Boca South Association, Inc.
Meeting Minutes, May 17, 2010

Meeting was called to order at 6:00pm

Board members in attendance were:

Mark Park
Michelle Blouin
Bernadette Paris
Joe Esteve

Item 1 - Previous Meeting Minutes:

Motion made by Michelle Blouin, seconded by Mark Park, to approve minutes from March 9th meeting. Motion passes.

Item 2 - Concrete Restoration Update:

Discussion took place to review the items to be completed in this phase. The engineer has stated that railings do not need to be replaced. If it is necessary to remove the railings to repair the concrete, then the railings can be re-installed. The bid also contains costs associated to waterproofing, sealing, and applying a decorative top coat to the catwalks. This cost is approximately $140,000.00. After initial discussions with the engineer, these items are not needed since we do not have them now and there is limited concrete damage to the catwalks.

Since prices have fallen and the engineer has given us options, the board is looking to address the following issues for Phase 1:

Another cost savings discussion took place regarding the first floor balconies. It is not necessary to repair any patio concrete for the first floor. Only vertical surfaces and column spalling need to be fixed. Debate took place about whether or not first floor balconies can retain existing tile and forego the decorative spray deck.

Motion made by Michelle Blouin, seconded by Mark Park, to allow first floor owners the option of retaining their existing patio floor coverings as it poses no threat or need of repair. Motion passes

Further discussion took place to compare the two contractors that were interviewed. RTI is a much bigger company and has proposed to use climbers and scaffolding instead of swing stages. There is no need for them to access our roof. STR is a smaller company with a “mom and pop” feel. Their prices are cheaper, but they have proposed to use swing stages which opens up risk to potential roof damage. The board has also looked into sub-contracting out the sliding glass doors, but the contractor prices have been competitive. More research needs to be done to determine if it is cost effective to have our existing railings re-painted.

The board’s next steps are to verify references and confirm the exact items that will be repaired with this phase.

Item 3 - Operational Update:

Michelle Coggiola sold her unit in April and we are in need of another board member and a secretary. The floor was open for nominations. No one expressed interest in joining the board. Bernadette Paris nominated herself for secretary.

Motion made by Michelle Blouin, seconded by Joe Esteve, to accept Bernadette Paris as our Vice President and Secretary. Motion passes

Item 4 - New Business:

The floor was opened, nothing was brought up.

Motion made by Michelle Blouin, seconded by Bernadette Paris, to adjourn at 6:55pm. Approved.


Respectfully submitted,

Michelle Blouin
Treasurer