BAY WINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2014 – DECEMBER 2014

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds happenings since the last newsletter in July 2014.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the directors – Scott Pritchard, Bob Brown, Ron Potter, Paul Chontos or Bob Bresky.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 633 8858 and Scott can be reached at 440 748 2845.

 

1.  October Board Meeting:  At the annual meeting in May 2009, the membership agreed with the board that a Bi-Annual meeting to set the budget for the next year was not needed.    The board will continue to set the budget and vote on it at their meeting in October of each year.  At the annual meeting it was suggested that a copy of the proposed budget be e-mailed to everyone for their examination.  I will prepare the proposed budget for 2015 and e-mail it to everyone as I did last year.  If you have questions or concerns, you are welcome to attend the budget meeting on Saturday October 11, 2014.  The meeting will be at Scott’s house at Bay Winds at 9 am.    After that meeting, we will gather to move the docks to their winter positions – please see below for details.

 

2.  Removal of Boats and Positioning of Docks for the Winter:  Boats will need to be removed from the marina so that the docks can be secured for the winter by NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014!!   In previous years, we waited too long to position the docks (in order to give you extra boating time) and the water level dropped making it difficult, if not dangerous, to free some of the docks from their summer positions and move them to their winter moorings.  The docks will be disconnected from the jetty and moved to their winter position where they will be bolted to the main floater on Saturday October 11, 2014.  We will do this after the board meeting at Scott’s to approve the budget for next year. (Estimated start time for the docks is between 11am and noon.)  Please consider helping us secure the docks on that Saturday.  If we have enough help, it will only take a couple of hours to complete the job. In previous years, with the “routine” that we developed, we were able to get the job done in two hours.  We also need to put the summer furniture, picnic tables etc. away for the season and button up the pavilion. We need your help to do this, so please consider volunteering. Please let Scott or me know if you are able to help with the docks.    If for some reason, you are unable to have your boat moved out of the marina by Sunday October 5, 2014, please call Scott for alternate suggestions.  In addition, remember to remove all fenders, lines, solar lights etc. that you have attached to the docks.  If we have to remove them, it slows the process down and there is no guarantee that you will get them back to use again next year. In case of inclement weather on Saturday, we will move the docks on Sunday morning, October 12th.

 

3.  Heat Tape:  Winter is on the way and so is your yearly reminder about heat tape.  If you leave water on during the winter months, YOU MUST MAKE CERTAIN THAT ALL EXPOSED PIPES ARE WRAPPED WITH HEAT TAPE.  Heat tape only lasts about five years or so.  If your heat tape is old, you may want to have it checked to make sure that it is in working order.  Also, it is the responsibility of each homeowner who chooses to shut their water off for the winter, to MAKE SURE THAT THE WATER IS SHUT OFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CROCK AT THE “CURB STOP VALVE” AND NOT JUST AT THE UPPER SERVICE VALVE.  If you should have a problem with frozen pipes, burst pipes, water leaks etc., you are responsible for any damages and repairs from the curb stop valve up, plus any water usage that might occur as a result of those problems. OTHER REMINDERS AND SUGGESTIONS – DO NOT LET WATER RUN AT A “TRICKLE” TO AVOID WATER LINE FREEZE UPS WHEN THE WEATHER BECOMES SUB ZERO.  THIS MAY RESULT IN OUR HAVING AN UNUSUALLY LARGE WATER BILL SUCH AS THE ONE WE HAD A FEW YEARS AGO IN JANUARY OF $531.62. IT IS ALSO SUGGESTED THAT IF YOU KEEP THE WATER ON ALL WINTER, THAT YOU SHUT IT OFF WHEN YOU LEAVE AFTER THE WEEKEND.  IF YOUR LINES DO FREEZE IN YOUR WALLS AND BURST, THE DAMAGE AND THE AMOUNT OF WATER  LOST WILL BE LIMITED.

 

4.  Increase In Quarterly Assessment Begins: There has been an increase in our quarterly assessment beginning with the current statement.  This is the result of the establishment of WiFi service at Bay Winds.  At the annual meeting in May, the membership present directed the board to move forward with the service.  As a result, we established an internet account with Time Warner Cable, purchased the necessary equipment and installed it. WiFi is now a service at Bay Winds that we all must support by paying an extra $20 per quarter. Many people are now using that service.  If you haven’t tried it out, the only thing you will need is the password. To obtain that password, please see Scott or one of the directors.  We ask that you keep that password private and not give it out to anyone.  Remember, the more people that use the system at any one time, the slower it may become.

 

5.   Good Times Had By All:  It seems that a very good time was had by everyone who attended our social events this year thanks to the hard work of Jim & Darlene Kolesar. We started with the hamburger and hot dog picnic at the pavilion in May after the park cleanup. Then the ever popular Rib Fest the Fourth of July weekend; Breakfast by the Bay with French Toast, Egg Casserole and Sausage; then the Wine Tasting and socializing that took place on August 16th. It’s great to see the pavilion getting lots of use again this season and that people are enjoying the lounge furniture and flat screen TV.   At the time of this writing, we still have three more social events planned for the season… The Street Crawl, Labor Day weekend organized by Christine and Cliff Gerber, another Breakfast by The Bay and the annual Clam Bake in September.

 

6.  Thank You All That Responded:  Darlene Kolesar has made an attempt to get more people involved in taking some ownership of the park and helping out with some of the simple jobs that we can do ourselves rather than hiring them done.  Previously, the same handful of people were the only ones contributing to the upkeep of the park while everyone benefited. In an attempt to get more people involved, a sign-up sheet was posted at the pavilion with jobs that needed to be done. Residents were asked to volunteer to complete these jobs throughout the season. Jobs such as weeding the flower beds, trimming bushes, emptying the trash weekly, cleaning the bathroom weekly, fertilizing the common areas, staining the fence, painting trim, grouting tile and helping Scott with moving the bathrooms and other construction etc. The experiment with the list has had some success, but we still could use more participation.  To all of you who have accepted the challenge to get more involved, we all appreciate your efforts and thank you ONE AND ALL for  your help in keeping Bay Winds looking sharp and a pleasant place to live, vacation and play.

 

7.  Speed Limit Signs: Thanks to Shari Aliff for obtaining the new speed limit signs. The one at the fence is a larger 5 mph sign in yellow stating Slow -- Children At Play.  The other white 5 mph signs throughout the park that were rusting have also been replaced.

 

 

8. Marina Dredging With Linda Drive Residents:  Last year, the Bay Winds board of directors unanimously approved participation in the project with Linda Drive based on the concerns many of you have expressed regarding the boulders and the depth of the marina at the mouth. We will divide the cost between both associations. Last year’s attempt to get the dredging done ended in failure because the contractor hired was not able to get the job done. This year, another contractor was hired and at the time of this writing, has been very successful in removing many of the very large rocks that have been giving you headaches or breaking them up and removing the pieces.  There are only certain windows of opportunity to do the dredging that ODNR will allow-- one of these happens to be now. Last year, we collected $201 per lot or $4814 total and earmarked that for this dredging project. We are hoping that you will be happy with the results of the dredging project. When exiting the marina, as you clear the break wall, head out at a 45 degree angle toward the coal docks in Sandusky. This is the area where the dredging was done and is now at a depth of 5 to 7 feet.

 

 

9.  Results of the Road Survey:  Last month, Jim Luteran emailed all of you and asked you to participate in a survey regarding in what direction you would like the Board of Directors to move in concerning the resurfacing of the road.  There were several choices that could be made…. Such as leave the road as is, Tar and Chip the road and Asphalt the road.  In addition there were also choices that you could make regarding the addition of storm drains.  The results of the survey were pretty much all over the place with no clear majority of what the membership might want. Thirteen households responded to the survey with these results: 3 chose to maintain the road as is with no storm drains and 1 chose to maintain the road as is with storm drains.  Total to maintain road as is was 4.

2 chose to Tar and Chip with no storm drains and 2 chose to Tar and Chip with storm drains. Total to Tar and Chip was 4.  5 chose the option to Asphalt the road.  3 chose to asphalt the road with no storm drains and 2 chose to Asphalt the road with storm drains. Total to Asphalt the road was 5.   Residents also had the opportunity to leave comments. If you would like to see the complete results, go to our Bay Winds website www.baywinds.info .  Since the majority of respondents who responded indicated that they want something done with the road… either Tar and Chip or Asphalt, the board will move forward with obtaining bids for each and will present that information to the membership for their decision at a later date.  There also seems to be some confusion regarding the storm drains.  We would be using our old sewer line which we extended to the marina and would only need to tie into that at three or four places along the street.  This should be at minimal cost and would help alleviate the ponding of water that now takes place in front of some units.

 

 

 

 

 

Bay Winds Quarterly Newsletter

 

July 2014 – September 2014

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2014.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330 633 8858 or cell 330 388 3586 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or by phone at 440 748 2845.

 

1. New Directors Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 17, 2014, Paul Chontos and Bob Bresky were elected directors for a two year term. Paul fills Kathy Good’s seat on the board. We would all like to thank Kathy for her hard work and invaluable service on the board. After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow:  Scott Pritchard - President, Bob Bresky – Treasurer, Bob Brown – Secretary and Paul Chontos and Ron Potter – Directors.  

 

2.  Park Clean Up:  The annual park clean-up was held on Saturday May 17, 2014 after the annual meeting.  We were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time. We were able to get all the flower beds weeded, cleaned up and mulched, and flowers planted in the common area. Thank you to all who participated on clean up day. You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser  who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  After the clean up, we had our usual get-together at the pavilion enjoying hot dogs and lots of camaraderie, plus placed our bets for our favorite thoroughbreds running for the Preakness.

 

3.  A Few Volunteers Needed:  The trim around the doors of the pavilion are still in need of being repainted.  If you like to paint and are good at this type of work, the board would love to hear from you. Please see Scott for the details. We will supply the paint and brushes. If you were unable to help on clean up day, maybe this is a project that you could take on at your convenience.

 

4.  Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave. You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer or empty jet ski trailer on your property for the summer.

 

5.  Pavilion Project and Park Maintenance:   The Pavilion Project is progressing slowly but steadily.  Scott was able to get the rough plumbing installed in the new bathroom area, the floor poured and is now in the progress of installing ceramic tile on the floors and walls. Soon, the toilet and sink will be installed and the old bathroom will be canceled out and we can start knocking down walls in preparation for construction of the kitchen area. At the annual meeting, Darlene Kolesar made a request to the membership to please try and give Scott a hand with this project. We can’t expect him to do all the work. She will initiate a sign-up sheet where we can volunteer for a few hours to either help Scott out on the pavilion or do any number of tasks that need to be completed at Bay Winds. We can post a list of what needs to be done such as weeding the flower beds throughout the summer at the marina as well as along both sides of the fence at the entrance, fertilizing the grass, painting the trim on the pavilion, pulling weeds by the sign, trimming bushes, spraying weeds along the jetty, weekly cleaning of the bathroom and pavilion, putting the pavilion trash out for collection weekly, etc. That way, people can volunteer to do those things as their schedules allow.  We know that all of you like to go boating, fishing or to the beach in the summer, so if you could give a few volunteer working hours in the morning or whenever you can, that would be much appreciated. We all stand to benefit from the completion of the pavilion and up keep of the park, and shouldn’t expect only a few people to work all the time to make it happen. Please volunteer some of your time throughout the summer and give us a hand.

 

6.  Parking of Golf Carts at the Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  For emergency access needs, do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear. When leaving your golf carts to go out on your boats or jet skis, please park them either on the concrete pad north of the boat ramp, or the grassy common area south of Christine and Cliff Gerber’s deck (for those of you who don’t know yet… they purchased John Meyer’s waterfront unit).  The purpose of this request is so that access to the boat ramp isn’t impeded and that the grassy common areas under the trees can be enjoyed by our non-boating residents and their guests. On another note regarding Golf Carts:  Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit.  No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commodore Court.

 

7.  Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on April 12, 2014. This is the tenth year that we have tied off the docks and free floated them in the center of the marina.  Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer. In just under two hours the docks were back into their summer positions thanks to Craig Good, Tim Fagan, Shari and Scott Aliff, Sue Hejl, Bob Brown, Darryl and Carol Will, Paul Orient and Scott Pritchard, Jon Lilley and Dennis, Jim Luteran, Christine and Cliff Gerber, Mark Gorrell and Bob Bresky.  As you can see, we had plenty of help. Thank you also to Scott Pritchard and Paul Orient for hosting the luncheon afterward and to Jeff and Barb Schmitz for cleaning up the beds and mulching near the fence at the entrance to the park.

 

8.  Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Bay Winds Social Events:  July 5, Ribs By the Bay; The month of August: Wine Tasting/Drink Specials at the Pavilion – bring your favorite wine(s) or specialty drinks and a small appetizer.  August also is usually the time for River Run with jet skis and boats. The river run ends in Fremont at the Tackle Box for lunch and presentation of “awards”. The date will be announced later. Labor Day Weekend – the second annual “Deck Crawl”.   Finally, to end the social season, the Clam Bake will be held the second or third weekend in September. Watch your email or the website for details and updates.

 

9.  Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier to plan the food needs and details for each event. They would also appreciate some assistance in set up of the tables etc. before the event and clean up after.  Many people come to the social events, but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at our social events. Jim Luteran has made the RSVP request even easier. You can go to our website and RSVP to Darlene directly indicating what you plan on bringing so that she can plan accordingly.  If you aren’t computer savvy, then the old fashioned way of phoning Darlene can be used.

 

10.  Proposed Budget:   Remember that the membership voted at the annual meeting on May 16, 2009 to do away with the Bi-Annual meeting to approve the budget for the following year.  The “proposed budget” will be e-mailed to everyone prior to the October directors meeting where the budget is approved.   That way, anyone with any concerns can express them.  The budget then will be set and voted on by the directors as it has been previously, at their October meeting. Directors meetings are always open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

11.  Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website. Our website address is www.baywinds.info . The password to get into the website is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the site as secure as possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter, trustee meeting minutes, photos of past social events, a link to RSVP to Darlene for social events and a host of other information that you might like to know about Bay Winds.

 

12.  Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park. The 5mph speed limit begins as you turn in off Bayshore Road and continues all the way down to the marina.  Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park BEFORE they arrive. The speed limit applies to cars as well as golf carts. If you do see someone traveling down the road at a higher rate of speed than what we expect, please politely ask them to slow down. We have installed some new signs posting the speed limit and indicating that there are children at play in the area. For the safety of all, the posted speed limit applies at all times… not only weekends, but weekdays as well.

 

13.  Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Bay Winds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of others if your pet relieves itself in the common areas, jetty or anywhere else, by cleaning up after them.

 

14.  Quarterly Assessments:  Please be careful in writing your check for quarterly assessments. It should be made out to Bay Winds Association Inc. NOT to Northcoast Property Management Co.  If you make it out to Northcoast Property Management, it will be returned for correction. This delay may cause you to incur a late fee. 

 

15.  Special Assessments for Sanitary Sewer Line, Water Line:  The sewer project and water line installation is now completed. We have collected through special assessments a total of $63,158.  However, of that assessment, $4824 was earmarked for rock removal from the marina. That project didn’t get completed for several reasons, but we are expecting word from the Linda Drive folks on where we stand with that. Any work on that project will have to be after spawning season is over with. We paid Jeff Wadsworth $18,000 to begin the Sewer/Water line project in October.  Of the $58,334 collected and earmarked for the Sewer/Water line project, $40,334 remain. On June 17th, when he finished the project, we also paid him an additional $38,270. We held back $2064 until the damaged awnings were repaired.  As a result, we still owe Jeff Wadsworth the $2064 plus the cost over-run of the project. The FINAL COST of the Sewer/Water line project was $78,860.12.  The cost is greater than the original estimate for several reasons: 1. Wadsworth did hit more rock than expected and we had to pay the cost of $150 per hour to break it up. 2. We were ordered by the county to put a backflow protector on our water lines. In order to comply with that order and keep the costs to a minimum (since the backflow protector valve is expensive), we had to have the water hydrant at the sign removed. Since there is no source of water there at all now, we had the dirt that we used for planting flowers removed and the sign area was reconfigured. 3. Since the project has taken so long to complete, we no longer will resurface the road this year.  We need to allow the road to settle before proceeding with its resurfacing.  As a result, the board decided to have Wadsworth top off the road with gravel and dress it up to allow us to get through this summer season.  4. We also had Jeff Wadsworth straighten and reset the concrete blocks near the davit and launch ramp. They were leaning badly and he already had the equipment there to do the job. These things were all at an additional cost above and beyond the original bid by Wadsworth. AS A RESULT, YOU WILL FIND A FINAL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE SEWER/WATER LINE PROJECT INCLUDED WITH THIS QUARTERLY STATEMENT.   All special assessments are payable upon receipt and CANNOT be paid in installments. The amount of that special assessment to cover the cost overrun of the project is $ 982.18.   SINCE WE DELAYED COLLECTING ASSESSEMENTS IN THE MONTH OF JUNE, PLEASE PAY YOUR ASSESSMENTS UPON RECIEPT SO THAT WE CAN KEEP OUR CASH FLOW WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE.

 

16.  Bits and Pieces of Items Discussed at The Director’s Meeting   Saturday April 12, 2014:   Approved the installation of the back flow protector valve on our water line as ordered by the County.

Approved the removal of the water hydrant at the sign in order to make the cost of the back flow valve installation more cost effective.

Approved the installation of a concrete drive by Bill and Sue Beach.

Approved the dressing up of the road for the summer season with gravel since we will be unable to resurface it until it has a chance to settle.

We were informed that the Danbury Town Hall was under renovation and would not be available for our annual meeting. As a result, the annual meeting was scheduled to be held at the Welcome Center on May 17th.

 

17. Bits and Pieces of Items Discussed at the Annual Meeting, Saturday May 17, 2014:  The membership was informed of the progress on the Sewer/Water line project and that there definitely will be a cost over-run for the project.  At the meeting, a rough estimate of the cost over-run was given as approximately $8,400. We will have a final special assessment to collect for this as soon as the FINAL figures are in.  The monies collected for rock removal at the marina during the special assessments previously made, are still earmarked for that purpose and cannot be used for the Sewer/Water line project.  At the proper time, we will get bids for our next project: road grading and resurfacing. We will get bids for both Asphalt and Chip and Seal.

 A discussion was had about the providing of internet service to all members at Bay Winds. This is something that has been in the discussion phase for a while. There was overwhelming support of all present for this service.  It is an all or none choice.  The membership present directed the board to proceed with installation of the WiFi internet service.  We will purchase the necessary equipment from savings and set it up and tweak it throughout the summer. It’s estimated that it will cost each unit owner an additional $20 per quarter thus increasing your quarterly assessments by that amount.  In theory it should all work, but there more than likely will be some problems with individuals having difficulty connecting to the system. Our consumer devices such as lap tops, phones, tablets, printers and TV’s vary greatly in their ability to pick up signals. So setting up a WiFi system is a bit of an art and a science. Getting strong signals throughout all mobile homes could prove costly because we may need several repeaters. Since this is all an experiment and there are unknowns, we will not be raising your assessments to pay for the service until we know that it is working for the majority of you. If the project is successful, we will raise the quarterly assessments in September to begin paying for the service.  It goes without saying that it will be pass word protected and YOU SHOULD NOT give the pass word to anyone other than your immediate family at Bay Winds. Keep in mind the more people that have the password, the more people that will be using the system and the slower it will become. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the experiment works and we can provide WiFi to all as a service at Bay Winds at a much reduced cost than if you were paying for it directly.

 

19.  Congratulations to Jim and Marilyn Luteran:  Jim and Marilyn will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary in June.  They plan on celebrating that milestone with a trip to Hawaii. All of us at Bay Winds offer our hearty congratulations on their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

 

20.  Condolences to the family of Tim and Cathy Richardson:  Tim’s father James “Terry” Richardson passed away on June 9th at the age of 84. All of us at Bay Winds offer our deepest sympathies to Tim and Cathy and their family.

 

21.  Guest Dockage:   For your information: please be aware that the east side of the main floater CAN be used as temporary or transient dockage at any time for a day or two by both Bay Winds residents as well as Linda Drive owners and their guests, but it cannot be used as permanent dockage for any one individual. In addition,  our guest dockage also includes dock 9A (which is clearly marked) and is the last outside finger dock on the main floater as well as dock 25 next to the Davit. ALL GUEST DOCKAGE IS FOR SHORT TERM TRANSIENT USE ONLY!

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAY WINDS THIS SUMMER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        

 

Bay Winds Quarterly Newsletter

April 2014 – June 2014

 

Hello Everyone – Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds news since the last newsletter in December of 2013.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees – Scott Pritchard, Bob Brown, Ron Potter, Kathy Good or Bob Bresky.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330– 633– 8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com  or by phone at 440-748-2845.

 

1.  Sanitary Sewer Construction and Water Lines:  At the time of the writing of this newsletter, the construction on the sewer line and water line replacement has ground to a halt due to the unusually brutal winter that the area has experienced. Usually the area doesn’t get as much snow and ice as other parts of Ohio, but this year has been the exception. The snow is very deep with piles everywhere. In order for our contractor to be able to resume the project, the snow must be gone and we need to have OUPS back to remark the utility lines since the snow plowing all but obliterated the original markings. We are hopeful that the project can be completed quickly once Wadsworth can get back to the task at hand.  The main sewer line has been laid along with the laterals. I’m not sure as to how many trailers have been connected to their laterals at this point. When construction resumes, we will need to extend our old existing sewer line to the Bay to be used for storm water drainage. Before that can happen though, the old sewer line will need to jet cleaned of all debris by Franklin Sanitation. Final connections of the new sewer line and the laterals to the trailers (for those not making the connections themselves) plus the new water lines from unit 12 down to the pavilion/marina should hopefully be completed quickly once the weather breaks.  We know that we were planning on resurfacing the road this year as well, but the directors will need to take another look at that idea. Since the construction didn’t start on time and because of the delay due to weather, the road surface that has been dug up will not have enough time to settle properly. If we proceed with the road resurfacing this spring/summer, we could have problems with settling. The Board of Directors will discuss this in more detail at their April 5th meeting and decide if we should proceed with the road resurfacing or maybe wait until next year.  In any event, we will ask our contractor to grade the road and finish it off with gravel to get us through the season until we decide when to proceed with the resurfacing. Once we know when we are going to resurface, we will get bids for both chip and seal as well as asphalt.

 

2.  Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 17, 2014 to attend the annual Bay Winds meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, two directors will need to be elected. The terms of Kathy Good and Bob Bresky will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open director position, please contact one of the current directors or e-mail me at rbresky@neo.rr.com so that your name may be placed on the ballot.  Ballots will be printed three weeks prior to the meeting and will be mailed out. Please notify us as soon as possible so that your name can be printed on the ballot.  As usual, after the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.  Please plan on giving us a helping hand!   To make a day of it, we will have a picnic at the pavilion in the evening. Since this is the day of The Preakness Stakes, Darlene suggested that we do our usual wagering on the race at our picnic at the pavilion that evening.  Pick your favorite horse or horses and join us for the fun. You will receive details later.  Darlene hasn’t completely planned out our social events yet for the year. Two things are for sure though -- A get together for the Kentucky Derby Race on May 3rd and our  Rib Fest which will be held this year on Saturday July 5th.  Darlene will have more details finalized regarding other social events by the annual meeting on Saturday May 17th.

 

3.  Board of Directors Meeting and Docks Back into Position:  On Saturday April 5, 2014 the Board of Directors will hold their quarterly meeting at Scott’s at 10 am.  After the meeting, we will put the docks back into position for the 2014 boating season.  This is a relatively easy job and goes rather quickly if we have enough help. Please consider helping with this project. E-mail Scott or me and let us know if you would be able to help with this task.   The Directors meeting shouldn’t last too long and we should be able to get started on the docks by 11:30 am or noon. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will be able to get them in place. In the event that the weather doesn’t cooperate, the positioning of the docks will be postponed until the next day. We also will need to remove the summer furniture in storage from Jim and Marilyn Luteran’s sun porch and move them back to the pavilion. In addition, will need your help with another project on that day… we will need to repair/reseed the common grassy areas that were dug up during the sewer construction project. Since we were given permission by residents of Commodore Bay to drive over their street and access our park from the marina end during the sewer construction, we will need to repair the damage done to their grass as the result of tire ruts and driving over their property. It will need to be raked out, maybe some new top soil spread then reseeded and fertilized. Please come and help us with the docks and this extra work.

 

4.  Lot 25 Boat Removal:  All trailers and boats stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later than the weekend of May 3, 2014 (or earlier if possible).   By then, the grass will be growing enough that Matt Minto of Matt’s Lawn Service will need access to the area so that he can cut the grass. Not many of you chose to store anything on lot 25 during the winter because of the sewer construction project. As a result, this reminder only applies to a few of you.

 

5.  Lot 25 Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULALTIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of any kind of boat trailer, jet-ski trailer or hauling trailer.  This lot is only to be used for overflow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  In addition, remember that you MAY NOT store empty trailers on your own lot.

 

6.  Trash Service for the Pavilion: We will continue to provide trash removal for our party/events at the pavilion (Lot 24). The cost for six months (May through October) of trash collection for the pavilion is approximately $150. We will restart this service in May. That should allow us to dispose of our clean up day yard waste and trash generated from the cookout at the pavilion with ease.   Please note that this service is for the pavilion only, and individual owners must still make their own arrangements for trash removal from their property.

 

7.  Speed Alert:  As always, please remember to observe the posted 5 mph speed limit in the park.  At times there is a tendency to want to drive a faster than the posted limit. The 5 mph limit is for the safety of all residents, guests and our furry friends. Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park before they visit. Sometimes we forget that we are no longer on a public thoroughfare but are on a private lane where reduced speed is appropriate for the safety of all.

 

8.  Pavilion Work:  Not much was accomplished last season on the on-going pavilion project. However, if funds, time and help is available, we will resume work this summer. We still need to move the bathroom, and raise the floor level in preparation for the construction of the kitchen. Your time and talents will be needed if this project is to be completed.

 

9.  Treasurer’s Note:  I would like to let everyone know that we had an unexpected expense in December of 2013.  We received a statement from the State of Ohio for our submerged land lease. There was some reorganization of departments with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that took place a few years ago and they neglected to bill us since 2012 for our submerged land lease. In December of this year, they caught up with us. We received a statement in the amount of $2018.34 which is what we owed for 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Of course, the statement was paid, but we had only budgeted $1000 for licenses and permits for the year. The extra money was taken from savings. Hopefully next year we can get back to a regular yearly payment schedule.

 

As part of the contract with Wadsworth Construction, we advanced him $18,000 to get started on the sewer project in November. No other payments have been made and the balance owed will be due on completion of the project. What we owe him will depend on the amount of time he spent on breaking up rock (which he did hit here and there) at the rate of $110/hour for backhoe and hammer, plus $40/hour labor and on the amount of #304 stone hauled by the ton at $12/ton for backfilling the trenches. He estimated the cost at $6000 but it was not included in the bid. We thought that the county was supplying the stone as well as the pipe and manholes, but they notified us that they would not be supplying the back fill stone. So that will be an additional expense to us.

The contract called for a cost of $56,270 for the project plus approximately $6000 in stone cost and any “rock clause” expenses.  We will not know what the final expense will be until the project is completed. Based on the cost of $56,270 we have collected from you in special assessments $1000 in June 2013 and $1450 in September 2013 for the Sewer Project. In addition, we collected $201 from each household in September 2013 that was earmarked for the Marina rock removal project which was not successfully completed. We cannot use that $201 earmarked money for anything other than what it was intended unless the membership directs us to apply it elsewhere such as to the sewer project.  We will discuss this at the annual meeting. In any event, we just want to let you know that there probably will be another special assessment in the future to make up for the cost overrun of the sewer/water line project…. the amount to yet be determined.

And of course, we will begin all over again with another special assessment when we have the cost of the road resurfacing project firmed up and are ready to go with that.

 

 

BAY WINDS QUARTERLY NEWESLETTER

 

January 2014 – March 2014

 

 

 

 

May all the warmth and peace of the Christmas Season be with you now and throughout the coming year!  The Bay Winds Board of Directors Wish you a Holiday Season and New Year filled with Warmth, Peace, Prosperity and Happiness!  Scott, Bob, Kathy, Ron and Bob Brown

 

 

Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds happenings since the last newsletter in September.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of your directors.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330 633 8858. Scott’s e-mail is wspritchard@hotmail.com and his phone number is 440 748 2845.

 

1.  2014 Budget Approval:  The budget for 2014 was approved at the Director’s Meeting held on Saturday October 12, 2013.  After reviewing the budget with the other directors, the budget was approved as presented. There will be NO increase in quarterlyassessments for the year 2014. Assessments will remain at the current amount of $280 per quarter.

 

2.  Bits and Pieces from the Director’s Meeting of October 12, 2013:

 

The board approved a Christmas gratuity of $125 for Matt Minto for his continuous work of doing an outstanding job in providing lawn service here at Bay Winds. The gratuity was the same as last year’s.

 

We also discussed the increase that we received in the contract with Jeff Wadsworth for the installation of our new sewer system. The $6000 figure was not part of the original proposal of $56,270.  There was confusion as to whether or not the county would provide the backfill gravel. It turns out that they do not and we need to absorb that cost. Jeff Wadsworth estimated a cost for the gravel of $6000 which is 500 tons at $12.00 a ton. The $6000 figure was only an estimate and we will pay only for the actual tonnage used during the construction. The total cost of the Sewer Project (excluding hitting rock and paying the $150/hour rock clause fee) is $62,270.  Connection of laterals to each unit is at the home owner’s expense. (At the time of this writing, construction has already begun and all of you were notified of the need to close the road at Bay Winds to vehicular traffic from Tuesday Nov. 26th to approximately Tuesday Dec. 3rd. During this time they will be digging the trench down the center of the road, installing the manholes and laying the main sewer pipe. The trench needs to remain open for pressure testing of the pipe and connections and approval by the county before it can be back filled. After that is done, the connecting of the laterals to each unit will begin. Once all units are connected, the old sewer line will be disconnected. After it has been jet cleaned, the old line will be redirected toward the marina for storm water drainage. The final phase of the project will be to install the new water line from about Aliff’s to the pavilion.  Remember that even though we are expecting the project to take about three to four weeks, it may be longer than that depending on the weather.) As per our contract with Wadsworth construction, we have issued a check to them in the amount of $18,000 which was due when the project began. The balance is to be paid upon completion.

 

Scott Harris again will do our snow plowing for the winter season. The cost is $300.  Auto plow for 2” or more of snow as needed -- December 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.

 

The contract with Matt’s Lawn Service for next year was approved by the board and renewed at $188 per cut. This is an increase of $10/cut from 2013.

 

Finally, the board will try to have bids for road resurfacing-- both asphalt and chip and seal so that it can be discussed at the annual meeting in May. That way, a decision can be made at that meeting as to how to proceed and move forward with the road resurfacing as soon as practical.

 

3.  Insect spraying and pressure washing for 2014:  A flyer will be sent to all residents in December with the quarterly statement asking if they would like to have their unit pressure washed and sprayed for insects next spring.  Pressure washing will again be done by John Henry and insect spraying will be done by Richard Kmetz.  You will be asked to fill out the form and return it by a certain date indicating what your choices are: pressure wash and spray; pressure wash only; spray only etc. You will then be billed for that cost with the next assessment in March. That way, the association will receive one bill for the cost.  This saves book keeping costs and time for both John Henry as well as Richard Kmetz.  Richard has agreed to spray the pavilion, fence and sign for free if we do it this way.

 

4.  Condolences to the Family of Chris Meyer:  John Meyer’s brother Chris passed away at John’s Bay Winds home on Saturday November 9th.  All of us at Bay Winds offer our deepest sympathies to John and to Chris’s family. No funeral service was held, but a memorial service will be held at a later date when all family members can be present. The family suggested that any memorial contributions be made to the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary Inc.

 

5.  Thank You Darlene and Jim Kolesar:  We would like to offer our gratitude once again to Jim and Darlene for their tireless efforts in planning and hosting our social events over the years. It goes without saying that there is a lot of work involved in planning the social events and making sure that there is enough food and spirits for all. Thank you also to all the folks who have pitched in to help Darlene and Jim make our social events throughout the year very memorable, by helping set up the tables and the canopy, cooking at the grill and cleaning up after the event was over.  It is a lot of work, but when people pitch in to help, the burden doesn’t fall on just a few.

 

6.  Director’s Terms Expire:  The terms of Bob Bresky and Kathy Good will expire this year.  Two directors need to be elected at the Annual Meeting in May 2014.  If you are interested in running for election as a director, please contact any of the current board members so that your name can be placed on the ballot.

 

7.  The Marina Is Now Ready For Winter:  The marina is now ready for whatever Old Man Winter has in store for us this year.  A hearty thank you to the following people who gave of their time on Saturday October 12, 2013 to put away the summer furniture, winterize the water lines and move the docks to their winter positions: Shari and Scott Aliff, Paul Chontos, Kathy & Craig Good, Steve Cifranic, Jim & Darlene Kolesar, Ron Potter, Craig Hejl, Sue Hejl, Mark Gorrell,  Scott Pritchard and Bob Bresky.   We all enjoyed the camaraderie, laughing and joking with each other, but also accomplished much on behalf of the association, thereby saving us the expense of paying to have the docks moved and the other work done. Again, thank you to all who came to pitch in when the request was made.  Thank you also to Jim and Darlene for hosting the luncheon on that day for all the workers. Also a big thank you goes out to Jim & Marilyn Luteran who allowed us to store the summer furniture for the winter on their enclosed sun porch.

 

May you all have a wonderful and blessed Holiday Season and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

 

 

 

BAY WINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2013 – DECEMBER 2013

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds happenings since the last newsletter in July 2013.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the directors – Scott Pritchard, Bob Brown, Ron Potter, Kathy Good or Bob Bresky.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 633 8858 and Scott can be reached at 440 748 2845.

 

1.  October Board Meeting:  At the annual meeting in May 2009, the membership agreed with the board that a Bi-Annual meeting to set the budget for the next year was not needed.    The board will continue to set the budget and vote on it at their meeting in October of each year.  At the annual meeting it was suggested that a copy of the proposed budget be e-mailed to everyone for their examination.  I will prepare the proposed budget for 2014 and e-mail it to everyone as I did last year.  If you have questions or concerns, you are welcome to attend the budget meeting on Saturday October 12, 2013.  The meeting will be at Scott’s house at Bay Winds at 9 am.    After that meeting, we will gather to move the docks to their winter positions – please see below for details.

 

2.  Removal of Boats and Positioning of Docks for the Winter:  Boats will need to be removed from the marina so that the docks can be secured for the winter by NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013!!   In previous years, we waited too long to position the docks (in order to give you extra boating time) and the water level dropped making it difficult, if not dangerous, to free some of the docks from their summer positions and move them to their winter moorings.  The docks will be disconnected from the jetty and moved to their winter position where they will be bolted to the main floater on Saturday October 12, 2013.  We will do this after the board meeting at Scott’s to approve the budget for next year. (Estimated start time for the docks is between 11am and noon.)  Please consider helping us secure the docks on that Saturday.  If we have enough help, it will only take a couple of hours to complete the job. In previous years, with the “routine” that we developed, we were able to get the job done in two hours.  We also need to put the summer furniture, picnic tables etc. away for the season and button up the pavilion. We need your help to do this, so please consider volunteering. Please let Scott or me know if you are able to help with the docks.    If for some reason, you are unable to have your boat moved out of the marina by Sunday October 6, 2013, please call Scott for alternate suggestions.  In addition, remember to remove all fenders, lines, solar lights etc. that you have attached to the docks.  If we have to remove them, it slows the process down and there is no guarantee that you will get them back to use again next year. In case of inclement weather on Saturday, we will move the docks on Sunday morning, October 13th.

 

3.  Heat Tape:  Winter is on the way and so is your yearly reminder about heat tape.  If you leave water on during the winter months, YOU MUST MAKE CERTAIN THAT ALL EXPOSED PIPES ARE WRAPPED WITH HEAT TAPE.  Heat tape only lasts about five years or so.  If your heat tape is old, you may want to have it checked to make sure that it is in working order.  Also, it is the responsibility of each homeowner who chooses to shut their water off for the winter to MAKE SURE THAT THE WATER IS SHUT OFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CROCK AT THE “CURB STOP VALVE” AND NOT JUST AT THE UPPER SERVICE VALVE.  If you should have a problem with frozen pipes, water leaks etc., you are responsible for any damages and repairs from the curb stop valve up, plus any water usage that might occur as a result of those problems. ANOTHER REMINDER – DO NOT LET WATER RUN AT A “TRICKLE” TO AVOID WATER LINE FREEZE UPS WHEN THE WEATHER BECOMES SUB ZERO.  THIS MAY RESULT IN OUR HAVING AN UNUSUALLY LARGE WATER BILL SUCH AS THE ONE WE HAD A FEW YEARS AGO IN JANUARY OF $531.62, WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE ONLY BEEN THE MINIMUM CHARGE OF $71.25.  Hopefully, this situation will not be repeated.  If it does, the board will address the issue.

 

4.  Condolences to Kathy and Craig Good and Family and to the Family of Mark Gorrell: Craig’s brother passed away the week of August 19th after a battle with cancer and Mark’s father passed away Thursday evening August 22nd after an extended battle with Parkinsons Disease. All of us at Bay Winds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Craig and Kathy and their family and to Mark and his family. A memorial donation will be made to Arbor Hospice in honor of Craig’s brother and a memorial flower arrangement was sent to the Gorrell family for calling hours.

 

5.   Good Times Had By All:  It seems that a very good time was had by everyone who attended our social events this year thanks to the hard work of Jim & Darlene Kolesar. We started with the hamburger and hot dog picnic at the pavilion in May after the park cleanup. Then the ever popular Rib Fest the Fourth of July Weekend (July 6th); the dinner gathering for “Christmas in July” which was postponed because of inclement weather until August. 3rd; and the Wine Tasting and socializing that took place on August 17th. It’s great to see the pavilion getting lots of use again this season.  The flat screen TV was a nice addition to the pavilion and many of you are watching your favorite sporting events at night while socializing together at the pavilion and enjoying the new lounge furniture. At the time of this writing, we still have one more social event planned for the season… the annual Clam Bake in September.

 

6.  Thank You:  Many people throughout the year have taken it upon themselves to do little jobs in the park such as weeding the flower beds, spraying for weeds in the marina, weeding around the sign, trimming the trees at the waterside, filling pot holes in the street with gravel, helping with the pavilion and docks, periodically cleaning the restroom, providing needed items for the park such as flowers, trash bags, first aid kits, solar lights, flower pots in the marina, etc. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. It makes it so much easier when folks pitch in when they see something that needs to be done. A special thank you goes out to Darryl Will who weeded the flower beds down by the marina… they were looking pretty bad and Steve Cifranic who volunteered to paint the trim around the doors at the pavilion.  We all appreciate your efforts and thank you ONE AND ALL for  your help in keeping Bay Winds looking sharp and a pleasant place to live, vacation and play.

 

7.  Speed Limit:  We have again had some issues with speeding in the park mostly by guests who were unaware that the posted speed limit applies to them as they entered and exited the park. Some guests were traveling at well over 35 – 40 mph down our narrow lane and posed a danger to children, pets and residents alike. Please make sure that your guests realize that the posted speed limit applies to them, as well as all of us. It applies not only on weekends, but weekdays too. The time to inform them is BEFORE they visit.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. A BIG THANK YOU to Felix Polonco for installing the new children at play and speed limit sign as you enter our drive off Bay Shore Road.

