Mossy Hammock HOA Annual Meeting (Minutes)



  • Meeting called to order at 1:06PM by President Peggy Beckens
  • President Peggy Beckens discussed MRTA -to preserve the deed restrictions in Mossy Hammock for the subsequent thirty years.
  • President Peggy Beckens read aloud the minutes from the 7/26/15 HOA board meeting for approval.
  • Vice President Ronald Tichenor made a motion, seconded by Fred Kowal to approve the minutes document from 7/26/15 HOA meeting.
  • All members voted in favor.
  • Treasurer Jeff Shulz presented the most recent financial report dated 9/30/15.
  • President Peggy Beckens discussed a letter from the owner of lot 58 regarding a check in the amount of $150.00.
  • Treasurer Jeff Shulz confirmed the check being received by the HOA, in the amount of $150.00 from lot 58 for the payment of HOA dues.
  • President Peggy Beckens stated she would confirm with owner of lot 58 that check was received.
  • President Peggy Beckens discussed MRTA check with Treasurer Jeff Shulz.
  • Treasurer Jeff Shulz confirmed all MRTA fees were paid up to date.
  • Treasurer Jeff Shulz resigned at his position as Treasurer.
  • Fred Kowal nominated Erin Kehoe for the Treasurer position.
  • President Peggy Beckens received confirmation from Erin Kehoe that she would accept a nomination as Treasurer.
  • All members voted in favor
  • President Peggy Beckens opened meeting to other nominations for open HOA positions of; Treasurer and Secretary.
  • Dave O'Brien nominated Candice Brown as Secretary.
  • All members voted in favor
  • Bill grey made a motion to nominate existing board members to their respective positions; Peggy Beckens – Pres., Ron Tichenor – V.P., John Sego – Director, and Scott Hanford – Director.
  • All members voted in favor of the slate of officers.
  • Former Treasurer Jeff Shulz turned over all HOA documents to President Peggy Beckens.
  • Motion brought up to pay $91.58 to President Peggy Beckens for the purchase of mailings material.
  • All voted in favor.
  • Estoppel  discussed by President Peggy Beckens regarding property owned (previous/current)  by John Hill/Peter Gaines.
  • President Peggy Beckens confirmed that she will reply to estoppel regarding $100 in HOA fees that are past due.
  • President Peggy Beckens discussed issuing an estoppel fee.
  • Vice President Ron Tichenor made a motion for the implementation of a $25 estoppel fee.
  • Bill Grey seconded the motion for a $25 estoppel fee.
  • All voted in favor.
  • President Peggy Beckens discussed 10/19/14 topic of implementing a $25 late fee to HOA dues. It was confirmed that current HOA due's statements correctly reflected this fee addition, effective 1/15.
  • President Peggy Beckens set time for next meeting 2/16, TBD.
  • Vice President Ron Tichenor motioned to adjourn.
  • Meeting adjourned 1:45 PM.





Mossy Hammock HOA Attendees



Peggy Beckens-President

Al Beckens

Ron Tichenor-VP

Scott Hanford-Director

John Sego-Director

Candice Brown-Secretary

Bill Gray

Diane Gray

Jeff Schulz

Fred Kowal

Diane Hanford


Kim and Dave O'Brien

Minutes of MHOA Board Meeting

July 26, 2015

Meeting was called to order @ 1:45pm by Pres. Peggy Beckens at the Beckens residence.  Directors present were Scott Hanford, John Sego, and Jeff Schulz – Treasurer.  Diane Hanford attended as a guest.

Discussion about the MRTA documents which still need to be recorded.  Motion by Jeff Schulz, second by John Sego to pay the recording fee of $171.50 after checking with the attorney that they also include the Articles of Incorporation that Pres. Peggy Beckens had sent them for inclusion.

Treasurer – Jeff Schulz reports that there are 15 homeowners in arrears for past years dues.  Billing for this year to be mailed the first week of August.  A notice will be included with the annual dues billing about the new late fee of $25 that went into effect this year.  Dues not paid prior to the next calendar year, (January 1st) will be considered late.

