July 2nd Meeting Summary

At our General Membership Meeting elections were held for three board seats. Rick Bremer, Jim Phillips and Pete DeFina were all reelected for three year terms.  Board officers were elected by the board after the Membership Meeting. Rosemary Barry will again be serving as President along with Joe DeMarco as Vice-President. Pete DeFina will remain as Secretary and Phil Dooley will continue as Treasurer until next July’s meeting.

There was a discussion and vote on the Incidental Business Draft. After the discussion, the draft was unanimously passed by a vote of 27-0. A copy of it is on the website under “Governance”.

The pavilion is nearing completion and will be used at the picnic. Loyd Brewer and Phil Dooley were thanked for building it. Joe DeMarco helped as well. An appeal was made for donations so we can take advantage of the generous matching fund offer from Eric Johanson.  (See previous post).

The Adopt A Road program has added new volunteers. The list will be placed in the next newsletter.

There was another appeal for the 150 lot project and there were quite a few people who signed up. By the end of the day we had reached 115 people in the project. I strongly urge all of you to read the documents on this website, then download and complete the forms. The notary form must be used as that is what Essex County will accept to verify your signature. The other form tells us what parcels will be added to the project. We can look up the tax ID number for you. Email me if you have questions.

We are looking for volunteers to help Jim Phillips replace the neighborhood signs. Please let me know if you can help and I will pass your name and contact information on to him.

The new water tank is slated for completion in early November.

The complete minutes from the October 10 meeting have been posted. The minutes are only posted after they are approved by members at the following meeting.

Enjoy the summer.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President

AAPOA Meeting and Picnic Reminder

July 2th Membership Meeting

Date: July 2th
Time: 10 AM
Place: The Community Center in AuSable Forks

All AAPOA members are invited to attend our semi-annual membership meeting. Our agenda includes updates on the construction of our new pavilion at Lake Eaton, update on the Forever Wild Water Company’s construction of a new water tower, and the Board’s president’s report. We will also present committee reports on our finances, membership, and architectural review committees. The general membership will be asked to review and vote on the proposed Incidental Business document as printed on the AAPOA web site. Board elections will also take place.

Voting on any issues that may come before the membership is restricted to current 2016 members. If you’re not already a 2016 member you can join at the meeting.

July 2th Picnic—Come join Your Neighbors!!!

Date: July 2th
Time: 2 PM
Place: Lake Eaton

On Saturday July 2th we will be hosting our annual 4th of July Picnic at Lake Eaton. Festivities begin at 2 PM. Please come join your friends and neighbors and be a part of celebrating our great little corner of the Adirondacks!!! It will be a great afternoon of fun, food, and friends!

All food (hamburger, hot dogs, chips), drinks (wine, beer, soda, water), and dessert will be provided free!

There will be a number of kids’ activities, and the volleyball/bocce ball courts are set up and ready to be used.

The only thing you need to bring is a lawn chair.
Pete DeFina, AAPOA Secretary

Upcoming meeting with Charter Comm. reps

The Town of Jay is hosting a Public Informational Meeting with representatives from Charter Communications on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Community Center in AuSable Forks. Anyone who is considering becoming customers of Charter should try to attend this meeting in order to have your questions answered.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President


AAPOA General Membership Meeting Saturday

This Saturday, October 10th at 10:00 am there will be our final AAPOA General Membership Meeting of the year in the Community Center in AuSable Forks.

One item on the agenda we will be discussing is the “Draft of Incidental Business” that was distributed at the July meeting. The purpose of the document is to further define Covenant #1 in the deeded Covenants and Restrictions that bind all AuSable Acres property owners. That covenant states: “No commercial use of the property shall be made except that property or buildings may be rented to private families for private use.”  The working draft further defines and clarifies that language, written in the 1960s, in terms that better reflect people who can now work from home without impacting the residential nature of AuSable Acres.

In a similar manner the AAPOA defined Covenant #2 regarding building in the Acres with the Architectural Requirements a number of years ago. We now seek to accomplish clarity of Covenant #1 with this document.

While no vote on the adoption of the proposal will be taken on Saturday, the board is seeking additional input from our members. We hope to finalize the new document after this meeting and have the membership vote on its adoption at our General Membership Meeting next July.

We hope many of you will attend.

Rosemary Barry, President AAPOA

AAPOA General Membership Meeting Held on 7/4/15

Randy Douglas and Archie Depo attended our meeting to speak about Charter Comm. installation progress. They urged everyone with underground power lines to complete the consent form and return it to the supervisor’s office so the lines could be placed underground on their property. Having the lines installed will not be a commitment for Charter services. Work is to begin in the next two weeks and completed by 12/31/15. A copy of the form, if you don’t have one, is in a previous post on this website. It was also in your recent water bill.

Elections were held and in addition to Joe DeMarco, Paul Longenderfer and Phil Dooley, who were elected to three year terms, Rick Bremer was elected to complete the one year remaining of Tim Mainzer’s term.  Officers were elected after the meeting by the board. They are: Rosemary Barry, President; Joe DeMarco, Vice-president; Pete DeFina, Secretary; Phil Dooley, Treasurer.

We distributed a Draft Incidental Business Document for the purpose of clarifying #1 of the Covenants and Restrictions because we believe that the idea of “commercial use of the property” clause is very vague. The intention of this document is to create additional language that speaks to how we will interpret this section of the C & R’s in the future. A copy of the draft is at the bottom of this post. We will discuss it at the October meeting and plan a vote by the AAPOA members next July. All input is welcome. Stay tuned for more.

Those are just a few of the items discussed at the meeting. The minutes will be posted in October and will have all the details.

Incidental business draft resolution

Rosemary Barry, President