ADMINISTRATION

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

OCTOBER 2017

Dear Members,

With this extremely warm weather it’s hard to believe the boats go on the beach in just three weeks!  Saturday, October 21 is Float Boat Day.  If you haven’t already, make your reservation and pay your storage fee ASAP.  Let’s hope we get the same weather as we had in the spring.

Chops and hops on September 30 has come and gone.  I’m sure it was a success.  It’s not too early to make plans to attend the Women’s Club Fall Craft Show on Sunday, November 5th.

It’s almost time for Trunks N Treats which has become a huge event.  It seems to grow bigger and bigger each year.  Bring your children and grand children for a great time.  See the flyer for more details.

Last, the Lake Cable Recreation Association Annual Meeting will be on November 8th.  Ballots will be sent out for trustee election in early October and the Annual Trustee Report will be sent out in early November.

In the mean time enjoy the weather while it lasts!

Regards,

Phil Kirkbride

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES – LAKE CABLE RECREATION ASSOCIATION, INC

Board Meeting – September 19, 2017

President Phil Kirkbride called the meeting to order at 6:57 pm

Board Members Present:  President Mr. Phil Kirkbride, Vice-President Mrs. Cindy Waikem, Treasurer

Mr. Bob Wynkoop, Trustee Mr. Ted Scheetz, Secretary Mr. Ken Roush and General Manager, Mr. Tom Gibbins.

Association Members Present:    None…

1.  Approval of the Minutes from Aug. 15, 2017 board meeting. A motion was made to accept the minutes by Mrs. Cindy Waikem and seconded by Mr. Ted Scheetz.  Motion passed.

2.  Approval of the Financial Statement ending Aug. 31, 2017. A motion was made by Mr. Ken Roush       to accept the financial statement as presented. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Cindy Waikem.      Motion passed.

Financial Statement ending August 31, 2017

                                                                    2017                              2016                    % Change

Association Income                           $ 591,381.87               $592,036.79                -0.1%

Association Expenses                        $540,755.11                $524,804.42                  3.0%

Association Net Income                    $  50,626.76                $  67,232.37               -24.7%

Shopping Center Income                  $104,140.87                $  98,534.17                   5.5%

Shopping Center Expenses               $  83,127.48                $  76,302.84                   8.9%

Shopping Center Net Income          $  21,013.39                $  22,231.33                  -5.5%

3.  Communications & Correspondence:   The Board received a Thank you note from Mr. & Mrs. Belles  (Gary & Andi) for the improvements that were completed in the hallways of the apartment area. They were well pleased with the new lighting, painted walls and new carpet that was installed.

4. Hearing from the Membership:  None…

5.  Managers Report:  Tom reported that our lake water quality was very good this year. We had no days that we had to close the beach. As we have all noticed, the lake level is down approx. 10” due to no rain and evaporation. Overall, the beach & concessions did well again this year. There were many great days for swimming. Tom has met with the J.T. road department concerning some water problems with the storm drains on Villa Padova and East Blvd. A new drain line is being planned that will direct the water down to the lake near the commons area. (More details in Tom’s report.) Tom also informed the board that the new clubhouse main doors will be installed during the last week of this month (Sept.) Tom, and the board, are also looking into replacing the pine trees that line the front of the clubhouse property. Suggestions and quotes from landscapers are being considered. (More info on this later on.)  Tom, and trustee Bob Wynkoop, will be attending the fall Ohio Lake Communities Conference in Willard, Ohio on Sept. 20th and 21st. Thanks Tom for your report. Please refer to more comments from Tom in his manager’s report elsewhere in the newsletter.

6.  Old Business:

A.  Shopping Center Projects – Renovations to apartment #5, at the shopping center, are now

complete and the unit has been rented out. We are again, at full capacity. All of the hallways

located in the apartment area of the center have been updated with new lights, paint, and

carpet. Our apartment renters are very pleased with this improvement.

B.  Long Range Planning Committee – The L.R.P.C. is currently obtaining quotes for the

construction of a new maintenance building and the remodeling of the back of the clubhouse.

This will be presented to the membership at a later date. The committee is in hopes of having

some of this information ready by the annual meeting date. Mr. Mike King will be making a

presentation at the meeting.

