MERIDIAN VALLEY MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 11, 2009
CALLED TO ORDER BY
PRESIDENT JACK OTTINI at 7:04 p.m.
Jack Ottini, Terry Lavery, Ed Bangsund, Jim Schack, Frank Wisdom, Bob
Steiner, and Cheryl Havener
Absent: Bill McLaughlin and Ryan Thrower
Jim Schneider, Fire Chief; Greg Markley, Battalion Chief; Larry Rabel,
Captain, and Suzette Cooke, Mayor of Kent
Data concerning the current Kent Fire Department’s
standard of coverage relating to Stations 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76 and 77 were
distributed (copy in file). The
Fire Department has looked to the future to anticipate where building and urban
growth will occur. It is
anticipated that eventually they will need twelve fire stations. Data is being evaluated to decide what is best for the
community. The department
continually strives to meet accreditation standards for response time.
Response time depends on whether a unit is available to respond,
distance, and traffic. Most
responses are now made in a total time of seven minutes or less – from
dispatch, turn-out, and drive time. The
department is trying to match resources to risk.
Data was presented which showed population and the number of responses.
Station 72 (SE 256th by the south gate) was needed in the 74
(116th Ave. SE) region partly due to that station not having a pump
fire truck. From June 2007 to May
2008, the Meridian Valley community had 46 responses – eleven to the club,
seven false calls, two fires, and the rest were health related.
Data is still being collected and more will be known by fall of 2009.
Fire station 72 will not change in 2008, but on a six month trial,
equipment will be moved to station 74 for part of each day.
Fire station 78 (east end of SE 256th) will open Monday
February16th. The line of
communication is open and future communications welcomed.
MINUTES: Approved as written
REPORT: Jim Schack
Profit and Loss Budget Performance YTD sheets were distributed for review.
Summary of the Edward Jones investments were distributed.
(Copy attached in file.)
February 2nd phones calls were made to the nine homeowners that
have not paid the yearly dues. Two
have since been paid. Action
will be taken on the outstanding homeowners.
Contract signed thru December 2009. Chris
Rodwell is contemplating a new career path next year.
trimming, and trash clean-up continues.
landscaping is on hold until spring.
Bangsund made three separate visits to Guardhouse to observe Kim’s work
effort and equipment.
copies of new maps were provided to the guardhouse.
Currently investigating new large map with names.
rode with Kerry Ryan for two hours on night patrol covering two of the
nightly ground tours.
McLaughlin and I toured the MVMA common property and roads.
We will work together as he learns more about facilities.
north exit gate excessive noise – applied WD40 to wheels and bearings.
light out – called PSE.
for office and main gate to be picked up February 16th and
for roads have been picked up and installation has started.
at the guardhouse has a problem interfacing with the north gate.
Pacific Fire was called to repair.
The service date set for February 9th was not kept.
Monday February 8th PSE (Poltec Co.) was on site near #11 green
to remove three old electric vaults. This
work was scheduled 4 ˝ years ago and is now finished.
of five requests approved since prior meeting (two full approvals &
three conditional approvals)
plans for a new home on Lot 307 were submitted, requesting approval to move
forward. Homeowner was
instructed to install story pole representative of highest point of roof.
Story poles have been installed onto lot and I will contact impacted
neighbors this week.
& new issues needing follow-up with residents:
63 – Received letter dated February 4, 2009 from Lot 62 requesting the
Architectural Chair do something about an unsightly damaged Hot Tub cover.
Current and Former AC Chair’s will meet with Lot 63 this coming
weekend prior to sending another letter documenting conversation and
71 – Need to follow-up on story poles along Lot 70 property line.
AC Chair will contact Lot 71 to find out when they estimate
103 – Fifteen foot stump which was not addressed in original request and
should have been removed. AC
Chair to contact homeowner.
184 – Stumps with barrels on top. AC
Chair will contact homeowner.
216 – Enclosure of upper deck with makeshift materials.
Board advised to check file and monitor as other proceedings may
eliminate the need for a letter.
298 – Dead tree has not been removed from yard. This was addressed in a previous letter to residents
and homeowner. In addition,
tree limbs are lying in yard. AC
Chair will check previous letters and send a new letter.
second e-mail was sent to the MVCC e-mail distribution list the last week of
January to remind residents of the payment deadline for MVMA annual dues.
2009 Board Officers and responsibilities and the Architectural Committee
membership has been updated on the web.
the February Newsletter will help increase the number of residents who
access the webpage and who have provided us with an e-mail for the
resident suggested a useful page on the web would be one that listed good
service providers, recommended by residents who had good experiences from
listing of the 2009 Board meeting dates was distributed.
month Dean Saggau from Edward Jones will attend the Board meeting to review
the MVMA portfolio.
Minutes prepared by Cheryl Havener