Meeting Minutes

March 2018

Indian Springs Village Association (ISVA)

Monthly Board Meeting March 6, 2018

The Woodlands Township Offices, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.



Board Members: Mike Arendes, Richie Spurlock, Ken Schumann, Carol Stromatt, Richard Stromatt, Michael Saucier, Matt Pounders, Russell Heinen, Enrique Rosero, and Erika Bondy Pratt.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Stephanie Coroiescu

The Woodlands Township: John Osborne

Call to Order: 7:00 p.m. President Mike Arendes called the meeting to order

* Law Enforcement Report: Deputy Stephanie Corojescu talked to us about the arrests and statistics for the month of January. Discussion also on cell service within the nature preserve. Reminder that Spring Break is coming and to lock doors on cars.

 * Elected Officials Carol Stromatt discussed the representation for ISVA at the Township meetings. Meetings occur 1st and 3rd of each month at 7:00PM. In cases where Mike Arendes cannot attend, Russell Heinen will also be able to support.

* Secretary’s Report: Alan was not present. Russell made the motion to approve the February minutes and Carol seconded and all agreed.

* Treasurer’s Report: Tom was not present. ISVA received a query from the IRS regarding not filing taxes for the previous year. Ken informed that as a 501c4, it is not required and does not believe that it is a concern. He will confirm when meeting the following day with Tom. The final payment from HEB for the 2017 Taste of the Village was complete and deposited.

* Woodlands Township Report and Neighborhood Services- John Osborne –

  • The Taste of the Village has been scheduled for October 27.
  • Neighborhood services is continuing to promote the Village Challenge for the year – Hands on CPR. Awards of $1,000(1st)/ 700 (2nd)/300 (3rd) will be awarded based on percentage of village participation. If individual neighborhoods would like to have a special session, this can be scheduled. They would like to have at least 10 to 15 participants for this.
  • Additional key dates – March 24 Green Up; June 9 – Emergency Preparedness; Oct 6 – Safety Expo; Oct 14 – National Night Out

Old / Recurring Business

  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Council update- Michael Saucier-
    • The Archery Range is now open
    • Adventure Course Proposals are expected in March
    • Bear Branch improvements are in progress
    • 3,000 trees have now been planted as part of reforestation efforts
    • Michael to send out Parks and Recs Report that has a lot of important information
  • RDRC update – Russell Heinen – there was no meeting this month. Russell and Ken attended the main RDRC meeting and there was discussion there on paint colors.
  • Woodlands Magazine articles- Michael Saucier to submit article tomorrow regarding the school donations this year
  • Scholarship committee: Committee is scheduled to review the available applications on March 25th at 7:00PM at Kelly’s house
  • Taste of the Village – Emails went out to Regency and HEB. Regency has approved the expenditure and HEB has advised to fill out the form. Any ideas to increase revenue from previous years will be welcomed.

New Business

  • Earth Day Green Up March 24 - Erika will coordinate
  • Spring Flea Market is scheduled for April 14
  • Service Agreement – to be discussed and followed up by Mike Arendes
  • Website needs new content. Progress on the website has stall. Mike Arendes to reach out to Dan to determine how to synchronize posts on Facebook to the website
  • Law Enforcement Advisory Council – Mike to reach out to the committee to determine a representative for ISVA

* Adjourn 8:01 p.m. Russell made motion for the meeting to adjourn, Michael Saucier seconded. The motion was unanimous the meeting closed.

NEXT MEETING: April 10, 2018, 7:00 pm at the Town Hall building public meeting space

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