About The Starlight Express
The very First Issue of Starlight Express Newsletter
was created by the Editor and Chief Pat Ifft
February 29, 1992 and since then is maintained
and produced monthly by her for 17 years!
All Starlighter's owe immense gratitude to Pat in keeping them
informed with all happenings good and bad.
Thank You Pat
Volume XX, No. 1
New Addition to January's Express posted on February
ATTENTION: ALL RESIDENTS
At Homeowners’ request, the
recoating of the walkways will be postponed until
late May. The dumpster will be picked up shortly.
You may enjoy uninterrupted use of your unit, and
schedule your guests accordingly, until advance
notice is given.
The Board of Directors
New Addition to
January's Express posted on February 7th:
are 5 new pictures directly below taken by
Bill Dunn (winter resident of 403) which
you can view enlarged if you temporary allow popup
windows in your browser and click each photo. Thank you
Bill for letting us see the view from the "other" side.
CLICKABLE NEW PICTURES
January 28, 2011
Pat Ifft (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Webmaster - Louisa Simos (email@example.com)
above is a view from the fourth floor...
showing what our
grandchildren call “Mount
Sandypants.” When will our
beach be restored to its recent depth and
beauty? At the Board meeting last Thursday,
Kevin Hing, (702)
our resident beach advocate and chairperson
of the St. Pete Beach “Beach
reported that he had contacted
Andy Squires, Pinellas County Director of
Mr. Squires said
that the contractor did not stabilize the
beach properly in order to repair groin #1 (directly
in front of Starlight).
Because the December storm carried off so
much sand, the
contractor has to reevaluate his method for
dealing with the repair of groin #1.
In the meantime, the contractor
requested and received permission to start
the repair of groin #2 (in front of
Caprice). Mr. Squires stated that the repair
of groin #1 will not be abandoned and the
contractor will get back to work on it as
soon as possible. The contract with the
contractor has been extended from March 19,
2011 to April 30, 2011.
What can we
Please write to
John Morroni, Pinellas County
Commissioner for District 6,
to let him know of our concern over the
delay of repairing groin #1. Address (in
pinellascounty.org. Click on “contact
us”. Click on “Board of County
Commissioners”, then check the box for Mr.
Morroni and fill out the form. It won’t take
5 minutes, and the outcome could be a beach
out front... sooner rather than later.
Board of County Commissioners, 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
FROM THE BOARD:
A new darker color has been chosen by the
There will be plenty of notice
given as to when we may have to vacate our
apartments for the new coating to be
applied. Hopefully it will be for a very
– the Board approved a
policy for fining for violations of the
Proprietary Lease, Bylaws and
Rules and Regulations. This
policy will be posted and copies will be
sent to all shareholders.
owner(s) – A
policy regarding the conditions under which
a delinquent owner and/or guests/occupants
might be prohibited from use of the common
property has been adopted.
light cell -
will be installed to allow outdoor and
building lights to turn on and off
automatically, eliminating the task of
having to reset the light timer every couple
Assistant position -
will be filled shortly. This person will be
in the office four mornings a week, present
plans are for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday. One task to be handled in the
office will be the scheduling of the guest
apartment, 106. Once again we’ll be able to
“check in the office” to see if certain
dates are available, and to make
arrangements on the spot for reservations.
The rules for booking as stated in the
Rules & Regulations
document will apply.
& Regulations –
Board Officers are working to draft proposed
language to reflect changes needed to comply
with recently passed amendments, and other
concerns that have been called to the
the annual meeting is scheduled for
February 8, 2011 at 7 p.m.
in the lobby. Be sure to return voting
proxies and the informal survey on guest
There will be
Shuffleboard Tourney & Dinner this
Everyone is invited to come
down to the shuffleboard
courts on Tuesday mornings,
weather permitting. Play goes from
10 to about 11:30, but you’re
welcome to arrive anytime. No skill
needed….a great chance to meet
neighbors and get a little exercise,
especially when it’s too darn cold
to get in the pool!
a lot of fun!
Heartfelt thanks to:
Fields for all the outdoor
Christmas décor, which included a lot of
Lapine (901) who not only lent
his Christmas tree to brighten the lobby,
but also took it down after the holidays.
& Bill Isaacs (902) and
Gina & Johnny Machado
(303) for trimming the tree AND...
hosting the wonderful Christmas
Stan Bryk (608) for the new
plywood floor protector in the south
to Alan Ngai (805)
who will retire from Ontario law
enforcement on March 31.
happy to see:
McGuigan (501)back at
Starlight after her knees surgery. Yes, that
& Betty Gibson (402) feeling
better ….. Betty recovered from pneumonia,
and Ed from a fracture after a fall.
Reid and Arlene
Kuhn, board prez and secretary
respectively, are attending a one-day
seminar on Community Associations
governance, given by the offices of
attorneys Ben Rabin
and John Damonte,
sponsored by Resource Property
Chocolates to our
February birthday folks: |
Fay Bowers & John Lino-5th;
Betty Gibson & Louisa
Al Stucko-17th; Frank
Gina Machado-22nd; Coleen
in with Birthday wishes for: