Masters ARC Changes

At the April 24, 2024 Masters Board meeting, ARC changes were approved and are now posted on the Masters WebSite at:
and can also be viewed by clicking the links below.

Click here for document: Artificial Vegetation, Decorative Objects and Sculptures

Click here for document: Mailboxes 

  • The Masters ARC conducts a monthly inspection of the neighborhood.  
  • PSGRC ARC conducts quarterly inspections of the neighborhood.  The vast majority of violations will be handled by PSGRC. 
  • In the event that the violation is exclusive to the Masters ARC guidelines, the Masters Violation Policy will be followed. Click here for the policy document.

Respectfully submitted,

Celeste Eaton
Masters ARC Chairperson.

Secretary’s Notes – April 23, 2024


ARC Violation Process

Celeste provided an overview of the proposed ARC Violation Process including updated and standardized letters to communicate violations to homeowners. Celeste will continue to provide a list of PSGRC ARC violations identified during the Masters inspections to Denise Williams for her to address with the homeowners.  The Masters ARC, in conjunction with Frankly Coastal, will only manage issues that violate Masters ARC requirements that are different or more stringent than PSGRC ARC requirements.  Celeste acknowledged that there are only a few items that fall under this category.  The Board approved the ARC Violation Process with minor changes discussed at the meeting.


Celeste provided an update on the Mailbox Committee’s findings and recommendations to continue to maintain our existing mailboxes as opposed to replacing them.  Only 6 mailboxes are in need of painting at a cost of $85 each.  Next, Celeste addressed the issue of poor visibility of the numbers on our mailboxes, especially at night.  The Committee evaluated two different options to remedy this situation:

  • Option 1 – Replace the address number plate with an address number plate that can accommodate 2.75 inch gold vinyl reflective numbers – currently installed at 21849 Masters Circle. 
  • Option2 – Replace the address number plate with the same style that is currently on the mailboxes which will accommodate 2 inch numbers with gold vinyl reflective numbers – currently installed at 21933 Masters Circle.

The Committee recommended Option 1, which will cost approximately $92 per home.  The Board concurred with the recommendation and approved up to $10,000 to cover both the painting of the 6 mailboxes as well as the purchase and installation of the larger number plates.

Residents are encouraged to keep their mailboxes clean and to polish them with car wax once a year.

Additionally, Greenscapes will be asked to inventory and report on any mailboxes that are still being sprayed by sprinklers.  The caustic nature of our irrigation water has a detrimental effect on the mailboxes.

Artificial Vegetation, Decorative Objects and Sculptures

Celeste advised that two modifications were being made to the proposed changes to the ARC guidelines on Artificial Vegetation, Decorative Objects and Sculptures:

  • Clarification that the installation of standard flowerpots/planters do not require an ARC application or approval.
  • Moving the language in the ARC guidelines section on Front Entry Enclosures to the section on Artificial Vegetation, Decorative Objects and Sculptures as it also contains language on the use of flowerpots.

The Board approved the proposed changes to this section of the ARC Guidelines.

Process to Manage Assessment Delinquencies

Don reported a total of 18 delinquencies as of 4/22/24:

Over six months                       1 account
Jan 1 & April payment Due    1 account
April Payment Due                 14 accounts
Misc. (very small)                     2 – need special note sent to the owners

Frankly Coastal will be sending statements to all homeowners who are currenty delinquent in the payment of their HOA Assessments. Don provided an overview of his proposed process to standardize the management of delinquencies and provided information on Florida guidelines about this issue.  Don and Frank Parrish will work together to finalize a process to include timeframes and possible methods of recourse including suspension of PSGRC privileges, liens, collections, etc.  The Board remains optimistic that these delinquencies can be resolved without having to take such drastic measures.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lynelle Reney (Moscaritolo)
Board Secretary

Agenda – Masters Board Meeting – 4/23/2024

On April 23rd, 2024, a Board of Directors Meeting will be held at 2pm in the Lakes Room above the fitness center.  The agenda items for the meeting are as follows:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of a Quorum
  3. Proof of Notice
  4. Approval of the minutes from the 4/2/24 Board of Directors Meeting
  5. Comments from the floor
  6. Old Business
    a. — Proposed ARC Guideline Changes
    —i. — Mailboxes
    —ii. –Artificial Vegetation, Decorative Objects and Sculptures
    b. — Finalization and Approval of ARC Violations Process
    c. — Management of Delinquency Process – Review and Approval
  7. New Business
    a. — Mailbox Funding
  8. Adjournment

Proposed Changes – Masters ARC guidelines

The Masters Board is proposing changes to two Masters ARC guidelines.

