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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
MINUTES MARCH 19, 2003

A meeting of the Board of Directors was convened at Fairhill Elementary School, Fairfax, Virginia.

ATTENDANCE:

Bill Perrelli   - President
Mike Ingrao     - Secretary
Joe O'Brien     - Director
Jan Ward        - CMC

ABSENT:

Kris Murthy     - Vice President (excused)
Sean Timm       - Treasurer      (excused)

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Bill Perrelli at 7:31 P.M.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Bill Perrelli MOTIONED and Mike Ingrao SECONDED to approve the minutes of the January 28, 2003 meeting as submitted by CMC. VOTE: Unanimous

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Treasurer's Report:

No report submitted.

Newsletter:

The Board discussed the importance of sending out a quarterly newsletter. Articles will be submitted to CMC by March 31, 2003. CMC will draft the newsletter and distribute to the homeowners.

ARB:

No report submitted. The Board will review the revisions to guidelines that the ARB has recommended. A copy of the approved revisions only will be mailed to the homeowners.

Web-Site:

No report submitted. Mike Ingrao stressed the importance of information being posted on the site, such as the meeting agenda and minutes so that the homeowners are kept informed.

Neighborhood Watch:

Joe O'Brien reported that a representative from the Neighborhood Watch Program will attend the May board meeting to discuss starting up a program for the community.

MATTERS FOR BOARD DECISION

Reserve Study

The Board requested two additional bids be obtained.

Investments

Bill Perrelli MOTIONED and Mike Ingrao SECONDED to defer to the advice of Sean Timm, HOA Treasurer on the placement of the maturing Certificates of Deposit. Jan Ward will contact Mr. Timm to discuss which investment venue the funds to rollover to. VOTE: Unanimous

Reimbursement-Towing Fee

Mike Ingrao MOTIONED and Bill Perrelli SECONDED to approve the reimbursement of $90 to Oscar Ventura, for a towing fee incurred erroneously. VOTE: Unanimous

Bulletin Board

Mike Ingrao MOTIONED and Bill Perrelli SECONDED to have the bulletin board installed near the tot lot located at the main entrance on Saxon Flowers Drive. Jan Ward will have CMC's casual labor install the bulletin board. VOTE: Unanimous

Reimbursement-Pavers

Bill Perrelli MOTIONED and Mike Ingrao SECONDED to approve the reimbursement to Joe O'Brien in the amount of $56.10 for the purchase of pavers installed in the common area on Lismore Lane. VOTE: Unanimous

Petition from Homeowners

The Board discussed the petition received from the youth of the association to convert the volley ball court into a basket ball court. The Board would like to acknowledge the community's youth petition, unfortunately the Board has unanimously voted that the funds for such a project are not available. VOTE: Unanimous

MATTERS FOR BOARD INFORMATION

February Financial Report

The Board had no questions concerning the February 2003 financial statement.

Delinquency Status Report

Jan Ward informed that Board that there are currently no delinquent accounts.

Landscaping Opt-Out

Jan Ward informed the Board that a letter has been mailed to each homeowner informing them of the landscaping service that will be provided to the individual lots with an Opt-Out section if they choose not to taken advantage of this program.

Trash Service

Jan Ward informed the Board that American Disposal would deliver recycling bins the week of March 24th. Ms. Ward will contact AAA Trash Removal for a pick up date of their bins.

Cox Communication

Jan Ward informed the Board that Cox Communication has made several attempts to contact two homeowners for an easement to install their lines so that all the homes within the community can be provided with this service. Ms. Ward told the Board that she has sent a letter and a copy of the easement agreement via Federal Express to each of the homeowners.

NEW BUSINESS

Bill Perrelli asked Jan Ward to obtain a bid for street cleaning, if the streets still have a lot of sand on them in mid to end of April the board would like them to be cleaned.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM. VOTE: Unanimous

Respectfully Submitted:

Attest:
Jan Ward
CMC

Mike Ingrao
Secretary

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