Board Members Present: Rick Clum, Tom Simonelli, , Ron Amadio, Jerry Brainard, Carolyn Fritz & Vinny Rice Absent: Beth McGinn, Rich Hrycyshyn, Bill Kinnick, Lilian Reynolds, Karen O’Keefe
Treasurer’s Report: Copies distributed to members. Motion to accept made by Tom Ferretti, seconded by Rich Carolyn Fritz and passed.
Secretary’s Report: Copies distributed to members. Motion to accept made by Mike Gray, seconded by Tom Ferretti and passed.
Fund-Raising: Raffle Tickets are currently available for the Bushel of Crabs & 3 lbs. of Shrimp or $300 if you don’t want the seafood. Contact your HOA President or Ron Amadio for additional tickets. American Flags with embroidered stars are still available for $15.
Grants: We are now signed up for grant opportunity notices from the Grants Station and from DE representative Lisa Blunt Rochester. Members were asked to be on the lookout for any new grant opportunities.
DEMHRA: No report available but it will be posted on this website once we have it. May CPI-U 6.561%.
Webmaster: Tom is working with our new webmaster, Karen O’Keefe.. Website continues to be updated. Calendar of DMHOA meetings is under the Events tab. Karen is also working on the graphics for 3 banner stands to be used for upcoming events.
Media Liaison: Nothing new to report but as we schedule guest speakers for upcoming meetings, media will be notified.
Legislation/DOJ: Rick: House Majority Leader, Valerie Longhurst in a meeting with Rick & Bill expressed concern over the current rent increases. She has heard from several representatives that they are getting calls, a couple of which stated that their situation have become so severe, they are considering suicide. She is proposing a bill that would limit future lot rent increases to 5%. It is unknown at this time what if anything might have to be given up to get this done. Rick is following up.
DOJ is still working with DMHOA to establish a pattern of practice as it relates to denying lot rent transfers. Maintenance bill is still being worked out. Need for improved language on the 72-hour notice of inspection to include the entire leased land.
Vice President: No report as position is still vacant
We need help!! Open Positions: Part-Time Executive Director, Vice-President, Membership Chair,
County Representatives for New Castle, Kent & Sussex counties and Legislative Chair as of July 1st.
Old Business: “Know Your Right 5/13 seminar had 5 attendees not including DMHOA staff. The next seminar has not yet been scheduled. We still need to provide the DOJ with 5 topics we would like to see addressed or matters of concern for which the DOJ will have video responses & possibly a Zoom. Still need a a detailed action plan for HOAs that wish to pursue the right of 1st refusal when a landowner decides to sell the community.
New Business: Emergency response training could be crucial in our communities. The CERT contact is Christa.Hansen@delaware.gov. to schedule & arrange training. Extremely beneficial to go online and register on Smart911.com It is quick and easy and takes your medical history with you wherever you are in the US. www.HelpInniiativeDE.org has programs that assist in many arreas including FREE energy efficient lighting. More information on all of these will be available on DMHOA.org in the coming weeks.
ADJOURNMENT: 7:50 pm motion made by Vinny Rice, seconded by Tom Ferretti & passed.
Assuming the Angola Beach clubhouse renovations have been completed, the next meeting, June 26, 2023 will be back to Angola Beach and begin promptly at 6:30pm. If for some reason this changes the website will have current information and emails will be sent to those on the DMHOA contact list.