Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

 

Message from the President

Anne Montgomery

Dear Homeowners,

Great news! In January, our CWPV HOA launched a new program enabling homeowners to purchase tickets for the TAD shows online. This service will make it convenient for those unable to visit Homeowner Services, those traveling or those away for the summer to secure tickets for their favorite shows. Be sure you are signed up with the HOA to receive emails, The Flyer, and In The Know. This is where you will find the announcements for the various shows and when the tickets go on sale. To purchase tickets online, go to our website, www.cottonwoodpaloverde.com, enter the “Homeowners Only” section, select the “Online Tickets Sales” tab and follow the instructions. Be aware that there is a 10% processing fee for online ticket purchases.

Fitness Activity Center (FAC) Update: January saw the completion of the sewer line, underground utilities along with the fire suppression line, domestic water and natural gas lines brought across Robson Blvd. and the building’s concrete floor poured. According to this month’s construction schedule, we will be seeing continued concrete work with curbs and gutters, sidewalks, columns and masonry site walls. Please remember that you may not enter the building site. It is unsafe and may impede construction. Photo updates are posted weekly on the website and available to view at Homeowner Services.

Congratulations to Lorenzo Ortiz, Employee of the Month. Lorenzo has been employed by our housekeeping department for the last four years. Lorenzo oversees taking care of the men’s fitness and sauna areas because of requests by homeowners, and he has, and continues to do, an excellent job. He also takes care of setting up the Saguaro and Phoenix Rooms for special events. Lorenzo’s positive attitude and willingness to help everyone sets a good example for other coworkers. Thank you, Lorenzo, for a job well done!

Please meet Joanne Barnes – Cottonwood Palo Verde’s 2018 Employee of the Year! Administrative Asst. Joanne Barnes starts every day with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. No matter how busy she is, she is unfailingly polite, patient and helpful, making sure our homeowners understand our Architectural Compliance procedures, and explains what our renters can expect during their visits to our community. She handles her many daily interruptions with grace. We are very fortunate to have Joanne as a member of our HOA family and as a CWPV neighbor. Congratulations, Joanne! Thank you for all that you do.

Upcoming events

All tickets for Cottonwood Palo Verde shows and events can be purchased at our Homeowner Services location.

Upcoming TAD Concert Tickets on Sale Now:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – The Fly Boys

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – The 3 International Tenors

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – The Rat Pack

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – The Piano Men

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Garth Brooks Tribute

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – The Eagles Tribute

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Cher & The Righteous Brothers Tribute

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Rock & Roll Review

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – Johnny Cash Tribute

2019 TAD Concert Shows and Ticket Sale Dates:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – Beach Boys Tribute – Tickets on sale Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – Rock Me Gently – ‘70s Tribute – Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – Roy Orbison Years – Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens) – tickets on sale Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Ladies Coffee

All Sun Lakes women and guest, please come join us at our monthly Ladies Coffee. The price is still $3 (pay at the door), and you’ll receive a raffle ticket, hot coffee or tea, iced tea and cookies. Coffees start at 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month (April through October). February 6 Ladies Coffee will be our Annual “What Women Want” Fashion Show. (Do not know at this time if our local fireman will be able to model.)

Annual Impersonator’s Show – (The Duets) 2019

The Annual Impersonator’s Show for 2019 will be “Duets.” This includes: Liza Minnelli, Cher, Elton John and Tom Jones. What a great show this is going to be! The date is set for Thursday, March 7, 2019, in the San Tan Ballroom. Tickets are still only $20. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. show. We have now opened a 3:00 p.m. show – doors will open at 2:00 p.m.

