March 2024 Monthly Board Minutes

 

 MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

March 9, 2024

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Jerry Agrusa, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer 

Nancy Bell, Secretary

Chris Sellers, Trustee

Al Vitous, Trustee  – via phone

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:  

Kevin Mack

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 by President, Jerry Agrusa at TTT.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The next meeting will be held in April at the restaurant. 

The minutes from the December 12, 2023 monthly board meeting was read by Nancy Bell.  The minutes were approved by Jerry Agrusa – seconded by Scott Coakley.  All in favor.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Jim Watt read the Treasury Report.  The income from the CD started. The treasury report was accepted by Jerry Agrusa and seconded by Al Vitous.   All in favor.

Several LDCA members are past due paying Association dues.  Letters were sent to them reminding them to pay.   A payment was received.  Next step could be a lien on the property, and/or small claims court if not paid by May.  Jim received the proposed park tax bill.  Valuation went up but no dollar increase.  

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY: 

There wasn’t any change in Membership.

LEGAL:

A notice that could extinguish deed restrictions on lakes was received by attorney. A form will be put on the Lake Diane website that needs to be signed to keep it current.  This would prevent a free-for-all going next door to home owners at Lake Diane.  Jerry will call Bambi to get more details.

OLD BUSINESS

AQUATIC LIFE:

The Assoc has not received a weed spraying quote from Clarke yet but expect higher rates than last year. Very little ice on lake so more weeds anticipated. Water level is up.  Next discharge will be April/May at a slower rate.   

Geese are moving and just starting to nest. It is earlier this year due to warmer weather.  As of today, Jerry has not received the goose egg permit.  Plans are to collect eggs 2nd and 4th week in April.  There were  as many as 150-200 geese on the lake last summer. Now down to maybe 50.  Volunteers are needed!  The 2024 LDCA Newsletter will tell owners to notify board if they see a nest.  Five people are certified to collect eggs.  Chris will put the collection of goose egg destruction video on the website encouraging people to watch and join the collection of eggs.

PARKS:

Dirt is needed around the pickleball court.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

The below will be listed on the 2024 Newsletter:

Goose Egg roundup – April 13 & 27

Boaters Safety Class – June 1st Register at 8:30 am at LakeView UB Church 

LDCA Annual meeting – June 8th

Garage Sale – June 16th

Golf Cart Parade/Rally – July 6th 11:00 registration at Shelter House *

Fireworks  – July 6th (Rain Date July 7th) *

Poker Run – July 7th *

Golf Outing – TBD *

Reverse Raffle – August 3rd *

Family Picnic at the Shelter House – August 10th

Lake Diane Wine Crawl – August 31st *

Poker Run – September 1st *

Trunk or Treat – October 25th *

Music Jam – 3rd Friday in June-September *

*LDCA – non-sponsored events

MARCH ANNUAL MAILING:

The finalized 2024 Newsletter and survey will be printed. Flyers adverting the Golf Cart Rally/Parade and Family Picnic will be distributed when collecting funds for fireworks instead of adding with Assoc mailing.  Jim will print 350 copies of each.

NEW BUSINESS:

There is a new wakeboard act bill 5532 going through approval process. Boats would have to be 500 feet from shore and water must be at least 20 feet deep.  There wouldn’t be any significant areas in Lake Diane that wake boards could legally operate if this new act if passed. 

Discussed was the State might remove 5% annual cap on lake front property taxes.  Long time owners would see the biggest increase.

Chris brought up on line payments, for example, to pay dues. Scott said going door-to-door gets better response for donations.  Older generation probably won’t accept so idea put aside since now is not the time

At 10:31, Jerry made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Chris Sellers seconded the motion. All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Nancy Bell


Canada Geese management update

The LDCA trained board members will be visiting the entire lake surrounding lands to review and address Canada Goose egg nests under permit and authorization of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Dates : First Week in April – mid May.

If you know of a nest location, please inform an LDCA board member so we can work with the trained associate to assess the nest.

Reminder – this process is conducted at the recommendation of the DNR to address Canada Goose population distribution problems and protect waterways from overpopulation, fecal contamination, and sustainable balance.

Our current permit is not authorizing the termination, relocation, or undue harassment of any living animal.

Visit our Wildlife section for more information about Canada Geese and wildlife.


August 2023 Board Minutes

Blue Heron w/ Lake Diane and Cattails

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 MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

August 12, 2023

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Jerry Agrusa, President

Scott Coakley, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer 

Nancy Bell, Secretary

Kevin Mack, Trustee

Chris Sellers, Trustee

Al Vitous, Trustee 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:  

None

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 by President, Jerry Agrusa at the shelter house.

The minutes from the July 8th monthly board meeting were read by Nancy Bell.  The minutes were approved by Chris Sellers – seconded by Al Vitous.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

Jim Watt recited the Treasury Report.    Several bills were paid.  Jim motioned to move some funds to a CD for higher interest rates. Jerry seconded motion. The Treasury Report was approved as written and transfer of funds was approved by all.

