An Open Letter from HOA Secretary Mary Lynn Endter

Greetings and Happy New Year,

Here is a recap of the events of the calendar year just ended, with a look forward to the new year.

At the annual meeting on December 5, Frank DeSteno announced that he was ending his tenure as board President. Here is a list of some of the things Frank did over the past two years:

First, under his leadership, the entry way remediation project was completed and paid for. This was a big job, including removing the palms, leveling the surface, repairing the irrigation and electrical systems, planting three new palms, and then doing the final plantings. Frank was able to find affordable contractors. With Craig Rapihana’s help, the fill-in plantings on the island were done within the remainder of the budget.

Second, Frank hired a contractor to paint the perimeter wall, which involved spray washing, repairing cracks, sealing, priming, and adding two final coats of paint. The final touch came when Thomas Ruthz volunteered his time to paint the lettering and the butterflies. Overall, comments have been complimentary. This project has nearly depleted the wall painting reserve account, so that the account will need to be replenished before the wall needs to be painted again.

Third, Frank hired a new landscaping business, with the help of Nick Stine. Our former landscaper did not always complete the work or did the work poorly. So far, Peacock Landscaping is doing a good job and we have renewed their contract for 2024.

Fourth, Frank had the storm water retention system inspected, approved and permitted, so that no further action will be needed on this until 2028.

Fifth, Frank approved the placement of two new “No Trespassing” signs in response to homeowner complaints that strangers were coming onto their properties to fish in our ponds.

Finally, and probably most importantly, Frank accomplished everything on budget, even as the cost of most things went up. While we did have an increase in dues last year to pay for everything, our dues this year went down, as Frank had predicted.

As Joe Stewart said at the annual meeting, we all owe a debt of gratitude to Frank for his two years of service. He stepped in after the untimely and unexpected death of Gary Walsh and accomplished a lot. We will miss him and his leadership. Thank you, Frank.

At the board meeting following the annual meeting, Nick Stine was elected to replace Frank. The board has pledged to give Nick their full support. Under his leadership, we hope to be more proactive in keeping our neighborhood looking attractive and appealing. The first meeting of the new board is currently scheduled for March 27th.

The rest of the board is comprised of Joe Stewart, vice president, Nancy Woodrow, treasurer, Mary Lynn Endter, secretary, with Vivia Martin and Craig Rapihana as directors. Nancy, Vivia and Craig’s terms will end in December 2024. Please keep that in mind if you have an interest in serving on the board in 2025.

As for me, I will be working earnestly on rewriting our governing documents, with the help of Nancy and Gina Palanzi. My goal is to have them ready for homeowners approval at the annual meeting in December 2024. I have agreed to be on the board for two more years. If anyone would like to take over as secretary after that, just let me know.

Please feel free to contact me at my personal email with any questions or concerns: mlendter@gmail.com

Thank you, and again Happy New Year.
Mary Lynn
January 08, 2023

P.S. Don’t forget to pay your dues no later than January 31st.

HOA Annual Meeting Scheduled for 6 p.m. Tues. Dec. 5

The Annual Meeting of the Membership of Meadow Walk HOA to be held at the Fruitville Public Library on Tues., Dec. 5th at 6 p.m., your presence and participation at this Meeting is essential. If you cannot be present at the meeting please prepare a Proxy. Proxy forms were handed out along with this notice to each homeowner. Once your Proxy is prepared, please drop it off at 1025 Meadow Breeze Ln or have someone bring it to the meeting.

We cannot vote on matters if we don’t have a quorum of members, either by your presence or your proxy. The agenda will be finalized and posted on this website before the meeting. The Agenda will include the budget for 2024; a decrease in annual dues and any other matters that may arise.

