Chetolah Shores Civic Association
Board Meeting Minutes
April 23, 2018
Present: Kathy Bartus, Jacque Brown, John Coumoundouros, Hazel Lewis,
Lloyd Lewis, Kelly
Ratowski, Alex Smith.
Absent: Cheryl Cathcart, Jiri Culik
The meeting was called to order by President Lloyd Lewis at 7:30 p.m.
Welcome: Lloyd welcomed the Board to our first 2018 meeting.
Updated Dues Letter: Letter, Waiver and Meeting Notice will go out the
first of next week.
Proposed Board Membership: All members except Kathy Bartus agreed to
return for another
year. Kelly Ratkowski agreed to take on the Treasurer, and Hazel Lewis
will take the Secretary
position. This leaves a Trustee position open.
Crumbling Roads/Trash Removal: Jacque has been working with the Township
the one-system trash removal issue, the multiple trash removal companies
leading to our
crumbling roads. She will see if this item is on the agenda. John
believes there should be a
Sheriff Patrol Update: Lloyd sent out letters again to other HOAs on
Cass Lake. There are over
20 lakes in Oakland County that have Sheriff Patrol. Only Ward’s Point
has responded and are
willing to contribute. Sgt. Jex of the Oakland Country Sheriff’s
Department advised that for
$1,300, he could provide some coverage. Lloyd proposed that we budget
$700 for sheriff
patrol. Hazel made the motion. Seconded by Jacque. Motion carried.
Fence Repairs: The fence at the boat launch was damaged, and the
resident filed an insurance
claim for $2,100. Lloyd has the check, and repair and replacement will
take place in the spring.
Treasurer’s Report: Hazel reported a beginning balance of $12,288.64.
$2,946.19. Current balance is $9,259.55.
Secretary’s Report: Kathy Bartus reported the minutes of the December
13, 2017 meeting were
approved and posted.
Trustee/Officer Reports: – Jacque reported the distribution of welcome
packets is current.
Kathy reported the retrieval of CSCA voicemails is current. Alex
reported the steps to the
Elizabeth Lake access have been repaired. Kelly is reconciling the 2018
information with the 2017 information. It is now in Excel and can be
accessed by address and
John reported the poles and security lights are set to go. Thanks to
John and Jiri for their
efforts. There are wait list requests for the kayak rack. We may need to
add a second rack.
The General Membership meeting will be held at Havilland Elementary on
Thursday, May 10,
2018. An email blast will be sent 2-3 days before the meeting. Details
were discussed. Board
should be there by 5:45 to set up for 6:15 distribution of keys, signing
of waivers, acceptance of
dues with 3 tables to improve traffic The meeting will begin at 7:00
Old Business: John reported that he went through old files regarding the
residents who are
using docks on the boat launch. He did an internet research and found
one resident saw a
lawyer and was lead to believe that he has riparian rights. Initially,
the state of Michigan was
involved which started our marina. The state had no money, and authority
back to the homeowner’s association. We should keep this information on
file for the future.
However, Lloyd reiterated that the only way the issue will get resolved
would be to go to court.
The next Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the home
There being no further business to come before the meeting, it was
adjourned at 9:00 p.m.