LDCA Monthly Board Meeting, July 10, 2021

Monthly Board Meeting

July 10, 2021

 

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack 

Jerry Agrusa

Nancy Bell

Al Vitous

 

ABSENT:

Jim Watt, Treasurer

 

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited.

 

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

 

The minutes from the June 12, 2021 annual meeting were read. The minutes were approved as written.

Additionally, the minutes from the board of directors meeting immediately following the annual meeting were read. The purpose of the meeting was to elect officers. The minutes were approved as written.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Roger presented the Treasurer’s report. The report was approved as written.

 

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

To date there are 204 members.

 

AQUATIC LIFE:

Lake weeds were re-treated July 7th. It appears as the treatment has been effective. Lake Diane is scheduled for lily pad treatment in the fall.

 

Michigan Lake and Stream posts all results of water testing for all who are interested in reviewing. Note that the last report showing is 2019. The reason for that is there was no testing for 2020 (due to budget restraints), and 2021 has not yet been completed. The website is: https://micorps.net/lake-monitoring/individual-lake-reports/

 

Kevin questions why the DNR cannot maintain the lake weeds at the public access on Woodbridge Rd.. Roger indicated that the state will not allow treatment at undeveloped shorelines. Roger will verify this information with Clarke Aquatic.

 

PARKS:

No new information on the prospect of pickleball courts at the shelter house park.

 

The play structure at shelter house park has been re-stained by Kathy Agrusa and Nancy Bell. Thank you!

 

Roger was approached by a potential buyer of the park at Delta Dr.. Brad Smith indicated that if one of the parks was sold, they all would be sold. 

 

There was a discussion on the parks that have been surveyed, and the parks that need to be surveyed. Roger made a motion that the Woodbridge Rd. park be surveyed at a cost of no more than $800. Jerry seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.

 

The board discussed harvesting trees at both the Delta Drive park and Woodbridge Road parks.

 

TRAILERS:  

Roger presented a list of property owners whom received letters from attorney Kimm Burger regarding non-conforming camping trailers. Roger will instruct Ms. Burger to proceed with court hearings for all non-compliant property owners.  

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Golf Outing – July 24th

Annual Picnic – August 7th

*Wine Crawl – September 4th

*LDCA non-sponsored event

 

OLD BUSINESS:

The road project has not yet begun. It is scheduled to begin Monday next. Prep will take 4-6 weeks, with paving taking 2 weeks. The speed of travelers once the road is paved is a real concern.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Via Roger Giallorati, Jim Watt proposed bringing back the Lake Diane Welcome Packets. Nancy Bell volunteered to chair.

 

The board of directors extends their sympathy to the family of former lake resident and board member, Ray Neely.

 

At 11:25 Roger made a motion to adjourn. Jerry seconded the motion. A vote was taken and the meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Byrne, Secretary

 


LDCA Board of Directors Meeting, June 12 2021

Board Of Directors Meeting

June 12, 2021

 

The meeting was called to order at 11:10am by Roger Giallorati. The purpose of the meeting was to elect officers for the Lake Diane Community Association Board of Directors.

President: Roger Giallorati was nominated by Kim Byrne. Jim Watt seconded the nomination. A vote was taken, and Roger was elected unanimously.

Vice President: Jerry Agrusa was nominated by Roger Giallorati. Jim Watt seconded the nomination. A vote was taken, and Jerry was elected unanimously.

Treasurer: Jim Watt was nominated by Roger Giallorati. Kim Byrne seconded the nomination. A vote was taken, and Jim was elected unanimously.

Secretary: Kim Byrne was nominated by Roger Giallorati. Jim Watt seconded the nomination. A vote was taken, and Kim was elected unanimously.

 

At 11:15 Kim made a motion that the meeting adjourn. Jim seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Byrne

Secretary

 


LDCA Annual Meeting, June 12, 2021

 

Annual Meeting

June 12, 2021

 

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack 

Jerry Agrusa

 

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited.

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10:15am.

