Saturday, July 9, 2011
Haig, Jeff: President
Kenney, Rich: Vice
Gregory Poulos, Ty and Helen Langevin, Mark Plante, Rolfe Eastman,
Ann Conlin, Jackie and Ned McCarty, Mrs. Leopold, Nancy Furlong, Eric and Liz
Miller, Chris and Brook Gilman, Doug Campbell, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Williams,
Mrs. Chase, Monica Lyman
Welcome by Jeff Haig, President of the Appletree Point
Introductions of meeting attendees
1: Secretary Report
motioned to approve the minutes, seconded by Doug Campbell. Motion passed unanimously
in the account earning about $1.50 in monthly interest.
Part of the $12,000.00 is $4000.00 from the sale of the
Rich Kenney motioned to approve the Treasurer’s report and
Nancy Furlong seconded the motion. The
motion was approved unanimously
3. Road Report: Repair
of the Road was done for $624.50.
Christine Campbell will bill everyone on the road portion that was
Damage, and Beach Committee report from
the Beach Committee (Rich Kenney, Eric Miller, and Brad Rubman)
The city provided free dumpsters
for driftwood. All other debris from the
lake needs to be expensed to individual homeowners who should be responsible
for getting rid of their own debris.
Considerable discussion regarding
stewardship of the lake and raking debris back into the lake from lawns. Beach owners had considerable damage from the
high water to their walls and breakfronts.
The erosion was significant and their will be considerable expense to
repairing the damage caused by the flood.
It was agreed to empower the beach
committee to use the beach portion of the treasury to consider paying for the
dumpsters that are not free, but will be used to clean up debris that the city
will not take. Appropriate costs for the
dumpster would be considered.
Eric Mill made a motion: Beach committee is empowered to organize and
pay for the removal of lake debris should it be necessary by utilizing beach
funds from the treasury.
Seconded by Ty Danco.
Motion passed unanimously.
Rule of reason should prevail.
Rich will find out information on
McCarty suggested that we should be in habit of having dues on a regular basis
as it helps to develop a sense of community.
Considerable discussion followed.
The by-laws say that we will vote on dues every year and what the amount
should be. The discussion was tabled due
to concerns that became evident on possible future expenses.
Eastman outlined for the attendees possible challenges we may have regarding
expenses to the Association.
on track of the impact of the development of the Wick Property and the run off
from that area.
Neighborhood planning assembly (NPA) for
Ward 4 + 7 is aware of the issues and this is a good way for ATPA to keep on
top of the issues regarding this development.
Burlington Telecom deficit – how will that impact tax payers in the ATPA. Will there be an increase of already high
base taxes that we pay.
We may have legal battles for various situations.
property will go through the Development Review Board. We need a more organized approach to paying
attention to the impact to the ATPA
Previously we have worked with
Sunset Cliff and paid into a fund to prevent unsatisfactory impacts to the APTA
Jeff suggested that we all
subscribe to the Front Porch Forum to let people know what is going on.
We need to try and track the
impact and when and how we should know to respond. Some of this has significant technical
sophistication. Steve Poulos, Gregory’s father is a Geo Hydrologist
He will be happy to look at the plans for the
wick development and review the effectiveness of the plan.
To do list:
Eric Miller will get the Storm
Liz Miller will talk to JJ and
Renee regarding the impact to Appletree
Mark Plante with get information
from the Strathmore organization.
All information to go to Jeff when
obtained for him to let us all know what their efforts are.
Back to Dues: Ned McCarty made a motion that dues for this
year be $25.00 per owner. Eric Miller
Seconded. All in favor –
unanimously. Dues should be made out as
Appletree Point Association c/o Christine Campbell
406 Appletree Point Road
Burlington, VT 05405
Further discussions about the
Doug Campbell: Invite our local legislators and tax folks to
one of our meetings for a forum.
Open house: Chris and Brooke’s Sunday August 21, 4:00 –
Reimburse for the annual gathering
Seconded Nancy Furlong.
Mark Plante: Neighbors across the street, concerned about
the speed on the road, and beach fires in a south wind. Public works says no open fires. Mindful of when we light a fire.
Ty Danco – thank you for the
boating on the lake and cutting motors for safety to swimmers.
Greg Poulos: Moorings that stick up in the lake and do not
have buoys. They are Hazeletts – need
orange balls . Jeff may be a boat for
Agreed on fees - $25.00
Adjourned 11:27 a.m. for snacks.
Respectfully submitted by,