December 2013 Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board Meeting, Tuesday December 10, 2013

Present: Gus Gustavson, Rod Castanha, Greg Colbert, Bob Molyneux, Doug Kroll, Michele Compton, Margaret Novack, Jennifer Creedon

Cindy Turner (Webmaster), Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor), Melody Spencer (Assistant Secretary)

Absent: Don Young , Kelly Adams, Stephen Kofsky, Linda Jenks, Kelo Maosi, Alan Richardson, Darren Rogers

A quorum was declared and the meeting called to order at 7:16pm

Approval of Minutes The minutes from the November 20, 2013 meeting were reviewed and approved as written.

Financial Report The Profit & Loss report and the current balances were reviewed.  Gus presented the financial report and stated that not much has changed.  There are currently several outstanding invoices to be paid for December, which will be done this week.

Election of ELRA Officers Darren Rogers declined to accept the nomination as Treasurer. As Alan Richardson had given Gus his intent to resign from the board effective today, Greg Colbert recommended that  Jennifer Creedon be appointed to the board and nominated as Treasurer.  Gus stated that this position is a one year appointment (2014).  A motion was made to approve the recommendations. The motion was seconded and passed.  Jennifer Creedon accepted the nomination as Treasurer upon arrival to the meeting.

Lake Health Bob Bourke reported that the second time the berm was opened, it drained the lake out which caused the lake to smell. He stated that the rains we had on December 1-2 helped bring up the lake level.  Bob reported that the lake is in a much better condition now.  According to Bob, the Olomana Heights developer is being very proactive. He shared that a contractor is starting work on two upslope lots in the Koapa development and there appear to be no BMPs  in place.  He will continue to monitor this.  Bob shared that the City is not opening the berm in December due to limited staffing.

Lake Watch Bob Bourke reported that he and Franklin Denis collected two derelict boats from the lake.  Gus reported that he believes the boat belonging to the individual (who Margaret reported was laying traps at the last meeting) went adrift from the storm drain channel during the high lake levels and was floating in the middle of the lake.  Gus retrieved the boat, which will be disposed of.

New Business:

Greg reported no new information regarding membership and fee issues regarding Kukilakila.

Michele Compton presented a sample of an ID which may be used to identify the ELRA board members.

Michele also suggested ELRA Board representation at the Kukilakila Community Association board meetings and vice versa to promote cross sharing of information and transparency between the boards.  It was also suggested to have ELRA represented at the Kailua Neighborhood Board meetings.  It was mentioned that ELRA is usually represented at the Kailua Neighborhood Board meetings, although not always by a board member.

Membership Special Meeting Gus stated that after the holidays, it is probable another special assessment may be needed.  Cindy Turner suggested that Gus write a brief letter to the residents updating them on what’s happening.  An attachment will be included with the letter for those that have not paid their 2013-2014 maintenance fees and/or their special assessment fees.

Executive Session:

The board went into Executive Session to discuss the update/status of ongoing litigation.  In addition to the board, Cindy Turner and Bob Bourke were also included as they are part of the litigation liaison committee.


Cindy Turner reported that out of 192 e-mail letters sent, 110 were opened and read.

A flotilla is planned for December 21, 2013 at 6 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:08 pm