Easter Golf Cart Parade and Egg Hunt

The date is set for Saturday, April 20, this year for our annual Easter Golf Cart Parade and Egg Hunt. The times for the Egg Hunt will be staggered again this year so everyone can be at each child’s “Age Section.” Prize money will be awarded for first, second and third place decorated golf carts for both Best Easter Theme and Best Decorated. Sun Lakes Community Theatre will perform a children’s play after the Egg Hunt and before the Golf Cart Parade, which should start at approximately 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Then all Sun Lakes homeowners and guests are welcome to come to the San Tan Ballroom for iced tea, lemonade, cookies and children games and prizes. Be sure to bring your Sun Lakes Homeowners Card to the ballroom to be admitted. As soon as the Easter Bunnies are done with the parade, they will come to the ballroom for photo opportunities, so bring your phones and cameras.

Radiant Complexions Dermatology – FREE Skin Cancer Screening

Now that summer is over, RC (Radiant Complexions Dermatology Clinic) will be performing FREE Skin Cancer checks again, by Dr. Joseph Allgeler, in the A-9 (Phoenix Room) from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served availability on the following days: March 13, April 10 and May 8, 2019.

Spooner Physical Therapy FREE Monthly Classes

On the third Wednesday of each month, Spooner Therapy will be in the A-9 (Phoenix Room) at 8:00 a.m. conducting FREE informational classes each month on different health topics.

February 20: Maintaining Upright Posture During the Aging Process

March 20: Getting Back to Golf after a Total Joint Replacement

Shears To You

Step in and see how beautiful you can be. Shears To You mobile salon will be parked on Thursdays at Cottonwood in the east parking lot at the corner of EJ Robson and Brentwood from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a complete mobile hair salon and style lounge offering a full menu of hair and nail services for men and women. To schedule your appointment, call 480-983-5378. Dates are Thursday, February 14 and 28.

FREE Exercise Equipment Classes

Personal Trainer Deryk Garmanian and his assistant/homeowner Brenda Waara will be instructing, at no cost, a Weight Room and Equipment Orientation Class for Cottonwood and Palo Verde homeowners in the Ladies Fitness Center from noon to 1:00 p.m., for both men and women, on the third Wednesday of the month. Scheduled dates: February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18

Healthwaves Lab Screenings and Testing

Healthwaves will be available for testing in Cottonwood’s Paint Room (A-7) from 8:00 a.m. to noon on the second Monday of the month. They also handle Flu Shots and Pneumonia Shots. Dates: February 11, March 11, April 8

Rover’s Rest Stop

Mark your calendars and tell all your friends that Rover’s Rest Stop’s Meet & Greet Adoptions will be held on the second Saturday of each month. In the summer months, they will be in Cottonwood’s A-6 (Dance Room) per weather conditions, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Here’s a great chance for you to bring home an adorable new family member. For more information, call 480-600-2828 and, remember, a little dog will be there waiting desperately for a place to call home. Dates: February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8, 2019

Upcoming Food & Beverage Events

Saturday, February 2, Groundhog Day

Sunday, February 2, “Big Game” Party

Thursday, February 14, Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance, CW (Still Cruising)

Thursday, February 14, Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance PV (“Memories”)

Saturday, February 16, Jukebox Bingo CW

Wednesday, February 20, Jukebox Bingo CW

Wednesday, February 27, Jukebox Bingo CW

Upcoming Traveling Tours through Free Spirit Vacations & Events

To book any of these trips, call Free Spirit Vacation at 480-926-5547 or email [email protected] Please remind them that you are a Cottonwood Palo Verde homeowner. Event information flyers can be found at Cottonwood’s Homeowner Services or CW Library.

2/01 – Verde Canyon Railroad

2/02 – Tucson Air & Space and Titan Missile

2/09 – 70th Annual Wickenburg Gold Rush Days

2/09-2/10 – Bisbee Wine & Chocolate

2/10 – Tubac Arts & Crafts Festival

2/15-2/17 – Lake Havasu Pyro Fireworks & Laughlin

2/16 – Kartchner Caverns

2/17-2/24 – Princess Mexican Riviera

2/20-2/27 – Costa Rica

2/20-2/21 – Northern AZ – Sedona, Flagstaff & Grand Canyon

2/21 – Grand Canyon – One Day

2/24-2/27 – Death Valley

Board of Directors meeting minutes

Directors Present: Anne Montgomery, Woody Neiman, Gay Zawatski, Don Hicks, Bill Greer

Directors Not Present: Roger Beagle, Hank Unck

Also Present: General Manager Steve Nolan

Guests: None

Call to Order: President Anne Montgomery called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. in the Saguaro Room. She stated the meeting was being recorded for the accuracy of the minutes.

