February 2014 Meeting Highlights
COBWRA DELEGATES MEETING
February 19 – Valencia Pointe
Valencia Pointe Delegate Mae Yates introduced the president of the Valencia Pointe Homeowners Association, Bill Lazarus, who welcomed the COBWRA Delegates to the community.
President Rosoff thanked Valencia Pointe residents Linda Levine and Mel Margolis who are serving on the Government Affairs Committee.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT
Lew Doctor, Chair of the Nominating Committee, announced the following recommended slate of officers for 2014/2015:
President – Myrna Rosoff – Aberdeen
1st VP – Glen Harvie – Bellaggio
2nd VP – Warren Danz -Winston Trails
Secretary – Debbie Murphy – Cypress Creek
Treasurer – Bill Swan – Smith Farm
The nominees accepted their respective nominations. From the floor, Hal Browne of Valencia Shores nominated Larry Miller for Treasurer and Mr. Miller accepted the nomination. The election of officers will be held at the March 19, 2014 meeting. President Rosoff thanked the Nominating Committee for their work and asked them to remain on the committee until the elections are held.
AG RESERVE COMMITTEE REPORT
Dagmar Brahs and Barbara Katz, co-chairs of the AG RESERVE COMMITTEE reported that the County will hold a Workshop regarding the future of the AG Reserve on March 25, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Government Center in WPB. Brahs and Katz explained that the voters of PBC approved the passage of a $100 million bond issue that purchased 3,000 acres west of the Turnpike. That land was earmarked for agriculture, water retention and preservation and will not be “touched” nor will it be the subject of the meeting. The County Commissioners will eventually discuss, and make important decisions about, the future of the remaining undeveloped land in the Ag Reserve.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS COMMITTEE
Chair Joan Brunswick reported that the committee is discussing this year’s Flu Shot Program which will be held after September 1, 2014, and that the Community Consent Forms will be distributed shortly. For information, contact Joan at 561-735-3242.
FREE HOA CERTIFICATION COURSE FOR COBWRA
Aberdeen East Clubhouse • 5700 Le Chalet Blvd.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
RSVP at: COBWRA.eventbrite.com
Phone: (954) 427-8770
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!
APRIL DELEGATES MEETING DATE CHANGE:
The April Delegates Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 30 instead of April 23.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT
The following Government Affairs Committee Legislative Priorities were presented to the Delegates for approval by Committee Chair, Glen Harvie:
LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY #1: SCHOOL FUNDING EQUITY…MOTION: That the Legislature should distribute capital outlay funds TO BOTH TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS in the current ratio of charter to public school students rather than entirely to the charter schools. Motion Passed.
LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY #2: YELLOW DOT PROGRAM…MOTION: That COBWRA should SUPPORT the Yellow Dot Program. Motion passed. The Yellow Dot Program authorizes that a yellow dot be placed on the lower left corner of an automobiles’ rear window. The dot directs first responders to the glove compartment where vital health-related information will be stored.
LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY #3: OPPOSE TAXES OR FEES FOR HOAs…MOTION: The Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations (COBWRA) is OPPOSED to any new taxes or fees for Homeowners’ Associations. Motion passed.
ELECTED OFFICIAL’S REPORT
Commissioner Mary Lou Berger reported that she was selected as Vice Chair of the Solid Waste Authority. She also stated that she was looking forward to the public hearings on the future of the AG Reserve.
Bradley Miller of Miller Land Planning walked the Delegates through the process of “WHAT IT TAKES FOR A DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TO GO FROM CONCEPT TO FINAL APPROVAL.”
VALENCIA POINTE EARTH DAY PROGRAM
Valencia Pointe Delegate Mae Yates announced that their community will sponsor an Earth Day program on April 24 by collecting electronic equipment such as computers, printers, and cell phones for recycling. Any community wishing to organize their own event can get information from Richard Emory at email@example.com.
By Bruce Brodsky