Tanglewood Homeowner Association of Sebring, Inc.
Sebring, FL 33872
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes for June 19, 2013
Because of Don Toth’s excused absence, Vice President Jack Nelson conducted the June 19, 2013 Tanglewood Homeowner Association meeting
The Board of Directors meeting was called to order by Jack Nelson at 10:00 A.M. in the Tanglewood rec hall bingo area. Jack Nelson led the Pledge of Allegiances to the flag.
Estimated number of residents in attendance was 180.
To reaffirm the HOA purpose, Jack Nelson 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: Garland Wampler, Jack Nelson, Bill Evans, Bob Cartwright, Nancy Gallagher, Jerry Callen and Merritt Wiley. Excused from the meeting was Don Toth and George Weyrauch. Merritt Wiley announced we have a quorum.
Board members acknowledged receipt of the secretary’s minutes from the May 15, 2013 Board of Directors meeting. Jack Nelson asked for a motion to accept the May 15, 2013 HOA meeting minutes. Bill Evans made a motion to accept the minutes; it was seconded by Garland Wampler and passed by all Board members.
President’s report: No President’s report was given because of Don Toth’s absence.
Vice President’s report: Jack Nelson announced there will be no Board of Directors meeting for July and August. On Friday May 31, 2013 the Board of Directors met with Stephen Braun President and COO of Hometown America, Gena Paugh Regional Director and Robert Lethbridge Park Manager to discuss the condition of the park, maintenance of the pool, and condition of the club house roof. The end result of this meeting, on June 10, 2013 Robins Nursery was in the park replacing shrubbery and planting new palm trees along the main and rear entrance. This work was completed on June 18, 2013. Bids have been received from a paving contractor to repair pot holes in the roads, pave the dog runway path and the cart path to Sun-N Lakes. Jack Nelson announced the main club house is a hurricane shelter.
Secretary’s report: Merritt Wiley reported on the meeting of the Coalition of Hometown America Communities. Our first meeting was held Wednesday May 22, 2013 at Del Tura in North Fort Myers. Six different Hometown America parks were represented by 32 people. It was learned there are many common problems within the parks and hopefully with the HOA’s working together, these problems can be resolved. The next meeting will be held at Tanglewood sometime in September.
Treasurer’s report: Bob Cartwright gave the treasurer’s report. Beginning balance for May 1, 2013 was $4,599.12. Deposits made were $100.00 with total expenses of $976.69. Ending balance as of May 31, 2013 was $3,722.43. At this time we have 584 paid members. 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:
No other board members gave reports
Jack Nelson asked for committee reports:
Property rents committee: Garland Wampler reported for the rents committee. When will we get a resolution on our rent increases? Jack Nelson asked if any one writes a letter to the Florida State Government in Tallahassee; please give a copy of this letter to the BOD so we can keep it on file. Merritt Wiley requested copies of these letters be sent to his attention as he will be the keeper of this file.
Amenities committee: Merritt Wiley reported his information will be included in Jerry Callen’s Comments and Suggestions report.
Resales and rentals committee: Had nothing to report.
Acquisitions committee: Merritt Wiley reported, because most of the committee members are out of the park for the summer, there has been no committee activity. The Board has been investigating what is required to purchase the park if it ever becomes available.
Suggestions and Comments committee: Jerry Callen reported landscaping is underway throughout the park. Park management will see if money is available from this year’s budget to install new “Accelerator” hand dryers in the bathrooms. The bathrooms will not be redone this year but will see if this work can be included in next year’s budget. The pool is open and always has been from 8:00 AM until dusk. Bids have been received from a paving contractor and submitted to Hometown America Chicago for approval to repair pot holes in the roads, pave the dog runway path and cart path to Sun-N Lakes. Discussed properties being rented by the residents and have one issue with a home that is being sold back and forth between a father and son that needs further investigation. If you find someone renting a home in the park and you feel it is suspicious, please fill out a “Comments and Suggestions” form and put in the box on the back wall of the bingo area. Operating system for the front and back gates is still not settled. The park is trying to make a minimum investment to resolve the problems but we are keeping the pressure on to make the right corrections. The gazebo along the main entrance has been moved to the bash area and will be repaired. The culverts will be painted. A representative for the sound absorbent currents will be here next week (week of June 24) to do a sound analysis of what will be required to reduce the noise from the pickle ball courts. Progress of this issue will be posted on the bulletin board. Park management will be writing a monthly article about what is going on in the park and will be posted on TWRTimes.com and Tanglewoodofsebringhoa.com web sites and the Tanglewood monthly newsletter. In the future, we will be getting approval to install metal roofs on our homes but DO NOT install one until it has been finalized by Hometown America. Jack Nelson added two items to this report. Item one; if someone stops by your home and indicates you have roofing problem and need a new roof, this may not true. Contact at least two roofing contractors for an estimate to repair your roof that may not require replacement. Item two; because of FCC rulings, the park cannot stop the use of outside TV antennas. If you have any questions about this issue, please contact the main office.
Board member report: Nancy Gallagher reported, the Board’s questions about the prospectus and lease have been submitted to the Attorney General but to date have not received a reply.
Outside vendors committee: Jack Nelson reported that outside vendors such as lawn cutting can start at 7:00 AM.
Elections committee: Merritt Wiley had nothing to report.
Statutory Committee: Nothing to report.
Unfinished business: The handy cap lift chair for the pool has not been installed.
Old business: There was no old business.
New business: There was no new business.
Committee report acceptance: Jack Nelson asked for a motion to accept all committee reports. Jerry Callen made a motion to accept all committee reports; Merritt Wiley seconded the motion and passed by all Board members.
Jack Nelson asked for a report from Mel Ridley about Neighborhood Watch. Mel requested everyone read the article about Neighborhood Watch posted on TWR Times web site. He went on to say that Neighborhood Watch works for the Sheriff’s Department, not Tanglewood.
Jack Nelson asked for comments and discussion from non-director members of the association.
Jack Nelson asked for a motion to close the meeting at 11:10 A.M. Merritt Wiley made a motion to close the meeting; it was seconded by Bill Evans and passed by all Board members.
Merritt Wiley – as its Secretary