Newkirk Estates Civic Assn.

Minutes from November 7, 2017

The meeting was called to order by President Ray Schafferman.  Those in attendance signed a paper that is attached to the secretary’s copy of these minutes.

The minutes of the September meeting were reviewed by Secretary Dorie Galloway.  These minutes were approved and seconded as read.

Treasurer May Beth Coté then gave the financial report which was approved and seconded by those in attendance.  She also reported that the monies received from the insurance company to replace the entrance sign is being held in a separate account.  Mary Beth indicated that despite many residents having paid their annual association dues that there is still $5,370 in dues in arrears since 2006.  As a Homeowners Association it is possible to have a lien put on the home of any resident who fails to pay these dues.  At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors it was decided to pursue this action with a legal firm.

Mary Beth then reviewed the Proposed Budget for 2018 which had been distributed with the minutes of the September 6th meeting.  In order to better maintain the development entrance it was necessary to increase that portion of the budget but everything else remained as originally proposed.  The proposed budget was approved with this amendment.

Representative Ed Osienski reported that he was happy to see that the USPS mailbox at the entrance has been relocated as he had been requested several times during the past year.  He made it clear that this was due to the intervention of Senator Carper, not as a result of his pursuit of this request.  He also reported that a speed study will be done on Longview Drive.  Ed then requested that residents make it a priority to remove leaves from catch basins to prevent street flooding.

Councilman Tim Sheldon reviewed the current police report.  When asked the status of a request to have the post replaced that blocks vehicle access to the parkland Tim said that he would contact Paul Johnson, Head of Parks, to ask the status of this request.

Both Representative Osienski and Councilman Sheldon left to attend other meetings.

It was then time for the election of officers.  All officers except secretary Dorie Galloway and board members except Johanna Fekete were willing to continue to serve in their current capacity.  Since no one from the floor chose to oppose these officers and board members it was moved and seconded that they continue for another term. Andrew Mackiewicz offered to fill the secretary position and Mary Ann Spence offered to fill the board position.  Both were unanimously approved by those in attendance.

Ray reported that he has received two bids to rebuild the pillars which will support the new Newkirk Estates sign.  After reviewing both bids it was approved, with one abstention, to accept the bid from Cory Becker to replace the pillars with brick ones like the originals.

The Board would like to thank Dorie Galloway and Johanna Fekete for their service to our community.  They both worked tirelessly to better our community and hopefully will continue even though they are not Board members. Again thank you for all your help.

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