Board of Directors
APRIL 2, 2007
CALL TO ORDER
President Bill Risen called the regular meeting of the Lake Moovalya
Keys Board of Directors to order at 6:00 p.m.
President: Bill Risen
Vice President: Chuck Baker
Board Members: Jack Sweeney, Bob Stroud, Gary Svider, William
(Squeak) Kossnar, Richard Jaschke, Larry St. George & Joe
Secretary/Treasurer: Chris Chambers
Board Members: Joe Price
Guests: Al McPherson (lot 70), Barbara Risen (lot 184), Gary Anslyn
(lot 113), Carl Bozeman (lot 61), Gerald Vesely (lot 144)
General Manager: Cheryl Shockley
Bookkeeper/Recording Secretary: Sue Thomson
Legal Counsel: John C. Churchill (6:05 p.m.)
Mr. Sweeney moved to approve the March Balance Sheet. The motion
was seconded, and the motion carried.
Mr. Sweeney moved to approve the March Profit & Loss Statement.
The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.
Mr. Sweeney moved to approve the Minutes of the regular meeting
of March 5, 2007. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.
Mr. Baker moved to approve the Minutes of the executive session
of March 5, 2007. The motion was seconded, and the motion carried.
Work is set to begin this week on street maintenance. Mr. Baker
made a motion to accept T&C Seal Coating’s correct proposal
amount of $24,846 for the seal coating project, not including
the $4,200 for the crack fill job. (Ms. Thomson read the wrong
bid at last month’s meeting causing the faulty motion in
March). Mr. Sweeney seconded the motion, and the motion carried.
Mr. Baker made a motion to approve the prepaid bills. The motion
was seconded and carried unanimously. Ms. Thomson presented a
bill from Mike’s Contracting for $4,713.42 for street repairs,
$2,430 of which is attributable to the Brooke Water leak repair
on Hopi Drive. Mike’s Contracting is seeking reimbursement
from Brooke Water on behalf of the Association for that amount.
Buckskin Sanitary District paid Mike’s Contracting $850
for new manhole covers. Mr. Baker moved to approve payment of
Mr. Churchill’s February statements and Mike’s Contracting
invoice for $4,713.42 for street repairs. The motion was seconded,
and the motion carried.
Ms. Thomson reported that our insurance company is pursuing its
subrogation claim against Mr. Keller on last year’s property
damage incident. The attorneys asked for additional documentation,
which she gave to the claims adjuster.
The CD account at National Bank will be opened after the annual
meeting, when all signatories can meet at the bank to sign documents
at the same time.
The eight Vista del Monumento owners who use the Association’s
dumpsters have been billed their pro-rata, annual share.
Late fees were assessed on seven lots, and a letter was sent to
lot 169 to repair his dock. Citations were issued to lots 29,
43 and 127.
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
Ms. Shockley reported on the Hopi Drive sinkhole that was caused
by a broken water pipe. No one knows how long it had been broken.
She said the Brooke Water supervisor was rude to her and was noncommittal
about them being financially responsible for the repair work.
Ms. Shockley went directly to Brooke corporate headquarters to
further pursue the matter. She is also waiting on their response
to the photos she sent them of their mess left on Yaqui Loop.
There was also a water meter leak at the end of Papago that was
repaired over a month ago, and Brooke has not yet cleaned that
up, and a letter is being sent to them.
The auto repair job at lot 141 was moved off site. There is also
a car and trailer on Apache that needs to be moved. The owner
was shown the CC&R’s, and he stated he didn’t
think he was doing anything wrong, but he stated he would move
them before the street sealing.
The RV at lot 32 has returned, and the property owner stated he
was not aware of it, but he will contact the owner and ask him
to move it. He was called again two weeks later, and it was moved
just prior to it being towed.
Ms. Shockley stated that water pooled at the new berm at lot 202
after the recent rain. Mr. Stroud said the berm is too high. Mike’s
Contracting will knock it down a bit, but moving it out won’t
help the problem. The hot patch suffered some crumbling, but it
will be resolved when the seal coat is done. Mr. Stroud reported
that low-profile vehicles are high centering over the berm. Also,
a new sinkhole is starting as a result of the Brooke Water hole.
