WHITE BIRCH LAKES RECREATIONAL ASSOCIATION

 

ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES

 

SATURDAY, JULY 15TH 2000

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

†††† President Gail White called the Annual Meeting of the Membership to order at 2:00pm.Present were 1st Vice President Pat Zakalowski, 2nd Vice President Jay Farr, Directors Linda Brabant and Doug Bradley. Also present was Manager Tim Fall and Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Lawson. Directors Roy Miller and Don Kuester were absent. Approximately 170 members were in attendance.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

†† ††Mary Farnham, lot #637, moved to accept the minutes of last years Annual Meeting as written. Seconded by Fran Lombardo, lot #658. All in favor. Motion carried.

 

TREASURERíS REPORT

†††† Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Lawson stated that income for the 1999-2000 fiscal year was $290,899.96.Operating expenses for the fiscal year was $293,659.80. Net loss for the fiscal year was $2,759.84. We had a balance on hand at the end of the year of $12,541.05.Joe Romine, lot #542 moved to accept the treasurerís report. Jim Shaw, lot #296, seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion approved.

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT AND ELECTION

†††† Committee Chairman Doug Bradley stated that we have 3 members running for the 3 openings on the board. All 3 are incumbents, Gail White, Linda Brabant and Don Kuester (who was unable to attend today). Doug asked if there were any nominations from the floor. Fran Lombardo, Lot #658, nominated Dorothy MacArthur, lot #30.Dorothy accepted the nomination. Gary Cheadle, lot #1010, moved to close nominations from the floor. Seconded by Jim Shaw, Lot #296.All in favor. Floor closed. Each nominee was given an opportunity to introduce themselves to the membership. At this time the membership was asked to vote on the candidates. An audience member asked if the nominees could answer questions, as was the usual custom. As many members had already cast their ballots it was deemed too late to question them. It was stated that ďquestioning the nomineesĒ should be noted on the agenda for next year.

 

PRESIDENTíS REPORT

†††† Report given by President Gail White.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE-

†††† Chairman Gary Farnham gave the annual report. Committee members include Mary Rack, Chick Witchell, Joe Romine and Chuck Hastings. Gary announced his retirement from the committee.

FUTURE COMMITTEE-

†††† Jay Farr, board liaison, talked about what the committee has been working on. He listed the things that need to be done in the future and the not-so-distant future.

RESTRICTIONS COMMITTEE-

†††† Chairman Ann Hobart reported on what the committee has accomplished to date. It is slow going as each item has to be thoroughly discussed before decisions are made. Committee members include Jay Farr, Joni Farr, Larry Franklin, Jerry White and Chuck Hastings.

ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE-

†††† Board Liaison, Linda Brabant reported on events and stated that they are looking for someone to chair this committee next year. Fran Lombardo reported on the Annual White Birch Parade and Picnic.

MANAGERíS REPORT

†††† Manager Tim Fall wanted to thank all the committee members for their help this year. He also thanked Gary Farnham for all the time, effort and work that he has put in over the years on the Environmental Committee. Manager Fall also talked about the 10 Year Financial Plan and Gate Implementation.

 

TRANSACTION OF OTHER BUSINESS

†††† None.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR

†††† Mary Farnham, lot #637, talked about the misuse of ATVís.There are a number of members and children, speeding, spinning, and driving recklessly. A number of them are riding on other memberís lots and causing destruction.Riding with no helmets, etc. This is something that needs to be looked into.

†††† Jack Jenkin, lot #104, asked about the status on the lake levels. Manager Fall stated that the level s in Timber and White Birch Lake are within normal levels but Teal and Holiday Lake are low. They are looking into reopening the well at Holiday Lake but it was stated that it would not help the low level. They are looking into this before money is spent on something that wont help the situation.

†††† Dan Tyrell, lot #790, is concerned with the clear cutting that is being done on some of the lots and whether or not the board has addressed this situation. He was told that the board and the Environmental Committee have both addressed this.

†††† Jim Shaw, lot #296, stated that he is on the security committee and does a lot of driving on our roads. He had a complaint about the way the logging trucks damage the roads and shouldnít they be responsible for the extra cost to fix up the road. Manager Fall stated that some of the individuals involved in those incidents have already acknowledged a willingness to pay for the damage.

†††† Liz Banacek, lot 1021&1022, also talked about the ATV situation.

†††† Larry Franklin, lot #909, talked about the misuse of ATVís. He stated many ATVís and cars speed and donít stop at the stop signs.

 

ELECTION RESULTS

†††† Doug Bradley announced the election results. The seats will be filled by, Gail White, Linda Brabant and Don Kuester. There was a total of 250 ballots cast. The ballots for the 1999 election will now be destroyed and the ballots for 2000 will be held for 1 year.

 

ADJOURNMENT

†††† Jerry White, lot #1259, moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Martin Moore, lot #725. Meeting adjourned at 3:00pm.The next regular board meeting will be Saturday, August 12th 2000 at the White Birch Clubhouse.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

MARGARET E. LAWSON†† SEC/TREAS††† WBLRA