Meeting Minutes

-President Susan Butler: called the August 24, 2015 meeting to order at 6:37 PM.

-Secretary:  Marie Buckman: presented the minutes of the last meeting.  Don McMillian, Jr. motioned to accept the minutes as presented.  Karen Powers seconded and all agreed.

-Treasurer:  Marie Buckman: presented the Treasurer's report.  The checking account balance is $5,687.98.  The Money Market account balance is $10,047.10.

-The following subdivisions have been invoiced for 2015 dues but have not paid as yet.

High Point:  $690.00

Lake Jodeco:  $2,150.00

Spivey Glen:  $945.00

Waverly:  $300.00


Total:  $4,605.00


-Arnold Goodson motioned to accept the Treasurer's report as presented.  Nicky Ford seconded and all agreed.

-Economic Development:  Don McMillan, Jr. reported about the Southern Regional Hospital current situation as follows.  An agreement has been reached with Prime Healthcare of California.  Bankruptcy has been filed in accordance with the agreement.  The courts seem to be cooperating at this point.  Prime Healthcare plans to spend $50 million in capital improvements over the next five years.  Their plan is to retain current employees and add about 1/3 more in the future.  The group has 35,000 employees nationwide and a winning track record of turning around troubled hospitals.  Don is now Vice Chairman of the board.  Some community leaders have worked tirelessly to make this agreement happen.  The new owners are spending a lot of money recruiting doctors to serve the hospital.  The name, Southern Regional Hospital, will remain the same.  The agreement is expected to be finalized by December 15 of this year.

Susan reported that Clayton County Commissioners have hired a professional landscape company to keep the median planters on Lake Spivey Parkway clean and well maintained.  Tara Blvd. areas are also included.  

Courtney Pogue is the newly appointed Economic Development Director.  .  Courtney D. Pogue was previously the Deputy Director of Economic Development for Cook County, the 2nd largest county in the country. Courtney’s role with Cook County included managing the $30 million BUILT in Cook Loan Program along with the County’s private activity bond portfolio as it related to industrial revenue bonds. Additionally, Mr. Pogue oversaw the County’s entire economic development platform including all commercial property tax incentives (Class 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 8, Class 6b SER, TEERM) and developed new economic development tools. Over the past two years, Courtney worked on more than 140 projects which were estimated to generate more than $800 million in private investment and support 16,000 jobs in Cook County.

-Membership:  Marie Buckman reported that Taylor's Landing, Falling Waters and Spivey Village have been contacted in an effort to persuade them to join LSCI.  Falling Waters has declined. Decisions for the other two are pending.  Fox Fire may also join in the future.

-IT:  Robert Payne said there has not been much traffic on new web site.  Susan and Robert will plan a meeting with all member HOAs to train them on how to use the new web site to their advantage.  People are most interested in events so more information of events will be posted. Robert wants to brand LSCI subdivisions as a cohesive unit.  

Don McMillian, Jr. motioned to have and an IDX geographic search of all real estate listings in the LSCI area so they will be available on the web site.  Arnold Goodson seconded and all agreed.

We need a Newsletter to be posted on the web site each month. Karen Powers motioned that Sherry Hamilton would make the perfect writer for the newsletter.  Nicky Ford seconded and all agreed.

-New Business:  Walt Stephens Road, near the Ingles store, zoning has been changed to multi-family to allow for apartments, townhomes or duplexes.  Another property near Red Oak and Rock Quarry roads is also up for re zoning to allow for apartments.  Susan and Robert will explore how LSCI can best support the local Henry County representatives to prevent this re zoning effort. Karen Powers motioned to accept this action by LSCI.  Don McMillian, Jr. seconded and all agreed.

-Susan and Robert will ask to meet with Porsche and Woodward Academy representatives to try to arrange a tour of homes currently listed for sale in LSCI.  

-Susan confirmed we will use Dixon Golf at the LSCI golf tournament in October as a promotional company for some of their products.   We must arrange hole sponsors and foursomes for the tournament.  The $75.00 per person or $300.00 per team will include golf, a boxed lunch, and 5 raffle tickets.  Twelve (12) raffle tickets can be purchased for $10.00.  Susan and Don will ask Terry Cullen to sponsor a hole in one with a car as the prize.  A party for volunteers for the golf tournament and road race will be held at Susan's house after the golf tournament on Friday evening.  

-Susan reminded the board about the idea to place Welcome to Lake Spivey Community signs at all main roads coming into the community.  Video surveillance will be mentioned on the signage.  

-LSCI will remove signs from non-paying subdivisions.

-Don McMillian, Jr. motioned to adjourn.  Karen Powers seconded and all agreed.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:08 PM.