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Draft Meeting Minutes for February 24, 2022 – Audit Selection Committee

Moody River Estates
Community Development District

The Audit Selection Committee meeting of The Board of Supervisors of the Moody River Estates Community Development District was held at the at the Clubhouse at Moody River Estates, 3050 Moody River Boulevard, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903, and also via web conference on Wednesday, February 24, 2022 at 1 p.m.

Present (or attending via web conference) and constituting a quorum were:

Edward Pike – Chair
Chris Jenner – Vice Chair
Julia Canoura – Assistant Secretary
John Teckorius – Assistant Secretary
Robert Geltner – Assistant Secretary

Also present (or attending via web conference) were:

Cal Teague – District Manager, Premier District Management (PDM)
Mike Eckert – Attorney
Carl Barraco – Engineer
Bill Sowers – Assistant District Manager (PDM)
Christopher Dudak – Client Services Manager (PDM)

The following is a summary of the discussion and actions taken at the Moody River Estates Community Development District (CDD) Audit Selection Committee Meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order and Roll Call

The meeting was called to order and all Committee members were present, with Supervisors Canoura and Teckorius attending via web conference. Also in attendance were District Manager Cal Teague and Engineer Carl Barraco. Participating via web conference were District Counsel Mike Eckert, PDM Assistant District Manager Bill Sowers, and PDM Client Services Manager Christopher Dudak.

SECOND ORDER OF BUSINESS Audit Selection Committee

A. Review Proposals

The Committee was appointed to solicit and review submittals from experienced and qualified public audit firms. The need to select a new auditor was due to the current firm opting to terminate its current obligation to perform the Fiscal Year 2021 audit. There was only one proposal submitted in response the request for proposals. The one proposal was from Berger, Toombs, Elam, Gaines & Frank for $5,295 for a three-year engagement with the price remaining the same for each year. Supervisor Geltner expressed concern with the auditor’s commitment to auditing internal controls used by the management firm. This was identified by Supervisor Geltner as a serious issue with an HOA management firm in Collier County. He also stated that he believes that the language in the proposal is vague.

B. Develop Recommendations

On MOTION by Supervisor Geltner, seconded by Chair Pike, with all in favor, the Committee found the Berger, Toombs, Elam, Gaines & Frank proposal responsive and recommended the proposal from Berger, Toombs, Elam, Gaines & Frank to conduct the Fiscal Year 2021 audit with the stipulation that the price will remain the same for each of three years.

THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS Audience Comments (3 minutes on Agenda items)

There were no Audience comments.


On MOTION by Supervisor Geltner, seconded by Chair Pike, with all in favor, the Board agreed to adjourn the meeting at 1:10 p.m., with the Regular Meeting to follow.

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Chair / Vice Chair