2017 Annual Meeting Agenda
- Introductions & Aloha to two new owners: Lot 37 and Lot 77.
- Determination of Quorum
- Call to Order
- Proof of Notice of Meeting
- Approval of Minutes of 2016 Annual Meeting
- President's Report:
- Financial Report: Cash assets of the HOA currently total $85,279.10. There were no extra expenses this year so we are able to reduce the fees for 2018. All owners are paid in full except one delinquent owner who owes the HOA $2,363.14.
- Design Committee Report: Approvals included a fence, new siding, new roof shingles, new solar panels, and new paint. Mahalo to all owners who are investing in their properties.
- Grievance Report:
- Complaints included a temporary fence, bee-keeping, roosters, and flooding. Unfortunately, two owners called the County on their neighbors instead of working things out amicably as we would have preferred.
- The ongoing problem with too many cars parking on the street is getting worse. It is against the CC&Rs to park on the street. The offenders seem to be mostly renters. Landlords must inform their tenants that they must park in the garage or the driveway if possible please.
- Owners have been observed throwing poop bags over the southeast park fence into the upper retention basin. You know who you are. There is quite a disgusting mess there. Please use the trash bins.
- Some of the street trees need trimming. The County has changed their policy and now allow the "abutting property owner with permission from the Director of Parks and Recreation to conduct proper pruning and spraying of street trees.
- An owner at the end of N Laelua was awakened last Friday night about 2am by what sounded like two pellet gun shots. Did anyone else hear anything? We're hoping it was not a pellet gun.
Complaints included a temporary fence, bee-keeping, roosters, and flooding. All issues were resolved. Unfortunately, two owners called the County on their neighbors instead of working things out amicably as we would have preferred.
- Landscape Report: The front entrance is ever-evolving as various overgrowth is cut way back & new plants are introduced. The Winter Starburst is a beautiful addition.
- Retention Basin Report: Tom Atkins & Dave Ingram are making progress clearing the basin slopes of haole koa and other invasive plants. The basin is quite beautiful when cared for. A future costly expense was averted when Tom engineered a revetement using the haole koa trunks and large rocks donated by Laurent Guilleman (Lot 48). This successfully halted erosion alongside the driveway, at least for now.
- Security Report: There have been 5 thefts in the past year, 2 from cars, and 3 from the same front lanai. A homeless man was living in Makana Park for a while in October but he seems to be gone now.
- Election of 2 Directors: Tom Atkins (Treasurer), George-ann Kealoha (Secretary) are running for re-election along with any new nominations.
- Short Break while the Board elects Officers
- Old Business: none
- New Business:
- Ratification of 2018 Budget
- Ratification of Actions & Decisions of the Board over the past year
- Annual Dues will decrease from $175 to $130 for the Green List (from $236 to $176 for snail mailers).
- Water Dept tests indicate that all of our water pressure reducers likely need replacing. Pressure should be about 55 psi; most people have closer to 100 psi, which can cause pipe & water heater leaks.
- The Paia Post Office is again trying to convince KB owners to give up our mailboxes in favor of CBUs. Just as in 2013, our answer is a resounding "No!" USPS considers KB mail delivery very expensive & laborious. Until CBUs are mandated by Congress, they cannot force us to give up our home delivery.
- We would like to commend Karen Chun for her kindness in adopting the Cane Dog. This poor dog has wandered the cane fields around Kuau Bayview for at least ten years fending for himself. No one could ever catch him until Karen gave him a home. He is now very old, and he is deaf & half blind. He will probably die within a year. He has had a very hard life and even got hit by a car at one point. It is not possible to put a leash on him, so we want all the park users to know that Cane Dog is totally non-aggressive and will not fight even when another dog is aggressive towards him. He is a big red dog, so if you see him in the park off-leash, you needn't worry. He just lopes along minding his own business. Big mahalo to Karen for loving this sweet dog.