LDPOA Monthly Board Meeting February 4, 2017

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

February 4, 2017



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


Board Members in Attendance:


Roger Giallorati, President

Al Vitous, Vice President (via teleconference)

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary (via teleconference)

Jerry Agrusa

Scott Coakley

Kevin Mack


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Roger Giallorati presented minutes from the January 7, 2017 monthly meeting. The minutes were approved as written.


Treasurers Report:


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


Aquatic Life:


Roger and Jim met with Clark Aquatic Services of Niles, Michigan to obtain an estimate for Lake Diane weed treatment for the 2017 season. Their estimate was $16,625 plus $800 for the permit.  Last year’s cost was $23,000 with Aquatic Weed Control.  Clark Aquatic Services indicated that the spring/summer treatment will be prior to June 15th, and lily pads will be treated late summer.  Roger made a motion to contract Clark Aquatic Services for the lake weed treatment for 2017.  Al seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.


There have not been any applications received from US Fish and Wildlife as of yet for the goose round-up. Roger will enquire.


The county has removed the board from the dam which was placed there to increase the lake levels with hopes that by increasing the lake level, there would be less of a need for dredging. This was a cost saving effort.  Scott proposes placing the board back into the dam late spring, then removing it for winter. 






There was an application approved for new construction of a house on West Diane.


The Rodgers have requested that the LDPOA board of trustees agree to allow them to keep their campers trailers on their lots for the entire summer. The request was denied.  They then made an attempt to proceed with a scheduling hearing with Hillsdale County Court, but were told it would be a waste of time, as the deed restrictions clearly state that camper trailers are prohibited.   




Scott is working on the pre-application and application with the DEQ for dredging.




The rocks that are needed to further secure the shoreline at the shelter house have been delivered. Terry would like to schedule a work day sometime in May to place said rocks.


Lake Diane Schedule of Events:


Because Jerry Agrusa will be out of town for the Family Picnic, Al has volunteered to chair for 2017.


The boater’s safety class schedule is still up in the air. Attendance is down since the class is now available online. Last year there were only nine attendees.  Holding the class every other year is up for consideration.


Old Business:


LDPOA and Blaine LeBlanc & Dennis McDonald have agreed to delay court action until August, 2017. LDPOA is suing LeBlanc/McDonald for payment of outstanding dues of approximately $7,500.00.  There are three options on the table:


  1. All outstanding dues be paid in full.
  2. A portion of the outstanding dues be paid, with the remaining balance forgiven.
  3. LeBlanc/McDonald will remove trees and brush from the roadways within the French Quarter subdivision at their cost in lieu of all outstanding dues. There would need to be a survey completed before the work would commence. This cost would be the responsibility of LDPOA. It is estimated that the survey would cost approximately $3.000.00. LeBlanc/McDonald own multiple properties within French Quarter, and have intentions of building “spec” homes for sale.


All options will be discussed at the annual meeting, with a vote to follow by the LDPOA Members.


New Business:


Nothing new to report.


At 11:47AM, Jim made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Al seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.



Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne, Secretary