Minutes, Regular Board Meeting – Saturday, June 26, 2021

Meeting was held at:

55553 Big River Drive,

Bend, OR 97707

Quorum Present? Yes

Board Members Present—Dean Drabin, Bart Gernhart, Doug Patterson

Board Members Absent—Tim Jenning, Leonard Dahl

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Dean Drabin at 10:01 a.m.


Doug Patterson provided a summary of our accounts:

            Regular checking account total: $47,731

            Mailbox account:                         $1284

            Certificate of deposit                  $66,403


Mail Boxes—Doug noted the construction of the new mailbox shed on South Century Drive is basically complete.

Road Maintenance—Bart stated that the crack sealing contractor had completed the work.  Bart noted that we have a pothole on Big River, south of South Century Drive, and another spot or two which need some minor attention.  However, it is currently hard to find a contractor willing to mobilize for such a small amount of work.  If we wait until next spring, we may have by then accumulated enough work to get a contractor to come to our neighborhood.

Chipping Project—Dean said that this year’s sweat-equity project (chipping of branches and wood debris) was our most successful, ever.  We had over 100 piles of debris chipped—at least 25% more than any previous event.  The total cost was $3200, less than the $4800 estimate (based on the most recent previous project cost.)  After the County’s $2000 grant, OWW1’s share of the cost was only $1200.  The Board decided to ask owners at our Annual meeting if they wish to continue to contribute in this manner to future sweat-equity projects.


Annual Meeting—Dean noted that our Annual public Board meeting will be held on Saturday, August 7, at the LaPine Fire Station off of South Century Drive.

Dean noted that some people have asked that additional speed signs be installed in our community.  The Board decided to defer this issue to the Annual Board meeting in August.  Dean will also provide a brief update on the status of the sewer project—namely, that the sewer project is dead at this time.

Mowing Shoulders—Dean asked if we should pay Ted Ficker to mow our shoulders (to preserve the road edges) at an estimated cost of $400.  The Board unanimously agreed.

Meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.

Minutes submitted by Bart Gernhart, Secretary