Roll Call -The roll call showed the following Board Members present: Iris Anastasi, Eric Berkowitz, Dee Lanzillo, Fern McBride, Bob Nagle, Dott Nicholson-Brown and Bill Tennenbaum (via speakerphone).
Reading of Minutes -The minutes of the meeting of The Regency Tower CY2008 Budget Presentation Meeting held on November 8, 2007 were read. Iris Anastasi made a motion to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Bill Tennenbaum, unanimously approved.
Financial Report -Treasurer Bill Tennenbaum gave a detailed report reflecting the Association’s financial position as of December 11, 2007. (Reported financial details are available to Regency Tower owners in our newsletter, the “Regency Tower Times”. - editor)
There are three (3) accounts currently in collection with our attorney.
A motion was made by Dee Lanzillo to accept the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Eric Berkowitz, unanimously approved.
Report on Reserves Vote -The Secretary reported the Limited Proxy results as follows:
Sixty-seven (67) owners did not return proxy forms. The three invalid proxy forms were due to incorrect signatures. Please be sure that the designated voter on your voting certificate in the office is the person signing all proxies or ballots so your vote can be counted.
The Treasurer responded to questions regarding the budget.
Also, the Treasurer responded to a question regarding a timeline for painting that a decision has not been made yet.
Committee Reports -President Nicholson-Brown then called for Committee Reports. Click Here to read the Committee Reports.
New Business -President Nicholson-Brown indicated that there was no New Business.
Announcements/Open Discussion -
Adjournment -A motion was made by Iris Anastasi and seconded by Eric Berkowitz to adjourn the meeting at 3:40 p.m.; unanimously approved.
PRESIDENTS REPORT DECEMBER 2007 “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward;
“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward;
.: ♥ Aloha ♥ :.,
Holiday cheer is in the air! Our decorations are absolutely gorgeous. When I walk or drive back to the building I see a winter wonderland. Johnny and Tony did a great job in decorating the outside areas surrounding our building with lights and lovely designs. Candace, Marc and Margie decorated the tree and interior areas. It is beautiful! I feel like a kid in a Candy Shoppe.
Employee’s Holiday Party
On Friday, December 14th the employees enjoyed a wonderful holiday party. Thanks to Cindy for taking charge of the shopping, food, gifts and delegating various responsibilities. The food was home cooked by her, Carlos and others this year versus purchasing catered food. Fun was had by all. Also, thanks to the Employee Holiday Fund committee; Fern McBride, Carole Rigney and Jim Rigney for all their efforts in collecting, counting and equitably distributing the funds donated by the residents. Lastly, thanks to you, the residents for your generosity.
Residents should be certain to take their keys with them at all times. After office hours, in an emergency, the maintenance chair, Dee Lanzillo will open the door from 4-8 p.m. The Security Chief, Carlos, will return to the building IF NECESSARY after 8 p.m. However, forgetting one’s key is not an emergency. Guest or residents arriving without keys will have to get a motel room until they can have a key made.
Suggestion: Leave a key with a neighbor or in a hidden area outside your apartment.
The Round Table
November 1st MeetingMembers in attendance on November 1st were: Rafael Allequez, Shirley Appelman, Laszlo Bandi, Betty Burns, Stephen Collins, Dr. Christy Feneck, Mike O’Carroll, Jim Rigney, Jean Veitch and Ad Wilson. Excused were: Ron Forment, Tom Palumbo, Anne Petroe and Debi Tinsley. Board members present were: Fern McBride and Bob Nagle.
Galt Mile Presidents Council
The Galt Mile President’s Council met at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2007 at South Point Condominium. Steve Scotto, President of Netwerx Systems, Inc. explained the high speed internet system his company is offering. Eric has already sent out memos to residents of The Regency Tower to indicate it they are interested. Commissioner Christine Teel spoke about the city being in tough negotiations with the Police and Fire Departments. Pio Iieraci spoke about his trip to Brazil with Governor Crist and stated that the Governor indicated he is in favor of the Beach Re-Nourishment project.
Muchas Gracias for the Greeting Cards, compliments and letters of support.
Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year.
- Pablo Verol
Aloha – I love you
COMMITTEE REPORTS DECEMBER 2007 Architectural Review & Construction Committee
Architectural Review & Construction Committee
One of the new products, Proflex 90, was recently approved for use in the plan submitted by one of our owners. Following the post-installation onsite photographic inspection mandated in our rules, we will assess the product and report its overall effectiveness in a future meeting. Thank you for your kind attention.
Maintenance & Housekeeping Committee
We have had three of our employees resign within the last month; Ernest, Eddie and Nesly. Ernest has moved to Canada to live and work; Eddie and his wife have returned to Germany to be reunited with their family; and Nesly, I am happy to say, has decided to further his education and has enrolled for college to begin January 4, 2008. We wish them all success and happiness.
