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Annual RAAPOA Membership Meeting

March 25th, 2014

Hi All,

Just a quick reminder – the annual membership meeting is this Sat. Followed by a BBQ !!!

If you have portable chairs, please bring them with you.

March 29th, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
George Eeds’ hangar, 9400 Rolling Hills Trail on the east side of the airport.

RAA POA Annual Member Meeting

February 13th, 2013

Date: Saturday, Mar 2rd, 2013
Time/Place: 10:00AM, George & Susan Eeds Hangar, 9400 Rolling Hills Trail on the east side of the Airport

The RAA POA Annual Member Meeting will be held March 2, 2013 at 10:00am, at George and Susan Eeds’ hangar at 9400 Rolling Hills Trail, Lago Vista, TX 78645. (located on the east side of the Airport). There will be barbeque lunch served directly after the meeting.
As always we will be discussing the current events in and around the airport, changes the city has made, the operation and safety of the airport, dues structure, WIFI and anything else you wish to discuss. It is always great to get together so everyone can have a voice in our airport.

We will be electing two new RAA POA board members to replace retiring Board Members, Rick Crider and Claudette Colwell. If you wish to run for either of these two offices, please submit a brief biography of yourself and state your reason for desiring to be on the Board. Please submit these to the Board Members at the email addresses below. We will publish those responses for all members.
Pack up the wife, husband, significant other and head out for a great meeting. We hope to see you all there and if you cannot make the meeting please send in your ballot and proxy (see below). Also we wish to welcome any non-members who have airplanes based at the airport or anyone who is just interested in the airport.
Hope to see you there, have fun and fly safe,
Claudette Colwell
Secretary
RAA POA

Agenda

Presidents Opening remarks
Approval of 2012 Annual Member Meeting Minutes
Treasurers Report
Old Business
New Business

1. Report on Dues Structure
2. Report on WiFi
3. Report on governing documents

Committee Reports

1. POA Architectural Control Committee – Jim Wood, Bob Michie, Chuck Tully
2. AAB Comments – Bill Coltharp

Election of two new board members
Adjourn to barbeque

RAA POA Annual Member Meeting

January 26th, 2012

Date: Saturday, Mar 3rd, 2012
Time/Place: 10:00AM, Rick & Joyce Crider’s hangar, 218 Flightline Rd, #1

Dear RAA POA Members,

The RAA POA Annual Member Meeting will be held March 3, 2012 at 10:00am, at Rick & Joyce Crider’s hangar at 218 Flightline Rd, #1, Lago Vista, TX 78645. (located directly behind Bob & D’Anne Gloris’s hangar at the airport) There will be barbeque lunch served directly after the meeting.

As always we will be discussing the current events in and around the airport, changes the city has made, the operation and safety of the airport, dues structure, WIFI and anything else you wish to discuss. It is always great to get together so everyone can have a voice in our airport.

We will be electing one new RAA POA board member to replace retiring Board Member, Rich Piasecki.

Pack up the wife, husband, significant other and head out for a great meeting. We hope to see you all there and if you cannot make the meeting please send in your ballot and proxy (see below). Also we wish to welcome any non-members who have airplanes based at the airport or anyone who is just interested in the airport.

Hope to see you there, have fun and fly safe,

Claudette Colwell
Secretary
RAA POA

 

Agenda

  • Presidents Opening remarks
  • Approval of 2011 Annual Member Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurers Report
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    1. Report on Dues Structure
    2. Update on WiFi
    3. Vote on Sana and Will Henderson’s desire to become POA members
  • Committee Reports
    1. POA Architectural Control Committee – Jim Wood, Bob Michie, Chuck Tully
    2. AAB Comments – Bill Coltharp
  • Election of one new board member
  • Adjourn to barbeque

 

Either mail the proxy in to 304 Flightline Road, Lago Vista, TX 78645 by February 17, email to raa_poa@yahoo.com or have your proxy holder bring this to the meeting.

Download Ballot
Download Proxy

RAA POA Annual Member Meeting

March 1st, 2011

Date: Saturday, Mar 26th, 2011
Time/Place: 10:00AM, Rick & Joyce Crider’s hangar, 218 Flightline Rd, #1

The RAAPOA Annual Member Meeting will be held March 26, 2011 at 1000am, at Rick & Joyce Crider’s hangar at 218 Flightline Rd, #1, Lago Vista, TX 78645. (located directly behind Bob & D’Anne Gloris’s hangar at the airport) There will be barbeque lunch served directly after the meeting.

As always we will be discussing the current events in and around the airport, changes the city has made, the operation and safety of the airport, dues structure, WIFI and anything else you wish to discuss. It is always great to get together so everyone can have a voice in our airport.

