Minutes of the August 11, 2016 Meeting
Board of Trustees of the Beacon Meadows Special Dependent District
Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Rd., Tampa, Florida


Trustees Present:          Carol Coon (President), Michael Fisher (Vice President), Barbara Appel (Treasurer), Penny Phillips (Secretary), Kathy Boyd (Trustee)

Trustees Absent:           Anne Blevins (Trustee), John O’Neill (Trustee)

Public Present:              Debbie Armstrong (Vice President, Pine Hollow Special Dependent District)


The meeting was called to order by Carol at 7:05 p.m.


Secretary's Report – The minutes of the July 2016 meeting were read by Trustees in advance.  Penny reported that she corrected the last name from “Morale” to “Morel” of one of the public present at that meeting.  Carol made a motion, seconded by Michael, to approve the minutes, as corrected.  The motion was approved by a vote of 5-0. 


Treasurer’s Report (July 2016)

Revenues:  $0


            Utilities - $90

            Landscape maintenance - $775

            Backflow prevention device (2) annual inspection - $175

Cash in bank:  $17,567

Available to spend:  $12,082


Barbara commented that the fee for the annual inspection went up $25 this year. This topic generated questions about irrigation, including use of reclaimed water and pond water. Carol reported that pond water was being used for irrigation at 4836 Cypress Tree Dr.


Old Business


Major Repairs to Gunn Hwy. Wall – Barbara reported that she contacted T-3 Construction requesting they complete the repairs before the new fiscal year begins (October 1), since the money has already been allocated this fiscal year.  However, Carol explained that the money can be spent in 2017 because the expense has already been accrued.


Replacement of Plants at Gunn Hwy. Entrance – Barbara reported that she will remind Jay’s Property Maintenance about following through with planting at the Gunn Hwy. entrance (the $268 expense was approved by the Board in December 2015).


Lights at Casey Rd. Entrance –Carol reported that the new rope lights, which were approved for purchase at the April 2016 Board meeting, will be installed the weekend of August 13, weather permitting.


New Business


County Code for Towable Vehicles – In response to a question regarding the permissibility of parking such vehicles on residential property, Carol reported that the County code permits only one operable, towable vehicle (e.g., RV, boat, trailer) per residential property in subdivisions like Beacon Meadows.

County Code Enforcement Workshop - Barbara reported that this workshop will be September 26-30, 2016.  However, the enrollment cost is over $500 for non-members.


Note:  During the meeting, Debbie asked several questions about Beacon Meadows Special Dependent District operations, which were answered for her benefit as an officer of her District.


There being no further business, Barbara made a motion, seconded by Kathy, that the meeting be adjourned, which was approved by a vote of 5-0.  Carol adjourned the meeting at 7:35 p.m.


Penny Phillips, Secretary                       ____________________________


Carol Coon, President              ____________________________