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Bridgewood Estates
HOA Board Meeting
March 16th, 2011

Attendees: Michael White, Margaret Brammall, Monty Laughlin, Juanita Carbaugh
Guests: Seok Nichols, Cedric van Duyn

Michael White called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

  • A homeowner complaint regarding too many cars parked near the van Duyn residence was addressed first. Mr. van Duyn is a minister who rents from Mr. Nichols, and he has fellowship meetings at his home. He informed the Board that he will be moving in September. Meanwhile, he voluntarily agreed to cut back on the meetings. An agreement was reached regarding the frequency and the number of cars, subject to approval from the neighbors. The guests then departed.

  • Approval of the minutes of the last meeting was tabled. In the absence of the Secretary, the minutes of that meeting were taken by Dale Welton, who was unable to be present today.

  • The Treasurerís report was presented by Juanita and was approved. A motion was made, seconded and approved to put the landscape contract out to bid.

  • New legislation requires establishment of a reserve account. A study by a professional is required, at the cost of about $2,000. A motion was made, seconded and approved to earmark the amount of the 2011 dues increase and the amount carried forward from last year for the reserve fund. Further decisions will wait until we know the cost of the retention pond cleanup.

  • Retention pond cleanup must be done by the end of May. The cost will be between $2,000 and $6,000.

  • A motion was made, seconded and approved to ask the landscaper to mow the area along Jahn Avenue four times this year, starting the last week in May.

  • The 2011 Annual Meeting will be held in May. The agenda will include controversial items such as an increase in HOA dues, which should encourage more people to attend. A motion was made, seconded and approved to attempt to achieve a quorum by sending proxy votes with stamped, addressed envelopes. If necessary, each Board member will be asked to solicit proxies from 5 neighbors.

  • The date of the next Board meeting is to be determined.

  • The meeting adjourned at 8:11pm.


Margaret Brammall, Secretary
Bridgewood Homeowners Association