Bhagwan (Buck) Gupta – Candidate for the Aquarius Board of Directors 2018
Having served as Chief Facilities Officer in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, I oversaw maintenance of 300 plus school sites as well as supervised the construction program ranging from $200,000 for renovations, to building brand new High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools costing millions of dollars, under a Bond Issue passed by voters for 1.3 billion dollars in 1988.
Since retiring in 2007, I had been active in the community by serving on the Board as Director at Kendall Gate Condo Association. This is a community consisting of 214 units, having three (3) distinct buildings in a gated community. During that time, we (the Board) managed to increase the regular monthly maintenance charges as well as levy a special assessment for capital projects to meet the 40-year re-certification, including waterproofing, exterior painting, paving, electrical lighting, and major structural balcony repairs.
In November 2015, my wife and I decided to downsize our home and elected to purchase a unit at Aquarius with the belief that this property had a lot of potential based on its prime location. In January 2016, the unit owners elected me to serve on the Board to oversee the major capital improvements to our property. Since that time, the Board approved a major special assessment to make long overdue structural repairs including but not limited to building a new beach access pool, installing new glass balcony railings, and upgrading electrical systems to meet the 40-year re-certification requirements.
During the last two years of my tenure serving as President of the Board, I have experienced many ups and downs based upon the many challenges in repairing existing facility in order to provide a safe and pleasant environment for all the unit owners in our community. I fully realize that the work we started, while a member of your current board, is nowhere near being 50% completed at this time; however, I do want to thank all unit owners for placing their confidence in my abilities to initiate many challenges with their untiring support.
If re-elected, I will continue to serve and represent all unit owners to the best of my abilities.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 786-402-4269 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 4, 2017