Unidentified payments

We are in receipt of a number of payments that we have been unable to identify and are held pending verification. Please review the dates and amounts of the transactions below and log in to check if any are missing from your account. If so, please contact us with confirmation of the payment transmission so that we may credit the balance to your account. Please note that there may be a difference between the transmission amount and the amount shown below due to bank charges (normally associated with international transfers):

Date  Amount
14-Apr-16  $64.50
5-Apr-16  $2,146.03
5-Apr-16  $700.00
11-Mar-16  $3,028.47
8-Mar-16  $500.00
7-Mar-16  $700.00
3-Feb-16  $670.00
27-Nov-15  $363.84
21-Oct-15  $0.22
22-Sep-15  $353.22
1-Jun-15  $692.77
31-Mar-15  $293.00
3-Oct-14  $484.69
14-Jul-14  $60.00
3-Jun-14  $613.91
2-Jun-14  $350.00
25-Feb-14  $575.00
8-Jan-14  $1,194.84
20-Dec-13  $5,938.88
12-Feb-13  $480.00
9-Aug-12  $300.17
2-Jul-12  $230.00
21-Jun-12  $966.18
13-Jun-12  $57.78
30-May-12  $3,037.34
10-Feb-12  $1,200.00
9-Dec-11  $29.97
18-Oct-11  $288.86
9-Aug-11  $643.27
15-Feb-11  $1,509.88

Community and policy updates – April 2016

Officer designations

At a Board meeting on April 25, 2016 the Directors resolved the following Officer designations:

  • Chairman – Robert Sands
  • Treasurer – Bruce Knowles
  • Secretary – Scott Farrington

Expired boat permits

Sandyport boat permits expire at the end of each year and less than 50% of community boaters are in possession of a current Association issued boat permit. Boat owners without a permit prefixed with number ’16’ should apply for a new one from Security Services at the main gate to avoid any inconvenience.

See requirements and download application form.

Construction applications

Any structural changes (other than to vegetation) visible from the outside requires approval by the Association in advance of starting the work. These include but are not limited to generators, fences, home extensions, docks, walls etc. If in doubt, contact customer services for guidance.

If an owner installs or constructs a feature that requires approval from the Association and does not file a construction application, a retroactive application will need to be made in order to regulate the construction.

The Board has determined that the fees for a construction application made after the work starts shall be double that of the standard rate, according to the nature of the application. The policy change is effective from June 1, 2016.

View the construction application fee schedule.

 

 

Special Assessment Opinion Poll

April 21, 2016
At the 2016 Annual General Meeting a proposal to raise additional funds for the purposes of carrying out improvements was discussed. The 2016 budget contains a budget of $150,000 which will be exceeded upon the completion of necessary repairs to the canal inlet. Details of other improvements are set out in the 2015 Annual Report. The Directors received input from the attending shareholders after presenting the following options:

1. Perform the repairs to the canal inlet and defer remaining projects until the budget is available
2. Increase the assessment fees from $2.75 to $3.00 per square foot (only properties with homes are affected)
3. Issue a one time charge pursuant to the Articles of Association to address immediate needs (all properties are affected)
4. Increase the assessment fees per item 2 and issue a one time charge per item 3 (with a credit to homeowners equivalent to the amount of the one time charge so that all owners contribute equally and homeowners are not effectively charged twice)

An opinion poll was proposed that if over 50% of the members did not raise any objection within 30 days, the following will apply:

For the purposes of completing repairs to the canal inlet together with further necessary improvements achievable within the budget and to be determined by the Directors, that a one time charge be applied to all shareholders’ accounts in the amount of $500 (+VAT).

A failure to respond will be considered as to having no objection. We have 504 shareholders; therefore if we receive no objection (or no response) from at least 253 shareholders, the measure will be passed and the charges applied accordingly.

If you have no objection you may indicate below or simply not participate in this opinion poll, which closes on May 21, 2016.

Take the poll

Unidentified payments

We are in receipt of a number of payments that we have been unable to identify and are held pending verification. Please review the dates and amounts of the transactions below and log in to check if any are missing from your account. If so, please contact us with confirmation of the payment transmission so that we may credit the balance to your account. Please note that there may be a difference between the transmission amount and the amount shown below due to bank charges (normally associated with international transfers):

