Lake Diane Community Association Monthly Board Meeting November 17, 2018

Lake Diane Community Association

Monthly Board Meeting

November 17, 2018

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

Board Members in Attendance:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Jerry Agrusa

Rod Anderson

Absent:

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Roger Giallorati presented minutes from the October 6, 2018 monthly meeting. 

Treasurers Report:

Jim Watt presented the Treasurer’s Report.  Jim has reformatted the report to be on one page. Jim noted we now have 91 total members, this is about half of the grand total of LDPOA membership.  Jim is going to add membership total to report.  Scott asked we should propose at our annual meeting to raise dues, so we can dredge again asap.

The report was approved as written.

Jim and Roger discussed sending out letter with bills to explain joining and not joining.  Scott suggested we mention the raising of the dam in the letter as this would reduce the need for some dredging.

Aquatic Life:

No report

Parks:

Sand was added to shoreline to help with stone erosion.

Calendar of Events:

No upcoming events.  Roger asked about cancelling December meeting as everyone’s schedules are complicated.  A poll was taken and as we have nothing pressing, it was agreed to cancel December meetings.

Old Business:

No old Business was discussed.

New Business:

Roger to follow up with Attorney on Universal Release of GOA’s for LDPOA, Filing of Disillusionment for LDPOA, Parks Transfer and Dam Level Hearing with Hillsdale Drain Commission.

At 10:22, Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Scott seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Roger Giallorati, President


Lake Diane Property Owners Association Monthly Board Meeting November 17, 2018

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

November 17, 2018

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

Board Members in Attendance:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Jerry Agrusa

Rod Anderson

Absent:

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Roger Giallorati presented minutes from the October 6, 2018 monthly meeting. 

Treasurers Report:

Jim Watt presented the Treasurer’s Report.  Jim noted via a recently received bill from Karyle, LDPOA Attorney, that her rate has gone up to $200 per hour.

The report was approved as written.

Dredging:

Scott reported the permit for dredging was in the State of Michigan’s hands. We are on our 11th DNR person in charge.  A request has been sent out from the DNR to all homeowners whose water frontage will be dredged to ask for disagreement.  The time period for complaint will conclude November 20th and we should be given the green light to dredge shortly.  Dredging should happen in December. Scott noted our dredger will quote the bay across from the boat launch which is included under our permit, this has been requested by the homeowners.  Roger will follow up our Attorney on raising the Dam level 3 inches as a hearing has been requested.

Old Business:

No old Business was discussed.

New Business:

No new business brought to the floor.

At 10:07, Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Rod seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Roger Giallorati, President ted:</


Lake Diane Community Association Monthly Board Meeting October 6, 2018

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
October 6, 2018

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

Board Members In Attendance:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vce President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack

Rod Anderson

Jerry Agrusa

Minutes from the September 8, 2018 meeting were presented by Kim Byrne.  The minutes were approved as written.

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

Membership:

At the Saturday, October 6th, Lake Diane Community Association monthly board meeting it was brought to our attention that multiple community member’s did not receive the 2018 Spring Newsletter.  Upon discussion, there were several reasons we believe this may have happened: (1) USPS error, (2) the address we have on file for you may be incorrect, (3) the address we have on file for you may not have a receptacle.  An email will be sent to property owners on file which will include the newsletter.

There was a lengthy discussion as to the difference between Lake Diane Property Owners Association, Lake Diane Community Association and Friends of Lake Diane and their memberships

Aquatic Life:

The lily pads were not treated this year as the LDPOA funds are depleted.

Parks:

A marquis sign has been installed on the shelter house.  The sign will advertise upcoming Lake Diane Community Association events and special notices.

The woodstove has been installed and the one remaining tarp that is still in use has been dropped for the winter months.

Calendar of Events:

The Toys for Tots event has been canceled.  However, a box is located at Shore Side Plaza convenience store for donations.

There are no longer funds available for purchase of hotdogs for the Trunk or Treat event.

Old Business:

Nothing new to report.

New Business:

Nothing new to report.

