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SBC JANUARY 2020 CIVIC COMMITTEE REPORT

OBJECTIVES: MAKE SANDPIPER BAY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE AND THUS IMPROVE HOME VALUES

Recent Activities:
1. Help resolve an FPL issue. FPL was putting power poles in the middle of sidewalks on SE Morningside. We were able to direct Ms. Mazjanis’s complaint to the right people. Joline Caraballo had the FPL effort paused. We sent supporting emails to the right people, instigated a public hearing with FPL on Jan. 6 in which three board members attended. A mutually favorable result was achieved. The seven poles already installed will be removed, the sidewalks repaired, right-of-way repaired and the remaining 20 poles will be installed on the road side of the sidewalk.

2. Westmoreland Traffic Calming; In response to our September recommendation, Public Works presented a plan at the City Council Workshop on 11/18. Three of our board members attended and recommended changes resulting in a Public Works Workshop on 1/15/2020. Thirty three residents attended, including 3 of our board. The things we liked were; a) there will be only one speed limit throughout all Sandpiper Bay,30 mph, except for a 20 mph through the chicanes and roundabouts, b) caution signs at each end of Westmoreland, and c) two reminder radar speed signs. In addition, the city proposed upgrading the chicanes with new striping and new green striping for bike lanes in critical areas.

3. Improving Communication for Neighborhood Civic Organizations like our Sandpiper Bay Community. We are trying to find an economical way for these organizations to communicate with all residents, not just their members. Use of our neighborhood entry signs is being considered. Meeting with Neighborhood Services and the City Communication department have been held.

4. Improving City Departments authorization to work with Civic Associations. Concern over city liabilities from volunteers is constraining activities. Activities like house checks, code compliance, and even community patrol are impacted. We are working with the Police Volunteer Department and Neighborhood Services to address this problem, and we have submitted a draft plan to the volunteer COP.

January 2020 News

1/22/2020
Author: Bill Bradley
1. The Holiday Celebration from December 2019 and the Annual Membership Meeting pictures from January 2020 are available on line. Go to Community \ Pictures
2.The January 20, 2020 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes, and the Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors are available. Also, the President’s State of the Association/Community is available as a PDF as well. Find both documents on the member website under Governance\MeetingMinutes\Membership Meeting. The documents are: 2020-01-SBHA State of the Association.Pdf 2020-01 SBHA-Membership Meeting Minutes.pdf
3. The December 2019 Treasurers Report is published, along with the December Financial reports and the end-of year document. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports.

2019 Archives

November/December 2019 News

12/9/2019
Author: Bill Bradley
1. The September 16, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes have been updated and re-published. A reference in Appendix 1 was missing and has been added.
2. November Treasurers report and financials are now posted under Governance, Treasurers Report.

11/22/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. Nicole Hughes from the volunteer program Guardian ad Litem spoke to the association on how you can be a volunteer representative for a foster child through their organization. The presentation is now available under Community tab Guest Speakers. Sound on this video starts at the 25 second mark.

11/18/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The October 21st Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find them under Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings.

11/6/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. October Treasurers Report and financials are now posted to the Members Page. Go to Governance/Financial/Treasurer Reports for the month’s reports.

2. Assistant PSL Police Chief Richard Del Toro spoke to the association on tips and reminders for staying safe during the holidays. Timely information if you have not seen it. Find his talk under Community/Guest Speakers on the Members Website.

3. Sandpiper Bay Community once again participated in the PSL Botanical Gardens BOOtanical Halloween event on October 31, 2019. Thousands of residents streamed through! Once again, we took pictures! Over 100 pictures of this events of community members in costume are on the website. Go to Community/Pictures/2019 BOOtanical Halloween.

4.The budget for 2020 is now available for review. Go to Governance/Financial/Budget to open the budget PDF file.

October 2019 News

10/4/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The September 16, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under Governance/MeetingMinutes/Board Meetings. Note that Appendix 1, 2, and 3 are Civic Committee Report Recommendations approved by the Board and forwarded to Councilwoman Caraballo for consideration.

2. September Treasurers Report and financials are now posted to the Members Page. Go to Governance/Financial/Treasurer Reports for the month’s reports.

