Kings Park West Community Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

November 11, 2009


In attendance: Joe Meyer, Linda Fournier, Linda Silver-Bufano, Virginia Scattergood, Jim Messinger


Meeting called to order at 7:35pm. 


Approval of October Meeting Minutes: The October minutes will be distributed via E-mail for approval.


Treasurer’s Report: The board was informed that the current checking account balance is $18,824.52; there are 2 general fund CD’s in the amount of $5,162.50 each; 3 general fund CD’s in the amount of $5,308.04 each; a Reserve CD in the amount of $8,964.71 ($1,800 was moved but not posted as of the meeting date) bringing the grand total to: $54,038.35.


Assessment Response:  36 people have not paid the 2009 dues; out of this 10 have liens from prior years. Another reminder notice will be sent in January.  Ten residents who paid have a $.15 penalty remaining on the account. Jim motioned to waive the 15 cents; Linda Fournier seconded; Approved 5-0. 


Old Business:  10217 Pumphrey Court- This home had several calls to the police made and trash was left on the property. Joe wrote a letter to the owner, which was used to help remove the tenant.  The house has since been cleaned up.


5251 Pumphrey Drive- the moving truck left marks in the yard, and trash was left behind including furniture. Neighbors pitched in to remove the furniture and trash.  


Lawn maintenance reimbursement- this discussion will be tabled until January’s meeting.


Supervisor Cook Braddock Initiative- Joe attended the meeting. Several programs are being started, one of which is to help educate people on being a board member.


New business:  Tree on Ashcroft- Joe and Jim looked at a tree that fell down naturally on the edge of a resident’s property line.  It’s our tree but did not damage anything. It may be removed by the resident; if not the Board may consider removal when other tree work is being done in the neighborhood.  It is not a safety issue.


Tapestry parking meeting- Mary and Joe attended.  The result of the meeting included an agreement with Supervisor Cook to move forward with a restricted parking area along Tapestry. Currently, you have to be within 2000 feet of a college or university to qualify for restricted parking; it will be enforced from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.  


Pool update- There was a meeting on Sunday November 7th to discuss updates.  Pieces of the project were divided up by Diane DiPietro. Their project has been entered on a country work list- but they need a list from the county of things to be accomplished before the county will consider taking the property. So far approximately $24,000 in pledges has been received.


Roberts Road Dam- Joe met with the county environmental engineer and walked the land. There’s an easement the county needs from KPWCA to get in and do the work needed. County will be required to maintain the easement. It will be mostly paved.  The county wishes to start work in January/February. Another meeting with affected homeowners will be set up in early December.


Heaving Stairs- The stairs off of Bessmer on KPWCA property were fixed several years ago. It needs to be fixed again with reserve fund money.  Need to examine the cause of the “heaving” and repair as needed. This is exactly what the reserve fund exists for. 

The reserve study needs to be updated. Armand Fournier will be asked if he is willing to review and update. 


Auto burglaries- thieves are getting into unlocked cars at night and stealing items- Joe was a recent victim. Be sure to lock your car, even in the driveway!


Several homeowners are undertaking minor construction, such as retaining walls.  It’s not likely to result in a denial by the architectural review committee, but it can affect the water flow on the neighboring properties, so it should have been brought to the committee’s attention. 


Hearing no new business, Joe motioned to adjourn, Linda Silver-Bufano seconded. Adjourned at 8:40pm.