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TOWN HALL MEETING
The second Town Hall Meeting will be held at the Rec. Hall on January 25th at 2:00 p.m. The attorney Raphael Garcia will be present to answer questions.
BRIDGE BOARD THANK YOU The Bridge Board and staff want to thank you for your generous donation of a Club Car Golf Cart. We will use it for the Bridge maintenance work. Thanks again,
Dick Lothe, Bridge Board President LIV CANCER GOLF RALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL FOR VALENTINE’S DAY? Get those golf clubs shined up because I think we may have just what you’re looking for! Friday, February 14th, 2014 will be our first LIV Cancer Golf Rally. We’re planning to help fight ALL KINDS of cancer, not just “pick one”. We will be honoring those who are fighting, those who have fought and won, and those who have fought bravely and lost. We are still working out the details but we wanted to make sure you put it on your calendar NOW. If you have any questions or want to volunteer to help out, talk to Ruth Galow. She’ll be happy to sign you up!
Ruth’s Humble Helper
ATTENTION SOFTBALL PLAYERS We’re starting a Senior Softball League (55+) this winter in Port Isabel. Monday and Wednesday morning games each week from January through March. If interested or for more info contact Dan Schauer 956-943-4568 or Dick Stabler 956-943-1208.
Friends, fun, food and football! 120+ LIVer kicked off the holiday season at the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Pot Luck dinner in the holiday decorated club house with background music and the happy sounds of friends gathering to celebrate. Amid the twinkling lights and tinkling of wine glasses many agreed this was the best ever and it was an amazing site to see 48 feet of buffet table filled to capacity with homemade treats of a traditional Thanksgiving Feast and an additional 18 feet of buffet for desserts! There was plenty for seconds and take home dishes for many. We were touched by the words of a new owner who spoke of being alone on the holiday and how grateful he was to have the opportunity to share the day with others and make new friends. That’s what it is all about, we are neighbors, friends and family here and love being together on these special holidays. Hopefully you will make plans to join the community for Christmas and Easter Pot Luck meals. I will be gone for the last two this time but have already had a volunteer for Christmas Day and still hoping someone will step up for Easter. I am happy to share the plans I have ironed out over the years to make it easy for anyone wanting to have the opportunity of organizing these events, your heart will be filled with joy and warmth from the gratitude expressed by those who attend. Thanks Villagers for supporting me over the years, memories of these pot lucks will long be with me.
Jan 2014 Volume 68
Manager’s Report – FM Zamora/GM Horner
FM Zamora presented his monthly reports and updates. o Maintenance Work Completed- Please see figure A-1 o FM Zamora announced that the Golf Committee would be contributing $2,500 to the retaining wall project on green #9 as the bid came in at $5,400 and only $3,000 was available. o Work Orders- Please see figure A-2 o FM Zamora reported that there were only 42 work orders as it was a slow month. o Building Permit Report- Please see figure A-3 o FM Zamora reported that they are running out of places to store dirt from new construction. AT Guerra asked FM Zamora if the contractors are dumping clean dirt or if the dirt is still being dumped with concrete, PVC pipe and rebar. FM Zamora stated that the dirt is clean but he voiced his concerns over the constant need to level the dirt. AT Guerra stated that a fee increase to compensate for the extra time and labor required in maintaining the excess dirt may be needed. o FM Zamora reported that the survey requested by the Board for lot 384 has been obtained. Past Due Condo Fee Report- Please see figure A-4 GM Horner advised the audience that two condo fee reports are being compiled in order to accurately report on the total condo fees that are outstanding. He reminded the audience that condo fees are due on the 10th. Condo fees are outstanding after the 10th but owners are extended a grace period of 15 days before a late charge is assessed. o (166) 1-15 days late ($100,138.00) o (01) 16-30 days late ($277.00) o (06) 31-59 days late ($4,808.00) o (01) 60 days late ($839.00) o (11) 90 days late ($24,089.50) Past due condo fees last month (not including those in grace period 1-15 days) totaled $34,460.00. The current past due condo fees (not including those in grace period 1-15 days) total $30,013.50. The difference is $-4,446.50.
Where Do You Stand? It’s Time Do you enjoy going fishing from your own dock? Do you love waking up in this island paradise? Isn’t it great to choose golfing, swimming, exercising, playing billads, or going to the beach? How about living in our gated community? Would you be willing to step forward and offer your talents to our Board of Directors? There are four positions open. That’s right - It’s Time ! Stay Challenged - Be Involved ! Applications are available at the Welcome Center, starting December 26th and need to be filled out, and returned by 12:00 Noon on January 17th. Owner’s Election Packet Pick Up at Rec Hall 1:00pm – 4:00pm on January 27th & 28th 1:00pm – 6:00pm 29th
Run For The Board! 2014 Election Committee
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2 Robert G. Hamilton Memorial Library
Fishers of Men Lutheran Church
by: Dottie Lothe NOVEMBER INCOME Paper back sales & fines Book sales Memorials EXPENSES Books DVD’s Supplies Repairs to Can Trailer Bank Balance $ 2,893.86
Located at the corner of Jefferson and Tarnava, Port Isabel, TX (956) 943-2005 $.65.00 $ 3.00 $140.00 $270.56 $149.53 $ 60.83 $200.00
Would like to take this opportunity to thank those who brought memorials to the library in person. Also want to thank the Bridge Boys for repairing our can trailer. They provided the labor and paint for nothing. If anyone needs medical equipment in an emergency when the library is not open please call::: Dottie Lothe 943-3100 Bonnie Woods 943-1439 Lucille Davidson 943-5148
LIV BOOK CLUB Please join us in the LIV library for discussions of the following books: • Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario, January 7, 7:00 p.m. • Isaac’s Storm by Erik Nelson, February 4, 7:00 p.m. • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, March 4, 7:00 p.m.
GOLF REPORT LADIES GOLF
Sunday Worship Schedule Beginning Sunday, January 5, 2014 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM Communion Services 1st and 3rd Sundays Saturday Children’s Church / School 5:30 PM Both in Spanish & English Bible Study Friday at 2:00 PM LWML meets 3rd Thursday monthly, 10:00 AM Everyone Welcome! Come Join Us!
Methodist Church 101 W. Adams, Port Isabel (956) 943-2485 firstname.lastname@example.org www.portisabelfumc.com
The first Sunday of the month ONLY is 8:30am Worship with Communion, 9:45am Fellowship Hour 11:00am Worship with Communion
JANUARY Yard of the Month
f MARIO & MICHELETTE GONZALEZ DAVIS SEA COTTAGE 1
11/20 Wed. 1st Jerry Drake, Bette Robinson, Ellen, Nichols, Pat Earl -1 1st Karen Boling, Pat Diebold, Barb Matthews, Rose Croom -1 1st Mary Hickey, Sandy Olson, Judy Agar, Ione Holeman -1
SCRAMBLES 11/03 Sun. AM 1st Denny Zylman, Dale Zylman, Steve Anderson, Dan Rodgers -11 11/10 Sun. AM 1st Denny Zylman, Eric Von Schweinitz, Larry Armstrong, Barb Gosnell -11
MAH JONGG WINNERS
OCTOBER 2013 10/07 Marianne Kinne, Dorothy Dymit, Laura Dolan, Joan Korson
Early service is 8:30am Worship with Communion, 9:45am Fellowship Hour, 11:00am Worship service, Pastor Joseph Berkley, First United Methodist Church 101 W. Adams St. PO Box 1074 Port Isabel, Tx 78578
11/06 Wed. 1st Traci Walzer, Barb Matthews, Judy Bennett -5 2nd Rose Croom, Ruth Galow, Becky Ray, Judy Agar -2
10/14 Mary Gregory, Joan Korson 10/21 Marianne Kinne 10/28 Joan Korson
Welcome New Owners 77 195 265 375 424 445 550 863 SC83 SC89
Alberto & Dora de la Garza Ramiro & Orfelinda Ramirez Jr. Peggy Walker & John Grillet Bank of America Jesse & Amanda Lewis Deborah Rouse Rene & Laura Campos Erin & Marissa Coker Stanley Williams Randall Winston
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FREDERICKSBURG AND HILL COUNTRY TOUR MARCH 14-16, 2014 $330 p/p WE’LL BEGIN TRAVELING THROUGH SAN ANTONIO TO WELFARE, TX WHERE WE WILL HAVE A LATE LUNCH BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE YO RANCH HOTEL IN KERRVILLE. FOR THE EVENING - HOPEFULLY THE WILDFLOWERS WILL BE IN THEIR GLORY SO WE CAN ENJOY THEM ON OUR JOURNEY. AFTER AN INCLUDED BUFFET BREAKFAST WE WILL TRAVEL TO FREDERICKSBURG FOR A FULL DAY OF FUN - TOUR THE NIMITZ MUSEUM, OR PIONEER MUSEUM. THESE MUSEUMS CONTINUE TO EXPAND SO THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO SEE (TICKETS INCLUDED). AND FIND TIME TO SHOP AT THE STORES ON MAIN STREET. WE WILL ENJOY AN INCLUDED LUNCH AT ONE OF THE GERMAN RESTAURANTS BEFORE THE EVENING PERFORMANCE SO SAVE PLENTY OF ENERGY FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE “ROCK BOX THEATER”. YOU WILL ENJOY THE FAMILY ORIENTED VARIETY SHOW (MAIN CENTER SEATING TICKET INCLUDED). RETURN TO THE YO RANCH IN KERRVILLE FOR THE EVENING. DAY 3: BEFORE WE HEAD BACK TO THE VALLEY OUT TRIP WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE WITHOUT STOPPING IN LUKENBACH - A TEXAS LEGEND - TO SEE THE OLD TIME GENERAL STORE - TO LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC AND ENJOY LOTS OF GOOD OLD-FASHIONED FUN! WE WILL HAVE LUNCH AT THE “FEED LOT” SO GET READY TO “FILLER UP” ONCE MORE. WE’LL CONTINUE ON TO THE WILDSEED FARM MARKET CENTER - THE LARGEST WORKING WILD-FLOWER FARM IN THE U.S. - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE -GIFTS, TEXAS WINES, AND MUCH MORE - WHAT A DELIGHT TO VISIT. ANOTHER SURPRISE ALONG THE WAY - WE ALWAYS ENJOY SAMPLES OF TEXAS WINES AND “GOODIES”! TIME TO HEAD BACK TO THE VALLEY AFTER A FUN WEEKEND. DEPOSIT: $330 WITH BALANCE OF $330 BY FEBRUARY 1ST MAXIMUM OF 3 PICKUP POINTS THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY. MORE DETAILS CALL D&S TRAVEL 782-2103
For More Details Call : Rick Contos, LIV Travelgoers Presents Sea Cottge 57/ Box 381 956-943-2462”
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Law Offices of John Haywood NOVEMBER LIV Patrol 11/09 Lot # 386 Security stopped visitor who tried to enter without permission from owner. 11/10 Lot #386 Visitor tried to enter without permission. Sheriff called. 11/10 Lot # 503 Owner called security regarding damage to the lot after neighbors had moved. 11/13 Lot # 326 EMS Called 11/13 Lot # 16 Security called regarding damage to RV window from lawn crew. Report filed. 11/18 Lot # 599 Security called regarding owner who was parked in the middle of the road obstructing traffic. Owner then moved his vehicle. 11/19 Lot # 117 Renters friend tried to enter with a parking pass for the West side of the Welcome Center. She was told to leave as she did not have permission to enter. 11/19 Lot # 517 Security called regarding broken front door window by lawn & grounds crew when mowing. Report filed. 11/20 Lot # 834 Security requested owner to move vehicle from RV parking area to West side of Welcome Center. Vehicle was not moved. 11/20 Lot # 553 Owner called security to state that 6 people are always walking their dogs by his house and do not pick up after them. 11/26 Lot # 460 Constable entered village with wrecker to pick up an unauthorized vehicle. 11/30 Lot # 70 Owner tried to enter without a pass.
Property sales, Business transactions Personal injury accidents, Estate planning & Pre-Nuptial agreements. Call the Law Offices of John Haywood
at 943-3288 for your appointment. Down the street at the Queen Isabel Inn.
145 Bonnet $219,900 Seller wants to see an offer.
Gorgeous stick built cottage home-looks like new. Remote controlled 6,000 lb custom boat lift. 6’3’’ high insulated storage room w/an A/C unit-bonus rm . Shaded afternoons on the tiled patio. Insulated double pane windows, granite counter tops, surround sound, hardwood custom cabinets. Appliances included. 2 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms-one w/ whirlpool tub the other w/shower. New dishwasher 2009, A/C 2010.
Organic Goods Fruit Smoothies & Gourmet Coffee Medicinal Teas & Herbs Supplements, Minerals, Homeopathics Nutritional Consultation with Doctor Body System Evaluation Hair Analysis & Saliva Testing Natural Weight & Hormone Mgmt Books and More!! Box & Ship UPS Across USA Fax • Copy • Free WIFI 201 W. Queen Isabella Blvd., Port Isabel
(956) 943-2300 www.livingshoppe.com
661 Sandollar $79,900 This water front lot is worth the asking price but it comes with a trailer. Owner is including trailer but can remove it if buyer wants. Channel front location is the most desirable spot.
845 W Oyster $169,900
sits on the Intercoastal on a quiet dead end street w/a boat dock. Enjoy the dolphins as they pass each day. Cool tropical breezes on the covered patio for enjoying the view of Laguna Madre bay & Island skyline. Gorgeous stick built home. Living room & great room have the water front view too. Vinyl siding. Nice furniture, furnishings & appliances included. Roll down hurricane shutters.
129 Bonnett $89,900
Immaculate stick built home w/ some water views across the street. All the furniture & furnishings are included. Granite counter tops & vanities. Tile throughout. All appliances included. Covered deck area.
