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DECEMBER 2018

BOARD MEETING
(RESERVES VOTE)
DECEMBER 4, 2018
7:00 PM

President Eileen Bendis
Pres Eileen Bendis
Treasurer John Amatulli
Treasurer
John Amatulli
The membership meeting of the Board of Directors of the Regency Tower was called to order by the President, Eileen Bendis, at 7:00 p.m

Roll Call - Board Members Present: John Amatulli, Eileen Bendis, John Laprade, Fern McBride

Board Members on conference call: Kevin Suszko

Board Member Excused: Richard Robins, Stephanie DeAngelis

Mr. Vishnu Sharma, Sharma & Associates, was introduced.

Approval of Minutes - Minutes of the December 11, 2017 were distributed and posted in advance. A motion was made by John Amatulli to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Proof of Notice - The Affidavit of Mailing and Proof of Notice are attached (available to members in office)

Secretary Fern McBride
Secretary Fern McBride
Results of the Reserves Vote
- The results of the proxy vote for reserves were:

 
Returned-proof of a quorum 128
Number voting to Partially Fund Statutory Reserves: 120
Number voting to Fully Fund Statutory Reserves:     8
 

*Association financial records are available in the Regency Tower office to all association members via official request. - editor*

Adjournment - No further business. Meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.


Fern McBride
Board Secretary

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ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING
DECEMBER 4, 2018
7:05 PM

President Eileen Bendis
Pres Eileen Bendis
Vice President John Laprade
V.P. John Laprade
Kevin Suszko
Kevin Suszko
The meeting of the Board of Directors of the Regency Tower was called to order by the President, Eileen Bendis, at 7:05 p.m.

Roll Call - Board Members Present: John Amatulli, Eileen Bendis, John Laprade, Fern McBride

Board Members on conference call: Kevin Suszko

Board Member Excused: Richard Robins, Stephanie DeAngelis

Mr. Vishnu Sharma, Sharma & Associates, was present.

Approval of Minutes - Minutes of the February 21, 2018 and August 24, 2018 meetings were distributed and posted in advance. A motion was made by Kevin Suszko to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Secretary Fern McBride
Secretary Fern McBride
Proof of Notice -
The Proof of Notice is attached (available to members in office).

Approval of the 2019 Annual Budget - A motion was made by Kevin Suszko to approve the CY2019 Budget with partial reserves.

The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

*Association financial records are available in the Regency Tower office to all association members via official request. - editor*

Adjournment - No further business. Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.


Fern McBride
Board Secretary

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DECEMBER 19, 2018

SPECIAL MEETING

President Eileen Bendis
Pres Eileen Bendis
Manager Andy Surdovel
Manager
Andy Surdovel
The Regency Tower Board of Directors Meeting was called to order by the President, Eileen Bendis, at 7:00 p.m.

Roll Call - Board Members Present: John Amatulli, Eileen Bendis, John Laprade, Fern McBride, Kevin Suszko

Board Members Excused: Stephanie DeAngelis, Richard Robins

Approval of Minutes - Minutes of the December 4, 2018 meeting were distributed and posted in advance. A motion was made by John Amatulli to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Meeting Notice - It was announced that beginning in January, 2019, Board Meetings will be held monthly, with the exception of the summer months.

Treasurer’s Report - By John Amatulli, Treasurer

Treasurer John Amatulli
Treasurer
John Amatulli
Regency Tower Association, Inc. Treasurer’s Report for November 2018.

*Copies of the complete Financial Report are available in the office or the password protected website (1regencytower.com) - only to members.) . - editor*

This report will be filed for the audit.

Ratify Approval to Hire Sharma & Associates, Inc. - Sharma’s duties and payments were explained. A motion was made by Kevin Suszko to ratify the decision on August 23, 2018 to hire Sharma & Associates, Inc. as our new accounting firm.

The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

John Laprade
V.P. John Laprade
Ratify Approval For New Building Insurance Plan -
A motion was made by John Laprade to ratify the decision to approve HUB International Florida, SWP, as our new building insurance company, effective December 1, 2018.

Secretary Fern McBride
Secretary
Fern McBride
The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Approval to Purchase New Gym Equipment - New gym equipment has been researched to replace out of date air pressure machines. The items selected: three multifunctional machines and one Precor EFX 546i elliptical will be in our 2019 budget. The total cost is approximately $10,000, which includes a $600 charge to remove old equipment. Donating the old equipment will remove the $600 removal charge.

A motion was made by Kevin Suszko to purchase three new multi functional machines from Commercial Fitness Products, and one Precor EFX546i elliptical from Speedy Gym Repair. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Contract For 2019 Reserve Study - A motion was made by John Amatulli to approve the Services Agreement in the amount of $2,600 with J. R. Frazer, Inc. to complete a reserve analysis update in 2019. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Adjournment - No further business. Meeting adjourned at 7:54 p.m.


