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 


April LDCA Board meeting moved to 04/15

The LDCA board has moved the April meeting from 04/08/2023 to 04/15/2023 and it will take place at the Territorial Table and Tavern – 9:00am.   Goose Egg roundup to help manage the goose and lake bacteria level will take place after the meeting.


Note about recent letters left with some neighbors

Lake Diane Community Residents;

Good Day:

It has come to the attention of the Lake Diane Community Association Board that a notice is circulating regarding rental properties on the lake.

First let me state that the notice is not being circulated in mail boxes by the LDCA Board. We, along with all members present at the annual meeting, were provided the information this past June, but have not reviewed, nor had discussions on the information as a board.

Secondly, any notifications to lake residents for information such as this would be direct mailed to all Lake Diane residents.

Finally, each property has specific deed restrictions for your individual property. We find that most deed restrictions do contain specific language regarding trailer and commercial or rental properties. We suggest that you review your property’s specific deed restrictions to ensure that you are in compliance.

We hope this clears any mis-understanding.

Warm Regards

Jerry Agrusa

LDCA Board President


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting, November 13, 2021

Monthly Board Meeting

November 13, 2021

 

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack 

Jerry Agrusa

Nancy Bell (via telephone)

Al Vitous

 

 

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited.

 

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

 

The minutes from the September 11, 2021 meeting were read. The minutes were approved as written.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

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

 

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

To date there are 204 members.

 

AQUATIC LIFE:

Roger has contacted two alternate companies to acquire bids for weed treatment. One company was an increase over Clarke Aquatic and the other has not yet responded.

 

PARKS:

Stone was put down at the shelter house shoreline. All other work is on hold. The survey was not done at the Delta Drive park.

 

TRAILERS:  

Nothing new to report.

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Nothing new to report.

 

WELCOME COMMITTEE:

Nothing new to report.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

The road project is underway! One layer of asphalt is nearly complete. Second layer to follow in the spring of 2022.

 

Kevin has contacted the DEQ regarding the near closure of the bay at View and Dale Drives. They have yet to return Kevin’s call.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Nothing new to report.

 

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

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Byrne, Secretary

 

 

 


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting, September 11, 2021

Monthly Board Meeting

September11, 2021

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack 

Jerry Agrusa

Nancy Bell

ABSENT:

Jim Watt

Al Vitous

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited.

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

The minutes from the August 14, 2021 meeting were read. The minutes were approved as written.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

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

There is a question regarding the amount of the bill from Clarke Aquatic. There has been a substantial increase over last year’s cost. Jim and Roger will follow up for clarification.

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

To date there are 204 members.

AQUATIC LIFE:

Lily pads were treated by Clarke Aquatic August 2nd.  

There was discussion about gathering estimates from other lake weed treatment companies. Roger will follow up.

PARKS:

The play structure at Chickadee Park has been restained.

After next month’s meeting, the shelter house will be winterized.

Duane Reemer will provide an estimate for the excavation of the pickleball court(s). Kevin and Terry will coordinate scheduling with JoEllen Wright.

The survey for Woodbridge Rd. Park has been done. The survey shows encroachment by both neighbors. This is a real liability issue for the association. Roger is working on letters to send to all property owners encroaching on the parks owned by LDCA. Ms. Burger will review prior to mailing.  

TRAILERS:  

After todays meeting, Roger will survey non-compliant camper trailers. Ms. Burger is ready to schedule court dates for said camper trailer owners.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

There was consideration given to the furture of the annual picnic.  

WELCOME COMMITTEE:

Nancy Bell has done a great job gathering information for the Welcome Packets. Packets will be given to new property owners of Lake Diane.

OLD BUSINESS:

There is no update on the road project.  

There continues to be issue with non-lake fishermen utilizing the road ends of Pointe Dr. and East Diane Drive. Approximately six years ago, HCRC proposed abandonment the road ends at East Diane and Pointe Drives. In order to proceed the neighbors were consulted. Not all neighbors are in favor, so the proposal was scrapped.

NEW BUSINESS:

Kevin brought attention to the bay at View and Dale Drives that has a history of filling in due to property owners making beaches with filling sand. In 1965 the mouth of the bay was 65’ wide. Last week Rick’s Rockwall built a rock wall and backfilled the mouth of the bay with sand. It is now roughly 15’ wide, and the water is only knee deep. Approximately three years ago, the property owners of that bay paid to have the bay dredged. All of the work and money is now a waste. The DEQ will be referred to for inspection, then advisement.

At 11:20 Roger made a motion to adjourn. Kevin seconded the motion. A vote was taken and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne, Secretary

 


LDCA Monthly Board Meeting, August 14, 2021

Monthly Board Meeting

August 14, 2021

 

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:

Roger Giallorati, President

Jerry Agrusa, Vice President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Kevin Mack 

Nancy Bell

 

ABSENT:

Al Vitous

 

The Pledge Of Allegiance was recited.

 

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

 

The minutes from the July 10, 2021 meeting were read. The minutes were approved as written.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

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

 

NEW MEMBER ACTIVITY:

To date there are 204 members.

 

AQUATIC LIFE:

Clarke Aquatic has not sent the billing for the weed treatment. They did come back a third time to audit weeds, then treat areas that needed it. Lake Diane is scheduled for lily pad treatment in the fall. Jim noted that a firm date needs to be set.

 

We still do not have good word on whether a boaters safety class will be held for 2021. Kim will contact the USCGA for next year’s scheduling.

 

PARKS:

Woodbridge Park was surveyed. Neighbors on both sides have encroached. Roger will compose letters to be sent to the neighboring properties for both Woodbridge and Monte Carlo Parks requesting them to please remove their personal effects from the association parks for liability purposes. Delta Drive Park will be surveyed in the fall.

 

Kevin reported that the cost for the coating alone is $10,750 for the pickleball courts. That does not include excavation or asphalt. A concrete court was discussed.

 

TRAILERS:  

There are six non-compliant trailers. Ms. Burger will be scheduling court dates.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

 

The turn-out for the family picnic was poor. The board discussed combining the picnic with a Toys For Tots event with live music and family activities.

 

*Wine Crawl – September 4th

*LDCA non-sponsored event

 

Kim discussed an alternate course for the golf outing. Coordination was difficult with the current course. Dinner following golf will again be at Territorial Table & Tavern with grilled chicken and sides. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Paving of the roads is scheduled to begin August 28th.

 

Terry spoke with HCRC regarding the placement of stop signs. He was told they must be approved by the state police.

 

WELCOME COMMITTEE:

Nancy is gathering information to include in the packets for distribution.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Approximately five years ago, HCRC proposed the abandonment of the roads at the shelter house park and Pointe Drive to the lake association. At the time, it was not a favorable option. Roger will follow-up to explore if this is still a possibility.

 

At 11:55 Jim made a motion to adjourn. Jerry seconded the motion. A vote was taken and the meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Kim Byrne, Secretary

 

 


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.