June 10, 2020
Upon motion by Joe Younger, second by Glenn Yoder, the minutes of the May 13, 2020 Directors’ Meeting were approved.
The Directors reviewed the Weekly Market Trends report provided by Bright MLS that showed the significant impact on the state of Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 shutdown. The Directors also received communications from Bright regarding June National Homeownership Month, Showing Time increasing “default” showing times and upcoming webinars scheduled for June.
Government Affairs reviewed legislative efforts by LCAR and PAR to recast Real Estate as an “essential” industry. It was noted that nine of the County’s 10 legislators were very supportive during the COVID-19 shutdown — introducing legislation and communicating with the Governor’s Office.
The Directors requested that staff communicate with PAR’s legal team asking for a review and guidance on the Legislature’s joint resolutions passed on June 9th. The Directors also received an overview of the Congressional District Report for the 116th District.
The Directors received communication and a draft budget from the Outing Task Force regarding the 2020 Golf Outing scheduled for September 3rd. This budget represents a scaled down Outing for no more than 100 golfers. The Task Force is scheduled to meet June 11th to discuss the event regarding the number of golfers, sponsorships, prizes, auction items and food/beverage decisions. The Directors requested that the event be “self-sustaining”.
Greg Bardell reported on the Community Partnerships Committee’s recommendation that the 2020 TLC Charity Dinner scheduled for October 8th be cancelled. Upon motion by Greg Bardell, second by Joe Younger, the Directors approved this recommendation.
Additionally, the Committee recommended that the Directors repurpose the $2,000 Charitable Contributions budget item as a donation to TLC and develop an “Office Campaign” asking offices to make contributions or hold fundraisers to benefit TLC. After discussion the Directors decided against “repurposing” the current $2,000 budget item; but upon motion by Glenn Yoder, second by Cal Yoder, approved a $2,000 donation to TLC. In addition the Directors authorized staff to communicate with all of the Real Estate and Affiliate Offices regarding possible “in-house” fundraisers.
The PAR State Directors reported meeting, but no action was required. PAR’s Sellers Property Disclosure Task Force is continuing its efforts to review changes to the SPD and will provide an update when it becomes available.
The Directors reviewed membership statistics, and staff presented the applications indicating that they have all been completed in full with everyone applying for an appropriate classification of membership. Upon motion by Richard Boas, Jr., second by Tom Weik, the new members were approved.
The Association’s Treasurer’s Report, as well as the Real Estate School Report, were reviewed; and upon motion by Glenn Yoder, second by Joe Younger, they were accepted.
The Directors received information provided by LCAR, PAR and NAR regarding COVID-19 updates including Clarification on State Guidance for Business Restrictions, PUA White Paper Updates, Governor Wolf’s Order to Reopen Real Estate and Investigations Regarding Alleged Violations of the Governor’s Closure Order.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
NOTE: These minutes have not yet been approved by the LCAR Directors; corrections will follow, if necessary.