General Membership Meeting & Acres Trails Committee Meeting

General Membership Meeting

When: Saturday September 22nd

Where: Community Center in AuSable Forks

Time:  10:00 AM

There are several agenda items. The most important item is for the membership to vote to adopt an AAPOA budget of the upcoming 2018-19 year.

There will be a number of committee reports regarding upcoming issues and items which we’ve addressed over the past year.

There will be time during the meeting to bring to up any issue that might be of concern to you.

Acres Trails Committee Meeting

When:  Saturday October 27th

Where:  Lake Eaton Parking Lot   

Time:    8:30 AM

Join us for our fall trail maintenance day. We’ll meet at the Lake Eaton parking lot at 8:30AM and then gather in teams and disperse to work on different parts of our trail system. Everyone is welcome as we have a list of different projects, some of which don’t include heavy lifting or a need for experience in trail work.

Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty including closed toed shoes and work gloves. We’ll need tools for our work and would appreciate it if you could bring any of the following: shovel, garden rake, pick ax, pry bar and loppers.

Bring your own water and lunch as we’ll eat on the trail.

Pete DeFina, AAPOA President

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

We meet at the AuSable Forks Library on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
The next few dates and books are listed below. All are welcome.
February 27th:  In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
March 27th:  Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
April 24th:  Killer Angels by Michael Sahara.
Hope to see you there.
Mary Ann Dee

AAPOA Meeting 10/7/17 Agenda

This will be our final meeting of 2017. We encourage all members to attend.  The agenda is attached below. You may wish to bring a copy with you.

OCTOBER 7, 2017


Prior to the start of our meeting, the Board has invited 2 groups of candidates to address us. First will be candidates for Town Council followed by        candidates for Highway Superintendent. Each group of candidates will be allowed a couple of minutes to give a brief statement regarding their candidacy. Then AAPOA members can ask any of the candidates some brief questions.

A. Introduction of Board members: Rick Bremer, Katy Bidelspach, Peter DeFina (president), Joe DeMarco (vice president), Phil Dooley (treasurer), Paul        Longenderfer, Jim Phillips, Knut Sauer (C&R enforcement), Allan Watnik (secretary)

B.  Approval of 7/1/2017 general meeting minutes- Allan

C.  Treasurer’s Report—Phil
1.  Income/Expense
2.  Account balances
3.  Proposed 2017-18 budget

D.  Committee Reports
1.  Architectural Committee- Joe
a. Report on issue with expired and/or no building permits
b. Active and new permits issued
2.  Membership—Pete
3.  Trail Committee- Paul
4.  Covenants and Restrictions Committee- Knut
a.  Outstanding violations—19 Hochsteig, 42 Traum
b.  Issue with camper in use this summer on vacant lot- Cayuga
5.  Other

E.  President’s Report
1.  On Being the newly elected president
2.  Pavilion plaque hung
3.  Mass email issue—# emails opened has fallen from 62% to 45%
4.  Other

F.  Old Business
1.  Neighborhood sign project—Jim
2.  150 lot project- Doug Barry

G.  New Business
H.  Adjournment

Pete DeFina, AAPOA President

Important Event Information

July 1st Membership Meeting

Date:  July 1st           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 from our treasurer, and the Board president’s report.  We will also present committee reports on our membership, and architectural review committees.  Most important we will be electing 3 new members to the AAPOA Board.

Voting on any issues that may come before the membership is restricted to current 2017 members.  If you’re not already a 2017 member you can join at the meeting.

July 1st Picnic—Come Join Your Neighbors!!!

Date:  July 1ST                           Time: 2 PM                                         Place: Lake Eaton

On Saturday July 1st 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 desert 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.

Important Note Regarding The Picnic—Possible Postponement

The predicted weather for Saturday’s picnic is looking quite bad.  If there are a few stray showers we do have our new pavilion that will provide adequate protection.  However, if the forecast continues to call for more severe and continuous storms we may have to postpone the picnic to the following day: Sunday July 2nd  (starting at 2PM).  We will make that decision just prior to the start of the 10AM general meeting and announce any postponement at the meeting.  If postponing until Sunday occurs, we will also post that announcement on white boards attached to the AuSable Acres entrance signs at both ends of AuSable Drive, as well as the sign at the corner of AuSable Dr. and Sawmill.


Pete DeFina, AAPOA Secretary
AuSable Acres Property Owners’ Association
P.O. Box 8
AuSable Forks, New York 12912
(518) 217-8519