Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday - we had a fantastic showing!
Shortly before we started Delia Garza, current candidate for Austin City Council District 2, spoke.
We began the meeting by approving the minutes from our 2013 Annual then reviewed our 2013 Financials and went over the budget for 2014. Part of that budget was the anticipation of one large capital improvement project which everyone present got to vote on. Three projects were proposed: a trail around the pond, an enclosed clubhouse, or an additional playscape. The votes have been tallied and the project the board will move forward on is a trail around the pond. As part of the trail project we will also include lighting in our considerations.
We also reviewed the upcoming pool hours which will be published on a new page here on the website very soon. We did add an early morning swim time this season, from 6am-9am residents 18 or older will be able to use the pool for swimming laps or exercise purposes. The pool will be open weekends only from May 3 - May 23 and for the month of September. It will be open 6 days a week (Tuesday - Sunday) from May 24 thru the end of August.
The last major items we discussed and acted on were by-law amendments and the Board election. The two proposals that we voted on were moving to a five member Board where we as residents would take three seats and KB Homes would keep two. The second provided for staggered terms so the board didn't turn over completely every year. Both measures passed.
In addition to the seat I'm currently in, two other residents were nominated for the board - Mark Heaps and James Janus - and two seats were reserved for KB Home. Because there were three resident positions open and only three residents ran, the election was done by acclamation. Because a vote was not necessary, terms were not decided at the annual. Terms for board members will be decided at the next board meeting.
We had a great meeting, and your new board is very excited about what the coming year holds! As always, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.