Board of Supervisors
Dennis Smith, Chair
Seat 1: (2014-2018)
Seat 2: (2014-2018)
Pat Asklar, Vice Chair
Seat 3: (2012-2016)
Kelly Rodriguez, Assistant Secretary
Seat 4: (2012-2016)
Dawn Khalil, Assistant Secretary
Seat 5: (2012-2016)
AARP Driving Class Scheduled
The AARP Smart Driver Course is being offered at the Meadow Pointe (One) Community Center on December 8th, 2014. This is a 6-hour course specially designed for drivers 50 years of age and older but is open to everyone. Most insurance companies offer discounts for completion of the course which is good for three years. Check with your insurance agent for discounts available to you. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Please contact Dennis Smith at 813-994-9832 to register. Seats are limited, so register early.
Santa Clause is Coming to Town!
Be sure to mark your calendars as Santa is planning an early visit to the Meadow Pointe 1 clubhouse Friday evening, December 12th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The kids will have fun with craft activities and face painting, while enjoying holiday cheer at this FREE event.
Be sure to bring your camera to get your picture with the jolly old elf!
MP1 Joint Use Agreements
Meadow Pointe 1 has had a Joint Use Agreement with Meadow Pointes III and IV for many years. Residents of all the CDDs enjoy the “one community” spirit, and Joint Use Agreements have allowed residents the freedom to use a variety of facilities. For a long while this arrangement seemed to be mutually beneficial to the different CDDs, and in the past we have agreed to renew them. At this point, however, we have decided not to renew the Joint Use Agreements.
We arrived at this decision only after careful and lengthy consideration of the advantages and disadvantages, to our residents, of Joint Use Agreements. The main reasons for the decision are these:
To ensure that our facilities and equipment are available, to the maximum extent possible, to our residents. It is important that MP 1 residents have access to their own facilities. There are occasions when our MP 1 residents are denied the use of our facilities or equipment, due to use by residents of other CDDs. This is particularly true of our unique facilities, such as the racquetball court and cabana/splash pad, but also the party rooms and exercise equipment.
To reduce wear and tear on the facilities. Last year, the Board requested that the three CDDs collect data to assess usage. Information provided by the other CDDs indicate that there was far more use of our facilities by their residents than of their facilities by our residents. Our facilities are varied and attractive, and proximity to Bruce B. Downs makes our facilities convenient for guests and party-goers. But maintaining and replacing equipment is expensive and time-consuming, and this burden is borne exclusively by MP 1.
To reduce workload on our staff members. The increase in use of our facilities by non-MP1 residents results in more staff involvement, from scheduling, monitoring, cleaning, etc., and the increased workload is substantial. It is prudent to safeguard our staff and not subject them to undue hardship and extra work.
Because the Board recognizes the desire of Meadow Pointe residents to have a friendly and inviting community, we would like to emphasize our liberal guest policy. Any resident of MP 1 may bring 7 accompanying guests from outside MP 1 to enjoy the facilities. Additionally, any club meeting in our facilities may invite residents of other CDDs to join and attend activities and gatherings at our facilities. The club must have a MP 1 resident sponsor the club and be responsible for any damages or violation of the rules. Likewise, when we contract with service providers (tennis coaches, dance and yoga instructors, etc.) to conduct classes or sessions at our facilities, they are open to non-MP 1 residents. We trust that the other CDDs will continue similar policies.
On October 12, 2014 the agreement with MP III expires and on October 31, 2014 the agreement with MP IV expires. The CDD will continue to honor both Joint Use Agreements through the end of October.
CDD Updated Documents
MP1 CDD held a public hearing to review the Architectural Review Policy; Rules & Procedures; and FY 2015 Proposed Budget for the district on Thursday, May 1. Below are the updated documents which were approved.
MP1 Personal Training Sessions Available!
One of our residents, Angela Schaberg, owner of 2EliteFitness will now be conducting 1-on-1 personal training sessions in our gym! A wide variety of group and fitness classes such as Boot Camp, High Intensity and Aerobic Weight Training are a few classes coming soon! Call 813-830-1074, or Email 2EliteFitness today to set up a free health assessment.
Key Fobs Needed to Rent Space
Anyone wishing to reserve clubhouse rooms or the cabana need to purchase a MP1 key fob if they have not done so already. Also any resident that does not have a key fob and are expecting houseguests should purchase key fobs if they would like their guests to have access to the clubhouse during their visit.
Key Fobs are available for purchase for all residents 14 yrs and older in MP 1. Cost is $5 per fob for MP 1 residents. Acceptable method of payment is check or money order. Sorry, no cash.
Applications can be obtained in the MP 1 CDD Office or downloaded here. Please bring proof of residence, either driver license if owner showing current address, or driver license and title to home if newly purchased. Renters will need to provide driver license and lease.
Youths 14-17 wanting access to the facilities and currently have a MP1 ID card will need to have it updated and may also purchase key fobs if desired. Proof of age will need to be provided when either updating the card or updating card and purchasing a key fob. Acceptable forms for proof of age can be either a birth certificate, passport, permit or drivers license. For those that do not have a card and would like one for access to the gym, will need to have their parent or guardian complete a waiver for them and also provide proof of age. All guardians will need to show proof of guardianship.
Good Will & MP1
We have had complaints of people leaving old furniture and unwanted household items in the MP1 parking lot next to the Goodwill box. If it doesn't’t fit in the box, please take your donations to the Goodwill Store on 56.
Pick up of appliances. Did you know if you have a major appliance, working or non-working (not TVs or microwaves), Goodwill will come pick it up for free! Pickup days are normally on Sundays as long as you call by Saturday of that week. The phone number is 727-439-1905 and mention Goodwill when you call.