Williams Island October 13th 2016 Board Meeting Recap

The October POA Board meeting was a week later than the usual first Thursday of the month, due to our  brush with Mathew. We dodged the bullet this time, but the silver lining is the work of the Staff in preparing the Island for a storm and response in the after work.  Outstanding, for any staff, but super outstanding for a mostly new Management team.  Kudos and thanks for the added comfort level from all of us who live here.   The Board meetings are back in the Island Club, now with cookies!

Café Renovation update:

Despite delays for permits, plan changes etc., the Island Grill, Administrative offices, Tennis  and Island Shop are expected to be ready in early December.  The roof is being finalized in the next week.  The new Grille with have seating for 166, slightly more than the old Café.


The 2017 Budget is well underway.  There will be an open Finance Committee meeting November 7.  The Committee will make recommendations for Board approval.  A Board meeting for budget discussion and resident input is scheduled for November 10th,  The Board will vote December 1, 2016.

Rule Changes:  Approved by Board

Tennis:  Rule 8.3  Hours of Use:  Members, Guests, and Visitors shall be permitted to use the tennis courts from 8am-9pm, subject to the discretion of the Tennis Director to change the hours of operation.  However, during prime time, 8:03-11:30 am, only one guest per Court shall be permitted for doubles or singles. Play.  During non-prime time, two guests per court for doubles play.

General Club Rules:  Rule 20.  Service Dogs:  We will admit only service dogs to our restaurant and spa.  Service dogs are a special type of working dog that is trained to help a disabled individual complete work or tasks directly to their disability.  These dogs are registered with the United States Service Dog Registry.  This registry does not include Emotional Support animals or Therapy dogs.

Other Board Discussion:

Vested Rights trial Cohen vs Williams Island set for November 14th, 2016

Administration in several buildings is concerned with owner’s sub-letting units through Air B & B, VRBO etc.  Buildings do not allow more than one lease per year.  Several of the buildings have contracted with STR to monitor the websites for activity on Williams Island.

Next meeting agenda will include discussion and vote on the elimination for any exceptions to the food and beverage minimum responsibility by each unit.

C & E:

Foreign Film for Oct 20 at 7:00 “You Will be my Son” from France and Nov. 17th ” the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” from Sweden.  Café will open at 5:00 and a bus will be waiting to take you to 7000.  Please make reservations for movie and/or dinner.   Oct. 23rd we have a very special evening with comedian Bruce Smirnoff and singer Tricia Kelley in the Island Club.  The Café will have a special Prix fix dinner for $20++  prior.  Make your reservations now.  On November 10th, the Fall Dance Party with the Debbie Taylor Band in the Island Club at 7:30.  Member Bar and complimentary wine/hors d’oerves.  Make reservations now.


Reminder that November 8th is election day and we have our own  Precinct , right here on Williams Island, Precinct 99.  No excuses for not exercising this most precious right.

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