BAY WINDS HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.
BOARD MEMBER MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 16, 2022
Present: Joseph Bilotti, Daniel Linblom, Paul Pontrelli,Douglas DeLuca and Patricia Skeba
Also Present:Paul Valyo & Jim Bouras, Community Management & Construction, Inc.
The Board Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Mr. Bilotti. There were approximately 10 Homeowners/Members in attendance at the Board Meeting.
REVIEW FOR APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES – The Board reviewed the Meeting Minutes from the September 21, 2022, Board Meeting. Mrs. Skeba requested to correct the spelling of her last name on page 2. Mr. Pontrellimade a motion to approve the September 21, 2022, BoardMeeting Minutes with this correction. Mrs. Skeba seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved by the Board.
FINANCIAL – The Board reviewed the Delinquency Report as of September 30, 2022. There are no delinquent accounts to discuss.
The Board reviewed the October 2022 Balance Sheet and Income and Expense Report. Mr. Valyo informed the Board of the cash balances as shown on the Balance Sheet and stated Bay Winds is in good financial condition with expenses under budget at this time.
The Board reviewed and discussed the proposed 2023 Estimated Operating Budget – Option A (with $3,000 increase in legal fees) and Option B (with $25,000 increase in legal fees). There was a lengthy discussion regarding legal fees already spent to prepare a letter of opposition to the connection to the reclaimed water source and potential future expenses associated with the legal battle over the reclaimed water issue.
Mr. Lindblom made a motion to approve the proposed 2023 Estimated Operating Budget Option B ($27,000 total Legal Expense Line Item) with total expenses of $911,232 and a quarterly assessment of $126.00 ($15.00 per quarter increaseover 2022). Mrs. Skeba seconded this motion, and it was unanimously approved by the Board.
RECLAIMED WATER DISCUSSION
LETTER SENT BY ATTORNEY JOHN FUMERORECEIVED BY SFWMD
WAITING ON A RESPONSE SFWMD – The Board Members discussed this matter and legal fees associated with the reclaimed water project. The letter prepared by the attorney was sent and SFWMD acknowledged they received it. There has been no response from the SFWMD.
The Board discussed possibly contacting SFWMD to check on the status and after a Board discussion, agreed not to contact SFWMD at this time.
It was agreed that if and when John Fumero receives an answer from the SFWMD regarding his letter, he must contact the Board through Management prior to engaging in any discussions with SFWMD. There should be no future discussion or negotiation between the attorney and SFWMD without the Board’s authorization.
Mr. Bilotti made a motion not to contact SFWMD regarding the decision/answer on the BW reclaimed water opposition letter. Mr. Lindblom seconded this motion, and it was unanimously approved by the Board.
LAKE INSPECTION UPDATE – Mr. Bouras updated Board Members on the condition of the lakes.
OLD BUSINESS AND NEW BUSINESS – Nothing to discuss.
A motion was made and approved to adjourn the Board Meeting at 8:15 pm.