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Board Bulletin: March 28, 2020
Posted on Mar 28th, 2020

Annual Meeting Results
On Wednesday evening, March 25, the Board of Directors convened, via teleconference, the 2020 LAIA Annual Meeting.  Usually our annual meetings are a grand gathering of Association members, as much a social occasion as a business meeting.  This year’s meeting, due to the prohibition of public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, was a sad exception.  The Board is extremely grateful for the Members’ understanding and cooperation to allow us to proceed with a “closed” meeting and continue the business of Loch Alpine.  But we missed you.  Especially, we thank the 211 members who submitted their votes on Board candidates and the annual assessment with absentee or proxy ballots.  This more than fulfilled our quorum requirements of 160 members by “…presence, by proxy, or by written absentee ballot.”  And here are the results of your votes:
  • The 2020-2021 assessment of $775 per Category A (house) lot was approved 208 to 3. 
  • Incumbents Lucy Cohen, Brian Daugherty and David Stockson were re-elected to the Board of Directors for another two-year term.  Glenda Haskell was also elected to a two-year term.  Welcome Glenda!
  • Winning by random drawing a 50% waiver of their annual assessment are lot 111, Eileen Bond and Lucinda Orwoll, and lot 368, Bob Shuchman.
We appreciate Jonathan Rodgers and Joseph Neely for their willingness to be candidates for election to the Board.
 
Finally, the annual Loch Alpine Award for exemplary volunteer service to the community was given to each of two remarkable individuals: Sue Inderhees and Linda Goldberg.  See accompanying article about them and the Loch Alpine Award on the home page of this website.
 
Thank you again, Loch Alpine, for helping us to move forward through a very strange, anxious and hopeful time.  Let’s hold strong and healthy together, and make next year’s annual meeting a real celebration!
 
Yard Waste and Large Items Pick-up Suspended
From our carrier Waste Management: “Effective immediately, we are temporarily suspending the collection of bulk waste, e.g., furniture, mattresses, appliances, toilets. Additionally, we will be delaying the start of our yard waste collection season. Furthermore, all solid waste should be bagged tightly and placed in a Waste Management or personal container at your curb.  Waste Management will continue monitoring the nation’s and state’s response to this public health emergency. When the situation normalizes, we will return to regular service. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and solidarity and we apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause you.”
 
Please do not leave yard waste bags or bundles at the street. It may be weeks before they are picked up, and meanwhile they should be stored along the side or behind your houses.  Please help keep Loch Alpine’s “curb appeal” looking good.
 
Playground Germs
Local municipalities have closed off children’s playground equipment because they may transmit the COVID-19 virus.  Think about it… swings, slides, climbing bars and ladders handled by many, many different children have surfaces that can transfer the virus from one child to another to a family in the course of a few days.  Loch Alpine asks parents and youngsters to practice caution and hygiene during this infectious time.  Please avoid using Loch Alpine park playground equipment.