Board – Member Meeting Minutes 3/15/21

Board/Member Meeting Minutes

Date: 3/15/2021
Time: 7pm
Location: Zoom


President’s Comments:
I would like to thank all of you for joining us this evening. We are still just using Zoom for our meetings but, when I sent out a reminder this morning, I asked for a reply as to who has received the Covid-19 vaccine. If we get enough yes answers we can go back to meetings at the Botanical Gardens. By a show of hands, how many of you would come to an “in-person” meeting? How many would still prefer Zoom? We got 22 replies back from the email and 16 said they would like to go back to live meetings.

Here is an update on the restaurant at the Saints Golf Course. As I told you last month the name will be “The Saints Pub – Where Saints go to be Sinners”. I met with the new tenant last week and we discussed how Sandpiper Bay Community and they can work together for the benefit of both parties. They are ready to open but can’t until they receive their liquor license. The window for golfers is open with a catering trailer selling liquor. As of March 23rd, they still don’t have their liquor license

Introduction of speaker: (President)
Joycelyn Tenboer
Technical Assistant
City of Port St. Lucie’s Public LIbrary
Topic: What the library has to offer our community
Can be contacted at 772-337-5636

Josie – thank you very much for a very informative talk and we look forward to meeting you at one of our in-person meetings.

1. Business meeting called to order at 7:38 pm

2. Establish A Quorum (Secretary)
Present: Mr. Lee, Mrs. Lee, Mr. Millevolte, Mrs. Hitchcock, Mr. Hammer, Ms. Dunkel, Mr. Billitti,
Absent: Ms. Suter

3. Secretary’s Report (President)
Motion to approve Minutes of February 15, 2021 Board Meeting.
First: Ms. Dunkle
Second: Mrs. Lee
Vote in favor: All

4. Treasurer Report (Treasurer)
Reporting Period: 2/1/2021-2/28/2021 – See Attachment A
Motion to approve February report:
First: Mr. Millevolte
Second: Ms. Dunkle
Vote in favor: All

5. Committee Reports:
a. Events/Social (Mr. Lee)
Still looking for a chairperson – we have lots of volunteers
Looking at a BBQ this fall/maybe October
New Saints Pub has agreed to a SBC night:
Dinner 5-7pm
Games 7-9pm
Will make the first night a “Big” event

b. Ethics (Mr. Bradley)
No activity.

c. Adopt A Street/Adopt A Park (Mr. Mazjanis/Mr. Lee)
1. January, 2021
10 miles/ 13 five gal bags/ 8 hours
2. Volunteers: Ivars Mazjanis John Hitchcock, Patric & Anna Carney, Bob Wade, Doug Mouch
3. The city has approved additional streets for us to adopt. SBC needs more volunteers. Only one day/month is required. Can help when taking your daily walk with the dog, etc.

d. Civic Affairs (Mr. Millevolte/Mr. Hammer)
See Attachment B

e. Community Patrol (Mr. Bradley)
1. The police department (PD) continues to focus on traffic related issues. The City recently completed a follow-up speed study, which was provided to Phil for his review. The PD plans on spreading out enforcement throughout the Westmoreland area instead the usual Anchorage Condo location.
2. The PD recently had a meeting with the church located at Westmoreland and Morningside regarding the traffic back-ups caused by the food distribution. The PD have worked with management to come up with a new car line design which we hope alleviates the traffic issues.
3. Status quo on the Community Patrol.

f. Guest Speakers (Mrs. Hitchcock)
Working on April’s speaker, depending if we have a Zoom meeting or in-person meeting.

g. Marketing (Mr. Billitti)
Has worked through the list of past sponsors and will be looking for new ones.

h. Member Communications (Mr. Lee)
Let the President know if anything is needed.

i. Press Relations (Mr. Lee)
a. Still looking for a Chairperson.
b. A recent survey showed that 75% of our homeowners did not know we have a civic association.

j. Rules (Mr. Millevolte)
No activity

k. Social Media (Mrs. Hammer/Mrs. Black)
Let Mrs. Hammer know of anything that would/should be posted on Facebook.

l. Technology (Ms. Pikulski)
Will prepare an email blast as to what members would like from the SBC committee.

m. Welcome committee (Ms. Dunkel)
Continuing to distribute plants from the Botanical Gardens to new homeowners.

n. Member renewal (Mr. Quaile)
1. Continues to work on new homeowners list
2. Thanks to volunteers: Dan, Richard, Mary.
3. Ms. Suter has expressed interest in helping with phone calls.

o. Code Compliance (Mr. Lee)
1. 19 Code cases were opened, 15 were closed, 4 parking warnings were issued, and one vehicle was red tagged to be towed.

