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BY-LAWS OF HAWLEYWOOD WELL ASSOCIATION
Membership shall consist of the following persons owning the lots set
forth after the respective names
(updated based on assignment of rights clause #2):
Katherine Bentley, Lots #113-114
Barbara Steele, Lots 10 & 15, Div. 4
John Druckenmiller, Lots #131-8
Caroline Bark, Lots #108-109-111-112
Jean Calabrese , Lot #96
Janet Franey, Lots #88-89
Dick Hoffman, Lot #16
Janet Franey, Lots #97-96
Andrew & Linda Marziale, Lots #101,102
Ed Drost, Lot #89
Christopher Germinario, Lots #86-87
Additional members may be admitted to the Association upon the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the present members.
2. Assignment of Rights
Members may assign their rights as members of the Hawleywood Well Association in the form of a deed to be recorded with the Recorder of Deeds of Wayne County, said membership rights being deemed an interest in real estate and said rights may be assigned either in connection with the lots owned by the present members or as an easement in gross separate and apart for said lots provided however that such rights may only be assigned or transferred subject to the restrictions and conditions contained in the by-laws of the Hawleywood Well Association.
Assessments may be levied for the maintenance or improvement or operating costs of said Hawleywood Well Association water system at such times and in such amounts as seventy-five per cent of the membership shall vote at any meeting of the Association called upon ten days written notice. Any assessment remaining unpaid for a period of three months after duly made shall result in the forfeiture of membership and any rights in connection with the water system held by such member failing to pay the assessment as aforesaid. The HWA will charge a 10% late fee on dues or assessments not paid within the 90 days due time. If this total is not paid within six months (i.e. a sum of the normal 3 months and the extra 3 months), the membership will be terminated for the delinquent member. A courtesy reminder before termination is required procedure.
All property of the association shall be held by the trustees and shall be managed by them in accordance with the provisions of the by-laws; such trustees being K.Bentley, J.Franey, and R.Hoffman who shall serve until their successors are elected. New trustees shall be elected at each annual meeting of the Association and shall serve until the next annual meeting or until their successors are elected.
Amendments to these by-laws may be made at any annual meeting or special meeting called for that purpose containing notice of the proposed amendment, provided said notice be given at least ten days in writing prior to the meeting and that the amendment shall receive the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members, whether present or not.
Members may vote at any regular or special meeting by proxy in case of their absence from the meeting.
7. Rights of Members
Each member of the Association shall be entitled to supply water to one house on his premises. If a member desires to obtain water for more than one house on his land, the additional house or houses may be supplied only upon vote of the Association and upon such terms and conditions as the Association may determine.
8. Off Season Use of Water
Each member of the Association is granted full year water rights provided that conditions for freeze-proof delivery of water are in place. All repair costs will be the responsibility of the full membership.
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The next meeting is at the Bentley cabin (red) on the corner of Fourth Road and Hawleywood Rd
on Sunday, August 9th, 2020 at 11:30 am with lunch to follow.
hotdogs and soda provided... Bring a salad or desert if you wish.
All member's families and their guests are welcome.
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PUMP HOUSE PROCEDURES
Season: The time agreed to by the members is ON year round.
To Start the Well: Throw the combined switch 7 + 9 and the pump will begin its activity. Pressure will build up. Pump should be operating between 28 pounds and 50 pounds pressure, i.e. on at 28 lbs and off at 50 lbs. Take the time to observe a full cycle of activity to be sure that it shuts off at 50 Ibs and starts below 28 Ibs. If the pressure will not build up, there is a leak in the system, which must be located. Otherwise the pump will run constantly and burn out.
IN THE EVENT OF A LEAK:
1. Turn off both main shut-off valves, and let the pressure build back up in the tank.
2. Then open one valve - watch to see the pressure build up and hold in that line.
3. Check the other main valve the same way. The line that does not hold the pressure has the leak.
4. Each curb shut-off in the defective line should be checked with a flashlight for traces of water. If no leak appears, then each house must be checked and leak(s) corrected when found.
SHUTDOWN: The last person leaving the area should turn off the main valve in their water line inside the pump house. This will help save the pump from excessive pumping in case of a leak.
HEAT: The heater is on an automated thermostat. When the tank is drained, there is no need to turn the heater on.
