Open Minutes

January 23, 2017



Board Members Present: Ellena, Fowler, Green, Heist, Moles

Board Members Absent: None

Management Present: Miller, Sinicropi


Meeting called to order at 6:46 p.m.


Open Minutes.


Ellena moved to accept the November 21, 2016, minutes with corrections. Moles seconded.

Approved 5-0.



Management Report


Bed Bugs Policy/Addendum

Nanette has more corrections to make. Some corrections were made but not all.

Table until next month.



Management has consulted our attorney for a legal opinion on drones. A Member has expressed a concern with a neighbor flying a drone around the neighborhood.

Table for next month.



Old Business


Green Point Consulting IPM Integrated Pest Management

Last year the Board signed a three-year contract to be reviewed after one-year. Mark is happy with their services. Moles moved to continue with the contract. Ellena seconded.

Approved 5-0.


Property Signs

The signs have been ordered. They are expected to be delivered in mid-March with the Office sign to be installed right away. The other signs will be installed as the weather permits.



Trees Removal

Twenty trees have been removed along Miller Road. Later the grounds staff will cover the stumps.


New Phone System

The staff is still learning but it is going well with the new system. The Comcast employees are very helpful when called. Webinars are also available.



New Business.





Member Concerns.


Helen Geiger asked about the trash area and mattresses, couches, etc. How are we getting rid of them? Nanette said that they are being put in the bins on Wednesday for the Thursday pickup. We might ask for a larger bin for large items to be picked up every week and a half.


Judy Witt wanted to know if any decisions have been made for DNA poop testing for dogs. Is there any possibility of this happening? Nanette is still gathering information on this, as well as, registering the dogs of all Members.




Adjourned at 7:33 p.m.




Respectfully Submitted,




Mary P. Heist, Secretary, Board of Directors

Highlands Cooperative Association