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August 24, 2018
Board President Eileen Bendis’
Well, it’s finally here. The long-awaited ballot on the balcony railings will be sent next week!
There is negative rhetoric going around our association, the likes of which I have never heard before. This is disruptive, destructive, deceiving and divisive. It’s pitting neighbor against neighbor.
As you know, the Board of Directors of the Regency Tower has the authority to make “alterations or improvements” to the common property without requiring a vote of the unit owners. It was the Board’s decision to undertake this sorely-needed project. The Vice President of a group of owners, Ron Lenzi, filed for arbitration with the Division of Condominiums to challenge this decision. The arbitrator sided with the Association.
Lenzi was not satisfied, so he appealed the decision to the Circuit Court, which likewise decided on the side of the Association. Lenzi then appealed to the 4th District Court of Appeals and once again lost (case no. 4D17-2507 - June 20, 2018). The cost of this to our association was well over $25,000 in attorney fees, which we all must pay. Why is this not an important point that this “group” seems to avoid in all their derogatory literature about the board?
Out of necessity, this board is going to go forward and make this building a Jewel on the Galt with much time, consideration, cost containment and as little inconvenience as possible.
Until next time,