CLICK HERE FOR A DIAGRAM OF THE PUMPHOUSE
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|History:||This association was first formed in 1956 when the original owner of the property asked Martin Manger to organize a group to buy shares in a common ownership. At the 7/22/1956 meeting it was determined that the membership would be limited to 15 shares. The share cost was $100.00. Members would be responsible for running their own lines to the well. In 1965 it was determined that a share price would be worth $125. In September of 1965 Judge Brodie was consulted regarding the HWA's ability to protect itself from non-payment of dues or assessments. He affirmed that the by-laws forfeiture clause regarding monies left unpaid for a period of three months and a vote of the membership was valid.|
|1981||Frank Hohenleitner started as treasurer. A share was sold back to the HWA for $125.|
|1985||Dues are $20. Voted in Trustees Ed Druckenmiller, Frank Hohenleitner, Mike Burkhardt Sr.|
|1986||Dues are $20. Not enough members for a quorum.|
|1987||Voted in Trustees Ed Druckenmiller, Frank Hohenleitner, Walt Klinger.|
|1988||Dues were $35. Ladder in well repaired. Voted no to winter well use. If emergency and used in off season (10/16-4/14), must get trustees permission and pay for any electric or repairs. Share value for buyout discussed as worth $150. Sienicki place is drilling own well and selling share back to HWA. Sending Sienicki notice of non-payment, loss of share, and payout of share less amount owed. Voted in Trustees Ed Druckenmiller, Frank Hohenleitner, Walt Klinger. After meetng, Carl Keib offered to send out notices to try and revive Hawleywood Association for road repair.|
|1989||Welcome to Stan Graden who bought the Church's place (lot 97).|
|1990||Thanks to Ed Druckenmiller, Walter Klinger, and Frank Hohenleitner for putting together the 3 page pumphouse procedure and diagram. Voted in Trustees Ed Druckenmiller, Frank Hohenleitner, Walt Klinger.|
|1991||Thanks to Ed Druckenmiller, Martin Manger, and Walt Klinger for their assistance in resolving the repairs and setting up the emergency water delivery system. Dues were $35 plus a special assessment of $100 to cover severe repair costs of last year. Voted in Trustees Ed Druckenmiller, Frank Hohenleitner, Mike Burkhardt Jr. Ed Druckenmiller won the $10 door prize.|
|1992||In the last year the Dumbrowski's (lot 47) lost their share due to non-payment of dues and the special repair assessment. We voted to pay the winter caretaker a $40 annual fee and that the HWA would pay 25% of any winter repairs. Welcome to new members, the Goetz's who bought the Keib's place. Dues were $35 and voted to increase to $50 next year. We voted to charge a 10% late fee on dues not paid within 90 days. If dues are not paid within six months, the membership shall be terminated. A courtesy reminder will be sent (cert.mail) before termination. Membership is at 11. Voted in Trustees Ed Druckenmiller, Frank Hohenleitner, Mike Burkhardt.|
|1993||We voted to give all owners "winter rights" if their lines are winterized. We also voted to have a yearly audit of the financials by at least two members. Dues were $50.|
|1994||Ed Druckenmiller passed away this past year. We discussed adding additional memberships to the well, no approval but will discuss impact with Fritz Bros. Also, ask Fritz about an annual maintenance contract. Thanks to Mike Burkhardt for painting the wellhouse. Dues still $50. Voted in Trustees Dick Bentley treasurer, F.Hohenleitner Secretary, M.Burkhardt Caretaker, John Druckenmiller|
|1995||Water was tested 8/94 - zero coliform. Fritz Bros. advised that about 1990 the DER sent out a directive that 15 or more households on the same well would be required to install a chlorination system. They also said the DER frequently changed/issued directives with little notice. At the meeting we voted to keep our membership at the present 11 members. Mike Burkhardt has purchased the Armenti place(lots 86,87) and now holds two shares. Dues still $50. Voted in Trustees Dick Bentley treasurer, F.Hohenleitner Secretary, M.Burkhardt Caretaker, John Druckenmiller.|
|1996||Voted in Trustees Dick Bentley treasurer, F.Hohenleitner Secretary, M.Burkhardt Caretaker, John Druckenmiller|
