New Refrigerator

There is a new refrigerator in the club house. Thanks to Mike Palma for spearheading this project and making it easy to accomplish.

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Meet Roy Chamberlin – Transition Committee Member

Contributed by Linda Lulkovich – Transition Committee Chair

Image result for transition imagesThe Transition Committee welcomes Roy Chamberlin.  Roy and wife, Leslie, have owned property at the Village for several years and spend nine months here and the other three in the Mesa area.

Roy was an educator for thirty-seven years teaching middle school math and counseling high schoolers.  He served in many leadership positions as math department chair, counseling department chair, district math coordinator, Career Ladder Executive Board and as the head negotiator for the district which included the finance committee for over 15 years.

Roy believes in giving back to his community and has volunteered in the Jaycees organization, coached volleyball for middle school through varsity levels for thirty seasons, middle school basketball (boy’s and girl’s) and sponsored student council, Lion’s Quest and Link Crew.  He also enjoys pickleball, golf, Bunco and billiards.  We look forward to utilizing his skills in the tasks we will perform in representing the community in our transition process.

Clubhouse Parking Lot Maintenance Alert

Related imageThe Clubhouse parking lot paving and maintenance will begin on Monday September 10.  Assuming everything goes according to plan, it will take approximately seven working days.  The parking lot will not be completely closed. However, there may be some inconvenience with the garbage and the mail during the latter part of the week.

As always, your patience and understanding is appreciated as your assets are being upgraded and protected.

Meet Jay Clem – Newest Addition to the Transition Committee

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

Ellis Jay Clem, known as “Jay”, has owned a Life and Disability and Health Insurance agency for the past 30 years.  His major market was professional disability for doctors and attorneys, and small group medical.  More recently his agency is providing Medicare counseling for seniors.

Prior to insurance, Jay was a protestant minister, serving as pastor.  He has a BA in Bible Literature and Theology along with post graduate studies that include Seminary, Social Work, Addiction and Recovery.  His background in Christian Ministry includes directing a juvenile delinquent diversion program and administration.  He also developed medical and non-medical alcohol treatment programs for Community Hospital in Fresno, California which required working with various governmental agencies to secure funding from state and federal sources.

This project required forming a Non-profit Corporation to open an extended stay treatment program for addicts.

Later Jay went into sales and became Branch Manager for Dictaphone.  As Dictation sales declined due to changing technology, his knowledge of the medical industry created the perfect transition into Insurance sales.  He opened his own Independent Agency in 1995 and now has enjoyed the rewards of that industry.  He and wife, Karen, are now semi-retired and split their time between Peoria, Fresno and here in our White Mountain Vacation Village.

We welcome Jay to the Committee and look forward to utilizing his strengths in program management and administration to fulfill our due diligence requirements to the community.  The Committee is now “official” with the minimum three members and can begin our work.  We still have room for up to five members.  If any residents have skills and interest that would be an asset to the tasks we will be performing, please contact Linda Lulkovich at lendwright@cox.net or 602-809-7007.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING A CHANGE IN THE TRAFFIC FLOW IN UNIT 2

Contributed by Unit 2 Traffic Flow Committee

The Problem:

Since the installation of speed bumps on Elizabeth to solve the speeding problem on that street, some residents on and above Elizabeth turn left off Vacation Village Dr. onto streets below Elizabeth when entering the village in order to avoid the speed bumps. These more-narrow one-way streets were meant to handle local traffic only and were not designed to handle the increased level of traffic that currently exists. To our knowledge, the only near accident involving a pedestrian occurred on one of the smaller, more-narrow one-way streets which now have significantly increased traffic as a result of the problem stated above. Hence, people walking on the streets below Elizabeth, or children playing in the areas below Elizabeth, now have a much higher probability of experiencing a similar or even worse event due to this increased traffic flow.

Solution Approved by the board:

Reverse the traffic direction on the streets below Elizabeth so that all one-way streets in Unit 2, above and below Elizabeth, have traffic flowing toward Vacation Village Dr. Currently, the residents on or above Elizabeth can use the streets below Elizabeth when entering the village without breaking any rules. By reversing the traffic direction on the streets below Elizabeth, they would be breaking the rules by driving the wrong direction on those streets to avoid the speed bumps. The only costs involved are the re-installation of the one-way signs on the streets below Elizabeth and the purchase of a few extra signs to highlight the changes.

Note: The traffic flow direction on Elizabeth and the streets above Elizabeth does not change and all the existing speed bumps remain in place.

The total amount of traffic on Elizabeth would be the same as if everyone were doing as intended prior to the installation of the speed bumps. In that situation, the people above Elizabeth drive on Elizabeth while entering the village and the people below Elizabeth drive on Elizabeth when leaving the village. By implementing this change, everyone above and below Elizabeth will drive on Elizabeth only when entering the village. Thus, for the same number of round trips, the total traffic on Elizabeth remains the same.

Implementation of the changes

The traffic flow changes will be made on Thursday, August 30. The changes will be handled by volunteer teams and will be completed in less than one day. Volunteers will be posted in key locations to minimize any confusion and to ensure adherence to the new traffic flow direction. Flyers are being distributed to all lots in Unit 2, are being posted on all bulletin boards and are being made available in the clubhouse. Please inform any of your neighbors who do not have email capability of these impending changes to make sure everyone knows.

Note: Implementation of these changes does not guarantee that additional speed bumps will not be required on streets other than Elizabeth in Unit 2. Residents adherence to the speed limit and directional rules is the only thing that can reduce or eliminate the need for additional speed bumps.

Thank you for your cooperation as we make these changes Please direct any questions and/or feedback on any problems that may have occurred both during and after the changeover to:

trafficflowcommittee@gmail.com