LDPOA Monthly Board Meeting December 5, 2015

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

December 5, 2015



The meeting was called to order by President Roger Giallorati at 12:20PM.


Board Members in Attendance:


Roger Giallorati, President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Jerry Agrusa

Kevin Mack

Terry Zibbell




Al Vitous


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Kim Byrne, Secretary presented minutes from the November 14, 2015 monthly meeting. The minutes were approved as written, with the correction of Jim Watt’s name being added to the list of “Members in Attendance”.


Treasurers Report:


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


Aquatic Life:


Roger has asked Scott Banfield for a bid for 2016 weed control treatment of Lake Diane. Mr. Banfield has not yet submitted his proposal.  A decision will be made prior to March 1st how to proceed.  Licensed aquatic weed treatment companies are not common, which creates limited options.


Weed mapping will be done in the spring of 2016. It has been suggested that the end of May would produce the most accurate results.  Dan Fleck has volunteered to assist Arda Bucher.


Roger plans to sign up for the goose egg round-up course through the DNR. Only class participant’s applications are approved for permits.

Building Committee:


All but one camper trailer have been removed. Jim Watt made a motion to instruct Lake Diane Property Owners Association attorney, Roy Brandes, to proceed with legal action to bring the property owner into compliance with their deed restrictions.  Terry seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.  Roger will schedule an appointment as soon as possible.


There has been no progress in the removal of the condemned structure at 14242 West Diane. Contact will be made to discuss timing with Larry Hinkle, as he has been contracted by the homeowner to demolish the structure, and remove the debris.


Al is concerned about the condition of Blaine LeBlanc’s house at the north end of the lake. He has spoken to the Hillsdale County Building Authority regarding the potential for mold infestation.  LDPOA will “hand-off” the potential situation to the Hillsdale County Building Authority.  Al has also discussed the shipping container that is being used for storage at the corners of Woodbridge and Territorial Roads with the Hillsdale County Building Authority.  They will not respond to the complaint because it is not a habitable structure.


Bob Pitzen submitted approved plans for an addition and deck at 1848 Anchor Way to the secretary for filing.




Nothing new to report.




Terry Rupp would like to schedule a work day for cleanup in the spring at the shelter house. To date, there has been $9,100.00 in donations toward the shoreline restoration. We are only $1,900.00 away from our goal.


Kevin has looked into a soft landing material for the proposed playground equipment at Chickadee Park. There is a mulch-like rubber material manufactured, along with a border that is used for containment available.


Welcome Committee:


Nothing new to report.


Lake Diane Events:


The Toys for Tots Breakfast with Santa event was held prior to the meeting today. Thank you to all who participated!!


Old Business:


The board is ready to move forward with proceedings on past due accounts. Small claims court will be the most cost efficient way to collect.  


New Business:


Jim Watt asked if the board will be accepting bids for park lawn maintenance. The topic was discussed, and the board agreed it will be best if Dave Hintz continues to provide his services.



At 1:20PM, Jim made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Terry seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.




Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne, Secretary