Special Meeting of the GHOA Board          
Wednesday, July 1, 2015     
 6:00 PM   (Clubhouse)

 

Call to order: President Hardric McMillon called a special meeting of the GHOA Board for 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Board members were notified of this meeting by email on June 25, 2015. (Copy attached) The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m.

 

Present:   Connie Wilhite, Millie Anderson, Hardric McMillon, Victor Divietro, John McAngus, Shirley Kuznarik

 

Purpose: To hear proposal from Jason Laman, owner of the Golf Hammock Golf/Country Club. He asked that GHOA pay for paving of the parking areas and areas adjacent to the road, which are owned by him. He would like to have this done when the road owned by Golf Hammock (the circle around the clubhouse) is paved this summer. Jason asked GHOA to pay approximately $24,000, the full amount for the paving he wants done.

 

Jason’s points:

  • He thinks the area may look poorly if we pave the circle around the clubhouse but the adjacent areas, owned by him, are not paved.

  • He stated, “Home values here are higher because the golf course looks so good.” adding that homeowners benefit from the attractive golf course. (A Board member pointed out that the golf club benefits from the well-kept homes all along the golf course as well.)

  • He stated making the neighborhood look better will add to property values.

  • He said he has enough money to maintain the golf course but he “can’t afford” the paving.

  • One Board member asked if GH homeowners get a discount to play golf. Jason said no, they don’t.

  • Another Board member asked, “Do both lots really need to be paved?” Jason responded, “They’re not that terrible” but they won’t look nice.

 

Discussion (among Board members after Jason left):

  • There is concern for whether or not the Board may spend money for work on private property.

  • Hardric McMillon presented 3 options if we are allowed:

  1. Seal the areas rather than pave (much less expensive and still would look better).

  2. We could wait on paving the circle until this is settled.

  3. We could pave the areas adjacent to the road but not the parking areas.

  • Comment from one member was that if we pay for this paving we’d be opening “a can of worms.” It could “invite” any homeowner to request money for things such as paving a driveway and so on.

 

Action Taken: All Board members agreed we couldn’t take action (not vote) at this time as we need more information. Hardric asked Victor Divietro to call our attorney to find out if we’re even allowed to pay for work on private property. If this moves forward, several members suggested sending a survey mailing to all homeowners.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:40 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted: Millie Anderson

 

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