HOA Board Meeting Location Change

***MEETING LOCATION NOTICE***
Beginning with the May meetings, the HOA Board will meet on the second Thursday of each month at Lake Washington Fellowship Church, 4050 Lake Washington Road. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Church is just west of Turtlemound Road on the right hand side.

NEWS

***SLOW DOWN***

The City of Melbourne is conducting a speed study in the neighborhood per local residential request. This is your neighborhood and home. Please slow down for the safety of all. The option to install speed humps is being evaluated by the City of Melbourne. Please visit the cities website for more information. The HOA Board does NOT have any jurisdiction over the roads within the Longwood Subdivision.

***CANAL MAINTENANCE***
The east canal (behind Publix) is being worked on to clean out debris and fallen trees. This work effort is needed to prevent future flooding during major rain events. The cleanup was also necessary due to the amount of tree damage and debris that occurred from Hurricane Matthew.

***SEEKING NEW TREASURER***
Treasurer does not have to be a member of the Board. Will work with current CPA. Duties as defined in Bylaws: The treasurer shall receive and deposit in appropriate bank accounts all moneys of the Association and shall disburse such funds as directed by resolution of the Board of Directors; shall sign all checks and promissory notes of the Association; keep proper books of account; cause an annual review of the Association books to be made by a public accountant at the completion of each fiscal year; and shall prepare an annual budget and a statement of income and expenditures to be presented to the membership at its regular annual meeting, and deliver a copy of each to the members. If interested please contact Board President, Mr. Dale LeVey.

NEWS

$$$2017 HOA DUES$$$
2017 Longwood HOA Dues are NOT BEING REQUESTED until the Association has revitalized its Declaration of Covenants.

HOA Board Meetings
Monthly board meetings are held at 7:00PM at Frankie’s Wings & Things to accommodate more people. The address is 1981 N. Wickham Rd, just south of Lake Washington Rd.

ANY change to your home’s exterior must be approved by the architecture committee. This includes house painting, driveway alterations (resurfacing, enlarging, adding) and adding or changing a fence. Please contact any architecture committee member listed below.

SEEKING TWO OR MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE
In accordance with the Longwood HOA Bylaws, Article V, Section 1, Nominating Committee:
Nomination for election to the Board of Directors shall be made by a Nominating Committee. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the annual meeting. The Nominating Committee shall consist of a Chairman, who shall be a member of the Board of Directors, and two or more members of the Association. The Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors prior to each annual meeting of the members, (scheduled to occur at regular board meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2017) to serve from the close of such annual meeting until the close of the next annual meeting and such appointment shall be announced at each annual meeting. The Nominating committee shall make as many nominations for election to the Board of Directors as it shall in its discretion determine, but not less than the number of vacancies that are to be filled. Currently there are three vacancies on the Board that need to be filled at June 5th annual member meeting. If interested please contact Board President, Mr. Dale LeVey.

General responsibilities of Board Members (board members serve three (3) year terms):
-Attend monthly Board meetings and annual Members meeting
-Approve annual assessment
-General Maintenance Responsibilities (mostly conducted by contractors):
-Landscaping of Common Areas (Trees, shrubs, mowing)
-Island sprinklers
-Canal Maintenance
-Fences
-Signage/Entrances
-Lighting/Flagpoles

FYI

REVITALIZATION OF COVENANTS
Update: Draft documents have been developed and are under review. The draft revitalized Declarations will be reviewed by attorney prior to being sent to residents for their review. As we get closer to finalizing the member voting and submitting of package to the state, information will be posted.

• The Longwood subdivision is a Deed Restricted Community.
• The original covenants and restrictions were recorded on July 15, 1981 in Official Records Book 2313 Page 1644 of the Public Records of Brevard County, Florida as amended from time to time (the “Covenants”).
• All lots within Longwood are subject to and governed by the Covenants and each Owner is a member of the Longwood Homeowner’s Association, Inc.
• Unfortunately, due to the running of time, and the unintended impacts of Florida Statute 712, Marketable Record Title Act passed in the late 1960’s, the Covenants have expired and are no longer in effect unless what is referred to as a “revitalization“ occurs, by which the Covenants are in essence re-recorded.
• Pursuant to Florida Statute §720.403, the Covenants can be revived provided the Covenants (as amended) are approved by a majority of the Lot Owners (139 lots) within Longwood at a properly called meeting.
• A revitalization committee has been formed and information will be mailed out to all homeowners soon. Information will include Articles of Incorporation, Declaration of Covenants and Bylaws that will need to be voted on at an upcoming special members meeting (TBA).

Revitalization committee members are listed below.

Deed Restrictions

View deed restrictions

Upcoming HOA Board Meetings will now be held at Lake Washington Fellowship Church, 4050 Lake Washington Road (always start at 7:00)

Board and Committee Members

NameAreaTermPhoneEmail
Dale LeVeyPres14-17254-9947president@longwoodhoa.org
VacantVP14-17
James DeLaPorteMember16-19505-5711boardmember1@longwoodhoa.org
Laura CarterSec15-18secretary@longwoodhoa.org
VacantMember15-18
Bill HarrisMember16-19Wharris1@cfl.rr.com
VacantMember16-19
Architecture Control Committee
Joe Mundenexcapeguy@gmail.com
John McAveyJemcavey@gmail.com
Sally McCulloughbensallym@cfl.rr.com
Jim Gilbertfreehoig@yahoo.com
Bill HarrisWharris1@cfl.rr.com
Revitalization Committee
Dale LeVeypresident@longwoodhoa.org
James DeLaPorteboardmember1@longwoodhoa.org
Bill HarrisWharris1@cfl.rr.com