2. Code continues its sweep of the community. Our focus shifting from storm shutters, which many have been brought into compliance, to property maintenance violations. Specialist Fisher has done a great job addressing high grass and weeds, open storage, accessory structures in need of maintenance, exterior in need of maintenance, and parking violations. All arterial roadways have been swept and we are now focusing on all auxiliary roadways to ensure compliance is achieved throughout the community.

3. Club Med Update: As you are aware, Club Med has sent a memo to the Mayor’s office stating it is their intention to reopen the golf course on July 1st. Staff has met with the Club Med general manager twice in February to show them specific areas that require maintenance. Hopefully in the coming months, the course returns to its previous maintained state and all concerns are addressed.

6. Old Business
No activity

7. New Business
1. New emergency traffic light at Port St. Lucie Blvd and Delano

8. Motion to Adjourn at 8:36pm:
First: Mrs. Lee
Second : Mr. Hammer
Vote in favor: All



How to Haze for Effective Reshaping of Coyote Behavior

Generally, coyotes are reclusive animals who avoid human contact. Coyotes who’ve adapted to urban and suburban environments, however, may realize there are few real threats and approach people or feel safe visiting yards even when people are present. These coyotes have become habituated (lost their fear of humans), likely due to the ready availability of food in our neighborhoods. Sometimes, this food is deliberately provided by people who like to watch wild animals or misguidedly feel they are helping them by feeding. These bold coyotes should not be tolerated or enticed, but definitely given the message that they should not be so brazen.

Hazing is a method that makes use of deterrents to move an animal out of an area or discourage an undesirable behavior or activity. Hazing can help maintain a coyote’s fear of humans and deter them from neighborhood spaces such as backyards and play spaces.

The following guidelines are adapted from the Denver, Colorado coyote problem mitigation program’s Hazing Guidelines, written by the Natural Areas Program of the Denver Parks and Recreation Department in October 2009. These guidelines have proven very successful at correcting problematic coyote behavior both in the short and longer term.


Methods of Hazing include:

Using a variety of different hazing tools is critical; coyotes can habituate to individual items, sounds, and actions.

Yelling and waving your arms while approaching the coyote

Noisemakers: Voice, whistles, air horns, bells, soda cans filled with pennies or dead batteries, pots and pans banged together

Projectiles: sticks, small rocks, cans, tennis balls, rubber balls

Other: hoses, water guns with vinegar water, spray bottles with vinegar water, pepper spray, bear repellant, walking sticks


“Go Away Coyote!”

The simplest method of hazing a coyote involves being loud and large:

o Stand tall, wave your arms and yell at the coyote, approaching it if necessary, until it runs away.

o Follow this link for a demonstration:

If a coyote has not been hazed before, he may not immediately run away when you yell at him. If this happens, you may need to walk towards the coyote and increase the intensity of your hazing.

The coyote may run away, but then stop after a distance and look at you. It is important to continue to haze the coyote until he completely leaves the area. You may need to use different tactics, such as noisemakers, stomping your feet, or spraying the coyote with a hose, to get him to leave.


Dog-walking Tools

There are several tools that you can carry with you while walking your dog that can be used to repel coyotes. (Remember to always walk your dog on a leash.) These include:

o Homemade noisemakers (follow this link for “recipe”): es/deterrent.php

o Whistle or small air horn (you can purchase small air horn “necklaces”)

o Squirtguns

o Pepper spray

o Pick up sticks or rocks and throw them towards the coyote


In Your Yard:

Remember, keeping pets and pet food inside is the best way to keep coyotes out of your yard. If you do encounter coyotes, all of the above methods can be used in your yard at home. First, try the “Go Away Coyote!” method (yell and wave your arms as you approach the coyote). Here are some additional methods you can also use:

Squirt the coyote with your garden hose

Bang pots and pans together



NEVER run away from a coyote!

The coyote may not leave at first, but if you approach it closer and/or increase the intensity of your hazing, it will run away.

If the coyote runs away a short distance and then stops and looks at you, continue hazing it until it completely leaves the area.

After you have successfully hazed a coyote, he or she may return again. Continue to haze the coyote as you did before; it usually takes only one or two times to haze a coyote away for good.

