PRAI Board Meeting Minutes 1-25-10

Board members Bill Paschall, Toby Newlin, Gail Finnegan, Megan Klein and Mike Natinsky were present. Property owners Sue Bennett, Robin Newlin and Ken Klein were also present.

The previous meeting’s minutes were read and approved.

The treasurer’s report was reviewed. Approximately 49% of lots have paid HOA dues to date. Gail stated that the Association would be over budget if we try to do everything we want to do. Mike stated he thought road expenditures should be scaled back to $40,000. Bill wants to wait to review road committee reports. Megan made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report; Toby seconded. Mike is opposed for the above reason. The report was approved.

Old Business

Gate Chains
New gate chains have been installed and adjusted.

Gate codes for the 2010 calendar year have been changed. Nancy Lambros will change the code at the beginning of each month so that only one code is in the controller at a time. Megan contacted the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and set up a neighborhood meeting with Deputy James Kitchens on December 14, 2009. The meeting was lightly attended. In addition to the board members, eleven property owners showed up, representing just 15 lots.

We have secured three quotes for a surveillance system for the subdivision entrance. Our options: We do nothing; we put up fake cameras; we put up mid-range cameras; we pursue the deluxe camera option. Larry Feingersh has suggested to the board that the fake camera option with signs may be the way to go. He has taken this path with his burglarized commercial properties and his problems have ceased. As previously agreed the board will send a survey to the neighborhood to guage property owner interest. The survey will run for one week and property owners will be notified via email.

Dues Increase
The Association’s basic expenses run $7000 per year. Mike suggested a one time special assessment to start a dedicated road maintenance fund instead of a dues increase. Bill stated he thought the board should have a specific project and a quote before presenting a special assessment. Mike made a motion to table the discussion until the next meeting so research could be done. Bill seconded the motion and it was approved.

There is no longer a goat at 23510 Oscar Road.

Bill visited the fire-damaged property at 23401 Oscar on January 23. The construction crew working on the roof told Bill the trash would be hauled off that afternoon. The delay in re-construction of the house has primarily caused by a fight with the insurance company, involving the contractor who did the original fire cleanup, and the mortage company. It has now been resolved. According to the owner the move in date is April 1. The proper forms will be submitted to the ACC.

Mike made a motion that the board ask the ACC not to assess the property owner at 23401 Oscar Road a $75.00 fee or require her to resubmit construction plans because the board’s position is that the fire-damaged home is an existing structure and under the CCRs is not required to notify the ACC of improvements. The board unanimously approved the motion.

The property with the unshielded water tank at 2201 Improver Road is for sale.

New Business

Broken Locks on Mail Boxes
Mike Hellrung was informed by the mailman that the locks on two of the big boxes are broken. The locks are $15 each. Megan made a motion that the Association purchase and install new locks; Bill seconded. The motion is approved.

There is an unshielded water tank on Performer. Bill will speak to the property owner.
There is an unshielded gas tank on Tres Coronas. Bill will speak to the property owner.

The next board meeting will be held at Mike and Carol Natinsky’s home at 23600 Oscar Road on Monday 29 March 2010.

Respectfully submitted,
Megan Klein
PRAI Secretary

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