Please review the changes and submit any concerns or questions to ARC Chairperson, Celeste Eaton at prior to April 18.

The Masters Board will vote on these changes at the Masters Board meeting scheduled for April 23.

Secretary’s Notes – April 2, 2024


Irrigation Reserves

There is a significant amount of money in the irrigation reserves that the Board discussed possibly moving to another reserve account where it can be used for other purposes. This account is primarily used to replace the irrigation timer boxes on each of the homes in the Masters.  The timing unit costs approximately $350 -$400 dollars and we replace between 6 and 7 timing units per year.  The Board agreed to do a reserve account analysis in the fall and any proposed changes will be submitted to the membership for a vote.

River Ridge Community Development District

Terry Mountford gave a presentation on the River Ridge Community Development District which covers Pelican Sound, the Meadows at Estero and the Paradise Shops.  He explained that the River Ridge Community Development District was established under Florida law, has its own Board of Directors and can borrow money at more favorable rates. The River Ridge CDD actually owns PSGRC infrastructure such as our lakes, golf course irrigation system, sidewalks, guard houses, roads, roadside landscaping, drainage systems, community monuments, etc.  Repairs/improvements to this infrastructure under $50K is paid for by Pelican Sound and over $50K is paid for by River Ridge.  In addition to borrowing money, River Ridge is also funded through our taxes.  Recent efforts include:

  • Community Master Landscape Renovation ($850K)
  • Golf Course Rain Bird Irrigation Control System ($850K)
  • Community Irrigation Pump Station ($260K)
  • Community Irrigation Filtration System ($66K)
    • Phase II Paver Project ($238K)

Unfortunately, our infrastructure is aging and the next big projects will be sidewalks, repaving and evaluation of traffic control needs.

Mailbox Committee Update

Celeste gave a detailed readout from the Mailbox Committee.  Our current mailboxes are 7 years old and policy has been to replace them every 7 years.  The committee recommends that we continue to maintain the current mailboxes and defer replacement.  They conducted a review of all the mailboxes and identified 10 in need of painting refresh, 2 needing new flags, 1 bracket needing to be fixed and another is damaged and may need to be replaced.

There has been concern raised about the visibility of the address numbers on the top of the mailboxes, especially at night. Several options to improve the visibility of the numbers are being reviewed and a decision will be made once all of the research has been finalized.

Proposed changes to the existing ARC Guidelines on mailboxes were also discussed and draft of that language will be sent to the membership for review and comment. Those changes include clarification that the mailboxes are the responsibility of the HOA, that periodic reviews will be made to identify deficiencies needing to be addressed and details homeowners need to provide when reporting a damaged mailbox to the property management company.  Lastly, the homeowner is responsible for the cleanliness of the mailbox.

ARC Violations

The Masters ARC Survey was conducted on Monday, April 1st and several new violations were identified in addition to some long standing violations that have not been cured by the homeowner.  Discussion centered around standardizing violation notification letters, sending via mail or certified mail, timing for the letters and timing for updates to the Frankly Coastal website. Due to time constraints, it was agreed to address this further at the next Board Meeting.

HOA Assessment Delinquencies

There are currently 6 homeowners with payment issues due to the recent transition to Truist and 2 long term delinquencies that have been contacted for payment.  There was discussion around having club privileges suspended or deactivating gate transponders for owners who continue to fail to pay their HOA fees.  Don to develop a draft policy for review at the next meeting.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lynelle Reney (Moscaritolo)

Board Secretary

These notes are for information only and are not the official meeting minutes.


