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Community News – April 2016

by Middlebrook Pines | Apr 26, 2016 | Community News | 2 comments

Annual Meeting

The Annual meeting was held on April 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Thank you to all that participated by sending in your ballots and to those who were in attendance.  A minimum of 69 ballots was required to be able to hold an election.  For the 344 units owned at Middlebrook Pines, we received 89 ballots.  16 ballots could not be counted for the reasons outlined below, but we were still able to achieve 73 ballots that could be counted for the election.

  • No Voter Certificate: 8
  • No ballot envelope: 5
  • No match for name: 1
  • Blank (no name or unit #): 1
  • No voting rep appointed on voter certificate: 1


Results of the election are as follows…

  • Ruby Bussinger – 54 votes – Elected
  • Dallas Marcellus – 14 votes
  • Larry Palmisciano – 55 votes – Elected
  • Dana Schult – 32 votes
  • Joyce Steinhardt – 48 votes – Elected
  • Lynda Vaughn – 16 votes

Immediately following the adjournment of the Annual Meeting, a Board of Directors Organizational Meeting was called to order.  During that meeting, a motion was made by Mr. Alivento and seconded by Mr. Torres to elect Mrs. Bussinger to serve as the President of the Association, to elect Mr. Alivento to serve as the Vice President of the Association, and to elect Ms. Steinhardt to serve as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Association.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Landscape Updates

  • Plant replacement for Middle Court totaling $9928 has been approved and the work should begin in the next couple of weeks.
  • Plant replacement for Brook Court totaling $12052 has been approved and the work should begin in the next couple of weeks.
  • We are currently working on a landscape replacement strategy for the pool area.

Property Improvements – Miscellaneous Maintenance

  • New pool furniture is arriving for the summerJ! Our new furniture should arrive in the next 2 to 3 weeks… just in time for the hot summer season.
  • A new cleaner and more contemporary sign package has been ordered and received for our recreation areas. Installation of the new signs should be completed in the next couple of weeks.
  • The metal pool umbrellas have received a new coat of paint in a color that will blend well with the new pool furniture that is arriving soon.
  • A new supplier has been found for the wheel stops that we use on the property. As soon as they are delivered, wheel stops which are currently broken or have rebar showing will be replaced.
  • We are happy to report that following much time spent researching options that the Board of Directors has approved the replacement of our house number signs which are mounted on the gate. We are certain that you will like the replacement signs and hope to have them delivered and fully installed within the next 6 weeks.

Rules and Regulations

  • Tennis Courts – The tennis courts were just repainted at a cost of $7100.00 and we are finding residents that are using them for skateboarding or other types of wheeled recreation. Nothing but athletic shoes and tennis balls should ever touch the surface of the court.  Please ensure that you or those in your household are not abusing the courts and if you see anyone doing this, please ask them to leave the courts.  Your help with this is appreciated.
  • Several units have installed plant material and/or trees which are at risk of, or have already, damaged fences, shingles, or concrete. Additionally, some units have very large trees which pose a safety or property damage risk of falling branches or palm fronds, or the actual tree is dead or dying.  As a reminder, all vegetation which is planted inside of the fence is your responsibility to maintain and should it cause any damage, the cost to remove the problem and repair/replace any damage caused by your unit will be assessed and will need to be paid by the homeowner of that unit.  We strongly encourage all owners to review your patios and resolve any issues that may exist prior to the Association becoming involved.  The alternative is that following our process of violation notification, the Association will hire a company to complete the work on your behalf and bill you, the owner, for all costs.


2017 Fiscal Year Budget

The new fiscal year for Middlebrook Pines Condominium Association Inc. begins on July 1, 2016.  Currently the Board of Directors and Property Manager are assessing next year’s vendor contracts, other anticipated landscape and maintenance expenses, as well as property improvement planning to develop an accurate budget proposal for our 2017 fiscal year.  Expect to receive information about the annual budget meeting and proposed budget by mail in the next few weeks.

Words to Live by

The only disability in life is a bad attitude

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