General notice and policy updates

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A prerequisite of the approval process for new homes includes the requirement to provide as built drawings upon completion of the building as follows:

Final building approval will be provided upon receipt by the Association of the final as built survey plan of the Property which depicts the position and depth of the utility connections (e.g. electricity, water, sewerage,  telephone and cable) for the Property. These will be filed at the management office and will greatly assist in case of emergency repairs that may be required along the road boundary.

The Board has determined that the as built drawings should be submitted within 30 days of the Occupancy Certificate date issued by the Ministry of Works. In the event that satisfactory drawings are not submitted within the allotted time, the Association reserves the right to perform the work at the Owner’s expense provided after granting a 14 day notice period to remedy the breach.


In response to the recent increase in demand for generator installations, the Board has determined that the application fee be reduced from $250 to $50. The rate is effective from January 1, 2015 therefore applicants who submitted an application this year and paid $250 will receive an automatic credit on their account of $200. (Amounts quoted are subject to VAT).

The Board has also decided that installations made prior to January 1, 2015 need not make an application although it should be noted that this relaxation does not constitute an approval from the Association.


The project to improve the recreation area located near Roberts Isle is in progress. We have received some feedback concerning the tennis court area and it has been suggested that instead it be used for other forms of recreation such as soccer, biking or skateboarding. We are encouraging further feedback from the wider community to inform our decision and will appreciate comments to be posted below.


Residents are reminded that private functions in the common areas are subject to a reservation system and fee as detailed on page 53 of the Owner Guide. Security Services will cease unauthorized functions to allow other residents to enjoy the facilities.


Due to excessive tennis court reservations, the Board has determined that a resident may only have one reservation open at a time, not to exceed two hours. Therefore only the first of multiple bookings will be approved and a reservation time should pass (or the slot cancelled) before the same resident may make another reservation. Effective immediately all future multiple reservations from the same resident will be cancelled, save for the first instance.


The Department of Housing have informed us that home numbering exercise will start in June and may take several months. The first stage involves field work to reconcile the physical addresses with those held on record. We are co-operating with the Department to ensure that we have corresponding records of all property.

We will also perform a review of our records to ensure that the information we have on file for your property is current and accurate. To do this, we have set up an online form for you to complete that should only take a few minutes of your time.

If you have not already completed the online form, please take a few moments to do so at this web page.

Generator / alternative power installations

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We have observed a sharp increase in demand for generator and alternative power installations. Pursuant to Restrictive Covenant clause 5, these are subject to approval by the Association:

No building fence wall or other structure including but not limited to, garage, swimming pool house drives parking areas landscaping sea wall slip, boat landings, dock, piers dolphins or mooring posts modifications or alterations (“Structures”) whatsoever shall be erected placed or altered on any lot or canal unless and until the proposed detailed plans and specifications thereof shall have been approved in writing ….

The rule does not apply to portable devices although portable generators may create a noise nuisance and should be avoided.

Below is an application form and sample drawings for illustration. It is critical to the application to state all dimensions, including distances from the boundaries.

The application fee is $250 + VAT ($268.75). The guidelines allow up to 6 weeks for approval, clear applications that conform to the guidelines take less time.

Owners with unapproved installations (of any kind) should also seek retroactive approval by making an application. We appreciate your co-operation in maintaining the integrity of our community.

Download Generator Application

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-15  269.80
31-Mar-15  293.00
5-Jan-15  262.20
5-Dec-14  967.22
6-Nov-14  671.20
3-Oct-14  484.69
14-Jul-14  60.00
2-Jul-14  500.00
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

At a Board meeting on April 13, 2015 the Directors resolved the following Officer designations:

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

The Board reviewed the list of recommended improvements and selected the following for completion in 2015, subject to available budget:

  • Renovate the Beach Lane parking area
  • Renovate the Roberts Isle recreation area
  • Replace the Eastern perimeter fence with a wall
  • Renovate the Clipper Island recreation area

We are inviting feedback from the Community concerning the above proposed projects and any other suggested works for prioritization. Feedback may be posted in the comments section below.

In order to improve vehicular access control, identity decals will be mandatory for installation on all resident’s vehicles. The identity decals are complimentary and may be collected from the security control room located at the main entrance. After July 1, 2015, residents in vehicles without a decal may experience delays accessing the property whilst Security Services carry out their procedural checks. Replacement decals are available upon expiration, which is at the end of each year.

