MHOAA Conference Call Minutes
May 14, 2012
The meeting to was called to order at 7:06 p.m.
A Roll Call was taken. There were 9 present.
A motion to accept the Consent Agenda was made and seconded. The vote was unanimous.
Board member commitment to committees
It was requested that if a committee member is unable to participate in a meeting, they should call the chairperson to inform them of their absence. It was shared that MHOAA must have committee participants working together as a team to accomplish the goals outlined in the CFED Grant Agreement.
Equity LifeStyle Event
It was shared that the Online Petition regarding Equity LifeStyle (ELS) was a success. As of May 14th there were 1,219 signees. At the ELS Annual Meeting which was held in Chicago, there were approximately 20 residents of ELS Properties from 5 states.. In addition, there was press coverage. Some residents stated that they would like to do the same again next year.
Tim shared that as a shareholder of ELS, he was permitted to attend their annual meeting. He did not observe Sam Zell in attendance. Tim stated that the ELS Directors refused to identify themselves.
It was shared that New Hampshire (NH) has a 60 Day Notice that requires the community owner to announce that the community is for sale, stating the asking price, terms, conditions, etc. While this provides the residents with the opportunity to purchase, it also discourages those like ELS from coming into New Hampshire.
Ishbel shared that the MHOAA Convention would be November 8-10, 2012 at the Holiday Inn, Crystal City, VA. The proposed schedule will could include with details to follow later:
- · Thursday: 5:00 p.m. A reception provided by CFED.
- · Friday: An opportunity to visit “the Hill.”
- · Saturday: MHOAA’s Annual Meeting
A motion to approve the Guiding Principles as part of our Operations Guide was made and seconded. All approved.
It was shared that a letter will be forwarded to all board members soliciting MHOAA membership. from the Membership and Retention Committee Chair. It requested that we forward the letter to as many as possible in order to encourage membership.
Symposium on Aging in Place
A motion that we approve the amount of $200 in order for MHOAA to co-sponsor a symposium on senior-friendly housing to be held at Washington State University. This was seconded the vote was unanimous.
Our Executive Director shared that she has been in contact with a person from Australia who is interested in MHOAA’s work with manufactured housing in America.
It was stated that Delaware’s Senate passed Senate Bill 205 regarding rent justification.
A motion to adjourn was seconded. All approved. Time: 8:10 p.m.
The next scheduled meeting will be June 11th at 7:00 p.m. EST. The committee reports to be included with the Consent Agenda are due June 4th.