Meeting of the Board of Directors
September 16, 2013
Esperanza Estates Ramada
Green Valley, AZ
Having determined that a quorum was present the meeting was called to order at 1:00 PM at the Sunset Ramada. Absent, but excused were Eric Ellingson, Stacie Meyer and Boyd Morse. The minutes of the May Board Meeting were accepted. The June Meeting was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum.
The Treasurer's Report was presented by Treasurer Joan Moreaux.
Architectural Control: Jim Lindberg reported on requests for exterior modifications to three homes in the development. The modifications on two of the homes were deemed to be compliant and approved. The homeowner of the third modification was asked to provide more detail on the material to be used.
Capital Projects: No Report.
Common Area Maintenance: Dean Hess Reported that the Monsoon storms played havoc with the trees in the Common Areas, but that the clean-up was nearly complete. The rains also caused sand to be carried down the Bridge Park Wash across Portillo to be deposited at the bottom of Circulo Napa. A request will be made to have the County remove the sand. Dean proposed the acquisition of several waddles to contain the sand keeping it within the wash. He will propose a plan to construct low dams in the wash. The implementation of the plan to be funded in the 2014 budget
GVC: Joe McCalpin reported that the next major street repair by the County will include Esperanza Boulevard to Desert Bell. Joe will try to get the County to continue the repair to Holgado. Repairs to Portillo, Holgado and Napa are scheduled over the next three years. GVC has moved to a new location in the remodeled Fire Station on La Canada.
Neighborhood Relations: No Report. However a resident asked the Board to look into an unauthorized apiary in the rear of a home on Napa. The presence of this nuisance is a safety and a health hazard. A request will be made to the County Health Department to see if the County can take action.
Recreational Facilities: Tom Cooke reported that the water in the pool had a chemical lock preventing chlorine to be released into the water. The pool will be drained, cleaned and refilled with fresh water. Court Master Kevin Welsh reported that the schedule for tennis and pickleball has been set.
Hospitality: Sam Bernard reported that there will be a Halloween Potluck with costumes, frivolity and adult beverages. Hamburger Nites will resume in November.
Neighborhood Watch: MaryBeth Wallace reported the three instances of petty thievery have occurred in our neighborhood including removal of gas caps from vehicles, planters from a front yard, and tools from an open garage.
Enhancement: Barb McCalpin reported that the team has funds and is looking at new projects. The summer project to install decorative tile at the pool gates was completed admirably.
Gardeners: No Report.
Public Arts: Kevin Welsh reported that their fundraiser Movie Nite will resume as soon as the nights cool sufficiently. Meetings and movies will return in October. Kevin will propose the installation of pots covered with ceramic tiles for the common areas.
Old Business: None.
New Business: Cynthia Krantz reported on a project to establish a book exchange for residents. The Enhancement Team agreed to fund the purchase of cabinets to be located within the pool enclosure. The project was approved in a vote by the Board.
The Budget Committee will begin deliberations in October. Anyone desiring to make recommendations, or to serve on this Committee, are asked to contact Joan Moreaux.
The Nominating Committee will receive applications for Board positions. Anyone desiring to serve on the Board, please contact Joe McCalpin.