The Association supports our right to clean air and encourages residents to attend the Breathe Better Bahamas Campaign on April 25 at Rawson Square. Full details are available at facebook.com/rablbah.

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 
31-Mar-15  293.00
19-Mar-15  762.48
26-Feb-15  353.23
5-Jan-15  262.20
5-Dec-14  967.22
6-Nov-14  671.20
3-Oct-14  484.69
14-Jul-14  60.00
2-Jul-14  500.00
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 2015 AGM

The Board of Directors following the 2015 AGM held on Friday March 27, 2015 is as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Constantinos Berdanis (Elected 2015 AGM)
  • Scott Farrington (Elected 2015 AGM)
  • Edward Gardner (Re-elected 2015 AGM)
  • Bruce Knowles (Elected March 2014 AGM)
  • Tony Miaoulis (Re-elected 2014 AGM)
  • Michele Rassin-Moodie (Elected March 2014 AGM)
  • Robert Sands (Re-elected 2015 AGM)

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

2015 AGM Final Nominations

2015 nominations closed

The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday March 27th, 2015. Registration will commence at 5:00pm and the meeting will be called to order at 5:30pm. 

Nominations for the 2015 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).

DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS:

+ Kim Aranha

+ Constantinos J Berdanis

+ Cameron Carey

+ Monique Cartwright

+ Scott Farrington

+ Edward Gardner

+ Stephen Roberts

+ Robert Sandy Sands

2015 AGM Nomination & Proxy Form Submission Deadline

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The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday March 27th, 2015 commencing at 5:00pm. Nominations to serve on the Board of Directors and Proxy Form submissions will be accepted until Friday March 13th, 2015. 

Nominations should be made by email to nominees@sandyportmanagement.com and include a short biography together with a photograph.


Nominations received to date:

CAMERON CAREYccarey

Cameron Carey (46) is married with two children and has owned in Sandyport since 2001. Cameron has worked in the financial industry since graduating from university in Florida.

Work experience

Bamont Trust Company Limited 2013 – present
Nassau, Bahamas
President & Managing Director

J.P. MORGAN TRUST COMPANY (BAHAMAS) LIMITED 2007-2013
Nassau, Bahamas
Vice President and Senior Fiduciary Officer on the EMEA Team

International Private Banking Systems (IPBS) 2005-2007
Nassau, Bahamas
Business Analyst

PRIVATE INVESTMENT BANK LIMITED 1997-2004
Nassau, Bahamas
Portfolio Manager – Dec. ’01 to June ‘04
Trust Officer – Apr. ’97 to Dec. ‘01

Lloyds TSB Bank & TRUST (Bahamas) Limited 1993-6
Nassau, Bahamas
Trust Assistant


 

SCOTT FARRINGTONScott Farrington

Scott is an experienced executive with over 25 years entrepreneurial experience across a variety of sectors including hospitality, marketing and environmental services. In 2010 he served on the Board of the Sandyport Homeowners Association as one of the Directors responsible for facilitating the transition of the Association from the developer to the homeowners. Scott, 51, has been married to Margo for 14 years and together they have twin boys aged 8 .

Background:

Franchise operator for Super Green Solutions – December 2014 – Present

SuperGreen Solutions leads the market as one of the world’s premier advisors, suppliers and installers of domestic and commercial energy efficient solutions.

Owner at Sun-Tee – June 1991 – Present

Principal owner of promotional products and branded wearables manufacturer. Strategic development, including business planning & sales/marketing strategy. Responsible for defining and delivering on the company’s vision. Assisting key clients with their marketing needs with a consultancy led approach to selling. Developing new products and markets including online.

Manager at Ocean Properties Ltd – Pirates Cove Paradise Island – 1989 – 1991

Resort Operations Manager. Handled daily Operations , guest interactions , employee relations. Responsible for increasing profitability and service levels within the food & beverage department. Increased F&B revenue by 36% via implementing cost controls, also Room revenue increase by 15%.

Hotel & Resort Operations Manager. at Ocean Properties Ltd – 1988 – 1989

Acted as interim management for underperforming locations. Responsible for daily operations through out the many hotels owned and operated By Ocean Properties.. Increasing profitability and service levels within each Hotel/property and departments within each property such as Food and Beverage , Front Desk  housekeeping etc.