 

 

8.  Sewer Line Update and Marina Dredging: The board of directors met to discuss bids that we have received for the construction of our sewer and water lines. We have responses from three different contractors. Ken Gill Construction submitted a bid of $86,750 which did not include a rock clause.  Jeff Wadsworth Excavating submitted a bid of $56,270 with a rock clause. Meaning that if he hits rock as he puts the sewer line in, there will be an additional charge. (According to the Ottawa Co. Engineers office, they tell us that we are unlikely to hit rock where we will be digging.) Matt Molnar of Molnar Construction got back to us after considering the job and declined to do it. You can see that we have approximately a $30,000 difference in highest bid vs. lowest bid. Both contractors are on the recommended list by Ottawa County. Getting bids on the sewer project has been a daunting task. The board decided to try and get a couple more bids if possible. We will contact CL Fox Excavating and a few excavating companies in Cleveland to see if they would be interested in submitting a bid. Some firms that we have contacted have not returned any of our calls. It has not been an easy job getting these bids.

 

All the paper work that needed to be signed with Ottawa County to obtain the free construction materials has been signed. The materials have been ordered.... but it will take a while for them to arrive... especially the manholes. We have spent thus far $2700 with Kusmer and Associates for the engineering drawings; $362 for the EPA permit and approval (they wanted $500); and $25 for our permit from the Engineering Office. That being done, we are ready to go with the exception of choosing a final bid.

 

Remember that the cost of the sewer construction DOES NOT INCLUDE THE HOOK UP OF YOUR UNIT.   The sewer lateral will go under your trailer one foot and above grade six inches. From there you must install a boot and connect it to your unit at YOUR EXPENSE. It will be your responsibility to pay the contractor directly to make the connection, do the work yourself or hire someone else to do it for you. But remember whoever makes the connection, the County must inspect and pass it.  Also, those people affected by the new water line -- unit 12 on down to the marina....will be responsible for connecting your unit from the curb stop/shut off valve to your unit at your expense.

 

Since construction must begin in the month of October, you can see that we are on a somewhat tight schedule. The board hasn't been dragging its feet... but the problem was getting the contractors to get us the bids in a timely fashion. Only one, Jeff Wadsworth, got the bids to us in a reasonable amount of time. We will attempt to get bids from the other contractors listed above if they are interested in bidding the project. At this point, the board has decided to go with the lowest bid so far and base our next special assessment on that cost. We need to collect the money in advance and the next regular assessment is in September. The reason that we need to collect the money for the sewer project now, is that we must pay $18,000 when construction begins with the balance being due when the project is complete. It is estimated that the project would only take about two weeks. That is not enough time to assess and collect the funds needed and pay the bill when due. We need to have the funds in our possession so that the bill can be paid when due.  We will not use any more of our reserves for the sewer part of the project. We have used a little over $3000 from reserves to pay the cost of engineering drawings and the various permits.  We will however, use more money from reserves when we get to the second phase of construction.... the road resurfacing. If we are lucky enough to get another bid that is significantly lower than the one from Jeff Wadsworth and decide to use that company instead, any collected funds that are left over will be applied to the second phase of our capital improvements… the road resurfacing.

 

In addition to the Sewer Project, we were asked a while back if we would participate in a project with Linda Drive members to dredge the mouth of the marina and remove the three large boulders that have given many of you problems.  Our response was that we would give it some consideration after they voted in their association.  Recently Linda Drive residents met and approved the dredging of the marina. The cost of dredging is $9628.00 and the cost of removal of the three boulders is $600.  The contractor who won the bid was Jeff Wadsworth Excavating ----the same contractor who probably will get our sewer project. The Bay Winds board of directors unanimously approved participation in the project with Linda Drive based on the concerns many of you have expressed regarding the boulders and the depth of the marina at the mouth. We will divide the cost between both associations. Our share of the dredging is $9628/2 = $4814 and our share of the boulder removal is $600/2 = $300.  We will use reserve money to pay for the boulder removal but special assess each property owner for the rest of the project. This means that $4814/24 = $201 (rounded off).  This amount will be added to the special assessment amount for the sewers giving a total of $1450 + 201 = $1651. You will see a special assessment of $1651 appearing on your statement in addition to your normal assessment.  There are only certain windows of opportunity to do the dredging that ODNR will allow-- one of these happens to be in the fall. Therefore, it is most probable that this work will be done sometime in September. Again, sorry for this added expense, but so many of you have expressed concerns about the boulders in the marina and the depth at the mouth that the board decided it was a good idea to participate. 

 

 

 

 

Bay Winds Quarterly Newsletter

 

July 2013 – September 2013

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2013.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330 633 8858 or cell 330 388 3586 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or by phone at 440 748 2845.

 

1. New Directors Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 18, 2013, Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter and Bob Brown were elected directors for a two year term. Bob fills Darryl Will’s seat on the board. We would all  like to thank Darryl for his hard work and invaluable service on the board. After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow:  Scott Pritchard - President, Bob Bresky – Treasurer, Bob Brown – Secretary and Kathy Good and Ron Potter – Directors.  

 

2.  Park Clean Up:  The annual park clean-up was held on Saturday May 18, 2013 after the annual meeting.  We were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time. We were able to get all the flower beds weeded, cleaned up and mulched, flowers planted in the common area near the marina and around our sign. The area near our fence at the entrance was in significant need of attention. We got most of that cleaned up and mulched. Thank you to all who participated on clean up day. You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser  who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  After the clean up, we had our usual get-together at the pavilion enjoying hot dogs and lots of camaraderie, plus placed our bets for our favorite thoroughbreds running for the Preakness.

 

3.  A Few Volunteers Needed:  The trim around the doors of the pavilion is in need of being repainted.  If you like to paint and are good at this type of work, the board would love to hear from you. Please see Scott for the details. We will supply the paint and brushes. If you were unable to help on clean up day, maybe this is a project that you could take on at your convenience.

 

4.  Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave. You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.

 

5.  Pavilion Project:   The Pavilion Project will be pretty much put on hold this year as we prepare for the mandated Sanitary Sewer Line replacement.  We had planned to move the bathroom and raise the floor levels in preparation for the construction of the kitchen. The pavilion has become a work in progress, but certainly will be worth the wait when it finally is completed.

 

6.  Parking of Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  For emergency access needs, do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear. When leaving your golf carts to go out on your boats or jet skis, please park them either on the concrete pad north of the boat ramp, or the grassy common area south of John & Chris Meyer’s deck.  The purpose of this request is so that access to the boat ramp isn’t impeded and that the grassy common areas under the trees can be enjoyed by our non-boating residents and their guests. On another note regarding Golf Carts:  Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit.  No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commodore Court.

 

7.  Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on April 6, 2013. This is the ninth year that we have tied off the docks and free floated them in the center of the marina.  Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer. In just under two hours the docks were back into their summer positions thanks to Craig and Kathy Good, Tim Fagan, Rick Thurlow, Felix Polonco, Jeff and Barb Schmitz, Shari and Scott Aliff, Kyle Aliff, Ron Potter, Sue Hejl, Paul and Linda Chontos, Bob Brown, Steve Cifranic, Paul Orient, Jon Lilley, Jim Luteran Scott Pritchard, and Bob Bresky.  As you can see, we had plenty of help. Thank you also to Scott Pritchard and Paul Orient for hosting the luncheon afterward.

 

8.  Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Bay Winds Social Events:  July 6, Ribs By The Bay;  July 27, some type of social function – we usually do Christmas in July… but that may change – details later;  August 17 Wine Tasting/Drink Specials at the Pavilion – bring your favorite wine(s) or specialty drinks and maybe a small appetizer.  August also is usually the time for River Run with jet skis and boats. The river run ends in Fremont at the Tackle Box for lunch and presentation of “awards”. The date will be announced later.  Finally, to end the social season, the Clam Bake will be held in September… details to follow.

 

9.  Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier to plan the food needs and details for each event. They would also appreciate some assistance in set up of the tables etc. before the event and clean up after.  Many people come to the social events, but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at our social events.

 

10.  Proposed Budget:   Remember that the membership voted at the annual meeting on May 16, 2009 to do away with the Bi-Annual meeting to approve the budget for the following year.  The “proposed budget” will be e-mailed to everyone prior to the October directors meeting where the budget is approved.   That way, anyone with any concerns can express them.  The budget then will be set and voted on by the directors as it has been previously, at their October meeting. Directors meetings are always open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

11.  Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website. Our website address is www.baywinds.info . The password to get into the website is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the site as secure as possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter, trustee meeting minutes, photos of past social events, and a host of other information that you might like to know about Bay Winds.

 

12.  Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park. The 5mph speed limit begins as you turn in off Bayshore Road and continues all the way down to the marina.  Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park BEFORE they arrive. The speed limit applies to cars as well as golf carts. If you do see someone traveling down the road at a higher rate of speed than what we expect, please politely ask them to slow down. We have installed some new signs posting the speed limit and indicating that there are children at play in the area. For the safety of all, the posted speed limit applies at all times… not only weekends, but weekdays as well.

 

13.  Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Bay Winds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of others if your pet relieves itself in the common areas, jetty or anywhere else, by cleaning up after them.

 

14.  Quarterly Assessments:  Please be careful in writing your check for quarterly assessments. It should be made out to Bay Winds Association Inc. NOT to Northcoast Property Management Co.  If you make it out to Northcoast Property Management, it will be returned for correction. This delay may cause you to incur a late fee. 

 

15.  Special Assessments For Sanitary Sewer Line, Water Line and Road Resurfacing: You were all sent an e-mail from me on Sunday May 19, 2013 giving you a heads up regarding the need for special assessments for our capital improvement projects which are now underway. It was mandated that we have the new Sanitary Sewer system in place and operational by March 2014.   We have retained the firm of Kusmer and Associates to prepare the engineering drawings and submit them to the proper authorities for approval.  We paid them a $500 retainer in order for them to begin working on the project.  As they progress, they will invoice us for the work completed. Since we have other expenses related to this project coming soon, it is necessary to begin the first of several special assessments.  The first special assessment will be billed with the regular June quarterly assessments and is in the amount of $1000.  All special assessments are payable upon receipt and CANNOT be paid in installments.  As we progress with the capital improvements, you more than likely can expect to see another special assessment in September.   After the drawings are approved by the various governmental agencies, we will be seeking bids from contractors for the project. We more than likely will do the water line replacement that needs to be completed from about Aliff’s down to the pavilion at the same time.  We expect to start the actual digging by the end of October or early November.  It should be noted, that the County is providing us with the materials needed to complete the sewer installation:  pipe, gravel and manholes free of charge. We are also planning on replacing the laterals. The new sewer line will run down the center of the street. The laterals will be installed from the sewer line and go up to about one foot under your skirting. It will then be the responsibility of each homeowner (at your expense) to connect your home to the new lateral line.  You can either do the work yourself, or contract with the firm that is installing the sanitary sewer line to do it for you.  The old sewer system will be capped off.  Of course, after the new sewer line and water lines are in place, the next phase is to resurface the road --- which will require yet another special assessment.   The board will use some of the money that we have saved over the years to offset the cost of the capital improvements. However, we need to be prudent and not spend our entire savings… a reasonable amount will be used to defray some of the costs.

 

16.  Bits and Pieces of Items Discussed at The Annual Meeting ,  Saturday May 18, 2013:   After the financial report and election of new directors, the meeting focused on the following:  Old Business: (a) Pavilion project is on hold for now until we get the capital improvements completed. (b) The residents of Linda Drive have petitioned the Army Corps of Engineers for permission to do dredging outside the mouth of the marina in order to remove rocks and silt etc.  If it is approved, a permit will be issued and it will be good for two years. They have inquired of us if we would be interested in being part of this project. The board was noncommittal and asked for further information. As of this date, we have not heard from Linda Drive residents regarding the status of this project.  New Business:  (a) Because of sewer clogs somewhere between Paul and Linda Chontos’ and Jon Lilley’s units, we have had to have Franklin Sanitation out three times to clear the clogs. The last time they were out, they ran a saw through the lines to remove any tree roots that were impeding the flow of sewage and causing the back ups. Sewage was backing up into the showers and bathtubs of the residents in that area.  It was discovered by Franklin Sanitation, that the clogs seemed to be “flushable sanitary wipes” that were getting caught in the sewer lines and eventually causing a clog. These “flushable wipes” do not break down line ordinary toilet paper.  As a result, we are asking that you not flush anything down the commode other than toilet paper.  No “flushable sanitary wipes”, no paper towel, no Kleenex tissue etc.  TOILET PAPER ONLY PLEASE! Scott made a small placard to be placed in your bathrooms to remind you and your guests of our request. (b) Sewer Line discussion and special assessments --- Please see item 15 above.  (c) The marina lighting on the utility pole at the marina appears to be burned out. We have a five year contract with Ohio Edison for the light. Before the board requested that it be fixed, we wanted to know what the feeling of the residents were regarding this since there were some complaints that the light was causing bugs to get all over the boats docked in the marina. The members present at the meeting decided that they did not want the light to be replaced and directed us to cancel the contract with Ohio Edison. No new lights will be put up. (d) A short discussion and reminder of the 5 mph speed limit in the park took place. This speed limit is not only for weekends, but week days as well. Please observe the speed limit and inform your guests before they arrive.  We have installed some new signage reminding you and your guests of the speed limit in the park. (e) We also installed new brighter solar lighting on our entry way sign at the entrance to Bay Winds on Bayshore Drive. Our sign and entryway are much more visible at night.

 

17.  Guest Dockage:   For your information: please be aware that the east side of the main floater CAN be used as temporary or transient dockage at any time for a day or two by both Bay Winds residents as well as Linda Drive owners and their guests, but it cannot be used as permanent dockage for any one individual. In addition,  our guest dockage also includes dock 9A (which is clearly marked) and is the last outside finger dock on the main floater as well as dock 25 next to the Davit. ALL GUEST DOCKAGE IS FOR SHORT TERM TRANSIENT USE ONLY!

 

 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAY WINDS THIS SUMMER !

 

 

                 

   Bay Winds Quarterly Newsletter

April 2013 – June 2013

 

Hello Everyone – Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds news since the last newsletter in December of 2012.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees – Scott Pritchard, Darryl Will, Ron Potter, Kathy Good or Bob Bresky.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330– 633– 8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com  or by phone at 440-748-2845.

 

1.  Farewell and Welcome:  It’s sad to say that Tim Feller has decided to leave our Bay Winds family. Tim has been a great guy to have around and we have all enjoyed his company and infectious laughter. It’s a good thing though that Terrie and Bill Feller are still here with us, because that more than likely means that Tim will be visiting or maybe even staying with his mom and dad as he runs Hank’s place during the summer.  But, we do have some new faces to say hello to.  Please take the time to get to know and welcome Jon Lilley.  Jon’s family includes his son Kody and their two pooches. Jon purchased Tim Feller’s unit. Jon, Kody and canines… we welcome you to our Bay Winds family and hope that you have a wonderful time here at Bay Winds and make some new “best” friends.

 

2.  Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 18, 2013 to attend the annual Bay Winds meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, three directors will need to be elected. The terms of Scott Pritchard, Darryl Will and Ron Potter will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open director position, please contact one of the current directors or e-mail me at rbresky@neo.rr.com so that your name may be placed on the ballot.  Ballots will be printed prior to the meeting and will be mailed out. Please notify us as soon as possible so that your name can be printed on the ballot.  After the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.  Please plan on giving us a helping hand!   To make a day of it, we will have a hotdog and hamburger picnic in the evening.  You will receive details later.  For all you horse racing fans, Darlene suggested that since the 2013 Preakness Stakes will be held at Pimlico on May 18th, we do our usual wagering on the race at our hamburger and hot dog picnic. Pick your favorite horse or horses and join us for the fun. Darlene hasn’t planned out our social event yet for the year. We definitely are having our Rib Fest which will be held this year on Saturday July 6th.  Darlene will have more details finalized regarding our social events by the annual meeting on Saturday May 18th.

 

3.  Board of Directors Meeting and Docks Back Into Position:  On Saturday April 6, 2013 the Board of Directors will hold their quarterly meeting at Scott’s at 10 am.  After the meeting, we will put the docks back into position for the 2013 boating season.  This is a relatively easy job and goes rather quickly if we have enough help. Last year we accomplished this task in record time of less than one hour. Please consider helping with this project. E-mail Scott or me and let us know if you would be able to help with this task.   The Directors meeting shouldn’t last too long and we should be able to get started on the docks by 11:30 am or noon. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will be able to get them in place. In the event that the weather doesn’t cooperate, the positioning of the docks will be postponed until the next day… Sunday. The two docks that were removed for repair in October will also have to be launched and put in position.

 

4.  Lot 25 Boat Removal:  All trailers and boats stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later than the weekend of May 4, 2013 (or earlier if possible).  By then, the grass will be growing enough that Matt Minto of Matt’s Lawn Service will need access to the area so that he can cut the grass.

 

5.  Lot 25 Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULALTIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of any kind of boat trailer, jet ski trailer or hauling trailer.  This lot is only to be used for overflow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  In addition, remember that you MAY NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

6.  Trash Service for the Pavilion: We will continue to provide trash removal for our party/events at the pavilion (Lot 24). The cost for six months (May through October) of trash collection for the pavilion is approximately $150. We will restart this service in May. That should allow us to dispose of our clean up day yard waste and trash generated from the hot dog and hamburger cookout with ease.   Please note that this service is for the pavilion only, and individual owners must still make their own arrangements for trash removal from their property.

 

7.  Speed Alert:  As always, please remember to observe the posted 5 mph speed limit in the park.  At times there is a tendency to want to drive a bit faster than the posted limit. The 5 mph limit is for the safety of all residents, guests and our furry friends. Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park before they visit.

 

8.  Pavilion Work This Summer:  Work on the pavilion will continue this spring and summer as funds, time and helping hands are available. Not much work was completed on the pavilion last year due to the damage caused to all of our homes by the July 1st hail storm.  Most of the summer that remained was spent cleaning up the mess and making individual repairs to our own units and to Bay Winds property that was damaged.  This year we hope to start on the next phase of pavilion construction – move the bathroom, and raise the floor levels in preparation for the construction of the kitchen. This is an on-going project that is progressing slowly, but it will be well worth it when it is completely finished. We also are having a problem with carpenter bees boring into the wood eaves. We will need to wrap them with aluminum clad vinyl.  As always, your help would be greatly appreciated as we proceed with the next phase.  No experience required…. On the job training will be provided!

 

9.  Road and Waterline:  There really hasn’t been any movement on the road pavement and water line replacement project and everything is on hold until the annual meeting in May when we can discuss it more with all members of the association.  Before proceeding with the resurface project, we need to decide what to do with the water lines down by the pavilion and part way up the street. The water lines are a maze in that area and we don’t know what type of lines that we have, what condition they are in, nor where they are.  At one of our Director’s meetings, we discussed the possibility of trying to obtain a line of credit --- financing the capital improvement project with a 5 year loan --- that way each resident could be assessed quarterly for their fair share of the project in addition to their regular quarterly payment, or, each homeowner could be responsible of their fair share outright. However, an attempt to obtain a line of credit cannot be done until we have actual costs and signed contracts in hand. There also is no guarantee that we will be able to obtain such a line of credit….. that decision is totally up to the bank. As a result of this uncertainty, the board suggested to the membership that they start putting money away for this future expense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAY WINDS QUARTERLY NEWESLETTER

 

January 2013 – March 2013

 

May all the warmth and peace of the Christmas Season be with you now and throughout the coming year!  The Bay Winds Board of Directors Wish you a Holiday Season and New Year filled with Warmth, Peace, Prosperity and Happiness!  Scott, Bob, Kathy, Ron and Darryl

 

 

Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds happenings since the last newsletter in September.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of your directors.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330 633 8858. Scott’s e-mail is wspritchard@hotmail.com and his phone number is 440 748 2845.

 

1.  2013 Budget Approval:  The budget for 2013 was approved at the Director’s Meeting held on Saturday October 13, 2012.  After reviewing the budget with the other directors, the budget was approved as presented. There will be NO increase in quarterly assessments for the year 2013. Assessments will remain at the current amount of $280 per quarter.  With the inevitable road and sewer projects looming in the future, it is suggested that you begin putting money aside to pay for those assessments when they come due.

 

2.  Bits and Pieces from the Director’s Meeting of October 13, 2012:   This was a short meeting for approval of the budget and only a few other things were discussed. The president of the homeowner’s association of Linda Drive asked us to consider sharing the cost of removing the rocks from the entryway of the marina. They will be getting quotes to assess the cost of the project. They then will forward that information to us, and the board will make the decision at that time as to how we will participate.

 

Carpenter bees have been boring holes into the wood at the pavilion.  We will need to put soffit/fascia in those areas to prevent the bees from boring into the wood. If we do the work ourselves, the estimated cost is about $300.

 

We purchased a sign for the park – “Slow 5 mph. Children at Play” It will be installed at the entrance to the park. We also need to purchase more speed limit signs for the park to replace the old rusting ones.

 

Scott Harris again will do our snow plowing for the winter season. The cost is $300.  Auto plow for 2” or more of snow as needed -- December 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.

 

We will try to increase the lighting at the Bay Winds sign in the spring. The two solar lights that we currently have aren’t sufficient to light the sign adequately so that it can be seen easily at night.

 

3.  Insect spraying and pressure washing for 2013:  A flyer will be sent to all residents in December with the quarterly statement asking if they would like to have their unit pressure washed and sprayed for insects next spring.  Pressure washing will again be done by John Henry and insect spraying will be done by Richard Kmetz.  You will be asked to fill out the form and return it by a certain date indicating what your choices are: pressure wash and spray; pressure wash only; spray only etc. You will then be billed for that cost with the next assessment in March. That way, the association will receive one bill for the cost.  This saves book keeping costs and time for both John Henry as well as Richard Kmetz.  Richard has agreed to spray the pavilion, fence and sign for free if we do it this way.

 

4.  Thank You Darlene and Jim Kolesar:  We would like to offer our gratitude once again to Jim and Darlene for their tireless efforts in planning and hosting our social events over the years. It goes without saying that there is a lot of work involved in planning the social events and making sure that there is enough food and spirits for all. Thank you also to all the folks who have pitched in to help Darlene and Jim make our social events throughout the year very memorable, by helping set up the tables and the canopy, cooking at the grill and cleaning up after the event was over.  It is a lot of work, but when people pitch in to help, the burden doesn’t fall on just a few.

 

5.  Director’s Terms Expire:  The terms of Scott Pritchard, Darryl Will and Ron Potter will expire this year.  Three directors need to be elected at the Annual Meeting in May 2013.  If you are interested in running for election as a director, please contact any of the current board members so that your name can be placed on the ballot.

 

6.  The Marina Is Now Ready For Winter:  The marina is now ready for whatever Old Man Winter has in store for us this year.  A hearty thank you to the following people who gave of their time on Saturday October 13, 2012 to put away the summer furniture, clean up the flower beds, winterize the water lines and move the docks to their winter positions: Shari and Scott Aliff, Paul Chontos, Kathy &Craig Good, Rick Thurlow, Bob Brown, Tim Fagan, Jeff and Barb Schmitz, Felix Polonco, Jim Luteran, Tim Feller, Steve Cifranic, Tim Richardson, Jim Kolesar,  Paul Orient, Darryl & Carol Will, Mark Gorrell,  Scott Pritchard and Bob Bresky.   We all enjoyed the camaraderie, laughing and joking with each other, but also accomplished much on behalf of the association, thereby saving us the expense of paying to have the docks moved and the other work done. Again, thank you to all who came to pitch in when the request was made.  Thank you also to Scott & Paul for hosting the luncheon on that day for all the workers. Also a big thank you goes out to Jim Luteran who allowed us to store the new summer furniture for the winter on his enclosed sun porch.

 

 

 

May you all have a wonderful and blessed holiday season and a healthy and prosperous new year!

 

 

 

Bay Winds Quarterly Newsletter

 

July 2012 – September 2012

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2012.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330 633 8858 or cell 330 388 3586 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or by phone at 440 748 2845.

 

1. New Directors Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 19, 2012, Kathy Good and Bob Bresky were elected directors for a two year term. After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow:  Scott Pritchard - President, Bob Bresky -- Treasurer, Kathy Good -- Secretary, Darryl Will and Ron Potter – Directors.  

 

2.  Park Clean Up:  The annual park clean-up was held on Saturday May 19, 2012 after the annual meeting.  We were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time. We were able to get all the flower beds weeded, cleaned up and mulched, flowers planted in the common area near the marina and around our sign. The area near our fence at the entrance was in significant need of attention. We got that all cleaned up and mulched it heavily. Two other maintenance items we need to accomplish are repair of the potholes in the road and painting of the trim around the doors of the pavilion. If you can help with either, please let us know. Thank you to all who participated on clean up day. You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser  who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  After the clean up, we had our usual get-together at the pavilion end enjoyed Brats and lots of camaraderie, plus placed our bets for our favorite thoroughbreds running for the Preakness.

 

3.  Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave. You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.

 

4.  Pavilion Project:   The Pavilion Project will continue this year as funds are available.  We will move the bathroom and raise the floor levels in preparation for the construction of the kitchen.  Please contact Scott to let him know if you are willing to help with some of the work.  We will all gain by the completion of this project!  Besides, working together can be a lot of fun and builds camaraderie.  Best of all, no special skills are needed – on-the-job training will be provided! J

 

5.  Parking of Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  For emergency access needs, do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear. When leaving your golf carts to go out on your boats or jet skis, please park them either on the concrete pad north of the boat ramp, or the grassy common area south of John & Chris Meyer’s deck.  The purpose of this request is so that access to the boat ramp isn’t impeded and that the grassy common areas under the trees can be enjoyed by our non-boating residents and their guests. On another note regarding Golf Carts:  Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit.  No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commodore Court.

 

6.  Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on March 31, 2012. This is the eighth year that we have tied off the docks and free floated them in the center of the marina.  Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer. In just under two hours the docks were back into their summer positions thanks to Craig and Kathy Good, Tim Fagan, Rick Thurlow, Tim Feller, Darryl Will, Chris Meyer, Felix Polonco, Jeff and Barb Schmitz, Shari and Scott Aliff, Bill Beach, Mark Gorrell, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, and Bob Bresky.  As you can see, we had plenty of help. Thank you also to Scott Pritchard and Paul Orient for hosting the luncheon afterward.

 

7.  Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Bay Winds Social Events:  Details will be provided later. July 7, Ribs By The Bay;  July 21, Christmas in July – please decorate early to liven the festivities… don’t forget to start looking for that “special gift” for the gift exchange;   August 11 Wine Tasting/Drink Specials at the Pavilion – bring your wine(s) or specialty drinks and maybe a small appetizer.  August also is usually the time for River Run with jet skis and boats. The river run ends in Fremont at the Tackle Box for lunch and presentation of “awards”. The date will be announced later. For those of you who might be interested… the date of the Barge Party at the sandbar in Sandusky Bay is July 28.  Finally, to end the social season, the Clam Bake will be held on Saturday September 8th.

 

8.  Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier to plan the food needs and details for each event. They would also appreciate some assistance in set up of the tables etc. before the event and clean up after.  Many people come to the social events, but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at our social events.

 

9.  Bi-Annual Meeting Eliminated:   Remember that the membership voted at the annual meeting on May 16, 2009 to do away with the Bi-Annual meeting to approve the budget for the following year.  The “proposed budget” will be e-mailed to everyone prior to the October directors meeting where the budget is approved.   That way, anyone with any concerns can express them.  The budget then will be set and voted on by the directors as it has been previously, at their October meeting. Directors meetings are always open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

10.  Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website. Our website address is www.baywinds.info . The password to get into the website is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the site as secure as possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter, trustee meeting minutes, photos of past social events, and a host of other information that you might like to know about Bay Winds.

 

11.  Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5mph speed limit in the park. The 5mph speed limit begins as you turn in off Bayshore Road and continues all the way down to the marina.  Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5mph  speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well. The speed limit applies to cars as well as golf carts.

 

12.  Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Bay Winds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of others if your pet relieves itself in the common areas, jetty or anywhere else, by cleaning up after them.

 

13.  Quarterly Assessments:  Please be careful in writing your check for quarterly assessments. It should be made out to Bay Winds Association Inc. NOT to Northcoast Property Management Co.  If you make it out to Northcoast Property Management, it will be returned for correction. This delay may cause you to incur a late fee. 

 

14.  Get Well Wishes:   John Meyer has not had a good year health wise and has been battling complications of diabetes. He recently had surgery, and will spend some time in a local nursing home before returning home to Bay Winds. Please keep John in your thoughts and prayers. Get well wishes can be sent to him : John Meyer, 8452 Bayshore Road  Lot 23, Marblehead, Ohio 43440.

 

15.  Bits and Pieces of Items Discussed at The Annual Meeting , Saturday May 19, 2012:   After the financial report and election of new directors, the meeting focus was a discussion of what to do with the road, water line repairs and possible sewer line repairs. There wasn’t a lot of movement on this project last year for various reasons. Tim Fagan led a discussion of the project. He mentioned that AAA Flexible Pipe Co. gave us a quote of $1900 flat fee for eight hours of camera work and an additional rate of $225 per hour should more time be needed.  The membership present at the meeting felt that we should have the camera work done to identify our problems before proceeding with any plans for the road etc.  The cost estimate for the camera work is between $2000 and $3000. When the results of the camera work are known, a membership meeting will be convened, and the membership can decide how they would like to proceed.  For now, we will just repair the road with cold patch as a temporary fix.

 

After the discussion of the above, a request was made by a resident for us to negate our agreement with Linda Drive owners regarding the anchoring of our main floater using the support arms attached to the piers on their property in exchange for their ability to temporarily use the east side of the main floater by their residents and guests. It was suggested that we return to our old method of anchoring the main floater with spud bars or pylons driven into the marina lake bed. The resident reminded us that we had the marina dredged and that this now would be a viable way to anchor the main floater. The resident felt that we then could reclaim exclusive use of the dockage on the east side of the main floater. However, when we had the marina dredged and reconfigured several years ago, a few troublesome rocks were removed, but the bed rock was not removed. Scott explained to everyone that the dockage on the east side of the main floater is guest dockage for temporary or transient use and not for the permanent use of any one member for jet skis or inflatable watercraft etc.  Many people would like to have extra dockage for jet skis but it needs to be done in such a way that all members at Bay Winds benefit.  A somewhat heated discussion ensued, and Scott told the member that the request would not be acted on by the Board of Directors unless a motion was made and the issue decided by the members present. When the member was pressed to make a motion, the resident withdrew the request and suggested we move on with the meeting. It was made clear that none of the Directors would support the idea. For your information, please be aware that the east side of the main floater CAN be used as temporary or transient dockage at any time for a day or two by both Bay Winds residents as well as Linda Drive owners and their guests, but it cannot be used as permanent dockage for any one individual. In addition,  our guest dockage also includes dock 9A (which is clearly marked) and is the last outside finger dock on the main floater as well as dock 25 next to the Davit. ALL GUEST DOCKAGE IS FOR SHORT TERM TRANSIENT USE ONLY!

 

16. Poisoning of Animals:   In April, while I was here the week after Easter, I was approached by a couple who own property on Linda Drive… Susan & Scott Niswander.  They related to me how on the morning of Sunday February 5, 2012, their dog Buckeye was fatally poisoned by the act of someone in our neighborhood. They let Buckeye out to do his business and went to grab their coat to go out with him. In that short one or two minute of unsupervised time, Buckeye found the tainted food laced with Ethylene Glycol that had been placed under a jet ski trailer in the lot adjacent to the rear of their property. Buckeye became ill quickly, and they rushed him to an emergency veterinary hospital in Sylvania. After two horrible days of intensive care and $3700 in veterinary bills, Buckeye died in their arms. This was a deliberate act possibly intended for skunks, raccoons etc. Regardless, it resulted in tragedy for their family. Not only can dearly loved pets be endangered, but so too can small children who may ingest something they find outside. You are reminded that it is illegal in Ohio to use a poison in an uncontrolled manner because it can have unintended and irreversible consequences. Sadly, what makes this whole issue so heart-wrenching is that Susan & Scott are not able to have children, so Buckeye was their “child” and anyone who owns and loves animals knows the heartache that they must have felt. As they related their story to me, the tears that welled up in their eyes validated the anguish that they continue to feel. The Board talked to the owners of the property where the tainted food was found, and was assured that they had no knowledge of the tainted food being placed under their jet ski trailer. Susan and Scott asked if they could place a flyer in the door of each trailer at Bay Winds to inform everyone of what happened. I gave them permission to do so and I also asked them if I had their permission to add this to the next newsletter. If you have not seen their flyer, it has been reproduced for you on the last page of this newsletter. Included for your information is Ohio Statute 959.03 Poisoning Animals.

 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAY WINDS THIS SUMMER !

 

 

May the peace and serenity of the Christmas Season be with you throughout the coming year!  The Bay Winds Board of Directors Wish you a Holiday Season and New Year filled with Warmth, Peace, Prosperity and Happiness!  Scott, Bob, Kathy, Ron and Darryl

 

 

Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds happenings since the last newsletter in September.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of your directors.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330 633 8858. Scott’s e-mail is wspritchard@hotmail.com and his phone number is 440 748 2845.

 

1.  2012 Budget Approval:  The budget for 2012 was approved at the Director’s Meeting held on Saturday October 15, 2011.  After reviewing the budget with the directors and the reasons that I recommended a modest increase, the budget was approved as presented.  At our annual meeting three years ago, I was directed to send a copy of the proposed budget to the membership for their review and comment prior to the director’s meeting. I did as directed, but didn’t receive any input or questions from the membership.  There will be an increase in quarterly assessments for 2012 from $275 per quarter to $280 per quarter.  There were increases in budget expenses for the year 2012 with lawn mowing being the largest increase. You are reminded that if you have automatic payments made to Bay Winds from a financial institution, you should make an adjustment in payment amounts so that there will not be a problem with late fees being incurred.

 

2.  Bits and Pieces from the Director’s Meeting of October 15, 2011:   This was a short meeting for approval of the budget and only a few other things were discussed.  There was no real movement on capital improvement issues that we are looking into.  We were not able to get the sewer line surveyed because the company came out with an eight inch camera which would not fit into a six inch sewer line. For the time being, things are on hold until the spring when we can discuss with all members of the association the direction that they would like to take with the capital improvements.  It was suggested that a letter be sent out to members with the options that are available and approximate costs along with a survey to find out in what direction members are leaning prior to the annual meeting. A few preliminary numbers were discussed at the meeting along with the options: Tar and Chip $17,000; Asphalt $30,000; Sewer Line Replacement $ 40,000 - $60,000; Water Line Replacement $13,000.  Also part of the discussion was the possibility of obtaining a line of credit --- financing over a 5 year loan – that way each resident could be assessed quarterly as part of their quarterly payment, or, each person could be responsible for their fair share out right.  On another topic, a question was raised in regard to removing the security light on the pole at the marina.  There is some concern about bugs accumulating on the boats that are illuminated by the light. The light was installed for safety and security purposes after we had some electronics stolen from boats one summer.  The issue will be discussed further at our spring meeting.  The last item discussed was the approval of a Christmas Bonus for Matt Minto (our lawn mower) in the amount of $125 (twenty five dollars less than last year).

 

3.  Insect spraying and pressure washing for 2012:  A flyer will be sent to all residents in December with the quarterly statement asking if they would like to have their unit pressure washed and sprayed for insects next spring.  Pressure washing will again be done by John Henry and insect spraying will be done by Richard Kmetz.  You will be asked to fill out the form and return it by a certain date indicating what your choices are: pressure wash and spray; pressure wash only; spray only etc. You will then be billed for that cost with the next assessment in March. That way, the association will receive one bill for the cost.  This saves book keeping costs and time for both John Henry as well as Richard Kmetz.  Richard has agreed to spray the pavilion, fence and sign for free if we do it this way.

 

4.  Thank You Darlene and Jim Kolesar:  We would like to offer our gratitude once again to Jim and Darlene for their tireless efforts in planning and hosting our social events over the years. It goes without saying that there is a lot of work involved in planning the social events and making sure that there is enough food and spirits for all. Thank you also to all the folks who have pitched in to help Darlene and Jim make our social events throughout the year very memorable, by helping set up the tables and the canopy, cooking at the grill and cleaning up after the event was over.  It is a lot of work, but when people pitch in to help, the burden doesn’t fall on just a few.

 

5.  Director’s Terms Expire:  The terms of Kathy Good and Bob Bresky will expire this year.  Two directors need to be elected at the Annual Meeting in May 2012.  If you are interested in running for election as a director, please contact any of the current board members so that your name can be placed on the ballot.

 

6.  The Marina Is Now Ready For The Winter:  The marina is now ready for whatever Old Man Winter has in store for us this year.  A hearty thank you to the following people who gave of their time on Saturday October 15, 2011 to put away the summer furniture, clean up the flower beds, winterize the water lines and move the docks to their winter positions: Shari and Scott Aliff, Paul and Lynda Chontos, Craig Hejl, Susan Hejl, Craig Good, Rich Thurlow, Bob and Sandy Brown, Tim and Theresa Fagan, Jeff and Barb Schmitz, Felix Polonco, Paul Orient, Darryl Will, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard and Bob Bresky.  Despite the gale force winds and waves on the bay at six to eight feet, we enjoyed the camaraderie laughing and joking with each other, but also accomplished much on behalf of the association, thereby saving us the expense of paying to have the docks moved and the other work done. Again, thank you to all who came to pitch in when the request was made.  Thank you also to Scott Pritchard for hosting the luncheon on that day for all the workers.

 

7.  Condolences to John and Chris Meyer and Family:  Rita Meyer, the mother of John and Chris passed away September 23, 2011.  Rita and her husband Ralph were long time residents at Bay Winds. A memorial contribution in the amount of $50 was made in Rita’s name to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.  All of us at Bay Winds extend our heartfelt sympathies to John and Chris and their family.

 

 

May you all have a wonderful and blessed holiday season and a healthy and prosperous new year!

 

 

Bay Winds Quarterly Newsletter

 

July 2011 – September 2011

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Bay Winds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2011.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330 633 8858 or cell 330 388 3586 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or by phone at 440 748 2845.

 

1. New Directors Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 14, 2011, Ron Potter, Darryl Will and Scott Pritchard were elected directors for a two year term. After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow:  Scott Pritchard - President, Bob Bresky – Treasurer, Darryl Will - Secretary, Kathy Good and Ron Potter – Directors.  

 

2.  Park Clean Up:  The annual park clean-up was held on Saturday May 14, 2011 after the annual meeting.  We had a good turn out and were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time. We were able to get all the flower beds weeded and cleaned up, flowers planted and the pavilion ceiling stained. The summer furniture was painted the week before. The only thing that we could not do because of wet conditions was patch the pot holes in the road. We will need to do that on a dry day and will need help with that. Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser  who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  After the clean up, we had our usual get-together at the pavilion end enjoyed Hamburgers and Hot Dogs and lots of camaraderie.

 

3.  Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave. You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.

 

4.  Pavilion Project:   The Pavilion Project will continue this year as funds are available.  We will move the bathroom and raise the floor levels in preparation for the construction of the kitchen.  Please contact Scott to let him know if you are willing to help with some of the work.  We will all gain by the completion of this project!  Besides, working together can be a lot of fun and builds camaraderie.  Best of all, no special skills are needed – on-the-job training will be provided! J

 

5.  Parking of Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  For emergency access needs, do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.  On another note regarding Golf Carts:  Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit.  No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commodore Court..

