Minutes of the
Starlight Mesa Annual Meeting
Board members were all present: Joe Bergen, Joe Varraveto, Christian Jagenberg, Tom Cwik, and Tanya Zimmerman.
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Joe Varraveto.
Joe asked that all ballots be turned in. He also welcomed six new families that have moved in.
Joe Bergen: Discussed issues dealing with deferred maintenance:
What has been accomplished in ’08 in terms of the hillsides, is that a significant portion of the hillside behind the homes on Starlane Drive was covered in mulch. Contrary to common wisdom, mulching of hillsides is highly endorsed by the LAFD, LA County Brush Control and LAFD Forestry division. The benefits of mulch are erosion control, fire control and the elimination of the cost of brush clearance. We will see how the hill responds to winter weather before moving on with this program. If the program is successfully continued, the fire safety improvement for these residents will be significant.
Solar System: Thinks it’s the first one ever manufactured. New system should add an extra month of usage per year.
Plans have been drawn and contractors are bidding on it. It should be funded from reserves and a special assessment. Without bid we cannot say what the assessment will be.
10.Tennis Court: Courts will need re-surfacing in about three years.
Financial Report: Christian Jagenberg: Good news – we are not raising dues for 2009. Our reserves should reach $66,000.00 by next year. Budget was balanced. The only issue is that we have accounts in arrears about $4,000.00 to $5,000.00. This must be solved and collection policies should be enforced. Please contact the management company or any board member.
We then proceeded to a question and answer session. The following were discussed:
New Board members for 2009 were announced: Joe Bergen, Tom Cwik, Muriel Horacek, John Kim and Scott Swanson.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Tanya Zimmerman, Secretary