Pelican Cove News November 2015

PELICAN C n e w s VOLUME XLI NO. 9 Special Events November 6 Flu Shots 9 a.m. – Pavilion November 1 & 22 Movie Night 7 p.m. – Pavilion November 13 & 27 Ballroom Dancing 5 p.m. – Pavilion November 6 Cinema Club 7:30 p.m. – Pavilion November 15 PC’s 35th Anniversary Social Club/Communications 3 p.m. – Pavilion November 18 Kayak & Canoe Club 4 p.m. – Harbor VE NOVEMBER 2015 “All the news that fits” Board Business for November 2015 PCNews The board had a full agenda for its regular meeting on October 20, leading off with the 2016 Budget Resolution, and concluding with the appointment of Jack Stevens as the new General Manager. The board approved the appointment unanimously contingent upon the successful execution of an employment contract. 2016 Budget: The board adopted the Finance Committee’s recommendation to couple a 2.8% increase in the 2016 monthly maintenance fee with a $42,000 transfer from the General Fund after clarification that a line-by-line item review had been done in July by a subcommittee of the finance committee. The basis for the transfer decision was Management’s projection of a year-end 2015 operating surplus Employees showered Jack Stevens with sufficient to repay that transfer during 2016. The required formal notice of the proposed budget to all owners is contained confetti upon his return from the board meeting which formally appointed him as usual in this issue of the PC News, and the formal adoption as the new General Manager of the of the 2016 budget will take place at the board’s November Pelican Cove Condominium Association. 17th meeting. Sheryn Dias photo Unit Owner Modifications to Common Elements: A resolution was passed modifying the procedure for owners to secure approval for renovations affecting changes in interior common elements. The existing procedure had proven to be unworkable. Change in Day and Time for Board Meetings: The board discussed a resolution to change its meeting time to later in the day in the interest of providing opportunity for board service by owners who are still employed and unable to accommodate early afternoon board November 18 and workshop meetings in their schedules. The Board was sympathetic to the intent of this Web Site Training resolution, however it was determined that making such a change at this point in the year 11 a.m. – Harbor when meeting and event schedules are already set would be extremely difficult and disruptive. Moreover it was not clear what new meeting time would best achieve the intended result. Accordingly, instead of approving the proposed resolution, the decision was made to request the Planning Committee to conduct a survey to provide clearer guidance from the community. Modification of the General Manager Job Description: The previously-approved General Manager job description was modified based on evidence from the marketplace that one of its requirements was unnecessarily restrictive. Report from the General Manager Search Committee: The chair of the search committee, Lisa Yellin, presented a report of the work of the Search Committee, concluding with a proposed resolution recommending the appointment of Acting General Manager, Jack Stevens, as our new General Manager. INSIDE THIS ISSUE Committee Doings, October. . . . . . 2 Employees of the Quarter. . . . . . . . 4 What’s the Deal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . President’s Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Manager’s Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
PELICAN C  n e w s  VOLUME XLI NO. 9  Special Events November 6 Flu Shots 9 a.m.     Pavilion  November 1   22 Movie Night...
NOVEMBER 2015 2 Committee Doings, October PC NEWS DECEMBER ISSUE DEADLINES: Articles – Friday, Nov. 13 Advertising – Wednesday, Nov. 20 Editorial Staff Editor................... Alice Hawrilenko Features Editor.... Donna Anderson Proofreaders........ Nancy Arnzen Leny Cohen Judy Katz Linda Ritt Cartoonist............ Jean Gomoll Board Liaison...... Lisa Yellin Production........... Leslie Walter Board President.... Gary Gulden The Pelican Cove News is published periodically by the Board of Directors of the Pelican Cove Condominium Association, primarily to keep Association members informed on matters bearing on their use and enjoyment of their Pelican Cove property. Members of the Association are invited to suggest items for publication. Deadline for advertising is the 20th of each month. The Pelican Cove News is published monthly except for the summer when it is published bimonthly. The address for the News is: Pelican Cove News 1615 Pelican Point Drive Sarasota, FL 34231-6721 (941) 966-5674 Editorial email: pcneditors@gmail.com Advertising email: leslie@pelicancovecondo.com Website: www.pelicancovecondo.com PC Office email: pelicancove@comcast.net By Lisa Yellin Rules (October 19) The Committee discussed the failure of the Neighbor to Neighbor Dispute resolution presented at the May BOD meeting. It was noted no Rules Committee members attended and had there been a stronger presentation the resolution could have been presented and would have passed. The committee has heard strong support from the community for this, and has decided to pursue resubmitting a new version to the board of directors. The majority of the meeting focused on updates and corrections to The Rules We Live By; the Web Site Committee requested time to review the section dealing with the web site. The following motions were made and passed unanimously. 1. To contact the Planning Committee in an effort to pursue and submit a new ‘Neighbor to Neighbor Conflict Resolution’ to the board of directors. 2. To include on page 28, item 6, of The Rules We Live By the words: “Propane tanks or BBQs with propane tanks must be stored at least 6 feet from unit wall.” 3. Change p. 21, item 7, of The Rules We Live By to read: Residents who wish to initiate major new changes to area plantings and/or changes that may affect the view of immediate neighbors, must obtain... 4. Accept changes to The Rules We Live By as discussed, with the exception of the website section. Finance (October 7) The committee debated funding of the 2016 budget. After a long discussion the committee recommended that the board use money from the general fund to reduce the increase in the maintenance fee from 3.7% to 2.8%. The money would be returned to the general fund once the auditors certify the amount remaining in the 2015 budget. Harbor (October 7) Discussion of the 2016 Harbor Reserve Dredging Funding was postponed until the November 3 meeting. Leslie Walters reported that 30 boat slips were available and that there were 67 people on the wait list for kayak racks. With the completion of the new racks the wait list will be reduced to four. Phase 1 of the kayak racks is completed and Phase 2 is in progress and will be completed by the end of October. Building and Facilities (October 9) The committee discussed several issues which had been discussed at prior meetings: cleaning of dryer vents – is this a necessity/fire hazard and if so whether the fee to cover this cost should come from residents or maintenance fees; there are no funds available in the 2016 budget to cover requests to create a bocce court and a tennis backboard. The committee discussed carport roof replacements, a new replacement gatehouse, moisture in the Wilbanks basement, and replacement of the Pavilion roof as well as the possibility of replacing the solar panels on the Pavilion roof when the re-roofing is done. Letters to the Editor: The Pelican Cove News will consider publishing letters to the Editor. When requested by the Editor or President, an Editorial Review Board composed of the Editor, the President, and three owners will judge the suitability of questionable letters or articles by majority vote. Letters must be no longer than 250 words. The editor may condense letters to save space, while preserving the essential substance. Letters must be signed and must not defame or malign individuals or groups. Letters that contain errors of fact will be returned to authors for correction, after which they will be considered for publication.
NOVEMBER 2015  2  Committee Doings, October  PC NEWS DECEMBER ISSUE DEADLINES  Articles     Friday, Nov. 13 Advertising   ...