 

6.  Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on April 9, 2011. This is the seventh year that we have tied off the docks and free floated them in the center of the marina.  Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer. In just under two hours the docks were back into their summer positions thanks to Craig Good, Tim Feller, Mike Trimmer, Scott Aliff, Chris Meyer, Tim Fagan, Bob Brown, Jim Kolesar, Rick Thurlow, Scott Pritchard, Paul Orient and Bob Bresky.   As you can see, we had plenty of help.

 

7.  Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Bay Winds Social Events:  Details will be provided later. July 2, Ribs by the Bay; July 23rd – Eighth annual Christmas in July.  You are asked to decorate the week before -- (July 16th). The previous year’s events have been a tremendous success and a lot of fun.  Don’t forget to start hunting for that “special gift” for the gift exchange; August – We will have our seventh annual River Run with Jet Skis and Boats.  The river run ends in Freemont at the Tackle Box Restaurant for lunch and presentation of “awards”. The date will be announced latter.   Friday August 12th Wine Tasting/ Drink Specials at the Pavilion – Bring your favorite wine(s) or specialty drinks and a small appetizer.    September 17th Clam Bake (this date is subject to change).  Details for all the events will be forthcoming.

 

8.  Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier to plan the food needs and details for each event. They would also appreciate some assistance in set up of the tables etc. before the event and clean up after.  Many people come to the social events, but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at future social events.

 

9.  Bi-Annual Meeting:   Remember that the membership voted at the annual meeting on May 16, 2009 to do away with the Bi-Annual meeting to approve the budget for the following year.  The “proposed budget” will be e-mailed to everyone prior to the October directors meeting where the budget is approved.   That way, anyone with any concerns can express them.  The budget then will be set and voted on by the directors as it has been previously, at their October meeting. Directors meetings are always open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

10.  Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website. Our website address is www.baywinds.info . The password to get into the website is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the site as secure as possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter, trustee meeting minutes, photos of past social events, and a host of other information that you might like to know about Bay Winds.

 

11.  Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5mph speed limit in the park.  Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5mph  speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

12.  Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Bay Winds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of others if your pet relieves itself in the common areas, jetty or anywhere else, by cleaning up after them.

 

13.  Quarterly Assessments:  Please be careful in writing your check for quarterly assessments. It should be made out to Bay Winds Association Inc. NOT to Northcoast Property Management Co.  If you make it out to Northcoast Property Management, it will be returned for correction. This delay may cause you to incur a late fee. 

 

14.  Condolences to Ron & Doris Potter:   It is with sadness that I report that members of our Bay Winds family have recently lost loved ones.  Ron’s mother passed away Saturday May 7, 2011 in Michigan. All of us at Bay Winds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Ron and Doris.  As is our custom, we offer the families a choice of remembrance of their loved one such as a tree to be planted in their honor or a donation to a favorite charity or special cause.

 

15.  Bits and Pieces of Items Discussed at The Annual Meeting , Saturday May 14, 2011:   After the financial report and election of new directors, the meeting focus was a discussion of what to do with the road, water line repairs and possible sewer line repairs. Scott was able to get a ball park estimate for resurfacing of the road through connections of Tim Fagan who has an acquaintance that is in the asphalt business.  A rough estimate of $1.30 to $1.80 per square foot was obtained. This translates into a ball park figure of $35,000 to $37,000 for asphalt. We also need to replace the water lines from about unit 12 (Aliff’s) down to the pavilion allowing for tap-in from both sides of the street to the new line.  This would eliminate the need for crocks at each unit (at a cost of about $1000 each). Instead, shut off valves for each unit would be installed on the new water line. Scott contacted Bruce Brockett who has worked for us in the past, and he gave us an estimate of $15,453 (total cost) for ten units.  However, each homeowner who taps into the water line would responsible for the cost of connecting their unit. That cost would be $350. If we multiply that cost by 10 units that will connect, that gives $3500 which can be subtracted from the $15,453 that Bruce Brockett quoted. This leaves the association with a total bill of $11,953 for installing the new water line.  There is also some concern that we may have a break in our sewer line. In the months of April and May, with the inordinate amount of rain that we had, the sanitary sewers in the lower part of the park backed up into tubs and toilets of some units.  The sanitary sewers were bubbling up into the street near Meyer’s driveway and the run off was running into the water at Commodore Bay. The Sanitary Engineers were called and came out several times to check the situation. They suspect that some of the Mobile Home Parks in the area may have breaks in their sewer lines which allows storm water run off to mix with sewer water and overtax the sanitary sewer system causing back ups. They have an investigation in progress to identify the breaks in the sewer lines. If it is found that we do indeed have a break in our sewer line, we will need to repair it. The county will supply the pipe and fittings, but Bay Winds would have to supply the labor for the repairs.  We did seal two manholes as directed by the County Sanitary Engineers last year at a cost of about $1400 and received a letter of compliance from them. As you can see, much needs to be considered before we can actually take on the project of resurfacing our road.  At the meeting, it was suggested that a committee be formed to obtain estimates for road resurfacing, water line replacement, possible sewer line repair and while we are at it, maybe replacing the street lights (which has been discussed many times before but no action was ever taken).  The members of this Capital Improvement Committee are Jim Kolesar, Darryl Will, Jeff Schmitz and Tim Fagan. After their work is completed, they will report back to the board of directors with several plans or options for the membership to consider. Eventually, a meeting will be called and the plans or options will be presented to the general membership for their consideration. (For your information, the last time that we resurfaced the road was in 2004 with a chip and seal application.) Some of the cost of the Capital Improvements can be defrayed by using a portion of our savings.  The board has also directed North Coast to check into the possibility of establishing a “line of credit” to help with this large project.

 

16. News Flash:  On May 23rd, a water leak was discovered near the pavilion and we had to shut the water off to several units in the park to prevent the further loss of water. Mark Gorrell discovered the leak Monday morning. We believe that the water leak was discovered soon after it began, so hopefully our water bill won’t be too unusual.  Bruce Brockert was called and met with Scott and Bob. He returned the next day and dug for the leak. The leak was in front of the shed. In order to get to it, he had to move the shed backward closer to the split rail fence. The water line had a series of pinhole leaks in it. At the time of this writing, the leak hadn’t been repaired, but was scheduled to be the next day.

 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAY WINDS THIS SUMMER !

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

 

July 2010 – September 2010 (345)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2010.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the directors.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at  and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com

1. New Directors Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 22, 2010 Bob Bresky and Kathy Good were elected as directors for a two year term and Darryl Will for a one year term to finish out Carole Kmetz’s unexpired term.  After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow:  Scott Pritchard - President, Bob Bresky – Treasurer, Darryl Will – Secretary, Kathy Good, and Ron Potter – Directors.  The board would like to thank Rosemary Trimmer for her service on the board for the past several years.

 

2.  Park Clean Up:  The annual park clean-up was held on Saturday May 22, 2010 after the annual meeting.  We had a good turn out and were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time. Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser  who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  After the clean up, we had our usual get-together at the pavilion end enjoyed Brats, and Hot Dogs and lots of camaraderie.  Congratulations to Darlene for winning the big LCR pot!

 

3.  Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave. You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.

 

4.  Pavilion Project:   The Pavilion Project will continue this year with the installation of the ceiling, lighting and fans.  Depending on finances, we will move the bathroom in preparation for the construction of the kitchen. Scott was able to get a fantastic buy on brand new cabinets for the kitchen. He purchased 11 cabinets at a cost of $35 each for a total of $401.    Please contact Scott to let him know if you are willing to help with some of the work.  We will all gain by the completion of this project!  Besides, working together can be a lot of fun and builds camaraderie.  Best of all, no special skills are needed – on-the-job training will be provided! J

 

5.  Parking of Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  Golf carts should be parked in the grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).  For emergency access needs, do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.  On another note regarding Golf Carts:  Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit.  No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commodore Court..

 

6.  Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on April 10, 2010. This is the sixth year that we have tied off the docks and free floated them in the center of the marina.  Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer. In just under two hours the docks were back into their summer positions thanks to Craig Good, Jeff Schmitz, Tim Feller, Mike Trimmer, Cliff Gerber, Scott Aliff, Chris Meyer, Jim Luteran, Tim Richardson, Darryl Will, Tim Fagan, Bill Beach, Bob Brown, Steve Cifranic,  Ron Potter,  Scott Pritchard and Bob Bresky.   As you can see, we had plenty of help.

 

7.  Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Baywinds Social Events:  Details will be provided later. July 3, Ribs by the Bay; July 24th – Seventh annual Christmas in July.  You are asked to decorate the week before -- (July 17th). The previous year’s events were a tremendous success and a lot of fun.  Don’t forget to start hunting for that “special gift” for the gift exchange; August – August 7th We will have our sixth annual River Run with Jet Skis and Boats.  The river run ends in Freemont at the Tackle Box Restaurant for lunch and presentation of “awards”.  August 21st Wine Tasting at the Pavilion – Bring your favorite wine(s) and a small appetizer.    September 11 or 18 (date to be decided later) Clam Bake.  Details for all the events will be forthcoming.

 

8.  Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier to plan the food needs and details for each event. They would also appreciate some assistance in set up of the tables etc. before the event and clean up after.  Many people come to the social events, but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at future social events.

 

9.  Bi-Annual Meeting:   Remember that the membership voted at last year’s annual meeting (May 16, 2009) to do away with the Bi-Annual meeting to approve the budget for the following year. This was done because of poor attendance. The “proposed budget” will be e-mailed to everyone prior to the October directors meeting where the budget is approved.   That way, anyone with any concerns can express them.  The budget then will be set and voted on by the directors as it has been previously, at their October meeting. Directors meetings are always open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

10.  Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website. Our website address is www.baywinds.info . The password to get into the website is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the site as secure as possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter, director meeting minutes, photos of past social events, and a host of other information that you might like to know about Bay Winds. Jim has also been experimenting with a blog.  It can be found at http://baywinds1.blogspot.com

 

11.  Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5mph speed limit in the park.  Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5mph  speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

12.  Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Baywinds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of others if your pet relieves itself in the common areas, jetty or anywhere else, by cleaning up after them.

 

13.  Yard Waste:  It has come to the board’s attention over the last few years that yard waste such as grass clippings, weeds, brush etc. are being dumped or disposed of on the jetty or over the side on the rocks. You are NOT to dispose of any debris on any of the common areas in the park.  Dispose of these things properly.  If necessary, they can be taken to the “Bio Fill” in Lakeside/Marblehead. This concern was discussed by the membership at the May 16, 2009 annual meeting.  Since this was occurring again this year, it was made an agenda item at the May 22, 2010 annual meeting. The membership was informed that the board of directors have added a new rule to the “rules and regulations”: Rule number 22:  There will be no disposing of trash of any kind or yard waste on or over the jetty or any other common areas without the expressed permission of the board.  Failure to comply could mean that you would be asked to clean it up.  Failure to do so, could necessitate our hiring someone to clean it up and assessing the offending party.

 

14.  Quarterly Assessments:  Please be careful in writing your check for quarterly assessments. It should be made out to Bay Winds Association Inc. NOT to Northcoast Property Management Co.  If you make it out to Northcoast Property Management, it will be returned for correction. This delay may cause you to incur a late fee.

 

15.  Baywinds Family Increased by One:  Congratulations are in order for the new Grandma and Grandpa Sue and Bill French.   Their daughter Jennifer and son in law Jason recently had their first child after 34 hours of labor for Jennifer. They welcomed a new baby girl into their home a few short weeks ago.  They named the baby Jillian.  Jillian was 19 ½ inches long and weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. at birth.  Congratulations to Jennifer, Jason, Bill and Sue. 

 

16.  Condolences to Tim and Cathy Richardson, and Kathy and Craig Good:   It is with sadness that I report that members of our Bay Winds family have recently lost loved ones.  Tim Richardson’s mother passed away in December and Kathy Good’s father passed away in February. All of us at Bay Winds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Tim and Cathy, and Kathy and Craig.  As is our custom, we offer the families a choice of remembrance of their loved one such as a tree to be planted in their honor or a donation to a favorite charity or special cause.  Kathy Good asked that we make a donation to Hospice of Columbus.  We still need to find out the wishes of Tim and Cathy.  Many of you have also sent condolences to Frank and Gloria Modliszewski (former residents of Bay Winds who just moved one street over to Commodore Court last year) on the unexpected loss of their son Kevin Modliszewski.  Kevin left behind his wife Jodie, and children Emily, Benjamin, Nicholas, Michael and Sophia.  We raised a total of $725 which was donated on behalf of Bay Winds to the Modliszewski Children’s Trust Fund at Chase Bank. Thank you all for your generosity.

 

17.  Bits and Pieces of Items Discussed at The Annual Meeting , Saturday May 22, 2010:   a. Our legal issues with Lot 25 and the road have been settled and we are due a refund of $125.72 from Chester, Wilcox and Saxbe – the law firm from Columbus that represented us. b. Next year, house washing and spraying for insects will be handled in a different manner.  A questionnaire will go out with the first quarter assessments asking if you would want your mobile home washed by John Henry and sprayed for insects by Richard Kmetz in May.  You will have the option to choose wash only, insect spray only, or wash and spray. The prices will also be stated for each. After you return the questionnaire, they will be tallied and you will be assessed for the services you have chosen on the March assessment.  This way there will be only one bill and Bay Winds will have Northcoast Property Management Co. cut the check for the services provided.  In exchange for that, Richard has agreed to spray the Pavilion, Sign and Fences for free.  c. A short discussion was had regarding the roadway and how it was deteriorating and the board asked for direction from the membership as to what they would like to do about it.  A discussion of resurfacing the road with either tar and chip or blacktop took place.  The board was asked to get several quotes of the cost of tar and chip and black topping the road.  It was also suggested that whatever we decide to do, we do it in the spring of next year in order to give the black top or chip and seal time to set up and harden before the hot summer weather gets here. Residents who wish could also contract separately to have their driveway done at the same time. We also need to consider water lines and what to do if they need to be repaired or replaced after the street is resurfaced.  Scott had a few suggestions which will be discussed at a later date. d. We had several complaints about the snow plowing service this past winter and how the driver who plowed threw gravel everywhere.  Bill Beach gave us the name of someone that he uses to plow his drive. We will attempt to get an estimate of the cost for plowing the road next winter from him.

e. New rule added to rules and regulations – please see item 13 above.

 

 

WE WISH YOU ALL A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAY WINDS THIS SUMMER!

 

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

April 2010 – June 2010

 

Hello Everyone – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds news since the last newsletter in December of 2009.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees – Scott Pritchard, Carole Kmetz, Ron Potter, Rosemary Trimmer or Bob Bresky.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330– 633– 8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com  or by phone at 440-748-2845.

 

1.  Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 22, 2010 to attend the annual Baywinds meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, two trustees will need to be elected. The terms of Bob Bresky and Rosemary Trimmer will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the current trustees or e-mail me at rbresky@neo.rr.com so that your name may be placed on the ballot.  Ballots will be printed prior to the meeting and will be mailed out. Please notify us as soon as possible so that your name can be printed on the ballot. In addition, if anyone is interested in filling Carole Kmetz’s unexpired trustee position (when it becomes vacant) for the remainder of the term, please let Scott or me know.   After the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up .  Please plan on giving us a helping hand!   To make a day of it, we will have a hotdog and hamburger picnic in the evening.  You will receive details later.

 

2.  Docks Back Into Position:  On Saturday April 10, 2010 we will put the docks back into position for the 2010 boating season.  This is a relatively easy job and goes rather quickly if we have enough help. Please consider helping with this project. E-mail Scott or me and let us know if you would be able to help with this task. The repairs to the main floating dock and one of the finger docks that we removed in the fall have been made. These will need to be reattached when we move the docks back to their summer positions. We will let all volunteers know what time we will start with the docks on that Saturday as the date approaches.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will be able to get them in.

 

3.  Lot 25 Boat Removal:  All trailers and boats stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later than the weekend of May 1, 2010 (or earlier if possible).  By then, the grass will be growing enough that Matt Minto of Matt’s Lawn Service will need access to the area so that he can cut the grass.

 

4.  Lot 25 Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULALTIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of any kind of boat trailer, jet ski trailer or hauling trailer.  This lot is only to be used for overflow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  In addition, remember that you MAY NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

5.  Thank You from Matt Minto:  Baywinds residents received a thank you from Matt Minto acknowledging the generous Christmas Bonus that he was given.   Matt was pleased that we were very happy with his work and looked forward to providing lawn service for us again in 2010. .

 

6.  Trash Service for the Pavilion: We will continue to provide trash removal for our party/events at the pavilion (Lot 24). The cost for six months (May through October) of trash collection for the pavilion is approximately $150. We will restart this service in May. That should allow us to dispose of our clean up day yard waste and trash generated from the hot dog and hamburger cookout with ease.   Please note that this service is for the pavilion only, and individual owners must still make their own arrangements for trash removal from their property.

 

7.  Speed Alert:  As always, please remember to observe the posted 5 mph speed limit in the park.  At times there is a tendency to want to drive a bit faster than the posted limit. The 5 mph limit is for the safety of all residents and guests. Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

8.  Pavilion Work This Summer:  Work on the pavilion will continue this spring and summer as funds and time are available. We will focus on enclosing the ceiling, lighting and fans.  Scott was able to purchase kitchen cabinets for the pavilion kitchen from Executive Construction Company. They were liquidating their inventory of brand new cabinets that they were no longer going to install.  He was able to purchase 11 of these cabinets for $35 each. When the ceiling is completed, we can start on the next phase of moving the bathrooms and starting on the kitchen.

 

9.  Irrigation Water Pump and Man Hole Covers:  Our water pump that we use to irrigate the common areas “burned up” and is no longer functioning.  We will need to purchase a new one.  We will look into purchasing one that is not submerged in the water.  This will help with the problem of electrolysis in the marina.  We also received a notification from the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department that in a recent inspection of our private collection system, manholes #1 and #2 need castings and chimney seals. One is located on Ron and Doris Potter’s property and the other at Bill and Sue Beach’s.  We are in violation of the county’s rules and regulations because the current situation allows storm water to infiltrate or inflow into the sanitary sewer system during a heavy rain event.  We have been ordered to correct this violation by May 31, 2010 when it will again be inspected.  We will have to install these new castings and chimney seals by that date.

 

10.  Update and Final Resolution of Legal Matters:  I am happy to report to you that we now have settled the matter of transferring the road and Lot 25 from Baywinds Development Company (Len Partin and John Caputo) to Bay Winds Association Inc.  The Quit Claim deed has been signed and filed.  There was another snag that we had to address before the papers could be filed in regard to the property that Bay Winds transferred to Ralph Meyer and John Meyer. We needed a legal ruling on the matter, since when we transferred the property we didn’t “legally own it”. The issue was further complicated since Ralph Meyer is now deceased.  That issue has also now been cleared and proper papers filed and recorded.  The additional cost to the association for Title Examination, Commitment, Title Update/Accommodation Filing, Deed Recording Fee and Title Insurance Policy was $612.50.  This was of course in addition to the legal fees that we paid our two attorneys Micahel Bassett, then Tony Kington of the law firm of Chester Wilcox and Saxbe LLP in Columbus.  In total, we spent nearly $3500 and a years worth of time to settle a matter that could have been done with a simple good faith signature applied to a quit claim deed. Instead we frustratingly endured stalling tactics, unreturned phone calls and unprofessional conduct. We are all glad that this nightmare is now behind us!

 

11.  We Regrettably Bid Farewell To Richard & Carole:  Richard and Carole Kmetz will soon be moving into their new home on Cottage Cove in Marblehead.  Although, they aren’t moving very far away, we will certainly miss seeing them on a daily basis. On behalf of the Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Richard and Carole for all of their hard work and tireless efforts in service to Bay Winds over the many years that they have resided here. Over the years, Richard and Carole have consistently gone “above and beyond” to help with association emergencies and repairs. With his knowledge of the location of water lines, sewer lines, property lines, electric lines etc., Richard has contributed a wealth of invaluable information and guidance to the officers and trustees.  Although we are very happy for them and their new adventure in life, we still are saddened to see them leave us.  However, we expect to see them at all of our parties throughout the coming years! We will plan a farewell party in their honor for sometime in May. Details will follow later. Again, Carole and Richard – Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

 

 

 

BAY WINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

January 2010 – March 2010

 

Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in September.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of your trustees.   I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at

 330 633 8858.  Scott’s e-mail is wspritchard@hotmail.com and his phone number is

440 748 2845.

 

1.  2010 Budget Approval:  The budget for 2010 was approved at the Trustee’s Meeting held on Saturday October 17, 2009.  After reviewing the budget with the trustees and those present, the budget was approved as presented. I was directed last year by the membership to send a copy of the proposed budget to the membership for their review and comment prior to the trustee’s meeting..  I did as directed, but didn’t receive any input or questions from the membership.  There will be no need to increase quarterly assessments for 2010.  The assessment will remain at $272 per quarter. .

 

2.  Update on Legal Matters:   It appears that we may have a settlement in the case of transferring lot 25 and the road to the rightful owners – Bay Winds Association Inc.  At the time of this writing, we are in contact with our attorney Tony Kington and Judy Twarek from Hartung Title Company.  Judy has suggested changes to the wording of the quit claim deed that need to be made in order for us to have a warranty deed issued for the property in question.  As soon as the suggested changes to the deed are made by Len and John’s attorney John Coppeler, they will sign the papers and forward them to Hartung Title for recording and the issuing of the warranty deed.  In order to make sure that everything is done correctly, the trustees have directed Hartung Title Co. to do a formal review and title examination of the roadway and lot 25 for issuance of the title insurance policy.  The cost to us will be $500.  In light of all that has happened and the amount of money spent on legal fees, the trustees felt that it was prudent to take this action to make sure that the land is transferred properly.

 

3.  Bits and Pieces from the Trustees Meeting of October 17, 2009:   The trustees reviewed a letter from First American Title Insurance Co. advising us as to why they denied our claim for title insurance.  There is no coverage on schedule “B” items, and by the declarations, we do have the right to use the road. ; The submerged pump for the sprinkler system at the marina common area is broken, and will need to be replaced in the spring.  Scott proposed a new pump with only a probe in the water.  The estimated cost is about $200. ; The water leak that we had by the shed was fixed at a cost of $680.  We also need to obtain a pressure regulator to help prevent water pressure surges. ; We need to deal with the lack of water shut off valves at Luterans and Baumans and also replacing crocks at Tim Feller’s and John Meyer’s.  In addition, the crock at Kolesar’s has a very slow leak and needs to be replaced as well. ; We will ask the company who plows the snow for us to clear the turn around near the marina a little wider to make it easier to turn a car around without getting stuck in deep snow. This was a concern that Judy Keiser had brought before the board in an e-mail. ; We discovered that one of our finger docks, and a portion of the main floater, have holes in them.  We removed both of them from the water after the trustee’s meeting when we moved the docks to their winter positions.  One of the holes was the size of a man’s fist.  Needless to say, water was pouring from the docks as they were pulled up the ramp.  The repairs were made by Vince Gresh at a cost of approximately $680.  He will keep and store the docks for us until spring.  ; The board approved a Christmas Bonus of $150 for Matt Minto for the exemplary and conscientious job that he has been doing in keeping our lawns mowed and the common areas looking sharp all season.

 

4.  Thank You Darlene and Jim Kolesar:  We would like to offer our gratitude once again to Jim and Darlene for their tireless efforts in planning and hosting our social activities over the years.  It goes without saying that there is a lot of work involved in planning the social events and making sure that there is enough food and spirits for all.  Thank you also, to all the folks who have pitched in to help Darlene and Jim make our social events throughout the year very memorable, by helping set up the tables and the canopy, cooking at the grill and cleaning up after the event was over.  It is a lot of work, but if people pitch in to help, the burden doesn’t fall on just a few people.

 

5.  Trustee’s Terms Expire:  The terms of Bob Bresky, and Rosemary Trimmer will expire next year.  Two trustees need to be elected at the Annual meeting in May, 2010.  If you are interested in running for election as a trustee, please contact any of the current trustees so that your name can be placed on the ballot.

 

6.  The Marina Is Now Ready For Winter:  The marina is now ready for whatever Old Man Winter has in store for us this year.  A hearty thank you to the following people who gave of their time on Saturday October 17, 2009 to put away the summer furniture, clean up the flower beds, winterize the water lines and move the docks to their winter positions:  Jim and Darlene Kolesar,  Carole and Richard Kmetz, Tim Feller, Darryl Will, Craig and Kathy Good, Jim Luteran, Jeff Schmitz, Steve Bauman, Bill Beach Paul Orient, Scott Pritchard and Bob Bresky.  We enjoyed the camaraderie laughing and joking with each other, but also accomplished much on behalf of the association, thereby saving us the expense of paying to have the docks moved and the other work done. Although the weather was chilly, the blue sky and sunshine helped a lot. Again, thank you to all who came to pitch in when the request for help was made.  Thank you also to Scott Pritchard for hosting a luncheon on that day for all the workers.

 

7.  Gluing the Piggy Bank Back Together:   Because of the unusual number of costly expenses that we have had this past year plus known expenses that we face in the near future, the board felt it was necessary to recoup the money spent on legal fees so far. We have expensed nearly $3000 in legal fees.  There will be a special assessment of $130 per lot and it will be billed with the first quarter assessments in December and will be due in January. All of you were notified of this in the e-mail that I sent on October 17, 2009.  The entire amount of the special assessment must be paid by the normal deadline set with the mailing. As mentioned in item two above, we believe that we have a settlement in regard to the property transfer.  However, if something should happen and the matter is not settled, it would then require litigation which of course would probably require another special assessment based on future legal fees.

 

Finally, all of the trustees would like to wish you and your family a Wonderful and Blessed Holiday Season and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!

 

 

 

Bay Winds Trustees Meeting

Executive Session

August 8, 2009

 

 

 

Present:  Scott Pritchard, Bob Bresky, Carole Kmetz, Ron Potter

Absent: Rosemary Trimmer

 

The board met today with Tony Kington  of Chester, Willcox and Saxbe – a large Columbus law firm to discuss legal strategies in regards to issues that we have had with Bay Winds Development Company, Len Partin, John Caputo, Sharon and Felix Polonco and John Coppeler.

 

The minutes of this meeting will not be posted on the website.  The board felt that since the matter has not been settled, it would not be prudent to publish what was discussed in the executive session.  If anyone would like to read the minutes of this meeting, they are available to read  by seeing Scott Pritchard or Bob Bresky.

 

May 10, 2009  9:20 am

 

Minutes of unofficial informal meeting to discuss legal options regarding Baywinds Development Corporation.

 

Present:  Scott Pritchard, Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Bill Feller, Jim Kolesar

Invited but did not attend – Jeff Schmitz

 

1.  We discussed the issue of obtaining all of our records from North Coast Property Mangement for safe keeping in the event that we decide to litigate.  Since John Caputto has an interest in Northcoast Property Management, we were thinking that perhaps records might just “disappear” etc.  After discussion by those present, we decided that this might not be a good idea and decided against it.

 

2. Bill Feller suggested that if and when the property is transferred to Baywinds Unit Owners Association, that we get a Warranty Deed to the property with full insurance.  He tells us that a “quit claim deed” is inadequate.  It will cost us more, but is well worth the investment.

 

3.  Bill Feller suggested that we “notch out” only the 10 feet of property needed by the Polonco’s to remove the encroachment on our property and make it an easement with the stipulation that if at any time in the future, they remove the porch or it is destroyed, it cannot be rebuilt and the easement would become null and void.

 

4. We discussed the submerged land lease and if it is in the name of Baywinds Unit Owners Association or if it still might be in the name of Baywinds Development Corporation.  Bob agreed to call ODNR on Monday May 11, 2009 and inquire about our lease and what name is on the lease.

5. We all agreed that it is imperative that we have an attorney present at the annual meeting.  Scott has contacted an attorney in the area and is waiting for a call back. In the event that we decide to litigate, we may want to retain an attorney from out of the area so that we are certain that there are no ties with Baywinds Development Corporation, Hartung Title and Flynn , Py, & Kruse.

 

6.  After reviewing several documents that Scott presented, we feel that we have a legitimate case -- since we were sold land and dockage -- but do not have access to either. Our Warranty Deeds stipulate that we must have access to our property and dock.

 

7.  More discussion was given to item #3 above.  Bill suggested that we offer the Poloncos two options:

    1. Notch out the property needed around the porch.  That way, the Poloncos would own it. We would sign off on it with the Planning Commission.  The Poloncos would pay all fees necessary.

    2. We will give an easement to end the encroachment with the stipulation that in the future, if the porch is either removed or perhaps destroyed by fire etc., it cannot be rebuilt and the easement would become null and void. 

 

The other options that were offered to the Poloncos by the Board of Trustees at the March 21, 2009 Trustees Meeting are still on the table and are viable:

 

 1. Purchase the 10 feet of property that they are requesting to the fence line at fair market value.

or

 2. Give up their dock in exchange for this property.

or

 3. Agree to pay the full amount of quarterly assessments (instead of half) in perpetuity.  This would be passed on to any future owners of the property should it be sold.  If the assessments were not paid, the owners of the property would lose their right to use the dock and it would revert to Baywinds Association.  The payment of the full assessment would not give them a vote in any matters of the association and they would still be responsible for 1/24th of the cost of any improvements to the marina.

 

8.  Scott also stated, that instead of us notching out the property, that Len Partin could conceivably notch it out, and then deed the remainder of the land to Baywinds Homeowners Association.

There being no further items to discuss regarding this issue, the meeting concluded at 10:45 am.

 

Minutes of this meeting were recorded and submitted by Robert Bresky – Baywinds Treasurer/Trustee.

 

BAY WINDS

 TRUSTEES MEETING

MARCH 21, 2009

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Rosemary Trimmer and Secretary, Doris Potter

Guests:  Steve Bauman, Mark Gorrell, Mike Trimmer, and Homeowners Sharon and Felix Polanco

Scott called the meeting to order at 10 AM.

The first order of business was the home facing Bay Shore Drive owned by Mr. And Mrs. Polanco.                                                                                                                                                                                 1.  The Polanco’s would like 10 feet by 248 feet of our Right of Way (R.O.W.)

            2.   Scott found out that our street could never be a dedicated road because of the width.

3.      In researching the R.O.W., and the possibility of selling a piece of the R.O.W., Scott found that Hartung Title and Len Parton never got the green spaces properly titled to Bay Winds

4.           

5.      Hartung must get this problem solved and the title presented to Bay Winds.

6.      The Polanco’s came to the meeting to introduce themselves and to inquire what rights and restrictions there are to the remodel their home on the corner of Bay Shore and the Bay Winds entrance drive. They need a section of our R.O.W. in order to do the remodeling work.  As stated preciously, they need 10 feet by 248 feet.

7.      The Polanco’s have several options to consider;

A.    They may opt to pay the full Bay Winds assessment in exchange for our granting them the land strip they need and have a dock. This would pass on to future owners in perpetuity. If they should stop paying the quarterly assessment for any reason, they would relinquish their rights to use the dock until all payments were made in full.

B.  They may opt to purchase the land at fair market value but still must pay their association assessments at the rate of one half of whatever the assessment is. In the event that they stop paying their quarterly assessment, they relinquish their right to use the dock until all payments have been made in full

We continued our usual meeting with a discussion of the water issue.

1.   January 2009 water bill was for water usage of 145,000 gallons.

2.      The water meter seems to be working per the water department.

 

3.       It was decided to have the meter tested for $25.00 and then have it replaced.

 

4.       

4.  The PUCO can be approached with the problem but there is a letter on file that says that several owners let their faucets trickle during the very cold weather.

5.      Steve Bauman asked if there might be a way to keep a record of the water usage weekly or whatever.  Scott said yes.

 

6.      Gravel is needed on the jetty. It was suggested that a smaller size be used as it is easier on the feet.

 

7.      Todd Zimmerman would like the park to have a wireless internet connection. He has proposed installing an antenna that would service all those in Baywinds who are interested. Those signing up will share in the expenses.

 

8.      Allied Waste will be contracted to begin trash removal at the Pavilion starting May 1, 2009. We will need to purchase two or three large trash cans with attached lids.

9.      Matt Minto will be contracted again for yard maintenance

Bob Bresky gave a Financial Report as of February 28, 2009 as follows:

            $ 6,482.20  National Bank of Ohio checking

               7,647.05  First Federal Savings

               2,902.87  First Federal CD           

           $17,032.12  Total

In addition, Bob reported that we had $177.00 of taxable income, and had to pay Federal    Income Tax of $23.00.

Darlene reported the following social events for the 2009 season:          

            May 16:  Annual Meeting

                           Park Clean-up

                           Burgers & Hot Dogs

            July 4:  Rib-Fest

            July 25:  Christmas in July

            August: Mixed Drinks*

            September:  ClamBake*

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,     Doris Potter, Secretary

 

 

BAYWINDS

ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING

OCTOBER 18, 2008

 

Present: Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Rosemary Trimmer and Secretary, Doris Potter

Guests: Richard Kmetz, Frank Modliszewski, Jeff Schmitz and Mike Trimmer

Purpose: To adopt the 2009 Budget

Scott called the meeting to order at 9 AM.

 

Bob made the following observations relative to our 2008 budget:

1.      An increase in the cost of lawn service as we hired a different landscaper.

2.      We anticipated an increase in the Submerged Land Lease, however, the fee remained the same.

 

Bob then discussed the spreadsheet he developed comparing the expenses for 2006, 2007 and projected expenses for 2008 against the proposed budget for 2009.  With some “tweaking,” Bob was able to keep the proposed 2009 annual budget the same as 2008: $25,568.00. A new item was added to the budget for 2009 – Trash Service for the Pavilion -- May – Oct. at a cost of $150. We would also have a one time expense to purchase 5 or 6 trash receptacles. Darlene moved the acceptance of the 2009 budget.  Rosemary seconded, with everyone approving.

 

Bob then updated our current cash flow as of October 1, 2008:

            $ 8,691.13  Check Book balance

               6,812.39  Savings Account balance

               2,847.82  Certificate of Deposit balance

           $18,351.34  Total

The meeting was adjourned at 10 AM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Doris Potter

 

 

BAYWINDS

TRUSTEES MEETING

OCTOBER 18, 2008

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Rosemary Trimmer and Secretary, Doris Potter

Guests:  Richard Kmetz, Frank Modliszewski and Mike Trimmer

Scott called the meeting to order at 10 AM.

Scott made the following report:

            The crock at the home of Steve Cifranic was replaced, with the work being done by Bruce Brockert.  Richard Kmetz observed the entire operation, and took pictures of the work for our files.  Both Scott and Richard were very pleased with the work done by Bruce Brockert.

            The main drain coming from the home on Bay Shore Road to the front of the home of Bill Beach was blocked. Adkins Drain Service was called to snake the pipes and at that time it was discovered that the clog was in the sewer line coming from the house on Bayshore Rd. Rosemary brought up the fact that since the blocked drain was on private property, the owner of that property should share in the cost of the repair.  Scott said that he would follow up on that.

            Owners need to be reminded that the sewers on their property are their responsibility to repair and maintain.

            Scott brought to our attention that some rip rap that lined the marina had fallen into the water.  Bruce Brockert will use a backhoe to pull up any rocks that fell into the water, then add more rip wrap to dress up the shore line.  This will be done after the docks have been moved to their winter position.

            There was much discussion about trash.  Since our park events are well attended, we have a lot of trash to contend with.  It was agreed that we would contract for trash removal for the Pavilion.  Individual owners must still make their own arrangements for trash removal.                    Scott reported that Todd Zimmerman asked about getting internet service for the park, and erecting an antenna that would allow all residents on the street to use a wireless router to access the internet. That way, the Pavilion would have internet and cable television capabilities, and those residents interested, could buy into the program and pay for its’ cost.  It is still under consideration.

            Scott and Darlene commented on the ongoing saga of the navigational lights.  We could not use the colors the Coast Guard uses, so we chose blue and pink.  Now we find that Bay Winds will still be responsible if a boat crashes into the rocks when coming into our marina.  However, if “landscape” lighting is used only on one side, we will have no problems.

            Darlene reported that she is still looking into light fixtures to replace our current street lighting.  She will also find out what kind is acceptable, and the lumens required.

            Bob reported that Cathy and Tim Richardson expressed a concern about all the weeds that have grown around our marina.  It was suggested that the owners of the boats docked on the jetty pull the weeds that grow in the rocks adjacent to their docks.  Those having boats docked on the main floater would pull the weeds that grow in the rocks between the main floater and the davit, and possibly the jetty separating the marina from the bay.

            Darlene suggested that the park rules be sent to each homeowner at the beginning of each season.   We also need to include a statement that dumping yard waste on or over the jetty is not allowed.

            Richard Kmetz suggested that we discontinue having a biannual meeting to discuss the budget next year because of the poor attendance and the expense involved.  It was expensive to print all the materials, proxy cards, mailings etc., and was inconvenient and time consuming to make all the arrangements. We spent funds on postage so that residents could return their proxy cards if they couldn’t attend the meeting. Only three proxy cards were received, -- but none were mailed – all were hand delivered to the board. The board agreed that the expense etc. was not justified since hardly anyone attended the meeting to discuss the budget for 2009.  We will revert back to our old policy of having the fourth quarter trustees meeting at Baywinds to approve the budget. As always, trustees meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.  Anyone that has a concern regarding the proposed budget can express those concerns at that time.

            Scott is looking into the possibility of having jet-ski dockage in addition to boat dockage.  It is still in the talking stage.

            Darlene reported that Kathy Good’s mother passed away.  Scott said he would send a card and a contribution to the Alzheimer’s organization that cared for Kathy’s mother, rather than having a tree planted in her memory. It was the family’s wishes that a donation to the Alzheimer’s Organization be made in lieu of a memorial tree.

            It was agreed and approved that a Christmas bonus of $100 be given to Matt Minto of Matt’s Lawn Service for his excellent work in keeping the park looking sharp this past summer.

            There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:35 AM.

Respectfully submitted,  

Doris Potter

 

 

 

Minutes of Baywinds Trustees Meeting

June 21, 2008

 

The meeting took place at Scott’s home at Baywinds at 10 am.  The following people were present for the meeting: Scott Pritchard, Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Ron Potter, Rosemary Trimmer and guests Bill Beach and Jeff Schmitz.

At the beginning of the trustees meeting, it was noted for the record, that the board had previously approved plans for the construction of a shed and concrete pad on Bill Beach’s property and the construction of a deck on Steve Cifranic’s property.  All trustees had been consulted, but the approval was done without a formal meeting.

The original agenda was temporarily set aside so that we could hear the concerns that Bill Beach requested to bring before the board.  After expressing his concerns earlier to Bob, Bill was invited to the board meeting to work toward a resolution.

Bill was concerned that Scott was bringing his truck cab down the road periodically, and when he did so, would hit the overhead lines. This has been going on for a number of years. Scott explained that he only did that when he had items to unload at his house or items that he purchased for the pavilion.  Bill said that when he hit the lines, it made them fall even lower and said that it had cost him $900 to have them raised.  It was stated in the discussion, that all lines must be at least 13’ 6” above the roadway.  If they are not, then any trucks such as garbage trucks, cement trucks, delivery trucks could also hit the overhead lines. Darlene said that she had been here before when they yelled at the garbage truck driver to stop since his truck was caught on lines.  I questioned if what Bill was requesting was that we (the board) tell Scott that he could not bring his truck down the road.  If so, we really could not do that because our “Rules and Regulations” specifically state that “No action shall at any time be taken by Bay Winds or its Board which in any manner would discriminate against any Member in favor of another.”  The only thing that we could do as a board would be to restrict trucks by weight limit – but that would not be practical since service vehicles etc. would be prohibited.  A rather heated exchange/discussion took place.  Jeff got up to leave, but was told by Darlene to sit back down and be a part of the solution instead of the problem. He remained for a short time, then left.  After Jeff left, the discussion calmed a bit and a solution to the problem was proposed by Bill Beach.  Bill suggested  that Scott use his golf cart any time that Scott needed to take items to his house or to the pavilion. Bill offered to show Scott where the key is kept. Scott readily agreed that this was an acceptable solution. The issue was resolved to the satisfaction of all parties present by this gentleman’s agreement.  Bill told the board that he had not asked Jeff to come to the meeting, and that Jeff was there as a result of his own interests.