Thanks to John and Tony for the lovely Christmas decorating of our building outside areas. Many thanks to Candace, Margie Nagle and Marc for the decorations in the lobby and mailroom. It is wonderful to have such great people who care enough to volunteer wherever they are needed.
I would like to thank all of my staff for making my job a very pleasant one.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!
I would like to thank Marc, Rocky and John Coleman for all of their hard work in maintaining our property. Rocky cleans floors 20 thru 11 as well as all storage rooms. He also cleans the laundry room and all equipment to make sure it is spotless.
Marc has lobby, exercise room, office, meeting rooms, bathrooms and window cleaning, as well as floors 10 thru the lobby.
John Coleman maintains the pool, beach area, cabanas, game room, bathroom to pool as well as landscaping in pool and beach area.
Many thanks to the three of you.
(Report read by the Secretary)
Screenings held in December:
Volunteers are needed to serve on the Screening Committee. Please contact Margie Nagle, Chairperson.
Margie Nagle reported that there was one screening since the last meeting: Peter Lagadas was screened as the lessee for Unit #403.
Once again, I would like to start my report expressing my gratitude to be able to work here under this Board of Directors and their guidance and trust, helping us in our daily duties. The holidays are here and with them our building population expands to our maximum capacity. Our security and safety procedures are already in place ready to be tested. Our staff is completely devoted to serve, protect and assist you and continue keeping this building to be “The Safest and most Secure” building on the Galt.
Again, without your assistance our hard work won’t count. Therefore, if you have any ideas, suggestions and/or comments, please give them to the Board of Directors. If approved, they will present them to us - improving our daily operation.
So, we are here with open arms to welcome you all back.
Have a nice and safe holiday season, with peace, health and prosperity for you and all your family and friends.
Safety tip: If you intend to entertain guests for a few days please stop by the front desk and fill out a guest registration form and if it applies, get a parking permit for their car. This will help us to keep everything under control and improve your security procedures.
We Care Committee
Ofelia Alleguez’s report read by the Secretary:
Mrs. Jose Greco (905) – was taken to Holy Cross Hospital; note on bulletin board, card sent.
Web Site Committee
Following the October 18th Board Meeting, meeting minutes, new business, committee reports, and Notices & Reminders joined Dott Nicholson-Brown’s Presidents Report on the web site. On November 14th, the October 2007 Meeting Minutes were shifted to the archives and replaced with the minutes from the November Budget Presentation.
News Blurbs on the Home Page are linked to the articles they describe. Those blurbs that go back more than one year have been excised. The articles, however, are still available in the site’s archives. Unlike the always current “Around Town” section on the Home Page, past minutes, former Presidents Reports and important events are also preserved and continue to be accessible in the archives.
The Weather section on the Special Updates page continues to receive thousands of hits from people seeking local forecasts and storm warnings - despite the conclusion of Hurricane season. It is easily accessed from the graphic link on the Home Page menu. Candle Lighting Times were also added to the Home Page. The “Poem and Joke” page, which has been left undisturbed as a tribute to the late Helen Quinlan, will be yanked unless some fresh material is submitted or if people email some indication that they prefer that it remain as an ongoing memorial to Helen. Conversely, I would like to invite input from residents as to what they would enjoy or find useful as a replacement.
NOTICES & REMINDERS DECEMBER 2007 DEADBOLTS Please do not put a deadbolt on if you are living alone. If there is an emergency, Association employees nor Emergency Medical Technicians can get in. This has caused a delay in getting help to residents in the past. Absentee Procedure If you are absent for more than 3 (three) days the following should be done:
NOTICES & REMINDERS
Please do not put a deadbolt on if you are living alone. If there is an emergency, Association employees nor Emergency Medical Technicians can get in. This has caused a delay in getting help to residents in the past.
If you are absent for more than 3 (three) days the following should be done:
Manufacturers recommend that you do not turn off your refrigerators. The gaskets dry out. It only uses a very small amount of electricity.
Add to this List:
We would appreciate feed back on any contractors on the list.
Annual Holiday Fund for Employees
The Holiday Season is upon us and, as is our custom, we are asking everyone to contribute to the Regency Tower Employees’ Holiday Fund for 2007. This fund shows our appreciation to all members of our staff for everything they have done during the past year to make living at the Regency Tower comfortable and pleasant.
The total amount received will be divided among all members of our staff. Although many residents give more, a minimum of $50.00 is suggested. We thank you for your generous response to this request.
Please make your check payable to “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
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 contributed heavily to moderating the inconvenience and damage costs faced by our Association during and after each hurricane, when the garage door was on the fritz, during every flood, and during dozens of other instances that pass unnoticed because they do their job so well. This is an opportunity for each of us to show our gratitude and reward their dedication. Please DON’T ALLOW IT TO PASS without being heard from - editor
Employee Holiday Fund Committee