Forest Lakes Owners Association

Minutes of the Meeting
November 17, 2001

THOSE PRESENT: Frank Astemborski, President; Jack Greenleaf, Vice-President, Chick Ideker, Treasurer; Virgilee Scholl, Jane Weathersby.

Absent: Tom McCowan, Amy Williams, Ralph Springer, Michael Johnson

There were 24 residents in attendance.

President Astemborski called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.m. and led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion was made by Virgilee Scholl to accept resignations submitted by Amy Williams and Tom McCowan; seconded by Chick Ideker and passed by the board.

Motion to accept new members Al Magers and Edna McKnight was made by Jane Weathersby and seconded by Chick Ideker. Motion passed and new members were seated on the board.

Frank Astemborski called for an executive session at 2:12 at which time the board adjourned. Regular meeting was recalled at 2:33. 

Board reported that Ralph Springer had been removed by majority vote of the board. Two replacements have been selected and approved. Diane Post and Connie Widener will be joining the board.

Minutes of the October 20, 2001 Forest Lakes Owners Association meeting were read by the secretary. Correction was made stating the Minutes of the September Meeting had been read at the previous meeting. There being no further corrections or additions, and

ON A MOTION DULY MADE BY Jack Greenleaf, and seconded by Chick Ideker, the minutes were accepted as read. 

Burn Pit: Frank reported that the burn pit had been closed for the winter as of 11/01/01. Checking account balance after paying outstanding bills, was $1945.89. Discussion was held regarding expenditures for the burn pit.

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

T Chick Ideker reported the current checking account balance as of 11/17/01 was $13,274.85.00. Two certificates of deposit total $59,943.86.

ON A MOTION DULY MADE BY Edna McKnight, and seconded by Virgilee Scholl, the treasurer's report was accepted as read. 

Membership/Website: Virgilee Scholl reported we currently have 607 members. She will need to order new membership supplies. The newsletter will be out in two to three weeks and will need a check for $250 to cover expenses for the newsletter.

Pine Needle Bailer: Jack Greenleaf reported he is still investigating machines and engines. He has been talking with Ray Beckett who will check in California while he is there. After much discussion, a motion was made by Jack Greenleaf and seconded by Jane Weathersby, that Mr. Beckett be authorized to spend up to $1500 on behalf of FLOA to purchase a bailer if he finds one in this price range. Motion was approved by board.

School Board: Jan Walls reported the school board is still looking into a charter school for the Blue Ridge area. New book shelves have been received for the library and the board is looking into getting drapes to cover back wall to eliminate distractions during meetings. There is a six month calendar on the wall for anyone to sign up to use the building. Vi Hess, Jan Walls and Fire-Chief Littlepage attended a meeting with J D Hayworth regarding the land grant. Forest Service is blocking the bill that would allow us to obtain land for a community building but Mr. Hayworth is still working to get the HELGA II Bill passed.

New Business: FLOA and the FLFD are working on acquiring chairs and tables for community events. They are also looking to obtain a used U-Haul trailer for storage and transportation of tables and chairs. Problems regarding this were discussed. Suggestion was made to place ad on website looking for trailer. Also the possibility of obtaining a large canopy for common use was discussed. Frank and Gene Jeardoe will look into these matters this winter.

Open Forum: The problem with the IRS ID number has been settled.

The incinerator will be winterized until spring. Frank discussed the expenses involved with the incinerator.

There being no further business, and on a motion duly made by Edna McKnight and seconded by Chick Ideker, the meeting adjourned at 3:35.

Second executive session was called.


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