C.  Clubhouse Main Entrance Doors – A final date for the installation of the main entrance doors to

the clubhouse will be the last week of this month (Sept.) This will be a much needed

improvement to the front of our clubhouse. Stop over and take a look!

D.  Photo Contest – We are now in the middle of our 2017 photo contest “Fall” category that goes

thru the month of October. It’s time to get your photos turned in for judging. The final

deadline to submit is October 31, 2017. All winner will be announced at the November 8, 2017

annual meeting. Plan on attending the meeting and seeing all the photographs and winners.

E.  Annual Association Meeting Date – As reported last month, our annual meeting date is set for

November 8, 2017. We will have the election results, Long Range Planning Committee updates

and announce our 2017 photo contest winners. Please mark your calendars.

7.  New Business:

A.  Declaration for Board of Trustees – The deadline to file as a candidate for trustee was

September 15, 2017. In addition to the three current trustees on the board, Mr. Phil Kirkbride;

Mrs. Cindy Waikem and Mr. Ken Roush, one additional association member has submitted his

name for the ballot. Mr. Brian Halasinski will be running for one of the three positions this

term. Voting ballots will be mailed out on October 9th. Please be sure and get your votes sent

back into the office. Remember, every vote counts.

B.  Shopping Center Projects  – Tom will be taking inventory of the shopping center windows that

need to be replaced or repaired and report back to the board. Some of the windows have

already been replaced that were in dire need. A final touch on the remodeling will be replacing

all the hand rails in the hallways. Our shopping center tenants are at full occupancy at this

time.

C.  Causeway Commons – The board is looking into possibly constructing a new common dock area

on the Northeast side of the Causeway. We are maxed out at most of our other existing dock

areas. We have potential new members that would join the association if dock space was

available. More details later on.

D.  Clubhouse property trees – As we have all seen, the pine trees across the front of our

clubhouse property are looking pretty bad. The age of the trees has taken its toll. Also, with

the help of the power company, most of the trees now have the tops cut out of them. For

these reasons, the board is looking into replacing these trees with something that looks much

more pleasant. No decisions have been made as of yet, but further discussions will follow.

8.  A motion was made by Mrs. Cindy Waikem to adjourn the meeting. A second was heard by Mr. Ted

Scheetz. The motion passed and Mr. Phil Kirkbride adjourned the meeting at 7:31 pm.

Submitted by Board Secretary – Mr. Ken Roush   

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MANAGER’S REPORT

OCTOBER 2017

We had a great summer.  Our income was just under last years and our expenses, not including payroll, were significantly less than last year.  The water quality was very good the entire season.  We put up the caution signs for only two days.  Thanks to Beach Manager Holly Stuffel and her crew the beach was once again safe for the summer.  In fact we had many compliments on the way the guards handled the beach.

The new doors on the front of the building should be in or nearly complete by the time you read this.

The Board is discussion a plan to replace the pine trees across the front of the property.  They have out lived their usefulness; have been chopped by AEP, and struck by the blight.  The plans are complete but look for it in the future.

What a great year for the lake!  The water quality was good all season.  The water depth was excellent until mid August.  We are down about 10 inches entirely from evaporation.

Bob Wynkoop and I attended the Ohio Lake Communities Association Fall Conference held at Holiday Lakes near Willard, Ohio; more on that later.  I was reelected President of the OLCA.

The Shopping Center is at 100% capacity.  We installed new lights and carpet in the apartment hallways and painted the walls.  It made a remarkable difference; the tenants are very happy.

Things to look for in October: We will mail ballots for this year’s election on October 9.  The ballots must be returned by November 8.  Four persons are running for three positions on the Board.  Resumes can be found elsewhere in the newsletter.

Looking ahead we will mail the Annual Report on November 1 so you have it a couple of days before the Annual Meeting, November 8.

It is my understanding that Fish Club is bringing back the Reverse Raffle in February or March.  Watch for details.

October means TRUNKS N TREATS don’t miss it!  See all the information in the flyer.

Currently we have 462 members; one of our highest in a long time.

Have a Great Month,

Tom