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Minutes of the Banana Bay Condominium Association
Board Meeting
WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017

ATT&T Workshop Meeting:
Meagan Taylor attended to address the Fiber Overbuild Project. She explained the plan will upgrade the property to fiber at no cost and will include incentives of $25 to $50 per unit plus a free line in the clubhouse and possibly at the river pool. She said this plan upgrades the homes by 8 percent. There will be minimal points of entry and they will clean up what they damage in digging up the landscaping.
An “ONT” is placed in the home where the owner prefers, depending on existing wiring. 1 GB of internet can be received with this upgrade. AT&T has a 30-day trial to test and try services. The initial site evaluation is free of charge and the residents and board members who attended all agreed to have her set this up. If their engineers believe the site can be upgraded, she will present the design plan for approval and once approved, it will take 6-8 weeks to get materials. It will take approximately 4 months from executed plan to deployed. She will set up the evaluation with RDI and the BB Maintenance man.

Call to Order: The Board meeting began at 10:54 am in the clubhouse.

Establish Quorum: Board president Barbara Peterson, VP Clyde Hoover, Treasurer April Scott and Director Tim Sparks attended. Michelle Davis, CAM from Reconcilable Differences and 3 unit owners attended.

Approve Minutes of Last Board Meeting: Barbara motioned to approve the minutes of the March 29 meeting as written. Clyde seconded, all in favor. These minutes will be posted on the website.

Old Business:
Insulation for midrise Building 4th floor: The contract with Applegate Cellulose was approved outside of a meeting, and Barbara motioned to ratify its approval. Clyde seconded, all in favor. Work in 2400 building seems to be complete. A resident felt we were paying for R48 depth and only thinks R38 was installed above his home, so Barb will speak with Rock Roofing about the issue.

There is a quality issue with the “Time Machine” drywalling company, so Stevens Drywall will be asked for a bid to complete all unfinished drywall work.

New Business:
Association Wind Mitigation Update: Barbara motioned to use Honor Construction to inspect and prepare these forms required by insurance every 3 years. They help both the association and owners lessen their insurance premiums. Most units with attic access will have to be entered. The company also offers a personal unit inspection at the time of this work at $25 per unit. Clyde seconded, all in favor. Honor Construction charges $125 for the first building and $100 for each additional building, for a total of $2,575. Michelle will request inspection date at least 2 weeks out so that owners can be made aware and schedule their personal inspection before the work begins. Tim seconded, all in favor

Carport Quotes: We received two quotes. CRI bid $32,959 and Cape Coast Industries bid $32,950, so the costs are about the same, but CRI has done work here before and seems to include more work and more detail in his bid. Section 3 will have new carports and the roof on one in section 4 will be replaced. Tim motioned to approve using CRI. Clyde seconded, all in favor.

Coquina Rip-Rap Quotes: Many owners have contested the need for such a cost to repair the seawall, but both bids show over 25 areas of repair needed. Florida Home & Dock Life bid $ 18,765 and Premier Environmental Solutions bid $27,500. There was discussion, but Barbara motioned to table this issue so that we can invite both companies to come out and show us what their bids offer. Tim seconded, all in favor.

ATT&T’s Fiber Overbuild Project: Barbara motioned to allow ATT&T to send an engineer to survey the property. Clyde seconded, all in favor.

Spectrum has offered an option for the association. Currently, the association pays for cable and 2 adapters in each unit, on a 5 year, 5% per year increased contract. There are two years left and since Spectrum bought Brighthouse, they are willing to modify the contract to a new 5 year, 5% increase contract, but adding 60 mbps of internet service for $5.00 per month plus an upgraded “tier” of channels for an additional $5 per month. They would also give the association $50 per unit to cover most of the cost of adding this in 2017. Tim motioned to mail a ballot to owners with the information so we can hear what the majority want. Some want to wait for AT&T service, but others, who already use Spectrum internet, would save at least $50 per month personally. April seconded, all in favor.

Elevator repair: We are still waiting on Kone’s quote for i-beam and door replacement, but CRI bid $3,980 to repair the concrete areas, and this was much less than other quotes received after the elevator consultant, Malcolm Daigle sent RFP’s to other elevator companies. Barbara motioned to approve using CRI & Kone. Clyde seconded, all in favor.

Barbara motioned to pay Malcolm for work he has done to date and cancel his contract. Tim seconded, all in favor.

Owner Comments:
A resident asked if he could pay personally to add this new insulation in his townhome attic. We are told it costs $2/ ft. Barb will obtain firm numbers and put a notice in the newsletter for those interested.

There is a pothole in section 1. Matt will repair with cold patch.

There being no further business to transact, the meeting adjourned at 11:47 am.

Respectfully Submitted,
Michelle Davis
Michelle Davis, CMCA, AMS, LCAM #17226
Community Association Manager, Reconcilable Differences, Inc