LDPOA Monthly Board Meeting March 11, 2017

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

March 11, 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 February 4, 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. 


There is $300.00 in the budget for the Breakfast With Santa Toys For Tots event for the 2016-2017 calendar year. This year’s event came in under budget.  Kim Byrne made a motion that any unused budgeted funds be donated to the Hillsdale Area Toys For Tots. Jerry Agrusa seconded the motion.   A vote was taken, and the motion passed unanimously.


Aquatic Life:


Roger has signed a contract with Clark Aquatic Services of Niles, Michigan for summer lake weed treatment.


Roger has applied for, and received the permit for the annual goose roundup.





There have been two applications approved for construction of homes with garages. The addresses are:  14703 West Diane Drive and 14751 West Diane Drive.





Scott continues to investigate the level of the water in an attempt to reduce the cost of dredging. He will further communicate with both the DEQ (Susan Jones @ 517-435-9014) and Hillsdale County for clarification on the policies for possibly adjusting the dam to maintain the water level for the summer months only. 

A discussion was held regarding the areas of the lake to be dredged, and in what order. A preliminary decision has been reached to dredge the channel between Shore Side Plaza and West Pointe Subdivision.  It is believed that the entire lake community will benefit if this area is dredged first.  Scott is hopeful that work will commence just after Labor Day.




The canvas used on the shelter house for winterization is in total disrepair. The board will discuss options, then proceed with alternative winterization prior to the 2017 winter season.



Lake Diane Schedule of Events:


Boaters Safety has been scheduled for June 3rd.


Old Business:


There was a lengthy discussion regarding the LeBlanc/McDonald lawsuit. LeBlanc and McDonald refuse to pay their outstanding dues of over $7,500.  They are in process of acquiring additional properties resulting in an increase to their outstanding debt to LDPOA.


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


New Business:


Arda Bucher and Bill Smith will be attending the Michigan Lake and Stream conference.


At 11:44AM, Roger made a motion that the meeting be adjourned.   Jerry seconded the motion.  A vote was taken, and the meeting adjourned.



Respectfully Submitted:

Kim Byrne, Secretary