Thursday, June 5, 2014

"Trust Me..I'm from the Management and Board!"

In response to what Miami-Dade County posted on the Camellia's this is what the management had to say (above) 

Please read this notice that was posted on the Jade Winds office door this date by the mis-Management.

While it is true that you will most likely NOT be vacated from your home (YET) it is possible, especially if this Board and Management DO NOT ACT FAST and RESPONSIBLY. However, as you may have already noticed, that is NOT LIKELY to happen from this Administration!

And while the Notice to Vacate is normal in a procedural sense, it is NOT NORMAL for a healthy and responsible condo Association to have posted for it's failure to act spanning years time as proven by the FACTS (not gossip) of this case. (See below for more details)   

And just to clarify--the Notice to Vacate is for both Camellia buildings, C1 and C2.  Management had the notices removed to mislead you and keep you in the dark with regards to your property and it's affairs.

Allamanda 1 is next for the same fate, followed by Easter Lily. 

Of course, your management and certain Board members have a proven track record and propensity to mislead. 
(Just think back to the election notices elections, and ballots in March 2014, the improper amending of the governing documents in September 2013, and your special assessments and how they are/were to be used such as illumination, paving, fencing something that hardly occurred and hence the problems were are facing now.)

However, if you want to know the facts you can read them for yourself at the link below.  

General Searches: 
Click this Link for Miami Dade County Permit and/or Unsafe Structures search link

For this case for Camellia, click link below:

Search by address, for example: 1770 NE 191 ST
Search by your own building number such as 1660 or 1700 NE 191 ST. 

Here are a few pertinent facts from this current case and issue. Please read below.  (The whole case can be read by using link above.)

279L COMPLETION INSPECTION PERMIT NOT FINALED - INTERNAL AGREEMENT NON-COMPLIANCE5/19/20145/19/20145/22/2014On 2-20-2014 meeting Mr. Monte Lee requested to Association Pres. to forward the revised completion dates, but to date no records of such document recorded on this Case�.Permit # 2011022387 still active, but no records of approved final inspection�

114 MEETING WITH CUSTOMER2/20/20142/20/2014Met with Santiago Perez, President of the Association, Donna Martin, property manager and Carlos Mungria, assistant property manager and discussed the current status of this case and their need to provide additional time to resolve this case and the one addressing the property at 1660, I suggested they forward revised completion dates for all three buildings addressed by this Agreement so that a revised Agreement can be prepared and I reviewed the costs that will need to be addressed. We also discussed the current status of the case involving the building at 1700 that is scheduled for Board action on 3/19/2014 and the need to come to that meeting with a proposed completion date for work currently being under taken under the two Building 01 permits and the required electrical permit to address 40 year repairs. 

109H INTERNAL AGREEMENT BILLING SUBMITTED TO FUS8/6/20138/6/2013Issued an as of today cost in the amount of $1,747.69 and $500.00 Direct Damage. Total payment due $2,247.69.
53J PERMIT NOT OBTAINED - BOARD/PANEL ORDER NON-COMPLIANCE2/23/20122/23/20122/26/2012 No electrical permits have been issued to address all the 40-year electrical repairs as per reports for both bldg A and B. (Strutural repairs are been addressed under bldg-01 permit#2011022387 for A & Bldg-01 permit#2011022194 for B. The electrical-01 permit#2011000219 issued for A does not covers all the 40-year required electrical repairs. There are not electrical permits for B.)

However, please keep in mind that this is the same management that has FAILED with the simplest yet probably the most needed of items with respect to health and safety...Doggie Bags for POOP!!  Yes, something so simple like having bags available for pet owners has been neglected for weeks. True or False? 

Never mind the big ticket items such as: 

  • responding to the DBPR orders for new board elections
  • providing ledgers and estoppel letters to sellers and unit owners
  • providing our year end financial reports (SHOW me the MONEY, a legal requirement)
  • having an Association attorney to work for the Association members and not a few bad apples 
  • responding to and fulfilling records requests as required by law
  • responding to lawsuits such as Arbitration cases for various violations
  • completing ONGOING construction projects
  • processing payments received and keeping an Accounting firm that is responsive to our needs, not that of the manager. ( I can't wait to see the audited financial report for 2013, it was due for availability as May 1, 2014 but as usual the Board and Management has failed with that also) 
  • managing the rentals of Association units (no more illegal rentals please you hypocrites!!)
so on and so forth.  

Oh and one last thing--and it's ironic indeed.

One thing that this administration has been successful in accomplishing is striking fear into people. The heavy hand of the "Gorilla in Pants" has many people fearful of what will happen next. People are scared to speak up in fear of being FINED.  People are afraid to take pictures of violations or whatever in fear of being FINED.   People are afraid to ask too many questions in fear of being targeted by the management. 

