Sun Lakes Palo Verde at Sun Lakes

 

Message from the president

Anne Montgomery

I want to commend Common Areas Manager Pat Lynch for formulating a comprehensive, eco-friendly and long-range plan to mitigate the weed and Golden Algae issues in some of our lakes, and General Manager Steve Nolan for its immediate implementation. We all need to understand that this is a complex problem which will require time, patience and vigilance to correct.

The Third Annual Fun Walk, benefitting The CWPV Foundation, took place in early November with more than 200 walkers (both two-legged and four-legged) participating. It was a beautiful walk around the 5 Lakes with three different course lengths: 1/2 mile, 1 mile and 2.7 miles. This is always a great event for an excellent cause. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to join the fun, mark your calendars for next year’s Fourth Annual Fun Walk!

Fitness Activity Center (FAC) Update: We received the Storm Water Prevention Plan (SWPP) permit in early November. As of this writing, we are still waiting for the final building permit. Once we have that, the rough grading or “grubbing” of the site can begin. During that process, the building pad will be put in place, and the concrete slab work can get started. If we received the final permit in mid-November, we still anticipate project completion by early October, 2019. As ever, timing depends wholly on the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department.

Please meet Employee of the Month Dick Bernard. Dick has been working for Patrol since 2013 and has been a fixture at the San Tan gate for the last few years. He is a self-starter and took the initiative to develop a training template for new employees, ensuring that all aspects of working at the gate are clearly explained. While he is courteous to all who pass through the gate or call, he is also quite capable of being firm in protecting the security of our residents. Thank you, Dick, for your service to our Community.

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, and we look forward to touring our Homeowners’ beautiful lighting displays and creative cactus decorations celebrating the holidays in the desert.

Season’s Greetings, everyone: “Be Merry and Bright.”

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

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – Nashville Gold

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Elvis Tribute

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Mark Preston (Letterman for 11 years)

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 Man

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Garth Brooks Tribute

2019 TAD Concert Shows and Ticket Sale Dates

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – The Eagles Tribute – Tickets on sale Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Cher & The Righteous Brothers Tribute – Tickets on sale Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Rock & Roll Review – Tickets on sale Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – Johnny Cash Tribute – Tickets on sale Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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

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. Coffees start at 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month (October through April) except for January (it will be the second Wednesday, January 9, 2019). December’s coffee will host our annual Christmas Evening Gown Fashion Show. We will also have a trunk show by Lion City 2 and the Sun Lakes Chordaires will sing Christmas songs and more.

Annual Impersonators Show – 2019

The Annual Impersonators 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. If the 7:00 p.m. show sells out, only then we will open a 3:00 p.m. show.

FREE Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Show

It’s never too early to start planning your holiday events. Mark your calendars now for Friday, December 7, to attend Cottonwood Palo Verde’s FREE Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Show. As always, we will start at Palo Verde Country Club for some good ole hot turkey soup, crackers and drinks. Santa, Mrs. Clause, daughter Joyce, Elves Bud and Julie and Sonja the Snowman. Bring your cameras for some great photos. We’ll enjoy professional Christmas singers and lots of beautifully-decorated golf carts. Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. When it’s time (approximately 6:15 p.m.), we will all be escorted to Cottonwood’s San Tan Ballroom by our ever-ready and loyal Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse. At the ballroom, you’ll be treated to FREE hot cocoa, hot apple cider, hot coffee and cookies. The Christmas show will start at 7:00 p.m.

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 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on a first come, first served availability on these days: December 12, 2018, and January 9, February 13, 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.

December 19: Avoiding a Shoulder Injury in Racquet Sports

January 16: Pelvic Floor PT and Urinary Incontinence

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. Thursdays, December 6 and 20, 2018.

Upcoming Food & Beverage Events

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – Eat Drink & Be Merry – San Tan Ballroom ($25) 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 31, 2018 – New Year’s Eve parties at both CW and PV

FREE Exercise Equipment Classes

Personal Trainer Deryk Garmanian and his assistant/homeowner Brenda Waara 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. The scheduled date is December 19.

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. Date: December 10, 2018

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. Date: December 8

Upcoming Traveling Tours through “Free Spirit”

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.

