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  • Joe : The master president mentioned this at the last meeting he said the next one will be at night.
  • guest_8436 : I have been a homeowner for just over a year. The entire time I have lived in The Mainlands the Master Association meetings have been on a weekday morning. Might there be possibility to have every other Master Association meeting in the evening so that those of us who are still working could attend?
  • Joe : 732
  • guest_1403 : What is the Mainlnds Channel on TV?
  • Joe : THE UNIT 1 BOARD MEETING AT 7PM AND TO MAKE SURE ANY OBJECTS OUTSIDE BE BROUGHT IN THAT COULD BE A MISSILE.
  • guest_9375 : My phone just rang and caller ID showed the Mainlands Office, but when I picked up the phone, the call disconnected. This has happened 3 times now! What was the robocall about?
  • Joe : Maybe for another 2 hours the city is testing as quickly as possible
  • Morris Berch : How long is the water going to be off this morning in Unit 3?
  • guest_1604 : Joe@themainlands.com
  • Joe : Until the masters has me open that section to the public it will remain locked and only accessible to owners that have requested access.
  • Joe : I would also like to add Statute allows associations to put all financial information, documents and pretty much everything on this website behind a web portal that would require homeowners only access to log in to view all information.
  • Joe : The section is locked to public eyes because insurance agents and real estate agents are not permitted to that information since the Master Association has no doors. If you are a homeowner and would like granted access to that section of the website please feel free to email me.
  • guest_3551 : Posting the Master Financial information such as the Budget and Monthly expense etc as the individual Units do, seems to be a more effective way to communicate with each Associations membership how their contributions to the Master is being used. To have each individual independently request basic financial information seems archaic, in such an electronic era. What is the rationale for not making this information available on this site?
  • Joe : Re Guest 158: That can by obtained by homeowner request in writing to the mainlands office.
  • guest_158 : Why isn't the financial information for the Master posted on this site?
  • Joe : Re Guest 8249. No
  • Joe : Re Guest 4143. 1827
  • guest_4143 : How many houses, not counting the villas, are in Mainlands?
  • Joe : Re: Guest 1000. Master tab Minutes section
  • Joe : Re Guest: 6628 There were two members of the masters board at the 8/2 meeting.
  • guest_6628 : How many Master Board Members were at the 8/2 meeting?
  • guest_1000 : The master shows the 8/2 meeting as front entrance real estate, what was the discussion as it only states there was a meeting. Thank you.
  • guest_8249 : Joe, do units 1,2 or 3 have a stipulation in their rules regarding sex offenders or felons? Thanks for checking.
  • Joe : Re Guest 8040. Very sorry to hear that we don't have that company on the list having done work on mainlands property. If you are ever concerned about a vendor please call and check.
  • Joe : Re Guest 5183: I can not speak to unit 6 or 7, but Unit 5 does have a stipulation in there rules.
  • Joe : Re: Guest 7533 Please call the office if you wish to know the names.
  • Joe : Re Guest 1341 Please call the office and verify we have your correct number or you have not been placed on the do not call list.
  • guest_1341 : I live in unit 2 and did not recieve a robo call nor notivication about the stickers for the gate 40th ave.if a friend had not advise me,i would have gone without. Same to others on 100 ave my neighborhood.i ususally always get robo calls. Very disapointed. Also i am
  • guest_7533 : The New Office Build Committee of the Master Board held a meeting on 8/2/2019. Who are the members of this Committee?
  • guest_8040 : Hello this is the Hammond household, 4462-101st Ave N. Unit 2. We have had major issues with fraudulent work done by National Heating and air conditioning Inc. they not only replaced or a/c unit and condenser in 2006, scammed us into another unit again in 2014. They didn’t service it correctly and would charge us lots of money even though it had a 10 year warranty. They would continually scam us to purchase all sorts of items that should have been built into the unit at installation. We’ve
  • guest_5183 : Joe, thank you Please advise which units have in their bylaws felons not allowed depending on crime. Appreciate your responses and candor. Thanks!
