Forest Lakes Owners Association

Forest Lakes Owners Association 

Minutes of the Meeting 

September 15, 2001

Those Present: Frank Astemborski, President; Ralph Springer, Vice President; Amy Williams, Secretary; Jack Greenleaf, Virgilee Scholl, Mike Johnson, Tom McCowan

Absent: Chick Ideker and Jane Weathersby

President Astemborski called the meeting to order at 2:00 P.M.. And led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mr. Astemborski introduced the new board members to the membership. Mike Johnson, Tom McCowan and Amy Williams.

Secretary Mrs. Williams read the minutes of the August 18, 2001 meeting.

There being no corrections or additions

A motion duly made by Mr. McCowan and seconded by Mr. Springer, the minutes were accepted as read.

In the absence of the treasurer, the treasurer's report was read by the secretary.

Mr. Astemborski reported FLOA had received a bill from the IRS to the amount of $3,000.00.  He stated FLOA did not owe this amount. He stated that FLOA's accountant is working with the Water Dept. to clarify the separate use of an ID# that in the past was used both by the Water Dept. and FLOA.

Mr. Springer moved to accept the treasurer's report, noting that the reports should be updated to reflect special events and the designation of funds by the next monthly meeting. Mr. McCowan seconded the motion.

-Motion Carried

Burn Pit Report: Mr. Astemborski reported a balance of $5,872.98 in checking account. Total loads dumped at the pit are up from the loads dumped last year.

Mrs. Williams moved to accept the burn pit report. Mr. McCowan seconded the motion. Motion carried

Membership and Web site: Mrs. Scholl reported total FLOA membership to date was 606 members. The yearly calendar is presently on the FLOA web site.

Roads, Removal of pine needles: Mr. Greenleaf reported on his continued search for a way of disposing of the pine needles. He spoke of contacting the State Highway Dept. and their interest in using our needles if we can bale them. Discussion followed.

Mr. Springer asked for an up date on the air curtain destructor. Mr. Ostermeier reported for the fire department. The destructor would burn stumps but didn't do well with needles. Vi Hess reported that the company had been contacted and Forest Lakes was next on their list of places to come to regarding the destructor. Further discussion followed. Mr. Springer said he had asked repeatedly for a copy of the State Land Contract but had not been provided with one. Mrs. Sowell said all he had to do was come to the fire dept., pay the cost of having a copy made and he would be given one.

Labor Day Breakfast: Mr. Astemborski reported. School Board Report: Mrs. Hess reported.
New Business: Mrs. Hess asked if anyone might be interested in running for an office on the Forest Lakes Fire Dept. Auxiliary.

Open Forum:

Bob Mitchell asked if FLOA would consider making a contribution to a well known charitable organization, ear marking it for the New York Disaster Fund. Mr. Springer made motion that FLOA donates $1,000.00 to Salvation Army, since we have a local Salvation Army Camp locally. Mr. Greenleaf seconded. -Motion Carried

A free will offering from those present totaled $200.00. Total to be sent $1,200.00.

On a Motion Duly Made By Mr. Springer and seconded by Mr. Greenleaf, the meeting adjourned at 2:40 P.M.

Submitted by: Amy Williams (Secretary)


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