Monthly Meeting November December 2004

December 1, 2004


Attending: Larry Velte, Tom Coldwell, Armand Fournier, Joe Meyer, and Fred Fredericks; absent Bernie Shinal and Dan Barney

The December 2004 monthly meeting of the Board of Kings Park West Community Association was held on Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at Robinson High School.

A quorum was present and Larry Velte called the Board meeting to order at 7:40 P.M.


The Board unanimously agreed to dispense with the reading of the November 3, 2004 meeting minutes.

The Board welcomed Fred Fredericks as the newest Board member replacing John Ostrom who resigned his position due to his leaving the Kings Park West community. The Board unanimously approved Fred Fredericks, by e-mail vote, to serve the remainder of the one-year term.

The Board was unable to review RCS Managementís November 2004 monthly statement before to the meeting. Bernie Shinal will distribute the report to the Board members next week.

The Board discussed two issues raised by homeowners on Catterick Court. The first issue was the status of the sign replacement on Tapestry Drive. The sign was demolished when the State acquired KPWCA land for the widening of Braddock Road. Larry Velte noted that based on the June 2004 meetings, some residents on Tapestry Drive believe there is a moral responsibility to replace the sign. However, the desire to replace the sign was not unanimous with other residents on Catterick Court stating they did not want to finance the cost to replace the sign. To date, no homeowners have volunteered for the Tapestry sign exploratory committee. The Board will address the sign replacement at the next general meeting of the members. Bernie Shinal and Armand Fournier will prepare estimates for replacement of the sign to present to the members.

The second Catterick Court issue addressed was the mowing of the common land adjacent to Catterick Court. Some of the Catterick Court homeowners have been paying for the maintenance of the common land (Colonial pipeline easement). Before the Board can consider their request, the Board requires an estimate of the costs associated with the mowing. The Board will contact the homeowners (second request) for this information. Additionally, Fred Fredericks will review the County requirements for maintenance of this type of land. The Board decided the cost to maintain this common land is an issue for the general membership.

Joe Meyer made a motion that the costs associated with the Tapestry sign replacement and maintenance of the Colonial pipeline easement be discussed at the next general meeting. The Board approved the motion.

Larry Velte provided a report on the Braddock District Council meeting he attended on behalf of the KPWCA.

The Board discussed preparations for the next election and general membership meeting.

The Board discussed updating of the website.

Tom Coldwell made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Fred Fredericks and approved.

The meeting adjourned at 8:26s P.M.

The next KPWCA meeting is on January 5, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in the Gold Cafeteria (or Recital Hall) at Robinson High School.

Armand Fournier