HOLA – Highlands Overlook Landowners' Association

HOLA Board Meeting January 9. 2021 via Zoom

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

Absent: Ana Wetherill, Anne Crump

Millie called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM.

Secretary’s Minutes from the last meeting on Nov. 14, 2020, motion to approve, seconded and passed unanimously without discussion.

 Treasurer’s Report: Jeff Zapolsky, Treasurer, reviewed the account balances (attached). In summary we are doing well with sufficient funds.  P&L Budget vs. Actual (attached) was reviewed. There were no questions. Delinquencies (attached) were reviewed. There are several long term non-payors, but we have liens and expect payment when the property changes hands. There are a few properties on an installment plan and they are keeping up their payments. There are also a few that chronically pay only after being sent to collection, and those are continuing that trend. Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was seconded and passed unanimously.

Road Commissioner’s Report (attached) was reviewed by Dave Arthurs, Road Commissioner. Motion to accept report was made, seconded and passed unanimously.

Waterfront Report (attached) was reviewed by Mary-Ellen Moroney, Harbor Master.  Motion to accept report was made, seconded and passed unanimously. The tabled item: Airbnb vs. BnB vs. renters vs. owners regarding use of and access to the waterfront was sent back to the Waterfront Committee for more research.

An updated Waterfront Policy was emailed to everyone for review. There were no questions. Motion to accept the new updated Waterfront Policy was made, seconded and passed unanimously. There is a sign with the rules posted at the waterfront and in the spring there will be a new flagpole erected on the point and a set of rules will also be posted there.

Other items for discussion

Ed Zambraski, Larry Malone, John Patriquin and Dave Douglas did some preliminary investigation about legal aspects of a home owners association and what kind of rules we can make and enforceability etc. John Patriquin has a lawyer friend, who gave some free feedback (attached). There are still a lot of questions. Millie made a motion to appoint an Ad Hoc Committee of Ed Zambraski, Larry Malone, John Patriquin and Dave Douglas.  Millie also asked Jeff  to join the committee since he deals with the HOLA lawyer closely. Millie also will be on the committee since she has all the records for HOLA.  The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:29 AM