LDCA Monthly Board Meeting July 11, 2019

Monthly Board Meeting
July 13, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:
Roger Giallorati, President
Scott Coakley, Vice President
Jim Watt, Treasurer
Kim Byrne, Secretary
Rod Anderson
Jerry Agrusa
Kevin Mack

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10:05AM.

Minutes from the June 8, 2019 meeting were presented by Kim Byrne. The minutes were approved as written.

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report. The report was approved as written.

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

Jim reported that the membership drive has maintained status quo. To date there are 176 members.

AQUATIC LIFE:

Treatment of the lake weeds was repeated in certain areas of the lake. Lily pads will be treated in September.

There is no update on the progress of the raising of the level of the lake by 3”. Raising the level of the lake will have a positive impact on the dredging projections.

DREDGING:

Scott met with the dredging company Monday. The superintendent has explained that due to the poor spring weather he is behind schedule, with his equipment being tied up on another job.

PARKS:

Amboy Township has passed a resolution at their monthly meeting, July 10, 2019, which will convey all parks to Lake Diane Community Association.

The two swings have been repaired with a donation by Jo Ellen Wright. Jo Ellen has tentatively ordered a new piece of playground equipment.

New signs will need to be posted at the parks warning of no fishing or swimming.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Today is the lake wide picnic organized by Brenda Mack and Diana Coakley.
Golf Outing – July 27th
Family Picnic – August 3rd

The Lake Diane Annual Fireworks will be endorsed by Lake Diane Community Association for Independence Day, 2020. Scott Coakley has volunteered to chair and organize the event. Scott has extensive history with coordination of the Lake Diane fireworks. He has set the date of the display of July 4th, 2020, with the rain date being July 5th. .

OLD BUSINESS:

Jim Watt reported that Lakeview United Brethren Church has requested that LDCA not pay for the use of space for the Boater’s Safety class.

NEW BUSINESS:

Kim Byrne has made a new Facebook page for Lake Diane Community Association. Association information will be conveyed regularly through the new page.

At 11:09am Roger made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jim seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne
Secretrary


LDCA Annual Member Meeting June 8, 2019

Annual Member Meeting
June 8, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:
Roger Giallorati, President
Scott Coakley, Vice President
Jim Watt, Treasurer
Kim Byrne, Secretary
Rod Anderson
Jerry Agrusa
Kevin Mack

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10:05AM.

Election of Officers:

The floor was opened for nominations for three board member positions. Nominees were: Roger Giallorati, Kevin Mack and Jerry Agrusa. Jim Watt made a motion to accept the nominations by Unanimous Proclamation. Kevin Gautsche seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.

Minutes from the May 11, 2019 meeting were presented by Kim Byrne. The minutes were approved as written.

Membership Drive:

To date there are 176 members. The drive continues its momentum.

Treasurers Report:

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report. The report was approved as written.

The 2019-2020 budget proposal was presented by Jim. Jerry made a motion that the budget be approved as written. Rod seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the budget proposed budget passed unanimously.

Aquatic Life:

Goose Egg roundup produced 39 eggs. Some goslings have been observed. The goose population has decreased with the current program. The difficulty continues to be the migration of geese from surrounding waters.

There are “No Wake” signs that have been removed. They will be replaced with current stock.

Adra Boucher presented reports on the water testing. The phosphorus level is improving.

Dredging:

The dredger is scheduled to meet with Jim Watt the week of July 8th to begin excavation for the location of the site for the spoils from the dredging project. Dredging will begin the week of July 15th. Christine Hollenbeck was in attendance to discuss the dredging of north bay. North Bay is hoping to reduce the cost of their dredge by contracting with the same company LDCA. The spoils from their dredge will be placed on the Hollenbeck property.

The lake level was discussed. It was explained that if the lake was raised by 3”, the need for dredging would be less imminent. This can be accomplished by placement of a board in the dam with approval from Hillsdale County Drain Commission.

Parks:

Volunteers are being sought to help with the remaining painting projects. A work day has been scheduled for June 22, 2019 @ 9AM.

There are seats for swing-sets that need to be replaced. Jo Ellen Wright will pick up the seats, and cover the costs of same.

Calendar of Events:

Lake-wide Garage Sales – June 15
Golf Outing – July 27
Family Corn Roast – August 3
Toys for Tots – tbd
Volunteers are being sought for help at the Family Corn Roast. Jo Ellen Wright and Nancy Bell volunteer to over-see the kid’s games.

Old Business:

Terry Rupp reported that the two trees on the Woodbridge Road park have not died, and will not need to be removed.

The shoreline restoration project is a work in progress. Euchre tournaments will be scheduled for the second Friday’s of each month beginning at 7 PM.

Terry would also like to set up road side trash pick up for the roads in and around the lake. The first date is Monday, September 2nd @ 9 AM. Volunteers will meet at the public access on Woodbridge Rd.

