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E-mail Address: 1regencytower@gmail.com

To send an email, either click on the graphic below, the email link above OR
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Office Hours

8:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. OPEN Monday - Friday
Board President & Manager available

by appointment

Click to the Bug Off Exterminators web site July 18, 2014 - Recently, interim manager Kande Lewandowski offered up an email featuring advice for Snowbirds elicited from pest control Guru Bug-Off. Although something less than an epiphany, its still good stuff - and extremely easy to implement. She suggested we share this wisdom with our unit owners. She was right - except Bug Off “borrowed” the message from an online pest control blogger who calls himself “The Bug Doctor”. This high profile occupant of a small online niche invites visiting patrons of his “Pest Cemetary” website to "share it with others." And so we will - please read on...

Stop the Moisture

Kitty Litter and Charcoal Briquettes absorb Moisture
Cat Litter & Charcoal sops Moisture
It really doesn't matter that you are not there as far as bugs findings food, they'll get along fine. What will sustain them even longer however will be mositure and just because you don't have the pet bowls down they'll thrive in a humid home. You can effectively draw moisture from the air by putting large pans of kitty litter around the home. You can also place 3 or 4 charcoal briquettes on the top of the litter to help with not only moisture but also odors. You don't need a pan in every room but 3 or 4 well placed pans will do nicely.

Plastic wrap your toilets and seal off your sinks

Covering Toilet with Plastic Wrap
Toilet Covered with Plastic Wrap
This is huge if you are going to turn your water off for the time you're gone. Once the toilet becomes empty it becomes a readymade entry for pests who may be living in the system and placing plastic over the seat seals it off. To seal off the sink drains you can simply close the drains or fill a plastic baggy with water, tie it off and set it down over the drain. These simple steps do wonders for stopping pests that can originate in drains like gnats and roaches.

Much thanks to Kande, our monthly spray-meisters from Bug-Off, and the mysterious online “Bug Doctor”.

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New Email Program

Receive Invoices and late Notices – More to Come

March 9, 2012 - Shortly after assuming operational responsibility for the Regency Tower, Manager Dwight Lyons began conducting an informal survey. As unit owners dropped by the office to conduct association business or meet the new manager, Lyons casually inquired if they had email addresses. If so, he asked how they would feel about receiving certain association communications by email. While the reactions were largely positive, some members were apprehensive about one persistent impediment.

Manager Dwight Lyons
Manager Dwight Lyons
Unit owners were concerned about their private email addresses being exposed to member requests for association records. Many didn’t want their confidential contact information absorbed into political agendas. Leery of the data’s potential for criminal abuse, others expressed trepidations about the identifying information being snatched up by some association member and sold to online marketers or identity thieves. As luck would have it, their qualms were recently mitigated by the Florida Legislature.

Representative George Moraitis
Rep. George Moraitis
Early in the 2011 legislative session, District 91 Statehouse Representative
George Moraitis filed House Bill 1195. Enacted into law on July 1, 2011, Section 2 of the bill clarified which official association documents are excluded from members’ records requests. Amending the official records subsection (12) of Chapter 718.111, records containing the following personal identifying member information are not accessible to unit owners:

718.111(12)(c) 5. Social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, facsimile numbers, emergency contact information, addresses of a unit owner other than as provided to fulfill the association’s notice requirements, and other personal identifying information of any person, excluding the person’s name, unit designation, mailing address, property address, and any address, e-mail address, or facsimile number provided to the association to fulfill the association’s notice requirements. However, an owner may consent in writing to the disclosure of protected information described in this subparagraph.”

Since Regency Tower’s governing documents do not provide that sending emails, faxes or making telephone calls satisfy notice requirements, the only personal identifying information accessible to unit owners is the member’s name, unit designation, mailing address, and property address, the information required to legally effect notice by mail. Unless a unit owner consents in writing to release any of the other information, it is excluded by law from records requests.

With privacy no longer an issue, the overwhelming majority of unit owners informally polled agreed that this cost-free communications vehicle would simplify their lives. Over the next few months, Lyons collected email addresses voluntarily offered by almost a third of the association’s members.

President Eileen Bendis
Pres Eileen Bendis
Last month, after Board President Eileen Bendis confirmed the protected status of email addresses with the association attorney, Lyons decided he was ready. On February 28th, he emailed the following message to the first group of potential participants, “If you would like to receive your invoices via Email vs. the post office, please respond to this Email. Help us save postage and paper.” Every positive response was followed by an emailed invoice. Almost immediately, Dwight began receiving feedback. Instead of lamentations about mysterious fees or work order charges, members were showering him with gratitude.

