LeisureLake Membership Association August 14, 2005
President, Margaret Paden verified that a quorum had been established and
called the meeting to order at
Present: Margaret Paden (President), Brenda Lallathin
(Secretary), Diane Wolf (Treasurer),
Trustees: Duane Cadle, Fran Croft, Jim Hawksworth, Sharon Phillips, and Larry Swab.
Minutes of the April 10th and July 10th, meetings
Margaret Paden – President’s report:
Margaret thanked members for the many donations including everything from
diesel fuel to potatoes for the kitchen.
Thanked those who volunteered on work week–ends.
Golf cart raffle made $750.00 in profit.
Monti Carlo made $600.00 in profit.
Activities since October had an income of $8,214.00 and expenses of
$3,697.00 as reported on the bulletin board.
Thanked Rex King and Duane Cadle because Duane
Stull stated the sewer plant is 91% better than it’s ever been.
Thanked workers for fixing the main water leak behind Quentin Childers.
Explained the use of a backhoe on a trial basis. Jerry Delp
looked it over. The backhoe comes with a dump truck and is for sale for
$5,000. Bud McDaniel asked for more information about the backhoe. It’s a
John Deer, diesel, closed in cab, late 60’s, about the size of Duane’s.
Margaret explained that the bucket needed some work and Sandy Nagy volunteered
to fix it. Margaret stated that Diane has received over $4,000 in the past
month from delinquent dues and suggested using that money to purchase the
Juliann Estlack made a motion to purchase the backhoe
that comes with a dump truck for a total of $5, 000. 2nd by Dale Paden, the
floor was opened for discussion. Fred Mehlman asked
if there was enough money to run the park until May 1st. Diane
answered yes. Laurie Miller explained it costs $750. to
rent one and you had to find someone to pick it up. Bob Mills asked about the
benefits. Margaret explained for one, we could purchase larger quantities of
gravel at a lower price and use the equipment to spread it. Ken May stated
the membership had ok’d the purchase of a backhoe
long ago. Margaret called for a vote = 182 yes, 8 no, motion carried.
There is another water leak in Phase II near a main power line. Need to
call to have the line marked before digging.
Thanked steak fry workers – served 80 steaks.
The Mike Winland Spaghetti dinner was a huge
success - $3,366.00
Diane Wolf gave the Treasurer’s report: As of August 10th,
Checking = $18,924.02, Savings =
$158,398.02, Money Market = $36,882.39. Out of the electric fund, $12,662.64
was spent and there is $12,108.66 left.
The pool table was purchased for $1,200.00 and it brought in $230.00 in
the last week and a half. Fred Mehlman asked about
the old pool table. Margaret stated that as of week before last he was to
pick it up. Margaret called and left another message Friday.
Margaret has washers and dryers lined up to purchase.
Bob Mills asked why we were heating the whole sales bldg. when we never
heated it in the past. Margaret explained it wasn’t the whole sales bldg. Ken
May explained the well is heated for water at the dump station.
Bud McDaniel gave a status update for the wireless internet. The number of
people signed up went from 15 to 29. Time Warner doesn’t service this area.
Satellite is the only option through Direct Wave. The equipment to start
would be $1,299. Monthly income from 20 subscribers would be $300.00. A
monthly expense of $129.00 with a total monthly income of $171.00. This would
mean the equipment would be paid for in 7 ½ months. Individuals would be
responsible for their own fire walls. Kathy Mustar
made a motion to go forward with the $1,299 expense and start internet
service, 2nd by Sherry Almasky-King.
Floor was opened for discussion. Brenda explained that we didn’t have a staff
to 1) handle billing (unless it was included in the yearly billing), 2)
turning the service off and on when extended to Coast to Coast during the
week, or 3) collection from Coast to Coast. Pat Detrick
didn’t think the membership should spend the money for only 29 interested.
Margaret called for a vote = 26 yes. 114 no. motion
Tom Wolf gave an update on Glenda Preece. Glenda
was convicted and ordered to pay restitution which the court will control
over the next five years. We are now running out of time to go forward with a
case against her husband Bob because he benefited from the stolen funds. Tom
needed to know today if the membership wanted him to continue with the case
and explained we have no better than a 50/50 chance of winning and could cost
in excess of $10,000. JoAnnMociolek
made a motion to drop the case against Robert Preece,
2nd by Lisa Griffin. Vote = 126 to drop, 27 to go forward with the
case, motion carried.
Margaret explained that too many people had keys to the maintenance shed.
Equipment was being used but not cleaned, not filled with gas, and gas was
missing. People operating the maintenance did an audit. Common areas were cut
by Thursday, then no mowing. By Sunday, 13 gallons of gas and diesel fuel
were missing. Locks were changed on the maintenance shed. The only ones with
keys are the nine Board members and two maintenance operators. Since then,
zero gas has come up missing. A list of equipment operators has been created.
When Margaret is not in the park, her key is given to Max Dunn. Max has been
instructed that no one gets a mower or tractor unless the person is on the
list. We are also going to start a mowing service – twice a month for $30.00.
