VIEW IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
October 9, 2007
*Due to the fact that only 15 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.
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, & Sara Thomas.
Members Tom Bloomer, Zenon Czornij, Bruce Everett, Renee & Michael Green, Dan
& Donna Kashian, Darlene Lapham, Sue & Kevin Love, Jeanette & Carl Mauch, Judy
Merckling, Hal Perlman, Bob Reske, Dennis Smith, Jack Swint, Rick Thomas, & Rich
Addition to agenda: Proposed park guidelines as item #9.
Welcome: Although not present, new members were welcomed to the neighborhood Brian
& Karen Gedda, Richard & Kristin King, and Bradley & Susan Lee.
Treasurers report: Sara gave a summary of the financial statement. The bank
statement and the check book coincide, but Sara is off approximately $177 on her
statement. She will get it balanced and send out an amended financial statement with the
Minutes. Motion made by Don Merckling; seconded by Hal Perlman to approve treasurers
report. Passed unanimously.
Sara also expressed concern about the minimal
interest rate being earned on the CD at First National. Sara suggested looking at other
bank rates when the CD comes up for renewal in January 2008. Motion made by Judy
Merckling; seconded by Kevin Love for Sara to shop for better interest rate at a different
bank, if necessary, to roll the CD in to once its up for renewal. Passed
Dues: Payable in the amount of $30 and due by November 23, 2007.
Web address: www.mvia45.com was renewed for another year at $25
Park signs: Trish thanked Rick Zahler for installation and Sara for coordinating the
printing of them.
Nominations for new board members: Motion made by Sue Love; seconded by Hal Perlman to
keep current board. Passed unanimously.
Lawn cutting: Much appreciation to Don Merckling, Zenon Czornij, & Bruce Everett for
cutting and trimming the lawn of the Hinson home. A lawn service should be doing it now
since the home is listed with a real estate company.
Neighborhood party: Thanks to Dan and Donna Kashian for organizing the summer party. Many
people attended and had a good time.
Park guideline discussion: Trish read draft of guidelines. Rick Thomas commented on
vehicles language what does it include? Consensus was that we add language about
prohibiting bike traffic as well. Trish commented on possible park bench language needed
since that was talked about in the beginning. Members feel the language potentially covers
installing a bench at a future date if the neighborhood votes agreeably to do so. No
structural additions or modifications without the approval of MVIA. Motion made by Hal
Perlman with above-referenced amendments regarding the bike language and approval needed
for any improvements; seconded by Bruce Everett. Passed unanimously.
Dog walking: Rick Zahler asked that neighbors please clean up after dogs when walking
them. Concern regarding this issue was also expressed by Darlene Lapham.
Neighborhood home foreclosure discussion Trish went through the process of keeping
track of what is happening with it since it has been vacant for some time now. Board
passed resolution to drain pool & lock gates for the safety of our neighborhood. This
was reviewed with our attorney, Steve LaCommare. Per Zenon Czornij, a couple lights have
been left on in the house and some doors have been left open. House is now for sale so
that is hopeful. Sara Thomas thanked Trish for all her efforts at keeping track of this
Brush/compost: Rick Thomas said he will be taking yard waste in a trailer to
Tuthills if anyone is interested.
Misc.: Bruce Everett thanked the Board for all their efforts on behalf of the
neighborhood. Per Hal Perlman - roundabout is being proposed at Bauer & Challis.
Adjournment - Motion made by Hal Perlman; seconded by Zenon Czornij to adjourn the meeting
at 7:33 p.m.
Sara E. Thomas
Mountain View Improvement Association