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

Lake Montezuma

Board Meeting

March 7, 2011, 5:00 p.m., BCAC



Attending:  Janet Aniol, Maggie Holt, Karin Krippene, Virginia Bartling, Dick Hulse.

Absent:  Marie Kraetz

Committee chairs attending:  Bill Merkley, Lee Weller


Janet called the Meeting to order at 5:08 pm with Maggie recording.


Call for Public Agenda Items


Lee Weller remarked on a property at 3960 Lakeshore where the carport has been enclosed, which is against code, and wondered how they got away with it.


Richard Warren complained about the Beaver Buggy being parked in Maggie's yard.  He lives across the street.  Maggie tried to explain that the situation is temporary, and Lee tried to explain that it is also a safety issue for the van.  Neither was allowed to finish, and Mr. Warren left the meeting.


It was duly moved, seconded, and passed to accept the minutes as distributed.


Treasurer's report indicated a bank balance in the general fund of $3,700.24, and a note (that enclosed a van donation) from Phyllis Kidney to the community was read.


Committee Reports


Rollins Park - Bill Merkley reported that spring cleaning is being done at Rollins Park and fertilization will be done the end of the month.  He asked the board to consider purchase of some new gravel for the park; it would take perhaps 3.5-4 tons at a cost of approximately $42-45 per ton plus delivery cost of approximately $65.  This will be added to next month's agenda.


Ranch House/Golf Club - Janet reported that water rights are not in the owners name and paperwork re this is being checked out.  Rob Shabatka has filed for bankruptcy, which adds potentially more problems to the project.  The seller claims to have fixed the problem.  The Villas at Beaver Creek have no bearing on the purchase.


Planning & Zoning - It was agreed to send a letter not to accept the rezoning to M1 on Cornville Road.


VISTA - Janet reported that BC School has had a VISTA member for 2 years but will not renew.  She remarked that the community can take over the grant applied for and mentioned the need to put up funds from community with the possibility that LMPOA could lend $1,000 to get started.  It was duly moved, seconded, and passed to lend $1,000 toward the VISTA community project.


Bridge - Virginia reported that we have been trying to get Yavapai County to clean out under the bridge for over 2 years with YavCo responding "No."  It is the County's responsibility.  The next step is to take it to the Governor and state legislators.  The hydraulic capacity under the bridge has been greatly reduced, and LMPOA is hoping the Governor will address the issue with ADOT and that ADOT will further direct YavCo to address the issue.


Old Business


Janet reported on the appointment of the following committee chairs:

            Debra Krause - Webmaster

            Tom Saunders - P&Z

            Membership - Dick Hulse

            BCRC Rep - Janet will take this since she attends, and Kiwanis will appoint a new rep.


New Business


Janet reported on the closing of the National Bank of Arizona branch at the Y slated for 6-10-11.  It was duly moved, seconded, and passed to write a letter to NBAZ emphasizing how much the branch employees have done for the community and how much the community relies on the branch.  Maggie will draft a letter.  The phone number to call with comments is 928-708-6941.


It was duly moved, seconded, and passed that LMPOA will endorse a petition to the Governor re the bridge.


Attendees were asked to participate in a meeting at Rollins Park at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 12, to support the continuation of the NBAZ branch.  The bank's assertion is that there is not enough business coming in to warrant keeping the branch open.


The meeting adjourned at 5:35 in favor of the "Save Our Bridge" meeting.


Margaret A. Holt, Secretary


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