The Village Board recently updated the Architectural Design Guidelines. The document can be found on the Village People website or here.
Contributed by Linda Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair
The Transition Committee is now formed and ready to begin work. It has been a bit slower than anticipated due to recruiting efforts, vacations and general conflicts. The Committee now has four members: Linda Lulkovich, Don Murray, Jay Clem and Roy Chamberlin. We want to reach out to the Village to let you know our plan of action.
This Committee has been tasked with doing the “due diligence” required to learn the status of the entire WMVV Recreational Subdivision Association (RSA). We must inspect everything from financials, inventories, systems and their function to maintenance, management and insurance. You can find a checklist for guidance that we have adopted at: http://mulcahylawfirm.com/publications.php. There is also a complete list of our Responsibilities and Duties published in the Committee Charter at: http://wmvv.org/transition.html.
You will see there is much to do. We expect the transition timeframe to span about 18 months. Our work, in conjunction with developer sales, will control the timing issue. It is important for you to understand our role and function. We are not a decision-making body but rather a group with skills needed to review various aspects of the RSA. Where we do not have the expertise, we will contract professionals who possess the skills needed. To begin our work, we must be familiar with the background. We are presently reviewing the RSA documents (CC&R’s, Articles, Bylaws, Maps, etc.). As we accomplish the various components on the checklist, a summary report will be made along with recommendations.
Community members will be kept informed of our progress on a regular basis through this BLOG publication. Recognizing that effective communication helps to establish harmony in the community, we welcome input from members. However, we do want to emphasize again that we are not decision-makers. We are fact-finders. The Advisory Committee is your first stop for expressing concerns about the Community. They will forward those concerns to us where appropriate. Please give them an opportunity for resolution first. That said, we do want to be aware of your matters of interest. There are many areas where we may not have first-hand knowledge and you do. For example, defects within the common areas and the like. So, please feel free to talk with any of us on the Committee at any time. You can also email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 602-809-7007. We value your opinions, welcome your thoughts and ask you to share them with us.
When White Mountain Vacation Village was conceived, a clubhouse was envisioned. Since the Association did not have funds or credit history to construct a clubhouse the developer borrowed money to build it. The money had to be repaid by the Association. In order to accomplish repayment in a fair and equitable manner, a lease between the developer and the Association was created.
The lease payment generates enough money to repay the loan. The lease began on August 1st 2005 and is for twenty years. At the end of the lease term, the Association has the option to purchase the clubhouse as long as certain conditions have been met. One of those conditions is that the tenant (Association) has paid the Minimum Guaranteed Rental and all other monetary obligations owed to landlord under the lease.
Arizona law requires that consideration be given when real property is sold. To satisfy this requirement, the Association must pay the landlord one dollar ($1.00) at the end of the lease.
The full lease may be reviewed on the Village People website. It can be found on the Documents, Forms and Downloads page.
The Board of Directors recently approved Bob McFadden to represent the Rancheros area of the Village. Bob is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended high school and college in Phoenix, Arizona. He received an A.A.S. Criminology and an A.A. Liberal Arts from Glendale Community College. He also earned a B.S., Criminology/Training & Development from Grand Canyon University.
Bob began his Bureau of Prisons career as a Correctional Officer at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Phoenix, Arizona. He went on to hold positions of increasing responsibilities at the Community Corrections Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Baltimore, Maryland, the Federal Medical Center, Rochester, Minnesota, FCI Tucson, Arizona and the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego, California. Bob was Warden at the Federal Prison Camp in Yankton, South Dakota and then served as Senior Deputy Regional Director of the Southeast Region. He also served as Warden at FCI in Jesup, Georgia and at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri. Bob eventually became the Regional Director of the Western Region.
Bob and his wife Barbara have two adult children. They love RVing and have traveled to all fifty states. They have traveled to Europe and Asia as well.
The Advisory Committee is at it again. They proposed a new air conditioning unit for installation in the kitchen in 2017. The Board postponed approval until further study could be conducted to determine exactly what would be needed. Mountain Comfort Heating & Cooling will begin installation on Monday morning.
The Advisory Committee proposal to purchase a clamping tool for homeowner use is now being implemented. A clamping tool was purchased and installed in a locked case.
All of the shut-off valves in the Village are connected from the water supply line in the street to individual shut-off valves via a flexible water line. These valves have a life and could fail when you least expect it.
If you need to turn off the water to repair your shut-off valve you will need to have a clamping tool to close off the line. Most plumbers can repair the valve but do not have a clamping tool.
The tool is located near the club house. It is available for use by contacting any Advisory Committee member or HOAMCO for the key to unlock the case. The sign out sheet is inside the case.
This is a valuable maintenance tool. Please return it when your repair is completed so that others may take advantage of it.
The current key holders are:
Mike Palma – 760-533-5300 – Lodges Lot #49 – email@example.com
Ray Hedlund – 925-890-5613 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Holick – email@example.com
Frankie Coulter – Frankie.Coulter@gmail.com
Wally Simons – firstname.lastname@example.org
HOAMCO – 928.537-1067