MOUNTAIN VIEW IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
October 25, 2011
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 email or regular mail if an
email is not available.)
Called to order at 7:00 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 – Sheila Czornij, Bruce & Sandra Everett,
Renee & Michael Green, Dan Kashian, Rebecca Krug, Bud Longfellow, Carl Mauch,
Hal & Cindy Perlman, Dennis Smith, Donna Swint, Rick Thomas, Bernie Wilke, &
Welcome: Trish welcomed everyone in attendance. Pizza and pop available for
Funds for special presentation: Beth Duman, a local biologist and wolf
expert, was invited to the meeting to talk to the members about the coyote
activities in our neighborhood. Don Merckling made a motion to pay Beth’s
fee of $100.00; seconded by Rick Zahler. Motion passed.
Financial statement: Sara gave a summary of the financial statement. Motion
made by Don Merckling; seconded by Sandra Everett to approve the financial
statement. Motion passed. Discussion regarding the need to renew the CD in
February 2012. Motion made by Hal Perlman; seconded by Don Merckling for
Sara to review interest rates at the time of renewal (including money
markets) and then to renew the CD up to a 1-year time frame or open a money
market account. It is also understood that $700 will be left in the checking
account. Motion passed.
2010 Minutes: General discussion about 2010 minutes that had been sent to
members last fall. No specific comments.
Dues: Payable in the amount of $30 to “MVIA” and due by November 26, 2011. Please contact Sara by clicking here to send her an e-mail if you need additional information.
Natural area signage: Sara presented information about possible boundary
signs (see attached) to be posted along the property boundaries of the two
park areas. Sara proposed to purchase the minimum required (25) along with
U-posts and hardware. Not all 25 would be used immediately - possibly just
15 to start. The balance would be available as replacements. After
discussion, the following motion was made: Don Merckling motioned; seconded
by Cindy Perlman to allocate up to $200 to purchase 25 of the 5 5/8 x 5 5/8
yellow metal boundary signs that say “Property Boundary - No Trespassing” at
.99 cents each, $10.00 shipping, as well as the appropriate number of fence
posts and hardware. Motion passed.
7:30 pm - Special guest program: Beth Duman - “The Myths and Realities of
8:30 pm - General meeting resumed.
Livingston County Road Commission: Trish spoke with them about the cracks in
our roads. They stated that we are on schedule for crack filling next year.
Nominations for new board members: No new nominations were made. Motion made
by Cindy Perlman; seconded by Dan Kashian to keep current board. Motion
Other: Commercial vehicles parked in the neighborhood: Large commercial
vehicles parked in a residential zoning district are a violation of the
zoning ordinance. Genoa Township will be handling this matter.
MVIA Directory: Trish is looking for updated information from members to
keep our directory current. It will not be printed (unless specifically
requested), however it will be sent out via email.
Snow removal: Sara brought up for discussion the possibility of the
Association having a private snow removal company on call if our
neighborhood is forced to wait too long for the County Road Commission to
remove the snow. Sometimes we wait for days. Hal commented that when there
is a snow day for the schools, there tends to be no urgency in plowing us
out. Sandra expressed concern about the curve and hill on Grand Circle west.
That can be problematic. It was determined that since it would be a little
cumbersome to define the exact criteria for when to call a private
contractor, the suggestion was made to make mass phone calls to the Road
Commission when our neighborhood has been snowed in too long.
Speed: Concern expressed about how fast some people are driving in the
neighborhood. It is especially disconcerting when it is our own neighbors.
General plea to everyone (and their friends/families) to slow down and
respect the fact that children are out and about as well as people walking
for exercise or their dogs.
Adjournment - Motion made by Rick Zahler; seconded by Dan Kashian to adjourn
the meeting at 8:49 p.m. Motion passed.
Sara E. Thomas
Mountain View Improvement Association