At 10:55 Jim made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.  Roger seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne

Secretary


Lake Diane Property Owners Association Monthly Board Meeting October 6, 2018

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

October 6, 2018

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

Board Members in Attendance:

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Tresaurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Rod Anderson

Kevin Mack

Jerry Agrusa

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Kim Byrne presented minutes from the September 8, 2018 monthly meeting.  The minutes were approved as written.

Treasurers Report:

Jim Watt presented the Treasurer’s Report.  The report was approved as written.

Dredging:

There have been soil samples taken from the cove located behind shore plaza.  The samples were sent to the lab, then the results will be sent to the state.

Parks: 

The shoreline restoration is a working project.  Fundraisers are still underway.  We are still in need of sand and stone to finalize the project.

Old Business:

There has been no word from HCDC regarding the dam.

New Business:

Nothing new to report.

At 10:16, Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Rod seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne, Secretary


Lake Diane Community Association Monthly Board Meeting September 8, 2018

Lake Diane Community Association 6

 

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

The Lake Diane Community Association meeting was called to order at 10:25AM by President, Roger Giallorati.

 

Board Members In Attendance:

 

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vce President

Kim Byrne, Secretary (via teleconference)

Kevin Mack

Rod Anderson

Jerry Agrusa

 

Absent:

 

Jim Watt, Treasurer

 

Minutes from the August 11, 2018 meeting were presented by Roger Gialloratti. The minutes were approved as written.

 

The Treasurers report was presented by Roger Gialloratti. The report was approved as written.

 

Membership:

 

To date, there are twenty eight Lake Diane Community Association members. Membership will continue to be promoted. As Grants of Authority are presented and approved for LDCA membership, the county will charge $30.00 to record each one.

 

Aquatic Life:

 

The lily pads will not be treated this year as the LDPOA funds are depleted.

 

We are asking boaters to please not tie off to the buoys as there has been another repair required.

 

Roger has noted an increase in fishing from Chickadee Park shoreline. He has asked the fishermen not to return.  His request has been successful, so far.

 

Terry Rupp discussed the weeds located at the tributaries that feed Lake Diane. He believe that these tributaries are continuously feeding weeds and weed seeds into Lake Diane.  This will discussed further at a later date.

 

The “NO WAKE” signs at Delta Drive have unknowingly been removed.

 

Calendar of Events:

 

Kim Byrne announced that the Toys For Tots event is canceled. Boxes will still be available at Shore Side Plaza for donation.  It is hopeful that the event will be scheduled again for 2019.

 

Kim has purchased a marquis sign to be placed on the shelter house property to promote LDCA events.

 

Old Business:

 

Nothing new to report.

 

New Business:

 

Kim Byrne is working with Chris Sellers to coordinate placement of new road signs within the Lake Diane community. Chris has draft designs to present to HCRC.  Kim will attend an HCRC meeting for presentation and cooperation efforts.

 

 

 

At 10:51 Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned. Scott seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

 

Kim Byrne

Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lake Diane Property Owners Association Monthly Board Meeting September 8, 2018

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

September 8, 2018

 

 

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

 

Board Members in Attendance:

 

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Kim Byrne, Secretary (via teleconference)

Rod Anderson

Kevin Mack

Jerry Agrusa

 

Absent:

 

Jim Watt, Tresaurer

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

President, Roger Gialloratti presented minutes from the August 11, 2018 monthly meeting. The minutes were approved as written.

 

Treasurers Report:

 

President, Roger Gialloratti presented the Treasurer’s Report. The report was approved as written.

 

Aquatic Life:

 

All current and future aquatic life committee items will be addressed at Lake Diane Community Association meetings.

 

Dredging:

 

Philip Noonan has purchased the property located at 14072 View Dr.. He has indicated that as a condition of closing, money was deposited in an escrow account by the seller for the dredging of the cove where their property is located.  He also asked for verification that the permit issued to LDPOA will cover their cove as it will be dredged privately.

 

Parks:

 

Immediately following the next meeting the wood stove will be installed, painting will be done, and the tarp will be lowered.

 

 

Lake Diane Schedule of Events:

 

All current and future calendar of event items will be discussed at LDCA meetings.