The minutes from the May 15, 2021 meeting were read.  The minutes were approved as written, with one comment from an attendee.  Karen Watt informed the meeting that Jim Watt also searched for goose eggs.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

The floor was opened for nominees for LDCA Board of Directors Trustees with five positions available.

Nominees were: Kevin Mack, Jim Watt, Jerry Agrusa, Arda Bucher, Nancy Bell and Al Vitous.  Jim Watt made a motion that nominations be closed.  Roger Giallorati seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.  Elected by vote of the members in attendance were nominees Kevin Mack (for a three year term), Jim Watt (for a two year term), Jerry Agrusa (for a two year term), Nancy Bell (for a one year term) and Al Vitous (for a one year term). 

TREASURERS REPORT:

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

The Proposed Budget for 2021-2022 Fiscal Year was presented.  Roger Giallorati made a motion that the (attached) proposed budget be approved.  Kim Byrne seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.

 

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

To date there are 204 members.

AQUATIC LIFE:

Jim and Roger collected goose eggs for the goose egg collection and nest destruction program.  There were only 12 eggs collected, despite several searches.  There are currently many geese on the lake.  Next year we will solicit more help and ask property owners to report nests. 

Lake weeds were treated the week of June 2nd, 2021.  Clarke Aquatic will be returning to address trouble areas.  Al Vitous volunteered to survey the lake to highlight areas that need to be re-treated.

Al Vitous requested that the “NO WAKE” buoy be placed further out from the channel leading into Chickadee Cove.  Kevin responded that the placement of the buoy must be approved by the HCSD.

Arda Boucher has completed a class for water testing.  She will be conducting the testing this year.

PARKS:

JoEllen Wright was thanked for her donation to the parks with the proceeds from the wine crawl held each Labor Day weekend.  There was discussion that this year’s proceeds fund two pickleball parks at the shelter house park.  Kevin will work to obtain an estimate.  

Kevin has made several repairs over the past year to playground equipment.  The new play structure at the shelter house park will need to be re-stained.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Garage Sales – June 19th

*Fireworks – July 2nd, with a rain date of July 4th

Golf Outing – July 24th

Annual Picnic – August 7th

*Wine Crawl – September 4th

*LDCA non-sponsored event

OLD BUSINESS:

The road project has not yet begun.  It is scheduled to begin next week.  Prep will take 4-6 weeks, with paving taking 2 weeks.  The speed of travelers once the road is paved is a real concern.

NEW BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

At 11:08 Roger made a motion to adjourn.  Jim seconded the motion.  A vote was taken and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne, Secretary


CORRECTION

Hello All.

 

 

Recently you received a letter from Clarke Aquatic regarding treatment of the lake weeds.  The date they indicated for treatment was incorrect!  PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE CORRECT DATE IS JUNE 2nd WEATHER PERMITTING.  We are truly sorry for any confusion this may have caused.  

 

 

The LDCA Annual Meeting is June 12 at 10AM. Please plan to attend.

 

 

Please see the attached flyer with information for the annual fireworks display.

 

 

 

 

 

 


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting April 10, 2021

Lake Diane Community Association

Monthly Board Meeting

April 10, 2021

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack

Jerry Agrusa

ABSENT:

Scott Hercula

 

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited.

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati @ 10:00am.

The minutes from the March 20, 2021 meeting were read. The minutes were approved as written.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Jim presented the treasurer’s report. The report was approved.

 

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

To date there are 196 members.

 

AQUATIC LIFE:

Clarke Aquatic has submitted their bid to LDCA and application to the state for lake weed treatment. The bid has been accepted and the application approved. Treatment will likely take place the first week of June.

Arda Boucher will be conducting the water testing this year. She is participating in an online class through MSU.

Roger has in hand, the permit for the goose egg and nest destruction permit. The first collection weekend is April 17th.

Both buoys are in the water marking hazard locations.

