Annual Meeting - November 14, 2012

posted Nov 16, 2012, 11:13 AM by Oak Meadow Communications   [ updated Nov 16, 2012, 11:18 AM ]

We had a quorum with 41 lots represented at our Annual Meeting. Check-in and dinner started at 6:00 p.m., and the official meeting started at 6:30 p.m.

Vice President Jesse Olson reviewed the financial report and answered homeowner questions. President Becky Baumbach reviewed the Home Owner Association accomplishments from 2012. This included:

  • the expansion of the playground at the Oak Meadow Park
  • a Progressive Cocktail party
  • a Summer Picnic
  • the development of a Welcome Committee and subsequent brochures, bags and visits
  • the exploration of a sign on Penwall Street
  • the Annual Meeting Dinner event
  • periodic architecture review with Phil Sveum 
  • a garage sale opportunity with Byrnewood  

Board member, Anna Huetter went over the details of the 2012 Progressive Party, and the contents of the Welcome Packet she put together for for new neighbors.

The 2013 Board of Directors were nominated and unanimously elected. They are: 

  • President - Jesse Olson
  • Vice President - Leigh Mills
  • Secretary & Web Updates - Jodie Johnson
  • Welcome Committee -  Anna H.
  • Social Committee - Toya Johnson
  • Architectural Review -  Dan Donovan
  • Treasurer -  Bob Gleisner
  • Webmaster - John Hein

Becky discussed the pending rain gardens for Oak Meadow. These were part of the covenants and to be installed when Coldwell Banker sold their last lot in the development. We will now be proceeding with plan. Becky showed the location of these gardens on a neighborhood map.

One of the homeowners started a discussion on traffic safety in the neighborhood, especially at unmarked intersections like the one at Oak Knoll and Pennwall Street. This neighbor had pursued getting a Stop Sign installed at that intersection, but the city said it did not meet the requirements for a Stop Sign. It was suggested that a neighbor could also look into a Yield Sign. If anyone is interested in pursuing this, the board will do all it can to support the betterment of the neighborhood. Please contact us if we can help.

A survey was distributed to collect Homeowner feedback regarding a second Oak Meadow sign and/or other ways to  brand the neighborhood, the 2013 summer picnic, and future dues. The survey results will be posted on this website soon.

There was a motion to adjourn at 7:25 p.m.