JL - Presidents

Presidents Council Meeting - 12/10/99


  • Opening Remarks - Chairman Bob Johnson opened the meeting at 8:30 AM. The Nov. 12, 1999 minutes were approved.


  • Secretary/Treasurer's Report - Gordon Cook reported that the villages not represented were Cape Pointe, Casseekey Island, Crosswinds, Harbour, Passage Islands and Windward.

    Distributing Presidents Council minutes to village residents is highly recommended. One function of the PC is to disseminate information. The minutes act as a newsletter. They are put on the web (usually next day) and mailed to each president.

    There is $1,072 in our account.


  • $100 per Village - Gordon said that by the end of the month our balance would be under $1000. In the last year the PC spent $1100. He suggested we should raise funds now. The last assessment was $100, two years ago. Gordon moved that we ask each village for $100. The motion was seconded and passed. Checks should be made out to "Jonathan's Landing Presidents Council" and mailed to Gordon.


  • $100 to Salvation Army - Bob Johnson suggested that as a co-sponsor of the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program the Presidents Council should contribute $100. The motion was made and passed. A check to the Salvation Army was written and is on its way.


  • JLGC Activities - Gavin Arsenault reported on JL Golf Club activities. His prepared remarks are attached.


  • Nominations for JLGC Board - Rick Hammell reported that Aubrey Burke was nominated by petition for the JLGC board election. On the proxies which will be mailed out Monday, there will be a total of 6 nominees for the 3 openings.


  • JLPOA Activities - Bill Howe reported the POA is considering increasing the size of its board from 5 to 7. Presently there are 4 elected members plus 1 member that is jointly appointed by the Marina and JLGC. The new arrangement would have 5 elected members, 1 Marina appointee and 1 JLGC appointee. All would be JL residents.

    The POA is working to have the trains blow their horns less during the nightime hours and/or have quieter horns installed.

    They are requesting the construction of a right turn lane as you approach Mack Dairy road on the way to Old Trail. This would decrease the chance of being rear-ended as you slow for the turn.

    The Angel Tree program has been even more successful than last year.

    Next year the POA will contribute $60,000 of the income earned from real estate operations to the combined effort of the POA and JLGC to promote Jonathan's Landing.

    There is no decision yet from the County Commissioners on the zoning issue of allowing a real estate sales office within JL on a civic parcel.


  • Design Control Board - Glen Fetter described the '97 statutory requirement that the DCB post notice of the architectural changes it will be considering at least 48 hours in advance of a meeting. Consequently the DCB will not be able to act on last minute applications.


  • Security Report - Bob Shea reviewed the Security Status Report for November. A copy of that report is attached to the mailed copy of these minutes. The helicopter overhead on the night of Dec. 9 was the police chasing someone who had stolen a car and abandoned it. He entered JL in an attempt to hide from pursuit and left before being caught.


  • New Owner Handout - Bill Howe volunteered to manage the new owner handout.


  • JLPOA Nominating Process - Art O'Day reported that he and Max Evans are forming the nominating committeee for the JLPOA. The committee needs to be organized by Jan. 15. The committee needs to choose its slate by Feb. 15. The annual meeting and election will be in March. Art asked the Presidents for suggestions for members of the nominating committee. Once formed, the nominating committee would welcome suggestions from the residents for potential nominees. The terms of Bill Howe and Gene Flotron are expiring. Bill will seek reelection, Gene will not.


  • Next Meeting - Our next meeting will be Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 at 8:30 AM in the Nickaleer Lounge of the Golf Club.


  • Respectfully submitted - Gordon Cook

    Minutes of Presidents Council meetings, a list of village presidents, their e-mail addresses, etc. can be found by going to http://gcook.com then following the links to Jonathan's Landing and the Presidents Council.



JLGC Report - 12/10/99


    Gavin Arsenault, JLGC General Manager, spoke about the 1999 year and the hard work put forth that unfortunately did not come to fruition and thus ended in disappointment. The board and management had good intentions, but were like a team that lost and missed the playoffs, the year came across as a loss versus a BIG win.

    On a positive note the club board and management worked hard to take a proactive approach to the care and upgrade of the assets we do own. The two clubhouses, tennis facility, and golf course bathrooms have been attended to with more maintenance and housekeeping on a daily basis. An example was our clubhouse veranda area that was not used and not maintained. Today it is in very good condition and highly requested for daily lunch and nightly socializing. The painting, repairing and cleaning at both properties is noticeable.

    In 2000 our goals will be to enhance our financial position, create more efficiency in current operations, and continue to train the current staff in various area's of need. We (the club) appreciate the feedback of our membership on operating and building deficiencies.

    Thank You, Gavin