July 2, 2020
The RRA Board of Directors met at the clubhouse on Thursday, July 2 using appropriate social distancing. Present were Rick Brothers, Rory Marshall, Louise Lisac, Nadine Pope, Cheryl Fain, Dave Emick and Scott Soble. Also present was Dan Mullins.
Louise called the meeting to order and Cheryl Fain gave the invocation. The board observed a moment of silence in remembrance of Kathy Crandall, who recently passed away. Rory Marshall moved to approve the June minutes and Dave Emick seconded the motion. All approved.
Cheryl Fain moved to approve the minutes from the reorganizational meeting held June 22 and Nadine Pope seconded the motion. All approved.
Scott Soble reported that reported that collection of dues and assessments was down by about $10,000 from this time last year. All totals from the end of June are not included. Late fees will be assessed to all accounts that have not been paid by July 1, 2020. Letters will begin to be sent out by the end of the month.
Dan Mullins gave his Operations Manager report. Dan submitted his resignation to the board last Friday, June 26, stating he did not wish to renew his contract, which ends July 31, 2020. His report consisted of a review of his challenges and accomplishments over the past seven years. The board thanked Dan for his service and wished him well in the future.
Louise and Rick will prepare a President’s Report to be published in lieu of the annual meeting which has been cancelled this year. A 2019 year end financial report will also be published.
Louise reviewed the Board Focus for 2020, which includes: Board oversight and involvement; Factual updates to our members; Transparency between board members and association members as well as employees and board members; to be proactive, not reactive; to create cost effective efficiencies; to create an infrastructure vision and plan as well as an amenities pie chart. These are all items the board has been and will continue to work on.
The board made the 2020 assignments to our Standing Committees and had reports from:
Lake Safety: Rory Marshall met with the Lake Patrol and discussed their current challenges. The biggest challenge is communication during an emergency. The board will purchase a cell phone that can be programed with all emergency numbers for their use. They have issued seven warnings and one citation to date. Most are for jet skis using excessive speed. The board will try to make sure there is a larger presence of the lake patrol on our lake and ODNR will also be patrolling the lake more frequently.
We are very fortunate that the jet ski accident victims are all doing well. It could have had a much different outcome. This is why we are continually stressing safety on our lake. It is so vital to have proper training and certification before driving a boat or operating a jet ski. No other information is available concerning the accident because it is still an open investigation.
Lake Management: Dave Ernes is gathering information to refine water testing. The board is considering testing at the dam and Plum Creek as well as the beaches because many people are in the water in those areas.
In club reports Cheryl Fain reported for the Community Preparedness Club that food has been removed from the pantries due to the excessive heat. It has been moved to the lobby of Pasta Oven. Donations can also be dropped off there. There are toys, games and books in the pantry at beach 1. The pantry at beach 2 has been removed.