2019 Annual Meeting Agenda
- Introductions & Welcome
- Determination of Quorum
- Call to Order
- Proof of Notice of Meeting
- Approval of Minutes of 2018 Annual Meeting.
- 2019 Annual Report: being written
- Financial Report: Cash assets of the HOA currently total $84,875. The only unusual expenses this year were due to the unexpected need to replace the HOA backflow prevention valve and a few water leaks. While we had hoped to lower the fees for 2020 based on 7 house sales in 2018, we won't be able to do that because there have been no sales at all in 2019. All owners are paid in full except one delinquent owner (Lot 35 Boucher) who owes the HOA $3,577.40.
- Design Committee: This year brought our neighborhood a new shed, some fences, two major house renovations completed, a gazebo, more rock walls, new roof shingles, new solar panels, new paint, and a few landscaping overhauls.KB now has its first standing seam metal roof and two beautiful glass garage doors which I'm sure all will agree add class to KB. Mahalo to all owners who are investing in their homes thereby increasing property values for everyone.
- Grievance Committee: Complaints included flooding caused by unapproved alterations on a neighboring lot. This led to the discovery of a number of violations and unpermitted construction which the County is handling. If approvals had been sought, these violations and fines could have been avoided. Another flood resulted from irrigation valves blowing off causing water to flow into the lot below. There were also complaints about feral chickens and a Bougainvillea that had overgrown into a neighbor's property. One longstanding problem with a rental on N Laelua that had been attracting stoners was resolved when the tenant moved out.
- Retention Basin & Landscaping Report: Earlier this year we discovered that one owner had created a chicken sanctuary in the Retention Basin and we suspect that certain non-KB neighbors were dumping their chickens in our basin as well. There were at least 80 chickens with chicks and eggs everywhere. The chickens were getting out and causing damage to people's yards. Many of those chickens are now happily living at an egg farm in Pukalani. Tom continues to cut the Haole Koa and control erosion & fire hazard on the slopes. Expenses included a new backflow valve & parts, 2 shovels, and cedar planks to fence off the walkway along the mauka border of the Retention Basin.
In 2019 Maui County decided they would no longer be trimming trees along Hana Hwy and property owners would be responsible for doing it themselves. As a permanent solution, Tom removed the large Sea Grape trees between Lae St and the Paia Community Center because they were growing into the overhead wires and the grapes they dropped onto the sidewalk made it dangerous for pedestrians. We plan to plant Plumeria and flowering shrubs along the rock wall instead. The owners of Lot 44 and 45 had their Sea Grape trees removed as well. The trees were just too big and were blocking views.
- Security Report: 2019 was the year that the growing crime wave on Maui spilled into our neighborhood. Lot 80 was burglarized twice by Tyler Wallett who absconded with thousands of dollars worth of tools and is now in MCCC. There were xx vehicle break-ins, several reports of drug-dealing, one truck was stolen, and the cattle fence was cut by a dirt-biker in order to steal a solar battery from Kulolio Ranch.
- Election of 2 Directors: Tom Atkins (Lot 55) & Sydney Schneider (Lot 80) are running for re-election. Veronica Mendoza (Lot 70) will fulfill the remainder of Chris Fortescue's term. We thank these owners for their service to the community.
- Short Break while the Board elects Officers and owners socialize.
- Old Business: At the last Annual Meeting owners discussed the possibility of changing the DCCRs to establish view protections that would grandfather existing owners' rights to install a second story but restrict future buyers from raising their rooflines without permission from owners whose views would be impacted. Everyone who replied to the survey was in favor of view protections except three owners, but it would require 66% of owners in favor to change the DCCRs and we did not get enough responses.
- New Business:
- Ratification of 2020 Budget
- Ratification of Actions & Decisions of the Board over the past year (Actions dated 2019-01-25 and 2019-10-07)
- Rock Rampart Modification: Since the very beginning of Kuau Bayview, there has been an ongoing problem with the hidden space behind the rock rampart to the right of the Retention Basin gate being used by thieves and homeless people as a private place to hang out and hide stolen goods. As recently as Oct 5th, Tyler Wallett was observed sleeping there. This rock rampart no longer serves any practical or aesthetic purpose. Tom & I would like to propose making the rampart the same height as the rock walls in the main part of the garden by having a rock-wall-builder knock of the top section and add a new cap. The tall bushes that currently crowd the sidewalk would be moved back toward the fence and shorter flowers planted in their stead. This would open up that corner and improve lighting and visibility for cars turning onto Hana Hwy while at the same time permanently eliminating this homeless hang-out. Tom would use the leftover rocks to shore up the side of the driveway into the RB.