Feb 222015
 
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Mar 192019
 
South pool security cameras are now operational.  A professional security monitoring company will identify intrusions, verify the intrusion is a person, and call the Sheriff if entry occurs after 10pm and before 6am.  Please do not use the pool during closed hours or you may end up talking with the Sheriff!

While only intrusions between 10pm and 6am will result in a call to the Sheriff, be aware that the cameras ARE recording 24×7 so please don’t do anything in the pool area that you wouldn’t want  on tape.

The cameras are focused on capturing entries via the walls and do not have visibility to the shower. You may be interested to know that while the cameras were being tested and the automated alerts to entry were being set up, we had 2 intrusions.   Do be aware that if you step out of the shower and stand next to the brick raised bed planter then you would be visible to one of the cameras.

Mar 142019
 

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

Featuring the LuftBassoons Quartet

A live concert with a mix of classical, contemporary, and pop

Friday, March 29th
6 PM at the outdoor area of the clubhouse

The Luft Bassoons Quartet was formed in Tucson and calls the Old Pueblo its home base. But the group tours, and was recently the featured artist at Texas A&M’s “Bassoons by the Bay.” The group has been invited repeatedly to perform at the Festival Arenal for Contemporary Music in Sonora, Mexico.

Join us inside after the concert to meet the performers and enjoy light refreshments. Guests are welcome!

Have questions or need a ride? Contact Social Committee member, Carole Stephan.

Her contact information is on the flyers in the neighborhood and in the directory.

Mar 102019
 

SMVE will be sealing the roads that were repaved in 2017 and 2018 in order to keep the new asphalt in good condition and extend the service life of the roads.  Ace Asphalt will do the work.  This is to alert you to the schedule as far in advance as possible.

Dates of work:  May 7 and 8

Roads Affected:

  • Paseo Otono (All)
  • N. Via Sempreverde (from Otono to just south of Strada de Acero)
  • Strada de Acero (all)
  • N. Via Velazquez (from Otono to just beyond Gelsomino)
  • Gelsomino (the northernmost 100 feet)
  • North pool parking lot

The tentative plan is to seal one lane of each road on Tuesday the 7th and the other lane on Wednesday the 8th.  More detailed information will be available later.

Besides residents on the streets listed above, owners on Via Frassino, Cedri, Velazquez (north of Otono) and Salici will be directly affected. There will be limited entrance to the community from Sunrise.

Other Considerations:

  • Trash pickup on Thursday May 9 will be skipped in order to give the seal material more time to cure before heavy trucks come through.
  • Owners should not have any contractors on site May 7,8 and 9.
  • Mail delivery will be on a best effort basis.  We will coordinate with the post office, but for planning purposes, mail may not be delivered to some boxes on May 7,8, and 9.
  • Activities requiring owners to drive in and out should not be planned for these dates.
  • Limited access on one lane each day will be available, but not necessarily at all times.  We will have instructions later concerning making roads one way temporarily.
  • Residents are encouraged to share driveway space with neighbors on the side of the road not being worked on for parking purposes.

Additional notices with more information will be put out as we get closer to the construction dates.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

If you have questions, contact  Steve Struck.   

 

Mar 082019
 
Thanks to Susan Peterson, a new water heater has been installed at the south pool so the shower now has hot water. Please do remember that the purpose of the showers at the pool is to rinse off — not take long drawn out showers!

Don’t forget if you spot any issues at the south pool, please contact Susan.   or email her: ✉ Email

Mar 032019
 
The South Pool opened on March 1, 2019.  The pool and spa are heated but the shower currently doesn’t have warm water. That should be fixed in the next several days.

Susan Peterson is our volunteer keeping an eye on the south pool ( thanks Susan!).  If you spot any issues at the south pool, please contact Susan.   or email her: ✉ Email

Mar 022019
 

The annual Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 9 AM at the clubhouse.

Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department and Rural Metro Fire will make presentations, and include information on how to identify and handle phone and internet scams.

Please tell your neighbors about this event. Everyone is invited to attend – owners and renters alike!

Mar 022019
 
✉ Kathy Mitton, President, SMVE HOA

Phone:

Thanks to all the homeowners who attended our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. We had approximately 70 attendees in addition to the board and social committee attendees so a great turnout and a full house of around 90 folks. If you were unable to attend, you can find the presentation that was used during the meeting on the Annual Meeting Tab or click here if you are reading this on the web.  You can find the minutes for the draft minutes for the meeting here (you will approve the draft minutes at the 2020 annual homeowner meeting). At the Annual Meeting you elected me for a second term of 3 years and you also approved the minutes of the 2018 annual meeting which can be found here: 2018 annual meeting minutes.

