Board of Directors
Regular Meeting
AUGUST 7, 2006

President Bill Risen called the regular meeting of the Lake Moovalya Keys Board of Directors to order at 6:03 p.m.

President: Bill Risen
Vice President: Chuck Baker
Secretary/Treasurer: Chris Chambers
Board Members: Joe Price, Jack Sweeney, Gary Svider, Larry St. George, Richard Jaschke, Bob Stroud, Joe Maxwell

Board Member: William (Squeak) Kossnar
General Manager: Cheryl Shockley
Legal Counsel: John C. Churchill

Guests: Barbara Risen (lot 184), Blane Coon (lot 54), Sheryle Jaschke (lot 171) 6:50 p.m.
Bookkeeper/Recording Secretary: Sue Thomson

Mr. Sweeney moved to approve the July Balance Sheet. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.

Mr. Price moved to approve the July Profit & Loss Statement. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.

Ms. Shockley is absent due to a minor accident. Her report was previously submitted to the Board members. One incident involved a man sleeping in his RV for four nights on Yaqui Loop, for which a citation was issued. There was a status report on the July holiday incident involving lot 4, and Ms. Thomson stated that a letter was sent informing the parents of the incident. Mr. St. George noted that the RV that is frequently on lot 32 was recently parked entirely in the street, sideways, with the owner nowhere to be seen.

Ms. Sweeney opened discussion on the lot 22, Ernie Ogland, parking issue. After reviewing all the correspondence, the board decided to drop the matter, as it was not worth pursuing.

Mr. Baker expressed his concern over not receiving reports from R&B Security prior to them being paid for their services. Ms. Thomson stated that they have already been paid. Mr. Risen and Mr. Stroud suggested that next time payment be withheld pending receipt of their report, and Mr. Risen stated he would speak with Bruce Poolaw about it.

Mr. Stroud (who was absent at last month’s meeting) asked what the gardener is doing for the increase in pay he received; he doesn’t think he’s doing everything he is supposed to do. He also mentioned a five-gallon oil spill that was not cleaned up, and there are weeds at the entrance that need to be removed.

Mr. Sweeney moved to approve the prepaid bills and Bills for Approval. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.

Mr. Chambers moved to approve Parker Tree Service’s proposal to do annual maintenance on all the palm trees for $610. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.

Ms. Thomson reported that she has collected 67 ‘yes’ votes and 89 ‘no’ votes on the height-increase study survey. She anticipates only a few more votes to come in. It was decided that survey results will be collected until 9/15/06. Mr. Svider asked what is needed to proceed with the study, and Mr. Baker stated that 2/3rds is needed to formally approve it. He would like to see a 50% positive outcome on the survey to proceed with the study. Mr. Sweeney stated that we can’t guess what people who didn’t vote want.

Because lot 112 is in escrow, the drainage easement that we are seeking with the homeowner will have to wait until the property changes hands, as the current owner does not wish to deal with it.

Mr. Keller, lot 39, has made a counteroffer to our claim for property damages by offering $2,000, or in the alternative we obtain two more bids. Mr. Sweeney stated that since the second mailbox was repaired and doesn’t need to be replaced, we can negotiate by deducting $1,000 from the repair bid ($4,691). Mr. Baker made a motion that the revised demand to Mr. Keller, lot 39, is $3,000, and if he is not in agreement, Mr. Keller can obtain two more bids. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried. In Mr. Churchill’s absence, Ms. Thomson will send the revised demand to Mr. Keller.

Ms. Thomson reported that she spoke with Allied Waste about trash pick-up options, and they only come to Parker twice a week, so three weekly pick ups is not an option. Three more three-yard bins were added for the remainder of the season, putting the total bins at 21 until after Labor Day, when it drops back to 18. Mr. Risen asked how much it would cost to replace the three-yard bins with rolloffs. Mr. Baker said that would be unsightly. Mr. Svider stated we should look at opening the two ends, do some redesigning and perhaps go to rolloffs. Mr. Sweeney stated that if we had rolloffs, Allied Waste would need driveable access to them. Ms. Thomson was asked to call Allied Waste to ask them about the economics of switching to rolloffs.

Ms. Thomson discussed the recent theft of Mr. Kossnar’s liquor from his patio bar, and a break in at lot 127 where all of the owner’s liquor was stolen from his house. Empty liquor bottles and condoms were then found on the roof of Casa Blanca. The renters from lot 139 were responsible, and the liquor returned. The perpetrators were caught, and Mr. Kossnar stated he may nevertheless press charges. The owner of lot 127 did not press charges. Mr. Baker said he would write a letter to the owners of lot 139 due to that incident as well as other incidents from renters of lot 139, specifically persons from that residence jumping off Mr. Baker’s balcony.

