LDPOA Monthly Board Meeting November 14, 2015

Lake Diane Property Owners Association

Monthly Board Meeting

November 14, 2015


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

Board Members in Attendance:

Roger Giallorati, President

Jim Watt, Treasurer

Kim Byrne, Secretary

Al Vitous

Jerry Agrusa

Kevin Mack


Terry Zibbell

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Kim Byrne, Secretary presented minutes from the October 17, 2015 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 spoke with Aquatic Weed Control regarding the extent of the shoreline that was treated in the spring of this year.  Aquatic Weed Control treated from the shoreline out 100’.  Roger suggested treating from the shoreline out 50’, to reduce cost.  He was told that the same amount of chemical would be used if the treatment were 100’ or 50’ from shore due to the drifting of the chemical.   Roger continues to seek alternate sources and estimates for the 2016 season.  He has spoken to Scott Banfield, and his cost per acre is substantially higher than Aquatic Weed Control.  A decision will have to be made by late February, 2016.

Building Committee:

All but one camper trailer have been removed.  The owner of that camper trailer has received notice that further action will be taken to enforce compliance with their subdivision covenants. 

The homeowner at the address of 14242 West Diane has been in touch with Al and Roger regarding the scheduling of the demolishment of the condemned structure.  She indicated that the contractor will begin demolishing in approximately 14 days.

Al is concerned about the condition of Blaine LeBlanc’s house at the north end of the lake.  He has noted mold on the exterior which could be an indication of mold on the interior, as well.  He will speak to Marty at the Hillsdale County Building Authority regarding this potential issue.

Jeff and Amy Sabin have contacted roger regarding dock placement at their home on Bear Pointe.  Roger shared with them the map which was initially provided by the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department.  The Sabin’s will contact Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Department to proceed.

There was discussion regarding the pod/shipping container like storage facility being used at the home on the corner of Woodbridge Rd. and Territorial Rd.  Al will speak to Marty at the Hillsdale County Building Authority regarding this issue, then will report back to the board his findings.


Nothing new to report.


Jo Ellen Wright submitted plans to the board for playground equipment she would like to donate for placement at Chickadee Park.  It was noted during discussion amongst the board that safe landing material was not on the plans, and would have to be added, otherwise the plans are acceptable.  Jim Watt made a motion the Lake Diane Property Owners Association accept the donation of the playground equipment with the addition of soft landing material.  Jerry Agrusa seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Terry Rupp gave an update of the shoreline restoration project.  Funds of approximately $3,000 are still needed to complete the project.  The DEQ has approved the application.  Application must also be made to Hillsdale County Road Commission for approval.

Welcome Committee:

Nothing new to report.  Al will pass along packets to Jim, as Al will be out of town for an extended period.

Lake Diane Events:

Toys for Tots Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for December 5th from 10AM to Noon.  Plans are proceeding nicely with the addition of face painting this year. 

Old Business:

Due to the fact that LDPOA is organized under the Summer Resort Act, it was determined that the association is liable for collection costs on past due accounts.  The board is planning to pursue all accounts with an outstanding balance $1,000.00 or greater.

Kim will order “No Wake” signs in the spring for placement.

New Business:

Nothing new to report.

At 11:03AM, Al 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

PLEASE NOTE – The January 9, 2016 monthly meeting has been rescheduled for January 16, 2016 @ 10AM.