Forest Lakes Owners Association

Minutes of the Meeting


July 15, 2000

THOSE PRESENT: Frank Astemborski, President; Edna McKnight, Secretary; Jack Greenleaf, Virgilee Scholl, Ralph Springer, Bill Henry, Jane Weathersby, Irene Evans, Jack Cartwright.


There were 37 residents in attendance.

President Astemborski called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. and led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the June 17, 2000 Forest Lakes Owners Association meeting were read by the secretary. Correction to fund request by the Fire Department Auxiliary was for $550. There being no further additions or correction and

ON A MOTION DULY MADE BY Ralph Springer and seconded by Bill Henry, the minutes were accepted as amended.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer's report was read by Irene Evans. As of June 30, 2000 the checking account had a balance of $22,071.54. Expenses for the month totaled $407.33. The three CD5 currently have a total value of $45,266.14.

There being no additions or corrections, and

ON A MOTION DULY MADE BY Edna McKnight and seconded by Jane Weathersby, the treasurer’s report was accepted.

Burn pit: Frank Astemborski reported there is no activity at the burn pit at the present time. The county was not able to purchase the land where the burn pit is located. However, Mr. Bryce Johnson who is purchasing the land have given a verbal agreement to let the burn pit remain and operate as in the past. There will no burning until a substantial amount of rain has been received.

Website: Virgilee Scholl reported the web site had been down for a few days but is now up and working. Membership is at 573.

Community Building: Ralph Springer reported there is nothing new since last month’s report. He will be contacting Mr. Hayworth’s office to get an update on the status of House Bill 150.

Grant Committee: Ralph requested a board motion to put in the minutes that the committee searching for grants for community usage is now officially working with the following members: Ralph Springer, Chairman, Ben Froehlich, Neuel Weathersby, Lou Shemek, Blame Shipe, Glenn Fredrikson, and Elmer Hess.

Discussion was held regarding the aims of the committee and what has been accomplished to date. The county has a $3000 grant that we are eligible for. Also, the committee is investigating costs for a incinerator for burning slash. Everyone is encouraged to help with ideas and suggestions.

FORMAL MOTION made by Ralph Springer, seconded by Jane Weathersby and passed by the Board.

Community Roads: Jack Greenleaf reported he spoke with Mr. Wilbrink regarding a right turn lane at Merzville Road and was told there might be funds available for this. A request was also put in for a right turn lane at Mule Springs Road.

Clean-up/Fix-up: Jane Weathersby reported she has received three nominations so far. She asked people to be aware of people cleaning up their lots and submitting nominations. Awards will be made at the annual meeting, September 3.

Fourth of July Picnic: Jack Cartwright reported the picnic was a success and thanked everyone for all their help. Total income was $6,796.20, expenses totaled $2,802.66 leaving a net profit of $3993.54.

We still need nominees for the outstanding achievement award. The annual meeting will be Saturday, September 3, at 7:00 p.m.

Jan Walls suggested we do a clean-up within the community. She also reported that school board elections are coming up November 11, and that will be several openings that need to be filled. A letter has been received from the Zoning Board that it is time to get the wall built across the back of the property. At this time a petition is available for signatures opposing the wall and we are also considering going back to the Board to ask for a continuance until we know when we will be able to obtain land and get our community building built so we can move.

Diane Mitchell reported on progress of Block Watch program. She has spoken with Joe Richards, Coconino County Sheriff and he is willing to give us any assistance we might need. She also requested an official representative from the FLOA Board be selected to serve on the committee. Edna McKnight’s name was put forth and

ON A MOTION by Ralph Springer, seconded by Jane Weathersby, and passed by the Board, Edna McKnight was selected as the Board Representative on the Block Watch committee.

Mr. Richards will be meeting with the committee and would also like to have the emergency committee members attend. Elmer Hess presented two maps showing what the forest service is proposing for land swaps around Forest Lakes.

Discussion was held regarding the pros and cons of how this land swap could affect Forest Lakes.

MOTION WAS made by Ralph Springer for Jack Greenleaf to represent the Board and work with Elmer Hess in setting up a committee to keep track of what the forest service is planning for future land swaps around Forest Lakes. Seconded by Irene Evans, passed by the board.

There being no further business, and

ON A MOTION DULY MADE by Edna McKnight and seconded by Irene Evans, the meeting was adjourned at 2:42 p.m.  

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