Don't allow your rights to be infringed any longer.  Don't allow yourself to be victimized any longer. Do NOT be afraid any longer of the tyranny, irresponsibility, and bad-faith of this administration. 

I suggest a peaceful gathering of unit owners to address these matters.   

Send me an email with your ideas and suggestions.


  1. As horribly irresponsible & corrupt as I'm learning JW management to be, YOUR dog, YOUR responsibility.
    And don't think for a second that leaving your dog sh*t on the ground hurts JW - it's something that your fellow neighbor has to deal with - because there are poople not cleaning up after their dogs.
    Sorry, the bag responsibility is on the dog owner.

    1. Indeed their is personal responsibility but Management and Board has a responsibility as well especially since this Administration, has adopted rules allowing for pets in contravention to the governing docs. in short, they need to put the bags there for health and safety and decency issues for all.

      And to the irresponsible pet owners shame on you, I see you. Some people even have 4 dogs, dang!

  2. In response to the above, yes dog poop is everyones problem, but the board of directors (that hasent changed in years, were the ones who spent our money on dog poles and bags, at the time it was a big ticket item, lets not forget the fact that no dogs were allowed on the property at the time the poles were put in, jade winds has become a zoo with pets of all kinds, once again the board of directors have pets so it is looked over, leaving poop is unacceptible in any form of human concious so there is no excuse, but the managment is bound by the boards decision for the upkeep of the grounds! !! No excuses for that!!!!!! So now another thing can be added to the list the manager cant manage s*** t.

    1. Indeed health and safety first something that has been mismanaged for years.

  3. The problem here is the fact the manager can put out a letter calling it gossip,

    Donna mantin

    Do not think the letter to vacate has scared anyone, we live your non actions every day, we see and are full aware of your tactics of lies, calling names and threatining residents with police ( police know and see your tactics also) most of us ignore and avoid you and your compound like the plauge, we are smart enough to know a visit to managment is a waste of time and energy, its pure entertainment for most of us now, to watch you and your staff shrugg your shoulders with no answer, but know most of us come in there to see you and your staff get off your asses, so you should thank us for the exercize, dont think you are fooling anyone, its all the facts here,miami dade should be embaressed also it took them so long, well now you have to do something, so we wait, it should never have come to this point, but we the residents know the way you operate, we have seen it and live it day after day, as history has repeated itself in every form, we wait, we stay quiet, but we stand strong together as a community waiting for your day to come, then we move foward, we almost feel bad for you, but we remember the lier you are and put our energy back into protecting our own, business, one day u will look back with regret, we will only regret it took so long, it all comes out in the wash and we know thats the only reason your all holding on, but know the dirt will never wash off you! And we all have comfort in the fact, when our day comes we will live in peace!

    You had your fun, but you will pay the tax for your abuse of power and your lies, we can rebuild when your gone, than u will be able to see yourself threw the jadewinds community eyes and u wont like what you see, ask yourself this? Was it worth it?

    1. Well said and I wholeheartedly agree.

      Millions of dollars at their disposal and a community frozen with fear might just make it worth it. Time will surely tell.

  4. Millions of our dollars at their disposial, take a look at them, a million wasent enough, i have seen homless people who can hold their heads higher, look cleaner, and have a smile or a kind word for another person, if i take a look at the reigns being held here, donna mantin, security guards, juan, they have no choice but to keep running from everyone, andthis is their last stop, its over by their own greed, still not worth it, and first service is responsible for the mess, they allowed it, There is no excuses, the first duty of managment is to manage, if the board of directors are weak and incompendient, you dont commend them and thank them and go to illegal lengths to keep them seated,

  5. What kind of manager would put out a notice like that?????

    Personal agenda??????? Yes donna mantin our agenda is to be able to use our balconeys, not have them locked up unsecured, unfinished, and not protected from the weather, hurricane season started, Your agenda is to protect us, get the work done, finished and completed, not to stall and make excuses, HOW DARE YOU! THE ONLY AGENDA THE RESIDENTS HERE SHOULD HAVE IS TO GET RID OF YOU, WE ALREADY KNOW YOU HAVE NO ETHICS, BUT NOW U PUT IT IN WRITING, BUT U FORGET TO TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT YOU HAVE CREATATED HERE, GET OUT, YES OUR AGENDA IS TO HAVE OUR HOMES BACK,
    other agenda items are

    Get the plastic bag that holding the gate opened fixed, and have first service pay for the damage to the gate by the plastic bag it bent the bars

    Fix the elevators, yes we have a right to press the button and the elevator work!!!!

    Answer the phonnes in the office and keep it opened during business hours!!!

