President Margaret Paden verified a quorum had been established and called the meeting to order at
Attendees: Margaret Paden – President, Doris Hastings – Vice-president, Diane Wolf – Treasurer, Brenda Lallathin – Secretary, Trustees: Bill Grubb, Rex King, Bob Mills, Tom Reed, and Shawn Robinson.
Brenda Lallathin read the
minutes of the
Margaret Paden – President’s report
Margaret thanked all the volunteers for their hard work, thanked the Bocci Committee & volunteers, and thanked Bob Mills for all the Kid’s games on the tennis court.
Encouraged members to check out the Bocci courts if they haven’t done so.
Margaret explained that Sam Johnson withdrew his nomination for Vice-president and anyone interested in the position should submit a resume and credit report by November 1st. Ron Cox withdrew his nomination for Trustee to be considered for the Vice-Pres. position. Anyone interested in the vacant Trustee position should also have a resume submitted by Nov. 1st.
Members who are not in the park regularly should be winterized by November 1st. After Nov. 1st, we will be on a day by day checking the weather.
The Dam project has been completed with the exception of the asphalt (once the ground settles) and the grass seed once all the fill dirt is in place. The Engineer has been paid $8,900, the contractor $34,861. for a total of $43,761. ODNR came back and said that we needed to remove or fill the old pipe. This was going to cost approx. $3,000. Margaret fought with ODNR and won the battle because this wasn’t included in the original plan.
The Board reviewed the feasibility study submitted by Laurie Miller and after discussing for about two hours, Margaret called for a vote. Board voted NOT to purchase a backhoe.
Laurie asked how the Board was able to turn around the Membership’s vote to purchase a backhoe. Margaret explained that the membership passed a motion giving the Board the authority to purchase after reviewing a feasibility study. Brenda re-read the original motion from the July membership meeting.
Margaret thanked Dan Carpenter for getting all the security cameras up and running and thanked Michelle Carocci for volunteering to change the tapes weekly.
Between the ad in the Akron Beacon Journal (@ a cost of $60.) and the sign at the entrance, we have 6 new members.
Past activities and income:
Halloween celebration Sat. Oct 20th
Decorate the wagon @
kids costume judging
Trick or treat to follow (wagon will be available – weather permitting)
Signup sheet for haunted forest
Kids decorating apples
Jeff Poulos Blues band
Adult costume judging
Nov. 3rd – Work week-end, bring a friend
Nov. 10th – Thanksgiving – kid’s bingo
covered dish (
– prizes for best sides)
Band – Drivin wheel (Raffles & jello desserts)
Dec. 1st – Work week-end, bring a friend
Dec. 15th – Christmas party (Rick & Randy – will need help due to Jackie’s surgery.
Jeff Poulos Blues Band
Margaret stated the internal audit of the books was completed and the books have been sent to the accountant for the external audit.
Diane – Treasurer’s report
Spent $260,863.34, income = $237,902.91. based on last year, we fell $24,000 short. Brenda asked that the Treasurer’s report not only be placed on the bulletin board for member’s to copy, but also under glass because the bulletin board copy always disappears. Diane agreed.
Diane stated savings = $128,474.13, checking = 17,410.60 and money market = 40,560.74. Insurance went down approx. $3,000. but the taxes went up approx. $3,000.
Dennis Croasman stated they have turned in $168.00 from aluminum cans. 50% of them came out of the dumpster. Dennis has placed a can by the dumpsters for members to place their empty cans so they didn’t have to dig through the dumpsters.
Bill Williams has a friend who would be willing to look at the old backhoe to see what it would take to get it running. Margaret encouraged him to get an estimate.
Margaret asked the Election Committee; Lori Olexo, Erika Nagy, and Marvin Hampton to come forward and cast their ballots. Members were asked to come forward with their ballots. The Committee retired to count ballots.
When the Committee returned; Margaret thanked the Board Members; Diane Wolf, Doris Hastings, Bill Grubb and Rex King for their hard work over the past two years.
Margaret announced the outcome of the election:
Even though Jim Cox ran unopposed, he received 91 votes.
Diane received 49 votes and Joann Mociolek received 100 votes; so we have a new treasurer.
Margaret asked Joann Mociolek and Jim Cox to come forward. Carol Borlie swore them in and both accepted.
Randy Ohler made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Bill Williams.
Brenda Lallathin, Secretary