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  1. Provide RBOA INC 2014 ANNUAL MTG Niceville City Hall 7:00 PM 4 March 2014

  2. RBOA INC Welcome -- thanks for coming Your participation in conduct of RBOA is greatly appreciated 402 members (properties) strong Board of Directors, Committees All Volunteers

  3. AGENDA • CALL TO ORDER • QUORUM VALIDATION • ANNOUNCEMENT OF STANDARDS • ELECTION OF DIRECTORS • TREASURER’S REPORT • 2014 BUDGET • COMMITTEE REPORTS • 2013/2014 PROJECTS/SPECIAL INTEREST • OPEN DISCUSSION

  4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS • PRESIDENT PAUL MARYESKI • VICE PRES AL HABERBUSCH • TREAS/SEC LINDA BLYTHE • ENVIRONMENT SCOTT WILCOXEN • ARCHITECTURE AL HABERBUSCH • COMPLIANCE FRANK STRASBURGER • MAINTENANCE FRANK STRASBURGER • MAINTENANCE JASON GRANDY

  5. SPECIAL THANKS • WEBSITE MANAGEMENT • MICHAEL & JONI MCCAIN (MEMBERS) • CITY OF NICEVILLE • USE OF CITY HALL – no $$ charge • BOOK KEEPING/BILLING • MICHELLE ATKINSON • LANDSCAPING • PRO EARTHSCAPES (ON CONTRACT)

  6. SPECIAL THANKS • LAWN MAINTENANCE (cutting/trimming) • S & P LAWN SERVICE (ON CONTRACT) • TAX ACCOUNTANT • STEPHEN SHELTON, CPA • ENTRANCE LIGHTING • DESTIN LIGHTING (SUPPLIES) • PESTICIDE SERVICE • GRASS ROOTS (ON CONTRACT)

  7. SPECIAL THANKS • LEGAL ASSISTANCE • BECKER & POLIAKOFF (ON RETAINER) • JAY ROBERTS, ESQ JOHN COTTLE, ESQ • JOHN ANDRLE • GETTING THE WORD OUT (LAKE MATTERS) • CORPORATE MEMORY—LAKE HENDERSON

  8. PURPOSE AND POWER OF THE ASSOCIATION • “This Association is non-profit, does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof. The specific purposes for which it is formed are to provide for maintenance, preservation and architectural control of the residential properties and to promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents of said properties.” (Article III of the By Laws)

  9. ROCKY BAYOU OWNERS ASSOCIATION • QUORUM VALIDATION (26% of 402 = 105) • ANNOUNCEMENT OF STANDARDS • ELECTION OF DIRECTORS • 7 TOTAL: 5 NEEDED FOR QUORUM, 4 MUST VOTE • NOMINATIONS: ? • RESULTS --

  10. CY 2013 TREASURER’S REPORT $44K Annual Program 402 mbrs x $110 Money Mkt: $32,502 Checking: $2,128 Dam Fund: $5,437 _________ $40,067* *as of 31 Dec 2013 *as of 31 Dec 2012 ($15,729) *as of 31 Dec 2011 ($28,000)

  11. 2014 Annual Budget • Income(402 x $120) $48,240 • Expenses (major items) • Lawn Service8,000 • Insurance 4,500 • Landscaping 6,500 • Legal 5,000 • Projects 7,800 • Utilities 6,000 $37,800

  12. COMMITTEE REPORTS • ENVIRONMENTAL • COVENANT COMPLIANCE • ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

  13. environmental

  14. ENVIRONMENTAL • THE LAKES: Amick, Phelps, Werk, Kenny, Henderson • CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE “LAKE DOCTOR” FOR VEGETATION CONTROL ON ALL LAKES • LAKE HENDERSON & LAKE WERK MORE PROBLEMATICAL • LAKE WERK: SPATTERDOCK LILIES • MONITOR SITUATION – early treatment is critical • CHEMICAL TREATMENT IS COSTLY • VEGETATION CAN BE CONTROLLED - NOT ELIMINATED • PLEASE LET THE BOARD KNOW IF YOU SEE A PROBLEM DEVELOPING -- thanks

  15. ALLIGATORS • FLA FISH & WILDLIFE WILL RESPOND • IF GATOR > THAN 4 FEET IN LENGTH • GATORS GROW ONE FOOT EACH YEAR • FALL 2011 SMALL ALLIGATOR SPOTTED • TRAPPER UNSUCCESSFUL • LATE 2012 SMALL ALLIGATOR SPOTTED • NO ACTION TAKEN DUE TO SIZE • BE CAREFUL W/CHILDREN/SMALL PETS • GIVE US A CALL IF YOU SEE A GATOR • TELL US IT IS > 4 FEET IN LENGTH! • NO ACTION TAKEN DUE TO SIZE • BE CAREFUL WITH CHILDREN & SMALL PETS • TELL US IT IS BIGGER THAN 4 FEET IN LENGTH!!