NOVEMBER 2015 3 President’s Report Fall has been a very busy time here at Pelican Cove. While our grounds and maintenance crews have been working hard to complete summer projects and prepare everything for the upswing in our resident population and activities, our management team and Finance Committee have framed the budget proposal for 2016 and the General Manager Search Committee has completed its work to recommend a new General Manager. I hope that you will share my pleasure and gratitude for the fine teamwork between our staff and residents that these accomplishments represent, and celebrate the selection of our Acting General Manager, Jack Stevens as our new General Manager. There is more elsewhere in this issue about Jack, but suffice it to say that it speaks very well of the careful development of our staff by our former General Manager Connie Lang, that we are able to make this promotion from within our organization. The arrival of budget time each year tends to generate a good deal of uncertainty and concern over the amount of increase in our maintenance fees that will result. I’d like to take a moment to offer some perspective on the process by which our monthly maintenance fees are established each year, and why the change in the amount of increase from year to year is so variable. Consider this: This year, the total expenses in the proposed 2016 Pelican Cove budget increased by 2.8% over the total expenses in the 2015 budget. At its October 20 meeting, the Pelican Cove Board of Directors adopted the Finance Committee’s recommendation that the 2016 monthly maintenance fee be increased by 2.8 percent. One could be forgiven for thinking that the amount of income generated in 2016 by the increased monthly fees has been calculated to exactly offset the projected increase in the association’s total expenses for next year. That would seem perfectly sensible: expenses go up by a certain percentage and the monthly fee income rises by the same percentage. But that’s not the case. The fact that the expense growth rate and maintenance fee growth rate are the same is purely coincidental. In fact, the 2.8% increase in 2016’s monthly fee revenue falls short of offsetting the Association’s 2016 budgeted expenses by nearly one percent. It would take a 3.7% increase in monthly maintenance fees to fully offset the projected rise in total expenses. What’s going on? Monthly maintenance fee revenue is not the only source of money available to offset the association’s projected expenses in a given budget. There have been years, for instance, in which the association has received a financial windfall such as the incentive payments/rebates made by Verizon and Comcast in return for contracting with them, or the one-time financial benefit we received a few years ago by moving to a pooled method for funding reserves. Monies like these received during one year have been used to lower or even eliminate the required maintenance fee increase in the next budget year. Other years’ budgets, including the proposed 2016 budget, offer the realistic prospect of an operating surplus in the current year. This allows the association to “borrow” funds from the General Fund to reduce the amount needed from monthly maintenance fees in the coming year and to repay that “loan” when the operating surplus is actually realized, booked and certified by the annual audit. In a few instances, to minimize maintenance fee increases, the decision has been taken to make a transfer from the General Fund into the next year’s budgeted revenue stream without planning subsequent replenishment – a practice that is financially questionable absent exceptional mitigating circumstances and certainly not sustainable in the long term. The variation in the amount of these other revenue sources that are applied to the budget income projections is what upsets the relationship one might otherwise expect between the percentage rise in expenses and the corresponding percentage rise in monthly maintenance fee charges. Finally, here are two facts that are very important to understand in all of this: First, unless some way is found to radically alter Pelican Cove’s cost structure, we can expect the association’s total expense growth to maintain the approximately 3% annual rate that it has averaged over the past five years. And second, there are certain to be years in which those additional revenue sources are not present to come to the rescue to reduce the amount of maintenance fee dollars needed to offset the association’s projected expenses for the coming year. It is in those years when we must expect the percentage increase in our individual maintenance fees to reflect the actual percentage growth in total expenses. Mark Your Calendars December 9 – Town Hall Meeting December 11 – Lighting of the Fleet December 13 – Social Club – Holiday Party December 21 – Cultural Events
NOVEMBER 2015  3  President   s Report   Fall has been a very busy time here at Pelican Cove.   While our grounds and main...
NOVEMBER 2015 4 Coffee Program – Wednesday, December 16, “Coffee with Bertha Palmer”  Employees of the Quarter By Janet Hasselbring Position: Carpenter Want to learn about the history of Pelican Cove and Sarasota? Then, mark your calendars: The first Coffee Program of 2015/2016 will feature our neighbor, Bertha Palmer. Learn about this early settler of Sarasota and her tremendous impact on our area – Historic Spanish Point, Myakka State Park, and the city of Sarasota. The presenter will be Jane Glennon, Public Programs Coordinator, Historic Spanish Point. Employed Since: November, 2010 Coffee at 9:30 a.m. followed by the program at  10:00 a.m. Your donations are welcome. [This article reprinted this month due to an error in the date published in the October issue.]  Culinary Club Opening Event By Helene Crawford and Bernie Lofchie Our Culinary Club opening event will be held at Wilbanks on December 23 from 4-7. At this meeting we will plan the themes for the 2015-2016 season. Please bring an appetizer that you have made and a beverage of your choice. If you plan to attend, please e mail Bernie Lofchie blofchie@gmail.com Pelican Cove University In December Name: John Barnett Hometown: Sarasota, FL Favorite Things about Pelican Cove: To be able to work with people that have such positive attitudes. General Manager Comment on above employee: John brings many skills to Pelican Cove. Name: Brian Cole Position: Carpentry & Plumbing Employed Since: January, 2010 Hometown: Buffalo, NY Favorite Things about Pelican Cove: The homeowners. General Manager Comment on above employee: Brian is not only a hard working carpenter, but also handles plumbing and emergency items as needed. Name: Michael Drum Position: Carpenter Employed Since: May, 2013 Hometown: Sarasota, FL Pelican Cove University is pleased to present a second lecture on ancient Egypt by our own poet and writer, Justin Spring. On December 1, 2015, at 1:30 at the Harbor Club, Justin will present a “Discussion of Five Theories on the Creation of the Sphinx”. His talk is based on research done by himself and other scholars - Mark Lehner, Colin Reader, John Anthony West and Robert Schoch, and Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock. Favorite Things about Pelican Cove: Working for supportive managers. This first lecture serves as an introduction to the upcoming 2016 PCU season. The schedule of classes is included in the December issue of the PCNews. The PCU EXPO is scheduled for January 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Pelican Pavilion where our teachers will introduce themselves and give a brief description of their courses. Position: Lead Carpenter General Manager Comment on above employee: Mike always has a positive “can do” attitude. Name: Chris Freidhof Employed Since: August, 2008 Hometown: Sarasota, FL Favorite Things about Pelican Cove: The homeowners, the employees and I really like the work that I get to do. I’m always doing something different. General Manager Comment on above employee: Chris is very selfmotivated and leads by example.
NOVEMBER 2015  4  Coffee Program     Wednesday, December 16,    Coffee with Bertha Palmer       Employees of the Quarter  ...