3. The September 16, 2019 Members Meeting featuring an open forum with Councilwoman Jolene Caraballo and members of the Port St Lucie City Government is now available. Members go to Community/Guest Speaker page.

July 2019 News

Release Date: 07/09/2019
Topic: June Treasurers Report and mid-year financials are now posted to the Members Page
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The June Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2019-06-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF.
2. The June Balance Sheet (unaudited) is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2019-06-P&L.PDF.
3. The June Income Statement (unaudited) is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2019-06-Income Statement.PDF.
4. The June TD Bank Statement is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2019-06-TD Bank Statement.PDF.

6-19-19 Announcement

Release Date: 06/19/2019
Topic: May Treasurers Report is now posted to the Members Page
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The May Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2019-05-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

May 2019 News

Release Date 5/23/2019
May Board Meeting Minutes Posted
Author: Bill Bradley
1. The May 20, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under governance/meeting minutes/board meetings. Open 2019-04 SBHA Board Meeting Minutes.

Release Date: 5/16/2019
April Board Meeting Minutes Posted
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The April 15, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open 2019-04 SBHA Board Meeting Minutes.

Release Date: 5/2/2019
April Treasurers Report is now Posted
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The February Treasurers Report is published. Find the document at governance/financial/treasurers reports. Open 2019-04 SHBA Treasurers report.

4-20-19 Charity Golf Tournament Pictures

Release Date: 4/20/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The April 13, 2019 Charity Golf Tournament pictures are no posted to the website. Got to Community/Pictures and select the 2019 Charity Golf Tournament.

4-9-19 March Financial Docs & Special Board Minutes Posted

Release Date: 4/9/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The March Income Statement is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2019-03-SBHAIncomeStatement.PDF
2. The March Balance Sheet is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2019-03-SBHABalance Sheet.PDF
3. The April 9th, 2019 Special Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open 2019-04 Special Board Minutes.pdf

4-1-19 Special Meeting of the Board on April 4 7pm

Release Date: 4/1/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. A Special Meeting of the Board will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 7pm at Mr. Bradley’s home (2097 SE Van Kleff Ave)
2. The meeting will review a request from Beta Zeta regarding the upcoming Charity Golf Tournament. They are asking if the association would consider donating money to cover the cost of volunteer meals on the day of the tournament. Expected donation is $400. The request came in too late to be discussed in full at the last Board meeting but a decision needs to be made due to the date of the tournament before the next Board Meeting.
3. The meeting will review the implementation of a promotion from Bahamas Celebrity Cruise Line who is donating 1 Ocean-View Room as a Raffle Price for the association. The intent is to use this on the April Mailer and in other media to promote interest and sign up new subdivision residents as members. The drawing will not be held until the May meeting. The purpose of this discussion is to resolve differences in how to conduct the raffle.

3-25-19 March Board Minutes Posted

Release Date: 3/25/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

  1. The March 18, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meeting Minutes. Open 2019-03 SBHA-Board Meeting Minutes.pdf.

3-14-19 Treasurers report and Picnic in the Park Photos now available

Release Date: 3/14/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The February Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document.Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file2019-02-SBHATreasurersReport.PDF
2. Members had a fun time this year with Picnic in the Park. For the first time we added an entertainer to the function with great success.You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the pictures under Community/Pictures.

