Board Meeting Minutes: March 2014


March 18, 2014


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Wilderness Property Owners’ Association was held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in the home of President Cherryl Steben. Cherryl called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. Board members present were Cherryl Steben, Dick Fankhauser, John Ancock, Phil Harlan and John Cusick.


MINUTES: The minutes of the January 14, 2014 Wilderness Property Owners’ Board of Directors meeting were read. It was moved by John Cusick and seconded by John Ancock that the minutes be approved. Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s Report, as prepared by John Cusick, was filed. Twenty-two property owners have not paid their dues to date and of those, four are carryovers from previous years.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Greenbelt trees: Cherryl reviewed several sites with a tree service and provided the Board with a bid proposal to do the work in the amount of $4,250.00. John Cusick moved and Dick Fankhauser seconded that we accept the bid. Motion carried. Work will be done between March 24th and 29th.


Dick brought a complaint from David Bell to the WPOA Document cleanup and scanning: still working on it.


Neighborhood watch program: nothing to report.


Pet station replacement: Cherryl to purchase more bags. Pet stations are all installed.


NEW BUSINESS: Cherryl to draft 2014 Newsletter #1 (February or March)


Dick brought a complaint from David Bell to the Board regarding property on Pinebrook Drive at the entrance to Wilderness. David’s complaint included parked vehicles on the lawn, garbage cans left out at the curb all week and garbage piled in the driveway. His complaint also included vehicles cluttering other properties nearby. Cherryl will send a letter to affected property owners advising that they are not in compliance with Wilderness covenants.


There was some discussion regarding raising the homeowner’s dues and to possibly bring it to property owners for approval at the next semi-annual meeting.


Cherryl received a call from Brad Wilkins at 3230 Wilderness regarding a cedar tree in the greenbelt between his house and the Vetter’s house (3231 Wilderness).  Based upon visual inspection by a tree service he had out to bid on some work in his yard, it appears the tree may be diseased.  Cherryl will inspect the tree with the tree service that is out doing work for the WPOA at the end of March to see what they determine about the tree.
The owners at 4124 Highline Drive have not lived in their home for approximately 2 years.  Upon site inspection by the Thurston County Sheriff’s office, due to a call from the owner that they suspected someone was in their house, it was determined that rodents were inhabiting the home (rats).  Cherryl will follow up with the Health Department to determine how to handle this potential health issue.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m. The next Board meeting will be held April 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Cherryl’s home.


Respectfully submitted,

Dick Fankhauser, Secretary