HOLA – Highlands Overlook Landowners' Association

HOLA Board of Directors Meeting, July 9, 2022

HOLA BOARD MEETING MINUTES- 9AM at the RFA Theater on July 9, 2022

Present: Millie Hoekstra, Val Zapolsky, Jeff Zapolsky, Dave Douglas, Ana Wetherill, Ed Zambraski, Darren Winslow (zoom), Dave Arthurs, Mary Ellen Simon(phone), John Patriquin, Al Salvini,  Ana Wetherill, Ben Wetherill (non-board)

Absent: Ann Arthurs, Anne Crump, Mary-Ellen Moroney, Larry Malone, Brittany DiPompo Russell,

Meeting was called to order at 9:04 AM by Millie Hoekstra.

Secretary’s Minutes of the last meeting May 14, 2022 were approved without discussion, unanimously.

Treasurer’s Minutes (attached) – No problems, Report accepted MSP unanimously.

Road Commissioner’s Report (attached) Overlook work is done. Working on Highlands side this week. This is a bit over budget, but there are some emergency fund dollars. However, he did pare back some of the planned work as costs are so high.

Calcium Chloride will be spread after all the road work is done in August. Tree cutting will be done by volunteers and any owners please cut their low hanging branches over the road.

Ed Zambraski made a motion to approve the new speed limits of 10 mph on hills and 20 mph elsewhere to prevent wash-boarding of the roads and to reduce dust. All seconded and passed unanimously.

Dave reported that he posts an orange notice that new construction has paid their fees.

Waterfront Report (attached). Millie informed us that Sam White (a HOLA landowner) is now a Selectperson for Town of Rangeley. HOLA will be the next recipient of geese abatement.

Assessors will be doing their job this fall.

Nominating Comm. – Dave Douglas, Jeff Zapolsky, Millie Hoekstra, Mary-Ellen Maroney, MaryEllen Simon, John Patriquin & Ana Wetherill terms are expiring. MaryEllen Simon will not be re-upping. All others are willing to serve again, so we need one nominee.  Nominating Comm. is Val Z., Millie H., and Susan Welch. Someone suggested Sam White for the board, since she is a Rangeley Selectperson and a HOLA member. Two birds, one stone…

ATV question – Dana Pagley was going to speak at this meeting today, but he was called away for a family emergency and he has his property for sale and under contract. (see attached report) Ed Zambraski made a motion NOT to accept the ATV proposal. Ed presented his reasons. (attached) Val 2nd. All approved.

Ben Wetherill said there is a BnB behind him and they are not following the rules of HOLA. He asked that a letter be sent to the land owner with the rules and that he pass them on to the renters. Millie will do that.

Ed Z. then made a motion regarding ATVs. Dave Douglas 2nd. There was some discussion, but the motion was approved without changes. Motion: ”Until such time that it is legal for ATVs to use Route 4 to access the HOLA waterfront, from both the Highlands and the Overlook, the prohibition of ATVs at the waterfront shall remain intact.” MSP

Ad Hoc Legal Comm. – By-Laws update was sent to the Board over a week ago. The changes bring us into compliance with Maine law and make it clear that we have the right to create regulations and fine for non-compliance. There was minimal discussion. The changes were approved Unanimously. Now they will be presented at the Annual Metting for approval.

Ben Wetherill volunteered to sit on the new Policy & Procedure Committee that will be needed.  Dave Arthurs also volunteered.

Mary Ellen Simon thanked Millie for her stewardship and leadership.

Meeting was adjourned 10:12 AM

Respectfully Submitted,

Val Zapolsky