172 Bonnet $189,900 139 Bonnet $93,500 Channel front lot w/new seawall & concrete pillars for boat lift.
Sits on the Inter-Coastal. Big covered deck. 3500lb boat lift. 2 bedroom, 1 1 /2 baths. Furnished. Lots of storage inside & underneath. Fireplace too.
118 E Scallop $174,900 709 E Clam $140,000
Sit right on the channel. Perfect home for the fisherman. 2 bedrooms. Covered patio area. All furniture, furnishings and appliances included in the sale. Spacious living area and breakfast room. Remodeled in 2010. Vinyl siding.
Finished 1 car garage w/a man cave. Boat lift & hurricane shutters. Furniture & furnishings included. Excellent condition.
752 E Clam Circle $34,900
ready to build on Concrete slab in place. The seller wants an offer!
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SWINK REAL ESTATE Inside Lots
Lot 132 Furnished 2 BR, 2 Bth, W/D, DW, Covered deck, Stg Bldg. One bath is extra large with closet. Make an appointment. $69,900. Lot 447 Vacant Lot across from golf course, near amenities, stg bldg. Large lot great for your RV or a place to build. $42,500 Lot 448 Vacant lot across from golf course.Bring your Rv or build where amenities abound. $42,500 Lot 538 Interior Lot with mature landscaping and stg bldg. $39,500 Lot 419 Very nice furnished Park model with covered deck located across from the Intracoastal. $55,000
Lot 141 empty lot ready to build on or your RV $108,000. Lot 226 PM with island room close to club house. A good price to use or rebuild $80,000 Lot 272 • Recent remodeled PM, almost new boat lift, dock, large deck $109,000 Lot 278 PM sets on end of canal for full view of canal, loft with extra sleeping area, screened porch, boat lift, under deck storage. Very nice and clean unit. $134.900 Lot 345 COTTAGE HOME 2BR/2BTH furnisihed, larger parking area, close to intracoastal and evening shade on deck. Make appointment $199,500. Lot 458 Nice park model with addition, W/D, stg bldg, large covered deck $85,782 pending SC 43 2BR/2 BTH with elevator to all floors, screened deck, Lot 649, ‘94 PM located close to bath house, patio area, all kinds of storage, some furnishings $179,000. dock. Priced to sell. $74,900. SC 66 Larger 2BD/2BTH, Balconies off Master BR/TH, Deck Lot 700 Furnished ‘98 PM, dock $99,000 off Living area. Recent painting in living area, new flooring in Lot 842 PM with island room on oversized lot near the intracoastal, large bath. The lot has the value. $185,000 Master BR Office/Study on ground level $179,000 Lot 786 Well cared for older park model you could use or remove to build. At this price you should check it out! $84,900 Lot N - Emply lot with island view. $ 60,000 Lot 547 Park Model furnished, dock $74,900
Golf Course Lots
WE WANT YOUR LISTING.
Nor ma Swink, BROKER Cell (956) 561.3442
P.D. Swink, AGENT Cell (956) 572.1559
Office: (956) 943.4228 or (956) 943.4243 1338 W. Hwy 100 Laguna Vista, TX 78578 Email: NormaSwink@aol.com Online: www.SwinkRealEstate.net Classifieds
AND THE WINNERS ARE - - - - -
Thanks to all of you who participated in the Golf Cart Parade - What a great job you all did! CONGRATULATIONS go to: 1st Place! ! Jackie & Phil Rogge 2nd Place! ! Michelette & Mario Gonzalez with Davis & Barbara 3rd Place! ! Sue & Steve Smith Non-Motorized! Susan, Eileen, & Adrianna who RAN in front of ! ! ! Santa Jim’s Sleigh! And do LIV people like Chili? You bet they do! I think we had an all time high attendance for the Chili Dump afterwards. The chili and all the fixin’s were DELICIOUS! Now here’s what’s coming up: Mon., Jan 6th! SAAAAAA-LUTE! Yep, Cocktail Party with Leslie, 4 - 6 p.m. ! ! ! Bring your own snacks and contribute $3.00 at the door Sat., Jan 11th! Sneak in a trip to Mexico. You’ll need “stuff” for the FIESTA PARTY, ! ! ! 6 - 9 pm ($5.00 at the door) Wed., Jan 15th! The ALASKA STRING BAND will be here to perform their magic at ! ! ! 7 pm ($6.00 at the door) Sat., Jan 25th! FasciNation will be here to once again get you dancin’ to the Oldies ! ! ! at our 50‘s SOCK HOP, 6 - 10 pm. Purchase your dinner/dance ! ! ! tickets at the Activity Center ($13.50) As you can see, we plan to keep you really busy for the entire month of January. And we’re just getting you warmed up for February! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Till next time, ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Pat Diebold ! ! ! ! ! ! ! D & E “Keep You in the Loop” Person
