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Tara Preserve CDD seeks new board member

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A board member retired last month, leaving a vacancy.
by: Jessica Salmond Staff Writer

After vice-chair Beth Bond stepped down in October, the Tara Preserve Community Development District board is seeking someone to fill her seat.

John Schmidt said, in the past when a seat has been vacant, the board had gotten applicants largely via word of mouth. This time around, he suggested the board should advertise the position to get more applicants.

The applicant has to live within the confines of the district.

The board also discussed what method to use to appoint the new member during the meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24.

“I prefer the supervisors vote on a ballot,” Schmidt said.

The board decided to send out a postcard to residents to advertise the open position. It will elect the new supervisor at the Tuesday, Dec. 22 meeting.

Meeting minutes: pool equipment  

Field manager Jim Kaluk updated the board on the bids for moving the pool equipment out of the community center and under a vak-pak. Two companies submitted a bid for the project. Conway and Sons Construction’s bid came in at $106,202, which was an all-inclusive price that covered electrical, engineering and construction costs. Gettle Pools submitted a $76,360 bid with estimates for electrical and engineering contracts.

The board gave the project a not-to-exceed limit of $78,000 to cover the electrical and engineering costs.

District Manager Matt Huber suggested the board have district counsel John Vericker draw up an agreement with Gettle to protect the CDD before taking its bid.

“That’s a huge chunk of cash for the district,” he said. 

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