On the Beach
If you are from Ohio, Western
Pennsylvania or West Virginia, you are
probably familiar with strip mining. If you
aren’t from those areas, just look out your
windows at the scene in front of us. No,
those aren’t mountains, and that isn’t a
strip mining lake, but if you magnified the
hills of sand and the pond by several powers
of ten, that’s exactly what strip mining
looks like. According to Andy Squires,
Pinellas County Manager of Coastal
Environment, in the next few weeks the new
groins will be installed and buried, and our
beautiful beach will be restored to its
former awesome grandeur. It is interesting
to have grandstand seats to view the daily
work of protecting our beach. Let’s hope
that these new groins will remain in place
and do their job until the permanent
structures are placed in 2013.
NEWS FROM OUR
At the owners
meetings on November 18, almost 300 shares
were represented…..a wonderful showing of
interest in the business to be conducted.
Amendments to our By-Laws were passed:
facilitating Starlight’s ability
to collect delinquent funds
upon sale or auction; suspending
rights of owners who are more than 90 days
delinquent to the use of our
common areas (pool, shuffleboard, laundry);
putting “teeth” in the enforcement provision
for levying fines/penalties; and
preventing time-share or fractional
ownership at Starlight Tower.
Owners also voted to waive the
Year-End Audit. At the second
owners meeting which immediately followed,
owners voted to waive the
requirement to fully fund the Reserves,
and voted to carry over surplus
funds from 2010 if any.
After the two owners meetings on
November 18, the Board met, and here is a
brief summary of that meeting.
floor product used has started to bubble
manufacturer will be honoring the
warranty and remedying the issue.
we will have to leave our apartments
when the new walkway material is
installed. Be assured…there will be
plenty of notice!
- Passed the budget for next year. The
increase is due to loss of revenue from
Sprint/Nextel, due to charges to
Starlight in conjunction with moving
their antennas during the roofing
anticipated hiring of a part-time
- Unit Owners install a screen on the
inside of unit over the utility room
vent opening (along the walkways) to
insure no reptiles, bugs or any other
critters enter a unit.
- Turn off the water when you leave
your apartment for more than 24 hours.
It only takes a minute, and you may
prevent a major disaster. The Board just
now wrapped up final settlement with Tar
Heel Roofers insurance for water damage
in February, 2010.
membership meeting and
election of Board of Directors will take
place on Tuesday, February 8, 2011
at 7:00 p.m. in the lobby. There
are five vacancies on the
Board to be filled. If you’d
like to run for the Board,
submit your written notice, either by mail
or in person addressed to the
Starlight Tower, Inc., C/O Resource Property
Management, 5901 Sun Blvd., Suite #103, St.
Petersburg, FL 33715. You may
include an information sheet with your
notice, no larger than 8 ½ x 11, giving your
platform for office. This info sheet must be
submitted to the Association on or
before January 5, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.|
2011 Parking Permits|
Parking Permits for 2011
will be available soon from the
SPB Police Department. They
cost $20, cash or check (no credit cards).
You must show your current tax statement and
photo ID. Call Molly at the Police
Department (363-9200) to make sure the
permits have arrived from the vendor.
You must be a SPB property owner to
purchase a parking permit.|
The Guest Apartment|
If you want to rent the guest
apartment (106), call Resource,
(864-0004) and ask for Linda Rousseau or
Diane Lavonne. |
TECO natural gas is now
hooked up, and a pool cover
has been in use to conserve heat.
If you want to swim,
you can fold up the cover and then replace
it when you are through. Hopefully,
the natural gas and pool cover will save us
some pool expense.|
welcome Chuck & Anne Prokop, returning to
#107, Jim & Verna Murphy to 405, and
Mardy & Bill Dunne in 403; and
Coyle in 607; Terrence & Margaret Rafter in
807; Gordon McDonald and
Janet Phelan in
202; Vivian Rust in 203.
Dan & Marlene Reid (201);
Jim Brennan (206);
Johnny & Gina Machado (303);
Ed & Betty Gibson (402);
Jack Errigo (401);
Doug Joy (407); Frank &
Karen Gulia (903).
Nancy McGuigan (501) returns home
soon from Bay Front Rehab,
where she is undergoing therapy after knee
replacement surgery on both knees.
our new maintenance man,
(and Christmas light putter-upper)
Bill has been with Starlight a couple of
months, and is an employee of
Professional Cleaning & Maintenance.
His normal hours are Monday-Friday,
9 to 2, but are flexible. |
Bill is a
6th generation Floridian, and he lives in
St. Petersburg. He has a son and daughter
and his interests are centered around his
We welcome this personable gentleman to
Starlight and hope that
he’ll be with us for a long time. |
Gail Dolphin – 6th;
Steve Farst – 9th; |
Alexandra Curran – 12th;
Sally Borland – 17th;
Mohammed Seedat – 20th;
Jan Farhnow and Marcia Thorpe
Starlight Tower Christmas
learned that the Starlight Christmas party
will get underway on Wednesday,
December 22, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
It will be very casual……bring down your
own drink(s) and an hors d’oeuvre or finger
food to share.
Sharon and Bill
Isaacs and Johnny and Gina Machado
have agreed to organize it…IF people stay to
help clean up.
There will be a sign-up
sheet in the mail area to get an idea of how
many will be coming. Thanks, Isaacs’
!!! Best Wishes
Wonderful Holiday Season
to all Starlighters
Happy New Year !!!