  • Joe : Re: Guess 599 Some Units have it in their bylaws that felons are not allowed depending on the crime. Some do not.
  • guest_4988 : guest 599 no answer is an answer, evidently does not screen for sexual predators or criminal offenses
  • guest_4988 : guest 9074 run!
  • guest_6634 : Message for 6634 Should read: If minutes were kept for the Gate Committee Meeting of May 23 in which the Agenda Included: Distribution Process, Rules for FOB/Stickers, Guidelines for Residents, possible information and insight into the decision making of the Master Board could be reviewed. But as informed previously minutes are not required for Board constituted committees. Wonder what was discussed? Did the Committee support the final process being used for FOB/Sticker distribution. ect. We wi
  • guest_6634 : If minutes were kept for the Gate Committee meeting of May 23 in which the Agenda included:
  • guest_9074 : How can I find out if there are any rentals in the Mainlands. My husband and I are seniors wanting a long term rental.
  • guest_8490 : Joe, thank you for your prompt answer. Owners should be a given since they pay the fees, I definitely agree no additional fob/stickers for other that owners or residents. It is recognized the board works hard for the units and it is unfortunate it takes another meeting to decide whether the person that pays the maintenance for the roads,gates etc should have access to what they are paying for.
  • Joe : re: Guest 7944. this question has been brought to the master board no decision has been made
  • Joe : Re: unit 3 poster. scroll down the page.
  • unit 3 : How about posting all the information you have concerning the gates (both sides) The owners responsibilities in signing up. What the owners receive and what each owner has to pay per car. Also, anything else we should know to be an active part of the gate,s operation. THANK YOU.
  • guest_7944 : In reading the gate information, what about owners that rent their property. As owners we pay the maintenance fees that are paying for the roads, gates etc yet we can not get a fob even if we pay for it?? If I can't use it I should not have to pay for it. Is this going to be addressed?
  • guest_599 : does Mainlands screen for sexual predators and criminal offenses when approving homeowners to live in Mainlands?
  • guest_406 : The gate information is just below this section. Just SCROLL DOWN!
  • guest_7236 : Where is the document for the gates
  • guest_7816 : Yes, please, what is the status of the gate?
  • Guest945 : What is the current status re: gate access?
  • guest_4021 : In response to the lack of minutes for the Master Board Committee Meeting: Meeting without minutes by a constituted committee give the perception of secrecy and unwarranted clandestine activity, which does not lend itself to transparency. Continuation of this practice should be evaluated whether required by stature or not.
  • guest_5092 : Go to FDLE - Sexual Offender and Predator..You can search by address and they come all come up. I see a possible 5 living at Mainlands...very scary
  • guest_3245 : I was looking at some of your homes for sale for a friend and found you have Registered Sexual Offenders living in Mainlands....OMG what's up with that?
  • Mollie : Guest 2018, the home in question submitted an alteration request prior to planting of the garden. The request was approved so therefore this home is not in violation. The insects you speak of are part of Florida friendly landscaping. Per Florida Statute 373.185(3b) we cannot deny a request for Florida friendly landscaping. Thank you for your question.
  • Joe : Re: Guest 2018 i have passed your concerns onto Mollie.
  • Joe : Re: guest 3392. No minutes were recorded per statute 718.112/Rule 61b-23.002. Minutes are only required when committee is to take final action on behalf of the board or regarding budget. Neither of these took place.
  • Joe : 1937 Homes
  • Katiefernandez210@gm : Hi! Can you please email me the total number of units in all areas of Mainlands of Tamarac? Katiefernandez210@gmail.com
  • guest_3392 : The Master Board held a Committee Meeting on 5/23/2019, are there minutes? If so can they be posted on this site? If not how can they be secured?
  • guest_2018 : I live on 9700 block of 45th street and me and my wife walk by a yard that's got a lot mosquitos & bugs and is very grown and as I'm considered is a deprecation value of my houses value thx
  • guest_2018 : We live on 9700 block of 45 th st. And ever time we walk around that big palm tree there's always. Mosquitos and bugs flying around and the yard
