Ballot Results for the Authorization to Pursue Regulatory Approvals for the Use of Aquatic Herbicides to Control Aquatic Invasive Weeds in the Tahoe Keys Lagoons
Saturday April 22nd, 2017 TKPOA Board of Directors Open Board Meeting
On behalf of the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association (TKPOA) I would like to thank all the TKPOA members that submitted a ballot for the Authorization to Pursue Regulatory Approvals for the Use of Aquatic Herbicides to Control Aquatic Invasive Weeds in the Tahoe Keys Lagoons, and the Water Quality Special Assessment. A total of 897 ballot envelopes were returned representing over 59% of TKPOA members that were eligible to vote. To achieve a quorum for the vote we needed 764 valid ballots (one half + 1 of eligible owners), which was clearly achieved and the minimum number of FOR votes required was 383.
The TKPOA Board of Directors is proud to announce a majority “FOR” vote has been achieved: 588 members voted “FOR”. Details of the ballot count are shown on the table below. Special assessments are approved by a majority of the member’s casting votes once a quorum has been established. The Davis-Stirling Act Civil Code §5605(c) defines a quorum to mean more than 50% of the owners of an association.
This “FOR” vote authorizes the Association to act on RESOLUTION TKPOA #2017-001 that allows the TKPOA to pursue regulatory approvals for the use of aquatic herbicides to control aquatic invasive weeds in the Tahoe Keys Lagoons. This action includes authorization for the Board to approve a Special Assessment of not more than $1,600 per properly to fund the actions necessary to obtain regulatory approvals to use aquatic herbicides. The Special Assessment is to be structured around three payments: the first payment would be not more than $400 per property payable on June 1, 2017 and past due if received after June 30, 2017.
The second payment would be not more than $600 conditioned on receipt of the requisite regulatory approvals to conduct a small-scale test of aquatic herbicides in the Tahoe Keys Lagoons and would be payable 45 days after receipt of approval and past due 30 days later. This payment would cover the cost of completing all aspects of a small-scale aquatic herbicide test and continued efforts to obtain grant funding. This is projected to occur in 2018.
The third payment would be not more than $600 conditioned on successful completion of the small-scale herbicide test and acceptance of the test results and would be payable 45 days after receipt of regulatory approval of the small-scale test results and past due 30 days thereafter. This is projected to occur in 2019. This payment would cover the cost of work through gaining approval for full-scale use of herbicides during 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Additional important information concerning these projects, including the prior Keys Breeze articles, cost, technical information and the complete Inspector of Elections Report is available on the TKPOA website, www.TKPOA.com.
On behalf of The Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association (TKPOA) I would like to thank Attorney – Deon Stein, Inspector of Elections, who supervised the voting ballot process and the tabulation of the results, as well as the TKPOA volunteers for donating their time on April 22nd, 2017 to open and count ballots.