Pledge of Allegiance: President Anne Montgomery led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of the November 28, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes: President Montgomery called for the approval of the November 28, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes. Woody Neiman made a motion, seconded by Gay Zawatski, to approve the November 28, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner comments. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

President’s Message: President Montgomery noted 2018 was a very busy and productive year with many large and small projects completed and a major project, the new Fitness Activity Center, under construction. She thanked everyone for their hard work and time in making 2018 a success and to a splendid 2019.

Employee of the Month: President Montgomery announced that Lorenzo Ortiz is our Employee of the Month for December. We appreciate the effort and time he has put into his job in the past four years. He has great attendance and anything Housekeeping Management asks him to do he gets done. Lorenzo’s positive attitude and willingness to help everyone makes him a good example for other coworkers. Lorenzo was put in charge of taking care of Cottonwood’s men’s fitness and sauna area by the General Manager and Facilities Manager because of requests by homeowners. He has done an excellent job taking care of these areas. Lorenzo also does set-ups in the Saguaro Room and Phoenix Room for special events. He recently worked the 40th anniversary celebration at Palo Verde, taking care of Housekeeping needs during the event. He did a great job!

Employee of the Year: President Montgomery announced that Joanne Barnes is our Employee of the Year for 2018. Joanne starts every day with a positive attitude and smile on her face. She is always willing to help her co-workers and never complains when dealing with difficult people. No matter how busy she is or how frustrating a homeowner may be, she is always polite, patient and helpful. Joanne goes above and beyond making sure our homeowners understand Architectural Compliance procedures and explaining what our Renters can expect during their visit to our Community. She handles her MANY daily interruptions in a manner most people would not be able to manage. We are all extremely lucky to have Joanne as a member of our HOA family and as a CWPV neighbor.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Woody Neiman presented the November 30, 2018, Financial Summary. A detailed report will be available for viewing in Homeowner Services. Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Bill Greer, to approve the November 30, 2018, pre-audited Financial Report. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner comments. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

Committee and Task Force Reports:

Architectural Compliance Committee: The report was given of their meetings held on December 4 and 18. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: 86 permits were approved and 2 permits denied. Their next meetings are January 8 and 22 at 8:30 a.m. in the Paint Room (A-7).

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) to place ACC Guideline Page 29, Item D (Pool Solar Panel Heaters) into 1st Readings.

They have no recommendations for Management.

Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services.

Audit & Finance Committee: The report was given of their meeting held on December 6. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given, discussed investment practices with the Chase Bank Representative. Their next meeting is January 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have no recommendations for the Board or Management.

Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services.

Communications Committee: The report was given of their meeting held on December 3. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given, discussed BP 10-01 changes and committee 2019 goals. Their next meeting is January 7 at 8:30 a.m. in the Ceramics Room.

They have no recommendations for the Board or Management.

Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services.

Election Committee: The report was given of their meeting held on December 5. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: reviewed updates to their Committee manual, decision to keep members at five. Their next meeting is January 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ceramics Room.

They have no recommendations for the Board or Management.

Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services.

Facilities & Grounds Committee: The report was given of their meeting held on December 4. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given, reviewed and assigned members to the 2019 proposed capital projects. Their next meeting is January 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: to approve the 2019 Committee goals.

They have no recommendations for Management.

Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services.

Food & Beverage Committee: The report was given of their meeting held on December 6. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given. Their next meeting is January 3 at 9:00 a.m. in the Saguaro Room.

They have no recommendations for the Board.

They have one (1) recommendation for Management: to achieve fairness in ticket sales.

Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services.

Golf Committee: The report was given of their meeting held on December 5. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given. Their next meeting is January 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: to approve Marilyn Kreager to the Golf Committee.

