Board of Directors
AUGUST 7, 2006
CALL TO ORDER
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
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
APPROVED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS SEPTEMBER