NOVEMBER 2015 5 Manager’s Report By Jack Stevens, Acting General Manager Grounds The grounds crews completed raising all walkways to match the new paving, They finished edging, trimming, and raking the Brookhouse, Glenhouse, and Bayhouse neighborhoods. They are adding shell to our walk paths and have installed over 200 yards of mulch in the last few weeks. Mike O’Byrne has met with Benderson Development and their engineer and they have agreed to install the recycled water line that will service the irrigation for the Brookhouse neighborhood. They have agreed to bring the line down Vamo Road and cross Vamo to our connection point. Benderson will work with the County for all associated permitting. Maintenance The Maintenance crews have returned to the Glenhouses and are working on the 12th Glenhouse building at 1707 Pelican Cove Road, installed the roof over the new materials storage area in the maintenance yard, cleaned the carport roofs in the Brookhouse, Glenhouse, and Bayhouse neighborhoods and are half way through the Harborhouses. They have repaired a large section of railing on the Bayhouse Point walkway, removed and replaced concrete on several sections of the sidewalk leading to the Harbor Club pool and they have finished removing the old corrugated roofing and installed over 7,000 square feet of new composite panel roofs on nine carports. The Clower Creek kayak expansion has been completed; the ground has been leveled and mulched, new numbers have been assigned to all the boats in the newly remodeled area and the owners and the Harbor Committee are moving boats into their new locations. The temporary storage racks along Clower Creek Drive will be removed as soon as the boats are relocated. The Harbor Club fitness room expansion has been completed and the room is open for use. Administrative The new web site has been live for a few weeks. Sarah and Leslie, as well as several resident volunteers, have been correcting some of the glitches associated with transferring the large amount of data which can now be utilized on our upgraded site. Modifications related to the 2016 proposed budget process have been incorporated, the monthly financial reports have been prepared, and new arrivals to the Cove are welcomed and processed each day. Late last month we said goodbye to Donna Guerrieri who has moved to Pittsburg to be closer to her family. Donna had worked part time at PC for many years and was a valuable asset to our front office staff. We have been fortunate to have Peggy Sengers join our front office staff as a part time Customer Service Representative. When you see her say hi and welcome her to Pelican Cove. BOARD OF DIRECTORS/ COMMITTEE MEETINGS BOD/Committee meetings scheduled for the month of November. Check Channel 195, the PC website or the Office for any changes. Board Workshop Tuesday, November 10 – 1:30 p.m. Harbor Club Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, November 17 – 1:30 p.m. Pelican Pavilion Bay & Water Environment Committee Thursday, November 12 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Building & Facilities Committee Friday, November 13 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Communications Committee Tuesday, November 10 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Cultural Events Committee Thursday, November 19 – 3 p.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Finance Committee Wednesday, November 18 – 1 p.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Grounds Committee Wednesday, November 11 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Harbor Committee Wednesday, November 4 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Insurance Committee Friday, November 12 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Planning Committee Thursday, November 12 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Rules Committee Monday, November 16 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room
NOVEMBER 2015  5  Manager   s Report By Jack Stevens, Acting General Manager Grounds   The grounds crews completed raising...
NOVEMBER 2015 6 Art Club Schedule Announced Happy Hour Plein Air The Art Cub announces the following classes for 2016. We are quite pleased to add ceramics and an oil/acrylic class among our offerings.  By Susan Feltus Drawing with Sylvia Feinburg on Wednesday mornings from 10 to noon on the Wilbanks porch, beginning Jan. 13. $65 for 8 weeks. All levels are included. Call Sylvia after December 5, at 941-966-6883. Before that she can be reached at 781-863-8885. E-mail:  sylvia863@gmail.com Watercolor with Merry Gerber on Monday mornings from 10 to noon on the Wilbanks porch, beginning Jan. 11. $65 for 8 weeks. This is not a beginner class. Contact Merry at verymerryg@gmail.com. Phone: 781-454-6640. Mixed Media (acrylics or oils): Merry Gerber will offer a studio type class for those interested in painting with acrylics or oils. Individuals will work at their own pace on projects that appeal to them. We will meet on Monday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 in the basement art studio at Wilbanks, beginning January 11. Eight weeks for $65. Email: verymerryg@gmail.com. Phone 781-454-6630 Collage with Georgette Levy, beginning Monday, Jan 3 from 1:30 to 4 on the Wilbanks porch. Call Georgette for more information at 941-312-4709. Ceramics – Ceramic and mosaic artist Jane Freund is offering an eight-week Mosaics Class on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon beginning January 7, in the Wilbanks basement art studio. The course will start off with a small mirror project to learn basic mosaic techniques – including adhesives and grouting – and move on to projects of the students’ choosing (such as frames, tabletops, backsplashes, etc.). The class will explore the use of glass, mirror, tile, china, metal, stones, shells and found objects to create mosaic landscapes and motifs.  As comfortable as it is to sit on our own lanai or deck for a late afternoon glass of something, getting off the PC campus for happy hour is an inexpensive way to sample some local restaurants with views. Here are a few good places to start. Paddle or motor across to Turtle Beach Pub Restaurant, the purple awning you see across the bay on Siesta Key. If you drive, they are on Midnight Pass Road. From there you can look back at PC while enjoying happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Their happy hour specials include $5 martinis and $2.99 appetizers. A more upscale experience is further out Midnight Pass Road at Ophelia’s with a view of the bay. The martini here will cost you $7, and the appetizers are $5-9. Drink fast since the happy hour only lasts from 5 to 6 p.m. Casey Key offers charming old Florida options you can get to by boat or car. Casey Key Fish House at 801 Blackburn Point in Osprey has great water views from their tiki bar. They don’t have happy hour deals, but they offer some reasonably priced drinks and snacks. Pop’s Sunset Grill, across the bridge from Nokomis beach, has that old Florida feel but with real plates. It offers discounted drinks from 3 to 6 p.m. while you watch the boats tie up to their dock on the Waterway. If you drive towards town, there are many excellent choices. The Table Restaurant at Phillippi Creek offers $5 mojitos and fantastic $5 tapas. The hours are 4:00 to 6:30. Next door is the Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant and Oyster Bar with discounted drinks including $3 margaritas from 3 p.m. to 5:30 P.M. The water view is the same from either place. Course fee is $100, plus materials provided by the students and/or the instructor. To register, or for more information, contact Jane at mejaneclay@gmail.com or 412-877-5181. We especially like Roast on 1st Street, next to the opera house, where you can have a discounted drink and $5 appetizers in comfortable seating on their charming patio from 4 to 7p.m., Monday through Friday. These appetizers are large enough to be dinner. Life Drawing Studio (No Instructor) – All levels, all media.  Meet in basement art studio, Wilbanks – Wednesdays 9:30 to noon. We provide the model, easels and lighting. You provide whatever materials you use (pencils, pens, watercolors,) Greg Ried recommended the Old Salty Dog for a meal with a view. There is now a location in Venice at 1485 S. Tamiami Trail, by the Circus Bridge, overlooking the marina and the Waterway. Their happy hour with discounted drinks is 3 to 7 p.m.. The reviews have been good. Registration is limited due to lack of space. Register with Jean Yellin at  jfyellin@yahoo.com For the ultimate happy hour view, drive to the Lido Beach Resort at 700 Franklin Drive. On the eighth floor of the south building, the Lido Beach Grill looks out on absolutely the best view in Sarasota. From 5 to 7p.m. they offer half priced drinks and appetizers while you watch the sun set across the Gulf. (Fee pays for model) • Jan  6, 13, 20, 27 (4 sessions. $40) • Feb 3, 10, 17, 24  (4 sessions. $40) Possible additional sessions: • Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  (5 sessions $50) Please let me know if there is a place you have discovered that you are willing to share. Write me at sfeltus@comcast.net.
NOVEMBER 2015  6  Art Club Schedule Announced  Happy Hour Plein Air    The Art Cub announces the following classes for 201...
