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Esperanza Estates Homeowners Association

Meeting of the Board of Directors

February 20, 2012

Esperanza Estates Ramada

Green Valley, AZ

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 PM on 20 February, 2012 by HOA president Eric Ellingson. It was determined that a quorum was present.

A new resident, Michael Christopher of Calle Excelso was recognized. Tom Cooke presented the new president with an oogie horn to quiet the unruly. It was noted that that this meeting was very well attended.

The minutes of the December Board meeting were approved.

The Treasurer's Report was presented with a motion that the depreciation capital be used to purchase a $20,000 CD. The motion died from lack of a second. All investment avenues should be investigated. A copy of the Report is available upon request to the treasurer.

Committee Reports:

Architectural Control- Jim Lindberg reported on the procedure for preparing to sell a home and what the Committee would look for in a sale transaction. The president impressed on the attendees that the Committee is responsible to ensure that the dwelling meets both the integrity of the community and just plain common sense.

Capital Projects- Boyd reported that a storage facility and restroom at the pickleball court is being studied.

Long-range Planning- Stacie reported that a plan looking at the totality of requirements--both material and volunteer efforts--to improve the community over a longer term will be developed.

Common Area Maintenance- Dean Hess reported that the service roads have been cleaned up as well as the area around Esperanza Park. There is a bee issue in the area of the park, but Dean was assured that these bees were snow bird bees and would move on. Dean also proposed a new park area on CD Norte. A plan will be presented at the next meeting. Boyd Morse and Tom Cooke reported on the weed control efforts using our new equipment. The parkway strips have been sprayed; the Quads and Common Areas are next.

GVC- Joe McCalpin reported on the February meeting of the GVC. Three items of interest were reported on: There were proposed Bylaw changes proposed for the Council, these changes will be posted on our website and the HOA membership is requested to provide their sentiments on the changes as they will be voted on at the next Council meeting. There will be a workshop on street maintenance, both Joe and Eric will attend. The mayor of Sahuarita presented that community's plans for growth. The complete report will be in the Periodico.

Recreational Facilities- Tom Cooke reported that a new modern clean-out valve has been installed thereby obviating the weekly meetings with the plumber. He also reported that the pool cover has been repaired. The Pickle Ball activity has been growing. Tom also thanked Terry Shea for leading the effort to clean up the Ramada as well as the tables and chairs. They look really good.

Hospitality- Sam Barnard reported that there will be a Saint Paddy's Day party with gaiety, merriment and laughter as well as booze and food. Sounds like EE to me.

Neighborhood Watch- Mary Beth Wallace reported that there were two incidents in EE this past month. First there was a break-in burglary on P. Nueva with theft and destruction of property. The second incident occurred when a resident died and the death was not reported until a passer-by noticed an accumulation of newspapers. Residents are asked to look out for neighbors, especially those living alone and not to hesitate to call 911 if anything unusual is noticed.

Enhancement- Barb McCalpin reported that the Dessert Buffet cleared $756.00. She also said that the Ramada Sale would be held on 3/3/12. There will be coffee and snacks available ( I hope that includes some for the Men's Auxiliary).

Old Business- None presented.

New business:

A resolution was presented as follows:

"The definition of exterior walls for the purpose of Architectural Control shall be altered such that all wood garage/carport walls will be considered interior walls, including the ceiling, and may be painted the same color as the exterior house color instead of Norfolk Brown. For those units with open or partially open entry walls, the inside of the support columns will be considered the demarcation point for painting the garage/carport ceilings."

The Resolution passed.

Homeowner Patricia Ledford requested that the Board place a lien on her neighbor's property for damages she suffered when a pipe burst on that neighbor's property. This dispute has existed for quite some time with correspondence by the Board and concerned parties. The Board reiterated that Ms. Ledford had grounds for a lawsuit, but that the Board felt that since the damage was limited to the homeowner's property the HOA did not have a basis for entering into a lawsuit.

Homeowner Hugh Gates addressed the Board on his planned installation of PV solar panels on the roof of his garage. The plan presented was preliminary and a more concrete version will follow. Hugh also expressed interest in having the Board investigate the merits of TRICO'S solar energy savings program for the operation of EE's pool, spa and Ramada. It was suggested that he form an ad hoc committee with Board members to prepare a recommended course of action.

An Enhancement Team spokesperson questioned the level of funding for the upcoming Volunteer party; it was suggested that if additional funding was required, the Board would address the additional requirements at the next meeting.

There being no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:45 PM.



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