Ridge Homeowners Association
Craig Sinkel, 641 Marsh Drive, (612) 423-2401
Zelda Malo, 472 Aspen Circle, (763) 972-3710
Jon Holzer, 716 Marsh Drive, (763) 972-4250
Gail Scholl, 542 Marsh Drive, (763) 355-9487
Howard Glas, 596 Marsh Drive, (612) 816-3787
The Marsh Ridge Homeowners Association Board met on March 13, 2014. All Board members were present and Tom Micke joined the Board to present the financial statement for February, 2014. The agenda was amended with additional discussion items and was approved along with the minutes of the January 23, 2014 meeting.
Committee Reports: The February finance statement was distributed and discussed. A large invoice for snow removal wasn’t reflected on the February statement. Our budgeted amount for snow removal for the season is low and for at least another month there may be some plowable snow. The Board noted that additional snow removal was required under mail boxes, around fire hydrants, and in the cul de sacs. Up to date invoices were not available for the February financial statement. The February statement was approved.
A lawn and maintenance issue that remains is the repair and/or replacement of a transformer for the lights at the entrance sign. The target date for completion is April 1 if the snow recedes enough. There were no insurance issues for the agenda. One homeowner had a roof leak, possibly from an ice dam. The roof was checked and snow removed. This address is one of the 4 remaining roofs to be replaced. Another homeowner experienced a furnace shut off due to blockage of the vent by snow. The area of the roof around these vents was shoveled.
New Business: After these two issues occurred, the Board hired a roofing crew to remove snow from roofs where snow was very deep. All but four twin homes had some roof snow removed and will be checked for any visible damage in spring. The crew concentrated on snow removal around all vents in the roof. An empty twin home on Bonita Circle had a broken water pipe followed by some flooding. Our insurance carrier is evaluating the damage.
Two homeowners submitted a report on invasive species that is clogging the run off pond behind Marsh Drive. The Board will study the report and decide on whether to pursue or turn it over to the City.
Other: Water pooling behind homes on Tower Drive will be assessed this spring when snow melts and ground is no longer frozen. The Board will schedule a “walk around” prior to our May meeting to look for winter damage to the exterior of twin homes and lawn damage from snow plowing. Please let any Board member know if you note this type of problem. Also at the May meeting, the Board will make a committee assignment to each of its members. If you have a problem or suggestion on any issue, contact the Board member who handles that committee. The information will be on the web site along with minutes of all meetings.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 596 Marsh Dr.