NOVEMBER 2015 PC 35th Anniversary Celebration, November 15th By Linda Wolf and Beth Duggan By now you may have heard that there is a party, a celebration coming your way! PC’s 35th anniversary celebration will take place at the Pelican Pavilion on Sunday, November 15 from 3 to 5 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be no charge for the event which is sponsored by the Social Club and by members of the Communications Committee among others. Tickets will be required and these will be distributed on Thursday, November 5th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the lobby of the Pelican pavilion. If you will not be able to come and 7 get your ticket, call Beth Duggan at 941-350-6111 or Rita Weingarten at 941-918-0306. Pelican Cove is an extraordinary place. Each association president, manager, employee and hundreds of volunteers have made substantial contributions to the community that we live in today. In the past five years we’ve been reroofed, repaved, replumbed and tenderly cared for our landscape. We continue to be inspired by the diverse courses offered by Pelican Cove University and our arts program has expanded dramatically. So come to the party where we will celebrate the original founders and their vision to create our association. We will have music, food and frolic. Come and meet new residents and those who you may not have met in this wonderful community. It’s budget time and the question being asked is “why did my maintenance fee go up; my social security check did not increase at all”. In addition, The GM for the early part of this period reduced the budget (and the amount of the maintenance fee) by deferring required maintenance. We are now paying the price for that. Our budget has been driven up in excess of 3% per year due to the addition of the required work never done during that period. The answer is that the Social Security cost of living index counts different things than the Pelican Cove Budget. The major elements in Social Security COLA are food (15%); Housing (42%), Transportation (18%) and Medical Costs (6%). Most of these categories have declined in cost over the past few years (although most are now on an upward track). What does this represent in terms of dollars? Our contribution to the reserves declined 30% and saved us a total of $114,000 in 2014 over what it cost in 2010. However, our salary and benefits increased 11% over the period yet cost an additional $186,307. Insurance costs went up 20% over the four years and cost us an additional $224,848 in 2014. Five major elements comprise 98% of the Pelican Cove Budget: Insurance (27%); employee salary and benefits (39%); contributions to reserve funds (7%); utilities (14%); grounds and maintenance supplies and equipment (11%). We can expect health care costs to increase faster than the rate of inflation and a hurricane or two in Florida would send our insurance rates through the roof, although we do have well-funded reserves to cushion such a sudden increase. Our other major cost elements are also likely to increase. What’s the Deal with the Budget? By Bill McKay (Bill holds the position of Treasurer on the Board of Directors.) What happened to the PC Budget from 2010 to 2015? Some things declined in cost or increased at a very small rate. Contributions to the reserve fund declined a total of 30%. Utilities increased only 4% or 1% per year going from $664,469 to 690,983. Unfortunately, these are the two items in our budget which cost us the least and the savings were the smallest. Reserve contributions will begin increasing again in 2016 because the decline was caused by a change in the way we calculated reserve funding rather than a decline in the amount of the reserve fund. Utility costs have been stable but will probably start rising. The more expensive areas of the budget increased at a higher rate. Grounds and maintenance materials and equipment increased 9% or 2.25% over the period. Employee salary and benefits increased 11% – this during a period of depressed wages. Insurance went up 20% or 4% per year during a period when there had been no hurricanes touching down in Florida. So what does all this mean? Overall our costs are going up at a rate of 2.5-3% per year and we do not have much control over those costs. There are practical limits on what we can do about the cost of insurance or the cost of employee health care. Our buildings are 35 or more years old and need lots of maintenance. We live in a beautiful 70+ acre botanical garden and it costs a lot to keep it up. If we want to maintain our current level of services, we are probably looking at an annual increase of 2.5-3% per year for the foreseeable future. REMINDER! Flu Vaccination Clinic Friday, November 6 At the Pavilion 9 to 11 a.m.
NOVEMBER 2015  PC 35th Anniversary Celebration, November 15th By Linda Wolf and Beth Duggan By now you may have heard that...
NOVEMBER 2015 8 PC ad hoc Government and Neighborhood Liaison Committee Meets with Cassia Cay Developers By Ruth Brandwein This is a follow-up to the story in the October PC News regarding the planned development for currently vacant land north of the Presbyterian Church of the Cross on Tamiami Trail. The meeting detailed below took place on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in the PC Office. Present: Gary Gulden (board president), Bob Kolk, Murray Sherry, Selden Sutton, Richard Weingarten, Gail Reardon (part of meeting), Jack Stevens (staff), Ruth Brandwein, (chair) Kevin Daves and Keith Jennings (guests representing Cassia Cay Development) This development, known as Cassia Cay will be a “highend life style development.” There are two properties: 18.27 acres along Rt. 41 which is zoned Commercial General and a second property of 13 acres along the bay zoned high density residential. The property is approximately one half mile from Pelican Cove, north of the Eide property and the Presbyterian Church. Sandwiched in between the Church property and the Eide property is the Sarasota County Bayonne Preserve, a small plot west of the church. This is not included in the development plans. The first property along the Trail will have about 13-15 buildings of commercial space, with office space above. One building in the SW corner will have residential rental housing above and one building will be all residential if they get a special exception from the County. This will give them a total of 158 residential, mostly 2-bedroom rental units. There will also be two parking garages. All buildings will all be 35’ high with one exception. One building is planned to be 54’ high with 3 floors over parking. A variance from the County will be needed for that structure. The developers are anticipating occupancy by a specialty grocer, a 6-8 screen movie theatre, several restaurants (a steakhouse, a seafood restaurant, etc.) clothing stores, etc. They say they already have a list of potential tenants interested. According to Jennings now that the NE part of Sarasota has developed high-end commerce at the University Town Center Mall, they believe that SW Sarasota can accommodate another high-end shopping area. There will be a total of 210,000 sq. of commercial space with 943 parking spaces. After adding the office space and the residential units this will come to 342,000 sq. ft. total of mixed-use development. There will be a large retention pond for rainwater and all the paving will be permeable – no asphalt paving is planned on the property. The buffer along Rt. 41 will be 15-20’. The developer is seeking Dept. of Transportation (DOT) This is an older map but the property lines are accurate. RSF-2 and OUA are the properties referred to in the article. RSF will be mixed use commercial, office and rental units. OUA will be condos for purchase. approval to put in a traffic light at the entrance. They say no commercial renters would be interested unless they can get this. It would be north of the entrance to the church property. DOT has begun a traffic analysis for each month of traffic on Rt. 41. They have already met with Holiday Drive Association and are working on an agreement with attorneys to make changes in the previous stipulations. There will be a 60’ buffer area between Holiday Park and Cassia Cay and the residents have requested 2 gates for pedestrian traffic from their property. They said there were a number of stipulations in the 2006 agreement with Holiday Park that are not economically feasible and they are working to make changes. They would not specify what these are. The second property will be a total of 98 high-end condos, 2 to a floor. There will be no affordable housing required here. Each unit will have underground parking for two cars. On street parking will be available for visitors. Nature issues: They do not plan to cut the mangroves or put in any boat slips. As they will not be touching the adjacent wetland they will need no approvals on that. They will be removing the tortoise gophers to a “gopher tortoise retirement community.” Grandfather (large) trees will be replanted They anticipate a total of 500 residents (both properties). Time Line: They could not provide us with any written material as they do not want anything made public until after they have agreements. They anticipate being ready for continued on page 14
NOVEMBER 2015  8  PC ad hoc Government and Neighborhood Liaison Committee Meets with Cassia Cay Developers By Ruth Brandwe...
