In Attendance:Terry Deschenes, Rod Case, Tara Bingham,, Tod
Ray, Brendan Pecht, Dave Prochazka, Mark Achzenick, Mark Anderson, Bob Liebling
1.Approval of September 2010 and October
2.Treasurer Report:Rod Case
is 11k in our general savings account which is distributed this way:$7200 for Roads projects, $1800 for
Lakes projects, and $2000 for Community Property projects.The Association is due another $11,000
before the end of the year.We
should receive at least $7000 of that total when fourth quarter dues are
paid by the community.Our water
account has a total of $65,000 in it.This account is for maintenance, emergencies, upgrades and major
repairs that may be necessary in the future and may only be used for water
term past due accounts are now being handled by our attorney.Two of the properties are being
foreclosed by lenders or the county for back taxes.There are also seven other accounts that
are past due.Rod will send a
letter, and if no response, he will contact the attorney about these
2011 Budget Projections:Rod gave estimates and indicated
that they may change when all committee chairs have submitted their list
of projects and the expenses that will be involved.There are several areas that we may be
able to save in, but it would mean cutting maintenance and project
costs.No cuts are recommended at this time.
areas that will definitely need more funding than in the past are the
Lakes and the Roads.Both areas are
under review by their committee chairs, who will
present their plans and projected costs at the next Board meeting.Final plans requests will be discussed
and voted on at the annual HOA meeting.
A dues increase is going to be
necessary to address key issues such as major road repairs and lakes
improvement. These two areas are important for the integrity and value
of all FourLakes property so they must be
addressed.Sixty percent of the
community must vote on this issue, and it will take 48 votes to pass a
dues increase.This issue will be
committee needs a new chair person and more volunteers to make the needed projects happen.Some projects may be large enough that
we will have to bring in professionals.
new home being built near Nau’s may wish to be annexed into the Four Lakes
HOA to access our roads.Mark Achzenick
will contact the owner.
Four Lakes HOA
Kitchin has dug a trench for his project, and needs a couple volunteers to
help him finish putting in the culvert.
project on 241st will be started soon.Shawn, Rick, Mark and Tom will put in
cobblestones to address the water issues there.Bob Liebling recommended they use
concrete bricks. Mark said he would look into it.
Mark Achzenick said Wayne Bingham could go ahead get ice melt for the hill
area and submit his receipts to Rod for reimbursement.The snow/ice issue is still under
review.Current resolutions under
discussion is purchasing Glen Kitchen’s plow, or the more likely solution
of buying a spreader which was already budgeted for applying ice melt, to
be pulled behind Mark Anderson’s or Mark Achzenick’s trucks.
water committee will meet next month to discuss the new propane generator
for the pump house.
Ward is willing to continue as chairperson, would like someone to take
over the position.
long term management plan has been sent to the Board for review and
dam at the lake by Jackson’s
is the community’s responsibility. Bob will evaluate what work, if any,
needs to be done on it next year.
will talk to Delainy about his continued involvement as chairperson.
8.Emergency Preparedness:Mark Anderson
preparedness drill went well.Twenty five homes participated and more radios were
said that he would contact A-1
about getting fire extinguishers for the community to purchase at a
discount. He will give more information such as the cost to the Board at
the next meeting.
Four Lakes HOA
has drafted a welcome letter to be sent out when new neighbors move in to
No new business.
·Terry will publish a newsletter in January about
issues that need discussion at the annual meeting.Subjects include Cedar Grove composting,
election of officers, and the Board’s long term plans for the community.
board members will contribute articles for the year end newsletter.
The Future of FourLakes:
Next Meeting: Sunday,
January Meeting:Thursday the 13th, @ Deschenes.
date:Thursday, March 3rd – at Achzenicks.