We will be electing two new RAA POA board members, Linda Coltharp and Mike LeBlanc who will make great additions to your board and have your interests at heart. Even though Linda and Mike have expressed an interest and willingness to serve that should not inhibit/preclude others from running. In addition we are also voting on late fee assessment for any member that does not pay for his or her dues and/or special assessments. It is unfortunate that we have to vote on this, but every year the board members spend a great deal of time trying to collect from a few members that do not pay their dues. As of the writing of this letter there are 15 lots (20%) that have not yet paid their annual dues. We realize it is some time hard for some members to pay, but it affects all of us and can drive up the cost of the annual dues and the operation of the airport. The board encourages you to vote FOR this motion.

Pack up the wife, husband, significant other and head out for a great meeting. We hope to see you all there and if you cannot make the meeting please send in your ballot and proxy (see attached). Also we wish to welcome any non-members who have airplanes based at the airport or anyone who is just interested in the airport.

Hope to see you there, have fun and fly safe,

Rich Piasecki
Treasurer
RAA POA

Please contact the Board if you have an item you would like to add to the agenda.

Download Ballot
Download Proxy

Notification of Next Board Meeting

November 9th, 2010

Date: Thursday, Nov 11th, 2010
Time/Place: Rick Crider’s Hangar 218-1 Flightline Rd, (Behind Bob & D’Ann Gloris Hangar)

Agenda Items

  1. 2011 dues and fees for property owners, based aircraft, parked aircraft and cars.
  2. Status of lots past the South end of the runway – are they still non-buildable? What is building permit status and how long does it take and what is involved in getting a building permit?
  3. Date of Annual member meeting in March.
  4. Proposal of a late fee for any lot owner and permanently based aircraft for late payments of lot dues and tenant airplane based on the airport of $30. First the board votes to approve and then the general membership in March. Our by laws do not mention late fees, only annual 10% interest for late fees. The late fee will be in addition to the interest.
  5. 2011 Budget Review

Please contact the Board if you have an item you would like to add to the agenda.

Notification of Next Board Meeting

April 20th, 2010

Date: Monday, Apr 26th, 2010
Time/Place: 7:00PM, Rich Piasecki’s Hanger, 128 Flightline)

Agenda Items

  1. Election of officers
  2. Taking over finances from Ray (past Treasurer)
  3. Collection of past due payments – ALL MEMBERS – Please mail in your $250 / lot if you have not done so and any flyable airplanes you rent space to in your hangar or on your property also owe $250/yr
  4. Car and Airplane Parking – Unfortunately, we must have all trailers removed from the car parking area. They are blocking the taxiway and the city only allows cars there. If you have a trailer please remove it and pay $20 / month for your parking) (We owe a refund to some trailers)
  5. Directors & Officers Insurance
  6. Committee Member verification
  7. Plane parking on taxiways

Please contact the Board if you have an item you would like to add to the agenda.

Election of New RAA POA Board Members

March 10th, 2010

Don’t forget the Annual RAA POA Member Meeting, Saturday, March 20 at 1000 AM. This year the meeting will be at 9400 Rolling Hills Trail, Lago Vista, TX 78645. It is George Eeds’s hangar on the East side of the runway. Please bring a chair to sit on. Barbeque to follow the meeting.

This year there are three open positions for the RAA POA board. The vacancies are for Alan Anderson, who resigned since he sold his last lot and is no longer a property owner. Alan we miss you. Jim Awalt, who after two exceptional terms, six years, has contributed so much in foresight, management, coordination with the city & TxDot and fathered our ten year agreement with the city. Jim, we will miss you! And finally, Ray Chatelain, who we ALL are so VERY, VERY grateful for being on the board longer than dirt, well, about four terms! He has saved us thousand upon thousands of dollars in handling our accounting, bill paying, dues collection, parking collection, banking, finances, state and federal filings. Ray, we will miss you!

However, we have three most qualified nominees to fill the POA board. Claudette Colwell, Rick Crider and Mike Schaffer. They are all most qualified and willing to serve our community and to help keep our airport financially strong provide strong business and airport experience and they want to see that our airport prospers and continues to operate as safely and efficiently as it has over the years. They have provided autobiographies of themselves, which I have included below.

In addition, I am attaching a ballot that I ask that you print off, vote and bring with you to the meeting or give it to someone along with your proxy. You can also, fill them in and fax, both the proxy and ballot to 512-458-8376 if you can’t attend the meeting.

Also, on the ballot is one position for the Lago Vista Airport Advisory Board (AAB) which the POA nominates to the city. Jim Wood who has been filling in on the AAB for years, attends every meeting and has added a great deal to our airport future has volunteered to serve. Thank you Jim.

