2019 Annual Assessment Notice

Related imageThe 2019 White Mountain Vacation Village Annual Budget can be found on the Village website or you can click here to see it.

During budget discussions, the Board voted to increase Member assessments by $10.00 per month. There has not been an increase since 2015 for the many services and amenities these assessments cover. We remind you that White Mountain Vacation Village is a “private” subdivision responsible for maintaining its infrastructure without the benefit of municipal contributions from the City of Show Low. We take pride in the fact that we have been able to contribute to and increase the reserve account to help maintain an adequate balance to preserve and protect assets of the Association in the years to come.  Our goal is to maintain healthy reserves while avoiding the need for a special assessment. The 2019 Budget includes an amount for an audit in preparation for transition.

Some of the projects for 2019 which your assessments support:

  • 2018 did not bring a major forest fire to our area. However, we continue the elimination of dead or dying trees and control of explosive new growth. This is a necessary and fundamental strategy in our efforts to control or prevent a possible wildfire. It also benefits our Members by improving visibility, which may reduce unexpected and dangerous encounters with wildlife in the area.
  • Road repairs and maintenance
  • Clubhouse repairs and maintenance
  • Pond maintenance
  • New fence for Festival area
  • Disc golf

White Mountain Vacation Village Amenities supported by your assessments include:

  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic tables
  • Clubhouse
  • Laundry
  • Pavilion
  • Recreational activities

Items included as part of your assessments:

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Garbage

Your 2019 coupon books will be mailed separately. Please plan to make your monthly assessment payments as follows, beginning in January 2019:

Unit 2 Phase 1, 2, 3 and Unit 4 = $130.00

Mountain Lodges:

Unit 3 Phase 1 = $130.00 + $40.00 (secondary assessment for co-owned carports and lot maintenance) = $170.00

 

Unit 3 Phase 2 = $130.00 + $10.00 (secondary assessment for Mountain Lodges common area) = $140.00

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.

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Village Transition Committee Update

Image result for transition imagesContributed 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:  lendwright@cox.net or phone 602-809-7007.  We value your opinions, welcome your thoughts and ask you to share them with us.

Clubhouse Lease

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.

Meet Bob McFadden – Advisory Committee Member

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.

Water Line Clamping Tool

Related imageThe 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 – mikejpalma@gmail.com

Ray Hedlund – 925-890-5613 – rhedlund2@cox.net

Donna Holick – donna.holick@gmail.com

Frankie Coulter – Frankie.Coulter@gmail.com

Wally Simons – wlsimons@reagan.com

Bob McFaden

HOAMCO – 928.537-1067