 

Old Business:

 

The Meyer’s camper trailer has been moved off their property.

 

There has been no word from HCDC regarding the dam.

 

Karlye Horton has composed a letter to convey parks from LDPOA to Amboy Township, then from Amboy Township to LDCA.

 

New Business:

 

There are a couple of trailers on Lake Diane properties that will need to be addressed if they are not moved.

 

At 10:23, Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Jerry seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

 

Kim Byrne, Secretary

 

 

 

 


Lake Diane Community Association Monthly Board Meeting August 11, 2018

Lake Diane Community Association

Monthly Board Meeting

August 11, 2018

 

 

The meeting was called to order by President, Roger Giallorati at 10:16 AM.

 

Board Members in Attendance:

 

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Jerry Agrusa

Rod Anderson

Kevin Mack

 

Absent:

 

Kim Byrne, Secretary

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Roger Giallorati presented minutes from the July 14, 2018 monthly meeting. The minutes were approved as written.

 

Treasurers Report:

 

Jim Watt presented the Treasurer’s Report. Jim has reformatted the report to be on one page.

 

The report was approved as written.

 

Roger stated the next meeting in September would follow the same format as LDPOA and the committee reports will be moved to the LDCA. Dredging will remain under LDPOA as the funds are from that organization.

 

Meeting was an open format for the group that was present to ask questions.

 

Questions were asked concerning multiple lots – it was explained additional lots are billed at 50% of the fees.

 

It was asked about LDCA being a successor to LDPOA and was answered it is not. These are two separate organizations.

 

The board was asked why is a GOA required, it was explained “in order to budget yearly especially for spraying and dredging.”

 

Discussion began about who is going to enforce deed restriction and the board answered, “as in the past, if the membership wished to support a neighbor suing a neighbor to move a camper, we would financially help.” This will only happen if the membership wishes to spend the funds at the Annual Meeting to pursue.

 

Question was asked about the parks being conveyed from LDPOA. It was discussed and the process we are following to convey the parks from LDPOA to Amboy Township to LDCA was explained.

 

 

 

 

Old Business:

 

No old Business was discussed.

 

New Business:

 

No new business brought to the floor.

 

At 10:51, Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Scott seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

 

Roger Giallorati

 


Lake Diane Property Owners Association Monthly Board Meeting August 11, 2018

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

August 11, 2018

 

 

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

 

Board Members in Attendance:

 

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Jerry Agrusa

Rod Anderson

Kevin Mack

 

 

Absent:

 

Kim Byrne, Secretary

 

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Roger Giallorati presented minutes from the July 14, 2018 monthly meeting. A change was noted “under Dredging HCRC should be changed to Drain Commission. The minutes were then approved as written.

 

Treasurers Report:

 

Jim Watt presented the Treasurer’s Report.

 

Roger questioned what is left to be expensed as we show $2,959.56 left in the bank. Lilly pad spraying was $2,000 last year and Parks Mowing is $2000.  Insurance of $1,150, but Jim is discussing with Insurance Company about prorating the amount owed.

 

The report was approved as written.

 

Aquatic Life:

 

Weeds were treated a second time (no costs to LDPOA) Miller’s, Hercula’s and Clarke’s cove – in that whole bay as well as in front of Whitman’s ex-property. No weeds remain in those areas reported after treatment.

 

It was decided to not spray the Lilly Pads this year as funds are low.

 

Kevin reported a light was put on the buoy across from Shelter House and someone had hit it again. Kevin will repair.

 

Dredging:

 

Scott reported the permit for dredging was in the State of Michigan’s hands. Still hopeful for September start. Roger reported he has emailed Karyle again, about talking to the drain commission attorney concerning adding a board to the top of the Dam for the summer month.

 

 

 

 

Parks:

 

It was asked about ownership of parks. All were informed the LDPOA still own the parks and our Attorney was speaking with the Township Attorney about an agreement to convey the parks from the LDPOA to Amboy Township and then to LDCA.  Plan was discussed about painting again in October as the Shelter House overhangs and Shed need to be done.