Elem Rinomato
Elem Rinomato
Upon receiving a bill on February 28th, Elem Rinomato emailed back “I just want to say that I love receiving mail and invoices by computer! Thanks for bringing us up into the modern day world.” Pleasantly surprised by the admittedly unusual reaction to receipt of an invoice, a still skeptical Dwight forwarded the response to Board members.

On February 29th, Linda Pines answered, “Absolutely. I’d love to jump into the 21st Century and receive invoices via email. It’s been a long time coming.” Claude Provost responded, “Yes very good idea. I would much prefer to receive by email since I spent time in Canada and Florida.” Inge Joneleit commented “Hello Dwight, brilliant idea. Yes please send our bill by email. Thank you. Best regards.” An hour later, husband Juergen chimed in, stating “Dwight, as Inge already replied, good idea, thanks for the effort.” As the responses rolled in from Germany, Canada, California and other parts of the planet, Dwight kept expecting the other shoe to drop. It didn’t.

Betty Burns
Betty Burns
Mike Reidbord retorted “Thank you, Dwight. Yes, I would like to receive invoices by e-mail please. Thank you and regards.” A delighted Betty Burns said “Thank you for giving us this option - Betty.” For the next few days, invoices were consistently met with compliments. Who would believe that Regency Tower owners would turn so fuzzy when billed for quarterly maintenance assessments? Dwight sent a 6-email sample of the responses to board members.

Lyons envisions the program’s expansion in the near future. Along with invoices and late notices, the email client can be easily adapted to other purposes. In addition to delivering information in a newsletter and on the website, the office could issue mass email alerts, event notices, payment deadlines and other helpful reminders. Information currently posted on the bulletin boards could be emailed as well. Email blasts configured for in-residence members could selectively duplicate data offered on the character generator. Of course, the final decision about the program’s boundaries rests with the board and the association attorney.

To participate in the new program, simply send an email to regencytower@yahoo.com and ask the office to send your invoices by email. You will automatically be included if and when the program is expanded. Of course, you can withdraw at any time by sending another email indicating your wish to do so. With about 60 members currently signed on, a substantial savings in both postage and labor has already been realized. This could easily double in the next month or so. As observed by Ms. Pines. “It’s been a long time coming.”

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Delinquency Sanctions

No Pay – No Pool, Poker or Party Room!

Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff
Representative Ellyn
Bogdanoff
Governor Charlie Crist
Governor Charlie Crist
August 23, 2010 - On June 1, 2010, Governor
Charlie Crist signed a flagship association bill into law. Initially filed in the Statehouse by Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff, the legislation is more popularly known along the Galt Mile as the Sprinkler Retrofit Relief Bill or Senate Bill 1196 (SB 1196). By returning the decision about installing a building-wide or modified sprinkler system to the homeowners that would have to pay for it, the bill saved every unit owner $thousands. The legislation ultimately evolved into the session’s Omnibus Association bill - a vehicle annually selected by lawmakers to house high priority issues affecting common interest communities.

Unlike many of the key association bills in recent years, the 2010 version made useful improvements to the functional options available to people living in vertical neighborhoods. While best-known for relieving associations of mandated retrofits for manual fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, elevator back-up generators and Phase II Firefighters’ Service modifications, SB 1196 addressed a broad spectrum of other association obstacles. The bill corrected ill conceived, poorly drafted insurance regulations that provided no benefits despite their substantial cost. It expanded member access to association records while enhancing protection for members’ personal and financial data, specifically in areas historically vulnerable to identity theft. It also launched a three-sided response to association financial dilemmas inflamed by the economic recession.

Along with doubling a foreclosing lender’s assessment obligation and eliminating regulatory obstacles to the bulk purchase of units (to facilitate thinning the currently bloated unit inventory), the bill equipped associations with a vehicle for linking member rights and privileges to financial good standing. The legal underpinnings for these pro-active incentives have long resided in the controlling documents of most associations. Prior to contracting association membership, every applicant agrees to certain well-defined financial and behavioral obligations. Membership rights and privileges are contingent on meeting these responsibilities.

In short, the “pay-as-you-go” statutory format was implemented to insure that each member pays his or her fair share of the common expenses in a timely manner. When unit owners fail to pay their fair share and violate this contractual tenet, the resulting financial burden is placed on their neighbors, who are forced to offset any unpaid revenues.

