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President's Message
Posted on May 1st, 2020 Comments (0)
Presidents Message……The board would like to thank a fresh group of volunteers who
unselfishly have donated their time and energies to helping our community. 
Patrick Harrison has graciously donated a Lake Rake and bottom scraper to the Lakes Committee after no doubt
watching me struggle to pull off the dead vegetation from the lakes with only a short garden
rake.  He has also agreed to join the Lakes Committee to help manage the difficult task of
bringing our lakes back.

In addition to Pat, one of our younger residents, Felipe Oliva, has taken the time to volunteer in
using drone technology to provide eyes in the sky with an overview vantage point to our
This vantage point is being used to map out our vegetation, irrigation systems and a roadwork
grid. Additionally, Felipe has taken his own initiative to park his vehicle across the street
in a vacant laneway, with the owner’s permission, to avoid parking in the street and on the
common area grass. Some adults could learn from this young man!
Giving back to your community starts at an early age and builds compassion and responsibility
and the Board of Governors is very pleased to see our younger residents help out in their own
community. Realizing they too can contribute and are very much a part of our harmonious
Thank you, Felipe!
President's Message
Posted on Mar 31st, 2020 Comments (0)
Welcoming Letter- It is our honor and privilege to welcome Natalie Epstein, Jim Aube and Ralph Pisani as a members of The Board of Governors. We are thrilled that they have agreed to serve on the board and we look forward to working  with them. Their knowledge, expertise and vision will be an invaluable contribution in helping us to achieve future goals.
HOA President & HOA Vice President 

New Board Members:
Ralph Pisani- Ralph has been appointed to our board of governors as the new treasurer. His many years of professional expertise in accounting, finance and private sector businesses bring to our board a powerful dynamic that we will put to good use as we take on, major infrastructure projects renewals. 
Natalie Epstein- Natalie has been appointed to our board of governors as the new secretary . Her many years in the Arts & teaching with her Master Degree will be an asset to effective communications with our homeowners. In addition, Natalie will bring culture and beautification to Stoneybrook Estates to elevate our community to a higher standard. 

James Aube- Jim has been appointed to our board of governors as a director and brings a wide variety of expertise in many areas. As we move forward with infrastructure renewal of our community roads & irrigation systems, Jim will provide his years of experience to guide us through, planning, development, implementation and project completion. 

BOARD MEETING Pinnacle Management has moved offices to 3307 Clark Road.  This is where the Stoneybrook Estates Board meetings will now be held.  The next Board meeting was scheduled to be held April 22 but will be proposed until a later date.
Treasury Report
Posted on Mar 23rd, 2020 Comments (0)
The Treasury Report from Board Treasurer, Ralph Pisani.
Click HERE to download or read.
Lakes update for Stoneybrook
Posted on Jan 28th, 2020 Comments (0)
Update on what is going on with the lakes from David Moore of the lakes committee.
Click HERE to read or download.
Posted on Nov 17th, 2019 Comments (0)
One requirement for Sarasota County middle school and high school
Students is for them to complete volunteer hours.

Our neighborhood teens would like to volunteer to help owners who
need help with small jobs such as simple yard work, help around the
house, help putting up Christmas lights etc.

Some teens are computer proficient and willing to help.
Jobs need to be small enough to be able to be completed in less than a

