There were only a few items worth noting from tonight's meeting. I'll briefly detail each item and try to provide some context when needed.
The first item was a proclamation honoring Sally Davis. Sally has been a dedicated volunteer for the civic association. She stepped down as the association's treasurer after years of service. Sally is a class act and a genuine person. I'll miss her. In a related item, the proposed 2018/19 budget was also discussed and approved.
The association is in negotiations with Henry County regarding an easement for the new bridge planned for Blackhall Road. The new bridge will be 8 feet higher than the existing bridge.
There will be no dues increase for 2018.
Board meetings are open to members.
The Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources dam requirements are for quarterly and biennial (once every two years) inspections. An engineering firm certified in this area has been hired to fulfill this obligation.
Silt removal will start on September 6th, 2018 with the valve being opened to start lowering the lake. Residents that want to remove silt or repair their docks or seawalls should get their request and plans into the Lake manager and Properties VP ASAP. It's expected to take 1 month or more for the lake bed to dry enough for mechanical dredging to start. The valve will be closed on March 1st, 2019 to allow time for the lake to fill before summer.
Decals will be green this year. Bills will be mailed out on April 1st.
The nominating Committee presented their candidates for officers and directors. Emerald Drive's directors remained the same - Katie Powers and Don Barnette.
The Social Committee calendar of events was presented. The 4th of July fireworks will be on Wednesday, July 4th. There will be a Georgia Wake Series Demo Day on May 7th., a kid's fishing rodeo on June 2nd, and three cookouts on June 3rd, July 4th, and August 12th.
If any of the RMSs need trees removed they should contact Katie Powers with the RMS Committee.
The biggest item up for discussion was the proposals put forth by the Sunset Point Committee. They were tasked with coming up with ways to utilize the greenspace at the west end of the lake. They proposed three options. The first option was for a fully enclosed, 12 months usage, clubhouse with a kitchen and restrooms. The second option was for an open pavilion with restrooms but no kitchen. Option number three had no restrooms. No construction costs were listed. This was a survey to gauge peoples interest.
A motion was approved to post board meeting agendas on the website 24 hours beforehand.
And that's pretty much it.
This is my recollection of the events that transpired tonight. I apologize in advance for any errors or omissions.