NOVEMBER 2015 Tales Out of Pelican Cove Project When Miriam Weiss wrote a tale for the Tales Out of Pelican Cove writing project, she had no idea that opening a window into her past would be just the beginning of a series of vignettes spanning her life. Writing her story enriched her life.  Is there an experience from your life you’d like to write about and share?  The details of the Tales project have been posted in prior issues of the PC News.  Your story can be emailed to me,janhasselbring@ yahoo.com, Virginia Tashian, veetash@comcast.net or brought to the office, marked “Tales Project”, PC Writers Group.   My Experience as a WAVE By Miriam Weiss It was the early 1940’s . I was a young bride playing house in my new home, when the draft notice came. My husband was called into the service. After much discussion, we decided to sell our house. I became a “camp follower,” one without an anchor, content to travel anywhere in the United States and stay in various types of abodes – a hotel room, a room in someone’s house, a rented space for longer stays, so I could be close to my soldier husband. As a camp follower, I crisscrossed the country three times, traveling by train, south, east and west. Reality hit when my husband was notified that he was bound for the Pacific – whereabouts unknown. There I was, homeless and rootless. With a war raging, there was only one thing to do: I joined the Navy and became a WAVE. This was when my real adventure began. I was living in Fresno, California at the time. After going through the initial procedures of volunteering, I embarked on a “troop train,” filled with other young, apprehensive females bound for Hunter College in New York City. That night, lying in an upper bunk, I cried myself to sleep. At 5 a.m. the lights came on and I awoke to a male voice shouting, “Up and at ‘em.” That was the beginning of my naval career. I was stationed on the sixth floor of an apartment house in the Bronx, which was cleared of everything except beds. These had to be made taut and were “white gloved” by a young ensign. Every morning we were “mustered” down six flights of stairs outside (only officers were allowed to use the elevators), where we removed the bobby pins from our hair, lined up and in the dark and icy cold, we marched in formation around a reservoir, until we reached the blessed warmth where breakfast awaited us. For all the hardship, I never felt healthier in my life. Wearing the navy blue uniform of the WAVES was a wonderful experience and gave me a great sense of pride. 9 Office Notes BOD & Committee Meetings The Board of Directors and committee meetings are back, after taking the summer off. Agendas must be posted 72 hours prior to a scheduled meeting. Please check PC’s official bulletin boards, located at the PC Office, the Harbor Club and the Pelican Pavilion for agendas and cancellations. Notices are also posted on Community Channel 195 and on the PC website at www.pelicancovecondo.com. Deed Changes The ownership to a unit frequently changes after the death of a spouse, or if the unit is included as part of a Trust. Please provide the office with a recorded copy of any changes to the deed to your unit. Groups and Clubs This is a reminder to all board recognized groups and clubs to let the office know of any schedule changes, cancellations, or changes in the group contact person’s name and phone number by calling Leslie at the PC Office (941) 966-5674 or emailing her at: leslie@pelicancovecondo.com. Holiday Decorations Decorations may be put up from December 1 to January 7 of each year. Seasonal decorations, including lighting, may be placed on the outside walls of the condominium units and the bushes adjacent to the Unit. The stairway to the upper levels may be decorated, as long as joint users of the stairs have no objection. Limited common elements, excluding carports, may be decorated. No decorations may exceed the height of the roof or be placed on the roof. Information Box The Pelican Cove Information Box is located on the front porch of the PC Office. This box gives residents 24/7 access to important PC info and will save you time in not having to go into the PC Office. The Information Box contains: The Rules We Live By, the current PC News, a monthly calendar of events, lists of units for sale and lease, a list of after-hours workers, the “Checklist Before Leaving” information and Work Order forms. Pelican Cove Newsletter We are looking for articles, group/club activities, Letters to the Editor and interesting stories. Articles and letters are generally due by the 18th of the month. Letters must be no longer than 250 words. Advertising is due by the 20th of the month. Sarasota County’s Code Red Code Red is a free, secure, advanced and effective emergency system that allows you to receive calls, email alerts or text messages about events that could impact your neighborhood, or help protect your family or property like water or sewer interruptions, missing person alerts and major traffic detours. Register at www.scgov.net. For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at (941) 861-5000 and ask about Code Red. Visiting the PC Office Here are some helpful hints to make your visit to the PC Office quicker and more efficient: 1. Keep owner information/documentation current and up-to-date: recorded deeds, current address, contact phone numbers and visitor/vendor list. 2. Write your Unit Number (example: BA123) on all checks and Work Orders. 3. Please use your personal cell phone outside the PC Office. 4. If possible, make an appointment with the staff member you want to see, so they can give you their personal attention.
NOVEMBER 2015  Tales Out of Pelican Cove Project   When Miriam Weiss wrote a tale for the Tales Out of Pelican Cove writin...
10 Meet Your Neighbor: Rob Limekiller Two docile, friendly chocolate labs welcomed you at the door of the Limekiller home. Perhaps it’s the scale of our floorplans, but Rain and Sam seem enormous, far larger looking than the 80-some pound weight Rob claims. Inside, the pantry has been replaced by a stunning aquarium. Yet soapstone counters, a curved farmhouse sink, and professional knife collection reveal that someone here really knows his way around a kitchen. He offers a big smile, and says he’s comfortable talking about his cooking days, so long as he doesn’t have to whip up something special. The road to becoming a chef began when Rob was a teen in NJ. His first job was in a bakery. “I was one of the clean-up kids.” Soon he was working part time at a pizzeria, and by age 16 was washing dishes. The customary training progression is dish-washing to working the oven to making pizza. “Then you cook.” Throughout college, restaurants where he had worked in high school asked him back for semester breaks and summer vacation. He soon realized that if this was what he was going to do, he should get the appropriate education. He enrolled in the Peter Kump NY Cooking School, now named the Institute of Culinary Education. Affiliated with the James Beard Foundation, the Manhattan school was and is prestigious, a one year, 40-hour a week program in a 42,000 sq. foot facility. The foundation regularly hosts 5-course dinners featuring world -famous chefs. They charge high prices, and garner capacity crowds. “Being in school, it was stageire (interning). You would work with whatever chef came in, so it was a really good experience.” After graduation, Rob worked as a line cook. “You move up, you know, line cook and then sous chef, then executive chef.” For a time, he worked at the tony Sea Grill in Rockefeller Plaza. Was that living the dream? “Well, yes and no. In the profession, working in NY in a good restaurant is kind of a pinnacle. But in December, I didn’t see daylight for a month because of that darned tree. I got to work so early the tree wasn’t even lit. The only light [came from] the fountains, with homeless guys wading around [collecting] change … I used to be on the subway early, before the cops rousted the bums. So you’re strap-hanging the entire way from Queens into Manhattan.” Culinary school provided Rob with more than credentials. He met his energetic and gregarious wife there, our own Judy Limekiller, Pelican Cove’s resident real estate agent. Rob was about 8 months into the program when Judy visited the school to check out their pastry curriculum. She was handed off to Rob to ‘trail’ him for the day. Some of his friends had planned a fishing outing over the weekend. Judy had never been fishing. He invited her along, and the rest, as they say… Judy & Rob honeymooned in Miami, and traveled up the west coast, falling in love with Sarasota en route. It took NOVEMBER 2015 another 2 years before they found Pelican Cove, but they bought on the spot. Though Rob soon gave up cooking, and has enjoyed various subsequent careers, he has never rethought that move. They arrived in 1999 when he was just 30. Sixteen years later, Rob continues to vie for youngest owner. “Do you remember George at the gate? I think it took him two years before he finally realized I wasn’t visiting my grandparents.” Rob has never thought about relocating. High school experience with landscaping crews has given us a devoted Grounds Committee member, one who knows horticulture and is happy to contribute. Recently, he ran for the board and attends every meeting possible. He is happy to log volunteer hours in a place he loves so much. “This is home!” Once, Rob commuted to his own restaurant in Costa Rica. Now, he boxes, bikes, plays tennis, swims and reads. (Rain is named after fictional contract killer, John Rain.) He enjoys an occasional paddle, hosts a dinner party or two, works as a phlebotomist at Sarasota Memorial, and contemplates further courses to move him into the ER. He is a quiet man who slowly reveals an easy to miss, yet unmistakable kindness. He welcomes a cupcake-bearing grade-school neighbor like royalty, “Definitely come back, Haley,” and lavishes attention on their massive dogs. He acquired his real estate license to help Judy. A favorite date is going to the shooting range together for target practice. “But no hunting,” he says. “Spear fishing is the closest to it.” It is a great day when he can cast a line with his niece and nephew. At Rockefeller Plaza, Rob added his own gently-worn sneakers to the shabby pairs waiting as men fished those chilly fountains. “I’d just kind of drop them off.” The flip side of his wife’s outgoing personality, Rob says, “I went to one of those social club events about a year ago, and it was fine because they gave me a job to do. I got to grill. I’m socially awkward, [but] somebody has to do more than just talk. The world needs workers too.” Wherever he goes in the future, it is certain that Rob will carry with him that personal warmth, bestowing the feeling that you are worthy, and that MOVIE NIGHT he is there Earl Kaplan to serve. “Definitely Two movie nights this come back.” month: Sunday, November 1 and Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m. at the Pelican Pavilion. Watch for more information on Channel 195 or the PC website, www.pelicancovecondo.com. Movie Nights are open to all residents and are sponsored by the PC Social Club.