FOR SALE LOT H SAND DOLLAR DRIVE $59,000. Nice and clean. Furnished,1 Bdr,1 Bath, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. Nice porch and carport under large awning with SPI skyline, golf course, and pond view. Contact owner 210-887-2421. FOR SALE LARGE CONNER LOT 739 2/2 COTTAGE HOME WITH SHIPPING CHANNEL AND ISLAND VIEW FROM LARGE COVERED DECK. OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH LOTS OF STORAGE, CUSTOM BLANDS, 4 CEILING FANS, JETTED TUB, ALL TILE 18 IN. FLOORING AND FULLY FURNISHED WITH WASHER/DRYER. BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING AND PAVED DRIVE. PRICE $ 149,000. CALL LINDA AT 956-433-1756. SALE: 838 Waterfront: Remodeled Park Model / Island Room w/boat lift, King bed, whirlpool tub, Open Bright Plan, 19’ x 12’ Living Room w/sofa bed & 42” TV, 2nd bath w/closet & washer/dryer, & large Walk-in Closet (remove to make 2nd bedroom) Covered Tile deck, Storage under, dock Fully Furnished & Equipped. $139,900 Owner Jim (262) 242-4181
FOR SALE LOT # 815 On Canal with Dock reduced $80,000 907-345-5860 or 928-566-7189 SEA COTTAGE 19 -BARGAIN 2/2 recently remodeled, newly tiled floor, Carpet. Lots of storage. W/D upstairs. New storm shutters. Deck with boat lift. Elevator to 2nd floor. REDUCED $199,000 956-943-3215. LOT # 192 Waterfront Cottage home For Rent – 2 Bedroom/2Bath-Recently remodeled. Fully furnished, Covered deck with shade. For months of September, October thru March. Only $ 1,700 monthly Call (956) 821-5899
FOR RENT: LOT # 456 WEST CLAM. Dock-Boat Lift- Double Paved.- Fish Cleaning Table – Main Canal- Wkly: $210/Monthly: $625/ Holiday Wk: $310. Contact Owner: 956-399-0568. FOR SALE Lot 475. Best Lot in the park on ontrcoastal waterway. Great deck and deep water. Older park model with sun room. Great inside. $ 185,000.00 Call 952-217-7166
FOR SALE - Reduced - $ 52,000 Lot 442 Cockle Street, 1/1 PM – Possible 2nd Bedroom, W/D, New Refrigerator as of 3/13. Golf Course View, Deck/Awing, Fully Furnished. Appt. only 361-533-2591
FOR RENT - Lot # 123 Close to great bathhouse. Palm treel on left back corner of lot. Picnic table. Great location. $ 450 /mo. Plus electric. Call 832-221-9073
FOR SALE LOT 379 Sand Dollar Drive. $50,000 Nice and clean, furnished,1 Bdr, I bath, refrigerator/ washer/dryer. Contact owner 210-887-2421.
FOR SALE OR RENT: Lot 601 Star Fish. $39,900 or $450 + Electric/Month 417-825-4574.
RENTAL AVAILABLE - Long Term Renter wanted by owner of 715 Cottage Home. Prefer year round renter, must be 4 months. Furnished house has 2 BR, 2 Ba, High Ceilings - Open Floor Plan, huge corner Lot on the water. Jacuzzi Tub, Walk in shower, Gas Range, Flat Screen TVs, all Tile, new washer / druer. New pure LatexBLISS Queen Beds. Call owner at 203-751-3840, or email me and I will send you pictures; kimberlykfisher@ sbcglobal.net
FOR SALE - Lot # 678 Clam Waterfront. Newly remodeled PM 1/1 on widest canal. New Roof, Covered deck, Carport, Boat Dock, Fish Cleaning Station and New Furnishings. Awesome views Reduced $ 105,000 Call Alex 815-592-0040. BEST LOCATION IN PARK. For Sale - Waterfront Lot 219 ready for RV or build home. Across from Club House and near Bath House. Call owner 815-878-3542. Price $ 89,500.00.
For Sale Lot 439 Furnished Park Model. Great Condition. 1/1 Excellent view across from Golf Course. New Roof 14x30 Covered Deck. Nearly new W/D Ample parking $59,900 Phone 701-400-5712 Worried About Having A Medical Emergency While Traveling? MASA (Medical Air Service Association) The world’s leading emergency assistance company • Emergency Air Transportation – Medical Evacuation • Helicopter Transportation – Ground Ambulance • Many Other Services Call : Apolonia Villarreal or Omar Villarreal (956)-873-2777 LOT G – INSIDE COTTAGE HOME FOR SALE : 3B-2B-& 2 LOFTS. HAS TILE FLOOR, WINDOW SHUTTERS, GRANITE COUNTTER TOPS & BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF ISLAND. MUST SEE. Reduced $ 170,000 or best offer CALL 956-648-4428 For Sale: Lot 18 Conch. View of Golf Course. Across from Rec. Center. Newer double slab. Great location. $ 44,000 Call 815-866-9069
For Sale -Waterfront Lot with dock. Lot. 662. 50% Down – Short Term Financing possible. Call Bob at (Cell) 225-236-6739 or 972-2243900.
