ACA General Membership Meeting
March 26, 2009
The meeting opened at 7:00 pm as scheduled with a Quorum
present including 7 of 10 Board Members [Eric Zinc, Norman McDonald, Robert
Veitch, John Frutchey, Jackie O'Riley, Jennifer Wallace and Charles Ramsey]
for a total meeting population of 14.
The minutes from the December 2008 meeting were not
availbale due to the Secretary's absence.
The Treasurer's Report was accepted as
The return rate of paid Assessment Notices discussed as
were delinquent assessments, with specific emphasis on property liens and
letters of warning in the Past Due Notices that will go out in
approximately 14 days.
Deputy Gombar of the Dorchester County Sheriff's
Department spoke briefly on Crime Watch and explained that Capt. Decker is in
charge of Dorchester County Sheriff's Community Services, a department
which includes Crime Watch headed by Lt William Bense as County
Coordinator. Both can be reached at telephone number 832-0300 and
asking for them by name.
Deputy Gombar handed out Crime Watch Complaint Forms to
all in attendance. These can be filled out and either Fax'd or mailed
to the Sheriff's Office attention to bring incidents to their attention
not requiring a urgent response, but requires awareness. A discussion ensued with Deputy Gombar answering questions from
those in the audience on numerous incidents and potential enforcement
Under Old Business, the repaired Archdale Entrance
sign was dicussed as were the past installation of the 2009 Board
The topic of installing new Street Name Signs was
discussed. At the County's request, needed intersection signs were ordered
in April 2008. However, recent correspondence indicates a new [County]
stance that they will not replace signs that were originally installed by
developers, even if they do not conform to current standards of reflective white
lettering on a green field. Archdale's 35 year-old-signs are not
reflective and difficult to see at night and this contributes to delayed
arrivals of First Responders to 911 calls. This subject will be revisited
at the next General Meeting once a final decision from the County is announced
and realistic prices can be identified.
It was announced that the next General Meeting would be
conducted on June 25th, 2009.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.