Board of Directors Meeting
May 18, 2010

Present: Jim Cooper-President, Chris Brogan- Vice president, Ray McDermott-Director , Lesley Studholme- SCM.   Not Present -Biagio Simone-Secretary & Alma McBride Ė Treasurer.

Guests- Wil Leister

Jim Cooper called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m. at the Health Center of Merritt Island.   

The minutes of the meeting of April were read by Lesley Studholme.  There was an amendment under  Landscape Report.   Chris made the motion to accept the minutes as amended, Ray seconded and all were in favor. The amendment has been made on the April approved minutes.

The report has been tabled for the June meeting.


Lesley Studholme submitted the managerís report which consists of tracking non compliance issues in Copperfield.  The report was much shorter than last month.  Many owners responded and the properties are either being worked on or completed.  The board agreed to send attorney letters for 669 Heather Stone, 673 Heather Stone, and 1846 Abbeyridge.  Wil Leister indicated that two trees one in front of the other at either 675 or 677 Heather Stone is encroaching the sidewalk and both should be removed.  The board will look at the situation and advise SCM.  The report is attached and made a part of these minutes.
ARCĖ   Chris Brogan indicated that there was 1 ARA since the last report. 
ARCC-    Tom Loshe  did not submit an  ARCC report for this month.


Ray McDermott  contacted Lelandís to submit a bid for trimming the entrance palms and cottonwood trees.  He is still waiting on the bid .   Chris made the motion to preauthorize an expenditure not to exceed $400.00 for tree trimming, Ray seconded and all were in favor.

Chris Brogan requested a bid from RAG Landscaping to compare to the current Southern Greens bid.  RAG Landscaping did prepare a bid and submit it to SCM.  Lesley will get a copy of the bid and the current contract of Southern Greens to Chris.  He will review and report at the next meeting.

Renewing current C.D.- Ray submitted some current rates offered by local banks for the renewal of the CDís.  Riverside Bank has not yet informed SCM when the CDís are maturing.  Ray will check with Fidelity Bank for their rate.  Fidelity is where Copperfield has the reserve account.  Chris made the motion to authorize Ray to renew the current CD at a bank offering the best rate and conditions.  Ray McDermott, Chris Brogan and Biagio Simone will attend the Fidelity Bank to invest in the new CD.  Motion carried.

Ray indicated that he reviewed the non compliance reports for the last 3 years and SCM has sent over 700 notices.  He has narrowed it down to approximately 15  repeat offenders.  Ray proposes that the procedure in place is working with SCMís efforts and that the procedure stay the same.  There was discussion how not to continue the violation procedure if a property changes ownership.  The violation procedure should revert back to step one.


Wil Leister questioned whether the Board has ever considered a clear weathered pigment or stain for fences.  The resolution indicates that the appearance must maintain natural wood.


Ray made the motion to adjourn at 8:21, Chris seconded and all were in favor.