Boca South Association, Inc.
Meeting Minutes, May 28, 2010

Meeting was called to order at 7:30pm

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 Bernadette Paris, to waive the reading of the minutes from May 17th meeting. Motion passes.

Motion made by Michelle Blouin, seconded by Mark Park, to approve minutes from May 17th meeting. Motion passes.

Item 2 - Concrete Restoration Update:

Discussion took place to review the financial cost of the project and the items to be completed in this phase. The board's primary intention is to restore structural integrity to the building. After crunching the numbers between contractor pricing and comparing this to the amount of money currently collected for this project, it does not seem fiscally responsible for the board to take on the rail replacement at this time. There are still a few unknown costs to the projects such as electrican costs and additional electricity usage. It is the board's goal to NOT go over budget for this project.

Motion made by Michelle Blouin, seconded by Mark Park to accomplish the following items for the Concrete Restoration project:

Motion passes.

Bernadette Paris and Joe Esteve gave a report of their contractor reference check findings. They reported that both RTI and STR received glowing recommendations from the condominiums that they visited. It was noted that STR finished ahead of schedule on one of their projects. Both Joe and Bernadette were very comfortable with either contractor after confirming references.

Further discussion and debate took place to compare the contractors. RTI is a bigger, more established company and will not need access to our roof to perform the needed repairs. Their costs are slighty higher than STR. STR is a smaller "mom and pop" company where the owner will be on site everyday. STR plans to use swing stages and will need access to our roof. STR's pricing is the most competitive and since it is a smaller company, it is thought that there will be more attention and less management layers to deal with if issues arise.

Motion made by Mark Park, seconded by Joe Esteve, to select STR as the contractor for the concrete restoration project. Motion passes

Debate took place to discuss if owners who recently installed their sliding glass doors with a non-impact door will be required to install a new impact sliding glass door with this project. Since the building windows are currently not all impact, we will not be eligible to receive a discount on our insurance costs. Any owner who does not need a new sliding glass door is eligible to receive a refund for the cost of the door at the end of the project.

Motion made by Mark Park, seconded by Joe Esteve to allow any owner who currently has a impact or non-impact sliding glass with shutters that was installed with permits and meets the Miami Dade code pressure ratings the option to retain their existing door and/or shutters during the concrete restoration project. Motion passes.

Discussion took place to address if the project costs associated to the removal/re-installation of existing screen enclosures and shutters should be a common cost or assumed by each owner who currently has them installed. Since it was an owner decision to install such amenities, it should be their costs to to remove them for repairs.

Motion made by Michelle Blouin, seconded by Mark Park, to have each owner who currently have screen enclosures and/or shutters installed, pay their portion to remove/re-install these items so the concrete issues can be repaired. Motion passes.

We currently have 5 owners who show no sign of paying their concrete assessment. Further research with our attorney needs to be done to determine if the project should pay to install new impact sliding glass doors for these owners.

Item 3 - Operational Update:
We will increase Evan's hours and determine in the next month if additional help is required to meet the demands of the building.

Item 4 - New Business:

The floor was opened and Fred Lasky nominated himself to be on the board.

Motion made by Mark Park, seconded by Michelle Blouin to accept Fred Lasky as the 5th board member.

Motion made by Michelle Blouin, seconded by Bernadette Paris, to adjourn at 8:57pm. Approved.


Respectfully submitted,

Michelle Blouin
Treasurer