We are expecting a major winter storm to hit our area on Thursday and Friday. Predicted snow levels are expected to be heavy: 20-26 inches for Show Low. We want everyone to be prepared!
Please stock up on essentials like:
– Perishable Groceries – Milk, eggs, fruit, vegetables and bread
– Medicine – Prescription and over the counter
– Wood, canned heat or STERNO as a source of alternative heat
– A snow shovel or rock salt
– Flashlights, candles and extra batteries
– Also, fill your cars with gas
Please be aware that there could be power outages and it could also be a few days of limited travel due to road conditions. Please stay indoors if at all possible and stay safe.
The number of lots sold by the developer in 2018 was sixteen lots and one park model. Below is a recap of lot and park model sales for the last few years.
2015 – 19 lots
2016 – 12 lots and 4 park models
2017 – 26 lots
There are 29 lots still owned by the developer. Five are either in escrow or are committed when available. The developer is actively marketing twenty-four lots. These are located as follows:
Unit 3 Phase 1 – 14 lots
Unit 3 Phase 2 – 10 lots
Clearly, the end is in sight. With your help, it is possible to sell twenty-four lots in 2019. As you know, when all lots are sold, control of the Association will be transferred to the Members. More information on this can be found in a previous post by clicking here.
You can aid with sales by letting your friends and neighbors know how much you enjoy spending the hot summers in the Village. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Contributed by Linda Lulkovich, Transition Committee Chair
Communication and transparency = motto of the WMVV Transition Committee. The Committee was established by the Board of Directors in June 2018. Since that time, we have recruited residents from the community making it a four-member Committee.
- As mentioned in prior Blogs, we are not a decision-making body. We provided information to you in the Blog dated October 23, 2018 defining our role and the processing checklist we will utilize.
- Currently we are reviewing past budgets and financials, past Reserve Study, and prior Minutes of the Board of Directors plus a general working knowledge of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. This will give us the foundation on which to evaluate other aspects.
- Committee role is strictly defined in the charter. See http://www.wmvv.org/transition.html. We are not paid. We are volunteer residents of the RSA who have as much vested interest in this process as you do. Like you, we are residents and property owners at WMVV. It is important to each of us to give complete care and attention to the process. We are acting as a liaison between Owners and Declarant by performing “due diligence” inspections of pertinent data.
- This committee will make sure that all paperwork, accounting, and closeout issues are addressed before taking over the responsibility of the association from the developer. Keep in mind that we have no power or authority to make changes or enact recommendations. We inspect, report and recommend – PERIOD.
We welcome and invite your questions and feedback. To that end we have established an email account specifically for your use in communicating with us. The email address is: 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.
Courtesy of Catherine Cribbs – HOAMCO
With the onset of Winter in the White Mountains comes snowfall and the challenges of keeping streets clear and safely passable.
When snow is removed from the road, the snow plow operator has to pile it as far off the shoulder as possible to protect the road surface and make room for traffic and more snow. The amount of snow fall determines how much to the side of the road the snow can be placed. The plowing operation creates a “snow berm.” Widening roads too much causes a massive snow berm that can cause damage to the road and to vehicles. It is impossible to plow and not leave a berm. Please do not shovel the snow back onto the street.
Heavy snowfall disrupts daily living. Dealing with it can be frustrating for everyone. The snowplow crew will do their best to minimize any inconvenience and, if necessary, plowing crews will work around the clock. What you can do to help:
- Do not park your motor vehicles on the roadway.
- For your safety, keep driving to a minimum during a snowstorm unless necessary.
- It is recommended to not shovel snow from your driveway street edge until the street has been completely plowed back to the edge of the road to save you from shoveling the driveway edge twice.
When a snowplow is working in the community it has the right of way. Please use caution. We appreciate your understanding and support.
The 2019 White Mountain Vacation Village Annual Budget can be found on the Village website or you can click here to see it.
During budget discussions, the Board voted to increase Member assessments by $10.00 per month. There has not been an increase since 2015 for the many services and amenities these assessments cover. We remind you that White Mountain Vacation Village is a “private” subdivision responsible for maintaining its infrastructure without the benefit of municipal contributions from the City of Show Low. We take pride in the fact that we have been able to contribute to and increase the reserve account to help maintain an adequate balance to preserve and protect assets of the Association in the years to come. Our goal is to maintain healthy reserves while avoiding the need for a special assessment. The 2019 Budget includes an amount for an audit in preparation for transition.
Some of the projects for 2019 which your assessments support:
- 2018 did not bring a major forest fire to our area. However, we continue the elimination of dead or dying trees and control of explosive new growth. This is a necessary and fundamental strategy in our efforts to control or prevent a possible wildfire. It also benefits our Members by improving visibility, which may reduce unexpected and dangerous encounters with wildlife in the area.
- Road repairs and maintenance
- Clubhouse repairs and maintenance
- Pond maintenance
- New fence for Festival area
- Disc golf
White Mountain Vacation Village Amenities supported by your assessments include:
- Hiking trails
- Picnic tables
- Recreational activities
Items included as part of your assessments:
Your 2019 coupon books will be mailed separately. Please plan to make your monthly assessment payments as follows, beginning in January 2019:
Unit 2 Phase 1, 2, 3 and Unit 4 = $130.00
Unit 3 Phase 1 = $130.00 + $40.00 (secondary assessment for co-owned carports and lot maintenance) = $170.00
Unit 3 Phase 2 = $130.00 + $10.00 (secondary assessment for Mountain Lodges common area) = $140.00
Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.
When White Mountain Vacation Village was conceived, a clubhouse was envisioned. Since the Association did not have funds or credit history to construct a clubhouse the developer borrowed money to build it. The money had to be repaid by the Association. In order to accomplish repayment in a fair and equitable manner, a lease between the developer and the Association was created.
The lease payment generates enough money to repay the loan. The lease began on August 1st 2005 and is for twenty years. At the end of the lease term, the Association has the option to purchase the clubhouse as long as certain conditions have been met. One of those conditions is that the tenant (Association) has paid the Minimum Guaranteed Rental and all other monetary obligations owed to landlord under the lease.
Arizona law requires that consideration be given when real property is sold. To satisfy this requirement, the Association must pay the landlord one dollar ($1.00) at the end of the lease.
The full lease may be reviewed on the Village People website. It can be found on the Documents, Forms and Downloads page.
The 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.