Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
Callender Lake Property Owners Improvement Association
Saturday, December 8, 2018
The CLPOIA Board meeting was called to order by President Rusty Rowe at 1:00PM in the Callender Lake Community Center with 27 guests in attendance.
The invocation was given by Mr. Rusty Rowe. All attendees voiced the Pledge of Allegiance.
Board Members Attendance – Eight board members were present. One board member had an excused absence.
Approval of Agenda – Secretary Trisha Kirkes made a motion to accept the agenda as published. It was seconded by Director Jeff Smith. With no further discussion the vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.
President’s Report: Mr. Rowe stated that he wanted to thank those in the community. I know there is a lot of excitement with Christmas fast approaching and everyone is also excited about the lights and decorations. I also enjoy the new dumpster area and want to thank all the committees in overseeing this project get completed. Most importantly I would like to thank all of those in the community that donated money in support of this project. Again, I would like to thanks the Recreation and Resale committees for a job well done. They could not have done it without the community involvement.
Vice President’s Report: Vice-President Alisa Monroe stated No Report
Secretary’s Report: Ms. Kirkes stated that the minutes from the November 2018 Board meeting were circulated via email and published on the website with copies also available in the office. If there are no changes or corrections, I move that these minutes be accepted and filed for record. The motion was seconded by Ms. Monroe. Mr. Rowe asked if there was any discussion. With there being no further discussion. Motion passed unanimously.
Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Mark Swoverland reported that we have expanded description of the expenditures to be more complete. So, you can better understand how your money is being spent. Again, if you have and questions or suggestions please feel free to let me know. If you recall at the last board meeting, we approved the conversion to go to a calendar year budget instead of a physical year budget. The physical year has been August 31st and doesn’t coincide with are tax year or our revenue and expenditures. Typically, what we end up seeing is we do our budget to August for the year. Then people wonder why we have all this money left. We still have four months we have to pay for and to hopefully keep money back for emergency funds. I was able to get with our CPA to send us an engagement letter to get us on a calendar year budget. I make a motion to pay our CPA the $1500.00 to make this conversion. It was seconded by Ms. Kirkes. Mr. Rowe asked if there was any discussion. Mr. Rowe stated that this is a one-time fee. Ms. Monroe stated just to confirm that this is coming out of our professional services budget already approved and Mr. Swoverland answered yes. Mr. Smith asked then that will change the physical year to begin on January 1st thru December 31st. Mr. Swoverland answered yes. Mr. Smith then how would we reconcile the last 4 months. Mr. Swoverland stated that he would be creating a stub period budget. That way the current budget won’t get changed. Then we will be on a 12 month January thru December budget. Mr. Rowe called for a vote and the motion passed unanimously.
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Recreation: Director Rulaine Harris stated that we would like to thank everyone who helped with the Christmas Dinner. We had a great turn out. The recreation committee would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. End of report.
Public Areas: Mr. Smith stated no report.
Community Center: Ms. Kirkes stated that the community center is looking very festive for the holidays. We would like to thank everyone that helped decorate for this holiday season. End of report.
Beautification: Ms. Kirkes stated no report
Roads: Ms Harris stated no report.
Architectural Control: Mr. Rowe reported the ACC met on December 1, 2018. One permit was presented and approved. The committee reviewed multiple ongoing violations. Mr. Rowe reminded the community that no loose dogs are permitted in our community. Please fence in your animals.
Publicity: Ms. Kirkes stated no report.
Audit: Ms. Monroe stated that we are still actively looking for a chairman if anyone is interested in volunteering.
Security and Fire: Director David Campbell reported the following:
3 bids for 10 Law enforcement quality cameras, 4k DVD w/3 terabyte memory capacity with internet accessibility was obtained by the security committee:
Bid is for electrical work and equipment only. Installation will be done by a volunteer labor.
Mr. Campbell made a motion to accept the bid from Backstreet for the 10k to purchase the 10-camera system. It was seconded by Ms. Harris. Mr. Rowe asked for discussion.
Ms. Monroe wanted to confirm that this is already in the security budget. Mr. Campbell stated that with reducing the security to warm weather months this will allow us to make the purchase of the cameras. These cameras will help us 24/7 and 365 days a year. Law Enforcement will have access to our cameras.
Guest asked where are the cameras going to be? They will be at the gate, boat launch, and dumpster area. Public areas only.
Guest asked if there would be a camera at the boat storage area since we will be using that area? Not at this time.
Guest asked how much storage of the recordings and are we paying for the storage? It will be stored and uploaded to the cloud. We have plenty of storage and we are good to go with that.
Guest stated that I am new to this community and I wouldn’t mind having cameras pointed at my house.
Guest asked if we are posting signs that state this area under constant surveillance? Not at this time.
Mr. Rowe stated we have a motion on the floor to accept the bid for the cameras. He then called for a vote. The motion passed unanimously.
Approximately, 14 grams of meth, syringes and scales found near the children’s park on Thanksgiving Day. It is believed the security guard was driving through the area and the property was dumped in haste. A resident found the paraphernalia and called the VZCS office.