 

Lake Diane Schedule of Events:

 

The Toys for Tots Breakfast with Santa event was mentioned, but with Kim absent it was tabled for the next meeting.

 

Old Business:

 

No old Business was discussed.

 

New Business:

 

No new business brought to the floor.

 

At 10:15, Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Jim seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

 

Roger Giallorati

 


Lake Diane Community Association Monthly Board Meeting July 14, 2018

LAKE DIANE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

 

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING JULY 14, 2018

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

The Lake Diane Community Association meeting was called to order at 10:30AM by Roger Giallorati.

 

All Lake Diane Community Association Grants of Authority were reviewed and accepted. All dues were paid, which qualified the members in attendance as “members in good standing”.

 

Members In Attendance:

 

Roger Giallorati

Scott Coakley

Jim Watt

Kim Byrne

Kevin Mack

Rod Anderson

Jerry Agrusa

Terry Rupp

Diana Coakley

Brenda Mack

Karen Watt

 

After discussion, it was determined that the seven members in attendance which constitute the LDPOA board of trustees be appointed to the LDCA board of trustees. It was also determined that all officers retain their current office as voted by the trustees at the LDPOA board of trustees meeting June 9th, 2018.

 

Roger made a motion that the Lake Diane Community Association Bylaws be approved. Rod seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Dues for membership will be as follows:

 

*$120.00 if membership is acquired on or before December 31, 2018

*$150.00 if membership if acquired after December 31, 2018

*If membership is acquired, and the member owns more than one member lot, the dues will be 100% of the first year’s dues for the first lot, then 50% of the first year’s dues for each additional lot.

 

There was a lengthy discussion regarding the incentive for membership. There are positive changes to the bylaws which the board believes will increase interest.  A membership drive will ensue with a mailing to current LDPOA members. 

 

Kim made a motion that an Event Committee be formed to promote the goodwill of the association through recreational activities. Rod seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.  The committee will consist of members Rod Anderson, Kim Byrne, Diana Coakley, and Brenda Mack.

 

The cost of weed treatment was given consideration as an incentive for membership. After discussion, it was determined that if a non-member property owner wishes to have the weeds treated at their shoreline, the fee will be $200.00.

 

LDCA will hold monthly board of directors meetings each month upon the adjournment of the LDPOA monthly board of directors meetings.

 

At 11:15 Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned. Scott seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

 

Kim Byrne

Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lake Diane Property Owners Association Monthly Board Meeting July 14, 2018

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

July 14, 2018

 

 

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

 

Board Members in Attendance:

 

Roger Giallorati, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Rod Anderson

Kevin Mack

Jerry Agrusa

 

 

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Kim Byrne, Secretary presented minutes from the May 19, 2018 monthly meeting. The minutes were approved as written.

 

Treasurers Report:

 

Jim Watt presented the Treasurer’s Report. The report was approved as written.

 

Jim made a motion that the maintenance account be closed. Jerry seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Aquatic Life:

 

Clarke Aquatic retreated the weeds on the northwest bay of the lake. The follow-up spray was successful. Lily pads are starting to come in extremely thick in that location.

 

One of the buoys was presumably hit by a watercraft. It is advised that boaters not tie off to it.

 

Dredging:

 

Scott met with the Michigan Marine to collect soil samples for the permit. We are expecting to dredge in September. 

 

The water level is now below the dam. Karlye will discuss making an adjustment to the dam to increase the water level with the HCDC attorney, as requested by HCDC.  

 

Parks:

 

The remainder of the painting will be done August 3rd prior to setup for the annual picnic.

 

Lake Diane Schedule of Events:

 

All supplies have been ordered for the annual picnic. The scheduled date is August 4th with a 1PM start time.

 

Golf outing plans are on track. Due to the closing of Windwood Hollow, the new location will be Patriot Hill in Montpelier, Ohio.

 

Old Business:

 

The first meeting of the Lake Diane Community Association will be held today immediately following the Lake Diane Property Owners Association meeting.

 

New Business:

 

Nothing new to report.

 

At 10:27, Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Scott seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

 

Kim Byrne, Secretary