Lot Sales – How You Can Help

Aluminum Wood Welcome Letter BlockThe developer is working diligently to get the remaining twenty-one lots sold. Some have been selected for park models as a way to enhance marketability. Other lots are being purchased by people who want to be very involved in selecting just what they want on the property.

As a reminder, Unit 3 Phase I was developed to have two adjacent lots share a carport (please refer to the blog of July 19, 2018). Perhaps you would like to purchase two of these lots and develop them. The park models could be used as rentals, sold as a money-making investment or a combination of both.

If you are interested, please contact Bridget Wood at the sales office. Her number is 928-367-1717 and she has the scoop on two lots and a shared carport.

That is one way to help. Additionally, please remember that current owners are the best ambassadors for the Village. A friendly hello and a willingness to answers questions when you’re out and about will go a long way toward making potential owners feel welcome.

Recently, a couple had three lots in escrow. They had an appointment to meet someone at the lots to discuss and plan how to place their unit. A neighbor came out of his home and instead of greeting them and introducing himself, he told them they would have to find somewhere else to park. They were not blocking anyone’s driveway. They were not going to be there for the day. This story does not have a happy ending. The buyers promptly moved their vehicle to the sales office and canceled the escrow. Think about that. There are currently twenty-one lots left to sell. Those three would have reduced that amount to eighteen with most of the summer left to sell additional lots.

It would be helpful to remember that you don’t need to police potential buyers. Assuming we all have the same goal of getting the developer out of the business of selling lots and owners in the business of running the Association, cooperation is critical. Your help is greatly appreciated by both current owners and the developer.

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Trash Overfloweth

The Village is growing and many people are currently here enjoying the beautiful weather. This has presented some issues with the trash containers. HOAMCO is working to alleviate the problem.

On Tuesday an additional roll-off will be delivered. We anticipate that this will solve the problem. The roll-offs have been filling fast so there has been no place to dump the household trash.

Please remember that the roll-offs are for lot debris only. Lot debris is defined as tree branches, leaves, pine needles and weeds. Furniture, appliances, big/bulky items and contractor scrap is to be removed from the community. The Village has no way to deal with this type of litter. As you can see in the picture above, some of those items have been left in front of the household trash containers.

For your reference, a sign is in the area of the trash containers as a reminder. Your cooperation will make life in the Village better for everyone.

Parking Lot Maintenance

Image result for laundry room closed signThe lower half of the clubhouse parking lot (from the entrance at the laundry room to the northwest corner of the building) will be closed June 18th & 19th. This is being done in order to prepare for the slurry seal. The rest of the parking lot and the clubhouse will be available via the far west entrance.

The laundry room will be closed on June 18th and 19th. If you use the laundry room on a regular basis, please plan ahead as no one will have access to the laundry room on June 18th and 19th.

While we would like to do street and parking lot maintenance when there are fewer people enjoying the Village, the slurry seal can only be done in certain weather conditions. Summer presents the time for such conditions. In addition, the companies who do this type of work are in our area now.

Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Mosquitoes, the Plants that Repel Them and the Annual Lavender Festival

Image result for lavender plantsWarm weather invites those nasty little mosquitoes we all hate. They are attracted by the compounds emitted from sweat and the carbon dioxide discharged from our breath. Mosquitoes are also attracted to warm bodies. If you are considering planting a flower garden or using potted plants around your yard this summer, consider these plants that are touted as natural mosquito repellents.

Lavender – Insects, rabbits and other animals won’t go near a lavender plant. Red Rock Farms has an annual two-week end lavender festival. The 2019 festival is Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23 and Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30. Make plans to attend and buy lavender plants that you know will thrive in the Village climate.

Citronella – Yes, the candle is actually based on a plant. Citronella is a perennial clumping grass that emits a strong odor. The aroma masks other scents and keeps mosquitoes from being attracted to other things located around it.

MarigoldsA bright, hardy annual plant, marigolds are a great choice for repelling mosquitoes. Marigolds contain Pyrethrum, an ingredient found in many insect repellents, and they have a unique aroma which bugs find repulsive. Grow them in pots and place them near your patio or entrance to your home to keep bugs out.

Catnip – In a 2010 study, researchers found that catnip is ten times more effective than DEET, the ingredient commonly found in bug repellents. Catnip can be found almost anywhere. It is a member of the mint family and almost impossible to kill. This amazing mosquito repellant should be planted in pots. Otherwise, it will invade the rest of your garden and take over. If you have cats in the house, they will surely be happy to have it around. Keep plants full by pinching the growing stems and flower buds when they appear.

