L.M.P.O.A. Meeting Minutes

Lake Montezuma

Regular Monthly Meeting

June 7, 2010 5:00 p.m., BCAC







BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Janet Aniol, Maggie Holt, Steve Sprinz , Karin Krippene and Carole Penfield-Krowne






ll. MINUTES; The minutes from May 3, 2010 were approved as distributed via email.


  FINANCIAL REPORT.  Maggie reported the balances in the bank accounts and passed out a written summary of bank balances.






·         Starting June 8 and every Tuesday thereafter a class by Mary Belford will be taught starting at 10:00 a.m.  Cost is $1 per session

·         LMPOA sent $300 to Beaver  Creek School for the summer swim & bowling bus. This check was provided by an anonymous donor who requested this expenditure, and did not go through the LMPOA bank accounts.

·         Wednesday, June 9th Cornville Green Fair at Oak Creek Elementary School from 6-8 pm

·         Saturday, June 12, Montezuma Ave. Path building, meet at Rollins Park 7;30 AM

·         Saturday June 12, Free Food distributed at Beaver Creek School gym, 7:45-9:45 AM





Community Plan  Sharon  was unable to attend the LMPOA meeting..


Golf Club  Lee Weller sent a letter to the County about striping.

 Janet gave an update based on her draft minutes from the meeting of the Ranch House Coalition (the finalized copy will be on the website). Some of the points are:

·         Seth Williams claims the entire golf property is in escrow until 6-13.  He has received a $20,000 deposit from the alleged buyers, who are golf enthusiasts from Phoenix.  They will pay 300,000 at close of escrow

·         He said it was impractical to sell the restaurant separately. If the Coalition wants to buy the entire property, the present price is 1.75 million.

·         Kala thinks an appraisal would not reach the price he is asking, as her research shows the new pumps would cost 140,000 and reseeding would be 175,000-300,000.

·         The Coalition will present a report of such research to Steve Ayers at the Bugle.

·         The Coalition would like to put up a billboard regarding the Ranch House Coalition near the golf course so prospective buyers would know what is going on.


LMPOA sent a letter to the fire chief about the failure to mow the high weeds on the golf course, which is a fire hazard.


Membership    Marie was unable to attend the LMPOA meeting.


Park   Bill reported that he has received a bid from a licensed and bonded contractor for the ADA changes to Rollins Park. The bid of $3698.25 which is all inclusive of labor and materials. It also covers the railings, cutting out, permits, curb changes and drawings.  He would like to meet with the board.  The work would take approximately 10 days.  Janet volunteered to pay 50% of the cost.  A motion was made to proceed with making Rollins Park ADA compliant for $3698.25, with 50% of this amount paid with a donation by Janet.  The motion passed.


Bill also reported that Norm Klein has completed his one year contract as park gardener .Bill.  hired a Mr. Guerrieri from Rimrock to be the new gardener.  He will come one time per week during the summer and will be paid each week, not by the month.


P&Z    See written P&Z report by Steve Sprinz, attached to these minutes. A discussion was held regarding the proposed abandonment of the final subdivision plat for the Villas at Beaver Creek. Steve’s opinion is that failure of the developers to post the original bond as stipulated by the BOS. is the latest example of Arizona Land and Development abuse. He thinks we should oppose thie “deal” as being unenforceable.  Janet would like to see the plat revoked and have the land restored to open land.  The Board of Supervisors will consider the Developers’ request to have the subsequent owners of each individual pay that portion of the bond on JUNE 21, 2010 in Cottonwood..  The Bugle will run a series of articles on this issue, starting this Wednesday.


Trails & Transportation     The trails committee has been hard at work, clearing and leveling the path from Rollins Park.  They are using materials from the ditches and will eventually cover with pink crushed granite.  They will start work again on Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 am.  One audience member questioned how they will be able to make 4 foot paths close to the ditch.


Water  (See Old Business)


Website  Steve has put together a sales presentation to local businesses for taking out ads on our website.  Karin volunteered to make sales call with Steve.




  1.  LMPOA received a reply from Charlie Cave, Yavapai County Flood Control Director in response to our letter concerning the Montezuma Avenue bridge and related topics.  Copies of correspondence with Mr. Cave will be placed in the LMPOA binders at BCAC. The County keeps repeating the same pat answers (e.g. “flood waters will take the debris down river”) to our detailed list of concerns and request for action.


      Karin said she has started a letter to Rep. Kirkpatrick, but it was decided we need a plan formulated first.  An ad hoc strategic committee is formed to work on the plan.  Virginia has spoken with her brother who had experience in California with these issues and gave her advice to “cross all t’s and “i’s because this matter could end in litigation and it is necessary to show we followed the proper chain of authority The BOS has to be on record as having considered the issue.   There will hopefully be a show of concerned residents at the BOS meeting in June.  The next step is probably ADOT, find out what they have done and their priorities.  After that, the next step may be to the state representative.


  2, The Ranch House has requested a letter of endorsement and support from LMPOA. The board passed a motion to send a letter of support to the Beaver Creek Community Development Corp., similar to the letter sent by BCAC.




The Board discussed a possible change of date for the July meeting, due to the 4th of July weekend conflicting.  However, the Board decided not to change it.


Steve shared a photo of a residence on Sycamore with large, unsightly letters on the garage door stating “The Redneck Residence”.   The board took no action on this.  A copy of the photo will be placed in the minutes..


Meeting adjourned 7:10 pm. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday July 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm.


Submitted by Carole Penfield-Krowne, Secretary LMPOA


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