Meeting was chaired by Gerry Lee and began at 7:05 pm. Gerry welcomed
attendees, which was followed by self-introductions.
the Annual Meeting held February 2, 2006 were approved, as posted on the KC2
Gerry Lee, President, reviewed the projects completed in
Association contingency fund was established in 2006 for use by future
Boards on major projects, such as road repaving. $2,500 of reserves was
placed in a Certificate of Deposit. The intention is to add annually to
the CD an amount of ten percent of Income, or approximately $885.
control project was made available to all KC2 residents.
Website was moved to the Orion Township Library, resulting in an annual
savings of $179.
Checking Account was moved to Comerica Bank.
sealing of KC2 roads occurred in early November 2006.
A reduced sprinkler
irrigation fee, paid by each resident, was negotiated again in 2006 for
social programs occurred throughout the year, including “Earth Day”, a
new activity added in 2006.
Jack Niemi, Vice President, reviewed the Architectural Control
standards of KC2 regarding home extensions and paint codes. Also reviewed:
selection of roof shingles to assure neighborhood aesthetics was
removal of lawn trees having 4” or greater diameters requires Township
2006, reminder letters were mailed to residents on the preservation of KC2’s
common park properties.
Ross Ensign, Treasurer, reported on the 2006 expenses and
projected 2007 budget:
package detailing all of last years expenses and an outline of 2007
projected expenses was provided to all attendees.
available reserves at yearend 2006 were $1,405.87 lower than year end
2005. Excluding the CD, the current cash balance is $227.86. Based on
projected 2007 budget, expenses will exceed income.
expenses for activities were reduced 37%, insurance costs were lower than
budgeted, and savings resulted from moving the website. There was only
one snow plowing expense of $150 during 2006. The major expenses of 2006
a) Road crack sealing performed by Spartan
Sealing Co. at a cost of $3,200. This included any follow-up repair in Spring
2007. At that time Spartan will provide an estimate for street sealing, now
estimated at $4,500.
The annual Beach Dues increased by 12.5% from 2005 to $4,500.
Discussion of a possible dues increase
ensued. One option for 2007 discussed was no street sealing and no dues
increase, coupled with reduced spending on activities and no contribution to
the newly established contingency fund. The merits of street sealing, cosmetic
appearance with some preventative maintenance, were discussed. Gerry mentioned
that the 2007 Budget has not yet been approved by the Board. Discussion was
curtailed until New Business.
Dennis Witmer, Secretary recognized residents for their
involvement in leading activities, and others for their services to KC2
over the past year.
Mike Mansour, Director reported that the county road
inspector made an inspection of our catch basins in October and found
three basins in need of repair. In Spring 2007 or early summer, the County
will repair two catch basins on Canoe Circle and one on PineHarbor. Mike thanked KC2 residents that
donated books sent to children for the Montenegro project.
Phil Krause, Beach Representative, reported on the Beach Association:
boats and trailers were increased to $10.
beautification and beach safety/security continue as Beach Association
In George Sinnott’s absence, his report was
read by Ross Ensign. In 2006 George redesigned the website, making it easier to
maintain. He added several features and links to other sites. George requested
photographs of KC2 activities for posting.
Board Nominations for 2007. Each Board assignment was individually
voted upon as follows:
Gerry Lee was reelected as President
was elected Vice President. Jack Niemi withdrew his name from
was reelected as Treasurer.
Witmer was reelected as Secretary
was reelected as Director
was reelected as Beach Representative
Sinnott was reelected as Webmaster
Boyd was elected as Chairperson of the Activities Committee
Thurber was elected as Chairperson of the Architectural Control
Dues Increase. The discussion of road sealing and a
possible dues increase continued. Road sealing will be a two-day project,
closing half of KC2 at a time to allow for sealing and drying. The extra
time is a precaution to prevent vehicles from tracking the black sealant
unto our concrete driveways. Gerry Lee mentioned that the annual dues of
$125 have not been increased in the last ten years. Randy Gower stated
that the dues were $100 when the Association began in 1992. Several
motions were passed:
meeting attendees voted 8-1 to proceed with the road sealing project.
members voted 4-1, approving the road sealing project.
was approved by the Board to increase the dues by $25 per year for three
years to offset the cost of street sealing.
additional discussion with all present, the Board voted 3-1 with one
abstainer to raise the dues by $25 per year indefinitely.
2007 Activities. Jack led a discussion of some possible
KC2 activities, such as:
activity that did not include dinner to appeal to more residents
Rally and social, where participants had to document assigned challenges
within a time period. (An adult scavenger hunt)
at Tigers game
Homeowners Covenants do not expire this year, however they can now be
amended with a two-thirds vote of association members.
Outdoor Lighting has presented a proposal to install residential light
posts at $255 per installation. The solar paneled unit costs about $24
per year to operate. Ross will distribute additional information for
review by residents and the Board.
Thurber inquired about the availability of wood chips for the walkway
leading to the common area, Cedar Park East. Mark will contact Elle
Bernier, who obtained free chips from the County in previous years. A
project will be set up to spread the chips.
the common area and replacing the picnic table were discussed briefly.