President’s Comments – July 2012
First off, a big “thanks” to Bob and Carol Delly for their work on the fireworks display this year. It was spectacular!
The weather even cooperated.
The Board of Directors, in Executive Session, approved (5-2 vote for approval) placing a bid to purchase land for the dredging project. This action was legitimately taken in Executive Session because the business discussed was legal in nature and it was of a sensitive nature, i.e., if the details were made public it may have complicated ongoing discussions with other potential landowners. If the bid is accepted and when the title transfers into RRA’s name, I will disclose the particulars of the purchase to all of you in a public meeting. The second reason for purchasing this land is that we will now meet the “contiguous” land rule for selling mineral rights under Association property.
The title search to determine if our members own the mineral rights under their homes continues. As further information is developed, I will communicate it to all concerned.
We have received from the Army Corp. of Engineers a list of engineering firms who have experience in designing sludge ponds and the associated environmental studies that go with the design of those ponds. We have contacted several and asked them to submit proposals. Along those lines, I have met with village officials to discuss with them any present and/or future zoning rules that may be applicable to our dredging project. At that meeting the officials indicated to me that the present zoning rules would be adequate.
Barry O’Connell, President
RRA Board of Directors.