January 31, 2018 – Special Meeting of the Board

Special Meeting – January 31, 2018


A special meeting of the Board of Directors for the El Rancho Florida HOA, Inc. was held on January 31, 2018 at 6:00 PM at 280 Sundance Circle. Present for the meeting were:

Rex Emenegger – President Eric Sibelius – Vice President
Pete Diethrich – Treasurer
Wendy Ludgewait

Also present was: Marsha Moreland, Administrator.


Purpose of the meeting was to discuss the next course of action regarding the Litigation with Pioneer Ditch (PD).   The meeting opened at 6:05 PM.


A settlement conference was scheduled for January 21st, between 2 board members of PD (Wayne Jefferies & Cory Hahn), Sonny Hale (HOA property owner) and 2 HOA board members (Eric Sibelius and Rex Emenegger).  PD refused to meet with Sibelius and Emenegger.  Rex arranged for Wendy Ludgewait to attend. An update was given to the Board by Wendy on their meeting. PD refused to discuss any settlement with the HOA.  Wendy was excused from the meeting so that PD could discuss a settlement with the Hales.  The continuance deadline granted by the county court for this matter is February 2, 2018.  No settlement agreement has been reached.   A counter proposal by the HOA was drafted by the President and sent to PD.  No response has been received.  A settlement conference is held between the parties and is intended to avoid additional attorney fees.


The Board went into executive session at 6:15 PM to discuss the pending lawsuit with Pioneer Ditch. The Board came out of the session at 6:30 PM.


The Board will proceed with the County court litigation process if a settlement is not reached by the February 2nd deadline.  The Board authorized the attorney to transfer the litigation to District Court if a settlement is not reached.  The Board authorized $10,000 to proceed with the litigation.


There being no further discussion the meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm.


Teri Roberts, Secretary