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  Edelweiss

2010 Election Information and Results

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Quick Results from Ballot count and Election of Officers

Larry Halford -       64  votes
John Kirner -          80  votes
Leonard Yerkes -   67  votes
Marilyn Chadwell - 57  votes


Assessment:  Yes = 75    No = 0
Recycling:       Yes - 55     No = 17
Audit:               Yes = 4     No = 68

Motion to elect Tom Lasater as President unanimously approved. 

Motion to elect Kelli Rotstan as Treasurer unanimously approved.

Motion to elect Pat Leigh as V.P. unanimously approved.

Motion to elect Mary Kiesau as Secretary unanimously approved.

New Board

 

Voter Pamphlet:

 

1 - Election of 3 EMC Board members.  We have three openings and 4 interested candidates.  Please see their bios on the ballot.  Officers will be elected by the members of the Board at a brief meeting to be held on site after the Annual Meeting.

 

Ø       Marilyn Chadwell

Ø       Larry Halford

Ø       John Kirner

Ø       Leonard Yerkes

 

2 - A special assessment of $225 per lot for the year 2010 only.  Campground lots are exempt.  This money is to be spent solely on needed improvements to our water system as described in detail on our website and below. It is imperative that the water line from the Cassal Booster Pump to the Reservoir be replaced as soon as possible.  The current supply line is not buried deeply enough and the quality of the piping is suspect.  If this line were to fail, water would not be delivered to the reservoirs. This line has been designated as a major priority in several engineering reports and additionally by management.  An estimate has been obtained to complete this work and the cost is included in the 2010 proposed budget but passage of the special assessment is needed to have adequate funds. Feeder lines for Ayers Court, Blue Grouse Lane and part of Mustard Mountain Rd will be installed in the same trench, resulting in a very large savings as compared to doing the work in a separate project.

 

3 - Should the EMC contract for an independent audit of our books at a cost of $5000 or more?  WA State law requires that each year EMC members vote for or against an audit.  See details below. WA State Law: RCW 64.38.045 - By VOTE OF MEMBERS AN AUDIT CAN BE WAIVED.  SEE PARAGRAPH 3 BELOW. Financial and other records - Property of association-- Copies -- Examination (1) The association or its managing agent shall keep financial and other records sufficiently detailed to enable the association to fully declare to each owner the true statement of its financial status......     (2) All records of the association, including the names and addresses of owners and other occupants of the lots, shall be available for examination by all owners, holders of mortgages on the lots, and their respective authorized agents on reasonable advance notice during normal working hours at the offices of the association or its managing agent. The association shall not release the unlisted telephone number of any owner.....   (3) At least annually, the association shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, a financial statement of the association. The financial statements of associations with annual assessments of fifty thousand dollars or more shall be audited at least annually by an independent certified public accountant, but the audit may be waived if sixty-seven percent of the votes cast by owners, in person or by proxy, at a meeting of the association at which a quorum is present, vote each year to waive the audit.  (4) The funds of the association shall be kept in accounts in the name of the association and shall not be commingled with the funds of any other association, nor with the funds of any manager of the association or any other person responsible for the custody of such funds.

 

4 - RECYCLING SERVICE, YES OR NO?  Should the EMC conduct a 6-month experimental recycling program with bins at the campground garbage area?  See details below. FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, if members vote in favor of recycling in Edelweiss, all members currently subject to garbage fees will pay an additional amount to support a new recycling service.

 

Full-time:  $1.50/month X 6 = TOTAL $9

Part-time: $.80/month X 6 = TOTAL $4.80

Camping Lots: $.50/month X 6 = TOTAL $3

 

During the course of this experiment, we will have recycling containers at the EMC garbage area for the items that consume the most volume in our trash bins.

 

-- Plastics (ONLY No. 1 and No. 2)

-- Aluminum

-- Cardboard

 

EMC's garbage bill is based on the number of dumpsters set out each month.  We hope that the cost benefit of recycling will pay for itself by reducing our garbage bill enough to pay for a permanent recycling program of all materials accepted at the Methow Recycling Center at no additional cost to members.

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May 29, 2010 ANNUAL MEETING - Edelweiss Maintenance Commission

 

OFFICIAL BALLOT

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Candidates for the Board

 

            MARILYN CHADWELL.  My husband and I have been home owners in Edelweiss for 10 years.  We built our cabin at 31 Quaking Aspen in the year 2000.

 

I presently serve on the board of directors for the Pike Market Senior Center in Seattle.  I've volunteered there for nearly 5 years and have been on the board for a year.  I've also done special committee work for the Thomas C. Wales Foundation, which is another non-profit in Seattle, which promotes civic engagement.

 

Since 2005, a great deal of my time and energy has gone into leading a feeding program, which cooks monthly meals for two homeless shelters in the Seattle area.  I am responsible for the planning, shopping, organizing, and overseeing of a staff of 12 volunteers for these events.  We do 300 meals each month.   

