capacity for the last three years, has been an unparalleled asset, and we need his expertise.  Jack’s appointment was approved unanimously.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  No unfinished business.

OLD BUSINESS:  Don reported that a letter has been written to Stephen Braun, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hometown America regarding the condition of the park.  Local maintenance has been ineffective and there is an ongoing lack of professional care.
Don Toth asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Judith moved for adjournment and the meeting was closed.
At this time, Don Toth asked for comments and discussion from non-director members of the Association.

Respectfully submitted

Nancy Gallagher, Secretary