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

Lake Montezuma

Board Meeting

September 13, 2010, 5:00 p.m., BCAC



Attending:  Janet Aniol, Steve Sprinz, Maggie Holt, Karin Krippene, Sharon Brooks, Marie Kraetz, Virginia Bartling


Janet called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. with Maggie recording and asked board members to introduce themselves as well as members of the public attending.  Janet announced that Virginia Bartling was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board.


It was duly moved, seconded, and carried to waive the reading of and approve the minutes of the previous meeting as distributed.


Maggie reported account balances.  It was duly moved, seconded, and approved to reimburse Karin $34.00 for copies of flood control studies considered necessary for our further references.  Maggie suggested going to autopay for APS and Arizona Water because of the short time between receipt of the bill and due date, especially for Arizona Water.  It was duly moved, seconded, and approved to go forward with autopay for APS and Arizona Water Company.


There being no public agenda items, Janet proceeded to information items.  Karin suggested LMPOA start an "S&W" (Smile and Wave) campaign toward children seen in public places so they feel "less anonymous."  Jim Bowser reported the theft of his "WHOA" sign; Maggie reported the theft of a resident's shovel bird.


Committee Reports:

Ø Community Plan (Vision 2020) - Sharon reported that Tammy DeWitt is now formatting; it is hoped the Vision Plan will be available end of October for a public meeting.

Ø Golf Club - With Lee away, Janet reported that the signs are up at the Montezuma Avenue crossings and gave POBs to all who helped.  She also urged all residents to attend Wednesday's meeting of the Ranch House Coalition and bring suggestions re purchase.

Ø Membership - Marie reported she had sent out 3 packets and that we have 3 new members.  She suggested a standard packet be available and said she had mailed an invitation to a Chicago owner.  Karin will man a table at the spaghetti dinner on the 24th.

Ø P&Z - Sharon reported nothing outstanding.

Ø Park Information - Bill Merkley mentioned the pros and cons of overseeding the grass, stating it would require more water usage for watering and some additional cost for the gardener.  Marie reported she broke a toe on a stump and suggested the stump be removed.  Steve gave POBs to Bill for the improved condition of Rollins Park.  It was moved, seconded, and approved to proceed with overseeding the grass.

Ø Transportation - Janet encouraged residents to send online thank-you messages to ADOT.  She also reported that our local AmeriCorps worker is GPSing local social and animal trails.  She further reported that our Beaver Buggy is in Phoenix getting its wheelchair lift installed and that we are actively recruiting drivers for it.  We have drivers attending a training session next month.

Ø Water - Karin and Maggie met with Charlie Cave and Phil Bourdon in Prescott recently.  Karin and Virginia went to Cottonwood more recently to get extra reports considered necessary for our further study.  YavCo is still saying they don't want to do anything with the Wet Beaver Creek bridge, which is a concern to every resident of Lake Montezuma.  We continue to try to get better information on the bridge structure.  Virginia mentioned getting good information from Tim Stottler and emphasized the need for residents to stay behind the issue.


Old Business:

Bulletin Board at Rimrock Mercantile - With an estimate of $87.82, it was duly moved, seconded, and approved to go forward with the bulletin board.  The bulletin board will be 4' x 8', and material put on it must be dated so information can be removed when outdated.


New Business:

Ø Legal Consultation for the Golf Course - The Ranch House Coalition was mentioned, and it was suggested waiting until after the RHC meeting as LMPOA's pursuit of this issue could be a moot point.

Ø Later Start Time for LMPOA Meeting - Janet reported that a later start time has been requested.  Previous board members said this had been tried previously with no increase in attendance.  Start time will remain 5:00 pm.

Ø Youth & Family Services Committee Request - The committee requested to pass the hat at the October meeting to support emergency requests for the community food bank at BC School.  It was duly moved, seconded, and approved to invite Margo and Karin to pass the hat at the October meeting for emergency food bank requests.

Ø Montezuma Square Parking Problems - Following explanation and discussion of parking problems (cars blocking new ADA-compliant ramps), Janet appointed a committee to study the problem comprising Bill representing Rollins Park, Jeannette representing BCAC, and Jeannie from the LM Beauty Salon representing the businesses.  It was duly moved, seconded, and approved to establish a parking committee with these people.


The next meeting will be October 4.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:15 pm.


Margaret A. Holt, Secretary Pro Tem


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