Call to Order: President DeSantis called the meeting to order at 8:46 AM. Present were Steve Duerksen, Don DeSa, John Urbahn, Annelle Urbahn, Carol Ansell and Marty Ansell.
Minutes: Steve Duerksen moved to approve the minutes of the August 19 Meeting of the Board. The motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report: Marty Ansell reported that the Association had received payment on behalf of one Member in default. There had been minimal financial activity during the last two months with the notable exception of the purchase of a maintenance truck. The amount paid at auction for a one-ton truck was $11,126.50, but additional costs were incurred to deliver the vehicle to White Bird. President DeSantis commented that even with the other expenses, the cost of the truck was approximately equal to the proceeds from the sale of the backhoe. Steve Duerksen moved to accept the Treasurer’s report. The motion passed.
Road Chair Report: John Urbahn reported that enough rain had been received that road grading was taking place today. There was a discussion of whether to hold off on the application of gravel until spring; ideally the gravel should be applied when the grader can work it in. President DeSantis moved to have Gary Little and Robin Lipinski coordinate on the grading and graveling as their schedules and the weather would allow. The motion passed. There was discussion of the Association’s signage on Pilgrim Ridge. John Urbahn is re-building a back for the sign so it can be used again. Carol Ansell moved to accept the Road Chair’s report. The motion passed.
President DeSantis brought up that the new truck still needed to be outfitted with tire chains, and moved to allocate no more than $325 for the purchase of a full set of chains. The motion passed.
President DeSantis also proposed that a secure location be found for the storage of the grader, truck, rock rake and fuel tank. He identified a party who is willing to store all the equipment for a total of $100 per month for the term of one year. Carol Ansell offered to draft a lease
Secretary’s Report: Carol Ansell had no information on recent transactions, but Steve Duerksen reported that one property had changed hands. President DeSantis moved to accept the Secretary’s report. The motion passed.
President’s Report: President DeSantis reported that ad space had been purchased in both the Idaho County Free Press and the Shopping Guide reiterating that Twin River Ranch was private property and hunters were expected to have written permission of the landowner if hunting within TRR boundaries. The general consensus was that to date, this had been a quieter hunting season than in the past.
The Association received two building requests. Both requests were reviewed and approved by the Board. A burial request was also received and Steve Duerksen moved that the request be approved. The motion carried.
President DeSantis updated the Board regarding the suit filed against a Member for undertaking construction using materials specifally prohibited by the Board.
Carol Ansell noted that the long-range weather forecasts predicted a winter similar to 2016-2017, and asked about the possibility of improving Shuck Creek to provide an alternative route to the steep sections of Hammer Creek that became treacherous with last winter’s ice. The Board discussed the merits of this proposal, the number of residents that could benefit from improving that section of road and the possibility of a two-year improvement plan to spread out the cost. Steve Duerksen moved that the Board consider improving Shuck Creek from the intersection with Hammer Creek to the cul-de-sac. The motion carried.
With no further business to conduct, the meeting adjourned at 10:34 AM.
HUNTING SEASON STARTS OCTOBER 10TH
If you plan to hunt in the White Bird area, please remember:
All of Twin River Ranch is private property. There are no public roadways in Twin River Ranch and no access to public lands.
All entrances to Twin River Ranch are posted with No Hunting/No Trespassing Signage, in accordance with Idaho State Statute 36-1603.
Hunting within Twin River Ranch requires written authorization from the property owner, and any person hunting must be prepared to produce that written authorization upon request.
Property owners should ensure that their guests have written authorization to hunt on their lots. and that their guests know the lot boundaries. Please do not let anyone hunt on your property without these two items.
And it should go without saying that some folks will still be in TRR without permission. Please make sure your gates are locked and your property and animals are secure.