Fern McBride
Board Secretary

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DECEMBER 3, 2018


The Monthly Association “411”

General Manager Andrew Surdovel
General Manager
Andrew Surdovel
December 3, 2018 - Comcast finally has completed the exterior wiring of the building for the new Xfinity X1 setup and Internet. On December 7th, between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m. in the Rendezvous Room, representatives from Comcast will be available to schedule an appointment with each unit owner for the installation of the new digital network wiring that includes Internet in his or her unit. If you prefer, you can call Comcast at (800) 934-6489 and schedule your installation now.

Turn off Water The Concrete Restoration Project is moving ahead. All the Opt-Out balconies have been re-inspected and our engineer, John Evans, has made a determination on each balcony inspected. The approved/denied determination on each of the balconies will be sent to any unit owner who selected the Opt-Out option. The Concrete Project will follow an expedited format to complete the concrete work more efficiently. The work will be scheduled with ten (10) swing stages from Units 01 thru Units 06 with all South balcony drops being worked on with two (2) window drops simultaneously. Turn off Water As each drop is completed, the swing stage will be moved West to a window drop on the South side until the South face of the building is complete. As each South window drop is completed, the swing will be moved to a North balcony drop. As the balcony drop is completed, the swing will be moved to the West or North window drops until the entire building has been completed. The painters will start on the South East drops when the concrete work is completed on the South drops, and will continue sequentially around the building utilizing a total of three (3) or more swing stages, until all painting is complete.

The Board plans to send a notice of an assessment meeting, at which all unit owners will be informed of the total cost of the Concrete Restoration Project and the unit’s assessment amount. The final cost of the Concrete Restoration Project is now being tabulated. Once totaled, the Board plans to send a notice of an assessment meeting, at which will all unit owners will be informed of the total cost of the Concrete Restoration Project and each unit’s assessment amount.

Reminders:

  1. Please be aware of your surroundings; we are now going into season and more individuals will be back in town. All vehicles should be locked, especially those parked outside.

  2. FOBs are for unit owners use only, not to be given or lent to anyone.

  3. Turn off Water Please inform Security when you or your guest leave; you must turn off your water.

  4. If you will not be in residence for duration, please remove all items from your balcony.

  5. Security cannot dispatch Maintenance staff to your unit. Please schedule any current or future maintenance issues with the Office.

  6. Christine
    Ask Christine
    Please schedule all Rendezvous room reservations with the office and inform Security. A security deposit of $100 is required for the use of the room.

  7. If you have an overnight guest, please notify the office via email, phone or fax of their stay dates if you are not here. Security will then be able to register the guest more efficiently.

  8. Building PermitThe chairs on the beach are on a first come basis. Please abide.

Turn off Water When you have finished sharing library books, please return them to the front desk. Security will place the books in a bin in the Package room. They will be then placed in the cabinet on the appropriate shelf in the Mailroom.

Maintenance has decorated the exterior of the building with tree lights and two (2) reindeer. This addition gives the building a very festive ambience this time of the year.

WiFi Please get familiar with the 1regencytower.com Concierge Plus website. Check out Resources on the left page margin and then choose Media Library for various subjects.

Liz Urbano - Lobby Holiday Decorations
Liz Urbano
The Annual Budget Meeting will be held in the Rendezvous Room at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. As a reminder, your Limited Proxy, which was included in the packet that contained the proposed budget, Vote is to be placed in the “PROXY” box, returned via email to 1regencytower@gmail.com, faxed to (954) 566-0048 or mailed back to Regency Tower Office at 3850 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Please vote.

The Holidays are on our doorstep. Our beautiful lobby is decorated with a tree and exquisite decorations. Thanks to Liz Urbano and crew. The staff of Regency Tower wishes you a Happy Hanukkah and a Merry Christmas.

Andrew Surdovel

General Manager

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2018 Employees Holiday Fund

Annual Holiday Fund for Employees

The Holiday Season has once again brightened our lives, providing an opportuninty to share our blessings with those who help maintain our home and protect our families. We are asking everyone to contribute to the Regency Tower Employees’ Holiday Fund for 2018. This fund shows our appreciation to all members of our staff for their ongoing efforts to make living at the Regency Tower safe, comfortable and pleasant.

The total amount received will be divided among all members of our staff. Although many residents give more than the suggested minimum of $100, anything you contribute will be greatly appreciated. These distributions are solely funded by your generosity, and are never subsidized by association resources. We thank you for your timely response to this request.

Please make your check payable to the “R. T. Employees’ Holiday Fund” and deposit it into the HOLIDAY FUND box on the Security Desk. If you are not in residence, please mail your contribution addressed to: Regency Tower Employees’ Holiday Fund by December 1, 2018 so that distribution may be made at the Employees’ Holiday Party in December. Funds received afterwards will also be distributed to the employees.

Our committee wishes you and your family a joyous Holiday Season, as well as happiness and good health throughout the coming year.

Please keep in mind that many of our employees extended themselves far beyond their respective “job descriptions” before, during and after every emergency. Their actions contribute heavily to moderating the inconvenience and damage costs for the hundreds of problems that pass unnoticed because THEY DO THEIR JOB SO WELL. This is an opportunity for each of us to personally show our gratitude and reward their dedication. Please DON’T ALLOW IT TO PASS without having done so - editor

Employee Holiday Fund Committee

Ofelia Alleguez
Cathie Lenz

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