Annual Meeting Minutes


Housing and Land Enterprise of Maui, dba: Na Hale O Maui
Tenth Annual Membership and Board of Directors Meeting

May 21, 2016
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: J. Walter Cameron Center
95 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793

Minutes

Directors Present: Dawn DeRego, Paul Felix, Michael Trotto, Yvonne Wright, Justin Hughey, Sheena Solomon, David Ward, 
Excused: Bruce U’u, Michael Spalding
Staff:  Cassandra Abdul, Executive Director, Natalie Fitzgerald, Housing Coordinator, Celeste Thomas, Bookkeeper, John Andersen, Principle Broker
Members: Dale Bonar, Andrea Schmitt, Robert Hansen, Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez, Jason Solomon
Guests:  Donna Hansen, Qualified Homebuyer List Participants: Carroll and Corinne Kim, Lance Hirata, Karen Kalani-Roppolo, Sharon Inouye, Warren and Beverly Bose, Wilstrel-Joy Kahahane-Lived, Darin Kahahane-Lived

1.  Call to order - By President Dawn DeRego at 9:02 AM

2.  Welcome and introduction of Board of Directors, acknowledgement of all 
     Homeowners and attendees to the meeting- President DeRego

3.  Approval of Minutes of Annual Membership Meeting of June 27, 2015: 

ACTION: MS&C to approve the minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of
June 27, 2015 (Ward/Hughey).  Yes, unanimously

4. President’s Report – Dawn DeRego
4.1 The State of NHOM – President DeRego presented the NHOM Board of Directors Report and spoke of her experience as a director and officer. She  thanked everyone for coming and giving of their expertise to make NHOM’s program possible. This is her final term serving on the board of directors.  A slide show of construction of the first home that NHOM built on Kama Street, Wailuku was presented by John Andersen.  This is the prototype for the homes  planned for the Kahoma project in Lahaina that NHOM is projecting to do with West Maui Land Co.

5. Treasurer’s Report -
5.1 Quarterly Financial Report - as of 3/31/16 – Presented by Treasurer Paul Felix.

ACTION: MS&C for the acceptance of the Treasurer’s Report as of 3/31/16 (Wright/Hughey).  Yes, unanimously

There was a slide show presentation of the Blessing and open house for 333 Kama Street in which the Mayor, some council members, their staff, HomeStreet Bank representatives and NHOM’s board and staff were present.

6. Executive Director's Report – Executive Director Cassandra Abdul acknowledged John Andersen and the present and excused Directors.

6.1  2015/2016 Project Grants – NHOM was awarded $780,000 by the County of Maui for half of the Kahoma land cost in 2014, amended in 2015, extending the completion date to 6/30/2017. NHOM has submitted an RFP to help with the cost to build 12 affordable homes for the Kahoma Lahaina project. 

6.2  Update on Inventory of Homes and Benefiting Households – currently there are 31 occupied homes and 2 repurchased homes, showing that the resale formula works perfectly.  One of the families is an example: they progressed from owning a small Hawaiian Homestead home to a NHOM home, then when they needed more space, sold it to purchase a market-rate home.
6.3  Kahoma Residential Lahaina Project – 333 Kama St.in Wailuku, built and already sold to an income qualified buyer is a prototype for the Kahoma project homes.  The RFP which was submitted on 4/29/16 for vertical construction will have the selection results on 5/23/16.
6.4  Affordable Farming Land Trust – Dale Bonar presented a power point presentation updating the Affordable Farming Land Trust.  Two bills are now before the council to allow clustering of houses on agriculture lots, which will facilitate the CLT model working with farming.
6.5  Certificates of Appreciation –
President Dawn DeRego presented a resolution commending and congratulating John Andersen on his outstanding personal integrity and commitment to Na Hale O Maui and providing affordable homes in perpetuity to the residents of Maui County.
President Dawn DeRego presented a certificate of appreciation to Justin Hughey for his serving as a board director and officer for the past 6 years.
Executive Director Cassandra Abdul presented a certificate of appreciation to Dawn DeRego for her 6 years of service as a board director and officer, most recently as its President.