FOR SALE : Sea Cottage # 50. Fully Furnished. All appliances. $ 169,500.00 Firm. No Realtor. Fees Paid. Call 956-223-2550.
FOR RENT Sea Cottage 118 – Boat Lift, Dumb Waiter, Garage, sleeps 6. Fully Furnished & Equipped. $ 1,500 per month. (Tenant pays electric). Phone 956-943-3691.
FOR SALE BY OWNER # 1 Conch. Lot & House for Sale. 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath. Fully furnished, Golf Cart included. $ 150,000.00 Contact Eloisa Cabrera (956) 867-1206.
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Robbie Atchley Coffman, BROKER
(956) 943-2313 Cell (956) 525-2124 791 E. Oyster, Lake lot with great view of the ship channel. Reduced $90,000. 511 W. Clam, Inside lot ready to move on or build on. Only $35,000. 394 Sand Dollar Circle, Corner lot, PM w/storage building. $69,900. 28 Abalone Circle, Inside Corner Lot, close to rec hall. $38,000. 264 Cockle Drive, Expanded PM, 2 bdm. 1 ba., waterfront $110,000. 147 E. Bonnet, 2bd/2ba, 70 foot of waterfront $148,800. RENTALS AVAILABLE
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7 REGULAR BOARD MEETING
October 23, 2013
Approval of August 14, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
AS Gunderson asked for clarification on a statement made by VP Pelletier. After a brief discussion, VP Pelletier and AS Gunderson agreed to modify Item D., on Page 5, by adding “will become”. AS Gunderson made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected. Director McBride seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. Director Ramirez made a motion to move forward with the Pink Water Irrigation System and to get the license agreement reviewed and signed immediately. Assistant Treasurer Guerra seconded the motion. A small discussion took place. Pres. Chapa stated that he had a motion and a second and asked for further discussion. Director McBride suggested that the motion be amended. Director Ramirez made a motion (amended) to accept the Pink Water Irrigation Proposal for the Long Island Village Golf Course. Assistant Treasurer Guerra seconded the motion. Floor opened for discussion. AS Gunderson stated that a separate meter for the pools will need to be installed to avoid sewer charges. Secretary Vasquez asked FM Zamora for the cost of the meter. FM Zamora stated that he did not have that information but would research the cost. Discussion closed. Pres. Chapa asked for a vote on the amended motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. Director Ramirez made a motion to have the nominees for the vacant seat on the Board come to the November Coffee with the Directors and introduce themselves to the members and answer questions. Floor opened for discussion. Director McBride asked that the motion be amended to include “and voted on at the December Board Meeting”. AT Guerra said” no” to the amendment request. Further discussion took place. Pres. Chapa asked if the original motion was still standing. The motion was confirmed. Secretary Vasquez seconded the motion. Vote-5 to 1. Motion Carried. For-Pelletier, Vasquez, Guerra, McBride, Ramirez. Against- Gunderson. VP Pelletier made a motion to accept the bid From R. Pizana Paving to seal coat the balance of the Welcome Center parking lot. Director McBride seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. Director McBride made a motion to allow the solar impact study to be conducted. VP Pelletier seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. Secretary Vasquez made a motion to excuse Treasurer Steffensen for her board meeting absences due to her having undergone surgery. AT Guerra seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. Secretary Vasquez made a motion to add the Voss name to the library with the original name being left as top billing. VP Pelletier seconded the motion. Director McBride asked to amend the motion to include funds to change the lettering on the sign. AT Guerra informed Director McBride that any amendment to the motion would need to come from Secretary Vasquez. Secretary Vasquez agreed to amend his motion. Secretary Vasquez made a motion (amended) to add the Voss name to the library with the original name having top billing and to appropriate funds, not to exceed $500, to change the lettering on the library sign. VP Pelletier seconded the amended motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. Director Vasquez made a motion to approve the format and design for the RV & Utility Trailer Pass presented by GM Horner. AT Guerra seconded the motion. Floor opened for discussion. GM Horner stated that appropriate verbiage would be added to the pass. AT Guerra asked GM Horner to confirm that the pass would be per vehicle and not per lot. GM Horner affirmed that it was per vehicle “or per owner”. No further discussion. All in favor. Motion Passed. Secretary Vasquez made a motion to amend Policy 3.4 by adding the 3 clauses requested by GM Horner. VP Pelletier seconded the motion. Floor opened for discussion. Pres. Chapa advised the audience that the BOD’s goal was primarily to retrieve owner stickers that are no longer valid and they were aware that the policy may not be perfect. GM Horner added that his primary goal is to prevent unauthorized use of the amenities. Pres. Chapa asked if there was further discussion. AT Guerra asked that the motion be restated. GM Horner stated