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INTERLACHEN, INC. HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING
January 23, 2017

Board Members Present:
Jerry Mylet, President
Laura Cohen Seale, Vice President
Tom Burns, Parks and Roads
Cathie Smits, Membership
Bettianne Goetz, Membership
Michelle Monson, Secretary

Not Present/Excused:
Steve Nelson, Blue Lake Commissioner
Kevin Morrow, Treasurer
Debbie Weaver, IWPUD and FLPOA liaison

1. Meeting Called to Order and agenda reviewed: 6:35 pm

2. Reading and Approval of the Minutes:
The board meeting notes for November, 2016 were approved and were posted on the Interlachen, Inc. website.

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND COMMISSIONERS:

  • PRESIDENT, Jerry Mylet:
    Jerry stated he is preparing for the annual board meeting to be held on April 10, 2017 and a discussion ensued. We need to decide on how and if, as a group, we want to oppose the proposed warehouse development adjacent to our neighborhood. There was discussion about voluntary monetary support to hire an attorney if it comes to that.
    We discussed proposing some changes to the by-laws (to exclude Lachenview/216th residents as no one pays membership dues; and,
    to increase the amount of funds to be used without a majority vote from $1,000 to $2,500—to be discussed at the annual meeting. A By-Laws Committee would be formed following approval by the members.
    We discussed next year’s board membership. Steve Nelson and Michelle Monson will be exiting. Jerry will inform the nominating committee, and some potential members were suggested for nomination.
    Michelle agreed to invite Bob Dolphin of FLPOA and Roger Keast (who has taken leadership of the warehouse opposition) to present at the annual meeting. Jerry will talk to them prior to the meeting.
    Jerry will also contact Ernie Brawley and Mel Rieff about auditing the books prior to the meeting.
  • VICE PRESIDENT, Laura Cohen Seale :
    Laura shared that Steve Nelson, the Blue Lake Commissioner, is now in Hospice Care. Michelle agreed to send Steve a card to acknowledge his service to the community after receipt of his current address from Laura.
  • SECRETARY, Michelle Monson:
    No report.
  • TREASURER, Kevin Morrow:
    Kevin was unable to attend the meeting.
  • FLPOA/IWPUD LIAISON COMMISSIONER, Debbie Weaver:
    Debbie was unable to attend the meeting.
  • BLUE LAKE COMMISSIONER, Steve Nelson:
    Steve was unable to attend the meeting.
    Laura shared that the Blue Lake patrol boat is currently frozen in the lake. Tom stated he will get someone to free the boat.
  • ROADS AND PARKS COMMISSIONER, Tom Burns:
    Tom is prepared to present his many accomplishments at the park this year. He had a suggestion to send personal appeals to non-members regarding the benefits of membership. Laura agreed to set up the computer processing needed once the letters are composed by Tom, Bettianne, and Cathie.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES:

SOCIAL COMMITTEE:
No report.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE, Cathie Smits and Bettianne Goetz:
Bettianne expressed her concern that historical documents covering Interlachen, Inc. may be lost. She volunteered to be the historian. We need to locate many documents. Michelle agreed to contact Kevin as he lives next door to Jean Ridings who had many records in her basement. Jean passed away, and her home is being sold. It is hoped that Kevin has contact information for relatives who may have the records.

The next Board Meeting will be held on:

March 6, 2016
at 6:30
at the home of Tom Burns