Date Amount
30-Mar-16 1,396.88
11-Mar-16 3,028.47
8-Mar-16 500.00
7-Mar-16 700.00
3-Feb-16 670.00
27-Nov-15 363.84
21-Oct-15 0.22
7-Oct-15 64.50
22-Sep-15 353.22
1-Jun-15 692.77
31-Mar-15 293.00
3-Oct-14 484.69
14-Jul-14 60.00
3-Jun-14 613.91
2-Jun-14 350.00
25-Feb-14 575.00
8-Jan-14 1,194.84
20-Dec-13 5,938.88
12-Feb-13 480.00
9-Aug-12 300.17
2-Jul-12 230.00
21-Jun-12 966.18
13-Jun-12 57.78
30-May-12 3,037.34
10-Feb-12 1,200.00
9-Dec-11 29.97
18-Oct-11 288.86
9-Aug-11 643.27
15-Feb-11 1,509.88

Board of Directors following 2016 AGM

The Board of Directors following the 2016 AGM held on Friday April 1, 2016 is as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Constantinos Berdanis (Elected 2015 AGM)
  • Scott Farrington (Elected 2015 AGM)
  • Edward Gardner (Re-elected 2015 AGM)
  • Bruce Knowles (Re-elected March 2016 AGM)
  • Michele Rassin-Moodie (Re-elected March 2016 AGM)
  • Steve Roberts (Elected 2016 AGM)
  • Robert Sands (Re-elected 2015 AGM)

The Directors will determine Officer designations at their next Board meeting.

2016 AGM Final Nominations

HOA-Election

The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday April 1st, 2016. Registration will commence at 5:00pm and the meeting will be called to order at 5:30pm. 

Nominations for the 2016 vacancies on the Board of Directors are now closed (Article no. 52) and the deadline for the submission of proxy forms has passed (Article no. 46).

BRUCE KNOWLESBruce Knowles

Born: May 22, 1957
Married: Lisa (34 years)
Children: Ryan and David

Retired partner from Deloitte & Touche after approximately 30 years in the accounting profession. Currently serves on the Board as the Treasurer.

 

MICHELE RASSIN-MOODIERassin-Moodie

Rassin-MoodieMichele Rassin-Moodie has worked in the United States as well as the Bahamas, and gained extensive insight and experience in business management. Ms. Rassin is currently Vice President at Ports International, a local medical supply company, and was previously Vice President of Operations at Doctors Hospital where she contributed greatly to the success of the Hospital.

Mrs. Moodie studied at the University of Miami where she acquired her Masters Degree in International Business, graduating with honors. Besides having a very strong business background, she exudes generosity and willingness to support her community. She has performed a great deal of community service over the years as a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau and the Doctors Hospital Dr. Meyer Rassin Foundation.

She is a currently a Director of the Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative, Director of the Doctors Hospital Dr. Meyer Rassin Foundation, past President of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, and past Director for the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce.

She is presently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), member of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and a member of the American Society of Strategic Marketing & Development (SHSMD). Mrs. Moodie uses her keen business insight and experience to succeed in any business venture with expertise in Marketing, Healthcare, Strategic Planning, Operations and Business Administration.

Michele Rassin-Moodie is long time resident of Beach Lane, Sandyport, is married with children and has served on the Board since 2014.

 

STEPHEN ROBERTS

Born: Nassau September 26 1952

Married to: Betty A. Roberts 40 years

Work Experience: 42 years in Food Distribution Industry

Vice Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2005, 2006, 2012

Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014

Previously served on the Board of Sandyport Homeowners Association as it’s Treasurer.

 

House numbering exercise completed

Following the house numbering exercise recently completed by the Ministry of Public Works, the Directors have determined that the following addressing convention will be adopted:

[SANDYPORT HOUSE NUMBER] [STREET NAME], HOME [GOVERNMENT ASSIGNED NUMBER]

For example assume 299 Sandyport Drive is assigned a government number of 301, the address will read as follows:

299 SANDYPORT DRIVE, HOME 301

We recognise there may be some reluctance to include the Ministry assigned number, however our legal advisors have referred us to the following excerpt from the the Public Works Act:

5. (1) It shall be lawful for the Minister, subject to any rules in that behalf, to assign a number to any house or building jutting on or adjacent to any road and to cause such number to be fixed at the public expense in a conspicuous place on the outer side of such house or building or at the entrance to the enclosure thereof.

(2) It shall be the duty of the owner or occupier of such house or building to protect such number and the expense of replacing and refixing the same in the event of its being destroyed, defaced, lost or concealed shall be paid by the owner or occupier and be recoverable from him summarily save where some other person is convicted under the provisions of subsection (3) of this section in respect of that number.

(3) Any person who destroys, pulls down, defaces or conceals any number placed on a house or building under the provisions of this section shall on summary conviction be liable to a penalty of forty dollars and, in addition, shall be ordered to pay the expenses of replacing and refixing the same.

The Association will suffix the home number to it’s records upon receipt of the final address list from the Ministry.

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