MARCH 17, 2011
ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
The Regency Tower Annual Members’ Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on March 17, 2011 in the Rendezvous Room by the Association Attorney, Robert Kaye.
INTRODUCTION OF ELECTION COMMITTEE -The Secretary introduced the Election Committee: Carole Rigney, Chairperson, Charles Ghayad and Nancy Seltzer.
WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS -There were no new residents present.
MINUTES OF 2010 MEMBERS MEETING -Dee Lanzillo made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 11, 2010 Members’ Meeting. The motion was seconded by Dott Nicholson-Brown and unanimously approved.
OPEN DISCUSSION -Prior to the open discussion, the Secretary was asked to read portions of rules sent to all owners on November 23, 2009 regarding unit owner participation at Board and Committee Meeting.
Prior to the open discussion, the Secretary reminded the unit owners that they would be permitted to speak once for two minutes or less after stating their name and unit numbers.
The floor was opened to Association Members. Several members spoke on various subjects, such as: character generator use, open mailboxes, affect of recent document amendment, status of unit 1508, John Sala letter, lobby decorations, and beach renourishment.
The meeting was recessed at 7:30 p.m. until the completion of the election results.
The meeting was resumed at approximately 8:30 p.m. for the tellers’ report of the election results.
REPORT OF ANNUAL ELECTION -Carole Rigney, Chairperson of the Election Committee, presented the following report, which was read by Attorney Kaye:
The official results of the elections held for the four positions on the Board of Directors on March 17, 2011 are as follows:
These results were approved, signed and dated by all members of the election committee: Carole Rigney, Chairperson, Charles Ghayad and Nancy Seltzer. The official document was delivered to the Secretary of the Board.
The committee was thanked for the excellent job they performed as members of the Election Committee.
A motion was made by Eric Berkowitz and seconded by Iris Anastasi to accept the tellers’ report; the motion was unanimously approved.
Adjournment -Eric Berkowitz moved that the meeting be adjourned, seconded by Iris Anastasi, unanimously approved.
The Members’ Meeting was closed at 8:40 p.m.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Roll Call -The roll call showed the following Board Members present: Iris Anastasi, Eric Berkowitz, Stephen Collins, Dee Lanzillo, Fern McBride, Dott Nicholson-Brown and Bill Tennenbaum (via speakerphone).
Financial Report -Treasurer Bill Tennenbaum gave a report reflecting the Association’s financial position as of March 17, 2011. (Reported financial details are available to Regency Tower owners in our newsletter, the “Regency Tower Times”. - editor)
We currently have 1 delinquent account with the attorney, 2 foreclosures and one owner paying a reduced amount to avoid foreclosure.
A motion was made by Fern McBride to approve the Treasurer’s report, seconded by Stephen Collins, unanimously approved.
Dott Nicholson-Brown reported the following:
Iris Anastasi made a statement that she was not informed prior to this meeting that our Attorney and a Police Office would be present.
Committee Reports -President Dee Lanzillo then called for Committee Reports. Click Here to read the Committee Reports.
New Business -President Dee Lanzillo then called for New Business (Election of Officers). Click Here to read New Business.
Adjournment -A motion was made by Iris Anastasi and seconded by Catherine Lenz to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.; unanimously approved.
COMMITTEE REPORTS MARCH 2011 Architectural Review & Construction Committee
Architectural Review & Construction Committee
A few issues surfaced with regard to Architectural Review in the past months. In one Architectural Review application, a resident indicated that she and her husband wanted to personally renovate their unit. Her spouse is a licensed general contractor in another state and she has design experience. As the project entails plumbing and electrical elements, they cannot perform all the work. Since electrical and plumbing permits are required and they can only be obtained by plumbers and electricians licensed in Florida, they had to hire these specialty contractors prior to proceeding.
In late February, two high intensity lamps on the north parking deck were reported as malfunctioning. Since the fixtures are far too high for our maintenance personnel to safely examine, we ordered a bucket truck from Fisher Electric. Upon his arrival, we asked the technician to test the fixtures prior to performing any work. Fortunately, the problems were with the two bulbs, not the expensive fixtures. Once the bulbs were replaced, both lamps resumed operating properly.
Thank you for your kind attention.
Maintenance & Housekeeping Committee
The following repairs or replacements have been made to our property:
We have had some problems with stains on some of the hallway carpeting., Marc was able to rent a shampoo machine and with the help of Rocky and Nesly, carpeting on all floors was checked and cleaned. Our maintenance department has been busy with work orders, repairs and all other problems that have come up in the course of their work day.
Our guys are doing a great job in keeping up the cleanliness of our building, pool area, exercise room, driveways and receiving areas as well as preventive maintenance on all of our equipment.
Many, many thanks to our fantastic crew: Tommy, Marc, Rocky and Nesly!
I would like to start my report expressing my gratitude and an honor to be able to work for this building and especially for this Board of Directors who always help me in various situations, guiding and centering me to do well on my aim to make this building the most secure building in the Galt.
This board leadership is “bar none” the pivotal point for all. In name of all employees, we hope you have a year full of health and prosperity with God’s permission in 2011.
Every month we hold our monthly Security meetings where we discuss all unusual situations which occurred since the last month’s meeting and go over situations based in our Safety and Security books, handbooks and manuals.
I will do my best to keep a stable Security and Safety Department with guards following the Association Rules and Regulations to better treat all residents and their guests.
As always, we are accepting any criticisms and suggestions that anyone may have. Please forward them to the Board of Directors and they, if approved, will give them to us for immediate implementation.
The spring break is here now and our attention to the minimum details is a must. Therefore, your cooperation is always welcome.