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NOVEMBER 2015 The Founders of Pelican Cove By Donna Anderson Thirty-five years ago this month, condominium owners from 17 individual associations voted to merge as one. Those voters are known today as our Founders. In 1995, at PCCA’s 25th anniversary, 83 from the original slate of 731 voters still lived in Pelican Cove. Ten years later, that number has dwindled considerably. As a relative newcomer, I decided check in with the 30-odd remaining “Founders”, to learn what they remember and what they continue to enjoy. The History of Pelican Cove reports that in 1979 we were demographically diverse in age, nationality, career path and talent. Many were recognized nationally and internationally, including a Triple Crown winner and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The book also records the merger as a period of somewhat tense negotiations. Each of the 17 associations had to support consolidation by an 80% affirmative vote. Also needed was 100% agreement from the mortgage and lien holders. Non-participation was equivalent to voting ‘no,’ so stakes were high. Each neighborhood appointed a captain to help explain the ramifications of staying separate. One Founder, remembers the Grovehouse captain promising to take a recalcitrant owner ‘out to the woodshed.’ “After that, the measure passed,” she says Florence Baldwin (Farharbor) remembers little about the merger, but tells of an Elling Eide peahen that habitually climbed her steps. “She pecked at my door every day. I loved that bird,” she says. Never mind that some recall peacocks only as deafening, defecating fowl. Others, like Florence, remain transfixed by their singular beauty. Her daughter wants her to move to Arizona. She’ll go, but on the condition that the new place is just like this. The younger woman says, “Mother, there is no place like Pelican Cove!” Dorothy Dorocke lives in Glenhouse and was at one time both president of the Social and the Singles Clubs. At the time of the merger, she was still working in Chicago, and doesn’t remember anything about “all that folderol.” What she does remember is that maintenance fees were $92 a month and the breath-taking beauty of the azaleas that once were planted in her surroundings. “It was like a fairyland,” she says. Both Jean Germain (Grovehouse) and Margaret Nemeth (Glenhouse), chuckle remembering their husbands. At the time each couple purchased units, there was a pond on the other side of Vamo Rd. The harbor wasn’t yet in, but launching sailboats into water just across the street seemed enticing to the men. Jean remembers saying, “Not on that pond!” It was the settling pond of the Vamo Sewer and Water Company servicing Pelican Cove and “it smelled like crazy,” she says. One event she didn’t witness but which became legend involved Mae Wilbanks. Mrs. Wilbanks, an amateur horticulturist, would watch the pavers from her house. Daily, she would run into the street yelling, “Don’t you take down that tree!” We have her to thank for the remarkable beauty here and, according to Jean, the little roundabouts that pocket our streets. James Gillespie (Harborhouse) bought without Dolores even seeing the complex. He doesn’t remember much about the vote, but remembers well the fishing tournament he 11 started which ran for four years, involving fifteen plus boats. Thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes were given at each competition, all donated. “I told them, ‘this is not for a good purpose.’ They couldn’t give me enough.” Muriel Hendricks (Grovehouse) says that some people were not willing in the beginning to support a merger. Stan, her husband, was a lawyer. “He was able to convince one holdout that the deal was the best they could get.” Stan was also responsible for starting the Supreme Court class at PCU. He was a founder of the Jazz Club of Sarasota in the 1980’s, and began a group here. Muriel continues to be active and very happy. “I never want to move,” she says. Elaine Lersch (Bayhouse) was 29 years old when she bought, a publicity coordinator for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. In 1983 she returned to teaching. She was busy. Nothing much about the vote struck her, but she remembers well the excitement when the harbor was dredged, and when the old Pavilion was demolished. “People took pictures!” Recalling mostly a roof and screen structure, she couldn’t wait to see the new building. Anthony and Helen Lingrosso (Bayhouse) say that the greatest discussions involved ownership of the harbor, a decision made a year after the merger. On the latter, they remember only that everyone was asked to help people understand why one community would be an advantage. John Prince (Harborhouse) says, “For most of us, the merger was of secondary importance. Live a ‘Million Dollar Lifestyle’ read the big sign going south on 41… Since everybody likes to live like a millionaire, we turned as indicated right into Vamo Road, straight to the PC sales office. [We] looked over the construction plan, [bought], and as happy ‘Millionaires’ moved into our condo in the fall of 1979…Signed, John Prince, a happy camper.” Arthur Seidelman (Grovehouse) says that Walmart was used as an example. “The more people buying, if you’re together, the better the deal: insurance, etc.” He credits Norm Sherman for helping people understand. “He ran a good meeting!” Arthur says. Annette Sherman, Norm’s wife, no longer lives in Pelican Cove, but Edie Zolondek (Harborhouse) remembers her as influential and as the ‘Lady in the Hat.’ Annette continues to star in and produce Annette TV here in Sarasota. She says that Norm was the first president, and early on made “a stink about Sarasota Square Mall going in.” He started the Social Club with a dozen families, pot-luck style. Friday nights were BYOB. She remembers the fun, but says there were numerous problems around the vote. “So many legal things.” Justin Spring (Grovehouse) quips, “I’m an artist. I live in an ivory tower.” He is a poet, video artist and novelist, so it is surprising that Justin notices anything outside his second floor loft. Other than casting a vote, he remembers little about the merger. He was, however, involved with the “Big List” of unresolved construction items in his area. It resulted in a law suit against the developer that was eventually settled out of court. Justin was “the clipboard guy.” Larry Tracy (Harborhouse) doesn’t remember any dissension during the vote. What remains remarkable to continued on page 13