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY: 

Membership is now at 203.

OLD BUSINESS 

LEGAL:

Jerry sent additional requested information to new attorney.  Cliff Bloom will provide options of trailer removal and other items.  Should know more by September or October meeting 

AQUATIC LIFE:

The second spraying of the weeds was done on July 11. The lake looks good and no complaints since that spray.

ROADS:

Jim Watt was contacted about a turnaround by View Drive. When paving the roads, contractors did not blacktop this area.   The road is a much larger area and encroachment could be a possibility in that area.

PARKS:

Kevin Mack did a lot of work at the shelter house and game area for the annual picnic that happened right after the meeting. He stated that the old tower at Chickadee Park is rotten. He suggested to remove and possibly burn.  

We have park surveys and some show encroachment of personal items on park property.  A copy of the survey with letters to adjoining owners will be sent telling them to remove their personal property from park property.  This could be done as early as September 30th.  Then a possible fence or barrier would be placed on the property line.  This is to shown lake owners where the park is they can go on and also to guard and protect both parties.  Chris Sellers made a motion to show park area versus private owners lot. Jim Watt seconded.  A vote was taken and all are in favor.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

*Wine Crawl – September 2nd

*Trunk or Treat – October 27th

*LDCA non-sponsored events

TRAILERS:

Some trailers have been removed. 

  

NEW BUSINESS:

Kevin put up No Wake and Speed Limit signs that Chris ordered. One might be moved to an area with more boat traffic, maybe the entrance of Hidden Lake channel.  Kevin was contacted several times by DNR about liking these signs.

If any board members visit a business, ask them if they want to provide a coupon to be put in Welcome Package

Chris Sellers suggested we buy toys to rent out. Great idea but this would be an Association liability. The Halloween Hayride and Winterfest were stopped due to insurance and liability reasons.

Washout of the road on West Diane by Woodbridge was fixed by Hillsdale Road Commission the day after they were contacted.

At 10:11, Jerry made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jim Watt seconded the motion. A vote was taken and the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Nancy Bell8-12-23 meeting minutes


Annual Family Community Picnic – Aug 12

All residents of Lake Diane welcome to participate in the Annual Picnic and potluck August 12th at the Shelter House.  This is a community wide event and is open to anyone in the community.   (1pm ~ 6pm)

Vollyball Tourney (teams needed)

Cornhole Tourney (teams needed)

Kids Games (at 2pm)

Corn and Hotdogs will be served courtesy of our Lake Diane Community Association from 1pm until they run out

The Shelter House is located at the end of East Diane Drive.

Rain Date is Sunday at 1pm


Weed Respray : July 11th – Tuesday

For the handful of areas that need additional weed treatment (as well as those who paid up later) there will be spot respraying on Tuesday, July 11th.  Location specific signage will be posted.


Community Golf Cart Parade Winners

The winners of the inaugural Golf Cart Parade have been published

Uncle Sam on Ski's

Uncle Sam on Ski’s

First Place : Uncle Sam on Ski’s


red truck golf cart 2nd place

2ND Place

Second Place: Red Truck


 

Third Place:


Congratulations to all the participants.  Thank you to the volunteer coordinators and judges for making this years parade fun for all!

See the rest of the parade photos here: https://www.lakediane.org/portfolio/1947/



May 20 – Last Day to Pay for Weed Spray!!

To ensure that your area is sprayed for weeds, please make sure to submit payment by May 20, 2023.

Your return and payment is all you need to continue to authorize spraying of your waterfront area.  For members, this is included in your annual dues, for non-members, this is an individual payment.


March 2023 Board Minutes

 MONTHLY BOARD MEETING LDCA-3-11-23 meeting minutes

March 11, 2023

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Jerry Agrusa, President

Jim Watt, Treasurer 

Kevin Mack, Trustee

Chris Sellers, Trustee

Al Vitous, Trustee via phone

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:  

Scott Coakley, Vice President 

Nancy Bell, Secretary 

The meeting was called to order by President, Jerry Agrusa  at the restaurant – TTT.

The minutes from the last meeting in December 10th monthly board meeting were read by Jerry Agrusa. The minutes were approved by Jim Watt – seconded by Jerry Agrusa with one name correction.

TREASURERS REPORT:

Jim Watt read the Treasury Report. He will look into getting rebate from Consumers Power for power outage at the Shelter House.  Jerry Agrusa approved the report, Kevin Mack seconded.

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY: 

No change

AQUATIC LIFE:

Clarke has been taken over by another company but will spray Lake Diane in June. We will look for quotes for 2024 spraying 50 feet out.  Our water level is high and this winter had little ice which could increase weed problem.

PARKS:

There are divots by shelter house.  

TRAILERS:

Jerry and Chris will go around in May verifying amount of trailers.

WELCOME COMMITTEE:

Nothing reported