MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WILDERNESS PROPERTY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION (WPOA)
November 18, 2014
The annual meeting of the WPOA was held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in “The Barn” at Grace Community Covenant Church. President Cherryl Steben called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM. In addition to Ms. Steben, board members John Ancock, Phil Harlan, Larry Rus, Jane Stavish, Dick Fankhauser and John Cusick were present. A total of 35 property owners were present, constituting a quorum.
Members were encouraged to sign in and to also provide their emails for future notifications and information.
MINUTES: Minutes of the previous board meeting were not read but were approved by the board members.
TREASURER’S REPORT: John Cusick handed out copies of the Treasurer’s Report: the Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual and the Balance Sheet. He stated that seven property owners have not paid their dues to date. One property owner paid their dues since that meeting. He went over some categories with dollar amounts projected to 12/31/14. He then asked if there were any questions. He stated that money contained in the CD is to cover six months of operating expenses should the Association cease to exist. Other discussion was regarding the number of properties in the Wilderness development. No action was taken on the Treasurer’s Report.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Ms. Steben provided an overview of the Board’s recent activities, including a work party in July to clean up the trail and area near the park entrance off of Donnelly. She briefly discussed burglaries, property damage and our meeting with Sheriff Snaza at the semi-annual meeting. She explained the costs to date for greenbelt management. A suggestion was made to consider planting new trees to replace those being removed. Because of budget constraints, we are reactive rather than proactive in dealing with tree issues resulting in much less cost.
Proposed HOA annual dues increase beginning in 2015 – Ms. Steben explained the need for the proposed dues increase from $110 per year to $175 per year. Most of the need is for greenbelt management. Trees are maturing and requiring management to protect homeowner’s property and lives.
Proposed 2015 Budget – The budget was discussed. Ms. Steben moved and Mr. Woodward seconded a motion to approve the budget and the proposed dues increase. There were 60 yes and 40 nos, resulting in passage of both the budget and the dues increase to $175.00 per year.
Jane Stavish reported on Chambers Creek maintenance and the proposed LBA Park.
John Cusick recognized Cherryl for all of her hard work for the Association. There was much applause in agreement with John’s statement.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:03 PM.
Dick Fankhauser, Secretary