NEW BUSINESS:

Dan Fleck (non-member) was in attendance to discuss the ownership of the parks. The parks have reverted back to the township as directed in the LDPOA By-Laws. The township will be transferring ownership of all the parks to LDCA. Dan questions the legality of the process and believes that the township should hold ownership of all the parks.

At 11:12 AM Roger made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jerry seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne
Secretary


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting, May 11, 2019

Monthly Board Meeting
May 11, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:
Roger Giallorati, President
Scott Coakley, Vice President
Jim Watt, Treasurer
Rod Anderson
Jerry Agrusa
Kevin Mack

Absent:

Kim Byrne, Secretary

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10:17AM.

Minutes from the April 13, 2019 meeting were presented by Roger Giallorati. The minutes were approved as written.

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report. The report was approved as written.

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

Jim reported that the membership drive has maintained its momentum. To date there are 172 Grants of Authority signed by property owners.

AQUATIC LIFE:

Treatment of the lake weeds will take place the first week of June.

Goose Egg roundup produced 32 eggs. Some gooselings have been observed.

Scott mentioned the Lake level is 6 inches over the dam level currently. Karlye Horton has been in communication with the HCDC attorney to finalize approval for raising the lake level. Raising the level of the lake will have a positive impact on the dredging projections.

Bill and Arda will continue the water testing and had attended the latest seminar. They noted wake boarding was many discussions about proposed wake boarding restrictions.

PARKS:

Roger and Kim are to sign deeds for Parks – hopefully Monday and Tuesday. Once completed Amboy Township will convey Parks to LDCA. Dan Fleck inquired about who enforces the deed restrictions. He was told nobody has this authority.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Boaters Safety – June 1st
Annual Meeting – June 8th
Board Members up for reelection are: Roger Giallorati, Kevin Mack and Jerry Agrusa.

OLD BUSINESS:

Roger to have 100 copies of bylaws printed.

NEW BUSINESS:

A vote was taken to approve the June Lake spraying not to exceed $18,000. The members approved unanimously. The annual budget will be passed/voted on at Annual Meeting.

Sign up sheets were recommended by Terry Rupp at the Annual Meeting for tree removal at one of the Parks. Dave Ogle offered to grind the stumps. Terry also suggested to put some crews together to collect trash on the roads. Also need one for painting the shed and work details for picnic.

At 10:59am Roger made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jerry seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Roger Giallorati


LDPOA Monthly Board Meeting, May 11, 2019

LAKE DIANE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
Monthly Board Meeting
May 11, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President
Scott Coakley, Vice President
Jim Watt, Treasurer
Rod Anderson
Jerry Agrusa
Kevin Mack

Absent:

Kim Byrne, Secretary

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10AM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Minutes from the April 13, 2019 meeting were presented by Roger Giallorati. The minutes were approved as written.

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report. The report was approved as written.

DREDGING:

The areas to be dredged are the cove behind Shore Plaza, the timing will be the week of July 8th.

OLD BUSINESS:

Kim and Roger need to sign the deeds for the parks over to Amboy Township, so they can property convey them to LDCA.

NEW BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

At 10:30 Roger made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jim seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Roger Giallorati


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting April 13, 2019

Monthly Board Meeting

April 13, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Rod Anderson

Kevin Mack

ABSENT:

Jerry Agrusa

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10:10AM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited

Minutes from the March 16th, 2019 meeting were presented.  The minutes were approved as written.

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report.  The report was approved as written.

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

Jim reported that the membership drive has maintained its momentum.  To date, there are 166 LDCA members.  Jim reports that there continues to be membership interest. 

AQUATIC LIFE:

Application has been made for weed treatment.  Treatment of the lake weeds will take place the first week of June.

Today will be the first goose egg collection.

PARKS:

At the last Amboy Township monthly meeting, their board members voted unanimously to deed all Lake Diane parks to Lake Diane Community Association for use of the people at Lake Diane. 

The tarp will be raised and the fireplace will be removed from the shelter house immediately following the May 11th meeting.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Special Meeting – May 11th

Boaters Safety – June 1st

Annual Meeting – June 8th

Lake Wide Community Garage Sales – June 15th

Golf Outing – July 27th

Family Picnic and Corn Roast – August 3rd

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

NEW BUSINESS:

Additional LDCA spring letters, bylaw booklets, and Grants of Authority are needed.  Roger will take care of this need.

Bob Pitzen asked about the status of the LDCA non-profit organization. 

At 10:53AM Kim made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Scott seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne

Secretary


LDPOA Monthly Board Meeting April 13, 2019

LAKE DIANE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION

Monthly Board Meeting

April 13, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Rod Anderson

Kevin Mack

ABSENT:

Jerry Agrusa

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10AM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Minutes from the March 16, 2019, 2019 meeting were presented.  The minutes were approved as written.

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report.  The report was approved as written.

A universal lien release has been prepared.  It will need to be updated and signed, then filed.

DREDGING:

Michigan Marine is set to go for dredging.  They are scheduled to prep the site the week of July 8th, then dredge the week of July 15th.  The fuel pumps on the lake side of Shoreside Plaza will be blocked the week of the dredge.

