2018 AGM Meeting Minutes

Glenmore Woods AGM, March 5, 2018

Glenmore Woods Home Owners Association meeting was held on March 5, 2018 at 7:00pm . The meeting was at the Mariani offices at 900 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. The meeting lasted 90 minutes. The minutes from the meeting follow.

Glenmore Woods Homeowners Association
Annual General Meeting
900 North Shore Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Monday, March 5, 2018

Agenda

  • Lake County Forest Preserve
    • Matthew Ueltzen, Restoration Ecologist
    • Preservation Foundation President, Rebekah Snyder
  • Minutes for 2016 AGM approval - Joe Sturonas
  • Native Restoration Status- Joe Sturonas
  • Hazardous tree removal in common area status - J.V. Proesel
  • LCFP tree clearing status - Sarah McMaster
  • Board members: Re-election - Joe Sturonas
    • Sue Ebert
    • Roy Ladd
    • Joe Sturonas
  • Review Budget for 2018 - Joe Sturonas
  • Assessment increase for March 2018 - Joe Sturonas
  • Investment strategy for reserve fund - J.V. Proesel
  • Stocking ponds with fish update - Sarah McMaster
  • Proposals for projects in 2019 - All
  • Open forum - All
  • Date for the next meeting - All

Board Members: Sue Ebert, J.V. Proesel, Roy Ladd, Martin Caldwell, Joe Sturonas
Property Manager: Sarah McMaster
Guests: Anne Maine, Rebekah Snyder, Matthew Ueltzen

  • Lake County Forest Preserve
    • Matthew Ueltzen, Restoration Ecologist
    • Preservation Foundation President, Rebekah Snyder
    • Anne Maine, Lake County Forest Preserve President

Anne, Rebekah and Matt described the pilot project they are working on to eradicate buckthorn completely, not only on Lake County Forest Preserve property, but on private property as well. The pilot area includes I-94 to Rt. 176 to Waukegan Road to Rt. 60. 640 acres of Buckthorn still exist, on private property as all of the buckthorn in the pilot area on Lake County Forest Preserve property has been cleared. Now they are looking to partner with private property owners to continue the buckthorn eradication.

  • Minutes for 2016 AGM approval - Joe Sturonas

J.V. motion to approve the minutes, sue seconds, all approved.

  • Native Restoration Status- Joe Sturonas

Finishing up the initial clearing of area 1, which is 2.5 acres. There will be 4 stewardships on area 1 this summer, along with a controlled burn in the fall. There will be 3 stewardships in Areas 2 and 3 this summer.

  • Hazardous tree removal in common area status - J.V. Proesel

Woody’s completed the hazardous tree removal. Only received positive feedback after the felled trees were removed.

  • LCFP tree clearing status - Sarah McMaster

Sarah is currently following up with Lake County Forest Preserve on status.

  • Board members: Re-election - Joe Sturonas
    • Sue Ebert
    • Roy Ladd
    • Joe Sturonas

All board members re-elected.

  • Review Budget for 2018 - Joe Sturonas

Reviewed the 2018 budget, with focus on getting reserves back to desired level.

  • Assessment increase for March 2018 - Joe Sturonas

Assessments increased to $230 this month, up $10.
Question came up to compare Glenmore Woods assessments to other comparable HOA’s in the area.

  • Investment strategy for reserve fund - J.V. Proesel

J.V. investigated many possible options to re-invest a portion of our reserve fund, but determined that the effort is not worth the return.

  • Stocking ponds with fish update - Sarah McMaster

Sarah will share the price list of fish with the pond committee to determine desired mix of fish to stock as a pilot project.

  • Proposals for projects in 2019 - All

Mulch for common areas

  • Open forum - All

Research the cost of a moisture sensor for sprinklers in the front of the neighborhood so the sprinklers are not going off when the ground is wet - Sarah

Buckthorn on common property should be included in the cost of eradicating buckthorn

Pot holes - Joe will document and send to Green Oaks village administrator

Will inspect the concrete around the drains in the cul de sac’s after Ashford CT was damaged and repaired.