that the motion was to amend Policy 3.4 which relates to owner’s stickers by adding (1)the surrender of owner’s stickers at closing if the person no longer owns property and (2) the return of owner’s sticker upon sale or transfer of a vehicle or (3) the return of owner’s sticker upon changing of a windshield. AT Guerra asked FM Zamora to share with the Board his response on how the association could require the title companies to cooperate. FM Zamora replied that the request could be added to the Resale Certificate filled out by management. Secretary Vasquez announced that he wanted it noted that although GM Horner had restated the motion, the motion before the board was Secretary Vasquez’s motion. Pres. Chapa stated that he had a motion and a second. All in favor. Motion Passed. AS Gunderson made a motion to open the Village Grill on Dec. 1st. Director McBride seconded the motion. Pres. Chapa opened the floor for discussion. VP Pelletier stated that it would be more feasible to open the grill on the day after Christmas as that is when the park starts getting busy. Secretary Vasquez concurred with VP Pelletier. A discussion took place over the impact of opening or delaying the reopening of the grill. Director McBride suggested that opening it on Dec. 1st would give a newly hired Village Grill Manager and a new staff a chance to work out all the kinks before it gets busy. He added that having them start off in the middle of the season is setting them up to fail. Pres. Chapa suggested changing the date to a Monday, December 2, 2013 rather than a Sunday. AS Gunderson stated that she had no problem amending her motion to state Dec. 2nd. AT Guerra asked GM Horner for his recommendation. GM Horner stated that he would recommend December 15th as it would still allow the staff time to adjust. After another brief discussion, AS Gunderson made a motion (amended) to open the Village Grill on Dec. 15, 2013. Secretary Vasquez seconded the motion. No further discussion. All in favor. Motion passed. President Chapa called for recess at 10:50 AM for executive session to begin. Executive session The board meeting resumed at 12:05 PM after executive session. VP Pelletier made a motion to send a letter to the owners of lot 671 notifying them of violation of their property and asking them to appear before the board on November 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Director McBride seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. VP Pelletier made a motion to send a letter to the owners of lot 384 notifying them of violation on their property and asking them to appear before the board on November 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM. Director McBride seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion Passed. AS Gunderson made a motion to adjourn. Director McBride seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion passed. Adjournment at 12:15 PM. Minutes Taken By Raul Vasquez, Secretary, LIV Board of Directors
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Best Waterfront Dining! Famous for the fun, known for the food!
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9 EUCHRE Euchre players enjoyed a pizza supper on November 12, and are anticipating the Christmas party and gift exchange on December 10th. We have welcomed some of you, our winter friends, and look forward to seeing more of you soon. High scores for the month of November were: November 5 Dick Lothe 83 7 Robbie Coffman 86 12 Toni Sluiter 88 14 Arnie Beyer 84 19 Avis Collins 76 21 Hank Hackman 83 26 Bill Rideout 89
Bingo Come on out and enjoy a couple of hours with neighbors and friends. We have more of you Winter Texans joining us and look forward to many more after the Holidays. $ 1.00 per card for the time of play with cards out by 6:15 p.m.Feel free to bring whatever you would like to drink or eat, while making new friends and reaquainting with old friends.
Shirley Ritten SAND DOLLAR QUILTERS
Welcome again to our winter friends who have arrived after spending the holidays with family.
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We have been meeting every Friday since November 1st in the craft room. Quilting starts at 8:30 with our meeting taking place at 10:00 a.m. Please come join us, We have many projects scheduled for the winter months I have listed below some dates and the classes that will take place. Our ladies are happy to help and share their expertise with you no matter what level quilter you may be. The dates may change so please stop by and check to make sure. Friday - January 3 - Beginner Quilter Information Friday - January 10 - Beginner Class Begins Friday - January 17 - Star String Quilt Demo Friday - January 24 - Quilt Show Committee Meeting Friday - January 31 - Deadline for Raffle Items to be turned in Pajama Party - sewing items for Candle of Hope Friday - February 7 - Applique by Sandra and Vi Friday - February 14 - All items turned in for quilt show Saturday - February 15 - QUILT SHOW - And TRASH AND TREASURES selling raffle tickets Wednesday - February 26 - SHOP HOP - Harlingen Saturday - March l - Annual Owners Meeting - Sell tickets and draw winners!!! Friday March 7 - ELECTION OF OFFICERS HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Karen Grove, SECRETARY OBITUARIES
Nov 1 to Apr 1 $ 600 mo. Apr1 to Nov 1 $ 400 mo.