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NOVEMBER 2015 12 Who IS Jack Stevens? This article was written by compiling a variety of information from Jack’s application packet as well as a brief interview conducted by Lisa Yellin shortly after the Jack’s appointment as GM was announced. The man most of us recognize by his tall, slender build, engaging smile and easy-going manner is now our General Manager. Jack Stevens has spent the last 6 weeks jumping into his predecessor’s boots and carrying her backpack with surprising ease – at least from outside appearances. His very first week in action he initiated a weekly “e-blast” which keeps the community informed about ongoing projects and issues. “I look forward to the opportunity to improve the quality of life in Pelican Cove through communication between the community and staff as well as to facilitate more open communications with the community….I also envision holding open town hall style meetings to make myself more accessible to residents in various ways.” Residents have overwhelmingly supported Jack’s promotion to the GM slot. The search committee received a number of letters as well as a petition encouraging them to select Jack. The feeling is mutual. “I’m working with a good group of people in an exceptional community,” Jack says about his experience here. “Plus I get my own parking spot…in the shade!” Who is this skilled communicator that most of have known only in his role as Building and Maintenance Coordinator? For starters, Jack initiated, designed and placed into action a Master Permitting system for all the construction Bilik Presents  Pixels in the Parlor maintenance and improvements which brought Pelican Cove into compliance with the Florida Building Code. In his own resume Jack describes himself as a “Goal driven manager with attention to details and a self-motivated leader with strong organizational skills.” The resume supports those statements. Jack began his management career as a certified Residential Contractor in 1986. Since then he has earned additional Florida licenses as Certified General Contractor, Certified Home Inspector and finally, in 2012 he earned the CAM (Community Association Manager) License required to hold the position he now holds here at The Cove. His prior experience includes stints as project superintendent, project manager and senior project manager on a wide variety of projects ranging from Public Storage in Honolulu to St. Stephens Middle and Upper Schools in Bradenton. The projects ranged in value from $100,000 to $32 million. He has negotiated with and directed architects, managed the local office and field staff, managed satellite offices and outside consultants. He also held conceptual budget responsibility for projects, initiated and implemented company safety policies, trained company personnel in supervision, budget management, and safety activities. Jack’s educational background includes the St. Petersburg College of Management and Leadership certificate program, The University of Florida Building/Structural Core Transition (Code Related) and Green Building certificate programs, OSHA Construction Safety and a number of other career related training seminars and programs. Born in Indiana, he came to Florida as a child. He is a graduate of the Riverview School here in Sarasota and is married to native Floridian Shauna Stevens. He is the father of Danielle, Chasun and Nicholas, Rebecca and Adam and grandfather to Lawton, Ezra and Autumn. By Libby Ross and Felice Perlmutter The details are not yet in, but PC resident impresario Jerry Bilik is working on his presentation “Pixels in the Parlor” for the 2016 Pelican Programs opener on Tuesday, January 6 at 8 p.m. in the Pavilion. What we do know is that it will be about how PBS programs originate.  Jerry assures us that all will enjoy and that it will include a few “surprises” as he presents something “unusual”. IN MEMORIAM We mourn the passing of Name Carol Hansen Unit BR149 On Date October 15 We extend our sincerest sympathy to their family and friends. Jerry is supremely qualified to tell the tale because his roots not only are with the circus, which we all know, but with the world of music and the recording industry.  Further, the Sarasota Orchestra will premier his symphony in December, a tribute to his New Owners many talents. NEWCOMER UNIT FROM: CITY, STATE/COUNTRY Whatever Jerry has in store, you can bet Barbara Bergman BA202 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 that you will be amused, amazed and royally entertained.  Come join the fun! Debra Coleman BR209 Sarasota, FL 34232
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NOVEMBER 2015 13 Employee Appreciation Gift Fund Social Club Marilyn and Chuck Shipman Employee Appreciation Gift Fund Committee By Beth Duggan It’s that time of year again, when we thank our friendly employees for their loyalty and hard work here in Pelican Cove. This is a once a year opportunity to show your appreciation. Our all-volunteer committee will be sending each of you a letter in early November outlining how you can help. Thanks in advance! Stan Hendricks Jazz Concert Series By Bobby Barnhardt September and October parties were great successes. Thanks to all the members who volunteered. In November we are co-sponsoring the 35th anniversary party of Pelican Cove on November 15, 2015, from 3 o’clock to 5 o’clock in the Pavilion.  There is no charge but tickets must be obtained at the pavilion on November 5th between the hours of 10-12. The holiday party will be December 13th at 5:30.  Any questions, please feel free to call Beth Duggan at 941-350-6111. Our jazz committee is pleased to offer three outstanding jazz performances for our concert series for the 2016 season. Plan ahead and reserve these dates for some of the very best in jazz. Monday, January 11th, 7:30 p.m. Dick Hyman, regarded as one of jazz’s most spellbinding virtuosos and a master of piano approaches, will present his ‘Mix It Up’ version of virtually all styles of jazz one could ever imagine. Tuesday, February 9th, 7:30 p.m. Herb Bruce Jazz Sextet with vocalist, Patricia Dean This will be one of the hottest Orlando-based jazz groups you’ll want to hear...playing jazz, blues and Dixieland in traditional and not-so-traditional styles. Monday, March 7th, 7:30 p.m. Vocalist Ronnie Leigh and his Jazz Quartet. “Jazz In The City’s founder and artistic director, Ronnie Leigh, has been impressing audiences for years from Syracuse to Seattle, and from New York City to Istanbul, giving the bands he has performed with leadership and a distinctive flare.” Ann and Henry Schaab pose as a German couple at the October Social Club party, “Octoberfest”. Photo by Lisa Yellin. All concerts are at the Pavilion. A $5.00 donation per person is requested at the door. The Founders from page 11 him is that everyone got along so well together. As in most new neighborhoods, owners were anxious to get acquainted. Parties began, and were apparently really something. (Perhaps, like Brookhouse, more BYOB-TGIF’s are needed.) He and Carol still recall celebrity neighbors with a certain amount of incredulity. Knoxie Zimmerman (Harborhouse) passed away about a year ago. Her daughter, Carol, wrote to report what her parents told her. She says, “Knoxie and Zim moved to Pelican Cove from New Jersey in 1978 and never looked back. They passionately believed in the opportunities offered by their unique new home and by the merger of 17 separate condominiums into one large vibrant community. It was an immensely exciting time as new residents, drawn by the realization that Pelican Cove offered something for everyone, moved in from all over the United States. Over the next four decades Knoxie and Zim were amongst Pelican Cove’s biggest cheerleaders. They could not understand why anyone would choose to live elsewhere and they believed moving to Pelican Cove was the best decision of their lives.” A few more responders remember only Pelican Cove’s beauty, the excitement of building community, and friends so quickly made. Though 11% voted against merger, one thing is clear. Accurate or not, the key collective memory is how relatively stress-free most outcomes were back then. Folks got along well. People were happy.