 

I am a school teacher by profession, have two terrific grown children, and love my time in the valley.  

 

             LARRY HALFORD Lot 31, 7 Homestead Road

 

o        Fulltime resident for 10 years

o        30 years experience as a builder

o        2 terms on Board of Directors for Friends of Bear Creek—a local nonprofit conservation group

o        10 year volunteer with MVSTA—trail maintenance and bridge building, race timing, snowshoe nature tours

 

With my wife, Laura Brumfield, I bought property here in 2000, built our home and have been living here full time ever since.  I enjoy all the usual outdoor fascinations: climbing, running, skiing, birding, etc.  With my experience as a builder I have a very practical, hands-on skill set that would be helpful with maintenance and infrastructure.  My time with Friends of Bear Creek has included long-term planning and response to emergencies. I found the perspective of full time residents crucial in decision making.  Living here full time exacts a certain price, and gives back a certain reward that part-timers cannot know, whatever their affection for the valley. I’d like to be that voice on the board at this time.

 

              JOHN KIRNER.  My name is John Kirner and I am a relatively new member of the Edelweiss community. My wife Nancy and I purchased lot 17B on Cassal Road. in mid 2009 and are in the process of building our residence on the lot at the present time. Nancy and I hope to move in to our home sometime before Christmas and are currently renting the Heitman's house on Cassal. My daughter, Kathy, son in law, Tim Smith, and granddaughter, Wylie live at 10 Rock Rose.

 

Despite my recent arrival, I would like to express my interest in a spot on the Edelweiss Board because the resolution of a number of the issues facing the community might benefit from my experience. I have a strong background in utility planning, infrastructure development, operations, and rates. I also have a blend of engineering and business training. I hold a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, am a registered engineer in WA State, and earned an MBA from the University of Puget Sound. I recently retired after 27 years with Tacoma Public Utilities in which I worked for Tacoma Water spending the last six years as Supt. of Water. As Supt., I was responsible for all aspects of the management of the water utility. During that time I also served on the Executive Committee of Tacoma Public Utilities which provided me with a broad exposure to other agencies and jurisdictions and to our sister utility, Tacoma Power. Although this larger utility experience may not apply directly to Edelweiss issues, the principles will be the same. Prior to and during my time at Tacoma I was actively involved in water resources management issues on both a local and statewide basis. Water resources will continue to be an issue in Okanogan Co., which we need to be aware of.  I would be very willing to help out in areas where the Board thinks my experience might be useful.

 

            LEONARD YERKES.  Leonard is a Managing Director and shareholder in a 50-person firm, Canterbury Consulting Inc.  The firm advises endowment funds for schools, libraries, churches, hospitals etc on structuring their investment processes, assists in identifying managers in many different asset classes, and reports on financial performance on all managers.  The firm has two offices, Newport Beach CA and Seattle WA.  He has worked for the firm for 12 years, having opened the Seattle office in 2000.  Prior to joining Canterbury, he worked for Trust Company of the West in Los Angeles, an investment management firm, for 10 years. From 1970-1991, he was an investment banker in San Francisco CA.

 

He and his wife Jane have owned a home in Edelweiss, 18 Highland Meadows, for 6 years. Their primary residence is in Shoreline, WA.  Leonard has served on the EMC Board for the past three years (June ’07-June ’10). He has also served as Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee.

 

In addition to his service to EMC, he has a long history of service in the not for profit world. Currently, he is Chair of the Advisory Board for Men’s Baseball at the University of Washington, President of his Class at Princeton University, and on the Board of Directors of Seattle 4 Rotary and on the Board of Trustees for the Rainier Club in Seattle. Over a 40-year period, Leonard has served as Chairman and/or a Board Member of 14 not- for- profit organizations.  Those organizations include the Providence RI Boy’s Club, Planned Parenthood of San Francisco/Alameda, The Peninsula Tennis Club in Burlingame CA, Goodwill Industries of Los Angeles, to name a few.

 

He is a graduate of Princeton University.  He and Jane have 5 children/stepchildren and 11 grandchildren.

 

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YES:                NO:                  A special assessment of $225 per lot for the year 2010 only.  Campground lots are exempt.  This money is to be spent solely on needed improvements to our water system as described in detail on our website.

 

YES:                NO:                  RECYCLING SERVICE.  The EMC will conduct a 6-month experimental recycling program with bins at the campground garbage area for which all members currently subject to garbage fees will pay an additional amount to support a new recycling service as follows:

 

Full-time:  $1.50/month X 6 = TOTAL $9

Part-time: $.80/month X 6 = TOTAL $4.80

Camping Lots: $.50/month X 6 = TOTAL $3

 

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YES:                NO:                  Should the EMC contract for an independent audit of our books at a cost of $5000 or more?  WA State law requires that each year EMC members vote for or against an audit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             Revised: 05/29/2010