  • guest_5798 : Thank you. More diligence is needed to comply with this requirement, since Unit 3 Agenda for the 7/25 Board meeting was not posted on this site prior to 48hr.
  • Joe : That is correct if it is an official board meeting where business is being conducted and voted upon.
  • guest_6259 : Do Board meeting agendasneed to be posted on the website 48hr prior to a meeting per the Fl718 website requirements?
  • guest_6354 : Unit 5 did not receive it's Monthly Newsletter. Fives's Forum ?
  • Joe : If you would like to call or email me your address we will paint our repair. It should have been painted when we replaced it.
  • Joe : Behr Premium Plus. exterior Satin enamel no.9050 Ultra pure white.
  • guest_8374 : Unit 1
  • Joe : What Association?
  • guest_8374 : An exterior windowsill was replaced 2 years ago but never painted. What type of Behr white paint should be used to match exterior.
  • Joe : That is a unit specific decision please contact your units paint director.
  • guest_8374 : Given the schedule in place for our unit, can a homeowner enlist the services of a housepainter and/or roof cleaner on their own. If so, what would be the ramifications for the homeowner going forward ?
  • Joe : I will not post cost of roofs in this publicly open area since we are seeking additional pricing. Yes each association keeps track of all roofs replaced.
  • guest_8335 : What is the cost of roof replacement and does each association have a list of the number of recently replaced roofs?
  • guest_6128 : Thank you for the response. Sorry to say the answer justifies my concerns.
  • Joe : The insurance companies have been the ones to determine what they consider usual life. Some say 15 years of age. Some say 20 years, Some companies have said 12 years. Even a few have said all three answers. There doesn't seem to be an exact formula to why they are doing this. For exact numbers please contact your units roofing director.
  • guest_7479 : What is the life span of a flat roof used to determine it is within 3yr of replacement? How many roofs have been denied insurability due to age, as stated in the report. Without quantifiable information it can not be reasonably understood what the true impact may be, that would be a cause for a Maintenance fee increase, as stated in the Minutes of June 18.
  • Joe : Flat roofs Primarily. Seems to be most companies Florida peninsula, citizens, all state etc. To many variables to determine who will and will not be effected by what these companies are doing it seems to trigger at a certain point with some roofs and not with others.
  • guest_2039 : In response to the Master Board Minutes of June 18 specifically what Insurance Company(s) have denied coverage as referenced in the minutes? How many homes does this represent and are the roofs tile of flat?
  • Joe : The office does not track that information. Sorry
  • Me1221 : are there homes available for rent?
  • Me1221 : Are there homes available for rent?
  • Joe : We use Just in Time Plumbing for Association repairs. 727-412-8075.
  • guest_9669 : What plumbers are used at mainlands?
  • guest_408 : Is the Master Assoc Mtg on the 18 going to decide on the number of stickers/fobs per household for the gate? I don't see it on the agenda and someone said on NextDoor that they would be making a decision at this meeting
  • Joe : The January Annual Master meeting minutes will be approved at the next annual meeting and then posted. The April meeting minutes will be approved on 6/18 meeting and then posted. The minutes only get posted once approved.
  • guest_8569 : Why aren't the master minutes for 2019 posted on the website
  • Joe : Homeowners that live in mainlands that have not already signed up with spectrum. Need to call 1-833-697-7328. You will need to provide your Mainlands address to receive the bulk contract deal.
  • Joe : No there is no section 8.
  • Lynnst_3904 : Is there section 8 and are there any openings?
  • guest_4406 : Thanks for the information that Unit 4 has free WiFi/internet, do u know how we go about receiving/activating or whatever we need to do?
  • guest_7710 : Good morning! I need to obtain a completed condo questionnaire for Unit 4. Can you direct me? Thank you
  • guest_4406 : Is wi-fi and cable tv provided by Mainlands?
  • Joe : I would need to know which association. Please feel free to email me at Joe@themainlands.com
  • guest_5030 : Hello, Can you please confirm the name of the insurance company that holds the master policy? Thank you
  • Joe : Feel free to ask any questions we will answer as quickly as possible.

