The meeting was called to order by President Cesar Jimenez at 7:30 pm. Board members were introduced. They included:
Cesar Jimenez (President), Susan Heinking (architecture), Steve Pahl (treasurer), Robin Pence (social), and Linda Noshay (secretary). Other HOA members introduced themselves as well. Cesar reported that there is an opening on the board for the position of mosquito abatement. Mike Vito volunteered for this position. Steve handed out 2023 budget proposal. After a brief discussion, Mike Vito moved to accept the report. Chris Filskov seconded and it was unanimously approved.
Ralph Pence volunteered to take over the position of commissioner of Pilcher Park.
A discussion followed regarding the church home on Maine Trail. Linda said she would begin some research from the county, especially to determine regulations regarding number of unrelated persons allowed to be living in the same residence.
A member asked if the HOA would consider adding tick treatment in addition to the mosquito abatement, as his dogs were being affected by the ticks in wooded areas. Another HOA member asked about vandalism by young people in the neighborhood and a short discussion followed. We were asked to be vigilant and report any findings to McHenry County police. Another short discussion ensued regarding website usage and whether the CBTHOA site is updated and being used. Complaints were voiced about Nextdoor and how to keep it local.
The next topic of discussion was damage from the recent ice storm and the branches and tree trunks left by the road. Linda reported that she had contacted Nunda Twp, and they promised to come by as soon as possible to collect it. Cesar then presented a concern regarding the danger of youngsters on bikes in the neighborhood after dark with no lights. Linda then added that there is an underage young boy driving a mini motorized dirt bike at excessive speeds throughout the neighborhood as well. The police have been notified to look out for him and potentially others. Many members said they had seen him. We were encouraged to report any sightings to the county police.
With no more new business reported, Donald moved to adjourn. Linda seconded and the vote was unanimous.