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The Galleon Newsletter January/February 2008

The Galleon Newsletter January/February 2008

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Volume 1 Issue 2
 The Galleon The Galleon NewsletterNewsletter
Community Update January/February 2008Community Update January/February 2008
Board of Governors January 14, 2008 Meeting Highlights
 The meeting was called to order and a quorum was established.
Mrs. Oppertopened the meeting by stating the term of service for the 2007 Board of Governors, the Committee Chairs and committee members will end as of Jan.31, 2008. Owners are asked to please attend the Annual Meeting held on Feb.1, 2008. She also announced that John Cahill has been promoted to AssistantBuilding Manager. Mr. Cahill’s knowledge comes from his 13 years’ experienceworking at the Galleon, and he is well respected by residents and staff.
In theyear of this Board’s term, there were 16 Board meetings and well over 80Committee-posted meetings in which more than 70 owners participated.
Mrs.Oppert recognized Bob Spinnato for the beautiful fireplace he created in thelobby for the holiday season. His efforts didn’t go unnoticed as many residentscomplimented its real-life beauty. He was also featured in the
Hi-Riser 
newspaper. A copy of the article is posted in the mailroom.
Finance Committee
: The following assets werereported: Cash/Operating $194,800; Cash/Payroll$12,523; Petty Cash $500; National City Concrete$236,236; National City Wilma $683,674.Foreclosure is being served to one unit owner fordelinquency in paying fees for 2007. There was NOSpecial Assessment passed in 2007. The 2007 CertifiedProfessional Audit is expected to begin in early March2008.Mr. Raschi stated the following initiatives for 2008 arebeing considered but noted that they are projected andNOT funded: lobby furniture, pool furniture replaced orrepaired, exterior painting, repairs of the balconies and railings, pavers andlandscaping for the front parking areas, and security gates on north and southramps.
Grounds Committee
: Mr. Steinmetz commented on the design of the newpavers at the main entrance. This area will remain closed until pavers are sealed.
 
4100 Galt Ocean Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308, 954 563-2497/fax 954 563-9505Published by the Communications Committee, Visit our website atwww.thegalleon.org
 
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Also Inside
Managers Report
February AnnualMeeting Minutes
FebruaryOrganizationalMeeting Minutes
New to the Team
Holiday Social
 
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 The Landscape Architect suggested ideas for more efficient and cost-effectivelighting in this area.
Maintenance/Housekeeping Committee
: Mr. Friedebergannounced that 18 nominations were submitted for 10different employees for the STAR Award program. Allnominations were worthy of this honor. Mario Garridowas awarded the STAR Employee for the 2007 4
th
Quarter. Mr. Friedeberg reviewed the committee’saccomplishments: bicycles were reorganized with newpermits; work order forms implemented; building storage rooms reorganized; theSTAR Employee Awards instituted; the shopping carts cleaned and trash rooms’deodorizers reinstalled.
Security Committee
: Mrs. Sipos will provide a binder for the new 2008 Boardcontaining research that has been done on rekeying the building. She thankedher committee members for their time during 2007.
Screening Committee
: Mr. Sipos announced the following 3-monthrentals: Apartment 410 leased by Igor Shapiro to Mr. and Mrs. JohnGross; Apartment 1007 leased by Corsetti to Mr. and Mrs. DavidLupo; and Apartment 1508 leased by David Merk to Mr. and Mrs.Herb Borges.
Manager’ Report
: Paul Swan thanked residents fortheir patience during the past year’s constructionprojects. Still to be completed are plumbing,landscaping, and sealing of the pavers before the circleis opened to traffic. Railings have been ordered for thosethat were damaged by Wilma other than thecatwalks. The 2008 projects include those that werereported by Mr. Raschi. A large box containing avacuum was stuffed into a garbage chute and themaintenance staff had to crawl up the chute toremove the box.
 
Residents are reminded to bring largegarbage items to the basement dumpsters and to placeyour broken-down boxes, bottles, and glassobjects in the box located on the trash room floor for nightly pickup by the staff.Mr. Swan received complaints regarding red carts being left inelevators and trash rooms. He asked that all residents return your cartsto their designated storage areas.
President’s Report
: Mrs. Oppert reported that there would
not
be an electionfor the 2008 Board of Governors as only seven (7) candidates submitted theirintent to run for office. The seven Board of Governors will be seated at the 2008Annual Board of Governors meeting. The two other members will be appointedand must be approved by The Board of Governors to fill the open positions.
 
4100 Galt Ocean Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308, 954 563-2497/fax 954 563-9505Published by the Communications Committee, Visit our website atwww.thegalleon.org
 
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 A new look for the
 
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Owners Annual MeetingFebruary 1, 2008 Meeting Highlights
 The meeting was called to order by Michael Bender, the Association’s attorney fromRobert Kaye & Associates.
Finance Committee
: The following assets were reported: Wachovia CapAccount $245,336; Wachovia Payroll Account $3,988; Petty Cash $500;National City Concrete $223,737; National City Wilma $686,596. Paul Raschireported that the 2007 audit agreement has been signed. Three owners are delinquentwith their 1
st
quarter assessment, one of which is in foreclosure. 
Grounds Committee
: Charles Steinmetz reported that the committee recommendslighting for the circle fountain and that the Board of Governors will consider theLandscape Architect’s proposal for plants around the fountain.
Maintenance Committee
: Ed Freideberg reported that the committee made thefollowing recommendations for 2008: hire a new painter; purchase new pool furniture;and replace the canopy for the pool area.
4100 Galt Ocean Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308, 954 563-2497/fax 954 563-9505Published by the Communications Committee, Visit our website atwww.thegalleon.org
 
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 A view of the new pavers design at the

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