Motion by Jeff, seconded by John : An Annual Meeting date was set for Sunday, October 4th @ 1:00 PM, location to be determined.

Motion by Jeff, seconded by John: Meeting was adjourned at 3:00




Whereas, MOSSY HAMMOCK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, is the owner of the following described property. THE RANCHES AT MOSSY HAMMOCK, according to the plat therof,


recorded at Plat Book ____23___, page_164-175________ , of the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida.




WHERAS, It is the desire and intention of  MOSSY HAMMOCK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, herinafter called Developer, to sell the property described above, and to impose on it mutually beneficial restrictions under a general plan of improvement for the benefit of all future owners of those lands.


ACCORDINGLY, developer herby declares that all the property described above is held and should be held conveyed, hypothecated, or encumbered, leased, rented, used, occupied, and improved subject to the following limitations, restrictions, conditions, and covenants, all of which are in furtherance of the plan for the subdivision.  Improvement and sale of the land, and are established for the purpose of enhancing and protecting the value, desirability, and attractiveness of the land.  All of the limitations, restrictions, conditions, and covenants shall run with the land and shall be binding on all parties having or acquiring any right, title, or interest in the described lands.


  1. No parcel of land shall be used for any purpose other than a single family home, except

where otherwise specified herein.


            2.   No residence shall be constructed on a parcel of land which is less than 5 acres.  No construction of a building or residence or structure shall be commenced until and specifications therefore shall have been submitted to the Developer, its successors, or assigns, for approval and approval has been given in writing.  In the event proposed construction does not violate any of the restrictions provided for herein, and there are no substantial reasons for withholding consent, approval shall be promptly given.


            3.  Single level residences shall have an air conditioned living area not less than Fourteen Hundred  (1,400) square feet, exclusive of porches, breezeways, garages, workshops, and barns.  Two story residences shall have a first level air conditioned living area or not less that One Thousand (1,000) square feet, exclusive of porches, breezeways, garages, workshops, and barns.  In addition to the residence, attached or unattached stables,  barns, garages, servants quarters, or a dwelling for quests, (for which no rental or considerations may be charged) shall be permitted: however, in no event shall there be more than two detached buildings (other than the residence) on any lot


4.  All structures shall be constructed with new materials, and shall be stained, painted, or properly treated  so as to not rot, discolor, deteriorate, or become unsightly, and shall harmonize with existing structures in the area.  Stables, barns, and other attached buildings permitted under these restrictions shall be constructed of new materials which harmonize with the primary single family residence.


5.  No structure shall be moved onto any parcel of land.  No temporary dwellings, including trailers, mobile homes, and storage facilities shall not be brought onto any parcel of land, except contractors trailers, with sanitary facilities to be used during the reasonable period of construction of the dwelling.


6.  All fenced facing a paved road shall be constructed of CCA treated boards and wooden posts to be of uniform design and approved by the Developer.  All fences are to be constructed on the property line between road right of way, and the owners’ property.


7.  Lakes and ponds may be constructed; provide, however, that all excess dirt be removed, or leveled within Thirty (30) days after completion of the construction of said lake or pond.


8.  No structures shall be erected of maintained within one hundred fifty (150) feet of the center line of the road, or fifty (50) feet of any interior lot line of any parcel; provide, however, the Developer, its successors, and assigns shall have the right to grant exceptions and variances to said setbacks in respect to any parcel of land, the topography of which is such as to render compliance with such setbacks unreasonable.  Any applications for exceptions or variances shall be in writing, and shall be accompanied with plans and specifications in respect to the proposed structure.  Any variance shall be executed with the formalities of a deed and recorded in the public records of Manatee County, Florida.


9.  An easement of eight (8) feet in width along the rear, five (5) feet along the side, and ten (10) feet  along the front property lines of each parcel is reserved for Developer, its successors and assigns, for the installation and maintenance of utilities and drainage facilities; provided, however, that the owner of the parcel may fence the easement, and the area shall be maintained for utilities and drainage facilities.


