MINUTES OF WILDERNESS PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING
August 5, 2014
The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Wilderness Property Owners’ Association was held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in the home of Dick Fankhauser. President Cherryl Steben called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m. Board members present were Cherryl Steben, Dick Fankhauser, Larry Rus, John Ancock, Phil Harlan and John Cusick. Absent was Jane Stavish.
MINUTES: The minutes of the July 15, 2014 Wilderness Property Owners’ Board of Directors meeting were read. It was moved by Larry Rus and seconded by John Cusick that the minutes be approved. Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s Report, as prepared by John Cusick, was filed. Eight property owners have not paid their dues to date. With all bills paid John is projecting a $3,300 balance at year end.
Greenbelt trees: Cherryl reviewed several sites where tree work is contracted for this month.
2015 Homeowners Dues – Discussion regarding raising the homeowner’s dues continued from last month. Discussion centered around providing justification for increasing the dues. In addition to tree work that is an ongoing expense, other items discussed included repairing the entrance sign at Boulevard Road, improvements to lighting to both save energy and to increase lighting and repairs to the park recreational facilities.
Phil presented his research regarding what other Homeowner’s Associations charge for dues. The amounts varied greatly and it wasn’t clear what period of time the dues covered. For the next meeting, Phil will contact the various Homeowner’s Associations and clarify the time period and what services are provided for that dollar amount. For comparative purposes, we need to compare dues that are similar to ours in what is provided.
Considering a dues increase and justification for it, other assignments for the next meeting are for John Cusick to review past yearly expenses for greenbelt management to project future expenses. Larry Rus will get estimates to remove and replace the concrete basketball court in the park. Using contact information from Cherryl, Dick will call PSE to discuss lighting options. Cherryl will check on cost of sign repair/replacement.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:13 p.m. The next Board meeting will be on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Dick Fankhauser, Secretary