Sun Lakes – Cottonwood Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

 

Message from the President

Anne Montgomery

Dear Homeowners:

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Art at the Lakes on Saturday, March 2, benefiting the “Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund” set up by local firefighters. This fund provides assistance to our community after a fire or an accident. There will be 85 local artists and craftsmen displaying and selling their work around Cottonwood’s North Lake (across from the tennis courts). The wide range of mediums include watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, pen and ink, as well as handmade jewelry, gourd work, woodwork, wire sculpture and more. Sponsor-donated raffle items include wine gift baskets, men’s and women’s golf, art classes and supplies and gift certificates, to name a few. All proceeds from the raffle and artists fees benefit the “Relief Fund.” This event opens at 9:00 a.m. – plan to come early and treat yourself or your home to a new piece of art, then stay for lunch – the firefighters will be grilling and selling hamburgers and hotdogs. This is always an interesting and fun event, complete with live music, in a beautiful setting that benefits our local community.

Fitness Activity Center (FAC) Update: Phase 1 of the spa construction has been completed, along with the underground utilities at the building site; concrete work, including the floor of the building and partial work on curbs, gutters and sidewalks, has been done; the gas line is in which completes the utility crossings of Robson Blvd. This month, according to the construction schedule, we should see work on the masonry site walls, light pole bases and the start of the landscape irrigation system. The structural steel for the building should be onsite by the end of the month for the start of the building framing. Reminder: the site is a hard-hat area, and only authorized personnel may enter. To view the progress, check out the website for the weekly updated photos or visit Homeowner Services to view the pictures.

Please meet Employee of the Month Cande Hernandez-Perez. Cande has been with the Cottonwood Palo Verde HOA for 17 years and works in the Cottonwood Golf Maintenance department as a greenskeeper. He has many job responsibilities, including pruning and pest control, and he is in charge of the overseeding irrigation during the fall. He is a hard worker, dependable, reliable and not afraid to get his hands dirty. Cande is positive and a self-starter. Congratulations, Cande, and thank you for being such a model employee.

Happy Spring, everyone!

Board of Directors meeting minutes

Directors Present: Anne Montgomery, Roger Beagle, Woody Neiman, Gay Zawatski, Don Hicks, Bill Greer, Hank Unck

Directors Not Present: None

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: Secretary Gay Zawatski gave a biography of the military and professional career of David Hocevar. Dave was thanked for his service and led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of the December 26, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes: President Montgomery called for the approval of the December 26, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes. Woody Neiman made a motion, seconded by Don Hicks, to approve the December 26, 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 congratulated Marshall and Josh on the outstanding wine dinners. She announced the next two wine pairings are February 2, Groundhog Day Pairing, and March 5, Mardi Gras. It was noted to get your reservations early as they are very popular events.

Employee of the Month: Cande Hernandez-Perez is our Employee of the Month for January. Cande has been with the Association for 17 years. He works as a greenskeeper in the Cottonwood Golf Maintenance department cutting cups, setting tees, repairing greens, raking bunkers, mowing the course and fairways. He is in charge of overseeding irrigation practices in the fall. His duties include pruning trees and performing pest control. Cande is dependable, reliable and has a strong work ethic. He works hard and is not afraid to get dirty. His positive attitude creates a good working environment. Congratulation, Cande, for being selected as our first Employee of the Month in the 2019 New Year.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Woody Neiman presented the December 31, 2018, Financial Summary. A detailed report will be available for viewing in Homeowner Services. Roger Beagle made a motion, seconded by Don Hicks, to approve the December 31, 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 January 8 and 22. Among the subjects discussed at the meetings were: 134 permits were approved and 0 permits denied. Their next meetings are February 5 and 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Paint Room (A-7).

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) to approve Robert Thomas to the ACC Committee.

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 January 10. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given, discussed financials and Board Policies. Their next meeting is February 7 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 January 7. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given, researching new comment card box placements, CWPV 2018 history report was presented. Their next meeting is February 4 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 January 2. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: discussed the Member in Good Standing list, reviewed Bylaws and forms for upcoming election. The Candidate Application Verification meeting is February 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the Paint Room. Their normal monthly meeting will follow at 11:45 a.m.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: to decide if the Board wants to make any Bylaw changes.

They have no recommendations for 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 January 8. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given, reviewed possible projects. Their next meeting is February 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have no recommendations for the Board.

They have one (1) recommendation for Management: review the status of the Maintenance Facility Storage area.