 

Another issue that the board wished to clarify with Bill Beach was how the misunderstandings that apparently  took place got started when Bill began construction on his shed.  We as a board had to sign off on the placement of the shed, however, conflicting information apparently given by Scott Young at the health department, added to the confusion. To clear the air, Scott explained to Bill what transpired and why. All parties were satisfied that any mistrust that had been present was now cleared.

 

Darlene made a request for Bill to reconsider his decision to not play Santa again this year at our Christmas in July celebration.  Bill always has done a great job, and we would like to see that tradition continue. Bill explained that he is soon starting a new job, and that he may have to work that day.  However, if he is not working, he agreed to be our Santa once again.

 

The board also discussed a short e-mail from Jeff Schmitz that was sent to Scott and Bob that said: “I want a copy of the State document you were using last summer in quoting to keep golf carts off the pier.”  There was never any state document that the board quoted from.  Our rules and regulations stated that there should not be any parking of vehicles on the jetty.  The board added an addendum to clarify that rule in 2007 which stated that “no unattended vehicles shall be parked on the jetty.  We assumed that the issue had been resolved when we received an e-mail from Jeff that he would no longer park his golf cart on the jetty and leave it there unattended while out on his boat.  The board searched all of the correspondence we had on this issue with Jeff, and there never was any quotation of a state document on our part.  There was one e-mail from Jeff where he refers to a “State Document”, but at no time did the board or its members refer to a  “State Document”.

The board discussed calculation of the amount to be assessed to John Meyer for water usage that we had during a period of time that he had a water leak under his home.  John knew of the leak when his water was shut off for the winter, but did nothing to repair it when the water was turned back on in the spring.  The leak has since been repaired.  The board examined the water bills from 2007 and 2008 for the months March, April, May and June.  The March and April Bills were the same both years – the minimum of $71.25    The May 2007 bill showed that we used 10,400 gallons and were charged the minimum of $71.25  The May 2008 bill showed that we used 37,100 gallons and were charged $151.92.  We also examined the June 2007 and 2008 bills in the same fashion.  June 2007 we used 38,000 gallons and were billed $155.23.  In June 2008 we used 41,300 gallons and were billed $167.37  The board decided to subtract the dollar amounts used for May and June in 2007 from the dollar amounts for those months in 2008, add  the differences, then take 80% of that amount as the assessment for John Meyer.  The arithmetic is as follows: May (2008 – 2007) $151.92 - $71.25 = $80.67

June (2008-2007) $16.37 - $155.23 = $12.14

We added these two figures together $80.67 + $12.14 = $92.81  then took 80% of this amount.  $92.81 x 0.80 = $74.25 We assessed John Meyer $74.25 for the water used during his leak and instructed Northcoast to bill him in a separate statement instead of waiting for the next quarterly assessmet.

 

The park inspection that was done by the Health Department on May 28, 2008 showed no significant violations.  We were told to get a USCG flotation ring in place near the marina. (This has already been taken care of.)  The other violation was to put a back flow protector on the spigot on the west side of the marina.  We have had them in place in past years,  but someone keeps removing them.  A new one will again be installed this year.

 

We have a serious need to replace the water crock at Steve Cifranic’s.  Scott had hoped to have an estimate by this trustees meeting, but the guy he called hasn’t done it yet.  We are guessing it will be in the neighborhood of $1000.  Steve does not have the ability to shut off his water.

 

We contracted with Adkins Sewer Cleaning Company, to flush our Sewers.  We have done this before about 5 years ago.  We are looking at having it done during the week of July 7 to July 11.  We will notify all residents and remind them to make sure their toilet lids are down in case there is any turbulence or splashing in the bowl caused by the high pressure that is used.  Some suggested also placing plastic wrap over the ceramic bowl then closing the lid. (Although that may not really be necessary.)  The very least you should do is to make sure the toilet lids are down. 

 

We are planning on putting down some slag type gravel at the pavilion and some soil to level out the area near the steps and grass areas.

 

We have solar lights which will have red and green lenses installed that will be used to mark the entrance to our channel for boaters who do night boating.  We still need to get approval from the membership on Linda Drive in order to put one of the lights on their property.  Pending approval, the lights will be installed soon.

Darlene Kolesar gave a report on the progress she was making in selecting new style lighting for the street at Baywinds.  She has looked at path lights as well as pole lights.  We are looking into using our existing poles and changing out the lights. We would also like to put them on a separate meter.  Darlene will continue to work on this and report back to the trustees.

The meeting was finally adjourned at 12:15 pm.

 

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

 

July 2008 – September 2008

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2008.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 633 8858.

 

1. New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 17, 2008 Bob Bresky and Rosemary Trimmer were elected as trustees for a two year term.  After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow:  Scott Pritchard - President, Bob Bresky – Treasurer, Doris Potter – Secretary, Rosemary Trimmer, Darlene Kolesar and Ron Potter – Trustees. 

 

2.  Park Clean Up:  The annual park clean-up was held at 1pm on Saturday May 17, 2008 after the annual meeting.  We had a good turn out and were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time. Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser  who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  After the clean up, we had a hamburger and hot dog picnic.  A good time was had by all.

 

3.  Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave. You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.

 

4.  Pavilion Project:   The Pavilion Project will continue again this year with the installation of the ceiling and electrical wiring, lights and fans. The shed will also need to be sided.  If finances are available, we will move the bathroom in preparation for the construction of the kitchen. Darlene Kolesar suggested that we set aside work time  – say from 8am – noon.  That way, people can plan on helping and still be able to enjoy the rest of the day out on the water.  WE DO NEED YOUR HELP.  Please contact Scott to let him know that you are willing to help.  We all gain by the completion of this project!  Besides, working together can be a lot of fun and builds camaraderie.  Best of all, no special skills are needed – on-the-job training will be provided! J

 

5.  Parking of Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  Golf carts should be parked in the grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).  For emergency access needs, do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.  On another note regarding Golf Carts:  Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit. In the past, we have received complaints from residents and neighbors.  No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commadore Court.  Please be cautious so that stronger policies regarding golf carts will not have to be instituted.

 

6.  Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on April 12, 2008. This is the fourth year that we have tied off the docks and free floated them in the center of the marina.  This has saved the association a good deal of money in not having to have them removed to land, then launched again in the spring.   Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer. In just two hours the docks were back into their summer positions thanks to Jim Kolesar, Craig Good, Ron Potter, Scott & Shari Aliff, Mike Trimmer, Darryl Will, Mark Gorrell, Paul Orient, Scott Pritchard and Bob Bresky.

 

7.  Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Baywinds Social Events:  Details will be provided later. July 5, Rib Fest;  July 26th – Fifth annual Christmas in July.  You are asked to decorate the week before -- (July 19th). The previous year’s events were a tremendous success and a lot of fun.  Don’t forget to start hunting for that “special gift” for the gift exchange; August 2nd  We will have our fourth annual  River Run with Jet Skis and Boats.  The river run ends in Freemont at the Tackle Box Restaurant for lunch and presentation of “awards”.  Rain date for the River Run will be the following Saturday August 9. Let Cliff Gerber know if you are interested in the river run.  September 13th or 20th (Final date to be announced later) Clam Bake.

 

8.  Kentucky Derby Party:  Thank you to Darlene and Jim for hosting the third annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 3rd.  It was a fun time (although a bit cool) and everyone had a chance to bet on their favorite horse.  Several people picked the winner and shared in the prize money.

 

9.  Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier to plan the food needs and details for each event. They would also appreciate some assistance in set up of the tables etc. before the event and clean up after.  Many people come to the social events, but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at future social events.

 

10.  Sewer Line Flushing:  We will soon be having the sewer lines flushed and cleaned out.  The process involves using a very strong water jet.  IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU MAKE SURE YOUR TOILET SEATS AND LIDS ARE IN THE DOWN POSITION.  The reason being, the process can cause some turbulence and splashing in the bowl.  To prevent “brown water” from getting on walls and floors follow the instruction above. It was suggested to cover the bowl opening with Saran Wrap in addition to putting the lid and seat down.  Be sure to remove the Saran Wrap before using! J   You will be notified in advance when the sewers will be cleaned so that you can take proper precautions.

 

11.  Split Rail Fence:   Our neighbor to the East on Linda Drive is planning on taking down the old snow fence and putting up a split rail fence like we did in the marina.  He asked permission to move the last three of our posts over a few inches in order to straighten out the fence and to make it all look uniform.  He discussed this with Scott and Scott discussed it with the board.  Permission was granted.

 

12.  Bi-Annual Meeting:  A few people have expressed concerns that their voice isn’t being heard when it comes to the budget and assessments.  As a result, the board has decided to hold a Bi-Annual meeting the third Saturday in October each year at the Danbury Township Hall.  This year, the meeting will be Saturday October 18, 2008. The meeting is open to all members for the purpose of discussing and setting the budget for the following year and any recommendations for assessment increases or decreases.  You may vote if present, but you CANNOT vote by absentee ballot.  You MAY however, vote by proxy.

 

13.  Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website. There have been some problems with the website, but it looks like it is back up and running again. Our website address is www.baywinds.info  The password to get into the website is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the site as secure as possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter, trustee meeting minutes, photos of past social events, and a host of other information that you might like to know about Baywinds.

 

14.  Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5mph speed limit in the park.  Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5mph  speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

15.  Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Baywinds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of others if your pet relieves himself in the common areas, jetty or anywhere else, by cleaning up after them.

 

16.  Yard Waste:  Please refrain from dumping yard waste such as grass clippings, weeds, brush etc. on the jetty or over the side on the rocks.  Dispose of these things properly.  If necessary, they can be taken to the “Bio Fill” in Lakeside/Marblehead.

 

17.  Congratulations Carole Kmetz:  Carole recently retired from Key Bank.  She now will have more time to enjoy Baywinds and keep Richard from getting into trouble. J  We also offer a very big Thank You to Carole for putting together the “Treasured Recipes from Baywinds” cookbook.   They were distributed at the annual meeting on May 17th.  If you didn’t get a copy, see Carole.

 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAYWINDS THIS SUMMER !

 

 

BAYWINDS

TRUSTEES MEETING

March 22, 2008

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard and Secretary Doris Potter.

 

Scott called the meeting to order at 10:17 A.M.

 

Financial Report:  Bob reported the following:

 

Renewal of our $2,778.01 Certificate of Deposit with First Federal was at the rate of 4.9% for 6 months.

 

We ended the year of 2007 in the black with a balance of $595.31.  Total interest earned  in 2007 was  $232.82.

 

We had to pay Federal Income Tax of $35.00 on the interest of $232.82

 

We also have a new annual fee of $25.00, payable to the State of Ohio, and a form called   “Statement Of Continued Existence Of Corporation” that must be completed, attesting to the fact that Bay Winds is still in existence.

 

The submerged land lease remained the same, at the current rate of $614.76 a year. It was expected to increase by as much as 20%. The Trustees have decided not to question why the fee remained the same.

 

Property Tax for lots 24 and 25 are $355.48 a half year.

 

As of February 29, 2008, our financial status is:

            $ 4,984.96  in Checking

               5,982.27  in Savings

               2,778.01  in a Certificate of Deposit

 

           $13,745.24

 

Late fees are charged at the rate of $10.00, of which $5.00 goes to North Coast.

 

Annual Meeting:  The Annual Meeting will be held on May 17, 2008 at the Danbury Township Hall.  Donuts and coffee will be available at 9:30 A.M., and the meeting will start at 10 A.M.

 

Park Clean-up:  The park clean-up will commence after lunch on May 17, 2008 at 1 pm.

 

Picnic Supper: The park picnic supper will be at 6:30 P.M. on May 17, 2008.  Grilled Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.  Details will follow.

 

On April 12, 2008 the docks will be put back in place.  Notification for helpers will be sent.

 

Discussion followed concerning garbage pick-up.  Perhaps some home owners may want to go in together to save money.  Bob offered to check on this, and make a report at the Annual Meeting.

 

Crock Replacement:  An inspection will be made to determine which ones need to be replaced, and prioritized.

 

Pavilion:  Installation of the ceiling and electrical wiring are going to be done this year, and depending on finances, the bathroom will be moved in preparation for the kitchen.

 

Lawn Maintenance:  Matt (of Matt’s Lawn Service) will be contacted to see if he would be able to periodically remove brush  for us that residents might have and if there would be any extra charge.

 

Mulch:  Bruce, of Traver Tree Service, will be contacted for delivery of mulch for the common areas.

 

Street:  The street is in need of attention due to the hard winter.  Patching may need to be done, and perhaps a coat of gravel.  This will be determined when the weather breaks.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:15 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Doris Potter

 

 

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

April 2008 – June 2008

 

Hello Everyone – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds News since the last newsletter in December 2007.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 -633-8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or at 440 – 748 – 2845 or 419 – 798 – 2300.

 

1.  Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 17, 2008 to attend the annual Baywinds meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, two trustees will need to elected.  The terms of Rosemary Trimmer and Bob Bresky will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the current trustees so that your name may be placed on the ballot.  After the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.  Please plan on giving us a helping hand!  To make a day of it, we will have a hotdog and hamburger picnic in the evening.  You will receive details later.

 

2.  Docks Back Into Position:  Sometime in March or April, we will need to take a Saturday or Sunday to put the docks back into position for the 2008 boating season.  This is a relatively easy job and goes rather quickly if we have enough help.  Please consider helping with this project.  Let Scott or me know if you would be able to help with this task.  Tentative dates for doing this are Saturday March 15th or Saturday April 12th.  The date, of course, will depend on the weather and if the marina is clear of ice.

 

3.  Condolences to John and Judy Keiser:   It is with sadness that we report that members of our Baywinds Family have lost a loved one this past November.  Judy Keiser’s father passed away on November 9, 2007 at the age of 90.   That day also had another special significance in that it was the 67th anniversary of her parent’s marriage.  All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Judy and John and their family. We will be contacting Judy and John in the spring to discuss the planting of a memorial tree in honor of her father.

 

4.  Bi-Annual Meeting:  A few people have expressed concerns that their voice is not being heard when it comes to the budget and assessments.  The board has decided to hold a Bi-Annual meeting the third Saturday in October each year at the Danbury Township Hall.  This meeting will be open to all members for the purpose of discussing and setting the budget for the following year and any recommendations for assessment increases or decreases.  You may vote if present, but you cannot vote by absentee ballot.  You may however, vote by proxy.

 

5.  Lot 25 Boat Removal: All trailers and boats stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later than the weekend of May 3, 2008 (or earlier if possible).  By then, the grass will be growing enough that our new mowing service provided by Matt Minto will need access to the lot so that he can keep the park grounds looking nice.

6.  Lot 25 Parking: As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of any kind of boat trailer.  This lot is only to be used for over-flow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  In addition, remember that you MAY NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

7.  Bike and Hike Trail:  I reported in the last newsletter that a bike and hike trail is to be constructed in the Meadow Brook Preserve directly across from the entrance to Baywinds off Bayshore Road.  There will be a parking area set several hundred feet back from the road which will lead to the Bike and Hike trail.  The trail will meander through the Preserve and around the water.   Construction was scheduled to be completed by May 2008.  However, at the time of this writing, I’m not sure that much progress has been made on this project.  When it is finished, it will be a nice addition to the neighborhood, and a place where many of us will be able to enjoy a nice hike or bike ride.

 

8.  Speed Alert:  As always, please remember to observe the posted 5 mph speed limit in the park. Some residents have a tendency to drive a little faster than they should through the park.  The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all residents, children and guests.  Please make your guests aware of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

9.  Pavilion:  Work on the pavilion will continue throughout the summer as we have the funds and time to do so.  We need to enclose the ceiling in the pavilion, add the lighting and fans and do a little painting. In addition, we need to side the storage barn.  After that, we will start work on the bathrooms and kitchen area. Please offer your services to help put the finishing touches on the pavilion.

 

10.  Mark Your Calendar – Kentucky Derby Party:  Darlene Kolesar is planning on an early season event – a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 3, 2008 at their place at Baywinds around 5:00 pm. It will be a simple get together with drinks and hors d’oevres.  If you plan on attending, you are asked to bring a small appetizer and beer if you would like to drink beer.  Otherwise, Darlene will provide other beverages.  Everyone is welcome.  Darlene also indicated that Hats Are Required for this Kentucky Derby event. :-)  If you are planning on attending, please contact Darlene and Jim at

216-362-6123 or via e-mail dak54@aol.com

 

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

July 2007 – September 2007

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2007.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 633 8858.

 

1.  Condolences to John Meyer and his family:  It is with sadness that we report the passing of Ralph Meyer - a long-time resident of Baywinds, and the father of John Meyer.  Ralph passed away in April.  All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to John and his family.  A Bradford Pear Tree was planted in remembrance of Ralph in front of John’s Baywinds home.

 

2. New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 19, 2007 Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter and Darlene Kolesar were elected as trustees for a two year term.  After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow:  Scott Pritchard - President,  Bob Bresky – Treasurer,  Doris Potter – Secretary, Rosemary Trimmer, Darlene Kolesar and Ron Potter – Trustees.  The board would also like to thank Kathy Good for her service on the board for the last two years.

 

3.  Park Clean Up:  The annual park clean-up was held at 1pm on Saturday May 19, 2007 after the annual meeting.  We had a fantastic turn out and were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time. Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser  who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  After the clean up, we had a hamburger and hot dog picnic at the Kolesar’s and French’s.  A good time was had by all.

 

4.  Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave. You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.

 

5.  Pavilion Project:  The second phase of the pavilion project has begun.  We are getting ready to pour the concrete and then we will enter the cosmetic phase of the project with siding, painting , and finish work etc.  We will need your help with this.  Darlene Kolesar suggested that we set aside work time on Saturdays and/or Sundays – say from 8am – noon.  That way, people can plan on helping and still be able to enjoy the rest of the day out on the water.  WE DO NEED YOUR HELP.  Please contact Scott to let him know that you are willing to help in finishing the Pavilion.  We all gain by the completion of this project!  Besides, working together can be a lot of fun and builds camaraderie.  Best of all, no special skills are needed – on-the-job training will be provided! J

 

6.  Parking Of Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  Golf carts should be parked in the grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).  For emergency access needs, do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.  On another note regarding Golf Carts:  Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit. In the past, we have received complaints from residents and neighbors.  No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commadore Court.  Please be cautious so that stronger policies regarding golf carts will not have to be instituted.

 

7.  Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on March 31, 2007 after the Trustees meeting.  This is the third year that we have tied off the docks and free floated them in the center of the marina.  This has saved the association a good deal of money in not having to have them removed to land, then launched again in the Spring.   Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer. In just two hours the docks were back into their summer positions thanks to Jim Kolesar, Bill Beach, Jeff Schmitz, Craig Good, Ron Potter, Mark Gorrell, Scott Pritchard and Bob Bresky.

 

8.  Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Baywinds Social Events:  Details will be provided later. July 7,  Rib Fest;  July 28th – Fourth annual Christmas in July.  You are asked to decorate the week before -- (July 21 st). The previous year’s events were a tremendous success and a lot of fun.  Don’t forget to start hunting for that “special gift” for the gift exchange.;  August 11th  we will have our third annual  River Run with Jet Skis and Boats.  The river run ends in Freemont at the Tackle Box Restaurant for lunch and presentation of “awards”.  Last year’s winners – Darlene and Jim Kolesar are in charge of the River Run this year.  Something NEW this year --  in the  evening,  we will be going out to eat at a local restaurant.  All are welcome to join the group – even if you didn’t go on the River Run. Let Darlene and Jim know if you are interested in the river run or just dinner after, or both! ;  August 25th , Bratwurst and hot dogs; September 15th  Clam Bake.

 

9.  Kentucky Derby Party:  Thank you to Darlene and Jim for hosting the second annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 5th.  It was a fun time (although a bit cool) and everyone had a chance to bet on their favorite horse.  Eight people picked the winner and shared in the prize money.

 

10.  Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier to plan the food needs and details for each event. They would also appreciate some assistance in set up of the tables etc. before the event and clean up after.  Many people come to the social events, but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at future social events.

 

11.  Farewell To Bob and Nancy Lonsinger:  Bob and Nancy recently sold their Baywinds home and will shortly be moving back to Florida.  They plan on spending their winters in the Carolinas.  Although we will miss them, we wish them well on their new adventures in life.

 

12.  Welcome Steve Cifranic:  Steve recently purchased unit 14 from his mother.  We welcome Steve to the “official” Baywinds family.  Steve certainly is no stranger to Baywinds, but now is the official owner of unit 14.

 

13.  Brush Removal:  Troy Blevins who owns The Cutting Edge Lawn Care Company, has again offered to remove brush free of charge for Baywinds residents.  He will do this on the last Thursday of every month when he is here cutting grass.  If you have cleared brush from your property, bundle it in easily handled sizes, and leave it in your driveway.  Troy will remove it when he mows that week.

 

14.  Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  Jim has also generously offered to cover the cost of renewing the hosting package for our  website this year.  Our website address is www.baywinds.info  The password to get into the website is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the sight as secure as possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter, trustee meeting minutes, photos of past social events, and a host of other information that you might like to know about Baywinds.

 

15.  Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5mph speed limit in the park.  Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5mph  speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

16.  Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Baywinds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of others if your pet relieves himself in the common areas, jetty or anywhere else, by cleaning up after them.

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAYWINDS THIS SUMMER  -- ENJOYING THE SUNNY WEATHER, BEAUTIFUL LAKE  AND BAY, AND ABOVE ALL, YOUR FRIENDS AT BAYWINDS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

April 2007 – June 2007

 

Hello Everyone – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds News since the last newsletter in December 2006.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330-633-8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or at 440-748-2845 or 419-798-2300.

 

1.  Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 19, 2007 to attend the annual Baywinds meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, three trustees will need to be elected.  The terms of Ron Potter, Scott Prichard and Kathy Good will expire. If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the current trustees so that your name may be placed on the ballot.  After the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.  Please plan on giving us a helping hand!  To make a day of it, we will have a hotdog and hamburger picnic in the evening.  Details later.

 

2.  Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled trustees meeting will be held at Baywinds on Saturday March 31, 2007.  After this meeting, (weather permitting) we will be putting the docks back into position for the 2007 boating season.  This is a relatively easy job and goes quickly if we have enough help.  Please consider giving some of your time on that date to help with this project. Let Scott know if you can help us with this task.  He will be able to give you an approximate time that we will be starting.

 

3.  Looking Ahead:   We will continue our work to finish remodeling the pump house and finish the picnic pavilion.  We will be concentrating on the cosmetic part of the construction: siding, painting, concrete etc.  Scott would like to get the ground leveled and forms set in early April, so that the concrete floor can be poured for the pavilion. If you would be willing to help with this, please let Scott know.  We would then be able to use the Pavilion for our first social event May 19th – the Hamburger and Hotdog get together.  Of course, we will still need your help throughout the summer to help with each phase of the construction.  No one expects you to work all day and miss out on the fun in the water. But if you could at least volunteer and set aside  some time during the weekends,  we should be able to get the finishing touches completed.

 

4.  A Personal Note:   Doris Potter underwent knee replacement surgery in January.  I’m happy to report that she is doing very well and is up and around and keeping her nurse (Ron) on his toes.

 

5.  New Ohio Department of Health Regulations:  We received notification from the Ohio Department of Health of new regulations that went into effect January 1, 2007 regarding inspection requirements of Manufactured Home Park foundation plans.  For anyone planning on installing a new home in Baywinds, there is now a new set of hoops for you to jump through.  There are inspections of each base support installed, and home installation set up (footing, electrical and final inspection) that occurs after January 1, 2007. We have the information for you on file as to how to call for these inspections and the fees involved:  $153 per inspection and a $75 charge for a “seal” required by the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission to demonstrate compliance with OMHC installation rules.  For further information, see Scott or Bob.

 

6. Lot 25 Boat Removal:  All trailers and boats that were stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later that April 29, 2007.  By then, the grass will be growing enough that the mowers will need access so that they can keep the park grounds looking nice.

 

7.  Lot 25 Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of any boat trailer.  This lot is only be used for over-flow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  You may NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

8.  Speed Alert:  As always, please remember to observer the posted 5 mph speed limit in the park. Some people have a tendency to drive a little faster than they should through the park. The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

9.  Mark Your Calendar – Kentucky Derby Party:  Darlene Kolesar is planning an early season event – a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 5, 2007 at their place at Baywinds around 4:30 pm.  It will be a simple get together with drinks and hors d’oevres.  If you are planning on attending, please contact Darlene and Jim at 216-362-6123 or via e-mail dak54@aol.com  to let them know that you are attending and what hors d’oevre /drink you are bringing.

 

As Spring approaches and the snow, ice and cold become only memories, we can all look forward to seeing one another again and getting started on another fun summer at Baywinds!

 

BAYWINDS

TRUSTEES MEETING

MARCH 31, 2007

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Kathy Good, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Secretary, Doris Potter and guest, Mark Gorrell

 

Absent:  Rosemary Trimmer

 

Scott called the meeting to order at 10 A.M., mainly to discuss finances and the calendar.

 

The minutes of the October 22, 2006 meeting were approved.

 

The Annual Meeting will be on May 19, 2007, gathering at 9:30 A.M. for a social time, with the meeting starting at 10 A.M.  The meeting will be at the Township Hall.

 

Scott is anticipating a discussion over the very small increase in the quarterly dues from $256.60 /quarter to $262/quarter – which amounts to only $1.80 per month or 45 cents per week.  He reminded us that the Trustees have the authority to do whatever needs to be done in order to balance the budget.  Bob offered to include in his Financial Report to the association at the annual meeting, the same information that he sent to Bill Beach explaining the reasons for the increase. (Bill had questioned the need for the increase and suggested that such increases should be discussed with all members and voted on by the membership.)

 

Scott reported that the pavilion project will continue, and he plans to have the concrete poured and raise the doorsills so we will be able to use it this summer.  So far, we haven’t had to touch the reserves for this project.  Scott said that help will be requested.

 

Bob gave the following Financial Report:

 

            $ 1,814.06  Check Book Balance

              6,729.00  in Savings

              1,053.67  Certificate of Deposit

              2,635.35  Certificate of Deposit earning 5.27%

                  398.80  Accounts Receivable

 

          $12, 630.88  Total Assets

 

Bob also reported that $29.00 was sent to the Federal Government as we had $213.00 in taxable income.

 

Darlene Kolesar then joined the meeting, and reported on the following social events for 2007:

 

            May 5 – Kentucky Derby Party at Jim & Darlene’s – women must wear hats

May 19 – (Annual Meeting) Park clean-up after which there will be a Hamburger/Hot        

            Dog Picnic with main dishes brought by even numbered units and dessert by odd

            numbered units.

July 7 – Rib Fest

July 28 – Christmas in July

August 11 – Jet Ski run and out to eat at a local restaurant later.

August 25 – Brats and Hot Dogs

September 15 – Clam Bake

 

Kathy had no report to give on the streetlights.

 

In response to an inquiry by Jeff Schmitz regarding what safe-guards we had in place to protect us against misappropriation of funds by our management company, (such as occurred with MultiVest Management Co. in Cleveland) we contacted Barb Gresh to have her check with our Insurance carrier (Erie Insurance) to see if we were covered for this type of loss. As of the date of the trustee’s meeting, we were still waiting for clarification on this issue.  In the mean time, we requested that two signatures be required to withdraw or transfer funds from any CD or savings account that we hold. One of the signatures would have to be either Scott Pritchard’s or Bob Bresky’s.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 A.M.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Doris Potter

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(JULY 2006 – SEPTEMBER 2006)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2006.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633- 8858.

 

  1. Condolences to Terrie, Bill and Tim Feller:  It is with sadness that we report that members of our Baywinds family have lost loved ones this past winter.  Terrie Feller lost her mother over the winter months. All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Terrie, Bill and Tim.  A Red Bud tree will be presented to them to plant in rememberence.
  2. New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 20, 2006 Rosemary Trimmer and Bob Bresky were elected trustees for a two year term.  After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow: Scott Pritchard - President, Bob Bresky - Treasurer, Doris Potter – Secretary, Kathy Good, Ron Potter and Rosemary Trimmer – Trustees.  The board would also like to thank Jeff Schmitz for his service on the board for the last two years.
  3. Park Clean Up: The annual park clean up was held at 1PM on Saturday May 20, 2006 after the annual meeting. We had a wonderful turn out and were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time with everyone working together.  Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser   who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  John and Judy really outdid themselves this year.  Scott could hardly get them all in his truck to bring back to Baywinds!  After the clean up, we had a hamburger and hot dog picnic at the marina.  A good time was had by all.
  4. Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave.  You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.
  5. Pavilion Project:  The pavilion project will begin shortly as soon as all the necessary permits are secured.  We had to apply for commercial permits and are awaiting their issue.  The construction will begin with phase three , then phases one and two.  At the time of the approval of this project in July of 2005, many of you expressed interest in helping with the construction.  We will need muscles to help complete each phase of the project.  Please remember this when the project begins.  We will all benefit by its completion.
  6. Parking of Golf Carts at the Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  Golf carts should be parked in the grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).  For emergency access needs, please do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.   On another note regarding Golf Carts: Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit.  We have received complaints from residents and neighbors. No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commadore Court. Please be cautious so that stronger policies regarding golf carts will not have to be instituted.
  7. Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on  April 1, 2006 after the Trustees meeting.  The new method of free floating and tying off the docks in the center of the marina works well.  This is the second year we have tried this, and it has saved the association a bundle of money.  Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer – Craig Good, Mark Gorrell, Jim Kolesar, Frank Modliszewski, Cliff Gerber, Bill Beach, Ron Potter, John Meyer, Scott Pritchard, and Bob Bresky.
  8. Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Baywinds Social Events:  Details will be provided later.  July 1, Rib Fest; July 29 Third Annual Christmas In July – We will prepare four Turkeys and everyone will be asked to bring their favorite Christmas dish. You are also asked to decorate the week before (July 22nd).  Last year’s event was a tremendous success and a lot of fun.  In Mid August, we will have our second annual River Run with Jet Skis and Boats. The river run ends in Freemont at the Tackle Box Restaurant for lunch and presentation of “awards”.  Cliff Gerber is in charge of the River Run. The Date will be announced later.  September 2, Fish Fry – Bill and Sue Beach are hosting this and providing the fish.  September 16, Our annual Clam Bake
  9. Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim Kolesar, who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier for them to plan the food needs and details for each event.  They would also appreciate some assistance in set up before the event and clean up after the event.  Many people come to the social but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at future social events.
  10. Street Lighing:  Kathy Good is checking on our options to change our street lighting. Details will be provided later as soon as Kathy does some more investigating.  In the mean time, the board voted to remove ourselves from the expired maintenance contract with Ohio Edison for the street lighting and have them placed on a metered basis with a switch that we can control.  This should save us some money on our monthly bill from Ohio Edison.  We are still under a maintenance contract for the marina lighting.
  11. As Needed Crock Replacements: Water leaks were discovered in the water shut off crocks at French’s and Good’s. Arrangements have been made to have them replaced.
  12. Donation of Storage Shed:  Bob Bresky is replacing his current storage shed with a larger one and has offered to donate the old one to the association. The board voted to accept the donation and discussed with everyone at the annual meeting where it should be placed.  People asked to postpone the decision as to where to place the storage shed until they could look at the options suggested while attending the picnic that evening.  That evening and throughout the day, people expressed their concerns and suggestions.  It seems to be the consensus that the storage shed should be placed north of the pump house on the lot line against the current snow fence.  The shed measures 8’3” wide by 12’3” deep.  The sight will be prepared with gravel.  Several people will be needed to help move the shed if we can’t find someone to move it for us.
  13. House At the Entrance:  The house at the entrance to the park has been sold.  The new owners will have full use of their dock as long as the pay their portion of the monthly maintenance fee. If they should choose not do so, by agreement, the dock will return to Baywinds ownership.
  14. Website:  Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  If you haven’t visited it yet, it can be found at www.baywinds.info   The password to get into the sight is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the sight as secure as reasonably possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter posted at the site, photos of past social events, and other information that you might like to know about Baywinds.
  15. Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park as you drive down the road. Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your GUESTS of the speed limit in the park as well.
  16. Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Baywinds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of your neighbors if your pets relieve themselves on other people’s property, by cleaning up after them.

 

TO EVERYONE:  HAVE A FUN, SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAYWIDS THIS SUMMER – ENJOYING THE SUNNY WEATHER, BEAUTIFUL LAKE  AND BAY AND ABOVE ALL,  YOUR FRIENDS AT BAYWINDS.

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

April 2006 – June 2006

 

Hello All – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in December 2005.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresy@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633 – 8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com  or at 440 -748-2845 or  419 – 798 – 2300.

 

 

  1. Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 20, 2006 to attend the annual    Baywinds meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, two trustees will need to be elected.   The terms of Jeff Schmitz and Bob Bresky will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the trustees so that your name can be placed on the ballot.  After the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.   Please plan on giving us a helping hand.  To make a day of it, we will have a hot dog and hamburgers picnic in the evening.  Details later.
  2. Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled trustees meeting will be held at Baywinds on Saturday April 1, 2006.  After this meeting, we will be putting the docks back into position   for the 2006 boating season.  This is a relatively easy job and goes quickly if we have enough help.  Please consider giving some of your time on that date to help with this project.  Please let Scott know if you can help us with this task. He will be able to give you an approximate time that we will be starting.
  3. Looking Ahead:  The only major project that the board approved was the remodeling of the pump house and building of the picnic pavilion.  This project was put on hold at the last trustees meeting but will begin this Spring.  All  members who voted in favor of this project and indicated that they would help with the construction, please remember that promise as we begin.  Contact Scott for details and ways that you can help.  Another possible change in the park may be in the lighting.  Kathy Good volunteered to check with Ohio Edison to seek an alternate method of illuminating the park at night.
  4. Lot 25 Boat Removal:  All trailers and boats that were stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later than April 30, 2006.  By then, the grass will be growing and the mowers will need unrestricted access so that they can keep the park grounds looking nice.
  5. Lot 25 Trailer Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of boat trailers.  This lot is only to be used for over-flow parking of gust cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  You may also NOT store trailers on your own lot.
  6. We’ve Got You On RADAR: J  As always, please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park.  Some people have a tendency to drive a little faster than they should.  The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all the residents and their guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

(OVER PLEASE)

  1. Mark Your Calendar – Kentucky Derby Party:  Darlene  Kolesar asked me to let you know that she is planning an early season event – a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 6, 2006 at their place at Baywinds around 4:30 pm.  It will be a simple get together with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  If you are planning on attending, please contact Darlene and Jim at 216-362-6123 or via e-mail  jimpp22171@aol.com   to let them know that you are coming and what hors d’oeuvre /drink your are bringing.

 

As Spring approaches and the snow, ice and cold become only memories,  we can all look forward to seeing one another again and getting started on another fun summer at Baywinds. Until then, take care.

 

BAYWINDS

TRUSTEES MEETING

APRIL 1, 2006

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Kathy Good, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard and guests Mark Gorrell and Darlene Kolesar

 

Absent:  Jeff Schmitz

 

Scott called the meeting to order at 9:10 A.M.

 

Annual Meeting:  The Annual Meeting of BayWinds will be at 10 A.M. on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the Danbury Township Hall in Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio.  There will be a social time from 9:30 A.M. to 10 A.M.  Election of two Trustees will take place, as Bob and Jeff’s terms expire.  Bob has agreed to run again.

 

Park Cleanup:  There will be a cleanup of the Park after the Annual Meeting, at 1 P.M.  Scott will order the same amount of mulch as he did in 2005.  Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served in the evening.

 

Scott reported:  The Ottawa County District Board of Health commented that our Park is the nicest one to inspect --  with very few citations being issued.

             Scott spoke to Len Parton, and was told that the house next to our entrance has been sold to the people that have been living there.  Scott reminded them that the Park’s lot line runs half way through the homes side porch, and that nothing can be done to the porch as the Park owns half of it.  The homeowners asked if the street could be widened in the area by the house for parking, and the Trustees voted against it.

            Scott also had new dock pins made to replace some that were bent or damaged, at a cost of only $100.

            In addition, Scott reported that the Pump House remodeling would begin with Phase Three.  Greisch will dig the eight holes for the Pavilion at a cost of only $25 each.  We will also need to add another course of block on the Pump House complex in order to replace the roof.  The project will begin in early May.  Phases One and Two will be postponed.

 

Bob reported:  He and Mark are replacing their barn with a larger one and have offered their current one to the Association unless it is sold.  The Trustees agreed to accept the barn if it is not sold.  Placement of it will be determined later.

 

Kathy reported:  The lease with Ohio Edison for our streetlights has now expired.  Ohio Edison does not have any new lighting fixtures to replace the ones we have.  Kathy knows of lighting fixtures used in Arizona.  She will be traveling to Arizona soon, and will obtain a brochure.  In the meantime she will ask Ohio Edison to install a meter for our lights, so we will have control of them.

 

Darlene reported:  The following dates for our socials:

 

            May 6 – Derby Day

            May 20 – Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

            July 1 – Rib Fest

            July 22 – Trim (decorate) homes for Christmas in July celebration

            Mid August – Jet Ski River Run

            Sept. 2 – Labor Day Fish Fry

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 A.M.

 

The Trustees then proceeded to install the remaining docks, along with the help of Bill Beach, Cliff Gerber, Craig Good, Mark Gorrell, Jim Kolesar, John Meyer and Frank Modliazewski.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Ronald J. Potter
 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(OCTOBER 2005 – DECEMBER 2005)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in July 2005.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees – Scot Pritchard, Ron Potter, Kathy Good, Jeff Schmitz or Bob Bresky.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330- 633- 8858.

 

1.Trustee’s meeting of July 2, 2005:  This was a short meeting to discuss some property line problems with unit numbers 2,4 and 23. Len Parten (who, with his partners, used to own the park) has agreed to help clear up the problems with the property lines in concert with Prosser who certified the plat maps.  The most significant problem is with lot 23 – Ralph Meyer.  In order to make these lots saleable, we need to make sure the lot boundaries are accurately recorded.  Ralph has offered the association a donation of $1000 for the board’s cooperation in cleaning up the property boundary discrepancies on his property  as well as the other areas of the park that were inaccurately recorded. The board voted to accept this offer. The process of making the corrections is currently underway.

 

2. Special Membership Meeting of July 23, 2005: At this meeting Baywinds residents heard proposed plans regarding the remodeling of the pump house and building of a pavilion.  The estimated cost to do the project and build a kitchen, is $7250 – this is completing as much of the work as possible ourselves.  Some residents have offered to donate cabinetry or appliances etc. The project can be broken down into six phases and can be stopped or started at any time.  After some discussion, a vote was taken, and by a margin of 14 – 1, the project was approved.  The nice thing about the project is that we can fund the project by using some of the money in our reserves. No special assessment to complete the project is anticipated.  We will need muscles to help complete each phase of the project and a number of residents at the meeting expressed interest in helping with these phases.  Please remember this as the project begins.  We will all benefit by its completion.

 

3.New Mailboxes Installed:  At the time of this writing, we are in the process of installing new mailboxes at the entrance to the park.  They are white plastic and will be mounted using a “nautical” theme.

