Ridge Homeowners Association
Craig Sinkel, 641 Marsh Drive, (612) 423-2401
Zelda Malo, 472 Aspen Circle, (763) 972-3710
Jon Holzer, 716 Marsh Drive, (701) 866-8217
Gail Scholl, 542 Marsh Drive, (763) 355-9487
Howard Glas, 596 Marsh Drive, (612) 816-3787
The Marsh Ridge Homeowners Board met on November 11, 2014.
All members were present. However, Tom Micke was unable to attend or bring the financial statements for October. The minutes of September 11th and the annual meeting September18th were reviewed and then approved.
Committee Reports: Finance and budget for 2015 will be reviewed and voted on at the December meeting. Leaf removal and trimming were completed in the first week of November. The snow arrived shortly thereafter. Driveways are always plowed before walks are shoveled. Our contract states that City streets must be completely plowed before driveways are plowed. Otherwise the end of the driveways at the street would develop a ridge of snow, especially in the cul de sacs. Due to the cold temperatures the snow was icy as well. A few homeowners had difficulty getting out of their driveways when City roads were still being plowed to their full width.
The roof committee has postponed the final roofing job until next spring. There is no further report on our insurance coverage at this time. In 2015 the Board will begin an investigation to reduce the Association’s insurance premiums which may require a change in our by-laws.
Old Business: The insurance claim for 643 Bonita is closed and the twin home has been occupied by a new resident. The repair projects slated for 2014 have been completed. The annual filing with the State for Marsh Ridge Homeowners Association was completed on September 11, 2014.
New Business: The Board has requested a proposal from Trebil Foundation Systems to correct basement water issues and drainage issues at a twin home on Bonita. No quote has been received at this time, but work would have to be delayed until spring.
A bid was received by the Board for an outside audit of the Association finances. An audit could cost between $3500 and $5000 as the books would be audited from the early 2000’s when the Association was established. Those at the annual meeting in September discussed this issue and voted to keep the audit in house, but asked the Board to investigate the cost of an ouside audit.
A meeting of our plowing contractor and some members of the Board will discuss snow removal. This will include the area under mail boxes and around fire hydrants. We also want to avoid the piles of snow in the cul de sacs and the cost involved in removing this snow.
The next Board meeting will be Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 641 Marsh Drive. Please note this meeting will be at 6:30 pm.