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RECA Annual Meeting November 21, 2019
Posted on Dec 31st, 2019
RECA Annual Meeting November 21, 2019
Board Member Attendees: Tom Myers, Steve Kuhn, Cecilia Franceski, Kyndell Hatjis, Scott McClure, Judy Joyce, Dean Sherrick, Paul Evans, Bobbi Bruce, Dale Moore
Absent: Judith McNelis, Bob Reynolds
Vacant Positions: Education, Planning/Zoning, Transportation
Called to Order 7:03
VP, Steve Kuhn provided an overview of President, Bob Reynolds’ notes:
- Neighbor raised question about how block captains can track who in the neighborhood has paid. Best method is to contact Scott McClure, our Membership Chair, who can assist.
Cecilia Franceski, Secretary – in the year ahead the Board is focused on improving communication throughout the neighborhood. Secretary role involves recording minutes and publishing to website and Newsletter.
Tom Myers, Treasurer – pays checks and ensures all bills paid and reports on finances. Main cost is maintenance of median strip.
- Neighbor raised question about cost for sign – no additional cost because the resident who damaged sign will pay for the entire cost.
Paul Evans, Covenants/Architecture control – purpose is to ensure stable and enhanced property values, common goals of maintenance within the neighborhood. All residents and guests areand bound by covenants. They run with the land and are not optional.
o Neighbor raised question about commercial vehicles. Advised that commercial vehicles parked in the neighborhood are included in covenants as restricted, and any issues should be directed to Paul.
Kyndell Hatjis, Community Activities – Kyndell took over in August. Seeking ideas on how to bring neighbors together. Knitting Idea if people are interested. Ice Cream Social and Chili Cook-off were successful. Next is a PJ party and gingerbread decorating in December.
Judy Joyce, Environmental – Judy took over in September – Was previously a Board member and has returned. Recycling information was focus of last meeting. Provided handout and also posted to Nextdoor.
Scott McClure, Membership – Scott coordinates Block Captains and is seeking additional volunteers.
Working to bridge the change from publishing Directory to now posting information on the Website. Because Directory isn’t handed out, Block captains don’t have the same touch-points to solicit annual dues payment.
Dean Sherrick, Public Safety – Dean advised of police activity in neighborhood. Individuals were attempting to remove property from car-port, resident called police and individuals were apprehended with lots of other property. Residents are encouraged to check vehicles if anything is missing to report to police.
Neighbor raised question about speed bumps. Residents concerned about safety for children and walkers. Another resident was injured right on Battersea resulting in significant injuries due to failure to follow traffic laws.
Dean Sherrick will look into the issue. Suggestion about installing signs on both sides of roadway “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” which is effective. Suggestion about installing stop sign or speed bumps as found in other neighborhoods in the area.
Dale Moore, Webmaster – Dale maintains the website. Goal of the website it to push information to all those who want to receive it, to include email, text messages. Right now we have 134 people registered on website. Please encourage all residents/neighbors to register. Always looking for ways to improve, so contact Dale with any suggestions. Website is built with the latest cybersecurity encryption features.
Neighbor commended work of the Board in getting sidewalks straightened out. Gratitude for Richard Cauthers efforts to get sidewalks straightened out.
Inquiry about why buses are parked every day on the side of the street. 13 buses parked on Road. Supervisor Storck has been contacted, but so far no traction.
Neighbor has worked extensively to have a high quality hospital at Mt Vernon hospital 5-Star CMS. Encouraged neighbors who go to Mt Vernon Hospital to visit neighbor Dr. Brown.
Neighbor advised that Mt Vernon High School football team is having a sensational year with new coach. They won first playoff game and are hosting second playoff game tomorrow night. Come out and support. Game is at 7pm
Inquiry about how to get Gazette. Rex Reiley will contact Gazette to see about having it delivered to entire neighborhood. Christa Cook advised that all residents should be sure to pick up paper so it doesn’t wash into the Creek.