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1 Keehner Meadows HOA 2014 Annual Meeting
2014 Annual HOA Meeting Keehner Meadows HOA 2014 Annual Meeting Sunday, March 2, 2014 Tuesday, April 29,2014 Amy Steingraeber, President Ann Niehaus, Secretary Caroline Brace, Treasurer

2 Agenda 2014 Annual HOA Meeting Call to Order Introductions
Proof of Notice of Meeting or Waiver Attendance & Quorum (Total lots 124, Quorum = 36) Reading of Minutes of Preceding Meeting or Wavier Reports Committees – Social & Chronicles, Maintenance & Landscaping, Other Financial - Review and Progress Against Goals / Prior Year Stats Accomplishments – HOA Directory, HOA Website, Keehner Chronicles Election of Trustees Secretary Position New Issues Other Questions Adjournment

3 Keehner Meadows HOA Call to Order Proof of Notice Attendance & Quorum
2014 Annual HOA Meeting Keehner Meadows HOA Call to Order Proof of Notice Mailed February 1, 2014 Attendance & Quorum Review Count on Attendance Sheet Reading of Minutes of Prior Meeting 2013 or Waiver

4 2013 HOA Minutes 2014 Annual HOA Meeting
Keehner Meadows 2012 Annual HOA Meeting Minutes Sunday March 4, 2012 at the West Chester Library The annual meeting of the Keehner Meadows Community Association was held on Sunday March 4, 1012 at the West Chester Library in West Chester, Ohio. Notice of the meeting was sent by regular mail in January Amy Steingraeber called the meeting to order at approximately 3:14 p.m. A total of 29 residents were in attendance and seven proxys were received. The following residents were in attendance: Russell of 7315 Leemel Drive, Barron of 7324 Leemel Dr. , Bucher of 7316 Leemel Dr. , Wurst of 7257 Julie’s Cove, Lusk of 8961 Wintergreen, Voss of 8914 Wintergreen Drive, Colangelo of 8907 Michelle Point, Betscher of 8926 Michelle Point, Kerber of 7270 Susan Springs Drive, Johnson of 7240 Susan Springs, Robertson of 7230 Susan Springs, Buck of 7350 Susan Springs, Guzman of 7370 Susan Springs, Brace of 7380 Susan Springs, Direnzi of 7400 Susan Springs, Carr of 7397 Susan Springs, Runkle of 7387 Susan Springs, Carr of 7357 Susan Springs, Baker of 8924 Wintergreen, Niehaus of 7297 Susan Springs, McDonald of 7457 Susan Springs, Steingraeber of 7507 Susan Springs, Dunsford of 7480 Susan Springs, Doddy of 7440 Susan Springs. Proxys were received for Jensen of 7390 Sussex Dr, Wagner of 7299 Leemel Drive, Williams of 7307 Leemel Drive, Almer of 8937 Michelle Point, Gunn of 8936 Michelle Point, Sefton of 7377 Susan Springs, and Thompson of 7500 Susan Springs. Keith Betscher made a motion to waive the reading of the minutes from the 2011 Annual Meeting. The motion was seconded by Dan Steingraeber and Geri Baker and then approved with no objections. Keith Betscher announced the next community wide garage sale will be held on Saturday April 28th. The community association pays for the advertisements and posts signs directing others to the neighborhood. This is an excellent way for the homeowners to sell their used and unwanted items. Keith also discussed the maintenance at the front entrance way. There is one bad sprinkler head that will be replaced. Light poles at the front entrance have been rewired and have new bulbs as well as a new photo eye. Keith does not want to put lights on a timer because of power outages. Larry Voss made a suggestion for a backup to be purchased. Keith gave credit to the homeowners across the street from the model home that currently cut the grass on both sides of the entrance to the neighborhood for a nominal fee. It saves the HOA a significant amount of money to not have this contracted out. The bid for the 2012 landscaping of the beds has a very minimal increase. Amy Steingraeber, acting president, will maintain planters and change out the plants 4x per year. Keith is requesting that homeowners keep their exterior lights on at night for those neighbors that may be out walking. Geri Baker, acting Treasurer, discussed the current budget. She explained that the HOA is doing well and the fees have been maintained at $140 annually. Overages in the budget from 2011 were due to the planter boxes being stolen at the front entrance, water line leak at the front entrance and liens filed for those who have not paid HOA fees. She discussed the current status of residents who had not paid their HOA fees for 2012 and the cost to file on those. The administrative items for the meeting included the addition of the neighborhood directory, HOA website and the return of the Keehner Chronicles. The new website is All forms for improvements as well as the covenants are available on this site. The forums on this site will take the place of the old YAHOO GROUPS. Please make sure you visit this site and register as a user for the forums. After updating resident information at the meeting, the neighborhood directory will be available as well as a plat map of Keehner Meadows. We are also hoping to reintroduce the Keehner Chronicles, a neighborhood newsletter updating residents on the goings on of the neighborhood. We will be looking for street representatives as this project progresses. There are no available positions for election at this time but it was announced that Geri Baker’s position will be available next year. The last agenda of the meeting was the proposal for a shed amendment. Our current covenants do not allow for sheds. One of the residents spoke to the members of the meeting to propose a change. The HOA has contacted an attorney to discuss these changes and what needs to be done. It was explained that 75% (93 lots) of homeowners would have to sign and agree to the change. The HOA has provided a full list of specific guidelines and restrictions that would have to be put into place for any changes to happen. The legal fees would be approximately $950. The residents who wish to make the change will be required to do the work in obtaining the signatures. Discussions continued about the value or devalue of properties with sheds. Keith Betscher thanked the board for handling a controversial issue in such a fair unbiased way. The meeting adjourned at approximately 4:45 pm.

