R.Spitler Called meeting to order at 9:00 am.Those attending were ; J., K.,R.,J. Dunson, J.Applegate, H. & E. Hamilton, B. & C. Grefenstette, R. Cosey, P. Decker, Bo Spitler, H. Rouse, E. & L. Neal, C. Olsen, Jay Walker, John Walker, R. & B. Spitler.
Minutes of 2009 meeting read and approved.Treasurers report and future anticipated expenses reviewed and approved.
R. Spitler thanked all who have volunteered their time to improve the facilities. Specifically;Jay Walker, B. Spitler and E.Neal for grass mowing,Jeff Dunson for filling potholes with gravel, and someone who removed two pine trees leaning over entrance road.
Work was postponed due to receipt of bids to improve roads.Committee formed from May Board of Directors meeting recommended minimum improvements until more money available.Area near Hamiltons with pot holes and entrance road were recommended to be covered with “crush and run”.However since May meeting all dues have been paid and more money was available.All previously received quotes recommended crowning the road for better drainage.That cost was $100 / hr. and it was estimated to take 10 hours to complete.Since it was estimated that less gravel would be required if roads were crowned it was decided to crown the roads and add gravel as needed.J. Applegate made the motion and was seconded by Lee Ann Neal.R.Spitler to contact contractor.Jay Walkers road has not been improved and will be included although it was not in original estimate.
The three trees leaning over pavilion were removed at a cost of $600.
The 2010-2011 budget was presented and approximately $1000 are in fixed costs with the remaining being used for the roads.Historical costs have been about $2300.Since RECON is operated only to recover expenses, the Board of Directors could vote to reduce yearly dues.J.Applegate suggested retaining any accumulation of funds to cover future inflation.
C.Olsen suggested something needed to be done to reduce speed of vehicles on RECON roads.E. Neal to provide two additional large 15 mph signs to be placed.
Due to the untimely passing of Noble Dunson on 6-24-2010, the family has request a few minutes to remember Noble at the potluck dinner tonight.
A proposal at the May Board of directors meeting was to amend By-Laws to prevent renting by lot owners and amending Restrictions to prohibit operation of a business.Since Hideaway Subdivision is zoned R-2 which restricts operation of a business except by special permit, R. Spitler recommended that our restrictions not be changed.A vote was held on both items with the following results;
By-Law Article 4; Section 4
In Favor-10 Opposed-18
Therefore both proposals were defeated.
The vote for renting was opposed not due to an acceptance of renting, but rather the language that it was presented.C.Olsen made a new motion for Article 4; Section 4 that stated“ No property in Hideaway Subdivision (RECON) may be leased or rented.”The motion was seconded by B. Grefenstette(Hamiltion).Motion was passed.Since stockholders must be informed and vote to approve motion, a special stockholders meeting will be held onSept. 4, 2010 at 9:00 am to vote on the proposed change.
Discussion was held regarding status of non-land owners and their ability to become members of the Board of Directors or officers in RECON.R.Spitler stated that he was unsure of how this was to be handled, but would ask at Mecklenburg County offices for direction.Criteria that is now used is county tax records.
Elections were held for RECON officers with the following results;
Motion made by John Walker to adjorn meeting at 10:15 am.Motion seconded by Jay Walker.