2-24-19 Civic Committee Meeting with Councilwoman Caraballo

Topic: Civic Committee Meeting with Councilwoman Caraballo on February 19, 2019

Author: Phil Millevolte, Civic Committee Chair

Meeting Date

February 19, 2019

Meeting Location

City Hall Council Conference Room

In Attendance

Bill Bradley, SBC President

Phil Millevolte, SBC Civic Committee Chair

Barry Lee, SBC Civic Committee

District 4 Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo

Assistant Port St Lucie City Manager Patricia Roebling

Discussion Topics

  1. Second Meeting on topic Changing SE Bowen Way from 1-Way to 2-Way Traffic:
  1. The Assistant City Manager has researched all past history, decisions and requirements pertaining to changing SE Bowen Way to a two-way road.
  2. The city has determined that the current roadway is suitable for two-way traffic. It is wide enough and being curbed meets all the right of way requirements.
  3. In addition, there was no prior council or city decisions requiring it to be limited to a one-way street. There was a resident survey at the time it was first put in.
  4. Mr. Lee explained how changing it would be much safer for traffic from SE Gowin Boulevard to enter the platted Unit 6 of Sandpiper Bay (via SE Delano Road) without first going out to SE Port Saint Lucie Blvd.
  5. The Assistant City Manager has already prepared a survey letter and created a mailing list to the approximately 200 residents that live off SE Delano and are most affected by this change.
  6. The survey will explain the proposal and ask if the resident is in favor of this change and allow them to respond via email or by signing and returning the survey letter by March 15. The plan is to mail this week. The city is handling this.
  7. There will be a follow-up meeting when the survey results are tabulated to discuss the results and the next step.
  1. Traffic Calming SE Westmoreland Blvd.
  1. Mr. Millevolte made the point that it was unfortunate that a street designed as a local residential road ends up being a thoroughfare for so many additional cars.
  2. All agreed that we can’t stop traffic from using any public road.
  3. Mr. Millevolte made the point that getting drivers attention to the speed limits and the information that this is a residential road is lacking at each end of the boulevard.
  4. The question is whether additional signage would mitigate the cost of patrolling and issuing 379 speeding tickets (2018) on SE Westmoreland Boulevard as a deterrent.
  5. It was also noted that some residents view the chicanes as a challenge, and some residents view the ticketing process as a “speed trap”. It was agreed to hold further discussions on these issues.
  6. Assist City Manager Roebling noted that for any traffic survey to be done on SE Westmoreland the residents would need to be partitioned first and a majority would have to agree to a survey of the road.
  1. Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to Councilwoman Caraballo.
  1. Mr. Bradley presented a Plaque of Appreciation to Councilwoman Caraballo for her efforts in getting a new Squad Car for the Sandpiper Bay Community Patrol.
  1. Councilwoman Caraballo offered to have a monthly coffee with the Civic Committee to foster an ongoing dialog on subdivision and city issues. The committee agreed.

2-24-19 Feb Minutes Poste, James B. Oppenborn Presentation Available

Release Date: 2/24/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. James B. Oppenborn, St. Lucie County Coastal Resources Coordinator talked to our February meeting about what’s involved. Find his talk under Community/Guest Speakers on the Members Website.

2. The February 18, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open 2019-02SBHA-Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf

2-13-19 2018 Tax Returns are now posted

Release Date: 2/13/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

  1. The Federal and State of Florida Tax Returns are available on the Member Website.
  2. Find the Federal Return at Governance/Financial/Tax Returns. Open SBHA-2018-IRS-Tax Return 1120.PDF.
  3. Find the State of Florida Return at Governance/Financial/Tax Returns. Open SBHA-2018-FL-Tax Return F1120.PDF.

2-6-19 January Treasurers Report is now posted

Release Date: 2/6/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The January Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2019-01-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

2-1-19 Update & News

Release Date: 2/1/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. To make our website an easy to use experience for the members, we have created 2018 folders for some of our Governance documents and moved the 2018 documents to those folders.
2. You notice we did this for meeting minutes, treasurer reports and other areas.
3. The Board of Directors page under Governance has been update to reflect the current Board and Committee Chairs.
4. The Committee list with what they do and contact information has been updated for 2019 to reflect you current representatives.
5. The Minutes for the November 2018 Board Meeting were amended. It is now available.
6. We have added a new email for Community Patrol so you can reach out to them directly. It is SandpiperBayCommunityPatrol@gmail.com
7. Our Articles and By-laws were updated in a Special Meeting of the 2018 Board this month. Our lawyer is currently updating and filing those documents. When back we will post those updated to the website.
8. Mayor Gregory Oravec was good enough to once again speak to our group at the January 21, 2019 Annual Meeting. He talked about what was accomplished in 2018 and plans for the next year. As always, he is a compelling speaker and you will learn. If you couldn’t make the meeting we recorded so you don’t miss out. On our website go to Community/Guest Speakers and click on 2019-012019-SBC-Speaker-Mayor Gregory Oravec.

