MOUNTAIN VIEW IMPROVEMENT
October 13, 2009
*Due to the fact that only 14
households are represented, all issues voted on will need to receive
additional votes by ballot to complete the business. Homeowners not in
attendance are receiving a ballot included with these Minutes in which to
vote. (This will be done via e-mail or regular mail if an e-mail is not
Called to order at 7:01 p.m. in the conference room at the First National
Bank on Challis Road, Brighton. Present: Board members - Trish Petrat, Don
Merckling, & Sara Thomas. Members – Bruce Everett, Ann Goldon, Renee &
Michael Green, Dan Kashian, Rebecca Krug & David __________, Darlene Lapham,
Bud Longfellow, Jeanette & Carl Mauch, Dennis Smith, Jack Swint, Rick
Thomas, Bernie Wilke, & Rick Zahler.
Welcome: Trish welcomed everyone in attendance.
Treasurer’s report: Sara gave a summary of the financial statement. Motion
made by Rick Zahler; seconded by Jeanette Mauch to approve treasurer’s
report. Passed unanimously. Discussion regarding the need to renew the CD in
February 2010. Motion made by Don Merckling; seconded by Rick Zahler for
Sara to renew CD up to a 1-year time period depending on the interest rate
when the current CD comes due. It is also understood that $700 will be left
in the checking account. Passed unanimously.
Livingston County Road Commission: They have asked that lawn edges be marked
at the street for the snow plows and to not put trash cans in the street on
snowy days. They need to be at the end of driveways off the road.
Yard waste drop-off: Genoa Township has two drop-off days – Sat., 10/24 and
Sat., 11/21 from 9:00 am until noon.
Dues: Payable in the amount of $30 to “MVIA” and due by November 13, 2009. Please contact Sara by clicking here to send her an e-mail if you need additional information.
Nominations for new board members: Motion made by Bruce Everett; seconded by
Jack Swint to keep current board. Passed unanimously.
Other: Water drainage in depression between Catalpa Drive and Challis Road:
Jack expressed concern that water from rain and snow is accumulating instead
of draining in the bottom of the depression behind his home. It started
initially after Challis Road was paved back in the 1980s but it doesn’t seem
to ever dissipate now and he is concerned that young children &
grandchildren may get in there. Trish offered to make an initial contact
with the Drain Commission to see what the options might be.
Garage sale: There were mixed results for the residents that participated.
Some did great; others had little traffic. Still is worth doing again next
year if there is interest. (Thanks to Linda Michele-Dobel for organizing
Adjournment - Motion made by Jeanette Mauch; seconded by Carl Mauch to
adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.
Sara E. Thomas
Mountain View Improvement Association