Recent Burglaries in the community

The Hillsborough County Sheriff notified the Association that there have been two burglaries in the community in the past four days.  The Deputy wanted to remind everyone on how imperative it is to make sure your doors and windows are secured and if you have an alarm system it is armed.  It is easy to forget to lock your garage door or even to close it all the way. These burglaries happened in the daytime and in the 10000 and 11000 block of Lakeside Vista Drive. Please keep your eyes open and notify the Hillsborough County Sheriff department if you see anything suspicious.  The non emergency telephone number is 813-247-8200.

Management Company Change

Dear Lakeside Owners and Residents,

Your Board of Directors has chosen Unique Property Service to manage your community. We look forward to working with you. If you have not made your $175 quarterly payment that was due on July 1st or past due fees we ask you to forward your payment to our office at Unique Property Service 1207 N Himes Avenue suite 3, Tampa FL 33607. Please make your check payable to Lakeside Community Association. For inquiries please contact your Licensed Community Association Manager, Cory Mallory via the community website at www.lakesideriverview.com. The website will be the most convenient and efficient way for you to submit your ACC applications, rental applications or to just ask a question. You may also contact me at 813-879-1204 or at cory@uniquepropertyervices.com or send a fax to             813-879-1039. As we have not yet received the records from your past management company we ask that you be patient, we will work at getting answers as quickly as possible. If you have an auto payment set up with your bank please update the payment address.

Minutes of Board Meeting on 05/16/15

IMPORTANT: These are draft minutes which require the approval of the Board members (look below in comments for those approvals) and formal adoption at the next Board meeting.

1. Introductions and Welcome

Robert Alderson, the Secretary/Treasurer opened the meeting at 9:05 am. The following Board members were present:

  • Robert Alderson (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Vanessa Moorhead
  • Carol Noble
  • Stevan Alvarez (appointed during the meeting)
  • Eight other owners were also present.

2. Resident Input

There were complaints from a resident on Lake Lanier about parking and unruly behavior and disrespect of property by children. These concerns were echoed by residents on Lakeside Vista and Placid Lake. The board responded that these were valid concerns that would ideally be dealt with by the management company contacting the residents concerned or possibly asking HCSO deputies undertaking off-duty patrols for the Association to investigate. However, due to the current difficulties getting response from the management company there was no simple answer beyond contacting HCSO.

The rules about basketball hoops were clarified – temporary hoops put away each evening are permitted. Permanent hoops require ACC permission.

Stevan Alvarez, volunteered to join the Board. His appointment was proposed by Robert Alderson, seconded by Vanessa Moorhead and unanimously approved with immediate effect by Alderson, Moorhead and Noble.

Carol Noble has submitted a letter of resignation effective at the end of the meeting. Robert Alderson resigned from the position of Secretary/Treasurer (but not from the Board. He will continue on the Board until his house in Lakeside is sold.

The following appointments were agreed unanimously by the Board members present (Alderson, Alvarez, Moorhead, Noble):

  • Vanessa Moorhead – President
  • Stevan Alvarez – Secretary/Treasurer

3. Termination of contract with Excelsior

The contract with Excelsior provides a means for termination without penalty in the event of non-performance of contractual obligations by either party. The method of termination is for the terminating party to issue a 30-day cure demand letter giving the other party 30 days to respond to the specific areas of non-performance. If no satisfactory response is received the contract may be terminated. Following a resolution proposed by Robert Alderson, seconded by Carol Noble and unanimously agreed by members present (Alderson, Alvarez, Moorhead, Noble) it was agreed to send a 30-day cure demand letter to Excelsior. The letter to Excelsior details the following areas of non-performance:

Provide bi-weekly reports – no reports have been received since start of the contract

Facilitate communication between members and Board – Board meetings have not been adequately publicized via email, website or community bulletin Board, including to the Board itself.

Provide and manage a TOPS enabled website on behalf of the community – This has not been done and has caused additional operating costs for the Association.

Ensure compliance with Florida Statutes – Excelsior has negligently failed to organize an annual member’s meeting, facilitate a nomination committee, ACC meetings or pass ACC requests to the ACC. No meeting minutes have been prepared for any meetings by Excelsior.

No decision was taken on which company will replace Excelsior if there is an inadequate response to the 30-day cure letter. A proposal has been received from Unique Property Services. No new contract can be signed until the current contract with Excelsior is terminated. The Board will investigate alternative management companies and welcomes feedback from members.

The meeting was closed by unanimous resolution at 10:00 am.

Riverview Library

Hillsborough County has scheduled a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to discuss the future of the Riverview Branch Library. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the library, located at 10509 Riverview Drive.

At 8,000 square feet and 35 years old, the current building is considered outdated and too small for the increased customer use that has accompanied new development in the area in recent years. During the fiscal year 2015 budget process, County Commissioners approved $3.4 million in capital improvement funds toward a project to expand or replace the building.

Input from the community is vital to shaping the project scope, which in turn will identify a construction timeline and final costs. The purpose of the public meeting is to seek feedback from residents on what kinds of future amenities and improvements they would like to see, how they feel about the current location versus relocating to a different site, and whether there is interest in housing other County services – or perhaps even a private venture – as part of the library facility.

Information presented at this meeting will also be available online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/CountyProjects by using the County Building Projects link.

All meeting facilities are accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Additional necessary accommodations will be provided with a 48-hour notice. For more information, call Steve Valdez, Customer Engagement Division Director, at (813) 272-5275. TTY: (813) 301-7173. Prensa: Para información, llamar al (813) 272-5314.

Happy New Year

On behalf of the Board of Directors, please accept best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year 2015. Also, let’s take a moment to recognize the volunteers that have helped make Lakeside a great place to live in 2014.

Our thanks go to Sam Webster, Linda McNamara, Kim Morcom, Christine Martinez and Ryan Brown for their work on the Fining Committee. To Bob McNamara, Lynda Irirzarry, Candy Allman, Charles Rigsby and Richard McNamara for their work on the Architectural Control Committee. To Jerry Gerstenblith, Pat Forss and Christine Martinez for checking the HCSO deputies in and out of their patrols in Lakeside. To José Anibal Rosario and Edgar Krampitz for their help and advice with the front entrance sign lights and the soccer field retaining wall. To Greg Noble for Neighborhood Watch. To Dave Irizarry and others for their help with the neighborhood picnic. And to anybody else who I have forgotten.

We also thank those who drive around the block the long way to check for problems in the park when they come late from work, those who never fail to walk their dog and never fail to report trash in yards or broken sidewalks, those who call the police when door to door solicitors call, remove newspapers from driveways of empty houses and in so many little ways make Lakeside a great place to live.

Happy New Year to you all!