HOLA – Highlands Overlook Landowners' Association

Executive Board Meeting Jan. 13, 2024

HOLA Board Meeting Minutes Jan 13, 2024 at 9 AM by ZOOM

Those Present:              Millie Hoekstra, Larry Malone, Mary-Ellen Moroney, Brittany DiPompo Russell, Al Salvini, Darren Winslow, Rob Smith, Ana Wetherill, Sam White,Ann Arthurs, Dave Arthurs, Jeff Zapolsky, Val Zapolsky Absent: John Patriquin, Ed Zambraski, Dave Douglas,

Meeting called to order at 9:05 AM.

Updates: Almost all owners with new Waterfront Easement deeds have been filed at registry and copies sent to owners.

The vector map is still in process. One problem is that the town road names in some cases differ from the HOLA road names. The problem is that the town names are the ones that 911 has, so if anyone calls for help we need to use the 911 name. We are working to resolve this and new road signs will be made. Someone suggested we put up any new signs and keep the old signs in place as well.  Millie took that under advisement.

Complaints: There was one complaint regarding noise and property damage. The involved parties have discussed and resolved the issue. Millie is keeping all information logged in the HOLA Complaint Register.

Minutes November 2023: Motion to approve, seconded and unanimously approved. Thank you to Brittany for filling in for Val who was away.

Treasurer’s Report: Overall we have plenty of money for our needs. Some money was spent repairing the roads after the early winter rainstorm and flooding. Landowner Balances were discussed. Of note there are 3 chronic non-paying owners all of which have been sent to collection, but we will not expect to receive any money until the properties sell. There are 4 new non-paying owners: Doremus, Gagen, Licata, & Tessier

Motion to assess the 4 new non-paying owners: Doremus, Gagen, Licata, & Tessier a $25 late fee and send them all to collection. Seconded and approved unanimously.

Additionally, John Gavin has added a building to lot 5G with a foundation and septic system, so we need to send the $1000 road fee to him and change the lot to an improved house lot.

Road Commissioner’s Report: Dave sent 2 eblasts recently (attached). Since then the Rangeley Town Manager is working on our request to have the speed limit on Rte. 4 kept to 40 MPH until after the first Overlook Road. The Town Manager has sent the request to Maine DOT. They will do an assessment in the spring.

Waterfront Report: None, but Jeff Z. noted that the December storm may have caused some waterfront road damage. We will have to assess in the spring.

Discussion: Previously there was a complaint about construction noise and a question about regulations about that. It turns out they are based on decibels, so Dave and Sam will be doing more research about how to assess that.

Short-Term Rentals in the plantations are being discussed at the next LUPC meeting.

There was a request about putting names of the owners on the website map. It should be noted that names are public on the towns websites. Some are against, due to privacy concerns. Others want to know who their neighbors are. It was suggested that we mail on paper the info to the owners. Another suggestion was for people to OPT-IN to having their names on the website map.  The discussion will continue.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:31 AM

Next meeting March 9th at 9AM.