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

NEW BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

At 10:08 Roger made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Scott seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne, Secretary


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting March 16, 2019

Monthly Board Meeting

March 16, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary (via teleconference)

Jerry Agrusa

Kevin Mack

ABSENT:

Rod Anderson

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10:10AM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited

Minutes from the January 5, 2019 meeting were presented by Roger Giallorati.  The minutes were approved as written.

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report.  The report was approved as written.

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

Jim reported that the membership drive has maintained its momentum.  To date, there are 137 LDCA members.  Jim has several grants of authority that were submitted with no payment and several payments that were submitted with no grant of authority.  He will contact said property owners to complete missing payments and/or documentation.

AQUATIC LIFE:

Application has been made for weed treatment.  Treatment of the lake weeds will take place the first week of June.

Karlye Horton has been in communication with the HCDC attorney to finalize approval for raising the lake level.  Raising the level of the lake will have a positive impact on the dredging projections.  As of today, there is no update.

PARKS:

There is much debate regarding the transfer of all seven parks on Lake Diane from LDPOA to LDCA.  In effort to smoothly transition the parks ownership, LDPOA/LDCA’s attorney has held dialog with Amboy Township’s attorney, and a Quit Claim Deed was filed transferring the parks from LDPOA to LDCA.  Amboy Township is under the assumption that LDPOA is no longer in existance, and is prepared to take jurisdiction of the parks.  Their objective is to close the parks, then post “No Trespassing” signs for a period of two years, then revisit the situation.  (This includes the playground equipment, the boat launch and shelter house.)  Obviously, we take a strong stance against this action. At today’s meeting, Roger presented communication documents between LDPOA/LDCA and LDPOA/LDCA attorney Karlye Horton and Amboy Township attorney John Lovinger.  After a long discussion, it was decided that we discuss our options with our attorney, then proceed as directed.  

Kim made a motion that all communication documentation regarding the parks presented by Roger at today’s meeting be made part of the meeting minutes.  Roger seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Annual Meeting – June 8th

Lake Wide Community Garage Sales – June 15th

Golf Outing – July 27th

Family Picnic and Corn Roast – August 3rd

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

NEW BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

At 10:54AM Roger made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Kevin seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne

Secretary


LDPOA Monthly Board Meeting March 16, 2019

LAKE DIANE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION

Monthly Board Meeting

March 16, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary (via teleconference)

Jerry Agrusa

Kevin Mack

ABSENT:

Rod Anderson

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10AM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Minutes from the January 5th, 2019 meeting were presented by Roger Giallorati.  The minutes were approved as written.

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report.  The report was approved as written.

DREDGING:

Weed treatment permit has been applied for, and is scheduled for the first week of June.

Dredging will commence after the July 4th holiday.

Roger has applied for the goose nest destruction permit.

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

NEW BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

At 10:08 Roger made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Jim seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne, Secretary


Lake Diane Community Association Monthly Board Meeting January 5, 2019

Monthly Board Meeting

January 5, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary (via teleconference)

Rod Anderson (via teleconference)

Jerry Agrusa

Kevin Mack

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10:17AM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited

Minutes from the November 17, 2018 meeting were presented by Roger Giallorati.  The minutes were approved as written.

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report.  The report was approved as written.

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

Jim reported that the membership drive has maintained its momentum.  To date, there are 117 LDCA members.

AQUATIC LIFE:

Treatment of the lake weeds will take place the first week of June.

Karlye Horton has been in communication with the HCDC attorney to finalize approval for raising the lake level.  Raising the level of the lake will have a positive impact on the dredging projections.

PARKS:  Nothing new to report.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Annual Meeting – June 8th

Lake Wide Community Garage Sales – June 15th

Golf Outing – July 20th/27th?

OLD BUSINESS:

Kim questioned the terms of the members of the LDCA board of trustees.  Roger indicated that each trustee’s term will follow the results of the previous LDPOA annual meeting(s).

NEW BUSINESS:

Roger will compose a spring newsletter to be included with the annual billing.

At 10:59AM Roger made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Jerry seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne

Secretary


Lake Diane Property Owners Association Monthly Board Meeting January 5, 2019

LAKE DIANE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION

Monthly Board Meeting

January 5, 2019

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary (via teleconference)

Rod Anderson (via teleconference)

Jerry Agrusa

Kevin Mack

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10AM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Minutes from the November 17, 2018 meeting were presented by Roger Giallorati.  The minutes were approved as written.

Jim Watt presented the Treasurers Report.  The report was approved as written.

DREDGING:

The permit for dredging has been issued.  The permit restricts dredging between March 1st and June 1st.  Scott has spoken to the dredging company.  They plan to begin June 1st with excavation of the location where the spoils will be deposited.  Immediately following, will be the dredging.  The areas to be dredged are the cove behind Shore Plaza and the north bay directly across from the public access.  The north bay dredging is being paid for by property owners at that location.

OLD BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

NEW BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

At 10:17 Roger made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Jim seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne, Secretary