1-30-19 Annual Meeting President’s Message and Minutes posted

Release Date: 1/30/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. For the first time, the President presented a comprehensive “State of the Association and Community” Powerpoint presentation at the January 21, 2019 meeting. It has been converted to an Adobe PDF file. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Membership Meetings. Open January 2019 File
2.The Annual Meeting Minutes, including Election Results are available. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Membership Meetings. Open file 2019-01-SBHA-Membership Meeting Minutes.pdf.
3. The January 21, 2019 Organizational Meeting of the Board Minutes are published. Find the document under Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open 2019-01-SBHA Board Meeting Organizational Agenda.Pdf.
4.The January 21, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open 2019-01 SBHA-Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf

1-21-19 Pro Forma End-Year Financial Reports

Release Date: 1/21/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The pro-forma Balance Sheet and Income Statement can be found at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file SBHA-2018-EOY BalanceSheet.PDF and SBHA-2018-EOY Income Statement.PDF. Please note that these documents have not been reviewed by our Accountant and may be subject to change. Any changes will be updated to the website and the members notified.

1-20-19 Dec Treasurers Report is now posted to the Members Page

Release Date: 1/20/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The December TreasurersReport is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-12-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

1-14-19 January 9, 2019 Special Meeting of the Board Minutes Available

Release Date: 1/14/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The January 9, 2019 Special Meeting of the Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings.

1-3-19 Notice of Special Meeting of the Board of Directors on January 9 at 7pm

Release Date: 1/3/2019
Author: Bill Bradley

1. Per Section 4.6 of the By-Laws, notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting on January 9, 2019 at 7:00pm.

2.The place for the meeting is M. Bradley’s residence located at 2097 SE Van Kleff Avenue.

3.The purpose of the meeting to “refresh” our Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws with recommendations proposed by the Rules Committee.

2018 Archives

12-19-18 2019 Election Committee Chairperson Appointed & 2019 Board Candidates

Release Date: 12/19/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

1. Board Member Ann Hanson has agreed to be the Chairperson for the 2019 Election. She is leaving the Board in 2019 and is not running for re-election.
2. Per Section 3.9 of the By-Laws this appointment was supposed to happen 60 Days before the election. I missed it. My fault. We will get the job done!
3. For the 2019 Board, we have 5 vacancies to fill.
4. As of the closing for applications we have 4 members who have applied, leaving us 1 short. The Members who are running are:
Don Harris(On Board Currently)
Andi Hayes
Phillip Millevolte(On Board Currently)
Barry Lee

12-11-18 Holidays Photos & Treasurers Report Posted

Release Date: 12/11/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

1 The Holiday Party held on December 8 was enjoyed by all.
2.This year Ann Hanson’s daughter Rae was good enough to photograph the event.
3. Go to Community/Pictures/2018 Holiday Party to check out the fun! Your picture may be there!
4. The November Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-11-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

12-6-18 November Meeting Minutes & Video

Release Date: 12/06/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

  1. The November 19, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings.
  2. The November 19, 2018 Board Meeting Guest Speaker Georgette Beck from Keep Port St Lucie Beautiful spoke on the effort being made and upcoming events regarding our community.
  3. We had a technical snafu at the meeting date, so Georgette was gracious enough to sit down with me today and speak on the key points she wanted our members to be aware of. Take a moment. The video contains good information.

11-5-18 October Reports, Minutes and Photos

Release Date: 11/05/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The October Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-10-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

2. The October 15, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings.

3.  The presentation by City Manager Russ Blackburn was recorded. However, a technical glitch occurred when transferring the file and unfortunately it could not be recovered.

4. This the second year that Sandpiper Bay Community participated in the Botanical Gardens Halloween Festivities. In 2017 over 3000 came through in the 5-7pm hours the event is run. MORE was expected this year. This year as we worked our booth giving out treats we took pictures…lots of pictures. One costume want more creative than the next. Log on to the website and go to Community/Pictures and select 2018 Bootanical Gardens Halloween. Enjoy!

10-9-18 September Treasurers Report

Release Date: 10/9/18
Author: Bill Bradley

The September Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-09-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

9-27-18 September Minutes Posted

Release Date: 9/27/18
Author: Bill Bradley

  1. The September 17, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes are published. Find the document under Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings.
  2. The presentation by Master Gardener Diane Goldberg is now available under Community/Guest Speakers.
  3. A new Guideline document is published for a Motion passed at the September Board Meeting. Go to Governance/Guidelines/What Is a Member.
  4. New Sponsors have been added to the website.