The legislation details specific consequences that associations may enforce when a member’s financial responsibilities are abrogated. The new law [s.718.303(3), F.S.] states “If a unit owner is delinquent for more than 90 days in paying a monetary obligation due to the association, the association may suspend the right of a unit owner or a unit’s occupant, licensee, or invitee to use common elements, common facilities, or any other association property until the monetary obligation is paid.” With the exception of unit-specific limited common elements (such as the unit’s balcony), access to and from the unit (elevator and unit’s hallway), common parking areas and utility services provided to the unit, the new law enables associations to suspend common area access rights for unit owners that are 90 days past due in paying their association obligations.

Similarly, the law [s.718.303(5), F.S.] additionally provides “An association may also suspend the voting rights of a member due to nonpayment of any monetary obligation due to the association which is more than 90 days delinquent. The suspension ends upon full payment of all obligations currently due or overdue the association.”

Unit owners who default on their obligations will often lease their units. While forcing their neighbors to bite the bullet for their unpaid assessments, these scofflaws simultaneously line their pockets with cost-free monthly rental income. To protect a good faith tenant as well as the association’s members, the law [s.718.116(11), F.S.] stipulates “If the unit is occupied by a tenant and the unit owner is delinquent in paying any monetary obligation due to the association, the association may make a written demand that the tenant pay the future monetary obligations related to the condominium unit to the association, and the tenant must make such payment. The demand is continuing in nature and, upon demand, the tenant must pay the monetary obligations to the association until the association releases the tenant or the tenant discontinues tenancy in the unit.”

Scores of Regency Tower members have openly expressed resentment at having to pay their neighbors’ bills. At the March 2010 Members Meeting, unit owners overwhelmingly supported sanctions for delinquent members. When the new law (Chapter 2010-174) became effective on July 1, 2010, it paved the way for Regency Tower to create and enforce such regulations in compliance with the statute.

To that end, a special Board Meeting was convened on August 23, 2010. At that meeting the following motion was seconded and passed unanimously:

Effective July 1, 2010: Any owner who is more than 90 days late in their quarterly maintenance will not be allowed to use any common areas, such as Pool, Rendezvous, Exercise and Game Rooms, Barbecue, Cabanas, Laundry Facilities, etc. Also, voting rights will be suspended and all delinquent owners’ tenant rents must be paid to the Association.”

Since the onset of the economic tsunami, some Regency Tower members have averted imminent statutory default by following the advice of HUD, Government Sponsored Enterprise’s like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Trade Commission; they renegotiated their mortgages. As a rule, mortgagors prefer modifying payment terms to cluttering their property portfolios. Many lenders that exhibited intransigence 12-24 months ago have grown appreciably less arrogant. In many cases, the greatest obstacle is deciding to get started.

Pick up the Phone!

Stopping Foreclosure Links

  • Click to the Hope Now Streamlined Modification Program web page Hope Now - HOPE NOW is an alliance between counselors, servicers, investors, and other mortgage market participants. This alliance maximizes outreach efforts to homeowners in distress to help them stay in their homes. Its purpose is to reach and support as many homeowners as possible. The members of this alliance recognize that by working together, they will be more effective than by working independently.

    Are you having trouble paying your mortgage? Call the Homeowner’s HOPE™ Hotline: 1.888.995.HOPE (1-888-995-4673) or go to their website at www.hopenow.com. Do it today!

  • Click to the Homeownership Preservation Foundation web page Homeownership Preservation Foundation - The Homeownership Preservation Foundation, which operates the 888-995-HOPE™ hotline mentioned above, has a single mission: to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. They are an independent nonprofit that provides FREE HUD-approved counselors dedicated to helping homeowners.

    On this site, you can arrange an online consultation.

  • Click to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) web site HUD Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure - Whether you're in foreclosure now or worried about it in the future, they have information that can help. Foreclosure doesn't happen overnight. They offer solutions for dealing with every stage of the process.

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Mortgage Payment Dilemmas - Regardless of the reason for your mortgage anxiety, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know how to help save your home, and how to recognize and avoid foreclosure scams.

  • Click to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) web site Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Foreclosure Rescue Scams - Fraudulent foreclosure “rescue” professionals use half truths and outright lies to sell services that promise relief and then fail to deliver. Their goal is to make a quick profit through fees or mortgage payments they collect from you, but do not pass on to the lender. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know how to recognize a foreclosure rescue scam.

