Green Hill Acres Association
August 20, 2011
Charlestown Baptist Church
The meeting was called to order at 10:00.
19 members were in attendance.
Minutes from the July meeting were accepted as written.
Treasurer’s report was given by Jon Anderson. Expenses are paid for the year.
The balance in the checking account is $27,501. The budget for the upcoming
year was given by Jon to the membership. It was approved by a vote of those
attending the meeting. The treasurer’s report was accepted as presented.
We have 88 households as paid members. Two of those paying made partial
payments. Directories are being readied and will be delivered in the next two
weeks. The annual picnic will be today at 4:00.
A small repair was made to the paved portion of Twin Peninsula. At the request
of two of our members, the roads committee will be assessing erosion on Wild
Goose and lower Twin Peninsula.
Both docks have been repaired. One will need two boards replaced. That will be
done before next year.
The by-laws committee will be meeting after Labor Day, when the crush
of summer activity is over.
The slate of officers for the next two years is as follows:
President: Al Perasso
Vice President: Peter Parisette
Secretary: Carol Perasso
Treasurer: Jon Anderson
The slate was approved by unanimous vote of the membership.
A survey of the area around the boat launch area has been completed by
Mike Fontaine. The proposal will be brought to the town, and with their
approval, the boat rack will be built. It will be ready for use for the next summer
season. A small fee, $10 or less will be charged for those who wish to store a
canoe or a kayak in the rack. There will be eyelets for each slot that will allow for
a lock to be put in place for each vessel. Each boat will have a sticker indicating
ownership that will be provided by the association. Requests for a boat slot will
be on a first come, first serve basis.
The drainage issue on Mallard South will be evaluated by a professional. The
options presented will be discussed by the board, and the costs considered
before action is taken on that section of the road that pools when the rains are
In the future, before speed bumps are installed, there will be a survey done of the
homeowners on the road where the bump is contemplated. That will serve to
determine need, and the wishes of the people most impacted by the installation
of a bump. There is an unused speed bump, that is in the bushes on lower Twin
Peninsula. To date, no one on that section of the road has requested it’s
installation. It is available to the association should a need be found for it’s use in
the future. Wild Goose residents will be asked what they wish in terms of a
speed bump on their road.
Spring cleanup will be done early next year.
A complaint about fireworks was lodged. Unfortunately, low flying fireworks are
now legal in Rhode Island. The association cannot do anything about their use in
the Acres. The police would need to be involved in the event that fireworks
displays seem to break the law.
A motion was presented concerning the spending of monies in the off season on
storm cleanup. The association approved the following in that regard: The board
will have the authority to spend up to $5,000 on cleanup that is needed as a
result of a storm that impacts the roads in Green Hill Acres. This authority will be
in affect for one year, commencing today. The by-laws will address the issue
when they visit the issue in their by-laws revamp, and the membership will be
able to vote on this issue when they present the new by-laws to the membership
The meeting was adjourned at 10:50.