5 Keehner Meadows HOA Reports - Committees
2014 Annual HOA Meeting Keehner Meadows HOA Reports - Committees Keehner Chronicles Social

6 Keehner Chronicles Newsletter
What is it? A newsletter that is delivered to your mailbox 3-4 times a year. Goal: Provide information to Keehner Meadows homeowners in a streamlined format New homeowners New family additions Classifieds Babysitters, painters, cleaning services, home maintenance, lawn care, etc. Communicate information from the board to homeowners

How can you help? We need information to fill the newsletter: Neighborhood events Neighborhood news Additions to the classifieds Favorite recipes to share with neighborhood US:

8 Sample Newsletter

9 Keehner Meadows Social Committee
Goal: to plan neighborhood-wide events where neighbors can socialize and meet new neighbors Join our List: Or sign up on clipboard

10 Join Keehner Meadows on FACEBOOK!

11 We need YOU! To host/plan events such as:
Block party in your cul-de-sac Wine & cheese Game night Golf outing Back yard BBQ Ladies night/men’s night Kids party Backyard movie night Book club

12 Keehner Meadows HOA Reports – Committees
2014 Annual HOA Meeting Keehner Meadows HOA Reports – Committees Common Areas Maintenance Front Entranceway – Lighting, Sprinklers Landscaping Annual Keehner Meadows Yard Sale Date – last Saturday of April; 8AM-1PM April 26th

13 HOA Financials 2014 Annual HOA Meeting

2014 Annual HOA Meeting KM HOA Board ACCOMPLISHMENTS HOA Board “Score Board” HOA Homeowners Directory HOA Website – facebook Continuation of HOA Keehner Chronicles

15 KM HOA Board Stats 2014 Annual HOA Meeting

16 Welcome New 2013 Residents! Justin & Jann Volz (7324 Leemel Drive)
Jason Brisken (8907 Michelle Point) Kathryn & Lucas Sheehan (8968 Wintergreen) Jonathon Duncan (7273 Julie's Cove)

17 HOA Directory 2014 Annual HOA Meeting HOA Directory 2013

18 Keehner Meadows HOA Website
2014 Annual HOA Meeting Keehner Meadows HOA Website Repository for all essential documents Homeowner Forums Homeowner Directory News, Updates, and Calendar Important Links

19 Keehner Meadows HOA Website
2014 Annual HOA Meeting Keehner Meadows HOA Website

20 Keehner Meadows HOA Election of Trustees
2014 Annual HOA Meeting Keehner Meadows HOA Election of Trustees One Formal Position Open at this time Ann Niehaus – Secretary until 2014 Caroline Brace– Treasurer until 2016 Amy Steingraeber – President until 2015 Unofficial Positions Keith Betscher –HOA Maintenance Alyssa Carr, Ashley Direnzi, Kelli O’Connell – Social Committee Volunteers Always Welcome!

21 Secretary Election KM HOA By-Laws, Section 18.b. Role of Secretary:
2014 Annual HOA Meeting KM HOA By-Laws, Section 18.b. Role of Secretary: The Secretary shall record the votes and keep the minutes and proceedings of meetings of the Board and of the Members, serve notice of meetings of the Board and of the Members, keep appropriate current records showing the names of Members of the Association together with their addresses and shall act in the place instead of the President in the event of the President’s absence or refusal to act.

22 Secretary Election Candidates:
2014 Annual HOA Meeting Candidates: Suzanne Thompson, 7500 Susan Springs Drive

23 Keehner Meadows HOA Other Issues Questions Adjournment
2014 Annual HOA Meeting Keehner Meadows HOA Other Issues Questions Adjournment

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