Board Meeting Minutes: October 2014


October 1, 2014


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Wilderness Property Owners’ Association was held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in the home of Cherryl Steben. President Cherryl Steben called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. Board members present were Cherryl Steben, Dick Fankhauser, Larry Rus, Jane Stavish and John Cusick. Absent were John Ancock and Phil Harlan.


MINUTES: The minutes of the September 3, 2014 Wilderness Property Owners’ Board of Directors meeting were read. It was moved by John Cusick and seconded by Larry Rus 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. As reported last month, with all bills paid, John is projecting a $3,300 balance at the year’s end.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Survey a former site of old bus stop and ivy – have not heard from surveyors.


Proposed budget – the proposed budget was reviewed and two items were considered. The result was to (1) change the Common Area Maintenance to $15,000; and (2) to leave the Meeting Hall Rental Fees at $150.


2015 Homeowners’ dues – Discussion regarding raising the homeowner’s dues continued from last month. It was discussed that a dues increase has to be approved by a majority of those attending the meeting not a majority of homeowners. Dues increase to $175.00 per year will be proposed to the homeowners at the November 18, 2014 homeowner’s meeting. It was moved by Dick Fankhauser and seconded by John Cusick to recommend approval of the proposed budget, including the dues increase, to the homeowner’s at the November semi-annual meeting. Motion carried. Cherryl will send out the ballot with the newsletter.


Greenbelt tree management – Several danger trees have been brought to Cherryl’s attention. She will review with tree companies to determine costs and recommend action based on funds available.


Boulevard Road entrance sign – Dick suggested that he get a bid from David Bell to repair/replace the sign. Cherryl agreed.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:24 p.m. The next meeting will be the Annual Membership meeting on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at “The Barn” at Grace Community Covenant Church. The last meeting of the year will be on December 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Dick Fankhauser, Secretary