Notice Of Special Executive Board Meeting – August 11, 2016

At the call of the vice-president, there will be a special meeting of the Board on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Board Room of the Association Building, 180 Pine Orchard Road.  The agenda follows:

1. The beach and water access at the end of Spring Rock Road
2. The method and timing of the dissemination of communications and information to POA members on POA involvement to preserve POA beach access rights
3. Public Comments
Robin Bruce Sandler
Vice President – Pine Orchard Association

Pine Orchard Association looks to fill two positions on the Zoning Board of Appeals

The POA Executive Board is looking to fill 1-2 alternate positions that are vacant on the Zoning Board of Appeals. The description of the position is the following:

Alternates attend ZBA hearings and participate in discussion but do not vote unless they are substituting for a regular who is unable to attend. ZBA does not meet regularly – only when there is an appeal from an action of the ZEO. There are 3–4 appeals a year.

If interested in being appointed by the Executive Board to be an alternate on the ZBA, please send your name and resume to Jon Schlesinger who is the zoning liaison from the Executive Board.
jonschlesinger@gmail.com

Notice of Annual Meeting – July 11, 2016 – 8:00 PM – Agenda

At the call of the Executive Board, the Pine Orchard Association will hold it’s annual meeting July 11, 2016 at 8:00 PM at the Union Chapel on Chapel Street in Pine Orchard, Connecticut.  Members of the Pine Orchard Association are invited to attend.  The agenda is as follows:

1. Call to order

2. President’s Report

3. Approval of minutes of the July 6, 2015 meeting

4. Reports by current Executive Board members

5. Election of Four Executive Board members for a three year term

 

6. Public Comments

 

Notice Of Special Executive Board Meeting – Date Change to June 28, 2016

At the call of the president, there will be a special meeting of the Board on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in the Board Room of the Association Building, 180 Pine Orchard Road.  The previously scheduled meeting for June 21, 2016 has been cancelled.  The agenda follows:

1. Filling of vacancy on Zoning Board of Appeals.
2. Planning for Annual Meeting.
3. Communications.
4. Public Comments.

April 2016 Newsletter

To:  Members of the Pine Orchard Community
From:  Pat Kaplan, President of the Pine Orchard Association

Welcome to spring – hopefully!

Information about the use of golf carts in Pine Orchard was presented to us at a Board Meeting several months ago.  I wanted to wait until closer to
spring to present it to all of you.  Below is the content of an email I received from Lieutenant Hormuth.  I am also attaching Branford golf cart procedures.

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Attached you will find the Golf Cart Ordinance.  I have also included the
Connecticut General Statute that includes requirements for golf carts. We
will inspect the golf carts so that they comply with the statute because
the Town Ordinance has not been updated. For the convenience of the
residents, we can make individual appointments once these requirements are 
met.

Connecticut General Statutes 14-300g – Operation of golf carts. Equipment. Insurance – current as of 2014

(a) The traffic authority of any city, town or borough is authorized to permit the operation of golf carts, during daylight hours only, on any street or highway within the limits of, and under the jurisdiction of, such traffic authority, provided: (1) Each such golf cart shall be equipped with an operable horn in accordance with the requirements of subsection (e) of section 14-80; (2) each such golf cart shall be equipped with a flag that is positioned to assist operators of motor vehicles in observing the location and operation of such golf cart; (3) no such authorization shall be granted for operation on any street or highway the posted speed limit of which is more than twenty-five miles per hour; and (4) the operator of any such golf cart shall carry a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license while operating such golf cart. Any person who operates a golf cart in violation of any provision of this subsection, any insurance requirement established in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, or any other conditions or limitations established by the traffic authority for the operation of golf carts shall have committed an infraction.

(b) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may establish, by regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, insurance requirements for the operation of golf carts in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.

Golf Cart Procedure

Notice Of Executive Board Meeting – May 9, 2016

At the call of the president, there will be a meeting of the Board on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Board Room of the Association Building, 180 Pine Orchard Road.  The agenda follows:

  1. President’s Report and Communications.
  2. Approval of minutes of the March 7th, March 15th, April 4th and April 12th meetings (posted on the website).
  3. Treasurer’s Report: Approval of Annual Budget for 2016 – 2017 and Levy of Taxes for 2016-17.
  4. Website update.
  5. Discussion of taking of minutes and posting of minutes, history and future.
  6. Report of the Nominating Committee presenting the slate of nominees for 2016-17.
  7. Discussion of slate of officers for 2016-17.
  8. Report of the By-laws Committee on the conflict of interest by-law.
  9. Discussion of method and timing of communication to community to gather input on POA involvement to preserve beach access rights.
  10. Other Committee Reports.
  11. Public Comments.
  12. Adjournment.

 

Notice of Special Meeting – April 12, 2016

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
OF
THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE PINE ORCHARD ASSOCIATION

There shall be a Special Meeting on April 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Board Room of the Pine Orchard Association Office, 180 Pine Orchard Road, Branford, Connecticut for consideration of the following matters:

1. Executive Session: Discussion of any or all pending litigation in which the Pine Orchard Association is a party.
2. Approval, if necessary, of any positions or actions of the Association to be taken or asserted in any or all pending litigation in which the Pine Orchard Association is a party.
3. Adjournment.

Executive Board Positions Available

Pine Orchard is a borough located in the town of Branford, Connecticut. It is a very special residential neighborhood with much to offer.  The Pine Orchard Association Executive Board consists of up to 12 elected Pine Orchard residents who assure compliance with the Association Bylaws, Zoning Regulations and policies. The Board also works to preserve Pine Orchard’s rich history and assure that it will continue to be a special place to live and call home. The qualifications to be  a candidate for  election to the Board are minimal; own property in the Pine Orchard community ( as defined by the Charter)  and be the age of 18 or older. The Pine Orchard Association by-laws call for the establishment of a nomination committee which consists of five members: three executive board members, Robin Sandler, Susan Davis, Linda Giordano, and two non-executive board members, Kathy Thomas and Leslie Peters. The charge for the Nomination committee is to identify and propose candidates for election and/or reelection for the four Executive Board positions that will be open in July, 2016 to the Executive Board at its regularly scheduled meeting in May, 2016.   you have any interest in being considered for a position on the Executive Board, fill out the attached information sheet and return electronically before May 1, 2016 to this email address  any or all of the emails addresses posted below. 

Robin Sandler     Robin@RobinSandler.com

Linda Giordano   lindagiordano427@gmail.com

Kathy Thomas     thmskathleen@aol.com

Leslie Peters    lpeters313@sbsglobal.net

Susan Davis        Shmoo1412@gmail.com

2016 POA Board Questionnaire

Notice of Special Meeting – April 4, 2016

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE PINE ORCHARD ASSOCIATION

There shall be a Special Meeting on April 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Board Room of the Pine Orchard Association Office, 180 Pine Orchard Road, Branford, Connecticut for consideration of the following matters:

  1. Introductory comments by Board President Pat Kaplan.
  2. Executive Session: Discussion of any or all pending litigation in which the Pine Orchard Association is a party and possible legal action for the enforcement of the beach access       rights of the Pine Orchard Association and its members.
  3. Approval, if necessary, of any positions or actions of the Association to be taken or asserted in any or all pending litigation in which the Pine Orchard        Association is a party and possible legal action for the enforcement of the beach access rights of the Pine    Orchard Association and its members.
  4. Other business that may properly come before this board.
  5. Adjournment.