MV Lakes Meeting Minutes 07/14/21
6 p.m. Opening and welcome by Mike. Introduction of members in attendance. 15 members in attendance. 5 members are new to the neighborhood.
Complaint about activity of neighbors brought to attention – trash and camping: Adjoining neighbor volunteers to speak to property owner to clean up. Zoning complaint would be next option if not addressed.
Linda reports that she spoke to Colorado Natural Gas serviceman who was surveying lines. He stated that they were preparing to dig the lines deeper.
State of HOA: Currently have a vice president (Mike) and secretary (Casey).
There are bylaws but they are 30+ years old. The association owns the ponds, the building and a handful of partial very small plots.
The income being generated yearly falls very short of expenses which is $10k in the last two and a half years. Post-meeting edit: Expense and income timeframe are over a period of 2.5 years, not 1.5 years as was stated during the meeting.
There is $37k in our account. Insurance is the biggest expense with natural gas and electric being the next biggest.
Priorities need to focus on the building and how to generate income from renting.
What is a “voluntary HOA”?
People can choose to be a part and choose to pay annual dues but are not bound by any covenants. The HOA does not have the ability to enforce any complaints but can be a forum for discussion. We seek to protect the public spaces we have.
- Fix the lower dam.
- Officer elections. Director elections
- Build the bank account
- Build sense of community
Voiced Member concerns: Roads, ponds, gas lines, fire mitigation, sense of community, fish stocking in the future, broadband.
Elections and nominations:
Nominations for officers need to occur at this meeting and at next meeting in October 2021, elections occur for officers. Nominations for directors would occur at this meeting.
January 2022 director’s elections occur.
Nominations for President: Mike LeFever
Nomination for Vice President: Matt Sanders
Nomination for Secretary: Nate Allen
Nomination for Treasurer: Casey Allen
Next meeting will have final nominations for officers and elections for officers. Nominations for directors at next meeting.