February 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes

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Topic Summary: C&R Update, 2018 Budget, 2018 Budget Vote, 2018 Dues, 2018 Dues Increase Vote

Call to Order: The Annual Budget Meeting of the Savannah Crossing Homeowners Association was held at the Glen Carbon Senior Center on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. The meeting convened at 7:00 pm, President Mike Homann presiding.

HOA Board Members Present:

  • Mike Homann, President
  • Aaron Heepke, Treasurer
  • Megan Irvin, Secretary
  • Matthew Thouvenot, Webmaster
  • Jake Snyder, Landscaping Director
  • Suzanne Tatlici, Welcoming Director

Approval of Prior Meeting’s Minutes

Reports of Officers:

  • Secretary;
    • C&R Amendment Update; both amendments to the Covenants and Restrictions were approved due to RLP officially casting their vote recently by two-thirds vote.
      • RLP counted for 57 of the 206 lots that made of Phases 1, 2 and 3 at the time of the vote (27.7%). 106 households voted, 43 households did not
      • No Above Ground Pools. 90 Residents voted in favor, plus RLPs 57 votes passed with 90.2%
      • No Wood Fences. 82 residents voted in favor, plus RLPs 57 votes passed with 85.3%
      • We hope to
    • Upcoming Meeting Dates; Meeting schedule for remainder of year is proposed. Meeting to be officially confirmed at the previous meeting.
    • Open Board Positions; There are still two open board positions, Communications and Social Director. There are also Social and Landscaping Committee opportunities and Neighborhood Watch “Block Captains”. Please message the board if you have any interest.
  • Treasurer; Budget Update

Reports of Committees:

  • Social; Easter Egg Hunt Confirmed for April 3/24, Rain date of 3/31. Jenna Smith has been so gracious and offered to lead again this year!

New Business:

Background on dues increase and budget proposal. Last time dues were raised were over 6 years ago. Dues are relatively low compared to other neighborhoods, plus there are various projects the board would like to initiate as they have been stagnant for several years. For additional information reference post on SC Website here: http://savannah-crossing.com/2018/02/08/2018-dues-increase/

The 2018 Budget is based off the dues increase of $125. If the dues vote does not pass we will need to pass an amended budget with the current dues amount. Absentee ballots are due back by NOON Saturday so we hope to communicate results next week.

  • Dues Vote
  • Budget Vote

Next Meeting: March 14th (Wednesday) Board Meeting Only. Location TBD

Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at 8:04 pm