Ms. Shockley has posted flyers for the crack filling project,
and she will post more notices Friday for the seal coating to
be done next week. She discussed the proposed schedule for each
Ms. Thomson was asked to get permission from the owner of lot
198 to use his lot for overflow parking during the seal coating
project, in exchange for the Association weeding his lot.
Mr. Risen reported that the bike rack donated by the City of Parker
has been installed in the parking lot. It just needs paint. Mr.
Stroud suggested that the rack be placed across Navajo Lane in
the new concrete area by the mailboxes.
It was reported that lot 10 has been fenced to prohibit entry.
Mr. St. George stated that the neighbor was upset because the
fence was attached to his structure, and he is now getting cracks.
Mr. Stroud stated that his neighbor at lot 203 noted there is
more water pooling since the higher berm was installed. Mr. Sweeney
stated that catch basins and drain pipes would probably not alleviate
the problem, as they would just fill up with dirt and debris.
Mr. Svider suggested replacing the oleanders with a natural landscape
next to the new wall by the dumpsters. Mr. Baker suggested that
we address the taller oleanders and coordinate the landscaping
of both areas at once.
Mr. Stroud noted that the cable barriers at lot 251, which property
straddles the exit gate, need to stay up to keep out outsiders.
Ms. Thomson will get the house plans to Mr. Sweeney so we can
determine who is responsible for the barrier.
Mr. Baker discussed the 2007 and 2008 County Assessor’s
valuations. He stated there are 15,000 parcels in La Paz County,
and the entire assessed valuation change in the County resulted
in a 7% change. Properties in the Keys equaled a 57% change, and
we are being picked on. The canal lots increased while the Vista
del Monumento Acres’ properties and Keys river front properties
did not increase. Outlying areas of the County that showed increased
sales prices showed no increase in assessed value. Mr. Baker urges
Keys’ owners to appeal, and he recommends further appeals
to the Board of Supervisors, and the Arizona Department of Revenue,
Mr. Svider stated that the Board of Supervisors recently approved
a contract with the Department of Revenue to enlist the services
of a taxation worker to hear appeals at a cost of $150 per day.
Mr. Risen recommended that persons who file an appeal follow up
on getting their appeal results in a timely fashion so they don’t
miss a deadline pursuing additional appeal rights.
Mr. St. George reported that the new construction on lot 18 is
to be entirely of blocks, and two semi’s full of block need
to be unloaded and stored for about five weeks. Mr. Sweeney stated
that if the block has to be hauled back and forth from the drop
site to the construction site, the newly coated streets will get
torn up. Mr. Sweeney suggested the block be stored on the neighbor’s
property, if the owner agrees (the two owners are friends), but
that the lot 18 owner should be financially responsible for any
damage that might occur. Mr. St. George stated that the owner
told him that he would pay for any damage. Ms. Shockley said the
owner will be here this week, and she will talk to him.
Mr. Bozeman spoke about the parking violations he received early
on when construction workers at his house parked over the line,
and he felt that construction workers who park over the line are
now getting a break. It was noted that the Association has a different
General Manager now, and that it is at the discretion of the GM
whether or not to cite. Also, if a contractor is loading and unloading
his truck, he is not cited, and construction people are now checking
in with the GM. Michael T has been working in the Keys for awhile,
and he is not getting special treatment. Ms. Shockley stated that
she sometimes gives warnings, and that repeat violators get cited.
Also, Mr. Sweeney stated that we had overwhelming non-compliance
in the beginning, but now most people comply. Ms. Shockley stated
that if someone is present when she sees a violation, she will
give them a warning, but sometimes they refuse to move, in which
case they get a citation. She tells construction workers to move.
She’s been doing this for a year now.
Mr. St. George said he has attempted to get people to slow down
and to pick up after their dogs.
Ms. Shockley stated that after observing last year’s security
service, she would like to make a proposal to provide 24-hour
security service for the upcoming holidays. She would have two
males on duty at night, and she would serve on the day shift.
She feels her proposal would make sense, since she knows people
in the Keys. She will make her proposal next month.
The meeting adjourned to Executive Session at 6:56 p.m.
Submitted by Recording Secretary, Sue Thomson
APPROVED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY 7, 2007