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NOVEMBER 2015 14 PC ad hoc from page 8 a required Neighborhood Workshop in late October, at the Presbyterian Church, to which we will be invited. Following that meeting they will submit their plan to the County, concurrent with a DOT application, which they anticipate to have around Thanksgiving. They will also need a permit for discharge from SWIFTMUD (SW FL Watershed Management District). A hearing of the County Planning Commission will follow the permitting processes. After that it will go to the County Commission for final approval. • By end of first quarter 2016 they hope to have zoning approval • By third Quarter. 2016 they will begin construction • By third quarter. 2017 they anticipate having their grand opening Quote of the Month Judy Limekiller Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 941.374.4802 direct JudyLimekiller@JudyLimekiller.com *Resident Realtor & Pelican Cove Owner for the past 15 years* Delivering all of your Real Estate Needs. Delivering the Results. G SALE PENDIN G SALE PENDIN “November always seemed to me the Norway of the year.” – Emily Dickinson Water fire - Come to visit my office at 8181 S. Tamiami Trail (right near Hobby Lobby) Water Extraction, dry-out & mold prevention Emergency board ups, contents manipulation, duct cleaning, & odor removal Mold - Mold remediation, contents manipulation, & duct cleaning Rebuild - Drywall, cabinets, flooring, paint, hvac, electrical, & plumbing Reynolds Ventures Inc. CBC # 1253650
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Sears factory-trained, Kenmore, G.E., Whirlpool, Licensed BEST LOCATION across RENT & tile), painting, drywall repair, texturing. Finish carpentry (doors, AMAZING VIEW FOR from Pavilion; 3 Bedroom END unit; 1548 sq.ft. olding 3BR/2.5B plus den. DirectMaytag, etc. Serving Pelicancabinet views of L.G. Samsung, Amana, boards). Kitchen spectacular direct Private entrance; 2nd floor; View of tropical yard/oaks; Updated kitchen, crown molding and base bayfront unit with and bath Cove for over 20 Second-floor, very bright, end unit with spectacular view Cathedral g. Little Sarasota Bay...Huge kitchen, with your appliance questions. website: Maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances;of Little years! Call and at 941-780-3689 clerestory windows, balcony. Only installation Carl building. Call2,396 sq. ft. $549,000. Call Joe or Missy AJ at (941) 323-6614 or Sarasota Bay. All rooms have water 2014; Wood laminate floors; four of these units ever made. ceilings; Skylight; A/C 2011/UV systemview. Contact: Michelle Sparks www.carlsappliancerepair.com or email: repaircarls@yahoo. email: ajhomexpert@gmail.com. at (203) 249-5032 or michspark@aol.com. Cleary 941-650-8485 www.PelicanCoveSales.com. Freshly painted; $259,000; Call Annette Kirshner, Exit King Realty, 941com. 586-5773. ds. TIREDCOVE’S HANDYMAN PARKING? APPLIANCE REPAIR THE OF SEARCHING FOR pool, BEST Kellar, 941-966-1310.25+Pavilion; 3 BedroomMost Major electrical Bob LOCATION across from unit experience. END unit; 1548 CARL’S Appliance Repair. Fullyearspaint jobs. Carpentry, minor sq.ft. C. F. REALTY GROUP, INC nd C. F. REALTY GROUP, INC 20 Private entrance; 2and insured. Sears factory-trained, Kenmore, G.E., and plumbing, window cleaning, tropical yard/oaks; “rodent kitchen, brands. 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PELICAN C VE 1615 Pelican Point Drive Saras ota, Florida 34231 WHERE THE ACTION IS ART CLUB: Classes, workshops, lectures and films. Annual Membership. Info: Merry Gerber (781) 454-6640 or verymerryg@gmail.com. KAYAK/CANOE CLUB: Organized outings on the water. Info: Frank Rivera (941) 918-9475 or rrogercat@aol.com. SCULPTURE CLUB: Coordinator: Marcia Wolfson (941) 966-4855. ART STUDIO: Wilbanks Art Studio by key. Membership $10 yearly. Info: Phyllis Camesano (716) 352-6163. LADIES WATER EXERCISE: Meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m., Pavilion Pool. Info: Sony Krajcovic (941) 966-1482. SOCIAL CLUB: Membership open to all residents. $15 per person per year. Info: Beth Duggan: (941) 350-6111. BALLROOM & ETHNIC DANCE: Instruction on ballroom and ethnic dancing. Info: Vicky Geskos (617) 721-3443. LIBRARY: Pelican Pavilion – Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Books, tapes, DVDs, games, puzzles; for use by all residents. TAP DANCING: Meets Jan–Mar, Wednesday, 3 p.m., Pavilion. Info: Pat Klugherz (941) 918-0532 or Dixie Mahan (941) 918-4437. BIKE GROUP: Meets Nov-Apr. Organized bike rides outside of Pelican Cove. Info: Bernie Lofchie (781) 925-4722 or blofchie@gmail.com. LINE DANCE: Meets Oct–May, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. Pavilion; Info: Dixie Mahan (941) 918-4437. TENNIS CLUB: Meets Dec-Apr. Info: Beth Duggan (941) 350-6111. CINEMA CLUB: Meets monthly, Nov–Apr, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion, Info: Pat Klugherz (941) 918-0532. MEN’S WATER EXERCISE: Meets Nov-Apr, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. Pavilion Pool. Info: Don Black (941) 966-6462. WATER AEROBICS CLASSES: For men and women, Monday and Thursday, 4 p.m., Pavilion Pool. Info: Colleen Gibson (989) 295-8779. COFFEE PROGRAM: Meets monthly, Dec–Mar, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Info: Janet Hasselbring (616) 402-0961. NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR: Need help? Info: Janet Hemond (941) 966-3553. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Meets Jan–Mar, Tuesday, 9 a.m., Pavilion. Info: Barbara Jost (941) 966-7544. CULINARY CLUB: Meets for Thematic Dinners. Dec–Apr. First Saturday each month. Info: Helene Crawford (941) 966-3029. OPEN POKER: Meets Jan-Mar, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Harbor Club. Info: Janet Hemond (941) 966-3553. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Meets Jan–Mar; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Pavilion. Info: Arline Neufeld at arline.david@juno.com. PARTY BRIDGE: Meets every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Wilbanks. Info: Warren Lappin (941) 266-5513 or Olga Peters (941) 966-4483. WRITERS GROUP: Discussions and readings from published authors of Pelican Cove. Info: Janet Hasselbring (616) 402-0961. EXERCISE TO GO: Meets Jan–Mar, Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Info: Rita Breen (941) 966-1485. PELICAN COVE UNIVERSITY: Classes held at various recreational facilities. Info: Ben and Elizabeth Forsyth (941) 244-2043. FIBER ARTS GROUP: Meets monthly at different locations. Nov–Apr. Info: Judy Black (941) 966-6462. FOLK MUSIC CLUB: Meets monthly, Dec–Mar, Harbor Club. Info: Joel Leonard (941) 882-3093. GET FIT: Meets every Wednesday and Thursday at Pavilion, 4-5 p.m. Info: Leanne Platfoot (239) 481-1311. JAZZ GROUP: Meets Jan-Mar, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion, Info: Bobby Barnhart (941) 966-1352. PELICAN PROGRAMS: Meets monthly, Jan–Mar. Info: Felice Perlmutter (941) 966-5880 or Libby Ross (845) 245-8330. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Meets Jan–Mar, Friday, 9:00 a.m., Harbor Club (Labs meet Thursday, 3:15 p.m. Wilbanks) Info: Susan Smith (941) 966-5797. POETRY GROUP: Meets Dec–May, every two weeks. Info: Barbara Keller (317) 691-3585 or Peter Bergas (941) 966-3245. WOODWORKING: Daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. by key. $15 yearly + $25 initiation fee. Pres. Jeff Fernald: (941) 966-8824; V.P. Ed Yellin: (941) 966-0168. YACHT CLUB: Scheduled rendezvous. $20 annually, plus $10 initiation fee. Info: Frank Anderson (301) 452-3157. YAPPY HOUR: Dog lovers meet in the dog park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3 p.m. Info: Kayla Niles (941) 918-1777. YOGA: Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Dec-Jul 8:30 a.m. Aug-Nov 8:00 a.m. Chair Yoga meets Jan–Mar, Friday. 9:30 a.m. Info: Laura Shulman at lauragshulman@gmail.com or (845) 338-7970.
PELICAN C VE 1615 Pelican Point Drive Saras ota, Florida 34231  WHERE THE ACTION IS ART CLUB  Classes, workshops, lectures...