Mr. Maxwell reported there was a boat stolen recently in the Keys, and the Sheriff’s Office knows who stole it.

Ms. Thomson stated that she received an e-mail today from Becky Anslyn, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Association. Mr. Risen stated that because we are in litigation with Ms. Anslyn, her communication will be referred to our attorney, John Churchill, who will return from vacation after Labor Day, at which time he will start conducting interviews with those persons who can help build our defense. Mr. Risen further stated that Interviews conducted by legal counsel are subject to the attorney-client privilege. Because we are in litigation, any comments regarding the case should be voiced through respective legal counsel. Therefore, public comments, such as those made at board meetings, are discouraged, as they would not fall under the attorney-client privilege.

Mr. Baker responded to one homeowner’s inquiry about the status of the address plate project by stating that it will proceed when we get a group together to do the installation.

Ms. Thomson presented a spreadsheet on all the gate repairs done in the last three years. She also prepared and distributed to the Board members a database report of all homeowner contact information, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses, in case she is not available and a homeowner needs to be contacted immediately.

Three friendly collection letters were sent to lots 164, 237 & 240.

Citations issued: Lot 159, 4 nights sleeping in RV. $100 first-offense fine.

Mr. Price moved to approve the Minutes of the regular meeting of July 10, 2006. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.

Mr. Svider asked that his statement on page two of the Minutes of the Executive Session of July 10, 2006 be deleted. Mr. Price moved to approve the Minutes of the Executive Session of July 10, 2006 as corrected by Mr. Svider. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.

Mr. Risen reported on the continuing problem of the loose dog belonging to the owners of lot 32 and that Animal Control has been contacted, and they will be patrolling Moovalya Drive and the rest of the Keys. He also reported there is a rabies problem in La Paz County, with many bats being rabid, so caution should be exercised.

Not hearing back from Lemme Engineering as yet on the survey project at the mailbox area, Mr. Sweeney asked Ms. Thomson to follow up with Bill Lemme.

Mr. Risen reported that APS has replaced the bent light pole at the south end of the parking lot. He suggested that large rocks be placed at the base of the new light so that it doesn’t get hit again. He also inquired whether or not large rocks should be placed in front of all stop signs in the Keys. Mr. Sweeney stated that sauna tubes or 4” pipes could be placed on the poles, and Mr. Risen said those don’t seem to work. Mr. Sweeney stated that rocks are a little rustic for use at stop signs. Mr. Price was concerned about damage claims should rocks be used.

Mr. Sweeney reported that the cable company has yet to patch the bridge, and Ms. Thomson was asked to follow up with NPG Cable. Mr. Chambers reported that the surging on Yaqui Loop has been fixed by NPG.

Mr. Sweeney stated that the street patch on Papago is just a temporary (cold) patch, not a permanent solution. Mr. Baker stated that Buckskin Sanitary District recently hired Mike Dyer to do a lateral hookup to his newly constructed residence on lot 116, since the lateral was never run from the manhole to that lot when the sewers were installed. The Association should put Buckskin Sanitary District on notice that the cold patch it installed on Papago Loop is not a permanent solution in connection with the installation of a lateral sewer line, as a cold patch will sink.

The work on lot 202 on Hopi Drive to alleviate flooding is on hold until T&C Seal Coating returns to the area when the weather cools.

The three new trash bins were installed, and Mr. Sweeney has been trying to get in touch with Outwest Fabrication to get a bid on the dumpster-area job. The welder has been busy on a project at Havasu Springs.

There was a report of a car parked outside the exit gate, before the stop sign, every night recently. It was not determined which house the car was associated with. Since this is an exit thoroughfare, parking on the street is not permitted there. Ms. Thomson was asked to have Ms. Shockley put a no-parking warning on the vehicle.

Mr. St. George reported that speeding boats on the canal off Moovalya Drive are becoming an increasing problem. Mr. Sweeney stated that this summer has been the worse he’s seen for speeding in the canals. He says he has yelled at speeders three times more than usual this summer. He also reported that a boat broke all six of his ropes in the middle of the night recently. Mr. St. George stated that there’s hardly room for two boats to pass.

Mr. Svider asked if the next Board meeting is being pushed back to September 11 due to the Labor Day holiday, and Mr. Risen said that is correct.

Mr. Risen asked if anyone has complained about the 300-watt halogen lighting, which can be annoying. No one had received any complaints.

Mr. Risen also noted there is still a lot of adult-language rap music being played while kids are present.

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by Recording Secretary, Sue Thomson