WHITE BIRCH LAKES RECREATIONAL ASSOCIATION

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SATURDAY, DEC. 12TH 1998

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

†††† President Gail White called the meeting to order at 9:00am. Present were 1st VP Pat Zakalowski, 2nd VP Steve Bryant, directors Roy Miller, Jay Farr, Linda Brabant and Don Kuester. Also present were Manager Tim Fall and Secretary/Treasurer Margaret Lawson.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

†††† President White asked if there were any changes to the minutes of the November meeting. She stated that she would like it noted for the record that Steve Bryant was absent from that meeting due to the death of a close friend. Linda Brabant moved to accept the minutes as written. Seconded by Steve Bryant. All in favor. Carried.

TREASURERíS REPORT

Treasurer Lawson stated that income for November was $4,607.26 with an income total of $170, 392.48 year to date. Expenses for November were $11,314.53 with an expense total of $214,409.24 year to date. Balance on hand at the end of the month was $43,074.22. Don Kuester moved to accept the treasurerís report. Seconded by Pat Zakalowski. All in favor. Carried.

APPROVAL OF BILLS TO BE PAID

†††† Treasurer Lawson presented the bills to be paid, for the month December, to the board for approval. Steve Bryant moved that we pay those bills. Seconded by Linda Brabant. All in favor. Carried.

PRESIDENTíS REPORT

†††† Report given by President Gail White.

CORRESPONDENCE

†††† Manager Fall received two letters from members that he referred to the appropriate committees.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE-

†††† Report given by Linda Brabant.

FUTURE COMMITTEE-

†††† Report given by Jay Farr.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE-

†††† Report given by Gary Farnham. Committee received request for contiguous lot status from Brinninstool, lot #1101. Lots meet all requirements. Steve Bryant moved to accept the request for contiguous status. Seconded by Linda Brabant. All in favor. Carried.

MANAGERíS REPORT

†††† Report given by Manager Tim Fall. Discussed Automated Gate Entry, new proposal for Weed Control and Bertha Lake Issue. Manager asked boardís opinion on making the White Birch Bark Newsletter bi-monthly instead of monthly. Annual savings of $2000.00 would be realized. The board felt that it should be left monthly for at least a year to see how it goes. It was felt that it is important to let the membership know what will be discussed at the next meeting.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

BERTHA LAKE ISSUE-

†††† The Drain Commissioner was contacted to let him know that we may be interested in taking some of the water. We were told that the commission already has an alternative method in place that will not affect us. The subject is dropped at this point.

COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR

†††† Edwin Poterek, lot# 398, questioned† the Automated Gate Entry and how it will work. Manager Fall explained the workings of the system.

†††† Gary Cheadle, lot#1010,† asked† how the beaver situation was. Manager Fall stated that 9 beavers were removed from White Birch and Holiday Lake.† Mr. Cheadle would also like to see that all cars in White Birch have a sticker on them to make the Security patrolís job a little easier.

NEW BUSINESS

PROPOSED BUDGET-

†††† The Budget Committee presented itís proposed budget for the 1999-2000 Fiscal Year. It is to be discussed today but no action will be taken on it until the January meeting. This budget does propose a $25.00 increase in assessments. The budget proposal will be printed, along with an explanation, in the next newsletter going out to the membership. This will enable them to attend Januaryís meeting if they so choose.

ADJOURNMENT

†††† Steve Bryant moved that the meeting be adjourned. Seconded by Linda Brabant. All in favor. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 10:10am. Next meeting will be Saturday January 9th 1999 at 9:00am at the White Birch Clubhouse.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

 

 

MARGARET E. LAWSON

SEC/TREAS† WBLRA