  • Click to the Federal Reserve web site Federal Reserve Mortgage Foreclosure Resources - If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payment, one of the most important things you can do is seek assistance. These resources provide information and links to agencies and organizations that may be able to help you. The Federal Reserve Banks have also established Foreclosure Resource Centers to help address local and regional challenges in their mortgage markets and local communities.

  • Click to the IRS web site IRS - Home Foreclosure and Debt Cancellation - The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 generally allows taxpayers to exclude income from the discharge of debt on their principal residence. Debt reduced through mortgage restructuring, as well as mortgage debt forgiven in connection with a foreclosure, qualify for this relief.

  • Click to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) web site Freddie Mac - Avoiding Foreclosure - No one expects to lose their house to foreclosure, but by understanding the foreclosure process and what may lead up to it, you can be in a better position to recognize and address potential problems that may impact your ability to make every mortgage payment on time.

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Air Shuttle

A Private Car Service
Toll Free # 1-888-801-3056      Phone # 954-351-1083
Fax: 954-351-1028
E-mail:
airshuttleone@aol.com
Address: 4337 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308

Inexpensive Bus Service

Click Here to get Sun Trolley Transit Information The City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Transit provide inexpensive bus service from the Galt Mile to the Coral Ridge Mall Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm. A product of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA), the service formerly operated by City Cruiser is now called Sun Trolley. Their mission is to allow the continued growth and economic development of downtown Fort Lauderdale while avoiding traffic congestion. It was incorporated in 1992 to marshal business resources and expertise and to combine them with government efforts to solve local transportation problems. TMA funding comes from the public and private sectors, including grants from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Broward County, the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Downtown Development Authority, as well as dues and in-kind contributions from the private sector.

Click Here to get Sun Trolley Transit Information This Sun Trolley provides transportation to and from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center, along the North Beach and the Galt Mile neighborhood. It connects to Las Olas and the beaches, Lauderdale Manors, Tri-Rail, Downtown / Courthouse, Broward East-West Express and the NW Circulator route. All Sun Trolleys are air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible, have double doors for easy access, and bike racks. The trolleys use bio-diesel fuel. However, the bus will not operate when a hurricane warning has been issued. One of their lines services Galt Ocean Drive, the Coral Ridge Towers complex and North Beach to the Palms. For the 25˘ fare (exact change), it will zip you over to the Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Center or the Coral Ridge Mall - and back! The Galt Ocean Mile Sun Trolley operates from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. While there is no regular service on Saturday, Sunday or the 6 holidays observed by the City, the Sun Trolley runs a Tri-Rail Weekend Connector service from the Galt Mile to the beaches, Las Olas Boulevard and the Tri-Rail. Click Here to get the Sun Trolley routes and timetables for Galt Ocean Drive.

Sun Trolley Galt Route Map Sun Trolley Galt Schedule
 
Click Here to get Sun Trolley Transit Information Click Here to get Sun Trolley Transit Information
 

Click Here to get Broward County Transit Information Of Broward’s more than 1,200 square miles, Broward County Transit buses provide service to 410 square miles. The service area becomes even greater with Route 18, BCT’s first bus route to service the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. To get a view of BCT’s fixed route bus service area, Click Here. Broward County Transit’s total active fleet of 284 fixed route buses and 75 community buses travel 13.4 million annual service miles. Four extensive County bus routes connect with the Galt Sun Trolley (Route 11, Route 36, Route 62 and Route 72), giving Galt Mile residents access to the entire County, with connections to Miami and Palm Beach. These BCT buses connect to downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Boulevard, Coral Ridge Mall, Sawgrass Mills, Lauderhill Mall, Pompano City Center, Galleria Mall, Coral Square Mall and hundreds of other popular locations. Click Here to go to the Broward County Transit web page to get routes and timetables.

