September Community Meeting News
The September Community Meeting was called to order by Ken Emerson, Board President, at 7:00 pm on September 12, 2019, at the Walnut Creek Clubhouse. Board Members in attendance were Joe Blount, Gary Droege, Ken Emerson, Jacqui Maiseroulle and Tyler Unsell. Halley Freeman, Scott Eiken, Howard Matteson and Siobhann Williams were unable to attend.
Ken Emerson welcomed all guests and the Board approved minutes for the August monthly Board Meeting.
Board Members approved a request from the Administration Committee for continuation of privilege suspensions for those violating restrictive covenants.
Tyler Unsell reported that he has found that it would be much easier to make the Walnut Creek Homes Association website more smart phone friendly if we were to start again from scratch rather than working with what we already have. He will look further into this concern and provide more information at the next meeting.
The Board approved a request from the Clubhouse Committee to (1) require that all full members, without exception, be required to pay a $250 deposit when reserving the clubhouse and (2) require that when the clubhouse is reserved that the activity end by 1:00 a.m.
Administration: The office computer had to be replaced due to a power surge during one of the thunderstorms this past month. The annual insurance renewal is approaching.
Clubhouse: The gutter guards are in disrepair and in need of replacement, bids will be sought and presented at the next meeting. Also, the seals on a couple of windows are failing and will need replacement in the near future.
Community Relations: The Fall Festival has been canceled. Clean-up Day is scheduled for October 5th and we need as many volunteers as we can get.
Finance: Taxes are complete. HOA due delinquencies are significantly down from previous months.
Grounds: Clean-up of the storm damage/downed trees at the park was completed at a cost of $6,500 and the insurance claim needs to be resubmitted due to tree removal being covered but not the chipping or hauling off of debris. A new drag was purchased for the ball fields. We’re over budget on pond maintenance due to the rains this year but the creek project went really well, costing much less than expected. There are only 5 or 6 signs left to install.
Pools: It was a great year! The pool season ended $16,000 under budget (payroll was down by $12,000 even with an increase in the state minimum wage) and we had significantly fewer patron complaints than in previous years! New pumps had to be installed at the end of the season prior to Labor Day. New electrical service to the pump room is required and will be accomplished with the budget surplus. There’s a new tarp on the pool, new LED lights and new chairs were purchased at the beginning of the season.
The meeting was adjourned without objection.