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 February 12, 2015 with all members present. The minutes of the meeting on December 9th, 2014 were reviewed and approved. No additions were made to the agenda which was approved. Tom Micke distributed the financial reports for December 2014 and January 2015. The Board reviewed them and asked some questions, and then approved both reports.
Committee Reports: There was no additional financial information.
Lawn and Maintenance was completed in late fall, but snow removal is still an issue. Our snowfall this season has been very close to the measurement when plowing is required. There were three plowings in January, but the latest snowfall was first icy rain, then snow, followed by very cold nights. Plowing was not indicated and the snow cover seemed better than the icy undercoating. Some neighbors have been shoveling the very scant January snowfalls for neighbors who are not able to do so. Our cutoff point is 1 ½” before plowers come in automatically, and many residents have been sweeping or shoveling off the minor snowfalls. If the plows do the whole development we are looking at a large bill whether the snowfall is at the minimum point or is a number of inches.
The Board will begin in spring to look at options for insurance coverage for the twin homes. These will be deliberated and put before all homeowners at the annual meeting. There may or may not be any savings for the Association.
Old Business: The twinhome at 597 Bonita has been sold, but has not closed at this time.
New Business: Snow removal this season has been spotty. If there has been a question on the amount of snowfall, the Board has been deciding about plowing on the conservative side. Our snowfall last season ended up way over budget.
Compensation for Tom Micke for his work on the financials for the Association was approved for 2015. If an advantage in Association insurance coverage is noted when proposals are received, our by-laws may have to be adjusted. The Board will not act on any on those issues until figures are available and all homeowners can react to them at the annual meeting.
The Board will accept nominations for the Association Board from residents in
spring. The entire Board is up for re-election at the annual meeting in September and residents are encouraged to consider applying for a two-year term.
The next Board meeting will be Thursday April 9, 2015 at 7:00 at 472 Aspen.