 

PARKS:  

The shoreline at the shelter house has weathered the winter well. The paint is wearing on the new playset at the shelter house. Kevin has repaired the seat of the teeter totter at Chickadee Park.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Boaters Safety canceled by HCSD due to covid restrictions        

Annual Meeting June 12, 2021

Garage Sales June 19, 2021

*Fireworks July 2, 2021 with a rain date of July 4, 2021

Golf Outing July 24, 2021

Family Picnic August 7, 2021

*Wine Crawl September 4, 2021

*LDCA non-sponsored events

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Roger, Jim and Kevin met with newly hired attorney Kim Burger regarding:

Dam level – HCDC has requested an environmental impact study in order to proceed with the 3” adjustment we have requested. They are not receptive to the idea of any adjustment.

Camper trailers – campers are making their way back to lake lots. Camper trailers are deed restricted. Ms. Burger will review historical documents and judgments, then advise.

Potential liability issue for Monte Carlo Park “A”.

Dock ordinance.

There is a public hearing April 12, 2021 @ 7PM for the scheduled road improvements.  

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Scott Hercula has sold his home, and the board is expecting his resignation. There was discussion on terms of board members. At LDCA’s 2021 annual meeting, there will be five trustees elected to the board of directors.

At 11:19 Roger made a motion that the meeting adjourn. Jim seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne

Secretary

 


LDCA Notice of Annual Meeting, 2021

 

Lake Diane Community Association

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

June 12, 2021

10:00 AM

Lake Diane Shelter House

 

AGENDA:

 

Call to order.

Election of three trustees.

Reading of the previous meeting’s minutes. 

Treasurer’s report, budget proposal, vote to adopt 2021-2022 budget

Aquatic Life

Parks

Old Business

New Business

Adjournment

 


LDCA Spring Newsletter, 2021

 

SPRING NEWSLETTER, 2021

 

GREETINGS! With spring right around the corner, we would like to take this opportunity to give a quick recap of the 2020 season with the accomplishments of your Lake Diane Community Association, and a projection of what you can expect for 2021. The mission of the all volunteer Lake Diane Community Association (a non-profit, private association) is to continue to protect the value of all lake properties by:

 

Maintaining Lake Weeds

Conducting Water Quality Testing

Controlling Goose Population

Maintaining and Improving Parks

Maintaining Lake Level 

 

With the unforeseen circumstances of 2020, we believe that we can all agree that the lake season was anything but “normal”! That being said, there were still many accomplishments that we, as a lake community, should be proud of. LDCA membership increased to 196 members. The dredging project behind the lake plaza was completed. Goose eggs were collected in accordance with the Canada Goose Egg/Nest Destruction program. The shoreline restoration project continued with improvements at the shelter house park including a new play structure for the kids. The fireworks committee was able to collect $25,000 for a spectacular July 4th display. Lake weeds were treated both in the spring, and lily pads were treated in the fall. Surveys were completed on two of the six Lake Diane parks. Residents of Lake Diane and Amboy Township have diligently worked together to secure funding for paving of Woodbridge Road from the public access to Cellars Road, then east on Cellars to Hillsdale Road, East Diane Drive, Hilltop Dive, View Drive, Dale Drive, as well as Florida Lane.   

 

Unfortunately, most social events were cancelled as we maneuvered around the social distancing mandates imposed by the governor. Fortunately, that did not prevent us from holding the annual meeting, lakewide garage sales, fireworks, and the wine crawl. We fully expect the return of the boaters safety class, the golf outing and the annual picnic for 2021.    

 

If you have not joined Lake Diane Community Association, and would like to, please contact a member of the board. To become a member, you must submit a notarized Grant of Authority. (Provided to you for execution.) The Grant of Authority is valid for the current property owner only. Once a member property transfers ownership a new Grant of Authority is required for membership.  

The annual dues are as follows:

$150/yr. for one waterfront lot. Additional lots owned by the same property owner may join at a 50% reduction. For example, if you own two lots on the water and both lots join, your dues would be $225.

