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.

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New AC Unit in Clubhouse Kitchen

Image result for ac unit cartoon imageThe Advisory Committee is at it again. They proposed a new air conditioning unit for installation in the kitchen in 2017. The Board postponed approval until further study could be conducted to determine exactly what would be needed. Mountain Comfort Heating & Cooling will begin installation on Monday morning.

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

Laundry Room Update

Image result for washer dryer cartoon imagesLast fall the Board approved a proposal brought forward by the Advisory Committee to add a washing machine that would handle large comforters and other large bedding. The dollars were allocated in the 2018 budget.

After further exploration which consisted of a firm bid for the machine and a meeting with a plumbing company, it was determined that it would cost much more than anticipated. Some of the cost was to increase the size of the pipes in the laundry room. That would require jackhammering the floor. In addition, it was pointed out that when something is washed, it must be dried. That would require a large dryer.

The good news is that the laundry room now has two new washers and two new dryers. These are in addition to the ones already in the space.

Your Advisory Committee is interested in knowing what residents would like to see in the common area. Please make plans to attend the function the Advisory Committee is hosting are on July 13 in the Clubhouse. It begins at 5:00 and light refreshments will be served.

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.