HOLA – Highlands Overlook Landowners' Association


Board of Directors Meeting

July 8, 2017


Members present: Millie Hoekstra, Jeff & Darlene Munson, Jeff & Val Zapolsky, Terry Donovan, Ed Zambraski, Mary Ellen Simon, Mary-Ellen Moroney, Ana Wetherill, Dave Douglas and John Clark.

Minutes of the May meeting were approved as submitted.

Treasurer, Jeff Zapolsky, reported that we are collecting some of the overdue amounts and all is going well for this year. Report approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report: click here

 Road Commissioner’s Report

July 8, 2017

There has been no work done on any of our roads since the last road commissioner’s report. Scott from M & H advised that he has been busy with a large project and should be able to start grading our roads around Thursday, July 13th.

80 bags of calcium chloride were purchased from Builders Supply and Terry Morgan is ready to start spreading it on our roads after they are graded. After the grading, we will start to lay down the crushed shale. We will be repairing an area on Kendall Farm Trail and a small area on Overlook Road. We will then start to build up as many areas of our roads as possible with crushed shale.

Due to M & H being busy with a large project in New Hampshire, we are getting started later than I had hoped, but I am confident that we will meet our goals of repairing and improving our roads. If we get most of our shale laid down by mid-August, we will have a Road Committee meeting to discuss our road conditions and whether we want to ask for a rate increase in our road budget.

Dave Arthurs, H.O.L.A. Road Commissioner.

                   Waterfront Committee Report July 8, 2017

The sheets are down at the waterfront with the boat slip assignments and the canoe/kayak assignments.  These should also be on the web site.  The canoe/kayak racks are full.  That included the two new racks that Ed Zambraski built.

The two black hoses did not look like snakes to the geese.  They were on the ground only a couple of days when they were stolen.   I went to see Tom McCalaster’s set up with the hoses at Saddleback Lake.  He had the hoses attached to automatic sprinklers at the beach.  When he removed the sprinklers and left the hose, the geese stayed away from the hose at the beach, but they came around from the side and left droppings on the grass.

We bought a bird banger.  Terry Donovan has been going down to the Harbor several times a day shooting to scare the geese.  They leave, but they do come back.  He has also moved a strip of grass, cutting it short, along the side of the harbor.  He kicks the goose droppings off the grass.

The docks are in.  We have two new sections that haven’t arrived yet, which is why the docks were late getting in.  I am working on the problem.

The Waterfront Committee met at the Harbor after the last board meeting to help Andy Avelis put in the small docks.  The small docks will need repairs or replacements.  Gary Wadsworth replaced the middle sections as they were rotten.   Andy and Cindy Avelis power washed the benches and put a finish on them.

Mary-Ellen Moroney, Harbormaster

Nominating Committee: Jeff Munson advised that all five members whose terms are expiring have agreed to run for another term. Dave Arthurs, John Clark, Anne Crump, Terry Donovan and Val Zapolsky.

Other Items: Ed Zambraski advised that within the next month he would be sending out another informational email to our members. Which would include an update on Saddleback Mountain.

The next Board meeting will be on September 2, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the Barn.

The Annual Membership Meeting will follow with coffee at 10:30 and the meeting at 11:00

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