May 2013 Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board Meeting, May 28, 2013

Present: Darren Rogers, Rod Castanha, Bill Kinney, Franklin Denis, Gus Gustavson, Steve Brennan, Stephen Kofsky, Kelly Adams
Cindy Turner, Webmaster Bob Bourke, Scientific Advisor

Absent: Bob Molyneux, Kelo Maosi , Alan Richardson, Greg Colbert, Mike Mickelwait, Don Young

A quorum was declared and the meeting called to order at 7:12pm

Approval of Minutes: The minutes from the April 24, 2013 meeting were reviewed. There was a correction under New Business to the amount appropriated for mangrove removal. It is $800,000. With this change, the minutes were approved.

Financial Report: The Profit & Loss report and the current balances were reviewed. Bill reported on the current balances as well as amounts collected from the Special Assessment. There was discussion regarding the amounts paid to attorneys versus the amount spent on Lake Maintenance.

Lake Health: Bob reports that due to recent rainfall, the Lake elevation is currently at 1.9 ft. With the Siphon Project the goal will be to keep the Lake at 2 feet every month. The permit for the project is still pending. There was a Lake clean-up on April 7th and another smaller one recently. Bob and Pika Maosi (clean-up supervisor) toured the Lake and Bob took photos of properties needing violation letters. Of note was a property that has done a very good job cleaning up mangrove. Kelly will send them a thank you. Margie will send Kelly a sample violation letter and she will send them out to current violators.

Development of Wheelock Wetlands: Cindy reports an influx of solid algae that did improve with the increased rainfall. We are still awaiting the wetland delineation report.

Special Assessment: The response to the special assessment has been good. There have been some positive and negative feedback regarding this issue. Steve B paid his Special Assessment with a note that he does not believe he is legally obligated to do so but does feel “it is the right thing to do”. Some of his neighbors have expressed verbally and in writing that they do not feel obligated to pay.

The board went into executive session from 7:35 until 8:45.

Annual Mailing The annual mailing usually goes out the first to second week in June as the payment period begins July 1st. It was suggested that a one page printed newsletter should be included as there are residents not receiving the emailed newsletter. A message from the president is usually included. There was a motion from Kelly to delay the annual mailing by thirty days as residents have recently received the special assessment request. With a second from Steve, the motion passed. There was discussion about increasing the annual maintenance fee.

New Business Margie brought up the point that Bill made at the last meeting about ELRA not promoting itself to new residents. In the past a welcome packet was sent to new residents but this has fallen by the wayside. Margie will try to get a copy of the letter that was sent.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20pm

Next meeting:
Thursday June 20, 2013
7pm Kukilakila