The April Community Meeting was called to order by Ken Emerson, Board President, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Walnut Creek Clubhouse. Board Members in attendance were Joe Blount, Gary Droege, Scott Eiken, Ken Emerson, Mike Howell, Phil Latessa, and Tyler Unsell. Board Member Siobhann Williams was unable to attend.
Ken Emerson welcomed all guests. Ken also complimented the Clubhouse Committee and in particular Gary Droege for all the work on the new Clubhouse Doors.
The Board approved minutes for the March monthly Board Meeting.
Board Members approved a request from the Administration Committee for continuation of privilege suspensions for those violating restrictive covenants.
Board Members discussed Tyler Unsell’s suggestion for creating a list of vendors who would provide services such as landscaping, mowing, remodeling, plumbing, gutter cleaning, etc, to Walnut Creek members at a ‘preferred rate’. The Board agreed to explore the concept by asking members for referrals to service providers and contacting the service providers about their interest in such a program. If implemented, the Board anticipates providing a ‘preferred vendor’ list on the Walnut Creek website.
Mike Howell reported that both Walnut Creek Storm Water Grant applications had been recommended by the Storm Water Committee to the Platte County Commission for approval. If approved by the Commissioners, a letter of grant offering will be sent to the Homes Association for execution.
Board Members discussed further activity on the Tennis Court area runoff onto neighbors. Potential cost savings in completing the project at the same time as the Storm Water Inlet Repair project will be investigated. Budgeting options including cost sharing with affected neighbors were also discussed. The Board will re-look at the Tennis Court Drainage issue in the May meeting.
Mike Howell reported that contacts of potential new Board Members to replace Alex Hodges are continuing to be made and suggested current Board Members recommend community members they feel would be good contributors to the Board’s activities.
An article will also be included in the May / June newsletter.
The Administration Committee proposed to the Board that an attorney be contacted for options to address some of the more severe lien holder issues in the Association. The Board expressed support for looking into more aggressive options to address properties with the more extreme lien amounts.
The Board appointed Phil Latessa as Vice President of the Board to complete the term of Alex Hodge’s officer position.
Administration – Moving ahead with purchasing of an additional computer monitor and new office scanner.
Clubhouse – The Clubhouse front door has been replaced and new furniture ordered.
Community Relations – Easter Activity went very well. Movie night will be back for the 2018 summer season. Garage Sales and Pool Opening activities are being planned.
Finance – Siobhann Williams has spoken with our CPA on reviewing and preparing 2017 tax and financial information.
Grounds – Mowing has begun and preparation for the spring cleanup is underway.
Pools – Committee is working on 2018 season staffing and pool opening plans.
The meeting was adjourned without objection.