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May 2017

 

SMMHOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD).

It has come to our attention that some of our owners are putting out rat baits like the D-Con Tablets that are green to attract and kill palm rats.  THIS IS ABSOLUTELY A DIASTER IN THE OFFING.  Someone’s dog or other pet is going to eat these and DIE OR GET VERY, VERY SICK.  DO NOT PUT ANYTHING OUT FOR PALMS RATS TO KILL THEM UNLESS IT IS A SELF CONTAINED TRAP.  Hire a professional to take care of the problem.

It has also been noticed that some of our boat docks have curled and rotten boards which need to be repaired or replaced.   Some have questioned the BOD’s responsibility to mandate that this be addressed.   The last sentence from the SMMHOA Covenants and Bylaws  explains the BOD’s responsibilities in this area documents.

Roof Plan Presentation

 

A well attended meeting was held at the Port of the Islands hotel  Wednesday evening , 1/18/2017 at the Port Of the Islands Hotel.  The discussion centered on ourRoof Replacement Plan.  The BOD President gave an exceptional presentation that centered on When , With What material style and How are we going to pay for it.  Our past history of our roofs was reviewed and the need to replace them was  exemplified by showing slides fromn 2004 showing that our relatively “New Roofs” at that time had over 300 deficiencies, many of which were corrected then they remain as an example of how poor a quality roof we had even then.

Members of the audience requested that the proposed special assessment of $  6,000 be raised an additional $1,500 per member to insure adequate reserves remained during the proposed construction period.  A hand count of those who favored it was overwhelmingly in favor.  YOUR VOTE on the special assessment will be held at the annual meeting on February 16, 2017. 

The meeting agenda and all voting materials will be mailed to all members 14 days prior.  In addition proposed By Law changes and new BOD members will be elected to fill two(2) vacancies that are open due to members terms expiring.

Distraction Burglaries

Susan Gentry from Collier County Sheriff's Office 

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) cautions residents to be aware distraction burglars are again at work. These criminals generally target senior citizens by deceiving and distracting the victim. They typically pose as tree trimmers, appliance repair workers or contractors pointing to a problem with a roof. 

 

The most recent incident occurred Tuesday in the Pelican Bay community in North Naples. The 86-year-old victim told deputies that he was in his back yard around 4 p.m. when he was approached by a man he did not know. The suspect said he needed to check the water pressure inside the residence due to some work going on in the street.

The victim led the suspect inside his house to a bathroom to check the water pressure. The suspect was left unattended for about 5 minutes while the victim was in another room. The suspect left the residence without telling the victim. The victim became suspicious and walked outside to check the street and did not see anyone working.

The victim initially didn’t notice anything out of place, however, further investigation revealed several pieces of jewelry had been stolen from inside the residence. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. An investigation continues. 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

CCSO urges all residents to take certain precautions if there is a stranger at the door and offers these safety tips: 
* Be suspicious of workers who arrive unannounced. 
* Never allow a stranger to come into your house. 
* Be cautious about anyone who tries to lure you out of your house to another part of your property. 
* Ask for identification and call the company. When calling, have the employee wait outside of your residence and use a number from the phone book and not a number given to you by the worker. 
* Always notify CCSO if persons are going door to door trying to sell you a service or a product, even if they appear to be legitimate. Let deputies confirm their occupational license or the validity of their company

Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.   Anyone worried about a suspicious stranger should call 911 immediately with a description of the individual.  Don’t put off calling.  Deputies need to know what is happening on your street right away.