On April 2nd, 2024, a Board of Directors Meeting will be held at 3pm in the Sound Room above the fitness center.  The agenda items for that meeting are as follows:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of a Quorum
  3. Proof of Notice
  4. Approval of the 3/11/24 Organizational Meeting Minutes
  5. Comments from the floor
  6. Old Business
    __a. Irrigation Reserves
  7. New Business       
    __a. Presentation on River Ridge (Terry Mountford)
    __b. ARC Violations   
    ____i. Current status of ARC violations
    ____ii. Frankly Coastal efforts and timelines
    ____iii. Development of standard procedures to
    ______address ARC Violations
    ____iv. Formation of Compliance Committee
    ____v. Summer Liaison
    ____vi. Process for review of ARC Applications
    __c. HOA Delinquencies
    ____ i. Status of current delinquencies
    ____ii. Establishment of standard procedures to address
    ______and resolve delinquencies
  8. Adjournment

Annual Meeting – Secretary Notes

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Secretary’s Notes March 11th, 2024

The Masters held their annual meeting, followed by an Organizational meeting on Monday March 11th, 2024. The Board of Directors, Frankly Coastal and 11 members of the Masters were present.

Annual Meeting

Jerry Vasile (President) discussed the accomplishments achieved over the past year including:

  • Passing of two amendments to our bylaws that clarified language and revised the method used to determine how our NVR votes on issues impacting the Pelican Sound community. The new language assures that the NVR votes in accordance with how the majority of the Masters votes on an issue.
  • Hiring of Frankly Coastal as our new property management company
  • Acquiring the consent of 80% of our membership to utilize electronic voting
  • Establishment of Communications and Social Committees

Scott Gallagher (Treasurer) gave a readout on the budget and noted that we have two large delinquencies in the payment of HOA fees. Certified letters will be sent to those members advising that they are in arrears and must make payments.

Kathy Sherlock provided an update on the Social Committee noting that they have $316 in the kitty and that a Block Party is being held on March 24th, 2024. She said that she, Pat Becker and Mary Grace Gallagher have some exciting new ideas for events next year.

The Board of Directors had 3 positions that were open and 3 people submitted their application for candidacy; Celeste Eaton, Scott Gallagher and Don Jancin. All three will serve for the next two years.

These notes are for information only and are not the official minutes

The Masters at Pelican Sound Neighborhood Association, Inc.

Two items were submitted to the members for voting and both were passed:

  • Vote to Rollover Excess funds from 2024 to 2025: 44 voted in favor, 0 opposed.
  • Vote to waive annual audit: 43 in favor, 1 opposed.

Organizational Meeting

At the organizational meeting it was determined that board positions would be filled as follows:

Scott Gallagher – President

George Monahan – Vice President

Don Jancin – Treasurer

Lynelle Reney (Moscaritolo) – Secretary

Celeste Eaton – ARC Chair

An issue was raised regarding a noisy pump in one of the lakes in the Masters.

The issue has been referred to Terry Mountford to address with River Ridge. Scott Gallagher will also let Eric know.

There was a discussion regarding the process to address ARC violations as well as delinquencies on payment of HOA dues. The board agreed to hold another meeting to develop processes for both situations.

Lastly, it was also acknowledged that the vote to move the irrigation reserves to deferred maintenance reserves had been omitted from the annual meeting package. As a result, this will be put to the membership for vote at another time.

Lynelle Reney (Moscaritolo)
Masters Secretary

These notes are for information only and are not the official minutes

Board Meeting!

Masters Residents,

Believe it or not, but it is time once again for The Masters Annual Meeting, hosted this Monday,  March 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sound Room at the Pelican Sound River Club.  The good news is that as of this afternoon, we currently have received 28 electronic votes and 1 by mail-in proxy, for a total of 29 votes on two seperate issues—but that also means we still have 71 of you out there that have not yet voted.  So, c’mon, become a “Master vote-Caster”, and vote NOW while you’re thinking of it!! 

For those that signed up to vote electronically, it is incredibly easy to click this link:, sign in to your account, navigate the left column to “my voting list” and cast your vote.  Seriously, it is incredibly simple and takes no more than three minutes!!  Plus, there is still time to vote by proxy, as well as sign up for electronic voting (contact Frankly Coastal at 727-799-0031 for assistance) or attend in person to cast your vote.  Whichever method you choose, we encourage you to support our community and become a Master vote-Caster!!

We are also pleased to announce that Scott Gallagher, Celeste Eaton, and Don Jancin all have applied to serve on the board again, and under the terms of our bylaws, all three will be named to the board without an election since there are three candidates for the three available positions. 

Finally, as he steps down from his role as Board President, please join us in giving Jerry Vasile a big Masters “Thank You” for serving us many years on the board!

Scott Rechel, on behalf of the Masters Communications Committee