On May 18th, at the request of 10% of the membership led by homeowners Chris Reppert and Dennis Kramer, a special meeting was held. The purpose of this meeting was to see if the entire membership felt the same way and wanted to remove the entire seating of the board of Directors.
Notices were sent and a vote was taken and the quorum to remove the board was 51%. That would have required a majority vote of 221. The motion to remove the board failed. Mr. Kramer and Mr. Reppert both advised that the lawsuit filed by Mr. Reppert would take care of the removal. We are defending the association and three board members named in the lawsuit. To date, we have uncured legal expenses of $25,000.00 and our trial date is in January of 2023.
We want to thank all the members who stood by the board and supported them. To those who are not happy with the board, we will strive to regain your trust and support. A lot of false information, innuendo and were dispersed from the group known as the “shadow Board” and some of these folks were misled. We plan to set the record straight.
SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT
There are many things that have been said but the one that affects this association is that I was President at a prior Co-op and the rumor states that I left that association in severe debt. What no one mentioned was that the replacement board had an audit and found that there was no debt and the Association was in good order. It is also important to note that we were able to meet our fiscal year without having to take monies from next fiscal year. Things are going well financially and while we are not floating in cash, we are doing better than we have in a long time.
THINGS THAT GO BUMP
The dreaded Speed Bumps are hated and we get it. No one likes them. For decades, the talk of speed Bumps have been discussed and nothing was done about them. Last year, we advised on multiple occasions that the speeding and running stop signals had to be controlled. Lastyear we had a woman walking her dog and was driven into a culvert due to a speeding driver and a child almost got hit for the same reason. We also had 3 deer killed on our association roads. ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH!!!!
Everyone wants to blame the board for these speed bumps. The blame lies with those drivers that refuse to obey speed limits and drive excessively fast. On top of that, these same drivers, now feel that they have the right to drive into the oncoming lane to minimize the effects of these bumps. While we can appreciate the desire to do this, we cannot condone it and we will be taking a hard line against anyone driving in the oncoming lane at a speed bump. LASTLY, the bumps were place on a slight angle to allow for water drainage so that the water did not sit and freeze in the winter. Our roads are not properly crowned so it was a necessity.
BULK PICK UP
Last year we held our bulk pick up and it was a disaster. People had outside family and friends come in with their junk and we filled 5 40 yard dumpsters at a cost of $9000.00. This year, we instituted a $25.00 fee to help offset the cost of the expense as it has grown so much and to date, we have one person sign up. The last day to register for the bulk pick up will be on June 1 and if we do not have sign ups by this date, we will have to cancel the dumpsters. Those who will or have already signed up, will be honored and we will keep one dumpster for this purpose.
We are going to have the yard sale sometime in September. We would like to have it at the lake and those individuals who want to have one at their homes are welcome to have one the same day. Please sign up in the office or email us at email@example.com
4TH OF JULY PARTY
We would like to plan a fourth of July party and we need to know if we have enough folks to plan this event. Please call the office and let us know. We must have an answer no later than June 15th.
Fireworks will be planned at the lake at dusk. Our thanks to Joe Blade for his contribution and work on this effort.
Our annual meeting will be held on July 2nd at 10:00am. We will be verifying members in good standing starting at 9:00am Due to seating limitations, we ask that only one member of the family attend to allow seating for everyone. No outsiders and no children are permitted.
Unfortunately, we were unable to open the pool early this year due to the fact that the company that handles our chemicals could not get out to do the 2nd water shock to make the water safe to swim. Officially, we will be opening on Memorial Day weekend but if the shock is done earlier and we will are able, we will open sooner.
A plan is in place in cooperation with Carbon Engineering and the Board and a method to repair the bridge has been agreed upon. Permits are being issued and if all goes well, we are looking at a late summer/fall repair time and with any luck, the bridge will be back in business.