Minutes of the LaLama Neighborhood Association Meeting
Held on September 20, 1998
Place: 2051 Lama Star Route (Dove's Residence)
Time: Meeting brought to order at 2 p.m. by President Justin Friedman
Attendance: 18 (see attached list) plus proxy votes for 3 (see attached proxies)
Agenda: Continuing work on Comprehensive Plan, and Report on Volunteer Fire Dept.
Minutes were read by CeCe Dove, Sec., and accepted as written.
Bill Reifsnyder gave a Treasurer's report, noting our paid membership is up to 44. He noted expenditures of $530 for the VFD primarily for equipment. The Reconstruction Fund also had an $800 tree planting expense and $275 for partial payment for rental of a wood chipper. The balance in the reconstruction fund has been committed.
Several announcements of general interest were made.
Rob Watt noted that he donated survey work to the VFD worth $800 which was left out of the newsletter. We all expressed our appreciation for his donation.
Bill Reifsnyder gave a report on the status of the Fire Department since the publication of the newsletter. He noted that at the first meeting of the VFD 14 of the 18 volunteers attended and were outfitted. Someone suggested that an update of the map of Lama should be made available to the County, noting homes and street numbers. A request was also made for information on the availability of home fire fighting equipment. There was discussion of defensible space around homes and further discussion of fire safety within the home. Bill noted that the VFD would be working on all of these concerns.
CeCe Dove led the discussion of the final items to be voted on to complete the Comprehensive Plan. These items fell under Vision 1, Goal D, Actions 2,3,4,5 and 6.
Rob Watt made a motion that Action 2 be accepted as written. Peggy Ness seconded the motion. The motion carried by 17 Ayes, 0 Nayes, 1 Abstention.
Ron Speier made a motion the Action 3 be amended to read: Mobile homes not allowed. CeCe Dove seconded the motion. The motion was defeated by 8 Ayes, 9 Nayes, and 3 Abstentions.
CeCe then made a motion to amend Action 3 to read: Mobile homes to be allowed for one year during construction. The motion was seconded by Butchie. The motion passed by 9 Ayes, 8 Nayes, 4 Abstentions.
Bill Reifsnyder objected to entering this amended action into the plan because the vote was so close as to be divisive to the community. A great deal of discussion followed.
Lee Lester made a motion to amend Action 3 again, to read: Mobile homes to be allowed during construction. This was seconded by Marie Carmen. It passed by 18 Ayes, 1 Nay, 1 Abstention.
Ron Speier made a motion to accept Action 5 as written, Rob Watt seconded the motion. It passed by a vote of 20 Ayes, 1 Abstention.
Butchie Denver made a motion to accept Action 6 as written. Ron Speier seconded the motion. It passed by a vote of 20 Ayes, 1 Abstention.
After some discussion of Action 4, it was agreed that the State and County land use regulations covers our concerns. Ron Speier made a motion to accept the first sentence as written and delete the balance as unnecessary. Butchie Denver seconded the motion. The vote was 17 Ayes, 1 Nay, 3 Abstention.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
September 22, 1998