Asst Gm Park Regency Hotel park Ave New York City – 1987-1988
(5 star 5 diamond star Hotel on Park Ave.)

Duties were all front house operations. The caliber of guest staying at the hotel ranged from Prince/princess to Movie stars, rock stars, politicians and the like. Bottom line regardless of need or want  the service was provided. Responsibilities included  front desk, concierge, bell man, housekeeping.

General Manager Trainee at Stouffers Hotels and Resorts Westchester New York – 1985 – 1986

Hotel and Resort Trainee operations manager. Acted as interim management for underperforming locations. Responsible for increasing profitability and service levels within the food & beverage department, front desk operations of various hotels.


 

EDWARD GARDNERegardner

Edward Gardner has been a resident of Sandyport since 2001 and a Sandyport Homeowners Association Director since 2010. His professional business experience has primarily been involved in the Wines & Spirits industry in the United States and the Bahamas along with a brief period managing a cargo transportation company here in the Bahamas called Crowley Liner Services. Presently he is the Vice President of Retail and Purchasing for Bristol Wines & Spirits. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree from Florida State University.

He and his family truly enjoy the Sandyport community. His three children, Alexandra 12, Ted 11 and Emilia 8, attend the Tambearly School and his wife, Paula, is a homemaker. He has been active in the community organizing the shipment of the playground equipment for the original playground free of charge via Crowley Liner Services. He played a role as a committee member on the original Sandyport Homeowners Association board by assisting management with the purchasing and logistics of the materials to landscape the entrance of Sandyport at a considerable cost savings. Appointed to the Sandyport Homeowners Board since 2010, he has been active in assisting management and attends all Directors meetings. He is also a supporter and contributor to the Sandyport Social Committee that organized the October Social and the 1st Annual Sandyport Christmas Tree Lighting Party benefitting Sandyport Children and fundraiser for charity. Along with his involvement in all of these activities he is also a Junior Baseball League of Nassau little league coach and has coached many Sandyport children over the past 6 years. Sandyport continues to be a great location to live and raise a family. Edward is committed to improving the Sandyport community and our investments as homeowners.


 

STEPHEN ROBERTS

Born: Nassau September 26 1952

Married to: Betty A. Roberts 39 years

Work Experience: 42 years in Food Distribution Industry

Vice Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2005, 2006, 2012

Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2008, 2009

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Treasurer since December 2012.


 

ROBERT “SANDY” SANDS

Robert “Sandy” Sands started his career at the Nassau Beach Hotel in 1971. He subsequently spent terms as General Manager at various hotels in the Caribbean and The Bahamas (Guyana Pegasus, Jamaica Pegasus, Carnival’s Crystal Palace Casino, Crystal Palace Riviera Tower (Formerly Cable Beach Hotel) and worked for three-years as Vice President & General Manager of the Nassau Wyndham Resort & Crystal Palace Casino before returning to the Nassau Beach Hotel in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism Administration from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

In 1993, he received the coveted Cacique “Hotelier of the Year” Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in The Bahamas. In 1997, he was awarded the Bahamas Silver Jubilee Medal for Tourism.

In May 2005, Baha Mar Ltd. announced the appointment of Robert Sands to Senior Vice President of Administration and External Relations. In this role, he assumed responsibility for the development and execution of Baha Mar’s government relations, corporate outreach initiatives, all government and external affairs, industrial relations and human capital programs.

Mr. Sands, 60, is the Honorary Consul General to Japan, President of The Bahamas Hotel Employer’s Association; the Past President and a Director of The Bahamas Hotel Association; Trustee both of The Hotel Industry Management and Allied Pension Funds; Past Chairman and Director of The Nassau/Cable Beach/Paradise Island Promotion Board; Member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; Member of the Vestry, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church; Director, Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home; Member, Vice Chairman and Director of AML Foods Ltd. and Director of Providence Advisors Ltd.; He also held previous Board Directorships with the Bahamas International Security Exchange (BISX), Bahamasair Director of National Insurance Board Director of Paradise Fisheries and The Bank of The Bahamas.

He is married to former Senator The Honourable Michelle Pindling-Sands. He has five children; Delano, Omar, Ashley, Lauren and Holly and one grandchild.

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Chairman since December 2012.

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