Attending: Jim & Paulette
Sabo (1), Margie & Mike Skidmore (18), Janet & George Epps (29),
Paulette & Al Berg (61), Mary Ann & Ken Nagle (53), Rick & Jett
Shupe (126), Nan & Keith Wampler (73), Art & Denise Buckner (2), Larry
Uhl (32), Patty & Brian McHenry (26 & 27), Carl & Lissa Wissing
(25), Paul Manana (19), Bob Sorensen (28), Todd & Norma Schultz (4), Pat
Jeppesen (65), Lois & Harvey Powers (67), Margaret Stephenson (91), David
Butler (71), Bill Powell (62, 63 & 64),Ray & Keri Merritt (24), Scott
& Myra Murray (21), Michael Ortiz (59), Bill & Jean McCall (49), Richie
& RoseAnn Heycock (57), Britt & Lisa Vitalone (8). Proxies were
received from: Don Holliday, Kathleen & Charlie Fisher, Boardy Taylor, Jay
Stephens, Bill Iles, Kyle Parshall, Rick Stevens, Dave Hunt, Barbara Dougherty,
and Edward Johnson.
Chairman Bill McCall called the
meeting to order at . Property
owners and board members introduced themselves.
Bill McCall asked for nominations
from the floor for two vacancies on the board. Three people had indicated their
interest in serving: Denise Buckner, Rick Shupe and Jay Stephens.† There were no further nominations and ballots
were marked and collected for counting.
Bill McCall covered the following
areas of concern and provided the action taken by the board.
Unsightly messes, burning debris and large limbs
being left on property: No burning bans exist in MecklenburgCounty, but the Architectural
Control Committee (ACC) adopted a no burning of debris by property
owners/builders as part of the new policy for new building.
Well tanks at front: Request from an owner that the
tanks be painted. Bill McCall submitted a proposal to paint the tanks to
Andy Nash, Fox Run Water Company and had several conversations about the
timing of the painting.
Architectural Control Committee: Guideline updated by
Dave Butler and committee.
Trailer Lot: Please ID your
trailers and other equipment in the trailer lot.
Dog problems: Owners are asked to be more mindful of
having dogs leashed.
Common Boat Slip area: This area has its own
association and there is some interest from the owner in having MPOA
assume control over this area. Rick Shupe & Bill McCall are working on
Deer issue: E-mail sent to everyone concerning having
a private hunt club, using bow and arrow to hunt in Merrymount. A great
deal of conversation ensued, with questions of safety and insurance
concerns. The consensus of the attendees and e-mail responses indicates a
deer hunt will not occur.
Guidelines for New Property Owners: Updated by the
ACC and on the web site.
Owner not following ACC guidelines: An issue of a
shed being constructed differently than what was submitted and approved by
the ACC was rectified after owner was notified to comply with guidelines. †††
Annual dues: All notified owners have paid their
annual dues except for one case where a lot was sold and the new owner
hasnít been located. Work continues on getting a late fee from AllianceBuilding.
Old Merrymount sign:†
Sign is Tanglewood Realty sign but it reflects badly on Merrymount.
†Larry Uhl will take the sign down.
Audit of financial records: Contacted local CPA who
indicated a true audit would be too expensive and suggested that a
non-board member review the records. This review was done by Al Muir.
DSL in Merrymount: DSL is available on a temporary limited
basis for 12-20 hook-ups effective immediately. BuggsIsland needs easement to
access lines & equipment within Merrymount which should not be a
problem. ContactBuggsIsland by phone or visit the
Customer Service office at Bracey for hook-up information. †††
Hawtree Pot Hole: Ken Nagle indicated a water main
break several months ago resulted in the road being dug up. The job to
repair the section is a small job and efforts continue with Fox Run Water
to repair the pot hole.
Fox Run Water Company:† Air in the line and poor pressure,
especially during the weekends area result of only 25 % use of capacity
(not enough water being drawn). Efforts will continue to have other water
Water Skiing on Hawtree Creek: MPOA has no
jurisdiction of the creek. MecklenburgCounty controls designation of
ďno wake zoneĒ and previous efforts have been ineffective due to fishermen
needing to get from creek to lake.
Theft: Ray Merritt reported the $1000 loss of fishing
gear from his boat. Larry Uhl reported seeing spot lighting of docks and
house at night during this past week.
Pavilion: Larry Uhl reported that a previous survey
supported a pavilion and that it would bring the community together for
social events. Scott Murray drew plans for the common area, starting with
a pavilion (available on web site). The plan includes doing as much of the
work as we could ourselves. The concrete slab has been done professionally
and volunteers are needed for the roof and finishing the pavilion. †
Hydrilla: Spraying of the creek only has been
done by Professional Lake Management (PLM) on May 31st†††† †with use of time-release (Sonar) fluridone,
designed to work over an extended period of time. If you paid for Aquatic
Nuisance Pest Control (ANPC) and live in the creek (lots 1-57), Ken Nagle
is working on getting a refund. Those with lots of the main lake will not
get a refund because PLM didnít treat the main lake.†
NC Boat Dock: The creek was treated for hydrilla by
PLM due to having the boat dock in the creek. If funding is available, a large
fishing area in the dirt ramp area is planned by North
Patty McHenry gave the annual
Checking account:††††††† $††††††††† 3,120.29
Money fund account:† $††††††††