Margaret explained the trees marked with B (bucket) or C (climb). There
are approximately 72 trees labeled. A boom truck is $995.00/day. After
further discussions with NES, Margaret got them to agree to $900.00/day. They
are willing to deliver on Fri., we can use it
through Mon., at a one day rate. Danny Spells has been taking down trees and
not charged the campground yet. He has a full time job but has agreed to
$100.00 for an 8 hr. day using his own equipment and we furnish gasoline and
sharpen his blade. Believes he can do three trees a day. The Board has
discussed this and a veteran member stated that in the past, if one of the
designated trees is on your lot, that member paid $50 per tree. Letters will
be sent in small groups; if paid, the tree comes down. The letter will state
that the Park and /or Danny Spells will not be responsible for damages. Due
to illness in his family, Danny will not be available until the 3rd
week in September. Jim Bialota has a neighbor who’s
been in business for 30 yrs. Jim will check on a rental bid from his
neighbor. The game plan for the wood…Danny will take some, and we need
volunteers to cut and split. The wood will be stored in the locked area of
the sewer plant and will be for sale to members.
Because the 3rd qtr. Meeting was postponed, Margaret explained
the date for submitting
resumes has been extended to August 30th to be posted by September 15th, 2005.
The three members of the election committee will meet and be informed of what
needs to be done. Margaret explained that the Vice President and Treasurer
would be signing checks. People signing checks would not be bonded because
they are volunteers; but we will run a credit check on those running for
Margaret read the duties of the Vice President and opened the floor for
Dale Paden nominated Doris Hastings – Accepted.
Bob Mills nominated Bud McDaniel – declined.
Milton Sparks nominated Joe Kuprevich –
Ken May nominated Pam Priddy
Julius Toth nominated Fred Mehlman
Randy Borlie nominated Laurie Miller – declined.
Diane Wolf nominated – Delores Stevenson – declined.
Vernon Pemberton nominated – Bob Mills – declined
Mary Mehlman nominated – Myrna Engledinger – declined.
Nominations for Vice President were closed.
Margaret read the duties of the Treasurer and opened the floor for nominations:
Margaret Paden nominated Diane Wolf – accepted.
Pat Detrick nominated Joann Mociolek
Nominations for Treasurer were closed.
Margaret red the duties of the Trustees and opened the floor for
Tom Wolf nominated Rex King – accepted.
Sherry Almasky-King nominated Bill Grubb –
Diane Wolf nominated Sam Johnson – declined.
Ken May nominated Fran Croft – declined.
Diane Wolf nominated Shawn Robinson – declined.
Randy Borlie nominated Noah Robinson – declined.
Nominations for Trustee were closed.
Brenda passed out Resumes for the prospective candidates to fill out and
Lemuel Reed addressed the membership to screen
in his porch. Tom Wolf asked if the screens would remain year round. Lemuel answered yes. Tom explained that pursuant to the
declaration, Lemuel just needed to submit diagrams
to the board for approval. Lemuel withdrew his
motion. The Board voted unanimously to allow Lemuel
to screen in his porch.
Sharon Phillips stated that the steak dinner made approximately $200. From
her on out there would be no more bands and no extra activities. She is tired
of the "hear say" of her spending and of those boycotting
Fred Mehlman stated the membership needs to get
themselves a real estate attorney. Due to the transfer of the Park from
Shadyside to the Membership. Fred feels that Phase II had provisions
providing for 1/120 rights to a lot and their rights were transferred away
with the take over. Laurie Miller stated the deed from Shadyside transferred
the common areas and unsold interests.
Jerry Delp stated paid rovers dues were not
$600.00. Sharon Phillips explained that when Jeff Kurtch
was President, the Paid Rover dues had been broken into three charges; dues,
assessment for not moving and winter storage. Margaret stated when she joined
as a Paid Rover, she was informed the dues where $600./year.
She was never given a break down.
Bob Mills stated it was not fair to vote on a dues increase in January
when half the Perms were not there to vote. Margaret stated that past
practice of a dues increase was always voted on in January. Myrna Engledinger made a motion to increase dues across the
board, motion was not 2nd.
Joe Kuprevich stated that on July 10th,
11th, and 12th, 10 golf carts arrived at his campsite.
He has contacted a lawyer and told it was a case of harassment. Joe also
brought up his quest setting off one bottle rocket on the 4th of
July weekend. Margaret stated his guest was visited by security and told to stop
but she continued. Joe insisted it was one. Tom Reed explained that Joe
wasn’t even there. Margaret stated the rules are NO fireworks.
Joe then brought up Brandon Paden’s violation. Margaret stated she was
tired of the rumors and the way her son was being treated. He did not set the
pool bldg. on fire, he burned the bottom of a sign.
His punishment included two spankings, no pool or clubhouse privileges
without adult supervision, and shoveling dirt to re-fill the trench on the
electric line. Since then, Bob Mills pulled up to security, on a member’s
lot, in front of guests and told security they better not write anyone else
up until something is done with…and proceeded to use extreme profanity to
describe Brandon. Member’s expressed their opinions of this action.
Pam Priddy made a motion to adjourn, 2nd
by Juliann Estlack.