Robo Call

This is Mollie calling from the Association’s business office with important information. Please note that a text of this phone call will be available on the Association’s website, “the mainlands.com”.
Over the next few weeks I will be conducting exterior home inspections throughout the community. I will be citing violations for the following:
Weedy flower beds Palms with dead fronds
Bushes that need trimming Damaged gutters and downspouts
Broken windows and or screens Driveways in need of paint
Clutter Broken Flower Boxes
Please walk the exterior of your home to inspect and correct anything that may be a violation prior to my inspections.
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept 14 as the Mainlands will be hosting the wounded warrior parade beginning at 10 am. We will have over 200 bicycles on Mainlands Blvd. Please do not park on the boulevard and use caution if driving on Mainlands Blvd. Anyone requesting an American Flag or who wishes to participate or just has questions should contact Skip George at 727-510-2894. It is our hope to have our residents lining the Blvd sidewalks with waving flags to honor and support our veterans.

Gates


The following is the process the Master Association has put in to place regarding distribution of the 40th Street Gate Devices. Please note that each address in the Mainlands, Units 1-6, will be issued one RFID Strip at no cost per Board vote at the March 2019 board meeting. If instead of your first free sticker you would prefer a FOB, residents may purchase first FOB at a discounted price of $20. All additional devices, whether FOB or RFID, will be charged as listed below.

ONLY ONE STICKER OR FOB PER MAINLANDS RESIDENT VEHICLE
Terms of Participation
1. Available for additional purchase are two device options for use of the gates. Regardless of which option you choose there will be a required registration process.
Option 1:
RFID Strip, $24. This strip is applied to the exterior of the vehicle and will automatically open
the gate upon approach. The strip cannot be removed once installed. Removal will deactivate
the strip and render it useless. This strip can be used in golf carts as well as vehicles.
Option 2:
FOB, $38. This is a hand held device which you must activate with the click of a button pointed in the direction of the gate. This option can be removed from the vehicle and can be used in any vehicle the resident is in, it can also be used in golf carts.
2. Gates will require use of either device for each entry and exit.
3. Our seasonal residents can register for their devices upon their return to the Mainlands.
Registration Process

Driver’s license and vehicle registration. Please note that if neither of these show a Mainlands address you will need to provide another proof of residency, i.e., water bill, electric bill, etc.
Residents in Units 1-5 can either pay for their purchase in cash or have it charged to your maintenance account. Those that are on auto debit for their maintenance payment will have the amount of their purchase auto debited when their maintenance fee is auto debited (between the 3rd and 5th of the new month). Unit 6 residents must pay in cash as we do not hold residents accounts at the business office. We do not have credit card payment capability and will not accept personal checks. If your choice is the RFID strip we will install on your vehicle at the time of purchase. Fobs are pre-ordered and will be delivered to your home via the management staff.
Restrictions
The purpose of gating our community is to aid in control of nonresidential cut through traffic. As such, please be aware of the following restrictions.
1. Devices will be made available to Mainlands residents only and require proof of residency.
2. Devices will be limited to one per registered vehicle. Residential golf carts will be allowed a RFID strip.
3. In the event your device is lost or damaged we ask that you report this to the Mainlands office. We will at that time deactivate the device registered to your home. A replacement device will be available for purchase at the same price of your original device.
4. If the RFID is your chosen option you must notify the office if you sell your vehicle. We will deactivate this strip and you may purchase another strip for your new vehicle.
5. If you sell your home we request that you notify us so we can deactivate your device.
6. Tenants of Mainlands will NOT be able to purchase devices. You as the homeowner must purchase and register same to your address.
7. Any resident found to be in breach of these restrictions will result in deactivation of your device and your gate privileges will be rescinded. Each entrance to the community will be under video surveillance 24 hours per day to help us in this effort. Please govern yourself accordingly.
8. Seasonal residents may register upon their return.
9. Gates will remain open 24/7 until all systems are checked and all residents are in receipt of their devices.
All updates to this document will be sent out via the robo call system. Please contact the office if you do not receive the robo call alerts and we will add your number to the system.
For the Mainlands Master Board of Directors,

