Board of Directors
DECEMBER 5, 2005
CALL TO ORDER
President Bill Risen called the regular meeting of the Lake Moovalya
Keys Board of Directors to order at 6:00 p.m.
President: Bill Risen
Secretary/Treasurer: Chris Chambers
Board Members: Jack Sweeney, Gary Svider, Squeak, Larry St. George,
Bob Stroud, Joe Maxwell, Richard Jaschke (6:37 p.m.)
Vice President: Chuck Baker
Board Members: Joe Price
Guests: Ed Ruhman (lot 64); Sheryle Jaschke (lot 171)
Bookkeeper/Recording Secretary: Sue Thomson
General Manager: John Currie
Legal Counsel: John C. Churchill (6:05 p.m.)
CALL TO PUBLIC
Mr. Ruhman introduced himself and stated that he was here to observe
Mr. Sweeney stated that Stanton Construction
started the sinkhole repairs today. Mr. Baker asked if Stanton
is going to investigate the cause of the sinkholes. Mr. Sweeney
stated that the one on Moovalya Drive needs investigating, and
it is getting bigger. Mr. Price reported that the sewer district
did not come out after the holes were blue staked. Squeak stated
that additional cuts have been made, and no one knows who made
them. Mr. Sweeney reported that asphalt is caving in, and Squeak
reported that two homeowners have water leaks.
Mr. Baker made a motion that the Association
investigate the proposed installation of a drain adjacent to Mr.
Stroud's house to remedy the Hopi Drive flooding problems. The
motion was seconded. Mr. Price said an easement is needed. Mr.
Risen asked if we should hold up on Stanton's work to coordinate
with the Stroud drainage project. Mr. Sweeney said he investigated
the situation, and the water runs to Mr. Stroud's driveway; even
with a drain, water will still pool; Mr. Stroud's driveway is
the low spot. He stated a 24" catch basin in the driveway
is the only resolution. There being no further discussion, the
motion carried by a 3-2 vote. Mr. Stroud and Mr. Currie are to
work together on getting a bid for the project. Mr. Baker stated
that a 1' x 4' drain by the driveway should help.
Mr. Currie reported that he has tried to reach Darrell Wilson
for two weeks, and discovered that he has been out of town for
two weeks on two separate hunting trips. Mr. Currie left numerous
messages with Mr. Wilson. Mr. Currie also stated that he has seen
new security faces lately on patrol, but he has not spoken with
them as yet, so he doesn't know if they know what to do. Squeak
ran into Darrell recently, and he told Mr. Wilson that the Association
is fed up with the situation. Mr. Wilson told him that his daughter
was to help. Mr. Risen stated we would look into it. Mr. Currie
also stated that R&B Security's owner picked up patrol while
Mr. Wilson was away, but only after Mr. Currie inquired about
the absence of security. Mr. Chambers stated that he talked to
two guards recently, and they told him they're spending an hour
every night while Mr. Wilson is away.
Mr. Chambers made a motion to approve the Minutes of the regular
meeting held on November 7, 2005. Mr. Sweeney seconded the motion,
and the motion carried.
Mr. Sweeney made a motion to approve the November Balance Sheet.
The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.
Mr. Risen had a question regarding our policy
on replacing broken gate openers at no charge to the homeowner.
He suggested that we should replace broken openers with a gate
card, as the cost is less than an opener. Mr. Sweeney suggested
that we not replace a broken opener after one year of purchase.
Ms. Thomson suggested that the Association consider replacing
the broken openers at cost. Mr. Chambers made a motion that the
Association replace broken gate openers at cost. Mr. Maxwell seconded
the motion. The motion failed to carry. Squeak made a motion that
the Association replace broken gate openers at no charge if they
break within one year of homeowner's purchase. Mr. Sweeney stated
that would be too hard to monitor. The motion was not seconded,
and no action was taken. Mr. Chambers again made a motion that
the Association replace broken gate openers at cost. The motion
was not seconded, and no action was taken.
Mr. Sweeney made a motion to approve the November
Profit & Loss Statement. The motion was seconded, and the
motion carried. Mr. Sweeney requested that Ms. Thomson issue the
Stanton Construction check for the bid amount on the sinkhole
repair job, and deliver it to him (Mr. Sweeney) this week.
Mr. Sweeney made a motion to approve the accounts
payable. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
Mr. Currie reported that R&B Security is not doing what they
need to be doing. Mr. Risen stated that he would get in touch
with Darrell Wilson this week through his work. Mr. Currie reported
an ongoing problem with raccoons at the dumpsters. Closing the
dumpster lids is not an option, as trash will then end up on the
streets. Mr. Stroud and Mr. Sweeney stated that Game & Fish
should be contacted to see if they would set traps. Individuals
with a raccoon problem should call Game & Fish to inquire.
