ORCHARD KNOLLS HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC (HOA)

PO Box 4225, North Potomac, Maryland  20885

WWW.ORCHARDKNOLLS.ORG

Minutes – Annual Meeting

November 7, 2005

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD)

President

Richard Schinner

301-977-5196

evantage@comcast.net

Nov 2005

VP, Detached Homes

Lisa Goodman

301-963-3807

Nov 2005

VP, Town Homes

Eileen Solomon

301-330-2876

betamax14@comcast.net

Nov 2007

Treasurer

Mohammad Homaitabar

301-318-8446

homaitabar@yahoo.com

Nov 2005

Secretary

Reardon Sullivan, PE

301-330-6429

sully@wfteng.com

Nov 2005

                                                                                                               

 

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (ARC)  - Volunteers, Appointed by BOD – Indefinite Terms

Member

Kathy Wyatt

Member

Dennis Zepp

Member 

Val Puddington

Acting Chair

Lisa Goodman

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS & MINUTES REVIEW : 

Call To Order:

President Called Meeting to Order at 7: 05 Pm. 

Absent Members:

N/A

Guests:

None

Guest Presentations

None

 

Annual meeting Quorum requirements met

 

ANNUAL MEETING:

 

1.                  SIGN-IN & GREETING TABLE:  An up-to-date owner’s list was obtained from ABS to validate incoming owners for a ballot.  Lisa, Eileen and Dennis greeted owners, handed out one ballot per address for voting tonight. 

 

2.                  CALL TO ORDER:  Called to order 7:40 pm.   Richard Schinner introduced Board of Directors and the Architectural Review Committee

 

3.                  Porten Rezoning: David Haas presented a recap of past activities and update to the members. The following items where noted:

A.                  The rezoning would allow 42’ tall townhouses to be built where Potomac Garden Center (PGC) is currently located. The land is currently zone for single family homes

B.                 The contract on the sale of the PGC is dependant on the success of the rezoning.

C.                 The residence should contact the council members to express concern. However the contact should discuss over development in the county in general not this case due to ex-part rules. The BOD to add the contract information to the HOA website

D.                 Delegate Stern (District 39) also provides support.

E.                 North Potomac Citizens Association (NPCA) agreed to continue to support opposition.

F.                  The rezoning had been through the local planning board and the hearing examiner. The hearing examiner did not recommend approval.

G.                 The final step will be oral arguments in front of the county council. The exact date time to be confirm. A large turnout from the member is needed.

 

4.                  Next year there will be committee formed  to review the HOA reserves vs. estimated replacement cost. This will be headed by Mike Dietz. Two volunteers from the townhouses and two from the single family homes would be required. The following people volunteered to be on the committee:

A.                  Mike Dietz (Chair)

B.                 Linda Frankish

C.                 Larry Carswell

D.                 Carlos Nonalaya

 

 

5.                  The president presented the budget for 2006. The following items were noted:

A.                  The lawn maintenance contract was renegotiated at a lower cost

B.                 The monies diverted from reserves in 2005 to accommodate the Porten legal fees will be repaid in 1.25  years

C.                 There will not be an increase in the monthly assessment.

 

6.                  There was a gang tagging of the HOA shed at the front of the community. The police were alerted. Residents are urged to report suspicious activity to the police gang task force.

 

7.                  Several plants were noted as dead in the cul-de-sac. The board will mention this to the current landscaper.

 

8.                  There was a motion to not fix one of the three tot lots. The estimate for the repair was ~$10,000. The motion was not accepted

 

9.                  Elections were held to fill 4 vacant positions. 6 nominations were taken and the results of the elections are as follows:

 

Mohammad Homaitabar

Richard Schinner

Lisa Goodman

Reardon Sullivan, PE

 

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

 

None.

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW :

 

Architectural Change Request (ACR) Applications:

 

 None

 

 

 

 

 ADJOURNMENT Meeting adjourned at 9:20 Pm