by Tom Powell
The Joint Committee is the overseeing organization for the Barefoot Resort Residential Association (BRRA) and the Non Residential Association (NRA). In other words the JC has oversight over all of Barefoot Resort (excluding Tuscan Sands) for single family and multi-family residents. The Joint Committee is responsible for the maintenance of the Areas of Common Responsibility throughout Barefoot.This includes landscape overlay, irrigation, and streetlights on all the spine roads within Barefoot (Club Course Drive, Marsh Glen Drive, Barefoot Resort Bridge Road, Windy Hill Extension, Catalina Drive, Oyster Catcher Drive, Waterview Drive, Par Ave. and Links Drive). The Joint Committee is also responsible for the North Tower Pool, an amenity shared by both the BRRA and NRA Associations.
All Barefoot owners contribute to paying these maintenance costs in their monthly HOA fees. One-third of the Joint Committee Common Expenses are allocated to members of the Non-Residential Association and two-thirds of the Common Expenses are allocated to members of the Residential Association.
The Joint Committee is made up of five members two of whom are appointed by the BRRA Board and three appointed by the NRA. The current board members are: Tom Staats – president (NRA), Tom Powell – VP (BRRA), Dennis Suckstorf – Sec./Treas. (BRRA), Dargan Griggs and Jim Cranford both from the NRA.
Summary of Duties…
as outlined in the Joint Committee Bylaws:
Preparing and adopting annual budgets for the Common Expenses, and establishing each unit's share of such common expenses;
Levying assessments on each unit for its share of the common expenses, as well as collecting assessments, providing for the operation, care, upkeep and maintenance of the areas of Common Responsibility.
Mediating and arbitrating disputes between the members and between two or more Owners who are not members of the same Association.
Our recent accomplishments include securing the North Tower pool with high resolution cameras, securing the gates and raising the height of the fence. Our return on this investment has been outstanding. We were faced with major cleanup issues after hurricane Matthew and this has progressed very successfully. We continue to improve the main entrance on Windy Hill extension making the entry point to Barefoot much more eye friendly.