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Starlight Express Newsletter of Starlight Tower February 2007 Edition



February 6, 2007
Editor – Pat Ifft

Webmaster - Louisa Simos

Note: This edition has been edited by Edel Quinn for the Board of Directors.


As most of you know, the past few weeks have been turbulent for Starlight Tower, for both residents and for the Board of Directors. Barbara Vecchio, our longtime secretary, resigned suddenly on January 12. I am unable to give the rationale for her leaving, except to say that there are many people here who miss her.

So, where do we go from here…..where do we stand on the day-to-day operation of Starlight Tower? The rehab project? The annual meeting? The Board…..both present and future? The office? Our maintenance people? I will try to answer some of the more immediate concerns.

  • Maintenance payments: The Board has contracted with Liberte Management Group to assume our bookkeeping functions, including all accounts receivable, accounts payable and the payroll. From now on, please mail your maintenance payment to following address and make the check payable to Starlight Tower, Inc. Please include your unit number on your check. Note: The 2007 monthly maintenance payment schedule does not include the $8.00 garage fee. Please add $8.00 to your maintenance check, if applicable.

Liberte Management Group of the Pinellas Islands
10681 Gulf Blvd. Suite 207
Treasure Island, FL 33706

  • Day-to-Day management: For the present time, Board members are monitoring the phone, taking care of office tasks, and overseeing the work of Christy and Tim. This is only a short term measure, however, and the Board has begun discussions with Liberte Management Group to determine whether an agreement can be reached to have Liberte take over the daily management of Starlight Tower (in addition to the Bookkeeping). Liberte has presented the Board with a draft agreement that is being reviewed and revised by Starlight’s attorney. After the attorney has completed her review, the Board will then review and discuss the terms and scope of the contract and more details regarding the terms and scope will then be available.

  • The Rehab Project: The final cost figures will be given to our Board by Karins Engineering after Wilson Kehoe, the contractor, puts together THEIR final figures. At this time, we are awaiting the electrical sub-contractor to make his evaluation, and report it to Wilson Kehoe.

  • The Annual Meeting: Please be advised that the Annual Meeting will not be held in February. Our attorney has advised the Board that due to an error on the ballot for election of directors that was sent out in a previous mailing, the ballot is invalid and the election process must be begun again and the annual meeting re-noticed. Our documents state that the annual meeting must be announced to shareholders 60 days before the date of the annual meeting, and again 30 days in advance of the meeting. Accordingly, the meeting will probably be held sometime in April, but a precise date has not yet been set. The people who have already volunteered to run for the Board will remain on the ballot. In addition, anyone else who wishes to run may add their name to the list, by calling any current board member. The current Board will remain seated until the election.

  • Next Board Meeting: Thursday, February 15, 2007, 7 p.m. in the lobby.

The Board reports that the leak in the pipe on the 8th floor walkway will be repaired ASAP.

If you are looking for a bank loan for the upcoming assessment, a possibility is NCB FSB, a cooperative bank in Hillsboro, Ohio at 139 South High Street, Hillsboro, OH 45133,or online at

Note from maintenance: When using the laundry, please leave the door open. If the door is closed, condensation builds up, and causes problems with the fire alarm system sensor.


Well, the Super Bowl is over for another year, and regardless which team you rooted for, you have to admire Tony Dungy for being a great coach and a great man. It was a good game, considering the miserable weather. I guess the pro bowl will be coming up soon…..and then…..on to BASEBALL!!!!!


On Saturday, January 13, the St. Pete Beach Classic 5K – 10K Race was held, with the more than 1,000 runners going right by Starlight on Beach Plaza. Carol Glasscock, the owner of “Fit For Life” fitness center on 75th Avenue, where some of us work out, was first in her age group in the 10K run. Our own Jack Carlock (502) was second in his age group in the 5K run. Jack is a veteran runner, cycle and swimmer, and had some heart problems after another race. Happy to say, he is out and about and looking great. Maggie Varnadoe and son Chris, daughter and grandson of Ed and Pat Ifft, also ran in the 5K…..Chris’s first time. Maggie was 6th and Chris 10th in their age groups.

Verna Murphy (405) has had some health problems which sent her to the hospital and we’re happy to report she is feeling much better at home.

Paul Reardon is undergoing medical treatment in New Jersey and hopes to return to Starlight ASAP. We hope so, too, Paul. We miss you.

Nice to see Marlene and Dan Reid (201) back in residence. Could that mean the shuffleboard tournament is coming up?

I was kind of worried when I noticed the St. Pete Beach Police Parking Enforcement vehicle parked in front of Starlight on a couple of occasions. Turns out, Bill Palmer (307) is working for that department and that’s his official car.



Starlight Express Newsletter of Starlight Tower February 2007 EditionThe March wind will help these folks blow out their candles:

Sherry Lino on the 5th; James Korotney on the 12th; Dennis Dickinson the 14th; Julia Prybys the 14th; Bill Bowers and Sheila Klitsky on the 18th; Frank Gulia on the 29th; and George Bayetakos on the 31st.


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