May 23, 2013

The May 23, 2013 general membership meeting of the Pine Brook Hills Homeowners’ Association was held at the Community Center, Station One. The business meeting was preceded by a potluck dinner and presentation by Dr. Sue Hirschfeld. Dr. Hirschfeld is a volunteer naturalist with the Boulder County Open Space and spoke on geology and rocks in this region as well as geologic events world wide.

HOA officers in attendance included President Dave Davies, Member-Large Bill Alexander, and Secretary Tom Mann.

At approximately 7:00 pm the business meeting was called to order by HOA president Dave Davies. Reading and approval of the prior membership meeting minutes was waived.

Motion to approve Meghan Miller as HOA Secretary

In light of Secretary Tom Mann’s resignation, Dave introduced Meghan Miller who has agreed to serve out Tom’s remaining term.

A motion was made, seconded and adopted by voice vote unanimously by those present to approve Meghan as Secretary

Roads Committee Update

Co-chair Steve Schaefer provided an update as to the status of the road maintenance issue for all Boulder County subdivisions. Steve indicated that a Public Improvement District will likely be on the November ballot. If not passed, the commissioners will probably implement a Local Improvement District measure which does not need approval of the county electorate. Steve also stated that a county-wide subdivision working group has been formed and is working to explore various options.

Update on Beetlebusters

Chair Jo Davies noted that there have been 25 inspections to date, six yielding evidence of mountain pine beetles and the remainder showing ips beetles. She encouraged residents needing tree inspections to contact her.

Bill indicated that money continues to be available for mitigation. A question and answer period followed.

Fire Department Report

Fire Department/HOA liaison Allen Saville reported that the recent garage sale benefiting the fire department resulted in a profit in excess of $30,000. This will go toward the purchase of two fire engines on order and scheduled for delivery in August.

Allen stated that ten more medical responders have now been certified. Last year there were 200 calls to the fire department, approximately one third of which were medical related. In addition, about half of the fire volunteers are now medically trained

Lastly, Allen asked those interested in joining the Third Arm to contact him.

Treasurer’s Report

Dave reported that to date, annual dues have been received from only 130 residents. Homeowners are encouraged to send in their voluntary donations as soon as possible.

Meeting Adjournment

At approximately 8:30 pm a motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to adjourn the business meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Tom Mann