Coyotes are skittish by nature and as a rule do not act aggressively towards aggressive people. However, engaging animals that are sick or injured can result in unpredictable behavior. If you suspect that a coyote is sick or injured, contact the proper authorities and DO NOT interact with the coyote.


Tips for Success:

The more often an individual coyote is hazed, by a variety of tools and techniques and a variety of people, the more effective hazing will be for changing behavior.

The coyote being hazed must be able to recognize that the potential threat is coming from a person. (Hiding behind a bush and throwing rocks, for example, will not be effective.)

Techniques and tools can be used in the same manner for one animal or multiple animals. Usually there is a dominant animal in the group who will respond, and others will follow her lead.

Certain levels of hazing must always be maintained so that future generations of coyotes do not learn or return to unacceptable habits or behaviors.

Educating the public about removing coyote attractants, proper pet care and safety, and coyote behavior are critical parts of a successful coyote plan.


For more information and tips, see:

More coyote info is available on our website at


There are a few things that can be done in times of emergencies… Your mobile phone can actually be a lifesaver or an emergency tool for survival.   Check out the things that you can do with it:


Emergency Services  

The Emergency Number worldwide for all Mobile Phones is 112 .

If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and your mobile will search any existing network in your area to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. This works on all phones worldwide and is free.


Have you locked your keys in the car?  

If your car has remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:

If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone. 

Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock.. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you.

Distance is no object. You could be thousands of miles away,


Editor’s  Note : I didn’t believe this when I heard about it! I rang my daughter in Sydney from Perth when we went on holiday.  She had the spare car key.  We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!’ 


Is your mobile phone battery flat ?

All mobiles have Hidden Battery Power.

To activate, press the keys *3370# (remember the asterisk).  Do this when the phone is almost dead.  Your mobile will restart in a special way with this new reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery life.  This reserve will get recharged when you charge your mobile next time. 

This secret is in the fine print in most phone manuals.  Most people however skip this information without

realizing it.


How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To  check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your  phone: *#06#

Ensure you put an asterisk BEFORE the *#06# sequence.

A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. 

If your phone ever gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code.  They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody did this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones. 

This secret is also in the fine print of most mobile phone manuals.  It was created for the very purpose of trying to prevent phones from being stolen.  

Also -ATM   PIN Number Reversal – Good to Know   !!  

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse.

For example, if your pin number is 1234, then you would put in 4321. The ATM system recognizes that your PIN number is backward from the ATM card you placed in the machine. The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to the location.

All ATM’s carry this emergency sequencer by law.


Agenda: Zoom Board Meeting on March 15TH at 7PM

Board/Member Meeting Agenda

Date: 3/15/2021
Time: 7pm
Location: Zoom


President’s Comments:

Introduction of speaker: (President)
Joycelyn Tenboer
Technical Assistant
City of Port St. Lucie’s Public LIbrary
Topic: What the library has to offer our community

1. Establish A Quorum (Secretary)
Mr. Lee, Mrs. Lee, Mr. Millevolte, Mrs. Hitchcock, Mr. Hammer, Ms. Dunkel, Mr. Billitti, Ms. Suter

2. Secretary’s Report (President)
a. Approve Minutes of February 15, 2021 Board Meeting. (Vote)

3. Approve Treasurer Report (Treasurer) (Vote)
a. Reporting Period: 2/1/2021-2/28/2021

4. Committee Reports:
a. Events/Social (Mr. Lee)

b. Ethics (Mr. Bradley)

c. Adopt A Street/Adopt A Park (Mr. Mazjanis)
1. Adopt-A-Street Report – February, 2021
2. Volunteers: Ivars Mazjanis John Hitchcock, Patrick & Anna Carney, Bob Wade, Doug Mouch

d. Civic Affairs (Mr. Millevolte/Mr. Hammer)
1. Report
2. Current Action Status
3. Plans
e. Community Patrol (Mr. Bradley)
1. Community Patrol Report – February, 2021

f. Guest Speakers (Mrs. Hitchcock)

g. Marketing (Mr. Billitti)

h. Member Communications (Mr. Lee)

i. Press Relations (Mr. Lee)

j. Rules (Mr. Millevolte)

k. Social Media (Mrs. Hammer/Mrs. Black)

l. Technology (Ms. Pikulski)

m. Welcome committee (Ms. Dunkel)

n. Member renewal (Mr. Quaile)
1. New Members List Through 1/31/21
2. Non-paid Members

5. Old Business

6. New Business

7. Motion to Adjourn

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