2018

12/30-1/02 – Rose Bowl Parade Four Day Getaway

12/31-1/02 – Rose Bowl Parade Mini-Getaway

Board of Directors meeting minutes

Gay Zawatski, Secretary

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 San Tan Ballroom. 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 September 26, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes: President Montgomery called for the approval of the September 26, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes. Roger Beagle made a motion, seconded by Woody Neiman, to approve the September 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 commended Common Area Manager Pat Lynch for formulating a comprehensive plan to mitigate, if not completely solve, the weed and golden algae issue at some of our lakes and to our General Manager Steve Nolan for his immediate implementation. On the agenda today is approval for a fountain at North Lake which is a significant part of this plan. We all need to understand solving this complex problem will take time, patience and vigilance.

Employee of the Month: President Montgomery announced that Dick Bernard is our Employee of the Month for October. Dick started work for Patrol in 2013. He worked on Patrol as well as the San Tan gate. He has settled into the San Tan gate for the last few years. Dick is a self-starter who takes zero supervision. He has taken the initiative to develop a training template for new employees to ensure that all aspects of working at the gate are explained. He is very courteous to residents and guests who come through the gate or call on the phone. He is also very capable of being firm when required to protect the security of the residents. Thank you, Dick, for being a great asset to our community.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Woody Neiman presented the September 30, 2018, Financial Summary. A detailed report will be available for viewing in Homeowner Services. Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Roger Beagle, to approve the September 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 October 2 and 16. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: 96 permits were approved and 0 denied, interviews for Committee candidates were held. Their next meetings are November 6 and 20 at 8:30 a.m. in the Paint Room (A-7).

They have four (4) recommendations for the Board: 1) approve Committee candidates, 2) approve changes to BP 6-03, 3) place AC guideline Page 19 into 1st Readings, 4) place AC guideline Page 21 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 October 4. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given and interviews for Committee candidates were held. Their next meeting is November 1 at 3:00 p.m. in the Saguaro Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) approve Committee candidates.

They have no recommendations for 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 October 8. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given and interviews for Committee candidates were held. Their next meeting is November 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the A-8 Ceramics Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) approve Committee candidates.

They have no recommendations for Management.

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

Election Committee: The report was given of their meetings held on October 3 and 9. Among the subjects discussed at the meetings were: interviews for Committee candidates were held. Their next meeting is November 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the A-8 Ceramics Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) approve Committee candidates.

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 October 2. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: monthly reports were given and interviews for Committee candidates were held, reviewed the community project book. Their next meeting is November 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) approve Committee candidates.

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 October 4. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: Committee candidate interviews were held. Their next meeting is November 1 at 9:00 a.m. in the Saguaro Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) approve Committee candidates.

They have no recommendations for 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 October 3. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting were: Committee candidate interviews were held. Their next meeting is November 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) approve Committee candidates.

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 October 1. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting: Committee candidate interviews were held. Their next meeting is November 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) approve Committee candidates.

They have no recommendations for 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 October 3. Among the subjects discussed at the meeting: Committee candidate interviews were held. Their next meeting is November 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the Saguaro Room.

They have one (1) recommendation for the Board: 1) approve Committee candidates.

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 we are still waiting for the Building Permit from Maricopa County. The Contractor, Farnsworth Construction, has applied for the Storm Water Prevention Plan Permit which allows us to start grading the site on Monday, November 5. The Contractor paid for an expedited review and hopes to have the permit by Friday, November 2. Grading should take a couple weeks. During this process, the building pad will be put in place. We need the building permit prior to pouring any concrete for the building itself. If we receive the building permit by mid-November, we will still finish the project around the 1st of October, 2019, about 10-1/2 months after starting. As always, this depends on receiving the Maricopa County Permit. They have had our final submittal since the 19th of September, and we still don’t have a final permit.

There was discussion on the following topics: Roger Beagle thanked Don Hicks for his continued work on the project. Homeowner asked if access to the Administration Center be affected by the construction? Don Hicks responded hopefully it will not be affected.

Management Report: Steve Nolan gave the management report. Mr. Nolan noted overseeding of the golf and common areas is complete, painting of the exterior walls along Alma School Road was completed, misters have been installed at the PV Pro Shop patio, the AC unit was repaired at the Saguaro room, security cameras and monitors were labeled for Patrol, a new mirror and picture were installed in the CW Ladies restroom, maintenance restriped all the parking lots at PV and CW, two new water fountains with aqua filters were installed (one at the pickleball courts and one at the driving range), finished installing cameras at PV Pro Shop, replaced damaged sauna heater in the men’s fitness center, the downspouts and roof at the Phoenix Room have been cleaned of tennis balls.

