Dec. 22, 2017
Dear Unit Owners,
After hearing our roof contractors discuss the procedures that will be used for our new roof, it has been decided
to postpone the starting date for our new roof until April 16th, which is two weeks after Easter Sunday.
This should be a much more convenient time for most owners. Construction and repair is always inconvenient,
there is never a good time, but April will work better.
Our contractors have agreed to this new start date without any other changes to our contract.
Therefore, Merry Christmas! Our new roof start date is April 16th.
Have a good holiday season,
Sandra Frauenheim, President
November 17, 2017: Welcome to the new website!
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Rules and Regulations Update
January 15, 2018
Updating the rules and regulations was one of the items the Board of Directors had an objective for 2017 – 2018. It was not intended to be difficult or confusing. The intent was simple: Make the rules easier to understand and easier to read. Reduce the 59-page booklet we now use to ten (10) pages or less. Make the rules easy enough to read so someone can sit down with a cup of coffee and have them read in twenty minutes or so. Sounds good to me.
That’s what the board did – clarified and restated those rules – and now have a final, easy to read booklet of nine (9) pages. It’s ready to be sent out to everyone. It was also sent to our attorney as a last step to make sure everything that was stated is correct.
Our rental policy is (as stated in our current rules):
B: RENTAL OF UNITS:
Now it’s not so easy. Peter Mollengarden, our attorney, informed me that the rental policy we have had as “rules”, for forty years or more, is not enforceable. These “rules” must be included in our Condominium Documents and they are not.
We all know these rules. They have been in force since at least 1980. They were in force for anyone who lives here now, because that what was understood when units were purchased. Under current Florida regulations, this type of restriction on personal unit space must be stated in the condominium documents.
Amending the condominium documents is not easy. It requires a special meeting and a “yes” vote of seventy-five percent (75%) of all unit owners: That translates into a required 132 “yes” votes to add this to the condominium documents.
Where do we go from here? At Thursday’s board meeting a motion will be made to approve the proposed rules and regulations subject to an amendment to the Phoenix Tower Condominium Documents. Secondly, Peter Mollengarden will have the correct and proper amendment wording for the board to approve. The board will be asked to call a Special Meeting for the purpose of amending our documents to include the rental policy.
Some people will ask, why not change the rental policy since many want a longer rental requirement. That is not the issue. The issue is to have our documents properly reflect what has been the deemed to be the ruling and accepted policy since the 1970’s.
It is my hope, that as an owner, you will see the importance of having of Condominium Documents correctly reflect accepted policy. Your prompt return of the Limited Proxy with a “yes” vote will be greatly appreciated. Proxies may be returned by mail, handing it in, faxing or emailing it to the office.
Thank you for your cooperation.
President, Phoenix Towers Condominium Association
Nov. 17, 2017
There are two great organizations on Singer Island to keep residents in the know:
S.I.C.A: Singer Island Civic Association - www.singerislandcivic.org
SICA is very involved in the events that effect Singer Island. The organization is very committed to keeping residents
informed of what is happening. At their last meeting, I learned that along North Ocean Drive on the Intracoastal waterway,
there are 28 parcels of underwater land that are for sale, or owned by corporations and individuals. I never knew that!
Viking, the boating repair company located near Riviera Beach Marina, has a huge development under way.
Mind boggling development.
Viking has purchased one of those underwater parcels in order to have a place to grow sea grass so that it may restore
some of the intracoastal waters that are displaced by its’ building and expansion.
C.O.A.S.I: Community Officer's Association of Singer Island - www.coasi.org
The topic at the Coast meeting on Saturday, November 11, 2017 was a presentation on Hurricane Preparation.
The members of the panel were:
Billy Powell - Florida State Senator Myra Mautzen - Mayor of Palm Beach Shores
Steve Langevin - Chief of Police, Palm Beach Shores Chris Farrell - Channel 12 (CBS) Weather Reporter
It was an enlightening and informative gathering!
If you are interested in the issues involving Singer Island, I would encourage you to become a member
of these groups. Visit their websites, sign up for newsletters and attend their meetings!