ALLIANCE OF DELRAY MEETING SUMMARY May 2, 2018
President Bob Schulbaum opened the meeting at 9:40 am to a largeaudience. He first introduced Major Jeff Calise of the PBC Sheriffs Office. Major Calise is retiring and expressed his thanks to the Alliance for their continued support. His replacement, Chris Kean,will become the new Major. Major Sean Eastman has been reassigned to a Boynton Beach district. As he bid a ‘goodbye’ he informed the assembly that vehicle crime has remained low but steady, mainly due to unlocked cars. However, this month therewere no stolen vehicles. Residential burglaries remained the same as previously.
Fire Chief Kim Hude explained that the department would be participating in a large exercise in response to mass violence and/or emergencies. Also, she welcomed invitations by both Condo and Homeowners’ Associations to allow the departmentto come into their communities and teach the residents CPR.
Representative Emily Slosberg announced that on June 11 an EmergencyRound Table will be held at the South County Civic Center. On May 17 an Open House will be held for State Senator Lori Berman. Although all committees and the Florida House of Representatives were in favor of Rep. Slosberg’s No Textingbill, it failed to get the needed votes in the Senate. She will attempt to get it passed in the nextlegislative session.
Lori Vinikoor, Executive Vice President, introduced Alvaro Flores, Special Agent for Homeland Security Investigations. Mr. Flores discussed the many facets of Homeland Security, including but not limited to crimes against children, international travel, and weapon smuggling. Much of his presentation centered upon cyber crime and security. He offered many tips to protect users’ privacy, including using strong passwords, not opening attachments from unknown senders, keeping devices updated, and using discretion when posting.
The next speaker was Joshua Gerstin, Esq. Mr. Gerstin presented a power point guideconcerning drones. He explained thatdrones are here to stay…in fact, becoming a normal part of everyday life. They can be aerial or grounded. They can be operated by commercial pilots, hobbyists, or government employees. Allmust be certificated or registered, depending upon status. Although only the state and federal government can make laws regulating drones, individual homeowner associations may amend their documents to make reasonable accommodations, i.e., areas set up and secured for deliveries, restrict hours for delivery, and use of drones for help in property management. Also, thedocuments should contain a limitation of liability of the Association. Condo Associations may or may not be set up for drone delivery.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:00 am.
Carol Klausner, Director