|1997||We had substantial repairs to the pumphouse this winter. We voted to pay for the repairs from HWA funds. We voted to change the bylaws that required winter users to pay for repairs needed during the winter. That had originally been established with the intent that winter repair costs were relative to use. This repair was to replace the pump due to failure not related to just winter use...it just picked that time to fail. Fritz Bros. said that running the pump year round rather then on/off by season is better for the pump life. The new resolution stated that Winter HWA users will be assessed double dues. In addition, they will be responsible for the electric expenses using the following formula : Winter(10/16-4/14) costs less Summer(4/15-10/15) costs. All repair costs will be the responsibility of the full membership. We voted to grant a caretaker credit of a season's dues to a member who provides this service/season. This will be offered only to one member/season. We no longer have to file a quarterly IRS form for tax exempt status IRS rules change per Frank Hohenleitner. Dues still $50. Welcome to new member George Schmidt who purchased the Burkhardt's first place(lots 88,89).|
|1998||We affirmed by vote the resolution accepted last year to amend the by-laws regarding winter use costs and winter repair costs.|
|1999||Welcome to new member Paul Hohenleitner who has assumed ownership of his father(Frank)'s place(lots 10,11). Results from the August 10, 1998 water test sampled both at well line#1 and at the Fillman's kitchen were both zero coliform. We voted to increase the dues to $75 effective next year. Voted in Trustees Dick Bentley treasurer, Paul Hohenleitner Secretary, Stan Graden Caretaker, and John Druckenmiller. After the meeting we discussed the road conditions.|
|2000||Thanks to Walt Klinger for arranging the repairs to Hawleywood Road last August.He coordinated $1600 of work and 10 residents (not all HWA members) shared the cost. Welcome to new members, the Zellmer's, who bought the Burkhardts place(lots 86,87). Thanks to George Zellmer who put out his own money to start road repairs along with Stan Graden. George is requesting a voluntary donation from area residents to help out, also let him or Stan know if you're available to help do some roadwork when you're in the area!|
|2001||Welcome to new members, Andrew & Linda Marziale, who bought the Goetz's place 8/30/2000 (lots 101,102). Thanks to George Zellmer and Andy Marziale who upgraded the wellhouse insulation and thermostat controls. In the meeting held 8/5/2001 we voted in Trustees Dick Bentley(treasurer), Stan Graden(caretaker), George Zelmer(caretaker). We approved two caretakers for this year and will credit both of them a season's dues. George Zellmer is again coordinating some road improvements this year...see him for details. Corrections to previous notes: Frank Hohenleitner still owns his cabin. Marziale's lot numbers in bylaws corrected to read 101,102.|
|2002||Drought warnings persist for southeastern PA, but we have not seen any effect on the well this year in spite of a dry winter last year. We didn't have a quorum, so the trustees and caretakers continue as they are. Welcome to new members Dick Hoffman and his wife...they bought the Foley's place. Mr. Struble purchased George Schmidt's place. Dick Bentley will send out a postcard ballot to reduce the current year dues back to $50 as we have built our account back up now for emergencies. No checks sent in for payment will be cashed until then.|
|2003||The rain is back in force this year after a snowy winter as well. Welcome to new members Peter & Jean Calabrese who bought the Fillman's place (lot#s 94-96). We approved eliminating the dues for Fiscal Year 2003 (7/02-6/03) and Fiscal Year 2004 (7/03-6/04). Any checks that were mailed in in the last year were not cashed and will be returned. Voted and approved Trustees Dick Bentley (Treasurer), George Zellmer (Caretaker), and Peter Calabrese. Thanks again to George Zellmer for coordinating donations and activity for road improvements.|
|2004||Another rainy, cool year. Not enough showed for a quorum, but we had a nice picnic with those that did, the Zellmers, Howells, Drosts, and Bentleys. Trustees will stay the same : Dick Bentley (Treasurer), George Zellmer (Caretaker), and Peter Calabrese. We'll plan on continuing zero dues for 2005 and reinstate them next year at $50.00. John Spina is renting his place to Albert Menderis.|
|2005||Welcome to Christopher Germinario who bought the Zellmer's place. Frank Hohenleightner is in final negotiations to sell his place as well. We had a picnic with the Druckenmiller clan and said hi to a few that were up but couldn't make it to the meeting. Dues are $50.00 for fiscal 2006.|