Board Members are Volunteers. Right now we have 7 Board Members. If you have an interest in sitting on the Board, please speak up at the meeting. The goal is to have enough Board Members so that we always have a Quorum at the three regularly scheduled meetings durning the year and the Annual Meeting at the end of the tear. The current Board consist of Frank DeSteno, President:; Joe Stewart, Vice President; Nancy Woodrow, Treasurer; Mary Lynn Endter, Secretary; Vivia Martin, Nick Stine, and Craig Raphihana Directors at Large.

HOA Budget Meeting Scheduled for 6 p.m. Tues. Nov. 14

As many of you have noticed, the Meadow Walk HOA Board will be holding a meeting at the Fruitville Library on November 14, 2023, at 6:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to set the budget for the calendar year 2024. You are invited to attend. You can have input by attending the meeting, or by emailing any of the board members, whose email addresses are available here on this website.

Most importantly, please mark your calendars that the annual general meeting of the HOA will be on December 5th, also at the Fruitville Library, starting at 6 pm. This year the meeting will be open primarily for your comments and suggestions. So please come prepared.

HOA Meeting Agenda for Wed., Sept 13th, 2023

MEADOW WALK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
HOA MEETING AGENDA: Wed., Sept. 13, 2023
Fruitville Public Library | 6:00 p.m.

    1. Call to order/quorum
    2. Approval of Minutes of June 14, 2023, Meeting
    3. Financial Report
    4. Wall Painting Repair
    5. No Trespassing Signs (to be discussed)
    6. Front Deck on Lot 51 (to be discussed)
    7. Update on Entry Island Renewal (report)
    8. Planning for Annual Meeting
    9. Other business, if any.
    10. Adjournment (Next Meeting: Annual Meeting, Dec. 5, 2023)

Minutes for June 14th, 2023 HOA Meeting

6:00 pm: Joe Stewart opened the meeting. Mary Lynn Endter, Vivia Martin, Nick Stine, Craig Rapihana, and by phone Nancy Woodrow, were present, representing a quorum. In addition, Diane Treharne and LaNae Duchesneau attended.

Meeting Minutes: The minutes of the Board Meeting held on March 3, 2023, were unanimously approved.

Entry way update: The irrigation is complete. We have a budget of $3,500 available for plants/shrubs. Craig has a contractor who will do the work within budget.

Insurance rate: Our liability insurance premium has gone up by about $400 over the budgeted amount. The board agreed that this could be paid from the balance of $2,000 left in the MRTA account.

No trespassing signs: Non-residents have been fishing in our ponds. No trespassing signs should help to keep them out. Diane agreed to contact King Signs to see if they still have the signs once made for us. If so, they will be posted. This will give the homeowners authority to oust any trespassers although we do not encourage confrontations. The ponds are meant for the use of homeowners, guests and tenants.

Storm Water Management System: The inspection is due by the end of August. The Board agreed to use the same contractor and to pay the bill of $275.00.

Raymond Road Development: A complex of 320 homes has been proposed for Raymond Rd south of Palmer. This project is still in the planning stages. If and when construction begins, our homeowners should be aware of the potential for vermin to be dislocated and coming our way.

Other business: Craig proposed that the board use an instant phone text messaging system to alert homeowners of potential issues/problems as they arise. Craig and Joe will manage this.

Nancy brought it to our attention that some boys may have been baiting alligators in the ponds. This is definitely illegal and will be reported to the proper authorities. Nancy is also aware that some one may be dumping yard and other waste in the ponds. This is prohibited.

Homeowners should know that they are to keep the lamp posts in their front yards lit, that mailboxes should be in good repair, and yard maintenance kept up.

Meeting adjourned 7:00: (Next Meetings is scheduled for Wed., Sept. 13, the Annual Membership Meeting for Tiues. December 5.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Sarasota County Planning and Development Services wants you to know that a property owner you has applied for Special Exception Petition No. 1866 to allow an Elementary, Middle, or High School in the OUR (Open Use Rural, 1 unit/10 acres) Zone District to create a PRIVATE SCHOOL that will include Outdoor Areas and MODULAR CLASSROOMS. The students will range from Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth Grade with a maximum of 150 Students.

The Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing beginning ay 5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on July 20, 2023, at the County Administration Center, Commission Chamber, 1600 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Florida.

You are invited to appear, be heard, and submit relevant evidence. Copies of the petition and supporting documents are available durning normal business hours in the Planning and Development Services Department at 1600 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Florida. Copies of the petition and supporting documents will be available to view or download at www.scgov.net, (Keyword: “Planning Commission”) the FRIDAY PRIOR to the PUBLIC HEARING.

You are invited to comment on the request by attending the public hearing or submitting your written comments to:

Planning and Development Services Department, 1600 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236
planner@scgov.net – 941-861-5000, TTY -1-1 or 1-800-955-8771

HOA Meeting Agenda for Wed., June 14th, 2023

MEADOW WALK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
HOA MEETING AGENDA: Wed., June 14, 2023
Fruitville Public Library | 6:00 p.m.

      1. Call to order/quorum
      2. Approval of minutes of March 8, 2023, meeting.
      3. Final stages of entry improvement project.
          • Irrigation System Installation Completed (report).
          • Planting Next (budget and execution to be discussed).
      4. Insurance Rate Increase (report).
      5. Storm Water Management System Inspection due. (Proposal Submited)
      6. No Trespassing signs needed (to be discussed).
      7. Raymond Rd Development Project (early overview).
      8. Other business, if any (open discussion).
      9. Adjournment (Next Meeting Date: Wed., Sept. 13, Annual Meeting to follow)

HOA Meeting Agenda for Wed., March 8th, 2023

MEADOW WALK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
HOA MEETING AGENDA: Wed., March 8, 2023
Fruitville Public Library | 6:00 p.m.

    1. Call to order/quorum
    2. Approval of minutes of September 14, 2022, Meeting
    3. Treasurer’s Financial Report
    4. President’s Report On:
    5.     • Perimeter Painting
          • Entry Lighting
          • Irrigation
          • Planting

    6. Contract with Attorney Scott Peterson for Documents Revision
    7. Other business, if any
    8. Adjournment [Next Meeting Dates: June 14, Sept. 13, Annual Meeting, Dec. 5, 2023

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Community Notes

2024 HOA Meeting Dates

Wed., Mar. 27, 2024,
Wed., June 4, 2024
Wed., Sept. 10, 2024
Tues., Dec. 3, 2024 (Annual)

All meetings begin at 6 pm at the Fruitville Library

Please Do Not Feed Wildlife

It has been brought to our attention that some Meadow Walk residents have been observed feeding wildlife. Here, in Florida, it is illegal to feed Manatees, Sand Hill Cranes, Raccoons, Foxes and Alligators.     
 

Pick Up After Your Dog

Remember, dogs must be kept on leashes at all times. Please abide by this rule for the safety of your dog, your neighbors, and your neighbor’s dogs. Even a friendly dog could endanger a child on a bike or scooter, and don’t forget to pick up after your dog.

Notice:

Any vehicles with commercial advertising must be stored in the garage for overnight parking. Ladders must be removed from work vehicles for overnight parking.

Our subdivision is scheduled for trash and recycling pick-up on Tuesdays. According to Waste Management and Sarasota County, no trash is to be placed curbside until 4:00 pm the day before pick-up.

Please check your post lights.

Painting Your Home?

If you are considering painting the exterior of your house any color other that the original, you must first receive approval from the Modification Committee. If you are interested in looking at the approved Meadow Walk colors please contact the Board of Directors, the Modification Committee, or see the Construction Guidelines for specific details.

Parking / Mailboxes

Please remember, there is no parking allowed on the grass anywhere in the Meadow Walk Subdivision. Although you are legally allowed to park vehicles at curbside we urge you to try and avoid parking overnight on the street for safety reasons. Please refer to the Meadow Walk By-Laws for specific details.

We’ve received a friendly request from our mail carrier asking that residents not block the mailboxes. This includes parking in front of or too close to the box.