Safety Note: Owners and their guests are allowed to eat and drink on the upper patio deck and lower patio (BBQ area). GLASS or BREAKABLE materials are not allowed. No FOOD or GLASS is allowed on the pool deck.
The Social Committee planned a “Spring Fling” cocktail party for Sunday, March 20 – the first day of spring. However, due to the low response from residents, this event has been canceled.
The next event is planned for April 30, 2011. The Social Committee will be hosting either a Cocktail Party on April 30 or a Wine Tasting event. Details are still being worked out.
The Committee is pleased to announce that they have a volunteer to oversee the Monday Night Football Club. Barry Seltzer will be overseeing this new activity. Beginning with the NFL Football Season, if there is a NFL football season, participants will be invited to join Barry in the Game Room. Snacks, soda and beer will be provided by the Social Committee.
We are still looking for volunteers to head up the following activities: Bridge Club, Current Events, Bingo and a Book Club.
We Care Committee
There were four people reported to Administration, two illnesses and two deaths.
Web Site Committee
Since December, several additional posts were uploaded to the Regency Tower web site. On December 1, 2010, an article announcing the Social Committee’s 2nd “Happy Hour in the Tower” Lobby party on December 4th was posted along with a pictorial spread in the Photo Gallery of Committee Chair Nancy Lynn Seltzer’s initial Happy Hour event on September 3rd.
Minutes of the two December 16, 2010 Board Meetings were uploaded on December 24th. At the earlier Special Meeting, the vote totals supporting the membership’s decision to opt out of the sprinkler retrofit were preceded by a brief history of the issue. At the subsequent Regular Meeting, after releasing the voting summary for the membership’s decision to partially fund the reserves, the Board voted to approve the low-calorie budget created by Treasurer Bill Tennenbaum and thoroughly vetted during the November Budget presentation. Along with progress reports submitted by representatives from the association’s various committees, Dee Lanzillo’s President’s Report and Dott Nicholson-Brown’s Manager’s Update were posted on the web site. The meeting’s accompanying Notices and Reminders were also made available.
Finally, after posting a New Years Eve reminder to contribute to the Employees Holiday Fund before the early January second distribution, a New Years Eve reminder to contribute on February 13, 2011. In a response to a suggestion offered at a prior meeting, the New Residents page was brought current by adding move-ins from 2008, 2009, 2010 and this year. It was decided to limit postings to the past four years. With some assistance, we anticipate similar updates to our Employees Profile and Meet Your Neighbor pages. We are still waiting for some courageous volunteer to provide updated material for the late Helen Quinlan’s Poem and Joke page.
I received several emails asking how to find more information about events posted in the “Around Town” section on the Home Page each month. Each event headline is linked to more expansive reviews on the Notices and Reminders page. In turn, those reviews provide direct links to the event’s dedicated web page. Most of the events are free although some require modest fees for parking, refreshments, etc. Thank you for your kind attention.
Election of Officers
March 17, 2011 - The Officers are:
Signatories on our bank accounts will be updated.
EVENTS MARCH 2011 Anotherfrom On February 13th, the Social Committee is hosting their 3rd Regency Tower wing ding. From 10:30 AM to 1 PM, the Rendezvous Room will become "Valentine's Day" central, as Nancy Seltzer's minions lay out the welcome mat to any and all of her Regency Tower neighbors. Participants in the Sunday morning Champagne Brunch will find themselves knee deep in Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers - perfect post-constitutional libations. In addition to the standard morning brunchfare of eggs, ham, bacon, bagels, etc, the Social Committee kidnapped a Brunch Chef to manage the Omelette Station. That's right - AN OMELETTE STATION! Of course, anyone impelled to bring their own bottle will be welcomed with open arms. There will be no charge to attend (and enjoy) but donations from those of you with a well developed sense of social equity are always appreciated. WAITAMINUTE! Nancy lays out the Benjamins for these blowouts. At the December event, resident generosity almost reimbursed our gracious host for basic costs. If times are tough, we don't want a dime! Eat, drink and tie one on! However - if you are able - toss a few bucks her way. It would be wonderful if our contributions offset her expenses, don't you think? The event will take place on Sunday, February 13th from 10:30 pm – 1 pm. Satisfaction is GUARANTEED!!! So - come get some at the Sunday morning The Social Committee Nancy Lynn Seltzer, (954) 290-3398
On February 13th, the Social Committee is hosting their 3rd Regency Tower wing ding. From 10:30 AM to 1 PM, the Rendezvous Room will become "Valentine's Day" central, as Nancy Seltzer's minions lay out the welcome mat to any and all of her Regency Tower neighbors. Participants in the Sunday morning Champagne Brunch will find themselves knee deep in Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers - perfect post-constitutional libations. In addition to the standard morning brunchfare of eggs, ham, bacon, bagels, etc, the Social Committee kidnapped a Brunch Chef to manage the Omelette Station. That's right - AN OMELETTE STATION! Of course, anyone impelled to bring their own bottle will be welcomed with open arms. There will be no charge to attend (and enjoy) but donations from those of you with a well developed sense of social equity are always appreciated.
WAITAMINUTE! Nancy lays out the Benjamins for these blowouts. At the December event, resident generosity almost reimbursed our gracious host for basic costs. If times are tough, we don't want a dime! Eat, drink and tie one on! However - if you are able - toss a few bucks her way. It would be wonderful if our contributions offset her expenses, don't you think?
The event will take place on Sunday, February 13th from 10:30 pm – 1 pm. Satisfaction is GUARANTEED!!!
So - come get some at the Sunday morning
The Social Committee
Nancy Lynn Seltzer, (954) 290-3398