Manager Minutes June 18th, 2019


Just to update everyone regarding this morning’s Master Meeting. We had a representative from all Boards but Unit 6.
The insurance companies have been denying renewal of homeowner policies referencing the roofs. Some of the homes denied have roofs that are still under warranty. Most roofs have no issues, leaks, broken tiles, etc., but are still being denied because the insurance industry does not feel less than 3 years of useful life is insurable. As a result your Boards must make hard decisions between budgeting for roof replacement and keeping the maintenance fees manageable. Trust that they take raising maintenance fees very seriously but these new guidelines leave them little choice.
Master President George Filiau directed me to write to our Governor describing our situation and ask for his help. I did and the letter was mailed on May 14th. Thus far we have had no response.
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We were notified by Accurate Electronics that the 40th Street gate installation will begin on June 24th. We are working on putting the procedures in place for distribution of the devices and will notify you via robo call and posting on the website the decisions are final. Please note that the gate will remain open until all residents have their devices and all the testing is complete.
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ROBO calls are an important part of distributing information to the community. If you are not receiving the calls and would like to please notify the office so we can get you signed up.
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We have leased the location of our business office since the development of the Mainlands, 50+ years. The owner of the property owns a considerable amount of land in the area. He has begun to sell some of his parcels to various business and the Master Association is concerned that eventually he may decide to sell the parcel that our office leases. In an effort to be proactive we have been in talks to find a suitable location in Mainlands to build an office space. Given that land within Mainlands is scarce we looked at several locations. Two possibilities are the front entrance lots which some of us affectionately call the “monuments”. As these parcels belong to the Master Association the Board voted to have these two lots appraised. The gas station side appraised for $740,000 and the Tons of Tile side appraised for $675,000. At the Board meeting the Board had two options to consider. Sell one of the lots and use the funds to build a new office space on the other OR sell both lots and approach Fred Hudson to purchase his empty lot (opposite Tasty Treat) and build on that parcel. More information to follow.
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For the last six years our maintenance staff has been placing animal traps on resident properties when a work order is called in for a nuisance animal. The Board voted to stop this practice because of an injury to one of our workers while retrieving one of the traps with a captured raccoon. The new policy will be that homeowners with a nuisance animal on their property may borrow a trap from maintenance, purchase bait and set it accordingly. If an animal is captured they will call 727-582-2600 #6 to have animal picked up. Once the animals are picked up the homeowner will be responsible for returning a clean trap to the office. The maintenance staff will continue to fill the holes that are on your property but not until the animal is removed.
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We recently have had calls to the office regarding nuisance alligators in our lakes. The removal of these reptiles has become a point of contention in the Mainlands. Some of our folks enjoy watching them others are fearful and want them removed. The Board discussed this matter at length and voted to have them removed rather than subject the Mainlands to possible liability. Residents are asked to call the office and we will notify Florida Fish and Wildlife for removal.
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We were approached by WWAR15.ORG with a request to allow a Wounded Warrior Parade through Mainlands Blvd on 9/1/2019. Our veterans will be on tricycles and bikes and will drive the boulevard from 10:00 am to 11am. The Board voted in favor to allow the parade. Flyers will be displayed in the clubhouse for your review.
Respectfully,
Mollie Kirhagis

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