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 September Board meeting:
- About 20 homeowners attended the meeting to support continued exclusive use of the North Pool on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 A.M. to 9.A.M for aerobics class. No opposing homeowners attended. The aerobics group indicated that south pool is not conducive to the water aerobics class due to the steep height drop-off. The board agreed that the aerobics class can continue to have exclusive use of the north pool from 8-9 on those 3 days and signs will be posted. The aerobics group indicated that all homeowners are welcome to participate in the class.
- Treasurer, Tom Kelley, was unable to attend the meeting but the monthly financials are posted on the web. We continue to be on track with expenses.
- President Kathy Mitton asked for and received approval to have legal review our fines relative to current Arizona law. We have never had a comprehensive review of our fines and have encountered over the last year situations where we aren’t quite sure whether we can actually enforce some of our rules as they are currently written.
- 1 home is for sale but is contingent and 11 homes have been sold this year.
- Bill Coan Chair of Architecture Committee summarized recent requests that have come forward for approval. Bill and the architecture committee also requested some improved language in our standards to guide homeowners. These included noting that visible permanent string lights are not permitted per CC&Rs, ensuring lamp post height is the standard 60″ so that the post plus lamp is approximately 80″, and adding clarifying verbiage for acceptable colors for gates, security doors, lamp posts, etc. The Architecture Design Notes on the web will be updated in the coming days to reflect the improved wording and clarifications.
- Larry Spencer (temporary acting Pool Manager) provided a list of pool items that need to be addressed in the future. These included cleaning tiles, repairing and sealing the Kool Deck, and draining and refilling the water after these items are done to address the suspended solid levels in the water. This work was approved and will be scheduled for November for the North Pool and December for the South Pool.
- The need for other equipment repairs and improvements was discussed and funding was approved for some items.
- Larry Spencer also tracked all Pima County Health citations and resolved those specific to our pools (addition of flow meters, ensuring sight glass on spa piping is clear, etc.)
- Bill Coan, Larry Spencer, and Kathy Mitton investigated numerous security options for the South Pool after repeated issues at that location. Solutions investigated included everything from additional signage to employing a security company to patrol to adding cameras. The team determined the best and most cost effective approach would be to employ cameras during the time the pool is closed. Multiple vendors were then investigated and it was determined that only Comcast is able to provide the necessary internet service at the pool which would then enable video cameras. The board approved proceeding with this work at the cost of up to 15K over 2 years.
- Steve Struck indicated that additional short term citations from Pima County Health have been addressed with homeowner Rick Levy’s help. These included reversing the back gates so they open out. Steve is working on obtaining a permanent exception from some of the fencing issues where regulations changed after our pools were built.
- Kathy Mitton indicated that courtesy notes to homeowners with weedy yards were delivered on 8/6 and 8/27. Most homeowners have resolved their issue. A few homeowners have received or will receive a violation note. It is likely that one more set of notes will go out as a result of our most recent rains since a few homes that didn’t have problems when the initial notes went out, now have weedy yards.
The next board meeting will be on October 15.