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.


Animals in the Village

Related imageThe Village is situated in the boundary of the City of Show Low. City of Show Low animal guidelines and policies govern animals in the Village. If you have questions or concerns, please visit the City of Show Low Animal Control page. A link can be found here as well.

If you have questions or concerns or a problem with a stray or barking dog, the appropriate course of action is to contact the City of Show Low Animal Control Officer.

Vacation Village Drive Access

Vacation Village Drive is a dedicated easement for ingress and egress for all property abutting it. As parcels sell access will be provided via the easement along with a proportional cost sharing agreement.

At the 2018 Annual meeting, Donna Holick requested a blog post with a map of the layout of the remaining properties for sale that would use Vacation Village Drive. This is the map. The parcels that will have access from Vacation Village Drive are outlined in pink.

Two Lots and a Shared Carport

Image result for carport with two cars cartoon imagesWhite Mountain Vacation Village is a Planned Unit Development (PUD) conceived by long-time White Mountain developer, Jim McCarty. For years Jim had a vision to do something to bring people to the White Mountains to vacation.  He felt that this would benefit the economy without destroying the allure that brought him here.  In the 1970’s he acquired a large parcel of land south of Show Low.  His plan was to develop it as a family vacation destination. Continue reading

Canine Canons

Image result for barking dog cartoon imagesPeople have dogs for many reasons; companionship, protection, exercise, stress reduction.  It goes without saying that a pet comes with lots of responsibilities and one person’s pleasure can be another person’s pain. The Village is a high-density community and one barking dog can start a chain reaction that quickly gets out of control. In addition, dogs wandering off-lease onto private property can be annoyance even to people who have pets themselves.

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Let’s Talk Trees

Image result for bark beetle cartoon imageLack of moisture in the White Mountains not only puts the area in danger of fire but stresses the trees. Bark beetles are native to forests and can play important ecological roles. However, when dry conditions last for years, it’s an invitation for the beetles to cause extensive mortality. In the last decade or so, bark beetles have been found in spruce, lodge pole, pinyon-juniper, and ponderosa forests.

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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.