BOARD MEETING MINUTES

PROPOSED

FEBRUARY 9, 2008

 

CALL TO ORDER

Board President Brian Kozlowski called the meeting to order at 9:09 am.Board members present were President Brian Kozlowski, 1st Vice president Sharon Bridges, 2nd Vice President Marvin Frayer, Director Patricia Graham, Director Al Isaac and Director Darren Bondy.Prayer was lead by Director Al Isaac with President Brian Kozlowski following with the Pledge of Allegiance. Also present were Manager Gail White, Treasurer Priscilla Moore and Secretary Elaine Carrasco.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to accept January minutes, with a correction, by 1st Vice President Marvin Frayer, seconded by Director Darren Bondy, all in favor, motion carried.

 

INCOME STATEMENT

Treasurer Priscilla Moore reports total income for the month of January at $9897.29 total expenses of $31,283.91and cash on hand as of January 31, 2008 at $96,655.37. Motion to approve income statement by 1st Vice President Marvin Frayer, seconded by 1st Vice President Sharon Bridges.

 

PRESIDENTíS REPORT

President Brian Kozlowski states that two Directorsí requested privilege time in the Presidentís report and turns the floor over to Director Darren Bondy. Darren states he was appointed to fill this spot and there was a question as to a special election next month for his appointment to fill the spot on the board for the duration of the time frame.What I have requested of the board is that we do not have a special election and that I occupy the current spot and run in the election in July. I think for the sake of remedy and ease, that would ultimately be the best bet and I hope the board would support my decision and my request.

Director Patricia Graham states she has something she takes very personal herself and she wants everybody to really hear this. Gail received a notice in the mail and Iím going to read exactly what it says about her.It says Gail White, bitch, thief and adulterer, take notice bitch. I find this appalling that someone in our association would say this about this wonderful woman who is a great manager, we are lucky to have. I canít think of strong enough words as to how I feel about this, but itís a horrible shame that someone would do this, not only do this but to direct it to the type of manager we have. A great woman and manager.Also, I would like to add that we have had four audits done and they were all very good, nothing wrong, so why do we keep having this rumor going around that there is something fraudulent in our office either from within the office or within this building. I would appreciate that if you hear someone spreading these awful things just stop them right there. Thank you for letting me get this off my mind.

President Kozlowski states that within this same vein, Iím sure we have all seen national and regional politics over the last decade or so the decline in citizenship and how they deal with opposing sides of the aisle. Itís apparent to me and I am sure itís apparent to you that the same thing is happening in White Birch, we are now playing politics, there is one side and another. Instead of there being different views, that is good for our community, thatís the way it should be. But to create a schism in our community based entirely on the fact that you disagree with someone who has a difference of opinion, is not in the best interest of the community. I donít see any way in which to correct that, I guess the only way to correct that is to always deal with the truth. We need to work together to resolve these issues in rational ways.

 

MANAGERíS REPORT

Manager Gail White reports, we are conducting a survey on the gate between the hours of 4:30 and 6:00p.m. the results will indicate whether or not the gate will remain open at these times.

 

APPROVAL OF PAYABLES

Director Patricia Graham motions to approve payables, seconded by Director Al Isaac, motion carried.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

EPC reports things are slow, but we had an application for one lot improvement consisting of tree removal and driveway.

Security asks that the gate being open is not an invitation to speed through, slow down please.

 

COMMENTS

No comments at this time.

 

NEW BUSINESS

A motion to open the business of new flooring was made by Director Darren Bondy, second by 1st Vice President Sharon Bridges. Board members discussed floating, laminate flooring and President Brian Kozlowski asks would the board like to proceed with this flooring. Motion to accept the purchase of the new flooring made by Director Patricia Graham, seconded by 1st Vice President Sharon Bridges.All in favor, motion carried. 1st Vice President Sharon Bridges suggests we paint the walls in the clubhouse at the same time the flooring is installed.

Horseback riding policy is read, this policy is available on our website ďwhitebirch.org.Ē

Motion to accept the horseback riding policy as written is made by 2nd Vice PresidentMarvin Frayer, seconded by Director Al Isaac. All in favor, motion carried.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR

Discussion was held about the horse back riding policy. Members discussed the amount of snowfall and the work done to remove it from the roads.

 

ADJOURNMENT

2nd Vice President Marvin Frayer moves to adjourn, all in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:50 am.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Elaine Carrasco

Secretary