They have no recommendations for Management.

Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services.

Recreation Committee: The report was given of their meeting held on December 3. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting: monthly reports were given, discussed possible water fitness programs. Their next meeting is January 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have no recommendations for the Board or Management.

Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services.

Safety, Security and Access Committee: The report was given of their meeting held on December 5. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting: monthly reports were given, discussed standardized procedures and 2019 goals. Their next meeting is January 9 at 10:00 a.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have no recommendations for the Board or Management.

Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services.

Project Reports:

Fitness Activity Center Project: Mr. Hicks reported the project is slightly behind schedule due to questions regarding the building footing size and reinforcement. One-third of the concrete footings have been placed, all footings have been dug and concrete will be poured next week, the fence is installed and the construction trailer is on site, rough grading is complete, the building pad is in place, the sewer line has been dug, underground utilities will be dug next week. E.J. Robson Blvd. will be down to one-way traffic during utility work. Homeowners are not allowed on the site.

There was discussion on the following topics: President Montgomery noted updated photos are placed on the website weekly. Bud Jenssen noted pictures can also be viewed at Homeowner Services.

Management Report: Steve Nolan gave the management report. Mr. Nolan noted Facilities Maintenance is installing LED landscape lighting throughout the community, setup for the golf cart parade, and has installed and will be removing the exterior Christmas decorations. Mr. Nolan thanked Linda Caton and the volunteers for a very successful Christmas golf cart parade. Fish have been placed in the 5 Lakes. The Common Area crew has been trimming the walking paths at Sisk Park. Today’s GM Coffee with Pat Lynch was the largest to date and many concerns and positive comments were presented regarding the Common Areas. Updated information can be viewed in The Flyer and In The Know.

There was discussion on the following topics: None

Directors Comments:

Gay Zawatski: Thanked Homeowners for attending, wished everyone a Happy New Year.

Woody Neiman: Wished everyone a safe and Happy New Year, congratulated the Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year, noted the 5 Lakes fence project is a proposal at this time.

Bill Greer: Thanked Homeowners, noted the wonderful job both Lorenzo (Employee of the Month) and Joanne (Employee of the Year) do, discussed the GM Coffee and the proposed 5 Lakes fence project.

Don Hicks: Thanked Homeowners, congratulated the Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year, welcomed Linda Caton back, wished everyone a Happy New Year.

Capital Reserve Replacement Fund Requests: None

PV Gate Reserve Fund: None

Capital Improvement Fund Requests: None

Voluntary Contribution Fund: None

Old Business:

President Montgomery introduced Old Business request #15, Item A.

Woody Neiman made a motion, seconded by Don Hicks, to approve the Amendment to Board Policy 10-01, Section II, Item “F” (Exception Members). The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

President Montgomery introduced Old Business request #15, Item B.

Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Bill Greer, to approve changes to ACC Guideline Page 25, Storage Facilities. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business:

President Montgomery introduced New Business request #16, Item A.

Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Gay Zawatski, to approve changes to Board Policy 10-12, Project Change Orders to the FAC Contract. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

President Montgomery introduced New Business request #16, Item B.

Woody Neiman made a motion, seconded by Bill Greer, to approve Marilyn Kreager as the CLGA representative to the Golf Committee. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

President Montgomery introduced New Business request #16, Item C.

Woody Neiman made a motion, seconded by Don Hicks, to approve Internal Change Order #1 to SRP in the sum of $15,364.47 to begin the FAC incoming electrical power design. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

First Readings:

President Montgomery introduced First Readings request #17, Item A.

The Board of Directors agreed to place ACC Guideline Page 29, Item D, Pool Solar Panel Heaters into First Readings for the month of January. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

Homeowner Comments:

* Ray Overholt asked about the new signs around the 5 Lakes which note only Phase 2 Homeowners are permitted. Steve Nolan explained the signs represent a Board Policy that the 5 Lakes are for CWPV homeowners only.

The meeting adjourned at 3:54 p.m.