2017 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual Meeting

To be held:
December 13th, 2017
Fruitville Library
7 p.m


Your presence and participation at our Annual Meeting is essential. It is imperative that we have a quorum (33 RESIDENTS) to conduct business. Please make it a point to be present and to share your concerns and ideas.

Board of Directors Vacancies:

Unfortunately, one of our board members needed to resign this year. This means we will again have two (2) vacancies on our HOA board. Please seriously consider volunteering to serve a two-year term. We need a complete board to continue functioning successfully. Click here to download a Candidate form. Please fill out the form and mail them to Meadow Walk HOA, Inc., P.O. Box 51533, Sarasota, FL 34232, or save a stamp and walk them over to Gary Walsh at 1033 Meadow Breeze Lane, or email to meadowwalkhoasrq@gmail.com, by November 22, 2017.

Not having a full membership of at least five members on the Board always presents the probability of not having a quorum to conduct official business. Please consider joining our Board of Directors team. This is a volunteer service to our neighborhood and we recognize that the members of the Board also have their personal professions and affairs to attend to. There will be times when one or two members may be unavailable or out of town. A full board will help guarantee a quorum whenever needed. Not having a quorum can result in not being able to meet to officially address our HOA obligations.

Download a Candidate Form

Funds and Budget:

Funds: Current funds available will cover payables and expenses through the end of 2017. This year in addition to the regular monthly maintenance items, we also paid for the removal of the entrance palms that were becoming dangerous and very dirty. We will be replanting in the new year.

Budget: We have projected our 2018 budget to cover contingencies, increasing costs and any other special project expenses for our community of Meadow Walk; the budget will be discussed at the annual meeting.

Assessment of Homeowners Dues:

The 2017 HOA fee was $600 annually. The Board agreed to revisit whether the fees could be reduced for the 2017 annual fees, which was discussed at the last Board meeting. Since our costs have remained at the same level as our previous year, our projections indicate that the annual dues for 2018 should continue to be $600.00 per Lot. In this way, we will be able to have monies for work on the banks around the lakes and bring the preserve back into compliance.

Collection of Assessment Dues:

Our bylaws specify that the full annual assessment is due and payable every January of the new calendar year. Consideration was made to allow for the semi annual payment of dues, however this system was generally unsuccessful.

We ask all of you, our neighbors, to please come to this very important meeting.

We look forward to seeing you.

Your Meadow Walk HOA Board,

Gary Walsh, Diane Treharne, Sharon Stringer, Rita Bennett, David Johnson

Community Garage Sale This Saturday

Note to Meadow Walk residents: Hopefully you spotted our “save the date” email a few weeks ago. If not, please contact us to make sure your contact info is up to date.

Garage SaleIt’s time for our annual community-wide garage sale!

As in previous years, we’ve coordinated with Palmer Glen and The Enclaves, so we expect a decent amount of traffic coming through.

The event will run from 8am to 1pm.

It’s a great time to get rid of all the junk that you moved into the garage during your Spring Cleaning!

URGENT: We must ACT to Protect Our Property Values

Update: More Action Required

Tuesday, January 31, 2017: Our community was well represented amid the hundreds who showed up (ABC 7’s estimate) at last night’s “Neighborhood Workshop” to oppose the proposed Recycling Center project near the Celery Fields.

But this is only the beginning of the fight to prevent this project from being built. As of last night, the developer, Mr. James Gabbert of TST Ventures, LLC, has not yet formally applied for the property’s rezoning from OUR (“Open Use Rural”) to ILW (“Industrial, Light Manufacturing, Warehouse”), nor for the Special Exception which would be required to develop a Recycling Center on the parcel.

But Mr. Gabbert and his representative, Mr. Bo Medred of Genesis Planning, through their presentation and their responses during the subsequent Q&A session, indicated their commitment to filing the necessary applications and seeing the process through to its conclusion. This process will likely take months, and at some point in the future a hearing will be scheduled before the Sarasota County Planning Commission, at which time a decision will be made about whether or not to recommend that the Sarasota County Commissioners approve the petitions.

Restaurant Depot Public Hearing This Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30PM

In the meantime, the Sarasota County Planning Commission will hear conduct a public hearing this Thursday on a separate project which is already much further along in the process: Rezone Petition 16-33, for the proposed “Restaurant Depot” on the northwest corner of Palmer Boulevard & Apex Road.

Since this is a formal public hearing, and not a Neighborhood Workshop, comments from residents who attend will be much more likely to have an impact. Please consider attending this meeting.

You can see all the details of this Rezone Petition here.

Where: Sarasota County Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota (Map)
When: Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30pm
What: Public Hearing

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Your attendance at Monday’s “Neighborhood Workshop” can make a difference!

