COCC Meeting Minutes – October 2018

Candlelight Oaks Civic Club, Inc
Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting
October 11, 2018

Sandy Ericksen President
Lori Bulla Vice-President
Jill Prado Salyers Treasurer
Darilene Bonnet Secretary
Lori Bulla Pool Committee Chair
A.D. Koen Security Committee Chair
Michael Kuhnen Deed Restrictions Chair
Richard Solis Social Chair; Acorn Delivery
Darin Lee Landscaping Chair
Charlie Bowman Asst. to Treasurer / Financial

Marilyn Jo Harper Acorn Editor 2018

Present: Sandy Ericksen, Lori Bulla, Marilyn Harper, Michael Kuhnen, A.D. Koen, Richard Solis, Charlie Bowman.
Absent: Darin Lee, Jill Prado, Darilene Bonnet. Residents: Cassie Ramsay. Guest: SEAL Sgt Bonsey.

Sgt Bonsey started the meeting at 7:36 pm by going over the September Incident Report. One noticeable trend is finding juvenile males in our playground gazebo area after school is out for the day. They apparently walk across Tidwell from Yes Academy. Sgt Bonsey is usually on patrol at that time on week days, and always checks what is going on in and around the playground, and asks trespassers to leave.

Sandy then called the meeting to order and asked Lori to report on the pool. Ray Cowart had already done the mowing to have the area ready for Oaksfest. Sandy asked that it be verified that the check for the new iron fencing around the playground has cleared.

Plans for the next Deed Restriction drive-through were made for Nov 17. DR Chairman Michael will drive, Sandy will take photos, Marilyn will note addresses and problems. There was a discussion on how to handle several properties with long-standing, uncorrected violations. Sandy has a plan for volunteers to help some homeowners who say they are not able to clean up their yards. Michael replied that we need to see more effort on the part of able-bodied adults who should at least be able to pick up junk on their driveway. Marilyn expects that people who say they don’t have time to take care of their homes, due to long work hours, should have at least earned some money to hire the help they need. We will monitor if people seem to be trying, then offer volunteer assistance.

Charlie spoke about some problems with a few properties that are at or near bankruptcy. He closely monitors homes that are on a payment plan, and tries to keep them from falling farther behind. The 2019 dues invoices are expected to go out around the middle of November. Plans are being made to offer people the chance to have their invoice arrive by email. This will be cheaper than producing a letter, get it addressed and stamped and delivered to the USPS. There is also no chance of an email getting lost by the Post Office, although Charlie needs to fine tune his email list to be sure he sends to the correct person for each home.

Sandy announced that her neighbor Johanna Wolfe had agreed to be a write-in candidate for the open spot on the ballot. Marilyn will announce this on our social media.

Richard said that all plans for Oaksfest were on track, with microphone for the speaker, payment method for catered barbeque from Gabby’s, tables, tents, and movie for children. His friend Cassie Ramsay, who is running for the board, wants the Social Chair next year. She asked a lot of questions during the meeting and said she was enjoying it.

A.D. said he would ask SEAL to provide CO with security for Halloween night, until 9-10 pm. Sgt Bonsey had been asked if he would like to attend our Oaksfest on Saturday night, but he told us during his report that he would not be able to. A.D. said he would inform SEAL that CO would like to have an officer present for Oaksfest, and the officer was invited to eat BBQ with us that night.

The ongoing problem with speeding and running stop signs on Bolivia was briefly discussed. It was noted that CO residents in the Kiger family have posted an online petition asking for speed humps on Bolivia. It is in FB/Residents of Candlelight Oaks.

Meeting was adjourned by Sandy at 8.55 pm.