 

4.Sad News: By now, most of you have probably heard about the tragic accident suffered by Nick Kolesar, (son of Darlene and Jim), on August 22nd. He was lighting a fire in a Chiminea when a nearby gas can exploded  causing Nick to suffer 2nd and 3rd degree burns to about 22% of his body. At the time of this writing, he was transferred from the burn unit to critical care at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland.   The good news is that Nick is expected to make a full recovery, but it will be a lengthy process.  Cards and good wishes can be sent to Metrohealth Medical Center, 2500 Metrohealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109 c/o Nick Kolesar.  By the time you receive this, Nick may very well be recuperating at home.  Jim and Darlene’s home address is 6975 Paula Drive, Middleburgh Heights, Ohio  44130 . Please keep Nick, Darlene, Jim and Jimmy in your prayers.  They will need all of our help and support at this difficult time.

 

5. RIB FEST , CHRISTMAS IN JULY and POKER RUN:  It goes without saying that the Rib Fest held the Fourth of July weekend and the Christmas in July party, were, without a doubt, the social events of the season!  We had a fantastic turn out of residents and friends for both events and everyone had a wonderful time.  Santa “Bill Beach” passed out gifts to the kids and then a gift exchange took place amongst residents.  Many of the houses were decorated with Christmas lights and trees etc. It was fun parading up and down the street enjoying the lighting displays.  Everyone was encouraged to help judge the lighting displays including the kids.  However, there seemed to be some foul play and bribery taking place, because an unnamed source tells me that there was candy being used for bribery at the home of one of our residents to entice the little children  to vote for them! J

Winner of the lighting contest was Scott and Denny with runner up status going to Bob and Mark.  These were memorable weekends.  Photos taken during the events have been posted on the Baywinds website and also on our bulletin board at the pump house. Another good time was had by some Baywinds residents when they participated in the first annual Baywinds Poker Run across the west basin and down the river to Fremont. About a 70 mile round trip.  We all had lunch at the Tackle Box where the trophy was awarded to the winners – Todd Zimmerman and Scott Aliff.  Congratulations!

 

6.WEBSITE:  Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  It can be found at www.baywinds.info The password to get into the site is “letmein” Please keep the password confidential so that we can keep the site as secure as possible.  Jim can post photos on the site or other items of interest.  You can send photos or items to him by e-mail at jluteran@WVIZ.org  or  “snail”mail   him actual photos to his  home address and he will scan  them and put them on the website. Photos of our social events this summer a currently posted there.

 

7.BRUSH & BRANCH REMOVAL: Our lawn service provider --The Cutting Edge – has again offered a special service to us at no cost – the removal of tree trimmings and cut brush. They will remove the debris the first Thursday of every month.  If you have any cut brush or tree trimmings, tie them together in reasonably sized bundles and leave them at the edge of your driveway at the appropriate time. They will then remove them when they are here to cut the grass. They generally are here on Thursdays to mow.

 

8.WINTER IS ON THE WAY: Here is your yearly reminder: If you leave water on during the winter months, YOU MUST MAKE SURE THAT ALL EXPOSED PIPES ARE WRAPPED WTH HEAT TAPE. Heat tape only lasts about five years or so.  If your heat tape is old, you may want to have it checked to make sure that it is in working order.   Also it is the responsibility of each homeowner who chooses to shut their water off for the winter to MAKE SURE THAT THE WATER IS SHUT OFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CROCK AND NOT JUST AT THE SERVICE VALVE.

 

9.REMOVAL OF BOATS and POSITIONING OF DOCKS FOR THE WINTER:  Boats will need to be removed from the marina so that the docks can be secured for the winter by NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15TH!  If for some reason you need to leave your boat in the water past this date, please see Scott so that special arrangements can be made for you. The process that we used last year for securing the docks for the winter by free floating them in the center of the marina worked very well and saved us a lot of money.  We would like to do that again this year, but would appreciate more help.  It is easy to do, just time consuming.  If you can help us with this project, please contact Scott to let him know.  Now that we know how to do it, the project should go faster.  We just need several helping hands. Please consider helping.

 

10.E-MAIL ADDRESS UPDATE:  Sometimes it is necessary for us to communicate with everyone quickly. One way to do so is by e-mail.  I have e-mail addresses for everyone in the park EXCEPT  THE FOLLOWING RESIDENTS: #4 Karen Brown; #14 Margaret Cifranic; #22 Tim Feller; #17 Bill and Terri Feller; #2 Bob and Nancy Lonsinger; #23 John/ Ralph Meyer; #12 Frank & Gloria Modlisjewski; #20 Tim and Kathy Richardson; #1 Todd and Kristen Zimmerman; #1 Scott and Shari Aliff. If you have an e-mail address, please send that to me at rbresky@neo.rr.com and I will add you to the address book and also forward that information on to Scott.

 

11.THANK YOU:  Many people throughout the year have taken it upon themselves to do little jobs in the park or provide things for the park that benefit us all.  Thank you so much to all of you who have done so. The fruits of your labors can be seen throughout the park as we look at the beauty of our summer playground.  In the past, I have tried to recognize all the folks that did nice things for us throughout the year.  This year, I will not, because I am always afraid of offending someone by omitting their name or not knowing of the contribution they made. In any event, THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR YOUR HELP IN KEEPING BAYWINDS LOOKING SHARP AND A PLEASANT PLACE TO LIVE, VACATION and PLAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(JULY 2005 – SEPTEMBER 2005)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings  since the last newsletter in April 2005.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633- 8858.

 

1.Welcome To The New Residents:  Everyone at Baywinds would like to again say welcome to our new residents Mike and Rosemary Trimmer who purchased Bob and Peggy Lacour’s summer place and Tim and Kathy Richardson who purchased Fred and Emma Luzius’ summer place. Please introduce yourself to them when you see them and welcome them into our “Baywinds Family”.

 

2.New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting held on May 21, 2005, Kathy Good, Ron Potter and Scott Pritchard were elected as trustees for a two year term to fill the three vacant seats.  After the meeting, the board met in executive session and I agreed to stay on as Treasurer, Scott Pritchard agreed to remain as President, and Doris Potter agreed to remain as appointed Secretary.

 

3.Christmas In July:  Please mark your calendar for Saturday July 23, 2005 when we will hold our second annual Christmas In July Extravaganza.  Last year was such a success with everyone decorating their homes and the fun time had by all, we thought we should definitely do it again.  More details will follow.

 

4.Park Clean Up: The annual park clean up was held at 1PM on Saturday May 21, 2005 after the annual meeting.  Although we did not have as large of a turn out as last year, we were still able to accomplish a lot of work in a short period of time with all of us working together.  Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  We all own a piece of this park and share in the responsibility of maintaining it.  Thank you to John and Judy Keiser who so generously year after year donate the many flats of beautiful flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.

 

5.Lot #25 Parking:  Everyone is reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave.  You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on you property for the summer.

 

6.Parking of Cars and Golf Carts at the Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp. If you park your car at the marina, please park it adjacent to and near the pump house.  Golf carts should be parked in the grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).  For emergency access needs, please do not park golf carts on the jetty.   It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.  Please abide by this request.

 

7.Website:  Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  If you haven’t visited it yet, it can be found at www.baywinds.info .  The password to get into the sight is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the sight as secure as reasonably possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter posted at the sight, photos of past social events, and other information that you might like to know about Baywinds.

 

8.We’ve Got You On RADARJ:  Please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park as you drive down the newly resurfaced road.  Without the usual bumps, we might have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5 mph limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please also advise your GUESTS  of the speed limit in the park.

 

9.New Projects:  New white plastic mailboxes were purchased for the park to replace the old rusting metal boxes. They still need to be installed.  If you would like to help with this project please let one of the trustees know.  Also, at the annual meeting, a proposal was put forth to look into the possibility and costs of remodeling the pump house, moving the bathroom, installing a kitchen facility and building a picnic pavilion.  With the help and  talents of a few Baywinds residents who have already expressed an interest in working on this project, we may be able to complete it by just using some of the money that we have built up over the years in our “reserves” account without an additional assessment to the membership.  There was sufficient interest by the members who were present at the annual meeting and the board was charged with developing plans and costing them out.  After that is done, another meeting will be held to present the cost and feasibility to the membership for their approval.

 

10.Docks:  We were fortunate to get through the past winter with very little in the way of damage or repairs to the docks.  Last fall it was discovered that a section of the main floater had a hole in it on the bottom.  It is believed that this puncture was caused by the rocks as the water level dropped in the marina.  Because winter was fast approaching, we were unable to get it fixed then.  On March 25, 2005 several of us removed that section and floated it to the ramp where it was removed and repaired, then refloated for a cost of $211.  The new method for free floating and tying off the docks in the center of the marina worked well and saved the association a bundle of money.  Estimated savings were between $600 - $1100.  Thank you to all who turned out to help in the fall and/or in the spring – Scott Pritchard, Scott Aliff, Todd Zimmerman, Bill Beach, Tim Feller, Ron Potter, Mark Gorrell, Bob Bresky, Denny Fitzpatrick, Craig and Kathy Good, John Meyer and Jim Kolesar. (My apologies if I have missed anyone.)  To all-- thank you for your hard work on behalf of the association.

 

 

 

11.Condolences to Rosemary & Michael Trimmer: It is with sadness that we report that  members of our Baywinds family have lost loved ones this past winter.  It was recently brought to my attention that Rosemary Trimmer lost her father this past winter.  All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Rosemary and Mike. 

 

12.Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim Kolesar who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier for them to plan the food needs and details for each event.  They would also appreciate some assistance in set up before the event and clean up after the event.  Many people come to the socials but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time. Please think about offering Darlene and Jim some assistance at future social events.

 

TO EVERYONE: HAVE A FUN, SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAYWINDS THIS SUMMER-- ENJOYING THE SUNNY WEATHER, BEAUTIFUL LAKE AND ABOVE ALL – YOUR FRIENDS AT BAYWINDS.

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Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

 

April 2005 – June 2005

 

Hello All – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in December 2004.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330-633- 8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or at 440- 748-2845 or 419- 798-2300.

 

  1. Speedy Recovery To All:  I’m glad to report that Bill Feller and Doris Potter are doing well after their past surgeries.   Richard Kmetz recently had rotator cuff surgery  and is also recuperating nicely.  I’m sure all of them might enjoy a call or card if you have the time to do so.

 

  1. Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 21, 2005 to attend the annual Baywinds Meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, three trustees will need to be elected.  The terms of Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter and John Meyer will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the trustees so that your name can be placed on the ballot.  Also, after the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.  Please plan on giving us a helping hand.  To make a day of it, we will have a hot dogs and hamburgers picnic in the evening.  Details later.

 

  1. Looking Ahead:  At their last meeting, the board discussed proposed projects for this year which include the following: replace the rusted metal mailboxes at the front entrance with new plastic mailboxes; gut the pump house, move the bathroom and create a larger storage area.  If you have any other suggestions, please let us know by contacting your trustees.

 

  1. Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled trustees meeting will be held in March 2005.

 

  1. Marina Lighting:  We finally were able to get Ohio Edison to move the security light to the other side of the marina to illuminate the marina and jetty.  Unfortunately when they did this, the light didn’t work anymore.  They have been called and are scheduled to come out and fix the problem.

 

  1. Lot 25 Trailer Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of boat trailers.  This lot is only to be used for over-flow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  You may also NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

  1. We’ve Got You On RADAR J:--Please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park as you drive down the newly resurfaced road.  Without the usual bumps, we might have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5 mph limit is for the safety of all residents and guests. Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park.

 

  1. Lot 25 Boat Removal:  All trailers and boats that were stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later than April 30, 2005.  By then, the grass will be growing and the mowers will need unobstructed access so that they can keep the park grounds looking nice.

 

  1. Get Well Card To Our Neighbor:  Carol Kmetz informed me recently that our neighbor Paul Dragan on Linda Drive was recently diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and is taking radiation treatments.  If you know Paul, it might be nice to send him a card.  His address is Paul Dragan ,  2274 S. Linda Drive, Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio 43440-9724

 

We are all probably getting Spring Fever by now and can’t wait for all the snow, cold and ice to disappear for good.  It will be great to see all of you again soon and get started on another fun summer at Baywinds.  Until then, take care. 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

 

(January 2005 – March 2005)

 

Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in October.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached  by e-mail  at    rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330-633-8858.

 

1.     2004 Budget Approved:  The trustees approved the operating budget for 2005 at their meeting on Saturday October 9, 2004 with no  new increases in assessments.

2.     Marina Ready For Winter:  The marina is now ready for whatever Old Man Winter has in store for us.  This year, the trustees voted to try something new to save money.  After investigating what others have done with their docks as an alternative to pulling them from the water, it was decided to leave them in the water, disconnect them from the land and float them securely tied off in the middle of the marina.  After the docks were disconnected from the jetty, they were gently moved over to the Main floater and finger docks where they were all bolted together. Then the arms that hold the main floater in place were disconnected and removed. The entire assembly was then floated to the center of the marina where it was securely tied off using many lines.  We wish to thank Craig and Kathy Good, Tim Feller, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Denny Fitzpatrick, Mark Gorrell and Bob Bresky for battling the rain, gale force winds and occasional sunshine to get the docks in place for the winter.  On that day in October, we were also able to get the summer furniture put away, the flower beds cleaned up and the pump house swept out and rearranged and the water lines shut off and blown out.

3.     Dumpster Diving:  A special thanks to our President Scott Pritchard who continuously looks for ways to save the association money.  He was able to extract from various dumpsters (in a less than presidential mannerJ), the materials necessary to build the “contraption” which we used to lift and secure the walkway ramps to the Jetty docks, when getting the marina ready for the winter.

4.     Hart Asphalt And The Road:  At the trustees meeting on October 9th, the board discussed the completed road project and a few concerns that we had regarding “soft” spots.  Hart Asphalt was contacted and they told us that the “soft” spots would harden over time and that if there was any problem in the Spring, they would be out to address them at that time.

5.     Ohio Edison:  Ohio Edison removed or trimmed selected trees on the east side of the park in order to clear utility lines from danger of damage by the trees.  In addition, we have submitted a work order for Ohio Edison to move the  sodium vapor light  on the utility pole on the east side of the park to the utility pole on the west side and focus its beam on the marina to illuminate the marina at night.  In its current position, the light is obscured by the trees and is not being used to its fullest potential.

6.     Wishing A Speedy Recovery to Bill Feller and Doris Potter:  We would like to wish Bill Feller and Doris Potter a speedy recovery from their recent surgeries.  Hope you are up and around quickly.

7.     Annual Meeting:  Please reserve Saturday May 21, 2005 and plan on attending the annual Baywinds Meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out prior to the meeting.  At this meeting, three trustees will need to be elected.  The terms of Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter and John Meyer will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the current trustees so that your name can be placed on the ballot.

8.     Looking Ahead:  The board discussed proposed projects for next year which include the following:  replace the rusted metal mailboxes at the front entrance with new plastic mailboxes; gut the pump house and move the bathroom  and create a larger storage area.  Any other suggestions or ideas?  If so, contact any of your trustees.

 

Finally, all of the trustees would like to wish you and your family a Wonderful and Blessed Holiday Season and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(OCTOBER 2004 – DECEMBER 2004)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in July 2004.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees – Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter, Jeff Schmitz, John Meyer or Bob Bresky.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330-633-8858.

 

1.Welcome To New Residents:  Everyone at Baywinds would like to offer a hearty welcome to our new residents Mike and Rosemary Trimmer who purchased Bob and Peggy Lacour’s summer place and Tim and Kathy Richardson who purchased Fred and Emma Luzius’ summer place.  We wish you a grand time at Baywinds and welcome you into our “Baywinds Family”.

 

2. Special Meeting To Approve The Road Project:  A special meeting was held on June 19, 2004 to vote on the road project. Ken  Sanders from Hart Asphalt Inc. met with residents to answer questions regarding grading of the road and driveways, and the chip and seal project.  The road project was approved by the membership.  After the meeting, Ken gave individual estimates for driveways to anyone that wanted their drives done.  Target date for the start of the project was to be July 19, 2004 depending on weather and any unforeseen delays.   At the time of this writing, the grading has been completed, but the resurfacing has not.  Ken reminded residents to be careful with bicycle and motorcycle kick stands.  They will go through the chip and seal.

 

3.You Are Getting MUCH BETTER!:  Darlene Kolesar asked me to thank you for your RSVP’s for the fish fry and our Christmas in July Extravaganza.  She had a 98% RSVP rate.  This makes it so much easier for her to plan the food and other things necessary for a successful social event.

 

4.Thank You To Sandy Shores Partnership: The owners of the house at the front of our road voluntarily chose to contribute to our road project.  Our agreement with them states that they are only responsible for improvements to the marina.  We appreciate Sandy Shores Partnership’s contribution to the road resurfacing.

 

5. Brush & Branch Removal:  Our lawn service provider – The Cutting Edge has offered a special  service to us at no cost – removal of tree trimmings or cut brush.  He will remove it the first Thursday of every month. If you have any brush or tree trimmings tie them together in reasonably sized bundles and leave them in your driveway at the appropriate time.  Our lawn care this year hasn’t been quite up to par with what it has been in the past. Please be aware that this was due to health problems and the inability to employ reliable help.  The Cutting Edge is making every effort to improve.

 

6.Temporary Hold on Water and Electric Lines To The Docks:  Because of restrictions imposed by the building department for extending the water and electric lines to the docks, the project will become more costly and probably prohibitive (at least for this season) since we have the major road project in the works.  As a result, this project has been put on hold and will be discussed again at a later date.  As a temporary alternative, members who wish to wash their boats can use the fresh water spigots located near the davit and the floating dock.  Residents who dock their boats off the floating dock got together and chipped in for a hose reel and hose for their use.  Those who dock on the davit side of the marina can simply connect their own hose to the fresh water spigot there.

 

7.Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  If you haven’t seen it yet, it can be found at www.baywinds.info  The password to get into the site is “letmein”  Please keep the password confidential so that we can keep the site a secure as reasonably possible.  Jim can post pictures on the website or other items of interest.  You can send pictures or items to him by e-mail at jluteran@WVIZ.org  or “snail” mail him an actual photo or article and he will scan it and post it for you on our website.  His home address will be found on our Baywinds unit owners listing.  You will always find a copy of the current newsletter posted at the sight, plus other pertinent information that you might wish to know about Baywinds.

 

8. Canopy Purchase:  The trustees authorized the purchase of a canopy to be used during social events.  It was obtained by Jim & Darlene Kolesar for a “good price” J

We used it for the first time at our Christmas In July fish fry.  Thank you to Bill French, Richard Kmetz and Jim Kolesar for  “engineering” the erection of the new canopy.

 

9.Christmas In July – The Social Event Of The Season:  It goes without saying that our Christmas in July social was, without a doubt, a fantastic success.  Everyone was encouraged to decorate their homes with Christmas lights.  Baywinds was ablaze with color and the holiday spirit.  The fish fry was a total success with over 60 people attending. Even “Santa” – with the help of Bill Feller, made an appearance! Such and undertaking can only be as successful as the fine people who volunteered their time and talents to make it a success.  We should all thank Bill and Sue Beach for their donation of over sixty pounds of Perch; John and Judy Keiser , Kathy and Craig Good and Nancy and Bob Lonsinger for also donating fish; Sue Beach, Sue French, Carole Kmetz and Darlene Kolesar for breading it all; Sue Beach for frying all the fish; Darlene and Jim Kolesar, Bill and Sue French and Jeff Schmitz for all their help with the french fries and “hotdogs” for those that didn’t want fish.  This was a huge undertaking and was successful because of all the fine people who pitched in to help.  Thank you one and all!

 

10. Thank You!!!!!  Many people throughout the year have taken it upon themselves to do little jobs in the park or provide things for the park that benefit us all.  Thank you so much to all of you who have done so.  The annual park cleanup on May 22, 2004 brought out an army of helpers that accomplished a large amount of work in a very short period of time.  The fruits of their labors can be seen as we proudly look at the beauty of our park.  As summer approached many others helped maintain the park.  I will attempt to list some of the people and their contributions that I know of.  Please forgive me if you did something for us all and I missed acknowledging your contribution.  It is always a risk to do this.  In any event, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED MAKE BAYWINDS A NICE PLACE TO WEEKEND, VACATION OR LIVE !  A “tip of the hat” goes to: Jeff Schmitz for “weed wacking” the weeds in the marina the 4th of July weekend and Richard Kmetz for spraying them; Richard & Carole Kmetz and Scott Pritchard & Denny Fitzpatrick for trimming the bushes and trees near the fence; Nancy Lonsinger for helping keep the flower beds around lot 25 looking nice; John and Judy Keiser for donating even more plantings to beautify the park; Jeff and Barb Schmitz for creating the flower bed at the base of the flag pole; Bob Bresky & Mark Gorrell for donating a fax machine/copier to the association – it is set up at Scott’s place.  If you need to send or receive a fax or make a copy of something – see Scott; Richard Kmetz and Denny Fitzpatrick for painting the bottoms of the docks before they went into the water this spring; Darlene and Jim Kolesar for chairing the social events; Jim Luteran for putting together the Baywinds website and maintaining it; Richard & Carole Kmetz for planting the additional plants that John and Judy Keiser donated to the park and for keeping the flower beds clean and deadheading the flowers; Scott Pritchard and Richard Kmetz for the many hours expended in dealing with the business of Baywinds.  Thank you one and all!

 

11. Private Security Light:  The trustees discussed moving our private security light from the utility pole on the east side of our property to the utility pole on the west side our property and focusing the light on the marina.  This would illuminate the marina at night, making better use of the light. In its current position, most of the light it puts out is blocked by the trees.  Ohio Edison has been contacted and will move the light for us according to their schedule.

 

12. Winter Is On Its Way:  Here is your yearly reminder:  If you leave water on during the winter months, YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL EXPOSED PIPES ARE WRAPPED WITH HEAT TAPE.  Heat tape only lasts about five years or so.  If your heat tape is that old, you may want to have it checked out to make sure that it is in working order.

 

13. Baywinds Sign: In the previous newsletter, we reported that our sign at the entrance to the park on Bayshore Road might be encroaching on our neighbor’s property.  They informed us that they may want to erect a fence on the property line.  Bill Feller and Richard Kmetz searched out the survey pins and found that the sign is clearly on our property, but the surrounding gardens are not.  We probably will need to move (remove) the garden around the sign in the Spring.

 

14. Removal Of Boats:  Boats will need to be removed from the marina so that the docks can be secured for the winter by NO LATER THAN SUNDAY OCTOBER 17th.  If you need to leave your boat in longer than that, see Scott so that special arrangements can be made for you.

 

 

 

15. Dilemma, Dilemma, Dilemma:  The Dilemma is what to do with the docks this winter.  Mike Belkhe has removed the docks for us for the last several years at a cost of $450, but will not be able to do it anymore.  (Prior to that, we paid $1200).   It is the opinion of the people who have worked on the docks for us (Mike Belkhe, Molnar, and LakeCraft,) that we are doing more damage to the dock bottoms by removing them each year than we would if we would just leave them in the water for the winter.  All three have proposed that we disconnect the docks from the jetty, and float the jetty docks over to the floating finger docks.  They would then be nestled in between the finger docks and secured as a unit.  The poles that hold the floater would then be disconnected, and all the docks floated to the center of the marina where they would be tied off.  This would allow them to float freely with the ice -- thus eliminating our usual problems with ice and the docks.  The board discussed this at its last meeting on August 28, 2004 and was not in unanimous agreement.  The opinion was four to one in favor of floating the docks in the water for the winter.  If you have strong feelings regarding this issue or would like more information, please call or see Scott.  NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE!   We would like more input from you.  The Clam Bake is being held on September 18th and an INFORMAL DISCUSSION can be had at that time if you should so desire.  The decision will then be made by the board to either remove or float the docks based on feedback that we receive from you.  PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR OPINIONS ARE ON THIS MATTER.

 

 

16.Clam Bake:  Darlene and Jim Kolesar are busy planning our annual clam bake which is scheduled to take place on Saturday September 18, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $14.50/clam bake; $5.75/extra dozen clams and for those that don’t want clams, $9.00/chicken bake.  The cost includes a dozen clams, ½ chicken, corn, sweet potato, clam chowder and rolls.  Even side of the street is to bring a small dessert and the odd side of the street is to bring a small hors d’oeuvere.  The clam bake is not just for Baywinds residents.  You are welcome to invite friends as well.  You are reminded that you MUST ORDER and PAY IN FULL by September 8th to Darlene at lot #9 or mail a check to: Darlene Kolesar, 6875 Paula Drive,  Middleburg Hts., Ohio  44130.  NO ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2004.

 

17. Got Gas???: Scott would like to thank all of  the people who came out to support him as he and his guests were towed into safe harbor by  jet ski after he ran of out gas just off Dempsey’s near Johnson’s Island.  He said it touched his heart to know that so many people were concerned about his safety – not to mention all the “hootnin & hollerin” that took place as he was towed into our marina. J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baywinds Trustees Meeting Minutes

Saturday June 5, 2004

 

Present:  Scott Pritchard, Jeff Schmitz and Bob Bresky

Absent:  Ron Potter, John Meyer

 

The meeting convened at 9:30am and adjourned at 11:05am.

 

  1. Road Resurfacing:  Ken Sanders of Hart Asphalt has agreed to attend the special membership meeting that will be held to approve the final plans for the road resurfacing.  The purpose of his attendance at the meeting is to answer any questions the members may have and also to give individual estimates for driveways for anyone contemplating having their driveway paved at the time that the road is resurfaced.  The date of the special meeting was set for Saturday June 19, 2004 at 9:30AM at Baywinds.  A letter will be sent out to the membership as soon as possible to notify them of the meeting and the approximate cost to them for their share of the road resurfacing.  The board estimated that the approximate cost to each homeowner will be about $450. The board also decided to earmark $3000 of our $5,000 reserve account to help defray the cost of the road resurfacing.  The road will be resurfaced to a width of 14ft. – 16 ft.
  2. Preliminary Work:  Preliminary work that must be done before the road can be resurfaced is the replacement of three crocks and the installation of the connecting water lines.  The three crocks that must be done now are at Zimmerman’s – crock and line,  Lonsinger’s  - crock only and Gerber’s - crock and line.  Jack’s Excavating will do the work at a cost of $450 for each crock and $250 for the connecting water line.  The association is responsible for the crocks, but the individual homeowner is responsible for the connecting line.  In addition, we must install a crock and cover at Beach’s for the two shut off valves for each side of the street.  All of this work must be done before the resurfacing can take place.  Jack of Jack’s excavating indicated that he was about two weeks behind at this time, but promised to have our work completed before the fourth of July.  That would put our resurfacing project completion time at about mid July.
  3. Letter to Chris Garceau:   It was brought to the board’s attention that Chris may  be shutting off the water in the winter to individual homes improperly thus putting the water system in jeopardy of freezing.  The board will discuss this further at it’s next meeting and draft a letter to Chris indicating how it expects the water to each home to be shut off and notifying Chris that he would be held liable if it was not done in the proper manner.
  4. Pump House Painting:  Scott will pressure wash the pump  house and we will try to form a painting party to repaint it in the near future.  We are hoping that we can get some volunteers to help with the project.  It will be painted with a white masonry  paint and blue trim paint.
  5. Temporary Hold on Water and Electric Lines To The Docks:  Because of the restrictions imposed by the building department for extending the water and electric lines to the docks, the project will become more costly and probably prohibitive (at least for this season) since we have the major road project in the works.  As a result, this project has been place on hold and will be discussed at a later date.  As a temporary alternative, members who wish to wash their boats, can use the fresh water spigots located near the davit and near the floating dock.  Simply, connect your own hose to these and run it out to your boat.
  6. Christmas In July!  Scott will check with Darlene and Jim Kolesar about a Christmas in July event.  Details will be available later.
  7. Posting Of The Newsletter And Minutes:  It was suggested that the minutes of the trustees meeting also be posted on the bulletin board and website in the same manner that the Baywinds Newsletter is posted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(JULY 2004 – SEPTEMBER 2004)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April, 2004.  As always, if there are any questions, fell free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633 – 8858.

 

1.Welcome to New Residents:   Everyone at Baywinds would like to offer a hearty welcome to our new residents Todd and Kristin Zimmerman and Scott and Shari Aliff.  They purchased Joe Hoffman’s summer place.  We wish you a grand time at Baywinds and welcome you into our “Baywinds Family”.

 

2. New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting held on May 22, 2004, Richard Kmetz declined to run for another term as trustee.  Jeff Schmitz volunteered  to serve on the board.  By acclamation, Jeff Schmitz and Bob Bresky were elected to the board for a two year term.  At the executive session held at the conclusion of the meeting, I agreed to stay on as Treasurer, Scott agreed to remain as President and Doris Potter agreed to stay on as Secretary.

 

3. Gratitude and Much Appreciation To Richard Kmetz:  Many members expressed their gratitude and appreciation  for all of the time and hard work Richard has put in for the benefit of all Baywinds residents.  He has much knowledge of the history of the park and has been a priceless asset.  He has single handedly watched over many major projects in the park to make sure that they came to a successful conclusion.  Fortunately for us, he has agreed to continue to help in anyway that he can, but prefers to let some “new talent” serve on the board.  In recognition of all of Richard’s hard work over many years, the members present at the annual meeting voted Richard “Trustee Emeritus”.

 

4.Thank You:  Thank you to Denny Fitzpatrick and Richard Kmetz for painting the bottoms of the docks before they went back into the water.  Also, thank you to Darlene and Jim Kolesar for continuing to chair our social events.  They could always use some help, so if you are so inclined, please see Darlene and Jim to offer your talents.  Darlene has asked that you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE  make sure that you RSVP for all the social events.  It is very difficult for  Darlene to  know  how many to plan for unless she had an accurate count of those who will be attending.   You can RSVP to Jim and Darlene by calling 216 – 362 – 6123 or by e-mail at jimpp22171@aol.com Thank you for being considerate.

 

5. More Thank Yous:  The annual Park Clean Up was held at 1 PM on Saturday May 22  after the annual meeting.  It was refreshing to see such a large turn out and to see just how much work can be accomplished in such a short period of time by all of us working together.  Thank you to all who participated. Everyone owns a piece of this park and shares some responsibility in maintaining it. Thank you to John and Judy Keiser for donating the many flats of flowers that were planted to beautify the common areas.

6.We Passed With Flying Colors:  We received our annual inspection report from the Health Department of Ottowa County.  They found absolutely no violations in the Marina or Park!  Our park continues to be outstanding in the way that it is maintained and managed!

 

7. Baywinds Sign:  Our sign at the entrance to the park off Bayshore Road is located directly on the property line.  The surrounding landscaping encroaches on the new owners property west of the sign.  They have informed us that they may want to erect a fence along the property line.  That being the case, it may be necessary for us to move our sign in the near future.  Please be aware, that Baywinds isn’t moving – just the sign. (J)

 

8. Annual Street Sale: Due to lack of interest this year, the annual yard sale will not be held.  This gives you an extra year to gather your treasures together.  We will try again next year.

 

9. Lot #25 Parking :  Everyone is reminded that lot number 25 is not be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave.  You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat on your property.

 

10. Parking Of Cars And Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  If you park your car at the marina, please park it adjacent to and near the pump house.  Golf carts should be parked in the Grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).   Because of emergency access needs, please DO NOT PARK GOLF CARTS ON THE JETTY!!!!   It is tempting to want to park a golf cart near your boat dock, but the Jetty must be kept free and clear.  Please abide by this request.

 

11. Website:  Thank you  to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  If you haven’t visited it yet, it can be found at www.baywnds.info.  And the password to get into the site is “letmein”.    Please keep the password confidential so that we can keep the sight as secure as reasonably possible.  Jim has asked that I let you know that he can post pictures on the website or other items of interest.   You can send the pictures to him by e-mail at jluteran@WVIZ.org  or “snail” mail him an actual photo and he will scan it and place it on the website. Jim’s home address will be found on our Bawyinds unit owners listing.  Since this newsletter will be posted on the website for the “whole world to see,” I don’t want to publish Jim’s home address in this newsletter. He suggested that those people that have homes for sale (L) might want to take advantage of this.  You will always find a copy of the current newsletter posted at the sight, plus other pertinent information that you might wish to know about Baywinds.

 

12. Donation To Lakeside Fire Department:  In their executive session, the board voted to again send a $20.00 donation to the Lakeside Fire Department.

 

13. Road Project:  Actually after only a short discussion at the annual meeting on May 22, 2004, the membership came to the conclusion that we really needed to do something with our road ASAP.  The board has already obtained estimates for asphalt as well as chip and seal.  After some discussion, it was determined that the membership was more in favor of Chip and Seal over Asphalt.  The cost to Chip and Seal the road from Bayshore Road all the way to the Marina including the turn-around area was approximately $10,000 .  The cost of asphalt was a little more than double that. The board was directed to look into this further and make arrangements for this to be done as soon as possible.  We will use a portion of our  “reserve account” to defray the cost of the road project for all unit owners.  In addition, each owner will have the opportunity to have their driveway chip and sealed at the same time that the road is being paved.  Cost to individual owners for their driveways will be in the neighborhood of $.75 to $1.25 per square foot of driveway paved.  To find out your approximate cost, simply measure the length and width of your driveway in feet, and multiply these two numbers together.  This will give you the square footage of your driveway.  Next multiply that number by $1.00.  The result will be the approximate cost to pave your driveway.  The more people who decide to pave their drives, the lower the price per square foot. The board will be in touch with everyone- perhaps by calling a special meeting- as soon as all the details are worked out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER Last

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(April 2004 – June 2004)

 

Hello All – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in December, 2003.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633 – 8858.

 

1.Condolences to Ron & Doris Potter:  It is with much sadness that we must report that some members of our Baywinds family have lost loved ones since the last newsletter.  Doris Potter’s father passed way on January 7, 2004.  All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Doris & Ron and to their families.

 

2.Winter Damage:  The poles that secure the floating dock were damaged this winter.  One of the brackets anchoring the poles snapped and another pole was bent.  Scott was able to see for himself what caused this and what role the ice played in it.  He met with Sam from LakeCraft Corporation to devise a repair and solution so that this doesn’t happen again.  The damage will be repaired ASAP.

 

3.Lot 25 Trailer Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS , you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of boat trailers.  This lot is only to be used for over flow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend.)  You also may NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

4.Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of May 22, 2004 for our annual meeting to be held at the Danbury Township Hall.  More details will be sent to you as the date approaches. At this meeting, you will be asked to elect two trustees.  The terms of Richard Kmetz and Bob Bresky will come to an end.  If you would be interested in serving as a trustee for a two year term, please contact one of the current trustees so that your name can be placed on the ballot.

 

5.Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled trustees meeting will be held in March 2004.

 

I’m sure all of you are getting spring fever and can’t wait for all the snow, cold and ice to disappear for good.  It will be great to see all of you again and get started on another fun summer at Baywinds.  Until then, take care.

 

 

 

 

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(January 2004 – March 2004)

 

Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in October.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633 – 8858.

 

 

  1. All ready for Winter:  The new fence and sprinkler system are all installed and the sprinkler system has been winterized.  Electric and water lines have been installed to the edge of the shore and hopefully, the project to extend electric and water to the docks will be completed next year.  All the dead and diseased trees have been removed and the stumps ground.  Next year, plans are to put a flower garden along the new fence.  This Fall, Scott was able to purchase some shrubbery at Lowes for 75% off.  He bought several large arborvitaes and several grasses.  They have already been planted along the new fence and should give us a head start in the Spring.
  2. Trustees Meeting:  At the trustees meeting held on October 18, 2003 the proposed budget for 2004 was approved.  Total Income expected is $24, 120 and  total budgeted is $24, 120.  Quarterly assessments will remain the same for 2004 at $256.60 per quarter.
  3. Great Job “Cutting Edge”:  The trustees discussed and approved giving a bonus of $100 to our lawn maintenance company for the special care and good work they did for us this past summer. The bonus will be mailed in a thank you card around the Holiday season.
  4. Did  you know?:  For those of you without weekly trash pick up, it is possible to buy  prepaid trash bags at Mutach’s Market in Marblehead, and also at IGA.  The cost of the bags are about $1.50 each and will be picked up by BFI trash service as they come down our street to pick up trash for regular customers.  A note to all who do leave trash for pick up – please put the trash bags in GARBAGE CANS.   Animals have been getting into some of the unattended bags and garbage has been blown all over the park.
  5. Project for next year:  The trustees are thinking about possibly moving the current sink and commode in the pump house to one of the shower stalls that we currently use for storage of picnic tables.  That would free up a larger area for storage where we currently have the toilet and sink. The estimated cost of this project would be about $300 - $400.
  6. Next Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled meeting of the trustees will  be held  in March 2004.  As always, we will be thinking ahead to the Spring Annual Meeting and would like to encourage anyone who would like to run for a position on the board to submit their name to any of the trustees so that  your name can be included on the ballot.

 

Finally, your trustees would like to wish you all a Wonderful and Blessed Holiday Season and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!  Stay warm during the winter and think thoughts of Spring!  See you all again next year!


BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

OCTOBER 2003 – DECEMBER 2003

 

Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in June.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330- 633- 8858.

 

  1. Baywinds Website:  Jim Luteran has used his skills to create a website for us.  We have been posting the trustees meeting minutes and the quarterly newsletter on the website for your information.  The existence of the website was mentioned in a previous newsletter.  This is just a reminder that it can be found at www.baywinds.info  and the password is “letmein” .  Please keep the password confidential to keep the website as secure as possible.
  2. Boats Out of the Marina:  Please try to have your boat out of the marina by October 19th so that the docks can be removed.  If you need to leave your boat in longer and your dock is on the jetty side, please move it to any of the empty docks on the main floater which will not be coming out of the water.  If there are any questions, please call Scott.
  3. Tree Planting:  Hopefully by the time this newsletter gets in your hands, we will have planted another tree in the park as a living memorial to Barb Schmitz’s mother who passed away earlier this summer.  We would like to develop a landscaping plan for future plantings and would like a committee to develop a master plan.  Please contact your trustees if you would be willing to do this.
  4. Ramp:   We had the black top approach to the ramp sealed for the winter.  It was done at a cost of $75 by a company who just happened to be doing work at Commadore Bay.  Their estimate was less expensive than what we could have done it ourselves.
  5. Tree Removal:  By now you should have noticed that several trees were removed from the park and others were trimmed.  There was significant damage from the barrage of storms this summer making it necessary to have some trees trimmed of dead branches and others totally taken down because they were either dead or rotting in the middle posing a danger to anyone near them.  Two trees were removed near Lonsinger’s and the willow tree by the ramp was removed as well.  Total cost of the service was about $1400 including stump grinding.
  6. Hand Rails:  Lake Craft installed handrails on the docks along the jetty.  Eight handrails were installed at a cost of $175 each.  This hopefully will make it safer for those with docks along the Jetty and help prevent anyone from slipping and falling.
  7. Crock Replacement: The trustees decided to put on hold the project of replacing the crocks and water lines on lots 1,2 and 3 this year.  We will postpone this until next year.  Jack’s excavating will be doing the work since he is the most familiar with our water lines.  The estimated cost is about $500 - $600 per crock.  Homeowners on those lots will share a small cost of part of the project for the water line connection to their unit.
  8. Heat Tape:  Here is your yearly reminder:  If you leave your water on during the winter months, YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL EXPOSED PIPES ARE WRAPPED WITH HEAT TAPE.  Heat tape only lasts about five  years or so.  If your heat tape is that old,  you may want to have it checked out to make sure that it is in working order.
  9. Marina/Commons Area Improvements:  On Saturday August 23rd, a group of volunteers got together and installed a split rail fence along the east property line.  Richard Kmetz had removed the old snow fencing, cleared up all brush and had the site ready for construction of the fence.  While we had the trencher, we also trenched for electrical lines and for water lines.  The fence went up fast, and the rest of the day was spent laying water lines for an irrigation/sprinkler system and electric and water lines to carry electricity and fresh water to the docks.  We will use one of our old bladder tanks and well pump to pump water out of the marina for the sprinkler system.  Fresh water will be provided to the docks along with electricity.  We will finish this project next year by alternating fresh water and electrical connections to every other dock.  Time only allowed for installation of the electric lines and water lines to shore this year.  Many thanks to all who helped with this project:  Richard and Carole Kmetz, Scott and Denny, Fred Luzius , Mark Gorrell and me (grin).
  10. Thank You!!!!!!!!  Many people have taken it upon themselves to do little jobs in the park that benefit us all.  Thank you so much for all of you that have done so.  I will  attempt to list a few people and their contributions that I know of.  Please forgive me if you did something in the park that benefits us all and I missed you.  In any event, THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE HELPED MAKE BAYWIDS A NICE PLACE TO WEEKEND, VACATION OR LIVE.  A “tip of the hat” goes to :Darlene and Jim Kolesar and Emma Luzius for their hard work on socials and keeping our gambling skills honed with CLR;  John and Judy Kaieser  for donating flowers to beautify the park again this year;  Jim and Darlene, Craig and Kathy Good, Tim Feller, Scott and Denny  for pulling weeds in the marina.  Richard Kmetz and Scott Pritchard for the many hours expended in dealing with all the business of Baywinds and for their handy work in all the “projects” that we have taken on this year.  Coming from the “treasurer” these guys saved us a lot of money by encouraging “do it yourself” projects to make the park a nicer place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of Baywinds Trustees Meeting

Saturday July 26, 2003  9 A.M.