  16. beavers

  17. BEAVERS • BEAVERS AT WORK IN LAKE WERK! • SEVERAL TREES TAKEN DOWN IN 2013 • TRAPPER CALLED-PERMIT OBTAINED • SEVERAL BEAVERS REMOVED FROM LAKE IN 2013 • IN 2014 TOO!! • EMERALD COAST WILDLIFE REFUGE • DOES NOT RELOCATE BEAVERS • RECOMMENDED TRAP AND DESTROY DAM (PROTECT TREES WITH FENCING/WIRE MESH)

  18. 2013 COVENANT COMPLIANCE • 11 Letters sent to property owners • 4 lawns/yards • 3 personal watercrafts • 2 trailers • No Fining Boards • RBOA Web Site: Compliance process Thank you for your cooperation

  19. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL

  20. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL • Who is on the Committee? Your neighbors!! Al Haberbusch - Chairman Bill Osthoff Paul Grimmig

  21. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL • ACC Application – for any new house or addition to the property after a house is in place • Download application at rboa.net (first column) • Info required: what is it; what will it look like; what’s it made of; where will it be sited on the lot (include drawings/pictures, specs, site plan) • Owner (not realtor or contractor) agrees/certifies • Restrictive covenants are on the web site (click Documents) Find your address on member list – shows Unit Number • ACC will retain drawings for file – submit in 11” x 14” format

  22. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL • Variance to Restrictive Covenants • Provide rationale – why can’t your project comply? • Provide written concurrence from owners adjoining your property, or owners that might be affected (e.g. across the street) • In granting set back waivers RBOA assumes no responsibility for encroachment into Utilities/Drainage setbacks from County or other government agency. This is always noted in ACC approval “Notes”

  23. Package Types 2013 • 5 Fences • 1 Enclose Existing Porch • 2 Siding • 1 New House on Bond Circle

  24. PROJECTS • SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED • MARION & SHARON ENTRANCES • TOP PRIORITY IN 2014 • ONLY TWO UNIMPROVED RBOA ENTRANCES • REVIEWING SIGN ALTERNATIVES NOW • MASONRY OR WOOD POST • HENDERSON LAKE SIGN • HAD ONE IN THE PAST • WOOD POST SIGN IN CENTER OF THE DAM • GETTING ESTIMATES NOW

  25. COVENANT MATTERS • COVENANTS EXTENDED IN 2013 • UNIT 1: extended for 10 yr period • Until Dec 2023 40/77 approved • UNIT 2: extended for 10 yr period • Until Sep 2013 47/88 approved • UNIT 4: extend automatically in Dec 2014 • Unless 2/3 of owners are against • By written agreement

  26. COVENANT MATTERS • UNIT 4 Covenants Extended per MRTA • Marketable Records Title Act, FL Statute • Preserves marketable title beyond 30 years • BOD approved at Special Meeting (Feb 2014) • UNIT 4 & UNIT 5 • Architectural Control Committee expired • Architectural Review Committee installed • BOD approved at Special Meeting (Feb 2014)

  27. RBCC COURSE IRRIGATION • RBCC OBTAINED NWFWMD PERMIT TO DRAW WATER FROM LAKE KINNEY • NO LONGER GETTING RECLAIMED WATER FROM CITY OF NICEVILLE (25+ YR SERVICE) • LEGAL REVIEW BY ASSOC ATTORNEY • RBCC HAS RIGHTS TO THE USE OF LAKE WATER BASED ON LEASE FROM RUCKEL PROPERTIES • LEASE PRECEEDS RUCKEL QUIT CLAIM DEEDS TO RBOA • WILL DRAW AS NEEDED THROUGHOUT YEAR • BOD WILL MONITOR LAKE LEVELS CLOSELY • CLOSE CONTACT WITH RBCC AND NWFWMD

  28. Lakes Memorandum of Agreement • 1994 MOA between RBOA & RBCC • Outlines organizational responsibilities • Lake infrastructure: dams and flow of water from Lake Amick to Lake Henderson • Lake Amick/Phelps Dam repair: $31,000+ in 2010/2011 • Time to review in best interest of both parties • Water quality/treatment/control of wildlife also • BOD Special Interest Item • Discuss at upcoming monthly meetings

  29. SPECIALINTERESTITEMS • NICEVILLE BY PASS WORK COMPLETE • ONE CONCERN AT ENTRANCE OFF FORREST • PARKING OFF DRIVEWAY-PLS DON’T!! • CRIME IN OUR AREAS • ITS AROUND - TAKE PREVENTIVE STEPS!!! • 2013 BREAK IN – PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION • PUBLIC SEWERAGE - no immediate plans • SEVERAL AREAS IN ASSOC ARE ON SEPTIC

  30. SPECIALINTERESTITEMS • NICEVILLE BY PASS WORK COMPLETE • ONE CONCERN AT ENTRANCE OFF FORREST • PARKING OFF DRIVEWAY-PLS DON’T!! • CRIME IN OUR AREAS • IT’S AROUND - TAKE PREVENTIVE STEPS!!! • 2013 BREAK IN – PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION • PUBLIC SEWERAGE - no immediate plans • SEVERAL AREAS IN ASSOC ARE ON SEPTIC

  31. Real Estate Market • Market is rising but still a “buyers” market • Clean and neat homes, right priced are selling • Updated helps: kitchen/baths/flooring/roof • New homes selling quickly at or very close to list price, $150 per sq foot and higher • “Swift Creek” , “The Stables” & spot builds • Builder concessions & near record low interest • Lesser insurance costs and lower utility bills • Number of distressed homes declining • Several in the Association • Maintenance/upkeep is a challenge

  32. Real Estate Market • RUCKEL PROPERTIES-NEW HOUSING DEV • BEHIND THE AIRPORT ON FOREST RD • INSIDE THE NICEVILLE BY PASS • PROPERTY ANNEXED BY CITY OF NICEVILLE • MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT • 1100 ACRES, 4400 UNITS • SINGLE FAMILY, TOWNHOMES, CONDOS, COMMERCIAL • LEADING INDICATORS • SIDEWALK ON ROCKY BAYOU DRIVE • WATER TOWER ON MARYSA ENLARGED • MAIN SEWER LINE INSTALLED OFF FOREST

  33. THANK YOU FOR COMING HAVE A GOOD YEAR!!