Click Here to Pelican Hopper Web Page for Route, Stops and Timetables
Click Here to Pelican Hopper Web
Page for Route, Stops and Timetables
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea also offers their “Pelican Hopper”, now conducting rides for passengers to the Senior Center (in the LBTS Town Hall complex on Bougainvillea Dr.). It also makes hops to the Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Center, the Broward County Galt Mile Library, the Ocean Market place, downtown LBTS and the Sea Ranch Center. The “Pelican Hopper” travels every 45 minutes with assigned stops beginning at 9 AM and ending at 5:25 PM. It operates Monday - Friday (except holidays), all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Click Here to go to the Pelican Hopper web page to get routes and timetables

Association Services

The Association offers monthly Air conditioning Maintenance service at $20 per quarter or $6.66 per month). Should you have a leak while on our service, you will not be charged for the repair and clean-up of the floors below. The following air conditioning maintenance procedures are included in the service:

  1. Blow out hoses and notify owners if replacement is required.
  2. Check drain pan to ascertain if there is water from A/C unit or hot water heater.
  3. Replace filter each month.
  4. Check grill and replace as needed.
  5. Pour in formula 7961 to keep lines clean.

There is no charge to you if the hose bursts and you are on A/C Maintenance!

We also offer Apartment Surveillance for absentee owners on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis at a cost of $12 per visit. This includes checking toilets, faucets, smoke detectors, A/C and 8 other items. The full complement of services is as follows:

  1. Flush and Clean Toilets
  2. Open all faucets
  3. Run garbage disposal
  4. Check air conditioning
  5. Check apartment for water leaks
  6. Check refrigerator
  7. Check general appearance of apartment
  8. Replace smoke detector battery as needed (charge for battery only)
  9. Inspect balcony and electrical outlets
  10. Check to see if shutters have been installed
  11. Visual inspection of Air Conditioning closet
  12. Check windows

Air Conditioning/Water Heater Closet

While the equipment within the closet is the property of the resident, the Air Conditioning/Water Heater Closet located in the hallway is common area. Every resident is responsible for maintaining their A/C - Water Heater closet in a safe, orderly, FIREPROOF fashion - this includes patching any holes in the floor, walls or ceiling. Responsibility for damage to the closet, as well as to other units, inures to the unit owner whose A/C or Water Heater equipment leaks or malfunctions.

It is illegal to keep any flammable materials within the closet. On a recent visit to Regency Tower, a Fire Code Compliance Officer from the Fire Prevention Bureau confirmed that dryer hoses located within the A/C - Water Heater Closet are also illegal. The City can issue violations to the “owner of the dryer hose or any flammable materials placing the closet at risk.”

A subsequent inspection conducted by the Building Department confirmed that because A/C Closets are rated as mechanical rooms, they can not be used for storage. Every unit owner has a designated secure storage area in their hallway storage room for personal belongings. According to the Fort Lauderdale Building Code, anything in the A/C Closet functionally unrelated to the air conditioner or the water heater “interferes with unobstructed access to the equipment,” irrespective of the size of the item. In the official “Report on Mechanical Inspection for Regency Tower", it states, "There are a lot of mechanical rooms for the apartments that have been used for storage. The mechanical plans state that the mechanical rooms can’t be used for storage. Shelves, mops, brooms, any combustible material or anything stored inside the mechanical rooms should be removed.” Before departing, the inspector admonished “I’ll Be Back!” A word to the wise.

The Bottom Line: No storage is permitted in the A/C - water heater closets... PERIOD!


Director’s Box

There is a locked “Director’s Box” located in the mail room lobby for those owners in residence who wish to write suggestions/comments/complaints. It is on the left wall when you enter the mailroom in the far corner.


No Smoking!

This is a smoke-free building under the Florida Clean Air Act, which means NO SMOKING INSIDE the building by any residents, employees, visitors etc..



Exercise Room

ALL OWNERS, LESSEES AND THEIR GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN A WAIVER BEFORE USING THE EQUIPMENT. Persons need only sign one waiver. This will be placed in your file in the office. EACH PERSON MUST SIGN THEIR OWN WAIVER AND ONLY ONE NAME PER WAIVER. PLEASE SIGN COMPLETE (1st & 2nd) NAME AND MAKE NAME LEGIBLE SO THAT WE MAY ENTER YOUR NAME CORRECTLY ON OUR LIST. You may also print your name under your written signature. A key will be required to enter the room and will be issued to owners once a waiver form has been signed. Waivers may be obtained at the Security Desk in the Lobby.

ONE KEY is issued per apartment. It is the responsibility of the owners to provide key to lessees or guests. If owners are not in attendance and would like lessees or guests to have a key, THE OWNER MUST SEND A FAX (954-566-0048) to the office requesting this. It is the responsibility of the owner to retrieve the key from lessees or guests. Key shall also be transferred to new owner in case of sale. An additional charge of $5.00 will be applied for a second (2nd) key. No minors are allowed unless accompanied by an adult.