7. Election of Board of Directors – ED Abdul announced the nominations for election.
7.1 Introduction of nominated candidates – from the General/Public directors there are 3 incumbents, Michael Trotto, Paul Felix, Michael Spalding, one nomination, Ray Phillips for an open seat, and one nomination, Wailani Artates for an open seat for a lessee representative.
7.2  Floor nominees – none

ACTION: MS&C that since there were no more nominations acclamation is made that the 5 candidates be made NHOM's new directors (Hughey/Hansen). Yes unanimously

7.3 Voting by written ballot - none needed, vote by acclamation

7.4  Counting of ballots by Election Committee - none needed

8. Break – the board will meet at this time to select the officers

9.  Announcement of Election Results- none since voted by acclamation.

10.  Meeting of Board of Directors –
10.1  Election of Officers – Paul Felix made a proposal for
                         Michael Trotto – President
                         Bruce U’u – Vice President
                         David Ward – Secretary
                         Paul Felix – Treasurer

ACTION: MS&C to accept directors for the office positions (Felix/Ward). Yes unanimously

11.  Announcements:  ED Abdul announced the names of the new officers for the
                 Board.  Next Seminar:  Saturday, July 25, 2015

12.  Adjournment  10:07 AM

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Housing and Land Enterprise of Maui, dba: Na Hale O Maui
Ninth Annual Membership and Board of Directors Meeting

June 27, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Nā Hale O Maui Building
190 N. Church St., Wailuku, HI

Minutes

Directors Present: Bruce U'u, Justin Hughey, Dawn DeRego,
Excused: Ray Phillips (termed out), Kalo DeLeon, Yvonne Wright, Michael Spalding, Michael Trotto, Paul Felix
Staff: John Andersen, Executive Director, Natalie Fitzgerald, Housing Coordinator, Celeste Thomas, Bookkeeper
Members: Athena Andersen, Dave Ward
Guests: none

  1. Call to order - By Dawn DeRego at 9:05 AM
  2. Welcome and introduction of Board of Directors and Homeowners - President DeRego
  3. Approval of Minutes of Annual Membership Meeting of June 28, 2014:

    ACTION: MS&C to approved the minutes of the Annual Membership Meeting of June 28, 2014 (U'u/Hughey). Yes, unanimously
  4. President's Report - Dawn DeRego
    4.1 The State of NHOM - President DeRego presented the NHOM Board of Directors Report as stated. She thanked everyone for coming and giving of their expertise to make NHOM's program possible.
  5. Treasurer's Report - presented by ED Andersen
    5.1 Quarterly Financial Report - as of 3/31/15 - ED Andersen presented the quarterly financial report and in summary stated it shows steady progress.
  6. Executive Director's Report - John Andersen
    6.1 2014/2015 Project Grants - NHOM has received a 2 year extension for the Kahoma Lahaina project.
    6.2 Update on Inventory of Homes and Benefiting Households - current status was presented in the President's report. The rental market is very tight and renters like our latest buyers are paying much higher monthly rent than paying a NHOM mortgage for a similar home.
    6.3 New Construction - 333 Kama St., Wailuku - a slide show of the Concrete foundation being poured shows progress. Lehua Construction has been wonderful to work with.
    6.4 Kahoma Residential, Lahaina Project - ED Andersen and director Bruce U'u went to talk story with the plaintiff who has a suit in the Intermediate Court of Appeals against the project.
    6.5 Affordable Farming Land Trust - Don Guzman is working on barriers to having affordable housing on Ag land.
    6.6 Certificate of Appreciation - Ray Phillips. Previously presented at June's BOD meeting.

    NO ACTION: Items 6.1 to 6.6 information only
  7. Election of Board of Directors - The NHOM By-Laws require a tri-partied Board when there are 30 lessee members (homeowners), which we anticipate will happen by the next annual meeting. NHOM has already achieved this milestone ahead of schedule with currently only 29 lessee members (homeowners) and want to continue with 3 homeowner-board members.
    7.1 Introduction of nominated candidates -all are incumbents with one open seat for a lessee representative.
    7.2 Floor nominees - 2 homeowners have expressed interest but could not attend this annual meeting. A homeowner who wants to can be appointed at the July BOD meeting.

    ACTION: MS&C that since there were no more nominations acclamation is made that the 3 candidates, Bruce U'u, Dave Ward, and Yvonne Wright be NHOM's new directors (U'u/Hughey). Yes unanimously

    7.3 Voting by written ballot - none needed
    7.4 Counting of ballots by Election Committee - none needed
  8. Break - none needed
  9. Announcement of Election Results - none needed
  10. Meeting of Board of Directors -
    10.1 Election of Officers - No quorum of directors for board election.
    Election to be conducted at the July BOD meeting.
  11. Announcements: Next Seminar: Saturday, July 25, 2015.
  12. Adjournment 9:40 AM