Archdale Civic Association

Minutes for 26-May-05 General Meeting

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The Meeting was called to order by President, Carl Hoge at 7:03 with 20 in attendance.

The minutes of the last meeting were read by Joe Wagner, approved by all in attendance.

Linda Galloway presented the Treasurers Report (see attached sheet). She explained the

lack of a March electric bill. Since we had paid $33/month last year, there was a slight

overage and thus the skipped month & the change to $24/month for the remainder of the

year. The vote to accept the report was unanimous.

Old Business:

a) Carl updated, the signs were installed. Within 3 days, 4 stops & the "new"

warning signs were "stolen". The County replaced the signs the next week using

concrete. Carl said that the signs were county property and thus the state would

not barcode. Carl had received an email in opposition of the stop signs. After

some discussion, it was the consensus of the group that the stop signs were

acceptable.

b) Last year 43% paid dues, to date 40.7% pay this year.

c) Carl mentioned that Bob Vietch was the webmaster of the

www.geocities.com/Archdale_Civic/ website. The www.ArchadleNews.com was

deemed not what we want.

d) Block Party/Yard Sale: Aaronette stated that the target time would be July.

Saturday 16-July is the planned Yard Sale. She will be coordinating this effort.

e) Carl stated, that it may appear that we will have some "extra" monies available to

investigate the installation of water at the main entrance. If the water line does

not have to go under the road, it should only cost about $500. Carl was going to

investigate the cost if it needs to go under the road.

f) Paving of roads: Carl informed us that the County official (Mr. Thower) did not

have funds to pave at this time. However, we (Archdale) would be near the top of

the list when they get funds.

g) Code Enforcement:

a. 102 Dorchester Ct (burnt house) – Carl had spoken with Code

Enforcement: Wanting to have this situation rectified. This is still an open

issue.

b. 135 Botany Bay – the container is gone, but now there are 2 boats in the

driveway.

c. 118 Botany Bay – garage doors are still bad, & the vinyl siding has been

partially replaced without permits and now is different colors.

d. 218 Old Dominion – is abandoned. We want to get the bank to maintain

the lawn mowing.

e. 135 Botany Bay – the container is gone, but now there are 2 boats in the

driveway.

f. 118 Botany Bay – garage doors are still bad, & the vinyl siding has been

partially replaced without permits and now is different colors.

g. 218 Old Dominion – is abandoned. We want to get the bank to maintain

the lawn mowing.

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Crime Watch (7:45-7:57):

Norman McDonald updated us on some of the recent crimes that were reported in

the newsletter. We have 2 new Crime Watch signs that have been installed. Norman has

researched the cost of more signs and discovered that different signs are available

cheaper around $35/sign. The new "Ray Nash" signs are $48/sign. Norman would like

to have 12 signs to be distributed around the neighborhood. Norman asked for $600 to be

used to get the signs & some printed material for the block capitans. Ed Davis mentioned

that the tax laws do not allow the purchase of "Crime Watch" stuff in order to maintain

"not-for-profit" status. Thus, Carl made the motion to "set aside" the $600 for Crime

Watch. This was approved by all in attendance, no opposition voiced.

New Business (7:57):

a) Carl announced that "Lawns by Design" will not be mowing after 31-May-05.

Lightning Grounds Maintenance owned by David Furguson will be taking over in

June. The cost was slightly more per month, but it was considered a much better

value for the total services that we would receive. Carl told Linda to only pay

Lawns by Design for 2/3 of the May bill due to only mowing 2 times.

b) Carl mentioned that the flowers need replacing at the main entrance. This

prompted Kris Herold to volunteer her services to help in the upkeep of the main

area. It was decided that Saturday 11-Jun at 9:00 there will be a Boulevard

cleanup day and put out new pine straw. It was decided that there would be 150

bales delivered that morning for distribution.

c) Carl thanked John Bowling for painting the Archdale sign at the main entrance.

Joe Wagner will be gathering more information concerning the repair and upkeep

of the street signs.

d) Carl mentioned that the Dorchester Corridor Coalition of Neighborhoods (DCCN)

would like us to support the new zoning ordinance for the Ashley River corridor.

They are afraid more homes west of the Ashley will put even more traffic on

Dorchester Road.

e) Carl mentioned that the Kings Grant community would like as much help as

possible in the defense of the covenants.

f) Jackie O’Riley volunteered to take over the remaining portion of Josh Petersen’s

board position. All in attendance approved.

g) Yard waste pickup: It was noted that the Suburban Company has been delinquent

in yard waste pickup this spring. Carl stated for anyone having problems to call

Suburban in order to get it documented.

h) Carl reviewed some of the other miscellaneous emails that he has received over

the past 2 months.

i) Ed Davis mentioned that the ARFD board elections will be on the 3rd Thursday of

June.

j) Len Christakos asked if there would be any changes at Waverly Place since there

has been a change in management, such as paying dues or change in grounds

upkeep.

Next General meeting will be August 25, 2005, 7pm at the Fire Dept.

Next board meeting will be Monday, June 20 at 7pm at Carl’s.

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The meeting was adjourned at 8:40

Attendees:

Carl Hoge President

Ted Hucks 2nd VP

Joe Wagner Secretary

Linda Galloway Treasurer

Len Christakos Board Member

Norman McDonald Board Member

Aaronette Stinson Board Member

Ed Davis

Bob Veitch

Jennifer Wallis

Fred Falmey ? | Sign in sheet was illegible

Marita ? Falmey | Sign in sheet was illegible

Heather Hester

Richard Reser

Carolyn Reser

Jackie O’Riley New Board Member !

Angela Smith

Brian Berthelotte ? | Sign in sheet was illegible

Kris Herold

Anna Musolf