MERIDIAN VALLEY MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
August 11, 2010
CALLED TO ORDER BY
PRESIDENT ED BANGSUND at 7:00 p.m.
ATTENDANCE: Ed Bangsund, Bill McLaughlin, Dale Mjelde,
Jim Schack, Ryan Thrower, and Bob Steiner
Absent: Jan Lewis,
Frank Wisdom, and Cheryl Havener
Guests: Dale Allen and Jim Strand
FACILITIES: Bill McLaughlin
guests were invited to discuss the fence issues. Discussion was held. We will be working with Demco to
determine our position on adverse possession with Gardner/Wilson.
MINUTES: Approved as written
REPORT: Jim Schack
Profit and Loss Budget vs. Actual through July 2010 was distributed for
review. Discussion was held, copy
attached in file.
Long Range Plan investments overview was distributed, copy in file.
and Associates provided an estimate for the annual cost to MVMA if the
non-profit status is lost. A more
detailed report will be prepared.
M/S/P the expenditure of up to $3,000 for Shannon and Associates to
respond to the IRS determination.
COMMON GROUNDS: Ed Bangsund
- A mandatory
catch-up schedule was provided to MYARD August 10th. Schedule included mowing, weeding,
pruning, barking, shrub replacement and installation, and seedling
bid list for 2011 including the following:
MYARD, Vargus Landscaping, ROBYN’S Total Land Care, Highridge
Corporation, and Jeff Colston.
Common Grounds Budget appears to be on schedule
SECURITY: Dale Mjelde
letter was mailed to the renters of Lot
50 concerning their dog running free in the neighborhood, resulting in
deposits being made in neighbor’s yards.
owner of Lot 95 has purchased a “barking dog collar”; the barking issue
seems to be resolved.
Security Truck was taken in to Bowen Scarff for the repair of a flat tire.
Security Company called to talk to Glenn Weller about the problems
reported from Kim. The temps are
not meeting the requirements needed by Meridian Valley. Example: one man was sent to fill in to
drive the truck on patrol – he had no driver’s license, another had no
computer skills. Mr. Weller will
get together with Kim to resolve these problems.
WEBSITE: Robert Steiner
Posted the July Meeting minutes to the website.
Backflow Prevention Assembly testing has been
mostly completed. Got a preliminary report from Al’s indicating that they went
to at least 135 residences. Of these
approximately 50% passed, 10 had no sprinkler systems, hence no need for a back
flow valve, another 10 had a vacuum breaker system and will not be required to
have a test. The remainder either did
not pass or they could not be tested because of the type of valve or the
condition of the valve. Al’s is in the
process of contacting these residents informing them of the state of their back
flow valve system and some options of what could be done.
To date we have received 60 responses regarding
the method of delivery of the MVMA Newsletter.
Six (10%) indicated that they did not have internet connectivity and
wished to continue to receive a hardcopy of the Newsletter. Fourteen (23%) indicated that even though
they have connectivity, they prefer to receive the Newsletter via the USPS, 39
(65%) said they would prefer a pdf file or via the MVMA website and 1 (2%) said
he/she did not read the Newsletter so did not care. Fifty-three (88%) of the replies were from
the newsletter and 7 (12%) via the internet.
Still working on backup system for gate house
computer. Supposed to be a proposal and
cost estimate for a backup system which I have not seen.
ARCHITECTURAL: Frank Wisdom/Jan Lewis – abs. - No
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Ed Bangsund
- The Street
Sweeper will not be used again until fall.
response to IRS decision on non-profit revocation was discussed.
- Lot 122 has been sprayed for weeds and the shrubs
and trees have been trimmed.
yard at Lot 171 has been mowed.
have not received the storm drain plans from the SIKH Temple.
nominating committee will be formed to solicit candidates for the 2011
Board of Trustees.
- Lot 171 property sale is re-scheduled for September 24,
265 is to be sold in August.
- We had
gate problems yesterday and today.
They have been repaired.
will be painting the street lines and speed bumps.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 8:45 p.m.
Minutes prepared by Cheryl Havener