Festival Area Update

Ravine Gardens Hiking Trails | Florida Hikes!The fence around the Festival Area has been completed. In several places the fence is a few inches off of the property line.  This was done to save the survey pins and large trees.

The fence between developer owned property and Unit 3 was offset about six inches onto the developer property. This was done to save survey pins and give a little extra space where the fence skirts the roadway.  The Festival Area west side fence was curved a few inches into the Festival Area at one location to save a large pine tree that is on the property line.  The south fence was offset about six inches into the Festival Area to save survey pins.  The Festival Area east fence, which changes direction three times, was offset both ways at different locations to save survey pins and large trees, with the majority of the movement onto developer property.

Portions of the trails were cut off by the new fence. They will be rebuilt in the next thirty days. The exercise station and disc golf targets will also be relocated at that time.

The survey looks different than the map attached to the Festival Area lease. That map was taken from the original concept rendering of the development and thus was not to scale.

We are sorry for the inconvenience the trails are causing. Thanks for your understanding.

Clubhouse Update

School Age Children's Enrichment Program (The Clubhouse) - Living on Campus  - Texas Woman's UniversityResidents have understandably expressed frustration over the continued closure of the clubhouse. The board had hoped that the requirements mandated by Governor Ducey would be loosened and it could be opened for use by now. However, the requirements are still in place.

The mandate requires an attendant on duty during open hours. Some of the attendant’s duties would include verifying that anyone entering had signed a waiver, making certain social distancing and mask wearing is taking place and cleaning and sanitizing after each person leaves or moves somewhere else in the building. The Association is not an employer so cannot do this. Inquiries were made to service providers. However, no one is able to do this for the Association.

A credit was issued to each account for the loss of the use of the clubhouse. However, we learned after the fact that homeowner’s associations are not allowed by law to give such credits. Homeowner associations fall under different laws than gyms, spas and other businesses that collect dues. What is done is done but another credit cannot be issued. Adjustments to reflect lower (or higher) expenses will be a natural byproduct of the Association’s budgeting process for the following year’s dues.

Please try to understand the best interests of the Board are served by working in the best interests of the homeowners. That’s what we’re trying to do. We all look forward to a resolution but will continue to follow Governor Ducey’s orders. Stay safe.

2020 Annual Meeting Guidelines

How to Protect Your Meetings: Zoom, Teams, WebEx and More - Shen Milsom &  WilkeThe Annual meeting presents some challenges this year due to Covid-19. We want everyone who would like to attend to be able to do so. If attendance is as robust as it has been in past years, social distancing will be all but impossible. All in-person attendees must wear a non-surgical or cloth face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth. Masks will be available at the door for those who forget or don’t have a mask.

We are going to allow attendance using Zoom as well. There is no guarantee that it will work but we’re willing to give it our best effort. If you are not able to wear a mask or if you are uncomfortable being around others or if you will not be in town, we invite you to attend via Zoom. The Zoom link is below. The passcode is WMVV.

Click here for the link to the Zoom meeting. (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84098291765?pwd=czNCMndLVlBHUUkwSVpDOWgwS2pUdz09)

Mailbox Misery

Gibraltar Mailboxes Elite Galvanized Steel Post Mounted Black Mailbox  10-1/2 in. H x 8-1/2 in. - Ace HardwareThe mailboxes have become a source of frustration and understandably so. The post office used to change the locks for us but have made a decision not to do it anymore. It is unclear if this is a policy from above or if we have somehow fallen out of favor with our local office.  However, no matter the reason we have to take on the task.

Some locks are broken and falling out and as some are aware, the post office will not deliver to those boxes that cannot be secured. We have sent out several email pushes over the years asking homeowners not to drill out their lock when moving, yet it is still occurring.

Finding locks that will work with the boxes has been a problem. The company the boxes were purchased from has gone out of business. Many people have been working on finding the proper locks. No one has been successful so far.

I want you to know Sherry is working hard to locate what is needed to remedy the situation. I would ask for your patience but I’m not sure I would have much if I were in your shoes. In fact, Sherry is running out of patience. Whenever she thinks she has a solution, she finds out she has to start over again. She knows that screaming at post office employees won’t buy her much either. We definitely don’t want them going “postal” on her or her on them.

This is simply an update, not an excuse.

2020 Annual Meeting

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RECREATIONAL SUBDIVISION ASSOCIATION

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

Pursuant to Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws of White Mountain Vacation Village Recreational Subdivision Association, the Annual Meeting of the Members will be held as follows:

DATE:            Wednesday September 16, 2020

CHECK-IN:   1:00 p.m.

MEETING:    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PLACE:          Hampton Inn

1501 E Woolford Road

Show Low, AZ 85901

PURPOSE:    Informational

  • All attendees must wear a non-surgical or cloth face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth
  • You may social distance in seating as you feel comfortable

AGENDA

Call Meeting to Order

Introduction of Current Board Members

Approval of 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

Completed Projects in 2019/2020

Financial Report

Committee Reports

Open Forum

Adjournment

 

I Get by With a Little Help from My Friends

5 Signs of Suicide and 5 Ways to Help - SOS Safety MagazineThe 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.

Your Festival Area

The open stand structure of an old ponderosa pine forest. While ...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.

Speeding through the Village

Cars Race-O-Rama Cartoon Game ALL EPISODES Video Gameplay ...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.

Receiving Packages in the Village

Preventing stolen packages | KX NEWSA 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.

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Dumpsterville

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.