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Summary of the 2016 Annual General Meeting
Posted on Aug 23rd, 2016

Here are some of the key points from the Annual General Meeting on Aug. 21 (in no particular order)...
  • Reed Baker recently resigned as chairperson of the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) after many years of service. Existing committee member Steve LeRoy has volunteered to take over as chairperson. Many thanks to both Reed and Steve!
  • Jack Moore retired as chairperson of the Adopt-a-Hjghway program after many years and Bonnie Champion has taken over for him. Thanks Jack for all of your time!
  • Our actual expenditures last year were significantly under budget as a number of projects included in last year’s budget were not completed due to lack of project leaders, and some “just in case” budget items (such as legal fees) were not needed.  The projects that were not completed have been included in this year’s budget.
  • The 2016-2017 budget was approved.
  • We have gone 17 years without an assessment increase so assessments will be increasing to $550/yr effective Jan. 1. While plans were to increase dues this past Aug. 1 (to coincide with our budget year), the covenants seem to imply increases can only occur on Jan. 1 so we will play it safe and go that route.
  • Due to a continuing lack of volunteers, one of the major tasks for the board of directors this coming year will be evaluating hiring a management company or outsourcing some areas more, like the pool, grounds, pond management, etc. As always, please let a committee chair or board member know if you can spare some time to help out the community.
  • Existing director Bill Jacob was re-elected and three new directors were elected to fill open positions after volunteering from the floor. They are Ken Kamke, Rob Jacobson, and Dean Cullon. Thanks for volunteering!
  • After attendees showed broad support by a non-binding raise of hands, the board will go forward with having all street signs replaced in the community with decorative black cast aluminum signs. By combining signs, the sign count will decrease from 35 to 21. While existing bids need some updating, the total cost should be a bit more than $20,000 and $25,000 has already been budgeted for this expense.
  • Reed Baker has been coordinating the project to improve the neighborhood's entrance lighting. Resident present were in favor of moving forward with this and the funds are in the approved budget. Look for this major improvement to be completed very soon.
  • The clubhouse doors are aging and there are water issues with the threshold and lower trim. It took a while to find the path foward but we seem to have found a contractor who can add additional support to new decorative doors to support the safety bar that is required. New doors with decorative glass should be installed shortly and this expense is budgeted for at $3,000.
 
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Comment By: Steven Hill
Posted on Aug 31, 2016

Hi,
I wanted to follow up on Nations Ford Land Trust query that was brought up at the end of the meeting. Has there been any more conversation regarding the 3 acres of property? Thank you.


Comment By: Bill Jacob
Posted on Aug 31, 2016

Not that I heard of but I can add another update after our board meeting next Tuesday. Personally, I would not be concerned about this, it was just a request, nothing more.