Sherwood Forest Estates Property Owners Association
Annual Meeting at SFE Firehouse
Saturday, July 1, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.
Call Meeting to Order - President Rodger Anderson
Pledge of Allegiance- Ken Gebler
Approval of Minutes from last annual meeting-read by Anne Dudley for Dick Fisher. Approved
Treasurer's Report - Previous balance: $3652.95, deposits: $1594, expenses: $1147.09, final balance: $4100.71. Submitted by Lionel Giguere. Approved
Election of new SFEPOA Board member - nominations from the floor.
Penny Mills nominated and approved by acclimation.
Guest Speaker: Carla Pavlik, local real estate agent
- The 320 acres west of Sherwood Forest (the meadow) were sold to a lawyer in Flagstaff who, at this time, has no plans to sub-divide. He is drilling for water and hopes to build a home.
- In the last 18 months, 15 homes were sold in Sherwood ranging from $69,000 to $190,000. The price range is $75-$138 per square foot. Flagstaff averages $100 per square foot. Currently, 15 homes are listed ranging from $99,000 to $219,500.
- In the last 18 months, 10 one acre lots were sold in Sherwood ranging from $13,000 to $45,000. The average price per acre is $24,000. Currently, 4 one acre lots are listed ranging from $20,500 to $42,500.
Raffle: 1000 gallons of water, winner Marianne Carroll.
Guest Speaker: Herb Johnson, sheriff department volunteer
- Property Watch Ė Free service, Herb will check your property every 10-14 days
- This was a quiet winter, stop sign down, ATV problems, some lightning strikes, no buglaries this year. A milkcan was missing, but the owner had put it away.
- Williams Office is understaffed. Large area to patrol.
- Question from audience: Are signs about the neighborhood watch available for windows? At driveway? Herb is working on it!
Raffle : Gift certificate to Pine County Restaurant, winner Dean Hansen.
Guest Speaker: Bob Mills, county building inspector
- What can you build without a permit? Not much. Usually takes about 2 weeks to get a permit for a deck (add or rebuild).
- Permit Inspections check to see that minimum building codes are met. They are required mainly because of insurance reasons and fire protection.
- Dennis Street is inspector for this area at 226-2730, 226-2700 (general office number). Call with questions. Permit must be issued prior to beginning construction.
Raffle: Gift certificate to Rodís Steakhouse, winner Donelson Family
Guest Speakers: Sherwood Forest Estates Fire Department
- Barbara Bridges, Fire Department Auxiliary
New members are wanted! We meet the 2nd Monday every month, 9 am at the Firehouse,
Potlucks are scheduled throughout year. We will have a Bazaar and Craft Fair on Saturday, September 2, Labor Day Weekend, along with the Pancake Breakfast. Please join us!
- Jack Snowberger, Fire Chief
Recognition: New Recruits - Dana Peterson, David & Anne Dudley , Mike & Murf Oberg, Ken Pietro; Officers - Dan Dormandy, Jack Hadley, Bob Mills, Beth Dormady, Ed Stewart, Doug Broehm, Wayne Marx; Board - Donny Bridges, Larry Donelson, Jane Snowberger; Special Recognitions - Ken Gebler who has moved to Williams, and Chris Christiansen who did pioneering work in founding fire department. And special thanks to Jack Snowberger for being Chief.
At a practice fire drill this spring, we had 5000 gallons on the site in 15 minutes.
Jack Hadley, Recruitment
We currently have 16 volunteers, but would like more. We meet first Sunday and two weeks later on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Please join us to see what volunteer firefighters do!
After serving 11 years on the Fire Department Board, Larry Donelson is retiring. We will miss him. Sandy Peterson is running for the vacancy. If you are interested in running, too, applications are at the County.
We are working to lower our ISO rating. We are currently an ISO 9, we are filing the paperwork to become an ISO 8. When this is complete, it may mean a savings in fire insurance.
Raffle: Gift certificate to Safeway, winner Duane Thompson who donated it to the Auxiliary.
Issues and Concerns: Discussion
A lively discussion followed on the many issues and concerns of our neighbors. Topics included (but were not limited to) the railroad crossing, trash in yards, sign at entrance, dogs, speeding and dust, ATVs, and travel trailers. Maine Consolidated School has a meeting on July 14, 2000 to discuss the raise in taxes. A petition is circulating to disband the Parks/Bellmont Fire District.
Motion to mail minutes to all property owners. Approved
Meeting Adjourned- 11:28
2000-2001 SFEPOA Board
President Anne Dudley
Vice President Rodger Anderson
Secretary Dick Fisher
Treasurer Lionel Giguere