Minutes – February 7, 2017

Attending:  JoAn Purvis, Scott Auger, Pamela Howe, Waite Warren, Tucker Bullock, Matt White, William Earnhardt, Gary Bulman, J. G. DePoy, and Erin Loftus.  The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.

The previous meeting’s minutes were read and accepted into the record. Scott again requested a Vice President for backup.  Pamela moved to nominate William, and several attendees seconded the motion.  The vote was unanimous in favor, and William kindly accepted, to general acclaim.

The 2017 Proposed Budget was discussed.  It is the same as last year’s, but we are somewhat under on membership dollars.  We spent more because of repairs to the dam.  Maintenance costs were discussed, but without Zsolt’s input this portion of the budget remains in question.  William mentioned that maintenance and mowing are our biggest expense, and it would be good to find ways to lower costs.  There was discussion of whether the mowing is being done too often, and whether four times a year would be sufficient.  Mr. De Poy offered to mow for free and to talk to Matt and Zsolt about keeping maintenance costs down.  Scott suggested we postpone approving the budget until the maintenance costs are clarified.

William discussed tax preparation costs.  The $215.00 budgeted for this service is too pricey; he’d like to get someone else next year.  The only 2017 expense so far is the P.O. Box fee ($66.00).

Pamela will distribute flyers in the neighborhood this weekend, informing residents about the pond’s history, the CVHOA, and membership in the organization.  This is in lieu of a mailed dues notice, and hopefully will reach some newer residents who may not know that they can participate in stewardship of the pond.

There was some discussion of the size of the goose flock.  Pamela asked whether we ever addle the eggs.  Some past attempts (placing oil on the eggs, for instance) were discussed, but no measures were approved at this time.

“No Fishing In This Area” signs were discussed further.  Gary would like to purchase two signs and three posts (he has a third sign already).  Signs are $58.00 each; posts are $29.00; total expense $203.00.  Gary will put the signs up.  A motion was made, seconded, and approved to allocate funds for the signs and posts.

The meeting was adjourned at about 8:10 p.m.  No date was set for the next meeting at this time.