 

 

Present at the meeting:  Scott Pritchard, Richard Kmetz, John Meyer, Bob Bresky

Unable to attend: Ron and Doris Potter

 

In this meeting, the board discussed and/or approved the following:

 

  1. Annual donation to the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department of $20.00
  2. We have started a plan to plant memorial trees in the park in memory of loved ones who have passed on.  We have planted a tree in memory of Doris Potter’s mother, and will be planting another tree in memory of Barb Schmitz’s mother.  We felt that it would be wise to develop a landscaping plan for the park indicating where future trees should be planted as well as the type of trees.  Some thoughts mentioned were lining the drive with trees as we come into the park from Bayshore Rd.  We would like to see a “grounds committee” established to draw up a master plan than can be followed in the future.  We are looking for volunteers who would do this for the park.
  3. There was significant tree damage with the barrage of storms that passed through the park in the last several weeks.  It is necessary to have some limbs trimmed out of some trees and to have some trees removed altogether.  Estimates were obtained for the following work: remove two willows by Lonsingers – there is only one living section on the trees.  Most of both trees are dead and pose a danger at the entrance to the park. To remove both trees is $700.  The Hickory tree by Ralph Meyers needs to have some dead wood at the top removed. $100  The Mulberry tree next to the pump house is dead and needs to be removed. $25.  The Willow tree next to the ramp is rotted in the middle and the only part of the tree that is still living is the outside part. We have spent a lot of money on this tree in the past and spending more in the future is not justified.  Since the tree is in a weakened state,  the board decided to have it removed as well to prevent damage to the new ramp if it should be blown down. Cost for this tree is $350.  We would have and additional charge of $50 per stump to have them ground.  The board decided to have three stumps ground at a cost of $150. Total  cost will be about $1400.  We will proceed with the tree removal as soon as possible.
  4. We planned to pull weeds along the Jetty on Sunday July 27th and were going to ask for volunteers to do this.  However, Darlene and Jim Kolesar took it upon themselves to complete this task on Saturday for us.  Thank you to Darlene and Jim and to anyone who may have helped them.
  5. The need to seal the blacktop at the top of the ramp was discussed.  The board approved this item and planned on purchasing about 10 gallons of sealer and the tools necessary to apply the sealer.  However, Commodore Bay was having some sealing work done as the trustees meeting was taking place.  We discovered this, and asked for an estimate.  The estimate came in at only $75.  The company was given approval by board members and sealed it that same morning.  They did a fine job.
  6. A review of the work done by Lake Craft in constructing the new hand-rails for the docks received a thumbs up.  Eight hand-rails were installed at a cost of $175 each.
  7. Richard Kmetz was thanked for his work in clearing the old snow fence from the east side of our property and getting rid of brush and debris.  Richard took it upon himself to do this for us in preparation for installation of the new split rail fence along the east property line.  The new fence will run from the end of the pump house to the marina.  A total length of 110 feet.  Total estimated cost will be $350 for the materials plus rental of a trencher to do the work.  At the time of the fence installation, we will run a water line and electric line from the marina to the pump house.  We will use one of the old bladder tanks and the water pump from the old well to pump water from the marina and use it to water the grass and trees in the common area at the marina.   It is estimated that we will need about 4 or 5 sprinkler heads to do this.   Again, volunteers will be asked to give up some time for this project.
  8. We need to replace the line on the flagpole and maybe the light at the top.  The light apparently was blown away in one of the storms.  Richard said he thought that he had some line.  He will just need some help taking the flagpole down and putting it back up again after the line is replaced.
  9. Since the docks were painted this spring, we need to stencil on the numbers for each dock again.  Richard has stencils at home and will bring them to Baywinds to use on the docks.
  10. The trustees decided to put on hold the project of replacing the crocks and water lines on lots 1,2 and 3 this year.  We will postpone this until next year.  Jack’s Excavating will be doing the work, since he is most familiar with our water lines.  Estimated cost was about $500 - $600 per crock.  Homeowners on those lots will share a small cost of part of the project for the water line connection to their unit.
  11. The next trustee meeting will be held in October.

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20 A.M.

 

 

             Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                   Bob Bresky


BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(JULY – SEPTEMBER 2003)

 

Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330-633-8858.

 

 

  1. Yearly Meeting:  The yearly meeting was held at the Danbury Township Hall on Saturday May 17th at 10:00 am.  At this meeting, Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter and John Meyer were reelected as trustees by acclamation. 

 

  1. Lawn Service:  Majestic Landscaping which was cutting our grass, split their partnership and  one of the partners is now cutting our grass.  The new name of the company  is The Cutting Edge.  If you are having any particular problems, contact the company or Northcoast Property Management Co.

 

  1. New e – mail  Address:  Northcoast Property Management Co. is changing their e-mail address.  The new address is : admin@ncpmgt.com  Their office is located at 129 Madison Street, 1B  Port Clinton, Ohio 43452   Mailing address is P.O. Box 235 Port Clinton, Ohio 43452  Office phone number is 419 – 734- 6139 or Toll Free 877 – 734 – 6139  Fax number is 419 – 734 – 1114  They also have an after hours EMERGENCY number : 1 – 800 – 206 – 0328

 

  1. Lot 25 Trailer Parking:  Please be aware that lot 25 is not to be used for summer           parking of boat trailers.  It is only to be used for the temporary parking of trailers (such as over the weekend) or guest cars.  Many places in the area can provide you with a place to store your trailer over the summer for a nominal fee.

 

  1. Annual Yard Sale:  Please mark your calendars for Saturday, July 19, 2003.  This is the date of our annual yard sale.  Start collecting your treasures now!

 

  1. Upcoming Projects:  Lakecraft Corporation has been contacted to fabricate hand rails for our docks.  They are very slippery especially when the docks are wet.  Since we have been sited in the past for not having them, the Board thought it would be prudent to address this issue as soon as possible. They will be installed as soon as they have been fabricated.   We will also continue with our on-going scheduled crock replacement.  We will try to replace three of them this summer.  The old snow fence on the East side of the property by the pump house needs to be removed and replaced with a split rail fence.  However, there is a good deal of poison ivy in the area and that needs too be removed/killed before any work can be done there.  And finally, the pump house needs to be repainted.  If you could help with any of these projects, it would greatly be appreciated.  Please see one of the trustees to let them know that you would be willing to help.

 

  1. Five Mile Per Hour Speed Limit:  Please observe the 5mph speed limit as you drive down our road. It is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Also, please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park.

 

  1. Park Clean Up:  Thank you to all of the folks that helped with the park clean up Saturday afternoon May 17th.  We were able to get a lot of work accomplished in a very short period of time.  It would not have been possible without all the help  we received.

 

  1. Baywinds Roster:  A new Baywinds owner roster should be enclosed with your quarterly statement in June.  The one that you received with your annual meeting packet had some incorrect phone numbers and addresses.  Corrections were made at the annual meeting.  Mattie Wallace from Northcoast Property Management Company will make the corrections and enclose the new roster  with the June quarterly statements.  Please destroy the old roster.

 

  1. Thank You:  A big thank you to Darlene and Jim Kolesar for hosting the burger and hot dog picnic in the park on Saturday May 17th.  The food and fellowship were great. A lot of work goes into planning and putting these affairs together.  We really appreciate all that Jim and Darlene do for us.


1.       improvements to the marina with the balance of the money—running electric and water to the docks, installing a marker light at the entrance of the marina for those who find themselves boating at night and provide more lighting in the commons area. If you have any comments regarding these ideas, please let your trustees know.

 

2.       Guidelines For Using The Ramp:  The ramp was designed for launching small boats and jet skis only.  Be careful in using it.  The concrete goes into the water about ten feet.  It is suggested that you STAY AWAY from the davit side of the ramp as much as possible, because there is about a 20 inch drop off on that side. You could easily get into trouble. – BE CAREFUL.  Richard Kmetz said he will try to mark the end of the concrete with a flag so that you will know where the ramp ends.

 

3.       Pump House Keys:  Keys to the pump house restrooms are available to anyone who wants them.  See Scott if you would like a key.  I believe that there is a key hanging in the general area of the restroom door as well.

 

4.       Picnic Table No Longer On The Jetty:  The picnic table that was out on the Jetty has been moved back to the commons area.  Richard Kmetz placed a park bench out on the jetty for your enjoyment.  Please leave all picnic tables in the common area.

 

5.       Unofficial Discussion:  There was an “unofficial” discussion at the association picnic on Sunday May 26th, regarding the need for more picnic tables for our social events. It is very labor intensive to borrow and round up tables from residents throughout the park –then return them after the event.  It was suggested that we buy about four more picnic tables to be used in the commons area for our social events and also to buy a couple gas grills. As it stands now, every time Darlene has a social event that requires cooking food, they must use their own gas grill plus borrow others.  If you have any thoughts on this either way, please let your trustees know what is on your mind.

 

6.       Speed In The Park:  PLEASE observe the 5mph speed limit in the park and ask your guests to do so as well.  This includes all vehicles- including golf carts, mopeds and scooters.  This was a concern discussed at the annual meeting.  There are small children playing in yards and it would be very easy for them to stray into the street.  Please be careful and keep the speed down. This will also cut down on the amount of dust created along the road.

 

7.       The Phantom Has Struck Again!  Last year, someone ‘walked off’ with our speed limit signs (in some cases post and all!).  This year the phantom has struck again-- this time taking the “visitor parking” signs. Does anyone have a clue??  If so, please turn the culprits in to the Baywinds Police!

 

 

 

 

Bay Winds Trustees Meeting

Executive Session

August 8, 2009

 

 

 

Present:  Scott Pritchard, Bob Bresky, Carole Kmetz, Ron Potter

Absent: Rosemary Trimmer

 

The board met today with Tony Kington  of Chester, Willcox and Saxbe – a large Columbus law firm to discuss legal strategies in regards to issues that we have had with Bay Winds Development Company, Len Partin, John Caputo, Sharon and Felix Polonco and John Coppeler.

 

The minutes of this meeting will not be posted on the website.  The board felt that since the matter has not been settled, it would not be prudent to publish what was discussed in the executive session.  If anyone would like to read the minutes of this meeting, they are available to read  by seeing Scott Pritchard or Bob Bresky.

 

May 10, 2009  9:20 am

 

Minutes of unofficial informal meeting to discuss legal options regarding Baywinds Development Corporation.

 

Present:  Scott Pritchard, Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Bill Feller, Jim Kolesar

Invited but did not attend – Jeff Schmitz

 

1.  We discussed the issue of obtaining all of our records from North Coast Property Mangement for safe keeping in the event that we decide to litigate.  Since John Caputto has an interest in Northcoast Property Management, we were thinking that perhaps records might just “disappear” etc.  After discussion by those present, we decided that this might not be a good idea and decided against it.

 

2. Bill Feller suggested that if and when the property is transferred to Baywinds Unit Owners Association, that we get a Warranty Deed to the property with full insurance.  He tells us that a “quit claim deed” is inadequate.  It will cost us more, but is well worth the investment.

 

3.  Bill Feller suggested that we “notch out” only the 10 feet of property needed by the Polonco’s to remove the encroachment on our property and make it an easement with the stipulation that if at any time in the future, they remove the porch or it is destroyed, it cannot be rebuilt and the easement would become null and void.

 

4. We discussed the submerged land lease and if it is in the name of Baywinds Unit Owners Association or if it still might be in the name of Baywinds Development Corporation.  Bob agreed to call ODNR on Monday May 11, 2009 and inquire about our lease and what name is on the lease.

5. We all agreed that it is imperative that we have an attorney present at the annual meeting.  Scott has contacted an attorney in the area and is waiting for a call back. In the event that we decide to litigate, we may want to retain an attorney from out of the area so that we are certain that there are no ties with Baywinds Development Corporation, Hartung Title and Flynn , Py, & Kruse.

 

6.  After reviewing several documents that Scott presented, we feel that we have a legitimate case -- since we were sold land and dockage -- but do not have access to either. Our Warranty Deeds stipulate that we must have access to our property and dock.

 

7.  More discussion was given to item #3 above.  Bill suggested that we offer the Poloncos two options:

    1. Notch out the property needed around the porch.  That way, the Poloncos would own it. We would sign off on it with the Planning Commission.  The Poloncos would pay all fees necessary.

    2. We will give an easement to end the encroachment with the stipulation that in the future, if the porch is either removed or perhaps destroyed by fire etc., it cannot be rebuilt and the easement would become null and void. 

 

The other options that were offered to the Poloncos by the Board of Trustees at the March 21, 2009 Trustees Meeting are still on the table and are viable:

 

 1. Purchase the 10 feet of property that they are requesting to the fence line at fair market value.

or

 2. Give up their dock in exchange for this property.

or

 3. Agree to pay the full amount of quarterly assessments (instead of half) in perpetuity.  This would be passed on to any future owners of the property should it be sold.  If the assessments were not paid, the owners of the property would lose their right to use the dock and it would revert to Baywinds Association.  The payment of the full assessment would not give them a vote in any matters of the association and they would still be responsible for 1/24th of the cost of any improvements to the marina.

 

8.  Scott also stated, that instead of us notching out the property, that Len Partin could conceivably notch it out, and then deed the remainder of the land to Baywinds Homeowners Association.

There being no further items to discuss regarding this issue, the meeting concluded at 10:45 am.

 

Minutes of this meeting were recorded and submitted by Robert Bresky – Baywinds Treasurer/Trustee.

 

BAY WINDS

 TRUSTEES MEETING

MARCH 21, 2009

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Rosemary Trimmer and Secretary, Doris Potter

Guests:  Steve Bauman, Mark Gorrell, Mike Trimmer, and Homeowners Sharon and Felix Polanco

Scott called the meeting to order at 10 AM.

The first order of business was the home facing Bay Shore Drive owned by Mr. And Mrs. Polanco.                                                                                                                                                                                 1.  The Polanco’s would like 10 feet by 248 feet of our Right of Way (R.O.W.)

            2.   Scott found out that our street could never be a dedicated road because of the width.

8.      In researching the R.O.W., and the possibility of selling a piece of the R.O.W., Scott found that Hartung Title and Len Parton never got the green spaces properly titled to Bay Winds

9.           

10.  Hartung must get this problem solved and the title presented to Bay Winds.

11.  The Polanco’s came to the meeting to introduce themselves and to inquire what rights and restrictions there are to the remodel their home on the corner of Bay Shore and the Bay Winds entrance drive. They need a section of our R.O.W. in order to do the remodeling work.  As stated preciously, they need 10 feet by 248 feet.

12.  The Polanco’s have several options to consider;

A.    They may opt to pay the full Bay Winds assessment in exchange for our granting them the land strip they need and have a dock. This would pass on to future owners in perpetuity. If they should stop paying the quarterly assessment for any reason, they would relinquish their rights to use the dock until all payments were made in full.

B.  They may opt to purchase the land at fair market value but still must pay their association assessments at the rate of one half of whatever the assessment is. In the event that they stop paying their quarterly assessment, they relinquish their right to use the dock until all payments have been made in full

We continued our usual meeting with a discussion of the water issue.

1.   January 2009 water bill was for water usage of 145,000 gallons.

5.      The water meter seems to be working per the water department.

 

6.       It was decided to have the meter tested for $25.00 and then have it replaced.

 

7.       

4.  The PUCO can be approached with the problem but there is a letter on file that says that several owners let their faucets trickle during the very cold weather.

10.  Steve Bauman asked if there might be a way to keep a record of the water usage weekly or whatever.  Scott said yes.

 

11.  Gravel is needed on the jetty. It was suggested that a smaller size be used as it is easier on the feet.

 

12.  Todd Zimmerman would like the park to have a wireless internet connection. He has proposed installing an antenna that would service all those in Baywinds who are interested. Those signing up will share in the expenses.

 

13.  Allied Waste will be contracted to begin trash removal at the Pavilion starting May 1, 2009. We will need to purchase two or three large trash cans with attached lids.

14.  Matt Minto will be contracted again for yard maintenance

Bob Bresky gave a Financial Report as of February 28, 2009 as follows:

            $ 6,482.20  National Bank of Ohio checking

               7,647.05  First Federal Savings

               2,902.87  First Federal CD           

           $17,032.12  Total

In addition, Bob reported that we had $177.00 of taxable income, and had to pay Federal    Income Tax of $23.00.

Darlene reported the following social events for the 2009 season:          

            May 16:  Annual Meeting

                           Park Clean-up

                           Burgers & Hot Dogs

            July 4:  Rib-Fest

            July 25:  Christmas in July

            August: Mixed Drinks*

            September:  ClamBake*

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,     Doris Potter, Secretary

 

 

BAYWINDS

ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING

OCTOBER 18, 2008

 

Present: Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Rosemary Trimmer and Secretary, Doris Potter

Guests: Richard Kmetz, Frank Modliszewski, Jeff Schmitz and Mike Trimmer

Purpose: To adopt the 2009 Budget

Scott called the meeting to order at 9 AM.

 

Bob made the following observations relative to our 2008 budget:

3.      An increase in the cost of lawn service as we hired a different landscaper.

4.      We anticipated an increase in the Submerged Land Lease, however, the fee remained the same.

 

Bob then discussed the spreadsheet he developed comparing the expenses for 2006, 2007 and projected expenses for 2008 against the proposed budget for 2009.  With some “tweaking,” Bob was able to keep the proposed 2009 annual budget the same as 2008: $25,568.00. A new item was added to the budget for 2009 – Trash Service for the Pavilion -- May – Oct. at a cost of $150. We would also have a one time expense to purchase 5 or 6 trash receptacles. Darlene moved the acceptance of the 2009 budget.  Rosemary seconded, with everyone approving.

 

Bob then updated our current cash flow as of October 1, 2008:

            $ 8,691.13  Check Book balance

               6,812.39  Savings Account balance

               2,847.82  Certificate of Deposit balance

           $18,351.34  Total

The meeting was adjourned at 10 AM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Doris Potter

 

 

BAYWINDS

TRUSTEES MEETING

OCTOBER 18, 2008

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Rosemary Trimmer and Secretary, Doris Potter

Guests:  Richard Kmetz, Frank Modliszewski and Mike Trimmer

Scott called the meeting to order at 10 AM.

Scott made the following report:

            The crock at the home of Steve Cifranic was replaced, with the work being done by Bruce Brockert.  Richard Kmetz observed the entire operation, and took pictures of the work for our files.  Both Scott and Richard were very pleased with the work done by Bruce Brockert.

            The main drain coming from the home on Bay Shore Road to the front of the home of Bill Beach was blocked. Adkins Drain Service was called to snake the pipes and at that time it was discovered that the clog was in the sewer line coming from the house on Bayshore Rd. Rosemary brought up the fact that since the blocked drain was on private property, the owner of that property should share in the cost of the repair.  Scott said that he would follow up on that.

            Owners need to be reminded that the sewers on their property are their responsibility to repair and maintain.

            Scott brought to our attention that some rip rap that lined the marina had fallen into the water.  Bruce Brockert will use a backhoe to pull up any rocks that fell into the water, then add more rip wrap to dress up the shore line.  This will be done after the docks have been moved to their winter position.

            There was much discussion about trash.  Since our park events are well attended, we have a lot of trash to contend with.  It was agreed that we would contract for trash removal for the Pavilion.  Individual owners must still make their own arrangements for trash removal.                    Scott reported that Todd Zimmerman asked about getting internet service for the park, and erecting an antenna that would allow all residents on the street to use a wireless router to access the internet. That way, the Pavilion would have internet and cable television capabilities, and those residents interested, could buy into the program and pay for its’ cost.  It is still under consideration.

            Scott and Darlene commented on the ongoing saga of the navigational lights.  We could not use the colors the Coast Guard uses, so we chose blue and pink.  Now we find that Bay Winds will still be responsible if a boat crashes into the rocks when coming into our marina.  However, if “landscape” lighting is used only on one side, we will have no problems.

            Darlene reported that she is still looking into light fixtures to replace our current street lighting.  She will also find out what kind is acceptable, and the lumens required.

            Bob reported that Cathy and Tim Richardson expressed a concern about all the weeds that have grown around our marina.  It was suggested that the owners of the boats docked on the jetty pull the weeds that grow in the rocks adjacent to their docks.  Those having boats docked on the main floater would pull the weeds that grow in the rocks between the main floater and the davit, and possibly the jetty separating the marina from the bay.

            Darlene suggested that the park rules be sent to each homeowner at the beginning of each season.   We also need to include a statement that dumping yard waste on or over the jetty is not allowed.

            Richard Kmetz suggested that we discontinue having a biannual meeting to discuss the budget next year because of the poor attendance and the expense involved.  It was expensive to print all the materials, proxy cards, mailings etc., and was inconvenient and time consuming to make all the arrangements. We spent funds on postage so that residents could return their proxy cards if they couldn’t attend the meeting. Only three proxy cards were received, -- but none were mailed – all were hand delivered to the board. The board agreed that the expense etc. was not justified since hardly anyone attended the meeting to discuss the budget for 2009.  We will revert back to our old policy of having the fourth quarter trustees meeting at Baywinds to approve the budget. As always, trustees meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.  Anyone that has a concern regarding the proposed budget can express those concerns at that time.

            Scott is looking into the possibility of having jet-ski dockage in addition to boat dockage.  It is still in the talking stage.

            Darlene reported that Kathy Good’s mother passed away.  Scott said he would send a card and a contribution to the Alzheimer’s organization that cared for Kathy’s mother, rather than having a tree planted in her memory. It was the family’s wishes that a donation to the Alzheimer’s Organization be made in lieu of a memorial tree.

            It was agreed and approved that a Christmas bonus of $100 be given to Matt Minto of Matt’s Lawn Service for his excellent work in keeping the park looking sharp this past summer.

            There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:35 AM.

Respectfully submitted,  

Doris Potter

 

 

 

Minutes of Baywinds Trustees Meeting

June 21, 2008

 

The meeting took place at Scott’s home at Baywinds at 10 am.  The following people were present for the meeting: Scott Pritchard, Bob Bresky, Darlene Kolesar, Ron Potter, Rosemary Trimmer and guests Bill Beach and Jeff Schmitz.

At the beginning of the trustees meeting, it was noted for the record, that the board had previously approved plans for the construction of a shed and concrete pad on Bill Beach’s property and the construction of a deck on Steve Cifranic’s property.  All trustees had been consulted, but the approval was done without a formal meeting.

The original agenda was temporarily set aside so that we could hear the concerns that Bill Beach requested to bring before the board.  After expressing his concerns earlier to Bob, Bill was invited to the board meeting to work toward a resolution.

Bill was concerned that Scott was bringing his truck cab down the road periodically, and when he did so, would hit the overhead lines. This has been going on for a number of years. Scott explained that he only did that when he had items to unload at his house or items that he purchased for the pavilion.  Bill said that when he hit the lines, it made them fall even lower and said that it had cost him $900 to have them raised.  It was stated in the discussion, that all lines must be at least 13’ 6” above the roadway.  If they are not, then any trucks such as garbage trucks, cement trucks, delivery trucks could also hit the overhead lines. Darlene said that she had been here before when they yelled at the garbage truck driver to stop since his truck was caught on lines.  I questioned if what Bill was requesting was that we (the board) tell Scott that he could not bring his truck down the road.  If so, we really could not do that because our “Rules and Regulations” specifically state that “No action shall at any time be taken by Bay Winds or its Board which in any manner would discriminate against any Member in favor of another.”  The only thing that we could do as a board would be to restrict trucks by weight limit – but that would not be practical since service vehicles etc. would be prohibited.  A rather heated exchange/discussion took place.  Jeff got up to leave, but was told by Darlene to sit back down and be a part of the solution instead of the problem. He remained for a short time, then left.  After Jeff left, the discussion calmed a bit and a solution to the problem was proposed by Bill Beach.  Bill suggested  that Scott use his golf cart any time that Scott needed to take items to his house or to the pavilion. Bill offered to show Scott where the key is kept. Scott readily agreed that this was an acceptable solution. The issue was resolved to the satisfaction of all parties present by this gentleman’s agreement.  Bill told the board that he had not asked Jeff to come to the meeting, and that Jeff was there as a result of his own interests.

 

Another issue that the board wished to clarify with Bill Beach was how the misunderstandings that apparently  took place got started when Bill began construction on his shed.  We as a board had to sign off on the placement of the shed, however, conflicting information apparently given by Scott Young at the health department, added to the confusion. To clear the air, Scott explained to Bill what transpired and why. All parties were satisfied that any mistrust that had been present was now cleared.

 

Darlene made a request for Bill to reconsider his decision to not play Santa again this year at our Christmas in July celebration.  Bill always has done a great job, and we would like to see that tradition continue. Bill explained that he is soon starting a new job, and that he may have to work that day.  However, if he is not working, he agreed to be our Santa once again.

 

The board also discussed a short e-mail from Jeff Schmitz that was sent to Scott and Bob that said: “I want a copy of the State document you were using last summer in quoting to keep golf carts off the pier.”  There was never any state document that the board quoted from.  Our rules and regulations stated that there should not be any parking of vehicles on the jetty.  The board added an addendum to clarify that rule in 2007 which stated that “no unattended vehicles shall be parked on the jetty.  We assumed that the issue had been resolved when we received an e-mail from Jeff that he would no longer park his golf cart on the jetty and leave it there unattended while out on his boat.  The board searched all of the correspondence we had on this issue with Jeff, and there never was any quotation of a state document on our part.  There was one e-mail from Jeff where he refers to a “State Document”, but at no time did the board or its members refer to a  “State Document”.

The board discussed calculation of the amount to be assessed to John Meyer for water usage that we had during a period of time that he had a water leak under his home.  John knew of the leak when his water was shut off for the winter, but did nothing to repair it when the water was turned back on in the spring.  The leak has since been repaired.  The board examined the water bills from 2007 and 2008 for the months March, April, May and June.  The March and April Bills were the same both years – the minimum of $71.25    The May 2007 bill showed that we used 10,400 gallons and were charged the minimum of $71.25  The May 2008 bill showed that we used 37,100 gallons and were charged $151.92.  We also examined the June 2007 and 2008 bills in the same fashion.  June 2007 we used 38,000 gallons and were billed $155.23.  In June 2008 we used 41,300 gallons and were billed $167.37  The board decided to subtract the dollar amounts used for May and June in 2007 from the dollar amounts for those months in 2008, add  the differences, then take 80% of that amount as the assessment for John Meyer.  The arithmetic is as follows: May (2008 – 2007) $151.92 - $71.25 = $80.67

June (2008-2007) $16.37 - $155.23 = $12.14

We added these two figures together $80.67 + $12.14 = $92.81  then took 80% of this amount.  $92.81 x 0.80 = $74.25 We assessed John Meyer $74.25 for the water used during his leak and instructed Northcoast to bill him in a separate statement instead of waiting for the next quarterly assessmet.

 

The park inspection that was done by the Health Department on May 28, 2008 showed no significant violations.  We were told to get a USCG flotation ring in place near the marina. (This has already been taken care of.)  The other violation was to put a back flow protector on the spigot on the west side of the marina.  We have had them in place in past years,  but someone keeps removing them.  A new one will again be installed this year.

 

We have a serious need to replace the water crock at Steve Cifranic’s.  Scott had hoped to have an estimate by this trustees meeting, but the guy he called hasn’t done it yet.  We are guessing it will be in the neighborhood of $1000.  Steve does not have the ability to shut off his water.

 

We contracted with Adkins Sewer Cleaning Company, to flush our Sewers.  We have done this before about 5 years ago.  We are looking at having it done during the week of July 7 to July 11.  We will notify all residents and remind them to make sure their toilet lids are down in case there is any turbulence or splashing in the bowl caused by the high pressure that is used.  Some suggested also placing plastic wrap over the ceramic bowl then closing the lid. (Although that may not really be necessary.)  The very least you should do is to make sure the toilet lids are down. 

 

We are planning on putting down some slag type gravel at the pavilion and some soil to level out the area near the steps and grass areas.

 

We have solar lights which will have red and green lenses installed that will be used to mark the entrance to our channel for boaters who do night boating.  We still need to get approval from the membership on Linda Drive in order to put one of the lights on their property.  Pending approval, the lights will be installed soon.

Darlene Kolesar gave a report on the progress she was making in selecting new style lighting for the street at Baywinds.  She has looked at path lights as well as pole lights.  We are looking into using our existing poles and changing out the lights. We would also like to put them on a separate meter.  Darlene will continue to work on this and report back to the trustees.

The meeting was finally adjourned at 12:15 pm.

 

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

 

July 2008 – September 2008

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2008.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 633 8858.

 

1. New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 17, 2008 Bob Bresky and Rosemary Trimmer were elected as trustees for a two year term.  After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow:  Scott Pritchard - President, Bob Bresky – Treasurer, Doris Potter – Secretary, Rosemary Trimmer, Darlene Kolesar and Ron Potter – Trustees. 

 

2.  Park Clean Up:  The annual park clean-up was held at 1pm on Saturday May 17, 2008 after the annual meeting.  We had a good turn out and were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time. Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser  who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  After the clean up, we had a hamburger and hot dog picnic.  A good time was had by all.

 

3.  Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave. You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.

 

4.  Pavilion Project:   The Pavilion Project will continue again this year with the installation of the ceiling and electrical wiring, lights and fans. The shed will also need to be sided.  If finances are available, we will move the bathroom in preparation for the construction of the kitchen. Darlene Kolesar suggested that we set aside work time  – say from 8am – noon.  That way, people can plan on helping and still be able to enjoy the rest of the day out on the water.  WE DO NEED YOUR HELP.  Please contact Scott to let him know that you are willing to help.  We all gain by the completion of this project!  Besides, working together can be a lot of fun and builds camaraderie.  Best of all, no special skills are needed – on-the-job training will be provided! J

 

5.  Parking of Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  Golf carts should be parked in the grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).  For emergency access needs, do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.  On another note regarding Golf Carts:  Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit. In the past, we have received complaints from residents and neighbors.  No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commadore Court.  Please be cautious so that stronger policies regarding golf carts will not have to be instituted.

 

6.  Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on April 12, 2008. This is the fourth year that we have tied off the docks and free floated them in the center of the marina.  This has saved the association a good deal of money in not having to have them removed to land, then launched again in the spring.   Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer. In just two hours the docks were back into their summer positions thanks to Jim Kolesar, Craig Good, Ron Potter, Scott & Shari Aliff, Mike Trimmer, Darryl Will, Mark Gorrell, Paul Orient, Scott Pritchard and Bob Bresky.

 

7.  Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Baywinds Social Events:  Details will be provided later. July 5, Rib Fest;  July 26th – Fifth annual Christmas in July.  You are asked to decorate the week before -- (July 19th). The previous year’s events were a tremendous success and a lot of fun.  Don’t forget to start hunting for that “special gift” for the gift exchange; August 2nd  We will have our fourth annual  River Run with Jet Skis and Boats.  The river run ends in Freemont at the Tackle Box Restaurant for lunch and presentation of “awards”.  Rain date for the River Run will be the following Saturday August 9. Let Cliff Gerber know if you are interested in the river run.  September 13th or 20th (Final date to be announced later) Clam Bake.

 

8.  Kentucky Derby Party:  Thank you to Darlene and Jim for hosting the third annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 3rd.  It was a fun time (although a bit cool) and everyone had a chance to bet on their favorite horse.  Several people picked the winner and shared in the prize money.

 

9.  Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier to plan the food needs and details for each event. They would also appreciate some assistance in set up of the tables etc. before the event and clean up after.  Many people come to the social events, but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at future social events.

 

10.  Sewer Line Flushing:  We will soon be having the sewer lines flushed and cleaned out.  The process involves using a very strong water jet.  IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU MAKE SURE YOUR TOILET SEATS AND LIDS ARE IN THE DOWN POSITION.  The reason being, the process can cause some turbulence and splashing in the bowl.  To prevent “brown water” from getting on walls and floors follow the instruction above. It was suggested to cover the bowl opening with Saran Wrap in addition to putting the lid and seat down.  Be sure to remove the Saran Wrap before using! J   You will be notified in advance when the sewers will be cleaned so that you can take proper precautions.

 

11.  Split Rail Fence:   Our neighbor to the East on Linda Drive is planning on taking down the old snow fence and putting up a split rail fence like we did in the marina.  He asked permission to move the last three of our posts over a few inches in order to straighten out the fence and to make it all look uniform.  He discussed this with Scott and Scott discussed it with the board.  Permission was granted.

 

12.  Bi-Annual Meeting:  A few people have expressed concerns that their voice isn’t being heard when it comes to the budget and assessments.  As a result, the board has decided to hold a Bi-Annual meeting the third Saturday in October each year at the Danbury Township Hall.  This year, the meeting will be Saturday October 18, 2008. The meeting is open to all members for the purpose of discussing and setting the budget for the following year and any recommendations for assessment increases or decreases.  You may vote if present, but you CANNOT vote by absentee ballot.  You MAY however, vote by proxy.

 

13.  Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website. There have been some problems with the website, but it looks like it is back up and running again. Our website address is www.baywinds.info  The password to get into the website is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the site as secure as possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter, trustee meeting minutes, photos of past social events, and a host of other information that you might like to know about Baywinds.

 

14.  Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5mph speed limit in the park.  Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5mph  speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

15.  Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Baywinds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of others if your pet relieves himself in the common areas, jetty or anywhere else, by cleaning up after them.

 

16.  Yard Waste:  Please refrain from dumping yard waste such as grass clippings, weeds, brush etc. on the jetty or over the side on the rocks.  Dispose of these things properly.  If necessary, they can be taken to the “Bio Fill” in Lakeside/Marblehead.

 

17.  Congratulations Carole Kmetz:  Carole recently retired from Key Bank.  She now will have more time to enjoy Baywinds and keep Richard from getting into trouble. J  We also offer a very big Thank You to Carole for putting together the “Treasured Recipes from Baywinds” cookbook.   They were distributed at the annual meeting on May 17th.  If you didn’t get a copy, see Carole.

 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAYWINDS THIS SUMMER !

 

 

BAYWINDS

TRUSTEES MEETING

March 22, 2008

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard and Secretary Doris Potter.

 

Scott called the meeting to order at 10:17 A.M.

 

Financial Report:  Bob reported the following:

 

Renewal of our $2,778.01 Certificate of Deposit with First Federal was at the rate of 4.9% for 6 months.

 

We ended the year of 2007 in the black with a balance of $595.31.  Total interest earned  in 2007 was  $232.82.

 

We had to pay Federal Income Tax of $35.00 on the interest of $232.82

 

We also have a new annual fee of $25.00, payable to the State of Ohio, and a form called   “Statement Of Continued Existence Of Corporation” that must be completed, attesting to the fact that Bay Winds is still in existence.

 

The submerged land lease remained the same, at the current rate of $614.76 a year. It was expected to increase by as much as 20%. The Trustees have decided not to question why the fee remained the same.

 

Property Tax for lots 24 and 25 are $355.48 a half year.

 

As of February 29, 2008, our financial status is:

            $ 4,984.96  in Checking

               5,982.27  in Savings

               2,778.01  in a Certificate of Deposit

 

           $13,745.24

 

Late fees are charged at the rate of $10.00, of which $5.00 goes to North Coast.

 

Annual Meeting:  The Annual Meeting will be held on May 17, 2008 at the Danbury Township Hall.  Donuts and coffee will be available at 9:30 A.M., and the meeting will start at 10 A.M.

 

Park Clean-up:  The park clean-up will commence after lunch on May 17, 2008 at 1 pm.

 

Picnic Supper: The park picnic supper will be at 6:30 P.M. on May 17, 2008.  Grilled Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.  Details will follow.

 

On April 12, 2008 the docks will be put back in place.  Notification for helpers will be sent.

 

Discussion followed concerning garbage pick-up.  Perhaps some home owners may want to go in together to save money.  Bob offered to check on this, and make a report at the Annual Meeting.

 

Crock Replacement:  An inspection will be made to determine which ones need to be replaced, and prioritized.

 

Pavilion:  Installation of the ceiling and electrical wiring are going to be done this year, and depending on finances, the bathroom will be moved in preparation for the kitchen.

 

Lawn Maintenance:  Matt (of Matt’s Lawn Service) will be contacted to see if he would be able to periodically remove brush  for us that residents might have and if there would be any extra charge.

 

Mulch:  Bruce, of Traver Tree Service, will be contacted for delivery of mulch for the common areas.

 

Street:  The street is in need of attention due to the hard winter.  Patching may need to be done, and perhaps a coat of gravel.  This will be determined when the weather breaks.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:15 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Doris Potter

 

 

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

April 2008 – June 2008

 

Hello Everyone – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds News since the last newsletter in December 2007.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 -633-8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or at 440 – 748 – 2845 or 419 – 798 – 2300.

 

1.  Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 17, 2008 to attend the annual Baywinds meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, two trustees will need to elected.  The terms of Rosemary Trimmer and Bob Bresky will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the current trustees so that your name may be placed on the ballot.  After the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.  Please plan on giving us a helping hand!  To make a day of it, we will have a hotdog and hamburger picnic in the evening.  You will receive details later.

 

2.  Docks Back Into Position:  Sometime in March or April, we will need to take a Saturday or Sunday to put the docks back into position for the 2008 boating season.  This is a relatively easy job and goes rather quickly if we have enough help.  Please consider helping with this project.  Let Scott or me know if you would be able to help with this task.  Tentative dates for doing this are Saturday March 15th or Saturday April 12th.  The date, of course, will depend on the weather and if the marina is clear of ice.

 

3.  Condolences to John and Judy Keiser:   It is with sadness that we report that members of our Baywinds Family have lost a loved one this past November.  Judy Keiser’s father passed away on November 9, 2007 at the age of 90.   That day also had another special significance in that it was the 67th anniversary of her parent’s marriage.  All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Judy and John and their family. We will be contacting Judy and John in the spring to discuss the planting of a memorial tree in honor of her father.

