WHITE BIRCH LAKES RECREATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Meeting of the Board of Directors, Saturday, September 12th 1998
President Gail White called the meeting to order at 9:00am. Present were 1st Vice President Pat Zakalowski, directors Linda Brabant, Roy Miller, Don Kuester and Jay Farr. Also present was Manager Tim Fall and Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Lawson. Director Steve Bryant was absent from today’s meeting.
Linda Brabant moved to accept the minutes of last months meeting as written. Seconded by Pat Zakalowski. All in favor. Carried.
Report given by Treasurer Margaret Lawson. August income was $9,572.88 with YTD total of $123,337.89. Expenses for August were $14,160.01 with a YTD total of $162,767.34. Balance on hand at the end of August was $47,661.53. Don Kuester moved to accept the report. Seconded by Pat Zakalowski. All in favor. Carried.
APPROVAL OF BILLS TO BE PAID
A total of $2,791.28 in bills to be paid in September was presented to the board for approval. The manager increased that total by another $2,000.00 to cover the cost of Lake Treatments to be paid in September also. Roy Miller moved to pay the specified bills with the $2,000.00 adjustment. Jay Farr seconded the motion. Carried.
Report given by President Gail White. Discussed new, monthly, BIRCH BARK.
Report given by Linda Brabant. Discussed upcoming events.
Report given by Jay Farr. Discussed Mission Statement.
Report given by Manager Tim Fall. Discussed possible new spot for storage area.
Report given by Manager Tim Fall. Discussed automated security, lake levels, fences, electric escrow and Bertha Lake situation.
COMMENTS FROM FLOOR
Larry Franklin, lot#908 & 909 stated that he would like to see the Future Committee Director remove the words “clear cut” from the mission statement. Mr. Franklin questioned the “temporary” Real Estate Office at the front gate as well as the storage of heavy equipment at that spot. He stated that these are some of the matters the board should be looking into.
Jack Jenkin, lot#104, questioned the height of the lakes this year because of the dry spell we had. It was stated that if we do not have a lot of snow this year we will have to look into some alternate methods to keep the lake levels up.
Marilyn Glass, lots #64, 65 and 381, presented the board with a list of violations of the C&R’s ,by various members, that she would like the board to look into. A copy of the list will be given to each board member.
The Environmental Committee received 3 requests for contiguous lot status. These need to be approved by the board. The committee also had a request from Don Harder lot#914 to remove all “poplar” trees from his lot. He did not want to mark all the trees to be cut. After some discussion the board stated that the C&R’s state that trees for removal have to be marked so approval cannot be given until such time as he complies with those rules.
1. request from Michael Firman to make lot#719 contiguous with #720 in which there is a residence. Lot meets all requirements. Roy Miller moved to accept this request. Linda Brabant seconded the motion. All in favor. Carried.
2. request from Charles Hastings to make lot #79 contiguous with lot#78 and to have a refund for the 1998-99 assessment prorated, as of the purchase date of the lot. Linda Brabant moved to grant contiguous status for lot #79. Seconded by Don Kuester. Carried.
After much discussion Linda Brabant moved that contiguous lot status be effective for the following fiscal year. Seconded by Don Kuester. Carried. Request for refund denied.
3. request from Ann Hobart to have lots #453 and 455 made contiguous with lot #454 on which she has a home. She is requesting contiguous status for 2 lots. Board policy has only been to grant status on one lot only. After much discussion Don Kuester moved to grant contiguous lot status to one lot (which one is at her discretion) only. Seconded by Jay Farr. All in favor. Carried.
Don Kuester would like the item of the Real Estate Office and Heavy Equipment Storage put on the agenda for next month’s meeting.
Marilyn Glass would like to see the clubhouse made handicapped accessible. This will be looked into.
Roy Miller moved to accept Margaret Lawson as the Secretary/Treasurer for this next year. Seconded by Linda Brabant. All in favor. Carried.
Pat Zakalowski moved to adjourn the meeting. Linda Brabant seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned at 10:40am. The next meeting will be October 10th at 9:00am at the White Birch Clubhouse.
MARGARET E. LAWSON