PCC Board Minutes for December 13, 2014
Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance at 10:35 a.m.
The following motions were proposed and voted upon by your board members present. They are as follows:
1.) Replacement board member for vacated secretary position. Nominee Kevin Sweeney (23106 Saddle) was voted upon with motion to accept him as PCC Board Secretary. Motion approved.
2.) Treasurer’s report. Proposal to pay accumulated property back taxes to Chelan County on quit claim deeded property located a 25831 Camp 12 Road was discussed. Motion to proceed with payment of back taxes to be recovered during planned lottery proceedings was approved.
Also included was the treasurer’s report regarding Chelan County Audit of PCC owned properties currently identified/classified as Open Space Resources for tax purposes which qualify for reduced tax rate. Proposal discussed to continue to maintain subject properties as Open Space Resources for tax purposes was voted upon. Motion approved.
3.) Hiring committee recommendation for the position of New Association Manager which will soon become vacated due to the retirement of Mary Cox was voted upon. Board and members were introduced by hiring committee chairperson Jeanne Whitlow to the selected candidate, Brad Ulrich. Brad provided a brief overview of his background and qualifications to those present. Motion to hire Brad Ulrich was voted upon by board. Motion approved.
4.) Watershed Update Proposal regarding current progress and strategy to ensure project completion without cost to PCC members. Overview of strategy presented by Doug Pendleton included stewardship best practice, debris disposal (burn piles), logistic challenges in unit/zone #7, proposal for the sale to members of harvested wood of no commercial value (for firewood), and volunteer brush collection policy and funding by DNR. Doug's Watershed Project strategy and moving forward process recommendations were voted by board. Motion approved.
The following additional topics were discussed/presented to the board and members. They are as follows:
- Consolidation of Fire District 4 (Ponderosa) with Fire District 9 which will ensure greater skilled firefighter resource availability to our community as well as improve already excellent response times. Additionally, current District 4 personnel will have access to enhanced training opportunities and equipment.
- The three recent ballot issues were all approved by the vote of the membership.
Issue #1 Approve Proposed 2015 Maintenance and Operations Budget of $660.00 per lot for period January 1 to December 31, 2015 For: 168 Against: 55
Issue #2 Approve Waiving the Annual Audit for 2015 For: 189 Against: 40
Issue #3 Authorize the Board to spend up to $48,000 from the Capital Improvement Reserve Fund to make drainage improvements to some of Ponderosa’s gravel roads. For: 163 Against: 66
- A discussion of the circumstances surrounding a prohibited intentional discharge of a firearm within Ponderosa geographical boundaries was held without a decision regarding the amount of fine to be imposed. Deferred to resolution in executive session.
- Ponderosa now has a state Certified Cross Connection Control Water Specialist thanks to the great academic acumen of our own outstanding water system manager Ken Severance.
- Hydraulic analysis is ongoing.
-Well #6 repair is underway.
Motion to break and adjourn to executive session approved at 12:25.
Regular option meeting resumed at 12:45 p.m.
Disposition regarding the prohibited intentional discharge of a firearm within Ponderosa geographical boundaries by member Tracy Gronlund at 24610 Spur. The Board voted to approve a reduction in the fine of $1000 previously imposed to $500, and accept Mr. Gronlund’s offer to no longer hunt in US Forest Service property which borders the Ponderosa.
Motion to adjourn meeting at 12:55pm.
PCC Board Secretary