In advance of the official meeting minutes, here is a brief draft summary of our annual meeting.

We held the Annual Meeting of the Timber Lakes Property Owners Association on Saturday, July 14, 2012. There were approximately 100 property owners present. Owners elected three directors to fill the open three-year terms. Craig Allen and Gary Hume were re-elected to the Board and Cliff Lackman was elected to the remaining three-year term. Cliff lives on the mountain and we welcome him to the board.

The Board reviewed the annual operating budget, which was approved in a previous meeting. The budget covers the fiscal year, which began on July 1, 2012 and ends on June 30, 2013. There was a discussion about capital improvements and the pros and cons of funding a reserve for such improvements. The owners voted NOT TO APPROVE formally funding the capital expenditures reserve. This means that the board will set aside funds for capital expenditures but there will be no legally binding requirement that those funds can only be spent on the specified items in the capital reserve budget. They can be used for whatever purpose the board deems appropriate.

In addition to the financial discussions, representatives of the Wasatch County Fire District made a presentation about fire danger and reminded owners to be extra careful.

The First Responders invited owners to join their group and become trained in providing assistance in medical emergencies.

Following the public meeting, the Board of Directors met, elected officers and made assignments for the fiscal year (July 2012 through June 2013). The results:

Gary Hume – President

Craig Allen – Vice President of Administration – Security, Risk Management and the Office.

Shane Olsen – Vice President of Operations – Road Maintenance and Water Company Liaison.

Milt Taylor – Vice President of Finance

Rex Gale – Treasurer

Theresa Gubler – Secretary – Newsletter, Annual Meeting, Annual Election

Mike Durr – State Fire Liaison – Government Relations, Common Areas

Gordon Huetter – Capital Improvements and Liaison with the Heber Valley Camp, which borders Timber Lakes on the east.

Cliff Lackman – Cabin Plan Approvals, CC&R Compliance

On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Rondo Fehlberg for his service on the board. He completed his term and we appreciate his service to the owners.

I also want to thank Theresa Gubler for her organization of the election and annual meeting logistics. Thanks as well to all the owners who assisted in any way in helping us with our annual meeting.

I want to thank each of you that took the time to vote in this election, and especially those of you who came to the meeting. I also appreciate the candidates who were not elected, but were willing to run. Thank you for giving us a choice. We hope you will continue to attend our regular meetings and participate in improving the quality of life on our mountain.

Finally, thanks to you property owners who have contacted a Board member with a concern, suggestion, complaint or question. We appreciate your input. If we have not addressed your problem yet, it is not because we do not care; it is because we do not have enough property owners volunteering to help us. If you are willing to help, please let us know. There are several owners currently serving on committees that provide invaluable support to the Board, resulting in better decisions being made and more attention paid to additional areas that affect the mountain.

Beginning in August, our board meetings will move to the third Wednesday of each month, rather than the second Wednesday. All owners are invited, welcomed and encouraged to come and participate. Our Board is mapping out our priorities for this year and pledge to keep trying to improve the quality of life on our mountain.

Gary Hume