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March Master Board meeting Recap

posted Mar 16, 2021, 11:43 AM by Micheline LeBlanc   [ updated Mar 16, 2021, 11:45 AM ]

The Master Board meeting was called to order at 10am by President Mark Sobotka. The President reported that we had a serious cardiac event at the tennis courts. Due to the quick actions by Connie DeCicco and her husband Brian a tragedy was averted. Therefore, for additional safety education for all Cinnamon Cove residents:  

The Iona Fire Department will be holding classes on March 30 and April 6 for Cinnamon Cove residents at the station on Pine Ridge Road

Classes start at 9am and  you must  pre-register for by calling Mike Carmichael 847 721 2463

The class teaches CPR and how to use an AED device, the classes are 3 hours long and you must wear a mask. Classes are limited to residents per class.

The permit for the overhang at the pool has been approved by Lee County, therefore you will see notices shortly as to temporary pool closures for work to commence.

Mark your calendar: April 1 at 2pm  There will be a drive by Mary Jane Corning's house to say goodbye.  We will help her celebrate her 91st birthday and thank her for so many wonderful years she has given to Cinnamon Cove. Cars are to meet in the clubhouse parking lot at 1:30 to 1:45 and will proceed in a slow procession past her house making as much racket as we know you can. Cards are encouraged and there will be 2 bags at the end of her driveway for the cards. She will be leaving Cinnamon Cove the following day going North to a new living center close to her daughter Kathy.

The recreation report was given by the Recreation Director Cali Dorward. She is compiling information for the new phone directory for next year. If your information has changed, please call the office The April paper will be out March 29th. Don't forget the Cinnamon Cove Revue on March 24, food trucks from 4:30 to 6:00 with the show starting at 6:pm. This one is not to be missed folks!!!

I will not go into the committee reports as it was more for the new Board Members to become aware of the committees and the help needed. The Landscape committee needs some new members, so if you have a green thumb contact Pat Durkee.

Tony Medley from the Amenities Group stated that they are looking at opening the clubhouse Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, giving card players access to the 5 round tables at the back of the clubhouse. This will be discussed with Cali and the group to try and come up with rules under which this can happen, possibly by April 5. However, if the rules are not followed as to masks and distancing, then the clubhouse will be closed again. We are all adults and should be able to follow simple rules.

The Personnel Committee submitted the name of Shaun Rampersud to be the new Maintenance person at Cinnamon Cove. The Committee explained why this individual was the best candidate for the position. The Master Board voted to accept the Committee's recommendation.

Old business: the Master Board  still does not have a Master Board Treasurer

A donation of $1,000.00 approved by the Board last year will be made to the organization offering to erect the Osprey pole. The Master Board also approved up to $1,000.00 for Osprey deterrents to be placed on the 4 light poles around the tennis courts. All of this will commence once nesting season is over. 

Adopt A Family discussion was put on hold until next month as more information about the program  will be presented at the next  Master Board meeting, so its members can make a determination on the needs of the program.

New Business, it was suggested that a crosswalk be put across Cinnamon Cove Blvd where Ginger Lane crosses it. Drivers are not paying attention to pedestrians and the thought is that a crosswalk will help. More information will be brought to the next meeting.

The clubhouse pool pump electrical boxes that are rusting badly and the electrical work for the new air conditioner to work properly were voted on and passed by the Board. 

It was also suggested that the common area near Bayleaf Pool be named "Veterans Park" with a sign so designating the area to past, present, and future veterans. The residents from Villas 2 have no problem with this and thought it a good idea. A motion was made and the area will be so named. 

The tennis court light pole replacement and the suggestion that the Recreation Committee enforce tennis club rules were both tabled until next month's meeting.

Submitted Respectfully by Jim Drake Master Board Representative for Terrace II