Basil – Basil is an herb that can also double as a pest repellent. The pungent smell the basil leaves give off are what keep pests at bay. All kinds of basil work to keep flies and mosquitoes at bay, so explore and find the right types of basil to mix into your garden to double as a friend for cooking. This herb likes to be kept damp, needs good drainage, and enjoys lots of sun. You can plant basil in containers or in the garden, alone or with other flowers, as long as both plants meet the same requirements.

Rosemary –Another great mosquito repellant is rosemary. It is an herb that many of us are very familiar with and its woody scent is exactly what keeps mosquitoes as well as cabbage moths and carrot flies away. Rosemary attracts butterflies. The plants do best in hot, dry climates and thrive in containers, so would need to be planted annually in the Village. While the pests stay away you can enjoy the herb’s scent and also use it to season your cooking.

Geraniums – Scented geraniums seem to be a popular mosquito repelling plant. The favored scent seems to be lemon, which is reminiscent of citronella. They are beautiful blooms with a strong fragrance that keep several types of pests away. These fast-growing plants like warm, sunny, and dry climates, but in the Village, they can be grown in planters with constant pruning. When planted in a hanging container, the colorful blooms will cascade over the side of the pot, providing a beautiful visual piece as well as a very useful bug repellent.

Breaking the leaves of any of these plants and rubbing their oils directly onto your skin can amplify their positive effects on beating mosquitoes. You will smell great and your cat will love you if you use the catnip.

TRANSITION COMMITTEE …. How it works

Related imageContributed by Linda Lulkovich, Transition Committee Chair

The RSA Board of Directors formed the ad hoc Transition Committee (TC) June 2018.  A TC Charter is posted on the WMVV.org website for your review.  The TC is now a five-member committee chaired by, Linda Lulkovich.  Committee members are all property owners at WMVV.  The other four members are:  Don Murray, Roy Chamberlin, Jay Clem and welcome to new member, Larry Bivins.  I have surrounded myself with excellence!  These guys all have talents that run deep and wide.  We are all fortunate to have them serving on the TC.

As we all know, WMVV is unique and it is a lifestyle.  We all love the little slice of heaven we own here.  For most, it gets us out of the summer heat but for many, it is a full-time residence.  Whatever your point of reference, rest assured, we are your representatives through the transition process.  Probably more important is that we are your friends and neighbors and we are here to serve you.

Our last meeting was very productive.  The use of a Transition Checklist provided by our attorney is the framework for the tasks we need to accomplish prior to Transition.  Several items are now checked off our “TO DO” list but much remains to be done.  When we all arrive for the summer, our efforts will become more focused on the physical components of the list.  Each member has been assigned an area of responsibility that closely aligns with their talents and expertise.

The use of a uniform project status report for each member to complete for reference has been adopted.  These reports will be archived with our recommendations to the new Board of Directors upon transition.  In the meantime, it serves as a measurement tool in accomplishing our objectives in performing “Due Diligence” on your behalf.  It also serves as an aid in working with the Declarant and current RSA Board of Directors.

The Annual Meeting is around the corner where we will present a report and answer your questions.  Be sure to attend this important and informative meeting.

Once again, your ideas, questions and feedback are an essential element of our work.  You can contact us at:  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.

Where’s My Package?!

Image result for cartoon image of someone tearing hair outVillage resident’s packages are frequently left at the sales office. This happens because the recipient put the clubhouse address on the package. FedEx and UPS do not deliver to the Clubhouse. In addition, both FedEx and UPS frequently hand packages off to the United States Postal Service.

In order to avoid delays in receiving packages from FedEx and UPS, please use your physical address for those deliveries.  In the event that UPS or FedEx passes your package to the United States Postal Service for delivery, it will be left in one of the package boxes that are located with the mail boxes outside the clubhouse. If the package is to large for the package box, you might be required to go to the post office to pick it up.

The sales office is not manned 24/7 so your package could easily disappear. In addition, the sales team doesn’t always know how to find a resident. Your cooperation in using your physical address when the shipper will be FedEx or UPS is greatly appreciated. It will save you heartburn, angst and hours of trying to find where that package landed.

2019 Annual Meeting Notice

Image result for annual meeting clipartNOTICE 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:            Thursday, June 20, 2019

CHECK-IN:   1:00 p.m.

MEETING:    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PLACE:          Holiday Inn Express

151 W. Deuce of Clubs

Show Low, AZ 85901

PURPOSE:    Informational

AGENDA

Call Meeting to Order

Introduction of Current Board Members

Approval of 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes

Completed Projects in 2018/2019

Financial Report

Committee Reports

Open Forum

Adjournment