|2006||Fall '05 repaired a leak on 3rd Road just past the wellhouse - $726. Electric costs rising due to increased energy costs and the line break for a few weeks. No meeting in 2006.||2007||Welcome to Janet Baughman who bought Stan Graden's place. We repaired a leak in fall '06 on 3rd Road just past the wellhouse - $606. Electric costs still rising due to increased energy costs and the line break for a few weeks. Need to collect fiscal 2007 (7/1/06-6/30/07) dues as well as 2008 dues (7/1/07-6/30/08) to bring reserves back up to par. Only $417 in account at end of June - not enough to fund annual costs or another repair. We had a quorum for the meeting on 8/12/07. The following owners were represented: Bentley, Calabrese, Drost, Druckenmiller, Hoffman, Germinario, Rogers(Klinger). Not attending were Baughman, Eichlin, Marziale, Spina. We reviewed the treasurer statement to the latest bank statement. We also approved Ed Druckenmiller as a trustee along with Peter Calabrese and Dick Bentley. Dues were paid thru fiscal 2008 by Bentley, Calabrese, Drost, Druckenmiller, Hoffman, Germinario, Rogers(Klinger). Bills will be mailed to Baughman, Eichlin, Marziale, Spina. After the meeting we had a picnic with members, families, and guests.||"||2008 2009||Had a cookout picnic each year with some but not all members showing up. The pump needed replacement in the fall of 2008, so when we met in summer of 2009 we agreed to add a $150 assessment to $75 dues for fiscal 2010 to cover the bill. We are operating in a deficit with a loan at this point.||" "||2010 2011||No meeting or dues assessed for fiscal 2011 or 2012 as it was difficult to contact some people and personal schedules didn't allow it. No significant repairs needed. Reminder that fiscal years are July 1st to June 30th.||"||2012||Had some problems with a stubborn, tough to find, leak on 3rd road the weekend of July 4th. We had a meeting & cookout on the first Sunday of August at the Bentley cabin with some but not all members showing up. The financials had been sent out the week before and we have another $150 assessment plus $75 dues for fiscal 2013 (7/1/2012-6/30/2013) to cover the bills. We are still operating in a deficit with a loan at this point but if all members catch up their bills and assessments by 6/30/2013 and there are no more emergencies in that period, we will have paid off our loan. We updated some name and address changes on the directory. Also noted that we are asking members not to waste water (i.e.car washing here rather than at home) as our plumber reported that the well pump seemed to be coming on more frequently than expected to fill the reservoir tank, possibly indicating we'll need to drill the well deeper in the near future. D.Bentley will contact Fritz Brothers to find out how far down the existing well was drilled and potential costs of going down further. Last notes from the HWA indicate it was drilled 302 feet down in 1981.||2013||We had a meeting & cookout on the first Sunday of August at the Bentley cabin with some but not all members showing up. The financials had been sent out the week before. Walt Klinger was there.||2014||Walt Klinger and Pete Calabrese passed away in the past year. We experienced significant expenses from July 2013 thru June 2014. $ 4,060 in leak repairs. We had a meeting & cookout on the first Sunday of August at the Bentley cabin for the few members showing up.||2015||The well pump needed replacing in May 2015. $ 2175||2016||We had a meeting & cookout on the first Sunday of August at the Bentley cabin with some but not all members showing up. The financials had been sent out the week before. Ownership of the Bentley cabin changed to Katherine Bentley. New Trustees are Dick Hoffman, Janet Franey, and Katie Bentley. Dick Bentley will continue as Treasurer but not a voting member.||2017||We had a meeting & cookout on the first Sunday of August at the Bentley cabin with some but not all members showing up. The financials had been sent out the week before. Ed Drost passed away earlier in the year. His son Ed Jr now owns the cabin.||2018||We had a meeting & cookout on the first Sunday of August at the Bentley cabin with some but not all members showing up. The financials had been sent out 7/11/18. The Rogers(Klinger) cabin at #16 Fourth Road has been sold to new owners. Welcome!||2019||We had a meeting & cookout on the first Sunday of August at the Bentley cabin with some but not all members showing up. The financials had been sent out in July. Welcome to Caroline Barker who purchased the cabin at #16 Fourth Road previously owned by Rogers/Klingers. Janet Franey has purchased the cabin previously owned by John Spina and is renting it out.|
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