Hickory Farms

HFCA Board Meeting Minutes

October 3, 2017

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

The Board reviewed the draft agenda for the HFCA Annual Meeting scheduled for October 10, 2017.

The Board reviewed the 2017 actual versus approved budget. It was noted that there were about $23,000 in operating funds, which by year’s end should total about $18,000-$20,000.

The Board reviewed the proposed budget for 2018. The Board agreed to break out the common grounds item into three sub-items: mowing, tree removal, and proposed work.

Melissa advised she was soliciting bids and was interviewing prospective vendors.

Concern was expressed that if the Board pursued the “big plan,” to eradicate the bamboo and other invasive species, then the annual assessment would need to be increased. After discussion, upon a motion made and seconded, the Board agreed to increase the annual assessment from $150 to $200. Such an assessment would allow HFCA to pursue plans to improve the common grounds without increasing the assessment again in the near future.

It was noted that Melissa would introduce the slate of candidates for 2018.

The next meeting of the HFCA Board was scheduled for November 21, 2017.