Board member Kiki Cheney finished her term by MCing the meeting.  Kiki did not run for another term due to job commitments which prevent her from attending board meetings going forward.  Kiki has brought tremendous enthusiasm and humor to the board and will be greatly missed.  The good news though is that Kiki will continue to provide communication support to the board as a volunteer rather than a board member.

We recognized all of the 2018 volunteers at the annual meeting. If you have volunteered for a task THANK YOU! If you are thinking of volunteering, please contact any board member as we are always looking for help. Volunteers do make a real difference in our HOA and I’m pleased to report we already have some new volunteers for 2019.

Treasurer Tom Kelley took us through the finances and our reserve fund and how dues play into that.  The good news is that our operational budget again remains fairly flat though we have redistributed our budget to cover a move to the management company so reduced expenditures in other areas. You can see all the details of the budget on line on the finance tab (you need to be logged in to see the financial data).  We do have some unknowns such as the final cost of the move to management company but we do have some contingency in the budget for this.  Also new news in 2019 post setting of the budget is that we’re facing a much larger increase in waste management due to the changing environment of recycling.

During the question and answer section we had a healthy discussion around the move to a management company.  Concern was expressed about whether a management company would maintain the community to our standards.  The answer to that was yes they will — they will manage to our defined rules and regulations.  Also the board will provide oversight to the management company and ensure they uphold our rules and regulations.  The management company will be handling a lot of the administrivia that homeowners don’t see.  The board and the volunteers will continue to handle much of the operational aspects of our community.

An additional concern was expressed about whether a management company would change the community feeling of SMVE.  In thinking about that question post meeting my answer is that WE create the community, not the management company and not the board.   If we are welcoming to new neighbors and friendly with old neighbors and take the time to greet one another (with a smile I hope), that is what builds community. Our many volunteers help build that community feeling by working together on a common goal of maintaining this community to the standards we desire. (The idea of preserving the appearance of our neighborhood received a spontaneous and very hearty round of applause from attendees.)  Our social committee helps build that feeling by hosting numerous events throughout the year where we can come together and get to know one another a bit more.  So it is up to each one of us to help contribute to building or maintaining the community atmosphere we want.

Finally, as we have explored various management companies, it is clear that the success or failure of any company and community relationship is largely dependent on the specific property manager assigned.  We have not yet identified the company though we have 3 contenders and hope to make a final decision soon.  I’m sure that we’ll have some bumps along the way that we’ll have to work through as this is new to all of us.  However, this is a necessary step forward if we want to ensure this community is sustainable going into the future.

On Wednesday the 27th  at the Organizational Board Meeting, the Board appointed Kathy Mitton as President, Steve Struck as Vice President, Larry Spencer as Secretary, and Tom Kelley as Treasurer. Please join me in thanking our officers:

✉ President - Kathy Mitton

✉ Vice President - Steve Struck

✉ Secretary - Larry Spencer

✉ Treasurer - Tom Kelley

The board always appreciates hearing comments and questions and I wanted to remind everyone that you don’t have to wait for the annual meeting to ask questions or discuss an issue. The monthly board meetings are open to all homeowners and are held the third Monday of the month at 3:30 September through May. You might be happy to know that we cover homeowner issues towards the front of the meeting so you don’t have to sit through the entire meeting before having a chance to air your concern.

I look forward to seeing you all around the neighborhood!

Feb 282019
 

Have you ever wanted to sit down to enjoy the view at one of SMVE’s common areas, or to rest before continuing on a walk? If so, you’re not the only one.

A number of SMVE homeowners have approached Jane Spalding, chair of the social committee, to request that a bench be placed in selected common areas for the benefit of all homeowners who walk for exercise and/or physical therapy.


In response, Jane is now in the process of putting together a plan to be presented to the board of directors.

Builders of many homes throughout SMVE provided a concrete bench with each home, and some homeowners have already volunteered to donate their concrete bench for use in a common area.

If you have such a bench and would like to donate it to the HOA, please contact Jane. Also contact Jane if you’d like to suggest a particular common area as a suitable site for a bench.

Donated benches will be evaluated for compatibility with each other and with project goals. Suggested sites will be evaluated based on amount of walking traffic, proximity to other sites, and suitability of each site.

Once a plan has been completed, it will be presented to the board of directors for discussion and review.

✉ Jane Spalding, Chair, Social Committee Phone: