Tanglewood Homeowners Association Of Sebring, Inc.
Board Of Directors Organization Meeting
April 20, 2017
The Board of Directors meeting was called to order by Don Toth at 7:00 P.M. in the Tanglewood rec hall bingo area. Don Toth led the Pledge of Allegiances to the flag. The estimated number of residents in attendance was eighty eight. 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 Recording Secretary, Pam Batey. Present: (Don Toth, Jack Nelson, Pam Batey, Bob Cartwright, Judith Eckstein, Charlie Coupe, Tom Guinther, Janet Peterson, Jay Etherton, and Merritt Wiley. Jeffery Donde –Absent.
Don Toth announced we have a quorum. He asked for a motion to accept the HOA Board meeting minutes. Jack Nelson made a motion to accept the minutes; it was seconded by Judith Eckstein, and passed by all Board members. Don informed everyone this is the last meeting of the season. We will reconvene in the fall. A special meeting can be called if needed. Reports of officers with their respective committees will now be reported along with monthly reports.
Acquisitions/ Statutory/ and Community Coalition
Chairman: Don Toth Members: Executive Board, HOA, and Invitees.
Acquisitions and Statutory: No report
Coalition: They have been in contact with other parks similar to ours for a comparison of tax issues. The committee will report back to members as needed. Robert Sisson has been added to this committee. Robert has a background in law.
President’s report: We’ve had meetings with our lawyers. A letter has been drafted consisting of two subjects: Pass Through and Fiduciary responsibility of HTA for general upkeep of amenities and maintenance of common areas. All HOA members who have emails will be notified of the progress.
Chairman: Jack Nelson Members: John Romesburg
A tour of the park with notes on safety issues has been reported to the office. This is ongoing on a monthly basis. John will assist Jack in this venture.
Vice President’s report: Jack Nelson
Green Light Vet, a national support of veterans. Street lamps are not to be used for the display of the Green light. According to the by-laws, they can be used on the outside house light or any inside lamp. New By-laws indicate that before removing any trees in your yard, you must contact the office. Each home needs only to replace with one tree instead of two, as originally written. Only Cars and vehicles that are registered can park in the driveway. Refer to Section 24 special exemptions C-13.
Nominations and Elections Committee:
Chairman: Merritt Wiley
Nothing new to report
Vice President: Merritt Wiley
Report: Reminder of any changes to be made in the directory; please email or leave in comments box in Clubhouse.
Secretary’s Report: Pam Batey:
Reminder to Committee Chairman to return the form emailed to them earlier today concerning members names of each committee. Copies are being made for the BOD Binder. Please contact me if you have not received your copy.
Treasurer’s report: Bob Cartwright gave the treasurer’s report for the month of March. Beginning balance for March was $19,273.48. Total expenses $2,760.18. Deposits made were $815.00. Ending balance as of March 31, 2017 was $17,328.30.
We were denied a Credit Card. We will continue to use our debit card as a credit card.
Don Toth made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, seconded by Jack Nelson, and passed by all Board members.
Chairman: Charlie Coupe Members: Bob Cartwright, Tom Guinther
New data base created for membership which includes phone directory. We have 43% of the park as members of the HOA. Activity and membership group is high and very accurate.
Chairman: Charlie Coupe Members: Tom Guinther
Amenities in 3 groups: Delayed Projects, Planned Projects, and Wish List. Project list is prepared by Tammy. Charlie read the listed projects and Tammy’s response to each one. Summarizing; Most items were either waiting for bids or to be delayed until next year. The pool maintenance, however, was moved back from July to after Labor Day in September, thanks to the numerous written comments received by the HOA.
Chairman: Jay Etherton Members: Beverly Romesburg, Dave Hannah
Membership is up. Dave Hannah reports the count. Dec of 2016, there were 76 homes for sale which includes all companies (home owners, all realtors). As of today, April 20th, the count is 118 homes for sale in Tanglewood.
Resales and Rentals:
Chairman: Judith Eckstein
Summary of Jan-March: Average sales price of houses has gone up to $32,000 -35,000. Average List price is up to $55,000-$56,000. Sales to date: 15 homes sold since Jan. Highest
priced home sale is $58,000, Average sale price is $35,000. Active listings are 61-65. Average list price is $55-58,000 for March. Judith explained the year end numbers of 500 homes for sale. This is not all at once, but cumulative throughout the year.
Comments and Suggestions: Janet Peterson
Chairman: Janet Peterson Members: Judith Eckstein
Judith will be continuing to check the box during the summer while Janet is gone for the season. Data sheets will be compiled and posted upon her return in the fall.
Concerns and Tammy’s responses were read. Janet explained the misuse of resident’s clickers and the gate system. The list will be posted on the bulletin board. The wording in red ink on the list represents resolved issues. The black ink represents requests in progress.
Committee Report Acceptance: Merritt Wiley made a motion to accept the committee reports, seconded by Jack Nelson and passed by all Board members.
Don Toth reiterated the update concerning the Lawyer’s information. Jack Nelson spoke to members about the trash cans. The exchange system will be done in two segments. First segment is for permanent residents sometime this spring. Second, in the fall, when people return, they will be instructed to call HTA office. Jack also reviewed what is considered recycled vs trash. Judith informed everyone when the smaller cans come in; the trash company will be delivering the new ones and also picking up the old ones. Gate system; Jack is dealing with a company about switching to a transponder.
Nothing to report
Don Toth asked for a motion to close the meeting at 8:10 pm Merritt Wiley made a motion to close the meeting; it was seconded by Jack Nelson, and passed by all Board members.
Pam Batey –Recording Secretary