There was discussion on the following topics: Roger Beagle asked if this was the first year Managers reviewed and ranked possible projects. Mr. Hawks noted it is the second year of “ranking” projects.

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 January 3. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given. Their next meeting is February 7 at 9:00 a.m. in the Saguaro Room.

They have no recommendations for the Board or Management.

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 January 2. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given, voted Carol Ruff as Vice-Chair. Their next meeting is February 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: to allow Life of Christ Men’s Ministry Charity Golf tournament on September 28, 2019.

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 January 7. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting: monthly reports were given. Their next meeting is February 6 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 January 9. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting: monthly reports were given. Their next meeting is February 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have two (2) recommendations for the Board: 1) to approve the appointment of Cheryl Freeman to the SS&A Committee, 2) to approve changes to the SS&A Committee Charter.

They have no recommendations for 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 proceeding on schedule. Concrete footings are in place, sewer lines have been installed and backfilled, spa has been dug and underground plumbing installed and backfilled, waste water lines installed and tested, fire prevention and domestic water lines have been installed across Robson Blvd., excess soil has been removed, underground electrical is progressing nicely. Robson Blvd. will continue to have construction in the road. Tours are being considered once the slab is in place and prior to building construction.

Management Report: Steve Nolan gave the management report. Mr. Nolan noted Facilities Maintenance is busy. The Saguaro room roof leak has been repaired, the exterior wall along Alma School has been painted where a previous accident occurred (repairs paid by insurance company and driver), the sewer cleanout valves at Sisk Park were lowered, LED light checks at all facilities were performed, exterior camera system at the CW Pro Shop installed, new conduit and wiring at the CW tennis court walkway installed along with LED lighting, CW courtyard lights with LED lighting replaced, and Christmas decorations were removed. Updated information can be viewed in The Flyer and In The Know.

Directors Comments:

Hank Unck: thanked Dave Hocevar and his wife Carol for their service, congratulated Cande as Employee of the Month, thanked homeowners for coming.

Gay Zawatski: thanked Steve and Managers for the “Coffee with the GM,” encouraged homeowners to attend.

Roger Beagle: thanked the Board, Management, homeowners and Committees for their support over the last few months.

Woody Neiman: thanked homeowners for attending, thanked Management and staff for budget efforts.

Bill Greer: thanked homeowners, thanked Dave and his wife Carol for their service.

Don Hicks: thanked Dave and his wife Carol for all their service, thanked homeowners for attending, thanked Linda Caton for TAD concert.

Capital Reserve Replacement Fund Requests:

President Montgomery introduced Capital Reserve Replacement request #11, Item A.

Woody Neiman made a motion, seconded by Roger Beagle, to approve the replacement of the PV Restaurant kitchen heat lamps that are no longer functioning properly and are beyond repair for $3,553.12 from Standard Restaurant Supply. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

President Montgomery introduced Capital Reserve Replacement request #11, Item B.

Roger Beagle made a motion, seconded by Woody Neiman, to approve the replacement of the PV Golf Maintenance Utility Tractor that is nonfunctional with a John Deere 5055E Utility Tractor with backhoe and front loader for $55,737.55 from Stotz Equipment. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. Mr. Hicks asked about the previous backhoe rent to purchase option. Mr. Lynch, Common Area Manager, noted the backhoe that was rented was more than the HOA needed. The rent to purchase option had been rescinded by the Rental Company. Motion carried unanimously.

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 Gay Zawatski, to approve changes to ACC Guideline Page 29, Item D, Pool Solar Panel Heaters. 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.

Hank Unck made a motion, seconded by Gay Zawatski, to allow a request from the Life of Christ Men’s Ministry to hold a charity golf tournament to be held on September 28, 2019, benefiting Feed My Starving Children. This charity tournament will be coordinated with the CMGA and is an exception that was not on the 2019 Golf Calendar. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. Mr. Beagle noted this Tournament has been held/approved in the past. Mr. Greer asked if the tournament would be held in the afternoon. Cindy Bosch noted it would be a CMGA decision. Ms. Zawatski asked if it was an Arizona charity. Ms. Bosch assumed yes, but wasn’t positive. Motion carried unanimously.

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

Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Roger Beagle, to approve the appointment of Cheryl Freeman to the Safety Security & Access Committee for a two (2) year term. 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.

Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Hank Unck, to approve the appointment of Bob Thomas to the Architectural Compliance 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 D.