$200 if you wish to be a non-member, but want the lake weeds treated at your shoreline

$75 for non-waterfront lots.

 

All lake residents are invited to participate in each of the following events:

Boaters Safety tbd

LDCA Annual Meeting June 12, 2021 @ 10am

Lakewide Garage Sales June 19, 2021

*Fireworks July 2, 2021 (rain date July 4)

Golf Outing July 24, 2021

Family Picnic August 7, 2021

*Wine Crawl September 4, 2021

Toys For Tots Event tbd

*Non LDCA Event

**Please plan to attend the LDCA Annual Meeting June 12 @ 10am at the shelter house. There will be an election for three trustee positions on the board of directors. We will also vote on the annual budget.

***Monthly board of directors meetings are held the second Saturday of the month @ 10am at the shelter house.

 

As a reminder, camping trailers are prohibited in accordance with your deed restrictions. If you have a question regarding placement or use of a camping trailer, please reach out to a member of the Lake Diane Community Association board of directors or attend a meeting. 

 

Please practice safe boating rules/laws. Your safety is priority one. Wake hours are from 11am-7:30pm each day. Please travel counterclockwise around the perimeter of the lake staying at least 200 feet away from the shoreline, docks, swim rafts, and other structures. Keep your music at reasonable levels. Sound travels over water. If it’s loud enough to be heard 80 feet back, it is likely loud enough for homeowners to hear, too. Minimize repetitive passes on any one portion of shoreline. Once you’ve run the same line for a while, move on to another area. For the safety and enjoyment of your neighbors, please inform your guests of the lake rules and laws.

 

In closing, we would encourage you to enjoy all that Lake Diane has to offer. Many volunteers work diligently to make our community a great place to live and play. We are all looking forward to a fun and safe 2021!! 

 


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting August 7, 2020

Lake Diane Community Association

Monthly Board Meeting

August 7, 2020

 

Members In Attendance:

Roger Giallorati, President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack

Scott Hercula

Absent:

Scott Coakley

Jerry Agrusa

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited.

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

The meeting minutes from the July 11, 2020 monthly board meeting were read. The minutes were approved as written.

Treasurers Report:

Jim Watt presented the treasurers report. The report was approved as written.

New Member Activity:

To date there are 196 members.

Aquatic Life:

Clarke Aquatic is scheduled for lily pad treatment.

The “No Swimming No Fishing Park Closes At Dusk” signs have arrived.

Parks:

The surveys of Park A, Lake Diane-Riviera and Park, Lake Diane #2 have been completed. The neighbors of those parks are dissatisfied with the surveys. There are potential liability issues as these neighbors have encroached on the parks with their landscaping.

Dave Hintz is cutting the grass at these parks and his pay will need to be increased accordingly. Roger made a motion to increase Dave Hintz’s pay to $3000 per year. Kim seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.

Hillsdale County Road Commission has not responded to Terry’s multiple attempts to have limestone added for the ongoing maintenance to the end of East Diane Drive.

Calendar of Events:

Nothing new to report.

Old Business:

Nothing new to report.

New Business:

Doug Wittler is in attendance to promote the paving of East Diane Drive and its adjoining roads. Property owners with frontage on any of the proposed roads will pay per linear foot for the paving and improvements. Cellars Road is also included in the petition with the township and county being responsible for the cost. The goal is to have the project completed by July 4, 2021. The purpose of Mr. Wittler’s presentation today is to ask for support of the project from the board. Jim Watt made a motion that Lake Diane Community Association support the paving and improvements of East Diane Drive and adjoining roads. Scott Hercula seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.  

Kevin has collected documentation regarding implementation of a dock ordinance. More discussion is needed with township officials to promote an ordinance to prevent keyholing.

Roger has received a complaint from a resident on Easy Street regarding a camper/trailer on Sue Lynn Circle. Roger informed the resident that it is a burden of the property owners to enforce deed restrictions. The resident neighbor plans to pursue action for removal of the camper/trailer.