Holidays

Regency Tower Employees are granted the following eight (8) paid holidays each year. The Association follows the same schedule as the U.S. government in determining the specific dates of a given holiday. Those hoildays are:

  1. New Years Day
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  3. Presidents Day
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Independence Day (4th of July)
  6. Labor Day
  7. Thanksgiving Day
  8. Christmas Day

In order to be paid for holidays, the employees must work their regularly schedules before and/or after the holiday. If required to work on a holiday, employees will receive an additional day’s pay, provided they worked their regularly scheduled days before/after the holiday.

Employees of the Jewish Faith may exchange the Christmas and New Year’s holidays for Rosh Hashannah and/or Yom Kippur. In order to receive pay, they must agree to work Christmas and/or New Year’s Day on a regular basis.

Work Orders

All maintenance work orders must be placed through the Regency Tower office. Requests made directly to maintenance personnel are private arrangements, whether or not remuneration is involved. The Association carries no responsibility for the work and the employee is not protected by the Association's insurance coverage under these private agreements. Work done without the benefit of an official work order is the responsibility of the unit owner. Such work is only permitted during the employee's free time, NOT while the employee is working for the Association. Protect yourself, take a moment to arrange maintenance work orders through the office.

Pursuant to our Rules and Regulations - Section III, page 6, Maintenance Service Requests, please be guided as follows:

  1. Do not call employees into your unit during working hours. This is theft of YOUR Association Funds.
  2. Do not ask Security to call maintenance employees during working hours.
  3. All work requests for your unit must come through the office.

Our insurance does not cover private work of employees. This has cost The Regency Tower Association in the past.


Rules Regarding Children

The Regency Tower Condominium is a child friendly residence. We have many permanent residents with children and we enjoy their presence.

However, it is the responsibility of the Association and its Board of Directors to protect all children. To this end, we remind all residents and visitors with children that we have to strictly enforce our “Rules and Regulations,” which clearly states as follows:

  • Page 3 – Rules and Regulations – August 2005
    F - “Patio, Beach, Cabanas, BBQ Area, Pool and Accessories”

    1. .... “Children under twelve years of age must be supervised and accompanied by an adult or they will not be permitted to use the pool. Children up to 5 years of age are not permitted in the pool without an adult guardian in the pool with the child/children.

  • Page 4 – Rules and Regulations – August 2005

    1. “Pool Attendant or any other building employee has the authorization to ask rule violators to leave the area”

Also it is necessary that an adult accompany children under 12 years of age throughout the association property (elevators, hallways, stairwells, garage, outside area etc.)

We kindly request your cooperation and compliance with the above.


Unit Renovations

XVIII. "Renovating Apartments:" A. Owners planning to make architectural changes in an apartment must submit plans to the Architectural Review Committee for approval before work begins. Licensed contractors and proper building permits should be obtained. Owner is responsible for disposal of all items resulting from renovation, and any damage to common areas by their contractors. For contractors to commence work in your unit you must have on file in The Regency Tower office, an “Authorization to Provide Access to Contractors and Release by Owner” form, which indemnifies and holds harmless The Regency Tower Association, Inc. from any claims that may arise in connection with any work. These forms are available in the Receiving Room as well as a form to be completed by contractors/workmen regarding building rules by which to abide. As noise reverberates throughout the building, workmen and/or residents are not permitted to do noise producing work (hammering, sawing, drilling, scraping, etc.) before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, and no work on Sunday.


Floor Coverings

Floor coverings shall be sound resistant. Balcony and bathrooms do not need sound control. No floor covering other than carpet may be used without written approval by the Board of Directors. For ceramic tile, marble, slate, hardwood flooring, etc.. A sound control underlayment with a 60% noise reduction factor (NRF) and a sound transmission coefficient (STC) of .40 MUST be used. The following are acceptable sound reduction underlayments:

 
Material Manufacturer Thickness (")
 
Cork generic 1/2"
Southcrete 60 SGM (Southern Grouts & Mortars) 1/2"
Laticrete 18 Laticrete International, Inc. 1/2"
Sound Out Jamo, Inc. 1/4"
NobleSeal SIS The Noble Company 1/20" 
Proflex 90 MSC PROFLEX Products, Inc. 1/11" 
Insulayment MP Global Products LLC 1/9"
     

Click on Product to get Product Data Sheet. Click on Manufacturer to go to the Manufacturer’s web site.

