ORCHARD KNOLLS HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC (HOA)
PO Box 4225, North Potomac, Maryland 20885
WWW.ORCHARDKNOLLS.ORG
Email: info@orchardknolls.org

Minutes – Monthly Board Meeting
October 17, 2005

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD)

President

Richard Schinner

301-977-5196

evantage@comcast.net

Nov 2005

VP, Detached Homes

Lisa Goodman

301-963-3807

goodgrl@verizon.net

Nov 2005

VP, Town Homes

Eileen Solomon

301-330-2876

betamax14@comcast.net

Nov 2007

Treasurer

Mohammad Homaitabar

301-318-8446

homaitabar@yahoo.com

Nov 2005

Secretary

Jerry Way

301-977-0523

jerway1@verizon.net

Nov 2005

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (ARC)

Member

Kathy Wyatt

Member

Dennis Zepp

Member

Val Puddington

Acting Chair

Lisa Goodman

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS & MINUTES REVIEW :

Call To Order:

President Called Meeting to Order at 7: 05 pm.

Agenda:

Due to time constraints and priority, the President limited tonight’s agenda to:

Minutes Review, Porten Rezoning, Snow Removal Contract, Lawncare Renewal   Contract, Email Issues, 2006 Budget, Annual Meeting Prep

Absent Members:

None

Guests:

David Haas, Reardon Sullivan, David Gilles


September Minutes Rejected: 
Due to continuing editorial comments and opinions, the Board rejected the September 2005 Minutes by a vote of 4 -1. Revised minutes will be written and discussed at the next meeting of the BOD.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

It appears that the FY 2005 checkbook balance will be close, but not out of range. Prediction is about plus or minus $1,000.

2004 Taxes Signed - Treasurer clarified that he signed and mailed our Federal, State and County taxes.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BUSINESS:

Architectural Change Request (ACR) Applications:

8 Cherry Blossom Ct

 

New Exterior Lights

Approved

12023 Blackberry Terrace

 

Change Exterior Colors

Approved

12011 Pineapple Grove Dr

 

New Walk

Approved

15618 Blackberry Drive

 

New Deck

Approved, Subject to One Additional Signature

NEW BUSINESS

Snow Removal Contract: Rick informed the board tonight that he is bidding out the snow removal contract. The proposal in hand from Landscape Innovations is calculated on a man and truck hour basis. The new proposal will be calculated on a per push basis. This should give us greater control over the costs. Rick plans to bid out to Landscape Innovations, Liberty Landscaping and Carlos Garcia, a local small contractor. Bids will be in first week in November.

2006 Lawn care Contract: The lawn care contract will be bid out to several different contractors. Should be sent out before the end of this year.

2006 Budget Preparation: Rick provided a handout presentation. After much discussion, a budget was generally agreed upon, but not voted on. Additional information is needed. Once that information is gathered, a special meeting will be called within 2 weeks to have a final BOD vote.  Click here to view minutes of that Special Meeting.

Email Issues: Rick asked for a general agreement that we limit "between meetings" emails to general correspondence and emergency business. Other BOD members generally agreed. No vote necessary.

Annual Meeting November 7 – Four Open Board Positions - Reservations have been made and fees paid for November 7, 7:30 – 10:30 Pm, Quince Orchard High School. Rooms have changed to 232 – 237. There are four board member positions up for reelection or nominations from the floor for new candidates. Eileen will prepare an announcement letter and proxy and get it to Rick. Rick will obtain owners list from ABS to validate voters. Jerry will prepare ballots.

Semi Annual Fall Inspection Scheduled: The community walk-through is scheduled for Sunday October 30 at 3 pm.

ADJOURNMENT  Meeting adjourned at 9:20 Pm