Where: Church of Hope, 1560 Wendell Kent Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240 (Map)
When: Monday, January 30, 2017, 6pm
What: Public Meeting

In case you aren’t aware, a developer has already begun construction on a “Waste Transfer Station” at the corner of Porter Road & Palmer Boulevard, less than a mile west of Meadow Walk.

In addition, however, they have applied for a “Special Exception” in the zoning of that property and an adjacent chunk of land. This exception, if granted by the Sarasota County Planning Commission, would allow them to construct a 16-acre Recycling Center.

Documents filed with the planning commission indicate that waste will be piled as high as 35 feet, and reports from members of the Meadow Walk HOA Board who were in attendance at a recent similar meeting indicated that the developer plans to build an 8-foot-high wall to obscure the waste from view. Of course, this means that only the bottom 8 feet of the 35-foot high piles of debris will be blocked from view.

In addition to being an eyesore, this project will, if approved, bring with it as many as 75 trucks per day hauling construction waste and other debris to and from this property. You can imagine the traffic from this, as well as the noise, the odors, and the threat to our property values that this project represents.

This includes an undetermined number of dump trucks and landscaping trucks bringing in debris daily, resulting in approximately a dozen semi-trucks hauling away debris every day.  They will have dump trucks, loaders/backhoes/tractors with claws and equipment to break up large pieces of concrete, trees limbs, and other debris.

They can call it what they want but it is a dump that will be unsightly, noisy, and will certainly have a negative effect on all of our property values.

Your attendance at this meeting can help our voices be heard!

This meeting takes place tomorrow (Monday, January 30th) at Church of Hope. Please join your fellow Meadow Walk homeowners as we speak up to prevent this project from being approved.

Note: A huge “thank you” to Sharon Stringer & Gary Walsh from the Meadow Walk HOA Board of Directors for representing us at the last neighborhood workshop about this project. Their reports contributed to the substance of this post. We hope you’ll let your voice be heard at this meeting also!

Proposed Changes That May Affect Your Property

Tonight, 2 separate meetings will be held locally to discuss potential zoning changes that may have an impact on your property value and quality of life here in Meadow Walk.

Proposed Recycling Center Scheduled for Monday, Jan., 30th @6:00pm

A developer has proposed a plan to develop a recycling center at the corner of Palmer Boulevard & Porter Road. This is less than one mile away from our community, due west of the Meadow Walk main entrance. Apparently, this parcel is already approved to be developed into a waste transfer station, and the developer, TST Ventures, LLC, hopes to modify the parcel’s zoning so that the recycling center can be developed there as well.

Recycling Center: Sarasota Palmer Boulevard

Would a waste transfer station & recycling center be good for our neighborhood?

As you might imagine, a waste transfer station & recycling center may bring with it smells and noise which are guaranteed to not be appealing. Since our community is the one closest to this center, it behooves us to be actively involved in the discussion.

Monday, Jan., 30th meeting takes place at 6pm at the Church of Hope.
The address is 1560 Wendell Kent Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240 (Click here for a Google map)

You can see the information filed by the developer here.

It should be noted that TST Ventures, LLC has previously attempted to develop a similar project on a different parcel at 700 Cattlemen Road, and was unsuccessful.

Proposed Restaurant Depot

The other meeting that takes place this evening is a “Neighborhood Workshop” to discuss a zoning change at Palmer Boulevard and Apex Road. The change is being requested by a developer who proposes to build a “Restaurant Depot” on the northwest corner of that intersection.

This meeting takes place at 6pm at Tatum Ridge Elementary School.

Check out the information filed by the developer here.

If you have questions or comments about these meetings, let’s have a discussion on Facebook.

Annual Meeting Dec. 5, 2016 Fruitville Library @ 7 p.m.


Your presence and participation at our Annual Meeting is essential. It is imperative that we have a quorum to conduct business. Please make it a point to be present and to share your concerns and ideas.

If you are attending the meeting, your ballot will be handed to you at sign in. Bring any proxies with you that your neighbors might have given you and they will be exchanged for a ballot at sign in. This will allow for any nominations from the floor.

1. Call to order/welcome/introductions.
2. Calling of the Roll and establishing a Quorum.
3. Appointment of Inspectors of Election.
4. Reports from officers.
5. Election of Directors; nominations from the floor
6. Financial report and discussion.
7. Old Business.
10. New Business.
11. Homeowner comments
12. Election results
13. Adjournment.

  • Friendly Reminders

    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 neighbors dogs. Even a friendly dog could endanger a child on a bike or scooter. And don't forget to always pick up after your dog.

    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 curdside until 4:00 pm the day before pick-up.

    Please check your post lights.

  • 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.

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