MERIDIAN VALLEY MAINTENANCE
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
July 8, 2009
CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT JACK
OTTINI at 7:10 p.m.
ATTENDANCE: Jack Ottini, Terry
Lavery, Ed Bangsund, Jim Schack, Frank Wisdom,
Bill McLaughlin, Ryan Thrower, Bob
Steiner, and Cheryl Havener
MINUTES: Approved as written
REPORT: Jack Ottini
Election Committee is now actively looking for candidates.
Anyone interested in serving on the Board should let us know.
were served Monday evening on the owner of the dog - Lot 128.
bank foreclosure sale on Lot 28 is set for October 2, 2009.
sheriff is to serve eviction papers on Wednesday July 8th to the
renters at Lot 171.
are currently sixteen homes, six condos, and one lot for sale.
REPORT: Jim Schack
Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual through June 26, 2009 and list of the
checks written for the month were distributed for review.
Discussion was held, copy attached in file.
is a shortfall of about $1,000 due to low interest.
Audit will be done by George Hull and Richard Metz.
bank in Renton pays about 2% for checking. Bill McLaughlin and I will pursue changing our checking
from Edward Jones to the bank.
are currently two lot owners that have not paid dues.
One is to be sold this month by the bank.
The other lot is not yet being sold; the Association can initiate
foreclosure. Discussion was
held; M/S/P to get the opinion from our lawyer to determine the costs vs.
benefits in moving forward with proceedings.
accountant from Shannon and Associates met with Cheryl and me to go clean up
a few problems with QuickBooks. There
are three ways to change an account: 1) merge accounts – but can not
unmerge 2) de-activate 3) delete – can only do this if the account was
the suit concerning the dog is pursued the lawyer fee will be around $250.
15th the south exit gate was down, Guardian Security Group
responded the same day and re-placed the relay. July 5th the south exit gate would not close,
Kim fixed the problem Monday morning; the guard hit the wrong switch on the
lights: Five were out.
PSE called; they are now fixed.
Six were replaced.
MVCC – Ryan
COMMON GROUNDS /
SECURITY: Ed Bangsund
photinia stumps were removed along 144th Ave S.E.
MYARD will dress up the area by raking and adding new soil.
We will plant new shrubbery in the fall when the temperature is cool
forward with sprinklers for North Gate planter. I have been watering
temporarily due to recent draught. Obtained
permission from Richard James to run water line.
Al’s Sprinkler will provide final bid on sprinkler system.
Kim on patrol of Lot 298 dog on the loose. Warned walkers and golf carts of potential danger, and
will provide photographic support for lawsuit evidence.
to a resident complaint, I escorted salesmen out the south gate.
Frank Wisdom of tree obstructing traffic on flat roof lot.
fire extinguishers for the truck and Guardhouse need to be made current.
Bob Sargent will be asked to handle ours when he takes care of the
with Lot 6 at 4:30 am – police called.
Had a few incidents of mail boxes being disturbed.
Had a flat tire on the Security truck.
Full report attached in file.
was added to the website on how to replace the batteries on the gate
remotes. The directions are a
shortened version of the directions provided by the manufacturer of the
remotes. The MVMA article in
the upcoming newsletter informs residents that the battery replacement
directions are available on the web.
yard letters will be sent out soon.
letters were sent in June – 13 approvals.
owner of Lot 122 will be receiving a letter concerning the need to spend
money on weed maintenance.
email concerning dogs not being picked up after; was shared with the Board.
was held concerning fireworks. We
should align with the City of Kent’s policy. The guard chased off people from the tennis courts.
Next year we could send a guard to homes that do not abide by the
policy. We may also address the
issue in a newsletter prior to the 4th and/or put up signs
concerning the policy.
budget needs to be reviewed for next year with possible increase in patrol
hours. The street sweeper
company has added a couple of trucks with snow plows – money for this also
needs to be added to the budget. Tuesday
we will meet at the Guardhouse at 10:00 am to look at the fences with
Quality Fence Company.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 8:40
Minutes prepared by Cheryl Havener