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

Lake Montezuma


Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association

April 2, 2012

  Beaver Creek Adult Center



The regular Board Meeting of the Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association was called to order by President Janet Aniol at 5:08PM.  Board members attending were Tom Saunders, Sharon Brooks, Karin Krippene and Maggie Holt.  Jim Bowser was absent.  Ron Melcher, Membership Chair and Bill Merkley, Park Superintendent, were also present.


The information items from board members and residents were discussed.  Items added were:

            4/21 – Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan Review, Cottonwood, 9AM to Noon

            May - CASA® Awareness Month


Minutes of the March 5, 2012 were discussed.  A motion was made by Sharon, seconded by Tom that the minutes be accepted as written.  Motion carried.


The Financial Report will be given at the next meeting. 


Janet moved $3,200.00 from the CD to the checking account; $3,000.00 had been approved for the wiring expense in Rollins Park; $200.00 had been approved for the golf crossing on Montezuma Avenue. 


Janet researched moving the money currently in the CD to another longer term CD.  The interest rate was not significantly higher to warrant the longer time period.


Public Agenda Items:  None reported


President’s Update:  A discussion was held regarding the Washes in this area.  Janet mentioned that houses have been built in Washes and that these houses were built prior to the permitting process being put into place.  **Janet and Kala Pearson, president of BCCDC, spent several hours with Charlie Cave, Yavapai County Flood Control, driving the length of Geronimo Wash from Wickiup Mesa to Wet Beaver Creek at the request of residents who are suffering periodic flooding to their property.  Permission was granted to BCCDC to make a ditch on the golf course which will help several residents and LMPOA requested a clogged culvert and some ditching be cleaned out near the foot of the mesa.  Flood Control will look for ways to assist residents, but this will be difficult as there are homes built next to and in the wash.  There may be opportunities to purchase further property for flood control.  The purchase of flood insurance is recommended for any residents in the vicinity of the wash.**


The Emergency Preparedness Letter has not been written, and the sending time has been delayed.

**The Emergency Preparedness Letter has been written but will not be copied and mailed until about $620 is collected to cover the postage needed to deliver it to the 2300 mailing address in the area.**



Committee Reports

Membership:  Currently the Association has approximately 131 paid **family** memberships.  Ron has prepared a card to be sent to all owners, who are on the Association books but have not paid dues to date.


BCRC:  Sharon reported that the BCRC By-laws will stay as they were originally written.  They may be revisited at some future time.


Water:  According to Supervisor Davis at the March 17th Community Meeting the Scour Protection plan for the Creek and Bridge is still on the County plan.


Beaver Buggy: Maggie reported she is receiving calls from new people, who have heard about the Buggy through word of mouth.  More drivers are needed.


Planning & Zoning:  Tom reported that there are new ADA standards in place.  By March 2013 all jurisdictions must be in compliance.


A new Veterinarian has been approved for Cornville.  The office will be located at Cornville Road and Page Springs Road.  “Up the Creek Grill” is now open.  “”Olds Farm” on Bice Road is now open.


Tom said a discussion regarding urban chickens was held.  He expects a new ordinance regarding these chickens may be coming soon.  P&Z staff  have been researching ordinances in other towns and counties in Arizona.


Old Business:  Bill Merkley reported that Bill Brann, Jr. allowed his commercial license to expire.  There are very few commercially licensed contractors in the Verde area.  Because the County is requiring the use of a contractor with a commercial license, Bill is continuing to look for one.  He has been given two leads/


New Business:  The Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan has been updated.  It was completed in-house.  There is a link to this on the County website.  The April 21st meeting is for comments.  Comments may be emailed or sent in a letter.  Our transportation needs should be included in any comments.  Janet will follow up on this.


Supervisor Tom Thurman, who will be running for supervisor of our district, would like to speak at an LMPOA meeting.  He, along with all of the other candidates, will be invited to come.  Janet suggested our making a list of questions to which we would like answers so that the candidates can come prepared to give their answers.  These questions should be emailed to Janet.


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:09PM.


The next meeting will be Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.


Respectfully submitted,

Karin Krippene, Secretary


**Additions and Corrections**



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