• April 11, 2018

  • Item #1--Joe Pavona called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.
    In attendance were:  Joe Pavona, Tracy Pinto, Sue Webster, Jon Haun, Carol Chapman, and Cindy Carson.

    Item #2--The minutes from the January 29, 2018 meeting were approved. Cindy moved to accept the minutes; Jon seconded the motion.   

    Item #3--The treasurers report was reviewed without the treasurer, Sean Looman, present as he was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.  Currently 22 members have unpaid dues.

    Item #4--ILEHA insurance was addressed. Rathbun is our current agency and Auto Owners is our carrier. Our cost per year is $1200/year with $600 coverage on our association sign at the entrance.  After some discussion about obtaining competitive bids, Jon motioned to accept the insurance bid from Rathbun and Sue seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.  

    Item #5--Tracy updated the Board on the ILEHA Web Site that she is creating. It is functioning and continues to be developed. Tracy welcomes feedback on the pros and cons of the web site.

    Item #6--Sue reported on the LINC meetings that are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. Some of the discussion at LINC focused on the Okemos and Haslett 4-corners. The residents of Carriage Hills voted down development there. Chris Buck is the interested developer who may want to put apartments in Okemos at 4-corners.

    Item#7--Jon Haun discussed some information on membership. The Board Members will take the ILEHA Packets to members in their domain. The packets will contain a cover sheet and a letter from the Association to engage and inform residents along with the deed restrictions, and an invitation to attend the ILEHA Annual Meeting on June 7. Jon also suggested that we inform residents of the upcoming association directory and their opportunity to put their business card in the directory for a fee of $25.  
    Any updated information and changes to the directory will be addressed with residents at this time.

    Item #8--Association properties ground maintenance was discussed. Last year the Board secured competitive bids for mowing and awarded the contract to Lawns and More.  They have agreed to hold their price and program from last year for the upcoming 2018 season.  The Board was well satisfied with the performance of Lawns and More.  Land Visions has also agreed to hold their price from last year for the fertilization program.  However, given that the 2016 Board had agreed to use Land Visions for the 2017 season, a new bid was not taken last year.  Sue moved to continue with Lawns and More for the 2018 season and seek further price review before awarding this year’s fertilization program; Tracy supported the motion and it passed unanimously.   

    Item #9—An update was provided by Jon, Tracy, and Joe who comprise the planning work group for our neighborhood door-to-door effort described in Item 7 above.  The effort will begin after an email is sent to our homeowners.  The work group finalized a packet that will be delivered to each home.  Updated contact info received during the door-to-door effort is to be to Tracy by May 18, 2018.  The directory should be ready for the ILEHA Annual Meeting on June 07, 2018 at 7 pm at the Okemos Community Church on Okemos Road.

    Item #10--A discussion concerning 5% or CPI (2.1) on ILE property tax increases while home assessed values went down 9%.  Some reasons for the decrease in property Values were addressed:  declining presentation of homes due to lack of maintenance and age and selling price of homes were two reasons discussed.

    Item #11—Joe provided an update on the Eydes’ development of the remaining property in Hannah Farms.  Discussion followed.   

    Recycling events in Meridian Township and Ingham County are scheduled for April 14 and April 21.

    Item #12--The meeting was closed with the reminder that the next meeting will be Wed., May 16th at 7 pm.

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