Attendance– Chuck, Linda, Stacy, Trish Absent: Phil
2/12/07 minutes approved
-Board unanimously agreed to transfer $25,000 from WSFS checking into a separate Money Market Account for reserve funds.More money may be transferred once more assessment payments have been received.
-Trish received 3 estimates from different banks for Money Market rates:
ING: does not do business accounts
WSFS: offers 3.75% APY for minimum balance of $25,000.Rate varies based upon balance. Minimum balance of $5,000 is required.
PNC: offers 2% APY for minimum balance of $25,000.Rate varies based upon balance.Minimum balance of $5,000 is required.
-The board unanimously approved opening a Money Market Account with WSFS.Trish will oversee opening the account and the transfer of $25,000 from checking to the Money Market Account.Chuck, Linda, and Trish will be the designated signers on the account.
-Trish will post meeting notice signs at community entrances the Sunday prior to a community meeting.
-Next community meeting is Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Deed Restriction and By-Law Amendments/Addendums
-Trish drafted a copy of the proposed Deed Restriction and By-Law Amendments/Addendums to be presented at the upcoming door-to-door vote.The board approved the draft.It will be posted on the community web site.
-Trish will check with her brother (lawyer) on parameters of Article V (Enforcement) to see if current wording allows for fine implementation for deed restriction violations.
-Board agreed to hold door-to-door vote after the community meeting.Specific date to be addressed at upcoming board meeting.
-A homeowner emailed a complaint about a screen door on side of house in Wynthorpe.Also, when Green Side Up did snow plowing, they piled the snow from the street at the end of the cul-de-sac in front of peoples’ homes.
-Chuck and Linda already contacted Green Side Up individually to issue a complaint.The complainant has been contacted by both of them. This homeowner has been informed that we will not be renewing our contract w/ Green Side Up when the contract expires in August of this year.
-Trish will email the complainant to confirm that the Green Side Up contract will not be renewed and to inform him/her that the board (Trish) will contact the county regarding the screen door since it is a county code violation not a deed restriction violation.She will include the number for reporting any future county violations and let the complainant know that any homeowner may make that call (395-5555).
Community Bookkeeping/Accounting Information
-Linda received the needed Green Side Up invoices from previous WMC treasurer.
-Chuck has tried to get the remaining bookkeeping records, but the previous WMC treasurer has not responded or forwarded them.
-Phil has removed himself from taking part in the playground repair.Trish will talk to her husband to see if he would be available to help Chuck with the repair.
Upcoming Landscaping and Snow Removal Contracts
-The board will discuss vendors to contact for landscaping and snow removal contracts to replace Green Side Up at future board meeting.
-Phil not present to give update.
Community Sign Landscaping
-Stacy is in the process of getting 2 bids.Trish gave Stacy copies of emails between Trish and the state (Valerie Longhurst and her assistant Jerry Grant) for informational purposes.
-4 homeowners still owe for 2006 assessments plus resulting penalties and fines.
-1 homeowner is filed for bankruptcy.
-3 civil cases are pending.One has been filed with the courts.
-To date 48 homeowners still owe assessments for 2007.
Pond Maintenance Contract
-Due to the liability issue and hazard issue, the board unanimously approved for Chuck to contact Envirotech for contract renewal information for pond maintenance.
Landscaping Litigation with Capano
-Carolyn (New Castle County) had stated at 4/27/06 community meeting that letters had been sent to the developer (Capano) regarding the dead trees that the developer is liable for replacing.She said at that time that the next step was a Show and Cause hearing and that she would let us know when that hearing is.There has been no further word.The board will ask Carolyn for an update at the next community meeting (if she attends) or via email.
-Trish will draft and have the board approve via email.
(Next board meeting scheduled for April 19th at 7:30 at Chuck’s house.)