TANGLEWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OF SEBRING, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES
OCTOBER 17, 2018
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 of residents in attendance was approximately 410. 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, Jack Nelson, Judith Eckstein, Tom Gunthier, Bob Sisson, Janet Peterson, Charlie Coupe, Bob Cartwright, Donna Scorse. The following board members had excused absences: Merritt Wiley. There was a legal quorum.
The minutes from the September meeting were approved without change by Bob Sisson and support from Janet Peterson.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: DON TOTH
The law firm retained by the HOA has hired a trial attorney. Our lawsuit is now being handled by attorney, Scott R. LaConey. He is current with our situation.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: JACK NELSON
There is nothing to report on the gates until after the first of the year.
The roads are being worked on. Sixteen to seventeen (16 – 17) pipes have been repaired in the Outback area. Progress is being made.
TREASURER’S REPORT: BOB CARTWRIGHT
Balance as of September 1, 2018: $14,696.15
Total expenses: $239.95
Total deposits: $20.00
Ending balance as of September 30, 2018 $14,256.25
Membership dues are $20.00 per household. Dues are for a calendar year. If additional money was given along with member dues money; members will be notified if that money was not clearly earmarked as a “donation”. We currently have 681 members. A new update will be provided on this number at November’s meeting.
SECRETARY REPORT: DONNA SCORSE
The email that was sent to all residents, on October 7, 2018, with email access was read and formally placed in the minutes for October.
2019 membership applications are now available. Non-members, or new residents to the community, are encouraged to fill out a membership application and submit same along with their check in the amount of $20.00. Existing HOA members are encouraged to fill out a membership application, with the fee of $20.00, for their membership renewal. A table will be set up for the next few months at each monthly meeting for membership sign-up or renewal with an emphasis on obtaining current contact information.
VICE PRESIDENT AND STATUTORY COMMITTEE REPORT: TOM GUNTHIER with assistance from BOD Bob Sisson.
The Court denied HTA “dismissal” of the HOA lawsuit. The next phase is the “discovery”. That may take between 3-4 months. If the lawsuit goes to trial it may be April or May before it is calendared.
Questions were taken from the audience. Questions varied between the roads, gates and subsequent rent issues. Other questions arose about the pass through tax; specifically the Sun n Lakes pass through. Answers were given as accurately and as specifically as possible by Bob Sisson.
AMENITIES: CHARLIE COUPE
As of our last meeting with Tammy on October 10, 2018, there were no new projects that were finished. There is currently only one project under contract; Excavation Point has been retained for the repair of the road depressions and drainage pipe sealing.
Seventy-three percent (73%) of our residents now have email access. This is the highest rate ever to date.
SALE OF NEW HOMES AND COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS: JUDITH ECKSTEIN
HTA: Four homes were sold; average sale: $54,000
Four Star: Five homes were sold; average sale: $32,800
There were no Florida Home sales.
There was one private sale at a sale price of $112,000
JANET PETERSON: Janet spoke to the deterioration of the pool and in particular the coping that has been on HTA calendar for replacement over the last many months; which still remains unfinished. This will be taken up with Tammy at our meeting in November.
There was no new business
The HOA Harassment Policy has now become part of our current By-Laws as Amendment Number 1.
Motion to adjourn by Judith Eckstein with support from Jack Nelson.