Monthly Meeting January 20042005

January 5, 2005


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

The January 2005 monthly meeting of the Board of Kings Park West Community Association was held on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at Robinson High School.

A quorum was present and Larry Velte called the Board meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.


The Board unanimously agreed to dispense with the reading of the December 2004 meeting minutes.

The Board revisited 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) at a cost of $63 per week. Fred Fredericks reviewed the County requirements for maintenance of this type of land and none is required. The Board reaffirmed that assuming the cost to maintain this common land is an issue for the general membership. The Board will seek an estimate of the total cost for mowing this area before the annual meeting. Additionally, the Board will contact the Civic Association to discuss maintenance performed by them and for potential pricing options.

Armand Fournier and Bernie Shinal will procure quotes for installing a sign at the Tapestry CourtDrive/Braddock Rd. entrance before the annual meeting. Preliminary estimates are $15,000 to $20,000. The Board reaffirmed that assuming the cost to construct an entrance sign is an issue for the general membership.

The Board discussed the status of past due assessments; 58 members have not paid. Tom Coldwell moved to waive the late fee for two households where the annual assessment was paid, but the past due 6% interest cost was not paid. The motion was seconded by Dan Barney and approved.

The Board discussed procedures for collecting the unpaid assessments, including what steps are required to file a lien on the property. The Board will prepare a collection policy. Larry Velte will contact Robert Segan, Esquire to get legal advice and a budget for collection services.

Bernie Shinal will contact RCS to update the financial information and reconcile with the approved budget.

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

Larry Velte presented a draft agreement between the KPW Community Association and the KPW Civic Association memorializing the verbal commitments regarding maintenance, promotion of HOA members support for the Civic Association, etc. Armand Fournier will review and comment on insurance requirements.

Joe Meyer made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Dan Barney and approved.

The meeting adjourned at 8:55 P.M.

The next KPWCA meeting is on February 2, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in the Gold Cafeteria (or Recital Hall) at Robinson High School.

Armand Fournier