Roger Beagle made a motion, seconded by Hank Unck, to approve membership of Len Horst (A&F Committee), Anne Montgomery and Woody Neiman (CWPV HOA Board Members), Brian Shaw (CWPV HOA Controller) and Steve Nolan (CWPV HOA GM) to the newly-formed Investment Committee. 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.

Roger Beagle made a motion, seconded by Don Hicks, to move and approve changes to BP 10-07, Safety, Security & Access Committee Charter, Item II – remove the Compliance Officer from attending Committee Meetings and Item III – remove the Annual review of the Safety Resource book, which is no longer in print. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. Mr. Beagle noted this change has no effect on the Community and, therefore, does not need to go through the 30-day First Reading process and should be moved to New Business and voted on. Motion carried unanimously.

Homeowner Comments:

* Nancy Pannebecker asked the status of the flooding at the San Tan Gate when it rains. Mr. Lynch, Common Area Manager, noted the sump pump causing the problem has been fixed.

The meeting adjourned at 3:54 p.m.

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

Tuesday, March 5 – “Fleetwood Mac Tribute”

Tuesday, March 19 – “The Piano Men”

Tuesday, March 26 – “Garth Brooks Tribute”

Tuesday, April 16 – “The Eagles Tribute”

Tuesday, April 23 – “Cher & The Righteous Brothers Tribute”

Tuesday, May 7 – “Rock & Roll Review”

Tuesday, May 21 – “Johnny Cash Tribute”

Tuesday, June 11 – “Beach Boys Tribute”

2019 TAD Concert Shows and Ticket Sale Dates

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

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

Tuesday, September 24 – “Not Fade Away” (Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens) – Tickets on sale Wednesday, May 8

Tuesday, October 15, – “Creedence Clearwater Revival” – Tickets on sale Wednesday, June 12

Tuesday, November 12 – “Voyager” (Journey Band Tribute) – Tickets on sale Tuesday, July 9

Tuesday, August 13 – “So This Is Christmas” – Tickets on sale Tuesday, December 10

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 for the decorated golf carts will be awarded for first, second and third place 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. The Golf Cart Parade 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 games/prizes for all the children. You will need 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, so be sure to bring your phones and cameras and capture that perfect picture with the Easter Bunny.

Ladies Coffee

All Sun Lakes women and guests, 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. Coffee’s start at 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month (October through April). March 6 Ladies Coffee will be our Annual “Lion City 2 Fashion & Trunk Show,” Dr. Sutton, Breakthrough Pain Treatment and more.

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.

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.

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. Note: Every Thursday

FREE Exercise Equipment Classes

Personal Trainer Deryk Garman will be instructing, at no cost, a Weight Room & 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. Here are the scheduled dates: 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: 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: March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, 2019

Upcoming Food & Beverage Events

Tuesday, March 5 – Mardi Gras Wine & Food Pairing – Palo Verde, 4:30 p.m. ($35++)

Sunday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom, 5:30 p.m. ($27)

Sunday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – Palo Verde, 4:30 p.m. ($23++)

Wednesday, March 20 – Cottonwood Corral – San Tan Ballroom – Buffet 6:00 p.m. ($25)

Thursday, March 27 – Whiskey Tasting with Knob Creek – Palo Verde, 2:00 p.m. (20++)

Saturday, March 30 – Palo Verde Crab Feast (all you can eat) – 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. ($40++)

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.

3/04-3/06 – Lake Havasu/Laughlin/Las Vegas

3/04-3/07 – San Diego Deluxe

3/04-3/19 – Panama Canal Cruise (Holland America)

3/05 – Queen Creek Olive Mill & Lunch

3/06-3/19 – South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

3/06 – Algodones (One Day)

3/06-3/07 – Yuma & Algodones Overnight at the Q

3/07-3/08 – Overnight Mystery Tour for Ladies

3/09 – Tour of Cardinals Stadium & Lunch

3/10-3/15 – California Coast

3/10-3/17 – Pacific Coastal Cruise (Ruby Princess)

3/12-3/14 – Get Your Kicks on Arizona Route 66

3/12-3/15 – Discover Navajo

3/12-3/14 – Hooray for Hollywood featuring the Dr. Phil Show

3/13-3/17 – San Francisco & Wine Country

3/14-3/17 – We’re Going to Disneyland

3/15-3/17 – Paribas Open Tennis Tournament

3/21-4/2 – New Orleans Rail & Sail

3/26-3/28 – Discover Hopi

3/21-4/01 – Master Gardener’s Charleston & Savannah