Start time: 7:01pm
Call to order by Donna Tomaro.
Board introductions: Donna Tomaro president, Andy Drake vice president, Sherry Jones trustee, Diane Dietz trustee, and Cathleen Duffy secretary. Design Review Board: Kevin Fallona and Tim Huter. Social Chair: Kristen Zollwig.
Thank you to Tim Huter for renting the room for tonight’s meeting
Financial report Steve Ginter. Expenses are going up. Cash balance for end of year 2020 was $33,594.90. Landscaping by Greenlawn is the biggest expense. Pond maintenance has increased.
Social director Kristen: Pitabilities food truck confirmed today for 8/3/21 from 5-7:30pm. The Lobster Truck isn’t available until November. She’s planning to have the Kona Ice truck before school starts. She’s looking into dates for the second annual Luminary walk. Many residents expressed interest in having it again. Steve Ginter states it only cost $214. Michael Henn would like to restart Flamingo Fridays. Kristen is looking for other ideas for neighborhood social activities. In her old neighborhood they did a “poker run”.
Kevin Fallona gave the design review board update. No requests are pending. He apologized for the difficulties with emails going through, but the site is fully functioning now. They try to address requests as they come through. There was a question if residents abide by the rules. Kevin states a lot of residents are starting projects without ever submitting a DRB request. Kevin states most of it is for protection of the homeowner so they don’t have to tear something down at their own expense for going against the deed restrictions. There was a question about how homeowners know if a project has been approved by the DRB. Kevin states If a homeowner has a question about a project, feel free to email the DRB. There is no public record of DRB requests. Multiple residents expressed interest in a “Welcome Packet”, informing new homeowners of the need to use the DRB. One resident questioned approved metal fences. Kevin states they have been approved due to homes with pools having metal fences.
Open Discussion: Multiple residents expressed concern regarding pond maintenance. The pond is a water retention basin for run off water. It is private property amongst 8 homeowners around it, but it is in the Covenants for the ParkShore neighborhood that the HOA maintain it since it prevents flooding for most of the neighborhood. The cost of maintenance for the pond has gone up because the HOA hired a company to maintain it. One homeowner was doing a lot of the maintenance, for liability purposes the HOA decided to hire a company to do it. Some residents expressed interest in having the Covenants changed, which would require a vote from at least 2/3 of the homeowners. Residents of Greely are upset about the condition of creek runoff on their street. They want that to be taken care of by the HOA as well if the HOA is taking care of the pond. The HOA was not aware of this issue. That is something the new HOA board can look in to, it may be the responsibility of the Army Corps of Engineers.
Dan Jones offered to stay after the meeting and discuss the bike path with anyone interested.
All of the HOA board positions are up for re-election. The terms for Donna Tomaro president, Sherry Jones trustee, and Cathleen Duffy secretary ended in 2020; so three of the new board members will be for a term of one year. The term for Andy Drake vice president and Diane Dietz trustee end this year; so two of the new board members will be for a term of two years. There may be one vote from each household. Each household may vote for up to five candidates.
Introduction of candidates:
Each of the below candidates had the opportunity to introduce themselves and provide a summary of what they can offer to Parkshore as a member of the board.
Diane Dietz, Jason Jarrell, Lee Journey, Michael Henn, Michael Carsner, Frances Catanese, Stephanie Smith, Carol Conklin and Darren Wanek.
There were an unprecedented 71 proxy votes at this meeting so the votes were not counted at the time of the meeting so that the time could be taken to make sure there was just one vote from each household.
Meeting adjourned 8:27pm