HOLA – Highlands Overlook Landowners' Association

May 2019 HOLA Board Minutes

HOLA Board Meeting Minutes May 18, 2019 9 AM at The Barn

Present: Millie Hoekstra, Mary Ellen Simon, Ann Arthurs, Dave Arthurs, Carole Hoffmann, John Patriquin, Dave Douglas, Ed Zambraski, Larry Malone, Brittany DiPompo, Jeff Zapolsky, Val Zapolsky

Absent: Ana Wetherill, Mary-Ellen Moroney, Terry Donovan, Anne Crump

Millie called the meeting top order at 8:55 AM

Minutes of the last meeting were approved MSP unanimously

Treasure’s Report: Click Here We have adequate money for the rest of the year. There is an increased administrative cost for rental for meeting space of $300/year. The increased in misc. is for a new Quickbooks program for HOLA accounting compatible with Windows 10 cost $210.95.  Jeff’s old computer was Windows 7 which is going away, so he needed to get a new computer for Windows 10. Overall, we are okay for this year, but the proposed 2019 budget will run a deficit, so the motion was made to raise dues about $10. MSP unanimously. This will be brought to the Annual Meeting for approval.

Road Report: This was a long and snowy winter and we are overbudget on plowing by $4718. Unfortunately, the north entrance to the Overlook that has been firm and dry for years, this year has a spring in it and mud. It was suggested that we delay paving and treat this section with excavation, blanket and rock that has worked well before. M&H will do the work. The Highlands roads are frost free and ready for grading. Overlook is not quite ready. Dave will all M&H to start grading on the Highlands side.

Waterfront Report: Docks are not yet in, but scheduled and we will have new swim lines. It was suggested to mow less and keep the mown part cleaner, to save mowing costs and the long grass doesn’t get as messy with goose poop as the mown parts do. Ed will try that and we’ll see how it goes.

Winter & Summer Renters’ Recommendations were reviewed. Two versions of each were presented. Ed will combine them and these will be brought to the Annual Meeting. They were found to be very helpful by the rental agencies, so they will be distributed as a working document pending approval.

Next Meeting Saturday, July 13, 9 AM at The Barn

Meeting adjourned 10:10 AM.

Respectfully submitted, Val Zapolsky – Secretary




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