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Esperanza Estates Homeowners Association

Meeting of the Board of Directors

October 15, 2012

Esperanza Estates Ramada

Green Valley, AZ

Having determined the presence of a quorum, the meeting was called to order at 1:00 PM.  All Board members were present except Jim Lindberg whose absence was excused.

I. The Treasurer's report was presented by Joan Moreaux, highlighting the monthly expenditures and the year-to-date totals.  A copy of these data are included in the HOA files and available from Joan upon request.

II. Committee Reports:

A.  Architectural Control: The only item discussed was a wall height increase requested by the owner of 742 Calle de Ensalmo. The request was reasonable and has been approved.

B.  Capital Projects: Boyd Morse reported that the issue of replacement of certain "quad" driveways was still open.  See Section III, 'Old Business', for further details.

C.  Common Area Maintenance: Dean Hess reported that the tree trimming efforts were concluding and that the landscape maintenance contractor would be addressing the issue of trimming the Oleanders and the Mexican Bird of Paradise. A resident noted that the alleyway between Calle Regalo and Circulo Napa needed some cleanup, Dean indicated that it would be done.

D.  GVC: Joe McCalpin reported highlights from the GVC Executive Committee September meeting.  More details will be reported in the October issue of the Periodico.

E. Neighborhood Relations: No report.

F. Recreational Facilities: Tom Cooke reported that the spa motor had failed and was replaced. He also indicated that there was a power failure at the Ramada after Hamburger Night. The failure occurred between the transformer box and our power distribution panel. Trico restored power.

G. Hospitality: Sam Barnard reported that the first Hamburger Night function of the season was well attended and that there would be a Halloween Potluck and Frivolity function on the 31st. All Homeowners are requested to costume up.

H. Neighborhood Watch: Mary Beth Wallace reported that two Block Captains were replaced. She also reported that representatives of the Green Valley Fire District are expected to make a presentation on their Lock-Box program at the next Board meeting. This program includes the installation of key lock boxes, similar to those used by realtors, that allow first responders to gain access to a home in an emergency without breaking down the door.

I. Enhancement: Barb McCalpin reported that a safety railing had recently been installed at the Ramada. She also reported that donations for the Ramada Sale event were coming in and storage space was becoming scarce.

III. Old Business:  funds for "quad" driveway repairs are available and Ben Sheffield said he would follow up to see that contracts were let. Wheelchair access to Esperanza/Flag Park will be improved using bricks donated to the Gardeners.

IV. New Business:
Board President Eric Ellingson began the discussion on a set of proposed CC&R changes that would allow additional house trim colors.  Bruce Liljegren, speaking on behalf of a homeowner 'paint study group', presented a summary of the group's proposed CC&R changes; full details will be presented to homeowners at a Board Special Meeting to be held at 1:00 PM on Monday the 29th of October.  The paint group will have an opportunity to react to comments coming out of the October 29th meeting prior to submitting the final, proposed CC&R changes to be voted on at the Annual Meeting in January.  The Board will vote at its November meeting to recommend approval or withhold a recommendation of the proposed CC&R changes.
It was noted that Talking Trash, which services about half the homes in EE, will discontinue trash and recyclable pickup service as of 2 November.  All of their current customers will be notified.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 PM.

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