Adult supervision would inspect the job upon completion.
If interested, call Heather Teijelo at (941) 357-0618
On The Ranch Newsletter
Posted on Jun 14th, 2019 Comments (0)
The latest from On The Ranch Newsletter.  Info for Palmer Ranch.
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On The Ranch Newsletter
Posted on Jun 7th, 2019 Comments (0)
The latest from On The Ranch Newsletter.  Info for Palmer Ranch.
To view/download, click HERE.
President's Message
Posted on May 31st, 2019 Comments (0)
An important issue had been raised at the last Stoneybrook Estates Board Meeting. There is a widespread concern that our covenants are not being followed which has resulted in some properties not looking as most of our residents expect. See Homeowners Responsibilities below. There is a procedure that is used to notify owners of violations. This procedure starts with a warning and can be followed by a fine. Our Management Company is committed to connecting with home owners if and when such notification becomes necessary.
Posted on Mar 31st, 2019 Comments (0)
Feeding of Alligators and Crocodiles in Florida is illegal. Statute 372.667 makes it a misdemeanor to feed Alligators or Crocodiles. Feeding of alligators causes them to lose their natural fear of humans. They associate humans with food, and if another human comes along and doesn't have food, they may attack that person (especially if it is a little person or dog).
Please notify the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission  if anyone observes someone throwing food into the pond to feed the alligators.
President's Message
Posted on Mar 31st, 2019 Comments (0)
I am pleased to report that the turnout of residents for the continuation of the Annual Meeting held at the Gazebo on March 27th was so large we ran out of sitting places. This does demonstrate that, in general, we care about how the community is maintained. However, in addition to attendance, we need volunteers to work on the few committees that contribute to making Stoneybrook a good place to live.
Right now we need one person to join the Building and Planning Committee.That committee is charged with determining whether requests for changes in the appearance of properties here are in accordance with our covenants. Elaine Cox would be the person to contact to join the committee.
New Board Members- New Board
Posted on Mar 29th, 2019 Comments (0)
A meeting was held on Wednesday, Mar 28th to elect two new board members. 
Steve Crocilla and David Moore were elected. 
The Board then elected the officers and they are as follows:
Phyllis Prager-President
Steve Crocilla-Vice President
Charles Allen-Treasurer
Madelyn Drimmer-Governor
David Moore-Governor
President's Message
Posted on Mar 1st, 2019 Comments (0)
Please join us at the annual owners' meeting for Stoneybrook Estates on March 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Covenant Life Church, 8490 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. If you will not be attending, please sign the Proxy and Ballot you received in the mail and return them in the envelope which you also received. We need 60 owners attending the meeting in person or by proxy to have a quorum for a legal meeting. Please note that two board positions will expire in March of 2019. Two people will no longer be on the board.  
John Williams has already tossed his name in the ring.  That leaves one more vacancy.  Steve Crocilla would like to serve on the board.  If you would like to see Steve on the board, write his name where it says "Write In". 

John Williams, who lives at 9667 Westbourne, has volunteered to run for the SECA Board.  Born in London on Nov 1932. High School grad in 1951; BSC in engineering from Univ of London-1954. 2 years in British Army in the cipher dept & an engineer as 2nd Lt.  From 1956-1965 doing atomic energy research. 1965-1967 MIT visiting scientist.  From 1967-1974 worked for British Oxygen Co & was head of small commercial start-up.  1974-1996 was head of technology group at MIT which built the first MRI used in a Boston Hospital.   1996 to present engineering consultant to a Massachusetts Co Manufacturing MRI's.  Have not served on the board before but I want to prevent the State of Florida from taking over our HOA if we do not have enough volunteers. John Williams   
President's Message
Posted on Feb 1st, 2019 Comments (0)
We have received reports that some residents are throwing food in the ponds. The intent may be to feed the birds. Wildlife experts tell us that is not helpful for the birds, and is actually bad for them. Beyond that, the food has attracted alligators, and they are now swimming close to shore when other residents go in their back yards. Please do not throw food in the ponds, or leave food outside. Thank you for your cooperation. 
President's Message
Posted on Nov 30th, 2018 Comments (0)
President's Message:
At our November 27th meeting, we made minor adjustments to the proposed budget which
you received in the mail. The adjustments resulted in semi-annual assessments of $524.00
each for 2019. You should receive the December bill soon.

This month's message is a "Help Wanted" ad. To continue functioning, your Association
needs to fill these openings:
1. Two Board members, beginning in March. The Board is the governing body of the association,
and thus your opportunity to have a maximum impact on the entire community. The terms of
2 existing Board members will end in March. If you are interested, please contact any Board Member,
or our management company.

2. The vacancies on our Hearing Committee have been filled, thanks to Noel and Heather Monaghan.
We appreciate their willingness to help.
If you are among the new residents of Stoneybrook, this is your opportunity to become directly involved
in SECA affairs in order to protect the important asset you have now acquired. If you are interested in
any of these positions, please contact any Board member, or our management company.
Happy Holidays to all!
Bob McCullen