10.  Construction and recreational vehicles including but not limited to campers, motor homes, trailers, and off-the-road vehicles, inoperable vehicles, dump trucks, draglines, dune buggies, and boats must either be placed in enclosed structures, walled areas, or must be located on the lot so as to be screened from view from roadways, or adjoining properties by shrubbery or natural vegetation.  No unsightly objects of any nature shall be stored on the lots, unless said objects are completely screened from view from roadways, and adjoining properties.


11.  No firearms, air rifles, BB guns, or like devices shall be discharged, fired, shot, or otherwise used on any lot, or area within the subdivision.  No ATVs, ATCs, dirt bikes, or other off-the-road motorized vehicles shall be operated or otherwise used on any lot or area within the subdivision.


12.  All electric service to any primary residence, and any attached or unattached structures, shall be provided to said structure by underground service.


13.  All horses, cattle, and other animals, exclusive to dogs, cats, and other household pets shall be corralled within an enclosed area.  No activity of a noxious or offensive nature, including, but not limited to maintenance of poultry and rabbit ranches, hog farms, or cattle feeding pens, shall be conducted on the premises.


14.  No activities shall be permitted, and no conditions shall be allowed to exist  which shall constitute a nuisance to the other residences of the subdivision.  No weeds, underbrush, or unsightly growths of plants, shall be permitted to grow or remain on the premises, and said premises shall at all time be kept mowed and clear of any trash, debris, or waste which might create a health or fire hazard, or which will detract from the beauty and appearance of the area, or be otherwise esthetically objectionable.

In the event the owners of any parcels shall fail to keep the premises in good order and free and clear of weed, underbrush, or refuse, the Mossy Hammock Owners’ Association, may, after giving reasonable notice to the owners, mailed to the address of the property, enter upon the property, mow and cut the underbrush thereon, remove the refuse, and do whatever is reasonably necessary to put such parcel in clean and proper order and appearance.  Any such reentry on the property by the Mossy Hammock Owners’ Association  Inc., its agents, or contractors; for the purposes provided herein, shall not be deemed a trespass.  The Association shall make a reasonable charge to the owner for said service.


15.  It shall be the responsibility of each property owner within the subdivision at the time of construction of a building, residence, or structure, to comply with the construction plans, approved and on file with the Southwest Florida Water Management District as part of a water management system for the development of the subdivision, pursuant to chapter 17-25 of the Florida Administrative Code.


16.  No owner of property within the subdivision may construct or maintain any building, residence, or structure, or undertake and dredge, or fill activity in the conservation easements descried in the recorded plat of the subdivision.


17.  The expenses of the Association shall be apportioned equally among all the lots in the subdivision.  The Association shall levy assessments for the monies necessary to carry out any of its duties or purposes set forth in these restrictions, the articles of incorporation, or the By-laws.  In the event a lot owner fails, or refuses to pay his share of such assessment, the Association shall have the right to file a lien against the property.  Said lien shall be filed in the Public Records of Manatee County Florida, and a copy thereof mailed to such owner at his last known mailing address.  The item shall attach only upon the recording of the lien in the public records, and its priority shall date from the time of recording.  If such assessment lien is not paid within ten (10) days after the filing in the public records, the Association shall have the right to foreclose the lien in the same manner as a mortgage, or in such manner as may be permitted by law.  In addition to recovering the amount of the assessment, the Association shall also be entitled to recover from the owner of said property, all costs, including reasonable attorneys fee, incurred in connection with the preparation, and bringing of such forcloseure proceedings, and all costs and fees shall be secured by said lien.


