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8 GENERALS


editorial@robson.com | SUN LAKES SPLASH | October 2013


Food for thought


Rich Featherstone A big thank you and good luck to Chef


Marshall for his past service and on his new venture. Also, a big welcome to Palo Verde for Chef Anthony Damiano who brings experience, more new ideas and an enviable background in the fi eld of dining. Come visit Palo Verde and meet Chef


Anthony. You should mark October 12, on your


calendar to visit the Salt River Taco Fest. While there stop to enjoy our own Chef Karsten’s award winning tacos! Chef Karsten is returning to this competition and to show all Cottonwood diners and the rest of the Valley just how good his killer tacos are! 


Cottonwood Palo Verde Board of Directors meeting minutes August 28 (unapproved)


Bud Jenssen, Secretary Directors present: Richard Hawkes,


Don Hicks, Bud Jenssen, Woody Neiman, Nancy Pannebecker, Kathy Skrei and George Thomas. Also present was General Manager Steve Nolan. Board President Kathy Skrei called the


meeting to order at 3:15 p.m. It was stated the meeting is being recorded for accuracy of the minutes. Bud Jenssen introduced and gave a short


biography of Air Force veteran Thomas Phelan, Jr. who then led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Phelan was thanked for his service to our country. Richard Hawkes made a motion,


seconded by George Thomas, to approve the July 31, Board Meeting Minutes. The motion carried unanimously. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Kathy Skrei gave an update on the


SRP high voltage power lines project. She and four others from Phases I and III will be meeting this Friday to plan on their strategy to rally the homeowners. The attorney is researching and preparing for the site meeting. SRP has rented the San Tan Ballroom for October 22, to announce the preferred route. The HOA will keep homeowners


informed of the details on


this meeting to be sure we have many homeowners in attendance. TREASURER’S REPORT: Nancy Pannebecker presented the July


31, 2013, pre-audited fi nancial report. A detailed report will be available for viewing in Homeowner Services. Bud Jenssen made a motion, seconded


by Don Hicks, to approve the July 31, pre- audited fi nancial report. The motion carried unanimously. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Architectural Compliance Committee:


This committee did not meet in August. The next meeting is September 5, at 8:30 a.m. in the Phoenix Room. The committee has no recommendations for the Board or


management. Audit and Finance Committee: The


report was given of the meeting held August 13. The next meeting is September 10, at 1:00 p.m. in the Saguaro Room. The committee has no recommendations for the Board or management. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. Communications Committee: The report


was given of the meeting held August 5. The next meeting is September 9, at 8:30 a.m. in the Ceramics Room which is a change of time and date due to Labor Day. The committee has no recommendations for the Board or management. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. Election Committee: This committee


did not meet in August. The next meeting is


September 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the


Ceramics Room. The committee has no recommendations for the Board or management. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. Facilities and Grounds Committee:


The report was given of the meeting held August 6, and August 15. The next meeting is September 5, at 11:00 a.m. in the Phoenix Room. The committee has no recommendations for the Board or management. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. Food and Beverage Committee: The


report was given of the meeting held August 1. The next meeting is September 6, at 9:00 a.m. at Palo Verde which is a change of date and time. The committee supports the recommendation on today’s agenda for management to purchase a pizza oven for Cottonwood kitchen. Complete minutes of this committee’s meetings are available for viewing at Homeowner Services. Golf Committee: This committee did


— MINUTES cont. on page 83


Message from the President wall.


Kathy Skrei It


is great to see our homeowners


returning from their summer vacations. Whether you remained here or were away, I hope your summer was enjoyable. At the July 31, Board of Directors


meeting, the board approved going out for a homeowner vote to extend the capital funding by $350,000 for the design, construction and furnishing of the new Administration Building. By extending the capital funding for the project, the building can be constructed as designed, without reducing the building size, aesthetics or quality of construction. The capital funding needed for this extension is on-hand and available, is in our capital accounts and will not require any homeowner assessment. Ballots were mailed to Cottonwood Palo


Verde homeowners on Wednesday, August 14, and as of this writing have not yet been counted. Ballot counting day is Thursday, September 12, at the Palo Verde Clubhouse. The board of directors and management


were pleased to announce in August that the variance request submitted to Maricopa County to bypass the county six-foot screen wall requirement was passed regarding the construction of the new Administration Building. There will be no six-foot screen


Upcoming events All tickets for Cottonwood Palo Verde


shows and events can be purchased at our Homeowner Services location. Annual Pet Parade


and Doggie


Adoption On Saturday, November 2, attend our


annual Pet Parade at the greenbelt across from the Cottonwood tennis courts. All Sun Lakers and guests are invited. The fun starts at 9:00 a.m. Bring your best


friend


and join in the fun and activities. There will be contests and prizes for Best Trick, Best Dressed and Best Pet-Owner Look-A-Like. Please sign-up your pet in Cottonwood Homeowner Services by October 28. There will also be a doggie adoption event going on in the A-6 Dance Room. Hamilton High School Football 2013


Games These fun high school games are free


for all Sun Lakes homeowners including transportation to and from the games by one of their school busses. All pick-up times for the busses are 5:45 p.m. at the Cottonwood fl agpole. Thursday – September 12 Friday – October 11 (free senior dinner


night - bus leaves at 5:15 p.m.) Friday – October 25


SRP has identifi ed Hunt Highway/Price


Road as one of two possible routes for a 230,000 volt line that would severely impact our entire Sun Lakes Community. The other possible route is Germann Road. The three HOAs have united in an effort to fi ght the SRP project and have hired an attorney to represent our best interests. These high voltage lines would defi nitely hurt our property values, present health risks and ruin the views of many of our homeowners. All homeowners are asked to send your


comments opposing this project directly to SRP. Please go to www.azpower.org/ secure/comment.aspx in the questions/ comments section and refer to the “Price Road Corridor 230kV Project.” If you have trouble using the online system, email your comments to pubinvol@srpnet.com. Refer to the “Price Road 230 kV” project. SRP has rented our San Tan Ballroom


in Cottonwood for a public meeting on Tuesday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m.- noon. I urge our homeowners to attend this public meeting. While SRP has not confi rmed this, it is expected that SRP will announce its preferred route at that


— PRESIDENT cont. on page 84


Fall Open House Reminder (Free) Cottonwood Palo Verde’s Fall Open


House is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, in both the San Tan Ballroom and the Saguaro Room from 9:00 a.m.-noon. Invitation letters will be sent out in August to those of you who have been in the show before. If you have not gotten a booth before and would like to be included call the Recreation Department at 480-384- 4065. Ladies Coffee Our monthly Ladies Coffee will


start


again in October. Except for, January, which falls on New Year’s Day, all coffees are the fi rst Wednesday of the month in the San Tan Ballroom starting at 10:30 a.m. with a cost of only $2. You’ll receive cookies, hot coffee and hot or cold iced tea. Some great entertainment is being scheduled for this upcoming year. Dates are: October 2, November 6, December 4,


January 8, February 5, March 5 and April 2 Dancing With the Stars We are proud to say that Dancing With


the Stars was one of our most popular shows ever! Everyone in attendance wanted to buy tickets that very evening for next year.


— CWPV EVENTS cont. on page 46


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