WHITE BIRCH LAKES RECREATIONAL ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, SATURDAY March 13th 1999
President Gail White called the board meeting to order at 9:00am. Present were 1st VP Pat Zakalowski, 2nd VP Steve Bryant, directors Jay Farr, Don Keuster, Linda Brabant and Roy Miller. Also present were manager Tim Fall and Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Lawson.
Steve Bryant moved to accept the minutes of February’s meeting. Seconded by Pat Zakalowski. All in favor. Carried.
Stated income for February was $3,507.63 and expenses were $19,666.16 leaving a balance at the end of February of $15,300.89. Total income for the 1998-99 fiscal year was $187,426.73 and total expenses were $259,216.82 leaving an EOY balance of $15,300.89. Linda Brabant moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Pat Zakalowski. All in favor. Carried.
The bills to be paid in the month of March were presented to the board for approval Steve Bryant moved that we pay those bills. Linda Brabant seconded the motion. All in favor. Carried. Manager Fall has received a bid from Level Propane, which he would like the board to consider. This item will be added to New Business.
Report given by President Gail White.
The manager had received some correspondence from the membership and has given them to the appropriate committees.
Chairman Linda Brabant stated that she has not as yet been able to form her committee and she is having trouble getting members. She will place an article in the next newsletter asking for volunteers.
Report given by Billie Roffe.
Report given by Joni Farr. Discussion of the trailer storage situation and the removal of the abandoned trailers. Jay Farr moved that we send out notification to the membership that all camping units have to be registered and licensed and removed from the storage area by June 20th. Seconded by Pat Zakalowski. All in favor. Motion carried.
Report given by Manager Tim Fall. Discussion on the new electrical feed that has to be installed at the gate. The old wiring is shot. At the same time the manager is also looking into getting new lampposts to replace the mercury vapor lights. Roy Miller moved that we replace the lights at the front gate with 3 lampposts not to exceed $1,500.00. Seconded by Linda Brabant. All in favor. Carried . Manager Fall is also looking into getting some pay phones for the campground, front gate and inside the clubhouse. He is checking into buying our own pay phones. We have received a quote from “Earls” of $10.00 an acre to spray for Gypsy Moths this year.
Manager Fall explained the bid by “Earls”, what it included and how it compared with other bids. The total cost would be about $17,000.00. That is 1700 acres at $10.00 an acre. Linda Brabant moved that we accept the bid of $10.00 an acre. Seconded by Don Kuester. All in favor. Carried.
Frank Zakalowski, lot 1305, questioned the beaver situation.
Joni Farr, lot 931, would like to see the “private property” signs reinstated at the entrance. Manager Fall stated that new ones are in the process of being made.
Steve Bryant, lot 1, stated that we are getting a lot of “outside” snowmobile traffic in White Birch.
Don Kuester, lot 656, questioned the “Automated Gate Entry” topic. Much discussion ensued.
Discussed the bid from Level Propane. The bid is for us to buy the tanks and we would get 44.9 cents a gallon until 2001. The purchase of the 4 tanks we need would be an expenditure of $4,000.00 of which we would save $3,000.00 a year in propane fees. If we just purchased 3 tanks at $3,000.00 the savings would nullify the cost of the tanks. Steve Bryant moved that we purchase 3 tanks and lease the 4th and take the Level Propane bid. Seconded By Linda Brabant. All in favor. Motion carried.
Linda Brabant moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Pat Zakalowski. Meeting adjourned at 10:10am. The next board meeting will be April 10th 1999 at 9:00am at the White Birch Clubhouse.
MARGARET E. LAWSON