CALL TO ORDER
& VERIFICATION OF QUORUM
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Jason
Johnson. Also present were Board members Ross Fife, Tom Flenner
(Vice President), Christine Foote (Secretary), and Mark Kramer
(Treasurer), as well as John O'Connor of Pristine Communities,
Inc. Board members Al Holowinski and Dave Watts were absent. President
Johnson noted there was a quorum.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion was made, seconded, and passed unanimously
to approve the minutes of September 14, 2005, as presented. The
minutes will be posted on the website.
An owner brought to the board's attention that dual
speed limits exist along Mount Royal Drive - 25 mph at the north
end and 30 mph at the south end by the park. He had been unsuccessful
in his request to the Town that the speed limit be 25 mph by the
park, or having signs posted stating "slow." Discussion
was held regarding this issue, as well as the plans to install
a traffic control system along Plum Creek Boulevard and Mount
Royal Drive. It was requested that Mr. O'Connor communicate to
the appropriate Town representative the request to post 25 mph
speed limit signs in both directions at the south end of Mount
Mr. O'Connor reviewed key points of the September
2005 financial statements, as follows:
- Income year-to-date $ 96,082 budgeted $ 97,037 actual
- Operating expense year-to-date $ 98,000 budgeted $115,183 actual
- Net operating (loss) year-to-date $ (1,918) budgeted $ (18,146)
Mr. O'Connor noted the major negative variance was
for landscape improvements, and also noted that the deficit should
continue to decrease through year-end with other savings on costs.
Mr. O'Connor also updated the board regarding several
Netafin Project-Mr. O'Connor provided the
board with an overview of the meeting between Duane Farnsworth
of Douglas County Maintenance and Repair (DCMR) and the Utility
Department, and the Utility Department's position regarding Netafin
project issues. Discussion was held and it was requested that
Mr. O'Connor prepare a letter, to be reviewed and approved by
the association's counsel Rich Johnston, and to be mailed by October
20, requesting a meeting of the Board with the Mayor, Town Manager
and Utility Department Director. It was also requested that water
main testing be completed prior to such meeting. The board expressed
the continued desire to fund one-half the cost of this project
in 2005 and one-half in spring 2006.
Plum Creek Boulevard Extension-Mr. O'Connor
reported that the boulevard extension has been paved through to
Crystal Valley Parkway. The access is now being used by residents
living south of the Plum Creek area.
Plum Creek Directory-Discussion was held
regarding a suggestion to include Plum Creek area residents in
the directory, not just those residing in the Master Association
subdivisions. It was requested that Mr. O'Connor provide the names
of the subject subassociation presidents to Diane Jauch for her
to contact directly regarding their interest to be included in
Landscaping & ACC Issues-Mr. O'Connor
responded to questions regarding action about a brown lawn and
status of Architectural Control Committee approval regarding a
deck railing issue.
Master Club HOA Issue-Discussion was held
regarding renters not following the HOA rules and regulations.
It was requested that Mr. O'Connor have Mr. Johnston review this
issue as it relates to the Master Association and provide his
opinion for action, if any, to be taken in this matter. Mr. O'Connor
will have a response for the board at the November meeting.
Waterfall-Mr. O'Connor stated that the waterfall
would remain active until the next extended cold weather period
and then will be turned off and drained for the winter season.
IREA Lunch-Mr. Foss reported that he had
received an invitation to a luncheon hosted by IREA on October
20. It was requested that Mr. Foss attend this luncheon.
Panhandlers-Brief discussion was held regarding
panhandlers located at the Exit 181 traffic light and elsewhere
in the Castle Rock area.
2006 Draft Budget-Mr. O'Connor stated that
a 2006 draft budget, based on the 2005 budget, would be distributed
at the November meeting for the board's review and discussion.
At 7:00 p.m., a motion was made, seconded, and passed
unanimously to adjourn the meeting.
NEXT MEETING-Wednesday, November 9, 2005,
at 6:00 p.m. at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 South Wilcox Street.