PHOTOS MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE FLOOR WITH THE SOUND UNDERLAY COMPLETE.

Please contact Security or the Office when you are finished installing the soundproofing and they will inform maintenance who will then take photos BEFORE the flooring is installed. Failure to make appropriate arrangements will require the removal of the flooring to demonstrate compliance with the underlayment regulations.

Service Contracts

All owners should have Service Contracts for maintenance and repair of such items as air conditioning units, toilets, sinks, refrigerators, heating pumps etc.. The Association is not responsible for your property and the maintenance personnel are too busy with maintaining the common-use items and numerous emergency breakdowns thereto. We recommend that you contact a service Contractor such as:

  • Total Appliance & A/C Repair at 1-800-427-1519 or 954-454-6801

  • Service America at 1-800-884-3500 or 954-979-1100

  • Broward Factory Service at 1-888-BFS-6060 (1-888-237-6060)

  • or any others found in the yellow pages.

Senior Care Services to Consider

MARRINSON SENIOR CARE RESIDENCES - has 5 residences dedicated to Independent and Assisted Living Senior Care throughout the Fort Lauderdale area. The office is located at 1601 NE 26th St.

Call 954–566-1330

REGAL HOME SERVICES - Home Makers, Companions, Home Health Aides & Nurses - Long Term Care, Live in, Weekly, Hourly.  We bill long term care insurance. Licensed & inspected by the State of Florida All Associates background checked - Licensed, Insured and Tested before we hire.

Call 954-714-3333

THE SERVICE AGENCY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS - a not-for-profit organization, is offering a service for primary caregivers taking care of an elderly loved one. R.E.L.I.E.F. (Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families), a program sponsored by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, is offered (AT NO CHARGE) to people with limited income who are in need of a few hours of respite from the stress associated with care giving. Assistance is targeted for evening hours and weekends. For more information, call:

Project Coordinator Laurie Felex-Nicolas at (954) 563-8991.

ARE YOU LIVING ALONE? Elderly persons living alone should consider joining MEDIC ALERT. It would give you and your loved ones peace of mind.

The ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES program, mandated by Chapter 415, Florida Statutes, is a system of specialized social services directed toward protecting vulnerable adults who are unable to manage their own affairs, from further occurences of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. It is part of the Florida Adult Services Program, a division of the Florida Department of Children and Families. They respond within 24 hours and will contact the nearest relative if it becomes necessary.

Call the toll-free Florida Abuse Hotline (1-800-962-2873), 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The Unit office will dispatch a Protective Investigator within 24 hours from receipt of report by the Hotline.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS, INC.: This is a comprehensive Therapy Program designed for Seniors to maintain key life functions and age in place. Specialized Outpatient Therapy Programs: Linda Badreddine - Marketing Director

(800) 773-5734, ext. 250 - Referral Line (800) 243-3333

2929 East Commercial Blvd., Suite 500

Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33308

Emergencies

If you have a non-medical emergency in your unit after hours, please call Security who will contact an Officer of the Board beginning with the President - who will then determine the appropriate action. For medical, police or fire emergencies, CALL 911 - FIRST and ALWAYS.

If the need arises to call 911 for service, please remember the following:

  1. Call 911 first... seconds can save lives

  2. Request emergency vehicle to come to the NORTH door. (If you find it easier, ask the Guard to make the call for you.) All of this information will expedite service so that the Guard can hold the Service Elevator in addition to having the door open and waiting.

  3. Call the Lobby Desk to inform them that you are expecting 911

  4. Let them know if your apartment door is locked or unlocked.

THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN APARTMENT KEYS TO NEIGHBORS SHOULD INFORM SECURITY TO EXPEDITE PREPARATIONS DURING EMERGENCIES.

Remember: Seconds Can Save Lives

 

Cable Television Channels

Comcast Cable provides Regency Tower with Cable Television services. Our contract provides us with a basic cable lineup, 2 of the HBO family of premium channels and a “house” channel. The “house” channel, found on channel 95, is currently connected to a video camera in the building's lobby, and offers a view of the Lobby Security Desk and the Front Entrance.

Two Cable Channel lineups are depicted below. The Comcast Basic Cable Channel Lineup and, for those of us who opted for any of the new Digital Services, the Comcast Digital Cable Channel Lineup. Click Here to determine your exact channel lineup.

 
Basic Cable Channel Lineup Digital Cable Channel Lineup
 
 

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