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
May 1, 2016
The Marsh Ridge Homeowners Association Board met in special session on Sunday, May 1, 2016. All Board members were present. Discussion and a vote to accept an estimate to repair or replace pipes and sprinkler heads was the single issue on the agenda.
Gail Scholl asked to add a second item to the agenda; our web site and web domain name are due for renewal.
The sprinkler system and all heads were inspected by our lawn maintenance contractor prior to activating the sprinkler system. A large number of heads were damaged or not operating properly. Some of the inground pipes were leaking and adequate pressure to all areas was not being achieved. The Board had copies of the estimate from Jenco and discussed the issue. The total to complete all repair was $6868.00. There was a deduction of $1740.00 if non-critical heads were not done at this time. After discussion of all the capital projects that must be done this summer, the Board decided to accept the estimate and not take the deduction. In accepting this estimate, the Board also voted to use some of the reserves to complete this project.
The scheduled spring walk through will be held on May 4 by the Board. At that time a list of further maintenance and repair needs will be generated and Capital Improvement funds will be utilized accordingly.
Driveway aprons, wood post painting, loose shutters and some miscellaneous items are the main repairs each summer. The Board will try to replace with pavers only the worst of the black edging. This project was started last summer. The Board will ask for a bid on this project and also the bid for top dressing with wood chips the trees throughout the development.
Our website yearly renewal and domain name renewal is due at this time. The Board voted to renew both.
The yearly walk through of twin home properties in Marsh Ridge took place on May 4, 2016. Present were Craig Sinkel, Howard Glas, Gail Scholl and Jon Holzer. All properties were checked front and back for driveway aprons in need of leveling, deck and front wood posts that need painting, loose shutters, black plastic edging around rocked areas that has heaved or been damaged. Some homeowners had e-mailed Board members about other issues.
The Board noted many vents/intakes on the rear of twinhomes that were clogged with dust. This is not the responsibility of the Association but is the homeowners’ responsibility to clean.
Due to the sprinkler system repair and replacement of heads, the Board hoped to keep other repairs within budget. A list of needed repairs was generated and e-mailed to all Board members. The Board will get bids on some repair items and homeowners will be notified before major repair is scheduled. Painting and shutter repair will be done as contractors are available and weather permits throughout the summer.