18.  Except for restrictions #15& 16, restriction may be modified at any time by an instrument in writing, signed and acknowledged by the then owners of a majority of the lots within the subdivision.  The owners of the lots hereby appoint the Developers as their agent until buildings are constructed on each and every lot of the subdivision for the purpose of making minor changes in these restrictions


19.  In the event of a breach of any of the covenants or restriction contained herein, the Mossy Hammock Owners’ Association Inc,, or any person or persons owning real property subject to these restrictions shall have the right to take any action, or prosecute any proceedings provided for by law, and shall be entitled to recovered court costs and a reasonable attorneys fee against the parties breaching the covenants or restrictions.


20.  No signs of any kind shall be displayed to public view on any lot except for the following:

(a)    signs used by the Developer, or his exclusive Agent.


(b)    During the course of construction of improvements, the general contractor may erect a construction sign not more that four (4) square feet in size containing the name of the builder, the job number, and phone number, which shall be promptly removed when the certificate of occupancy is issued.



(c)    For sale signs of the owner, or his agent for the sale of a parcel on which a home has been completed.


Prior to the erection of any of the forgoing signs, such signs must be approved by the Developer, as to size, design, location, and content.  Owner or Agent “for sale” signs are prohibited on vacant lots.


  1. All covenants and restrictions contained herein shall run with the land, and shall be binding upon and insure to the benefit of any property owner within said subdivision.


IN WHITNESS THEREOF MOSSY HAMMOCK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, a corporation existing under laws of the State of Florida, has hereto caused these restrictions to be executed in its name and by its president, attested by its secretary, this_______day of ____________, 19___


                                                                                                                                                                 MOSSY HAMMOCK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION







Prepared by:

Robert S. McDaniel, Jr

1444 First Street

Sarasota Florida  33577

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James McAllister - President.    E-mail 

John Kuntz - Vice President.   

Erin O'Connell Kehoe - Treasurer

Micah Keel - Secretary          

Ginny Cameron Jones - Director at large

Tom Berringer - Director at large

Minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Mossy Hammock Owners’ Association

Annual Meeting of MHOA was held December 4th 2016 at the Beckens’ residence

Meeting was called to order at 1215pm by President Peggy Beckens.

Board members in attendance were; Ron Tichenor – VP, Director John Sego, and Director Scott Hanford.

Members present were, Christine Newell, Jeff Schulz, John & Eileen Kuntz, Tony & Mary Jo Kuusela, and Diane Hanford.

Treasurer’s report provided by Treasurer Erin Kehoe was read to the members.  Current bank balance as of 10/20/2016 is $10,622.34  Seven bills paid so far this year, including  Attorney retainer fee, Peace River light bills, reimbursement for copies, stamps and mailing supplies, PO Box fee, and payment to Insurance Services of Sarasota. Board agreed previously to pay for a QuickBooks program for keeping track of membership dues payments as there have been discrepancies in the past.  Reimbursement of $180 for the purchase of a QuickBooks program is due to Treasurer Kehoe. 

Discussion about notifying owners who have business signs placed along right of way, as this is not allowed per deed restrictions.

Discussion about personally addressing owners who fail to keep their properties up according to deed restrictions.

Nominations for the Board of Directors:  Jeff Schulz nominated Ron Tichenor for President, seconded by John Kuntz.  John Sego nominated Peggy Beckens for VP, seconded by Ron Tichenor.  Christine Newell nominated Jeff Schulz for Treasurer after it was announced that Erin Kehoe agreed to continue as Treasurer.  A vote was taken by a show of hands and Jeff Schulz prevailed.  Discussed keeping the member records on QuickBooks, and if Jeff had any experience with it, to which he replied no, but that he would learn.  A vote was taken by a show of hands and Jeff Schulz prevailed.  Scott Hanford will continue as Director.  John Sego agreed to take the position of Secretary as we do not have one.

Ron Tichenor – President elect, held discussion on voting by computer or proxy.

Discussion on posting the annual meeting notices at the entrances, and timing of the meetings.

Ron said the Mossy website is due for the 2 year renewal.  Cost is $160.10

Next BOD meeting is set for Saturday March 18th at 10 AM

Motion to adjourn at 1330

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