The end is near. With any luck at all, it will be here before the end of this selling season. Assuming three lots now in escrow close, nine lots in Unit 3 Phase 1 Mountain Lodges is all that separates the developer from transitioning the RSA to member control.
The board of directors and developer have been working hard to deliver all requests from the Transition Committee so that everything will be in order when the transition occurs.
Nine lots should be easy to sell. The real estate agent has had a lot of traffic and several “hot” leads. However, at the last minute, they have backed out of writing a contract.
“How can I help”, you ask? There are three things that would be beneficial. One, if you are wandering around in the Village and someone stops by to chit chat about the area, let them know how wonderful it is to be in the cool pines and how lovely your neighbors are. Two, let all your friends know where you spend the summer and why. Invite them to come take a look and see for themselves how nice it is. Three, buy another lot. It could be held for investment or improved and put back on the market for sale or kept as a rental.
It would be great if the 2021 Annual meeting was the meeting where Members elect their very own board of directors. We are so close. Helping the real estate agent is helping yourselves.
When Jim McCarty began work on the Village, the property known as the Festival Area was loosely defined. Jim had no immediate plans to turn the RSA over to the residents. His strategy was to slowly develop all of the land, his timeline being dictated by interest and demand. The big vision for the area resided in Jim’s head. It was not urgent that he define anything in the beginning. He was anxious for the area to be enjoyed so he built hiking trails and installed exercise equipment without a clear vision of what that might mean if he wasn’t around to finish his project.
When Jim died, plans for the area changed. The new intent was to sell the existing lots and turn the RSA over to the members. In preparation for the eventual transfer of the RSA to the residents, the Association attorney advised the board that it would be in the best interest of the Association to survey the Festival Area. A survey was completed at the expense of the developer and a fence will soon be installed to delineate the Festival Area.
Portions of a few of the hiking trails will require relocation in order to be inside the boundaries of the survey. In addition, one of the exercise stations and one or two of the disc golf targets will also need to be moved. When this has been completed, a title report will be provided to the Transition Committee for their examination.
The Recreational Subdivision Association has an agreement to lease the Festival Area, hiking trails, ponds, exercise stations and other things located within the Festival Area. The lease is available on the Village People website at www.wmvv.org. It is located on the Documents, Forms and Downloads page.
The Village doesn’t have sidewalks and people stroll through the area on the streets with dogs and children in tow. Speeding cars and trucks are a dangerous mix in this environment.
Discussing speed in the Village has been controversial and everyone has an opinion. The vocal minority insist they are adults and don’t need speed bumps in order to slow down. However, every year there are people quietly asking the board to do something about those who don’t think the rules apply to them.
The most recent plea came from a resident on Cattle Drive. The complaint is that several people think it is okay to drive 30 to 35 miles per hour and even going the wrong way at these speeds. The request is for two speed bumps on that street.
Please don’t be the one who causes speed bumps to be placed on Cattle Drive. Village safety is much more important that an individual’s need to practice their skills for the next NASCAR race.
A Fed Ex driver was roaming the Village last Friday night to see if there was someone who could help her figure out how to get deliveries to people. She said she had at least twenty packages in her vehicle with incomplete addresses. She was stressed at the inability to make her deliveries. She received help from Sandra Hudgel who was instrumental in supplying the information for this blog post.
Perhaps you recently noticed that the dumpsters and roll-offs have new homes. With the work that was completed on the clubhouse parking lot and entry ways we took the opportunity to make some changes.
The goals were to 1) reduce the wear and tear on the parking lot and entrance caused by the garbage trucks; 2) create a way to make it easier for members to use the roll-offs; 3) add another dumpster to contain the residential waste; 4) eliminate the need for heavy equipment to move the dumpsters to clean the enclosure and keep the drains flowing. All garbage containers are now located on the northeast side of the parking lot, downwind from the pavilion, bocce ball court, and horseshoe pits.
The garbage trucks come in the main clubhouse entrance and exit onto Recreation Loop, making their way to Vacation Village Drive. The last piece of the puzzle, signage, should be here in the next few weeks. All household waste should be placed in the dumpsters and not in the roll-offs. The roll-offs are for green waste, cardboard, and non-electronic waste. Contractors are prohibited from using the roll-offs or dumpsters.
With the July 4th weekend fast approaching, a reminder to remain vigilant seems appropriate. At least one Village resident has tested positive for Covid-19. This person is quarantined. This is a wake-up call that no one is immune from the virus even in the bubble of the Village.
According to the Centers for Disease Control the best ways to protect against Covid-19 is:
- Frequent washing of hands
- Avoiding close contact
- Covering mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
- Covering coughs and sneezes
- Cleaning and disinfecting
If you plan to celebrate the holiday with friends, please consider doing it outdoors and maintaining proper social distancing. There are tips on the internet regarding safely entertaining during this health crisis. You are encouraged to Google them for the safety of your guests.
As a reminder, masks are now required in the laundry. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Really!? Someone thought it would be okay to dump an office chair on the carport of a vacant residence. What is going on?
If you are the one who did this, please remove it and dispose of it in a civil and neighborly manner. It was left in the carport of Unit 3 Lot 12. If you were making a statement, you didn’t consider your neighbors.
Thanks for righting your wrong.
Masks will now be required attire in the laundry. Thanks for your co-operation.
The garbage situation is first and foremost on the “Git-R-Done” list. Sharing the plan might give some hope that it will be dealt with. Until we can complete the needed improvements, an additional pickup day has been added.
One additional dumpster has been ordered. If there is still an overflow, another will be added. For resident’s convenience, the dumpsters and roll-offs will eventually be housed in the same area. We realize that currently, the garbage area acts as a neon sign. There are plans to make it seem less prominent by improving the appearance. These improvements should also make it easier to utilize the roll-offs and dumpsters.
In order to reduce truck damage to the roadways and parking area, the garbage trucks may be entering and exiting in two different locations. A rock base will be added to the dirt road off of Recreational Loop so as to minimize dust.
We are excited that the Village is experiencing growth. We apologize that we have not managed that growth as smoothly as we had hoped. Your patience and understanding are much appreciated.
Dogs bark, we all get that, but when one barks for minutes on end without the owner doing anything about, it becomes a nuisance. There are many residents in the Village with dogs that continually bark or yap when someone walks by the resident’s RV or Park Model or when they themselves are out walking. Some dogs enjoy lunging at people who walk by. Declaring the dog won’t bite isn’t really very reinsuring. Afterall, no one wants to find out the hard way.
In addition to a city ordinance about barking dogs, the CCR’s Section 3.11 state that ”Animals should not be allowed to make an unreasonable amount of noise or otherwise become a nuisance.” Yes, “unreasonable” is subjective so please refer to the above statement—Dogs bark, but when allowed to continue to bark without instruction from the owner, that’s when the problem occurs.
It’s hard to chat with people about their pets, so please be mindful about placing your neighbor in a situation where both of you might become uncomfortable. The board certainly can’t dictate how people train their dogs, but here is a great article about training your dog to be a good RV neighbor: https://www.escapees.com/train-your-barking-dog/?fbclid=IwAR2N4_2NGiYGYuOnwv-kxFfkBzkFfNuOerhZbzMulssK1SR1KjEMxsurY4Y
Thanks for being a good pet neighbor.