Meet Linda Wright Lulkovich Transition Committee Chair

Contributed by Linda Wright Lulkovich

So, I have been asked “Who Am I?” which I think really means, “What makes me qualified to serve on your Transition Committee”?   I will try to give you some background information.

I was born in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1956.  I attended Scottsdale High School and later graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Secondary Education.  After working in education and raising a family, I realized my interest and expertise was better suited for the business world so acquired a real estate license and sold real estate in Scottsdale.  That position created a path for over 35-years in mortgage lending working in many capacities and eventually opening my own business, Hacienda Lending, Inc.

To be licensed in Arizona in both lending and real estate, one is required to attend classes, pass school and state tests, pass background checks and pledge to subscribe to behavior of the highest integrity.   Additionally, the state requires many hours of continuing education each time you renew your license.  Both my licenses are kept current.  The nature of both businesses requires an understanding of all aspects of the business to include contracts, valuation, underwriting guidelines and documentation, law, insurance and so forth.

Additionally, I have worked with property owners’ associations in both lending and real estate related transactions.  I have also served in leadership of FireRock Ridge HOA.  This experience was very helpful in getting the training needed to understand the specific functions of the HOA management business.

Last, I believe in giving back to my profession and community.  I proudly served the Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals in many leadership capacities over the years and was named “Arizona Mortgage Professional of the Year” in 2000 and 2014.  I have also been involved in Rotary International where husband, Tom and I have volunteered in many activities, service and leadership.  Rotary District 5510 recognized me with the Rotary District “Service Above Self “award in 2007.   Now I am looking forward to serving this community too along with your help and support.

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Thirsty Wildlife Need Your Help

Thanks to Don Murray for the following which can be found on the Arizona Game and Fish Department website.

During extreme drought AZGFD assists thirsty wildlife

Posted July 6, 2018

Public texts SENDWATER to 41444 to assist department to conserve, protect wildlife

PHOENIX — Water is the essence of life and it’s just as precious for Arizona’s wildlife.

For that reason, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has trucked or airlifted about 600,000 gallons of precious water to catchments throughout the state since January. And trail cameras tell the tale of this important work with footage of elk, deer, bighorn sheep and countless other species leaning over for a refreshing drink at one of 3,000 catchments maintained by the department.

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“Water catchments don’t discriminate – they’re used by all wildlife from big game to some of the smallest squirrels, lizards, birds, bats and even bees,” said Joseph Currie,  AZGFD Habitat Planning program manager, who oversees the department’s water catchment efforts. “Our crews typically stop hauling water in August after monsoon rains refill much of our water catchments. However, due to this extreme drought, we haven’t stopped and anticipate having to haul more than 1.5 million gallons of water this year.”

To help defray rising costs of providing life-sustaining water for Arizona’s wildlife, AZGFD recently began its “Water for Wildlife” donation campaign to give the public an opportunity to support its efforts by texting SENDWATER to 41444 from any smartphone. After doing so, a link with the department’s logo will be sent to the phone to complete the donation.

Funding raised ensures that the department can still deliver water to remote regions of the state and help mitigate population fluctuations caused by severe lingering droughts.

“Historic drought periods such as this one were typically followed by massive die-offs of wildlife,” Currie said. “By hauling water, we are able to stabilize those populations, keeping them alive and out of urban areas in search of water.”

While AZGFD partners with many great wildlife groups, the department bears much of the costs to haul water to and maintain about 1,000 of its own catchments statewide, some of which must be filled with water flown in by helicopter. Additionally, the department also maintains an additional 1,000 Bureau of Land Management and 1,000 U.S. Forest Service water catchments.

For more information about how the Arizona Game and Fish Department conserves and protects the state’s wildlife or to make a donation to the Water for Wildlife campaign, visit www.azwildlifehero.com, or use your smartphone to text SENDWATER to 41444.

 

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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Recycling Opportunities

Image result for recycle symbolThanks to Jeanne Schmitz for supplying the following information.

Recycling trailers – Plastics #1, #2, #3 & metal

Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex

958 N Woodland Rd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

(928) 368-8885

http://facebook.com/pages/Mountain-Meadow-Recreation-Complex/248744628492441

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Dumpster in next block west of Lakeside Post Office, same side of street

Lakeside Post Office

1815 W Jackson Lane

Lakeside, AZ

Office paper/cardboard

2 Dumpsters

Pinetop/Lakeside Sanitary District

2600 W Alisa Lane, Lakeside

(Hansen Lane off Hwy-260)

There is no recycling of glass in the Show Low area.

Landscape Lighting

Image result for motion sensor outdoor lights cartoon imagesLandscape Lighting

During the Open Forum at the 2018 Annual meeting, someone commented about motion sensor lights. Please note the following from the Architectural Guidelines.

  1. Landscape Lighting: Up to 10 lights are permitted per Lot. Must be low voltage, UL approved, downward facing and directed away from adjoining properties and/or common area.
  • EXCEPTION: Corner Lots may have up to 20 lights (10 on each side). No spotlights, floodlights, motion detector controlled lights, or any other high intensity lights shall be permitted.
  • EXCEPTION: Low intensity, motion detector controlled lighting may be installed as long as lights are only activated from within or upon the Lot. Must not be activated from street, adjoining lots, or common areas.

The entire document can be viewed on the Village People website on the Architectural Review Committee page. If you have lighting that violates this policy, please take corrective action. Contact Sherry Watson at HOAMCO if you see a violation.

The Bats

Image result for bats images cartoonThese interesting animals roost at the clubhouse every year. We are aware of the mess they are making and have asked Mountains Best to clean it up on a regular basis.

Bats are protected so we are unable to remove them at this point in the summer. Please refer to the blog post of September 12, 2017 for information regarding these interesting creatures.

Pickleball Has Arrived

The inaugural pickleball game was played in the Village by Charlotte Peters, Donna Holick and Coralee and Jon Peake. The net will be set up in the cul-de-sac on Elk Trot Loop in Mountain Lodges on Sunday afternoons from 4-6 pm depending on weather. If you would like to learn how to play pickleball, please plan to come by.