Meet Your New Hot Water System

Those of you who have been using the showers and laundry facilities at the clubhouse are aware that the water heaters were not working. It is a pleasure to announce that the new system was installed and the work is now completed. Apologies to those who have been suffering with the cold water. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

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City of Show Low Mandates Stage III Fire Restrictions

Image result for stage III fire restrictions imageThe following information was taken from the City of Show Low official website.

Show Low, AZ (May 17, 2018) – Effective May 18, 2018, at 12:01 a.m., Stage III fire restrictions are in effect within the City of Show Low. The City has continued to monitor weather and fuel conditions very closely with members of the White Mountains Fire Restriction Coordination Group. Based on the available information, this is the most advisable course of action at this time. In accordance with City Code, Mayor Daryl Seymore issued an emergency proclamation instituting the upgraded fire restrictions. The following restrictions remain in effect until the fire danger abates and the proclamation is rescinded:

  1.  No building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal or wood stove, including fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites, on any property within the City of Show Low.
  2.  No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
  3.  No operating any internal combustion engine in the course of mechanical or industrial operations that would produce open flames or sparks.
  4.  No outdoor welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
  5.  No using an explosive.
  6.  No operating motorized vehicles off designated roads and trails.
  7.  No using any explosive targets, no using tracer round ammunition, and no selling or using fireworks of any kind.
  8.  The following are exempted from these restrictions, although everyone is required to have a pressurized water supply or fire extinguisher available for the listed activities:
  9. Persons with a written permit issued by Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act. (This does not include open burn permits. All open burn permits will be suspended until fire restrictions are lifted.)
  10. Industrial operations where specific operations and exemptions are identified and mitigation measures are implemented as outlined in a Special Use Permit issued by Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District.
  11. Persons operating internal combustion engines with an approved spark-arresting device, such as lawnmowers and landscaping equipment, in maintained landscape space.
  12. Persons using a device fueled solely by liquefied petroleum or natural gas that can be turned on and off and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.
  13. Operating generators with an approved spark-arresting device in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
  14. Emergency repair of public utilities.
  15. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Hot Town, Rumors in the Village

Related imageThis is not a reference to the Stage III fire restrictions that go into effect Friday. When a rumor is flying around the Village, it’s only fair that everyone get in on it. This rumor involves the agenda for the June 21st Annual Meeting.

Apparently someone is under the impression that the Declarant will be turning over the Association at this meeting. Furthermore, a new Board of Directors will be “selected”.  And finally, the Association is broke.

Let’s break this rumor down. The notice of the 2018 Annual Meeting was posted on the blog on May 10. The notice is going out via mail today. The notices include the agenda for the meeting. For your convenience, below is the agenda for the 2018 Annual Meeting.

  • Call Meeting to Order
  • Introduction of Board Members
  • Approval of 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • Completed Projects in 2017
  • Open Forum
  • Adjournment

There is no agenda item for the Declarant to turn over the Association. No election of Directors is on this agenda.

The 2018 Annual Assessment was posted on the blog on November 15, 2017. A link to the 2018 budget is available on that post. The Village People website also contains the 2018 budget. In addition, a visit to the Village People website will reveal all 2017 financial information including the balance sheet, income and expense statements, and the reserve statements. You are encouraged to visit the website. The financial information is under the section labeled “Governance”. Those reports account for every penny of Association money. An examination of those documents makes it clear that the Association is financially healthy.

Rumors can be entertaining. Rumors can be distracting. Rumors can cause stress to Members of the Association. It is human nature to get caught up in rumors and perpetuate them. However, there are people who hear rumors and use common sense to determine the truthfulness of the rumor. The above information is meant to give people the tools to determine the truth of this particular rumor.

It’s Spring Clean-up Time

Image result for dumpster cartoon imagesThe roll-off dumpsters have been filling up like crazy and seem to need emptying every time we turn around. Many Village People have just returned and are cleaning up lots.

It’s possible that construction contractors are not being told by owners to remove construction debris from the subdivision and are defaulting to using the roll-off dumpsters (and the general dumpsters) for their debris. The owners who are not improving their lots/using contractors are essentially subsidizing the owners who are in the cost to empty and replace the roll-off dumpsters.

Contractors are also blocking or impeding roadways when parking their vehicles/equipment.

Please note the following from the Architectural Design Guidelines. Click here to view the entire document.

PARKING
All vehicles must be parked on the Lot Driveway area and are not to extend into the street or street easements. Vehicles may not be parked on adjacent lots. The street easements must be kept open for emergency vehicles, snow plowing, etc.  All construction parking requires a permit issued by the ARC Coordinator.

TRASH & DEBRIS REMOVAL
Owners and Contractors shall clean up trash and debris at the end of each day. An approved trash receptacle must remain on the site at all times to contain all lightweight materials or packaging. Owners and Contractors are prohibited from dumping, burying or burning trash anywhere on the lot or in the subdivision. Use of Community Dumpsters is prohibited. Heavy debris, such as broken stone, wood scraps or the like, must be removed from the site immediately upon completion of the work of each trade that generated the debris. During the construction period, each construction site shall be kept neat and shall be properly policed to prevent it from becoming a public eyesore, or affecting other lots or any Common Areas. Dirt, mud or debris resulting from activity on each construction site shall be promptly removed from public or private roads, open spaces, driveways, and all other portions of the subdivision.

2018 Activities Committee Chair – Mike Palma

Image result for food and fun imagesThe Village Activities Committee Chair has been vacant since the end of last season and therefore we will have no staffed Activities Committee this year. However, Mike Palma has volunteered to chair the Activities Committee for the upcoming 2018 season.

In the past, activities have been proposed and driven by our Activities Committee. We had some great times and wonderful memories.  This year we are embarking on a different path. Each member of our community can come forth with their ideas/plans for this summer’s activities.  These ideas will be reviewed covering content and to ensure they are targeted for our community, selecting those with the greatest chance for success.  Each proposed activity must include a complete description of the activity and associated cost; and if required, the names of those who will participate in that activity.  Upon acceptance by the Activities Committee Chair, a date for the activity will be set up and an announcement will be posted.  Financial assistance to cover the difference between what members pay to attend the activity and the remainder will be arranged at this time as well.  So, get your groups together and send your suggested ideas/plans to Mike Palma at wmvvactivities18@gmail.com.

2018 Annual Meeting Notice

Image result for Annual meeting imagesPursuant to Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws of White Mountain Vacation Village Recreation Subdivision Association, the Annual Meeting of the Members will be held as follows:

Date:   Thursday, June 21, 2018

Check-In:  1:00 p.m.

Meeting:  1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Hampton Inn & Suites at 1501 E. Woolford Road, Show Low, AZ 85901

Purpose:  Informational

Agenda

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Introduction of Board Members
  3. Approval of 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes
  4. Completed Projects in 2017
  5. Open Forum
  6. Adjournment

Meet Frank Ferrante Jr. – Advisory Committee Member

Image result for Advisory Committee ImagesFrank was born and raised in New York City.  For thirty-one years he worked at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in Manhattan. In the 1980’s Frank attended night classes at Columbia University and obtained a BS in Business Administration.

After retiring Frank moved to Arizona. He is a full-time resident in the Village. He enjoys walking and caring for dogs at the Pet Allies Animal Shelter in Show Low.  Frank also enjoys general landscape design, motorcycling, motorcycle repair, politics, and working on his RV.

Frank bowls for fun. You will probably see him often in the Village walking his dog Russ.

Frank is looking forward to working with the members of the Advisory Committee. He will be representing the Rancheros area of the Village. He can be reached at 520-272-3814.