Board meeting Dec 18, 2015
In attendance: Lee Morrison, Dave Chajkowski, Wayne Kessler, Ramon Marin, Kim Zurflieh
Meeting started 7:00 p.m.
Meeting began with a treasurer's report. There are $1600 of payments owed by end of year which will leave a balance of approximately $13,000. The balance approximately $2000 short of the projected balance at the start of 2015 due to sidewalk expenditures occurring earlier than originally planned. Fiscal 2015 will be closed in early January and the treasurer will provide the 2016 budget shortly afterwards.
There was general discussion of upcoming dues solicitation including a more distinct separation of dues for each year, the possibility of prorating or discounting dues for new residents who move in later in the year and potentially providing the option of on-line payment in 2016 as part of the follow-up to those who do not pay dues after the initial request. The draft of the dues letter will be provided for board review via email.
There was general discussion of possible approaches/events to engage more residents with the neighborhood, including socials for various sections of the neighborhood, a winter social or a Pine Brook Open House event.
There was discussion on the availability of professional neighborhood mediation services that could be leveraged in the event of disputes. Lee offered to research what might be available before the next meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 8 PM. Next meeting will be held January 18th at 7 PM, and block captains will be invited to attend.