ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
The Regency Tower Annual Members Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on March 9, 2004 in the Meeting Room by the President.
MINUTES OF 2003 MEMBERS MEETING -Minutes of the meeting of The Regency Tower Board of Directors held March 11, 2003 were read. Louise Collins made a motion to approve the minutes as read; seconded by Eric Berkowitz; unanimously approved.
REPORT OF SECRETARY – ANNUAL ELECTION -The terms for three members of the Board of Directors end as of March 9, 2004. A letter was mailed to all owners informing them of the Annual Meeting with notification and instructions regarding voting for Board Members and submitting letters of candidacy for the Board of Directors. The three members whose terms end are Eric Berkowitz, Fern McBride and Bill Tennenbaum. Florida Statutes Chapter 718.61B-23.0021(d) states: “Balloting is not necessary to fill any vacancy unless there are two or more eligible candidates for that vacancy.” Therefore, no ballots were sent out.
The second award we are going to give is to a person who has not only worked on committees, but has chaired the two toughest committees, the Security Committee for the past three years and the Maintenance Committee for several months. He has worked very diligently and also been on other committees. We truly appreciate this person because he gets up in the middle of night, 1:00, 2:00, 4:00 a.m., whenever there is an emergency. Sometimes he doesn’t even call the Maintenance Supervisor; he just takes care of it himself, sometimes with the help of security, he just mops up the water that comes out of your a/c closet, sinks, disposals. Because he deserves our appreciation, and likes eagles, we present Joe Anastasi with the "Eagle Award" for going above and beyond.
OPEN DISCUSSION -The floor was opened to Association Members. Several members spoke on various subjects, such as:
The membership meeting was closed at 7:40 p.m.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Roll Call -The roll call showed the following board members present: Iris Anastasi, Eric Berkowitz, Louise Collins, Dott Nicholson-Brown, Fern McBride, Bill Tennenbaum and Pablo Verol.
Financial Report -Bill Tennenbaum, Treasurer, read the financial statement which is posted on the bulletin board in the mail room.
We currently have 2 delinquent accounts. The first has been foreclosed by the owner’s bank and is for sale. The second has just been turned over to our attorney for foreclosure. The 2 units represent less than a one percent delinquency rate.
Eric Berkowitz made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report; seconded by Iris Anastasi; unanimously approved.
Committee Reports -President Nicholson-Brown then requested the Committee Reports. Click Here to read each report in its entirety.
New Business -Click Here to read New Business.
Adjournment -Iris Anastasi moved that the meeting be adjourned at 8:15 p.m., seconded by Eric Berkowitz, unanimously approved.
No Presidents Report was issued this month.
Architectural Review & Construction Committee
As well construction concludes, SPS will return to finish resurfacing the lower driveway, building a second planter and new curbing before completing the paver installation. SPS will attend to several recently obviated problems. We’ve noticed a phenomenon known as efflorescence affecting the appearance of our pavers in certain locations. A side effect inherent in all pavers, efflorescence occurs when the calcium, a key component of bricks, leeches out as a whitish residue on the surface of the paver. To that end, we’ve arranged to remove the efflorescence at no cost to the Association. Treatment of the upper patio deck commenced on Monday and upon completion will be recoated with an acrylic sealant. When finished, attention will be refocused to affected areas on the North parking deck.
During February, Aqua-Shield completed warrantee repairs to the balcony railings of 20 additional units. If you encounter any problem with your balcony railing, write down the nature of the problem and submit it to the office.
Thank you for your kind attention.
Thanks to the Maintenance Staff for an outstanding job in demolition.
Thanks to Iris and Fern for work done while I was away.
Rules to remember: The barrel is only for objects we recycle. Bags with other objects in them should be put down the chute. Only recycle washed cans and bottles (no lids) and plastic containers 1, 2 and 3 (noted on bottom of container). The newspaper box is only for newspapers (unwrapped) and magazines. Any food that cannot be placed in your disposal should be in a plastic bag, securely fastened and put down the chute, not in the barrel. Large objects (cartons, boxes) should be flattened and left on the side. If item is too large, take it to the compactor room in the garage.
Thanks to my recycling volunteer Mike Martin. I need another member for my committee.
We may have a box or barrel outside the compactor room at some time for hazardous waste (pesticides, left over household cleaning supplies, some batteries, medicines, etc.). A notice will be put up when this goes into effect. Still need a volunteer to take the hazardous waste to the recycling center a few times a year.
During the month of February we had three sales, one lease and two moves within the building. (See New Residents).
On February 25th, a group of 16 attended a matinee at the 26th St. Theater featuring West Side Story. The play was well executed and enjoyed by all. Later everyone had dinner at the Old Florida Seafood Restaurant and commented on the good service, good food and shared camaraderie.
Due to the Annual Member Meeting and the Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 9th, bingo will be held on March 11th in the Meeting Room. Bingo will return to every other Tuesday evening. I want to thank Tom Abdallah once again for calling and my dedicated committee Nancy, Jerry, Jean, Dott and Fern.
An evening at Brazilian Tropicana is planned. Flyers will be placed in your mailboxes. This evening presents an Epicurean feast as well as some unusual entertainment.
We Care Committee
Ofelia Alleguez reported the following:
There were three welcoming tours since the last report: Units 1404, 1603 and 1704.
A Fond Farwell to Morris F Wiener, M.D.
Morris served his Country during World War II as a physician in the Army and helped build the Alaska highway. Morris was also a humanitarian who served as a volunteer doctor on the hospital ship "Hope" which sailed to Africa on Medical relief missions and as a volunteer in many remote areas of the world.
Those of us who conversed with him here at The Regency Tower were blessed with his consummate knowledge of everything from A to Z which he shared with no show of arrogance. He was a man of service, peace and love.
We shall miss him.