Mr. St. George reported five large raccoons in his neighborhood.
Mr. Currie stated that he issued two tow warnings
over Thanksgiving weekend. He wanted confirmation of the Association's
policy of "no warnings". Mr. Risen confirmed that this
is the Association's policy, as policy needs to be consistent,
and it has been in force for some time now. Mr. Sweeney stated
that only official lot ID stickers should be used on vehicles
and trailers in the common parking lot. Mr. Risen asked that a
new supply of stickers be sent out to all homeowners with the
next dues' statements. Mr. Currie reported that a Visitor Pass
was recently stolen from someone's car.
Mr. Currie reported two complaints from homeowners
about a speeding golf cart and a speeding Honda 50. He attempted
to locate the perpetrators but was unsuccessful. Ms. Jaschke said
that mini-bikes and golf carts are not supposed to be on the road,
and Mr. Risen stated that the Sheriff's Office will not issue
citations inside the Keys.
Ms. Thomson reported that she has had difficulty with the website's
maintenance personnel in getting the Minutes and Special Notices
posted in a timely fashion. She stated personnel issues at River
Info as the cause for the posting delay. A problem with the Feedback
link was also discovered, and that has been fixed.
R&B Security has not been paid for September
and October due to unresolved contractual issues. Mr. Currie stated
that a man named Julian is Darrell Wilson's right-hand man, and
Mr. Currie has left messages to speak with Julian, but so far
has not had any conversation with Julian about security issues.
Mr. Chambers reported that he talked to another R&B person
named Curtis. Mr. Risen stated that Curtis is in training to take
over the job for Darrell Wilson. Mr. Chambers questioned whether
we need security in the winter months. Mr. Currie stated that
the new guys don't know what to do. Mr. Chambers stated that we
are wasting our money. Mr. Risen and Mr. Currie will meet separately
to discuss the matter.
The cause for the increase in water usage
was discussed, with Squeak reporting that underground and irrigation
leaks were detected and repaired. It was also noted that watering
the winter grass seed contributed to a temporary rise in water
usage. The oleanders are going to be on a drip system, and Mr.
Chambers said Angel of Big River Landscaping told him that a drip
system would use twice as much water.
Overgrown vegetation on lot 25 is still unresolved,
with Mr. St. George reporting that the owners have contracted
with him to maintain the lot every three months at a cost of $200
for each clean up. Squeak reported that Mike Roberts is willing
to weed. He also stated that Mike Roberts is doing a good job
on the landscape maintenance, and he continues to clean up missed
areas. Mr. St. George asked Squeak to have Mike Roberts quote
the lot 25 clean up project for him.
Two accounts are currently delinquent, lot
10 and lot 146
Mr. Sweeney reported nothing new on the proposed camera project
at the dumpsters. He said that even if there were power at the
shed, it wouldn't do any good, as the power needs to be at the
other end or across the street from the dumpsters. There was a
reminder about the possibility of tapping into the APS power pole.
Mr. Churchill reported no activity on the
delinquent rental security deposits' matter.
Mr. Stroud inquired about the status of the
proposed Stanton bid to remedy the flooding situation at his property.
Mr. Risen reported that Mr. Currie has not been able to reach
Mr. Stanton by phone. Mr. Stroud passed around photos of recent
flooding due to water runoff from the Association's common lot
across the street from his property.
Christmas decorations have been donated and will be put up at
Mr. Sweeney presented construction plans for
lot 174 submitted by Kirk Plehn. Mr. Sweeney made a motion that
the construction plans for lot 174 be approved, as they comply
with setback requirements. Mr. Maxwell seconded the motion. Mr.
Risen expressed flooding concerns if the grade is below street
level. Mr. Churchill suggested notifying the homeowner of the
possibility of flooding if he intends on building below street
level. Mr. Sweeney stated the grade is 3' below street level,
and he will inform Mr. Plehn about drainage issues. There being
no further discussion, the motion carried.
Mr. Stroud reported that the new owner of
lot 204 needs a dumpster at his property, but it may not fit behind
the line. Mr. Currie confirmed that there is no way the dumpster
will fit behind the white line. Mr. Risen suggested that it be
placed parallel to the line rather than perpendicular. Mr. Chambers
suggested that the owner of vacant lot 207 be contacted to seek
permission to place the dumpster on his lot, and Mr. Currie can
coordinate this effort with the two owners.
The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.
Submitted by Recording Secretary, Sue Thomson
APPROVED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS JANUARY