Joanne Snyder 77, Lot 867 passed away on November 8, 2013 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is survived by 3 Rosenfeld children, 2 sons & 1 daughter: and also 7 Snyder children, 5 sons & 2 daughters. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joanne retired in 1989 and started her visits to Long Island Village. Teaching was her main interest. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Marge Ekstrum Lot 561 passed away on November 15, 2013. in St Louis Missouri. She loved golfing and playing cards with her friends. She will be missed by many. Richad Young 85, Lot 577 passed away on November 29, 2013 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.. He is survived by one son Jeff and two daughters Jenny and Brenda. Dick was an Army veteran in the Korean War. He will be missed by family and many friends. If you have an obituary for the Newsletter, please send it to Mary Steffensen 33840 S. Garcia # 283, Port Isabel, Texas 78578 or e-mail to email@example.com
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STORAGE BOATS - TRAILERS - RV’S – CAMPERS GATED 24 HOUR ACCESS • LIMITED INDOOR RV STORAGE AVAILABLE • LOCATED ON FM 508 HARLINGEN
956-371-6082 OR 956-371-6083 FREE RECORDED INFORMATION 24 HRS. TOLL FREE 1-800-778-1647 then enter the extension number
Several rentals available.
Several units or lots can possibly be owner financed. Please call for new listings / open evenings & weekends by appointment. FINANCING AVAILABLE LET’S MAKE A DEAL-TAKE ADVANTAGE OF GREAT UNITS AT LOW PRICES!
Reduced #730 Beautiful Deluxe Park Model w/loft,deck, patio cover! $67,900
#632 Waterfront Lake Lot-Beautiful ship Channel Views! Dock, and Shed P.O.F. $95,000
#23 Park model/room 1bed./2 baths, shady, covered patio and close to clubhouse $89,950
#599 1bed.-park model with deck and awning $40,000
#4 furnished park model, deck, shed,w/d , some covered parking only $55,900
#721 P.M., Deck, Shed, Patio cover, #799 Park Model, deck, dock, tile, #503 Wft. Park model 1/1 very nice! P.O.F. $112,000 real clean! P.O.F. $112,000 possible second bedroom, P.O.F. Check it out! $64,500
Reduced lot #410 Deluxe 5th wheel on landscaped lot w/owner finance $59,900
Reduced #366 waterfront.-park model/ Lot J- Beautiful p.m 1/1 .on golf course ,covered-tiled deck, Island room, 11/2 bath, 1 bed., w/d, furnished, direct access to interview ,much more! $68,000 coastal $99,950 great price!
#719 park model 1bed/1bath furnished, w/d, shed, awning, new tie downs, nice lot, $49,950
SELLER Motivated #755 Cottage Home, fully furnished, 2b/2b $114,500
Make an offer! Lot #80 waterfront park model, all tile, shady parking, beautiful water views! 1-800-778-1167 ext.1274 $99,750.
#8 , #232, #170 , #168 #487, Letter i. Sea Cottage 1, #203, #785, #550
MUST SEE #740 1/1 Park model , #529 Cottage Home, fully Waterfront # 214 Cottage Home 2/2 Furn. nautical décor. Large deck with shed, patio cover, furnished, furnished 2b/2b great parking! 2 very nice-Close to club house. View of canal porches $119,900 only $55,500 $179,000 800-778-1647 • Ext. 1774
#5 $39,950 #535 $40,000 #787 $139,900
WINTER RENTAL AVAILABLE SC. 117 Waterfront,single, boat lift, 3b/2.5 etc. 1-800-778-1647 ext.#1154 $237,000
#297 waterfront cottage home 2/2 huge lot and deck $249,950 1-800-778-1647 ext.1254
RONA HAMLINCK (956) 371-0425 Roy Bailey / Broker
183-Upgraded, HUGE-wfrt. #819 p.m./room , some waterfront, #712 2/2 waterfront cottage home, corner lot and docks, with direct many upgrades, a must see at a new a.c. partially furnished, 2 access to intercoastal! Pad great price for only $229,000 porches, only $ 64,900 ready to build large home here! $185,000.
WATERFRONT #136 - $99,750 #220 - $99,000 #230 - $95,000 #271 - $75,000
600 S. Garcia #13, Port Isabel
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The Long Island News is a monthly publication of the Long Island Village Owners Association, Inc. Deadline for articles is the 10th of the month prior to publication. For information and submission of articles, please contact Editor Mary Steffensen at the Village. Graphic Design by Wendy Hauschildt, Blue Starfish Design. Printing by Alex Avalos, Printing, South Padre Island.