Saturday, August 23, 2014

Local 10 News: Tamarac HOA President Charged with Forging Checks (Video)

Tamarac HOA President Charged with Forging Checks

BSO: About $200,000 stolen from residents of Mainlands home community

Author: Bob Norman, Reporter,

                    Local10 News Video of Story Click Here

Published On: Aug 15 2014 06:12:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 16 2014 08:17:00 AM EDT
A South Florida community is dealing with the sting of betrayal, as a once-trusted homeowner's association president is charged

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Unit Owners Have a Right to Know and Act

Please read the documents posted below very carefully.   
It is a proposed Non-Compliant Case Agreement between Miami Dade County and the Property Owner, (in other words, the Jade Winds Association, the unit owners--You and I).

I will let you read it and make your own determination as to how critical and possibly detrimental this agreement is and/or can be.   Again, please read each and every line as carefully as possible. 

The final paragraph 12 of the agreement sums it up perfectly: 
In the event that the Owner fails to comply with any of its obligations as set forth in this Agreement, the County shall be authorized to demolish the Structure(s) without further notice to Owner. (emphasis added by the County.)  

Some key points to consider:
  • Board meeting.  Shouldn't there be a Board meeting to discuss this agreement before it signed?
  • Shouldn't unit owners be made aware of this agreement and afforded an opportunity to discuss before it is signed?
  • Why is the Association in this unfavorable position to begin with? 
  • Who is responsible for things getting this far and this bad?   
  • Who is going to sign this agreement as Property Owner?
  • What happens next?  

Let management know your thoughts about what I have presented here. 

This is not a joke nor is it gossip or a personal agenda.   This is a serious matter with serious consequences.  Enough is enough already or do you need a bulldozer at your front door to get you off of your ass to do something? 

You can't say you were NOT warned. 

Email and/or Call Management at: or call 305.949.4816 --good luck getting through on the phone. **

**Please include me with a courtesy copy (CC) of all emails sent to the management office or anyone else to ensure accountability. My email is:

Also contact First Service Residential at:

Also contact and/or CC the Miami Dade County Building Department Unsafe Structures Supervisor, Monte Lee, and voice your concerns as well:

and let them ALL know your interest and concerns with the Jade Winds.

Enough is Enough!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pool, Pool Deck, and Surrounding Areas- Blight, Unsafe, and More

It seems as if blight and safety violations are the order of the day at Jade Winds.

I'll let these pictures tell the story.

Allamanda Pool shows lack of care as evidenced by the filthy build up near pool coping.

Close up of filthy Allamanda pool coping. 

Allamanda Pool light.  There are two lights at this pool but only this one is working.  And this one that is working has water in it (see bottom of light) and is turning brown as a result.  This is a typical indication of a faulty light fixture and danger.  This is an accident waiting to happening.  Don't be shocked (pun intended) when something terrible happens. 
Allamanda Pool - More black filth.

Blight left unchecked.

Jade Winds Tower- Unusable and uncared for.  It's an eyesore and money pit to say the least.  Work without permits, rents being paid, and heavy litigation with it's owners equals large expenses to unit owners for something that we can not even use or enjoy. 
I think we are down to zero amenities now unless you consider the unsafe and filthy pools as one.

Plenty of dogs but no poop bags provided to ensure the poop is cleaned up.  

Monday, August 11, 2014

Part-Time Office-- Full-Time Pay? & Dog Poop Takes Over Common Areas

This Association has failed us once again.  How can unit owners get service when the office is closed half of the day?  Who  has decided this?  How is this putting the interest of the unit owner's first? 

Most people work through out the day and can't even make it when the office is open to 4pm. Those that do make it can hardly get the service they need because staff always defer the requested service to the so-called manager who is seldom available when she is there. 

Any available service is less likely now due to these absurd business hours.  

This is the second straight week that the office has arbitrarily closed it doors to unit owners, residents and even FedEx and process servers...but did you expect anything else than that? 

Dogs and poop everywhere;
Poop Bags NO WHERE to BE FOUND!!!
C'mon Jade Winds Management and BOD.  These are health and safety issues affecting our property and residents.   You are preventing me and others from safely using and enjoying the common areas.