Meeting Minutes – September 21, 2020

Lake Interlochen HOA Board Meeting
September 21, 2020 @ Pendleton residence

ATTENDING: Ralph Sobel, Ken Seipel, Bryan Keathley, Nancy Weaver, Bruce Turner, Dot Wightman, Tony Lester, Roger Pendleton, Chris Slauter, Brenda Cubbage

Meeting called to order by President Sobel at 7 p.m. Minutes of last meeting, July 20, 2020, were approved.

Secretary Pendleton noted coverage of recent dredging operations in the West and North channels was published on

Architectural Committee Chair Cubbage reported approval of a remodeling project at a Porto Bello residence.

Treasurer Turner reported end of August 2020 bank balance of $175,084. July and August expenses were $3,653.

Water Committee Chair Lester reported recent rains and gravity flow from the impound continued to maintain lake water levels at optimum, however he expressed concern about the diminishing size of the impound due to silt and debris coming downstream on Rush Creek encroaching into it. The Board approved obtaining proposals and cost estimates to build a retaining wall.

In October Lester plans to discuss fall/winter beaver trapping plans with the HOA trapper Michael Trpkosh and will report back to the Board.

Lester was pleased to report successful dredging operations at the ends of the West and North channels on September 14 and 15; expressing thanks to the Yae and Geisel families for allowing access on their properties.

Directors renewed discussion of updating HOA Covenants to limit the size of new boats.

The Board is concerned that an upcoming Arlington Water Utilities  project could adversely impact Christmas Lights traffic. The City is set to begin in October to rehabilitate a 66-inch diameter sewer main that had collapsed and was temporarily repaired in 2015. The sewer line is adjacent to Village Creek, at Westwood Drive and Findlay Drive. President Sobel plans to talk with City officials regarding the timing and potential interference with Christmastime traffic, which is expected to be higher than ever.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Roger Pendleton