9-11-18 August Treasurer’s Report Available

Release Date: 9/11/18
Author: Bill Bradley

The August Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-08-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

8-3-18 19th Hole has New Owners

Release Date: 8/3/18
Author: Bill Bradley

Carl, the owner of the 19th Hole confirmed that the business has been sold as of August 1, 2018. I met the new owner today and introduced our association and what we have been doing together. His name is Mark Maffai. Mark emphasized that nothing changes regarding Sandpiper’s agreements and working relationship. He is observing the business to see where improvements should be made. You will have a chance to meet him at the September Members meeting.

8-3-18 Adopt A Street Committee Report

Release Date: 8-3-2018
Author: Ivars Mazjanis

Ivars was not able to get us his committee’s report in time for the July Business Meeting. His committee activity is below. (This will also be read into the September Board Meeting Minutes.

Adopt A Street/Adopt A Park (Ivars Mazjanis)

  • July total is 30 gal/ 6 five gal bags 6 hours /6 miles total.
  • 7 mo. Totals is 215 gal/ 43 five gal bags 47 hours volunteered.

8-3-18 July & August Updates

Release Date: 8/3/2018
Author: Bill Bradley
1.The July Member meeting saw a first for 0ur association: Having an entertainer in place of a speaker. The Amazing Chiaverini, a magician and mentalist mesmerized the members leaving everyone wondering ͞how did he do that.͟Based on the response he is someone we would like to invite back during a month when our seasonal residents are here. See the (unfortunately few) pictures under Community/Pictures.

2.The July Sock Hop was a welcome relief from the summer heat and rain. Despite a last minute change to the entertainer, it was a wonderful night where everyone danced and had fun. See the pictures under Community/Pictures.

3.The July Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-07-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

7-20-18 July Meeting Minutes

Release Date: 07/20/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

1.The July 16, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open file 2018-07-SBHA Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf Please note that we received additional information from Committee Head Ivars the day after the meeting. I have included the information in the minutes under his committee as it is timely and informative to the members.

2.The June Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-06-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

3.As the presenter at the July meeting was an entertainer, we do NOT have a video of his performance.

7-13-18 June Meeting Minutes Posted

Release Date: 7/13/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

1.The June 18, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open file 2018-06-SBHA Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf.

2.The June Treasurers Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-06-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

3.A Video of our June Guest Presenter, Mary Dodge and associates from the PSL Historical Society is published. You must log on as a member to view this video. Find it under Community/Guest Speakers. 2018-06-SBC Speaker-Mary Dodge.

5-31-18 May Meeting Guest Speaker Jolien Caraballo

Release Date: 05/31/2018
Author: Phil Millevolte

Beginning in January we have been recording our speakers. May was not different, other than a technical glitch discovered after the meeting rendered that recording unusable.
Below is a synopsis of her presentation:
We were very fortunate to have 4th District Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo, who was assisted by our City Manager, Russ Blackburn.

They did an excellent, job relating the results of a recent city work shop. They provided us with the 10year schedule for Park & Rec and for our road improvements.

Finally, Morningside Blvd. will be resurfaced in the next fiscal year (starting this October).

They gave us a detailed progress report on; Crosstown Parkway, our new Westmoreland Park and River Nights, the Riverwalk extension, and on the proposed ½ % sales tax increase.

They gave us detailed schedules of all the projects this onetime 10-year sales tax would cover. Included, in that, was the crucially needed timed traffic lights on Port St. Lucie Blvd. to reduce congestion.

In addition, they answered questions from our members. No, there are no plans to fence in the Wilderness Park. They will look into the feasibility of changing Bowen Rd. into a two-way road.

5-31-18 May Meeting Minutes Posted

Release Date: 5/31/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

1.The May 21, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open file 2018-05-SBHA Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf.

2.The April 2018 Treasurer’s Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-05-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

3.Unfortunately the video of our Guest Speaker Councilwoman Jolie Caraballo had a technical issue caught after the meeting was finished. We regret the issue. It will not be published. See following Association News article on what the councilwoman talked about.

5-22-18 Board Member Changes Announced

Release Date: 05/22/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

In the May Newsletter, we asked for members interested in filling open positions on the Board.

I am happy that several members responded and the Board at the May 21, 2018 meeting appointed 3 members to the Board. The terms of these appointments will be until the next election in January 2019.

