Village Transition Committee Update

Image result for transition imagesContributed by Linda Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair

The Transition Committee is now formed and ready to begin work.  It has been a bit slower than anticipated due to recruiting efforts, vacations and general conflicts.  The Committee now has four members:  Linda Lulkovich, Don Murray, Jay Clem and Roy Chamberlin.  We want to reach out to the Village to let you know our plan of action.

This Committee has been tasked with doing the “due diligence” required to learn the status of the entire WMVV Recreational Subdivision Association (RSA).  We must inspect everything from financials, inventories, systems and their function to maintenance, management and insurance.  You can find a checklist for guidance that we have adopted at:  http://mulcahylawfirm.com/publications.php.  There is also a complete list of our Responsibilities and Duties published in the Committee Charter at: http://wmvv.org/transition.html.

You will see there is much to do.  We expect the transition timeframe to span about 18 months.  Our work, in conjunction with developer sales, will control the timing issue.  It is important for you to understand our role and function.  We are not a decision-making body but rather a group with skills needed to review various aspects of the RSA.  Where we do not have the expertise, we will contract professionals who possess the skills needed.   To begin our work, we must be familiar with the background.  We are presently reviewing the RSA documents (CC&R’s, Articles, Bylaws, Maps, etc.).  As we accomplish the various components on the checklist, a summary report will be made along with recommendations.

Community members will be kept informed of our progress on a regular basis through this BLOG publication.  Recognizing that effective communication helps to establish harmony in the community, we welcome input from members.  However, we do want to emphasize again that we are not decision-makers.  We are fact-finders.  The Advisory Committee is your first stop for expressing concerns about the Community.  They will forward those concerns to us where appropriate.  Please give them an opportunity for resolution first.  That said, we do want to be aware of your matters of interest.  There are many areas where we may not have first-hand knowledge and you do.  For example, defects within the common areas and the like.  So, please feel free to talk with any of us on the Committee at any time.  You can also email me at:  lendwright@cox.net or phone 602-809-7007.  We value your opinions, welcome your thoughts and ask you to share them with us.

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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.

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.