BOARD MEETING NOTES... July 18, 2017
Open Forum consisted of A request for a speed bump on Rochester due to speeding and accidents in that area. One gentleman requested the 90 horse motors for boats be denied for lake use. A lady asked the opposite, that the 90 horse be allowed. A gentleman asked our plan for lake remediation next year to avoid another problem like this year.
The AQUA update consisted of Beth Penisis passing out a list of answers to questions from their open house meeting explaining their rate request.
Finance Commission reports our standing at the end of June is Operating Cash $1,979,664.45, Operating Investments $400,142.56, Reserve Investments $3,636,884.16. Total Investments $4,037,026.74 and Total Cash $6,016,691.19.
We are currently under budgeted expense by $52,125.80 and over revenue budget $7,587.14, meaning we came out “to the good” by $59,712.94 this fiscal year at the end of June.
Accounting adjustments for June equal $456.62. Write offs for the month are $35.00
Lake Management indicates they are waiting for information from Floating Island International regarding a proposed natural biofilter for the area above the dip. Clearwater Harvester was out last weekend harvesting a lot of the floating debris and coontail. Milfoil and algae is being chemically treated in house and the skimmer will continue with algae removal as well. If you noticed Clearwater had the same problem as our Ecoharvester. About thirty very expensive hours on the lake, a huge amount of weeds taken from the surface, and still there is much more.
Events reports Vino and Vintage was a huge success. $1,000 was donated to Boone County Animal Services. No incidents in the 4th of July parade. Lake/Links will be August 27th. First Responders picnic will be held September 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Dandy Donuts. It will be called Pasta 'Preciation an will be for first responders and their families with food available for purchase by other attendees. Laketoberfest is already rolling with 22 vendors signed up plus 95.3 "The Bull" and Manley Motors already signed on as sponsors. This is an October event.
The Golf Commission had no meeting but Chuck Corso went over the results to date and we are gaining ground, looking better even with the rainy weather.
The Rec. Commission says Karate numbers have dropped in youth class but staying consistant in the adult classes. Summer camp is running 6 to 13 kids per day. 23 dogs are registered for the dog park. The baby pool is maintaining water level so things are fine there after the repairs. Bunco has 18 participants in June. Playgrounds have been mulched. The new pergola is up and looking good.
Public Safety says they are preparing for the August 1st National Night Out event. This is normally a free ice cream evening event for all to meet the members of our Public Safety Department.
The Roads Commission had no meeting but Randy Budreau updated the board on the status of the culvert replacement on Candlewick Drive by Savannah Oaks. Replacement is expected to begin in mid August with plans to finish just prior to the opening of schools. We are going out for bids on the overlay road work to hopefully start around the same time. The 2 inch overlay will continue on Candlewick Drive to Stanford Way plus some patching and shouldering work.
The Golf Course report from Tom Schneider shows conditions are ripe with the rain, heat, and humidity to promote disease on the course but they are remaining proactive and preventative. The weather has also made weed spraying much more difficult but they are doing the best they can.
The Outpost rebuild was again discussed. The blueprints needed for going out for bids have yet to appear so other contractors are being contacted with the parameters of the remodel so they can submit the necessary information and get the ball rolling. We need to get a board vote up or down soon so this can be started by fall if it is a yes vote.
New East Gate signage. All the necessary permits are in place so the manufacturing process can begin. We hope you will be seeing it in three months or so. It will be attractive.
Savannah Oaks clubhouse reports the Youth League will be having a tournament August 5 with lunch afterward. June Pub Trivia has a count of 42 participants. Food sales have been strong. The new driving nets are now up and being used. August 27 will feature a ping pong ball drop and a putting tournament with Lake/Links.
There was a second reading of the policy change for lake horsepower limit. It is proposed to go from 75 h.p. To 90 h.p. The vote was taken and the change was approved with a 5-1 vote. I was the dissenting vote.
There was a second reading of a policy change regarding citations for businesses called in by property owners. The change to the rule passed with a unanimous vote. Now businesses that enter going to more than one property will be personally ticketed rather than the P.O. And if they do not pay in thirty days they will be barred from Candlewick. This is fair,
The AQUA proposal for a rate increase was discussed. Your board has petitioned the ICC for an open hearing so all can be heard on the issue. This will be months away if granted but the ball is rolling.