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2020 Annual Meeting Summary -1/31/2020
Good Afternoon Regatta Bay Owners,
The Regatta Bay Homeowners’ Association Annual Meeting was held January 20, 2020, 5:00 pm.  Highlights from the meeting are below:
Call to order and approval of last year’s minutes
Treasurer Report:
Mike Kent reported for the Treasurer Report.  The financials show operations are in budget.  The un-audited year-end financial are available, contact Gary Pittman or PMA accounting office to receive a copy.
Manager’s Report
Gary Pittman presented the Manager’s Report.  Gary summarized the projects done in 2019 and upcoming projects for 2020.  Dwight Lorenzen discussed the $2.5 million-dollar renovations that are now completed on the Regatta Bay Golf Course.  Dwight also discussed the joint venture between the Club and HOA to add fencing between the golf course and Legacy on the Bay Apartments to prevent intrusion onto the property
Hotwire Communications
Discussion of installing fiber optic network to the community.   Management will send survey to homeowners.  Management will schedule a Homeowner Workshop to discuss options once survey responses are collected.
I.M.C Irrigation Study / Water Usage Analysis
Mike Kent discussed briefly the ongoing irrigation study being provided by Irrigation Management Consulting.  Mike also discussed how this study will assist us in determining our current capacity and what updates are needed to continue meeting the needs of the golf course and homeowners.
Steve Griggs discussed Regatta Bay’s newest community Tradewinds, a Dutch Indies styled neighborhood consisting of 56 lots. Banners and artist rendering of Tradewinds were set up in the lobby of the Club for review.   Steve announced that land clearing for Tradewinds is in progress, and permits have been obtained to allow for burning of the trees and brush.
Election Results
Mike Kent announce the results of the ballot tabulation:  The three incumbent directors retained their positions.  After the Annual Meeting, the Board held an organizational meeting where the officers were selected:
Dwight Lorenzen – President, Cheryl Price – Treasurer, Phillip Vlahos – Director, Peter Bos – Director and Lindsey Lynch – Director
General Discussion
Discussion of street lighting was brought up by several homeowners with Board explaining the LED upgrades that have been made already to the property. The Board expressed a desire to create a committee to address lighting upgrades and provide a long-term plan for the expense of those upgrades.  A system will be put in place to provide ongoing lighting inspection report to assist in lighting maintenance.
A homeowner requested a commitment from the management company and the board to hold more homeowner meetings in 2020.  The Board concurred and agreed to hold quarterly meetings open to the homeowners.   The board will immediately look at the calendar for the Club to establish future meeting dates and management will provide the homeowner with those dates and times once established.
Discussion of wetland management was brought up by several homeowners.   The ongoing issues with the growing beaver population was discussed.  Regatta Bay is currently trapping and removing beavers. Smaller drain pipes are being installed to allow for drainage of these areas without the beavers being able to inhibit the water flow.
Dear Regatta Bay owner,
I would like to update everyone with a couple of highlights from the budget meeting held yesterday. 
The board voted to extend the current 2017 budget until an updated Reserve Study is completed.  The updated Reserve Study will be completed in the first quarter of 2018.  Once the board has reviewed the updated Reserve Study and is better able to assess the needs of Regatta Bay a 2018 budget will be done and distributed to the ownership.  At that time a budget meeting will be announced for the ownership to participate with any suggestions and comments.
For those owners that chose to have Florida Select do their homes you will see that billing on your first quarter invoice.  The charge that will be on the invoice is the direct charge from Florida Select for their service provided to you.
The board agreed to engage in a contract with Gulf Power to upgrade 59 street lights to LED lighting.  Once this lighting upgrade is completed we will be able to identify other areas in the community that remain dark and proceed with a plan to add additional lighting.  The board committed to sign the Gulf Power contract within the next 10 days.  Gulf Power will advise us of a start date once they procure the materials and schedule the work.  We anticipate the project should be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2018, ideally before that.  I will communicate the set start date of the project when we have that from Gulf Power.
Some owners suggested Regatta Bay should consider going back to having Advisory Committees.  We would be happy to support and facilitate that.  Each neighborhood could have an Advisory Committee that works with some already established committees.  Since we are new to Regatta Bay we are not sure of what committees are currently established and who is on those committees.  I would appreciate if I could get the following information:
If you are currently on a committee, which committee and your contact information.
If you would like to serve on a current committee or lead your neighborhood in establishing or working on an Advisory Committee please let me know.
The mailbox painting project has started.  For those that requested an exemption due to a new or recently painted mailbox, I have communicated with those owners on the exemption status.  The $55.00 charge will show on the 2nd quarter statements since the project is not scheduled to be complete for several weeks yet.
We are looking forward to continuing to support the beautiful community of Regatta Bay and a positive 2018!
Best regards,
Anita R. Hogue


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