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Draft Audit Selection Committee Meeting Minutes for August 14, 2023

Renaissance Community Development District

An audit selection committee meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Renaissance Community Development District was held on Monday, August 14, 2023 at 8:45 a.m. at the Club at Renaissance on 12801 Renaissance Way in Fort Myers, Florida and via web conference.

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

Doug Dickey – Chair
Sam Martin – Vice Chair
Linda Stuart – Assistant Secretary
George Pattee – Assistant Secretary

Also present (or attending via web conference) were:

Cal Teague – District Manager from Premier District Management (PDM)
Tom Hart – Attorney, Knott, Ebelini, Hart
Lauren Gentry – Attorney, Kilinski Van Wyk
Jane Peterson – Court Reporter
Melissa Gindling – Assistant District Manager, PDM
Christopher Dudak – Client Services Manager, PDM

The following is a summary of the actions taken at the Renaissance Community Development District (CDD) Board of Supervisors meeting.

FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order and Roll Call

The Renaissance Community Development District audit selection committee meeting was called to order, and District Manager Cal Teague called the roll. All Board members were present. Also attending were Tom Hart, the Attorney, Lauren Gentry, Attorney, Kilinski Van Wyk, Jane Peterson, Court Reporter, and Melissa Gindling from PDM. Christopher Dudak from PDM attended via web conference.


A. Review Proposals

District Manager Teague stated that qualification statements for auditing services were requested from four firms and two responded, which are Berger Toombs Elam Gaines & Frank and Grau & Associates.

District Manager Teague provided ranking sheets to each Supervisor and asked them to evaluate the auditing firms. The completed ranking sheets were submitted to him.

B. Develop Recommendations

Attorney Hart noted that the proposal from Grau & Associates arrived after the deadline, and he recommended that they be disqualified or that there be a re-bid. After discussion, the Board selected Berger Toombs because they submitted the lowest bid, and they were the most responsive.

On MOTION by Chair Dickey, seconded by Supervisor Stuart, with all in favor, the audit selection committee recommended Berger Toombs Elam Gaines & Frank for the District’s auditor.


There were no Audience comments.


On MOTION by Vice Chair Martin, seconded by Chair Dickey, with all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:57 a.m.

The Next Regular Meeting is scheduled for August 14, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

Secretary/Assistant Secretary
Chair/Vice Chair