Lewis Lee called the meeting of the Fleeton Beach Homeowners Association to order at 6:00 PM on May 25th, 2014. He opened the meeting by reading a Memorial Day tribute presented by Bob Rose. Lewis then read the minutes from the September meeting. After asking for corrections or additions to the minutes, Rod Pierce motioned the minutes be accepted as read. Barbara Dove seconded the motion. Michael DeGroot read the treasurer’s report and asked that those have not sent their dues for 2014 do so. Michael explained that more than $2000.00 is still owed. Lewis suggested that we contact Michael if we are not sure of our status (804-453-3183 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lewis explained that insurance is for liability coverage. Our insurance covers all of our officers, the road, public areas such as the beach, the boardwalk, and the area adjacent to Taskmakers and any other common areas. Bob LaChance motioned we accept this responsibility and Rod Pierce seconded the motion. The recent survey was available for all to see and understand where the common areas are.
Bob LaChance had three washouts in front of his property which he had Glenn Lester fix to Bob’s satisfaction. Bob will contact Glenn Lester and request he look at the washouts in the common area and get a price for fixing them. Judith DeGroot moved we increase the available money for fixing the washouts from $500.00 to $1000.00 to prevent having to call another meeting. Rod Pierce seconded the motion, which carried.
Lewis read an excerpt from the original deed: “The said grantors (the developers) do also convey to the said grantees (purchasers) and their successors in title, a right-of-way shown on said plat, and the right of user in common with others for all of the usual purposes of all beaches and parks shown on said plat.” In other words, the original developers, trading as the Bayshore Company, still own all the roads and common areas, with the lot owners of Fleeton Beach having right-of-way use. Lewis went on to explain that Les Kilduff, the attorney hired by the Association, feels the expense of trying to pursue the ownership of the roads does not provide any direct benefit to the landowners or the Association, and would not be a worthy investment because it also does not lesson the liability of the property owners or the Association. Given this, since all lot owners use the roads and common areas, it is our responsibility for their care and maintenance. One way for lot owners to help provide this care and maintenance is by paying the annual dues to the Fleeton Beach Association, which provides the funding to maintain these areas. The sole purpose of the Association is to maintain these areas for the safe use of all.