Don’t forget to pay your yearly dues, $250 / lot. It was due Jan 31 and must be paid by the meeting to ensure your ballot is counted. Send your check to; RAA POA, 304 Flightline, Lago Vista, TX 78645

Download Ballot
Download Proxy

Notification of Annual Membership Meeting

March 10th, 2010

Date:Saturday, Mar 20th, 2010
Time/Place: 10:00AM, 9400 Rolling Hills Trail (George Eeds’s Hanger)

Agenda Items

  1. APPROVAL OF MARCH 28, 2008 MINUTES
  2. VOTING FOR RAAPOA ONE BOARD MEMBER
  3. PRESIDENT’S REPORT, RICH PIASECKI
  4. TREASURER’S REPORT, RAY CHATELAIN
  5. ARCHITECTUAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, JIM WOOD
  6. AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT, JIM AWALT
  7. CITY OF LV AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD REPORT, BILL COLTHARP
  8. OLD BUSINESS
  9. NEW BUSINESS
  10. ADJOURN – BARBEQUE LUNCH

Please contact the Board if you have an item you would like to add to the agenda.

Letter from POA VP Rich Piasecki

March 10th, 2010

Dear Fellow and Lady RAA POA’ers,

As spring approaches, the downhill Olympian are skiing and the lake is filling up, it must be time for our annual RAA POA membership meeting which is required to be held every March. This year the meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, at 1000 AM at
9400 Rolling Hills Trail or better known as George Eed’s hangar. We will have free, actually we all are paying for it, barbeque following the meeting. Please make an effort to come if you can or if you can not attend please give or mail your proxy and ballot, which is attached, to someone who will be at the meeting.

This is our first full year under our new user agreement with the city. As a re-cap, the RAA POA is required to pay the city $20,000 by July first every year for the use of the airport. In return for our usage fee they agree to keep the airport open and maintained, keep the lights and AWOS running and grass cut. This year in order to pay that fee we have sent out our annual bill, which you have already received, for $250 per lot owed on January 1. If you own multiple lots and have not officially had them re-plated into one, you owe $250 for each lot. If you have had them re-plated provide us with a copy of the official plat. The money was due and payable to RAA POA by the end of January so please ensure you have paid and if you haven’t please send your check to 304 Flightline, Lago Vista, TX 78645. As a note, the by laws allow the board to set the annual membership fee and only if the board asks for additional funds will a membership vote be required.

In addition to the fee owed by each lot owner, each permanently based aircraft must also pay $250 annually. Our by laws state we must collect from each tenant aircraft and our agreement with the city states it as well. If you rent space in your hangar to an operable airplane, they too must pay the $250. It is each land lord’s responsibility to get the RAA POA the based aircraft fee. Please collect it from your tenants and send it to us along with the N number, persons name, email address and phone number. The board has decided this is only fair since they have the same use of the airport that lot owners have.

The agreement with the city also gives the RAA POA the right to collect for parked vehicles on the car parking lot and the airplane ramp. We are keeping track, as best we can, of who is parking. The fees for parked aircraft are $400 annually (includes the $250 usage fee), $50 / month and $5 / night. The fee for cars / trailers is $100 annually, $20 / month and free overnight. So if you have a vehicle parked in the car parking lot be sure and send your check in or drop it off in the pay box, (which we moved to the kiosk by the fuel pump). Be sure and include your N number, License plate number, vehicle / plane description, name, email address and phone number.

By collecting these fees from ALL of the airport users and parkers we hope to be able to help keep our (lot owners) fees down. Besides, it is only fair everyone pay for using the facility. We will see how our collection goes this year and adjust the dues next year, down I hope! So please help out by paying ASAP if you haven’t already for you, your tenant aircraft and any vehicle parking on the vehicle parking lot. There are currently seven vehicles there so this can really help in keeping our annual dues at bay. Additionally, there are five airplanes permanently parked on the ramp, again helping to keep our dues down.

To aid in our collection process we have moved the overnight parking pay box to the kiosk next to the fuel pump and posted a new “PAY HERE” sign there. Additionally we have posted a new sign by the vehicle parking lot and a sign reminding people to pay as they leave the airport. As a side note we installed an additional wi-fi antenna repeater antenna on the east side of the airport giving access to the internet to the entire airport now. By the way, the wi-fi costs us about $600 annually.

At the end of last year we collected a substantial amount of money from one owner, two lots that have been liened for years along with back interest and lien fees. This was a nice bonus for the RAA POA bank account and future expenses. We continue to lien properties, as required by the by laws, for non payment and keep them liened until we collect past dues, interest and lien fees ($200/lien). We hate doing it, it is VERY time consuming for us and expensive to have a lien drawn up and filed. It is real pain for us board members to keep tracking people down. Please help us out and pay on time.

As always, fly safe out there and let’s keep the Rusty Allen Airport a Safe, Friendly & Fun airport. Hope to see you March 20th and please keep those comments coming in.

Sincerely,

Rich Piasecki
VP RAA POA
raa_poa@yahoo.com

ps; We do most of our correspondence all year and annual meeting via email. I continually send out notices of airport notices and things going on around the airport all year. I DO NOT have your email address so please send me an email to: raa_poa@yahoo.com

Also, send me your name, the name of the company you hold your lot in if applicable, mailing address and phone number(s).

Annual RAAPOA Membership Meeting

November 30th, 2009

The next POA Membership meeting will be on Saturday, March 20, 2010, 10:00 AM. More details to come.