Contributed by Linda Lulkovich, Transition Committee Chair
So, in the spirit of keeping you informed, the Transition Committee is working hard to represent you on the road to transition the Association from developer controlled to homeowners. Homeowners are the members of the Association, so we are literally working for YOU.
This month we drilled down a little deeper in our fact-finding with no adverse findings. As we go through this process, it often reveals the need to get additional documentation. That translates to still gathering documentation to review. An overview for this month is:
- Retained an attorney specialized in HOA’s and transitions.
- Reviewed the Financials
- Reviewed the Reserve Study
- Reviewed certain Contracts with more to come.
There is still much more to do, and we will keep you informed along the way.
We have come to realize that we need representation on this Committee from Unit 4. Anyone from Unit 4 interested in helping us transition should contact Linda Lulkovich at WMVVfeedback@gmail.com or phone 602-809-7007.
Last month, we created an email address to send your questions and feedback. Only one message was delivered relating to the Village Directory. This message was forwarded to appropriate party and satisfactorily managed. Thanks to all for your part.
We continue to welcome and invite your questions and feedback. The email address is: WMVVfeedback@gmail.com. It is important to contact us in writing, so we can insure a quick and complete response. If your concern/question is outside our charter, we will forward it to the appropriate person/group for resolution and inform the resident of our action. Thank you for your assistance with this communication procedure. And, we appreciate and invite your input.
The snowfall this season in the White Mountains has been both a boon and a curse. Everyone knows the area can use all the moisture it can get. However, living with the realities of unusually high levels of snow isn’t exactly a picnic.
We are expecting a major winter storm to hit our area on Thursday and Friday. Predicted snow levels are expected to be heavy: 20-26 inches for Show Low. We want everyone to be prepared!
Please stock up on essentials like:
– Perishable Groceries – Milk, eggs, fruit, vegetables and bread
– Medicine – Prescription and over the counter
– Wood, canned heat or STERNO as a source of alternative heat
– A snow shovel or rock salt
– Flashlights, candles and extra batteries
– Also, fill your cars with gas
Please be aware that there could be power outages and it could also be a few days of limited travel due to road conditions. Please stay indoors if at all possible and stay safe.
The Advisory Committee was formed in 2015. Ray Hedlund volunteered to chair the committee for one year. Over three years later, he was still at it. The Board recently appointed Donna Holick as chair and wishes to thank Ray for his leadership and willingness to remain a part of the committee.
Donna was born and raised in Southern California where she started her career in the pet industry during high school. Owning her own pet shop since the age of twenty-one, she has navigated the world of business creating lifelong relationships along the way.
Being self-employed helped Donna understand and learn finances, contracts, hard work and being a leader. Donna and partner Charlotte moved to Arizona when Charlotte retired. They opened and operate Whiskers Barkery in Downtown Prescott.
In planning for Donna’s retirement, they built their summer home in the Village. Donna has been a member of the Advisory Committee since its beginning and hopes to build on the foundation that Ray Hedlund and others have established. “My goal of leading the Advisory Committee is to give homeowners a voice for positive changes needed and to work with the Transition Committee as we move toward full ownership of White Mountain Vacation Village”.
You can spot Donna and Charlotte walking their fur kids (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) in and around the festival area or playing pickleball in the cul-de-sac.
The number of lots sold by the developer in 2018 was sixteen lots and one park model. Below is a recap of lot and park model sales for the last few years.
2015 – 19 lots
2016 – 12 lots and 4 park models
2017 – 26 lots
There are 29 lots still owned by the developer. Five are either in escrow or are committed when available. The developer is actively marketing twenty-four lots. These are located as follows:
Unit 3 Phase 1 – 14 lots
Unit 3 Phase 2 – 10 lots
Clearly, the end is in sight. With your help, it is possible to sell twenty-four lots in 2019. As you know, when all lots are sold, control of the Association will be transferred to the Members. More information on this can be found in a previous post by clicking here.
You can aid with sales by letting your friends and neighbors know how much you enjoy spending the hot summers in the Village. Your help is greatly appreciated.
The Village is situated in the boundary of the City of Show Low. City of Show Low animal guidelines and policies govern animals in the Village. If you have questions or concerns, please visit the City of Show Low Animal Control page. A link can be found here as well.
If you have questions or concerns or a problem with a stray or barking dog, the appropriate course of action is to contact the City of Show Low Animal Control Officer.
Contributed by Linda Lulkovich, Transition Committee Chair
Communication and transparency = motto of the WMVV Transition Committee. The Committee was established by the Board of Directors in June 2018. Since that time, we have recruited residents from the community making it a four-member Committee.
- As mentioned in prior Blogs, we are not a decision-making body. We provided information to you in the Blog dated October 23, 2018 defining our role and the processing checklist we will utilize.
- Currently we are reviewing past budgets and financials, past Reserve Study, and prior Minutes of the Board of Directors plus a general working knowledge of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. This will give us the foundation on which to evaluate other aspects.
- Committee role is strictly defined in the charter. See http://www.wmvv.org/transition.html. We are not paid. We are volunteer residents of the RSA who have as much vested interest in this process as you do. Like you, we are residents and property owners at WMVV. It is important to each of us to give complete care and attention to the process. We are acting as a liaison between Owners and Declarant by performing “due diligence” inspections of pertinent data.
- This committee will make sure that all paperwork, accounting, and closeout issues are addressed before taking over the responsibility of the association from the developer. Keep in mind that we have no power or authority to make changes or enact recommendations. We inspect, report and recommend – PERIOD.
We welcome and invite your questions and feedback. To that end we have established an email account specifically for your use in communicating with us. The email address is: WMVVfeedback@gmail.com. It is important to contact us in writing, so we can insure a quick and complete response. If your concern/question is outside our charter, we will forward it to the appropriate person/group for resolution and inform the resident of our action. Thank you for your assistance with this communication procedure. And, we appreciate and invite your input.