VIEW IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
October 30, 2006
*Due to the fact that only 17 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
this newsletter in which to vote.
Called to order at 7:05 p.m. in the conference room at the First National Bank on Challis
Road, Brighton. Present: Board members Trish Petrat, Don Merckling, and Sara
Thomas. Members Tom Bloomer, Zenon Czornij, Michele Ford, Michael Goldon, Renee
& Mike Green, Dan & Donna Kashian, Cristy Kovath, Doris & Bud Longfellow,
Kevin Love, Jeanette Mauch, Cindy Perlman, Dennis Smith, Jack Swint, Rick Thomas, Bernie
Welcome: Trish welcomed new neighbors present: Dan & Donna Kashian. Cindy presented
them with a welcome basket. Scott Howat is also new to the neighborhood but could not
Treasurers report & financial issues: Sara went over the report. (If you would like to see a copy of any Treasurer's Report, please
contact Sara by clicking here to send her an
e-mail with your request.) Doris motioned; Jack
seconded to approve the financial statement. Pass unanimously.
Sara suggested taking $1,000.00 and
transferring it to a CD. We will have plenty in the checking account once all the
homeowners pay their dues. Dennis motioned; Kevin seconded to transfer $1,000.00 to a CD
that has the best interest rate & reasonable length of time. Motion passed
Sara reminded everyone that the current year
(2006-07) association fees of $30.00 are now due. She asked that they be submitted by
November 15, 2006.
Web address: Trish reserved the name: www.mvia45.com for us to have a web site for general
communication. The cost was $25.00 for one year. General discussion around when
email-based communication is appropriate. Cristy mentioned that some people, herself
included, may want minutes in paper format due to hectic schedules & access to
Purchase of Lot 5: Sara handed out title company documentation pertaining to the purchase
of the vacant Lot 5 formerly owned by Sam Bono. Total cost came to $4,834.59. Thanks to
Trish & Rick for stepping in to buy the lot before the tax reversion deadline since
the association was not able to turn things around fast enough. The association ultimately
bought it from Trish & Rick & the closing went smoothly.
Board of Directors election: No nominations were submitted. Doris motioned; Cindy seconded
to keep the current board and officers. Passed unanimously.
Neighborhood directory: Trish has updated the directory since we have had several new
neighbors move in. Members will receive one upon dues payment.
Park signs: Discussion about putting up signs on both park areas to let people know that
they are owned by the association. Proposed language: Mountain View Park Nature
Preserve. Private property. Authorized use only. No hunting. Doris motioned; Cindy
seconded to purchase two signs for a reasonable cost as discussed possibly in the
$150 range each. Motion passed unanimously. Several people brought up the issue of hunters
accessing back property through our park areas. Easement access is legal, however.
Comcast service: Jack wondered if anyone else has had problems with Comcast. Many in the
neighborhood have had issues. General discussion about franchise fees, etc.
Park committee: Several people volunteered to be on the park committee to discuss park
usage. They will develop proposed guidelines for review by the neighborhood. Committee
members: Zenon, Tom, Sara, & the Kashians.
Above ground pool issue: Cristy brought up concern regarding her inflatable pool that she
had over the summer. Says she spent $300 on it and now cant use it even though it
isnt a permanent structure. Feels it isnt very fair since she has 3 kids who
used it a lot and was placed near trees to shield the view somewhat. Trish confirmed that
the language in the deed restriction prohibits any above ground pools. Don mentioned that
the County is concerned with these inflatable ones since they dont seem to comply
with the regulations for other swimming pools & pose a higher safety risk. Kevin also
mentioned that Genoa Township prohibits all fences unless it is for a built-in pool.
Un-mowed parcel: Jack is concerned about the unsightly appearance of the un-mowed grass
next to the home on Challis where the artist lives. It doesnt give a good impression
of our neighborhood when people drive in on Grand Circle. Sara suggested we send a
diplomatic letter asking him to mow it. We dont have a lot of recourse since he
isnt part of Mountain View.
Theft from vehicle: Sara & Rick talked about the minor items taken from their unlocked
car overnight in their driveway recently. Reminded everyone to keep their cars locked
& garage doors down.
Jeanette motioned; Michele seconded, to adjourn the meeting. Passed unanimously.
Approximate time: 8:06 p.m.
Mountain View Improvement Association