Lake Diane Property Owners Association Monthly Board Meeting January 13, 2018

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

January 13, 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

Jerry Agrusa

Rod Anderson

Kevin Mack


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Kim Byrne, Secretary presented minutes from the November 18, 2017 monthly meeting. The minutes were approved as written.


Treasurers Report:


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


Nancy Bell, Ruth Weiss and Arda Bucher completed the annual audit December 11, 2017. They found all financial records to be in order and complete.


Aquatic Life:


Nothing new to report.




In response to the disclaimer provided by Hillsdale County Building Authority, Lake Diane residents continue to submit building plans to the building committee for review.


Holly and Doug Rogers of 14614 Lakeshore Dr. submitted plans to the building committee for review. Jerry Agrusa reviewed then approved the application.  Roger has reviewed and signed, as well.




From the eighty-eight property owners whom received letters regarding the dredging, ten have yet to respond. Scott has verified the final ten property owner’s mailing addresses with Jim, and sent them each several informational letters with permission requests.  He is confident the permit will be issued by fall.  If there are property owners who do not respond with permission for dredging at their shoreline, Scott will then adjust the site map to reflect that their area will not be dredged. 




The work at the shelter house will resume in the spring. There is painting and some electrical work to complete.


Lake Diane Schedule of Events:


Kim Byrne provided a report on the Breakfast with Santa Toys for Tots event. While attendance was down, collections were on track.  There is consideration being given to a summer Toys for Tots event v. the current winter event.


Old Business:


The Fleck v Imo lawsuit has been settled conditionally. However, the conditions of the settlement have yet to be fulfilled by the Imo’s.


The Shindorf’s have asked for a one hundred twenty day extension on removal of their camper trailer. LDPOA countered with a sixty day extension option.  There has been no final word.


The board acknowledged Donna Davidson for her cooperation with Hillsdale County Road Commission to repair/replace the drain tile on West Diane Drive. The HCRC has nearly completed the project.


Due to the past litigation with Robert Whitman, LDPOA attorney, Karlye Horton has requested that we renew Lake Diane Property Owners Association’s corporate existence. It is believed, but not verified that there has been a lapse in the existence of a legal governing board for Lake Diane.  Robert Whitman’s attorney claims that the corporation’s term expired in 2007.  LDPOA has understood that it was formed in perpetuity.  Roger and Jim are working closely with the attorney to make certain that all forms are sufficiently registered with the state, and all documents are in place to operate into the future as Lake Diane Property Owners Association.   


Roger made a motion that the board vote to approve renewal of Lake Diane Property Owners Association corporate existence. Kim Byrne seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.  


LDPOA will no longer be utilizing services of Roy Brandes. Moving forward, Karlye Horton of Rusk & Horton, P.C. will provide legal counsel to LDPOA.  Roger has signed Attorney Substitution Forms for ongoing litigation with Dennis McDonald, Blaine LeBlanc, and Fleck v Imo.


New Business:


There is a camper trailer being utilized at Larry & Barb Meyers property at 14727 West Diane Drive. LDPOA and Ohana, LLC will pursue further action in effort of the removal of said trailer.


There was discussion about the cost to non-members for weed and lily pad treatment. Jim made a motion that non-member property owner’s weeds be treated at a cost of $150.00 while member property owner’s weed treatment be included in their yearly dues.  Rod seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.


There is a safety concern regarding the open water around some property owner’s docks as a result of their bubblers. Roger asked Kim to send out an email asking property owners to please reduce the area of open water for safety measures.   


At 10:57, Roger 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