Please welcome Carol Taht. Carol is a resident of Sandpiper since the 1990’s. She is currently active on our Social Committee. She is a long-term member of the association. She is joining the Board as a Director.

Please welcome Kelly Lee. Kelly is former Board Director as was our last Secretary. She is on the Social Committee. Kelly is joining the Board as a Director. She has accepted the roles of Guest Speaker Committee chair and Civic Affairs Committee chair.

Please welcome Ann Hanson. Ann is also a long-term Sandpiper Bay resident as well. She is active on other local Boards and has been a past President with one.

At the same Board Meeting, Mr. Millevolte was asked by the President to assume the role of Vice President, which he accepted.

Mr. Bradley announced he will continue to fill the role of Secretary in addition to being President until the January 2019 elections.

The Board now has all seats filled.

See a picture of your new Board under Governance/Board of Directors

5-21-18 Notice of Special Meeting Minutes Posted

The May 16, 2018 Special Board Meeting-Expulsion Hearing for Marc Ginsberg Minutes April 16, 2018 is now published. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open file: 2018-05-SBHA-Special Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf

5-7-18 Notice of Special Meeting

Release Date: 05/7/2018
Author: Bill Bradley
Per By-Law Section 4.6-Special Meetings notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors will sit in session for a Special Meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7pm.

The meeting location is the 19th Hole at the Saints Meeting Room (where we hold our monthly meetings).

The purpose of the meeting for the Board to vote on Section 2.6 of the By-Laws regarding the expulsion of member Marc Ginsberg. Arguments will be present for the Board to consider and Mr. Ginsberg will have an opportunity to present his case.

4-30-18 April Meeting Minutes Posted

Release Date: 04/30/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

1. The April 16, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes is published. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open file 2018-04-SBHA Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf.

2. The March 2018 Treasurer’s Report is published. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-03-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

3. Quarterly Financial Reports (Income Statement and Balance Sheet) are published. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports.

4. A Video of our Guest Speaker Sheriff Ken Mascara, St. Lucie Sheriff and his deputies is published. Find it under Community/Guest Speakers. 2018-03-SBC-Speaker-Sheriff Mascara. Listen for a review of the St Lucie County iWatch Program.

4-12-18 Keep PSL Beautiful Pick A Tree

Release Date: 04/12/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

Port St. Lucie residents will have a great opportunity to pick up a new tree at Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful’ s Give-A-Tree, Spread-the-Shade Tree Giveaway.

It will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City’s Public Works building, 450 SW Thornhill Drive.

At this annual event, the City will give away an assorted variety of 500 trees that are native to Florida to Port St. Lucie residents.

First Come First Served!

Thanks to Kelli Lee for bringing this to our attention.

4-12-18 Golf Tournament Update

Release Date: 04/12/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

Our first Health Fair took place on Friday, March 23 at the 19th Hole.Our second annual Charity Golf Tournament, in association with Phi Beta Psi and Club Med was a resounding success.

80+ Golfers and Sponsors raised over $4,000 for local cancer patients in need.

The weather was perfect and everyone had a fun time.

On our Website go to Community/Pictures/SBC-2018-Charity Golf Tournament to see the event. Discussions have already started with Club Med for 2019!

Much thanks to the Social Committee headed by Gloria Dragani, Phi Beta Psi, and the Sponsors.

4-1-18 Health Fair Update & Resources

Release Date: 04/01/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

Our first Health Fair took place on Friday, March 23 at the 19th Hole.

You would not have recognized the meeting room! Rows of tables filled with companies–all providing health-related services for our community.

For those that attended, there was a lot of information and contacts to be made.

Our thanks to Resource Connectors for making this happen.

If you log on to our website, and go to Community/Pictures/SBC-2018-Health Fair, we put together 2 Slides for most of the vendors that presented. The first slide is their business name. The second slide is the contact with phone and/or website information. You may find something you can use!.

3-26-18 March Meeting Minutes Posted

Release Date: 03/26/2018
Author: Bill Bradley

1.The March 19, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open file 2018-03-SBHA Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf.

