EL RANCHO FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
REGULAR MEETING – JANUARY 19, 2010
A regular meeting of the El Rancho Florida Homeowners Association was held on January 19, 2010, 6:00 PM, at Rex Emenegger‘s house. Present at the meeting were:
Jack Wasserbach – President
Rex Emenegger – Vice President
David Shultz – Treasurer
Marsha Moreland, Administrator was present for the meeting. The meeting was called to order at 6:00PM.
A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the minutes of November 10, 2009 as submitted.
A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the bills submitted for payment.
Marsha presented the budget Draft for 2010 for the Board’s consideration. After a lengthy discussion on the 10% annual increase the following motion was made.
A motion was made, moved and passed that the HOA will not impose the 10% annual increase in the 2010 dues.
Costs to cover the ditch expenses are paid by the inventory of all those benefiting from the irrigation water from the ditch in order to allocate fees properly. Bill Westendorf will do an inventory of all those who benefit from the ditch.
Rex will be pursuing bids for the Directors and Officers coverage along with the Liability coverage.
The current policy is way too high and the Board feels they can do better than a premium of
$5,000 + a year. The HOA has an Umbrella Policy in place as well.
THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT UPDATE:
Jack reported that the controls are upgraded and the system has telemetry fully in place. Dave Schultz suggests insulating the steel pipe and using heat tape that is thermostatically controlled. The propane heater should be on a battery backup system. The pump house is upgraded and
has been cleaned up.
Road maintenance the HOA Board feels has been very poor this winter with the snow removal. They feel that life safety should always take precedence over saving on gravel. Cassidy Drive/Ranchos Florida Drive was a negligent situation.
A motion was made, moved and passed that the HOA will send a letter to the Metro. BOD on the mistakes made this winter on snow removal. Bare ground is what is expected by the homeowners.
There was a discussion about putting the issues to be addressed with the Metro. District first on the agenda. The consensus was it is an HOA Annual meeting and the HOA business should be handled first and then have an open forum for the Metro. District issues.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM.