Board Meeting Minutes: January 2015


January 14, 2015


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Wilderness Property Owners’ Association was held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in the home of President Cherryl Steben. Cherryl called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m. Board members present were Cherryl Steben, Dick Fankhauser, Jane Stavish, Phil Harlan and John Cusick. Larry Rus was absent. John Ancock has resigned from the Board because of health reasons.


ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Motion was made to retain existing officers for the year 2015 with the exception of Vice President. It was determined to not fill the position at this time. Motion carried.


MINUTES: The minutes of the November 18, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Wilderness Property Owners’ were read. Minutes were approved as read.


TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s Report, as prepared by John Cusick, was filed. To date 101 property owners have paid their dues.



Survey the Former Site of Old Bus Stop on Pinebrook Drive: Cherryl reminded surveyors again that we are waiting for a proposal from them.


2015 Landscape Maintenance Agreement: There was discussion regarding pesticide applications and whether there is a need for the landscape contractor to have a license. Dick will work with the contractor to make sure he meets all applicable licensing requirements. There was also discussion regarding the need to separate weed killer application from lawn fertilizer instead of a weed and feed application. Motion to approve landscape contract with weed and feed application passed with one abstention.


Wilderness Sign Repair: There was discussion regarding the need to raise the entrance sign at Boulevard Road so that it could be better seen. Motion was carried to ask David Bell to do the sign repair/restoration for an amount not to exceed $500.00.


Traffic Calming Research: The County is looking into the need for speed control on roads within Wilderness. There is nothing to report yet.


Greenbelt Tree Management: Work contained in bids obtained from Thomas Tree Service last fall was discussed. Motion to accept bids to remove two trees for $800.00 and $850.00 was approved.


WPOA Document Cleanup and Scanning: Cherryl reported that she has more time now to work on this project.


Homeowner Directories: Discussion resulted in agreement that the need for a new directory for all homeowners is not necessary at this time. There is a need for Board members to have up to date information.



Water Towers (LBA/Trillium Property: Jane gave a report on a proposed water tower to be placed on the LBA/Trillium property. The new tower has to be constructed prior to maintenance work beginning on the existing tower. Jane will monitor developments on this project.


2015 Newsletter #1: Cherryl asked for any ideas for items to be placed in the newsletter.

Insurance Claim for Damage at Dunkerson Property: Cherryl reported on this and the possible scenarios that may result.


Open Board Position: Cherryl asked that we let her know of any possible candidates for Board members.


Arbor Vitae Replacements in Wiggins Hedgerow: Motion was made to accept a bid of $200.00 from South Sound Lawncare to replace the missing Arbor Vitae trees in the hedgerow on Wiggins. Motion carried.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:38 p.m. The next Board meeting will be held at Cherryl’s home on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Dick Fankhauser, Secretary