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

Labor Day Pot Luck Picnic

Hello, neighbor!!!!

We hope everyone is enjoying the great stretch of late summer weather. Although, it does feel like a bit of Fall is creeping into the picture.

We just wanted to remind people of the annual Labor Day pot luck picnic of the AuSable Acres Property Owners’ Association at Lake Eaton Sunday of Labor Day Weekend–September 3rd.

Please bring a covered dish to pass and a beverage of your choosing.  We’ll supply paper plates, and utensils.

Hope to see you there!!!

Date:        Sunday, September 3rd
Time:        2 PM
Place:       Lake Eaton Pavilion

In case you haven’t paid your 2017 dues,  you can access a membership form on our website through the link below (you may have to cut and paste the link into your browser):


Thank you for your past support of our Association!!!

The Board of the AAPOA


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

Trail Day – Hard Work in the Rain


The trails committee held a maintenance day in May. On a rainy Saturday, the team of Kevin McDonough, Frank Krueger and Jim Jacobs gathered to do a wide sweeping clean-up and pruning of the Green trail. The team started at the AuSable Drive trailhead and worked several miles heading back to the Kitzbuhel area of the Acres.  There will be another Trail Day on October 7th. All are welcome to help. Thanks to our trail committee, the trails are looking better and better. We know our members are enjoying them.

Paul Longenderfer, AAPOA Board Member and Trail Comm. Chairperson