The Ocean Pines Board on Wednesday night entertained nearly an hour of public comments on the recommended fiscal 2020/2021 budget.
Published on Jan. 24, the recommended budget proposes a basic annual assessment of $986, the same figure as the current fiscal year.
Up next in the budget process, Treasurer Larry Perrone and General Manager John Viola must provide Board members with any additional recommendations by Feb. 11.
The Board will then hear any final public comments on the budget during a public meeting on Feb. 18, with a vote to officially approve the fiscal document also expected on that date.
Also during the meeting on Wednesday, Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby Phillips presented an update on drainage improvements, and Viola supplied project updates and the most recent financial report.
The directors discussed a process for earmarking new capital reserve fund projects, and by 6-0 in separate votes set a 6% delinquent fee interest rate for the fiscal 2020/2021 budget, and approved a lease agreement with the Pine’eer Craft Club. One director, Camilla Rogers, was absent because of an illness.
Also approved 6-0 was a second reading to amend Resolution M-06, related to elections and referendums. Changes in the resolution clarified what constitutes validation of election results and will allow the candidate forum moderator to ask questions in a random order, according to Association Vice President Steve Tuttle.
To view a video of the meeting, visit https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU.
The meeting will rebroadcast on Channel 78 this Friday at noon and again at 7 p.m., and will follow the same time slots next Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Links for specific agenda topics are as follows:
Call to Order – Doug Parks, President
Pledge of Allegiance – All
Approval of Agenda – Board https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=31
Approval of Minutes https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=124
January 4, 2020 – Regular Meeting
President’s Remarks – Doug Parks, President https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=143
Announcement of Email Votes/Motions – Colette Horn https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=287
2020-21 Budget Review https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=373
Drainage Report – Colby Phillips https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=3718
GM Report – John Viola https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=4467
Treasurer’s Report – Larry Perrone https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=5584
Public Comments https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=5723
Capital Purchases Requests https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=6926
Aquatics – Replace shingles on roof at Sports Core Pool
P/R & Marketing – Golf Clubhouse Audio System
P/R & Marketing – Yacht Club Audio System
CPI Violations https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=7590
3 Lord Guy Terrace
84 Sandyhook Rd.
Second Reading – Resolution M-06 – Steve Tuttle https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=7807
Discussion – Process for Earmarking Projects for the New Capital Reserve Fund –
Colette Horn https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=7977
Motion – Move to establish a 6% interest rate for delinquent fees for the fiscal
2020/2021 budget – Doug Parks https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=8588
Motion – To approve the lease agreement with Pin’eer Craft Club – Larry Perrone https://youtu.be/0aD7LGv63eU?t=8624
John Reeves – 1st Term – Aquatics
Ellen Hench – 1st Term – Aquatics
Kim Meekins – 1st Term – Aquatics
Paul Fohner – 2nd Term – Environment & Natural Assets
John Maziuk – 1st Term – Environment & Natural Assets
Steve Cohen – Chair – Recreation & Parks
Mary Corddry – 1st Term – Recreation & Parks
Kathi Gottesman – 1st Term – Recreation & Parks
Laura Scharle – 1st Term – Recreation & Parks
Carol Ludwig – 1st Term – Elections