AAPOA General Meeting – October 10th, 2020

(rain date October 11th)

Under phase 4, which the North Country remains under due to Covid, social gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted.  That will allow us to hold the regular fall General Membership meeting. 

GENERAL MEETING DETAILS:

When: Saturday, October 10th —- Rain date: Sunday, October 11th

Where: The pavilion at the lake—this will be an outdoor meeting

Time: 2 PM

SPECIFICS:

  • The membership will socially distance themselves on the lawn area in front of the pavilion.
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs
  • The AAPOA Board will spread out in the pavilion. 
  • Please bring/wear a mask
  • We will attempt to keep the meeting to about an hour

OTHER:

The most important item on the agenda is to approve an AAPOA budget for 2021.  The proposed budget is very similar to the current 2020 budget and contains no major additions.  The biggest budgetary increase is to our insurance liability coverage, which is a required expense.  Dues remain the same.   

We will place the agenda, the budget, and a potential change to our by-laws on our website: (www.ausableacres.org) within a few days.

If you are not able to attend this meeting (we understand that the U.S./Canadian border remains closed) and would like to offer a comment on a specific agenda item, you are able to send that comment by connecting to the following link:  https://ausableacres.org/contact-us/ or call the AAPOA at 1-518-217-8519.

Documents for the meeting:
General Meeting Agenda 10-10-20
Budget 2020-2021
REVISION OF ARTICLE VI; SECTION 1—AAPOA CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

AAPOA Trail Committee

AuSable Acres Property Owners’ Association

The AAPOA Trail Committee is re-marking our trail system.

Eventually all trails will be re-marked with either a circular or a triangular trail marker.

The markers will have a newly designed double “A” logo stenciled on it    

We are marking only the trails that JLKN Acres and the AAPOA agreed to allow members of the AAPOA to utilize.

Please remember that the trail system is private property owned by JLKN Acres.  People using the trail system must have the permission of JLKN ACRES or be a member of the AAPOA to hike these trails.

Please hike safely!!!

AAPOA General Meeting

TO BE HELD JULY 4TH           Picnic:  CANCELLED
Under phase 4, which the North Country entered on June 26th social gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted.  That will allow us to hold the regularly scheduled General Membership meeting.  But the picnic, which always exceeds that number, is cancelled.

GENERAL MEETING DETAILS:

When: Saturday, July 4th
Where: The pavilion at the lake (The community center in the Forks remains closed)
Time: 2 PM
Rain date: Sunday, July 5th same place and time

SPECIFICS:

  • The membership will socially distance themselves on the lawn area in front of the pavilion.
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs
  • The AAPOA Board will spread out in the pavilion. 
  • Please bring/wear a mask
  • We will attempt to keep the meeting to about an hour

OTHER:

The Board understands that with the Canadian/US border closed, our Canadian neighbors will be unable to attend the meeting– The border is presently closed until July 21st, and it is not known at this time if it will re-open at that point or if the closure will be extended.  To help mitigate the fact that numbers of people will be unable to attend, we will do the following:

Next week we will mass email the general meeting agenda to all members.  If you are not able to attend and would like to offer a comment on a specific agenda item, you will be able to send that comment by connecting to the following link:  https://ausableacres.org/contact-us/ or call the AAPOA at 1-518-217-8519.

Please note that there are no votes scheduled to occur at this meeting except to elect 4 board members—3 regular terms are ending and there is 1 vacancy to fill.  All 3 incumbents are running for re-election and we have 1 person running to fill the 1 year remaining in the vacant board position.  Therefore, none of the races are currently being contested.

PICNICAs stated above the picnic is cancelled.  There is no assurance that social gatherings of over 100 people will be allowed this summer in our area.  While the picnic is a fun event and always well attended – we’ve recently had as many as 125+ people at our July picnic, the Board just felt that cancelling this year’s picnic was a reasonable choice.  Even if allowed, many people would still remain uneasy about attending, and we felt that communal cooking and eating would probably not be wise.

We hope that all AAPOA members will bear with us during this extremely unusual and unprecedented time in our country.