There was discussion on the following topics: None

Directors Comments:

Hank Unck: Thanked the Committee members & chairs for all their work; thanked Dick Bernard, Employee of the Month.

Gay Zawatski: Thanked everyone who worked on the 2019 budget; congratulated the new Committee members.

Roger Beagle: Thanked and commented on all who have worked on the new Fitness Center; thanked everyone who worked on the budget; thanked Dick Bernard.

Woody Neiman: no comments.

Bill Greer: Thanked Dick Barnard; commented on how wonderful the Committee Appreciation Dinner was and thanked everyone who worked on it; thanked everyone who worked on the budget.

Don Hicks: Thanked everyone for coming; thanked Dick Bernard.

Capital Reserve Replacement Fund Requests:

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

Hank Unck made a motion, seconded by Gay Zawatski, to approve the replacement of five (5) Salt System Chlorinators at the Cottonwood main pool, for $10,367.70 from Specialty Cleaning Services.

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 Gay Zawatski, to approve the replacement of the Hobart 20qt Stand Mixer at the Palo Verde Restaurant, for $5,331.65 from National Restaurant Supply.

The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

PV Gate Reserve Fund: None

Capital Improvement Fund Requests:

President Montgomery introduced Capital Improvement Fund request #13, Item A.

Gay Zawatski made a motion, seconded by Hank Unck, to approve the purchase of a Fountain at the North Lake of the 5 Lakes area, for $10,477.20 plus 10% contingency totaling $11,524.92 from Aqua Master.

The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. Pat Lynch, Common Area Manager, noted the fountain will help with water aeration stopping the stagnant water. Fish will also be added to the lakes. This should help with the golden algae problem. The fountain will be installed Thursday, November 1, or Friday, November 2, at the center of the North Lake and have a light. Motion carried unanimously.

Voluntary Contribution Fund: None

Old Business:

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

Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Roger Beagle, to approve changes to Board Policy 6-03, Common Rule Violations and Establishment of Fines, Item V. Vehicles to include ATV’s.

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.

Roger Beagle made a motion, seconded by Bill Greer to remove Kathy Skrei (Golf Committee) from the Committee list because she is an officer of a respective cub which is a violation of BP 10-01. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

Roger Beagle made a motion, seconded by Gay Zawatski, to approve the 2018-2019 Committee Member appointments, as recommended by each Committee, with the exception of Kathy Skrie.

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.

Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Roger Beagle, stating the ACC Committee Chair will chose one (1) of the two (2) “Exceptions” for the 2018-2019 term. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried with a majority.

Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Roger Beagle, to approve the Communications Committee 2018-2019 Committee Member “Exception”, as recommended by the committee. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Roger Beagle, stating the Food & Beverage Committee Board Liaison will chose one (1) of the two (2) “Exceptions” for the 2018-2019 term. The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion. Motion carried with a majority.

Don Hicks made a motion, seconded by Roger Beagle, to remove the Golf Committee “Exception” from the list. Anne Montgomery, President, noted the “Exception” recommended by the Golf Committee does not need approval for the 2018-2019 season. 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 the changes to ACC Guideline Page 19, Painting (Exterior) into First Readings for the month of November.

The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion.

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

The Board of Directors agreed to place the changes to ACC Guideline Page 21, Ramada, Patio Cover, Gazebos, and Pergolas into First Readings for the month of November.

The floor was opened to Board and homeowner discussion. There was no discussion.

Homeowner Comments:

* Homeowner – Will Phase 2 be offering water volleyball? It is being reviewed by the Recreation Committee, but no decision has been made.

* Homeowner – Will Cottonwood Palo Verde be offering Fitness Club memberships to people outside Phase 2? Anne Montgomery responded no.

* Bob Neuer – Do you still need an HOA permit for work done on your home? Yes, but you don’t need a Maricopa County permit for work under 200 sq.ft.

* David Cain – Commended the HOA for closing the 5 Lakes for overseeding and how wonderful the lakes look.

The meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.