2.The February 2018 Treasurer’s Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurers Reports. Open file 2018-02-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

3.A Video of our Guest Speaker Donna Carmichael, St. Lucie Sheriff CSI is published. You must log on as a member to view this video. Find it under Community/Guest Speakers. 2018-03-SBC Speaker-CSI Donna Carmichae

3-15-18 Citizens Police Academy Graduates

2-28-18 February Meeting Minutes and more posted

Release Date: February 02/28/18
Author: Bill Bradley, President
1. The February 19, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open file 2018-02-SBHA Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf.

2. The January 2018 Treasurer’s Report is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/Treasurer Reports. Open file 2018-01-SBHA Treasurers Report.PDF

3. A Video of our Guest Speaker, Laura Klosterman is published. You must log on as a member to view this video. Find it under Community/Guest Speakers. 2018-02-SBC Speaker-Laura Klosterman.

Ms. Laura Klosterman is Director of Grace Packs, Inc. Grace Packs is a public charity providing weekly and weekend food to students who lack an ample food supply. Find out how they make a difference in the lives of students in Port St Lucie. Come learn more about their efforts to better our community.

2-1-18 January Meeting Minutes Available

Release Date: 02/06/2018
Author: Bill Bradley
1. The January 15, 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Membership Meetings. Open file 2018-01-SBHA-Membership Meeting Minutes.Pdf.

2. The January 15, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes to select officers is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open file 2018-01-SBHA Board Meeting-Select Officers Minutes.Pdf.

3. The January 15, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes to conduct business is published. You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Meeting Minutes/Board Meetings. Open file 2018-01-SBHA Board Meeting Minutes.Pdf.

4. The CPA’s Report for the 4th Quarter of 2017 is published. . You must log on as a member to access this document. Find the document at Governance/Financial/CPA Reports. Open file 2017-12-SBHA CPA 4thQuarter Financial Report.PDF

2-1-18 Speaker Set for March Meeting "CSI"

1-25-18 2nd Annual SBC Charity Golf Tournament

Author: Gloria Dragani, Social Committee Chair
Sandpiper Bay Community is hosting the 2nd Annual Sandpiper Bay Community
Charity Golf Tournament to be held on April 7. Deadline for signing up is March 22.
Help us raise money again this year for local cancer patients in need while enjoying a day of golf?

1-25-18 Association Debuts New Membership Cards

Release Date: 01/25/2018
Author: Dan Hammer, Marketing Committee Chair

Sandpiper Bay Community debuted its new Membership Card at the January Meeting. Those that were there already have yours. The card reflects our new colors and name. On the back is a label with a members name and the membership year. For households with more than one resident, there is a card for each person. If you have not gotten your Membership Card yet, the Marketing Committee will have a table setup at our February meeting.

Please attend and pick-up your card! For those that are members but cannot attend the next meeting send an email to SandpiperBayCommunityMarketing@gmail.com to request your card(s) be mailed. You will begin to see the same logo show up on Sponsor Signs that they will display in their business. They are promoting us. We should make a best effort to promote them and push some business in their direction! Many are offering incentives if you show your Card when you do business there. Did you know there are over 300 business in the Sandpiper Bay Subdivision? A special thanks: Please say thanks to member Barry Lee who has spent hours getting the Marketing Program up on its feet. More good stuff to come!

1-22-18 Association Debuts New Website

Release Date: 01/21/2018
Author: Bill Bradley, President

With an effort that began with your 2017 Board of Directors and carried over into 2018, the Association is proud to debut our new website: www.sandpiperbaycommunity.org! The efforts of many have gone into making this a realty including Kelly Lee, Phil Millevolte, Barry Lee and others. Creating a new website is like moving to a new house. Everything has to be packed, moved, unpacked, placed, etc. And since it is a “new house” you want to spiff the place up a bit!

Our partner in doing this is Jennifer Wiggins and her creative team at: Fortunately for us, Barry Lee found this Port St Lucie based company to both design and host this for us. We still are applying the last bit of “touch up paint” as we finish up. You will notice that we are looking toward our Sponsors to place advertisements on the site. A big “thank you” to Carl at the 19th Hole who bought 2 advertising placements AND sponsored our recent mailing.

We have packed the site with information that will be relevant to those of us living in the Sandpiper Bay Division of Port St Lucie. We are always looking for feedback. If you catch errors or have suggestions for improvement, please email SandpiperBayCommunityTech@gmail.com.

1-15-18 Board Announces Committee Chairs

1-15-18 Board Announces Officers