President’s Report November 2020
A meeting with the LH attorney, Doug McCarthy, was held Thursday, Nov.19th to discuss Board fiduciary responsibilities. Pat Majewski, Robert Middleton, Ed Noble, Darrell Melcher, and I were in attendance. Attorney McCarthy also gave guidance on a number of community issues: 1) He recommended not to livestream Board meetings because of possible abuse and possible litigation about comments made by Board members. 2) He recommended the Board deny entrance of outside food trucks selling alcohol at LHCC sponsored everts due to potential litigation as a result of consuming alcohol. 3) Expenditures for gift cards given by the Activities Committee as prizes during community events (ie. winners of the boat parade, pumpkin painting, hula hoop contest, etc.) should be disclosed in documents that cards are purchased from a small portion of the Activities Committees yearly budget which comes from resident’s annual assessment fee. 4) The last issue was about sand migration. It is his legal opinion any material migration is an act of nature therefore not the responsibility of the Board to reimburse community members for any issues due to migration to private property.
The Finance Committee has formed a work group to begin looking into the possibility of early payment of the sanitary district fees. The bonds will be eligible for payoff in 2025, several years ahead of schedule. The Finance Committee will make recommendations to the Board as to the best way to proceed.
With the new guidelines from the Governor, the staggered office schedule will remain in place until further notice. Appointments will continue to be required before coming in to conduct business and masks must be worn.
My wife, Carol, and I wrote a short article for the newsletter about John Myers, a resident who just completed walking 1000 miles here on our road system since April. Quite an accomplishment.
Staff and I have decided to cancel the annual Staff/Board Christmas party this year. Mike and I will present the annual Christmas gift to staff and the Maintenance team in a private presentation.
Maintenance cut the grass at the dog park for the first time. The opening in the spring should be on schedule.
The LH truck involved in an accident last month is still in the repair shop with frame damage. It should be repaired by late next week. The juvenile charged in the accident had no insurance or driver’s license. Our insurance company will pay under the uninsured motorist policy. It is not financially feasible to pursue the matter any further.