Board meeting minutes December 19, 2016

In attendance: David Fish, Kim Zurflieh, Lee Morrison, Ann Ulp, Ramon Marin, Richard McMullin, Jeanne Lowe, Dave Chajkowski, Wayne Kessler, Carol Deglman, Mary Kenjarsky,

Meeting started at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes for November meeting accepted. 

The treasurer gave a report.  Stated costs are tracking according to expectation.  There will be expenses for tree removal at Front Park and Pavilion Park.  The president discussed bids for this year’s snow removal since M&H will no longer do this service.  Overall PBCA expenses are expected to create a deficit of $2,500 for the year. 

The visit by Santa to the pavilion on December 5 was fantastic.  Lots of new families and even more kids.  The snacks were tasty and the event was a big success.  Thanks to the Pine Brook Civic Association for organizing this event. 

Discussion of perhaps raising money via selling ads on the PBCA website.  The ads collected for the newsletter and the directory pay for the publishing costs.  If fees were to be charged on the electronic means, it would be used to cover the costs of the website and other electronic means. 

Discussion of the neighborhood directory.  The board is considering allowing all households to get the directory this year in order to increase value to the advertisers and to allow the entire neighborhood to realize what the board is doing for the neighborhood. 

Discussion of using the PBCA website to collect dues electronically.  There will be some costs, but this method, costing $2.50 per transaction, could increase overall participation.  The board will test this dues collection method in 2017 to see if the fees are offset by increased participation.  

Discussion of looking into printing door knob hangers to alert residents about dues each year.  The board will also do mailings and electronic means.  Any communication will include a listing of the events the residents get for their dues.

Thanks for Kim and Ann for doing the decorations at the front entrance. 

Next board meeting on January 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at 420 Lamp Post Ln. 


Meeting ended 8:08 p.m.

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