    Keep the drains cleaned out so the parking lots dont fllood

    Make sure security guards know the buildings so they can direct guests to the right buildings

    Follow your own rules of pets, plenty of non regestered pets roaming around

    Put out a notice to the residents of companys that are employed by jade winds, we do have the right to know

    Anyway its too late for you now, but it should have been that easy, you choze to manage this place into the ground, its all on you, u can use your notices to clean up the mess u made and we stll pay for it!!!!

  6. When a manager breaks the rules, FInds fault in everything that is wrong, and points the finger at everyone else..............


  7. The whole notice posted reeks of disingenuous garbage, in typical fashion from this manager and select board members.

    If we break it down the level of deceit becomes even more obvious:

    1. Attention Camellia I unit Owners.
    - This is wrong. It is C1 and C2 unit owners. Management know this and/or should know this. Either way it is misleading and disingenuous.

    2. The building is not in danger of being vacated.
    - Well potentially it can be. Buildings that are deemed unsafe can be forced to vacate. I don't think that is the case here but we have a right to know what is the case or not. Furthermore, the notice was posted for a reason to inform unit owners as well. The management decided to remove it to keep us in the dark and to hopefully lessen the number of inquiries and level of concern and hide their failures.

    3. It is standard procedure for Miami-Dade County to post a notice informing the Association to file for an extension of the 40-year-re-certification.
    --Not quite. If you read the actual case history online you will see that plenty of notice and opportunity was given to this administration to address this and other issues. The burden is on the Association to fulfill their end of the signed agreement and they FAILED again. It is procedural but only because this admin has failed, repeatedly.

    4. Please do not allow yourself to be victimized by other residents with a personal agenda.
    --This is where it gets absurd and twisted. Victimized by other residents? Really? Has it not been this administration that has put out letters calling people low-lives with no proof and offering rewards? Imposing improper and excessive fines for peaceful demonstrations? for taking pictures? for riding bikes? selectively enforced, of course, at closed meetings without proper notice or proof.
    Also the Notice was posted by the County for this admins FAILURE to do what was required.

    We (the unit owners and residents) have been victimized by this administration. They have taxed us and done nothing in return except pay the general contractor and so-called engineering firm MILLIONS of our DOLLARS!!! All that was promised to us has not been delivered--NO POOL, NO GYM, NO PAVED ROADS, NO FENCING, NO STATE OF THE ART SURVEILLANCE--NOTHING except misery and mismanagement.
    People are scared to speak out, people are fleeing.
    Realtors, attorneys, accountants, police, DBPR, all cringe when they hear JADE WINDS imagine us who actually live here as unit owners. We suffer at the hands of this administration and SHE and THEY laugh while they drive away with all the CASH money collected at our gate and paid in assessments. Ask for the budget, you wont get it.

    5. In order to avoid gossip and false information please feel free to come into the Management office
    should you have any questions.
    --Again, more BS. We all know that management is NOT available for us in any real and practical sense. If anything payroll has been abused. The Board has relinquished their power to Donna Mantin and Donna Mantin has taken full advantage of that and the results are obvious and have been detrimental to the good faith, order, justice, duties and obligations of the Association, the LAW, and overall well-being of its MEMBERS. THE WRITING IS ON THE FREAKIN' WALL----LITERALLY!!!!!!

  8. Why not just recall the board, take back our homes and find a manager that is empathetic to the needs of the community, seems like a recall would be a cost free fix.

    1. When I first read this comment yesterday, my initial reaction was "recall...easier said than done." I was going to post a reply but decided not to because I prefer to elaborate on the pros and not the CONS of an issue. However, by coincidence this morning on another blog the topic of recall was discussed.

      Please copy and paste this link for the blog and additional info and insight on the recall process:

      Recall is not an easy process and often times proves to be futile. I already knew this from previous discussion with lawyers and others involved with condo law and administration, etc.

      While I would love to recal this board, I actually think we are past that....RECEIVER seems to be the only viable option, in my opinion but of course that only my opinion.

      what says you?
      copy and paste into your browser for a blog ddiscussing the recall process. Thanks for posting and enjoy.

  9. A week ago, in listening to Eric Glazer's show, he explained receivership. He stated it's the only way to go.

  10. I must say I am quite disappointed the DBPR, City and State officials the news agencies and anyone else in a position to assist is unable or unwilling to help. It seems quite obvious just be the condition of the balconies a serious problem and ultimately injustice is being perpetuated.

  11. They took down the screen doors. Now BUGS!!!
    The most disappointing thing is the weather is so perfect for SITTING ON A SCREENED IN PORCH!!!!
    C'mon 2017 - papa wants to sit on the porch!!

  12. OUR CONDO WITH NO POOL, NO GYM, NO PAVED ROADS, NO FENCING, AND our president just bought a house in boca for $$$$$$$ 600,000 !!!!!!!


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