VALLEY SHORES 17TH ANNUAL HOA MEETING MINUTES 20 FEB 2022 @ 1330
HOA Board members in attendance were Craig Millius, Joe Herman, Greg Harr, and Gregg Englert. Board members Jimmy Dean and Eric Gottuso joined via Zoom. Additionally, Members at Large, Joel Sedlacek and Tim Milliti attended.
Greg Harr provided the Treasure’s Report. He reviewed the Balance Sheet for the 2021 spending.
Craig Millius thanked Joe Herman for his years of service on the board and introduced him to say a few words.
Joe Herman reflected on his tenure as a board member and highlighted some of the accomplishments that were made during his tenure.
Craig spoke on the behalf of the fish committee as no member of the committee was able attend. New updated fishing rules are published on the Valley Shores Website. Significant changes are the Crappie limit has been increased and Golf Course residents are now afforded the opportunity to fish from the boat ramp lot if they include an additional $100 to their annual dues. Additionally, PVC fish habitat structures were placed in 2021, and in the fall 1500 Walleyes were stocked. A reminder was given to ensure that a property owner must accompany guest fishing and to ensure guest were aware of fishing limits. Fish committee members are Ryan Moss, Todd Young, Randy Bailey and Bill Wilcox.
Eric Gottuso provided an update on the newly updated Valley Shores Boat Rules. Those consolidated rules are posted on the Valley Shores Website
Craig Millius announced the results of the annual HOA Board elections. Jimmy Dean retained his position on the board and Eric Gottuso won the remaining position. Craig thanked all candidates for volunteering for the board. New members at large, Joel Sedlacek and Tim Milliti were introduced. Mark Conrey voiced concerns with the validity of the ballot as it labelled Proxy Vote. The Board will research and update the ballot to eliminate any confusion.
Craig provided an update on The Harbor at Valley Shores apartment complex. Aerial photos were provided to show the progress of the Apartment Complex. Developers expect to have occupants residing in the apartment starting in April 2022.
Gregg Englert provided a recap of the City’s efforts to rezone lot 141 from Commercial to Medium/High Density Residential. The efforts of the community to fight this proposal were critical for the failure of this proposal. We realize the fight is not over and several residents spoke and as a community would love to have some say in what sort of business/development is built on Lot 141. Several residents expressed concerns about the increased traffic resulting from the apartment complex and any development of lot 141. The number one concern is the potential danger, especially at the Dollar General intersection with Ida and State Streets.
Craig Millius requested volunteers to establish a committee to review and update Valley Shores Covenants. Ann Taylor, Spencer Giles and Eric Gottuso volunteered. To make a change to the covenants 75% vote is required so any proposed changes will no doubt require door to door efforts.
Gregg Englert introduced the new members of the Welcome Committee. Janna Giles, Deborah Hrivnak and Melanie Englert volunteered for that committee. Melanie spoke of the goals of the committee to provide relevant info as well as trying to work with local businesses to produce a valuable welcome packet.
Gregg Englert spoke of the Boards efforts to update the Valley Shores website Directory as well as the Contact list. Gregg now has the ability to update Posts and the Directory on the website without requesting support from the Web Designer. Ann Taylor indicated that she had some additional insight on other actions that can be accomplished on the website. Gregg stated he would work with Ann to receive the training he needs to perform all Web Site functions without requested paid support from the Web Designer.
Craig Millius spoke on the behalf of Jimmy Dean to form the new Design Committee that would be created to research/ recommend improvements to the Boat Ramp Lot. That effort had been delayed until the end of the election. Jimmy will be reaching out for volunteers
Craig Millius announced that a group of Valley Shores residents created an updated offering of By Laws. Mark Conrey spoke on their behalf. He stated that several Valley Shores Homeowners had worked for eight months and spent their own money to author updated By Laws. With the HOA Board elections now complete the Board will review the proposed By Law changes
Sue Badour asked what day the Valley Shores 4th of July celebration was scheduled for. Gregg Englert falsely indicated the 3rd of July when in fact it is the 2nd of July. There will be a formal posting on the Valley Shores Website with that information.
The meeting was adjourned at 1515.