Jim Watt proposed a special mailing regarding boater’s safety. There have been multiple complaints regarding unsafe use of watercraft on Lake Diane.

 

At 11:39 Kim made a motion that the meeting be adjourned. Jim seconded the motion. A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Byrne

Secretary

 

 

 

 


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting March 20, 2021

 

 

 

 

Lake Diane Community Association

Monthly Board Meeting

March 20, 2021

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack

Jerry Agrusa

Scott Hercula

 

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited.

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati @ 10:00am.

The minutes from the December 12, 2020 meeting were read.  The minutes were approved as written.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Jim presented the treasurer’s report. The report was approved.

 

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

To date there are 196 members.

 

AQUATIC LIFE:

Roger has been in contact with Clarke Aquatic regarding lake weed treatment.  They will apply for the necessary permit, then proceed with scheduling.

The application for the Goose Egg and Nest Destruction permit has been submitted.  Upon approval of the application, we will be notified of the dates for collection.

Water samples will continue to be taken.  Arda Boucher has agreed to collect the sample if the state will be accepting them.  Last year there were no state funds available for testing due to the state not passing the necessary budget.  Clarke Aquatic does do water testing if it becomes necessary for us to outsource.  Roger will request pricing estimates from them.

One of the buoys is still in the water.  One is out for repair.

 

PARKS:  

A load of limestone has been delivered on the north side of the shelter house to prevent erosion.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

**Boaters Safety            tbd

Annual Meeting            June 12, 2021

Garage Sales            June 19, 2021

*Fireworks            July 2, 2021 with a rain date of July 4, 2021

Golf Outing            July 24, 2021

Family Picnic            August 7, 2021

*Wine Crawl              September 4, 2021

Kim proposed bringing back a Toys For Tots event; possibly a musical event. 

*LDCA non-sponsored events

**It is unknown if the social distancing mandates will be lifted by the governor in order to hold the class at Lakeview Church.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

The paving projects for Cellars (up to Woodbridge) and Woodbridge (from the public access to Cellars) Rds., and Florida Lane in the spring/early summer are on track.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

The board has accepted the resignation of Scott Coakley from the board of directors.

At 10:46 Jerry made a motion that the meeting adjourn.  Roger seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Byrne

Secretary

 


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting September 12, 2020

Lake Diane Community Association

Monthly Board Meeting

September 12, 2020

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack

Jerry Agrusa

Scott Hercula

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Jim Watt

Scott Coakley

 

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited.

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati @ 10:07am.

The minutes from the August 7, 2020 meeting were read.  The minutes were approved as written.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Roger presented the treasurer’s report. The report was approved.

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

To date there are 196 members.

AQUATIC LIFE:

Lily pads were treated.  The product used is safe as approved by the EPA.  There were twenty-one 40’X40’ areas treated.  Michigan Lake & Stream has notified it’s members that there is a new INVASIVE lily pad called “European Frog Bit”.

PARKS:  Dave Hintz has reduced his charge for 2020 as he did not begin cutting the parks as early this year as years passed.

The volleyball net is in disrepair.

Terry Rupp presented opposition to LDCA owning all parks with the exception of Lake Diane Number One Park Private Part of Outlot A (the shelter house park) and Chickadee Park.  Roger made the case that as the parks are improved they will be of use by Lake Diane property owners.  The issue will be discussed further at the 2021 annual meeting.  

Terry contributed $220 to the shoreline fund.  The funds were received as winnings from the 50/50 drawing at the annual wine crawl.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Nothing new to report.

OLD BUSINESS:

The process of verifying signatures for the improvement of East Diane and its adjoining roads has begun.  Florida Lane will be included in the project.  Eighty-six percent of the residents have signed, approving of the project.

The trailer remains on the vacant lot on Sue Lynn Circle.  Roger has been in communication with the complainant and the property owner.  He plans to send a friendly reminder that camping trailers are prohibited.

NEW BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

 

At 11:07 Roger made a motion that the meeting adjourn.  Jerry seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Byrne

Secretary