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Our meeting, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020, has been postponed due to Covid-19.   We anticipate holding the meeting this fall.  We are hopeful to resume our meetings on July 1, 2020.  

LGA Minutes for the March 4, 2020, Monthly Meeting (APPROVED) Lake Gaston Baptist Church
The meeting began at 9:45 AM with a welcome from Vice President Brian Goldsworthy. Brian then led the assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and requested a moment of silence. In attendance we had Directors’ Jeff Dowhan, Jack Saunders, Bill Heflin, Al Potter, Tony Moran, Judy Waters, Jeff Zimmer, David Murphy, John Cataldo and Executive Director Moira Underwood. President Don Carson was traveling.
There were 55 members/guests in attendance.
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Bill Heflin, seconded by John Cataldo and passed.
Director Bill Heflin introduced our guest speaker Attorney Tom Skinner. Tom has practiced real estate law for over 30 years. His comments addressed the fact that primary/secondary homeowners and those that purchase for investment (rental properties) both have defined property rights.
It was good to see many HOA officers in attendance and listening as Tom weaved through issues involving covenants and liens. A takeaway was if part of an HOA, make sure the covenants are periodically updated and are consistent with county zoning requirements. Tom graciously spent ample time answering the many audience questions. The feedback was this was a good and timely meeting.
We provided some committee updates which are elsewhere in the Bulletin and or web site. Attendees were reminded of the Annual Shred Day scheduled for April 25, 2020, at the RWVFD fire station on Lizard Creek Road.
Those is attendance had no further questions and the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 AM.
If you would like more information about any of the LGA committees or would like to come out and help at one of the special events, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.LakeGastonAssoc.com.
Respectfully submitted,
Brian Goldsworthy, VP/Secretary

LGA Minutes for the February 5, 2020, Monthly Meeting Approved
Lake Gaston Baptist Church

The meeting began at 9:30 AM with a welcome from President Don Carson. Don then led the assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and requested a moment of silence. In attendance we had Directors’ Jeff Dowhan, Jack Saunders, Al Potter, Tony Moran, Judy Waters, Jeff Zimmer, David Murphy, John Cataldo, Brian Goldsworthy and Executive Director Moira Underwood.

There were 34 members/guests in attendance.

A motion to approve the agenda was made by Jack Saunders, seconded by John Cataldo and passed.

Don introduced Board Member David Murphy who graciously shared his knowledge and expertise about Raspberry Pi which is a low cost credit card size computer. David spoke about how Raspberry Pi devices seamlessly connect to the Internet of Things and gave an example of medical devices used to monitor heart rate, pulse, etc.

A very interesting “show and tell” was displayed on the table in front of the room so attendees could actually touch and see a Raspberry Pi. David also explained how he is working with local middle school students enrolled in STEM (Science, Technical Engineering and Math) to actually build a device and then learn coding which can open doors to their future development. He cited a self driving shoe box size car and a robot. Interesting stuff!

We provided some committee updates which are elsewhere in the Bulletin. Attendees were reminded of the Annual Shred Day scheduled for April 25, 2020 at the RWVFD fire station on Lizard Creek Road.

During audience comments we had someone ask for an Identity Theft presentation since she was recently victimized. We also had a new member talk about their personal efforts to pick up trash on the roadway near their home We all agreed this was a great idea.

Those is attendance had no further questions and the meeting was adjourned at 10:55 AM.

If you would like more information about any of the LGA committees or would like to come out and help at one of the special events, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.LakeGastonAssoc.com.

 

Respectfully submitted,
Brian Goldsworthy, Secretary

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We had our largest audience of the new year to hear Attorney Tom Skinner talk about legal issues that affect Homeowners Associ.ations.   It was nice to see a good representation of HOA Presidents around the lake take advantage of Tom's expertise.  .  A lengthy Q&A followed and property rights for primary and secondary owners, covenants, and liens were freely discussed.   A takeaway if you live in an HOA, make sure the covenants are updated.   Seek legal counsel, as appropriate.

Our guest Speaker is Mr. Tom Skinner of William T Skinner IV, Attorney-at-Law.

The topic is HOA's in NC.  He will talk about legal issues that affect Home Owner Associations; especially instituting prohibitions on short term rentals into the Covenants.  Bring your Virginia questions too.  Q&A to follow.