Jan 222019


The Board meets on the third Monday of every month at 3:30 PM in the clubhouse, and all homeowners are welcome to attend. Below are some highlights from the December Board meeting:

Mark Your Calendars!

The annual homeowner meeting will be held Tuesday, February 26th at 7 PM (check in starts at 6:30). This meeting is normally held on the third Monday of February but because President’s Day falls on that day this year we will hold the meeting the following week to accommodate travel schedules.


Treasurer, Tom Kelley, reports we spent about 20k in operating expenses, up from prior month. We ended the year with 241K of operational expenses versus a budget of 274k.  We spent 262K of our reserve fund against a budget of 276K.  We ended the year with 464k in the reserve fund.  

Most homeowners have paid dues and those who haven’t  will now be assessed a late fee.  

Larry Spencer (acting pool manager) noted that a heat exchanger in the South Pool failed and will be replaced at cost of $1194 for the part.

An update was provided on offloading more work to a management company due to lack of volunteers. The Request For Proposal (RFP)  has gone out to 6 companies.  The  committee has had 2 responses to the RFP and will meet with one of those companies this week.

Home Sales

2  homes have been sold in 2019 and 1 is in escrow.

Committee Updates

Architecture Committee

Bill Coan (Architecture Chair) noted that there was one architecture approval request for gutters and down spouts which was approved.

Recreation Committee

Larry Spencer (temporary acting Pool Manager) noted that the north spa heater timer is faulty and an external timer was added at no charge to us. This should alleviate the occasional issues where the heater didn’t kick on. A first aid kit was installed inside the emergency phone box at the north pool and one will be installed at the south pool soon.  Electrical equipment at north pool was painted. Larry is working on getting a quote to change the shower floor as the Deck-O-Drain still hasn’t solved our drainage problem.

Maintenance Committee

Steve Struck (Maintenance Chair) reviewed several maintenance items that have been completed.  South Pool gate lock has been fixed, our bulletin boards at mailboxes have had their insides fastened together, movie capability in clubhouse has been tested.  Steve also noted that Bill Kirchner is joining the Maintenance Committee.  Jerry Foval will be doing an annual inspection of sidewalks soon to determine if any sidewalks need to be repaired due to trip hazards.

Roads Committee

The Roads Committee is in process of working on RFP for seal coating our new roads.

Communications Committee

Kiki Cheney (Communications Chair) noted that a recent drive to increase homeowner’s subscribed to web updates yielded an increase from 46% subscribed to 63% subscribed with over 52 homeowners signing up for web updates.  As previously reported, there will no longer be a newsletter so notifications of new postings on the web will be the primary mechanism to keep homeowners informed.


Larry Spencer noted a recent Sunrise Association Council Meeting discussed a fire prevention program called Firewise.  The important point to communicate to all homeowners is that if there is a fire in the mountains, because embers can travel so far, pull in your outside furniture cushions as embers alighting on that could trigger a fire at your home.

A homeowner reported that a planter with cactus in it was stolen from the garage window ledge.  If you experience petty theft, please report to the sheriff.  Also, if you don’t want to lose items, keep them out of sight or attached to make it more difficult for thieves to grab and dash.

The annual Neighborhood Watch meeting is scheduled for March 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the clubhouse (stay tuned for more details).  This annual meeting is required to maintain our Neighborhood Watch status.

Finally Frankie Paulus has led the water aerobics class for several years.  She is turning the reins over to Sheila Sanford who will run the 2019 water aerobics session (April – October on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday at 8:00 a.m.).  Thanks Frankie for your volunteerism and welcome Sheila!

The next Board meeting will be on Monday, February 18.  The annual homeowner meeting will be Tuesday Feb 26.