 

4.  Bi-Annual Meeting:  A few people have expressed concerns that their voice is not being heard when it comes to the budget and assessments.  The board has decided to hold a Bi-Annual meeting the third Saturday in October each year at the Danbury Township Hall.  This meeting will be open to all members for the purpose of discussing and setting the budget for the following year and any recommendations for assessment increases or decreases.  You may vote if present, but you cannot vote by absentee ballot.  You may however, vote by proxy.

 

5.  Lot 25 Boat Removal: All trailers and boats stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later than the weekend of May 3, 2008 (or earlier if possible).  By then, the grass will be growing enough that our new mowing service provided by Matt Minto will need access to the lot so that he can keep the park grounds looking nice.

6.  Lot 25 Parking: As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of any kind of boat trailer.  This lot is only to be used for over-flow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  In addition, remember that you MAY NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

7.  Bike and Hike Trail:  I reported in the last newsletter that a bike and hike trail is to be constructed in the Meadow Brook Preserve directly across from the entrance to Baywinds off Bayshore Road.  There will be a parking area set several hundred feet back from the road which will lead to the Bike and Hike trail.  The trail will meander through the Preserve and around the water.   Construction was scheduled to be completed by May 2008.  However, at the time of this writing, I’m not sure that much progress has been made on this project.  When it is finished, it will be a nice addition to the neighborhood, and a place where many of us will be able to enjoy a nice hike or bike ride.

 

8.  Speed Alert:  As always, please remember to observe the posted 5 mph speed limit in the park. Some residents have a tendency to drive a little faster than they should through the park.  The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all residents, children and guests.  Please make your guests aware of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

9.  Pavilion:  Work on the pavilion will continue throughout the summer as we have the funds and time to do so.  We need to enclose the ceiling in the pavilion, add the lighting and fans and do a little painting. In addition, we need to side the storage barn.  After that, we will start work on the bathrooms and kitchen area. Please offer your services to help put the finishing touches on the pavilion.

 

10.  Mark Your Calendar – Kentucky Derby Party:  Darlene Kolesar is planning on an early season event – a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 3, 2008 at their place at Baywinds around 5:00 pm. It will be a simple get together with drinks and hors d’oevres.  If you plan on attending, you are asked to bring a small appetizer and beer if you would like to drink beer.  Otherwise, Darlene will provide other beverages.  Everyone is welcome.  Darlene also indicated that Hats Are Required for this Kentucky Derby event. :-)  If you are planning on attending, please contact Darlene and Jim at

216-362-6123 or via e-mail dak54@aol.com

 

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

July 2007 – September 2007

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2007.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 633 8858.

 

1.  Condolences to John Meyer and his family:  It is with sadness that we report the passing of Ralph Meyer - a long-time resident of Baywinds, and the father of John Meyer.  Ralph passed away in April.  All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to John and his family.  A Bradford Pear Tree was planted in remembrance of Ralph in front of John’s Baywinds home.

 

2. New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 19, 2007 Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter and Darlene Kolesar were elected as trustees for a two year term.  After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow:  Scott Pritchard - President,  Bob Bresky – Treasurer,  Doris Potter – Secretary, Rosemary Trimmer, Darlene Kolesar and Ron Potter – Trustees.  The board would also like to thank Kathy Good for her service on the board for the last two years.

 

3.  Park Clean Up:  The annual park clean-up was held at 1pm on Saturday May 19, 2007 after the annual meeting.  We had a fantastic turn out and were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time. Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser  who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  After the clean up, we had a hamburger and hot dog picnic at the Kolesar’s and French’s.  A good time was had by all.

 

4.  Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave. You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.

 

5.  Pavilion Project:  The second phase of the pavilion project has begun.  We are getting ready to pour the concrete and then we will enter the cosmetic phase of the project with siding, painting , and finish work etc.  We will need your help with this.  Darlene Kolesar suggested that we set aside work time on Saturdays and/or Sundays – say from 8am – noon.  That way, people can plan on helping and still be able to enjoy the rest of the day out on the water.  WE DO NEED YOUR HELP.  Please contact Scott to let him know that you are willing to help in finishing the Pavilion.  We all gain by the completion of this project!  Besides, working together can be a lot of fun and builds camaraderie.  Best of all, no special skills are needed – on-the-job training will be provided! J

 

6.  Parking Of Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  Golf carts should be parked in the grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).  For emergency access needs, do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.  On another note regarding Golf Carts:  Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit. In the past, we have received complaints from residents and neighbors.  No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commadore Court.  Please be cautious so that stronger policies regarding golf carts will not have to be instituted.

 

7.  Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on March 31, 2007 after the Trustees meeting.  This is the third year that we have tied off the docks and free floated them in the center of the marina.  This has saved the association a good deal of money in not having to have them removed to land, then launched again in the Spring.   Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer. In just two hours the docks were back into their summer positions thanks to Jim Kolesar, Bill Beach, Jeff Schmitz, Craig Good, Ron Potter, Mark Gorrell, Scott Pritchard and Bob Bresky.

 

8.  Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Baywinds Social Events:  Details will be provided later. July 7,  Rib Fest;  July 28th – Fourth annual Christmas in July.  You are asked to decorate the week before -- (July 21 st). The previous year’s events were a tremendous success and a lot of fun.  Don’t forget to start hunting for that “special gift” for the gift exchange.;  August 11th  we will have our third annual  River Run with Jet Skis and Boats.  The river run ends in Freemont at the Tackle Box Restaurant for lunch and presentation of “awards”.  Last year’s winners – Darlene and Jim Kolesar are in charge of the River Run this year.  Something NEW this year --  in the  evening,  we will be going out to eat at a local restaurant.  All are welcome to join the group – even if you didn’t go on the River Run. Let Darlene and Jim know if you are interested in the river run or just dinner after, or both! ;  August 25th , Bratwurst and hot dogs; September 15th  Clam Bake.

 

9.  Kentucky Derby Party:  Thank you to Darlene and Jim for hosting the second annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 5th.  It was a fun time (although a bit cool) and everyone had a chance to bet on their favorite horse.  Eight people picked the winner and shared in the prize money.

 

10.  Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier to plan the food needs and details for each event. They would also appreciate some assistance in set up of the tables etc. before the event and clean up after.  Many people come to the social events, but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at future social events.

 

11.  Farewell To Bob and Nancy Lonsinger:  Bob and Nancy recently sold their Baywinds home and will shortly be moving back to Florida.  They plan on spending their winters in the Carolinas.  Although we will miss them, we wish them well on their new adventures in life.

 

12.  Welcome Steve Cifranic:  Steve recently purchased unit 14 from his mother.  We welcome Steve to the “official” Baywinds family.  Steve certainly is no stranger to Baywinds, but now is the official owner of unit 14.

 

13.  Brush Removal:  Troy Blevins who owns The Cutting Edge Lawn Care Company, has again offered to remove brush free of charge for Baywinds residents.  He will do this on the last Thursday of every month when he is here cutting grass.  If you have cleared brush from your property, bundle it in easily handled sizes, and leave it in your driveway.  Troy will remove it when he mows that week.

 

14.  Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  Jim has also generously offered to cover the cost of renewing the hosting package for our  website this year.  Our website address is www.baywinds.info  The password to get into the website is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the sight as secure as possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter, trustee meeting minutes, photos of past social events, and a host of other information that you might like to know about Baywinds.

 

15.  Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5mph speed limit in the park.  Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5mph  speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

16.  Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Baywinds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of others if your pet relieves himself in the common areas, jetty or anywhere else, by cleaning up after them.

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAYWINDS THIS SUMMER  -- ENJOYING THE SUNNY WEATHER, BEAUTIFUL LAKE  AND BAY, AND ABOVE ALL, YOUR FRIENDS AT BAYWINDS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

April 2007 – June 2007

 

Hello Everyone – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds News since the last newsletter in December 2006.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330-633-8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or at 440-748-2845 or 419-798-2300.

 

1.  Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 19, 2007 to attend the annual Baywinds meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, three trustees will need to be elected.  The terms of Ron Potter, Scott Prichard and Kathy Good will expire. If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the current trustees so that your name may be placed on the ballot.  After the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.  Please plan on giving us a helping hand!  To make a day of it, we will have a hotdog and hamburger picnic in the evening.  Details later.

 

2.  Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled trustees meeting will be held at Baywinds on Saturday March 31, 2007.  After this meeting, (weather permitting) we will be putting the docks back into position for the 2007 boating season.  This is a relatively easy job and goes quickly if we have enough help.  Please consider giving some of your time on that date to help with this project. Let Scott know if you can help us with this task.  He will be able to give you an approximate time that we will be starting.

 

3.  Looking Ahead:   We will continue our work to finish remodeling the pump house and finish the picnic pavilion.  We will be concentrating on the cosmetic part of the construction: siding, painting, concrete etc.  Scott would like to get the ground leveled and forms set in early April, so that the concrete floor can be poured for the pavilion. If you would be willing to help with this, please let Scott know.  We would then be able to use the Pavilion for our first social event May 19th – the Hamburger and Hotdog get together.  Of course, we will still need your help throughout the summer to help with each phase of the construction.  No one expects you to work all day and miss out on the fun in the water. But if you could at least volunteer and set aside  some time during the weekends,  we should be able to get the finishing touches completed.

 

4.  A Personal Note:   Doris Potter underwent knee replacement surgery in January.  I’m happy to report that she is doing very well and is up and around and keeping her nurse (Ron) on his toes.

 

5.  New Ohio Department of Health Regulations:  We received notification from the Ohio Department of Health of new regulations that went into effect January 1, 2007 regarding inspection requirements of Manufactured Home Park foundation plans.  For anyone planning on installing a new home in Baywinds, there is now a new set of hoops for you to jump through.  There are inspections of each base support installed, and home installation set up (footing, electrical and final inspection) that occurs after January 1, 2007. We have the information for you on file as to how to call for these inspections and the fees involved:  $153 per inspection and a $75 charge for a “seal” required by the Ohio Manufactured Homes Commission to demonstrate compliance with OMHC installation rules.  For further information, see Scott or Bob.

 

6. Lot 25 Boat Removal:  All trailers and boats that were stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later that April 29, 2007.  By then, the grass will be growing enough that the mowers will need access so that they can keep the park grounds looking nice.

 

7.  Lot 25 Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of any boat trailer.  This lot is only be used for over-flow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  You may NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

8.  Speed Alert:  As always, please remember to observer the posted 5 mph speed limit in the park. Some people have a tendency to drive a little faster than they should through the park. The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

 

9.  Mark Your Calendar – Kentucky Derby Party:  Darlene Kolesar is planning an early season event – a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 5, 2007 at their place at Baywinds around 4:30 pm.  It will be a simple get together with drinks and hors d’oevres.  If you are planning on attending, please contact Darlene and Jim at 216-362-6123 or via e-mail dak54@aol.com  to let them know that you are attending and what hors d’oevre /drink you are bringing.

 

As Spring approaches and the snow, ice and cold become only memories, we can all look forward to seeing one another again and getting started on another fun summer at Baywinds!

 

BAYWINDS

TRUSTEES MEETING

MARCH 31, 2007

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Kathy Good, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Secretary, Doris Potter and guest, Mark Gorrell

 

Absent:  Rosemary Trimmer

 

Scott called the meeting to order at 10 A.M., mainly to discuss finances and the calendar.

 

The minutes of the October 22, 2006 meeting were approved.

 

The Annual Meeting will be on May 19, 2007, gathering at 9:30 A.M. for a social time, with the meeting starting at 10 A.M.  The meeting will be at the Township Hall.

 

Scott is anticipating a discussion over the very small increase in the quarterly dues from $256.60 /quarter to $262/quarter – which amounts to only $1.80 per month or 45 cents per week.  He reminded us that the Trustees have the authority to do whatever needs to be done in order to balance the budget.  Bob offered to include in his Financial Report to the association at the annual meeting, the same information that he sent to Bill Beach explaining the reasons for the increase. (Bill had questioned the need for the increase and suggested that such increases should be discussed with all members and voted on by the membership.)

 

Scott reported that the pavilion project will continue, and he plans to have the concrete poured and raise the doorsills so we will be able to use it this summer.  So far, we haven’t had to touch the reserves for this project.  Scott said that help will be requested.

 

Bob gave the following Financial Report:

 

            $ 1,814.06  Check Book Balance

              6,729.00  in Savings

              1,053.67  Certificate of Deposit

              2,635.35  Certificate of Deposit earning 5.27%

                  398.80  Accounts Receivable

 

          $12, 630.88  Total Assets

 

Bob also reported that $29.00 was sent to the Federal Government as we had $213.00 in taxable income.

 

Darlene Kolesar then joined the meeting, and reported on the following social events for 2007:

 

            May 5 – Kentucky Derby Party at Jim & Darlene’s – women must wear hats

May 19 – (Annual Meeting) Park clean-up after which there will be a Hamburger/Hot        

            Dog Picnic with main dishes brought by even numbered units and dessert by odd

            numbered units.

July 7 – Rib Fest

July 28 – Christmas in July

August 11 – Jet Ski run and out to eat at a local restaurant later.

August 25 – Brats and Hot Dogs

September 15 – Clam Bake

 

Kathy had no report to give on the streetlights.

 

In response to an inquiry by Jeff Schmitz regarding what safe-guards we had in place to protect us against misappropriation of funds by our management company, (such as occurred with MultiVest Management Co. in Cleveland) we contacted Barb Gresh to have her check with our Insurance carrier (Erie Insurance) to see if we were covered for this type of loss. As of the date of the trustee’s meeting, we were still waiting for clarification on this issue.  In the mean time, we requested that two signatures be required to withdraw or transfer funds from any CD or savings account that we hold. One of the signatures would have to be either Scott Pritchard’s or Bob Bresky’s.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 A.M.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Doris Potter

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(JULY 2006 – SEPTEMBER 2006)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April 2006.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633- 8858.

 

  1. Condolences to Terrie, Bill and Tim Feller:  It is with sadness that we report that members of our Baywinds family have lost loved ones this past winter.  Terrie Feller lost her mother over the winter months. All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Terrie, Bill and Tim.  A Red Bud tree will be presented to them to plant in rememberence.
  2. New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting on May 20, 2006 Rosemary Trimmer and Bob Bresky were elected trustees for a two year term.  After the meeting, the board met in executive session to elect officers.  The results follow: Scott Pritchard - President, Bob Bresky - Treasurer, Doris Potter – Secretary, Kathy Good, Ron Potter and Rosemary Trimmer – Trustees.  The board would also like to thank Jeff Schmitz for his service on the board for the last two years.
  3. Park Clean Up: The annual park clean up was held at 1PM on Saturday May 20, 2006 after the annual meeting. We had a wonderful turn out and were able to accomplish a lot of work in a very short period of time with everyone working together.  Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  Most importantly, a BIG THANK YOU to John and Judy Keiser   who so generously, year after year, donate the many flats of flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.  John and Judy really outdid themselves this year.  Scott could hardly get them all in his truck to bring back to Baywinds!  After the clean up, we had a hamburger and hot dog picnic at the marina.  A good time was had by all.
  4. Lot #25 Parking:  Please be reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave.  You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on your property for the summer.
  5. Pavilion Project:  The pavilion project will begin shortly as soon as all the necessary permits are secured.  We had to apply for commercial permits and are awaiting their issue.  The construction will begin with phase three , then phases one and two.  At the time of the approval of this project in July of 2005, many of you expressed interest in helping with the construction.  We will need muscles to help complete each phase of the project.  Please remember this when the project begins.  We will all benefit by its completion.
  6. Parking of Golf Carts at the Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  Golf carts should be parked in the grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).  For emergency access needs, please do not park golf carts on the jetty.  It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.   On another note regarding Golf Carts: Children using golf carts should be accompanied by an adult and observe the 5 mph speed limit.  We have received complaints from residents and neighbors. No one should be driving golf carts on Linda Drive or Commadore Court. Please be cautious so that stronger policies regarding golf carts will not have to be instituted.
  7. Docks:  The docks were reconnected to their moorings this spring on  April 1, 2006 after the Trustees meeting.  The new method of free floating and tying off the docks in the center of the marina works well.  This is the second year we have tried this, and it has saved the association a bundle of money.  Thank you to all who turned out to help reposition the docks and attach them to their land moorings for the summer – Craig Good, Mark Gorrell, Jim Kolesar, Frank Modliszewski, Cliff Gerber, Bill Beach, Ron Potter, John Meyer, Scott Pritchard, and Bob Bresky.
  8. Mark Your Calendar Now For Our Baywinds Social Events:  Details will be provided later.  July 1, Rib Fest; July 29 Third Annual Christmas In July – We will prepare four Turkeys and everyone will be asked to bring their favorite Christmas dish. You are also asked to decorate the week before (July 22nd).  Last year’s event was a tremendous success and a lot of fun.  In Mid August, we will have our second annual River Run with Jet Skis and Boats. The river run ends in Freemont at the Tackle Box Restaurant for lunch and presentation of “awards”.  Cliff Gerber is in charge of the River Run. The Date will be announced later.  September 2, Fish Fry – Bill and Sue Beach are hosting this and providing the fish.  September 16, Our annual Clam Bake
  9. Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim Kolesar, who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier for them to plan the food needs and details for each event.  They would also appreciate some assistance in set up before the event and clean up after the event.  Many people come to the social but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time.  Please offer Jim and Darlene your assistance at future social events.
  10. Street Lighing:  Kathy Good is checking on our options to change our street lighting. Details will be provided later as soon as Kathy does some more investigating.  In the mean time, the board voted to remove ourselves from the expired maintenance contract with Ohio Edison for the street lighting and have them placed on a metered basis with a switch that we can control.  This should save us some money on our monthly bill from Ohio Edison.  We are still under a maintenance contract for the marina lighting.
  11. As Needed Crock Replacements: Water leaks were discovered in the water shut off crocks at French’s and Good’s. Arrangements have been made to have them replaced.
  12. Donation of Storage Shed:  Bob Bresky is replacing his current storage shed with a larger one and has offered to donate the old one to the association. The board voted to accept the donation and discussed with everyone at the annual meeting where it should be placed.  People asked to postpone the decision as to where to place the storage shed until they could look at the options suggested while attending the picnic that evening.  That evening and throughout the day, people expressed their concerns and suggestions.  It seems to be the consensus that the storage shed should be placed north of the pump house on the lot line against the current snow fence.  The shed measures 8’3” wide by 12’3” deep.  The sight will be prepared with gravel.  Several people will be needed to help move the shed if we can’t find someone to move it for us.
  13. House At the Entrance:  The house at the entrance to the park has been sold.  The new owners will have full use of their dock as long as the pay their portion of the monthly maintenance fee. If they should choose not do so, by agreement, the dock will return to Baywinds ownership.
  14. Website:  Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  If you haven’t visited it yet, it can be found at www.baywinds.info   The password to get into the sight is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the sight as secure as reasonably possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter posted at the site, photos of past social events, and other information that you might like to know about Baywinds.
  15. Speed Limit:  Please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park as you drive down the road. Sometimes we have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please advise your GUESTS of the speed limit in the park as well.
  16. Poop Patrol:  Rules and Regulations at Baywinds require that all dogs be kept on a leash or lead and not allowed to run free.  Also, please be considerate of your neighbors if your pets relieve themselves on other people’s property, by cleaning up after them.

 

TO EVERYONE:  HAVE A FUN, SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAYWIDS THIS SUMMER – ENJOYING THE SUNNY WEATHER, BEAUTIFUL LAKE  AND BAY AND ABOVE ALL,  YOUR FRIENDS AT BAYWINDS.

 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

April 2006 – June 2006

 

Hello All – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in December 2005.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresy@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633 – 8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com  or at 440 -748-2845 or  419 – 798 – 2300.

 

 

8.      Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 20, 2006 to attend the annual    Baywinds meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, two trustees will need to be elected.   The terms of Jeff Schmitz and Bob Bresky will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the trustees so that your name can be placed on the ballot.  After the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.   Please plan on giving us a helping hand.  To make a day of it, we will have a hot dog and hamburgers picnic in the evening.  Details later.

  1. Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled trustees meeting will be held at Baywinds on Saturday April 1, 2006.  After this meeting, we will be putting the docks back into position   for the 2006 boating season.  This is a relatively easy job and goes quickly if we have enough help.  Please consider giving some of your time on that date to help with this project.  Please let Scott know if you can help us with this task. He will be able to give you an approximate time that we will be starting.
  2. Looking Ahead:  The only major project that the board approved was the remodeling of the pump house and building of the picnic pavilion.  This project was put on hold at the last trustees meeting but will begin this Spring.  All  members who voted in favor of this project and indicated that they would help with the construction, please remember that promise as we begin.  Contact Scott for details and ways that you can help.  Another possible change in the park may be in the lighting.  Kathy Good volunteered to check with Ohio Edison to seek an alternate method of illuminating the park at night.
  3. Lot 25 Boat Removal:  All trailers and boats that were stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later than April 30, 2006.  By then, the grass will be growing and the mowers will need unrestricted access so that they can keep the park grounds looking nice.
  4. Lot 25 Trailer Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of boat trailers.  This lot is only to be used for over-flow parking of gust cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  You may also NOT store trailers on your own lot.
  5. We’ve Got You On RADAR: J  As always, please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park.  Some people have a tendency to drive a little faster than they should.  The 5 mph speed limit is for the safety of all the residents and their guests.  Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park as well.

(OVER PLEASE)

  1. Mark Your Calendar – Kentucky Derby Party:  Darlene  Kolesar asked me to let you know that she is planning an early season event – a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 6, 2006 at their place at Baywinds around 4:30 pm.  It will be a simple get together with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  If you are planning on attending, please contact Darlene and Jim at 216-362-6123 or via e-mail  jimpp22171@aol.com   to let them know that you are coming and what hors d’oeuvre /drink your are bringing.

 

As Spring approaches and the snow, ice and cold become only memories,  we can all look forward to seeing one another again and getting started on another fun summer at Baywinds. Until then, take care.

 

BAYWINDS

TRUSTEES MEETING

APRIL 1, 2006

 

Present:  Bob Bresky, Kathy Good, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard and guests Mark Gorrell and Darlene Kolesar

 

Absent:  Jeff Schmitz

 

Scott called the meeting to order at 9:10 A.M.

 

Annual Meeting:  The Annual Meeting of BayWinds will be at 10 A.M. on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the Danbury Township Hall in Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio.  There will be a social time from 9:30 A.M. to 10 A.M.  Election of two Trustees will take place, as Bob and Jeff’s terms expire.  Bob has agreed to run again.

 

Park Cleanup:  There will be a cleanup of the Park after the Annual Meeting, at 1 P.M.  Scott will order the same amount of mulch as he did in 2005.  Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served in the evening.

 

Scott reported:  The Ottawa County District Board of Health commented that our Park is the nicest one to inspect --  with very few citations being issued.

             Scott spoke to Len Parton, and was told that the house next to our entrance has been sold to the people that have been living there.  Scott reminded them that the Park’s lot line runs half way through the homes side porch, and that nothing can be done to the porch as the Park owns half of it.  The homeowners asked if the street could be widened in the area by the house for parking, and the Trustees voted against it.

            Scott also had new dock pins made to replace some that were bent or damaged, at a cost of only $100.

            In addition, Scott reported that the Pump House remodeling would begin with Phase Three.  Greisch will dig the eight holes for the Pavilion at a cost of only $25 each.  We will also need to add another course of block on the Pump House complex in order to replace the roof.  The project will begin in early May.  Phases One and Two will be postponed.

 

Bob reported:  He and Mark are replacing their barn with a larger one and have offered their current one to the Association unless it is sold.  The Trustees agreed to accept the barn if it is not sold.  Placement of it will be determined later.

 

Kathy reported:  The lease with Ohio Edison for our streetlights has now expired.  Ohio Edison does not have any new lighting fixtures to replace the ones we have.  Kathy knows of lighting fixtures used in Arizona.  She will be traveling to Arizona soon, and will obtain a brochure.  In the meantime she will ask Ohio Edison to install a meter for our lights, so we will have control of them.

 

Darlene reported:  The following dates for our socials:

 

            May 6 – Derby Day

            May 20 – Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

            July 1 – Rib Fest

            July 22 – Trim (decorate) homes for Christmas in July celebration

            Mid August – Jet Ski River Run

            Sept. 2 – Labor Day Fish Fry

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 A.M.

 

The Trustees then proceeded to install the remaining docks, along with the help of Bill Beach, Cliff Gerber, Craig Good, Mark Gorrell, Jim Kolesar, John Meyer and Frank Modliazewski.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Ronald J. Potter
 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(OCTOBER 2005 – DECEMBER 2005)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in July 2005.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees – Scot Pritchard, Ron Potter, Kathy Good, Jeff Schmitz or Bob Bresky.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330- 633- 8858.

 

1.Trustee’s meeting of July 2, 2005:  This was a short meeting to discuss some property line problems with unit numbers 2,4 and 23. Len Parten (who, with his partners, used to own the park) has agreed to help clear up the problems with the property lines in concert with Prosser who certified the plat maps.  The most significant problem is with lot 23 – Ralph Meyer.  In order to make these lots saleable, we need to make sure the lot boundaries are accurately recorded.  Ralph has offered the association a donation of $1000 for the board’s cooperation in cleaning up the property boundary discrepancies on his property  as well as the other areas of the park that were inaccurately recorded. The board voted to accept this offer. The process of making the corrections is currently underway.

 

2. Special Membership Meeting of July 23, 2005: At this meeting Baywinds residents heard proposed plans regarding the remodeling of the pump house and building of a pavilion.  The estimated cost to do the project and build a kitchen, is $7250 – this is completing as much of the work as possible ourselves.  Some residents have offered to donate cabinetry or appliances etc. The project can be broken down into six phases and can be stopped or started at any time.  After some discussion, a vote was taken, and by a margin of 14 – 1, the project was approved.  The nice thing about the project is that we can fund the project by using some of the money in our reserves. No special assessment to complete the project is anticipated.  We will need muscles to help complete each phase of the project and a number of residents at the meeting expressed interest in helping with these phases.  Please remember this as the project begins.  We will all benefit by its completion.

 

3.New Mailboxes Installed:  At the time of this writing, we are in the process of installing new mailboxes at the entrance to the park.  They are white plastic and will be mounted using a “nautical” theme.

 

4.Sad News: By now, most of you have probably heard about the tragic accident suffered by Nick Kolesar, (son of Darlene and Jim), on August 22nd. He was lighting a fire in a Chiminea when a nearby gas can exploded  causing Nick to suffer 2nd and 3rd degree burns to about 22% of his body. At the time of this writing, he was transferred from the burn unit to critical care at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland.   The good news is that Nick is expected to make a full recovery, but it will be a lengthy process.  Cards and good wishes can be sent to Metrohealth Medical Center, 2500 Metrohealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109 c/o Nick Kolesar.  By the time you receive this, Nick may very well be recuperating at home.  Jim and Darlene’s home address is 6975 Paula Drive, Middleburgh Heights, Ohio  44130 . Please keep Nick, Darlene, Jim and Jimmy in your prayers.  They will need all of our help and support at this difficult time.

 

5. RIB FEST , CHRISTMAS IN JULY and POKER RUN:  It goes without saying that the Rib Fest held the Fourth of July weekend and the Christmas in July party, were, without a doubt, the social events of the season!  We had a fantastic turn out of residents and friends for both events and everyone had a wonderful time.  Santa “Bill Beach” passed out gifts to the kids and then a gift exchange took place amongst residents.  Many of the houses were decorated with Christmas lights and trees etc. It was fun parading up and down the street enjoying the lighting displays.  Everyone was encouraged to help judge the lighting displays including the kids.  However, there seemed to be some foul play and bribery taking place, because an unnamed source tells me that there was candy being used for bribery at the home of one of our residents to entice the little children  to vote for them! J

Winner of the lighting contest was Scott and Denny with runner up status going to Bob and Mark.  These were memorable weekends.  Photos taken during the events have been posted on the Baywinds website and also on our bulletin board at the pump house. Another good time was had by some Baywinds residents when they participated in the first annual Baywinds Poker Run across the west basin and down the river to Fremont. About a 70 mile round trip.  We all had lunch at the Tackle Box where the trophy was awarded to the winners – Todd Zimmerman and Scott Aliff.  Congratulations!

 

6.WEBSITE:  Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  It can be found at www.baywinds.info The password to get into the site is “letmein” Please keep the password confidential so that we can keep the site as secure as possible.  Jim can post photos on the site or other items of interest.  You can send photos or items to him by e-mail at jluteran@WVIZ.org  or  “snail”mail   him actual photos to his  home address and he will scan  them and put them on the website. Photos of our social events this summer a currently posted there.

 

7.BRUSH & BRANCH REMOVAL: Our lawn service provider --The Cutting Edge – has again offered a special service to us at no cost – the removal of tree trimmings and cut brush. They will remove the debris the first Thursday of every month.  If you have any cut brush or tree trimmings, tie them together in reasonably sized bundles and leave them at the edge of your driveway at the appropriate time. They will then remove them when they are here to cut the grass. They generally are here on Thursdays to mow.

 

8.WINTER IS ON THE WAY: Here is your yearly reminder: If you leave water on during the winter months, YOU MUST MAKE SURE THAT ALL EXPOSED PIPES ARE WRAPPED WTH HEAT TAPE. Heat tape only lasts about five years or so.  If your heat tape is old, you may want to have it checked to make sure that it is in working order.   Also it is the responsibility of each homeowner who chooses to shut their water off for the winter to MAKE SURE THAT THE WATER IS SHUT OFF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CROCK AND NOT JUST AT THE SERVICE VALVE.

 

9.REMOVAL OF BOATS and POSITIONING OF DOCKS FOR THE WINTER:  Boats will need to be removed from the marina so that the docks can be secured for the winter by NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15TH!  If for some reason you need to leave your boat in the water past this date, please see Scott so that special arrangements can be made for you. The process that we used last year for securing the docks for the winter by free floating them in the center of the marina worked very well and saved us a lot of money.  We would like to do that again this year, but would appreciate more help.  It is easy to do, just time consuming.  If you can help us with this project, please contact Scott to let him know.  Now that we know how to do it, the project should go faster.  We just need several helping hands. Please consider helping.

 

10.E-MAIL ADDRESS UPDATE:  Sometimes it is necessary for us to communicate with everyone quickly. One way to do so is by e-mail.  I have e-mail addresses for everyone in the park EXCEPT  THE FOLLOWING RESIDENTS: #4 Karen Brown; #14 Margaret Cifranic; #22 Tim Feller; #17 Bill and Terri Feller; #2 Bob and Nancy Lonsinger; #23 John/ Ralph Meyer; #12 Frank & Gloria Modlisjewski; #20 Tim and Kathy Richardson; #1 Todd and Kristen Zimmerman; #1 Scott and Shari Aliff. If you have an e-mail address, please send that to me at rbresky@neo.rr.com and I will add you to the address book and also forward that information on to Scott.

 

11.THANK YOU:  Many people throughout the year have taken it upon themselves to do little jobs in the park or provide things for the park that benefit us all.  Thank you so much to all of you who have done so. The fruits of your labors can be seen throughout the park as we look at the beauty of our summer playground.  In the past, I have tried to recognize all the folks that did nice things for us throughout the year.  This year, I will not, because I am always afraid of offending someone by omitting their name or not knowing of the contribution they made. In any event, THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR YOUR HELP IN KEEPING BAYWINDS LOOKING SHARP AND A PLEASANT PLACE TO LIVE, VACATION and PLAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(JULY 2005 – SEPTEMBER 2005)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings  since the last newsletter in April 2005.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633- 8858.

 

1.Welcome To The New Residents:  Everyone at Baywinds would like to again say welcome to our new residents Mike and Rosemary Trimmer who purchased Bob and Peggy Lacour’s summer place and Tim and Kathy Richardson who purchased Fred and Emma Luzius’ summer place. Please introduce yourself to them when you see them and welcome them into our “Baywinds Family”.

 

2.New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting held on May 21, 2005, Kathy Good, Ron Potter and Scott Pritchard were elected as trustees for a two year term to fill the three vacant seats.  After the meeting, the board met in executive session and I agreed to stay on as Treasurer, Scott Pritchard agreed to remain as President, and Doris Potter agreed to remain as appointed Secretary.

 

3.Christmas In July:  Please mark your calendar for Saturday July 23, 2005 when we will hold our second annual Christmas In July Extravaganza.  Last year was such a success with everyone decorating their homes and the fun time had by all, we thought we should definitely do it again.  More details will follow.

 

4.Park Clean Up: The annual park clean up was held at 1PM on Saturday May 21, 2005 after the annual meeting.  Although we did not have as large of a turn out as last year, we were still able to accomplish a lot of work in a short period of time with all of us working together.  Thank you to all who participated.  You had a hand in beautifying the park and your efforts will be visible all summer.  We all own a piece of this park and share in the responsibility of maintaining it.  Thank you to John and Judy Keiser who so generously year after year donate the many flats of beautiful flowers that are planted to beautify the common areas.

 

5.Lot #25 Parking:  Everyone is reminded that lot number 25 is not to be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave.  You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat trailer on you property for the summer.

 

6.Parking of Cars and Golf Carts at the Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp. If you park your car at the marina, please park it adjacent to and near the pump house.  Golf carts should be parked in the grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).  For emergency access needs, please do not park golf carts on the jetty.   It is tempting to want to park your golf cart near your boat dock, but the jetty must be kept free and clear.  Please abide by this request.

 

7.Website:  Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  If you haven’t visited it yet, it can be found at www.baywinds.info .  The password to get into the sight is letmein.  Please keep the password confidential so that we may keep the sight as secure as reasonably possible.  You will find a copy of the current newsletter posted at the sight, photos of past social events, and other information that you might like to know about Baywinds.

 

8.We’ve Got You On RADARJ:  Please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park as you drive down the newly resurfaced road.  Without the usual bumps, we might have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5 mph limit is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Please also advise your GUESTS  of the speed limit in the park.

 

9.New Projects:  New white plastic mailboxes were purchased for the park to replace the old rusting metal boxes. They still need to be installed.  If you would like to help with this project please let one of the trustees know.  Also, at the annual meeting, a proposal was put forth to look into the possibility and costs of remodeling the pump house, moving the bathroom, installing a kitchen facility and building a picnic pavilion.  With the help and  talents of a few Baywinds residents who have already expressed an interest in working on this project, we may be able to complete it by just using some of the money that we have built up over the years in our “reserves” account without an additional assessment to the membership.  There was sufficient interest by the members who were present at the annual meeting and the board was charged with developing plans and costing them out.  After that is done, another meeting will be held to present the cost and feasibility to the membership for their approval.

 

10.Docks:  We were fortunate to get through the past winter with very little in the way of damage or repairs to the docks.  Last fall it was discovered that a section of the main floater had a hole in it on the bottom.  It is believed that this puncture was caused by the rocks as the water level dropped in the marina.  Because winter was fast approaching, we were unable to get it fixed then.  On March 25, 2005 several of us removed that section and floated it to the ramp where it was removed and repaired, then refloated for a cost of $211.  The new method for free floating and tying off the docks in the center of the marina worked well and saved the association a bundle of money.  Estimated savings were between $600 - $1100.  Thank you to all who turned out to help in the fall and/or in the spring – Scott Pritchard, Scott Aliff, Todd Zimmerman, Bill Beach, Tim Feller, Ron Potter, Mark Gorrell, Bob Bresky, Denny Fitzpatrick, Craig and Kathy Good, John Meyer and Jim Kolesar. (My apologies if I have missed anyone.)  To all-- thank you for your hard work on behalf of the association.

 

 

 

11.Condolences to Rosemary & Michael Trimmer: It is with sadness that we report that  members of our Baywinds family have lost loved ones this past winter.  It was recently brought to my attention that Rosemary Trimmer lost her father this past winter.  All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Rosemary and Mike. 

 

12.Please RSVP:  On behalf of Darlene and Jim Kolesar who work so hard to plan and put together our park social events, please remember to RSVP regarding your attendance at these events.  It makes it much easier for them to plan the food needs and details for each event.  They would also appreciate some assistance in set up before the event and clean up after the event.  Many people come to the socials but fail to realize just how much work goes into planning the event and getting things ready so that everyone can have a good time. Please think about offering Darlene and Jim some assistance at future social events.

 

TO EVERYONE: HAVE A FUN, SAFE AND HAPPY TIME AT BAYWINDS THIS SUMMER-- ENJOYING THE SUNNY WEATHER, BEAUTIFUL LAKE AND ABOVE ALL – YOUR FRIENDS AT BAYWINDS.

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Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

 

April 2005 – June 2005

 

Hello All – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in December 2004.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330-633- 8858 and Scott can be reached by e-mail at wspritchard@hotmail.com or at 440- 748-2845 or 419- 798-2300.

 

  1. Speedy Recovery To All:  I’m glad to report that Bill Feller and Doris Potter are doing well after their past surgeries.   Richard Kmetz recently had rotator cuff surgery  and is also recuperating nicely.  I’m sure all of them might enjoy a call or card if you have the time to do so.

 

  1. Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of Saturday May 21, 2005 to attend the annual Baywinds Meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out closer to the meeting.  At this meeting, three trustees will need to be elected.  The terms of Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter and John Meyer will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the trustees so that your name can be placed on the ballot.  Also, after the meeting, we will have our usual park clean up.  Please plan on giving us a helping hand.  To make a day of it, we will have a hot dogs and hamburgers picnic in the evening.  Details later.

 

  1. Looking Ahead:  At their last meeting, the board discussed proposed projects for this year which include the following: replace the rusted metal mailboxes at the front entrance with new plastic mailboxes; gut the pump house, move the bathroom and create a larger storage area.  If you have any other suggestions, please let us know by contacting your trustees.

 

  1. Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled trustees meeting will be held in March 2005.

 

  1. Marina Lighting:  We finally were able to get Ohio Edison to move the security light to the other side of the marina to illuminate the marina and jetty.  Unfortunately when they did this, the light didn’t work anymore.  They have been called and are scheduled to come out and fix the problem.

 

  1. Lot 25 Trailer Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS, you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of boat trailers.  This lot is only to be used for over-flow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend).  You may also NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

  1. We’ve Got You On RADAR J:--Please remember to observe the 5 mph speed limit in the park as you drive down the newly resurfaced road.  Without the usual bumps, we might have a tendency to go a little faster than we should.  The 5 mph limit is for the safety of all residents and guests. Please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park.

 

  1. Lot 25 Boat Removal:  All trailers and boats that were stored on lot 25 for the winter should be removed by no later than April 30, 2005.  By then, the grass will be growing and the mowers will need unobstructed access so that they can keep the park grounds looking nice.

 

  1. Get Well Card To Our Neighbor:  Carol Kmetz informed me recently that our neighbor Paul Dragan on Linda Drive was recently diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and is taking radiation treatments.  If you know Paul, it might be nice to send him a card.  His address is Paul Dragan ,  2274 S. Linda Drive, Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio 43440-9724

 

We are all probably getting Spring Fever by now and can’t wait for all the snow, cold and ice to disappear for good.  It will be great to see all of you again soon and get started on another fun summer at Baywinds.  Until then, take care. 

 

Baywinds Quarterly Newsletter

 

(January 2005 – March 2005)

 

Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in October.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached  by e-mail  at    rbresky@neo.rr.com or by phone at 330-633-8858.

 

9.     2004 Budget Approved:  The trustees approved the operating budget for 2005 at their meeting on Saturday October 9, 2004 with no  new increases in assessments.

10.                        Marina Ready For Winter:  The marina is now ready for whatever Old Man Winter has in store for us.  This year, the trustees voted to try something new to save money.  After investigating what others have done with their docks as an alternative to pulling them from the water, it was decided to leave them in the water, disconnect them from the land and float them securely tied off in the middle of the marina.  After the docks were disconnected from the jetty, they were gently moved over to the Main floater and finger docks where they were all bolted together. Then the arms that hold the main floater in place were disconnected and removed. The entire assembly was then floated to the center of the marina where it was securely tied off using many lines.  We wish to thank Craig and Kathy Good, Tim Feller, Ron Potter, Scott Pritchard, Denny Fitzpatrick, Mark Gorrell and Bob Bresky for battling the rain, gale force winds and occasional sunshine to get the docks in place for the winter.  On that day in October, we were also able to get the summer furniture put away, the flower beds cleaned up and the pump house swept out and rearranged and the water lines shut off and blown out.

11.                        Dumpster Diving:  A special thanks to our President Scott Pritchard who continuously looks for ways to save the association money.  He was able to extract from various dumpsters (in a less than presidential mannerJ), the materials necessary to build the “contraption” which we used to lift and secure the walkway ramps to the Jetty docks, when getting the marina ready for the winter.

12.                        Hart Asphalt And The Road:  At the trustees meeting on October 9th, the board discussed the completed road project and a few concerns that we had regarding “soft” spots.  Hart Asphalt was contacted and they told us that the “soft” spots would harden over time and that if there was any problem in the Spring, they would be out to address them at that time.

13.                        Ohio Edison:  Ohio Edison removed or trimmed selected trees on the east side of the park in order to clear utility lines from danger of damage by the trees.  In addition, we have submitted a work order for Ohio Edison to move the  sodium vapor light  on the utility pole on the east side of the park to the utility pole on the west side and focus its beam on the marina to illuminate the marina at night.  In its current position, the light is obscured by the trees and is not being used to its fullest potential.

14.                        Wishing A Speedy Recovery to Bill Feller and Doris Potter:  We would like to wish Bill Feller and Doris Potter a speedy recovery from their recent surgeries.  Hope you are up and around quickly.

15.                        Annual Meeting:  Please reserve Saturday May 21, 2005 and plan on attending the annual Baywinds Meeting.  Details of the time and place will be mailed out prior to the meeting.  At this meeting, three trustees will need to be elected.  The terms of Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter and John Meyer will expire.  If you are interested in running for an open trustee position, please contact one of the current trustees so that your name can be placed on the ballot.

16.                        Looking Ahead:  The board discussed proposed projects for next year which include the following:  replace the rusted metal mailboxes at the front entrance with new plastic mailboxes; gut the pump house and move the bathroom  and create a larger storage area.  Any other suggestions or ideas?  If so, contact any of your trustees.

 

Finally, all of the trustees would like to wish you and your family a Wonderful and Blessed Holiday Season and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(OCTOBER 2004 – DECEMBER 2004)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in July 2004.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees – Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter, Jeff Schmitz, John Meyer or Bob Bresky.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330-633-8858.

 

1.Welcome To New Residents:  Everyone at Baywinds would like to offer a hearty welcome to our new residents Mike and Rosemary Trimmer who purchased Bob and Peggy Lacour’s summer place and Tim and Kathy Richardson who purchased Fred and Emma Luzius’ summer place.  We wish you a grand time at Baywinds and welcome you into our “Baywinds Family”.

 

2. Special Meeting To Approve The Road Project:  A special meeting was held on June 19, 2004 to vote on the road project. Ken  Sanders from Hart Asphalt Inc. met with residents to answer questions regarding grading of the road and driveways, and the chip and seal project.  The road project was approved by the membership.  After the meeting, Ken gave individual estimates for driveways to anyone that wanted their drives done.  Target date for the start of the project was to be July 19, 2004 depending on weather and any unforeseen delays.   At the time of this writing, the grading has been completed, but the resurfacing has not.  Ken reminded residents to be careful with bicycle and motorcycle kick stands.  They will go through the chip and seal.

 

3.You Are Getting MUCH BETTER!:  Darlene Kolesar asked me to thank you for your RSVP’s for the fish fry and our Christmas in July Extravaganza.  She had a 98% RSVP rate.  This makes it so much easier for her to plan the food and other things necessary for a successful social event.

 

4.Thank You To Sandy Shores Partnership: The owners of the house at the front of our road voluntarily chose to contribute to our road project.  Our agreement with them states that they are only responsible for improvements to the marina.  We appreciate Sandy Shores Partnership’s contribution to the road resurfacing.

 

5. Brush & Branch Removal:  Our lawn service provider – The Cutting Edge has offered a special  service to us at no cost – removal of tree trimmings or cut brush.  He will remove it the first Thursday of every month. If you have any brush or tree trimmings tie them together in reasonably sized bundles and leave them in your driveway at the appropriate time.  Our lawn care this year hasn’t been quite up to par with what it has been in the past. Please be aware that this was due to health problems and the inability to employ reliable help.  The Cutting Edge is making every effort to improve.

 

6.Temporary Hold on Water and Electric Lines To The Docks:  Because of restrictions imposed by the building department for extending the water and electric lines to the docks, the project will become more costly and probably prohibitive (at least for this season) since we have the major road project in the works.  As a result, this project has been put on hold and will be discussed again at a later date.  As a temporary alternative, members who wish to wash their boats can use the fresh water spigots located near the davit and the floating dock.  Residents who dock their boats off the floating dock got together and chipped in for a hose reel and hose for their use.  Those who dock on the davit side of the marina can simply connect their own hose to the fresh water spigot there.

 

7.Website: Thank you to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  If you haven’t seen it yet, it can be found at www.baywinds.info  The password to get into the site is “letmein”  Please keep the password confidential so that we can keep the site a secure as reasonably possible.  Jim can post pictures on the website or other items of interest.  You can send pictures or items to him by e-mail at jluteran@WVIZ.org  or “snail” mail him an actual photo or article and he will scan it and post it for you on our website.  His home address will be found on our Baywinds unit owners listing.  You will always find a copy of the current newsletter posted at the sight, plus other pertinent information that you might wish to know about Baywinds.

 

8. Canopy Purchase:  The trustees authorized the purchase of a canopy to be used during social events.  It was obtained by Jim & Darlene Kolesar for a “good price” J

We used it for the first time at our Christmas In July fish fry.  Thank you to Bill French, Richard Kmetz and Jim Kolesar for  “engineering” the erection of the new canopy.

 

9.Christmas In July – The Social Event Of The Season:  It goes without saying that our Christmas in July social was, without a doubt, a fantastic success.  Everyone was encouraged to decorate their homes with Christmas lights.  Baywinds was ablaze with color and the holiday spirit.  The fish fry was a total success with over 60 people attending. Even “Santa” – with the help of Bill Feller, made an appearance! Such and undertaking can only be as successful as the fine people who volunteered their time and talents to make it a success.  We should all thank Bill and Sue Beach for their donation of over sixty pounds of Perch; John and Judy Keiser , Kathy and Craig Good and Nancy and Bob Lonsinger for also donating fish; Sue Beach, Sue French, Carole Kmetz and Darlene Kolesar for breading it all; Sue Beach for frying all the fish; Darlene and Jim Kolesar, Bill and Sue French and Jeff Schmitz for all their help with the french fries and “hotdogs” for those that didn’t want fish.  This was a huge undertaking and was successful because of all the fine people who pitched in to help.  Thank you one and all!

 

10. Thank You!!!!!  Many people throughout the year have taken it upon themselves to do little jobs in the park or provide things for the park that benefit us all.  Thank you so much to all of you who have done so.  The annual park cleanup on May 22, 2004 brought out an army of helpers that accomplished a large amount of work in a very short period of time.  The fruits of their labors can be seen as we proudly look at the beauty of our park.  As summer approached many others helped maintain the park.  I will attempt to list some of the people and their contributions that I know of.  Please forgive me if you did something for us all and I missed acknowledging your contribution.  It is always a risk to do this.  In any event, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED MAKE BAYWINDS A NICE PLACE TO WEEKEND, VACATION OR LIVE !  A “tip of the hat” goes to: Jeff Schmitz for “weed wacking” the weeds in the marina the 4th of July weekend and Richard Kmetz for spraying them; Richard & Carole Kmetz and Scott Pritchard & Denny Fitzpatrick for trimming the bushes and trees near the fence; Nancy Lonsinger for helping keep the flower beds around lot 25 looking nice; John and Judy Keiser for donating even more plantings to beautify the park; Jeff and Barb Schmitz for creating the flower bed at the base of the flag pole; Bob Bresky & Mark Gorrell for donating a fax machine/copier to the association – it is set up at Scott’s place.  If you need to send or receive a fax or make a copy of something – see Scott; Richard Kmetz and Denny Fitzpatrick for painting the bottoms of the docks before they went into the water this spring; Darlene and Jim Kolesar for chairing the social events; Jim Luteran for putting together the Baywinds website and maintaining it; Richard & Carole Kmetz for planting the additional plants that John and Judy Keiser donated to the park and for keeping the flower beds clean and deadheading the flowers; Scott Pritchard and Richard Kmetz for the many hours expended in dealing with the business of Baywinds.  Thank you one and all!

 

11. Private Security Light:  The trustees discussed moving our private security light from the utility pole on the east side of our property to the utility pole on the west side our property and focusing the light on the marina.  This would illuminate the marina at night, making better use of the light. In its current position, most of the light it puts out is blocked by the trees.  Ohio Edison has been contacted and will move the light for us according to their schedule.

 

12. Winter Is On Its Way:  Here is your yearly reminder:  If you leave water on during the winter months, YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL EXPOSED PIPES ARE WRAPPED WITH HEAT TAPE.  Heat tape only lasts about five years or so.  If your heat tape is that old, you may want to have it checked out to make sure that it is in working order.

 

13. Baywinds Sign: In the previous newsletter, we reported that our sign at the entrance to the park on Bayshore Road might be encroaching on our neighbor’s property.  They informed us that they may want to erect a fence on the property line.  Bill Feller and Richard Kmetz searched out the survey pins and found that the sign is clearly on our property, but the surrounding gardens are not.  We probably will need to move (remove) the garden around the sign in the Spring.

 

14. Removal Of Boats:  Boats will need to be removed from the marina so that the docks can be secured for the winter by NO LATER THAN SUNDAY OCTOBER 17th.  If you need to leave your boat in longer than that, see Scott so that special arrangements can be made for you.

 

 

 

15. Dilemma, Dilemma, Dilemma:  The Dilemma is what to do with the docks this winter.  Mike Belkhe has removed the docks for us for the last several years at a cost of $450, but will not be able to do it anymore.  (Prior to that, we paid $1200).   It is the opinion of the people who have worked on the docks for us (Mike Belkhe, Molnar, and LakeCraft,) that we are doing more damage to the dock bottoms by removing them each year than we would if we would just leave them in the water for the winter.  All three have proposed that we disconnect the docks from the jetty, and float the jetty docks over to the floating finger docks.  They would then be nestled in between the finger docks and secured as a unit.  The poles that hold the floater would then be disconnected, and all the docks floated to the center of the marina where they would be tied off.  This would allow them to float freely with the ice -- thus eliminating our usual problems with ice and the docks.  The board discussed this at its last meeting on August 28, 2004 and was not in unanimous agreement.  The opinion was four to one in favor of floating the docks in the water for the winter.  If you have strong feelings regarding this issue or would like more information, please call or see Scott.  NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE!   We would like more input from you.  The Clam Bake is being held on September 18th and an INFORMAL DISCUSSION can be had at that time if you should so desire.  The decision will then be made by the board to either remove or float the docks based on feedback that we receive from you.  PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR OPINIONS ARE ON THIS MATTER.

 

 

16.Clam Bake:  Darlene and Jim Kolesar are busy planning our annual clam bake which is scheduled to take place on Saturday September 18, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $14.50/clam bake; $5.75/extra dozen clams and for those that don’t want clams, $9.00/chicken bake.  The cost includes a dozen clams, ½ chicken, corn, sweet potato, clam chowder and rolls.  Even side of the street is to bring a small dessert and the odd side of the street is to bring a small hors d’oeuvere.  The clam bake is not just for Baywinds residents.  You are welcome to invite friends as well.  You are reminded that you MUST ORDER and PAY IN FULL by September 8th to Darlene at lot #9 or mail a check to: Darlene Kolesar, 6875 Paula Drive,  Middleburg Hts., Ohio  44130.  NO ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2004.

 

17. Got Gas???: Scott would like to thank all of  the people who came out to support him as he and his guests were towed into safe harbor by  jet ski after he ran of out gas just off Dempsey’s near Johnson’s Island.  He said it touched his heart to know that so many people were concerned about his safety – not to mention all the “hootnin & hollerin” that took place as he was towed into our marina. J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baywinds Trustees Meeting Minutes

Saturday June 5, 2004

 

Present:  Scott Pritchard, Jeff Schmitz and Bob Bresky

Absent:  Ron Potter, John Meyer

 

The meeting convened at 9:30am and adjourned at 11:05am.

 

  1. Road Resurfacing:  Ken Sanders of Hart Asphalt has agreed to attend the special membership meeting that will be held to approve the final plans for the road resurfacing.  The purpose of his attendance at the meeting is to answer any questions the members may have and also to give individual estimates for driveways for anyone contemplating having their driveway paved at the time that the road is resurfaced.  The date of the special meeting was set for Saturday June 19, 2004 at 9:30AM at Baywinds.  A letter will be sent out to the membership as soon as possible to notify them of the meeting and the approximate cost to them for their share of the road resurfacing.  The board estimated that the approximate cost to each homeowner will be about $450. The board also decided to earmark $3000 of our $5,000 reserve account to help defray the cost of the road resurfacing.  The road will be resurfaced to a width of 14ft. – 16 ft.
  2. Preliminary Work:  Preliminary work that must be done before the road can be resurfaced is the replacement of three crocks and the installation of the connecting water lines.  The three crocks that must be done now are at Zimmerman’s – crock and line,  Lonsinger’s  - crock only and Gerber’s - crock and line.  Jack’s Excavating will do the work at a cost of $450 for each crock and $250 for the connecting water line.  The association is responsible for the crocks, but the individual homeowner is responsible for the connecting line.  In addition, we must install a crock and cover at Beach’s for the two shut off valves for each side of the street.  All of this work must be done before the resurfacing can take place.  Jack of Jack’s excavating indicated that he was about two weeks behind at this time, but promised to have our work completed before the fourth of July.  That would put our resurfacing project completion time at about mid July.
  3. Letter to Chris Garceau:   It was brought to the board’s attention that Chris may  be shutting off the water in the winter to individual homes improperly thus putting the water system in jeopardy of freezing.  The board will discuss this further at it’s next meeting and draft a letter to Chris indicating how it expects the water to each home to be shut off and notifying Chris that he would be held liable if it was not done in the proper manner.
  4. Pump House Painting:  Scott will pressure wash the pump  house and we will try to form a painting party to repaint it in the near future.  We are hoping that we can get some volunteers to help with the project.  It will be painted with a white masonry  paint and blue trim paint.
  5. Temporary Hold on Water and Electric Lines To The Docks:  Because of the restrictions imposed by the building department for extending the water and electric lines to the docks, the project will become more costly and probably prohibitive (at least for this season) since we have the major road project in the works.  As a result, this project has been place on hold and will be discussed at a later date.  As a temporary alternative, members who wish to wash their boats, can use the fresh water spigots located near the davit and near the floating dock.  Simply, connect your own hose to these and run it out to your boat.
  6. Christmas In July!  Scott will check with Darlene and Jim Kolesar about a Christmas in July event.  Details will be available later.
  7. Posting Of The Newsletter And Minutes:  It was suggested that the minutes of the trustees meeting also be posted on the bulletin board and website in the same manner that the Baywinds Newsletter is posted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(JULY 2004 – SEPTEMBER 2004)

 

Hello All!  Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April, 2004.  As always, if there are any questions, fell free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633 – 8858.

 

1.Welcome to New Residents:   Everyone at Baywinds would like to offer a hearty welcome to our new residents Todd and Kristin Zimmerman and Scott and Shari Aliff.  They purchased Joe Hoffman’s summer place.  We wish you a grand time at Baywinds and welcome you into our “Baywinds Family”.

 

2. New Trustees Elected:  At the annual meeting held on May 22, 2004, Richard Kmetz declined to run for another term as trustee.  Jeff Schmitz volunteered  to serve on the board.  By acclamation, Jeff Schmitz and Bob Bresky were elected to the board for a two year term.  At the executive session held at the conclusion of the meeting, I agreed to stay on as Treasurer, Scott agreed to remain as President and Doris Potter agreed to stay on as Secretary.

 

3. Gratitude and Much Appreciation To Richard Kmetz:  Many members expressed their gratitude and appreciation  for all of the time and hard work Richard has put in for the benefit of all Baywinds residents.  He has much knowledge of the history of the park and has been a priceless asset.  He has single handedly watched over many major projects in the park to make sure that they came to a successful conclusion.  Fortunately for us, he has agreed to continue to help in anyway that he can, but prefers to let some “new talent” serve on the board.  In recognition of all of Richard’s hard work over many years, the members present at the annual meeting voted Richard “Trustee Emeritus”.

 

4.Thank You:  Thank you to Denny Fitzpatrick and Richard Kmetz for painting the bottoms of the docks before they went back into the water.  Also, thank you to Darlene and Jim Kolesar for continuing to chair our social events.  They could always use some help, so if you are so inclined, please see Darlene and Jim to offer your talents.  Darlene has asked that you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE  make sure that you RSVP for all the social events.  It is very difficult for  Darlene to  know  how many to plan for unless she had an accurate count of those who will be attending.   You can RSVP to Jim and Darlene by calling 216 – 362 – 6123 or by e-mail at jimpp22171@aol.com Thank you for being considerate.

 

5. More Thank Yous:  The annual Park Clean Up was held at 1 PM on Saturday May 22  after the annual meeting.  It was refreshing to see such a large turn out and to see just how much work can be accomplished in such a short period of time by all of us working together.  Thank you to all who participated. Everyone owns a piece of this park and shares some responsibility in maintaining it. Thank you to John and Judy Keiser for donating the many flats of flowers that were planted to beautify the common areas.

6.We Passed With Flying Colors:  We received our annual inspection report from the Health Department of Ottowa County.  They found absolutely no violations in the Marina or Park!  Our park continues to be outstanding in the way that it is maintained and managed!

 

7. Baywinds Sign:  Our sign at the entrance to the park off Bayshore Road is located directly on the property line.  The surrounding landscaping encroaches on the new owners property west of the sign.  They have informed us that they may want to erect a fence along the property line.  That being the case, it may be necessary for us to move our sign in the near future.  Please be aware, that Baywinds isn’t moving – just the sign. (J)

 

8. Annual Street Sale: Due to lack of interest this year, the annual yard sale will not be held.  This gives you an extra year to gather your treasures together.  We will try again next year.

 

9. Lot #25 Parking :  Everyone is reminded that lot number 25 is not be used for storage of boats or trailers during the summer.  It is ok to park cars or trailers TEMPORARILY over the weekend on the lot, but they must be removed before you leave.  You are also reminded that you cannot store your boat on your property.

 

10. Parking Of Cars And Golf Carts At The Marina:  Please remember not to park cars or golf carts at the marina in any way that they would block clear and easy access to the launch ramp.  If you park your car at the marina, please park it adjacent to and near the pump house.  Golf carts should be parked in the Grassy area near lot #23 (John Meyer).   Because of emergency access needs, please DO NOT PARK GOLF CARTS ON THE JETTY!!!!   It is tempting to want to park a golf cart near your boat dock, but the Jetty must be kept free and clear.  Please abide by this request.

 

11. Website:  Thank you  to Jim Luteran who continues to maintain our website.  If you haven’t visited it yet, it can be found at www.baywnds.info.  And the password to get into the site is “letmein”.    Please keep the password confidential so that we can keep the sight as secure as reasonably possible.  Jim has asked that I let you know that he can post pictures on the website or other items of interest.   You can send the pictures to him by e-mail at jluteran@WVIZ.org  or “snail” mail him an actual photo and he will scan it and place it on the website. Jim’s home address will be found on our Bawyinds unit owners listing.  Since this newsletter will be posted on the website for the “whole world to see,” I don’t want to publish Jim’s home address in this newsletter. He suggested that those people that have homes for sale (L) might want to take advantage of this.  You will always find a copy of the current newsletter posted at the sight, plus other pertinent information that you might wish to know about Baywinds.

 

12. Donation To Lakeside Fire Department:  In their executive session, the board voted to again send a $20.00 donation to the Lakeside Fire Department.

 

13. Road Project:  Actually after only a short discussion at the annual meeting on May 22, 2004, the membership came to the conclusion that we really needed to do something with our road ASAP.  The board has already obtained estimates for asphalt as well as chip and seal.  After some discussion, it was determined that the membership was more in favor of Chip and Seal over Asphalt.  The cost to Chip and Seal the road from Bayshore Road all the way to the Marina including the turn-around area was approximately $10,000 .  The cost of asphalt was a little more than double that. The board was directed to look into this further and make arrangements for this to be done as soon as possible.  We will use a portion of our  “reserve account” to defray the cost of the road project for all unit owners.  In addition, each owner will have the opportunity to have their driveway chip and sealed at the same time that the road is being paved.  Cost to individual owners for their driveways will be in the neighborhood of $.75 to $1.25 per square foot of driveway paved.  To find out your approximate cost, simply measure the length and width of your driveway in feet, and multiply these two numbers together.  This will give you the square footage of your driveway.  Next multiply that number by $1.00.  The result will be the approximate cost to pave your driveway.  The more people who decide to pave their drives, the lower the price per square foot. The board will be in touch with everyone- perhaps by calling a special meeting- as soon as all the details are worked out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER Last

BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(April 2004 – June 2004)

 

Hello All – Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in December, 2003.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633 – 8858.

 

1.Condolences to Ron & Doris Potter:  It is with much sadness that we must report that some members of our Baywinds family have lost loved ones since the last newsletter.  Doris Potter’s father passed way on January 7, 2004.  All of us at Baywinds extend our heartfelt sympathies to Doris & Ron and to their families.

 

2.Winter Damage:  The poles that secure the floating dock were damaged this winter.  One of the brackets anchoring the poles snapped and another pole was bent.  Scott was able to see for himself what caused this and what role the ice played in it.  He met with Sam from LakeCraft Corporation to devise a repair and solution so that this doesn’t happen again.  The damage will be repaired ASAP.

 

3.Lot 25 Trailer Parking:  As per BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATIONS , you are reminded that lot 25 is NOT to be used for the summer storage of boat trailers.  This lot is only to be used for over flow parking of guest cars and the occasional TEMPORARY parking of a trailer (such as over the weekend.)  You also may NOT store trailers on your own lot.

 

4.Annual Meeting:  Please reserve the date of May 22, 2004 for our annual meeting to be held at the Danbury Township Hall.  More details will be sent to you as the date approaches. At this meeting, you will be asked to elect two trustees.  The terms of Richard Kmetz and Bob Bresky will come to an end.  If you would be interested in serving as a trustee for a two year term, please contact one of the current trustees so that your name can be placed on the ballot.

 

5.Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled trustees meeting will be held in March 2004.

 

I’m sure all of you are getting spring fever and can’t wait for all the snow, cold and ice to disappear for good.  It will be great to see all of you again and get started on another fun summer at Baywinds.  Until then, take care.

 

 

 

 

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(January 2004 – March 2004)

 

Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in October.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330 – 633 – 8858.

 

 

  1. All ready for Winter:  The new fence and sprinkler system are all installed and the sprinkler system has been winterized.  Electric and water lines have been installed to the edge of the shore and hopefully, the project to extend electric and water to the docks will be completed next year.  All the dead and diseased trees have been removed and the stumps ground.  Next year, plans are to put a flower garden along the new fence.  This Fall, Scott was able to purchase some shrubbery at Lowes for 75% off.  He bought several large arborvitaes and several grasses.  They have already been planted along the new fence and should give us a head start in the Spring.
  2. Trustees Meeting:  At the trustees meeting held on October 18, 2003 the proposed budget for 2004 was approved.  Total Income expected is $24, 120 and  total budgeted is $24, 120.  Quarterly assessments will remain the same for 2004 at $256.60 per quarter.
  3. Great Job “Cutting Edge”:  The trustees discussed and approved giving a bonus of $100 to our lawn maintenance company for the special care and good work they did for us this past summer. The bonus will be mailed in a thank you card around the Holiday season.
  4. Did  you know?:  For those of you without weekly trash pick up, it is possible to buy  prepaid trash bags at Mutach’s Market in Marblehead, and also at IGA.  The cost of the bags are about $1.50 each and will be picked up by BFI trash service as they come down our street to pick up trash for regular customers.  A note to all who do leave trash for pick up – please put the trash bags in GARBAGE CANS.   Animals have been getting into some of the unattended bags and garbage has been blown all over the park.
  5. Project for next year:  The trustees are thinking about possibly moving the current sink and commode in the pump house to one of the shower stalls that we currently use for storage of picnic tables.  That would free up a larger area for storage where we currently have the toilet and sink. The estimated cost of this project would be about $300 - $400.
  6. Next Trustees Meeting:  The next scheduled meeting of the trustees will  be held  in March 2004.  As always, we will be thinking ahead to the Spring Annual Meeting and would like to encourage anyone who would like to run for a position on the board to submit their name to any of the trustees so that  your name can be included on the ballot.

 

Finally, your trustees would like to wish you all a Wonderful and Blessed Holiday Season and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!  Stay warm during the winter and think thoughts of Spring!  See you all again next year!


BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

OCTOBER 2003 – DECEMBER 2003

 

Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in June.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330- 633- 8858.

 

  1. Baywinds Website:  Jim Luteran has used his skills to create a website for us.  We have been posting the trustees meeting minutes and the quarterly newsletter on the website for your information.  The existence of the website was mentioned in a previous newsletter.  This is just a reminder that it can be found at www.baywinds.info  and the password is “letmein” .  Please keep the password confidential to keep the website as secure as possible.
  2. Boats Out of the Marina:  Please try to have your boat out of the marina by October 19th so that the docks can be removed.  If you need to leave your boat in longer and your dock is on the jetty side, please move it to any of the empty docks on the main floater which will not be coming out of the water.  If there are any questions, please call Scott.
  3. Tree Planting:  Hopefully by the time this newsletter gets in your hands, we will have planted another tree in the park as a living memorial to Barb Schmitz’s mother who passed away earlier this summer.  We would like to develop a landscaping plan for future plantings and would like a committee to develop a master plan.  Please contact your trustees if you would be willing to do this.
  4. Ramp:   We had the black top approach to the ramp sealed for the winter.  It was done at a cost of $75 by a company who just happened to be doing work at Commadore Bay.  Their estimate was less expensive than what we could have done it ourselves.
  5. Tree Removal:  By now you should have noticed that several trees were removed from the park and others were trimmed.  There was significant damage from the barrage of storms this summer making it necessary to have some trees trimmed of dead branches and others totally taken down because they were either dead or rotting in the middle posing a danger to anyone near them.  Two trees were removed near Lonsinger’s and the willow tree by the ramp was removed as well.  Total cost of the service was about $1400 including stump grinding.
  6. Hand Rails:  Lake Craft installed handrails on the docks along the jetty.  Eight handrails were installed at a cost of $175 each.  This hopefully will make it safer for those with docks along the Jetty and help prevent anyone from slipping and falling.
  7. Crock Replacement: The trustees decided to put on hold the project of replacing the crocks and water lines on lots 1,2 and 3 this year.  We will postpone this until next year.  Jack’s excavating will be doing the work since he is the most familiar with our water lines.  The estimated cost is about $500 - $600 per crock.  Homeowners on those lots will share a small cost of part of the project for the water line connection to their unit.
  8. Heat Tape:  Here is your yearly reminder:  If you leave your water on during the winter months, YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL EXPOSED PIPES ARE WRAPPED WITH HEAT TAPE.  Heat tape only lasts about five  years or so.  If your heat tape is that old,  you may want to have it checked out to make sure that it is in working order.
  9. Marina/Commons Area Improvements:  On Saturday August 23rd, a group of volunteers got together and installed a split rail fence along the east property line.  Richard Kmetz had removed the old snow fencing, cleared up all brush and had the site ready for construction of the fence.  While we had the trencher, we also trenched for electrical lines and for water lines.  The fence went up fast, and the rest of the day was spent laying water lines for an irrigation/sprinkler system and electric and water lines to carry electricity and fresh water to the docks.  We will use one of our old bladder tanks and well pump to pump water out of the marina for the sprinkler system.  Fresh water will be provided to the docks along with electricity.  We will finish this project next year by alternating fresh water and electrical connections to every other dock.  Time only allowed for installation of the electric lines and water lines to shore this year.  Many thanks to all who helped with this project:  Richard and Carole Kmetz, Scott and Denny, Fred Luzius , Mark Gorrell and me (grin).
  10. Thank You!!!!!!!!  Many people have taken it upon themselves to do little jobs in the park that benefit us all.  Thank you so much for all of you that have done so.  I will  attempt to list a few people and their contributions that I know of.  Please forgive me if you did something in the park that benefits us all and I missed you.  In any event, THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE HELPED MAKE BAYWIDS A NICE PLACE TO WEEKEND, VACATION OR LIVE.  A “tip of the hat” goes to :Darlene and Jim Kolesar and Emma Luzius for their hard work on socials and keeping our gambling skills honed with CLR;  John and Judy Kaieser  for donating flowers to beautify the park again this year;  Jim and Darlene, Craig and Kathy Good, Tim Feller, Scott and Denny  for pulling weeds in the marina.  Richard Kmetz and Scott Pritchard for the many hours expended in dealing with all the business of Baywinds and for their handy work in all the “projects” that we have taken on this year.  Coming from the “treasurer” these guys saved us a lot of money by encouraging “do it yourself” projects to make the park a nicer place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of Baywinds Trustees Meeting

Saturday July 26, 2003  9 A.M.

 

 

Present at the meeting:  Scott Pritchard, Richard Kmetz, John Meyer, Bob Bresky

Unable to attend: Ron and Doris Potter

 

In this meeting, the board discussed and/or approved the following:

 

  1. Annual donation to the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department of $20.00
  2. We have started a plan to plant memorial trees in the park in memory of loved ones who have passed on.  We have planted a tree in memory of Doris Potter’s mother, and will be planting another tree in memory of Barb Schmitz’s mother.  We felt that it would be wise to develop a landscaping plan for the park indicating where future trees should be planted as well as the type of trees.  Some thoughts mentioned were lining the drive with trees as we come into the park from Bayshore Rd.  We would like to see a “grounds committee” established to draw up a master plan than can be followed in the future.  We are looking for volunteers who would do this for the park.
  3. There was significant tree damage with the barrage of storms that passed through the park in the last several weeks.  It is necessary to have some limbs trimmed out of some trees and to have some trees removed altogether.  Estimates were obtained for the following work: remove two willows by Lonsingers – there is only one living section on the trees.  Most of both trees are dead and pose a danger at the entrance to the park. To remove both trees is $700.  The Hickory tree by Ralph Meyers needs to have some dead wood at the top removed. $100  The Mulberry tree next to the pump house is dead and needs to be removed. $25.  The Willow tree next to the ramp is rotted in the middle and the only part of the tree that is still living is the outside part. We have spent a lot of money on this tree in the past and spending more in the future is not justified.  Since the tree is in a weakened state,  the board decided to have it removed as well to prevent damage to the new ramp if it should be blown down. Cost for this tree is $350.  We would have and additional charge of $50 per stump to have them ground.  The board decided to have three stumps ground at a cost of $150. Total  cost will be about $1400.  We will proceed with the tree removal as soon as possible.
  4. We planned to pull weeds along the Jetty on Sunday July 27th and were going to ask for volunteers to do this.  However, Darlene and Jim Kolesar took it upon themselves to complete this task on Saturday for us.  Thank you to Darlene and Jim and to anyone who may have helped them.
  5. The need to seal the blacktop at the top of the ramp was discussed.  The board approved this item and planned on purchasing about 10 gallons of sealer and the tools necessary to apply the sealer.  However, Commodore Bay was having some sealing work done as the trustees meeting was taking place.  We discovered this, and asked for an estimate.  The estimate came in at only $75.  The company was given approval by board members and sealed it that same morning.  They did a fine job.
  6. A review of the work done by Lake Craft in constructing the new hand-rails for the docks received a thumbs up.  Eight hand-rails were installed at a cost of $175 each.
  7. Richard Kmetz was thanked for his work in clearing the old snow fence from the east side of our property and getting rid of brush and debris.  Richard took it upon himself to do this for us in preparation for installation of the new split rail fence along the east property line.  The new fence will run from the end of the pump house to the marina.  A total length of 110 feet.  Total estimated cost will be $350 for the materials plus rental of a trencher to do the work.  At the time of the fence installation, we will run a water line and electric line from the marina to the pump house.  We will use one of the old bladder tanks and the water pump from the old well to pump water from the marina and use it to water the grass and trees in the common area at the marina.   It is estimated that we will need about 4 or 5 sprinkler heads to do this.   Again, volunteers will be asked to give up some time for this project.
  8. We need to replace the line on the flagpole and maybe the light at the top.  The light apparently was blown away in one of the storms.  Richard said he thought that he had some line.  He will just need some help taking the flagpole down and putting it back up again after the line is replaced.
  9. Since the docks were painted this spring, we need to stencil on the numbers for each dock again.  Richard has stencils at home and will bring them to Baywinds to use on the docks.
  10. The trustees decided to put on hold the project of replacing the crocks and water lines on lots 1,2 and 3 this year.  We will postpone this until next year.  Jack’s Excavating will be doing the work, since he is most familiar with our water lines.  Estimated cost was about $500 - $600 per crock.  Homeowners on those lots will share a small cost of part of the project for the water line connection to their unit.
  11. The next trustee meeting will be held in October.

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20 A.M.

 

 

             Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                   Bob Bresky


BAYWINDS QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

 

(JULY – SEPTEMBER 2003)

 

Here are the latest updates on Baywinds happenings since the last newsletter in April.  As always, if there are any questions, feel free to contact any of the trustees.  I can be reached by e-mail at rbresky@neo.rr.com or at 330-633-8858.

 

 

  1. Yearly Meeting:  The yearly meeting was held at the Danbury Township Hall on Saturday May 17th at 10:00 am.  At this meeting, Scott Pritchard, Ron Potter and John Meyer were reelected as trustees by acclamation. 

 

  1. Lawn Service:  Majestic Landscaping which was cutting our grass, split their partnership and  one of the partners is now cutting our grass.  The new name of the company  is The Cutting Edge.  If you are having any particular problems, contact the company or Northcoast Property Management Co.

 

  1. New e – mail  Address:  Northcoast Property Management Co. is changing their e-mail address.  The new address is : admin@ncpmgt.com  Their office is located at 129 Madison Street, 1B  Port Clinton, Ohio 43452   Mailing address is P.O. Box 235 Port Clinton, Ohio 43452  Office phone number is 419 – 734- 6139 or Toll Free 877 – 734 – 6139  Fax number is 419 – 734 – 1114  They also have an after hours EMERGENCY number : 1 – 800 – 206 – 0328

 

  1. Lot 25 Trailer Parking:  Please be aware that lot 25 is not to be used for summer           parking of boat trailers.  It is only to be used for the temporary parking of trailers (such as over the weekend) or guest cars.  Many places in the area can provide you with a place to store your trailer over the summer for a nominal fee.

 

  1. Annual Yard Sale:  Please mark your calendars for Saturday, July 19, 2003.  This is the date of our annual yard sale.  Start collecting your treasures now!

 

  1. Upcoming Projects:  Lakecraft Corporation has been contacted to fabricate hand rails for our docks.  They are very slippery especially when the docks are wet.  Since we have been sited in the past for not having them, the Board thought it would be prudent to address this issue as soon as possible. They will be installed as soon as they have been fabricated.   We will also continue with our on-going scheduled crock replacement.  We will try to replace three of them this summer.  The old snow fence on the East side of the property by the pump house needs to be removed and replaced with a split rail fence.  However, there is a good deal of poison ivy in the area and that needs too be removed/killed before any work can be done there.  And finally, the pump house needs to be repainted.  If you could help with any of these projects, it would greatly be appreciated.  Please see one of the trustees to let them know that you would be willing to help.

 

  1. Five Mile Per Hour Speed Limit:  Please observe the 5mph speed limit as you drive down our road. It is for the safety of all residents and guests.  Also, please advise your guests of the speed limit in the park.

 

  1. Park Clean Up:  Thank you to all of the folks that helped with the park clean up Saturday afternoon May 17th.  We were able to get a lot of work accomplished in a very short period of time.  It would not have been possible without all the help  we received.

 

  1. Baywinds Roster:  A new Baywinds owner roster should be enclosed with your quarterly statement in June.  The one that you received with your annual meeting packet had some incorrect phone numbers and addresses.  Corrections were made at the annual meeting.  Mattie Wallace from Northcoast Property Management Company will make the corrections and enclose the new roster  with the June quarterly statements.  Please destroy the old roster.

 

  1. Thank You:  A big thank you to Darlene and Jim Kolesar for hosting the burger and hot dog picnic in the park on Saturday May 17th.  The food and fellowship were great. A lot of work goes into planning and putting these affairs together.  We really appreciate all that Jim and Darlene do for us.


8.       improvements to the marina with the balance of the money—running electric and water to the docks, installing a marker light at the entrance of the marina for those who find themselves boating at night and provide more lighting in the commons area. If you have any comments regarding these ideas, please let your trustees know.

 

9.       Guidelines For Using The Ramp:  The ramp was designed for launching small boats and jet skis only.  Be careful in using it.  The concrete goes into the water about ten feet.  It is suggested that you STAY AWAY from the davit side of the ramp as much as possible, because there is about a 20 inch drop off on that side. You could easily get into trouble. – BE CAREFUL.  Richard Kmetz said he will try to mark the end of the concrete with a flag so that you will know where the ramp ends.

 

10.   Pump House Keys:  Keys to the pump house restrooms are available to anyone who wants them.  See Scott if you would like a key.  I believe that there is a key hanging in the general area of the restroom door as well.

 

11.   Picnic Table No Longer On The Jetty:  The picnic table that was out on the Jetty has been moved back to the commons area.  Richard Kmetz placed a park bench out on the jetty for your enjoyment.  Please leave all picnic tables in the common area.

 

12.   Unofficial Discussion:  There was an “unofficial” discussion at the association picnic on Sunday May 26th, regarding the need for more picnic tables for our social events. It is very labor intensive to borrow and round up tables from residents throughout the park –then return them after the event.  It was suggested that we buy about four more picnic tables to be used in the commons area for our social events and also to buy a couple gas grills. As it stands now, every time Darlene has a social event that requires cooking food, they must use their own gas grill plus borrow others.  If you have any thoughts on this either way, please let your trustees know what is on your mind.

 

13.   Speed In The Park:  PLEASE observe the 5mph speed limit in the park and ask your guests to do so as well.  This includes all vehicles- including golf carts, mopeds and scooters.  This was a concern discussed at the annual meeting.  There are small children playing in yards and it would be very easy for them to stray into the street.  Please be careful and keep the speed down. This will also cut down on the amount of dust created along the road.

 

14.   The Phantom Has Struck Again!  Last year, someone ‘walked off’ with our speed limit signs (in some cases post and all!).  This year the phantom has struck again-- this time taking the “visitor parking” signs. Does anyone have a clue??  If so, please turn the culprits in to the Baywinds Police!