FIRST NOTICE OF THE 48TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF GARDENS OF GULF COVE POA
When: Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: 6464 Coniston Street (Clubhouse) /via Zoom (online or telephone)
Limited seating in Clubhouse (this is subject to change). Either way, out of an abundance of caution, we are highly recommending that members attend via Zoom (or telephone) due to COVID-19 concerns. Instructions to participate by Zoom will be provided before the meeting.
All members are encouraged to attend and participate in the governance of your association.
The main purpose of the annual meeting is for the election of directors. Under the second restated By-laws, the Board consists of 7 members serving 2-year staggered terms. The By-laws call for the even years to elect 4 seats and the odd years to elect 3 seats. The three vacant seats for 2021 will be elected from applications on file and new applications that must be received no later than 5:00 pm on February 4th, 2021 to be placed on the ballot.
Nominations from the floor are no longer allowed under the second restated By-laws. If there are 3 candidates for the three seats vacant there will be no need for an election, the three candidates will be elevated to the Board.
Eligibility to be a candidate and to serve on the Board of Directors is pursuant to Chapter 720, Florida Statutes and Gardens of Gulf Cove Governing Documents. A high level of decorum is expected of candidates. Pursuant to Section 720.306(9)(b), a person who is delinquent in the payment of any fee, fine or monetary obligation to the Association for more than 90 days is not eligible for Board membership. Section 720.306(9)(b), Florida Statutes further provides that a person who has been convicted of any felony in this state or in a United States district or Territorial Court or has been convicted of any offense in another jurisdiction which would be considered a felony if committed in this state, is not eligible for Board membership unless such felon’s civil rights have been restored for at least 5 years as of the date on which such person seeks election to the Board. Gardens of Gulf Cove may conduct or have conducted a criminal investigation to verify compliance with Section 720.306(9)(b), Florida Statutes.
Board Application can be found on this website under Documents and Forms.
If I can answer any questions, please feel welcome to contact me via email or by calling the office at (941) 697-4443.
Judy Hollister, CAM
Community Association Manager
For the Gardens of Gulf Cove Board of Directors