Loose dog issue 200 block of Holly Glen. 1 dog was shot and killed by a neighbor who believed the dog was danger to his children VZCS office was contacted. ACC is aware of the issue.
End of report.
Fish and Wildlife: Director Matt Palazzetti stated no report.
Sanitation: Mr. Palazzetti stated that he would like to thank all of those that worked and donated to get the resurfacing of the dumpster area. I drove by there and it looks awesome. Again. I would like to thank the Public Areas, Recreation, Resale and Sanitation committees for helping get this project completed. This has been a long process and would also like to thank the past board as well. The bulk dumpster will be here December 26th thru the 28th. End of report.
Nominating: Ms. Monroe stated no report.
Resale: Ms. Harris reported that after many months of discussions, planning and hours of
hard work, the long awaited proposed paving project became a reality. November 26, Boyce Asphalt graded, resurfaced, rolled and compacted the dumpster area with recycled asphalt, out to Timber Grove. Thanks to everyone who participated in either the Silent Auction or
shopping at the Resale Shop. Proceeds from both made this project possible.
The Resale Shop volunteers wish all residents of Callender Lake Happy Holidays, a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring many blessings to all. End of report.
Library: Mr. Smith stated no report.
Dam: Mr. Palazzetti stated that we’ve postponed the monthly inspection due to weather.
AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS
Boat Storage: Mr. Rowe stated that Ken Petty and committee continue to clean up that area.
Restrictions: Mr. Rowe stated no report.
Legal: Mr. Rowe stated no report.
Financial Committee: Mr. Swoverland stated no report.
- Security Fines.
Mr. Campbell stated that the security committee has developed a fine policy for trespassing, tampering with the gate, speeding, tailgating and illegal dumping. This policy has been sent to our attorney for review.
- Cameras were addressed during the security report
QUESTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Guest stated he was there during the discussion about the barrier not being completed due to weather. Guest stated that he isn’t happy with the barrier. My question is why the barrier is there in the first place? The barrier was put there to keep the boat launch area safer.
- Guest asked if the new barrier creates an obstruction according to TCEQ? No, but it doesn’t hurt to check with them next time they come out.
- Guest asked if we are going to fix the potholes in the area? Swoverland stated that the normal maintenance will continue. We just don’t have the funds to complete any major repairs.
- Guest stated that she has a pothole at the end of my driveway at the corner of Callender Lake and Island Drive. It was stated that we will share your information with the Roads Committee.
- Guest asked was there any resolution to the intentional damage to the gate? We have filed a claim with the insurance company and haven’t received a check yet.
- Guest asked if there was a plan for the fine structure yet? Not at this time.
- Guest stated that she appreciates the barriers. There was always trash and ruts destroying the shore line.
- Guest stated that we have a huge problem with drugs in our community. Is there anything we do about the drug dealers’ business in our community? Unfortunately, they don’t advertise their business and our hands are tied.
- Campbell stated that our strategy is to make contact the sheriff’s office if you see something suspicious. If we can get a deputy to roll through our neighborhood, I believe that will help. Again, if you don’t document it, it doesn’t happen. Guest stated that she fills out incident reports. Please call the sheriff’s office as well.
- Guest stated that you need to call the Sheriff’s office and get a report number so we have the documentation.
- Guest asked how many cameras? There are 10 cameras.
- Guest asked since we fill up the bulk dumpster so quickly has there been any thought to getting another dumpster? That has not been approached by the sanitation committee.
- Guest asked if there is any way we could put the procedures in the Lakeline’s? Agreed and that is a good idea.
- Guest stated that if we have suspicious activity to take down license plates numbers and report it to the Henderson County Sheriff’s office.
- Guest stated that he appreciates the cameras but we need to get more lighting in the dumpster area.
- Guest stated that we need to get everyone in the community to report things they see in our community.
- Guest stated that if everyone would post on the Next-Door app would also help.
- Guest stated that she had a fire issue and she didn’t open up the flue on her fireplace. It took over 30 minutes for the fire department to show up. We don’t have any power to get them here any quicker.
- Guest stated that he was told when he moved out here if he called 911 to make sure you state your in Van Zandt County. Is that still the case? Guest answered yes and it is on our website to state that you are in Van Zandt county when you call 911.
- Guest asked if there is a policy in place for bringing trash inside our community? Yes, and it isn’t allowed.
- Guest stated that he has seen people at the boat launch area and hasn’t seen any problem. Why are we taking things away from those in our community? We aren’t taking things away we are simply keeping vehicles from parking there. We have done a lot to make things more accessible to those off water.
- Guest asked if there is anyway to widen the narrow access at the children’s park? We haven’t looked at that but will see what can be done.
- Kirkes stated that the office will be closed the Thursday and Saturday following Christmas. Salina will be on vacation that week. The office will reopen on January 3rd, 2019.
- Guest stated that he is getting double billed and does he need to address that at the office? Yes, you need to get with the office about that.
There being no further business before the Board, Mr. Campbell made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Ms. Monroe, voted on unanimously, and the meeting was adjourned at 1:56p.m.