Board Meeting Minutes
SEPTEMBER 9, 2000
Pat Zakalowski, 1st Vice President, called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. Present were Jay Farr, 2nd Vice President, Directors Don Kuester, Doug Bradley, Linda Brabant and Roy Miller and Manager Tim Fall.
Jay Farr moved to accept August minutes as amended. Seconded by
Don Kuester. All in favor. Carried.
Treasurer absent. Manager Fall reported income for August was $26,128.00 plus special
assessments of $5700.00. Total Operating expense was $34,776.00. Loss for month of
August was $8647.00. Total fiscal YTD income was $93,703.84. Balance of cash on
hand was $106,244.89. Manager Fall advised that 85 to 90% of major annual costs are
complete. Special Funds in the amount of $21,273.00 collected toward purchase of road
grader were close to 40% received at end of August.. Balance is due on September 1.
Roy Miller moved to accept financial report. Seconded by Jay Farr.
All in favor. Carried.
Refuse pickups were discussed and improvements were noted in violations of dumping
at the campground. Increase in insurance costs was due to increased valuations
of installations at guard house and improvements at the clubhouse. Doug Bradley
moved that bills be paid. Don Kuester seconded the motion. All in favor. Carried
Manager Fall stated that several letters have been received regarding ORV violations and
concerns about unleashed dogs. He noted that he had good cooperation from Animal
Control during the Labor Day weekend. A letter was received and read from Margaret
Lawson resigning her position as Secretary-Treasurer effective Aug 17, 2000. Linda
Brabant suggested the board send Margaret an official thank you for her many years of
devoted service. President White will be contacting board members regarding appointment
of a new Secretary-Treasurer.
COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS
Chick Witchell reported on numbers of approvals granted. She also gave an
update on types of violations and the ensuing correspondence to lot owners
advising them of the restrictions and violations.
Pat Zakalowski reported she has no chairperson for the activities committee.
October 7th is the date set for the garage sales. Volunteers are
Manager thanks Chick Witchell and past and present members of the environmental
committee for the many hours spent on environmental work for citing violators
and for providing the beginning of a paper trail. Much work and many improvements
have been done at the storage area. Contact has been made with the Farwell School
Board to possibly get school bus to make a couple of stops within White Birch.
Contact made with Sheriff’s department to work with WBLRA to enforce ORV violations
as their time permits. Voltage fluctuations are a problem being resolved in order to start
operation of the gate system.
Roy Miller thanked the Manager for information on the operation of the
gate system and that members are being informed as to the issues within WBLRA. Anne
Hobart, lot 454, goes on record as being opposed to replacing sign at the entrance. Gary
Cheadle, lot 1010, questions if street signs will be replaced by some similar to those
at the entrance by the guardhouse. He recommends sign that says GUARD HOUSE be
replaced by GATE. A lengthy discussion by interested parties was presented concerning
violations of vehicles, especially ORV’s, and the resulting liability of WBLRA in case of
traffic injuries and/or fatalities. Comments were made describing the damage done to
to the roads and the wooded areas. Other discussion was about designated trails and roads.
Do members have the right to approach violators, especially under-age drivers? Joe
Romine, lot 542, suggested that an Ad Hoc committee be appointed to study the ORV
problem as to what can be done , how it can be done and then take action. NUFF SAID
Jay Farr makes motion to adjourn. Motion carried.